Friday, July 25, 2014

KANSAS CITY POWER RANKINGS TONIGHT!!!



Tonight let's take a look at Kansas City power brokers and events that shaped the local agenda this week.

Check it:

Freedom, Inc. Political Endorsements Sent A Powerful Message To All Of Kansas City


This East side PAC has a legacy that stands 50 years strong in Kansas City's urban core and now Freedom, Inc. is enjoying a Renaissance that not only threatens to throw the toy train off-track but also offers one of the few roadblocks to local corporate domination.

Kansas City EMTs Have City Hall Ready To Settle For MILLIONS Amid Strong Negotiating And Behind The Scenes Fighting


MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR Settlement talks are in the works and there's even more to this story that we'll have soon . . .

Dead Tree Media Changes Top Our Kansas City Agenda


We broke the news that Miriam Pepper is out, now we learn that Barb Shelly will be filling in until they name a successor . . . Kansas City Insiders FEAR it will be Yael. Developing . . .

Kansas City TV News Coverage Of Kansas Tragedy Ruled The Media Scene


Leavenworth, Kansas was the focal point of most TV news coverage this week. Ryan Kath & NBC Action News offered some of the best local reporting . . .

Zach Berkstresser Stands Up To All Of Jackson County


Today's Jackson County power move was probably the most important local political stand of the week and will certainly have strong implications for the upcoming election . . .

Alonzo Washington Stood Strong Against Critics With Tough Questions For The Media


Mr. Washington had a busy week and engaged in a media battle in order to provide an alternative viewpoint on local coverage of violent crime.

A Great Many THANKS TO Out TKC BLOG COMMUNITY For Staying Strong, KICK-ASS and AWESOME!!!


Check out this KICK-ASS AND AWESOME MUG SENT BY ONE OF THE BAD-ASS DENIZENS OF THIS BLOG ... We wanted to show it off and say THANK YOU for the really nice thoughts and a bit of evidence that some members of this blog community are, in fact, exceptionally thoughtful and kind.

As always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people.

WILL KANSAS CITY VOTE AUG. 5TH?!?!

Public Radio Election Optimism in the midst of recent single-digit voter turnout and failing local Democracy: Why Kansas Citians Plan On Making It To The Polls On August 5

KCI Fear Of Osama's Ghost And Terrorism

Muddled Dead Tree Media propaganda reporting: The report on terrorism threats in the Kansas City area lists Kansas City International Airport as a key hub for terrorist travel, but authorities say that doesn’t mean travelers need to panic.

Miley Cyrus & Kansas City Friday Night Links



Miley Cyrus starts this Kansas City smorgasbord of local links . . .

Accordingly . . .

CHECK THIS COMPREHENSIVE ROUND-UP OF ALL THE IMPORTANT KANSAS CITY MAINSTREAM MEDIA LINKS TODAY!!!

Here we go . . .

- No Escaping Cowtown Summer Heat: Gunfire at Kansas City waterpark

- Dead Tree Media Dictates: Given the options, Kansas City should preserve and reuse Kemper Arena

- Kansas City Shove: Thieves push gun into man's chest during robbery

- Cut From Suburban News: Clay County judge rules 15-yr-old boy will be charged as adult in slicing assault of neighbor

- Cash To Solve Kansas City Southland Killing: $7K reward offered in man's fatal shooting in south KC

- Krazy Kris Stays Winning: Poll shows Kobach leading in Kansas general election against Schodorf

- Kansas City Corporate Greed Comparison: How does Hesse's pay compare with other telecom CEOs?

