Sunday, February 25, 2018

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY BISHOP WARNS AGAINST ANARCHY OF 'CULTURE WITHOUT GOD' AMID CONTEMPLATION OF DEADLY FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING!!!



Better than going to church or putting any effort into so-called beliefs we offer our blog community denizens word from a local holy man from the comfort of their favorite gadget on the topic of an American crisis amid the aftermath of innocent youngsters slaughtered as the nation considers rebuke of fundamental freedoms the Republic was founded upon.

To wit . . .

CHECK KANSAS CITY CLERIC PERSPECTIVE ON TRUTH AND MORALITY IN THE MIDST OF DEADLY FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING DEBATE!!!

Thanks be to the Internets and the 1st Amendment . . . In this context we're allowed to talk back to the Catholic honcho without fear of eternal damnation or a nun's ruler.

Checkit:

Kansas City Bishop James Vann Johnston Jr. Offers His Insights On The Aftermath Of The Florida School Shooting

Here's the money line . . .



"As with similar acts of senseless violence which take innocent life, many in the nation are seeking answers and speculating about how to prevent such tragedies from occurring again. Important discussions and debates are focusing on the different factors that figure in to these terrible events. Some point to gun control and/or more prudent law governing ownership of certain types of weapons; others will focus on mental health issues or better law enforcement follow up.

"While these pieces are important, there is another, more fundamental element that deserves attention; namely, what does a culture without God look like? When all reference points to moral truth are removed from the shared public culture, anarchy is the result. The troubled young man who murdered his former classmates could serve as a symbol of that anarchy personified."



You decide . . .

Screenland Armour Asks For Help

Here's a very earnest and worthwhile post from locals asking for a handup for a biz that's hampered by the rise of Nextflix and far more affordable home movie tech . . .

Historic Screenland Armour Movie Theatre is Expanding!

Adam Roberts is raising funds for Historic Screenland Armour Movie Theatre is Expanding! on Kickstarter! Screenland Armour, one of KC's oldest movie theatres is adding two new screens, a larger lobby and more amenities! Find out more below!

TKC Fun Fact: If Syed Was Mexican He'd Already Be In Guadalajara By Now

Critics of The Star are giving the newspaper credit where it's due today for this immigration round-up amid progressive white lady outcry . . . Meanwhile we're gearing up for lawn mowing season and Springtime for people who rarely earn as much sympathy. Take a look:

By the time ICE arrested Syed Jamal, he was low on options with immigration law

From war-torn Bangladesh to wheat-rich Kansas, vulnerability has followed scientist Syed Ahmed Jamal. Before the story of his arrest and potential deportation went viral and attracted the support of thousands, Jamal wrote from jail about the persecution he faced in his home country.

Rock Chalk Chinese Secret Exposed???

Political crackdown as the world gets smaller and trade wars become more important . . .

Confucius Institutes, like one at KU, coming under federal scrutiny

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and FBI Director Christopher Wray have both said in recent days that they have concerns about the Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes at universities around the country, including the University of Kansas, saying they operate as propaganda tools of the Chinese Communist Party.

BREAKING!!! DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY SUNDAY MORNING TRIPLE SHOOTING!!!



Two of the victims are clinging to life according to authorities.

Police responded to the shooting about 6:20 a.m. in the 800 block of Walnut Street.

First reports from the scene claim it's related to nightlife but the area is also crawling with hobos as well.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Peters Postscript



Somewhat recently, Fox News talker Laura Ingraham lambasted basketball superstar LeBron James regarding his negative comments about Prez Trump and started a social media firestorm among pundits and overpaid middle-class office drones.

She told the basketball living legend to "shut up & dribble" and then shut down by a wave of overwhelming criticism from fanboys and progressives.

That context is important inasmuch as a social buddy recently shared a quote that was rather brilliant for any political perspective:

"This Marcus Peters trade is the The Kansas City Chiefs “shut up and dribble” message to all its players . . ."

You decide . . .

Independence, MO Racial Profiling Hot Mess Precedes Worsening Applebee's Harsh Times



Quick followup on the 7-minute crying jag which shut down the Meth Town Mall Applebee's . . .

Turns out the Independence, MO harsh times is really just the beginning of a downward spiral of the fast causal biz now that the Internets is stepping up the home delivery game.

Take a look:

Fortune: Applebee's Is Closing Up To Another 80 Restaurants

Biz Insider: Applebee's closed 99 locations last year — and it's about to close dozens more

The Street: How the New CEO of Applebee's and Ihop Plans to Save the Company

Developing . . .

