Sunday, April 20, 2014

MUST READ!!! WORNALL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH SPEAKS TO KANSAS CITY VIOLENCE & SUFFERING ON EASTER SUNDAY



TKC NOTE: Here's an important and inspiring message from one of the most active churches in Kansas City. Check it:

Easter Message From Wornall Road Baptist

The reported brutal sexual assault of 14 year old autistic girl at Southwest, the second such incident this year at that school, the Grandview triangle shooter, the Jewish community center killings, the killing of a dad and wounding (paralyzed) of his son at a KC gas station, the chaos at free zoo day and on and on...I don't think anyone really cares about our awesome Easter events/services until our presence as people of faith begins to transform our communities. May the power of the truth and message of Easter enable and embolden people of faith to risk and sacrifice to become even more deeply involved in the pain and suffering of our city to see real and measurable improvement in the lives of hurting people.

And may our success a church on Easter next year be judged not on the attendance at our Easter egg hunt or our weekend services, but on the transformed nature of our city that results in a visible reduction in murder, violence and suffering among our neighbors.

Wornall Road Baptist

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! COWTOWN COST ANALYSIS: KANSAS CITY COULD BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!



TKC NOTE: Right now we want to feature an INSPIRED Sunday special comment that not only weighs local priorities or lack thereof but also offers data to back up opinion.

Accordingly . . .

CHECK THIS SUNDAY KANSAS CITY COST ANALYSIS OF GOOGLE FIBER VS. THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!

Special thanks to this EDUCATED AND TRUSTED TKC READER offering insight into the Internets future of this town and news that we are sadly on track to relive the past with old school rail instead of focusing on new communication tech.

Check it:

Digital Divide Solution

Regarding the work of Connecting for Good and their goal of bridging the digital divide in Kansas City, it is a good goal. The digital divide is the "Troost" of our time. Bridging it can be cycle-breaker providing access to educational, job, communication and life opportunities otherwise unavailable. But there is a faster and better way than the slow and tedious process of refurbishing old computers and setting up small wifi hotspots one small neighborhood at a time.

For less than the price of half a mile of streetcar extension, Kansas City, Missouri could provide every household below the poverty line with a brand-new new Google Chromebook and 7-years of Google Fiber service.

How am I coming up with this? Google will connect a household and provide 7 years worth of service for $300. Chromebooks are about $300 as well. So that's $600 per household. According to the 2010 US Census, there are 221,860 total housing units in KCMO and 18.8% of people live below the poverty level. That's 41,710 homes x $600 or a little over $25 million. Half a mile of streetcar extension is more than $30 million. Ask the people of the urban core which would bring them the most benefit and opportunity - half a mile of streetcar track miles away or the world brought to their home.

Now obviously the math above is not exact, but it's likely not that far off. In fact, KCMO could provide Google Fiber to every household in the city limits regardless of income for the same price as a mile of track. If we're trying to be the city that attracts innovators, which is more attractive, a city of over 300 square miles that puts in a couple of miles of century old transportation technology or a city that provides state-of-the-art internet connectivity to every citizen?

It's even better than free trash bags. Remember those?
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First Lady Michelle Obama Graduation Invite Offers Kansas Students Regret Life Lesson



More than 1,700 people as of Saturday night have signed an online petition that asks a Kansas school district to reconsider its plans to have Michelle Obama speak at a high school commencement next month.

Strange that Dead Tree Media is burying this tale of somewhat local rejection of the first lady . . .

In fact . . . Mainstream media is trying to push the ticket angle that only tells half the story ...

IN FACT, THE REALITY IS THAT A GREAT MANY KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES REJECT THE FIRST LADY AND HER UPCOMING SPEECH ON CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY!!!

The fact of the matter is that these future middle-managers simply "don't wanna hear it" and this is the first time in a long time (since Hillary) that there has been so much antipathy toward the First Lady . . .

Take a look from better news outlets . . .

NY Daily News: "The parents of Topeka, Kan. high school students believe a visit from first lady Michelle Obama would politicize the graduation by focusing on the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools."

