Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! GREATER KANSAS CITY WOMEN'S POLITICAL CAUCUS READY TO HIJACK MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAMPAIGNS FOR DOOMED HILLARY AGENDA!!!



It seems the Kansas City "girl power" and mindless Red State support for Hillary threatens more Democratic party contenders than anybody else.

To wit . . .

AS WE START THIS SUMMER OF POLITICKING, NOTICE SOME STRIDENT HILLARY SUPPORTERS ATTACKING ALL THE MALE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HOPEFULS IN A DESTRUCTIVE POWER PLAY THAT THREATENS TO ERASE IMPORTANT GAINS IN THE MISSOURI GENERAL ASSEMBLY!!!

Again, it's worth repeating that this divisive and expensive strategy was designed by Jackson County Legislative Chair who hopes to fracture the otherwise united KCMO Democrats with a gender debate that's lost on everyone outside of the Midtown Kansas City bar districts.



But it gets worse . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE: NOW CRYSTAL AND HER "GIRL POWER COVEN" HAVE TARGETED THE COMMITTEE FOR COUNTY PROGRESS WITH A FAUX SUPPORT FOR INEXPERIENCED FEMALE CANDIDATES!!! THE 'GIRL POWER' RHETORIC IS MEAN-SPIRITED AND PRETTY MUCH CALLS ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T SUPPORT THEIR LADY DRINKING BUDDIES A MISOGYNIST!!!

That's right, in some Kansas City Democratic Party circles . . . Failure to support Hillary and a slate of unproven local party babes is akin to a hate crime.

Right now there are just a few locals who are outraged by this Kansas City "girl power political bullying" and would rather judge candidates on their merits. But what's important for this blog community is that our cadre of critics, skeptics and d-bags are often mentioned in this local chatter crafted by a failed lady politico who burned just about every bridge she had for a shaky gig at the courthouse.

You decide . . .

Jackson County Exec Frank White Wears Sneakers To Newsmaker Interview!!!



This is part of the reason why the Jackson County Exec is well-liked or maybe an indication that he's not worried about job duties that he clearly doesn't understand.

Take a look at one of this town's most popular politicos playing it casual in his latest interview about vaporware transit and declining revenue . . .



More in a bit . . .

SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY QUADRUPLE DRIVE-BY SHOOTING INJURES WOMAN!!!



Once again violence starts the Kansas City work week with this report of a scary shooting at the Southeast corner of city limits but still indicating steadily increasing local crime.

Here's the report . . .

KSHB: Officers said someone drove by the Willowind Apartments near 39th & Willow Ave. just before midnight and shot into four apartments. One woman was hurt . . .

Developing . . .

SHAME!!! MIZZOU REPORTEDLY SPENDING 'ONE MILLION DOLLARS' ON DIVERSITY AUDIT AFTER BY RACIAL PROTEST DRAMA!!!

Plummeting enrollment and media shame haven't really taught the embattled institution much. Take a look at the latest embarrassing headline: University of Missouri Spending $1 Million for 'Diversity Audit' Despite Millions Lost Following Protests - Breitbart

Crunch Time For Kansas Politicos

A myriad of culture war legislation confronts the General Assembly in Kansas that will have a tough 48 hours where politicos are likely to entertain with a lot of stupid quotes: School finance, transgender bathroom issues could lead to busy 'sine die' session for Kansas lawmakers

Rachel And Kansas City Early Tuesday



And so we begin the very early morning with Rachel Burr hotness and an acknowledgement that Summer is always a time where Kansas City hangs loose . . .

Here's just a few of the links we're checking . . .

Stolen Joke: Maybe Enough For A Coat???
KC Pet Project rescues 25 chinchillas from horrific conditions
Kansas City Tool Time
The Hardware Company That Ruled Them All
Kansas City Crazy Talk
Shut-down KC mental illness alliance remembered as fighter for families
Capture After Shots Fired @ Police
Two in custody search for third suspect continues following disturbance at Smithville Lake
Kansas City Win Streak Continues
Hosmer's homer caps 4-run 8th as Royals beat Rays
As always, this is the OPEN THREAD for the early morning. More in a bit . . .