Kangaroo Screed Rejects Thoughts & Prayers

Some important stats along with NEXTGEN perspective on the gun debate and reaction from politicos and the public as this UMKC pundit in training takes on Missouri's gun rights record. Take a look:

Thoughts and prayers are not enough

Emily Reid "Among the deadliest mass shootings in history" is a headline I have seen 13 times in my 20 years of life. San Bernardino, Newton, Las Vegas and now Parkland. It seems America as a county is asking "when will it end?" But it won't end. It will happen again.

Dead-Tree Media Solves Gun Debate???

Here's the newspaper attempting to play the middle of the road and using the soft-sell to encourage gun takeaways and bans. Check it:

America's gun violence crisis must end. Here's how

The United States faces an unprecedented crisis of gun violence, a moral and health disaster that threatens every American. The bloodshed must be stopped. The courageous students in Florida, who just helped bury their classmates and teachers, unmistakably call us all to action. The voices in Las Vegas, Orlando, San Bernardino, Charleston, Sutherland Springs, Ft.

The Kansas City Sunday News Start



Sunday morning we start with KB hotness inspiration and take a look at some of the more important links for the morning news cycle. Take a look:

More Evidence Old KCI Works Fine

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Increases in January 2018 - Kansas City infoZine

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Increases in January 2018 Kansas City, MO - infoZine - The City of Kansas City, MO Aviation Department reports that 811,978 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport's gates in January, a 3.3 percent increase from January 2017. Passenger boardings were up 3.7 percent, with a total of 405,749 boarded.


Dead-Tree Newsflash: Guv In Big Trouble

With scandals all around for indicted Greitens, path to political survival narrows

Indicted by a grand jury and charged with felony invasion of privacy, Gov. Eric Greitens is now entering a political and legal minefield. A grand jury investigation continues, and the scope of its inquiry appears wide open. Rumors that the FBI has taken notice are running rampant.


JoCo Crash Aftermath

Railroad crossings in Olathe close after train hits stalled car

The California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive will appear in court Friday as donors from around the world have given more than $500,000 for the recovery of the abused siblings. David Turpin and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive and torturing all but one, are facing additional charges, a prosecution spokesman said Friday.


Fear Kansas Old School Struggles
Seniors struggling to apply for Medicaid in Kansas
Show-Me Labor Right Right Now

Labor, Democrats rally at Old Courthouse to oppose 'right to work'

Despite rainy conditions, between 100 and 150 people held a rally Saturday afternoon outside the Old Courthouse, listening to labor leaders and Democratic politicians defend unions they say are under attack by conservatives and the rich. The Working People's Day of Action in downtown St.


Kansas City Spring Training Swing

Royals ink 11 more players to deals for 2018 season

The Kansas City Royals announced Saturday that 11 more players have been inked to deals for the 2018 season. The team settled contracts with pitchers, Miguel Almonte, Trevor Oaks, and Eric Skoglund; catcher Cam Gallagher; infielders Cheslor Cuthburt, Adalberto Mondesi and Ramon Torres; and outfielders Jorge Bonifacio, Billy Burns, Paulo Orlando and Bubba Starling.


Fanboys Cope With Kansas City Chiefs Rebuilding Year

Kansas City Chiefs: 2018 will be an offseason to remember

Remember last summer when the Kansas City Chiefs cut Jeremy Maclin and then fired John Dorsey? Remember how CRAZY that was and how we were all joking about how only the Chiefs could do something so ridiculous despite having a lot of success?


Snoop Dogg - One More Day ft. Charlie Wilson is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Saturday, February 24, 2018

TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! SHOCK!!! USUALLY WELCOMING MAYOR SLY JAMES SEYZ HE WOULD VOTE AGAINST POTENTIAL KANSAS CITY NRA CONVENTION!!!



Recently, Kansas SecState And Guv Candidate Kris Kobach proudly welcomed the National Rifle Association’s annual convention after a top Dallas official suggested the gun rights group find a different host city.

Amid a week of tense gun rights debate, local Twitter Star THE FAKE NED YOST asked the question of the day via Twitter:

Would Kansas City welcome the NRA convention or assist Kansas if they got it?

To which the typically convention-loving KCMO Mayor Sly responded:

"I would cast a no vote but I am 1 vote of 13."

And while this terse turnabout isn't surprising, it shows the level of gun disdain from City Hall's honcho and inspires tonight's playlist dedicated to the sordid topic of guns:



As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

The Kansas City Saturday Night Lineup



Right now we consider some of our all-time favorite Brit hotties and the "course of an empire" was we check the top local Kansas City news links right now . . .

Take a peek:

Jackson County Comeuppance

Jury convicts man for road rage shooting that killed 19-year-old taking girlfriend home from ultrasound

A Jackson County jury has convicted a 46-year-old Independence man who was charged in connection with the road rage shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead last summer. Early on Saturday morning, the jury found John C.