ABC News: “This will be a once in a lifetime experience for our graduates and their families, and we are looking forward to making it a very special time for everyone,” Topeka Public Schools said in a press release, pointing out that it invited Obama to speak there.

Daily Caller: Michelle Obama wreaks havoc across Topeka with last-minute decision to speak at graduation

Opposition Views: Kansas High School Students Want To Cancel Michelle Obama Graduation Speech

NY Mag: Kansas Parents Worried That Michelle Obama Will Upstage Their High Schoolers

Developing . . .

Steve Rose: Golden Ghetto Against Hate



This morning Kansas City columnist Steve Rose offers an important perspective on metro diversity.

Check it:

Anti-Semitism in Johnson County is not the norm

This is good to know and it's I can also report that JoCo is good with Mexicans who power their economy with cheap labor.

LINKS:

- Internets Hater Fear: Anti-Semitic keyboard warrior becomes real-life terrorist

- Historical Perspective: Hitler's hate flourishing in America

- Making It About Politics: Limbaugh, Citing Ron Radosh, Tries to Blame Max Blumenthal for Kansas Rampage

- Hate In The Hills: Does something about the Ozarks attract hate groups?

Considering The Kansas City Highway Sniper Suspect And Guilt By Association



Thanks to A GREAT MANY KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS for keeping this blog community in the know.

However . . .

RIGHT NOW WE WANT TO CHECK MY FAVORITE MONEY QUOTE REGARDING THE ALLEGED KANSAS CITY HIGHWAY SNIPER!!!

Let's call this covering all of our bases in Kansas City . . .

"As a minority, I can't help but wonder: Could this highway shooter have a worse name than Mohammad 'Pedro'?!?!? smh. Brutal. Ha!"

Can't help but agree . . .

Here are just a few of the more recent Kansas City Sniper links . . .

Fox4KC: Past neighborhood shooting disturbance linked to highway shootings investigation

AOL.com: Mohammed Whitaker of Grandview has been charged with 18 felony counts and is being held on $1 million bail.

Dispatch: Kansas City highway shooting suspect could face life in prison

Developing . . .

Kansas City Cowtown Ballroom Conversion



We've been following the saga of El Torreon for a minute on this blog but now we're happy to read the official report.

Check it:

Dance hall days give way to hymns

Deets from one of the best Kansas City Biz Journal Newsies:

"Now, the former Cowtown Ballroom will become home to Bridgeport Community Church. Founded five years ago, the nondenominational church began meeting in a small photography studio in the Crossroads Arts District."

Hopefully this bit of Midtown Kansas City revival will take hold and if not at least there's another place to hit during the early mornings on Martini Corner.

Developing . . .

KANSAS CITY BURNS OVERNIGHT!!!



Vacant Kansas City properties burn this early morning ...

Overnight vacant house fires keep KC firefighters busy

Guessing that this will contribute to the $7 Million KCFD overtime surprise despite the fact that Mayor Sly promised the new housing authority would fix this problem last year.

Praise The Kansas City Bike Trick Clip!!!



Halleluiah . . . This morning we've found a rather sweet bit of Kansas City video street life content that's far more captivating than any of the other pro-sports tripe.

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS EPIC KANSAS CITY BIKE TRICK CLIP FOR EASTER SUNDAY!!!

Seriously, this video features a great soundtrack, nice camera work, some KICK-ASS BIKE TRICKS, more than a few painful looking crashes and a glimpse at the pro-bike behind the scenes good life.

Check it:



Deets:

"Filmed by Trent Alexander over the past several months in and around Kansas City. Huge shout-out to Vagabond for keeping me rolling fresh. The crew has been working hard so keep an eye out for more soon!"

Link:

Vagabond X Jamie Barnhart

Certainly worth a look and probably more captivating than any other Kansas City video on local TV today . . .

More in a bit . . .

Kansas City Blog Roast: True(LY Corny)KC



Kansas City is the only place in the world where being nice is an acceptable career strategy and even a job requirement.

To wit . . .

