Thursday, January 29, 2015

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! DISGRACED PASTOR BROOKS GLARES ON DURING 5TH DISTRICT INTERIM COUNCIL LADY COKETHEA HILL INAUGURATION!!!



Recently, Interim 5th District Council Lady Cokethea Hill was sworn into office.

She's Mayor Sly's pick in a process that was subverted by the administration . . . Still it was a nice event . .

However . . .

KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS ALONG WITH KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WERE JUST A BIT PERTURBED BY DISGRACED PASTOR BROOKS SHOWING UP TO THE EVENT AND TAKING SOME PHONE PIX!!!


It looks like he's checking out what could only be the most interesting mobile phone photo gallery in all of Kansas City. Take an even closer peek and witness the guy behind him having a bit of a chuckle.

Referencing recent controversy, a Kansas City Insider said: "You know, he's the whole reason the 5th District is in this mess right now. Why bother to show up? Why bother to glare at everyone. He's acting like he's the victim, like he was set up. He doesn't have anyone to blame but himself."

And so we continue to the next page of the 5th District future even if the past is stuck in a "selfie" moment and won't move on . . .

Developing . . .

Kansas City 1 BILLION DOLLAR Toy Train Bet

Call this a money quote: "On Thursday, representatives of Kansas City's Business Customer Service Center told the Kansas City Streetcar Authority Inc. board that public and private entities have invested more than $1 billion since the 2.2-mile streetcar district was approved." Just imagine what that cash could have done in other parts of the urban core that really needed these resources: KC officials: $1B has gone Downtown since streetcar approved - Kansas City Business Journal

Can Mayor Sly Stop The Violence Against Kansas City Youngsters?!?!

Kansas City's Mayor has mostly been focused on eco-devo issues and the toy train streetcar with a few short breaks to work on UNCONSTITUTIONAL gun owner crackdown efforts but now during election season he's taking time to note a tragic trend. Check it: Mayor, police look for causes of recent violence against kids

Relief That No One Was Killed And Then Rage After Kansas City School Bus Shooting

In the immediate aftermath of a recent school bus shooting, parents were grateful that gunfire didn't kill their kids . . . Now there's RAGE and a demand for justice and public safety: Parents upset after gunfire hits school bus with students on board

Nina Agdal And The Kansas City Link Pool



Supermodel hottie Nina Agdal inspires us to dig deep and come up with a great many important links that should prove useful this evening. Check it:

Update And Important Note About A Scary Kansas City Abduction And Allegations Against 17 Year-Old Captor: FBI arrests 2nd suspect in KC kidnapping, carjacking case


KCPD Chief Touts Public Safety Without Spy Tech: Traffic fatalities are down significantly in Kansas City

Obamacare Push From On High: Surgeon general urges work to prevent disease, crime

Local Traffic Consequences: KC woman charged with manslaughter in fatal motorcycle wreck

Gun Danger Our In The Stix: Smithville High School student found with gun

Show-Me The Money Crackdown In Jeff City: Mo. lawmakers reject pay raise

Partisan Slapfight Entertainment: Defecting Missouri Democrat Keith English allegedly compared himself to Michael Brown in a caucus meeting

Online Comment Ruckus Gets Serious: Racist comment about hanging leads to hate crime charge against Maryville man



Shawnee Supports Gun Rights: She’s a Pistol resumes offering classes

Almost Spring Training Promo Time Of The Season: Everything you need to know about Royals Fanfest

Just Another Golden Ghetto Get Rich Quick Scheme: Do you know what a Bitcoin is? It's in OP now

Happy Rock Hipster Hangout: First Look: Snow & Company Brings Frozen Cocktails to Gladstone

Kansas City Winter After All: Snow is on track for your weekend



And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .

Can Butch Rigby Bring Back Former Glory Of Kansas City Crossroads Screenland?!?!

