Sunday, November 23, 2014

City Diner And Breakfast In Kansas City

Great Kansas City shot and quick story from "The Breakfast Dictator" . . . Take a look: The City Diner, Kansas City, MO

Candice And The Kansas City Sunday



Candice Swanepoel starts this Sunday look at some of the more important early morning links.

Check it:

City Hall Propaganda Update

Overall Enduring Legacy Of American FAIL
Burned-out Ferguson QuikTrip still stands
Kansas City Coping Skills Workshop
Suicide survivors speak out need for prevention
Not KC-Related But Insight Into An Important Political Journey
Marion Barry dies; 4-term D.C. mayor the most powerful local politician of his generation
X-Mas Media Holiday Too
Union Station turns on Christmas tree lights to start holiday celebrations And so . . .

This is the OPEN THREAD Sunday morning . . .

Saturday, November 22, 2014

TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KANSAS CITY POLITICAL 'GIRL POWER' FAILS AMID COUNCILMAN BROOKS CHOKING SCANDAL!!!



Allegations against Kansas City Councilman Brooks have not only exposed a stunning lack of oversight and accountability at City Hall, they've also exposed a highly touted political faction as nothing more than a fraud.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY POLITICAL "GIRL POWER" SEEMS WORTHLESS WHEN NO FEMALE LEADER IN THIS TOWN IS WILLING TO CALL OUT PASTOR BROOKS ON ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!!!

Let's give the current Council ladies a break . . .



Council Lady Jan is still perfecting her potato salad recipe after all these years and Mayor Pro Tem Cindy would rather attempt to impress potential dates with her civic influence. They might have to vote on this deal so their silence is (barely) excusable.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF KANSAS CITY'S FEMALE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP??? WHY ARE THEY SILENT WHEN A WOMAN HAS ALLEGEDLY BEEN ATTACKED AND A COUNCIL DUDE NOW FACES REPEATED ALLEGATIONS OF WRONGDOING INVOLVING WOMEN???

Are Kansas City political ladies nothing more than window dressing for larger, mostly corporate political interests - Kinda like uglier fashion models???



Let's see . . .

Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus leader and Jackson County Legislator Crystal Williams hasn't said a word about safety for women in the workplace in local government


So far, not a peep from this powerful local woman politico who claims to be a leader of something other than ladies night at Cafe Trio.

Courtney Cole Is Quiet About The Alleged Assault Against Women @ City Hall


The Democratic Party operative turned Missouri protest for "Daisy" into a campaign issue but hasn't said a word about alleged assault against women INSIDE A LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING.

MO State Senator Jolie Justus Doesn't Have Any Guidance About How She Might Protect Women At City Hall During Her Campaign


Remember that in the Missouri Senate Jolie didn't really accomplish much in terms of legislation but she talked a good game. Now it seems she is lowering expectations even further as she steps into the KCMO political realm.

Jackson County Legislator Theresa Garza Ruiz Might Not Live In Kansas City But She Works Downtown And She's Running For Council But Still Doesn't Have Much To Say On This Topic


Maybe she didn't read about this all the way out in Sleaze Summit. Or wherever she spends most of her time.

And I guess Sen. Claire Can't Be Bothered With A Major Political Scandal In Missouri's Biggest Metropolis Involving Accusations Of Violence Against Women


There are many LEGITIMATE complaints against Council Dude Brooks but Claire is busy attempting to consolidate Missouri political power by pursing charges against the military . . . Sadly, this Kansas City scandal hasn't captured her interest.

What have we learned from all of these female Kansas City Power brokers staying strangely silent amid repeated lady trouble for a local Council Dude????

KANSAS CITY LADY POLITICAL LEADERS LACK THE COURAGE TO STAND AGAINST THE SAME KIND OF LADY PERSECUTION THEY SQUAWK AGAINST DURING ELECTION SEASON!!!

Moreover . . .

IF THEY AREN'T SELLING SOMETHING OR THEMSELVES . . . KANSAS CITY POLITICAL LADIES CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO SPEAK UP FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS!!!

Last one . . .

