Monday, July 04, 2016

KANSAS CITY'S LAST FREE SPEECH ZONE TKC CELEBRATES HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!



Written from TKC's old-ass mobile phone . . . Right now I'm about three beers in watching a fat broad in a tube top play with sparklers and thinking about Kansas City Democracy.

Navel-gazing makes for boring blogging but once in awhile it's important to provide a progress report.

So here goes . . .

RIGHT NOW OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY IS TOP SOURCE FOR ALTERNATIVE NEWS, OPINION,  DISCOURSE AND BAD JOKES IN KANSAS CITY!!!

While I'd like to take sole credit for this amazing feat of the digital age, the fact is that our place in the local news world is due completely to our reader, commenter and tipster community who have thrown off the shackles of lame-stream "journalism" and realize that talking to the public in a way that gets right down to the point in a language that everyone understands is far more important than supporting a fading corporate hierarchy and their ineffective rituals that ultimately dissuade any real conversation.

But it goes beyond that . . .



There are a lot of great message boards, social media pages and fledgling websites in Kansas City but none of them matter because they're run by people who don't have any insight or connections to local newsmakers OR they're just clickbait operations looking to justify their existence by way of disappearing ad dollars not knowing that in the digital age advertising is like paying for sex . . . The only people who have to do that are the ones who can't get it on their own.

But I digress . . .

This state of our bloggy union realizes that TKC blog community dominance of the local alt. news world isn't without it's struggles and challenges beyond just pulling ourselves out of a futon every morning. There are false flag racists spamming this site with cut and paste garbage they don't even believe because I dumped this crew of old school yokels years ago when it was clear that they only wanted to write for and about a dozen of their friends, additionally the streetcar creeps have declared war on our blog too and somehow think that spamming old news links will convince everybody to stop reading despite the fact that they check in every day throughout the day. Let's not forget that a certain lady politico has promised to shut this blog down after crying about us in front of a local legislative body and calling our blog community "insignificant" despite the fact that she won't shut up about this web presence at just about every local social function . . . Truth is, there are lawsuit, violence and stalker threats against TKC DAILY but that doesn't stop us from exercising our CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS in order to sustain one of the most highly trafficked and vibrant FREE SPEECH ZONES Kansas City has ever seen. So we delete spammers, tolerate all the unemployed newspaper dweebs who keep up our name recognition and more than anything . . . And we respect this barely organized collection of TKC blog community denizens AND THEIR FREE SPEECH COMMENTARY from all walks of life and political bents who believe that our discourse, criticism and snark helps improve Kansas City given that most mainstream news has been bought and paid for by City Hall and other failing corporations.

Again, the credit belongs to this community and so many people kind enough to support and help our blog journey. THANK YOU and God Bless the United States of America.

More for the morning . . . Probably mid-morning at this rate.

For now we offer this playlist for late night Kansas City bloggy denizens . . .



Happy 4th of July Kansas City!!!

20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Face it Tk, Facebook is the real newspaper.

Anonymous said...

I get all my news from Twitter. Their marketing is built in, they have redefined themselves as a news source. In world crisis, people turn to Twitter in order to share information and communicate.

Social is the new journalism. That's what we need tor remember.

xalti said...

Give yourself some credit TKC, you know that is gonna cause some teeth gnashing tonight for some of those "unemployed newspaper people" who think you ever wanted to write for something as lame as The Star.

Super Dave said...

Tony is still here only because what he says and allows us to say back in return and that is what it is all about. Sure we piss off more than one politician with what we say but oh well life is a bitch sometimes and if dealing with the truth is more than you can handle then I suggest you find another job and stay out of the spot light. People are sick and tired of being taken advantage of and TKC is the place we are able to send our messages that we are sick and tired of it and do not have or want to deal with the Yael T. Abouhalkahs of the world who are to narrow minded to accept that how they think isn't how the majority of us do.

Anonymous said...

I know that I am smarter than my ancestors because I have a twitter and watch the daily show.

Anonymous said...

right back atcha,T..I have no doubt of the death threats,etc. keep fighting for what's right,and we'll all continue to read ,and me personally,admire.

God Bless America!! Land Of The Free!!! do watch your back ,please.

Another Midtown Mom said...

Tony starts the conversation but I like reading from people I don't always agree with, I have to admit that Dave and Chuck have gotten me thinking from time to time.

Take it easy on the beers tonight Tony!

Anonymous said...

Pretty funny atually

Anonymous said...

Hilarious I'd say. Self-important blogs with super inflated egos who think they're super important but in fact lost their credibility ages ago always are.

You are fucking delusional and everybody knows it. So there's that.

JimBrodi said...

^^^^^ That why you're here in the middle of the night on a holiday weekend?

Anonymous said...

no not everybody knows it you might think it but then again like ^^^ says you're reading it. LOL..on a holiday in the middle of the night..no significant other ,no kids ,no sense of humor.no life except for hating on a blog that you can't quit.

you're more than delusional. you are sad. pull the trigger ,loser

Anonymous said...

You left out paranoid. Delusional AND paranoid. A ticket to success. A "racist spamming" campaign? Didn't you kind of bring that on yourself with your real-world behavior? (Answer: YES)

And yes - like it or not, everybody knows it.

Nevertheless, I'm grateful going either right side.

Anonymous said...

RIGHT NOW OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY IS TOP SOURCE FOR ALTERNATIVE NEWS, OPINION, DISCOURSE AND BAD JOKES IN KANSAS CITY!!!

ha

congratulations on being the biggest cockroach on the shitpile. A life worth living.

Anonymous said...

^No, you're a fucking trash heap.^

If your mission in life is to destroy this blog, then you don't have a life.


Tony, you're okay for a man ... I criticize you on this blog, & by email, but I'd rather talk to you then most men (like the worm above).


The Manzanillo said...

I like the blog, keep up the good werk.

chuck said...

+1

Here is to FREE SPEECH. Under assault on college campus' across the nation and in Rome on the Potomac.

Anonymous said...

"God Bless America" is an IQ test.

There is no God, & even if there were, why would he bless America?

Don't you think he'd have something to say about the theft of this land from the natives, their genocide, & our part in the African Diaspora?

"God Bless America" makes Americans look stupid in the eyes of the rest of the world.


"Free Speech" isn't under assault, hate speech is under assault.

"Rome on the Potomac"? See, Republicans are incapable of reasonable discourse.

chuck said...

"Hate Speech" as defined by Fascists like Byron. Byron's interpretation of yours or my rhetoric, should be vetted by our Liberal Overlords and given imprimatur.

No thanks. Loony, Leftist, holier-than-thou faux intellectuals have turned the page on whining, complaining and attacking the messenger rhetorically. Now, the Obama-Brown-Shirt-Thugs in the streets, violently assault any who strays from the Liberal Narrative.

Free Speech should be protected from Fascists like Byron who seek the destruction of the Rule of Law and the implementation of an American "Cultural Revolution" like China's 1966 upheaval.

Byron, go to Moscow and kill yourself in Red Square.

Bob said...

10:33 - the Russians have moved on from Communism to Dictatorship, so killing himself in Red Square would no longer be appropriate. However, he can go to Red Square and somebody would be glad to kill him there.

I recommend instead the writer should kill himself in any Humanities Department of any American university. That's where Communists may be found nowadays, and they are more doctrinaire than the Russians ever were.

Anonymous said...

still Red Baiting Grandpa?