KANSAS CITY WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS!!!
Jordan Carver stays strong as we highlight Kansas City's power players right now . . .
To wit . . .
CHECK THE STRONGEST IN KANSAS CITY IN THIS WEEK'S TKC POWER RANKINGS!!!
Let's make it quick and dirty . . .
SPORTING KANSAS CITY IS THE STRONGEST MAJOR LEAGUE PRO-SPORTS FRANCHISE IN THIS COWTOWN!!!
They earned an MLS Championship and toured with their trophy all over the Kansas City metropolitan area as well as packing Union Station with more sparkling faces than ever cared about local politics.
SANTA AND THE FRIENDS OF KCI MAKE AN EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG POWER PLAY BY TURNING IN PETITIONS TO FORCE A PUBLIC VOTE ON AIRPORT SHENANIGANS!!!
These civic crusaders simply want more voter access to City Hall decision making that will cost BILLIONS OF DOLLARS . . . And the fact that they brought Santa along to make a special petition delivery demonstrates that they're having a bit of fun with our quickly vanishing Democracy.
JACK HARRY COULD BE THE ONLY KANSAS CITY SPORTS NEWSIE TO TAKE ON THE LOCAL SCENE WITH A CRITICAL GLANCE AND THIS WEEK HE ROSE ABOVE INTERNETS CHATTER!!!
No, he never intended to say "gayhawks" to insult any group and speaking "truth to power" against PC thugs inventing scandal made his point perfectly.
ADMITTEDLY, MORE2 RESEARCH OFFERS A GLIMPSE @ THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM AMID A MISSOURI SCHOOL TRANSFER HOT MESS!!!
It wasn't a journalist who kicked off this week's controversy against Missouri Education Commish Nicastro . . . Instead, a "non-profit" foundation and collection of public education activists pushed their own research into the media . . . This is the future as dead tree media newsies lose access and audience while Kansas City is involved in a bit of a public education class war.
1ST AMENDMENT FREE SPEECH AND THE TKC BLOG COMMENTER COMMUNITY!!!
The most important aspect of this blog and what keeps TKC going is our dedication to pushing the Kansas City discourse forward in ways that can only be described as KICK-ASS!!!
Free speech isn't always beneficial for biz, political careers or even beleaguered public institutions . . .
BUT TKC REMAINS THE LAST BASTION OF FREE SPEECH IN KANSAS CITY!!!
Seriously . . . Whenever you d-bags complain about me . . . I always grin because other media outlets put down critical comments (or answer them strangely) with a much more authoritarian effort than this blog has ever tried . . . Put simply, you got something to say about Kansas City . . . This is the place. For as long as our Constitutional protections last, we'll try to protect that principle even if it offends power brokers and other timid souls.
As always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people.