- Upscale Pix Of Golden Ghetto Blaze: Ramp to Southbound US69 Highway Shut Down at 135th for Trash Truck Fire

- Kansas City Low Wage Road Trip Rage: Fast-food workers head to convention in Chicago

- JoCo Cop Cleared: No charges against Overland Park officer in shooting

- Slightly Better Place For Cash Than Under The Mattress: The five strongest small banks in Kansas City (1Q 2014)

- Tragic End Of The Week: Cadence “Cady” Harris laid to rest in Leavenworth

- Pleasant Pee-Wee Herman Shopping Place Economic Indicator: Sears expansion will create 160 jobs in KC



- KCPD Good Deeds: Police officer helps 95-year-old woman without air conditioning

- Stubbornness Is Sometimes A Virtue: Couple married 70 years shares keys to success

- Forever Tax Luxury While The Rest Of Us Sweat It Out: Kansas City Zoo’s polar bears cool as a cucumber in intense summer heat

- Foodie Gathering Deets: Kansas City Hosts American Culinary Federation Convention

- Overestimating Local Green: How Kansas City's Trees Are Saving You Money And Cutting Pollution

- Kansas City Hipster Shut Down: Utilitarian Workshop will close its West Side storefront

- Local Artsy Farewell: Co-Founder Of The Writers Place In Kansas City Dies At 82 . . . Kansas City Arts Community Mourns Painter's Unexpected Death

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And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY 2ND DISTRICT CANDIDATE ZACHARY BERKSTRESSER CALLS OUT BISHOP TINDALL JACKSON COUNTY JOB WITH DOX REVEALING CONTROVERSIAL HIGH SALARY AND CAR ALLOWANCE!!!



Today, Jackson County election season devastation is now on blast thanks to 1st person testimony published FIRST here on our TKC blog community.

Check it . . .

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE DOX AND ON THE RECORD TESTIMONY REGARDING A CONTROVERSIAL JACKSON COUNTY JOB DEAL FOR BISHOP TINDALL AFTER HE RESIGNED FOLLOWING A RUCKUS OVER A FELONY RECORD!!!

We cover a lot of stories and it's pretty rare that anybody goes on the record and that's why this could be the most important news item of the week.

To wit, here's what Mr. Berkstresser has to say in a message sent to TKC where we asked him (TWICE) if he wanted to go on record . . .The message has been broken up BUT NOT OTHERWISE EDITED for easier reading. Check it:



"As you can see Bishop Tindall was hired in at the top salary level for a secretary, with a car allowance. 

A similar position is currently listed on the JACOMO site, which starts at $12.70/hr with no car allowance. 

While I have no personal “beef” with Bishop Tindall I do take issue with our legislature being run as though we were still in the Pendergast era. 

I’m not the only candidate for Jackson County 2nd District Legislature, but I am the one that filed the lawsuit to remove the felon, Bishop Tindall from office; and I am the one that followed up with a sunshine request about his new appointment. Simply put, Zac Berkstresser will continue to stand up for what is right and ethical. 

If the good Bishop wants to make a difference in our community, God bless him, but not on the taxpayers dime. The 2nd district has had an asterisk next to our representative for long enough, whether I win or not it is time to say no to the continued cronyism that has apparently consumed our Legislature. 

As a candidate I vow to completely audit our grant appropriations (especially COMBAT) and make sure that Jackson County gets the representation it deserves. Romans 13:2 "So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow""
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Now . . .

EVEN BETTER THAN PERSONAL TESTIMONY, HERE ARE DOX THAT SHOW AND PROVE THE CONTROVERSIAL NEW JOB FOR BISHOP TINDALL!!!

As always, click the images or links for a bigger, better view of these public documents . . .

Here's the FOI request that starts the conversation . . .



Here's the controversial job listing where Bishop Tindall is revealed to be taking on about 20 hours a week.



Further documentation shows the Jackson County car allowance for the new gig . . .



And like it or not . . .



ALL of this has been signed off on by Jackson County Legislative Chair Scott Burnett . . .



And there it is . . .

The facts:

- Jackson County Candidate Zachary Berkstresser pretty much single-handedly brought down Bishop Tindall's tenure because of a felony conviction on the politico's record.

- The Freedom of Info request shows that Bishop Tindall was hired on to JaxCo at a high price with a car allowance.

- And finally, this deal was APPROVED by Midtown Kansas City corridor politico and Jackson County Chair Scott Burnett.

These facts are documented and now part of on the record testimony blogged FIRST by TKC. Natch.

