Saturday, October 19, 2019

RESOLVED: KANSAS CITY, MO RESIDENTS HATE THE KANSAS CITY MARATHON!!!



This morning we offer a quick reality check and the only real ALTERNATIVE to so many Saturday morning newies and their fake smiles . . .

REAL KANSAS CITY, MO RESIDENTS HATE THE MARATHON AND WANT IT MOVED TO THE SUBURBS WHERE ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS LIVE ANYHOOO!!!

More to the point . ..

SUBURBANITES RUNNING FROM THEIR LIVES OF QUIET DESPERATION REPRESENT NOTHING MORE THAN PRIVILEGE, SUPREMACY AND A HORRIBLE IMPOSITION ON PEOPLE WHO REALLY LIVE AND WORK IN THIS KCMO!!!

Yeah, it's supposed to be for a good cause but this event is mostly just another occasion for the JoCo middle-class to see and be seen by their colleagues. They could just write a bigger check and be done with it.

But nooooooo . . .

JOCO WOULD NEVER ALLOW HUNDREDS OF KCMO INTERLOPERS RUNNING THROUGH THEIR STREETS AND STOPPING TRAFFIC ALL MORNING!!!

We love our JoCo neighbors BUT don't debate our thesis because in your heart you know we're right. . . Most golden ghetto bedroom communities are nothing but speed traps which harass their own residents . . . This RACIST (heh bad pun but appropriate because it's a race . . . Lulz.) would never happen in Leawood.

Nevertheless, we share the info and a couple of news stories on this topic in order to remind our shift worker pals and early birds that their way home or around town will be blocked this morning.

Checkit:

The annual Kansas City Marathon starts at 7 a.m.

The race takes place on the third Saturday in October every year and cuts all across the city, from downtown all the way to the waldo neighborhood.

The 26.2 race starts near Ninth Street and Grand Boulevard in downtown and crosses through several neighborhoods including Midtown, the Country Club Plaza, Brookside and Waldo, ending around 75th Street.

More deets:

KCTV5: Expect delays, street closures around Kansas City Marathon on Saturday morning

Fox4: Law enforcement officers running KC Marathon in full police gear to honor fallen officer

KC Marathon Website: "Don't miss your chance to participate in Kansas City's largest and most exciting annual race event that takes runners on a tour through the coolest neighborhoods and past the most beautiful landmarks - including the World War I Memorial, the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Waldo, Westport, 18th & Vine and more!"

You decide . . .

Newsflash: National Anthem Protester WILL NOT Replace KC Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Sometimes likeability is important . . . Especially when playing to a Heartland audience of fans who so desperately want to believe . . . Accordingly, here's a reminder that football and social justice don't play well with one another . . . Check-it:


No, the Kansas City Chiefs Are Not Considering Signing Colin Kaepernick

“It could be 2045 and somebody will still go ‘Hey, go get Colin Kaepernick!’… Kaepernick is OVER and would bring a circus with him wherever . . .

Show-Me Crime Solution For Kansas City?!??!

Worthwhile report gleaned from a social media post yesterday offers more perspective on the Missouri effort to address the skyrocketing homicide rate . . . Checkit:

Mayor Lucas meets with governor, other mayors about violence

Mayor Quinton Lucas met with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and other mayors less than 24 hours after a deadly triple shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, to discuss the problems of violence in several cities in the state and ways they could work together to solve them.

GAY CEREAL: GOOD FOR YOUNGSTERS?!?!

Here's the challenge which most of our commenters will FAIL . . .

Explain objections to this "inclusive" move without relying on hate speech or name calling.

Fact is, the big agra purveyors of carbs don't really care what the plebs think BUT in some small way we (mistakenly) believe that comments on this blog could spark rare insight among Kansas City denizens looking for viewpoints outside of the mainstream or their social media bubble.

Checkit:

Kellogg joins GLAAD for anti-bullying campaign with All Together cereal

Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops and Frosted Mini Wheats in the same box?The new concoction isn't just a kid's breakfast dream -- it's an anti-bullying campaign.Kellogg's is partnering with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, to release a cereal called "All Together," mixing cereals and their mascots to support anti-bullying and LGBTQ advocacy work."We all belong together," the company said in a statement.

Kansas City Newsie Pro Conversation



This week according to reporters, pundits and Kansas City's favorite Welshman . . .

Check the description:

"Nick Haines, Colleen Nelson, Eric Wesson, Dave Helling & Micheal Mahoney discuss the eviction and potential sale of the T-Bones stadium, efforts to eliminate marijuana restrictions in KCMO, Senator Josh Hawley's stance on Hong Kong & China, Troy Schulte's possible job in Jackson County government, Barbara Bollier entering KS senate race, campus sexual assaults, Sprint, Ferrelgas & vaping lawsuit."

Take a look:



You decide . . .

