Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PART DEUX MOVES FORWARD WITHOUT VOTER CONSENT!!!



Legal move trickery with no opposition moves the toy train past another hurdle as proponents of the extension that was ALREADY REJECTED BY VOTERS A MERE TWO YEARS AGO is now back on track.

We'll have more on this later but for now take a look:

KCRTA: 16th Circuit Court waives judicial hearing in streetcar case

Written by David Johnson

On Aug. 19, the 16th Circuit Court held a status conference on the streetcar extension case and KCRTA asked the Court to forego the judicial hearing as permitted under the TDD Act when no one files an opposition in the proceeding.

Under such circumstances, the court can make its ruling based on the pleadings alone. The judge decided to do so.

The TDD Act expressly permits this when no opposition to the legality of the proposed district needs to be ruled upon by the Court. Considering that two prior courts have reviewed this same structure and finance plan before and found them to be lawful, we anticipate that this proposed district will be certified for voter consideration by the Court as were the prior proposals.

This only affects the judicial hearing that would have been held on Sept. 16. The Court will still hold the public hearing on Sept 15, as previously noticed. Assuming the Court certifies the district for voter consideration as anticipated, the Court would issue that order sometime after Sept. 15.
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You decide . . . 

Kansas City Family Rages Against Teacher & Alleges: 'He Tried To Use Me For His Needs...'

More nasty deets in this tragic public school story of suspected broken trust across the bridge. Take a look: Former student describes inappropriate messages Oak Park teacher sent him

Remember That Best Intentions From The City Council Can Be Easily Overridden By An 'Ordinance With An Accelerated Effective' Date

They used to call this an "emergency ordinance" but Mayor Sly changed it because OUR BLOG COMMUNITY KEPT EMBARRASSING HIM ABOUT IT . . . And now the term is more convoluted but it basically means that there is no such thing as any kind of "binding" legislation to crack down on tax breaks . . . If they were talking Charter Change or EDC reform, this might be more significant but once again the promise of "reform" in Kansas City is usually just a great deal of political theater: KC Council debates reducing tax incentives for development projects

Jodie And Kansas City Links Tonight



Brit hottie Jodie Gasson inspires us to strip down the news and take a look at the more important items amid a sea of doggie reports and smiling faces. Here's some of the better content for tonight . . .

Kansas City Emergency Crew Road Trip
Jackson County Gets Ready For A Big Earthquake - In St. Louis
Local Developer Takes A Pass
Steve Foutch walking away from $23 million East Crossroads project
Sleaze Scummit Crime On The Rise, Too
FBI searching for suspect after Lee's Summit bank robbery
Capture In The Golden Ghetto
2 in custody following Leawood bank robbery, police chase
Westport Scheme Promo From The TV News
World's largest coworking soon to open in Kansas City
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE STATISTICS SUFFER AMID 2016 CRIME SURGE BLOODBATH!!!



The uptick in Kansas City homicide not only resonates throughout the metro but also calls into question important benchmarks by which police departments are judged.

KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS inform us that a basic understanding of these numbers is necessary to better inform recent law enforcement decisions . . .

According . . .

TAKE A LOOK AT SOME IMPORTANT KANSAS CITY POLICE STATS TAKING A HIT DURING BLOODY 2016!!!

Regarding recent controversy . . .

- Kansas City Police Response Times Are Suffering

An AWESOME KC INSIDER informs us: "The CIOs were suspended because of response times skyrocketing. They need every car on the street. On the East Side, some are reporting response times at close to 2 hours." And so a look at the CIO move as a staffing issue sheds a great deal of light on the debate.

- Odds Favor Local Killers Getting Away With Murder

To be fair UCR / NIBRS Clearance stands @ 65% but overall homicides cleared and solved number only 49% and then means it's better than 50/50 that a killer will commit a crime without consequence . . . Which is better odds than anybody can ask for at a casino.

- Non-Deadly Violent Crime, Assaults And Property Theft Have Also Spiked . . .

