Monday, October 15, 2018
The latest murder report documents a local dude left for dead in the weeds . . .
FOX4: Man dies in shooting near 41st and Garfield in Kansas City
KCPD Capt. Lionel Colon said police were called to a report of shots fired in the area of 41st and Garfield around 6:30 p.m. Monday. When officers arrived, they found a man in a nearby wooded area suffering from a gunshot wound.
That man was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Again, this is the 108th homicide so far this year compared to 114 at this time last year and 95 the year before that . . . No suspect info was available at the time of the deadly shooting.
Developing . . .
SHOCK!!! RIGHT WING BREAKING FAKE NEWS THAT'S ONLY GOING TO CONVINCE YOUR DRUNK UNCLE SERVES CLAIRE McCASKILL GOTCHA NOTHING BURGER!!!
Project Veritas has captured eyeballs among strident right-wing proponents and that's cool but their "reporting" has been proven to be mostly fake and, even worse, THEY DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH!!!
To be fair, I'm linking a much more enthusiastic write-up of this "bombshell" because Cashill is either a true believer and/or he's a much more entertaining Koch Bros. employee than the "Veritas" shills without having to use sleazy hidden cam footage.
Check the direct link to the Project Veritas report that's not even as popular as a mumble rapper drop and looks like a bad infomercial.
Here's the deal . . . People read TKC because, in general, we throw shade at politicos from both left and right. There's no love here for Air Claire OR Golden Boy Josh. We make fun of bully Kobach and his abuelita/granny opponent . . . The reason locals continue to read this blog is because we call B.S. on everything . . . And that's why, while I respect people who think this report a big deal . . . The reality is that it's not going to convince anybody who isn't already convinced and we're pretty sure this one is only a "bombshell" to 70+ white dudes who already want to lock up Senator McCaskill or whatever phrase makes their LGBT grandkids weep during family gatherings . . . Again, here's the more excitable news link:
James O'Keefe's Project Veritas reporters have caught not only McCaskill staffers but also Claire McCaskill herself sharing thoughts on any number of issues they would rather the voters not hear. As Democratic candidates have moved to the left in states like Missouri that have moved to the right, they have come to understand that honesty is not the best policy, at least if they want to get reelected.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- It's not unusual during a fiery election season, like the one we're in now, for political signs to get yanked from people's yards or even vandalized. But one metro homeowner says she was stunned to find her signs defaced with extreme vulgarities.
KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) -- Northbound 71 Highway is closed after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries, but is expected to survive. The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with police. Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.
President Trump influence over local life continues and tonight's quick collection of news links offers a glimpse at how & why . . .
Check Prez Trump determining the design of the otherwise sketchy new airport . . .
KCTV5: Trump signs bill requiring airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding moms
Here on the plains, this question of heritage is resonates just a bit more deeply . . .
CNN: Here's the deal with Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage
On the topic of fake news and social media slap fighting that dominates upcoming elections . . .
NBC: Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against President Trump
You decide . . .
It's our Monday column, The Re-Up. In this column, I'll write about some deeper thought I had about the last game and finish with some fun stuff to ponder at the article's end. Check out last week's column . The Kansas City Chiefs were down four safeties, two outside linebackers, a right guard, a center and a kick returner.
With several people focused on key Senate races, CBS's Jeff Glor stops in Kansas City follow the McCaskill, Hawley election in Missouri.
Public TV "news" brought to us by viewers like you . . . Opening Up About Coming Out -- Locals Share Their Stories
You decide . . .
Hazmat crews called to investigate letter at KCPD headquarters
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- The first trial in the Schlitterbahn water park tragedy started Monday. More than two years ago 10-year-old Caleb Schwab lost his life while riding the world's tallest waterslide. That slide "Verruckt" has been closed ever since. Several people are facing criminal charges including two men who worked in maintenance at the park.
Perfectly symmetrical hottie Elsa inspires this quick peek at the future of panties . . .
Vox: Victoria’s Secret has a new app, designed to build a nationwide sorority around buying underwear
Closer to home, here are the news links that matter right now . . .