More Saturday Gunfire

KC police investigating shooting Saturday on city's south side

Turner Twyman/KMBC SOURCE: Turner Twyman/KMBC Kansas City police are investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon on the city's south side. Police officers were called at 3:35 p.m. to the 8600 block of East 114th Street on a reported shooting. Authorities said they found one person with serious injuries. No other information has been released.


Serving Up Sadness

'This is very shocking' - Aspiring chef killed in KC put family first, relatives say

An aspiring chef was killed Friday in Kansas City, and his relatives say few details have emerged to explain why. John McKenzie, 46, was found unresponsive inside a residence near 58th Street and Forest Avenue on Friday afternoon. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital, and a person of interest turned himself in to authorities on Saturday, Kansas City police said.


Kansas City Bad Risk???

New credit union will provide alternative to payday loans for residents in KC's urban core

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's been seven years in the making, but this spring, African American leaders will finally open the first credit union designed to serve low-income families in the urban core. Many in the African American community have worked hard to establish an alternative to the high costs of payday lending.


KCPD Get Weekend Conversation

Person of interest in Friday evening homicide turns himself in

The California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive will appear in court Friday as donors from around the world have given more than $500,000 for the recovery of the abused siblings. David Turpin and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive and torturing all but one, are facing additional charges, a prosecution spokesman said Friday.


EPIC 1st Repsonder Hot Take

Fire fighters in Grandview make daring rescue in early morning house fire

Breaking News The Grandview Fire Department rescues three and saves dog in house fire at 13803 10th Terrace. Grandview FD released the following statement. "The caller reported at least three people were trapped inside the house. On arrival, firefighters saw heavy smoke from the house and observed fire in the living room.


Weekend Finish Forecast

First Alert: Sunshine to return Sunday

Our weather is going to take a decidedly spring-like turn this week.


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

TKC SNEAK PEEK!!! MISSOURI GUV GREITENS CONFRONTS GROWING DEMAND FOR RESIGNATION & PHOTO SURPRISE!!!



The embattled Guv has become a partisan punching bag over the past few days as word of his arrest and indictment serves as red meat for both Progressives and Conservatives.

However, our KICK-ASS blog community wants to contribute a few interesting items that MSM has seemingly overlooked or that have just been buried under the avalanche of coverage.

First and foremost . . .

NATIONAL MAINSTREAM MEDIA DESPERATELY SEARCHES FOR A PHOTO OF THE MISSOURI GUV IN CUSTODY FLANKED BY THE STL SHERIFF AND HAS OFFERED $5,000 TO NEWSIES AND MOBILE PHONE PHOTOGS WHO CAN ANTE UP!!!

STL Post-Dispatch reporter Robert Patrick was apparently too slow to get an image but his viral tweet has inspired a frenzy among national media looking for the money shot.

One more . . .

NOBODY BUT AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS NOTICED AN EXTRA "WITNESS" IN THE INDICTMENT AMID GOP FEAR THAT ANOTHER PLAYER MIGHT SOON SPEAK UP!!!

One more . . . The best and brightest of our blog community noticed Guv Greitens can travel wherever he wants inside the country but there's nothing specific noted about his international travel.

Finally because pundits are missing this one . . .

The call for Guv Grietens to resign is not only about the felony charge he's facing but also questions his ability to govern in the midst of a historic crisis. The Guv is innocent until proven guilty but there is no question that investigation and impeachment proceedings along with more revelations to come will distract the Legislature from far more important work on behalf of voters. Governor Eric Greitens promised to clean up Missouri politics and instead he threatens to drag the entire state through the mud of a revenge porn investigation in order to determine his personal responsibility while policy issues remain at a standstill and overshadowed by his admitted past behavior.

And so we patiently wait for this sordid drama to unfold as we round-up the story with this collection of all the important headlines so far . . .

Fox4: Missouri lawmakers’ investigation into Greitens indictment will take time, taxpayers’ money

Examiner: Some in GOP concerned about Greitens' ability to lead

KCTV5: Greitens resigns from RGA leadership post

KMBC: Eric Greitens​ indicted under law targeting peeping toms

STL Public Radio: Five legal issues from the Greitens indictment

KCUR: Despite Troubled Tenure And New Indictment, Some Voters Are Standing By Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

Turner Report: Missouri GOP: Greitens' indictment is George Soros' fault

WaPo: Gardner spokeswoman: No ‘political games’

Post-Dispatch: Greitens case could test the definition of 'privacy' in the smartphone era

WaPo: Why George Soros gets blamed for Eric Greitens’s troubles and other conservative gripes

STL: More Republicans call for governor to step down, while Democrats step back

Missourian: Missouri's next possible governor Mike Parson described as 'a straight shooter'

Developing . . .

