Thursday, December 08, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CITY HALL RACIAL PROFILING TARGETS YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE VIOLENCE AS PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIC AMID HISTORIC KANSAS CITY 2016 HOMICIDE COUNT!!!



So far in 2016 Kansas City is on a record pace in recording murders.

To wit . . .

THIS YEAR'S KANSAS CITY MURDER COUNT THREATENS TO BE THE HIGHEST THIS CENTURY!!!

Counting from 2000 and moving forward . . . The murder rate moving at the current pace is the highest in a generation.

Tragically, so far there haven't been any solutions proposed.

Recently, there has been talk of addressing the "problem" as a public health issue but mainstream media was hesitant to report what that really means. Brief aside, the lead image on this post is from Luke Cage which a Netflix Marvel super-hero series that is far more nuanced than any of the anti-violence talk we've heard from City Hall this year. Good news, the show is getting a second season  . . . BUT I DIGRESS . . .

To wit . . .

OBTAINED EXCLUSIVELY BY TKC!!! HERE'S SOME HORRIFIC RACIAL PROFILING LANGUAGE UNDER CONSIDERATION BY CITY HALL TARGETING YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES!!!

On Friday, a Kansas City anti-violence group sponsored by City Hall and supported by nearly every anti-crime association in the region will consider this horrific racial profiling effort promoted by the National League Of Cities . . .

The title:

"IN SUPPORT OF ACTION BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AMONG YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES"

Here's the key passage that should inspire fear no matter what the demographic background or political bent of the reader . . .

WHEREAS, The loss of African American males in the community as a result of homicide and high rates of incarceration further impacts the community by reducing the number of males who may serve as role models for young African-American males; and

WHEREAS, the only increased federal, state and local attention to this matter can help reduce the violence that plagues many young males, generally, and African-American males, specifically.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the National League Of Cities calls upon the United States Congress to direct the Centers for Disease Control, whose primary responsibilities are to monitor public health; detect and investigate health problems, foster safe and healthy environments, and implement prevention strategies, to monitor, detect and prevent violence among young males, generally and young African-American males, specifically; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Centers for Disease Control, develop a holistic intervention designed to address the health related aspects and implications of violence among young males, generally, and young African-American males, specifically . . .

This resolution has some minor edits coming up but here's the language of the NLC document in total and featured FIRST on TKC . . . Click the image for this link for a bigger, better view:



To wit . . .

IF THIS IS THE PLAN . . . KANSAS CITY IS SCREWED!!!

Throughout this bloody year we've heard about the importance of "community outreach" and developing stakeholder-based solution. Now a directive to the CDC not only racially profiles young African-American males using the same cynical calculations promoted by white supremacists but also passes the buck on what can be done at the local, grassroots level.

Moreover . . .

KANSAS CITY CAN'T AFFORD TO WAIT FOR HELP FROM THE FEDS TO SOLVE THE BLOODY CRIME SPREE OF 2016!!!

While the horrific logic and faulty reasoning of the legislation under consideration by City Hall and Health Department officials might sound reasonable in the bubble of municipal bureaucrats and so many taxpayer subsidized activists. The language of this resolution is condescending, dangerous, divisive and worst of all . . . Ineffective.

This year Kansas City confronts a slaughter on local streets that shows no signs of stopping and neither pompous legislation nor rhetorical tricks is going help curb the killing that only police and neighborhoods can work together to confront.

You decide . . .

Even More Deets On The Kansas City $800 MILLION GO Bond City Hall Slush Fund

We want our blog community to read EVERYTHING about this upcoming tax request that'll be decided today . . . SO FAR THE ORDINANCE EXCLUDES ANY REAL DETAILS ABOUT HOW THE MONEY WILL BE SPENT.

Because there is no organized opposition and there won't be a single yard-sign against this effort, it'll probably pass without question and campaign organizers can chest-thump on public TV and pretend to be geniuses . . . Meanwhile, taxes and debt levels in Kansas City continue to skyrocket . . .

Kansas City Infrastructure Bond Will Be A 'Big Ask' Of Taxpayers

Fear Kansas City Predatory Tow Trucks

Important primer on local cold weather scammers on wheels . . . Kansas City officials warn of predatory tow companies that race to crashes, charging outrages prices

Kansas City Activist Earns 'Till Bill' Success

Columnist Mary Sanchez offers feature coverage of the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 which passed the house, is now headed toward the Senate and will most likely be signed into law by Prez Obama before he leaves office.