We REFUSE to singalong with this tap dance regarding movie theater but still wish the best to our favorite Kansas City movie mogul hoping to make a new spot when most people would rather just watch Internets TV: Screenland Crown Center closes up shop - Kansas City Business Journal

Celebrate The 39th Street Midtown Kansas City Hot Spot For Crime And Good Times

This Kansas City night life strip is enjoying the benefit and burden of increased activity but don't let upbeat talk about local fun and development obscure a recent spate of violent robbery and assaults in the area: 39th Street Corridor Enjoys Benefits Of KU Med Growth

Missing Kansas City: Have You Seen Shorty Dropped Off Drunk @ Northland QT???



Kansas City police are helping friends and family looking for this lady, here's the info:

Missing Person: Porsha Huffstutler

Police are looking for 23-year-old Porsha Huffstutler, who hasn't been seen since Saturday, Jan. 24. She was dropped off that day at about 11 p.m. at the Quik Trip at 5025 N. Antioch. She was likely intoxicated at the time.

Huffstutler is a white female who is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds. She has dark hair with blonde highlights and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, over-the-calf boots and carrying a brown purse.

If you know where Porsha Huffstutler is, please call the KCPD Missing Persons Section at 816-234-5136.
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Craig Glazer Touts Standford's New Hotness



TKC NOTE: In this note, our pal Craig tells us what's new with his biz . . .

STANFORDS BRINGS IN THE BIG ACTS FOR FEBRUARY AT NEW CLUB

Phase two construction is starting to enclose our patio add another dinning area and huge new bar. We will have late night club for those who don't like hip hop or rap music of the 80's,90's and 2000's yes you can dance too. All happening this spring at the new Stanford and Sons Restaurant and Comedy Club, Rosana Square 119th and Metcalf.

The February line up is star studded. Next week Josh Wolf THE star of Chelsea Lately, had his own show After Lately. Josh has a new tv series on History Channel and hosts Fox's College sports as well. Josh was on Raising Hope, My Name is Earl and tons more. Sells out.

Then and this should be fun as well as interesting, Michael Quezada the co star of BREAKING BAD tv series. He was on all the seasons as DEA Gomez. He was a comic before he got the role and you've seen him on the new Arsenio show, Tonight Show, Comedy Central...will be with us Valentines week.

Dave Coulier, star of Full House for ten years and is red hot. A fan favorite and also sells out.

Then the 'killer' SCREECH, Dustin Diamond. Now that should really be interesting with all that's going on with his life. His life story on A and E next month.

Our restaruant is getting rave revues. Have dinner before any show. A one stop entertainment shop. After the shows go next door to ONE BLOCK SOUTH. They have four nighclubs including KANZA HALL, the huge country bar and dance club.

Yes this Johnson County shopping area is fast becoming the entertainment zone of Johnson County and then some. Come enjoy it all.

For reservations food and shows stanfordscomedyclub.com or call the club 9134007500. See ya thee.
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Celebrate: Nearly Identical White Dudes Running On Desert Glory In Losing American Afghanistan War For Missouri SecState Race!!!



From "blood on boots" lines to chopper trouble . . . The Missouri SecState rate will focus on an American desert crusade that accomplished ??? in order to win the keys to Missouri Democracy that fewer and fewer people are interested in . . .

To wit . . .

Here's the Missouri Sen. Will Kraus campaign video that hopes to convince us that most of his political fighting hasn't waged against Mexican children:



Via Mahoney blog

More in a bit . . .

Politico Mean Jean Peters Baker Will Run For Jackson County Prosecutor Reelection

With major wins over Catholic Bishop and maybe a lady accused of beating her doggie . . . South Kansas City Still waits for Mean Jean to press capital murder charges in a quintuple killing: Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will not run for Attorney General Here's a more informative note from Northeast News:

Baker to run for Jackson County Prosecutor again in 2016

Oak Park Mall Suspect Caught

Amid a great deal of recent violence, police tout one of a youngster girl gang: Overland Park police have one suspect in custody related to Oak Park Mall robbery

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POLITICO KATHERYN SHIELDS EXPLAINS HER COMEBACK AND COUNTS ON FAIRNESS FROM VOTING PUBLIC!!!