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! YET ANOTHER MASSIVE KANSAS CITY WATER RATE AND FEE SPIKE IN THE WORKS!!!



Last year around this time Kansas City politicos threatened voters with higher water rates if the electorate didn't approve general obligation bonds and so the de facto tax increase passed easily under sketchy circumstances wherein abandoned local polling places didn't match voting numbers at all.

And now . . .

THIS WEEK KANSAS CITY IS RAISING FEES, RATES AND CITY HALL FUNDING FOR THE WATER DEPT. THAT'S DROWNING IN RED INK!!!

Check the sloppy and secretive unsigned ordinance containing a hodgepodge of clauses that will inevitably cost local customers even more money . . .

Ordinance #180138: adjust charges for water service and impose a two percent payment in lieu of taxes upon the City Water Fund’s gross revenues derived from water services to the City’s residential and commercial customers to be paid to the General Fund and charged to residential and commercial customers

Again, what locals need to watch here is that it's not just rates but FEES that the Water Department is using to gouge customers as the cost threatens to sink local workers.

Developing . . .

TKC MUST SEE!!! KMBC PREZ SARAH SMITH TALKS MASS SHOOTING AFTERMATH!!!



Sarah Smith, KMBC and KCWE President and General Manager speaks out in the aftermath of the latest school shooting.

The highlight . . .

A loaded quote to end an otherwise thoughtful and evenhanded op/ed . . .

"Nelson Mandela said the soul of society is revealed by how it treats its children. How are we doing?"

You decide . . .

TKC SNEAK PEEK!!! JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS PROMISE EPIC PRIMARIES!!!



This morning the Examiner reminds us that County candidates can file beginning Monday but that's just half of the story . . .

JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS WARN THAT QUITE A FEW PRIMARIES THREATEN INCUMBENT POLITICOS AFTER A TUMULTUOUS YEAR FOR COURTHOUSE POLITICS!!!

Here's the word . . .

"Get ready for some exciting races in this county for the first time in a long time. There will be hard fought Democratic primaries and November elections that will be a lot of fun to watch."

Already we've seen Jackson County Lady Crystal panic in open session about the prospect of competition . . . And there's also a bit of ongoing gossip that Exec Frank White will back candidates to compete against some of his fiercest critics . . . To be fair, he denies the talk but the coming week will reveal if he kept his word.

Developing . . .

KANSAS CITY ANTI-GUN 'MARCH FOR OUR LIVES' BUILDING MOMENTUM!!!



Like it or not, across the metro there's a growing outcry for gun control as the #NeverAgain movement prepares to rally in the Spring.

To wit . . .

WITH MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND PLEDGING TO MARCH ON THE PLAZA AND 7K SHOWING SIGNS OF INTEREST . . . THE UPCOMING 'MARCH FOR OUR LIVES' MIGHT BE THE FIRST MAJOR ANTI-GUN RALLY OF 2018!!!

Scheduled for March 24th @ Mill Creek Park . . . This is just one of many local gatherings attempting to change the conversation on gun control.

Description:

"A march to say "Enough!" We must protect Americans, American lives. Weapons are not more important than people.

"We are gathering at Mill Creek Park in Kansas City on Saturday, March 24 from noon to 4 pm as part of the nationwide effort to advocate for weapons reform. It is past time elected officials put the lives of Americans above the donations from the NRA and above profits for weapons manufacturers..

"Let's join together to make a change for our future!"

Developing . . .

Kansas City 2018 Homicide #15 Catching Up To Last Year's Pace: Man Found Dead As Person Of Interest Seen Running From House



The weekend starts with a murder investigation and authorities seeking a conversation with a local dude . . .

KSHB: Man sought after officers find dead man in east Kansas City home

Deets:

"Police were sent to a disturbance in a house at about 4 p.m. Friday in the 5800 block of Forest Avenue. They found an unconscious man on the floor. He died a short time later at a hospital. Witnesses said they saw a man run from the house."

At this time last year there were 16 homicides for a total of 150.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Saturday News Look



Leading the way on Instagram hottie Lucy has been a leading voice for body acceptance and the inspiration for our Saturday morning news link compilation.

Take a look:

Kansas City 2nd Best For Ladies

Ranking: KC defies gender pay gap, again earns No. 2 for Women in Tech

Second only to Washington, D.C., in a new national ranking, Kansas City boasts a noteworthy statistic: Women in tech jobs are paid, on average, 2 percent more than their male counterparts. It's the fourth consecutive year Kansas City has earned a No. 2 on the list of the Best Cities for Women in Tech.


Local Tragedy Testimony

Father of children in deadly 435 crash speaks out, thanks community for support

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Amid heartbreak and devastation, Salomon Vazquez wants to thank the community for supporting his family during the hardest time in their lives. Not even a week after his wife, Angelica Hernandez-Valentin, and their children were involved in a bad crash on 435, Vazquez sat down with 41 Action News to provide an update.