TKC IS THE FIRST TO PRESENT AND ROAST THE PATHOLOGICALLY POLITE AND FAR TOO NICE "TRUEKC" PHOTO BLOG ART PROJECT!!!

Here's the link FIRST on TKC: TrueKC

Promoted Produced by Ryan Sellers, who is really a Crossroads start-up schemer, this artsy endeavor attempts to promote the mistaken notion that the streets of Kansas City are filled with nice people.

And I don't even know where to start with all that's wrong with this saccharine and clandestine marketing gimmick.

But I'll try . . .

- On general principal, we object to some start-up huckster walking around and getting po'folk to smile pretty for his camera. What some might call "urban exploring" is little ore than exploitation and unless he's handing out cash (pretty sure no) then this is just another way that a tech mover and shaker is getting over on locals just walking around without their knowledge. That's not to slam all street photography . . . But branding these kindly street people as happy souls joyfully enduring their lives of quiet desperation does nothing less than smear an agenda all over folks just waiting around for the bus.

- In reality . . . This artsy blog project is about 2 weeks away from promoting the toy train streetcar . . . After about 5 posts I got bored and stopped looking but it follows the same not so unique selling proposition that hinges Kansas City residents being too nice to say NO.

- Of course TKC is jealous that this kind of happy-go-lucky project would never float on this blog but that's only because we've stopped caring what anybody thinks and realized that confronting our enemies and the tragic downward spiral Kansas City is far more important than enjoying warm fuzzies and cleaver comments.

I guess what's troubling about this bloggy endeavor is that it follows the same "Kansas City Nice" style of branding that hasn't evolved in this town since the days when J.C. Nichols was kindly segregating this city with a smile . . . This time around, efforts like True KC are pushing a "rainbow gang" or Starship Enterprise crew pose attempting exploit a diversity of d-bags in order to loosen people up and get them prepared for the inevitable soft sell.

More in a bit . . .

Kansas City Easter Sunday 4/20 2014



I don't know if stoners are religious but at some point I remember some guy with blonde dreadlocks telling me that weed is a sacrament for people who listened to Bob Marley's Legend CD one too many times . . . So it must be correct.

Anyhoo . . .

4/20 is mostly hype but today we have something somewhat useful . . .

HERE ARE JUST A FEW USEFUL 4/20 KANSAS CITY POLITICAL WEED LINKS!!!

Use them in good health:

KCNorml.org - Every now and then and in between trips to garner microwave pizza supplies . . . The KC crew repping the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws puts on a few worthwhile events.

And then . . .

Show-mecannabis.com - This concern is a bit more serious and they have managed to make Columbia, MO something akin to a Missouri weed sanctuary. They have promised a Kansas City push along the same lines sometime in the not so distant future.

Last and least . . . Here's a link to Kansas City Rep. Jeremy LaFaver . . .



He's possibly the worst male politico in Kansas City and even seems to confirm research about all the harmful effects of weed on motor skills, memory and/or any semblance of integrity.

Anyhoo . . . This quick and dirty 4/20 weed guide might not be as helpful as a comprehensive takeout food guide for stoners but weed enthusiasts often have low expectations . . . So, no biggie.

More in a bit . . .

Kansas City Easter Sunday Early Links 2014



Jordan Carver and her bunny hotness inspires this glimpse at Kansas City news links for this Easter Sunday morning. Take a peek:

- Cowtown Promenade: KC Easter Parade brings out a crowd dressed in their Sunday best

- Forgetting The Past In The Sunflower State . . . Mark McCormick: Kansas African American Museum not giving up; we’re moving on

- Show-Me Perks . . . Missouri lawmakers take trips to Israel, California, New Orleans -- on the lobbyists' dime

- Controlling Kansas Courts With Purse Strings: House bill 2338 is described by law makers as a compromise to get a court budget for the next 16 months and avoid furloughs, but the Kansas supreme court says this is a poor trade and are concerned about what will happen to the administration of justice in Kansas.