Kansas City Union Station Artsy History Clip



Here's the EPIC tale of how a bi-state tax increase basically funded a bunch of money losing exhibits which disguise a downtown biz park based inhabited by corporate cronies dedicated to earning tax breaks paid for the by the fading KCMO middle-class . . .

Kidding, it's just another "making of" video for a lame and otherwise forgettable art project. But the pictures are pretty and it's a nice way to start the day . . .



More in a bit . . .

Monday, May 30, 2016

Kansas City Memorial Day Fact Check: Vietnam Vet Park Is Mostly Dangerous And Trashy Westport Homeless Hangout!!!



Today was filled with a great deal of high-minded talk about sacrifice and memories of the fallen. Because this blog is dedicated to providing an alternative perspective on all things Kansas City . . . Here's just a simple fact check to all the hype.

ALMOST EVERY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL NEAR WESTPORT IS FILLED WITH HOMELESS!!!

To be fair and just for another fact check . . . The nation's homeless are still comprised by a great many veterans despite some recent efforts to curb this troubling trend. Still, even a cursory look on Midtown streets will reveal that many people have fallen through the cracks.

And so, tribute ceremonies are nice but probably don't reveal the reality of lives for veterans plagued by mental difficulties or the poor of Kansas City who have mostly been forgotten.

You decide . . .

Kansas City Zoo Talk Amid Controversy Of Gorilla Shooting Tragedy To Save Youngster

The local money pit Zoo exhibit puts patrons far away from animals that would make a repeat of the incident almost impossible: KC Zoo visitors confident of safety at gorilla exhibit

Today's Kansas City Run-Around

More crime and a police chase of suspects today, here's the aftermath: Robbery suspects run from Kansas City police after crashing into pole

Kansas City Parade Park Slap Fight

Yet another ruckus over Kansas City building plans that are nearly indecipherable . . . Redevelopment plan for neighborhood near 18th and Vine prompts praise, worries

Pamela And The Kansas City Links



Just a reminder of one of our favorite hottie icon and some news from throughout the day . . .

Kansas City Tribute
Liberty Memorial ceremony honors nation's war dead
Another Local Downward Slide
1,000-foot water slide coming to Kansas City despite previous problems
Artsy Toy Train Scribbling
WATCH: Meet the local artist behind the KC Streetcar poster
Ugly Animal Rescue
KC Pet Project takes in 25 chinchillas from former breeder
Royals Bright Side
Five things we learned Sunday: Royals move into first
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! BLOG WARNING!!! TOP ECHELON INSIDERS FEAR BLOODY KANSAS CITY SUMMER!!!



Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer for most people in Kansas City as school is out, swimming pools open and entertainment district curfew begins.

To wit . . .

AS HOMICIDES ALREADY TREND UPWARD . . . THE MOST WELL-INFORMED, CONNECTED AND TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WARN LOCALS ABOUT THE THREAT OF AN EXCEPTIONALLY VIOLENT SUMMER!!!

So far the KCMO murder count is 39 homicides compared to 32 at this time last year but that's a 36% increase the murder totals from the year before that . . .

Meanwhile, more divisive political rhetoric and fewer resources to fight crime might prove to be the tipping point to more murders.

Furthermore, the response from city leaders has been exceptionally lame in many respects as over funded social work and social justice programs seems to be prized over simply fully funding the KCPD.

Finally, top authorities in the land are now blaming the "viral video effect" for paralyzing police from action in protecting neighborhoods. Kansas City isn't alone in this violence uptick trend given that Chicago has counted 1300 shooting so far this year up 50% over last year.

Accordingly . . .

LIKE IT OR NOT . . . INDICATORS AND WORD ON THE STREET SEEM TO WARN OF A BLOODY KANSAS CITY SUMMER 2016!!!

This violence always has a way of moving out of any zip code, giving rise to tension throughout the metro and laying claim to innocent victims including children.

