Friday, January 20, 2017

LOCAL PREZ TRUMP INAUGURATION DAY PROTEST DRAWS EPIC AND PEACEFUL CROWD IN MARCH ACROSS KANSAS CITY!!!



On the steps of City Hall, Kansas City Trump protesters occupy 12th & Oak in a peaceful march that DOMINATED the city today.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THIS KICK-ASS PHOTOG FOR AN ICONIC PICTURE THAT DEFINES KANSAS CITY POLITICS TODAY!!!

Reports from the scene reveal that police are flying a drone over the crowd but the protesters are unshaken and in compliance with the law.

This protest is one of the biggest in recent memory with very little opposition or rebuttal except online . . .

THIS DAY BELONGS TO PREZ TRUMP PROTESTERS IN KANSAS CITY AS THEY SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE ABOUT THEIR RESISTANCE!!!

Developing . . .

LIKE IT OR NOT, KANSAS CITY HATES PRESIDENT TRUMP RIGHT NOW!!!



This week's Pitch cover takes the publication back to its glory days when it was nothing more than an afterthought, hobbist rag only read by a handful of undesirables in order to get concert info . . . The good times continue with an amateurish cartoon and even worse column lamenting political reality.

Additionally, at the outset of the week our blog community talked Trump protest in Kansas City. And now it's news FACT.

Check the roundup of the protest in Kansas City streets right now.

It's worth considering that there's no significant counter demonstration or defense of President Trump despite his OVERWHELMING POPULAR VOTE ELECTION VICTORY IN BOTH MISSOURI AND KANSAS . . . And while the inauguration speech was kinda dark and angry . . . Most people agree with the "America First" rhetoric and there were a few hopeful notes about unity in between attacks against elected officials on both the left and right.

Here's protest "news" after our TKC discussion . . .

KCUR: Activists See Opportunity For Engagement As Thousands Attend Kansas City Protest

KCTV5: Thousands in Kansas City plan to march against Trump

FB: Trump Inauguration Protest - Kansas City

You decide . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! WOMAN DEAD AT JACKSON COUNTY JAIL AMID MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES!!!



We've confirmed this with a few Jackson County Insiders and now that story is starting to make waves with newsies . . .

FIRST ON TKC . . . JACKSON COUNTY JAIL LADY DEATH PUTS MORE PRESSURE ON EXEC FRANK WHITE!!!

Here's an important political perspective on the tragedy . . .

Another sketchy death at the Jackson County jail

All of this morning, the Frank White administration is working in all-out overdrive to keep the details of another questionable death in the county jail from reaching the public and the media. Late last night a female was brought into the jail on a relatively minor violation. She was telling the staff she DESPERATELY needed medical attention was constantly ignored (this staff conduct is totally inexplicable because there is medical staff ON SITE that could have simply went and checked on her, rather than ignore her). When the administration went to check on her this morning, voila, she was dead.

This is another in a LONG line of Frank White f$#% ups at the jail in the year he's been in office: Hushed up homicide suspect escapes,multiple rapes, assaults, sketchy deaths, sheriff and fed search warrants that uncovered loads drugs of other contraband recently smuggled into the jail, CELL DOORS THAT DON"T LOCK, and on and on. Look for lazy gamey STAR, and the MSM to continue to ignore one of the biggest stories unfolding in local government: How the INCOMPETENCE of the Frank White administration is LITERALLY killing people in our community. But hey, back in '85 he sure could range to his left and get that ball............
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In fairness, here's the statement from the County that contradicts testimony from insiders by way of a statement from an institution that was recently under federal investigation . . .

Jackson County sends its sincere condolences to the family for the loss of their loved one.

At approximately 10 a.m., on Jan. 19, an individual was brought to the Detention Center by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for holding pursuant to an active arrest warrant related to an alleged probation violation. In accordance with our procedures, the individual was screened by a medical professional upon arrival to our facility. While the individual was still being held in our intake unit, and before the individual was processed into our facility as an inmate, they were again seen by medical staff. It is at this point that the individual became unresponsive. Paramedics were immediately called and lifesaving measures, including CPR and the use of an AED device, were rendered by our medical staff until paramedics arrived. In consultation with emergency medicine personnel at Truman Medical Centers, the individual was pronounced dead a short time later. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded to our facility.

We will not be identifying the individual at this time, to allow law enforcement an opportunity to notify the individual’s family.
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Craig Welcomes Kevin Farley



Weekend note from our pal Craig . . .