Midtown Kansas City has been the staging ground for a dramatic uptick in car thefts, property crime and frightening increase in vicious assaults that have left more than a few locals crippled. Crime has moved out of entertainment districts and into nearby neighborhoods and the violence has caught a great many people off guard. Our friends at the Northeast News remind us that "in the month of July alone, there were 87 assaults and robberies in Downtown."

Accordingly . . . Here's a bit of info on a group that has yet to make any impact on the growing disaster:

Violence Free KC Committee
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Kansas City Health Department
2400 Troost Avenue
Suite 4600, Samuel Rodgers Conference Room B
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

You decide . . .

DEAD TREE MEDIA SEYZ KANSAS CITY SHOULD WORK TOGETHER ON $200 MILLION TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PART DEUX!!!



Once again, the lead scribe for the taxpayer subsidized newspaper advocates imore taxpayer supported rail transit without the benefit of a citywide vote.

The column is mostly out of date and a discussion that we had LAST WEEK on this blog but here's the newspaper marching orders to the last remaining folks who aren't taking all their news from their phone:

Yael Abouhalkah: "Work with council members and the Regional Transit Alliance, form a solid partnership, and make sure this budding feud does not get out of control."

And so, this particular screed is linked only to further our ongoing media literacy campaign . . .

THERE IS NO FEUD GIVEN THAT KANSAS CITY VOTERS REJECTED TOY TRAIN STREETCAR EXPANSION LESS THAN TWO YEARS AGO!!!

This column that's closed to comment and pretty much indefensible in public is nothing more than City Hall sponsored hype that's must more sinister than Visit KC garbage because it's cloaked under the guise of opinion journalism and not just marketing . . . At least the PR pros have the decency to pay for expensive suits and tacky Chiclet teeth orthodontia.

Whereas the latest screed is just another newspaper hack shilling for his civic benefactor.

You decide . . .

Latest Kansas City Broad Daylight Shooting...

Gunfire continues to erupt on local streets. Here's the latest serious injury report: One person shot in the leg in shooting at 53rd and Wabash

SNAP Stays Losing Defamation Case

Important news regarding the same group that launched a campaign against the Kansas City Catholic hierarchy . . . In this case, refusal to provide info about sex abuse victims resulted in a judgement against the advocates . . . Federal judge sides with St. Louis priest in SNAP defamation case

KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE #72: DOUBLE SHOOTING KILLS ANOTHER LOCAL DUDE!!!



Gunfire aftermath for the Kansas City midday pushes the homicide count toward another record setting year for local murder.

To wit . . .

GUNFIRE KILLS ANOTHER VICTIM ON LOCAL STREETS AS THE BLOODY SUMMER OF 2016 IS NOT YET COMPLETE!!!

TV reports first from the scene . . .

One dead, one injured in shooting at 27th & Indiana in Kansas City
Deadly double shooting in KCMO
And so . . .

The subject of community policing continues to rank among the top concerns of locals as Kansas City grows increasingly violent this year.

Developing . . .

Domestic Drama Paves Way For Deadly Kansas City Car Crash

Tragic deets from KCTV5 . . . "Police say a fight between a man and his estranged wife got so heated it ended up in middle of the roadway where it turned deadly." Checkit: Man killed after falling onto roadway, hit by car

Consider The Conflicted Kansas City EDC

Tuohey is apparently back from Summer vacay but still just as Catholic as ever. His money quote for today: "The EDC doesn’t just have financial relationships with the organizations they regulate—they depend on those relationships for over half of their budget. Worse yet, the more subsidies that are awarded, the more money they collect in fees."

Read more: "For It Is in Giving That We Receive."

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! POLITICAL TOP ECHELON CONSULTANT CONFRONTS BOND CAMPAIGN QUESTION: IS KANSAS CITY A DIVIDED URBAN BATTLE ZONE OR SMART CITY ON THE RISE???



The upcoming general obligation bond campaign is confusing the consultant class who are unsure if they'll try and sell the de facto tax increase with hope or fear.

To wit . . .

KICK-ASS TOP ECHELON CONSULTANTS ARE STUCK AT A CROSSROADS AND SEARCHING FOR THE BEST WAY TO PERSUADE VOTERS TO APPROVE $1 BILLION WORTH OF GENERAL OBLIGATION (GO) BONDS!!!