Thanks to the power of this fully armed and operational battle station blog community we broke news of the Katheryn Shields Kansas City political comeback before any other media outlet in town.

But last night we couldn't help but be impressed with her confidence and swagger as she rolled into the Citizens Association meeting with a smile on her face and a plan to win the 4th District.

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS QUICK EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KATHERYN SHIELDS EXPLAINING HER COMEBACK AND HOPING FOR FAIRNESS FROM KANSAS CITY VOTERS!!!

Now, since our breaking news Ms. Shields has talked about her plan but it was a good place to start a brief line of questioning:

Katheryn Shields said she was motivated to run for 4th district at-large because: "Getting involved in civic issues like planning issues in the Plaza and Midtown. I have really become very concerned about the lack of planning in Kansas City, Missouri. You cannot be a great city if you do not have a great planning Department."

More importantly . . .

KATHERYN SHIELDS HOPES TO OVERCOME ANY LINGERING VOTER ANTIPATHY FROM HER SOMEWHAT TROUBLED JACKSON COUNTY TENURE!!!

Let's not forget . . .

She faced fed prosecution, she was involved in a convoluted driver controversy and the entire legislature was revolting against her during the last days of her time @ Jackson County.

Still, this local lady power broker seems confident and bold . . . Which is just damn impressive and we like her tricycle that she's using to nurse and ailing leg. Anyhoo, here's here money quote:

Katheryn Shields said: "I think the public is eminently fair. I think they will judge me based on also what I'm offering to do in the future. I don't think I can ask for anything more . . ."

Strangely, she's right and we noticed that the denizens of the CA seemed to welcome her with open arms and she earned more than a few smiles and handshakes from a curious crowd last night.

Developing . . .

MUST SEE!!! NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA KANSAS CITY CONFERENCE KICK-OFF 2015!!!



Take a look at this clip touting the comeback of EVERYONE'S favorite Latino Civil Rights organization with a local connection.

Check it:

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguia kicks off the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference in Kansas City



TKC TOP 5 NCLR EXPECTATIONS . . .

- One of you white people will ask to take me out for tacos in order to share your feelings on the topic of Latino unity. I will politely decline because TKC is powered solely by coffee, Chinese food and snack cakes.

- KC NCLR Protest by a great many German-Irish people who are uncomfortable with so much ethic identity politics with better dancing skillz and far more tasty cuisine.

- Reassuring interview with token Kansas conservative Angelo Mino that should reassure white people about the unworkable "legal" immigration. 

- More horrible Mary Sanchez columns where she lies to herself about her tokenism by way of liberal dead tree media corporate types who aren't really as "progressive" as we would all like to believe.

- Kansas City Mayor Sly in a sombrero . . . 



And there will be even more silliness with the possibility of a Marc Anthony performance that nobody really wants.

Developing . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY CITIZENS ASSOCIATION ELECTION SCREENINGS PERSIST!!!



Last night we noticed more newsies and local bigwigs in the house covering the Kansas City Citizens Association screenings that will most likely determine the course of the next election cycle.

We'll try to keep this write-up and review of the screenings just a bit tighter with respect to Rosie Jones and our local Democracy.

Mayor Sly Touted Kansas City East Side Achievements And Promised More Taxes Last Night!!!


The Mayor just didn't seem like he was in a good mood last night and while he swears up and down that he loves people challenging him . . . He gets testy every time someone asks him a tough question. 

The biggest revelation of the Mayor's talk was an upcoming General Obligation bond property tax increase election that will soon make it's way to the ballot and maybe before the e-tax reveal.

The Mayor went on and on about all of the achievements his administration have accomplished on the East Side with the new East Patrol being the centerpiece.