Biz Community Best Practices Revealed

Kansas City Business Journal entrepreneur panel talks funding, growth and inclusion - Kansas City Business Journal

"Everybody has an easy button, but we need to be deliberate." Those were words of wisdom Davyeon Ross shared for entrepreneurs who miss out on opportunities to add more diversity to their teams. Ross, co-founder and COO of ShotTracker LLC, joined Brad Shyver, CEO of Royal Services Inc., and Lesa Mitchell, managing director of Techstars Kansas City, to offer advice from their entrepreneurial experiences Thursday night at the Kansas City Business Journal's annual entrepreneur panel.


KC Suspect Search Cont'd

Police searching for serial shoplifter as more KC business owners catch woman stealing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are looking for a serial shoplifter after multiple businesses say the same woman is stealing from them. The business owners are fed up and want this woman caught and prosecuted. "She was so brazen about it," said Jeff Netzer, the president of State Beauty Supply.


Home Town Heartfelt Moment

Kansas City Royals: Bury Who a Royal?

In recent days, the outlook of many Royals fans has change d due to a pretty substantial roster turnover. Danny Duffy coined the phrase "Bury Me A Royal," but can we expect that of any player anymore?


Sunflower State Small Town Distinction

Kansas Has 4 Of 10 Most 'Middle Of Nowhere' Towns In U.S., Says Big East Coast Paper

This is just not the kind of news Kansans want to hear, but: Four of the ten most isolated towns in all of the United States are in Kansas. The Washington Post, using data from something called the Malaria Atlas Project, wanted to know what the middle of nowhere looks like.


Starstruck Kansas City
NASA astronaut lands in KC

Janelle MonĂ¡e – Make Me Feel is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Kansas City Mexican Cold Brew

Coffee news and new local hipster cuisine for more adventurous souls according to the top foodie mag in the state . . . Checkit:

In Kansas City, Pirate's Bone Serves Vegan Riffs on Latin-Inspired Coffee Drinks

Mexico City native Zaid Consuegra recently celebrated the third anniversary of Pirate's Bone, his vegan coffee shop and restaurant located off the beaten path near East Brookside in Kansas City. He started Pirate's Bone with just $2,000 and a coffee maker he bought at a local garage sale, but Consuegra's business quickly grew.

Kansas City Blogging The Pope

The town's top faith blogger considers the tenure of the pontiff and his rather liberal reign. Take a look:

After 5 years, Pope Francis attracts love and disdain: 2-24/25-18

It soon will be five years since the Catholic Church's College of Cardinals shocked the world by electing Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (pictured here) of Buenos Aires to be the next pope. Bergoglio then signaled the kind of pontiff he might...

KANSAS CITY ARREST AND SHOOTING LOCAL NEWSIE REVIEW THIS WEEK!!!



Check local journalists talking the biggest stories this week in a show the FINALLY offers a nice balance in programming that actually influences KC denizens.

Take a look . . .

"Nick Haines, Barbara Shelly, Mark Alford, Dave Helling and Micheal Mahoney discuss the Eric Greitens indictment, what Kansas and Missouri are doing to address gun control and mental illness, the dash cam footage of the police shooting of an Overland Park teen, the race to become the governor of Kansas, the implications of Plaza III Steakhouse closing and KC's reputation as a jazz town."

Take a look:



You decide . . .

Friday, February 23, 2018

TKC WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS: STRONG ANONYMOUS MOVES STAY WINNING!!!



Tonight our rankings our dedicated to somewhat secret power moves or at least people who stay behind the scenes amid public struggles.

Take a look:

KANSAS CITY ANTIFA SOUNDS OFF


Local politically active music fans denounced an upcoming death metal show and eventually SHUT IT DOWN amid concerns over safety and social justice. This activism earned both fans and critics but there's no arguing its effectiveness.

Show-Me Cuck Revenge Cont'd


The Missouri Guv is on his way out after a DUDE SCORNED pushed an TV news investigation which ultimately led to an indictment and the top politico in the state arrested and publicly disgraced.

Black Panther Fans Power Movie Hit


The "afrocentric" Black Panther movie is now bigger than Superman with MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of bucks in box office but more importantly has won hearts and minds of mainstream fans who happily endorse the power of Black cinema.

And so . . .


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.

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! WYCO COMMISH ANN BRANDAU-MURGUIA HOT MESS DOMESTIC BATTERY CHARGES CONNECTED TO KCK DEVELOPER!!!



Tonight we offer an important tidbit and just a bit of a tease that most denizens of our blog community have already figured out . . .

To wit . . .