IN OTHER WORDS . . . KANSAS CITY POLITICAL LADIES ARE ALL TALK!!!

Meanwhile, only our rag-tag bloggy community cares to stand up for the rights of a woman who claims that a Council Dude was at her throat.

The cold reality is that only TKC and Kansas City's Last Free Speech Zone has the courage to fight for women's rights in and out of bikinis while lady politicians care more about their careers.

And all of this has inspired tonight's playlist . . .



As always, thank you for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday Night.

Kansas City Fact: City Of Fountains FAIL!!!



Over the years our blog community has documented a tragic fact of life for Kansas City and our reputation as a notable city going down the drain.

Remember that Kansas City has expressed a great deal of pride in our "City Of Fountains" moniker.

However, the current budget crisis has closed many fountains, begged for donations for crumbling fountains and constantly warned the city that there isn't money in the budget to maintain the fountains in Kansas City, Missouri.

To add insult to injury, check this list: 15 of the world's most spectacular fountains Like it or not . . .

KANSAS CITY IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND OF THIS GREATEST FOUNTAIN LIST AND THAT REVEALS THIS TOWN'S "CITY OF FOUNTAINS" REPUTATION IS FADING AND MOSTLY A THING OF THE PAST!!!

Meanwhile, most of this town's resources have been wasted on a tiny toy train line.

Developing . . .

Denise Schaefer And Kansas City Saturday



Denise Schaefer overcast hotness starts this afternoon contemplation of some of the more important Kansas City links right now . . .

Fact Check The Renaissance: Take A Good Look At Kansas City Food Lines For The Holidays
Hundreds turn out for free Thanksgiving meal from KC church
The Good Life For Top Earning Fortunate:
Meet Kansas City's highest-paying jobs, best-paid people - Kansas City Business Journal
Show-Me Faltering Gov. Jay:
Missouri Governor, Trying to Keep Balance on Ferguson, Finds It's Easy to Slip
Good Paperwork For KCPS
KCPS earns third straight clean audit
Rage Mounts In Ferguson
Ferguson experiences 3rd straight night of unrest
Just One Of Many Abandoned In A Kansas City Party District
Westport business cares for stray puppy
Further Hottie Investigation
Denise Schaefer Photos, Galleries and Videos And so . . .

This is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Charges Confront Thirteen Residents Amid Kansas City Coke, Weed And Meth Conspiracy

Sadly, this is the only real example of local cooperation among neighbors we can find right now: Thirteen Kansas City Area Residents Charged Drug-trafficking Conspiracy - Kansas City infoZine

Another Kansas City Area ATM Heist

As holiday season pressure mounts, tis the season of soft target take downs in order to garner quick cash. Check it: Thieves rip out ATM from Roeland Park Walgreens Remember . . .

 Earlier this week ATM charges faced an infamous Kansas City family.

Developing . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REVEAL FERGUSON FLASH MOB FEAR FOR COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA LIGHTING CEREMONY!!!



This morning we're getting FIRST WORD of a Kansas City tradition at the center divisive Ferguson, Missouri rage that's currently looming over a nation living in fear of another DEVASTATING uprising.

To wit . . .

TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WARN OF FERGUSON FLASH MOB FEAR GRIPPING ORGANIZERS OF THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA LIGHTING CEREMONY ON THANKSGIVING NIGHT!!!

Like it or not, there is precedent for this social justice demonstration that has scared entertainment district denizens.

Remember that activists hoping to rally support for Ferguson have targeted every recent Kansas City public event and even dared to thwart Kansas City Royals World Series celebration with AN EPIC BANNER DROP that frightened P&L District denizens.



Now . . .

The fear facing Plaza Lighting Ceremony organizers on Thanksgiving night is that Ferguson activists might well stage a protest that spins out of control and ruins an event that has been hyped as hosting like 10-MILLION PEOPLE or whatever number that civic boosters have settled upon.

Anyhoo . . .