Another shocker, when asked about his biggest regret the Mayor answered: "I didn't expect people to lie about the streetcar, to make it a racially divisive issue. The tone and tenor of the debate was unexpected. I deal with facts and data as lawyer and as an executive. The fact that people would distort the truth so blatantly to push their own agenda was unexpected. I would have done things differently, and I will do things differently given another opportunity."

The Mayor faced more push back from a member of the Kemper clan regarding pre-signed resignation forms but he explained, "I haven't had to use one yet, so it's hasn't been a problem." Despite the concern about lack of a process for the Mayor's strategy to leverage control over appointees of boards and commissions.


Lance Conley Touts Ethical Leadership In Kansas City's Troubled 5th District


The most polished and professional presentation of the night was given by Lance Conley

The Kansas City healthcare exec and active civic participant seemed hopeful to get the 5th District back on track after a recently troubled tenure. 

Lance Conley said: "The 5th district has recently endured a lot of turmoil, I feel like I'm a positive, family type of guy who can represent the people ethically down at city hall."

Mr. Conley said he'd like to work on the City's housing committee while continuing to work his day job Truman Med Center with far less hours.

Mr. Conley continued: "I hope I will bring a fresh perspective to the council. Understand that all of the candidates are great people. They're all awesome and we have agreed to run a clean campaign. But I believe I have a unique insight in terms of financial expertise and won't have any baggage that will be alarming to people who want to see something different. Unfortunately, given the recent history of the 5th, the neighborhoods are very distrustful of people who speak to them. We have had some disconcerting issues and the next council person needs to work with the community to overcome those perceptions."

Mr. Conley wants to partner with the 3rd district for neighborhood events and hopes to create greater neighborhood cohesion throughout the Southeast part of Kansas City. 


2nd District At-Large Kansas City Comeback Candidate Teresa Loar Wants City Hall To Get Back To Basics


It was clear the Teresa Loar knew just about everybody in the crowd and was the most relaxes of all the presenters last night.

Her insights were heartfelt and held a great deal of personal experience. She detailed her journey back to KC politics by way of a brief corporate stint in Afghanistan and seemed to be coming back to KCMO with a different perspective on local government."

Teresa Loar told the small crowd: "Given the results of the last two big elections in Kansas City. It's clear people just aren't going to be voting for taxes for a while."

 She touted her experience and ability to build consensus and form coalitions over her opponent.

Most importantly . . .

Teresa Loar said: "Back to basics always rings true with residents. Sure, I've loved the big projects, but I do understand now with more maturity that basic services are what the city wants and what voters demand. We've got build and maintain good roads and bridges, storm-water systems, sidewalks, parks and public safety. Those are the things people expect with their tax dollars and I want to get back to those priories."

 Ms. Loar also wanted to bring a bit of a reality check back to the behavior of City Council members.

"If there's one thing I've learned, you've got to be nice to staff. It's just the right thing to do. I might remind folks that they haven't been elected to the senate, just City Hall."

Teresa concluded her remarks with a stab at the Golden Ghetto . . .

Teresa said: "I think the city is about to see a growth spurt. The shine is wearing off JoCo. Meanwhile, there is room for KC to grow, most likely north of the river. We'll have 70k new homes in Twin Creeks. We have excellent school district in the Northland which adds to the tax base and will help with budget issues. We are looking at industrial and manufacturing growth. We will see a new stuff online and this is going to benefit all of Kansas City." .

1st District Candidate Heather Hall Shares Her Energetic Support For Kansas City Public Safety


Conservative Heather Hall shared an austere view of local government with the Citizens Association that was remarkably different than most of the presentations for the evening.

 She faced some tough questions about the E-tax and her idea of investigating ways to reduce City Hall dependence on the controversial levy.  Her ideas about the "hire-at-will" City Manager fell flat among the experienced group of Kansas City Insiders who know that top level government executives don't work that way in any part of the nation.

Heather Hall said: "I want to share my energy and effort with City Hall in order to bring more transparency and support for our public safety professionals to the forefront."