Background on the legislation: "The reauthorized Till bill calls for a full accounting of all victims of Civil Rights Era crimes and a greater release of information under the Freedom of Information Act after cases are closed, enabling family members, advocates, journalists, academics and others to better analyze the killings."

Generally, we're supportive of all efforts to accurately document American history. This feature is posted here if only because this blog is the only place in Kansas City where the conversation on the topic won't be completely politically correct . . . But still, hopefully, insightful rather than just hater spam . . .

Read more . . .

A Kansas man's lifelong civil rights work is about to be expanded by Congress

SHOCK VIDEO CAPTURES RUSKIN GUNFIRE AMBUSH ON KANSAS CITY POLICE!!!



Scary clip of GUNFIRE TARGETING KANSAS CITY POLICE released late last night deserves a better look this morning.

Police say the suspect walked up on the police office as he sat in his car and began firing. After the shooting, police say the suspect jumped into a silver car and took off.

Luckily, the officer was not hurt and can help find the person who tried to kill him.

Links:

KMBC: KCPD releases surveillance video of shots fired at officer

Fox4KC: Kansas City police hope surveillance video will lead to arrest of gunman who ambushed off-duty officer

Now check the clip . . .



Anyone with information about case urged to call the Crime Stoppers 474-TIPS Hotline.

Developing . . .

The 'Trump Effect' Teaching Moment Explained

Progressive NPR radio offers an explanation of something that public education officials recently made up . . . Take a look and realize that a great many suburban schools are falling behind as well: Kansas and Missouri Teachers Brace For The 'Trump Effect'

SHOCKER: MIZZOU DIVERSITY REPORT REVEALS NEED FOR MORE DIVERSITY!!!

After divisive racial protests last year wherein everybody ganged up on some angry white lady . . . An audit hoping to find solutions comes back with this redundant conclusion:

"The panel also recommended creating more diversity and awareness among the system’s strategic communications staff and encouraging those staff members to consult diversity experts, particularly when working with racially charged topics . . ."

Read more . . .

UM System releases diversity audit and response

KANSAS CITY EARLY RED THURSDAY!!!



Our favorite hottie in the whole world Candice Swanepoel didn't partake in this year's Victoria's Secret fashion show but that doesn't mean she's not forever in our hearts and at the forefront of our mind as we put this Kansas City early morning mainstream media link compilation together.

Take a peek:

Show-Me Kansas City Street Life
MoDOT crews work late to get roads ready for morning rush
Rock Chalk Warning Review
Kansas to review Amber Alert system
Tragedy On Suburban Streets
Man killed in wreck in Lee's Summit
JoCo Inner-Suburban Gentrification
Dangerous Overland Park duplexes face possible demolition deadline
Dead Tree Media Fair & Balanced Feature
Living in Kansas City as an Oakland Raiders fan
Kansas City Good Cause
Della Lamb needs 800 toys to make Operation Santa a success this year
Bundle Up Kansas City Fanboys!!!
Chiefs fans will face dangerous cold at Thursday night showdown
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Kansas City Chiefs Will Revelation Tonight

One way or another, we'll get a look at the real Kansas City Chiefs this evening . . . Here's the best analysis of the upcoming game we've seen so far . . . Carding the 9-3 Kansas City Chiefs: Are they who they say they are?

Northeast Kansas City Meat Man Hard News!!!

Just wanted to blog that post title . . . Also, a nice bit of Kansas City local flavor from The Northeast News . . . Meet the new meat man

Celebrate The Elusive Kansas City Hipster Retro Analog Renaissance???

Great description of an important discussion for all the local geeks who won't be watching the game tonight . . . Or the folks who run Portlandia on a loop . . .

"In a discussion of his new book The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, journalist David Sax examines how society has begun falling back in love with the analog goods and ideas that tech gurus insisted we no longer needed. Everything old is new again."

The Revenge of Analog

THE TKC LATE NIGHT: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS VS. RAIDERS RIVALRY REVISITED



Something for the night owls as we work on the morning update . . . For those who haven't shared or seen already on social media: A recent clip recapping the legacy of Chiefs Vs. Raiders hateration is worth a look and provides aperfect place to start Throwback Thursday.

More in a bit . . .

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

JACKSON COUNTY TAX PAYMENT SYSTEM CONFRONTS HACKER THREAT WHILST LEGISLATIVE CHAIR CRYSTAL WILLIAMS HAS NO IMMEDIATE PLANS TO FIX IT!!!



We've been talking taxes most of today so this item is worth a look as it relates to political accountability . . .