CREDIT TO BRILLIANT TKC BLOG COMMUNITY DENIZENS WHO GOT A HOLD OF THE ANN BRANDAU-MURGIA POLICE REPORT WHICH OFFERS JUST A FEW MORE DEETS!!!



Connected to the drama in one way or another . . .

"A board member for Argentine Neighborhood Development Association (ANDA), the non-profit that Brandau-Murguia is Executive Director of . . . Also, notice on the report it says victim relationship it says BG - Basically, that stands for boyfriend or girlfriend. But wait a minute, Ann says she is still married."

Again, we advise readers not to guess because that's no fun . . . Instead let's simply enjoy another look at this allegedly hot tempered local political lady.

Also . . . Here's a picture the Commish put on blast and shared publicly featuring another sorta public figure in better times . . .



Developing . . .

Kansas City Lobbyist Works For Guv Greitens

Call this another broken promise AND/OR and important crisis communication contract . . . Either way, hope to keep all consultants busy leaving bittersweet and hopefully interesting comments in the near future.

Checkit:

Greitens has called lobbyists "snakes", now his lawyer hires one

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - "Snakes, liars and cowards." Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has referred to lobbyists and consultants that way but now he has one working for him as he defends himself from an invasion of privacy charge.

Kansas City Hipster Burger Wars Coming This Summer: What Will Become Of Winstead's???

Apparently, the NEXTGEN never heard of cholesterol . .. . And so, we engage in the beginning of a Kansas City burger battle. Take a peek and content crafted lovingly by a taxpayer funded organization doing their very best with Ivy League journalism degrees:

Overland Park's Snack Shack Is Unintimidated By Shake Shack's Arrival In Kansas City

As you may have heard by now, Shake Shack is opening on the Plaza. The New York-based burger chain has a devoted following, and the news of its fall opening sent many Kansas Citians into a tizzy.

Kansas City Friday Night News Look Down



Right now we celebrate pr0n hottie single-mom Farrah taking on a global media company along with her recent lingerie work and closer to home we check these Kansas City MSM news links tonight.

Take a peek:

Ranking Kansas City Beef

Food Critics: The Best Burgers In Kansas City In 2018

Burgers are a classic KC menu item. "As a steak town, Kansas City has always had a lot of good burgers, too," Charles Ferruzza told host Gina Kaufmann on KCUR's Central Standard. Whether diners prefer a thin or thick patty - or something meatless - local menus have plenty of options.


Bedroom Community Building Up

Work continues on Brookside 51 complex

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Developer VanTrust broke ground on the new Brookside 51 complex near 51st and Oak back in 2015. Now, almost 3 years later, construction continues. The complex will include a Whole Foods grocery store, a 170 unit apartment structure, a student health center and a parking garage.


Local Ad Game Winning

Andrews McMeel Universal is a product of its Kansas City roots - Kansas City Business Journal

When John Andrews proposed basing Universal Press Syndicate in Kansas City, his co-founder, John McMeel, was skeptical. At the time, McMeel worked in New York, the hotbed of publishing. "I said New York is the place to go because it's where all the action is, but he convinced me that, 'Hey, we'll get our action.'


Get A KCMO Grocery Job!!!

New grocery store on Prospect looking to hire dozens of employees during weekend job fair

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new grocery store on Prospect Avenue expects to hire dozens of workers Saturday from the surrounding neighborhood. Neighbors on the east side are getting their first look inside the new Sunfresh store at the Linwood Shopping Center. There hasn't been a grocery store operating at the center in more than ten years.


Kansas Outsiders Join Pranksters In Political Gambit Joking Guv Contest

2 men from Oregon say they plan to run for Kansas office

Breaking News TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The arts editor and theater critic at an Oregon weekly paper say they plan to run for governor and lieutenant governor of Kansas. Editor Bob Keefer and critic Rick Levin of the Eugene Weekly say they mailed a notarized affidavit of candidacy to the state on Feb.


Show-Me Last Picture Show

Why aren't big-budget movies filmed in Missouri anymore? Money.

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is shaping up as the film to beat at this year's Academy Awards. The comedy-drama written and directed by Martin McDonagh and released by Fox Searchlight Pictures is nominated for seven Oscars and has scored big in competitions leading up to Hollywood's big night March 4.


Lifestyle Mag Talks With EPIC Crooner

Then Along Comes Cetera

Peter Cetera It's a world of homogenous singing voices in today's pop music. But Peter Cetera has one of the most distinctive voices in rock history in an era that was full of them. From 1969 to 1985, Cetera played bass and was one of the three lead vocalists for Chicago, which was deservedly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.


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

BLUE SPRINGS STUDENT WALKOUT AGAINST GUNS COMING SOON!!!