Rev. Stephan Gordon Believes His Experience Will Benefit Kansas City's 3rd District At-Large


Throughout his talk Rev. Gordon spoke of his interaction with neighborhood groups which he believes are the key to reviving the 3rd District.

Rev. Gordon opposes the streetcar and hopes to bring City Hall spending under control.

Rev. Gordon said: "What's more important: Streetcars or sidewalks for children throughout Kansas City?"

Rev. Gordon wants to focus on community collaboration if he wins elected office.

Rev. Gordon said: "We have to improve relationships between neighborhoods, City Hall and the business community. If we can get that done we can have a better city as a whole."

While touting his experience, the 3rd District hopeful said he agreed with the strategy of the KCPD Police Chief and believes neighborhood groups can bolster anti-crime efforts with more watch programs and increased outreach.

Rev. Gordon concluded: "To serve on the city council would be a continuation of what I've been doing for the past 25 years as a minister. Ive been working in the community for one reason, I want to see the community, grow and get better and I like helping people. Tonight I come before and ask for endorsement and I believe I'm the most experienced and will advocate for the 3rd in a way that benefits all of Kansas City."

4th District Candidate Katheryn Shields Talks About Her City Hall Comeback As An Advocate


The return of Katheryn Shields to local politics is a story that our blog community broke before any other news outlet.

We want to focus on Katy's talk specifically in just a few minutes but just to round out this post we need to report that her presentation focused mostly on her extensive experience in local government and history of building cooperation betwixt Jackson County and City Hall in KCMO.

She talked about her race against incumbent Councilman Jim Glover in no uncertain terms.

Katheryn Shields said: "My opponent is a good man but he has a history of being closed to new ideas and he's often unwilling to approach a topic with an open mind. In the case of Kemper Arena, he simply didn't listen to alternative ideas . . ."

Katy continued: "With me, Kansas City will get more than a single vote, they'll get an advocate who can work to build consensus." 

We asked this veteran politico a bold question and we'll have the deets in a few minutes regarding her surprising take on public perception of her Kansas City comeback.

As for the Citizens Association . . . Screenings continue as Kansas City politicos put on their best face to meet this crew of influencers who most likely decide their fate.

Developing . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KICK-ASS TIPSTERS TOLD YOU SO!!! ORGANIZERS CIRCULATE NEW PETITION TO STOP WORK ON KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR EXPANSION FOR SIX YEARS!!!



Remember that our TKC blog community was FIRST to break news of an effort to push back on so much clandestine Kansas City toy train streetcar work.

And now it has come to pass . . .

JUST NOW KANSAS CITY ORGANIZERS RELEASED A PETITION TO BLOCK MORE CITY HALL TOY TRAIN STREETCAR WORK FOR MORE THAN A HALF A DECADE GIVEN RECENT VOTER REJECTION!!!

Here's the language:

"Petition for initiative to enact restrictions on requesting, implementing, advancing, furthering, funding or fostering any plan or study to construct any fixed rail transit system for a period of six years"

Click this link for a look at the petition circulating and filed with the City Clerk.

A note from organizers . ..

"The City Council recently set the stage for spending more public funds for expansion of the streetcar beyond the downtown line; something 60% of the voters voted against just this past August. We are now circulating an initiative petition that would require the City to put any expenditure of public funds toward the study or construction of an expansion line to a vote of the residents of Kansas City. We are trying to get approximately 7,000 signatures on the petition in the next couple of weeks. To that end, we will be gathering signatures at local markets and will be holding an event to collect signatures in the very near future."

Developing . . .

SHOCK!!! CONSTANT GUNFIRE FORCES FAMILY TO FLEE KANSAS CITY!!!