ACTIVISTS HAVE ALREADY DECLARED THAT THE PLAZA WILL BE THE STAGING GROUND FOR PROTESTS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FERGUSON - OFFICER WILSON GRAND JURY DECISION AND THE THANKSGIVING LIGHTING CEREMONY WOULD PROVIDE KANSAS CITY'S BIGGEST STAGE FOR AN EXPRESSION OF SOLIDARITY WITH DEMONSTRATORS ACROSS THE WORLD IN THE VIOLENT AFTERMATH OF THE KILLING OF MICHAEL BROWN!!!

In fairness, Kansas City Police hope to thwart "alarmists" and note that they're prepared to battle any civil discord while non-violent activist protestors fight to bring a conversation about #Ferguson to the forefront of our local discourse.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Congressman Cleaver Stands Up 4 Prez Obama Immigration Executive Action!!!



While the GOP is opposing Prez Obama on all fronts and via lawsuit, discussion among our blog community reveals that Kansas City residents stand mostly against the Executive Action effort . . . Meanwhile, Congressman Cleaver is Kansas City's most influential elected official within the Beltway and he recently advocated the recent White House power move.

Congressman Cleaver Via FB: "Our immigration system is broken and the American people overwhelmingly support reform, but our partisan politics have precluded progress in Congress. The President’s announcement provides relief to millions of hard-working, law-abiding immigrant families across the nation, secures our borders, and prioritizes enforcement against the worst criminals and threats against national security. I support President Obama’s ‪#‎ImmigrationAction‬. It’s legal, it’s needed, and it’s the right thing to do."

Developing . . .

MUST SEE!!! LOOK FOR CLOSELY FOR COUNCIL DUDE BROOKS AMID CONTINUED KANSAS CITY TECH PROPAGANDA!!!



Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo is still busy tweeting the the same old Kansas City 'Silicon Prairie' line that hasn't created many new jobs BUT astute observers notice that embattled Council dude Brooks is nowhere to be found among recent online celebration.

Meanwhile . . .

CHECK THE LATEST UPDATE ON THE MISADVENTURES OF KANSAS CITY COUNCIL DUDE BROOKS!!!

Take a look at video connected to beat down allegations and even more deets: Video shows Councilman Brooks leave office 25 minutes after aide on day of alleged incident Developing . . .

Kansas City Activist Alonzo Washington Continues Social Media Winning



Kansas City's most prolific anti-crime activist once again proves that independence with the help of the Internets can create a valuable community resource with a significant following.

Take a look: Alonzo Washington on Twitter Meanwhile . . .

It's important to realize that a great many power brokers and media people regularly check out Mr. Washington's web presence in order to garner a more authentic and informed view of the Kansas City media scene.

Developing . . .

Coming Soon: KCPD Doggie Justice Division

The local fight for animal rights could find new help from Kansas City's finest as police could soon help with enforcement: KCPD looking to add animal cruelty division to bring stiffer punishment against abusers

Court Could Help Golden Ghetto Rapist Get Off

Privilege proves to be a double-edged sword for this family lamenting what could be a JoCo slap on the wrist for a horrific crime. Take a look: Parents angry the man convicted of raping their teen daughter could be released on probation

The Kansas City Newsie Week In Review



This week the top Kansas City newsies meet to discuss issues dominating the headlines.

The mainstream media countdown to the holiday season features quite a few topics creating controversy and newsie attempts to explain.

Take a look:



Topics include . . .

- Gov. Jay 2nd Chance In Ferguson

- Local LGBT Wedding Bell Blues

- City Union Mission Controversial Gay Couple Policy

- Kansas City Thanksgiving Preview

Developing . . .

Even More Kansas City Chipotle Choices

This Kansas City Foodie Blogger brings a comprehensive review of a new organic offering availible in finer burrito dispenseries all around this town. Take a look: Chipotle's new Sofritas are now available in KC

Kansas City Blogger Bill Tammeus Believes: Bible Good With Homosexuality

Kansas City newsman faith blogger contends: "But the decision to forbid same-sex couples from having shelter there is based on a reading of the Bible that no longer stands the test of careful exegetical investigation -- and, in fact, never did. Those who read the Bible to say that homosexuality and homosexual acts are always and everywhere sinful are misreading and misusing scripture." Check it: That no-gay couples decision: 11-21-14 (Bill's 'Faith Matters' Blog)