We post this info, insider word and warning in order to inspire a discussion about practical solutions rather than hopeless diatribes. Consideration of this topic is exceptionally important given that the Kansas City Citizens Task Force On Violence has been far too slow to offer any solutions, the public has lost interest in its meetings but the level of violence continues to rise.

You decide . . .

Celebrate Kansas City Northeast Good Life

Take a look at this simply AMAZING KANSAS CITY PICTORIAL that offers a testament to local photography skill of photog Hypeblogal in depicting the beauty of a classic Kansas City home. For those looking for a nice few of KCMO, here it is: Hyperblogal

Silly Cowtown Hipsters Tragically Trending: Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Karaoke!!!

Admittedly, we've been taking out more spammers but TKC remains THE LAST FREE SPEECH ZONE IN KANSAS CITY while MO Rage doesn't allow any critical comments at all. Still, his promotion of signing on the streetcar assumes that everybody wants to hear it and not that KC is simply too polite to tell people to put a lid on it.

Do you want to hear impromptu singing aboard the streetcar???

It's a question that the politically correct among us aren't allowed to ask . . . You decide: Mo Rage

Note Of Support For Police Sent Our Way



There is a lot of rhetoric about police out there right now despite the fact that we've asked our blog community and the word back we've heard is support more police on Kansas City streets in order to keep the peace and stand against cuts to the KCPD in order to sustain the City Hall development agenda.

Accordingly, and because a local police detective was recently killed in the line of duty, this note was sent our way and it's worth sharing and a moment of reflection today . . .

“Dear officer, I want you to know that I see you. I see you choose the booth in the restaurant that allows you to have your back against the wall. I see you walking to your next traffic stop while you hope that it isn’t your last. I see you pulled over, two hours past your shift, as you finish your reports under a street light. I see you as you direct traffic in the scorching heat, the gusting snow, and the downpour of rain. I see you being filmed every time you try to do your job. I see that you are tired. I see that you are frustrated and misunderstood. I see that you are hurting as the world watches you bury your brothers and sisters that die because they were guilty of one thing; wearing a uniform and a badge. I see you. I see that you are flesh and bones just like me. I see that you are a human being who has a heart that beats for your calling to serve and protect. I see your cause and I want you to know that I appreciate it.” – author unknown

You decide . . .

Celebrate Kansas City Concert B-List 2016

Here's a guide to a great many performers on the last leg of their tour and or careers just cleaning up a few extra bucks in the last flyover country stop. Sadly, none of these names are worth the exorbitant prices charges at Kansas City concert venues. You decide: KISS, Heart & Carrie Underwood among the big names coming to Kansas City in 2016

Meet The White People Who Stole Kansas City

Long form content from the public TV station that will serve as a locally based cure for insomnia. Checkit: "These names — and many others — belonged to the men and women who set down markers on the land that would become the City of Kansas." The Founders | A New Digital Series

Most Americans Hate Kansas City Teams

Face it, the Kansas City Royals aren't loved very much outside of this town and the Chiefs are confronting nothing but skeptics after a "successful" season and their 1st playoff victory in a generation. Here's a local sporting lament.

Kansas City Chiefs Still Have Fair Share of Haters

SHOCK!!! TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE ROUNDUP TEEN GANG NEAR HYDE PARK AMID EPIC STANDOFF CRACKDOWN AFTER SPATE OF VIOLENT ROBBERIES!!!



Our blog community was talking about violence near this area yesterday morning and now MAINSTREAM MEDIA CONFIRM A CRACKDOWN ON A GANG OF TEENS ROUNDED UP within walking distance of Hyde Park.

Lots of social media chatter regarding a police sirens, armored vehicles and helicopters overnight. Check one of the first reports to follow TKC's BREAKING/EXCLUSIVE NEWS yesterday:

NBC Action News: A police standoff with six juveniles near 37th and Warwick in KCMO is over. Officials say the juveniles were going around committing street robberies in the area . . . Police say 11 people were in the apartment during the standoff. Six juveniles have been taken into custody.