- KMBC basically covered this story in February but it's cool that Dead Tree Media wants to highlight more Kansas City tourism losing: So sick kids can get medical marijuana, families flee Kansas and Missouri



- Soccer Winning : Sporting Kansas City dominates Montreal, sits atop Eastern Conference

- Haith no more: Missouri coaching change questions include candidates, recruits

- Link To Help Locals Start Looking For Summer Jobs And New Careers

- Show-Me Educator Honors With A Few Kansas City Mentions: Missouri “Breaking Traditions” Winners

- Selections For The New Season: 2014 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Spotlight



And this is the OPEN THREAD for Easter Sunday morning . . .

Saturday, April 19, 2014

MUST SEE VIDEO!!! WATCH AND HELP KANSAS CITY POLICE CATCH GAS STATION KILLER WHO ALSO PARALYZED A KID!!!



Right now Kansas City Police have JUST RELEASED video of a Kansas City gas station killer who murdered one and apparently left a 10-year-old-kid paralyzed.

Now . . .

CHECK THIS CLIP WHERE WE CAN SEE A KANSAS CITY KILLER APPROACH HIS VICTIMS!!!



Still we captured from the clip . . .



The guy is wearing a hoodie so it's hard to identify him . . .

Statement released with the video:

Homicide victim at gas station targeted by suspect depicted within video. If you have information, please call the TIPS Hotline. (816-474-TIPS.)

It looks like he's holding a gun and stepping toward the car . . . No reports on whether or not this horrific Kansas City crime that happened @10PM on 4501 Cleveland is random or if a motive is suspected.

Whatever the case, take a look look at this tragic local murder and PLEASE PROVIDE TIPS TO HELP POLICE catch this killer who also critically injured a kid.

Developing . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CHECK THE EARLY KANSAS CITY MAYOR AND COUNCIL ELECTION REPORTS!!!



This week the first round of Kansas City election fundraising reporting came through . . . Here's a quick look at the highlights with a translation of what the cash means at the outset of these races . . .

First . . .

TAKE A LOOK AT MAYOR SLY AND ALL OF THE CITY COUNCIL INCUMBENTS BUILDING THEIR BANKROLLS!!!



Remember that it's never too early to start collecting cash and the incumbents always have the advantage in local politics.

Here's the list of CASH ON HAND and the end of the 1st Quarter . . .

Mayor Sly James: $323,823.76



With MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILLION BUCKS and no major challengers on the horizon . . . Mayor Sly makes it clear that he rules the local political scene with this impressive report that features donations from all of the local movers and shakers.

Now let's look @ the Council incumbents scrounging for cash . . .

Dick Davis: $8,283.21



Councilman Davis is in for a challenge and he's the incumbent most likely to lose a bid for re-election. He's going to need every penny of his bankroll if he plans to stay competitive.

Scott Wagner: $20,071.63



The local political establishment likes Councilman Scott Wagner and he has been competent in his job. Expect an easy bid for reelection in this contest.

Jermaine Reed: $22,194.76



Advisers to councilman Reed made sure he was out EARLY in fundraising in order to scare off challengers. His bankroll is mostly intact and despite a lot of big talk challengers have yet to step up with campaign financing that would elicit a serious response.

Jim Glover: $606.12



We like Councilman Jim Glover because he's the LAZIEST CAMPAIGNER IN ALL OF KANSAS CITY WHO STILL WINS BIG . . . For some reason Kansas City likes voting for this guy. Remember that he won more votes than Mayor Sly in the last election and the denizens of our local Democracy just feel comfortable putting this guy back in office again and again and again. This time around Council Dude Glover will return to position possibly without even buying a yard sign.

Michael Brooks: $1,428.00



He hasn't given up yet despite the fact that most of Kansas City only knows him for sexting.

Scott Taylor: $115,168.33



Check out the HUGE BANKROLL FROM COUNCIL DUDE SCOTT!!!

He's the leader of the Council in terms of cash and that's all that really matters. Insiders want him as the next County Exec but early on . . . There are many locals who think he'd make a great Mayor.

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Now . . .