Catholics Stay Winning Science?!?!

Great post and nuanced perspective regarding faith and reason from this local blogger that deserves consideration and a click . . . Checkit:

Why Catholics are leading in relations with science: 10-19/20-19

One of the many admirable things about Catholicism is its widespread acceptance of the idea that science can answer important questions about our world -- questions that are outside the competency of religion to answer. It took the Catholic Church...

Former Kansas City Hero Confronted By Nasty East Coast Sports Creeps

Very much like Patrick Mahomes . . . KC loved this dude and our hero worship nearly wrecked his career . . . Now he's playing EXCELLENT ball but still confronting a more direct and upfront kind of sport cruelty. Checkit:

Report: Yankees fans taunted Zack Greinke about his mother, battles with anxiety and depression

Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images Game 4 of the ALCS was a gigantic letdown for the Yankees for myriad reasons. They lost, first and foremost, 8-3 to the Astros to fall behind three games to one. Their fans continued to act boorishly.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings



Just a bit of good news for the late night lurkers of this blog . . . SIRI IS BACK IN THE ONLINE PR0N GAME!!! And that's interesting NOT in terms of flesh trade news but because she has been podcasting and talking about her adult industry life in a manner that's far more insightful and captivating than any other "star" within the often nasty world of "adult" Internets video.

Accordingly . . .

In the world of local politics, we would be remiss if we didn't acknowledge these power moves that dominate the week . . .

Show-Me Shocker: Missouri Senator Josh Hawley Dunked On Lebron James


There's no getting around it . . . The Missouri Senator was on the side of people who love liberty, freedom and the fight against tyranny whilst the NBA star was seeminlgy simply trying to protect the interest of a corporation desperate to garner global revenue at the price of any future credibility when speaking out about injustice.

KCMO Council Members Shields & Bunch


The 4th District politicos have more in common than either one of them would like to admit and this week they helped to push $80-MILLION worth of KCMO taxpayer financing bond help for LUXURY HOTEL TOWERS ON THE PLAZA. A story about election promises broken and a slap in the face for taxpayers that OUR BLOG COMMUNITY BROKE FIRST!!!

KC Mac & Cheese Stays Winning


This is insane . . . I've talked like half a dozen people who plan to go to this thing tomorrow and this cheesy festival might be THE LOW-KEY EVENT LOCAL FOODIE PROMO WIN OF OCTOBER IN KANSAS CITY!!

It certainly seems like a great time for all of the locals who don't mind upping the dosage on their anti-cholesterol meds.

And so . . .


This list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people, trends and our times.

Deadly Kansas City Troost Crash Tonight

A glimpse at police activity tonight and a reminder to drive carefully for our late night visitors. Checkit:

19-year-old motorcyclist killed in two-vehicle crash near 51st and Troost in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A motorcycle rider has died Friday night in a two-vehicle crash in Kansas City, police say. The crash happened near 51st and Troost Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. Friday. Police said the driver of a car headed west on 51st Street crashed into the motorcycle, which was headed north on Troost.

Kansas City 'Big Search' Success

Really great news for Kansas City and this local effort to rescue youngsters in distress . . . Read more:

Volunteers say grassroots search for missing children is working

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A grassroots search for missing teens in the metro is getting results. At last check, Big Search KC has found eight missing teens and there are more leads are coming in. Volunteers who hope their outreach efforts lead to more kids going home safe.

KANSAS CITY BUILDING DRONE ARMY!!!



Oops . . . It's a drone army and not a clone army . . .

Checkit:



KMBC: Kansas City, Missouri in process of developing policy on use of city drones

Deets:

"Kansas City said it's in the process of developing a strategy for the city's use of drones. Six city departments, not counting the police, have or use drones."

This tech should work well for monitoring the public whilst surveillance is one of the worst methods of preventing violence.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Might Be Relieved To Learn That Nearly Everybody In This Cowtown Is A Part-Time Doctor

Great roundup of speculation and silly sports talkers across the metro practicing medicine without a license. Checkit:

Fans, radio hosts weigh in on Mahomes' knee injury

As soon as Patrick Mahomes injured his knee Thursday, it was the talk of Kansas City and the discussion continued at water coolers and on sports radio all day Friday. "I think the most important thing, obviously, is Patrick Mahomes' health," said Sean Levine, a host on 610 Sports Radio's The Drive.

Journalism Navel Gazing Ranked Top Activity For Unemployed Kansas City Star Reporters

On an otherwise PERFECT fall evening offer our condolences for all of the retired, unemployed and marginally employed journalists who are forced to track the mundane behind the scenes deets of a crumbling newspaper.

Here's a REAL SCOOP: Nobody else cares. It doesn't even make good social media gossip.

And so, here's a reliable and well-written note about print media shifting that won't help all of the "journalists" in Kansas City find any other work than freelance gigs for charitable organizations and non-profit outfits.