Rosie And The Kansas City Saturday



Rosie Huntington-Whiteley welcomes us to the Kansas City early morning link review:

More Deets On The Kansas City Port-a-Potty Corpse
Sheriff's office: Body found in burned portable bathroom
KCK Justice
Mom: 1 arrested in brutal attack on son
Golden Ghetto Escape Route
Suspects in Kansas City police chase who ran car into OP home will not face charges
Po-Po Tribute
Law enforcement officers honored for outstanding service in the line of duty
Fantastic Voyage
Stolen Gnome Returns Months Later, And He Went On Wild Vacay
Kansas City Carbs
Kansas City Artist Uses Bread As A Means Of Social Change
More Hottie Info
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Photos, Galleries and Videos And so . . .

This is the OPEN THREAD for now . . .

Friday, November 21, 2014

KANSAS CITY POWER BROKER STEVE GLORIOSO RUCKUS TONIGHT!!!



Kansas City's top political consultant power broker Steve Glorioso recently took center stage on the public television gold standard forum and offered a memorable performance.

WATCH MR. GLORIOSO NEARLY FLIP THE BIRD TO THE GOP ON IMMIGRATION AND THEN DEMAND  BISHOP FINN'S RESIGNATION!!!

Take a look:



Lots of important topics on this show but without question the talk belonged to Steve Glorioso and his defiant Democratic Party winning.

Developing . . .

Internets Captures Northeast KCMO Dumper

Kansas City's most diverse community uses tech power to nab a blighting force within their neighborhood: Social Media helps nab alleged illegal dumper

Prof. Kraske Groundbreaking Theory: Ferguson Could Hurt Missouri Democrats!!!

Tonight's Dead Tree Missive features UMKC Prof. Kraske FINALLY handing in his term paper on the consequences of Ferguson for Democrats. Let's see . . . This after Gov. Jay has been DESTROYED the uprising and his horrible treatment of the African-American community . . . Noted by the New York Times, MSNBC and everybody else, after Sen. Claire stole the show from both Koster and Gov. Jay at the Mike Brown funeral . . . After a November election DECIMATED the last remaining strongholds of Missouri Democrats . . . Yes, there might be consequences and we don't know how the public would have come to this conclusion without Prof. Kraske: Steve Kraske: Will Ferguson leave lasting scars on the Missouri Democratic Party?

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! MUST READ!!! EPIC KANSAS CITY KEMPER ARENA DEMOLITION & AMERICAN ROYAL SUBSIDY PUSH BACK!!!



TKC NOTE: We won't stand in the way of an EPIC SCREED that sums up just about everything wrong with Kemper Arena along with a few exceptionally informative tidbits. Check it:

Kemper Arena Demolition and City Borrowing $20 Million for New Arena and $1 Million a Year Operating Subsidy to American Royal Association

We probably have somewhat the same objective on the Kemper Arena issue although you might have additional reasons to oppose its demise. I grew up in rural Missouri and my family had a small farm with no livestock. I could "give a ****" if the American Royal stayed in Kansas City, moved to Wyandotte County or simply folded its tent. I believe the majority of the American Royal supporters wouldn't know which end of a north bound cow to stick the hay into. I don't believe the American Royal as an event does much to boost our city economically nor national prominence. This was not necessarily the case when the National FFA Conventions were held annually in conjunction with the Royal, but that "cattle drive" saddled up and moved on to Louisville, KY some 20 years ago. The Denver Stock Show annually draws over 100,000 attendees and the "Stock Show and Rodeo" in Houston is huge, ( but then isn't everything bigger in Texas). Unfortunately The American Royal attendance has steadily fallen since the FFA left town.

The reason I am interested in the outcome of Kemper Arena is primarily the same as I believe some of the proponents, GREED.

While I firmly believe some proponents believe their proposal to tear down Kemper and build a newer, smaller arena will benefit the city, there are others I believe that are merely looking at this as an opportunity to make money for their companies during the development process at tax payers expense. I want to reduce the cities debt so that my taxes will remain the same or perhaps even lower. I am greedy as well as sick and tired of my tax dollars going to subsidize some toy which has no positive ROI for those that are not financially on the hook.