Craig Glazer: Stanfords Comedy Welcomes Kevin Farley This Weekend

Kevin Farley, yes the brother of Chris Farley, is on fire these days. His tv series, STILL THE KING is the top rated show on CMT with Billy Ray Cyrus. Kevin has several new movies and tv shows, one that is funny and different, he plays 'Al Capone' on Drunken History, new show. Yes he looks like his brother but has his own style and is very funny. Kevin produced and starred in 'I Am Chris Farley' as well.

Farley has been on tour but is shooting season two of Still The King now so its been crazy for him. Kevin had a long run in Vegas at the Tropicana. He now is in KC headed for St. Louis next. It's taken him several years to get his own show. Farley was a regular on Just Shoot Me and featured on several other hit shows like Curb and Monk.

The media loves him as he did every local tv and radio show we could in a couple mornings. See him tonight at Stanfords or Saturday night, 745/945 pm. Call for tix 913-400 7500 or online stanfordscomedyclub.com. Coming up Chris Franjola, Chelsea, her new show on Netflix, host of Sons of Anarchy and Howard Stern's 'Stuturring John' John Mendez. Time to get out of the house and get some laughs folks. Have a nice weekend.
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Kansas City Homicide #7: Deadly Northeast Car Crash Now Counts As Homicide

Aftermath of a horrific scene earlier this week . . . Our favorite urban core newspaper has the deets: Fatal wreck in Northeast now considered a homicide

Kansas City La Migra Crackdown Coming Soon

The Great American war against radical Islamic terrorism starts with targeting housekeepers, gardeners, roofers college students and kitchen workers . . . Thousands in KC could be deported when Trump takes office

Kansas City Chicken Shack Gunfire Robbery

Kansas City crime continues unabated . . . Call this a lunch time link: Man robs KFC, fires shot into wall, police say

Kansas City Link Look Right Now . . .



Quick peek and review of some of the more important links for right now. Take a look:

More Kansas City Big Money Ask Deets
Kansas City Council Approves Infrastructure Bond, Marijuana Ordinance For April Ballot
City Hall Celebrates More Luxury Life
Incentives-free apartment development near Plaza gets unanimous KC Council approval
Fight For $15 Threatens Special Needs Jobs
The Vanishing Jobs: KCTV5 takes you inside a local industry at risk
Still Waiting For Kansas Sky To Fall
Defending Governor Sam Brownback's Budget Proposal
Football Highlight Reel
Kansas City Chiefs: Top stories from 2016
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Show-Me Sen. Roy Blunt Playing Trump Inauguration MC Today

Quick tribute to Missouri's top GOP politico serving as hype man right now . . . Blunt puts finishing touches on job as inaugural chairman

Kansas City Home Blogging

Quick look at some fun items for the last remaining Kansas City home owners from our favorite local real estate blogger . . . Friday Links - Kansas City Love, Colorful Decorating, and a New Appliance Color - At Home in Kansas City

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! MISSING STRIP CLUB WORKER TONI ANDERSON BOYFRIEND'S TWITTER GOES DARK AS INTERNETS SUSPICION & FRUSTRATION GROW!!!



Overnight the case of missing strip club worker Toni Anderson has escalated and become more worrisome.

Here's the word . . . In top 5 form . . .

1. Toni Anderson's Boyfriend Is Under Fire On Twitter And NOW His Account Is Dark

Certainly nothing wrong with taking a break from social media during a stressful time . . . Amid a lot of inquires into his past interactions with the law and other deets .  . . Media has contacted him and communicated with him @AscenderellaMan and now he's not there . . .

2. Alonzo Washington Still Hoping For Strip Club Worker Return . .



In Kansas City, he's been doing most of the heavy lifting in terms of info that isn't officially sanctioned by the PD.

3. The Go Fund Me Page Is Raising A Lot Of Suspicions . . .

Call it healthy skepticism or Internets hateration. Early reports had the boyfriend starting the account and now the mom is REPORTEDLY listed as the main driver behind the effort. Again, when the story changes so quickly . . . Locals can't help but answer questions. And most of the reaction to the fundraising effort has been SHOCKINGLY negative.

4. Wichita TV Stations Working To CENSOR Any Media Talk Of Strip Club Work

Strip club workers deserve prayers too but coverage of last night's prayer vigil went to extreme lengths to identify the young woman as a "college student" and not an adult entertainment/sex industry worker.

