Thursday, October 30, 2014

Second-Rate Kansas City Royals And Horrible Cowtown Deserved To Lose The World Series For Ignoring Gunned Down Black Girls




The dust has settled and now Kansas City sports fans are scurrying to salvage some semblance of dignity after a soul crushing World Series defeat at the hands of a far superior team and city.

In the last moments of the World Series, the cold, hard reality is that the San Francisco Giants, Pedro Sandoval and mostly Madison Bumgarner simply outclassed the Kansas City Royals. Now local sore losers are left to their endless litany of excuses and sports clichés about next season - A typical Kansas City lament. The reality is that Kansas City's playoff season winning was mostly a fluke and the result of an overall weak American League. Like most other political talking points in this cowtown, the success of the Royals was simply a product of media hype with very little substance. But what really stands out  is how the murder of two innocent Black girls was pushed aside and diminished in local newscasts and throughout mainstream media coverage in the shadow of the World Series. Today, most Kansas City residents were far more disappointment by the loss of a mostly meaningless game than by the tragic loss of innocent life that persists in the urban core.

It's far too easy to blame racism for the disparity in local coverage, in fact, there is a profit motive to all of this local hype. Amid World Series hysteria mainstream media was committed to serving the best interests of their advertising partners rather than needs of the community. The game played into the disposable income of the quickly disappearing American middle-class whose vapid lifestyle is firmly committed to the frivolous. Sadly, in the end, and very much like all of the cheap Chinese goods which glut suburban box stores or the processed tripe put on American's table at every meal, the outcome was only disappointment.

Still, Kansas City seemed desperate to reconnect with a distant and (somewhat) glorious past as this town hoped for victory. Never mind that this abhorrently misguided nostalgia strives for a time that's impossible to recapture and really reflects nothing more than very real lack of confidence in the direction that Kansas City is taking into the future. Beneath the surface it's impossible to ignore that Kansas City, very much like the rest of the nation, is seemingly divided along sociopolitical and racial lines beyond all repair. The return to a glorious past as a step toward a victorious future was simply another cruel lie stunningly exposed when Alex Gordon stood incapacitated and seemingly frozen in time on 3rd base - Unable to make the mental or physical progress toward win a thanks to a manager, front office and city still in love with an overly idealized memory of far away former glory in years past.

In the final analysis the World Series of 2014 simply offered more proof that Kansas City and the nation are hopelessly fractured. Suburbanites and surrounding rural area sports enthusiasts were far too consumed with a celebration of their own arrogance to care about the struggles of an urban core community in mourning over the death of two innocent Black girls gunned down amid ongoing violence. Now that the Kansas City Royals have been soundly bested, nothing has really changed - the consumer class is still committed to a search for the next sensation while the urban core remains in a struggle for survival. More than anything, the World Series, the hype, marketing and all of the horrible renditions of "God Bless America" failed to provide any unifying myth for Kansas City but instead revealed a city and nation at the breaking point.

Kansas City Against Gov. Brownback?!?!

Because the Kansas City "intelligentsia" pretend they're smarter than everybody else because they listen to bland, monotone radio. Still, it's much easier to take a stand on this eco-devo slapfight than any of the issues that actually stir up the emotions of mostly backward Kansas residents. Check it: Kansas Governor's Race Has Kansas City's Attention

Kansas City Soon To Pick Up Kemper Tab: Mariner Stays Winning Against City Hall

Recently, a member of our blog community penned THE DEFINITE POST ON THIS TOPIC and tonight we just take a quick look at the forward progress of the Kansas City 1% subsidized by broke-ass taxpayers:Demolition of Kemper Arena now more likely

Job Security Lesson: Kansas City Against Performance-Based Teacher Pay

Take a look at unions and administrators FROM ACROSS THE KANSAS CITY METRO AND AMONG EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC standing up against a Missouri GOP education power play: School Districts unite to fight against Amendment 3

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! TIPSTERS CAMPAIGN AGAINST JACKSON COUNTY JUDGE TORRANCE REELECTION!!!



Mainstream media makes most Kansas City politics indecipherable for voters in order to push their own agenda but right now KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS offer some real world lessons in the local voting game.

To wit . . .

DENIZENS OF OUR BLOG COMMUNITY ARE CALLING ON VOTERS TO CHECK OUT A CONTROVERSIAL JACKSON COUNTY JUDGE!!!