Kansas City Funny Money Report
A blockchain-enabled solution from Venture360, called Liquifi, aims to unfreeze startups paralyzed by a lack of access to capital, Rachael Qualls said with excitement. "The main reason more people don't invest in private companies is there is no way to get money out," said Qualls, CEO of Venture360 .
Kansas City Season Of Sickness Starts
Counties across the metro are taking steps to fight the flu. Dozens of cases have already been reported, and the flu isn't expected to peak for months. So far this season, Johnson County, Kansas, has reported 44 confirmed cases of the flu. Jackson County, Missouri, has at least 19 reported cases.
Kansas City Biz Journal Gives It Up!!!
Nonsubscribers will have access to previously subscriber-only content through Saturday as a result of a sponsorship from American Express. This means anyone can read anything. It also means nonsubscribers can see what they've been missing and why becoming a subscriber easily pays for itself.
CBS News In Kansas City Tonight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is known for barbecue, but two sisters are smoking out the competition. Deborah and Mary Jones are some of the only female pitmasters on the Kansas City barbecue scene. They've been at it for more than three decades. "She always tells me what to do," said Deborah.
Local Racism Review
On Saturday, more than a thousand runners will take to the streets in the annual Kansas City Marathon. It's not the only race happening this weekend, as Kansas Speedway hosts the Hollywood Casino 400. We discussed both races, the state of women's soccer, the Chiefs close loss on Sunday, and we heard breaking news about the Sprint Center as the site for the 2019 U.S.
Tumble With Local Presser News
Kansas City lands 2019 national gymnastics championships
Kansas City Concert Review
Thunderpussy's Ruby Dunphy explains why you should put your phone away at her band's upcoming Riot Room show
Christine Mitchell Seattle rock 'n' roll quartet Thunderpussy is all about riffing and wailing. Is self-titled debut - released earlier this year on Stardog Records - is a round dozen of killer cuts, but the band also shines in live performance.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .
"Am I at home here?" Kansas City Councilman Jermaine Reed asked his constituents at Friday's regular Urban Summit breakfast. Oh yes, they told him. But home is where along with your favorite meal, you might get served the news that your hair looked better the other way, or any number of other truth bombs you're not really longing to be let in on.
The 2018 Cliffhanger Run will take place on Saturday November 3rd along the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway. Come and run, walk, or just sight-see.. Cliff Drive is beautiful this time of year (see pix below) Use this link to get more information. www.cliffhangerrun.com The Run is also a benefit for Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor www.nnncares.org .
Quick glimpse at the lightweight weed rally coming up soon . . . Planted on social media by lazy Democratic Party activists who fear real life decriminalization that's already underway.
Developing . . .
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV/AP) - A federal lawsuit is challenging a Kansas policy that prohibits changing the gender designation on birth certificates for transgender people. Lamba Legal says Kansas is one of three states, along with Tennessee and Ohio, with similar policies.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is heading into the final stretch of his Republican U.S. Senate bid with slightly more cash on hand than Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. In their latest campaign-finance reports, Hawley reported $3.53 million in the bank, compared to $3.19 million for McCaskill, who is seeking her third term.
As denizens of Kansas City, there's not many things we can agree upon but this nasty bit unsportsmanlike conduct seems to have galvanized football distaste for an unworthy dynasty.
To wit . . .
DISGUSTING PATS FANS THROWING BEER AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FOOTBALLER TYREEK HILL HAVE BEEN DESERVEDLY BANNED!!!
Actually, the costly reprimand against this crew is important because it will hopefully remind all NFL fans that they're being watching and some of the more nasty misdeeds at often dangerous stadiums are now subject to consequences.
Also, what kind of creep drinks Bud Light???
Bleacker Report: Patriots Ban Fan Who Threw Beer on Tyreek Hill, Give Information to Authorities
Big Lead: Pats Fans Deliver Middle Fingers, Full Beer to Tyreek Hill's Face After Touchdown
Deadspin: Asshole Patriots Fan Throws Beer On Tyreek Hill After Fourth-Quarter Touchdown
TMZ: Scumbag Patriots Fan Cops Investigating Beer Attack on Tyreek Hill
PatsWire Reports KC Class Act In Response: Tyreek Hill on beer-throwing fans : 'I'm not mad at all'
Developing . . .
