Monday, March 25, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE FLASH!!! KANSAS CITY WATER STINKS AND SURVEY SEYZ VOTERS BLAME CITY HALL INCUMBENTS FOR IT!!!
The latest polling doesn't bode well for Kansas City elected officials hoping to gain higher office or fend off off election challengers.
Here's the word . . .
"A weekend flash poll of likely Kansas City voters discovered that recent warnings about local water quality have inspired negative feelings directed toward Mayor Sly James and City Council members. These same voters then responded that they were more likely to vote for a City Hall outsider than someone who had experience at City Hall. This trend holds up to real life scrutiny given that a last time a Kansas City councilman was elected as mayor was in 1991."
Among more than 500 voters questioned the common theme was this:
"Likely voters blamed Mayor Sly James & City Council for rising water rates and worsening qualify of water department service."
KICK-ASS TKC TOP ECHELON INSIDERS offered their perspective from this weekend flash poll and one respondent could be heard over the phone talking at the top of his lungs . . .
"They keep charging you more and more . . . The water bills are sky high but you can't drink it?!?! What kind of ripoff is that?"
And so . . . It seems that residents fear Kansas City moving toward a future that looks a lot like Flint, MI with water infrastructure contributing to health problems and opening the floodgates to municipal bankruptcy.
Developing . . .
KANSAS CITY MUELLER REPORT MONDAY REVIEW: NOTHING BURGER AFTER TASTE AMID OBSTRUCTION JUST DESERTS!?!?
Most of the local doesn't really know what to make of the Mueller report but we turned to our blog community and garnered a better and more homespun perspective than anything so many local chat show pundits can broadcast.
Here are the best comments . . .
DNC SLEUTHING STAYS LOSING
"Will be reelected and easily. Know why? You doofuses wasted two years playing gotcha detective. Angry? You should be. Rachel Maddow and the rest of the hacks made you believe total B.S., as we kept saying all along."
DISH SERVED COLD
Be patient his is far from being over
1) The SDNY is still rockin' and rollin' and is far from being finished. (think money laundering, tax evasion, bank fraud, etc. etc.)
2) Mueller has referred four areas of investigation to four different States for further pursuance
3) Ongoing House of Rep. and Senate investigations.
Time will tell
POLITICAL TURNABOUT FAIR PLAY
Sorry, it's over, and a colossal defeat for Democrats. You guys need actual issues, not continuing to try to subvert the outcome of a free and fair election. Speaking of that, how's your investigation into the rigging of the Democratic primary going? Oh, that's right, you don't care.
Check the links:
CNBC: Trump’s ‘delight’ and the discomfort of Democrats: How global media is reacting to the Mueller report
Bloomberg: It's a New Day for Donald Trump as Mueller Disappoints Democrats
KSAL: Kansas Officials React To Mueller Report
KQ2: Missouri politicians react to Mueller report
CNN: WH says Mueller report is 'complete exoneration' of Trump
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KANSAS CITY MONDAY MATCH-UP: STAUBIO ADVOCATES FOR UNITED DOWNTOWN SUPREMACY AHEAD OF UPCOMING VOTE!!!
One of Kansas City's toy train transit leaders offered a bit of election advice which is strange given that he second guessed his own political adventures.
However, a recent tweet offered a curious bit of advocacy . . .
"Candidates can pander and use reductive "downtown vs neighborhoods" rhetoric that dismisses 30,000 residents of the city's most populous neighborhood for one big reason: downtowners don't vote."
Look at that statement closely . . . It's nearly a cry for unity . . . But then he claims Downtown SUPREMACY over all of KCMO because of size . . . Using that logic that lumps every part of Downtown into one category . . . The NORTHLAND STILL OUTPACES DOWNTOWN in terms of population size, job growth and economy. Sadly this "neighborhood" doesn't but nearly as many of the resources allotted to the enclave of hipsters and the "creative class" inside the loop.
And now the match-up inspired by the otherwise insightful statement . . .
IS THE UPCOMING VOTE REALLY A CONTEST BETWIXT KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOODS VS. DOWNTOWN?!?!
You decide . . .
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Starting Monday, KCI will become another step closer to opening a new terminal. The city will break ground at 2 p.m. at the former Terminal A. The new singe-terminal airport will have 39 gates and span just over a million square feet.
EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT IMPACTED BY THIS SAYS NO TO MORE TAXES!!! THE MAYOR IS PUSHING SOMETHING ON SCHOOLS THEY DON'T WANT!!!