This is actually good news for Memorial Day Monday as the roundup was inspired by a tip from the community and there are no reports of injury in this crackdown. Still the impulse to deny this problem and the versatile nature of violent teen flash mobs remains a weakness among some denizens of the local discourse.

Developing . . .

Downtown Kansas City Human Sacrifice Disgrace Starts @ Union Station This Week Among Other Horrific Attractions

Amid a rising homicide count and so much violence the lack of any real respect for life in Kansas City is on display at Union Station this week and threatens to curse local development. Check this link for a low turnout rerun and expensive event from the disappointing crowd running union station amid other local parties on blast later on this week:

Downtown events range from Shakespeare to Quixotic

Kansas City Faith Writer Bill Tammeus Blogs Against Human Toll In War Today

More than a few thoughtful insights from this former newspaper dude regarding the impact of large scale violence on the world: The brutal human cost of war: 5-30-16

Blogging Kansas Education Crisis

Check this thoughtful missive from one of the best local liberal bloggers in Kansas City considering a threat that could shut down schools in Kansas: The KS Supreme Court rules on education funding - now the countdown begins #KSED

Kansas City Memorial Day Link Look



Adult 20-somethings pretending to be teens in this almost iconic movie from the 90s inspires our list of Kansas City news links for this Memorial Day Monday right now . . .

No Help From City Hall Today
KCMO.gov " City Hall and 311 closed Monday
Show-Me 3rd Party Optimism
Missouri Libertarian delegate says his candidate can become president
KCK Murder Clue Report
Police: Suspect identified in 1989 cold case murder
Old School Rocks Out Downtown
Journey and the Doobie Brothers rocked the hits at the Sprint Center last night
Station Celebration Aftermath
Veterans honored at Union Station's Memorial Day events
Upbeat Kansas City Chiefs Preseason Talk
Chiefs podcast: KC's dangerous offense, the next QB, over/unders
More Deets On The Improbable Sweep
Royals sweep White Sox thanks to yet another come-from-behind rally
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Kansas City Jerusalem Farm Grows Catholic Volunteer Urban Core Faith Community



Quick note about an optimistic Catholic effort tonight . . .

Jerusalem Farm needs your support to further their mission. Please make a pledge towards their 'Expanding Our Common Home' campaign. You can find more information at their website.

"Jerusalem Farm is a Catholic Intentional community located in Kansas City, MO, built on the four cornerstones of Prayer, Community, Service and Simplicity. We strive to transform our lives and those around us through service retreat experiences, sustainable living and home repair."

Take a look . . .

Jerusalem Farm - Planting Seeds

And for Sunday night, this is an appropriate place to take a pause. Hopefully more, BREAKING EXCLUSIVE NEWS, discussion, debate, discourse and all kinds of good stuff for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STREETCAR TOY TRAIN PACKED FULL OF FILTH AND GERMS!!!



The Kansas City streetcar is touting 10k riders on Saturday alone this Memorial Day weekend.

Sadly, this is only half the story . . .

Let's give the $125 MILLION & COUNTING streetcar the benefit of the doubt . . . So what the novelty of the toy train is wearing off and most of the passengers are just tourists. The numbers are great but they also come at a cost . . .

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REPORT MORE COMPLAINTS ABOUT TRASH, SPILLS AND NASTY HUMAN STAINS ON THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR AMID CROWDED WEEKEND NIGHTS!!!

Moreover . . .

Police riding aboard the streetcars and yelling at the hobos to pick up their garbage is a strategy doesn't seem to be working.

And given that the toy train is mostly a tourist attraction to take visitors to different restaurants and bars given that retail is sparse within the loop . . .

KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WORRY ABOUT THE FEAR OF DISEASE AND ILLNESS ABOARD THE INCREASINGLY FILTHY DOWNTOWN TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!

One KICK-ASS TIPSTER tells us . . .

