THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! DEFENDING THE LAST KANSAS CITY FREE SPEECH ZONE, SONGS OF SUMMER 2014 AND BYRON FUNKHOUSER IS BACK!!!
Kansas City has a lot to think about tonight . . .
It seems the U.S. crusade in the Middle-East is pretty much never-ending:
5 US Airstrikes Target Islamic State Fighters
The world has seemingly condemned Missouri militaristic reax to civil unrest:
UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For 'Stand Your Ground' Review
However, in our little corner of the Internets . . . There's also a bit of news that's appropriate for a Saturday night in Kansas City:
BYRON FUNKHOUSER RETURNS TO THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY!!!
This morning we received a message from the only Funkhouser who will talk to this blog and here's a snippet of how it read:
He's Back . . .?
The events in Ferguson brought me back to your blog as I knew that there would be a lot of coverage . . .
I was angry with your characterization of my comments about the Nazi Killer. I was not defending him, but rather was trying to explain how he came about. I wish that you would have just published my comment without the characterization.
You may not feel its necessary, but I'm from West Virginia, so I will ask again for your blessing to comment on your blog. The fact that I am not from Kansas City seems to be a way for some to attempt to censure me, when its really that I'm just not a racist or a Rethuglican. Its your blog, & free speech is free speech . . .
Your friend (?),
Of course, nobody needs TKC permission to comment and that's kinda the point.
OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY IS OPEN TO EVERYONE FROM THE VERY CONSERVATIVE POLAR BEAR TO ADMITTEDLY VERY LIBERAL BYRON!!! AND ALL OF THE AWESOME REGULARS IN BETWEEN!!!
Moreover . . .
OF COURSE WE WELCOME ANONYMOUS COMMENTS TOO!!! MOREOVER: WE WILL FIGHT TO KEEP THE COMMENTS UNCENSORED AND UNFILTERED FOR AS LONG AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE!!!
SPAM is our only real concern that threatens KC Free Speech . . . We delete and destroy spam as effectively as possible.
One of you d-bags said that TKC would nix the free speech just because of some recent notoriety. NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN. MY FRIEND. This blog is about THE KANSAS CITY DISCOURSE AND FREE SPEECH . . .
Here's something I just read which kinda backs up our logic on the topic:
Online Anonymity Will Soon Be The Only Kind We Have
"The UK’s House of Lords has essentially recommended the extinction of online anonymity."
"As Noam Chomsky once said, “If we don’t believe in free expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” Anonymity isn’t extraneous to free speech; it’s a crucial component. That doesn’t mean every app or forum has to support anonymity. But there have to be ones that do. Banning all anonymity apps, and requiring all online users to register their identities, are the two worst ideas I have heard in some time."
Agreed . . . And given that we cover local politics here on TKC . . . We've heard A LOT OF BAD IDEAS . . .
So, consider this a RENEWED WELCOME TO ALL who participate in our bloggy community 1ST AMENDMENT FREE SPEECH adventure . . .
Everyone is welcome, users should take responsibility for their own level of involvement and emotions. We only advise that everybody try to have fun because life is short. Accordingly, these songs define Summer 2014 in our corner of the world and provide our playlist tonight as the season comes to an end.
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.