Deets:

Jackson County Judge Torrance has made quite a few controversial calls during his tenure includes an outrageous case on a hit-and-run driver along with awarding probation in a molestation case involving a 6-year-old girl that created a national outrage.

And so, here's the word from KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS on the impending reelection of Judge Torrance . . .

"Time to remind everyone why instead of skipping the 'Judges' section on Tuesday they need to seek out the name "John Torrence" and vote no!"

Developing . . .

Cassie Cardelle And The Kansas City Links



Cassie Cardelle promo photo shoot hotness adorns this Kansas City look at all of the important afternoon links.

Take a peek:

Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Tweaking



Today was a pretty big Kansas City toy train streetcar meeting where politicos shared a few fun facts and propaganda to be disseminated by the mainstream media.

Just a reality check on the toy train hype . . .

- Our blog community has documented the overall FAIL of the construction process that has been sloppy and disruptive.

- The logo still looks like a Weber Grill despite recent tweaking

- The expansion process depends on another vote in a gerrymandered district

Check the corresponding links:

KC: Biz Journal: Streetcar Authority sets hours, discusses Smart City integration

KMBZ: Streetcar Authority approves 10-minute schedule

Newspaper: Kansas City streetcar will run frequently, and late on weekends

KSHB: KC Streetcar approves operating schedule

More in a bit . . .

Coming Up: Kansas City Downtown Hobo Help

Another faith group encourages downtown hobos to take up residence amid a lackluster condo market: Event in downtown KC to draw attention to homelessness

Fear Today's Sleaze Summit Teen Homicide

More and more, the suburbs prove ineffective at hiding from local crime. Here's today's reminder and word of a teen found dead inside a suburban home: Police investigate homicide in Lee's Summit

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY BLAME GAME: CELEBRATE TOP 5 PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ROYALS LOSING THE WORLD SERIES!!!



Let's not deny the petty and passively aggressive nature of this godforsaken cowtown by pretending that a tragic second place finish is good enough.

Kansas City hates losing and losers just as much as anybody else.

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS KICK-ASS LIST OF THE TOP 5 PEOPLE KANSAS CITY SHOULD BLAME FOR THE SOUL-CRUSHING WORLD SERIES DEFEAT!!!

This is the FIRST and DEFINITIVE guide to the blame game that goes beyond the scope of fanboy chatter that will consume another 29 years of mostly worthless sports radio.

Let's make it hot . . .


Blame George Brett And His Kansas City "Legacy" For The Royals Inability To Move Forward


More than a generation has passed since George Brett's big Royals win and the guy still hasn't stopped hanging around the locker room.

Sure, the connection with the past is comforting but it's also limiting . . . As a blogger who lives in his mom's basement, trust me, I know about these things.

Anyhoo . . . The George Brett "legacy" tainted the 2014 Kansas City Royals and made it virtually impossible for the team to find its own identity.

As we noted previously . . .

THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS NEED TO DUMP GEORGE BRETT IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD!!!

As long as Brett is hanging around the Royals will NEVER achieve greatness.

Peregrine Honig And Her Illicit Panties Share Responsibility For Kansas City Royals Defeat


While Peregrine's underwear consume our thoughts daily . . . The Homeland Security panty raid proved too distracting for the Royals to overcome. Moreover, the Kansas City Peregrine Honig "Pantygate" Homeland Security controversy kinda reminded us that the World Series exists is a broader political context that mainly serves to crush our hopes and dreams or at least limit our aspirations toward greatness.

Yes, Alex Gordon TOTALLY Could Have Made It Home And Ned Yost Hasn't Redeemed Himself At All


For the record, Alex Gordon left Kansas City 90 feet away from a real shot at winning the World Series and the blame lies typical Ned Yost incompetence. He never was a decent manager. Royals playoff success was a fluke and if the team was serious about winning, Yost would be rewarded with his walking papers.

Suburbanites Like The Marlins Man Cursed The Kansas City Royals


Where are these people from? They're not from KC Proper. Amid World Series celebration that was too expensive for broke-ass Kansas City residents the stadium was filled with fakers from JoCo and surrounding rural areas along with a clown in the orange clothes. This was a big difference betwixt now and 1985. Kansas City was better represented at the ballpark 29 years ago . . . Over the past week the place looked more like a shopping mall that was totally unrepresentative of the real Kansas City.

More Than Anyone Else, Paul Rudd Is Responsible For The Royals Losing The World Series.