5. Authorities Often Love Releasing Bad News Late Friday . . . And Throughout The Weekend

Just sayin' 

Brief aside . . .

New credit card info offers more tracking deets:

Daily Mail: ATM card belonging to missing strip club waitress called Vanity was used at gas station AFTER she was pulled over by police - then her GPS stopped working

Still . . .

Kansas City Police work hard to offer the public all of the relevant and OFFICIAL info on a case but it's at their discretion as to timing when it comes to the really weird stuff . . . Like that time when the Council lady wanted to argue over getting towed . . .But I digress . . . So look for the slower B-Team news cycle to turn up some interesting tidbits and hopefully more information verified by authorities about this local high drama.

Developing . . .

AFTERMATH: MAYOR SLY JAMES LOSES KANSAS CITY GO BOND FIGHT!!!



We warned about this yesterday morning and last night it became news fact . . .

Mayor Sly wanted all the GO bond ask to fit into one big bill . . . City Council split it into three different issues

Here's a better look at how it breaks down . . .



The doggie issue looks like an easy win but the two other questions will face more scrutiny . . . In fairness, given lackluster voter turnout . . . All of this might be an easy win for City Hall.

Still, there's an opportunity to push back against higher taxes and Question 1 still has yet to define terms and talk about SPECIFIC projects to address.

Developing . . .

KANSAS CITY TALKS PEACEFUL TRANSITION TO PREZ-ELECT TRUMP TONIGHT!!!



Powerful imagery inspired this share of an important Kansas City urban core conversation tonight . . .

Tonight! Friday, January 20

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Michelle T. Johnson will facilitate a discussion titled "A Peaceful Transition of Power" at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey 

(KCFAA), 1714 E 18th Street. There is limited seating for this event. Please RSVP to ada@kcfaa.org or by calling (816)471-6003 ext. 0.

Join Tyrone Aiken, Chief Artistic Officer as we discuss the importance of diversity as our nation transitions power. Share your thought and ideas, hopes and fears in a safe environment.
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Michelle T. Johnson, a writer, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer whose column, "Diversity Diva," has appeared in the business section of the Kansas City Star since 2008.

Tyrone Aiken, choreographer, teacher, dancer and arts administrator is the Chief Artistic Officer for KCFAA. Tyrone received the Robert A. and Dr. Phyllis Bernstein Humanitarian Award from the Jewish Family and Children Services, the Bank of America Neighborhood Hero Award and the Pinnacle Award for Arts excellence from the Johnson County Library in addition to traveling to the White House to accept the Coming Up Taller award for AileyCamp. He also served on the board of directors for Parks and Recreation of Kansas City Missouri, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, the KC Arts Commission and the City of Fountains Foundation and as a panelist for the National Endowment For the Arts, Missouri Arts Council and Kansas Arts Commission.
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Developing . . . 

TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES STALLS 'FIGHT FOR $15' FAIR WAGE VOTE!!!

True to form . . . Mayor Sly talked a big game about this issue during election season but now drags his feet to put the issue before voters . . . Despite High Court Order, Kansas City Minimum Wage Ordinance Won't Be On April Ballot

Fear Kansas City Northland Gunfire

Critical injuries reporting in this shooting in a not so nice part of KCMO across the bridge . . . Person suffers life-threatening injuries in apartment complex shooting

Kansas City Friday Early Link Look



This morning we start our link love with a peek of Lucy Vixen from the days of way back, in top form and forever in our hearts . . . Also, here are the local links we're checking right now . . .

McTavish Sets The Agenda
6 Moving Things To Do In Kansas City This Weekend
Show-Me Union Death Rattle
Missouri Republicans push right-to-work bill forward
War Closer To Home Than We Realize
Stealth bombers take off from Whiteman A.F.B., kill 80 ISIS militants
Rock Chalk Docs Against Gun Rights
University of Kansas Hospital supports revised concealed carry law
Sound Of Concert Season Coming Soon
Tech N9ne, Royal Teeth and the Lumineers topline your next concert week
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

TKC MUST READ: TROPIC OF KANSAS!!!

