Friday, November 30, 2012

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MEET KANSAS CITY'S TOP 10 UNDER 30!!!



As we approach the conclusion of 2012 it's important to acknowledge the people who have helped to define Kansas City and will continue to do so in the future.

To wit . . .

TAKE A LOOK AT KANSAS CITY'S TOP 10 UNDER 30 ACCORDING TO THE TKC EDITORIAL BOARD!!!

This diverse list of locals features an incredibility accomplished group of young people who have not only helped worked to create a vibrant youth culture of achievement in Kansas City but also provide hope that our city is in good hands.

Seriously, most grown folk haven't done as much as these YOUNG KANSAS CITY POWER BROKERS in helping to shape the metro and work toward a better future for Kansas City.

And so here's our list . . . Check it:

Klassie Alcine



Klassie Alcine recently served as Claire McCaskill's Political Director in the campaign for U.S. Senate. She's also an entrepreneur, advocate and political hopeful in her own right. Ms. Alcine is one of the most knowledgeable young people in Kansas City and a great many elected officials in this town seek her advice.

Leslie Collins



Leslie Collins is the Managing Editor at The Northeast News and her coverage of neighborhood issues regularly provides some of the most in-depth and insightful community journalism Kansas City has to offer.

School Board Vice President Crispin Rea



Vice President, Kansas City School Board and Associate At The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office Crispin Rea is also studying at UMKC Law School. Mr. Rea has worked to establish a solid reputation as one of Kansas City's most promising young men who is dedicated to the students in his district and the betterment of his community.

Megan Westenhaver



Ms. Westenhaver works as a local photographer and Libertarian Activist. During election 2012 she organized an event that brought the Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Judge Jim Gray to Kansas City just a few hours before election night. Ms. Westenhaver also does a bit of journalism work when she's not working to promote her Libertarian ideals.

Kemet Coleman



Most Kansas City residents already know Kemet Coleman from his hip-hop adventures but a great many people don't realize that he's also a student activist and organizer. Mr. Coleman earned a great deal of notoriety this year for his musical talent and association with the Mayor's son but he has long been one of Kansas City's best and brightest with talents ranging from music to community activism and far beyond.

Caleb-Michael Files



Mr. Files is a prominent, young Democratic Party activist, organizer and campaign worker in Kansas City. Mr. Files served an integral role in organizing local Democrats during election 2012 and he also works as an advocate for KC's LGBT Community.

Katie Daily



Ms. Daily currently serves as the Director for the American Advertising Federation - Kansas City. She has also worked as a campaign manager and consultant. Ms. Daily has already established a strong reputation in Kansas City's political scene and a great many local political denizens hope to get a better look at her talents in the future as her promising career moves forward.

Kyle James



Kyle James is the youngest son of Mayor Sly James and also a hip-hop entrepreneur and waiter at a posh Plaza restaurant the last we've heard. While Kyle James has earned a bit of a bad-boy reputation for run-ins with police and late-night bar room altercations - During the later half of this year the young Kansas City rapper has kept a somewhat lower profile and put a great deal of effort into his fledgling rap music career.

Zachary Cobb



Co-Owner of The Westside Studio, Zachary Cobb is one of the rising stars in Kansas City's photography and Internet consulting scene. Mr. Cobb is not only a social media expert but also a diehard Sporting KC Fan.

Councilman Jermaine Reed



Councilman Jermaine Reed is the youngest member of the City Council in Kansas City, Missouri. He has withstood two recall efforts so far and remains dedicated to serving the voters in his District. While Jermaine has faced more than his share of controversy and criticism during his short political career, the young Councilman remains steadfast in advocating for greater MBE/WBE opportunities in City Hall construction projects and creating a better image for Kansas City's beleaguered 3rd District.