Checkit:

The Kansas City Star's Editor Is Now Its President As Publisher Exits For Wichita

Tony Berg is out as publisher of The Kansas City Star and Mike Fannin, its editor since 2008, has been named president of the newspaper. Berg was named publisher and president of The Star in January 2016, after his predecessor, Mi-Ai Parrish, left to become publisher of The Arizona Republic.

SHOCK!!! MUGSHOTS AFTER KANSAS CITY TRIPLE MURDER: COURT DOX CLAIM LADY SUSPECT SHOT VICTIMS DEAD AMID WEED SMOKING PARTY AND DRUG DEAL!!!



Here's a glimpse at Kansas City night life and the deadly circumstances surrounding the latest local murder spree:

Fox4: Kansas City man and woman charged in triple murder near 46th and Benton

Deets:

Court documents say the FEMALE SUSPECT told police she went to the home to buy drugs. After going inside and smoking marijuana with two women she didn’t know, she said she went outside and found two men arguing.

She told police the men allegedly had guns. Court records say she admitted to shooting all three victims.

And so given this tragic slaughter . . .

IS THE KCPD CHIEF NOW VINDICATED AGAINST ACTIVIST CRITICISM AS HE WARNED KANSAS CITY ABOUT THE DANGERS OF VIOLENCE RELATED TO REEFER MADNESS?!?



Either way and legal or not, weed isn't just the slacker's coping mechanism but also an integral part of the Kansas City crime scene.



And so we begin another weekend with deadly junkie partying once again sending this town's murder rate sky high.

Developing . . .

TKC MUST READ!!! CLAY CHASTAIN PUSHES BACK AGAINST MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS & 'CONVERSION THERAPY' RESOLUTION!!!



TKC MUST READ!!! CLAY CHASTAIN PUSHES BACK AGAINST MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS AND 'CONVERSION THERAPY' RESOLUTION!!!

A recent note from this town's most prolific petitioner now taking aim at the new Mayor . . .

Clay Chastain: Why did Quinton Lucas run for Mayor?

After nearly 3-months as Mayor, no one can doubt Mayor Lucas has no real ideas to fix our City's overwhelming problems. This is not surprising since he did not have any when he was City Councilman for 4-years. He did nothing about the City's crime and merely lent support to Sly's glitzy projects that further elevated the elite but, at the expense of reducing crime, maintaining the City and providing for everyday taxpayers.

Mayor Quinton Lucas, like Congressman Cleaver, appears to like functioning as a reactionary politician who orates about emotionally-charged issues. But what we need more of are innovative and independent-thinking leaders who can formulate specific ideas to solve specific problems.

As an example, Mayor Lucas orated we should not get used to our City's high levels of violent crime and then, failed to offer any new great vision to greatly reduce it. He also said he might be supportive of a bi-state tax for a new glitzy downtown baseball stadium without offering a better vision that would better advance the common good of all.

Now our Mayor wants to actually take action on a non-priority issue that actually requires no action - his new ordinance to crackdown on "conversion therapy." The City needs "conversion therapy" alright but the kind that will convert it from the stagnating, crime ridden and deteriorating City it now is into what it used to be...thriving, growing (in population) and transit-oriented.

Congressman Cleaver Remembers Elijah Cummings

Kansas City connection to an important passing and moment of reflection from the former Mayor of Kansas City. Read more:

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver remembers his friend, Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Elijah Cummings was a civil rights icon and was a fixture of house committee hearings for years.His booming voice and intense style of questioning earned him one of Washington's most powerful jobs - chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

Tragic Kansas City Transgender Homicide Trend Earns National Coverage

The scope of Kansas City's homicide problem continues to garner headline across the U.S. and on this national publication right now:

Brianna Hill, A Black Transgender Woman, Found Shot To Death In Kansas City

A Black transgender woman was found shot to death in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday. Local outlet KCTV5 News reported that Brianna "BB" Hill, 30, was killed on Monday morning allegedly by an unidentified man who is now in custody.

GOLDEN GHETTO TEACHERS STRIKE!!!

Organized labor push back takes hold in Johnson County here's a look at the start of a grassroots movement . . . Read more:

SMSD teachers hold solidarity walk

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Negotiations continue between the Shawnee Mission School District and the National Education Association - Shawnee Mission teachers union over a new contract. Teachers currently are working under last school year's contract because the two sides have not been able to come to an agreement.

Kansas City Friday End Of Week Roundup



Hottie Lottie is a 21-year-old online modeling sensation and her bikini creative expression inspires this quick peek at the pop culture whilst remembering that Summer is long gone.

Take a look:

Saw1st: Lottie Moss – Creep Like Me Swimwear 2019 Photoshoot

Fodors: I Wore Prohibited Swimwear to a Budapest Thermal Bath—Here’s What Happened

YahooUK: Woman fined for wearing a teeny bikini on holiday in Philippines, is swimwear censorship on the rise?

Closer to home, here are some of the nicer and more important news links for right now . . .

Kansas City Scares Up Cash

Kansas City-Area Historic Sites Look to Halloween for Haunting Revenue

A full moon rises over the 1859 Jail & Marshal's Museum in Independence. As twilight deepens on a recent Saturday evening, 20 guests crowd into the historic lockup's front office. It's the first stop on the 1859 Jail Ghost Tour, the annual October weekend attraction that routinely sells out.


New Flight Plan Debuts

Here are KCI's 15 most needed nonstop destinations - Kansas City Business Journal

These 15 cities are the top destinations from Kansas City International Airport (Code: MCI) that do not have nonstop service. The top unserved markets are measured by the average number of daily passengers who fly from Kansas City to the other cities, despite the lack of a nonstop flight.


1st Responders Face Off

KC Guns N Hoses set for Saturday, October 26th

KC Guns N Hoses is back for its 14th year, with KMBC's Lara Moritz to emcee the annual event raising funds for the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment (S.A.F.E.) Fund. This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 26th at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom.


Invest Fest Tally

Baiting the sharks: How much on-the-spot funding did founders catch at Pure Pitch Rally?

A diverse group of entrepreneurs took home more than $300,000 in cash and services from Tuesday's Pure Pitch Rally at The American restaurant. Emulating the popular TV show "Shark Tank," about 45 investors - or "land sharks" - evaluated presentations from eight Kansas City tech startups and donated $1,000 to one of the companies at the conclusion of the competition.


Remember KC Lady Space Force

Kansas City native pioneered a path for women in space

Decades ago, in the middle of the Space Race, Kansas City native Sarah Ratley was part of a small group of women now known by several names - from "Mercury 13" to "Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees." NASA simply calls them trailblazers.


Commitment To Kansas

People In The Emptying Parts Of Rural Kansas Insist 'We're Not Going To Let Them Die'

COURTLAND, Kansas - Rural Kansas has a storied past, but decades of population decline stand poised to turn many once-vibrant places into ghost towns. The struggle for survival reveals itself in emptied Main Streets, shuttered factories and tired-looking neighborhoods dominated by houses built before World War II.


Weekend Outlook Right Now

Rain will move in Saturday morning

Temperatures will gradually drop off to about 53 degrees overnight. A front will approach from the west, increasing our chances for rain early Saturday morning. The rain showers might not be out of the picture until 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Sunshine will gradually return.


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

Could Manning Family Football Dynasty Save Kansas City Chiefs 2019???

Long shot and fanboy speculation that's gaining traction for willfully ignorant sports fanatics who don't realize the front office would never spend that kind of cash. Checkit:

Patrick Mahomes injury: Could Eli Manning to Kansas City Chiefs actually happen?

Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs should be riding high after a 30-6 victory over a division rival that featured their defense delivering nine sacks. The wind, however, has been thoroughly taken out of their metaphorical sails by the knee injury suffered by quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the second quarter of the game.

Celebrate New KCK Left Turn Boss

A switcheroo for a celebration of people waiting for car crashes and inhaling gas fumes . . . Checkit:

NASCAR closes $2B purchase of International Speedway Corp., including Kansas Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR closed its $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Friday, bringing under the sanctioning body's control 12 tracks that include Daytona, Talladega and Kansas Speedway. The merger was announced in May and shareholders voted to approve it on Wednesday.

REARRANGING DECK CHAIRS ON THE TITANIC: KANSAS CITY STAR ANNOUNCES NEW PREZ MIKE FANNIN!!!



Amid the ongoing decline of print media a new boss promoted to manage KC's paper is actually a great call if only because THE DECISION WILL INCENSE ALL OF THE FORMER LOCAL NEWSIES HE FIRED AND RETIRED!!!

For those with or without access beyond the paywall:

Editor Mike Fannin named president of The Kansas City Star

Deets:

Fannin will lead The Star’s overall operations while continuing to oversee a newsroom that has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist the last two years.

“Mike Fannin is among the most talented editors in America today, and he leads one of the country’s greatest newsrooms,” said Craig Forman, president and CEO of McClatchy, which owns The Star. “I’m delighted that he’s now able to expand his influence both at The Star and also with the community that he loves.”

Meanwhile, we're looking forward to the online ravings agonizing over this move from a senior citizen trust fund baby and a retired and still pretty good metro reporter on this topic . . . But, again, rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic isn't going to change the course of history.

TKC has only one brief interaction with the dude that was pleasant . . . I was standing next to one of the newer reporters when he offered the guy a job and realized KC is both a big city and still a small town in many respects.

However, behind the scenes Mr. Fannin's feisty demeanor is the stuff of local legend and that makes him the perfect guy to guide the newspaper as they transition to non-profit status whilst denying the demise of print media all the way down.

Fact is, subscriptions and circulation are still TANKING but more importantly the RELEVANCE of the newspaper has suffered. They're no longer the final word in civic politics and their op/eds don't make or break political careers.

To put it in terms that local print media hobbyists can understand:

The Star is now The Pitch and The Pitch is basically the PennySaver newsletter.

And so we solider on with social media gossip dominating the discourse and keyboard pundits blaming tech and not the abysmal voting habits of the American public for the downward spiral of a once great American city.

Developing . . .

Show-Me SCOTUS Ruling Against Missouri LGBT Community Coming Soon

Elections have consequences . . . Here's one of many . . .

"The court could rule next year that federal civil rights law doesn’t prevent employers from firing people for being gay, bisexual or transgender. If the court decides against the employees in the cases, Missouri’s estimated 180,000 LGBTQ adults would be left with little recourse against discrimination in the workplace."

Read more:

Missouri LGBTQ Workers Prepare For 'Terrifying' Supreme Court Rulings In 2020

It's a brisk Sunday morning, and nearly 100 people are singing hymns at the steps of St. Louis City Hall. The congregation waves rainbow and transgender pride flags and hoists picket signs that demand civil rights for LGBTQ workers. Among the protesters is Beth Gombos, who says they're "terrified" by the possible outcomes of three ongoing U.S Supreme Court cases.

KOBACH KANS KOMMENTER!!!

Okay, that was an easy one . . . Here's a more serious look at the consequences of online discourse and MSM calling out campaign worker trolls clogging the Internets with garbage whilst mistakenly believing their influencing public opinion . . . Checkit:

Kobach fires Kansas Senate campaign aide over hateful posts

TOPEKA, KS (AP) - Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for the Senate in Kansas says it has fired an aide after learning he regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a white nationalist website. The latest campaign finance report filed by Kobach's campaign shows it paid Joe Suber of Olathe $500 for field coordinating services in September.

MAHOMES CRUNCHED!!! SHOWTIME QB TOO SOFT FOR THE NFL AND SEASON OVER FOR THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS!!!



In Perfect Village this week, the faithful said prayers for Patrick Mahomes and his injured ankle that were either unheard or angered the Almighty given the misplaced priories and weak sauce PR effort. Therefore, the Chiefs QB's ankle was struck down in an not-so-super-natural pile of big-ass 300lb linemen . . . Hence, nobody really knows why bad things happen to good people . . . We can only be certain that most of us are COMPLETELY MISTAKEN in thinking of ourselves as good people.

Accordingly, here's the deal . . .

QB PATRICK MAHOMES WAS A BRILLIANT, FLASHY SENSATION BUT THE BRUTALITY OF THE NFL PROVED TOO ROUGH FOR HIS SHOWTIME GAME BASED MOSTLY ON PLAYGROUND TRICK PLAYS!!! NOW HE'S DAMAGED GOODS & THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS CAN KISS THIS SEASON GOODBYE!!!

Does anybody even know the backup QB's name?

A teachable moment . . .

GREEDY KANSAS CITY HYPE HAS RUINED YET ANOTHER PROMISING CAREER GIVEN THAT THIS TOWN IS SO DESPERATE FOR A HERO AT DISCOUNT PRICES!!!

One more . . .

THE MAHOMES MYSTIQUE WAS ALL SMOKE AND MIRRORS THAT LITERALLY SENT HIM TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE HE CLEARLY BELIEVED HIS OWN HYPE!!!

He'll be limping around the rest of his life because he was too young and overconfident to challenge Coach Andy Reid's obtuse play calling.

Fanboys will talk about recovery from a "minor patellar dislocation" but the guy's leg is garbage now and he'll never be able to move around the way he once did. Fact is, the violence of the NFL simply doesn't allow for longevity and grid iron success isn't a sustainable or a safe bet. Despite more protection around QBs, it's still a very rough game and the average NFL career is one of the shortest in the sporting world . . . Right up there with those youngster gymnasts who are regularly tortured and raped just for the opportunity to entertain fat tourists at the Olympics.

Brief aside . . .

People rarely understand how cruel sports can be . . .

A sample headline for a global perspective:

Rio is “cleaning the streets” of its homeless children prior to the Olympics

Here's a hint: Those youngsters didn't get a free ride to a nice farm orphanage in the country. That would've been nice but history informs us that a lot of them were probably just killed by police.

But I digress . . .

The point here is that sports is merciless and football is no exception.

What's more important for locals to understand is that a horrific injury suffered on prime-time TV in order sell boner pills is merely the cost of doing business for this corporation that has no qualms about subsidizing the fun & games of fanboys with the cash of crime-ridden urban core enclaves.

Yes, the physicality of NFL football is cruel but the real barbarism takes place in the front office.

And so we share these links on a sad topic with the understanding that most residents desperately avoid the realization that most of what this town believes is nothing more than marketing lies propping up one of many ponzi schemes which power Kansas City.

Checkit:

Arrowhead Pride: Patrick Mahomes to miss three weeks, pending MRI result, per report

Fox News: Patrick Mahomes injury draws unsettling reactions from Chiefs teammates: 'It looked deformed'

ESPN: Kelce on Mahomes: 'His knee didn't even look like a knee'

CBS Sports: Patrick Mahomes' knee injury and projected recovery timetable, as explained by medical expert

Deadspin: Why coach Andy Reid decided to have his quarterback run such a chaotic play while nursing a bad ankle is beyond me . . .

You decide . . .

COWTOWN WAR ZONE!!! KANSAS CITY HITS 121 HOMICIDES ON RECORD-BREAKING PACE FOR 2019 AFTER TRIPLE MURDER!!!



Last year at this time there were only 110 homicide.

They year before that, when Kansas City nearly broke a 25+ year record KCMO had only recorded 116 at this point on the calendar.

2016 saw only 97 homicides at this point.

In 2015 there were a mere 86 murders around this same date.

To wit and akin to the recent gun fight in Mexico over El Chapo's son . . .

THERE'S NO DENYING THE HISTORIC BLOOD BATH ON KANSAS CITY STREETS RIGHT NOW & EVERY POLITICO WHO DOESN'T MAKE CURBING LOCAL VIOLENCE THEIR TOP PRIORITY SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE!!!

Our blog community has made one simple suggestion consistently: Kansas City needs more cops on the streets.

KCMO FAILED to keep a police staffing promise made back in 1968 when police shared a manpower goal of 1500. The number of guns and amount of drugs on local streets as grown exponentially since that time but KC is still about 200 officers below that benchmark right now.

More to the point . . .

This week Kansas City politicos were more concerned with financing luxury towers, talking social justice and espousing DNC talking points on LGBT issues rather than addressing the WAR on local streets.

And so, here's another roundup of the carnage overnight as we approach a weekend of decent weather more urban core danger.

Check the links . . .

KSHB: Three people shot to death in east KCMO shooting

KMBC: 3 killed in shooting near 46th, South Benton, KC police say

Fox4: A KCPD spokesperson said officers were patrolling in the area when they heard shots. They saw two people in the street, one ran and the other surrendered. However, both suspects are now in custody. Two adults were found dead inside a nearby home. One adult was found dead outside, police said.

Anyone with information about this triple shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Developing . . .

Kansas City High Tax Ruckus



We wouldn't dare miss the GOLD STANDARD of Kansas City discourse talking the issues of the day . . . Here's a glimpse at this week's show given that we didn't check it out last night . . .

Check the description:

"Mike Shanin talks to KCMO Councilwoman Ryana Parks-Shaw about her new role on the city council and her top priorities. Gwen Grant, Ron Freeman, Jason Grill and Dave Trabert discuss recent reports that rank Kansas as the tenth most taxed state and the fifth most popular state to leave, the frontrunners in the 2020 Missouri gubernatorial race and the most recent Democratic presidential debate."

Take a look:



Developing . . .

Kansas City Downtown Wheeler Airport Emergency Landing

Quick look at plane danger near downtown and reminder that the morning commute is never assured . . . So be careful out there . . . Checkit:

Plane makes emergency landing in downtown KC

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A twin-engine aircraft made an emergency landing at the Wheeler Downtown Airport early Friday morning in Kansas City. Several emergency crews, including the Kansas City Fire Department, responded to the airport shortly after 5 a.m.

KCK New Lease On Life

More deets on this waste of money ready to stike out again with new, horrible terms . . . Take a look:

Unified Government OKs stadium lease for T-Bones' new owner

The Unified Government commissioners approved a new stadium lease for the T-Bones' new owner.The vote was 9 to 1 in favor of the new owners. Ann Brandau-Murguia was the only commissioner who voted against it.Pending league approval, Mark Brandmeyer will be the new owner.

COURTHOUSE DEBATE BEFORE AMID JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX BILL TIME BOMB: POLITICS BEFORE IMPENDING LOCAL HOMEOWNER REBELLION!!!



Let's make this plain because a lot of local politicos are thinking about this in theoretical terms . . .

WHEN MANY JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENTS GET THEIR PROPERTY TAX BILL THAT THEY COULDN'T POSSIBLY PAY, THERE'S GOING TO BE AN OUTCRY KANSAS CITY HASN'T SEEN IN DECADES!!!

We're talking about forcing broke-ass people out of their homes, putting them on the street or in public housing at best . . . Turning homeowners into beggars.

It's not exaggeration to call this a time bomb because putting a great many home owners in a corner over sloppy taxes raised disproportionately will be one of the worst offenses committed against the populace in this town's history and a good enough reason to abandon faith in Democracy for people without anything more to lose.