Fox4: Cyber security company gives failing grade to Jackson County online tax payment system

Deets:

County officials said the biggest fear, if one should happen, is that it could shut down the online payment system. That would be inconvenient for the tens of thousands of people that pay their taxes online.

Jackson County Legislative Chairwoman Crystal Williams said upgrading the system is a priority, although there is no deadline as to when it will be done.

"It's on the list," Williams said. "It's definitely on the list."

Remember . . .

- Jackson County Legislator also served as Finance Chair without any significant accomplishment . . .

- Property tax billing and payment is a longstanding problem for Kansas City residents . . .

- Part of Crystal's campaign platform was to "clean up" the finances at the Courthouse and so far there hasn't been any accomplishment on that front . .

Developing . . .

KANSAS CITY CONSERVATIVES CELEBRATE THE GREGG KNAPP COMEBACK!!!



Just a bit of nice news tonight . . . Kansas City media insiders call this one to our attention . . . Apparently, and because nobody under 55-year-old cares . . . Greg Knapp has made a triumphant return to Kansas City talk radio.

His message to fans . . .

"Big news. I will be back on the air 6-9am starting Monday on KCMO 103.7FM-710AM. This feeds my love of radio and allows me to continue my speaking, writing, and coaching business as well. I was overwhelmed with all the support from listeners when I went off the air. Thank you so much. I can't wait to talk with you again."

A question to our blog community . . .

ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE GREGG KNAPP COMEBACK??? OR DOES ALL THE SHUFFLING AT KCMO REVEAL TROUBLE FOR TERRESTRIAL RADIO OVERALL???

You decide . . .

KCK Dude Charged With Nasty Park Playtime

Warming up in the cold weather is always tough . . . Police allege this local dude went a bit to far in his playground antics. Checkit: KCK man caught exposing himself outside Von Maur at Corbin Park

City Hall Makes More Kansas City Hobos

Cruel development plans force these locals out of their living space . . . Tenants left wondering where they will go when building management informs them of city's demolition pans

KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER TALKS TEAMSTER PENSION PROTECTION!!!



An update on an ongoing struggle to preserve pensions for Kansas City workers and those across the Midwest depending on the Central States Pension fund . . . Here's the word . . .

Congressman Cleaver joins Representatives in Charge to Protect Pensions

The effort to keep last minute budget moves out of legislation was successful

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II joined 40 other U.S. Representatives in a letter to House leaders regarding future pensions. The charge led by U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur, Rick Nolan and Cheri Bustos urged House Leadership to reject any proposal attacking the hard-earned pension benefits of retirees and workers added as a rider to any end-of-year legislation. Congressman Cleaver is pleased to announce that the effort was successful in keeping harmful provisions out of appropriations legislation.

“When I spoke with and listened to hundreds of retirees earlier this year in a town hall meeting, who were in fear of facing dramatic cuts to their pensions, the only thing I could think of was how did this happen. I believe one of the problems involved last minute budget moves. We can’t let that happen again,” said Congressman Cleaver.

The lawmakers urged House Leadership to reject House Education and Workforce Chairman John Kline’s draft composite pension proposal, because the proposal has not been fully debated in Congress. House leaders responded and the proposal failed.

Congressman Cleaver has been working on behalf of retirees, and specifically those with the Central States Pension Fund, since 2015. Hundreds of retirees have written to his office regarding the future stability of the Fund. This February Congressman Cleaver held a town hall meeting in his district in Kansas City, Missouri and invited U.S. Department of Treasury’s Special Executive to Compensation, Ken Feinberg to listen to the retirees’ concerns. He also sent a letter to the Department of Justice requesting a formal investigation into the management of the Central States Pension Fund to determine if there was any fraudulent or mishandling of funds. At least 32,000 retirees would be affected in Missouri by any cuts to the Central States Pension Fund.

The full text of the letter is available below:

The Kansas City Link Kick-Up Tonight



Hottie Jess Davies inspires this serving of Kansas City links tonight as this cowtown struggles to keep warm. Take a peek:

More Deets On The Kansas City Tax
KC eyes April vote on $800M capital improvement plan
Will The Best App Of 2016 Save Sprint
Sprint soars 7% after announcing partnership with 'Pokemon Go' developer
KCMO Traffic Trouble Today
Buck O'Neil Bridge reopens after multi-vehicle crash
Show-Me Budget Fighting Tonight
Nixon withholds $51 million - mostly Medicaid money - from state budget
Rock Chalk Tax Hike Coming Soon
Kansas coalition proposes increasing income, gas taxes to fix state budget
Local Throwaway Second Chance
KC will host one more waste tire disposal event this year
Remembering History Today
Local Pearl Harbor survivor honored in Mission, Kansas
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

PREZ-ELECT TRUMP DUMPS KANSAS SECSTATE KOBACH FOR HOMELAND SECURITY HONCHO CONSIDERATION!!!