Like it or not, TKC told you Paul Rudd jinxed the Kansas City Royals. He was the first opportunistic douche to make this event all about his b-list movie career with very little concern about the team or Kansas City. So, I guess we're not getting that kegger after all, right?

Seriously, Paul Rudd might seem like an adorable, friendly, non-threatening low-level celebrity. But more than anyone else . . . Paul Rudd represents the fake, corporate mediocrity that has consumed Kansas City amid the World Series and inevitably cost this cowtown so much devastating heartache. Natch.

Winter Coming Soon To Kansas City



They say that this could be a DEVASTATING WINTER and Kansas City is typically unprepared.

It's going gonna start to get cold on Friday and then we're looking down the barrel of Winter with tragic potholes, busted pipes and all the typical cold weather reminders that our city leaders have yet to focus on Infrastructure but still serve mostly to award law firms and big companies their political patronage.

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY MEETING LED BY FORMER COUNCILMAN TERRY RILEY CHALLENGES YELLOW CAB MONOPOLY!!!



The fight over control of Kansas City streets continues and now City Hall power players are joining the fray.

To wit . . .

KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS SEND OF THIS CLIP FEATURING KANSAS CITY COUNCILMAN TERRY RILEY PROMOTING AN UPCOMING MEETING OF MINORITY CAB OWNERS WORKING TO CHALLENGE KANSAS CITY TRANSPORTATION GROUP DOMINANCE AND EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENTS WITH HOTELS!!!

Note that THIS MEETING PROMOTED BY THE FORMER COUNCILMAN is also backed by More2 (squared) - An urban core advocacy group basically responsible for a major hit piece against Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro that cost her a great deal of credibility. Clearly, this group has some proven political firepower.

Here's the notice . . .



Now . . .

IF FORMER COUNCIL DUDE TERRY RILEY IS COMING AFTER THE KC TRANSPIRATION GROUP AND YELLOW CAB THEN BILL GEORGE IS IN BIG TROUBLE!!!



Much to everyone's surprise . . . Bill George was able to skillfully keep his Internets competitors at bay for the moment but a challenge from a seasoned political operative like Mr. Riley could be another story altogether.

Developing . . .

SHOCK!!! CROOKS STEAL MASSIVE STOCKPILE OF GUNS AND AMMO FROM KANSAS CITY, KANSAS RESIDENCE!!!

Armed and dangerous crooks can now claim a MASSIVE cache of artillery from Kansas City, Kansas following a recent robbery: 10 guns, 25,000 rounds of ammunition stolen from KCK home

Take The Kansas City Obamacare Checkup

An interesting Kansas City public radio missive attempting to reassure us that the medical industrial complex won't crumble under its own weight like everyone expects: KC Checkup: Five Questions For Ron Rowe

Kansas City Neighborhood Gunfire Testimony

Check this frightening report of random gunfire terrorizing a local community and hitting the home of a frightened East side family. Multiple bullets spray two Kansas City family homes

Jess Davies And Kansas City Thursday



Jess Davies starts this quick look at some of the more important Kansas City early links.

Take a peek:

KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY STATEMENT ON ROYALS WORLD SERIES FAIL!!!



A word from Mayor Sly James on Kansas City's finest moment wasted . . .

Statement From Mayor James

Congratulations to the Giants and Mayor Lee for an outstanding series.

This was an amazing season by our boys in blue. They are a classy bunch and represented our city very well. I hope everyone will join me in congratulating them on a memorable season and for helping showcase the tremendous city in which we live. I know they wanted to bring the crown back home, but we are so proud of their effort.
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San Francisco Riots After World Series Win While Kansas City FAIL Violence Kept Secret



When middle-class white people riot for stupid reasons it's often referred to as "boisterous celebration" but the destruction is pretty much the same.

To wit . . .

Here's a quick collection about info about the overall benefit of Kansas City World Series losing:

Fox News: Arrests, shootings reported during San Francisco World Series celebrations

Bay Area: Giants World Series Celebrations Turn Ugly, 2 Shot, Muni Buses Suspended

CBS News: Violence mars San Francisco celebrations

Meanwhile . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE . . . LAST NIGHT DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY WAS HOSTED A SPATE OF GUNFIRE AND SMALL EXPLOSIONS AMID WORLD SERIES FAIL DISAPPOINTMENT!!! AND OF COURSE THERE WERE MORE THAN A FEW FIGHTS AND BROKEN BONES UNREPORTED IN WESTPORT IN THE AFTERMATH OF SPORTS FAIL!!!