Not exactly fan fiction but an alternative look at the arts scene quickly turning the Prez-Elect into a(n even bigger) joke: Read: an excerpt from Tropic of Kansas, a spookily prescient comic dystopia about trumpism

Show-Me La Migra Crackdown Lesson

Missouri continues war against college students both foreign and domestic . . . Between state and national policy undocumented students brace for an uncertain future

Kansas City Union Station In Red, White And Blue On Inauguration Day 2017



Downtown Kansas City tribute to national healing and unity that doesn't really exits but makes for a nice sentiment amid the worsening culture war.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Downtown Coffee Redux

Great new look at this inside of what as biz but is now supposed to house hipsters and a much richer new gentry. Take a look: Roaster's Block Apartments - Streetside - Folger's Plant Residential Conversion - Photoblog

Catholic Critics SNAP Deny Kickback Claim

For those who don't already know . . . This is the group that helped bring down Bishop Finn and has recently taken on megachurches in JoCo . . . Now they're up against a legal battle of their own. Take a look: SNAP denies ex-employee's claim of kickback scheme

Farewell To Kansas City Country Club Plaza Fave Michael & One More Look At The Lights



Before we get started this morning, we were sad to learn last night that Michael, one of the friendliest workers at the Country Club Plaza Starbucks, recently passed away. The location is the most popular in the four state area and Michael was a favorite and a friend to a great many people. Info about services to honor his memory appears on the photo and we offer our respect and condolences to all of many friends and family.

Learning about the passing of Michael was an appropriate way to start a Plaza tradition of mine . . . Almost every year, after the holidays and just before the lights are turned off . . . I try to take a few photos of the lights to use later or just as a keepsake. For some reason, the lights just "feel" different after holidays are complete. Posted in the dead of night just for our most dedicated readers, this is the 2017 TKC collection of Country Club Plaza Lights pix taken on a soggy Thursday night before the Presidential inauguration.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

KANSAS CITY RUCKUS ON THE LAST NIGHT OF PREZ OBAMA TENURE!!!



Think back to around 8 years ago when Kansas City and most of the country was intrigued about the tenure of the 1st African-American President in the nation's history. Even soap stars were posing in their panties to celebrate the hype . . .

Like it or not, it seems like the only people really excited about the upcoming reign of President Trump are a bunch of angry dudes on the Internets.

To be fair, President Trump is a gift to media both social and mainstream.

Accordingly . . . 

Here's a bit of conversation from the GOLD STANDARD OF KANSAS CITY DISCOURSE which speaks to this fact of life and a few other local issues . . .

"Mike Shanin interviews Chris Kuehl, Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, to get a local and national economic forecast for 2017. Then Cynthia Wheeler, Jon Stephens, Woody Cozad and Danedri Herbert discuss Charles Krauthammer's column about the lack of a honeymoon period for Trump, the two tax issues on the ballot in KCMO in April and reaction to Brownback's budget fix proposals."

Take a look:



You decide . . .

THE KANSAS CITY EVENING LINK LINE



Ashley Graham has my favorite Instagram account in the whole wide world of sports for the next 3 minutes. Even the "provocative" promos are quite appealing . . . After that, it's time to check another roundup of Kansas City mainstream media links . . .

Broke-Ass Kansas City Stays Losing
Study: KCMO financial health poor due to debt
Coming Soon To Local Streets
In final act as president, Obama commutes 330 drug sentences
JaxCo Cold Case Update
Arrest made in cold case murder of Corey Laykovich
Roundup Of City Hall Today
Kansas City Council Approves Infrastructure Bond, Marijuana Ordinance For April Ballot
Sooooo, How Did You Guys Meet???
Once stabbed 32 times by a jealous ex-boyfriend, she's marrying the man who saved her
More Cowtown Friends And Neighbors!!!
Physician Laura Voss went to Jordan to treat Syrian refugees - and hopes more of them get to KC
EXCELLENT Pix Of Kansas City Magic Hour
Sunset and Moonrise
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY MARCH AGAINST TRUMP INAUGURATION PROTESTERS PUBLISH WARNING MESSAGE!!!



We talked earlier this week about local Trump inauguration protest mobilization by both police and protesters . . . Here's the FIRST glimpse at the start of Kansas City resistance and how it's taking shape . . .

CHECK THIS MESSAGE TO KANSAS CITY PROTESTERS AND A PREVIEW OF THEIR MARCH AND RALLY AGAINST PREZ-ELECT TRUMP'S INAUGURATION!!!

Here's the word . . .

Message from the organizers, please read:

This morning a group of us walked the protest route, and things are looking solid. A lot of planning and organization has gone into this event, and we are confident that things will go smoothly. This will be a massive display of resistance against the incoming Trump Regime, right in the heart of Kansas City. Initially this protest was started by a couple individuals, but as the numbers started pouring in, community orgs such as Progressive Youth Organization (PYO), the Green Party and local IWW stepped up to provide some organizational backing and assistance.