It's not just optimism and hope which contends that these YOUNG KANSAS CITY MOVERS AND SHAKERS will make the future brighter in this cowtown but a realization that these youthful workers have already accomplished quite a lot and their ongoing efforts deserve more attention and support if this struggling American City ever hopes to move forward.

DEVELOPING . . .

74 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet. Are you working on a social conscience TKC?

Maybe text time.

Anonymous said...

Not a bad list for a change TKC.

Anonymous said...

Jermaine Reed and Kyle James? you're KIDDING, right?

Anonymous said...

Mostly NIGGERS and young women. Too bad that KC's future isn't in more capable hands, like those of the "best generation", that built this country.

Anonymous said...

You're old and washed up. Make way.

Anonymous said...

You forgot the Chiefs.

spyke1 said...

"best generation?" Are you talking about the slaves the best generation used to build this country? Or what? Your comment is a bit vague in that regard.

Anonymous said...

Greatest Generation?

WTF is that? Is it like Call of Duty?

Sounds boring.

spyke1 said...

"best generation?" Are you talking about the slaves the best generation used to build this country? Or what? Your comment is a bit vague in that regard.

Anonymous said...

Leslie Collins is a saint for having to deal with Bushnell. Too bad he cut everyone's pay. Someone in KC needs to sweep her up before she moves out of town.

Anonymous said...

Weird, I thought Reed's first name was Recall.

TKC Listed Some Real Douchebags As Local Heros Again said...

11/30/12 8:21 AM Wrote:

"Jermaine Reed and Kyle James? you're KIDDING, right?"

That's worth repeating...

Jermaine Reed and Kyle James? you're KIDDING, right?

Jermaine Reed and Kyle James? you're KIDDING, right?

Jermaine Reed and Kyle James? you're KIDDING, right?

lolz @TKC

Anonymous said...

What about Brandon Ellington?

Anonymous said...

What about some ultra progressive neo panthers that wants to make whitey pay and pay. How bout puffing some of dem folks.

Anonymous said...

I see one or two on the list who may have a positive impact on the city. The rest are just "takers" those who live off the taxpayers in one form or another.

Go to hospitals, go to engineering firms, go to software firms and you will see those under 30 who will make a positive impact on society.

Anonymous said...

"The Best Generation" is a book by Tom Brokaw. Yes, it's a book, something most NIGGERS know nothing about. Unless it's making "book" or leaving in a hurry...

Anonymous said...

This is funny T. Let's make sure you check back on these no talent hacks in 3-5-7-10 years to track their lack of progress. Until the blackterial infection is removed from the city, coontact will be fatal on many fronts.

spyke1 said...

Thank you Mr. Hands.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that there are zero people who actually SIGNIFICANTLY impact the kansas city economy on here. none of these people employ or provide jobs for the people of kansas city nor do they bring any revenue to the city, so that the city can afford to improve itself and provide better life accomidations for the people of the city. Great list. Seriously, Kyle James outside of being the mayors son what has he done for the community at all?

DavidSummerly said...

Brandon Ellington would indeed have been a great choice!
David Summerly

Anonymous said...

Tracy Ward? Cat Bleish?

DavidSummerly said...

Very proud of Megan & Caleb! Look forward to meeting the rest. Thanks for the list Tony. You're a good man who clearly has a great variety of acquaintance.

DavidSummerly said...

Said an anonymous coward... I can't wait to see some of the wonderful things that these talented individuals go on to do.

DavidSummerly said...

Are both moving to Texas.

Anonymous said...

I thought Ms. Westenhaver was down periscope so her boyfriend could have more time to bang her? Built for comfort, that's for damn sure. I wouldn't mine slippin' into that for a weekend.

Anonymous said...

WOW this has to be a joke right KYLE JAMES? He has a longer police record than OJ Simpson and what is he on here for? Being a waiter? What a joke.

Paper Tiger said...

Crispin is all about self-serving Crispin. He IS in love with himself. Check out his Facebook...

He won't go out on a limb and take a risk that might force him to take a stand. Ever.