Consider this the OPEN THREAD for Kansas City World Series violence (and invariable date rape) that has been censored from the corporate news that basically turned most telecasts into sponsored content over the past two weeks.

Developing . . .

BOYCOTT THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS CELEBRATION OF WORLD SERIES FAIL!!!



Today's Kansas City parade of losers at the K sets a bad precedent in much the same way that prizes for participation damage self-esteem more than help young scholars . . . (TKC Full-Disclosure: This is all theory . . . You least favorite blogger never participated in anything.)

Anyhoo . . .

Just a bit of TKC Advice . . .

BOYCOTT THE DEPRESSING KANSAS CITY ROYALS LOSER FESTIVAL OF FAIL BECAUSE IT SETS A BAD EXAMPLE THAT LOSING SHOULD BE CELEBRATED!!!

Not really . . . But I'm wondering if JoCo suburbanites will be as tough with their own fanboy instincts as they are on talk radio or with their step-children.

And for those with the luxury of skipping work . . . Maybe taking a bit of time to celebrate a decidedly week talent pool in the American League this year that facilitated the rise of the mediocre Royals might be worthy of celebration.

LINKS:

Fox4KC: Royals announce fan rally in honor of team’s remarkable postseason run

KCTV5: Royals to host 2014 season celebration at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday

KMBC: Royals announce Thursday event to celebrate 2014 season

Developing . . .

Show-Me Harsh Time Missouri AG Chris Koster Now Threatened By Investigation

We talked about this shocking NYT investigation yesterday and the fallout since that time seems to be a good, old-fashioned, Missouri pile-on and SERIOUS INVESTIGATION . . . No, we didn't bother to run Kansas City Dead Tree Media quoting Koster's excuses because it was embarrassing and it's also funny to watch national media make the locals look silly.

Brief aside . . . This is why still expect SOS Kander to step-up and take his dream job . . . AND local-yokel Democrats are now getting a sense of how serious Sen. Claire McCaskill can get about taking the Gov. spot given that this media power move has her fingerprints all over it. Read on: Missouri's Attorney General Faces Scrutiny

GOP Radio Advert Against Kansas Senate Candidate Greg Orman Name Checks Netflix 'House Of Cards' Character Frank Underwood

First of all . . . Nobody is Kansas politics is as cool, talented, savvy and captivating as Kevin Spacey . . . But this political play might be worthwhile if only because it grabs the attention of Internet geeks in JoCo who search out political drama. TKC Full Disclosure: House Of Cards was a surprise fave if only because it seemed to accurately reflect the myopic, hopeless and hapless downward spiral of print journalism.

Check it:
'House of Cards' Inspires Republican Ad Against Kansas Independent
Also, in reality . . . It was Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill who put Greg Orman into play, but the reality is much scarier than fiction.

Golden Ghetto Bank Robbery Scare And Fail



Another sign of changing times in Johnson County last night as an heist scare sent suburban po-po into a panic.

Check the links . ..

KMBC: Overland Park bank surrounded by police following robbery

KSHB: Police investigating bank robbery in OP

Fox4KC: Police respond to reported robbery at Bank of America branch

There was a bit of a hostage situation that was quickly broken up. Suspect were apprehended at the scene and all the cash was recovered. THANKS TO AWESOME TKC TIPSTER for sending pix and a sense of how much this robbery attempt set JoCo on edge last night.

Developing . . .

Yet Another Kansas City Foodie Mag: Feast



For better or worse, in Kansas City we're watching mainstream media segment into smaller niche markets that aren't really dominated by any single media outlet and savvy marketers earn the upper hand given that sponsored content is nearly indistinguishable from editorial content that has always been heavily conflicted.

In this context, here's the latest Kansas City foodie offering that may or may not last 7 months.

Check it:

Making Of A Foodie: Feast Magazine launches in Kansas City this month

Deets: "FEAST is a new food & drink magazine to KC, but it has been publishing in St. Louis since August of 2010. The goal of the magazine now is to expand regionally, including food stories from not only St. Louis, but Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia in the mix."

Credit where it's due . . . There can never be enough free and readily available toilet reading powered by hopeful local publishers . . .