 I am also sick and tired of politicians whether they reside within the Beltway in DC or work inside the downtown loop at city hall spending our tax dollars like drunken sailors on shore leave after a 9 month deployment. I am sick and tired of politicians arrogance when it comes to their thoughts on constituents intelligence, and I am sick and tired of the same individuals intentionally skewing or totally omitting the facts when they are pushing their personal agendas down the public's throats in the guise of civic good. I am sick and tired of promises made by city hall not being kept. I am extremely sick of hearing how no traveling shows will book their events at Kemper.

 I believe during the campaign to pass the Sprint Center bond issue the proponents led by then Mayor Kay Barnes and her friends with AEG assured skeptical voters that both arenas would be viable because if given the contract to manage both arenas AEG would not allow any dirt or animal events to utilize The Sprint Center. This included Monster Trucks, Moto-cross, the circus and rodeo's. I'm not positive but I believe The American Royal utilizes The Sprint Center for some of their events because it is nicer than Kemper. I guess you could say I am becoming Howard Beale in the 1976 movie "Network".


Homicide Scene: Body Washes Up In Dirty Longview Lake Bathroom

As we start the weekend, we're reminded that South Kansas City is getting worse: Body found in bathroom at Longview Lake

Kansas City Predatory Lender Payback???

The Pitch has been been following this national scandal and supplementing their coverage with a few local interviews now they are thinking about the end game: Will any of KC's predatory online lenders go to prison? They might

SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY CHIMP 'ROYAL GEORGE' DEAD UNDER MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES AT MONEY PIT ZOO!!!



Even more proof that the Kansas City Zoo is dangerous for animals and local taxpayers alikeKC Zoo mourns loss of 34-day-old chimp Royal George Developing . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! FREEDOM INC. INSIDERS: NO SUPPORT FOR KANSAS CITY COUNCILMAN BROOKS!!!



There are a great many Kansas City politicos who would rather ignore the horrific charges facing Councilman Brooks than deal with reality of an emotionally charged City Hall workplace where many employees have expressed concerns about their personal safety.

Sadly, Kansas City politics is divided into so many factions that only polite cocktail party talk and upbeat press release initiatives get any traction or popular support. Careerists and corporate lawyers have assured that most elected officials in this town are far too afraid to take a stand.

In order to battle this constant paralysis, a few members from Kansas City's most powerful coalition of voters from the East side are sending a message loud and clear.

MORE THAN A FEW DENIZENS OF POLITICAL GROUP FREEDOM, INC. REVEAL THAT THERE IS NO SUPPORT FOR COUNCILMAN BROOKS WITHIN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY!!!

It's fair to remember that Freedom, Inc. opposed Councilman Brooks and the minister was barely able to squeak out a surprise victory in his first attempt at holding a major elected office. Now, political operatives have moved to block East Side clergy support for Pastor Brooks for this second scandalous accusation and they're are actively encouraging more candidates to enter into the effort to oust the embattled Pastor facing charges of choking his assistant at City Hall.

Moreover . . .

BEHIND THE SCENES CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FEAR DETAILS THAT WILL EMERGE AS THE PUBLIC LEARNS MORE ABOUT THE ACCUSATIONS FACING COUNCILMAN BROOKS!!!

And then . . .

WAIT FOR PHOTOS IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE ASSAULT THAT COULD PROVE DAMAGING TO THE COUNCILMAN!!!

It gets worse  . . .

INSIDERS HAVE BEEN EXPECTING MISDEMEANOR POLICE CHARGES TO BE FILED SOON!!!

Last one . . .

CREDIT WHERE IT'S DUE . . . THE BROOKS LEGAL TEAM IS TOP NOTCH AND THERE COULD BE AN EFFORT TO PUSH BACK AND DISQUALIFY SOME CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM VOTING ON ANY ACTION AGAINST THE COUNCILMAN!!!

