KANSAS CITY CIVILITY AWARDS ONLY HELP SUPPORT THE TRAGIC STATUS QUO!!!
Kansas City has a long history of using pathological politeness in order to disarm any challenge to the status quo.
Kansas City's tradition of political politeness and so-called civility make any dissent seem rude. This strategy is part of the reason we have a Mayor that doesn't really do much more than smile all of the time.
To continue this tradition, a local group is giving prizes for people who only rock the boat in a manner that seems acceptable to despicable middle-class consumers.
Reps Cleaver and Yoder along with a few other big KC names recently received Civility Awards from Consensus, a Kansas City public policy group working to bring people together to deal with difficult issues.
Don't get me wrong, it's a nice honor but still not as important as Brittney Palmer and her hot body . . .
Still, conceding to nothing more than polite and civil discussion offers an unfair advantage to lobbyists and politicos who have polished presentations developed with a great deal of care to separate taxpayers from their cash.
Oh yeah . . . And The Star ditching comments is also touted as a move toward greater civility in the public discourse by this think tank who seemingly value politeness over freedom of expression.
Check the group's website . . . http://www.consensuskc.org/
And for a good laugh notice that TKC is featured on one of their pages.