P.S. - If they find either Mr. Berkstresser or TKC dead in the river (or anywhere else) anytime soon, no matter what the autopsy says, even if there's a suicide note. It was murder. I keed, I keed, all the Democratic Party members are friends and united in support of the common good.

Developing . . .

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS CLOSE TO PETITION SMACKDOWN OF MAYOR SLY AND CITY COUNCIL OVER KCFD OUTSOURCING DEAL!!!



Previously, our blog community reported a petition to stop Mayor Sly's KCFD outsourcing attempt . . .

And now . . .

WORD IS THAT PETITIONERS HAVE THE SIGNATURES AGAINST A RECENT MAYOR SLY KCFD OUTSOURCING MOVE!!!

Here's the word . . .

"It looks like the petitioners will have plenty of signatures to force the council to repeal or put on the ballot the ordinance that outsources the city’s ambulance billing to Intermedix, a Fort Lauderdale Florida company that’s been involved in a massive patient identity theft linked to a scheme to file fraudulent federal income tax refund claims. About 32,000 patients of 27 agencies that were clients of this company in 17 states had their identities stolen."

Here's the mass e-mail notice that's mobilizing petition gatherers for their final push . . .



Moreover . . .

LEGISLATIVELY, THIS IS A BIG DEAL AS MAYOR SLY CONFRONTS AN EPIC CHALLENGE TO HIS DICTATES IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS AMID STRONG COMMUNITY PUSH BACK!!!



Developing . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY POLITICAL FIGHT: WE THE PEOPLE PAC CHALLENGES FREEDOM, INC. IN THE URBAN CORE!!!



There's an interesting bit of political gamesmanship going on in Kansas City's urban core amid the upcoming Aug. 5th election.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY INSIDERS NOTE EMERGING CONTENDERS 'WE THE PEOPLE' PUTTING FORWARD THEIR OWN SLATE OF CANDIDATES!!!

Take a look, link to PDF:



Now, what's important here is that this election we DIDN'T SEE MO State Rep. Brandon Ellington on the Freedom, Inc. ballot that we posted previously.



That's a shame because Rep. Ellington is one of the most independent and forward thinking legislators representing Kansas City.

It's also interesting to notice that We The People picks Sherwood Smith over Frank White . . .

Now, it's important remember this is an upstart PAC that was only formed this June . . . Still, during this election cycle we're seeing just a bit of community push agasint the reign of Freedom, Inc. as the preeminent political powerhouse of Kansas City's East side that has dominated for 50 years and counting.

Developing . . .

Could Video Games Save Kansas City 'eKemper' From Wrecking Ball Destruction?!?



Mariner Kemper has already made his decision and Kansas City politicos are signing on to pay the tab behind the scenes.

Still, this is an interesting idea . . .

Take a look at the eKemper plan to turn the place into a giant video game facility.

Not many deets but here's one:

"While proposed new uses could do much to improve the area, this idea, to revitalize into an eSports venue and community, is the forward-thinking that the structure deserves and was designed for. The culmination will offer a focal point for the ever-growing, gaming population of the nation and light a spark in the center of the country."

A video game hub is kind of unique . . . Even if I'm pretty sure most gamers are located in their mom's basement and averse to sunlight, very much like bloggers . . .

Developing . . .

FAMOUS KANSAS CITY PEOPLE FUN CLIP!!!



Once again the Kansas City mood is getting way too dark around here . . .

Accordingly . . .

CHECK THIS KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY FUN CLIP THAT TAKES A LOOK AT LOCAL FAMOUS PEOPLE!!!



The neat Kansas City documentary is a promo for a local website that looks promising if this bit of cinema is any indication.

More in a bit . . .

SHOCK!!! KANSAS SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS DEATH SENTENCES FOR CARR BROS. GUILTY OF WICHITA MASSACRE!!!



A surprising outcome in a murder case that's one of the most horrific and gruesome since that one story the gay dude with the lisp got famous for writing up . . .