And throughout this hot mess the denizens of 5th District remain woefully underrepresented given that their councilman has been ostracized from not only other elected officials but also from any political support in Kansas City. The shameless politico and so-called "Man Of God" has yet to communicate any significant message on the matter to his constituents who largely regret their vote for the disgraced minister.

Developing . . .

KANSAS CITY QUESTION: IS MAYOR SLY READY FOR THE SNOW???



The East Coast snow storm this week killed more than a dozen people and it looks like a long, hard winter coming up for Kansas City.

Remember that last year City Hall met snowfall with a Twitter feed and good vibes . . . This time residents might need something a bit more substantial.

Here's an important question and something to consider on the topic:

"Here is a gallery of shots from the Village of Hamburg, NY a day after 7 feet of snow fell. Is it me or do their streets look cleaner than KC’s after 7 inches of snow? If KC wants to be a world-class city, it needs to provide world-class public services - at least as good as a Buffalo suburb."

To wit . . .

GIVEN WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT KANSAS CITY'S SCREWED UP PRIORITIES . . . IS KANSAS CITY READY FOR A BLIZZARD THIS YEAR?!?!?

You decide . . .

SHOCK!!! SOUND OF INCREASING VIOLENCE: MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY WORKER SHOT DURING CELL PHONE STORE ROBBERY!!!

This bit of Kansas City midday gun-play reminds us that the coming holiday season will host increasing tension and crime: Employee shot during armed robbery at cell phone store

Hope For Cuisine Change: Comprehensive Kansas City Regional Foodie Review

The top foodies pick over the meager metro offerings an beyond wherein the middle-class seen 2 1/2 star cuisine and other comfort food in order to pretend that they're not 2 paychecks away from bankruptcy just like everybody else: Food Critics: The Best Restaurants Within 250 Miles Of Kansas City

Kansas City Cloudy Friday Afternoon Links



Mariah Lee Bevacqua hotness inspires this quick collection of Kansas City mainstream media links.

Take a look:

One Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Completed For Only About $10 Million
KC Streetcar on Twitter
Call For Peace
Eric Holder Urges Peace As Ferguson Grand Jury Prepares Indictment Decision
JoCo Beatdown Consequence
Man sentenced for Olathe beating death
Meth Town Tragic Run-In
Four hurt after school bus hits pedestrian
Mean Jean Lunch This Week With Prosecutors In Eastern Jack

Sunflower State Adjustment
ACLU to amend gay marriage lawsuit against Kansas
The Definitive Kansas City Chiefs Fail Write-Up
OTC: Chiefs Refuse To Allow Their Fans To Feel Good About Life By Losing To The Winless & Clueless Raiders
The Price Of Kansas City Hope Increases
Royals announce season ticket prices for 2015 season And so . . .

This is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

SHOCK!!! SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL BETRAYS PREZ OBAMA ON IMMIGRATION AND EARNS SOCIAL MEDIA DEMOCRAT BACKLASH!!!



Mainstream media is glossing over this important tibit but it seems that Sen. Claire McCaskill's attempt to butch up her image amid Red State Missouri domination isn't working.

To wit . . .

RIGHT NOW BACKLASH OVER PREZ OBAMA BETRAYAL ON IMMIGRATION IS HITTING SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL HARD AND FAST VIA SOCIAL MEDIA!!!

According to Show-Me Progress . . . Sen. Claire posted:

"Our immigration system is broken, and I support a comprehensive plan to fix it, but executive orders aren't the way to do it. The system can only be truly fixed through legislation by Congress. The Senate's comprehensive plan got overwhelming bipartisan approval, and Republicans in the U.S. House have sat on their hands for a year-and-a-half, refusing to even consider that bill. They should quit stalling, get to work, and do their jobs-debate the comprehensive plan that passed the Senate with a two-thirds margin." -Claire

The best response among similar slathered all over her wall . . .

"So when the chips are down, Claire, where do you really stand? I'm so tired of your 'bipartisan' platitudes. Families are suffering because of our broken system. You are part of the problem and I wish Missouri had a better Democrat representing us..."

What have we learned . . .