CHECK THE EARLY NEW SCHOOL COUNCIL CONTENDERS!!!

3rd District At-Large:

Crispin Rea $6,966.59



Just as we predicted, the 3rd District would be most interesting and the early lead along with a ton of endorsements makes Crispin the leader of all council hopefuls for a 1st time victory.

Karmello Coleman: $100.00



She's a surprising #2 early on in this race and we think her memorable and great name and zeal for personal interaction will push this candidate further than most people think.

Dee Evans: $77.75



She is Freedom's candidate by association but not formal declaration. They know this is going to be a tough race . . . This first round return is extremely disappointing.

4th District:

John Fierro: $4,877.38



Looks like John is taking this thing seriously. He's grinding against great challenges.



Meanwhile . . . Missouri Sen. Jolie Justus hasn't declared . . . She has $105,145.90 on hand and she has been anointed by Council Lady Jan Marcason.

5th District At-Large



Dennis Anthony: $66.71

Neighborhood candidate with a good record but not many connections.



Again, Theresa Garza Ruiz is moving in on this race from behind the scenes and right now she has $26,806.35 in her campaign purse.

And so . . .

The warmer weather means that Council Candidates are going to start hitting up their friends, relatives and anybody who will listen very soon . . . Be prepared as we realize that CASH AND NOT VOTES DECIDES Kansas City elections.

Developing . . .

Nina And The Kansas City Saturday Look



A quick survey of some of the most important links out there today . . .

- Drunk Crackdown Last Night: Kansas City checkpoint yields 27 DUI arrests

- Cash For Rugrats: Missouri considers state funds to districts for preschool

- Show-Me The Latest Unworkable Proposition: Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights - barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies.

- Sunflower State Scare: Clearer photo of mysterious unidentified flying object taken in Kansas

- More Local Gunfire: KCPD investigates shooting on city's south side

- Foreshadowing: Kansas gunman gave anti-Semitic rant to NY rabbi before slay

- First Lady Stands On Ceremony: Kansas families complain about Michelle Obama giving high school graduation speech

- Kansas Task Force Can't Tell If Fracking Causes Earthquakes

- Amber Alert Tragedy Aftermath: An attorney for a Springfield man Craig Michael Wood suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl wants statements he made to police after his arrest to be suppressed.

- Protection For Bambi's Mom: Missouri deer hunters face new limits this year

- Happy Day: Royals bullpen holds on for 5-4 victory over Twins

- Good News from Gusewelle: Blooms proclaim that we are blessed

And this is one more OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

TKC CONFIRMED!!! WE'RE REGISTERED FOR THE KANSAS CITY SESSY CINDY CIRCO SCHOOL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT!!!



Special dispensation and a bit of tuition break was just approved . . .

TKC JUST REGISTERED FOR THE UPCOMING AND EPIC KANSAS CITY CANDIDATE SCHOOL PUT ON BY SESSY CINDY CIRCO AND HELP FROM BURNS & MAC!!!

Here's the latest notice . . . Now I wonder: Should take lunch and if the bus goes out that way???



Either way, TKC is ready to do homework and learn all about City Council local gov from one of this town's best!!!



Sharpening my pencil as we speak . . .

Developing!!!

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY HIGHWAY SNIPER SUSPECT MOHAMMED PEDRO WHITAKER VISITED BAZOOKA'S STRIP CLUB ADDRESS BEFORE POLICE CAPTURE!!!



Here's an important bit of Kansas City evidence in the local highway sniper story that's being overlooked by the mainstream but not KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS . . .

To wit . . .

KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS SHOW US AN IMPORTANT BIT OF KANSAS CITY STRIP CLUB ACTIVITY BY SUSPECT MOHAMMED PEDRO WHITAKER AS POLICE CLOSED IN FOR THE EVENTUAL CAPTURE!!!

Here's the VERY important highlight from KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER . . .



The important text:

On 04-12-2014 at 2058 hours, surveillance officers observed Whitaker arrive at 1717 Main St. and enter the business. at 2125 hours, from the exterior of the vehicle, surveillance officers were able to observe a black hooddie mask in Whitaker's vehicle in the back pocket of the passenger seat.