Kansas City NLBM Watch Party Last Night



Credit to KCPT . . . MSM has chronicled every bit of the lame Kansas City party districts from Kelly's and all of the stereotypical hangouts that white people (pretend to) enjoy during a public event in Kansas City.

Meanwhile, this clip offers a look at the rather encouraging Watch Party @ The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum last night.

KCPT: Still one heck of a season — fans dance away at watch party

Take a look:



Description:

"Fans watching game 7 of the World Series at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on Wednesday night were disappointed by the Royals loss, but still very supportive of the home team. The Hale Center for Journalism's Todd Feeback captured reactions from the crowd as they watched the San Francisco Giants defeat the Royals 3-2."

More in a bit . . .

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

¡¡¡POBRECITOS!!! END GAME: KANSAS CITY ROYALS LOSE WORLD SERIES!!!



History does not repeat itself in Kansas City.

The hope of a metropolis is wasted on a mostly meaningless game.

Kansas City remains cursed. Down to the wire but not good enough . . . There's so much disappointment to convey but we'll get to that in a little bit.

For now we're wondering if they'll riot or just cry in Kansas City entertainment districts tonight.

IT'S KINDA STRANGE THAT WE'RE HEARING GUNFIRE ON A LOSING GAME!!! WTF?!?!

UPDATE . . .

CONFIRMED: GUNFIRE/SMALL EXPLOSIONS IN DOWNTOWN KC HAVE DRAWN THE GHETTO BIRD OUT!!!

Anyhoo . . .

Our blog community doesn't want to gloat but we will reminder late night readers that what's more important are the two little Black girls killed in the shadow of these games and then pushed out of mainstream media headlines amid World Series mania. There are so many more things important than this losing contest. But mainstream media hysteria rarely gives away to any real world perspective.

Share your immediate reax . . . Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!

TONIGHT!!! TKC AND KANSAS CITY ROYALS WORLD SERIES GAME SEVEN 2014!!!



Tonight we document yet another unlikely Kansas City event along with news links and corresponding conversation . . .

To wit . . .

FOR BETTER OR WORSE, HERE'S HOW TONIGHT'S KANSAS CITY ROYALS WORLD SEREIS GAME SEVEN LOOKS TO OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY!!!

There are more than a few important items to review amid game time and we finish the compilation with Twitter "#TakeTheCrown" tagline that works on a variety of different levels.

And so . . . Here's how tonight looks to us right now . . .

MUST SEE!!! Kansas City's Greatest Photog Pictures This Town:
Kansas City Landmarks Lit Royal Blue

MUST READ!!! KEMPER ARENA ALTERNATIVE PLAN FOR KANSAS CITY: BAIL!!!



TKC NOTE: Check this really IMPRESSIVE AND IMPORTANT insight from a KICK-ASS TKC READER that offers a solution to the current Kemper Arena/American Royal Kansas City crisis confronting City Hall.

Plan B for the Kemper Arena...BAIL.

Face it. Kansas City is facing financial challenges. The infrastructure is crumbling, yet we continue to pump tax dollars into vanity projects, with the street car / light rail being the worst of the bunch. The city need to focus on sewers and bridges and streets. And cleaning up urban neighborhood blight.

Additionally, Kansas City is no longer the Agricultural hub of America. The Stockyards are long gone. As is our Board of Trade. Cattle is traded over the internet. And the meat packing plants left decades ago. In other words, we're NOT a cow-town anymore.

Given these realities, why do we, as a city, care about the American Royal?

Simply put: We shouldn't. And save for a handful of wealthy equestrian enthusiasts, the rest of Kansas City doesn't care. The American Royal is about as relevant to today's world as buggy whips.

So why then do we continue to pump more bullets into this dead horse show? Simple: Because a handful of very wealthy individuals say we should. No other reason. They sight "Tradition." But tradition does not make for a good business model.

Which brings us to the issue of the Kemper Arena. With the Foutch Brothers Youth Sports complex out, it seems the Billionaires have won. So they see clear sailing for their NEW American Royal Arena Plan.

To that, I would say: "Not So Fast."

For the Mariner Kemper/Neil Patterson plan to work, Kansas City must cough up an estimated $50 Million -- in reality, probably more -- to raze the old Kemper Arena and build a NEW American Royal Arena and facility. And if Kansas City doesn't give in, the Billionaires say they're going to take their ball and go elsewhere. GOOD. LET THEM.