Here's the word:

"The question is simple, is Kansas City a place like Austin, Portland and Denver? Or do our problems with homicide, violent crime, trash and schools put us more in line with towns like Chicago, STL, Detroit, D.C. and Baltimore?"

The TOP ECHELON INSIDER continued . . .

"These questions are important because the campaign is basically stuck with how to kick off this efforts and develop a line of reasoning against critics who will undoubtedly attack the increasingly higher rate of taxation given the city's current focus on streetcar, the hotel and the airport. The "missing piece" line isn't going to work and KC voters have been skeptical of infrastructure arguments given the current state of deferred maintenance throughout the city . . ."

And so . . . OUR BLOG COMMUNITY IS FIRST TO REPORT that Kansas City politicos and consultants struggle to define itself at the outset of YET ANOTHER City Hall request for more cash.

You decide . . .

Check The Top Kansas City 311 Questions



Because public information is the American way . . . Here's some City Hall info that might save locals sometime when making a hopeless request . . .

KCMO.Gov: Seven most common 311 questions

Of course, the obvious . . . "Why is it taking KCMO 3-months to answer my concern?" isn't covered.

More in a bit . . .

KCPS Earns MILLIONS More Than Most Metro School Districts Whilst Students Stay Losing!!!

An interesting Kansas City newsie juxtaposition reveals that KCPS outpaces local school district funding by MILLIONS but their results are fare less effective when it comes to test scores. Of course, the disparity is blamed on "disadvantaged students" and not the long suffering administration or the record of the Institution overall. You decide: KCPS money to help underprivileged students questioned

Golden Ghetto Girl Primary Election Girl Power Caused 'Moderate' Revolution In Kansas???

Here's an interesting political theory disguised as news from the local NPR affiliate which imagines a slightly less hardline dominated GOP. You decide: How Some Stay-At-Home Moms Dominated The Primary Election In Johnson County

Kansas City Dead Tree Editorial Switcheroo: Will She Save The Star???

A few worthwhile features and A LOT of sports stories remain the last selling point of the Kansas City Star . . . Here's a great resume earning celebration from newspaper purists and we're only posting this one because we wanted to ask our blog community if this kind of thing makes a difference to local news watchers: Meet The New Dead Tree Media DenizenThe Star hires Pulitzer winner to head editorial board

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY OUTRAGE OVER POLICE CIO DECISION CONTINUES!!!



There are fewer officers on Kansas City streets and locals are complaining loudly supporting the current rank & file is not taking a priority among the leadership of the department.

Another effort to eliminate a police resource that many local residents value has created the latest controversy for the Chief of Police.

Bryan Stalder officers an comic summary of the sitch and here's an IMPORTANT editorial take on the subject:

Northeast News: Taking the community out of policing

Highlight of this passionate editorial . . .

"Doing away with the CIO position will only serve to place additional burdens on already overworked district officers and sergeants who are running call to call as it is with zero time for proactive policing, a key component to the CIO’s job that often calls for bringing in additional resources and agencies to assist in problem-solving efforts. Fact: Sergeants are already responding to calls for service at a rate 65% higher than ever before. This dog would like to be a fly on the wall when a community leader drops a problem in a commander’s lap then gets told by said commander that it will have to wait until they get back because they’re starting their 3-day weekend. How will this decision make Kansas City’s urban core safer? Answer: it won’t."

Read the whole thing because it's one of the best examples of metro editorial writing this week in Kansas City.

And once again, the controversial leadership style of Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté has created what some are calling a crisis and others believe a necessary step for bringing change to local policing.

You decide . . .

KCK Early Morning Crime Spree: Home Invasion Gunfire And Dead Body Found

Death investigation this morning and this bullet time confrontation start today's news cycle across The State Line . . . KCK Police: Burglary suspect shot by victim

Kansas City Alleged Fake Cop Still Works With KCPD After Confrontation With Teen Girl

Close call story still under consideration involves some interesting MSM social media snooping and a strident defense from the dude's mom. Take a peek: Emergency operator accused of impersonating police officer in alleged attempt to pull over teen in Northland

Pedestrian Killed In Deadly Kansas City Crash

More danger on local streets amid the soggy weather . . . Careful driving this morning. Take a look: 1 dead, 1 injured after car strikes pedestrians in KCMO

KANSAS CITY TRASH TALK CONTINUES: APOLOGY FOR LATE PICKUP HOT MESS!!!