Despite a great deal of support from immigration hardliners, the most Conservative dude in all of Kansas isn't getting a promotion anytime soon and seems to be stuck in flyover country.

A note from our blog community earlier today is probably the fairest assessment . . .

"Kobach is a brilliant lawyer but may not be sophisticated enough to play in the big leagues. The plan revealed in photographs was a faux pas."



Make no mistake, Kobach is beloved by the far right but proved far too divisive of a figure even for the Trump Administration . . . Which is an achievement in itself.

Moreover, the media hit about "millions of illegals voting" was blamed on SecState Kobach and probably took him out of the running as one of the few negative episodes wherein The Donald came out on the losing end.

Links:

American Thinker: Kris Kobach: The only choice for Homeland Security

McClatchy: Reports: Immigration hardliner Kobach misses out on top Homeland Security job

Kansas.com: Kobach backs Trump's unsupported claim of millions illegally voting


New York Times: John Kelly, Retired Marine General, Is Trump’s Choice to Lead Homeland Security

You decide . . .

KANSAS CITY HOBO HEATING BUS ROLLS OUT AMID FRIGID TEMPERATURES!!!

Shame on Kansas City urban planners and transit aficionados for booting all the homeless off the streetcar where they could keep warm and increase ridership. In the meantime, here's how the po'folk survive in this cowtown: RideKC to provide warming bus for riders

Kansas City H&R Block Continues Downward Slide Whilst Desperately Awaiting Tax Season

A trading bounce doesn't really help another quarterly loss for this local employer that Prez-elect Trump promised to put out of business. Take a look at more detailed market analysis than the pressers that Kansas City MSM is running at their behest: H&R Block shares gain after company reports narrower quarterly loss

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES TOUTS TALKING POINTS FOR $800 MILLION GO BOND CITY HALL SLUSH FUND!!!



Kansas City voters should know that THE GO BOND FACT SHEET IS GARBAGE.

There are very few deets about how this cash is going to be used, not list of projects and a 20-year time-span for the sales tax is way too long to get anything substantial accomplished.

Meanwhile, just about every special interest group in Kansas City is lining up to get a piece of this money.

Credit there it's due . . . The only thing that people really seem to want is animal shelter improvements that will probably help to push this thing over the top with few questions.

Here's a note on the project from Mayor Sly who has most of this cash already spent for the remainder of his tenure. Checkit:

Kansas City Mayor Sly James: 4 Things to know about the GO Bond package

Starting this week, you will hear a lot of discussion about a G.O., or general obligation, bond package that voters will be asked to approve in April.

Conversation is starting now because it’s a significant investment, but one that signals our commitment to a making Kansas City a world-class city for years to come.

When I took office in 2011, the city faced around six billion dollars in ‘deferred maintenance’. That’s billion, with a “B”. Simply put, our infrastructure needs as a city had been kicked down the road for too long.

These are dollars that fix or maintain roads, bridges and sidewalks, along with making curbs ADA compliant. This kind of investment updates city facilities to be more energy efficient, and makes neighborhoods better equipped to handle flooding. We use these funds to maintain the infrastructure our city relies on, and to make sure we’re planning wisely for future generations.

So as the conversation here at City Hall begins this week about what the GO bond package will entail, I want to lay out a few things every Kansas Citian should know about this debate:

1. We must build accountability and transparency measures into the plan that give our residents confidence they will see a strong return on this $800 million investment and will know where their money is going.

2. The GO bond package should be strategic. Facts and data should guide our thinking. Not politics or a old ways of thinking that carve up investment with little regard for future planning.

3. We must take a comprehensive approach to our infrastructure needs. We need roads (that are designed for vehicles, bikes and feet!), bridges, sidewalks, capital improvements to city facilities, and flood control improvements. We cannot ask Kansas Citians to approve a plan that does not adequately address all of those basic infrastructure needs.

4. Every part of our city has basic infrastructure needs. Kansas Citians have my word that I will not support a GO bond plan that does not improve every single corner of our community.

When I ask my community members for their support on something like this, I do not take it lightly. My days in the Marines taught me a lot about loyalty, hard work and a sense of duty. I’ll carry those lessons with me each day as I make my way across the city this winter and spring to talk with you about this important step we can take, together.