And, of course, a quick Google Search will confirm that sexy address . . .

LINKS:

KCTV5: Highway shooter victim says he is now relieved

KSHB: Oct. '13 case helps PD nab hwy shootings suspect

Fox4KC: Former roommate says suspected shooter looks much different than he remembers

NBC Action News: Tips led PD to hwy shootings suspect's arrest

WDAF: For fans driving to Kauffman, suspected highway shooter’s arrest a relief

Developing . . .

MUST SEE!!! NEW KANSAS CITY NORTHEAST THACHER SCHOOL DESIGN!!!



The VERY crew dedicated to saving the Thacher school from the wrecking ball is busy devising new plans for the beloved but still empty old school Kansas City building.

Now . . .

TAKE A LOOK AT THE LATEST DESIGN FOR THE KANSAS CITY THACHER BUILDING!!!

Neighborhood activists are hoping to convert the seemingly abandoned historic local schoolhouse into a multi-use facility and given the level of interest from the surrounding community, this could be the best chance to preserve this important piece of Kansas City history and turnaround the string of re-purposing failures from the KCPS.

Developing . . .

HAPPY B-DAY MEAN JEAN!!!



Facebook and KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS tell us that it's the b-day of Jackson County Prosecutor Mean Jean Peters Baker . . .

With charges against the Kansas City Highway Sniper and other local suspects . . . She has enjoyed a good week that serves as an exceptional rebound after the Legislator Tindall hot mess.

To wit . . .

TKC WISHES A HAPPY B-DAY TO MEAN JEAN!!!

Hope she had a good day given that next b-day could be in Missouri's AG office.

Developing . . .

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY EASTER WEEKEND DEADLY SHOOTING ALSO CRITICALLY INJURES 10 YEAR-OLD CHILD!!!



The latest instance of Kansas City deadly violence once again injures an innocent person . . .

Now . . .

A 10 YEAR-OLD CHILD WAS CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE OF THIS LATEST KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE!!!

Report . . .

"At 10:09 PM last night KCPD officers were dispatched to 4501 Cleveland in regard to a shooting. On arrival they observed a vehicle in the parking lot of a gas station at that location. The driver of the vehicle, a black male in his mid 30s, had been shot and was deceased. A 10 year old passenger of vehicle had also been shot. He was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. A five year old boy who was in the rear seat of the vehicle was uninjured. A black male suspect was observed fleeing the scene on foot following the shooting. Anyone with information about this senseless act is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS."

Unofficially, this the 19th homicide so far this year compared with 29 at this time last year . . .

JCC Deadly Shooting Mourning Aftermath



What is likely the last compilation of news in the aftermath of JCC deadly shooting tragedy . . . Here are the best reports following the recent Kansas City memorial . . .

Forward: 3,000 Mourn Grandfather and Teen Killed in Overland Park Rampage

Times Of Israel: KC teens to mark Shabbat with walk in honor of victims

KSHB: Memorial walk for victims helps community heal

Newspaper: Community says good-bye to two victims of Sunday shootings

NBC Action News: Outpouring of love, support in Jewish Campus Shootings memorial walk

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Kansas City Newsie Elite This Week



It has been the saddest Kansas City week so far . . . Now the top local newsies in Kansas City discuss the hot mess . . .

Check KCPT's Week In Review . . .



Topics include:

- JCC Shooting Aftermath

- Kansas City Highway Sniper Suspect Arrest

- Katy Sebelius Campaign Already Kaput And Nobody Likes Paul Davis

- Metro North Mall Goodbye

- And, of course, even more Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar hype.


Take a look.

More in a bit ...

MILEY CYRUS KANSAS CITY COMEBACK SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 12TH, 2014!!!



Turns out there is hope this Easter weekend after all . . .

AFTER AN ILLNESS THIS WEEK MILEY CYRUS HAS RESCHEDULED HER SPRINT CENTER CONCERT FOR AUGUST 12TH!!!

