Monday, April 24, 2017

TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! CONTROVERSIAL WHITE PRIVILEGE CONFERENCE COMING TO KANSAS CITY POWERED BY TAXPAYER FUNDED GROUPS & MUNICIPAL WORKERS!!!



Amid our love for pr0n star Angela White and before any other news outlet in Kansas City, our blog KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY reported the so-called "White Privilege Conference" coming to town.

Back at the outset of April, in fact . . .

WPC 18

Organizing. Strategizing. Taking-Action.

Deconstructing the Culture of White Supremacy and Privilege: Creating Peace, Equity and Opportunity in the Heartland.
Kansas City, Missouri

Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2017

Now . . .

As local media struggles to play ketchup and agonize over meaningless culture war chest thumping and political correctness. . . Our blog community instead focuses on FACTS that deserve attention but have been buried or ignored in local follow-up coverage:

KANSAS CITY TAXPAYER FUNDED ORGANIZATIONS AND MANY MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES WILL BE SUPPORTING THE CONTROVERSIAL FORUM!!!

Here are local organizations listed as "stakeholders" and "partners" or having an "understanding" with the event including but not limited to:

Reach Healthcare Foundation
The Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund
Avila University
Children's Mercy Kansas City

Even worse, we've now EXCLUSIVELY UNCOVERED that local gov. workers will be on the clock and basically paid to attend the conference.

Make no mistake, all of these groups in one way or another get local taxpayer cash . . . So, while it's fair play to argue with the upcoming event and organizers, what's more important is to understand that the mentality that helps to support this stuff also earns local gov subsidy to help this conversation that, in our opinion, is divisive, unproductive and incendiary.

You decide . . .

Kansas City Royals Fans Struggle To Come To Grips With Woman Punched In The Face

Arguments about equal rights fall flat as this episode reveals an angrier crowd as the home team struggles and Kansas City violence escalates. Take a look:

Witnesses say viral video showing punch at Kauffman wasn't whole story

Both people involved were arrested for disorderly conduct.

Kansas City Holocaust Remembrance Day

An important teaching moment amid the rise in American Antisemitism. Read more:

How Music Led One Kansas City Teacher And Countless Students To Mark The Holocaust

Jim Murray will never forget the first time he heard "Study for Strings" by the Czech composer Pavel Haas. It was a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra in Kansas City back when Murray was a junior at William Jewell College.

Another Kansas City Woman Found Dead

Crime scene tape blocked off another local street this morning amid Kansas City's ongoing homicide spike:

Woman found dead in home near 62nd and Tracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are investigating after a woman was found dead inside a home near 62nd and Tracy Monday. Police say they, along with Kansas City firefighters, discovered the woman's body just before 8 a.m. The cause of her death is still under investigation.

KANSAS CITY POLICE CHIEF HELPS CATCH BLUE RIDGE BLVD ARMED ROBBER!!!



Credit where it's due . . . Amid the last days of his tenure, the Chief is getting hands on in the fight against crime.

Take a look:

KMBC: Chief Forté reported he and officer Whitehead apprehended an armed robbery suspect near 111 Blue Ridge Boulevard on Monday.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Back To The Grind In Blue



AND WE'RE BACK!!!

Hottie Brit inspires this Monday round-up of some of the better news links out there right now. Take a peek:

Kansas City Commuter Crackdown

Traffic Alert: Police stepping up enforcement on I-435

If you use Interstate 435 in Johnson County, keep an eye out for stepped-up enforcement by police.


Meager Taxpayer Bennies

Chiefs tickets on sale for Jackson County residents

JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. - Chiefs Kingdom was bustling with fans Monday morning as Jackson County residents got their first grab at tickets. To score tickets now, people must live in Jackson County and present a photo ID and a property tax receipt at Arrowhead Stadium's Ticket Office.


Local Inferno Escape

4 escape early morning house fire in Kansas City

Four people escaped an early morning house fire in Kansas City, Missouri Monday morning. The fire in the 4700 block of E. 18th Street started just after 4 a.m. The people inside the home broke out the glass of a second floor window and climbed on top of the porch to escape.


Lesson In Local Spring Cleaning

Crews spent weekend cleaning Center Middle School after 50 students went home sick last week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Crews at one Kansas City, Mo., middle school were busy this weekend cleaning after as many as 50 students went home sick from Wednesday through Friday. Center School District sent out a notice to parents stating that what sent 50 students and 10 teachers home last week was the flu.


Money-Ball Sneak Peek

Computers Don't Play Baseball - A Kansas City Royals preview

A look ahead at our final new AL Central opponent


Football Testimony

Shane Ray writes essay on growing up in KC, being drafted by John Elway

Shane Ray's rise to NFL stardom is one of the great stories in sports today. Ray grew up in Kansas City, in an area that was known as "The Murder Factory" and was the subject of a 2009 Kansas City Star series.


Pitch Promo Events This Week

The Parkville Microbrew Fest, Forks & Corks and wine and whiskey dinners: your food and drink events for April 24-30

Step onto the patio at Ça Va (4149 Pennsylvania Avenue) this evening and forget that it's a Monday with a champagne dinner featuring natural sparkling wines from Jenny & François Selections. A representative from Jenny & François will be on hand to discuss the wines, and the food is three courses by chef Howard Hanna.


And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

TKC MONDAY MORNING QUESTION: HAS KANSAS CITY PROSPERED OR SUFFERED AMID PREZ TRUMP 100 DAY MILESTONE?!?



Quick moment of contemplation and our first open question of the week before we really get into it . . .

HAS PREZ TRUMP INSPIRED KANSAS CITY POLITICAL RENAISSANCE EVEN AMONG HIS GREATEST LOCAL DETRACTORS!?!?

Let's look at the evidence:

Prez Trump Inspires Local Activists To Organize And Mobilize


One protest after the next in Kansas City nearly every weekend have put locals on the street marching and increasing their activism. Like it or not, passionate involvement in the local discourse and the politics of our nation is ALWAYS good for our Democracy.

Prez Trump Budget Kills The Kansas City Toy Train Extension Plan


Controversial Tiger Grants aren't even part of the Democratic Party agenda to fight the Prez on his budget. And so, the prospects of the toy train which depends on Federal Funding have been limited and basically derailed. 

Kansas City Politicos Moved To Speak Out Amid The Age Of Prez Trump


Mayor Sly has stepped up his advocacy in the age of Prez Trump and a recent airport bullhorn protest was inspired by the Prez Trump immigration crackdown.

And so . . .



It clear that Prez Trump has transformed the politics of Kansas City . . . And very few people can say if this evolution has been for better or worse.

Links:

NPR: Trump's First 100 Days: An 'Entry-Level' Presidency

Fox News: Trump 100 days: President adds tax reform in key week

Time: President Trump's 100-Day Goals Could Lead to a Shutdown

You decide . . .

Kansas City Politicos Confront 'Blue City, Red State' Divide With Missouri Legislature

STL focused article also applies to KCMO and is DEFINITELY worth a read. Take a look:

Missouri's blue-city, red-state divide over minimum wage

Some of the fiercest political battles are taking place between Democratic-controlled cities and Republican-led state legislatures over issues like minimum wage and plastic bag bans. Increasingly, those issues are decided through a political maneuver called preemption, when state lawmakers write laws that prevent cities from enforcing their local ordinances.

Kansas City, Kansas Call For Justice After Casey Eaton Murder And Suspect Arrest

And important look at the local search for justice. Checkit:

Mother of Casey Eaton says she's relieved to have answers, and is determined to get justice

The manhunt is over for the man accused of shooting a 34-year-old woman in Kansas City, Kansas. Early Sunday morning police made contact with Emenecio Lansdown at a home in the 900 block of Kansas Avenue in KCK. Officers said he refused to come out of the home, and he fired shots at them.

Drone Spy Tech Captures Kansas City Scout



A majestic view of one Kansas City lookout as seen by the new gadget version.

City Hall Cycles Toward More Kansas City Bike Friendly River Market Toy Train Access

Even more feel-good legislation from Kansas City cycling advocates that does't help very many people at all given that scientists have yet to find a way to harness their sense of self-satisfaction. Take a look:

More bike parking at the City Market - KCBike.Info

New hoop-style racks at three locations around the market have capacity for 16 bikes: The main entrance to the circle drive at 5th and Walnut, the north service drive on 3rd Street, and the northwest entrance from City Market Park and 3rd Street. Please be sure to use these racks when you visit the market.

Sounds For Kansas City Royals Fanboys

Hipster public tv reporting offers insight into all of the recycled sounds for local jock lovers. Take a listen and realize that bad music is another reason to avoid games that mostly feature losing and punching women in the face. Take a look:

Sympathetic Vibrations | Make Your Royals Tailgate Turnt

The Royals season is back in full swing. And following last week's fanfare-laden home opener, baseball fever has once again descended upon our fair city. While the boys in blue are still working out some of the kinks on field left by both voluntary and (tear) involuntary roster holes, Opening Day saw yet another stellar exhibition of tailgating prowess.

The Kansas City Early Morning News Peek



The Kansas City Early Morning News Peek

As we start the work week, we're glad to see that Candice can still get naughty as we gather more than a few local MSM news links to start the early morning.

Take a peek:

Kansas City Blaze Hobo Aftermath

50 displaced following fire at Cloverleaf Apartments in south Kansas City

An infant was transported to the hospital following a fire at the Cloverleaf Apartments at 14554 US-71 Highway. According to Kansas City Fire Department Chief Paul Berardi, one infant was transported to the hospital and an adult was injured. The adult declined to be taken to the hospital.


Kobach Catches Legal Break

Judge stays order for Kris Kobach to turn over documents from Trump meeting

A federal magistrate judge has agreed to stay an order requiring Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to hand over documents from a meeting with President Donald Trump pending the results of an appeal.


Show-Me More Help For Missouri

Missourians living with disabilities can save for long-term care under new state program

A Missouri program that sets up savings accounts for individuals living with disabilities or their families begins Monday. The Missourians Achieving a Better Life Experience, or MO ABLE, accounts can be used to pay for qualified expenses related to living with disabilities and special needs.


Fear Cheesy Corn Chip Marketing To Kansas Hayseed Youngsters

Doritos sends dates to prom in helicopters

by: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: NEWTON, Kansas - Four teens got the chauffeured experience of a lifetime when they were taken to their prom by helicopter. >> Read more trending news Shaedon Wedel asked his friend Carson Wittmann's sister, Carli, who has Down syndrome, to prom.


Kansas City Schedule Standing

KC Chiefs Receive National Respect with Six Scheduled Primetime Games

When I first saw the Kansas City Chiefs' schedule for 2017, I couldn't believe all of the primetime games that were scheduled! Usually the Chiefs get a Thursday Night Football game, which all teams do, and then another primetime game either on Sunday night or Monday night.


ZAYN - Still Got Time ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Sunday, April 23, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STARBUCKS UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO CONSPIRACY CONTINUES!!!



For Sunday night . . . Let's savor the fact that our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY continues to ask the tough questions and examine this wicked little town from a critical perspective on all fronts.

Accordingly . . .

THE KANSAS CITY BARISTA BACKLASH AGAINST STARBUCKS AND THE UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO HAS NOW TAKEN HOLD THROUGHOUT THE METRO!!!

Already, we've seen bigger better news outlets confirm the push back against the company's leadership . . .



And now, a bit of testimony from our blog community offers just a taste of behind the scenes barista journalism that's far too bitter for other KCMO news outlets to swallow . . .

When quizzed, the barista said they ran out earlier in the week and it was insane. I mentioned that the word around town was that stores were refusing to make them (and assured him that I didn’t want one.) When asked if they had since restocked, after a pause, he smiled and said, “I don’t know."

Don't get it twisted . . . TKC blog community is grounded in barista culture and we tend to side with these frustrated workers as we approach tomorrow's daily grind.



Nevertheless, tonight THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY UNCOVERS KANSAS CITY UNICORN FRAP FLAP CONTROVERSY whilst other news organizations back down.

Hopefully, more for the morning update . . .

Developing . . .

Kansas City BNIM 'Building Positive' Promo Movie Earth Day Weekend Aftermath



In the aftermath of Earth day . . . Take a quick look at how the Kansas City corporate class mistakenly believes they're making the world a better place by enjoying tax breaks and subsidies.



You decide . . .

TKC MUST READ!!! CITY HALL SEYZ NEW SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT AND TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PART DEUX ARE PART OF INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS!?!



Tax fighters offer this important perspective about local government transparency or lack thereof along with insight into the upcoming City Hall tax and spend agenda . . .

STREETCAR & AIRPORT now considered INFRASTRUCTURE by City Hall?

At the Infrastructure debate last week at the Plaza Library, City Manager Troy Schulte , City Councilman Quinton Lucas and Chamber of Commerce President Joe Reardon continually referred to the Streetcar expansion and the Airport single terminal proposal as ‘INFRASTRUCTURE”. We found this particularly interesting since the Mayor has stated repeatedly; " the City is in no way connected to streetcar expansion. (He continues) It is a group of grass root, private citizens not connected in any way to City Hall.” You would not have known it from the conversation. The three cheerleaders pushed both projects over and over and hard. By labeling both of these “INFRASTRUCTURE” can they now use GO Bond money on them? We believe the City is in the expansion process up to their eyeballs. On the streetcar, they can say rails, overhead wires, poles, etc are ‘INFRASTRUCTURE”. The streetcars themselves are not but all the periphery stuff could be labeled ‘INFRASTRUCTURE”. Same way with the Airport. There will be a lot of right of way construction,etc. which could be labeled “INFRASTRUCTURE” and then qualify for GO Bond funds. Look out puppies your money might be slipping away!! The old bait and switch just might be in play.

It was an interesting evening. First of all Crosby Kemper endorsed Quinton Lucas for Mayor (not sure if this was a joke but it didn’t come off that way)! The comment started the evening off on a political note when we thought it was going to be an open discussion. If it wasn’t a joke, it is change in philosophy for the normally conservative, small government, low tax proponent, Kemper. Lucas has never met a tax he didn’t vote for. We have seen no evidence of his willingness to hold the spending line or look for other sources of revenue. I digress..

It didn’t take long to see the make up of the panel was heavily balanced in favor of the “Tax and Spend” politicos. It was Schulte, Lucas and Reardon versus conservative Patrick Tuohey. Brian Kidwell from MODOT was there and articulated the State’s perspective on certain issues. The main talk was the bond issue, streetcar and airport. The Tax and Spenders continued with the “happy talk, back slapping, high-fiving each other on the bond issue. They haven’t stopped to realize if Puppies and Pot were not on the ballot, it may have been a different outcome or at least a closer election. None the less, it’s over and they now have the money to spend. Tuohey was the calm, articulate and knowledgeable person on the panel. He dealt in facts, not hope and smoke. Tuohey consistently warned about the danger of adding debt on top of debt.

It wasn’t mentioned the $80,000,000 collected for several years now for infrastructure will become even more of a slush fund. Think about it, we have been paying $80,000,000 annually for infrastructure forever. The tax and spenders will be back at the voters next year to renew this tax. $80,000,000 is DOUBLE the $40,000,000 they plan to borrow annually on the bond issue. The $40,000,000 annual bond money will be spread over all the projects on the bond issue. Where has this $80,000,000 collected annually been spent??

The “Happy Talkers” were selling the streetcar expansion and a new single terminal airport as “infrastructure”. Setting the plate for the old switcheroo. Touhey articulated the facts that adding more debt to an already drowning City is not prudent. He was greatly out numbered but held his own as usual. It was obvious the ‘Happy Talkers” were not listening to the audience. While several people complained about the unfair, upcoming streetcar ballot and were told by Lucas, if you don’t like it, vote against it. No discussion about how the City Council should take control and force the election to be City Wide. No regard for the average citizen.

Nick Haines did well trying to hold things together but it was clear the "Happy Talkers” had their agenda preprogramed into their psych.

Citizens for Responsible Government
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Kansas City Inferno & Neighbor Rescue Help

Here's one of the few nice links we could find today on the topic of locals helping out one another . . .

Residents had to catch a mother and children who jumped from the third floor

Building is being closed to the 50 residents who live there

Sneak Peek Blogging Kansas Congressman Yoder Vs. Jay Sidie Slap Fight

Insight into race Democratic Party leaders are setting themselves up to lose . . . Possibly more optimistic tone here . . . Aimee's Sunday Summary - Hinson, #Ksleg, Yoder/Sidie

Show-Me LGBT & Discrimination Bill Losing Against Missouri GOP Trump Tidal Wave

Reality check for progressive agenda in Jeff City . . . Here's a more in-depth round-up than what we've read thus far . . .

Republicans fail to take up discrimination bill as session enters crunch time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - All week, Democratic representatives braced themselves for when a Senate bill on discrimination would come to the House floor. Minority Floor Leader Gail McCann Beatty described the wait over the last two days as "an emotional rollercoaster. But the House adjourned for the weekend Thursday without bringing up SB 43, a...

Kansas City Homicide #39: White Guy Gunned Down On 39th & Denver Amid 2017 Murder Stats Surging More Than 20% Over Last Year



It's only April and already the level of Kansas City killing is breaking news ground.

Accordingly . . .

THE LATEST LOCAL MURDER PUSHES THE KCMO HOMICIDE COUNT TO ANOTHER 20% INCREASE OVER THIS TIME LAST YEAR!!!

Remember that last year was also exceptionally violent.

So far, Citizens Task Force recommendations show no signs of stopping the slaughter. Here's the link rounndup:

KMBC: 1 dead in shooting at 39th and Denver

KSHB: A white male in his 20's was shot and killed following an overnight disturbance in the 3900 block of Denver.

KCTV5: He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

The newspaper is downplaying so much local murder and over the weekend, KCMO.Gov homicide stats site has crashed but the KSHB Kansas City homicide tracker demonstrates the violence focused in urban core Kansas City and spreading throughout the metro.

Developing . . .

RANGERS SWEEP ROYALS AMID HORRIBLE KANSAS CITY LOSING STREAK!!!

The home team suffers a let down this year over fan expectations. Here's the latest . . .

Darvish, Rangers finish 4-game sweep, beat Royals 5-2

ARLINGTON, Texas - (AP) -- Yu Darvish pitched eight innings in his longest outing since elbow surgery two years ago and the Texas Rangers scored the tying and go-ahead runs without a hit, completing a four-game sweep with a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Kansas City Double Shooting Party Bus Smack Down As Season Of Good Times Starts

A different kind of transit FAIL should remind locals to avoid these rolling nightmares at all costs they're stopped near convenience stores or anywhere else. Take a look:

2 shot, 1 assaulted on party bus in Kansas City

Two people were shot and one assaulted while on a party bus in Kansas City on Saturday night, police say.

Is Double Death At The Legends Sign Of Kansas City, Kansas Out Of Control???

Morning death scene roundup report reminds us that a great deal of violence and human misery has been reported on the other side of the state line over the past week. You decide:

2 people found dead in car at KCK Walmart near Legends

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A man and woman were found dead inside a car at a Walmart at 109th and Parallel near the Legends. Police say the two were found inside a Chevy tracker, which was still running when they were discovered.

The Kansas City Sunday News Link Look



Even in mom jeans, Behati Prinsloo looks better than most of humanity . . . And this insight leads us to a roundup of Kansas City news Sunday. Take a look:

KCMO Baby Hurt But Blaze Under Control

1 adult, 1 infant injured in KCMO apartment fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An adult and an infant were injured in a Kansas City, Missouri apartment fire. Both the adult and the infant were transported to a nearby hospital. Crews responded to the fire at Cloverleaf Apartment on US-71 at about 2 p.m. Saturday. Officials say it was under control by 3 p.m.

Show-Me Checkpoint Cash Secured

Missouri senators move to keep drunk driving checkpoints in budget

JEFFERSON CITY * The Missouri Senate may have derailed a plan to slash state funding for sobriety checkpoints. In action Thursday, Senate budget writers removed language in the $27.8 billion spending plan that would have prohibited the use of state funds for the checkpoints, which are used to nab drunken drivers and other traffic scofflaws.

Harsh Times For Kansas Farmers

Kansas farm loan delinquencies low, loan demand heavy

The latest farm loan delinquency numbers show Kansas farmers are faring better than many had feared as spring planting gets underway. The U.S. Agriculture Department's Farm Service Agency says its direct loan delinquencies in Kansas fell slightly to 6 percent as of March 31.

The Donald Should Start Hiring

Editorial: Help wanted in Kansas City, where federal jobs remain unfilled

President Donald Trump should be looking for help. Nearly 100 days after taking office, hundreds of federal executive jobs remain unfilled. The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service keep a running list - of 554 key positions in government requiring Senate confirmation, 473 had no announced nominee as of April 15.

Midtown Old School Teaching Moment

The NE Corner of 39th and Main holds layers of history

When Barbara Bescher bought a lot at the corner of 39th and Main in 1901, the home she built for herself was practically the only thing on the block. But just two decades later, in 1924, the savvy businesswoman sold the property for more than 20 times what she paid for it.

Home Team Springtime Struggling

Royals seek to avoid four-game sweep at Texas | FOX Sports

The Texas Rangers will find out Sunday if right-hander Yu Darvish has been able to put his odd last start behind him. Darvish (1-2, 3.28 ERA) and the Rangers believe that's the case. Darvish starts opposite Kansas City's Jason Hammel (0-1, 4.60) as the teams wrap up a four-game series at Globe Life Park.

This Week Inside The Loop

Pirates, Joyce, BBQ, Yo-Yo & Art in the Loop rule the week ahead

The beloved Pirates of Penzance rule the arts and entertainment scene in Downtown this week, as the Lyric Opera presents the operetta over four days at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! CITY HALL SIDEWALK FREEBIE REPAIR PROMISE TO KANSAS CITY GO BOND VOTERS FAILS!!!



One of the biggest freebies pledged to Kansas City voters who supported $800-MILLION worth of GO Bond bad debt was that City Hall would amend longstanding policy which charged homeowners for sidewalk repairs.

Here's how that bit of campaign hype played in the often gullible mainstream media after the election . . .

Multi-million dollar bond opens door for city to repair sidewalks at no cost to homeowners

But better than media hype, let's take a look at the legislation . . .

#170298 - Abatement of sidewalk special assessments

Here's the money line that might have offered just a bit of well-deserved financial relief . . .

"Issuance of special assessments for sidewalks suspended . . . No special assessments shall be issued for the cost of the repair or replacement of sidewalks, curbing, drive approach or guttering after April 4, 2017, and continuing for all such repairs or replacements made until the 2017 general obligation bond authorization for sidewalks is exhausted."

Following the City Council session on Thursday that mostly focused on passing big tax breaks for the proposed Downtown Convention Hotel . . . Follow-up on this measure was totally ignored by "journalists" covering City Hall.

But here's the reality . . .

THE CITY HALL SIDEWALK ORDINANCE FAILED AND HOMEOWNERS REMAIN ON THE HOOK FOR EXPENSIVE REPAIRS!!!

Here's how the vote went down . . .

Councilmember Justus (Second by Fowler) Move To Introduce

Committee voted to advance for final consideration. The motion failed.

Seconded by Councilmember Fowler

Ayes: 8 - Wagner, Hall, Fowler, Shields, Justus, Canady, Taylor, McManus
Nays: 3 - Lucas, Reed, Barnes Jr.

Changing the muni-code and ordinances often needs a Super-Majority and this obviously didn't meet that threshold.

Urban core resistance to the effort might have a lot to do with concern about slumlords and big banks owning a great deal of property that they should pay to restore instead of KCMO picking up their tab.

Nevertheless and no matter the excuse . . .

IN THE AFTERMATH OF GO BOND VICTORY, CITY HALL POLITICOS HAVE SO FAR FAILED TO KEEP THEIR PROMISE TO VOTERS!!!

In fairness, this ordinance is going back to the Finance and Governance Committee so that Council can hopefully work out their differences. In the meantime, OUR AWESOME TKC BLOG COMMUNITY is the only media outlet keeping track of 12th & Oak breaking their word. We can only hope the public will keep watching closely given that covenants with City Hall are often and easily ignored and then ultimately broken or unfulfilled.

Developing . . .

ANOTHER ANGLE OF KANSAS CITY ROYALS BRAWL SHOWS OLD MAN REPORTEDLY SUCKER PUNCHING WOMAN RESTRAINED!!!



Initially this lady was reported as the "aggressor" and now this new angle released over the weekend captures what is reportedly a heinous old man fanboy sucker punch . . .

"New video of the fan fight at the KC Royals game this week shows the woman who was punched in the face by a male fan was being restrained by other fans when he blindsided her."

And so . . .

DOES NEW FOOTAGE CHANGE YOUR MIND?!?! WAS THIS OLD MAN FANBOY JUSTIFIED IN PUNCHING A WOMAN IN THE FACE?!?!

You decide . . .

Suspected Pamela Butler Sister Killer Suspect Surrenders After Standoff In KCK



Morning ruckus across the State Line . . .

KCTV5: KCK police say wanted murder suspect Emenencio Lansdown---who had been barricaded inside home---has since come out and surrendered

KANSAS CITY CATHOLICS URGED TO JOIN FIGHT AGAINST CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE!!!



This week the Bishop urged Catholics to join the fight against the increasing persecution of Christians in the Muslim world that has been overlook by mainstream media and most American human rights activists.

Here's the recent call to action that seems to follow increased outcry against violence targeting Christians in the aftermath of Palm Sunday bombings . . .

Catholic Key: A blight on America’s foreign policy record

The most important passage citing Catholic advocacy . . .

Bishop James V. Johnston: "As a member of the board of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), but more importantly as your shepherd and as a proud Brother Knight, I have personally sent letters to each Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from our diocese — Reps. Vicki Hartzler (4th Dist.), Emanuel Cleaver (5th Dist.) and Sam Graves (6th Dist.). In addition to thanking each for his or her own vital service to families within our local communities, especially to our most vulnerable, I asked all of them to also join me and Carl Anderson in supporting the passage of H.R. 390 - “Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017".

"In a show of solidarity with fellow Catholics in our diocese, with the Knights of Columbus who work so tirelessly on behalf of all of us to defend the life and dignity of the most vulnerable, and most importantly with those suffering violence and persecution in the Middle East, I humbly and prayerfully ask you to do the same."

The Bishop encourages the faith faithful and all of those who would support this plight to visit the Human Rights Office website at www.humanrightskcsj.org.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Chiefs 2017 Schedule Rigged

NFL conspires to keep Kansas City's football team competitive. Take a look:

"The Chiefs have plus-12 days more rest than their opponents, which leads the NFL by far." 

Read more:

Here's why the Chiefs might've been given the friendliest schedule in the NFL

There probably weren't too many complaints in Kansas City after the schedule was released



KCK WEEKEND LADY HOMICIDE REPORT!!!

Another lady killed across the State Line. Here's the roundup amid increasing local violence:

KCK police investigating homicide after woman's body found on Troup Avenue

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Police are investigating a homicide after a woman's body was found in a home in the 800 block of Troup Ave. Saturday evening. Officers were called to the area just before 8:15 p.m. on a reported shooting. They found a white female dead of an apparent gunshot in a home.

Kansas City Missing Baby Found



Update on last night's alert . . .

LOCATED: Missing/Endangered baby Jordon Pierce Jr. has been located and is safe. Thanks for all your help!

Developing . . .

Kansas Democratic Party Argues For Red State Relevance By Way Of RINOs

Johnson County Republicans In Name Only offer the only hope for this super-minority as Kansas City public radio helps the hapless leadership focus their messaging. Take a look:

Is There A Moderate and Democratic Coalition In The Kansas Legislature?

When a number of moderate Republicans joined the Kansas Legislature after the 2016 election, many were talking about a possible coalition with the Democrats. As the 2017 legislative session starts to near its end, we explore whether that coalition ever became a reality.

Sen. Claire McCaskill Talks Town Halls

The top Democratic Party lady in Missouri offers this perspective on her recent public listening tour. Credit where it's due, holding her Kansas City area meeting at Park University inside the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel was a masterful move in preventing public outcry and enforcing decorum, even from her fiercest critics. Read more:

Why I hold town halls

When my mom was alive, she would sometimes travel with me to public town halls I held across the state. She sometimes introduced me by saying, "I call this the dog and pony show - I'm the dog, and she's the pony."

Kansas City Propaganda Weekly



We don't like it BUT that doesn't mean it's not important . . . Here's this week's update from City Hall regarding all of the great progress from KCMO that never really happened.

You decide . . .

Saturday, April 22, 2017

THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KANSAS CITY VOTERS STRUGGLE TO SOLVE COSTLY CITY HALL COUNTING PROBLEM!!!



Behind the scenes there's a crisis to hold City Hall and local politicos accountable for the fuzzy math that's often touted in support of sketchy taxpayer subsidized projects.

A few examples . . .

The Kansas City toy train streetcar purportedly approaches 2 million riders before the one year anniversary of the faux transit line but those figures are SUSPICIOUSLY higher than any similar line in the nation and have consistently drawn criticism from local tax fighters as the extension effort seeks another QUARTER BILLION DOLLARS to expand justified only by the mail-in, mostly secret and gerrymandered votes of a few hundred people.



And then, this week Mayor Sly TOUTED THE HIGHLY SUSPECT 25 MILLION KCMO TOURIST NUMBER in support of an even more controversial taxpayer subsidized hotel that's getting $35 MILLION IN CASH from City Hall coffers. Correspondingly, that figure puts Kansas City tourism ahead of Paris, France, Washington D.C. and San Francisco among many other notable destinations.