Here's an important KANSAS CITY FACT CHECK STORY from Fox4 that reminds us that scary local gun fire leaves a far greater impression than so many clickbait newsie list articles inasmuch as it comes to retaining or losing local residents: Following drive-by shooting, fed up mom says she doesn't feel safe in KC, plans to move

Kansas City Bobblehead Innovation Interlude

At the very least and amid all of this bad news . . . Take solace in the fact that Kansas City is leading the way in pro-sports merch that will one day occupy prime space in a local landfill. Check the profile from SI: The Kansas City Royals are changing the bobblehead game

BULLETS ON THE BUS DON'T BODE WELL FOR KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!



The increasing Kansas City quotient of violence once again impacts local transit.

Accordingly . . .

KANSAS CITY BUS GUNFIRE SHOULD SCARE PROPONENTS OF THE TOY TRAIN ADVOCATES TOUTING THE STREETCAR AS A TOURIST ATTRACTION!!!

One more . . .

ALSO, THIS LATEST INSTANCE OF SOUTH KANSAS CITY BLUE RIDGE BLVD VIOLENCE NEAR THE 7-11 SHOULD DEMONSTRATE THAT WE HAVE A NEW LOCAL HOTSPOT IN THE MAKING!!1

Here's more info on the recent Kansas City bus stop shooting rampage:

Fox4: The shooting that happened inside a city bus on Wednesday night in the area of of 106th and Blue Ridge.

KMBC: The man ran off the bus and was heading toward the 7-Eleven store near 106th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard. He left the gun behind on the bus. The 7-Eleven store is the one where 6-year-old Angel Hooper was killed in a drive-by shooting in October. It is also where Alexis Kane, 14, was last seen meeting an online acquaintance hours before she was killed earlier this month.

KSHB: Although there were passengers on the bus at the time, no one was struck on the bus. The suspect fled the scene, and no information on the suspect is available at this time.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Catholic Conversation 2015



Take a listen to the Kansas City faithful talk about their moment of doubt and confirm for us all that American "cafeteria Catholics" are the worst or at least the most self-conscious of all world's great superstitions.

Here's KCUR making a local faith journey sound like a night in Vegas:

"What happens in Rome affects the lives of Catholics living in Kansas City, and what happens here reverberates all the way up to the top. This conversation explores whether a perceived shift in the Catholic Church affects the priorities and attitudes of Catholics in our region."

Meanwhile, more strident and old school Catholics know that Bishop Finn isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Developing . . .

Happy Rock Gun Armory Goes Missing!!!

Fear this story of Kansas City Northland suburban guns gone wild in Gladstone: Cache of guns, ammunition stolen from Gladstone man

Shame!!! Pervy Mission, Kansas Pool Dude Allegedly Displayed His Junk To Lifeguard!!!

Here's another story of suburban nasty with a eye-popping mugshot to make the story complete . . .Man accused of exposing himself at Mission pool

Fear Golden Ghetto Alleged Stalker Calls

This Johnson County dude allegedly kept track, followed and left 5 min voice messages for a lady he didn't know for over a year until the allegedly aggressive messages landed him under arrest. Take a look at the grown up suburban stranger danger story: Disturbing voicemails, strange gifts lead police to arrest man for stalking

Kansas City Country Club Plaza Art Timelapse



Take a look at this Kansas City painter putting together her impression of a Country Club Plaza landmark in a hurry.

Check it:



More in a bit . . .

Kansas City McTavish Weekend Freebie List

Our favorite tall-white-dude know-it-all newsie isn't at all stingy with information as he helps locals find affordable entertainment options for the weekend. Take a look: 6 Free (And Almost Free) Things To Do In Kansas City This Weekend

Jess & Jim's Kansas City Steakhouse Winning

List blogging honors this Kansas City place that seems worth a try . . . Jess & Jim's . . . Call it "clog your arteries Thursday" as most of this town searches for tasty "rabbit food" items in order to extend a lifetime of worrying in betwixt doctor's visits. America's 50 Best Steakhouses

Jodie Gasson And Kansas City Early Links



Jodie Gasson gets us going for this morning with all kinds of Kansas City early link goodness . . .