It wasn't a poll . . . BUT . . . I'm not one to nitpick and this presser serves as a reminder that Clay Chastain did make it onto the ballot last time around and he plans to renew his candidacy in the upcoming election.
Here's his latest:
Maverick Clay Chastain comes out on top in "favorite Kansas City mayoral candidate" poll
Albeit far from conclusive or scientific, Clay Chastain came out on top in a "favorite Kansas City mayoral candidate" poll recently taken by blogger Tony's Kansas City.
But, how can that be when the liberal-oriented Star acts like conservative and maverick candidate Clay does not exist, and when the elitist-oriented establishment refuses to invite Clay to their debates?
Perhaps some people are sick of the old way of doing things in Kansas City and favor a new kind of honest, independent-thinking and action-oriented leader to take over the helm and govern in behalf of the taxpayers and not wealthy developers.
Here are some additional reasons voters might want to favor engineer Clay (and not another establishment-oriented attorney or individual on the current City Council) to lead our city forward and "Restore the City Beautiful"...
(1) Clay will govern with inspiration, in the open and in behalf of the taxpayers and not wealthy developers.
(2) Clay will close the door shut on anymore taxpayer handouts to wealthy developers.
(3) Clay will lower the city's overall tax rate and put an emphasis on reducing violent crime in the city.
(4) Clay will move to integrate a new modern transit system into the new airport and connect it to downtown.
(5) Clay will move the city's focus away from glitzy projects and onto fixing its busted infrastructure.
(6) Clay will move to place the expansion of the streetcar system proposal before citywide voters.
(7) Clay will place before voters a petition initiative to expand and modernize the city's public transportation system (infrastructure) and use that state-of the-art transit system as a catalyst to grow the city's economy, population and revenues.
If the people want a new kind of government to forge a new kind of city, they will have to elect a new kind of leader.
Developing . . .
Quick news tidbit in between Amazon shopping . . . But after the new owners of Independence Center realize they bought a dude.
Follow-up and confirmation on a local retail report:
Report: Only one area Sears store will remain open following bankruptcy filing
Two of the remaining three Sears stores in the Kansas City area are set for closure.
The stores off of NW Prairie View Road in Kansas City, Missouri, and State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, are expected to start liquidation sales within the next two weeks.
In addition to the Sears locations, three more Kmart stores will close, including the locations in Florissant and St. Joseph, Missouri, and Salina, Kansas.
The only Sears store expected to remain open in the Kansas City area is the Independence Center location.
Developing . . .
Handcuffed escape still in cuffs 4 days later when caught
Cellphone footage captured the confrontation between the two tenants showing the woman stopping a man from entering his downtown loft and demanding proof he lived there.
DISGRACE!!! KANSAS CITY STAR DEMANDS HOMICIDE 'OUTRAGE' BUT COMMUNITY COOPERATION WITH POLICE ACTUALLY HELPS REDUCE MURDER COUNT!!!
It's important not to pay so much attention to the scumbags at the newspaper but one of their insipid unsigned editorials seems exceptionally dangerous and irresponsible.
12 KC public schools students have been killed or shot this year. Where’s the outrage?
The premise . . .
"In Kansas City, the violent deaths of teenagers are now met with a quiet resignation. But imagine that 12 Shawnee Mission School District students had been shot this year. What would the reaction be if this had happened in Overland Park or Blue Springs or Lee’s Summit?"
This is race bait, it's clickbait and it's a glimpse at desperate white guilt inspiring headlines WITHOUT A REAL PLAN for anything but sensationalism.
The quickie column is also willfully ignorant. In fact, THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE OUTRAGED AND ACTIVE in attempting to prevent more murder in the community. Sadly, the newspaper only keeps up with taxpayer subsidized political welfare activists whilst far more popular and prolific leaders like Alonzo Washington are kept out of view.
Like it or not, Mr. Washington's call for community cooperation with police based on trading TIPS and disregarding political niceties has met with MASSIVE support from his legion of Facebook fans who are far more active than newspaper readers.