"It really can get disgusting very fast inside these cars. Lingering puke from the homeless is the worst problem that seems to plague the cars because there doesn't seem to be a set janitorial service from what I can tell. The coffee stain from one hipster I saw make a massive spill on Thursday was still there on Friday night. I take the bus so I'm used to this kind of thing but the poop stains left by homeless have a way to ruining the experience for all of the middle-class tourist riders we're getting from JoCo. I'm not here to hate on the trolley. At the cost of $100 million we've got to find a way to make this thing work. Sorry but keeping things extremely clean, much cleaner than the bus, is a big part of it."

The tipster is correct, we're talking about more than coffee stains here . . . Check a similar transit testimony . . .

From a recent study of germs in the NYC transit system . . . E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus (skin infections, respiratory disease and food poisoning), Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), and even Yersinia pestis, which is associated with the bubonic plague, popping up in some swabs. Nearly all the stations harbored an antibiotic resistant bacteria called Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, one that often causes respiratory infections in hospitals.

And so, nasty bugs aboard the toy train along with all of the crackheads and hobos represent another problem that the streetcar must overcome in order to continue the "success" of the project in its opening weeks.

Developing . . .

Candice And More Kansas City Sunday Links



Just a bit of an update tonight and a look at some of the more interesting links today. Take a peek:

Suburbanites Celebrate Downtown KCMO Lawn Chair Patriotism
Big crowd expected for KC's 'Celebration at the Station'
Kansas City Teachable Moment Celebration
Spanish teacher's enthusiastic daily greeting gains him online fame
Kansas City Salvy Update
Royals catcher Perez out 7-10 days, no DL now
KCK Cold Case Update
Police: Tips could help solve 1989 cold case homicide
Early Season Winning
Kansas City Royals stage another late comeback, sweep Chicago White Sox
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOOD INSIDER REPORTS: MAYOR'S NIGHTS FAILS AS VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOBS DISPLACED FROM PLAZA NOW MOVE TO HYDE PARK!!!



Kansas City's Hyde Park neighborhood now confronts a crime epidemic and youth violence displacement following what seems to be an effective entertainment curfew strategy on the Plaza.

Remember that this year Hyde Park has reported scary arson scenes, an uptick in burglaries and youth violence previously this year.

To wit . . .

TKC BREAKING EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! HYDE PARK IS KANSAS CITY'S VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOB NEW HOTNESS, HOT MESS & HOT SPOT!!!

Again, there are previous news reports that confirm some of this hot mess that is following a pattern and contradicts a great deal of the hype coming from City Hall.

Here's the word:

Curfew Crime Displacement


The last three weekends on the Plaza have resulted in hundreds of youth gathering, fighting, damaging property, and so on. This wasn't covered whatsoever by the media.

Now with the entertainment district curfew in effect, the media reported that it was working and that the Plaza was relatively quiet last night. What you won't hear from the media is that all the large groups of inner city youth were back at it last night. They knew that they had to kick rocks at nine so they left the Plaza and headed back east. A group of nearly 100 young teens gathered at the QT at 44th and Main, fighting and causing disturbances. They moved into the neighborhood behind the QT and continued their activities. Numerous police cars responded and kids began running through people's yards and behind houses continuing to shout, fight, and damage things. Several attempted and successful armed robberies were reported in the area and a neighbor informed me that the suspects were a group of teens around 13-15 years old who had a gun. Officers ended up catching them and arrested them according to a up that lives nearby and saw everything.

It sounds like the curfew worked for the Plaza but displaced the fights, property damages, and even robberies into the Hyde Park neighborhood. These teens chose NOT to be at Club KC and Mayors Nights. Why? Because there are rules. This issue needs to be addressed asap before the teens injure or kill someone in the area.

Even if the media knew about this one, it wouldn't be reported.
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You decide . . .

Show-Me Advocacy Against Missouri Voter ID

National media outcry against a controversial Missouri vote coming soon: Missouri targets black voters: This is an un-American and intentional assault on voting rights

Google Joins Fight Against Payday Lenders

Kansas City's favorite tech company offers a bit of help in a local fight against an embattled industry that was the target of local protests and meetings this week: Google's ad ban puts payday lenders on the defensive

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! CROSSROADS BAR BIZ DESPERATELY ADVOCATES AGAINST KANSAS CITY DEMOCRACY AND POPULAR CITIZEN INITIATIVE PETITION TO STOP KANSAS CITY LIQUOR CODE CHANGE!!!