A story that STARTED HERE ON TKC now earns a rare admission from City Hall of an ongoing problem.

Here's the word . . .

City Hall Seyz: "We know that many residents have been concerned about delayed trash/recycling collection the past several weeks and we want to update you on the situation.

"We expect our vendor to fulfill the terms of tis contract and we are working with them to monitor their work and to notify residents when we know they are falling behind. Recent work by Town & Country, now owned by WCA Waste Corp., has clearly fallen short of expectations due to that company's staffing issues.

"WCA has told the city that since it bought Town & Country, it has had to replace a large number of drivers who were not properly licensed and trained. WCA expects to complete that process in approximately two weeks.

"The City Of Kansas City apologizes for the problems with Trash and recycling collections, and wants to assure our residents that we will resolve these problems as soon as possible. When crews are running late, residents should leave trash bags at the curb rather than bringing them inside, as the crews ahve been working evenings and weekends to get caught up."

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Check the link:



Developing . . .

Show-Me Missouri Cancer Stick Tax Talk

Think piece regarding recent legal battles and the price of cheap smokes for broke-ass locals. Take a look: Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax in the country. Why does a tobacco company want to raise it?

Court Seyz Kansas Can't Discriminate Against Colorado Drivers Amid EPIC Marijuana Influx

While Kansas is considering whether or not voters have to prove their citizenship . . . The topic of probable cause recently earned a bit of legal precedent amid a massive influx of legal weed. Take a look: Kansas cops can't stop drivers just because they have Colorado plates, court rules

Show-Me Missouri Democratic Down Ballot Surge Amid Trump Vs. Clinton Virtual Tie

We'll have more on this later but credit to STL NPR for putting recent poll numbers in perspective beyond the headlines. Take a look: Recent polls prompt area Democrats to dream of possible Clinton win in Missouri

Emily Ratajkowski Hotness And The Soggy Kansas City Morning Link Pool!!!



Emily Ratajkowski and her rising star yet still humble hottie who kinda puts our small town style in perspective and inspires our early morning and this collection of Kansas City links. Take a look:

Kansas City Culture On Parade
Jazz Beat: The Charlie Parker Celebration wraps up this weekend
Tragic Testimony Across State Line
Widow of man found slain in KCK pleads for answers
Soggy Kansas City Morning Cont'd . . .
Rescue crews pull man from Missouri River
Kansas City Life Lesson Aftermath
Oak Park HS band director out after allegations of 'inappropriate communications' with former student
Kansas City Fast Food Rough Start
Car crashes into Wendy's at 31st and Main
Local Hateration Lawsuit
KC company accused of racial discrimination in two firings
Lesson In Local Fear
Gun found in student's backpack at North Kansas City High School
Kansas City Can't Drive
Northeast railroad bridge continues to stifle motorists
Late Season Surge Continues
Royals blank Marlins, extend winning streak to 9 straight
Legendary Kansas City Fashionista
Kansas City consignment shop owner closing doors after decades spent dressing customers
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Kansas City Clickbait Problem

Very smart people are forwarding around this mildly amusing listicle . . . It's pretty harmless and the only real consequences is that it's the kind of content that's killing The Pitch. You decide: 10 Problems Only Kansas Citians Will Understand

Get A Kansas City Restaurant Job

An interesting idea from one of our Internets friends and not a bad way to find work or employees rather than chumming CraigslistKC: "The premise is simple: job seekers fill out on form which goes directly to all the subscribing restaurants in their area. Restaurants don't have to pay for ads to find the staff they need, but instead have a stream of people looking for jobs. All of this is done for a monthly fee that is 60% less than a single Craigslist ad." Take a look: Kansas City Restaurant Jobs - KC Restaurant Jobs

Fear Kansas City Early Morning 2016 Flooding



After any significant rain, longtime Kansas City urban core residents realize that many of our low lying streets will be flooded.