Fact, is, there's plenty to be mad about when it comes to murder in Kansas City but that anger is more of an uncomfortable fact of life than something that can be solved with mean tweets.
For instance . . .
MAYBE WE SHOULD BE OUTRAGED THAT THE MURDER OF YOUNG CONSTRUCTION WORKER JOHNATHON PORTER HAS BEEN MET WITH NOTHING BUT SILENCE!!!
Today's update from a tragic local cold case:
Reward increases to $12,500 for info in Kansas City construction worker’s murder
More info . . .
"Johnathon Porter was shot and killed on site at Ninth Street and Brooklyn Avenue. He was working for InfraSource on a gas line replacement for Spire Energy. Police believe the gunman walked up to him, asked for a cigarette, and when he didn't get one, shot Porter several times in the chest."
Getting killed for a pack of smokes should inspire people to speak up but so far . . . Nothing.
An equally tragic tale from just a few days ago . . .
'She didn't deserve it': Friends react to stabbing death of KC teen
Mobile phone beef inspired a deadly stabbing should not only serve as a warning that local conflict resolution skills are lacking among the NEXTGEN but also that THIS DEBATE IS NOT ABOUT GUNS BUT ABOUT THE GROWING LACK OF RESPECT FOR LIFE.
And so . . . The silly culture war juxtaposition of the dead-tree media which attempts to turn the issue into call to whine on social media is mostly just a testament to their ineptitude as newspapers fade away.
Meanwhile, there is a real conversation to be had about the homicide rate in Kansas City but it's not happening in the newspaper.
Developing . . .
Kansas City has the fifth-highest murder rate in the country based on recently released 2017 figures from the FBI. The same numbers indicate the city has the lowest number of police officers per capita among the top 10 cities for homicide rate.
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- A man who was previously charged in federal court in connection with the kidnapping of a girl from Lenexa has been charged with rape. Dechon Michael White from South Saint Paul, Minnesota was charged in Johnson County, Kansas on Saturday with raping a child under the age of 14.
Today's update from Team Yoder offers an important point of contention specific to TKC . . . And a look at why the discussion bextwixt our blog community and columnist Steve Rose is important.
Summary . . .
In writing, our GOP readers questioned the Republican credentials of Steve Rose
Mr. Rose fired back with a tribute to his moderate credentials over the week.
His money line:
"I can say unequivocally that I am a Republican cut from the same cloth as Bill Graves, a moderate Republican who served as Kansas governor for two terms, 1995-2003 . . "
And just now . . .
IN A KANSAS REPUBLICAN STAMPEDE, CONGRESSMAN YODER TOUTS SUPPORT OF FORMER KANSAS GUV BILL GRAVES AND MANY, MANY MORE!!!
And so, the argument that Fmr. Kansas Guv Bill Graves is a benchmark for "moderate" opposition against Congressman Yoder has been effectively rebuffed.
This is important for a lot of reasons and, in no small part, because OUR AWESOME TKC BLOGGY DISCOURSE that challenges local talking points and doesn't just accept the "news" or op/ed debate at face value is driving the discourse that will have an impact on the future of American Democracy in a highly contested election.
Group of State and Local Leaders Announces Support for Yoder
Overland Park, KS - Today, the following group of state and local community leaders have announced their support for Kevin Yoder's re-election in November. The group is led by Former Governor Bill Graves and Former Congresswoman Jan Meyers.
"Congressman Yoder is a tireless advocate for our community and a leader on the issues that unify Americans across the political spectrum," said Graves and Meyers in a joint statement. "He knows what is most important to families in our community because his life's work has been public service in Kansas. In these contentious political times we need Congressman Yoder's positive voice and problem-solving mentality to make meaningful changes in Washington."