Let’s keep in mind the type of city we want to be in five years, ten years, twenty years and beyond.

Let’s keep our commitment to the next generation of Kansas Citians by maintaining the things that make our city a great place to live, work and raise your family.

Let’s do this, Kansas City.

MSJ
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Waldo Robbery Pistol-Whipping And Gunshot To The Face Reveal Violence Trending Upward In This Kansas City Neighborhood

Like it or not, violence continues to skyrocket in this working-class enclave . . . Here's a worthwhile followup report from a shooting earlier this week: Waldo neighborhood on edge after homeowner shot in broad daylight

KCPD Hunt Ruskin Trigger Man

More deets on the search for a shooter who took aim at Kansas City police last night . . . Police search for clues, surveillance video of man who shot at off-duty KC officer

Kelly And The Kansas City Midday



A lot of her fans might not know that Kelly Brook also practices yoga when she's not busy warming our hearts with her lingerie posing and inspiring this quick collection of Kansas City mainstream media links.

Take a peek:

Show-Me Dangerous Streets Today
Three MoDOT workers hit on side of I-35
Kansas City Repurposing Continues
Final murals installed at Scarritt Elementary
Show-Me Gun Rights Future Fight
Missouri Democrats fight gun exposure to children
Making Troost Redevelopment Count
The Troost Corridor
Kansas County Folk Crackdown
They sold moonshine from their basement; now they're in trouble
Kansas City Community Outreach Cont'd
KCPD turns focus to youth with new pilot program
Kansas City News Drone Clip
Drone flies over the Country Club Plaza while it snows
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! TRANSIT CRITICS TOLD YOU SO FIRST: KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR LOSES NEARLY HALF ITS STEADILY FALLING RIDERSHIP IN NOVEMBER 2016!!!



Before any other mainstream media outlet in Kansas City, our blog community was FIRST to question the ridership numbers for the toy train streetcar and worry about the future of the smallish line amid cold weather.

Back in August we were FIRST to predict the cold weather drop off.

And at the outset of the week our blog community offered the FIRST glimpse of the falling numbers.

And now . . .

THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY IS CONFIRMED BY THE LATEST STREETCAR RIDERSHIP NUMBERS REVEALING A DROP IN NEARLY HALF THEIR NUMBERS DURING NOVEMBER!!!

Don't take our word for it . . . Do the math and check the streetcar's site which makes readers search for the stats and double click again and again to take a look:

To wit . . .

CHECK THE MUST SEE MONEY SHOT FROM THE RIDEKC STREETCAR WEBSITE SHOWING THE DECLINING NUMBERS!!!



Breaking down the numbers . . .

- The KC Streetcar Authority reports 100,000 fewer passengers since the peak in July.

- That's more than a 43% drop in THEIR OWN RIDERSHIP STATS.

- Even worse, critics continue to question the counting methodology used and claim that even these numbers are trumped up.

Meanwhile, bus ridership remains constant and even grows larger during the colder months as more people would rather let the ATA do their driving along treacherous streets.

And so . . .



OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TOLD YOU SO!!! BOTH MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MUST NOW ADDRESS THE COLD WEATHER TOY TRAIN STREETCAR RIDERSHIP PLUNGE BEFORE ANY TALK OF AN EXTENSION!!!

Worse still, it hasn't really been that cold until this week . . . So expect the ridership plunge to persist.

You decide . . .

TKC MUST READ!!! INSIDERS CLAIM: JACKSON COUNTY JAIL UNSECURED!!!

Anonymous sources reveal rampant corruption and deplorable, dangerous conditions continue for the downtown KCMO lockup. Take a look: Whistleblowers warn of security concerns at Jackson County Jail

Kansas City Obamacare Coverage Gap Report

Suggested by the smarter denizens of our blog community . . . Kansas City is front and center in this scathing critique of a controversial program slated for repeal by the Prez-Elect. Checkit: Life in Obamacare's Dead Zone

Kansas City Royals Trading Wade Davis

The World Series Team is now a distant memory as KANSAS CITY IS CONFRONTED WITH FRONT OFFICE CHEAPSKATES among the Royals organization. Of course, trades are a part of baseball but even the most dedicated fanboys are worried about the consequences for stingy leadership for the upcoming season.

Cubs moving closer to a deal for Royals closer Wade Davis

Fear The Kansas City Coldness Link Pool



Not all of us can afford the warm weather good life of Kate Upton and so we offer a glimpse of freezing local links and some words of warning.