We, the taxpayers, are still holding $20+ Million in debt for the last Kemper renovation and new parking structure. That brings the REAL PRICE of the New American Royal Arena Plan TO OVER $70 Million. PLUS, the current American Royal facility has Hale Arena, plenty large for the handfuls 1%-ers who show up for the Equestrian events. Sprint Center is perfect for The American Royal Rodeo. And if they need to move the Barbeque Contest, move it. The Legends would be the perfect venue anyway.

So I offer this Modest Proposal: GIVE the Kemper Arena to the American Royal. Free and Clear. And the City will even eat the $20+ Million we still owe on it. It then becomes the Royal Billionaires' to do with as they please. Perfect.

BUT IN RETURN, the Citizen's of Kansas City WILL NOT PUT ANOTHER SINGLE DOLLAR INTO THIS FIASCO. Let Mr Kemper and Mr Patterson and all their cronies build whatever they want -- BUT WITH 100% PRIVATE FUNDS. Let them raise the money. Every Nickel. And BE GRATEFUL FOR THE GIFT the Citizens of Kansas City have bestowed upon them.

BOTTOM LINE: IT'S TIME FOR KANSAS CITY TO GROW A PAIR, and offer a resounding NO to Mr Kemper's and Mr Patterson's arrogance and civic insanity. And call them out for what they are in this case:

EXTORTIONISTS IN $3000 SUITS.
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TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KCRTA AGAINST BALLOT QUESTIONS 1 & 2 WITH WARNING OF IMMINENT TOY TRAIN EXPANSION DESPITE VOTER REBUKE!!!



Right now, let's look at the upcoming election issue in Kansas City along with yet another confirmation that Democracy doesn't really matter among toy train streetcar supporters.

Of course The Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance is correct to come out against a couple of zombie taxes created by the political gamesmanship of Mayor Sly & the Council.

However . . .

LOOK CLOSELY AND NOTICE TOY TRAIN CHEERLEADER ARROGANCE ABOUT THE FUTURE EXPANSION OF THE STREETCAR LINE DESPITE A RECENT LANDSLIDE DEFEAT!!!

Here's the curious passage . . .

"...downtown streetcar is under construction and sure to be expanded."

To which an AWESOME TKC TIPSTER responds . ..

"In KCMO no need to listen to the citizens, who said no in a big way when then had an opportunity to vote; but rather let's take care of the special interest groups. A sickening display of American democracy at its worst."

Check the presser . . .

KCRTA opposes KCMO Questions 1 & 2 on the November 4 ballot

The Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance opposes Question 1 and 2 on the November 4 ballot in Kansas City, Missouri. After decades of lawsuits, questionable signature gathering, a wholesale attempt to steal the bus tax, and lack of community backing, we are ready to say goodbye to Clay Chastain's antics once and for all.

Our current City leadership is taking aggressive steps to improve our transit future. The downtown streetcar is under construction and sure to be expanded, serious work is underway to reinvent our local transit agency, and report after report chides our inability to connect people with jobs. Now is not the time to lose focus and chase the whimsy of a nonresident who claims to be interested in Kansas City's transit future. We have serious work to do with those who are at the table.

The Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance

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TKC GIF: KANSAS CITY WESTSIDE FOUNTAIN ON SOUTHWEST BLVD IN BLUE BEFORE WORLD SERIES GAME SEVEN



This is the closest we'll get to a "fan" post or all of the pointless chatter that's substituting for discourse in Kansas City regarding a big baseball game tonight.

For just a brief moment we took a second to document what Royals hysteria looks like in our part of the world, on our beloved Kansas City Westside.

We want to do a few more .gifs before it gets too cold and this was an important enough occasion for a first attempt with the help of a cheap app.

What we like:

The animated GIF lets us stop and ponder a single moment in the stream, to resee something that otherwise would zip by unnoticed.

And this what we contemplated today . . .

SHOW-ME KCPD CHIEF SELECTED TO KANDER ELECTIONS INTEGRITY TASK FORCE



TKC NOTE: Take a look at the latest effort the ensure fair elections and hold off GOP Voter ID Measures at the same time. For Kansas City readers, the police of Chief overseeing local elections is an important move and offers another reason to KEEP KANSAS CITY LOCAL POLICE CONTROL OFF THE TABLE . . . Check it:

Kander Establishes Elections Integrity Task Force

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced the formation of the bipartisan Elections Integrity Task Force, which will bring together local, state and federal law enforcement and election authorities. The task force will meet each election year going forward to help coordinate efforts to ensure Missouri elections remain fair, secure and accessible.