The fight against Kansas City liquor code change is heating up and here's the latest bit of Crossroads Bar Biz social media advocacy that continues the debate.

Take a peek at a sponsored missive making the rounds among KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS:

Unidentified Crossroads Bar District Supporters Say: "If you are out and about in KC this weekend, DO NOT SIGN ANY PETITIONS on this issue. The people against our ordinance will say that our ordinance limits the ability of property owners to keep liquor licenses out of their neighborhood. In reality, our ordinance ensures that MORE voices are heard. Our ordinance only limits those individuals who seek to singlehandedly dictate what happens in their neighborhood."

Again, we want to try to be objective with our coverage of this issue but it's worth nothing that this paid advocacy attempts to keep the voting public out of the decision making progress.

Like it or not, citizen initiative petitions represent one of the last remaining methods for voters to directly impact the political process @ 12th & Oak.

Now, after checking with a few insiders on this issue we have this to report . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVISTS IN THE CROSSROADS REVEAL THAT THEIR PETITION TO MAINTAIN CURRENT LIQUOR CODES HAS MET WITH RESOUNDING SUPPORT AND THE SIGNATURE COLLECTING PROCESS IS NEARLY COMPLETE!!!

And so, if there isn't a compromise put forward by the council soon . . . There is a compromise on the table but there's nothing inherently wrong with allowing voters to decide this issue which isn't a bad idea at all given that the measure could impact liquor codes not only in the Crossroads but throughout the city.

SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE #39 FOR 2016 CONFIRMS RISING MURDER TREND!!!



Media reports a Northeast Kansas City killing as the latest local homicide investigation overnight . . .

KMBC: The victim, a man in his 50s, was found in a house in the 300 block of Lawndale Avenue about 3:45 a.m.

Again, this is homicide #39 so far this year compared to 32 last year at this time which was a 36% increase over 2014 numbers. This year's homicide totals are QUICKLY MOVING TOWARD A FIVE-YEAR-HIGH and clearly are trending upward.

Overall last night was rather violent with an injury shooting reported along with many other violent incidents occurring overnight.

The KCPD Chief is at the scene of the latest murder and he reports this is the 4th murder over the past 9 days.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Kansas City Refugee Growing Season

New Roots for Refugees in Kansas City is a widely touted resettlement program focused on helping newcomers build relationships and acclimate themselves to surroundings in their new home town. Take a look: This Kansas City Program Helps Refugees Build a Future Through Work and Food

Kansas City Nostalgia Powers Silly Youth Rec Center Effort To Save Kemper Arena

Here's an optimistic take of the Save Kemper effort that's mostly based on the public not understanding the finances of the place and how much it's going to cost everybody in the long run to maintain a youth rec center that is unlikely to ever turn a profit because suburban parents aren't going to take their kids to the railroad tracks in order to play basketball.

You decide: Memories the momentum behind saving Kansas City arena

Critics Decry 'Ferguson Effect' Talk

We're always in search of an alternative perspective here on TKC and this bit of into was sent our way regarding the Ferguson effect, rising violence in metro areas and political rhetoric during election season. Here's another side of the story:There is no Ferguson effect: New data confirm the war on police is a right-wing myth

Behati And The Kansas City Sunday Look



Behati Prinsloo begins our Kansas City Sunday look at a local collection of links worth considering this week. Checkit:

Hipster Suspect Caught In This Cowtown
Laclede County fugitive caught in Kansas City
Parkville Flood Plain Stays Losing
Flooding washes out weekend plans for English Landing Park visitors
Surprise KC Newspaper Readers Hate Trump
Readers sound off on Donald Trump, the elections, speeding motorists
Kansas City Get Together For A Good Cause
Heart of America Stand Down to be held at Liberty Memorial
Talking Football Talent Pool
Return of Jamaal Charles gives Kansas City Chiefs incredible backfield mix
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Kansas City Weekly Report Right Now



Like it or not this news from City Hall is important if only because it offers a view of how 12th & Oak touts their management of a city that confronts increasing crime, infrastructure FAIL and neighborhood problems.