Below are other influential members of the Third District community who join Graves and Meyers in their support for Yoder:
Former Kansas Senator David Adkins
Former Republican Lieutenant Governor Candidate Mary Birch
Former State Representative Rob Boyer
Former State Representative Steve Cloud
Mayor Peggy Dunn
Mayor Carl Gerlach
KU Hospital Board Chairman Greg Graves
Former Johnson County Bar Association President Jay Heidrick
Former State Senator Terrie Huntington
Dr. Roy Jensen
Former Shawnee City Council Member Brandon Kenig
State Representative Jan Kessinger
State Representative Patty Markley
Johnson County Community College Trustee Greg Musil
Former Chair of Shawnee Chamber Justin Nichols
Former Kansas State Representative Gerry Ray
Former Blue Valley School Board Member Bob Regnier
Former Johnson County Community College Trustee Stephanie Sharp
State Senator John Skubal
Johnson County Community College Trustee Paul Snider
Former Johnson County Commission Chair Annabeth Surbaugh
Former State Senator Kay Wolf
Developing . . .
Sarah Swain is not your typical red state Democrat. While Kansas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Laura Kelly is a self-proclaimed moderate, Sarah Swain, who won the Democratic primary unchallenged, is a radical progressive unapologetically dedicated to ending mass incarceration and holding law enforcement accountable for systemic racism and abuse.
President Donald Trump liked a painting of him having drinks with Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon so he put a print of it in the White House.
AND WE'RE BACK!!!
One of the very best water brand hotties inspires this quick link pool on the sordid topic of booty:
Cryptoglobe: Hacker Returns Stolen ETH to SpankChain, Helps With BOOTY Token Recovery
TechCrunch: BoxLock secures your booty against porch pirates
TMZ: Rapper Juice WRLD To Busted Cop ... Do Your Duty, Not the Booty!!!
Closer to home, here's a peek at some of the most important news links this morning . . .
Kansas City Doggie Weekend Win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was a huge weekend for pet adoptions throughout the city. It was the seventh year that four shelters in the metro joined forces in the KC Mega Match. Their goal was to find matches for 1,000 pets and owners in three days.
More Deets On Foodie Disparity
Kansas City's "food deserts" have given way to what some call "food inequality," with fewer healthy items and less selection available to urban-core shoppers. Shoppers in low-income areas say they bypass stores in their neighborhoods in order to get healthier, higher-quality selections, The Kansas City Star reports.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are investigating a deadly crash that happened early Monday. The crash happened along southbound 71-Highway near 75th street at 3:26 a.m. Kansas City police say OnStar alerted them of the crash. Responding officers found one person who had been ejected from the vehicle dead.
Outpouring Of Police Support
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The cold didn't stop families from coming out to support Officer Sarah Olsen. KCTV5 News spoke to friends and volunteers who were moved by her story and said they want to do everything they can to help a friend.
Local Rolling Kindness
Christian Brothers Automotive Shawnee usually isn't open on Saturdays, but they were this past weekend, providing free oil changes, parts, and car services to single mothers and widows. Employees worked for free, local businesses donated parts, and free entertainment was provided for kids.
Running Kansas City
We're off to see the KC Marathon, the Wizard & oodles more
Even More KC Freeze
Monday will be sunny, but you'll want to have a coat handy with a high only of 46. Another widespread freeze is likely overnight with pipes and plants needing p...
tobi lou - Buff Baby is the song of the day this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .
CLOSE Sears Holdings plans to close another 142 unprofitable stores, as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, on top of 46 store closings announced in August. Liquidation sales at the additional stores are expected to begin within two weeks, according to a court filing.
National Weather Service records earliest snowfall ever in Kansas City Sunday
"Poor marketing and high ticket prices (considering past draws of these artists) likely kept many potential attendees away."
Take a peek:
Open Spaces 'Weekend,' with Janelle Monáe, the Roots and the Marcus Lewis Big Band, at Starlight Theatre
All photos by April Fleming. There are still a few weeks until Open Spaces, Kansas City's sprawling public arts festival, reaches its official conclusion, but some of the marquee events were held at Swope Park this weekend, or "The Weekend," as Open Spaces dubbed it.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
A high scoring back & forth with a legendary team ended the undefeated streak and legend of invincibility that has heretofore surrounded the new hometown QB.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS HIT WITH REALITY CHECK TONIGHT!!! PATRICK MAHOMES ISN'T INVINCIBLE!!!