Check it:

Kansas high court overturns Carr brothers' death sentences

"The state Supreme Court on Friday also struck down three of the four capital murder conviction each against Jonathan and Reginald Carr. But it upheld one capital murder conviction each.

"Their cases will return to Sedgwick County District Court for further hearings and a new sentencing.

The court's majority overturned the death sentences because, it said, the presiding judge failed to have separate proceedings for each brother."

Here's why this is important, why we're watching and want readers to take note . . .

UPDATE: WE CHALLENGE KANSAS CITY MEDIA TO NOTE THE INFAMOUS WICHITA MASSACRE AMID THE LOCAL CRACKDOWN ON 2ND AMENDMENT GUN RIGHTS BY MAYOR SLY JAMES!!!

But the gut wrenching deets are all online from any different sources who believe the story is important:

Wikipedia: Wichita Massacre

The Wichita Eagle has what is probably the definite write-up for a long-term look at the aftermath of the case: Ten years later, Carr brothers' murders still haunt

Fox4: Death sentences overturned for brothers who terrorized and killed four people in Wichita

KSHB runs an AP story with the distrusting deets . . . Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

Rather than ascribe stupid racial stuff to this, it's important to look at the facts of the case and the horrific massacre and reign of terror involved in these killings. Still, this one is such a hot button topic that most media simply keep the public ignorant of the deets even if this kind of horrific crime spree is (thankfully) a rarity but something that the public still needs to understand.

More in a bit . . .

Kansas City Hobo Tech Life Teaching Moment



Any hobos reading this blog (maybe only like 1/4th of you) should avail themselves of the many resources available in Kansas City . . . Other than free bathing in local foundtains during off-hours (kidding) . . .

Here's a word on the tech life of local hobos from a KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER . . .

"Very nice of the River Market Community Improvement District (CID) to put the park benches in River Market for the homeless to gather on. However CID neglected to put in charging stations. They have to use the outside outlets on the Populous building to charge their cell phones."

Soon enough, they'll be on the toy train streetcar . . . FOR FREE!!!

TKC Fun Fact: I've talked to that guy with the shock of white hair and he's actually quite an interesting Kansas City raconteur.

More in a bit . . .

CELEBRATE THE BEST PLACES FOR THE QUICKLY VANISHING LOWER MIDDLE-CLASS TO WORK IN KANSAS CITY!!!

KC Biz Journal writes up this fun Friday bit of nearly advertorial content that sends a shout out for companies that offer free soda and sometimes beer to employees that have yet to be outsourced overseas: Announcing the 2014 Best Places to Work in Kansas City

Kansas City Head Start Trauma Smart Helps Troubled Local Youngster Scholars

PBS reports on Head Start Trauma Smart that's working to help Kansas City students enter the classroom . . . Giving traumatized kids a head start in healing: "Every year, thousands of children in the U.S. are expelled from school before they reach Kindergarten. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports on a program in Kansas City, Missouri, that’s trying to stem the trend by looking beyond the classroom to the issues these children face at home -- and helping them to feel safe."

More: Head Start – Trauma Smart

MUST SEE!!! SHOW-ME SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL SENDING LOVE TO KANSAS CITY POLITICO POWER PLAYER AND FED JUDGE NOMINEE STEVE BOUGH!!!



Take a look at this high-powered bit of Kansas City political love from the Beltway . . .

CHECK SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL SPEAKING UP FOR KANSAS CITY POWER PLAYER STEVE BOUGH!!!

Here's the high praise put on blast . . . And maybe an indication that this guy has a bit more juice than some Democratic party critics realize . . .

At Nomination Hearing, McCaskill Praises Kansas City Native and Judicial Nominee Steve Bough

It's a nice endorsement a reminder that some local political denizens are more important than others . . .



U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill introduced Kansas City native Steve Bough, who was nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Still, some say Bough is a long shot . . . But in this epoch where Hillary looks like the front runner for the Oval Office . . . This Kansas City power broker certainly has is on the right track with this extra special bit of Missouri political testimony

Developing . . .

MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA DIANA KANDER BOOK SIGNING!!!