Activism from a lower local suburb as youngsters learn from adults . . . Ranting attracts news coverage. Take a peek: Blue Springs middle school students planning walk out for safer schools

Newsflash: #BetterKCI New Airport STILL Confronts Long Lines & Waiting

The newspaper sorta admits voters have been conned and all of those photos of long lines will now earn a BILLION dollar update. Take a look:

Enhanced security at KCI Airport could add wait time at TSA checkpoints

Have flight travel plans? Prepare for longer delays through security check points at Kansas City International Airport. Transportation Security Administration officials on Friday announced that KCI has rolled out new enhanced security checkpoint measures that could hold travelers up a tad longer than usual on their way to the departure gate.

TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TRADE CONTROVERSIAL MARCUS PETERS!!!



Friday is for firings and right now Kansas City sports fans are SHOCKED by a move that insiders saw coming a mile away . . .

THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TRADE MARCUS PETERS A SEASON OF NATIONAL ANTHEM PROTEST!!!

Roundup . . .

"Despite his talent on the football field, the Chiefs had reportedly become disenchanted by his behavior. The team suspended the 25-year-old corner for one game last season for his actions during and after a loss to the New York Jets -- when he famously tossed a referee flag after the play, then left the field without being ejected."

What's important here is that so many downplayed trade talk as Internets chatter right up until this afternoon. Also, the trade isn't great on paper but many think Mr. Peters was toxic for the team and didn't fit in well the "personality" of the Chiefs and coach Andy Reid.

Credit to Arrowhead Pride for pressing this story locally and more than any MSM sports newsie . . . Check the links . . .

ESPN: Rams agree to trade for Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters

SI: Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports the Rams will be sending "a package of draft picks" in exchange for Peters, the No. 18 pick in the 2015 draft.

NFL.Com: Trading a player of Peters' caliber, who can be under contract for a bargain rate for the next two seasons -- $1.8 million in 2018, team fifth-year option in 2019 -- is almost unheard of in the NFL.

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KANSAS CITY CONSERVATIVE JACK CASHILL: GREITENS HAS GOT TO GO!!!

Here's a note to our rural Missouri readers . . . When one of the leading Conservatives in the biggest metro in the Show-Me State is no longer willing to stand up for a disgraced Guv . . . It's time to get on the right side of history. Also, let's not forget that a growing number of Republicans are calling for his resignation and impeachment is now on the table. Check Jack Cashill's impressive analysis of the sitch as we say goodbye to a shining star politico burnout:

Greitens Has Got To Go - The Sentinel

When Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens first emerged on the political scene, Missourians would have done well to remember the adage attributed to Winston Churchill, "If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain."

Kansas City OKs AirBnB Ordinance

Here's an important rundown of how City Hall will regulate horrible housing decisions in a growing number of neighborhoods. Take a look: In 7-4 vote, KCMO council approves Short Term Rental ordinance

Rolling Toward The Kansas City Weekend



Right now we're revved thanks to Candice and her recent comeback winning via SI along with all of these important Kansas City MSM news links right now. Take a look:

All Things According To McTavish
6 First-Time Things To Do In Kansas City This Weekend
Meth Town Mall Will Be Great!!!

Pacific Retail Capital's Independence Center plans won't be cookie-cutter - Kansas City Business Journal

With a new owner and operator, Independence Center is poised to strengthen its position in the marketplace and build a deeper connection with the community. The indoor mall's new operator, Pacific Retail Capital Partners, is optimistic about the future of the mall, which went into a foreclosure sale Feb.


Golden Ghetto Asks For Help

Johnson County mental health officials want more funding for suicide prevention

Some mental health experts call it a secret epidemic, a high suicide rate in Kansas, with an even higher rate focused on Johnson County.More than 400 people took their own lives in Kansas in 2013, and more than a fifth of those deaths occurred in Johnson County.


Nasty Dude Gets Triple Life

KCK man sentenced to three life sentences in prison for sexually assaulting three girls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A KCK man was sentenced to prison Friday for sexually assaulting three girls from 2014 to 2015, prosecutors say. In December, a Jackson County jury convicted 35-year-old Jesus Garcia of statutory rape of a victim younger than 12, child molestation, attempted statutory rape and statutory sodomy of a victim younger than 14.


Drunken Kansas City Denizens Love This Guy From That One Movie!!!

Comedian, actor David Koechner will be grand marshal of this year's Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade

Serving as grand marshal of this year's Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade is none other than actor and comedian David Koechner.


Celebrate More Local Content

Springfield's 'Mystery Hour' TV show gets test run in Kansas City

Springfield local TV talk show "The Mystery Hour" will air in the Kansas City market for a "limited test run," the show announced Friday. KCWE will air "The Mystery Hour" for two episodes. The first airs at 9:30 p.m. on March 3, featuring actor Michael McMillian.