AND ONCE AGAIN WE'RE WARNING EARLY MORNING KANSAS CITY URBAN CORE MOTORISTS OF WIDESPREAD FLOODING ON LOCAL STREETS!!!

Why does this happen? There are a lot of reasons that mostly involve the misplaced priorities and the speculative development deals of City Hall but one of the biggest landmarks in this discussion is a $2.5 BILLION settlement with the EPA and a great deal of work mandated on the local storm sewer system which remains incomplete.

Meanwhile, this cowtown continues to build luxury hotels that are unaffordable for most residents.

More in a bit . . .

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

PRISON SEX TALK AND COMEDY DISCUSSION WITH OUR PAL CRAIG GLAZER!!!



Tonight, Kansas City comedy club mogul Craig Glazer inspires a moment of pause . . .

Episode 10 of "A Man And His Dog" offers a candid and fascinating discussion of prison sex for fans what is likely the most popular Kansas City web series this year . . .



Next up . . . Here's a podcast chat about Craig featuring top ranking comedians Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder and Nikki Glaser



Accordingly, this seems to be the "Summer of Craig" when it comes to online video and Internets stories that are far too captivating to look away.

Developing . . .

TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TOLD YOU SO!!! MSM TALKS TRASH AFTER OUR FIRST NEWS!!!



Last week OUR BLOG COMMUNITY WAS FIRST to bring news about City Hall neglect of an important neighborhood issue . . .

Tonight the TV newsies confirm our reports with their own coverage . . .

Fox4KC: Trash service suffers in Kansas City as WCA Waste struggles to find drivers who can pass drug tests

KSHB: Federally ordered drug testing of WCA garbage truck drivers led to more than half of them losing their jobs, leaving trash piled up in the metro.

The up side of all this is that there are a great many good paying entry level jobs out there and one of the main qualifications is nothing more than a clean drug test . . .

You decide . . .

Marey Carey And Kansas City Links Tonight



Mary Carey and her former political hotness inspires this look at all the important Kansas City links tonight. Take a peek:

Big Money Kansas City Rehab
Kansas City, KCPS to spend over $1 million on improvements to Central Park
Fake TIF Move This Week
Tax incentive reform ordinance to be heard Wednesday by Kansas City Council
Kansas City School Bus Lesson in FAIL
Emails detail concerns of KCPS, Daye Transportation over bus services
Inappropriate Oak Park Nasty
Northland teacher fired after report of inappropriate behavior
More On The KCMO Tech Giveaway
Kansas City Tech Office Announces Finalists For Half Million Dollars In Grant Funding
Creating Kansas City Care Packages
Local volunteers create hygiene kits for Louisiana flood victims
Cowtown Tech Talk In Pix
'Question everything,' TEDxKC 2016 captured in photos
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES!!! ACCUSATIONS OF 'BULLYING' TRADED IN BATTLE BETWIXT KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ AND NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS AMID DEBATE OVER COMMUNITY INTERACTION OFFICERS!!!



Kansas City's Chief of Police is embroiled in another controversy and while the staffing decision is well known . . . Insiders offer our blog community AN EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES perspective.

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS WORD FROM INSIDERS OFFERING A PEEK INTO THE LATEST KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY POLICING DEBATE WHEREIN BOTH SIDES ALLEGEDLY ACCUSE ONE ANOTHER OF BULLYING!!!

Here's the word . . .

"As I am sure you know; Chief Forté is dissolving the CIO position from KCPD. After many emails were sent to Chief Forté in protest of this action, he called a meeting of neighborhood leaders to discuss his thought process. In this "meeting" (Press-Op) Chief Forté spent over an hour lecturing us about bullying and how by sending him emails explaining our disapproval was us bulling him. He set this meeting up with barely 24hrs notice, then proceeded to invite the media which was uncalled for and filled the room with his entourage; thus bulling the concerned citizens in the room. During the question segment he continued his bullying by not allowing anyone who disagreed with him finish their questions, he would just interrupt them and talk over them, the questions he did answer were in true political round about form. Not once did he answer the questions directly."