"This task force will help ensure that fair elections continue in Missouri, and will provide Missourians with confidence in the process," Kander said. "By working together across government agencies, we will be able to move swiftly before, during and after each election to protect the integrity of the process."

By bringing multiple agencies to the table, the task force will open lines of communication and establish new protocols for responding to alleged violations in the elections process.

The members of the Elections Integrity Task Force are:

Secretary of State Jason Kander

Daniel M. Nelson, Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of Missouri

John Bodenhausen, Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Missouri

Special Agent in Charge William Woods, FBI St. Louis Office

Special Agent in Charge Michael Kaste, FBI Kansas City Office



Chief Darryl Forté, Kansas City Police Department

Colleen Shannon And The Kansas City Links



Colleen Shannon hotness starts us rolling this afternoon as we take a peek @ these somewhat important Kansas City mainstream media links right now.

Check it:

UPDATE . . . JOCO AFTERNOON TAKE DOWN . . .
Police respond to reported robbery at Bank of America branch

Kansas City Ebola Briefing Today @ City Hall



Just a couple of hours ago Kansas City Health director Rex Archer attempted to calm local fear regarding Ebola.

Once again the City Hall health official made a lame comparison of the scariest global pandemic to the flu or pneumonia. He also noted that Kansas City residents don't eat bush meat or directly deal with prep for burial so the conditions that contribute to Ebola spread don't exist here in this cowtown.

“I would be concerned if we had conditions here like West Africa,” he said. “We can manage Ebola.”

As far as managing, the KCMO health bureaucrat DID NOT ADDRESS these points that have dogged Kansas City and the local discourse . . .

- Kansas City healthcare workers say this town doesn't have enough Ebola hazmat suits. On the bright side . . . SEXY Ebola Halloween costumes are the NEW HOTNESS!!!

- No word about Ebola patient disappearances from Kansas City and the guy from TMC who was reportedly bleeding from every orifice after a trip to West Africa.

- Also no word of a KANSAS CITY CRACKDOWN ON MEDICAL PROS USING THE WORD EBOLA that has been confirmed among many medical pros.

Instead there were kinds words against "fear" and the same old flu comparison that seems quaint amid a growing threat across of this pandemic.

Developing . . .

TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! FOUTCH KEMPER PLAN KAPUT AND MARINER STAYS WINNING!!!

And now we can forgo the illusion that Kansas City's 1% weren't totally going to get their way, just as we predicted months ago, and earn yet another EPIC TAX BREAK when all was said and done and even after a bit of threatening to move their party elsewhere: Foutch abandons Kemper Arena proposal - Kansas City Business Journal

Downtown KCK Genocide Landmark

A tribute to Native and a reminder that white people have actually become a lot nicer over the years . . . Or at least a lot less bold about their gentrification efforts: The Story Behind The Historic American Indian Cemetary In Downtown KCK

JOHNSON COUNTY JEWISH CENTER KILLER GETS DEATH PENALTY CHARGE!!!



Take a look @ Golden Ghetto justice for an Deadly old and busted racist with a penchant for trannies while the people of South Kansas City are still waiting for the QUINTUPLE KILLER to draw capital murder charges as well.

Check it:

Death penalty sought in Jewish center shootings

SURVEY SEYZ KCI STAYS LOSING!!!

Like it or not, this newsie tidbit will soon be part of the public record and touted as a reason to spend BILLIONS on Council Dude Russ Johnson's bad idea: Kansas City International In Running For 'America's Worst Airport'

Kansas City Internets Pedo Pix Bust

Internets round-up of a nasty cowtown techie: Kansas City Man Admits Possessing Thousands of Images of Child Pornography - Kansas City infoZine

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! ACTIVIST GROUP 'ONE STRUGGLE KC' PROTESTS KANSAS CITY ROYALS WORLD SERIES P&L DISTRICT WATCH PARTY!!! MUST SEE!!! DOWNTOWN BANNER DROP IN SOLIDARITY WITH #FERGUSON!!!



Our blog community is the first to note Kansas City activists utilizing the World Series stage in order to draw attention to their struggle.

To wit . . .

FIRST ON TKC . . . ACTIVIST GROUP "ONE STRUGGLE KC" BANNER DROP ON THE P&L DISTRICT KANSAS CITY ROYALS WORLD SERIES WATCH PARTY IN SOLIDARITY WITH #FERGUSON!!!

