TKC: THANKS KANSAS CITY FOR 2013!!!
At the end of this year, more people are reading and participating in this Tony's Kansas City blog now than ever before . . .
THIS WAS ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY AND, AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR READING!!!
During this revolution around the Sun, the stories we helped to tell were more amazing than ever . . .
A few highlights . . .
I found myself having just a bit too much fun yelling at Kansas City Nazis this year along with a rambunctious crowd that included some of the most strident opponents to local hate.
Before any other media outlet . . . The TKC Blog Community stood against Nazis in Kansas City.
But some of it was bitter sweet . . .
Former Mayor Wheeler's estate sale and bankruptcy was kind of a bummer and reminded us that even the most brilliant and accomplished Kansas City denizens can be left without much at the end of their careers.
Mixed review . . .
Credit to real newsies of course . . . But we blogged the Kansas City Councilman Manchicken drama before anybody else and we had lots of fun pushing this story throughout the year.
But it wasn't all bad news . . .
Very often politicos in Kansas City do the right thing. This year Missouri State Reps from Kansas City Brandon Ellington and John Rizzo helped to raise money and awareness to feed the homeless. Rep. Rizzo in terms of public safety and Rep. Ellington in terms of community building offer the brightest hope for Kansas City's urban core from a new crop of elected officials.
Finally . . .
We are SO GRATEFUL to our strongest blog supporters . . .
LB, SKM, SR, Drew, Bri, M, xalti, Greedo, Miss Sweetie Pie, Brutus, Cassius, A Special Shout Out To Puck and so many more, even our mutual friend Byron and our pal Craig Glazer . . .
Moreover . . .
THANK YOU TO ALL THE KICK-ASS, AWESOME AND BRILLIANT TKC TIPSTERS!!! YOUR EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN THE DISCOURSE IN KANSAS CITY HAVE INSPIRED US TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!!
Just like anybody else, we don't know what the road ahead is going to hold for TKC but we're thankful and very GRATEFUL for the 1ST AMENDMENT FREE SPEECH journey so far.
Thank you loyal TKC readers for 2013. God Bless.