Here's this week in hype focusing on Summer fun . . .



More in a bit . . .

Saturday, May 28, 2016

THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KANSAS CITY DEVELOPMENT AGENDA CONFRONTS UPCOMING AMERICAN ECONOMIC HARSH TIMES!!!



Remember not so long ago Kansas City borrowed a vast fortune to build the P&L District and it opened amid a historic collapse of the American housing market. There are some who say the district never really got of the ground as it CONTINUES TO LOSE AT LEAST $15 MILLION EVERY YEAR for City Hall. Now history could be repeating itself with an upcoming rate hike that might serve as a reality check for unchecked and irrationally exuberant Kansas City borrowing for development . . .

Here is an EXCEPTIONALLY INFORMED insight from a TKC Reader that should give insiders a moment of pause . . .

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President, Esther George, is a leader nationally in calling for higher interest rates to prevent a new asset bubble. Some would say the asset bubble is already here.

Recent stronger economic data have other Fed leaders now talking about an interest rate increase, maybe in June.

Recent headlines about Fed Chairman Janet Yellen underscore the shifting attitude about raising rates ... Led by George in Kansas City.

Just a bit more data we've found interesting . . .

The Fed Setting Up For A U.S. Dollar Collapse If No June Rate Hike

For those who think they can hide from it all . . .

Why the Fed’s Interest Rate Rise Will Crash Gold in June

There are a lot of people who write off this talk when it comes from conservative media outlets, here's the nation's paper of record forced to at least acknowledge the prospect . . .

New York Times: Listen Carefully for Hints of the Next Global Recession

And so, once again Kansas City is building up a slate of development projects only to be confronted by horrible economic news in the grand scheme of things . . . The only tragedy is that local leaders don't understand the cycle of cheap money that facilitates their borrowing and building tourist attractions when that time and money could be better spent buffing up neighborhoods and infrastructure.

Either way . . . So much happy talk and hype always ignores macroeconomic forces which predestine the financial fate of our city and our lives more than anyone would care to realize.

And all this inspires our playlist tonight . . .



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

Kansas Politico Legend Fmr Senator Bob Dole Offers Words Of Wisdom For Donald Trump



Advice from this old school and former Trump opponent might not be welcomed but it's an ongoing sign of the GOP rallying around the presumptive nominee . . . Even in flyover country.

Checkit:

Trashing Hillary Legacy . . .


Suggestion For VP . . .


You decide . . .

Golden Ghetto Mission Gateway Luxury Living Atop Walmart Plan Disappoints JoCo

Yet another sign that local government makes horrible development choices as a giant wasteland in the midst of a nice neighborhood remains an embarrassment to an otherwise pleasant inner-suburb: Want to live in an apartment above a Walmart? Mission Gateway developer wants to turn that dream to reality

Kansas City Scared For Salvy

Reports after an injury today for the Royals star seem to be optimistic in what looks like a hard year for the home team. Take a look: 'No structural damage' to Salvador Perez's knee after collision, Ned Yost says

Irina And Kansas City Saturday



Irina Shayk starts our look at some of the most important links for Saturday. Take a peek:

Northeast Kansas City Comeback
Snyder's Grand Re-Opening celebration draws big crowd
Kansas City Tragic Run-In
Child critically hurt in crash
Golden Ghetto Give Back
Shawnee residents getting cleanup help from city after multiple storms
Road Danger Across State Line
OVERNIGHT: KCK man killed in crash on I-29
Show-Me Real ID Problems
Missouri driver's license prevents woman from honoring dad at army post
Kansas City Critter Celebration
KC Pet Project finds homes for dogs and cats on holiday weekend by cutting the price
Kansas City Comeback
Royals rally in ninth to beat White Sox 8-7
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .