TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! HOW SHOULD KANSAS CITY REMEMBER 9/11???
The worst terror attack in American history has always been a tricky subject for this blog community.
On one hand, the hype about Osama Bin Laden's ghost coming to take all of our cheese has always been hard to swallow. But the world is getting smaller, more violent and increasingly divided . . . In the end, the current culture war epoch impacts our local politics and lives much more than most people think.
A few debates that we've never been able to solve . . .
Is 9/11 just another really good excuse to kick illegal Mexicans out of the country?
This debate cuts to the heart of immigration concerns because people take the small number of Syrian refugees more seriously whilst the massive decades long influx of Latinos changing American culture seems to be the much bigger threat even if most of them are only armed with leaf blowers, mops and buckets.
How Much Credit Do We Give Politicos Touting Their 9/11 Military Career???
MO SecState Jason Kander features his service front and center in his upstart campaign that could unseat U.S. Senator Blunt who received three draft deferments while a college student . . . New SecState candidate Will Kraus seems like he's looking for somebody to bomb from Lee's Summit in order to continue his military career . . . Gunslinger Missouri Gov. candidate Eric Greitens features his military record and firearms love front and center but gets very little love for his service. It might be unpopular to note but TKC has always contended that . . . MILITARY GLORY DOESN'T EQUAL ELECTED OFFICE SUCCESS AND IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE ASKING OUR POLITICOS TO STAND A POST . . . In fact, in the public discourse it's important not to let topics of "patriotism" cloud policy issues mostly related to how corporate tax breaks are administered - One of the primary functions of government nowadays.
Is It Fair Do Disrespect 9/11 Pandering When Employed To Sell Expensive Booze @ The Stadium???
The Chiefs are hopping board the 9/11 bandwagon tomorrow . . .
Jared Allen coming back to Arrowhead, Chiefs will honor first responders
C'mon . . . Most pro-footballers never fought for anyone but themselves . . . And while the NFL is embroiled in a (almost totally pointless) patriotism controversy. Let's not forget that football is JUST A GAME that's subsidized by overburdened taxpayers at the behest of much richer suburbanite interlopers.
And so . . . All of these questions are a good place to start out 9/11 conversation and we'll highlight anything really brilliant that comes up in the comments . . .
Tonight this topic simply inspires our playlist . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night . . .