All of this data is important because these stats drive REAL DOLLAR NUMBERS like the $800 MILLION that taxpayers recently approved without many binding clauses regarding how the cash will be spent over the next 40 years.



And so . . .

GIVEN THE DEMISE OF THE LEGACY MEDIA: KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTERS STRUGGLE TO CHALLENGE THE VALIDITY OF MAYOR SLY AND CITY HALL FAKE NEWS STATS!!!

Here at TKC our blog community is comfortable with simply offering comparisons to bigger and better cities that highlight the incredulity with which these phony numbers should be met. And then we let our blog community decide for themselves.

And so, this evening we offer our playlist for consideration on the topic of counting, number crunching and the sounds that define our culture . . . Other than the cash registers of the developer class constantly ringing as urban core keeping picking up their tab:



As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

FLASH!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE SEARCH FOR BABY AFTER DOMESTIC BEAT DOWN!!!

Missing youngster alert is the most important thing on local news tonight. Take a look at the KC media notice on blast:

KCPD searching for missing infant

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police are looking for a missing 2-month-old boy. Police say Jordan Pierce Jr. was taken from his mother Saturday afternoon. Officials believe he is with Jordan Pierce Sr. Jordan Pierce Jr. is black 2-month-old boy. He weighs about 8 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes.

Kansas City, Kansas Casey Eaton Vigil Tonight

Unthinkable tragedy confronts this local family over a generation. Here's a look at their struggle:

Vigil held Saturday for Casey Eaton

A vigil was held Saturday for Casey Eaton, who was killed Wednesday in Kansas City, Kansas.

Fear Tragic Kansas City Royal Bullpen

Another symptom of the fading fortunes of Kansas City's home team:

Can the Royals rotation carry a mediocre bullpen?

The rotation is dragging the bullpen, for once

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STARBUCKS UNICORN FAPPUCCINO CONSPIRACY REVEALED!!! MIDTOWN BARISTAS REFUSE TO MAKE POPULAR DRINK OUT OF DISGUST!!!



The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is one of the most celebrated drinks in the recent history for the corporate coffee company but the success is meeting with a backlash among beleaguered Kansas City baristas who have now refused to make the drink and instead have resorted to deceiving customers about a lack of supply.

That's right . .

MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY STARBUCKS BARISTAS HAVE ALL CONSPIRED AGAINST THEIR EMPLOYER AND DECEPTIVELY REPORT THAT THEY'RE OUT OF SUPPLIES TO MAKE THE SPRINGTIME SENSATION DRINK!!!

Feel free to fact check TKC's work and give the nice baristas at Main st., 39th St. Downtown and the Plaza a ring . . . Ask them pointed questions during their busy Saturday night and be prepared for the litany of inventive curses that liberal arts college grads can devise.

Fact is, they're probably doing their customers a favor given the high calorie per-diabetic recipe.

Still, the deception is obvious and just a bit inspiring to see workers take their fate into their own hands whist mercilessly mocking the many adults seeking the beverage in not-so-secret fashion.

Confirmed by at least three barista friends, here's a descriptive off-record quote that was just a bit nicer than the typical barista freak out.

"Not. Going. To. Do. It. I won't be a part of the Unicorn $h*t they're shoveling. I make thousands of drinks every day and do it gladly with a smile on my face. But I refuse to be turned into an unwitting soda jockey in a process that takes up to five minutes for every damn one and backs up the line by a half an hour. NO. They didn't plan the roll out well at all. They lied to us and then they expect us to pick up the slack without adding on extra help. So no, you're not getting your Unicorn $h*t at a location that serves more than 10,000 people every day. None of the stores in KC are serving them and here's the secret: All of the managers are on board with us because I've seen two people quit over the past week thanks to this garbage. Starbucks is not supposed to be McDonald's. Go order a milkshake. I shouldn't be expected to deal with ADULTS who are chasing around ice cream and keep my guests who just want a quick cup of coffee waiting all day. Face it, if you order this Unicorn $h*t. You are nothing but an a$$hole."

Again, we invite journalists from across the metro to duplicate our research on Saturday night as of this writing. Go both a busy a barista and see how excited they are to talk . . .

Check the links. Happy hunting.

NY Post: Starbucks' unicorn drink is pushing adults to the edge of insanity

Reuters: Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino sparks backlash from baristas

Investors Biz Daily: Starbucks Breaks Out To 1-Year High As 'Unicorn' Tastes Like Victory

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