Cowtown Survivor's Story: KC kidnapping victim’s ordeal laid out in court documents; man says wife kept him going

Asking For Overland Park Crime Info: Mother hopes tips lead to arrest in son's death

Show-Me Impending Politico Salary Hike: Missouri lawmakers, elected officeholders likely to get pay raises

Golden Ghetto Doesn't Want To Give Credit: A Johnson County woman made an alarming discovery on Facebook exposing personal information and wanted to warn others.

Strange Kansas City Youngster Sickness: Children’s Mercy Hospital Dealing With Mysterious Neurologic Condition

Sleaze Summit Snail Mail Rage: Residents balk at the idea of moving Lee’s Summit downtown post office

Kansas City Biz Class Fear: Threats force Wright Business College to cancel classes



Show-Me The Struggle For Equality: Women's Foundation report: MO has work to do

Local Contract Winning: Fullerton lands at Kansas City Aviation Department

Cowtown Future Generations: Kansas City Program Focuses On ‘Healthy Women, Healthy Babies’

Sunflower State Obamacare Compromise: Kansas Hospitals Say Feds Willing To Negotiate On Medicaid Expansion

Dead Tree Media Think Piece: Dave Helling: As Bob Dylan would put it, money doesn’t talk — it swears



And this is our OPEN THREAD for the morning . . .

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TKC LIVE TONIGHT!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY CONFIRMS UPCOMING GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND TAX HIKE ASK!!!



I hate to say I told you so, but I did . . .

BUT THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TOLD YOU SO . . . TONIGHT KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY CONFIRMS TO THE CITIZENS ASSOCIATION THAT HE'S GOING TO HIT UP TAXPAYERS FOR ANOTHER GEO BOND ASK!!!

Along with calling streetcar critics liars, the Mayor was forced to admit that he's gonna raise taxes . . . Again.

We'll have more on this for the morning update for tonight . . . Sleep and dream of more Kansas City taxes.

Developing . . .

Elitist Kansas City Doggie Lovers Choose Roadrunner Over Po'folk White Lady!!!



Sympathy and cash have poured in to the KC Pet Project in order help the doggie that probably should have been put down. The mutt they call "Roadrunner" has been one of the best fundraising tools the organization has ever devised even if putting the dog through every day misery doesn't seem very humane at all.

To wit, here's the nice version of a mostly sponsored content happy news story . . .

KMBC: Badly injured dog shows great improvement at KC Pet Project

Meanwhile, the po'folk white lady who is getting railroaded in the Roadrunner case will be in court on Friday in a case that's based mostly on circumstantial evidence and hearsay amid an ongoing squabble with neighbors that is being downplayed.



Developing . . .

URBAN CORE DRIVE-THRU TERROR!!! FEAR KANSAS CITY RANDOM EAST SIDE GUNFIRE!!!

When people ask why there isn't development or progress in the urban core or why it's hard to change perceptions about violence when there are so many positive examples of community participation and progress . . . The odds of getting hit in the face by a rando bullet is usually the first thing that people mention. Thankfully, nobody was killed in this latest incident. Check it: Woman struck by gunfire while driving through east KC

Time To Count Kansas City Hobos Again

Today a hobo lady died in a tent fire so this effort to keep track of the Kansas City poorest of the poor is a good idea: Kansas City Community Organizations Count Homeless Residents

Kansas City Puts Parking Scofflaws On Notice

The latest desperate attempt to raise cash in order to fund the toy train streetcar and so many other municipal schemes from City Hall: KCMO sending out letters to all vehicle owners with three or more unpaid parking ticket warrants

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY BREAKS RECORD HIGH WINTER TEMPERATURE!!! COWTOWN HITS 76 DEGREES IN JANUARY STARTING NEW GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ERA!!!



It's official and our TKC BLOG COMMUNITY is the FIRST to report it . . .

KANSAS CITY RECORD BREAKING WINTER WARM WEATHER CONFIRMS DANGEROUS GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE THAT WE'RE BLAMING ON THE MIDDLE-CLASS DENIZENS OF JOCO!!!