Thanks to THE MOST AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS for first word of this IMPORTANT PROTEST before any other media outlet . . .

One description of the protest . . .

"Banner drop in Kansas City in front of 1000s of people gathered at the racist Kansas City Power and Light district for a World Series watching party. The banner drop was made by One Struggle KC, and was in solidarity with Ferguson and all victims of mass incarceration and police brutality."



More . . .



Check the Vine featuring the banner drop.

STATEMENT FROM "ONE STRUGGLE KC" VIA SOCIAL MEDIA:

"One Struggle KC is a coalition of community activists seeking to harness the energy of Ferguson, Missouri in an effort to connect the struggles of oppressed communities, locally and globally.

The time for division among those communities and peoples who share a common struggle is over. According to a recent study, in 2012, at least 313 black Americans were extrajudicially killed by police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes. The Brookings Institute released a study this year that found white people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it. Right now, migrant families are being torn apart due to inhumane immigration policies enacted by the U.S. Government. The current U.S. administration has deported more people than any other administration in the history of the United States. Families are fleeing Central American countries due to violence stemming from decades of destabilization of governments by the United States. In Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, 43 students are missing while the Mexican government turns a blind eye. The Palestinian people are facing genocide, in which the West is complicit. "Occupy Central" protesters in Hong Kong are in the streets demanding full Democracy from the government.

We stand with Ferguson and oppressed communities everywhere when we say "One Struggle!" Recognizing that there is Una Lucha, One Struggle KC aims to engage the Kansas City community by beginning a much-needed conversation discussing how all oppression is linked. The Ferguson uprising occurred because of years of anti-black law enforcement violence. That same violence is inflicted upon communities of color and poor communities in the Kansas City area and beyond. Disproportionate policing in communities of color and poor communities has led to an unprecedented incarceration rate of members of those communities, which feeds the Prison Industrial Complex (including immigration detention centers) that profits off the backs of Black and Brown communities.

This must end! But we must be the ones who end it! And we can only end it by building solidarity among the affected communities. No longer will we stand by while a few profit off the misery of our communities. Our struggles are distinct, but they are linked. WE are connected. WE are Ferguson. As Frederick Douglass declared so many years ago, the destiny of people of color is "bound up with that of the white people of this country."

There is but One Struggle - the one for Liberation from state oppression! Join us."
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SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY HOSPITAL KIDNAPPING CHARGE AMID CUSTODY BATTLE AND ABUSE ALLEGATIONS!!!



Fox4 highlights this contentious local case where lawyers and cultures clash with parental rights.

Check it:

Parents locked in custody battle after doctor at Children’s Mercy Hospital suspects abuse

Deets:

"An Independence boy is living with family members while his parents and the Children’s Division – Missouri Department of Social Services fight over custody after suspicion of abuse or neglect was reported by a doctor at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Healthcare professionals are mandated reporters, which means they have to report any sort of suspected abuse. An Independence family says they think their son was essentially kidnapped."

Behind the scenes, we're surprised how many people have taken notice of this medical-industrial-complex battle that creates even more fear for locals seeking medical care.

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MUST READ!!! NORTHEAST NEWS STANDS UP TO KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY'S TRAGIC SECOND AMENDMENT CRACKDOWN!!!



Kansas City Mayor Sly James has been one of the most strident anti-gun activists this city has ever seen.

In countless interviews and failed legislation the Mayor has taken aim @ the Second Amendment and gun owners.

To wit . . .

TODAY THE NORTHEAST NEWS TAKES MAYOR SLY JAMES AND HIS SECOND AMENDMENT CRACKDOWN TO TASK!!!

Take a look:

Northeast News: I’ll keep mine, thanks

Money line . . .

"The Mayor deliberately politicized the shooting to blame not the criminal in this case, but the entire “gun culture” for this senseless tragedy. That means if you own a gun, you shoulder part of the blame for this killing, at least in this Mayor’s eyes.

"The Mayor’s statement is yet another veiled threat to all legal gun owners and a direct affront to the Second Amendment of the Constitution that guarantees the right to keep and bear arms."

Now, Kansas City political insiders will point out that the Mayor has very little legislative control over firearms but this fact of life hasn't stopped one of the top elected officials in town from targeting personal liberty and Constitutional rights.

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