Anonymous said...

Leslie Collins is forever NOT able to provide in-depth or insightful community journalism because her boss is more concerned about selling ads than covering news.

She also said that her boss has a total news blackout on anyone who disagrees with him. She specifically pointed out that some of the key people in Northeast think her boss is an idiot, so he "retaliates" by not allowing her to mention their name, or cover anything they do.

She even confirmed that some people are "banned" from the Northeast News website and Facebook pages. She is embarrassed, but she does the best she can.

Anonymous said...

How about Micah Kubic? He is an incredible young man. Check him out at Micahkubic.com

TKC House Momma said...

I swear the KJ thing was only because T felt like fucking with you guys this morning.

Pink haired wonder thank god is over thirty or she would have been on this list. I swear what that boy sees in her I have no idea.

Anonymous said...

Good thing you didnt put any of those ACETI crooks on here, even their lawyers are about to sue them for not getting paid!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, since Pink Hair aged out, he had to put Megan Westenhaver on, who led the Liberty Project or whatever it is called for about 12 hours.

After all, Westenhaver actually organized an event that brought the LIbertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Judge Jim Gray to Kansas City just a few hours before election night.

And we all know how critical that was to the outcome of the election.

Tony's LOSERS said...

Hahahahahaha!!!!! BOY....you high!

Anonymous said...

You missed Cyril Wrabec a real up an comer not the list of derelicts you provided to include those who want a neo panther added to the list.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight. Only 2 of your top 10 have a real job and have actually contributed anything of value to the city?

Anonymous said...

How embarrassing to be on one of T's "lists". People - this is NOT something to aspire to - probably a good idea to lay low for a while - I personally would not leave the house for a month....

Anonymous said...

I think they are both in their 40s but what about Spark Bookhart or Nia Webster???

Anonymous said...

Ditto to 11/30/12 at 1:12PM. Spark is awesomeness! None of these folks listed above hold a candle to him. Goes to show that inspiration and impact is ageless! Spark gets it. I can't say the same for any of these folks listed. It's a worthless and undemonstrated impact list of nothing.

Anonymous said...

"Spark" should be named "Spook". What a worthless, self-important NIGGER.

Anonymous said...

LOL, I think that poster was joking about Sparks, he kind of fell off the face of the Earth anyways. He is entirely irrelevant.

Deserving of the honor... said...

There's a hater in every bunch! Spark deserves the praise. He didn't fall off the face of the earth, I saw him last week. Keep hating haters...

This list is more about entitlement rather than impact to the community. Let me guess whose mother or father is pushing them to the front of the line even thought they've not earned it. Same Kansas Shitty politics. Let's imagine how the great-potential and we'll soon discover there is none.

None of these folks have "boots on the ground."

Anonymous said...

Jealous.

Anonymous said...

She's a quack job & everyone knows it.

DavidSummerly said...

You lack an understanding of the reason for the visit. Sorry you missed out. I'm sure you were doing something very important. Hope to see you at the next exciting event Mr. or Ms. without courage to be named.

DavidSummerly said...

Which 2 are those? What is a "real" job? What contributions count?

Anonymous said...

Someones jealy!

Anonymous said...

Your lack of confidence does not mean they are all privileged. Want to be on the list? Go do your part & earn it!

Anonymous said...

Spark has never won an election, all he does is come up with cheesy ass slogans and chants.

Anonymous said...

It's actually called "The Greatest Generation", but yes it is a great book about the men and women during and after WWII.

Jody Hendrix said...

Hatred is outdated. Just because your grandparents were ignorant doesn't mean you should be too. it almost 2013. Get with the program.

Anonymous said...

+1

Anonymous said...

All these people are tools. And yes, I'm under 30. A composite of Type-A personalities seeking attention on the local scene. Fucking hipster fucks.

Anonymous said...

718, you are a nobody. You'll have ten people at your funeral. Nobody cares about you or your life.