Visual confirmation other than all of the dweebs bragging about wearing shorts today . . .



The former record high was 75 degrees back in 1950.

Accordingly . . .

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT MAN-MADE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOW A KANSAS CITY IS A FACT OF LIFE!!!

The debate is now just political theater will the weather shifts from one extreme to the next.

Developing . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN RAGES AGAINST BLATANT KANSAS CITY DEAD TREE MEDIA MAYORAL ELECTION BIAS!!!



This latest note from activist Clay Chastain calls out the fading Kansas City newspaper industry for not other candidates in the Mayoral race the proper respect . . . Check it:

Print media bias toward mayoral candidates Clay Chastain and Vincent Lee

What is left of the print media in Kansas City, primarily the Kansas City Star and the Pitch Magazine, act as if Clay Chastain and Vincent Lee do not exist as candidates for mayor even though...

* the names of Clay Chastain and Vincent Lee will appear on the KCMO primary ballot;
* the mayor's race has hardly even begun;
* and no polls have been taken to indicate that King James is unbeatable.

Kelly Brook And Kansas City Endless Summer



Kelly Brook social media hotness starts this balmy January afternoon look at all of the Kansas City mainstream media links. Check it:

Help Find This Resident: KCPD seeks blind woman missing since Dec.

Legal Matter Straightened Out: Waldo chiropractor gets popped for $3M Medicare fraud

Nobody Votes In Kansas City, Kansas: Three UG commissioners unofficially re-elected

Local Nasty Charges: Kansas City man convicted of sex abuse of two girls

Kansas City Metro Car Crime Continues: More car break-ins reported near Town Center

Morning Blaze Aftermath: Fire damages Champ's in KCMO's east side

Hard Time For Alleged Lady Cheater: Kansas City Woman Sentenced for Tax Fraud Scheme



Local Fanboy Mediocrity Too: KC ranked 19th best city for football fans

Kansas City Job Fair Today: Employers seek to fill more than 500 available positions at career expo

Kansas Gambling Border War Too: Hollywood Casino may play a new hand soon: hotel construction

NO More Kansas All-Nighters: Kansas House Votes To Bar Late-Night Legislative Work

World Series Loser Toys: Check out these unique 2015 Kansas City Royals bobbleheads



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

Teaching Moment: Kansas City Scholars Confront More Gunfire Today On School Bus

The lesson here is that Kansas City remains a horrible place for children and families despite so much political and corporate hype. Take a peek: Shots fired at Kansas City school bus with students on board More: Bullet hits side of school bus, no injuries

FEAR KANSAS CITY HIGHWAY FAIL AMID MoDOT AUSTERITY 325 PLAN!!!

The Show-Me guys do an excellent job in explaining a new tactic used by MoDot that should scare local voters into approving more highway cash . . . OR MAYBE thinking about making some MUCH NEEDED drastic changes to MoDOT. Money line: "There is no doubt that without increased funds parts of the state highway system in the Kansas City area are going to suffer." And no, the toy train isn't going to help with this very real transportation problem at all: Kansas City, Meet the 325 Plan - Show-Me Daily - Show-Me Daily

Kansas City Scholars Need New Data Plan

Bandwidth is infinite but not free and the cost of supplying Kansas City schools with data is rapidly increasing according to this KCUR report: Kansas City Metro Schools Seek Bandwidth As They Add Mobile Devices

Kansas City Dead Tree Media Ticket Tossed



Call this a victory for social justice, freedom of the press and the recent string of protests that were mostly fodder for bored newsies during the holidays.

Take a look:

"Prosecutors have dismissed a ticket issued to a Kansas City Star photographer who was arrested and cited for walking in the street during a November protest march."

Meanwhile . . . One Struggle KC continues search for donations to their legal defense fund and we hear that courts aren't being as kind to Kansas City protestors who were also nabbed in the street during "die-in" demonstrations.

Developing . . .