The show offers a nice crowning achievement for the summer but also risks that her Kansas City fans might grow up, get better taste in music and lose interest in the meantime.

Developing . . .

SATURDAY KANSAS CITY 39TH STREET ROCK CANDY RECORD CELEBRATION!!!



The cool kids @ Rock Candy Boutique on 39th St. are going to be celebrating vinyl, vintage and good vibes today . . .

For those out and about and not anti-social . . . We hear 39th Street has been jumping as of late and today should follow the trend.

Boss Hooligan Soundsystem will be spinning 100% vinyl sounds at Rock Candy Boutique from 1PM-4 this afternoon

It should be a good time and there's lots of stuff on 39th street to discover for curious souls who want to step out of the Westport/Plaza paradigm . . . Or maybe just play nice with all of the good peeps.

More in a bit . . .

Ann Denise And Kansas City Saturday Links



Ann Denise and her lounging hotness starts this Saturday morning look @ Kansas City mainstream media links . . .

- Sometimes City Hall Wants To Save The Planet And Some Cash: The City of Kansas City, Mo., encourages residents to save money, conserve energy and stimulate the economy by participating in Missouri’s Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday from April 19-25, 2014.

- Cowtown Traffic Mystery: Lanes closed on I-70, but where are the workers?

- Newspaper JCC Shooter Mystery: Stand-in purchase of guns in Johnson County shootings is a puzzle

- Show-Me Toothy Story: Cavity in dental coverage in Missouri could be filled

- Suburban Losing: Casino says defect in cards made by Blue Springs company led to big wins



- Kansas City Creative Lesson: Real Estate Photography 101

- Cowtown Cosmos Lesson: KC middle school microgravity experiment will be shot into space

- Coming Soon: The Kansas City Civil Rights And Fair Housing Summit

- Artsy Notice: Kansas City Repertory Theatre Debuts "A Little More Alive" Musical

- Now Slightly Over .500 Early In The Season: Royals blank Twins 5-0 to win fourth consecutive game



And this is the OPEN THREAD for all things related to these links or off-topic . . .

Friday, April 18, 2014

KANSAS CITY WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS!!!



Right now let's take a quick look at where we stand at the conclusion of the work week . . .

CHECK THE KANSAS CITY WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS FOR THE ONLY COMPREHENSIVE LOOK @ THE STRONGEST FORCES IN THIS COWTOWN RIGHT NOW!!!

Let's make it quick and dirty . . . I've got video games to play . . .

U.S. Attorney Eric Holder Sending The Kansas City Metro Love From Prez Obama


All the way in from D.C. national power broker U.S. Attorney Eric Holder led the ceremonies amid the aftermath of local tragedy and offered comfort from on high.



We could lament that local grief turned into a political demonstration in just about 48 hours but that's pretty much the way things go . . . I guess it's nice to know that somebody cares about so many strong local emotions.

Kansas City Civic Power Brokers And Biz Elite Preparing For Election Season


While nobody was looking, the Kansas City ruling class earned even more tax breaks and progress toward their development agenda that pretty much ignores every other problem in Kansas City in order to secure their profits.

Dwayne Bowe And His Weed Deal Big Play


He took a plea deal and now is free to drop most of his passes because of a total lack of focus and concentration which we won't even try to attribute to his recreational activities.

Lisa Teachman Defeats The Local Media Non-Compete Clause


She might be our favorite brunette hottie in all of Kansas City mainstream media news . . . And SHE'S BACK!!!

Normally, a non-compete clause in a contract will take a local on-air newsie out of the game for more than a minute until the public forgets their name. WHATEVER HAPPENED behind the scenes with her departure . . . She came out WINNING and offers a victorious example to all Kansas City newsies.

Kansas City Warm Fuzzies Rule The Week


At the end of the week . . . Kansas City needed a hug. After a blitz of bad news at the end of the week most mainstream media coverage has turned sentimental and focused on kind glaces and the good news . . . Which maybe isn't a bad thing.

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.