Take a peek:

Fox4: KCATA warns riders to dress warm because there may be delays

KSHB: Road crews ready to clear snow in KS and MO

Washington Post Weather Skepticism: Here's why computer models 10 days into the future cannot be trusted

More in a bit . . . STAY WARM!!!

Pearl Harbor Attack 75th Anniversary Seen From Kansas City: People Forget



Today is probably the last major memorial for the Pearl Harbor attack and "the day that will live in infamy" . . . The last remaining survivors are worried that younger Americans are forgetting the impact of the deadly sneak attack and they're probably right.

Last year on this day we wrote about the conspiracy theories surrounding the event that are still hotly debated.

Today, given faltering public schools in both the urban core and the suburbs along with the fact that most people are busy looking at their phones . . . It seems that that time is the greatest threat to an important lesson . . . That the U.S. is not invincible and will confront serious, deadly challenges that will test the strength and character of the nation.

Relevant links . . .

History Channel: Pearl Harbor: The Truth

Daily Beast: The Attack on Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later

Wall Street Journal: Pearl Harbor Survivors Gather for 75th Anniversary Reunion

New York Times: New York Today: Remembering Pearl Harbor

LA Times: A Pearl Harbor survivor spent decades trying to forget it. Then one man got him talking.

New York Daily News: Black sailor's Pearl Harbor heroics helped end racism in military

Huff Post: Pearl Harbor Survivors Do The Mannequin Challenge Like Seasoned Pros

Accordingly, a question for our blog community . . .

IS PEARL HARBOR STILL RELEVANT AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE HISTORIC ATTACK 75 YEARS LATER???

You decide . . .

Show-Me 'Gun-Free' Missouri Biz Liability

Second-Amendment gun rights supporters lash out at Missouri biz for limiting the freedom to pack heat as right-wing politicos also depend on our litigious society to keep the peace. Read more: Pre-filed bill would allow gun owners to sue 'gun-free' businesses

Kansas Out Of Work Next Year, Too

A fundamental flaw in Sunflower State supply side economic theory is the failure to realize that NOBODY wants to live in flyover country if they don't have to . . . Not even with a hefty tax break. Here's the aftermath: Economists: Kansas to have higher unemployment rate than US - WIBW News Now!

PREZ-ELECT TRUMP: TIME MAGAZINE PERSON OF THE YEAR!!!

Hillary Clinton earned second place . . . Tell us if the dead tree media selection is still important and don't forget that they also gave it to Stalin, TWICE:

The Choice

Kansas City Fanboy Fair Warning: I-70 Will Be An Unusable Hot Mess Tomorrow Night



An aerial glimpse of a typical game night traffic jam and another early warning about traffic delays and treacherous highways near the Truman Sports Complex from MoDOT.

More in a bit . . .

Kansas City Political Tweeting Juxtaposition

Credit where it's due . . . High-ranking Kansas City politicos and public officials spend quite a bit of their time on Twitter . . . Just like the Prez-elect. Here's an apt comparison from this town's best political cartoonist: retorts illustrated bryan stalder

TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY HISTORIC NORTHEAST CARRIAGE HOUSE CHRISTMAS!!!

Fantastic look at luxury urban core digs and opulent decorations. Checkit: There Is Room At This Inn

The Kansas City Midweek Early Link Blast



Hottie model Bryana Holly in her lingerie promo panties starts our Kansas City early morning as that "dusting" didn't happen but we continue to slouch through the holiday.

And here's just a few news items to start the day . . .

Kansas City Community News Note
Wrapping up another year at the Northeast News
Golden Ghetto Auto Warning
Lenexa Police Department issues warning after another car stolen while left unattended
Fanboy Freebie Letter
No excuse: Andy Reid issues absence letter for Chiefs Kingdom
Dead Tree Media Doubts Prez-Elect
Trump saved 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Will he now take 1,000 from Kansas City?
Celebrate Kansas City Publicity Stunt
Chiefs tightend Travis Kelce takes 50 kids on shopping spree
This is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE #117: DEADLY MOTEL SHOOTING TONIGHT!!!



The latest local murder report . . .

One person dead at the Blue Bird Motel, 8920 East U.S. 40 Highway in KCMO.

Police are on the scene in the aftermath of the gunfire . . .

Fox4 first with the story: Kansas City police investigating deadly shooting at motel parking lot

KMBC: Police investigate fatal shooting outside motel on Highway 40

Developing . . .