Check the links about the slap fighting in the meantime . . .

Fox4: Proposals to reduce property taxes introduced to Jackson County Board of Equalization

Examiner: Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker also noted that State Auditor Nicole Galloway continues her audit of Jackson County, including COMBAT. “I don’t know what that audit will say,” she said, adding that she won’t be surprised if it’s also critical of the program. Baker did predict that Galloway will be attacked – unfairly, she said – just as White’s office attacked Baker’s office over the BKD report.

KMBC: "Those tax bills are erroneous, and they're flawed. They're based on values that we think were not based on facts. They didn't do the work. They simply didn't do the work, and the taxpayer is going to suffer," said Stacey Johnson-Cosby, a Center School District representative to the Board of Equalization.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Friday Morning News Look



Right now we realize that it's all bad news out there but we remain inspired by Brazzerz hottie Nicky Shea because pop culture is pr0n and pr0n is pop culture . . . Checkit:

SunUK: Pr0n site Brazzers troll WWE over botched Hell in a Cell finish with hilarious tweet over ‘satisfying finishes’

NBC: New Jersey man appeals conviction for watching pr0n in fast-food parking lot⁠ — and loses

IndependentUK: Bella Thorne has directed a pr0n film – but is it ‘visionary art’ or just another masturbatory aid?

Closer to home here are the nicer and community news links we're checking right now . . .

Meet The New Money Lady

Tammy Queen named new director of finance for KC

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - On Thursday, it was announced that Tammy Queen has been named the director of finance for Kansas City, Missouri. She replaces Randy Landes, who retired on Sept. 13 after 30 years of public service. Queen has been with the city for 24 years, serving as city treasurer prior to becoming deputy director.


JoCo On Pins & Needles

Demolition of Mission Bowl could be approved in November - Kansas City Business Journal

Four and a half years after Mission Bowl was closed by a fire, the building housing the 24-lane bowling alley still stands like a nasty 7-10 split. However, the Mission City Council could be preparing to clean up the site at 5399 Martway St., which Jim Brown, a city building official, determined was a dangerous structure in July.


New KCI Promises Explored

Edgemoor expects number of KC workers to grow with airport project

In August, Kansas City leaders were told the new KCI airport terminal workforce included 3% of Kansas City, Missouri residents. The developer, Edgemoor, expects that the number of KC workers will increase as the project expands during the 5-to-6 million work hours it will take to build the new terminal.

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Real Life Sports In Pix

Meet the 'Hillbilly Hammer' - an Ozarks man who is among the world's best bareknuckle boxers

Photography by Jeremey Theron Kirby Sam Shewmaker looks stunned. It's not the flurry of blows the boxer took in the second round of his match; it's the fact that the fight is already over. He walks toward his corner, jawing at his trainer, arms outstretched in confusion.


Watch Kansas City Chops

Hundreds of lambs to be shown at American Royal Livestock Show

It's the 120th year for the American Royal Livestock Show, which is one of the largest in the country. Two brothers from Gardner, Logan and Grady Allen, are showing five lambs this weekend. It's the 120th year for the American Royal Livestock Show, which is one of the largest in the country.


Real Estate Agent Says What?

Autumn could be the best time to buy a house

Kansas City, MO - Spring and Summer are typically the hottest times in the housing market. But real estate agent Jared Dunn with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services says home buyers face less competition in the Autumn. "It's more about the mentality that there's more stuff going on and people are more engaged in other activities this time of year.


Weather Week End Game

Warmer, windy for your Friday

The low will fall back to near 50 degrees. With the approach of a strong warm front, we will see gusts up to 40 mph during the afternoon Friday, along with temperatures in the low 70s. There is a chance for rain late Friday night that will linger as sprinkles Saturday morning, which could affect the start of the Kansas City Marathon.


TINARIWEN - KEL TINAWEN is the song of the day, read a bit more about the unique track. And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Check Kansas 'Right Size' Advice

Thoughtful missive regrading sizing and life in the midst of lower expectations and rising austerity . . . Read more:

What Rural Kansas Child Care And Cafes Say About Shrinking Smart, Rather Than Withering

PHILLIPSBURG, Kansas - The opening of a child care center attracts little notice in a city or suburb. In rural Kansas, it's cause for celebration. The focus on young families, and the hope that represents, is remarkably rare in small towns fighting for survival against forces largely beyond their control.

Show-Me School Choice Missouri Outcry

Another argument for locals to stop locking up youngsters like prisoners in a public education system that has mostly failed. Read more:

Stop Debating School Choice. Give Us Options Now!