Regardless of all the planning and the detailing, this is a protest, not a perfectly manicured parade, so things will remain fluid on the ground and plans may change to meet any unexpected conditions that could occur. Stay vigilant, and stay alert.

The primary purposes of this protest can be summed up as 1) to demonstrate to Trump and his people that they will be met with mass resistance at every turn, 2) to get organized and start building for the long haul, 3) to give marginalized communities a platform to speak and to vent frustrations against the incoming regime.

Now to answer some common questions/concerns:

- Location: We will be gathering across the street from Union Station at 2 p.m., on the lawn leading up to the WWI memorial. Speakers will be on the stairs at the memorial, with rally goers in the grassy area. We will walk up Main Street to City Hall, then rally there with more speakers.

- Speakers: We have confirmed speakers from the following organizations - Partnership for the Advancement of Immigrant Students (PAIS), Black Youth Committee (BYC), Let’s Organize the Hood/Black Autonomy Foundation, Progressive Youth Organization (PYO), Green Party, Squad of Siblings (SoS), Una Lucha, Kansas City Revolutionary Collective (KCRC), Proletarian Feminist Committee (PFC), and Young Democratic Socialists. There will also be individuals speaking on immigrant issues, as well as issues facing the Muslim community. We encourage people to get involved in these organizations. There will also be time for an open mic at the end.

- Dress Appropriately: Keep an eye on the weather forecast. The temperature is going to be mild, but there’s a small chance for rain, so you might consider bringing an umbrella.

- Bring a water bottle: There will be groups handing out water, but it’s always good to have your own just in case.

- March Slowly: This is not a race to city hall. We will have a couple banners up front leading the march, and the goal is to move at a very slow pace. This will make the demonstration last longer, while also making it more accessible for disabled folks.

- Buddy System: Make sure you have a buddy. If you’re flying solo, try to join up with people there. If you’re in a group, be welcoming to solo people who are in need of buddies.

- Parking: you can park anywhere along or near Main Street and take the train (free of charge) to Union Station. Otherwise there are parking garages and other options in the area. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, give yourself extra time for parking.

- Stay on Sidewalks: It will be a bit of a squeeze, but the goal is to stay on the sidewalk. As soon as you step into the streets, you could be putting yourself at risk of arrest.

- Media: The media will be about. History shows us that the mainstream media is not on the side of the oppressed, or protesters in general. If you decide you want to talk to the media, make sure to have a couple of talking points ready and just reiterate those talking points.

- Hecklers: Undoubtedly there will be hecklers. Do not engage them. Do not touch them at all. If they become a nuisance, drown them out with a coordinated chant.
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TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! $800 MILLION GO BOND APPROVED FOR APRIL VOTE!!! KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS OFFER TAXPAYER COST BREAK DOWN!!!



Just now, Mayor and City Council agreed to put an EPIC GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND on the upcoming April ballot.

Accordingly . . .

THANKS TO OUR BLOG COMMUNITY . . . HERE'S AN BREAK DOWN OF WHAT THIS VOTE WILL REALLY COST KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS!!!

Lots of options here and some KICK-ASS insights about the reality of this measure. Take a look:

Your $800-Million Mortgage

There's been a lot of questions surrounding the upcoming $800,000,000 mortgage of your home.

Perhaps you missed it. Our Sly mayor asked you add a mortgage to your home. It's 800,000,000 and it comes before any other mortgage.

A general obligation (GO) bond really is giant mortgage against ALL taxable property in the City. This, of course, means your home.

Oh.. and while your at it, you might want to be aware of what our Mayor is really asking you to do. It definitely is NOT individual projects. That's the sizzle they'll try to sell.

Who doesn't want flood control for $150,000,000 or nicer streets for a mere $600,000,000?

$50-Million Remodel of the Mayor's Office?

They also list $50,000,000 for just about anything that is a public building. The ballot says, "...$50,000,000.00 for the purpose of paying for the acquisition, construction, equipping and improving public buildings facilities and structures..."

The third and last question could be a very nice remodel of the mayor's office. Perhaps it's going to be spent on the airport remodel NO ONE WANTS. The actual project doesn't matter, if this passes, just as long as it's a public building it gets the green-light if the mayor wants it.

It's all shell game they're trying to get you to bit off on. Be prepared for the advertising blitz telling you how wonderful things will be with our streets paved with gold..