Take a look at Kansas City's youngest lady political power broker making even more progress on her recent biz book success . . .

Diana Kander recently tweeted . . .

"Just signed some on the shelf copies of All In Startup at the Plaza Barnes&Noble #checkoneoffthebucketlist"

Check the moment of Kansas City self-actualization . . . Which is actually something nice happening on the Plaza for a change . . .



More in a bit . . .

Kansas City Dead Tree Media Plays Nice With Jackson County Political Hopefuls



Here's The Star throwing softballs to all of our favorite Jackson County politicos . . .

We've profiled every single-one of these candidates and even covered a debate . . . The round-up is really late to the game: Three vie for 2nd District seat vacated by James Tindall

Not really my cup of tea: Bob Spence faces challenge from newcomer Theresa Galvin in 6th District GOP race

Actually, she's the worst KC poliitco in town and she faces GOP Bob Stringfield as her most formidable and experienced challenger: Crystal Williams faces Shere Alam in re-election bid for Jackson County Legislature

Either way, this Jackson County coverage might have been written by Courthouse hacks and doesn't represent half of the stuff really happening @ The Courthouse.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Stays Losing Vacant Blight Fight

A rare fact check on yet another local broken promise . . . Despite pledge, dangerous buildings still stand in Kansas City . . . "Officials concede they are only halfway to meeting the goal they set for themselves two years ago to tear down 1,000 dangerous buildings."

Show-Me Humane Society Heaping $375K Against Missouri Right To Farm

AP reports on big money from a national group getting into a Missouri political fight: "The Humane Society of the United States has contributed $375,000 to an effort to defeat a Missouri ballot measure creating a constitutional right to farm.

Online Ethics Commission records show the contribution was made earlier this week to Missouri's Food for America. The money could significantly boost the opposition effort, because the committee had just a little over $35,000 in its account at the start of July."

More: National organization contributes to local cause

Help Kansas City Hobos Sweating It Out



Linking this is actually the closest we get to public service . . . Then again, earlier this week I have a hobo my half empty water bottle because it looked like she needed more than I did.

Obviously, our TKC blog community is filled to the brim with humanitarians . . .

City Union Mission in need of donations this summer

Deets . . .

"During the summer months, the City Union Mission will serve more than 23,000 meals, which is comparable to what they serve in the winter.

"And on extremely hot days, 90 degrees or above, the Mission will use tons of resources."

And this is simply linked to remind folks that things often feel as bad ad they look on the other side of the air-conditioned glass.

KANSAS CITY COFFEE SHOP DUDE IN NEED ASKS FOR INTERNETS HAND UP!!!



Thanks to KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INTERNETS DENIZENS for sending this link about a Midtown Kansas City barista who has fallen upon harsh times now raising money online.

bicyclist bouncing back from a hit and run.



Deets:

"Celebrating my first father's day was an unforgettable experience, finished with a bonfire, a quiet bike ride home, and getting hit by an suv in Westport, a district of Kansas City, MO. Not only did the injury prevent me from going to work the next morning due to spending the night in the ER, but left me looking at 3 months of no income due to severing the top of my Tibia along my femur "pulverizing" my Tibial Plateau, calling for rather invasive and terribly painful orthopedic surgery performed Monday, June 23rd."

Use your best judgement to figure this one out but we've seen more than a few people vouch for this guy and it seems like a real case of a Kansas City dude hit and fallen upon some bad luck.

Developing . . .

Clear The Way For Kansas City Cyclists



The other side of this story is the roads are shrinking for Kansas City drivers . . .

Fox4: Metro bicyclists could see dedicated bike lanes widened

What's worse is that BARELY ANYBODY USES KANSAS CITY BIKE LANES . . . The aggressive cyclists are out in the middle of the street and everybody else wouldn't dare risk it on a main road. For the most part this is KCMO and MoDOT giving into to a very vocal middle-class white people hobbyist lobby who operate mostly in misguided theory about real world transportation.