SEN. CLAIRE'S SILLY ATTEMPT TO TOUGHEN UP HER IMAGE IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE GOP RED STATE TIDAL WAVE HAS ONLY SERVED TO FURTHER ALIENATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SUPPORT . . . ALSO, REPUBLICANS STILL DON'T LIKE HER!!!

And while we all like to pretend that these people are geniuses or somehow elite . . . It seems Sen. Claire have little to any support to govern in Missouri and even less after her current split with hardline factions of the Democratic Party.

Developing . . .

Stat Geek Question: Did Missouri Gov. Jay State Of Emergency Panic Too Soon?!?!

The highly celebrated but often wrong Freakanomics 2.0 blog second guesses the hapless Missouri Gov. and his itchy trigger finger: Calling In The Missouri National Guard May Have Been A Bad Idea

Kansas SecState Kris Kobach Fact Checks Media 'Ethnic Cleansing' Misquote Attacks

Hysterical media jumps on wording for a question answered on a low-rated mostly unnoticed talk show: Kobach speaks out over radio remarks on ethnic cleansing | Cjonline.com Mobile

Kansas City Prez Obama Immigration Reax???



Simple question to start the morning . . .

GENERALLY SPEAKING . . . HOW DOES KANSAS CITY FEEL ABOUT THE PREZ OBAMA AMNESTY????

Even for a Democratic stronghold like Kansas City, this is a tough issue.

- Unions have always had a hard time backing amnesty given the cheap labor consequence.

- Liberals realize this is the last bit of Prez Obama's political capital at risk.

- Some denizens of the African-American community rightfully consider competition for entry level jobs with a new wave of undocumented workers.

Like it or not . . . The immigration Exec Order faces challenges even among Democrats and Liberals in Kansas City and throughout the nation.

Check the links . . .

New York Times: Obama’s Immigration Action Has Precedents, but May Set a New One

Reuters: Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans

Wall Street Journal: Republicans Weigh Legality of Obama’s Immigration Move

Developing . . .

KANSAS CONGRESSMAN YODER DENOUNCES PREZ OBAMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL AMNESTY!!!



TKC NOTE: As much as anybody, Congressman Yoder seems to exemplify GOP rage over the Prez Obama amnesty even from moderate Republicans. Take a look:

Congressman Yoder on President Obama's Unconstitutional Amnesty Plan

"The President’s plan to grant amnesty to those who have entered this country illegally is unconstitutional. I strongly oppose his unilateral efforts to ignore federal law and will support any legislative means possible to stop these actions including using the power of the purse to defund these unprecedented measures.

"If there was any question about the unlawful nature of this plan, we need only to look back to President Obama’s own words: 'there are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system. That for me to simply, through executive order, ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.'

"As many as 25 times, the President has said that the maneuvers which he is taking today are not allowable under our system of democracy. These actions ignore the will of the people who elected and sent their representation to Washington and Congress should use all of the tools at their disposal to prohibit these unconstitutional acts."
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Kansas City 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Silent Protest Could Come Back To Haunt Scholars

Embarrassing the Gov. could come back on Kansas City students as they face discipline for their impromptu protest: Students face disciplinary action after silent protest during Gov. Nixon speech

Kansas City Scholars Make 'Promise Of Peace'

A cold weather teaching moment reveals that even the most tragic Kansas City homicides quickly disappear from the top headlines: Students hold 'Promise of Peace' event to take stand against violence

Show-Me Racist Missouri Execution Charge

Washington Post: "Taylor’s original jury was deadlocked, and a judge sentenced him to death. When that sentence was thrown out, an all-white jury gave Taylor, an African American, the death sentence." Ninth execution in Missouri this year in what activists say was racially biased case

FERGUSON FEAR FRIDAY!!!



The grand jury decision looms over Ferguson and the rest of the nation and the only thing for sure is RAGE no matter which side "wins" the day. Check the links . . .
Report: Darren Wilson in talks to resign from Ferguson police department
Union: Charges seem unlikely in Ferguson police shooting
Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City Developing . . .

Gov. Brownback Pushes Back Gay Marriage

Kansas Marriage equality wins in court but now politicos hold up the process: Brownback Won't Allow Marriage Rights to Gay Couples In Kansas