The reality is a bit different and the ballot will tell you EXACTLY what they are actually asking you to do. Here is what it says under each questions:

"The authorization of the bonds will authorize the City to maintain tangible property tax rates sufficient to pay the interest and principal on the bonds until fully paid."

A mortgage on everything!

That's the loose translation of a what you're being asked to approve with a these three bonds; it's a mortgage on every piece of property the city can grab including your home, car, boat..etc.

So how much will it cost?

Interest rates will determine the final cost, but if we assume 3.50% interest, and use an average home value of $144,000 (Realtor.com value of homes value for sale in today's market), your TAX INCREASE WILL BE $277.60.

If you're fortunately enough to have a home on the West side of town, say worth 800,000, be prepared for a whopping increase of $1,262.00 for the next twenty years. REMEMBER, THIS IS ON TOP OF WHAT YOU ARE ALREADY PAYING.

Don't want to pay it? Well, your mayor really doesn't care. You see, he can take your home if you decide to skip paying your new property tax bill. THE CITY GETS PAID FIRST, BEFORE YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY.

"I'LL MOVE".

Moving is always an option. However, higher taxes on your property can REDUCE your property's value.

And, by they way, as the upper middle class throw in the towel after being force fed Sly's vanity train, ever increasing water and sewer bills, schools that can't educate anyone, and decide to move and bail-out to Kansas, the chumps left behind get EVEN higher taxes.

You see, you're voting to keep TAXES HIGH enough to pay for the debt, do as property flees across the state line (like that nice new boat or automobile) there are less people to pay the 20 year mortgage bill as it comes due.

The only logical answer is to put the mayor and city on a fiscal diet. They have nearly a 10% sales tax on every purchase, a 1% income tax and every-time you look they're asking for another billion dollar project that you'll be expected to pay for like a new airport.

It's time for some tough-love and tell the City NO this April.
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Kansas City Congressman Cleaver Endures 'Hate Calls' For Skipping Trump Inauguration

Testimony from Kansas City's top elected official who decided to sit out tomorrow's festivities . . . Dem Rep Cleaver: 'I've Been Getting All Kinds of Hate Phone Calls' for Deciding To Attend Inauguration - Breitbart

Here's Another Local Missing Dude Who Isn't Earning International Media Coverage

It's always important to try and find common ground with people . . . Remember that it's not just minorities who are pushed out of the spotlight by MWWS. Take a look at another example: Lenexa Police asking for help to find missing man

COUNCIL LADY HEATHER HALL SHARES CONCERNS ABOUT KANSAS CITY $800 MILLION GO BOND TRANSPARENCY!!!



A note from the only avowed Conservative currently serving on the City Council in Kansas City . . .

"Today as we vote on putting the GO Bond in the April ballot, my two greatest concerns are specificity and transparency. Should this pass on April 4, we need to be specific and transparent on how we spend the $800 million taxpayer dollars, status updates, and project timelines over the next 20 years . . ."

As it stands right now . . . The thing is pretty much a BLANK CHECK TURNING INTO A SLUSH FUND but we'll have more on that in just a bit . . .

Corporate Welfare Rules Kansas City!!!



Discussion in the culture war often turns to the topic of "entitlement" in order to talk negatively about poor people, minorities or millennials and hipsters but a recent study confirms that it's big business earning public subsidy of their profits and laying claim to a great deal of taxpayer cash in Kansas City.

Checkit:

Show-Me Institute: Kansas City, King of Corporate Welfare

Money line . . .

Of the top five corporations in Missouri that receive corporate welfare money, THREE are headquartered in Kansas City: Cerner, H&R Block, and DST Systems. They account for $2.3 billion in subsidies, about 40 percent of Missouri’s total.

Read the whole thing . . . It's an important study and guide revealing how Kansas City continues to sink further into debt at the hands of an irresponsible ruling class.

You decide . . .