Kansas City Tow Truck Tragedy



We don't usually do consumer reports around this dump of a blog but a recent local story reminds us that two truck driving is probably the only profession in Kansas City more despised than the disciplines of politics or journalism:

KSHB: Tow company tows car and totals it

This isn't an uncommon story for a (barely regulated) industry based on expensive ransom for minor infractions . . . In fairness, these guys also help out a great many people when friends and relatives all drive economy cars that couldn't pull toy wagon. More in a bit . . .

THE LIST KANSAS CITY WITH MITCH WEBBER



I was gonna bury this Kansas City clip in the links but it actually stands out . . .

CHECK THE LIST WITH MITCH WEBBER!!!

I have no idea why a hottie Brit broad is doing the intro but I like the format and it's a quick round-up of stories that I didn't really care about . .. Along with a lot of BBQ talk . . .

Seriously, though, the graphics are clean and eye-popping and it's a glimpse at local news focusing more on entertainment value . . . Which isn't always a bad thing.



More in a bit . . .

Kansas City Spy Tech For A Good Cause

Making Kansas City surveillance seem a bit friendlier: KC man to use drones for search and rescue

St. Joe Chiefs Training Camp Switcheroo?!?!

Kansas City Football Bargaining and breaking with local tradition: Decision looms as to whether the Chiefs will continue to hold camp in St. Joseph

Jordan Carver And KCMO Friday Morning



We begin with the classics: Jordan Carver starts our look at Kansas City morning links on this Friday that's supposed to be scorching hot . . .

CHECK THESE KANSAS CITY TOP 13 NEWS LINKS TO START THE DAY!!!

Here we go . . .

- Summer Hotness Starts Now: Extreme heat set to return to the KC metro Friday

- Tragic Camping Report Connected To KC: Local hiker found dead in hot Utah canyon

- Gambling With State Funds: Gov. Nixon investigating where lottery money is going as sales hit all-time high

- Kansas City Pain @ The Pump: People could be losing money at the gas station

- Show-Me Biz Celebration: Mo. Governor Jay Nixon and KCI welcome ATS to the metro

- Operation Breakthrough Helps These Broads In A Bad Way: Area woman benefit from “Step Up” program

- High Art Burning Amid Careless Cancer Stix Aficionado: Cigarette believed to have sparked fire on Nelson-Atkins property



- Local Baseball Comeback: Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland

- Our Blog Community Reported This Like 6th Months Ago And Now It's News: UMKC snuffing out smoking on campus

- Local History Gets National Write-Up: 100 years on, World War One resonates at Kansas City museum

- Happy Ending In This Town's Worst Suburb: Teen found in Raytown, Mo.

- McTavish Makes The Best Weekend List: The Weekend To-Do List: July 25-27



And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

JoPo Considers Kansas City Royals Strikeouts

On rather brilliant reader reminds us that reading this guy write about the Royals is often more fun than just watching the games . . . JoPo: Royally Avoiding Strikeouts

One Decade Of Kansas City Blogging

Many congratulations to this Kansas City blogger on a decade of online dedication: 10 years of blogging and 1 million strong

Check The Kansas City Overnight Look



Right now Jessica-Jane Clement captures our imagination and in these late-night/early morning hours . . . These Kansas City clips are also worth a peek:

Check it:

A late night Kansas City bike ride with a techno soundtrack offers a bit of insight into who is roaming our local streets after dark . . .



"Some video while riding and reviewing the Atir Cycle Glow Bike. This short section shows a nice cruising speed, a short skid on 28c tires, spinning out, and the agility of the bike. Overall, I was pretty happy with the ride."

Get a good look Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles in his prime before head coach Andy Reid "runs the tread off of him" according to some of the smarter sports fans we read.



"The Perot Museum of Nature and Science and 900lbs of Creative brings NFL's Kansas City Chief star running back, Jamaal Charles, to Perot Museum's Sports Run Exhibit! After a successful first year that saw over 300,000 Perot Museum attendees run the equivalent of Los Angeles to New York, fans of all ages will now get to race against one of the fastest running backs in the National Football League."

This very nice Kansas City biker babe makes me (mistakenly) believe that not all local cyclists are bad.



