OUR TKC TRADITION OF FAIL: CELEBRATE TOP KANSAS CITY TURKEYS OF 2016!!!
And once again we're challenging a Kansas City legacy of intolerance, hate, crass commercialism and sentimentality as we rage against all of the propaganda that typically accompanies this day dedicated to the mass slaughter of flightless birds which serves as a tribute to lies about American history.
To wit . . .
THANKS FOR VISITING OUR HUMBLE BLOG AND CELEBRATING THE TOP TURKEYS IN KANSAS CITY FOR 2016!!!
We don't think our observance of the holiday will be as controversial as Brit pop sensation Ellie Goulding disgracing herself by disparaging Native American traditional dress but we still hope to ruffle a few feathers.
Here we go . . .
The Kansas City Citizens Task Force On Violence Gobbled Up A Lot Of Time But Offered No Solutions During The Horrific 2016 Homicide & Violence Spree
A collection of activists, volunteers and politicians known as the Citizens Task Force on Violence spent about a year meeting and talking with people BUT NOTHING CAME OF IT. No change, no big suggestions, no legislation. This entire effort was nothing more than a despicable distraction while the body count continues to rise. This year so-called "community outreach" became a bad joke even though KCMO still needs people to stand up against violent crime. The blame for this wasted effort should be cast upon the Mayor Sly James for failing to empower or check-in on this group that did very little to stop the killing or even offer useful suggestions.
Kansas City "Girl Power" Hillary Clinton Supporters Were Served EPIC Defeat By Missouri GOP And Prez-Elect Trump
So much blame to go around here . . . Cathy Jolly, JaxCo Legislative Chair Crystal Williams, Sen. Claire McCaskill, a cadre of characters and all of their enablers used tragic gender identity politics that turned off and turned away voters en masse as Missouri Democrats continue to hold on to an even smaller super minority status in this state.
Kansas City 18th & Vine District Plucked More City Hall Cash To Feather Its Nest With Little Hope Of Future Profits
Once again from the cheap seats . . . Kansas City has thrown away $100 MILLION on 18th and Vine over the years. This time around there was talk of more EPIC subsidy but in the end City Hall merely threw another $7 million to satisfy political leaders without any hope economic turnaround, sustainability or financial opportunity for the long suffering 3rd District.
Foul Kansas City Streetcar Ridership Numbers FAIL The Toy Train Turkey
This year the streetcar broke down CONSTANTLY. There were a great many traffic wrecks involving this dangerous mode of transit and once again paid consultants threaten to hijack Democracy by gerrymandering votes to extend the line without citywide approval despite the fact that this clucker drains resources from throughout KC. Like it or not and considering the big picture, so much dedication to this smallish line is one of the many reasons why the number of police on local streets has shrunk over the past few years.
Haters Of Native American Dakota Access Pipeline Protest And Undocumented Workers Should Choke On Today's Feast
The history of this American holiday is a bad joke and its part of the myth that indoctrinates students to casually accept the near genocide of an entire people. And so today, despite the fact that so-called "compassionate conservatism" no longer exists . . . People celebrating this holiday who hate protesters fighting for their lands or decry undocumented immigrants who come to labor and serve . . . They're really just admitting that the idea of American exceptionalism is nothing more than a myth. Yeah, we almost puked while watching Prez-Elect Trump's Thanksgiving message, too. BUT here @ TKC we celebrate all cultures whilst enjoying jalapeño cornbread served at casinos hiring a great many Chicanos - The indigenous of the Kansas City's Westside.
The Cornucopia Of Excuses From The Kansas City Police Chief About Rising Crime Fails To Satisfy Voters Hungry For Solutions
The Chief argues that so many homicides this year could not have been prevented. The poorly worded sentiment is indicative of an embattled Administration that has struggled this year with a war of words with colleagues, community protests and simply a great many neighborhoods filled with people who won't stop killing each other. Here at TKC we support the Chief and all police who put their life on the line to protect Kansas City and we sincerely hope that the top cop can once again bounce back from a tough year.
Jackson County Courthouse Gravy Train Runs Afoul Of Shameful Jail Hot Mess
The Jackson County Jail is nightmare and this year a rape crisis forced the evacuation of women inmates and continues to cause political fallout impacting the careers of the entire Legislature and Exec Frank White.
If He Plans To Continue In Politics: Missouri Senate Hopeful SecState Jason Kander Must Now Swallow Pride Leftover After Bitter Defeat & His Broken Promise
Let's be perfectly clear . . . Part of the reason that Missouri Democrats suffered a historic sweep this year was because JASON KANDER BROKE HIS PROMISE TO RUN FOR SECSTATE RELECTION. Only our blog community has consistently reminded voters to hold this politico accountable for his words if he's going to tout his ethics and commitment. Fact is, we supported Jason Kander and STILL think he has a bright future no matter what his path. But if this nation, our city and the state of Missouri is going to move past an unproductive culture war . . . That has to start with holding politicos responsible for their words, actions and legislative record despite partisan rhetoric.
TKC Voted Kansas City Blogging Turkey By The Same Spammer Trolls We Entertain
We earned a bunch of votes by a few poor, lonely, old school dudes who spend most of their time thinking that their version of online bullying really makes a difference to the greatest blogger that Kansas City has ever read - Tony Botello . . ME. It's actually quite flattering that more than a few people are willing to follow me along this literary life journey. It can get rough but there has been a lot of fun times, great people and important moments both personally, politically and ultimately influencing the entire metro area.
Beyond troll-bait . .
We're thankful for it all. And we're grateful for all of those who read every day as we appreciate so many folks who occasionally weigh in with a kind, insightful, instructive or helpful word. THANK YOU.
Glory Days Are Gone And Now Kansas City Royals Return To Tradition Of Mediocrity
This season was a bust and the championship team has fallen apart and is now nothing more than a memory. The Moneyball fluke team to rose to the top amid great celebration and silly marketing tie-ins but now the front office is once again tightening purse strings. It might be another 30 years before the team enjoys another World Series win. However, the fun part of a far less celebrated Kansas City home team is that it makes going to the games enjoyable once again now that the bandwagon is a little less crowded, trendy and lame.
Accordingly and if you've made it this far . . .
We hope readers enjoyed this list of so many local turkeys. Again, we're thankful for this blog community that is the last bastion of FREE SPEECH AND AWESOME that's still gully and funny enough to remain the most INTERESTING collection of sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies and dickheads in Kansas City.