Local Support For The Troops
Vet Center helps connect veterans with resources throughout Kansas City
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Metro Schools Confront More Threats After Florida School Shooting Tragedy

Suburbanite students cope with social media fear mongering in the midst of an American crisis. Checkit:

After Florida shooting, Kansas City-area schools report dozens of threats

Several local schools had extra officers on hand this week investigating disturbing comments made on social media. This includes Kansas City, KS, Olathe, Lee's Summit, Shawnee Mission and Park Hill. Kansas City police went to a Park Hill High School student's home after he told a friend he was going to shoot up the school.

NEWBIE KANSAS GUV COLYER STANDS UP FOR ARMED TEACHER SOLUTION!!!

A double down on a position that has taken heat despite support from the Prez. Take a look:

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer Supports President Trump's Bid to Arm School Teachers: 'That's Where the Students Are, That's Where the Security Issue is Immediately'

This morning, The 74 partnered with Axios and the Walton Family Foundation to organize a special #EDlection2018 conversation in Washington, D.C. Here's our recap of how the event trended on Twitter; we'll be publishing several videos, audio interviews and recaps in the days to come.

MORE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY POLITICOS DEMAND DISGRACED GUV GREITENS RESIGNATION: WILL HE GO???



Right now there aren't many politicos of any substance rallying to defend embattled Guv Eric Greitens.

His support mostly comes from anonymous online trolls and the far, far right wing of the GOP.

Fact is, the Republican Party credentials of Guv Greitens have always been suspect and he has consistently challenged and bad-mouthed his GOP colleagues.

The problem with an outsider running on good looks and stupid commercials is that there's very little political infrastructure to support an elected official in a time of crisis.



And so, the Guv and his paid shills are firing away and losing a social media battle against much more committed critics as most establishment Missouri Republicans seem content to watch the hot mess from the sidelines and let the shining political star burn out.

Real talk informed by some of the nicer GOP politicos who read this blog for a laugh: Putting Guv Lite Mike Parson in charge is looking like a very good option or at least easier than war with national media over the sordid topic of alleged revenge porn. 

We'll wait and see . . . In the meantime, here are some of the best news links on the topic . . .

Atlantic: The Spectacular Implosion of Eric Greitens

Governing: Missouri Governor's Indictment Prompts House Investigation and More Resignation Pressure

Axiom: Soros-backed Kim Gardner gets Gov. Eric Greitens in a one paragraph indictment on alleged photo.

Washington Post: The rise and possible fall of Eric Greitens, the GOP star whose career is crumbling amid scandal

KMBZ: MO Republicans to look into Greitens allegations

Fox4: What does Gov. Greitens’ indictment mean? And what’s next? Metro attorneys break it down

PBS: Missouri governor remains defiant after indictment linked to affair

KMBC: Greitens now has a legal, and a political problem on his hands.

KCTV5: Greitens' attorneys file motion to dismiss indictment

IBT: Will Eric Greitens Step Down? Republicans, Democrats Demand Indicted Missouri Governor’s Resignation

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TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY 3RD DISTRICT AT-LARGE THREATENS TO BECOME EVEN MORE BOOSHIE AS TEAM SLY TALKS COUNCIL RUN WHILST WE ALL WAIT FOR COUNCIL DUDE LUCAS TO ANNOUNCE HIS INEVITABLE MAYORAL BID!!!



Here's some insider gossip that our blog community thrives on as Kansas City politics is nothing more than a game of musical chairs.

Just a bit of fun . . .

TEAM SLY WANTS TO TAKEOVER THE 3RD DISTRICT AT-LARGE AND THREATENS A COUNCIL RUN!!!

Our blog community recently intercepted word of Mayor Sly's Director of Policy McClain Bryant Macklin engaged in council ambitions along with all of the enthusiastic politicos celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Northland Progress.

Her fangirls are now becoming cheerleaders for a campaign throughout social media . . . Of course we're talking an At-Large run because it might be suicide for socialite buddies to go door-to-door in the rougher parts of this urban council district.

But I digress . . .

The point here is that a formidable candidate with an impressive resume and family name would do well in this spot  . . . And with no clear leader in the contest for mayor, more and more people are pushing Councilman Lucas. While the antics of high-powered and highly paid lawyers might not improve the lot for the 3rd . . . As always it's important to understand that every election contest in KCMO is decided BEFORE a single ballot is cast.

UPDATE: Now, some insiders say that Mayor Sly's policy director is running in the 6th At-large which would keep the level of "booshie" in the 3rd District at a reasonable level and also class up the Southland!!! Nevertheless, those wanting Council Dude Quinton to run for mayor continue their crusade.

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