"Sara is one of our newest car-free bloggers on KC Spokes People. 

Visit kcspokespeople.wordpress.com for posts from her and other cyclists from around Kansas City."

Hopefully, we'll have all kinds of BREAKING/EXCLUSIVE NEWS, discussion, debate, discourse, our share of hateration and lots of good stuff coming up in just a few . . . STAY TUNED!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! ANOTHER KANSAS CITY DEAD TREE MEDIA HIGH-PROFILE EXIT: MIRIAM PEPPER IS OUT!!!



Important Kansas City Star news tonight . . .



KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS TELL US THAT VETERAN AND WELL-RESPECTED EDITORIAL BOARD PREZ MIRIAM PEPPER IS OUT AT THE KANSAS CITY STAR!!!

This is a big deal because she's one of the most respected newsies in Kansas City, in many ways, a bit of a local legend and the latest victim of the downward spiral of Kansas City's biggest daily newspaper.

Developing . . .

MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS INTERNETS PUSHBACK TAKES ON KCTV5!!!



Take a good look at the future of online discourse vs. newsie reporting.

To wit . . .

THE MOST KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS TELL US TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE KCPS ONLINE REBUTTAL OF A SCATHING KCTV5 EXPENSE REPORT!!!

We talked about Superintendent Green's salary and his expenses when we first linked to the update on his fine dining appreciation . . .

Now here's the KCPS retort:



Youtube message from the KCPS . . .

The truth about KCPS superintendent lavish high-end dining allegations.

"KCTV5 released a story claiming Dr. Stephen Green is wasting taxpayer’s money. To support these allegations Channel 5 left out some important information we feel the public should know."

Now, the hope here is that social media and online supporters will watch and have something to hold high against damaging news about Dr. Green's love of a good meal.

However . . . To show that things haven't changed that much, so far the KCPS has only earned about 36 views vs. the much larger KCTV5 audience.

Either way, our AWESOME BLOGGY COMMUNITY is the only place where people will be allowed to comment on the INTERNETS DEBATE without censorship . . .

So you decide . . . Who do you believe???

ANOTHER POLL SAYS EMPTY SUIT DAVIS LEADS CORPORATE BROWNBACK!!!

Kansas City, Kansan has all the deets of this slightly more substantial poll: KSN News Poll: Davis 48, Brownback 40, Democrat edges closer to Pat Roberts

Help ID Good Looking Golden Ghetto Overland Park Beauty Supply Suspected Crooks

OPPD Chief's Blog calls out a strangely attractive couple who are suspected of stealing in Johnson County to maintain their good looks: Assistance Needed in Identifying Repeat Shoplifters

MUST SEE!!! CELEBRATE THE KANSAS CITY AUG. 5TH ELECTION JUNK MAIL!!!



DAMN IT ALL TO HELL!!!

I've been waiting for this $49.95 tablet that I ordered from The Chinese Wal-Mart and it didn't arrive today, instead, I was confronted with nothing but Kansas City election junk mail.

Let's sift through this together . . .

Fun fact . . . These direct mail adverts cost about $20K a pop (minimum) and they say that most voters only glance at the message on the way to toss it into the garbage.

Here we go . . .

The toy train offers this quiz and shameful deception that voting for the streetcar will decrease taxes . . . Fact check: It won't . . .



Like all skeevy ads . . . The Streetcar promises something for nothing . . .



More streetcar mail . . . This one is a bit more honest . . .



Actually, instead of lying about taxes, this one simply offers the benefits of voting yes and the incorporation of the toy train into other transit systems . . . For better or worse, that's the plan . . .



And now the public safety tax attempts to get reader attention with this ambo-siren soft focus cover . . .



A few facts about recent Kansas City cutbacks to the KCFD should put things in perspective . . . But the only thing I could think about was the hottie blonde paramedic taking care of me . . .



And for now, that's all of the propaganda that has come to the doorstop of Kansas City voters advertising in what most expect will be another LOW VOTER TURNOUT election.

Developing . . .