Signed: Bullied by Forté
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In fairness, the Chief points to the Westside CAN Center for an example of success without CIOs and continues to contend that ALL police should fulfill the duties of this position that's now dissolved.

Example . . .



Nevertheless . . .

THIS IS THE SECOND MAJOR CONTROVERSY INVOLVING THE KCPD CHIEF THIS SUMMER AND THIS TIME AROUND NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS IN NORTHEAST SEEM EXCEPTIONALLY FRUSTRATED WITH THE TOP COP!!!

Developing . . .

TKC FAVE SUPER DAVE SKEPTICAL OF KCTV5 SCHLITTERBAHN VERRÜCKT WINDY DECAPITATION DESIGN FLAW STORY!!!



Follow-up on last night's KCTV5 engineering report regarding one of the worst tragedies of the Kansas City summer . . .

Here's the big reveal . . .

KCTV5: Experts: Wind could exacerbate design flaws on Verruckt

Even better last night our blog community debated the merits of this bit of captivating journalism.

Now . . .

Our very own Super Dave seyz: "I want real answers, I want real proof and so far that has not been forthcoming with all of the airheads, bobble-heads, or whatever are going to continue to come out of the woodwork till some real experts weigh in and shut them down."

Sadly, the newspaper and so many other local media outlets contend that "we may never know" as settlement talk behind the scenes continues to move forward.

Developing . . .

No Homework For Kansas City Students?!?!

A Texas teacher starts a meme with a take home letter arguing against homework and the Internets not only rejoices but also hopes to propagate the idea. Take a peek: Texas teacher's 'no homework' policy draws interest in KC

Trump & Clinton Locked In Missouri Virtual Tie

Missouri might be back to bellwether status after all. Take a look: New poll shows Trump, Clinton within point in Missouri

FACT CHECK KANSAS CITY: SOCIAL JUSTICE INSPIRED 'BAN THE BOX' BACKFIRES!!!



The call for felony forgiveness has been widely popular over the past few years in Kansas City.

The move started in City Hall around 2013 and kept going from there . . .

An effort championed by Former Councilman John Sharp and current 3rd District Rep. Jermaine Reed: Kansas City job applications stop asking about criminal histories

KCK effort earlier this year: KCK becomes first city in Kansas to “Ban the Box”

Gov. Jay mandate about a month ago: Nixon orders Missouri agencies to 'ban the box' in state jobs

Tragically . . .

IN A TRAGIC BIT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR IRONY . . . THE SO-CALLED "BAN THE BOX" EFFORT ADVERSELY IMPACTS MINORITY WORKERS AND HELPS WHITE CONVICTS EARN JOBS WITHOUT SCREENING!!!

Take a peek:

KC Biz Journal: 'Ban the Box' may not be the engine for social good its backers had hoped

Money line . . .

"In the absence of a checkbox that would indicate a prior criminal conviction, prospective employers appear to have tried to determine which applicants fit a given racial background and then discriminated against those people more broadly. In contrast, white applicants who had a criminal record were actually helped by "Ban the Box" because prospective employers appear to have been less likely to assume those applicants had ever been convicted."

And so, the best intentions of local advocates have not only made life harder for minorities without a criminal record but also helped to make local workplaces less safe by increasing the numbers of white ex-cons working.

You decide . . .

Kansas City Char Mac Tuesday



Quick look at local midday links on this KICK-ASS cloudy day . . .

Kansas City Confrontation Aftermath
Rape, assault suspect surrenders after police standoff
Golden Ghetto Hip-Hop Court Case
Trial continues in murder of aspiring rapper, attorney argues client did not pull the trigger
Regional Po-Po Dept. Put Down???
Tensions high in Odessa as city discusses disbanding police
Dead Tree Media Takes On Weed Debate
Debate over marijuana in Missouri more than just a puff of smoke
Cowtown Sacred Ground Tale
Kansas City Woman Uncovers Stories Of Anonymous Dead Buried In Leeds Cemetery
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Missouri Transgender Hormone Therapy Fight

Deets on a groundbreaking case that advocates for far greater accommodation than this state's prison industrial complex currently allows. Checkit: Transgender Inmate In Missouri Prison Sues To Receive Hormone Therapy

Fear The Kansas Brain Drain

While the Border War has companies fighting over jobs . . . The big picture is that recent grads don't want to stay in Kansas by an even greater percentage . . . Check this op/ed the next time somebody says that "flyover country" is still a myth: Editorial: Why are college graduates saying "goodbye" to Kansas?