Anonymous said...

Caleb super douchebag

Anonymous said...

Katie Daily? Oversexed, underachieving whiny loser who shares too much.

Jermaine Reed? Closeted moocher who uses his city council money to pay for his trips to DC to personally advance himself. He's a one-termer for sure.

Who on this list has achieved anything?

And Spark? He's a disaster who stirs up issues for the sake of causing trouble, and tries to make money off being a "community organizer." In reality, he's a loud-mouthed, unintelligent rabble-rouser.

Get a new list. These names suck.

DavidSummerly said...

Which ones have you met? In what situation? What makes them all "hipster"?

DavidSummerly said...

Really? He's young & too progressive for me, but has always seemed like a friendly & open minded fellow to me.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with that. I've heard her boyfriend has a massive cock he knows well how to work. She's probably pretty satisfied.

Anonymous said...

kyle james sucks at rapping

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with sex! You're just not doing it right!

Tony Muñoz said...

Word to that, dumb racist Idiots. Duhhhh I'm a country boy who hates blacks and drive pick em up trucks and watch nascar. Lets watch another left tuuuurnnn

Anonymous said...

This list is a mess. Completely agree with 12:39. Daily has zero accomplishments. Same with Reed. Spark is a glorified "community organizer" who relies on government handouts for a living. Nothing to be proud of or brag about.

Anonymous said...

Most people who will actually make a difference are using their 20's to develop a credible professional foundation. Not these jokers who are all style over substance.

Money isn't everything, but the most intelligent know it is an important part of the equation. These people couldn't handle being held accountable at a job. That's why they're phonies going around touting empty accomplishments.

These people only care about their titles and adding another line to their resume.

Anonymous said...

4:36PM It's TKC's list. The people on it did not ask to be put on the list, so how did you get that they are self promoting? And how do you know what any of them cares about? The real losers are the ones taking anonymous shots at the young people, who were certainly not asked if they wanted to be on TKC's public list.

Anonymous said...

5:45, consider that many commenters know the losers on this list quite well and can attest to their lack of accomplishments. In some cases, it's not just a lack of deeds, but in the case of Recall Reed, it's misdeeds as well. Whether or not they're on TKC's list doesn't change the fact that most of these people are self-promoting, parasitical losers, continually looking for new hosts.

Anonymous said...

9:50PM.... Consider that some of us know all but a couple of these young people very well and do not agree with your opinion. Consider that some of us know what the real motivations of some of the hateful comments are all about because we have been around them, too. Consider that the family and friends of these young people might not agree with your limited assessment and your "vote them off the island" attitude. These are all INTELLIGENT YOUNG people. If you know so much about them and life, why don't you mentor some of them instead of tearing them down own an anonymous blog? That's what I've been doing. And you know what....they are growing and thriving. Because Tony's right....they're a great group of young people. Some have made their mistakes, but they are moving on with their lives, with lessons learned.

Hyperblogal said...

Anonymous 1101"s shameful attribution of words to Leslie is despicable. But then considering the source not unexpected. She said nothing of the kind and you are less the man for implying she did.

Anonymous said...

You're obviously too stupid to even know how to count. Only four people in total on this list are "niggers". Get over yourself.

DavidSummerly said...

And over 30...

DavidSummerly said...

Megan has 2 jobs & a business on top of everything else she does.

DavidSummerly said...

Oh my!

DavidSummerly said...

Excellent point!

DavidSummerly said...

Like/Dislike feature would be cool TKC.

39thstreetg said...

Awesome Tony, what ever you do, don't give any effort towards improving our city. Just defame anyone who gives effort. Thank you so much for proving anyone can complain but only a compassionate human being would give of themselves. Your blog is # 1 on my list to never visit again. You may think you provide insight to all the corruption, misdeeds and other nonsense you distort for your bully pulpit. You don't. Not wasting my time again.