Strippers Called Missing Kansas City Strip Club Worker Toni Anderson 'Sweet Girl' And Police Say That She Probably Wasn't Killed

It's the opinion and the hope of this blogger that this very optimistic and generous article is Kansas City police prepping media to announce new (vague) deets of Toni Anderson's rediscovery and whereabouts . . . KC police: No indication of foul play in disappearance of Toni Anderson

Show-Me Ladies First In Missouri

Most economists and financial news outlets inform us that THE GENDER WAGE GAP IS A MYTH but it also makes for a great political photo op . . . Take a look: New Report Shows Ongoing Inequality For Women In Missouri

Kansas City Prez-Elect Trump Travel Day

Round-up of locals on the road to rage or show devotion to the reality tv show host about to lead the free world . . . KC to D.C.: Groups travel to nation's capital to support and protest President-elect Trump

The Kansas City Afternoon News Workout



Khloe Kardashian and her "protein" promo seem kind of unappetizing but they're an appropriate place to start in order to round up all of these Kansas City mainstream media links. Take a look:

Destroying Kansas City History Considered
Despite lingering questions, KCU MPD heading to Council Committee
Go Bond Anti-Climax???
Last-minute compromise emerges with Kansas City Council's bond proposal
Doggy Style Chase In KCK
Kansas City, Kan., police pursue robbery suspects, bring in K-9 unit to apprehend
Kangaroo Smile Opportunity
UMKC School of Dentistry offering free services to KC residents
Danger Across State Line
Gas leak shuts down intersection in Kansas City, Kan.
Meth Town Burning Down
Fire damages old foundry in Independence
Rock Chalk Healthcare Crisis Cont'd
Federal officials fault Kansas' privatized Medicaid program; request to renew KanCare denied
More Deets About Fire Across The Bridge
Fire heavily damages four-plex in Northland
The Kansas City Rock Out
Iron Maiden, Train, Idina Menzel, Conor Oberst all on the way to KC
Kansas City Moment Of Respite
Here's What's Up With The 'Bird Lady' Statue In Kansas City's Brookside Neighborhood
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Find Kansas City Lady Missing Who DID NOT Earn International Media Coverage

Another reminder that there are a great many missing person's cases out there that don't earn 10 minutes of prime news coverage but still remain important to friends and family. Take a look: Kansas City police ask for help locating missing woman, 63, impaired by stroke

Councilman Lucas Clarifies His GO Bond Plan

And here's the leader of the next mayoral election in action . . . Councilman Lucas responds to Northeast News G.O. Bond editorial

TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST ALONZO WASHINGTON CONTINUES SEARCH FOR MISSING STRIP CLUB WORKER TONI ANDERSON AS WHITEWASHED POLICE AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTS FADE!!!



The story of a Kansas City missing college student was more FAKE NEWS and didn't reflect the reality of the situation that was quickly discovered via social media.

Moreover . . . Activist Alonzo Washington was the FIRST to share pix of strip club worker Toni Anderson in a more realistic and honest light to help the search than what police and family were willing to offer.

Even now, he's still working to find her. 

Like it or not, fact is that people are more likely to look for a hottie in stripper gear than just another generic blonde. But I digress . . .

TOP FIVE WAYS THE MSM & POLICE STORY ARE FALLING APART . . . Identified by our blog community and throughout social media . . .

1. The early morning ride around town in two opposite directions doesn't make sense.

2. The Go-Fund-Me angle is starting to raise a lot of suspicions among social media denizens.

3. Her stripper "friends" are obviously scared and don't want to talk . . . Can't say anyone would blame them.

4. Car tracking what???

5. Social justice warriors attempt to hijack the story and make it about their hangups with the sex industry rather than the search for a young woman no matter her profession . . .

Just as good as anyone else and with far more candor than MSM faking a "college student" angle and not wanting to report real life . . . Activist Alonzo Washington has been reporting the reality about this crisis.

A criminal record and sordid allegations are now in play online . . .



And, like it or not, the activist deserves credit for keeping the conversation real in order to FOCUS ON A PRODUCTIVE SEARCH so that locals don't waste time looking at a college the poor broad wasn't even supposed to start until next semester . . .



More to the point . . .

THE INITIAL REPORTING THAT KEPT STRIP CLUB WORK SECRET DAMAGED PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF THIS STORY AND FOCUSED DEBATE ON THE SEX WORK INDUSTRY RATHER THAN ON THE PRELIMINARILY DEETS OF THE CASE THAT INVOLVED SHADY LATE NIGHTS!!!

If MSM watchers, newsies and pundits are uncomfortable with strip clubs . . . That's their problem. 

Fact is, the public always feels betrayed when their perceptions don't align with reality and the facts of an investigation hurt delicate sensibilities about the very real dangers that confront young, attractive, white women working in and around the sex industry.

Developing . . .

TKC FACT CHECK!!! KANSAS CITY "FAIR" WAGE VOTE WILL COST MORE JOBS!!!