Show-Me Missouri Daisy Shame On Netflix

We talked about this movie during its Sundance debut and now a Missouri tragedy and protest movement against sex assault is streaming online. Take a look: Audrie & Daisy Is the Story of What Two Teen Girls Went Through After Reporting Their Assaults

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND POLITICAL FIGHT: MISSOURI STATE SENATOR RYAN SILVEY FILES LAWSUIT TO DISQUALIFY DEMOCRATIC OPPONENT J RANEN BECHTHOLD!!!



Kansas City Northland politics heats up this election season with a Missouri State Senate residency fight BREAKING FIRST ON TKC!!!
 


Most Kansas City political watchers know State Senator Ryan Silvey as a bit of a RINO by Missouri standards and a politico who has always had a tough time fitting in with more strident Republicans and his many Democratic Party Kansas City colleagues around his age group . . . C'mon, anybody who looks forward to hanging out with State Senator Jason "Big Red" Holsman has to be pretty hard up. I keed, I keed but the point here is Silvey is always the last guy to get invited . . . Anywhere.

Silvey's opponent is J Ranen Bechthold, a political newbie with a progressive campaign platform but also a self-described "Afghanistan Veteran" who supports the minimum wage increase "Fight For $15" in his campaign literature.

Now . . .

FIRST ON TKC!!! KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS REVEAL A SURPRISING LAWSUIT FILED ON BEHALF OF STATE SENATOR RYAN SILVEY ARGUING FOR THE DISQUALIFICATION OF J RANEN BECHTHOLD!!!

Here's the proof, check casenet and 16CY-CV07090 - RYAN A. SILVEY V. J. RANEN BECHTHOLD (E-CASE) and take a look at the Verified Petition for Disqualification from General Election.

Now that we've provided context, here's the word from AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS . . .

"Ryan Silvey disrespects Afghanistan veteran, calling him a nomad. Missouri State Senator Ryan Silvey filed a petition on 15 Aug 2016 to disqualify his opponent J Ranen Bechthold , an Afghanistan Veteran who recently returned to his birthplace in Clay County from active duty status. Silvey alleges that Bechthold failed to maintain residency requirements in the 17th Senate district due to time spent living outside the district as part of his military obligations. Despite the fact that Article 8, section 6 of the Missouri Constitution specifically exempts returning service members from residency requirements for a number of legal issues including voting and running for office, Silvey specifically stated in his petition “these (Mr. Bechthold’s) temporary nomadic living arrangements fail to establish permanent residency within Senate District 17.”

Now . . .

THIS LAWSUIT AGAINST A VETERAN IS A RISKY PLOY FOR STATE SEN. SILVEY!!!

The legal tactic could backfire on the Northland politico who is already confronting push back from Missouri power players and now risks a last minute legal challenge that kinda makes him look scared.

You decide . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STAR READERS RAGE OVER SKYROCKETING SUBSCRIPTION COSTS!!!



One of the most effective ways for a company to go out of business is to charge higher fees for a product with declining demand.

With the exception of Adele . . . They're mostly giving CDs away now . . . Meanwhile, The Kansas City Star continues to bilk its customers according to some of their last remaining loyalists. Here's the word from an AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS and his well-trained doggie:

"Just got my latest monthly KC Star subscription bill. It went up from $28.03 to $35.38 per month, more than a 26% increase. And they still won't deliver any closer than 3/4 mile from my house. And even then, they'd fail to deliver about 10 times a month and never credit my account. I trained my dog to bring the newspaper each morning, but Winslow may soon be out of luck."

Is it worth it for yesterday's Internets headlines?

You decide . . .