This only comes as a surprise to the most diehard fanboys. And, to be fair, it was the best game that team has played all season. And, as usual, the Kansas City team looked better in defeat than all of their easy early season wins.
Check the links:
Kansas City Couldn't Keep Up
11:42 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For the first time in his seven NFL starts, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs couldn't keep up with their opponent.
East Coast Kick Out
Follow along for the latest news from Gillette Stadium Sunday night. FOXBOROUGH - With 3:03 remaining in the fourth quarter Sunday night, the Chiefs scored on a 75-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes to Tyreek Hill, tying the football game-turned-track meet at 40, coming back from a 15-point halftime deficit in a game that lived up to its considerable hype.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The path to AFC supremacy still runs through New England. Hosting the previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, the Patriots prevailed 43-40 on a last-second field goal. The Patriots put on an impressive display thanks to heroics on both offense and defense. Tom Brady earned his 200th career win.
Football Climax Tonight
Brady-Mahomes I was an instant classic. How many times have we seen this over the last decade-plus? A team rolls into Foxborough riding high on its gaudy record and sparkling stats, and after 60 game minutes in the land of Belichick and Brady, slinks out, battered and humbled.
Showtime Shut Down
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has dubbed himself "Showtime." Well tonight, he proved it once again. Unfortunately the Chiefs were unable to stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots from matching them and ultimately going ahead on a last second field goal on Sunday night in a 43-40 loss that was every bit the shootout predicted.
Local Losing Consideration
This week's game recap was written at (and during) the Arrowhead Pride Watch Party at The Other Place in Overland Park . We had a terrific time meeting so many AP readers. We hope to see you at the next one!
Road Loss Aftermath
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Sunday night's nationally televised matchup between the Chiefs and the Patriots could have been portrayed as a passing of the torch with 23-year-old Patrick Mahomes threatening to supplant Tom Brady, 41, as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. The only problem was somebody forgot to tell Brady.
As talkers and newsies attempt to recalculate Super Bowl victory odds . . . Hopefully, we'll have more for the (late to mid) morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!
A comeback in the works for our all-time favorite hottie in the whole wide world:
Vogue Aussie: Candice Swanepoel returns to the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway after welcoming her second child in June
Closer to home, call these halftime news links or just a quick Sunday night review . . .
Big Game Think Piece
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Aside from pregame warmups and the postgame handshake, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won't actually share the field at the same time Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.
Give The KCPD A Brake
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City police officer is recovering after an overnight crash. Investigators say the officer was driving near 23rd and Van Brunt early Sunday morning when another car T-boned the officer's cruiser. The cruiser then flipped over. Two women involved in the crash were checked out for injuries but should recover.
Power Company Capture
OAK GROVE, MO (KCTV) -- After a foot pursuit, a suspect was taken into custody in Oak Grove on Sunday. At about 12:15 a.m., officers with the Oak Grove Police Department went to 706 SW 12th St., which is Kansas City Power & Light property, after an alarm went off.
Irish Pop Sensation Plays Kansas City
Ed Sheeran may have set a couple of records at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday night. Not for concert attendance. Though he drew more than 50,000 fans, his pal Taylor Swift shattered that record last month, drawing nearly 59,000. But Sheeran surely drew the largest Arrowhead crowd ever by a one-person act-a lone troubadour supported only...
Still Ways To Support This Great Cause
Kansas City's biggest adoption event is back. The KC Mega Match started on Friday. KC Pet Project and Great Plains SPCA locations, along with Wayside Waifs and the Lawrence Humane Society will be open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, they'll be open for adoptions from noon until 6 p.m.
Kansas City Ghost Stories
Ghost tours and other lore in the Kansas City area and beyond
More Deets On Kansas City Snow
A few flakes possible with colder air Sunday night
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .
SHOW-ME JOSH HAWLEY TALKING MISSOURI SENATE CAMPAIGN AND ARGUING AGAINST 'MOB BEHAVIOR' OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY!!!
Equal time for this GOP contender getting more aggressive as election season nears.