Written by a VERY KIND KANSAS CITY INSIDER with a KICK-ASS SUMMARY OF INFORMATION AND FACTS CONTRADICTING THE KANSAS CITY $15 "FAIR" WAGE FIGHT . . .

Checkit:

(Kudos) Who should get fired first?

The mayor is at it again, with his lapdog the KC Star in full support of economic suicide.

What amazes me how far ahead you in this city's news game.

Instead of pretending to support a minimum wage increase, the mayor should ask, "Who should we fire first?" as Tony's KC pointed out TWO YEARS AGO.

TONY'S KC PROVIDES REAL news with REAL numbers, (as well as good looking women and a great deal of entertainment).

Tony reported in MARCH 2, 2015 the following:

"...a very quick note from the CBO… basically they say that if you raise the minimum wage to $10.10, you’ll lose 500,000 jobs… Link to their report can be found here @ The Congressional Budget Office ."

So with unemployment going up, why would our Mayor say he favors higher minimum wages.

Tony provides the answer again to anyone looking for a motive behind the mayor's most recent comments about increasing things to 15 bucks... Tony reported this back in 2015 as well.

October 24th, 2015 Tony's KC pointed out correctly wrote:

"...The foolish protesters left him [Sly] alone, as he appeared to work to increase their wages. And Sly took ZERO political risk in supporting an increase to the minimum wage that would never happen.

If the mayor really wanted to effect change, he could, without violating the State’s constitution, ask department heads to review all employees and, IF DESERVING, raise their wages. It is entirely within Sly’s authority to push wages higher ANYTIME.

He chose not to do so. "

And, while the mainstream fawns all over the Mayor anytime he opens either side of his mouth, Tony's KC correctly highlights what really happens when politicians mess with the market. July 1, 2015.

ONLY Tony's KC points out the real victims of any hike in the minimum wage.

In his article titled, THE MARKET ALWAYS RESPONDS, he wrote:

"McDonald's, the vast majority of restaurants owned by individual entrepreneurs, is testing Reich's economic theory of what happens when you force individuals to follow a grand scheme based in theory when the world they must operate in is based in reality.

The math is straight forward enough. Replace one employee and save $32,000 annually.

Here are the numbers:


$15 per hour, times 40 hours a week, and 50 working weeks a year is 30,000 annually, before any healthcare benefits. Of course, we must not forget that for each $15 dollars paid, the employee will need to 1.45% in medicare and 6.20% in Social Security. That's another $1.15 in additional wages or about $2,300 annually for a grand total of 32,300 in savings, again, before any health care expense.

You also don't have to worry about sick employees, maternity leave, and a whole host of federal regulations that's stated goal is to help employees, but in fact harm them and only produce more state dependents."

And again in March of 2016 Tony reported:

"I went to a movie last night at AMC at the Ward Parkway Shopping Center.

What caught my attention was that they have removed entirely the ticket booth that previously housed 4 to 5 employees operating the 4 ticket dispensers and 4 cash registers. The ticketing is now done by 7 automated kiosks and one employee offering help to the very few that needed it. It was exceptionally fast and efficient way to get exactly the service I needed."

Tony’s Kansas City is the only place that has warned about the logical consequences of stupid economics and how it can only lead to unemployment of the under-skilled masses that can least afford to lose their job.

Real new reports the fact, not feelings. If the election of the Donald hasn't delivered a the message, perhaps the continual decline in Newspaper subscribers will send a clear message that we are tired of the fake new generated by the Star, parroted by the politicians, and dumped on us like we're too stupid to know better.

Mayor, give it a rest, Tony's had your number for YEARS.
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Dead Tree Media Columnist Mary Sanchez Stands Up For Kansas City $15 Minimum Wage

After the fact talking points from this local pundit which capture all of the drama of protest on local streets that she watched on TV and/or Twitter. Take a look: The call to raise minimum wage isn't over, thanks to faithful, worthy protesting

Kansas City West Plaza Fights Gentrification

Upper middle-class residents threaten to ruin another part of Kansas City and enforcing building codes is the only way to shut them down. Today's example: West Plaza Association considers steps to preserve neighborhood 'quirky charm'

SLEAZE SUMMIT STANDS UP FOR NEW BIG BUCKS SCHOOL HONCHO!!!

On the bright side . . . It seems like this local suburb continues to decline over the past year into crime-ridden political chaos just like KCMO but without a cool streetcar or interesting people. Take a peek: Lee's Summit Board Of Education Defends Superintendent Pick At Public Forum