At a recent legislative forum hosted in Boone County by the Missouri State Teachers Association, state lawmakers debated the merits of charter schools (h/t Columbia Missourian). Some were in favor of expanding charter schools; others were opposed. Currently, Missouri only has charter schools in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Weed Is The New Bubble Gum

Wanted to check this one with you d-bags if only because marijuana law reform in Kansas, yet again, signals that genie is out of the bottle and there's no going back to weed prohibition. In the middle of the Heartland, local governments are bucking old school laws and we're slowly moving closer to decriminalization.

Checkit:

Douglas County won't prosecute simple marijuana possession

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Douglas County, Kansas, will no longer prosecute simple marijuana possession offenses, the district attorney said Thursday. "I do not feel it is fair or just for Douglas County to criminally charge citizens with something they can do with virtually no penalty in the city of Lawrence and other surrounding communities," District Attorney Charles Branson said in a news release.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

KANSAS CITY TRIPLE HOMICIDE SENDS MURDER COUNT SKYROCKETING TO 121!!!



Evening murder spree spike this town's homicide number . . . Here's the roundup so far:

Fox4: Kansas City police investigating triple homicide at 46th and S. Benton

KSHB: Three people shot to death in east KCMO shooting

KCTV5: Two victims were found inside a home in the area. The other victim was found outside. All three died at the scene.

Developing . . .

SADNESS: KANSAS CITY HANDS PATRIOTS ANOTHER SUPER BOWL WIN!!!



Of course there's more to talk about here but for now this link seems to capture the moment perfectly . . .

Opinion: If Chiefs lose Patrick Mahomes, go ahead and put Patriots back in Super Bowl

CLOSE The NFL has been pulling out all the stops to celebrate its centennial campaign (frankly, we've done the same).

KANSAS CITY CONFRONTS PATRICK MAHOMES CRUNCH TIME!!! BURN SEASON TICKETS IF CHIEFS LOSE TONIGHT?!?!



Our blog community was ahead of the game but it took two loses in a row to make the rest of the local media wake up to this season of hype and a team that might not be ready for prime time.

We'll see in a few moments but for now . . .

OPEN THREAD: SHOULD KANSAS CITY FANS TORCH THEIR SEASON TICKETS IF THE CHIEFS LOSE TONIGHT?!?!?

It's the kind of question sports talkers won't ask their fans for fear of sponsor mutiny. But don't get it twisted . . . We'd like to see KC win if for not other reason than DENVER AS A CITY IS EVEN MORE OVERRATED THAN KCMO.

And so . . .



Here's a few links on the topic before we get started . . .

Kansas City Playing Hurt

Mahomes, banged-up Chiefs face Denver on short rest

DENVER (AP) - Patrick Mahomes is without two of his linemen and one of his receiving threats for the banged-up Kansas City Chiefs' game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. Dealing with a balky ankle himself, Mahomes won't have receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) for another week.


Kansas City Moment Of Doubt

Chiefs fans' confidence rating dips below 40 percent

Many of you here at Arrowhead Pride began voting on various things concerning the Kansas City Chiefs and matters across the NFL last year and this past offseason. This is part of SB Nation's tool, which sends weekly questions to the city's most plugged-in and dedicated Chiefs fans via email.


Haterz Back Off???

Kansas City Chiefs can halt the negativity with win over Denver Broncos

It has been a tough 11 days for Kansas City Chiefs fans. After scoring 26 or more points in all 23 of Patrick Mahomes' starts, including playoff games, the Chiefs went on to score only 13 points against the Indianapolis Colts and 24 against the Houston Texans, losing both games in the last two weeks.


Nation News Reports Silly Perfect Village Fanboys

Patrick Mahomes' ankle injury leads Chiefs fans to turn to higher power in hopes he heals quicker

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ' injured ankle has many fans concerned about how healthy the reigning NFL MVP is and has prompted them to turn to a higher power for help. A Kansas church plans to hold prayer services Sunday to ask God for help in healing Mahomes' ankle, according to FOX4KC.


It's Gonna Get Rough

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs Receivers Facing Another Physical Secondary vs. Broncos

During past three weeks Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his receiving corps have faced defenses intent on playing an aggressive man-to-man coverage to challenge the team's speed, and the Denver Broncos should make it four in a row on Thursday night.


Accordingly . . .

We also ask for our blog community to offer their best guess about the outcome as they attempt to overlook commercials, rampant sexism, consumerism and horrible announcers . . .



You decide . . .

More Local Political Outcry Over 'Flawed' Jackson County Property Tax Assessment

The bills are hitting mailboxes soon and this is just the beginning of Kansas City metro complaints on the rising cost of living. Take a look:

2 school district reps say Jackson County property assessments flawed

Two school district representatives appeared at a Board of Equalization meeting Thursday, saying they found a variety of issues with the Jackson County property assessments. They focused on the fact that 75,000 properties were assessed just below the cutoff, where the county would have to look at images of them, and on how little evidence the county has shown in BOE appeal meetings.