In an exclusive interview, Senate candidate and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) describe Democratic opposition as "mob behavior."
Take a look:
You decide . . .
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! INSIDER: PRIVATE FUNDING FAILS NEW KANSAS CITY ANIMAL SHELTER!!! NO MONEY FOR FFE!!!
For all of our effete and learned TKC readers, here's a bit of headline explanation: In the construction biz, FFE is often shorthand for "furniture, fixtures and equipment" of which the new Kansas City Animal Shelter can't afford given current budget shortfalls.
The word . . .
BUILDING THE NEW KANSAS CITY ANIMAL SHELTER HAS BECOME A GAME OF CHICKEN AND WILL SOON NEED MORE CASH TO EQUIP THE FACILITY THANKS TO PRIVATE FUNDRAISING FAIL!!!
Public/private partnerships are tenuous at best and KCMO usually gets stuck paying the bill. And so, builders moving this town to the point of crisis in order to back City Hall into a corner when the bill comes due offers an even greater threat to the good vibes during the campaign.
Remember, KCMO Voters agreed to pay $14-MILLION last year and the price has already skyrocketed to $18-MILLION before building really hits a strike.
Now, with cash quickly dwindling and no money for FFE . . . Insiders expect the animal shelter will have to go back to City Hall again for even more money.
Here's the word:
"Nobody is donating and, frankly, we're very concerned with the lack of effort in from KC Pet Project when it comes to working on improving the numbers. They're quick to have social hours and meet-up with friends but shy about reporting their fundraising progress. Add this to the questionable bidding and what we're seeing is a very one-sided deal that's far more expensive than what voters agreed upon."
Sadly, when it comes to doggies there's very little room for criticism and people don't want to imagine animal lovers struggling to uphold their agreements . . . Even if that's exactly what's happening as taxpayers have already suffered, sketchy bidding practices and a price-tag that is MILLIONS more than what was on the ballot.
KANSAS CITY PAID FOR IT: JANELLE MONÁE ENDORSES SHARICE DAVIDS AND LAURA KELLY AT OPEN SPACES CONCERT!!!
To be fair, last night's crowd was a little better than Friday's disaster and KCK-native pop star Janelle Monáe played to a half-full Starlight Theatre.
Even better . . .
JANELLE MONÁE OFFERED HER SUPPORT OF KANSAS 3RD DISTRICT CONTENDER SHARICE DAVIDS AND GUV CANDIDATE LAURA KELLY LAST NIGHT!!!
Not sure if a shoutout from the stage at a KCMO R&B concert is gonna help these political ladies and their red state struggles but they seemed hopeful.
The latest from Ms. Davids:
"Kansas City, Kansas native @JanelleMonae has used her talent & platform to remind us that all people matter & that everyone deserves opportunity. I appreciate her message & her support of our campaign. It was awesome to spend time with her & future gov @SenatorKelly today."
And today's voter registration shout out was just posted a few seconds ago.
The friendly crowd seemed to enjoy the political nod.
However, what's important here is that THE EVENT WAS HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED BY KCMO TAXPAYERS who might or might not appreciate a musical campaign event for the sake of KANSAS progressives whilst local priorities like trash pickup, water infrastructure and crime are often neglected by City Hall.
You decide . . .
On Sunday we're called to visit those imprisoned . . . That's not gonna happen because this coffee shop is comfy, the hottie barista laughed at one of my dumb jokes and the best of Steely Dan just came up on their sound system . . . But at the very least, we thought that sharing this note of a local prisoner was appropriate . . .
Background on Eric King . . .
KC man sentenced to 10 years without parole for throwing Molotov cocktails at Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s office
A message sent our way from his one of his many Kansas City supporters . . .
"Kansas City's favorite political prisoner has been moved to a Specialized Housing Unit (SHU, segregation) and it is unknown how long he will be there. Reasons aren't clear why was moved or why he has returned. If anyone thinks prison life is just three hots and a flop think again. Eric has received beatings from guards, pepper sprayed and subject to bird feeding for requesting a vegan diet . . . "
Here's more regarding his situation along with an ask . . .
Update on EK in the SHU
You decide . . .