Meanwhile, the glorified shopper of a newspaper offers their editorialized "coverage" at the behest of City Hall. Checkit:
Gwendolyn Grant could barely stay in her seat as she talked about the reasons she's leading a campaign against Kansas City's proposed sales tax for universal pre-K. "It's not universal," said Grant, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, pushing away from the boardroom table and throwing both hands in the air.
A football legend recently concluded his career with a Super Bowl victory.
Sports Illustrated: Rob Gronkowski Retires—On His Own Terms, and As One of the Greats
Meanwhile back in Kansas City . . .
TKC READERS WANT TO KNOW IF GRONK'S CAREER CONCLUSION HELPS THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS OR THE LOCAL 'GREAT VALUE' IMITATOR?!?!?
Fact is, Kelce is damaged goods who is sightly more entertaining but not nearly as good of a TE has the legend who was crucial in delivering disappointment to fanboys who believe the local news hype.
You decide . . .
In this excerpt from KBIA's Intersection, Melanie Hickcox and Monica Palmer with Feeding Missouri, a coalition of Missouri food banks, discuss the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding food insecurity. They spoke to KBIA for Missouri Health Talks. Monica Palmer: I grew up in rural Missouri. Single Mom. Five kids.
"I've never seen anything like this. It's going to be chaos," said Rep. John Carmichael, (D) Wichita, on Sunday afternoon. He's talking about a race against the clock Kansas lawmakers will begin Monday to finish work some say should've been done weeks ago. The Kansas House plans to debate 37 different bills.
ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Starting Monday, residents in Missouri can begin applying for a REAL ID compliant license. Effective October 1, 2020, you will be required to present a REAL ID, or another form of identification accepted by TSA, to board domestic flights.
Hottie Tianna inspires this quick collection of Instagram "influencer" news for the modern era. Take a look:
Ots: Instagram Checkout Wants to Change How We Shop for Gear
Vox: Why Instagram’s anti-vaccine problem isn’t surprising
Lifehacker: It's Time to Unfollow Your Favorite Brands on Instagram
Closer to home these news links start our morning . . .
The Kansas City B-Ball Agenda
National spotlight to light up Downtown scene this week
Flyover Country Flooding Neglected
The 11 levees that failed last week during catastrophic flooding along the Missouri River were maintained by local associations or private owners, with just one inspected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this year, KCUR and APM Reports has found.
Old School Weed Need
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong SOURCE: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong The group of white-haired folks - some pushing walkers, others using canes - arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.There they board a bus for a quick trip to a building that, save for the green Red Cross-style sign in the window, resembles a trendy coffee bar.
Air Travel Confidence Check
American Airlines plans to cancel flights well into April because of the Boeing 737 Max grounding.
Coach Shares Tribute After Trades
Andy Reid 'grateful' for departed trio's contribution | NFL For the Kansas City Chiefs, their faithful and coach Andy Reid, this offseason has seen the departure of three veteran defensive stalwarts: pass rusher Justin Houston (released and signed by the Colts), pass rusher Dee Ford (traded to the 49ers) and safety Eric Berry (released and still looking).
Another KC B-Ball Overview
The field for the Midwest Regional next weekend in Kansas City, Missouri, is set. Kentucky and Auburn are Sprint Center-bound after picking up second-round wins Saturday in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, while North Carolina and Houston joined the party with wins Sunday.
Jon Bellion - Stupid Deep is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .
I am so excited to partner with Kansas City fashion week as one of their social media influencers this year! That means I get to share the scoop on all of the fun things happening and their amazing events! The Kansas City Fashion Week, or KCFW, is coming up March 24-30 at Grand Hall Power and Lights.
Kansas Jayhawks basketball coach Bill Self looked ahead to next season and explained KU's breakdowns in an 89-75 loss to Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 23, 2019 in Salt Lake City.
The month of March is home to many things-St. Patrick's Day, the beginning of spring and Mardi Gras are all notable celebrations that come to mind. March is also Women's History Month, 31 days that bring recognition to women and their achievements throughout history and help educate the populace on all that women have done for civilization.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
SHOCK!!! SPRING FLOODING SEASON JUST GETTING STARTED AS WORSENING WATER FAIL THREATENS KANSAS CITY!!!
Weather conditions HAVE already impacted Kansas City and "the fun" is just getting started according to forecasters.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY SUFFERS WATER FAIL THE AS UPCOMING APRIL SHOWERS ARE ONLY GOING TO MAKE IT WORSE!!!
We can blame horrific infrastructure maintenance or climate change but that doesn't impact water damage one way or the other.
Check the links . . .
GRIST: Terrifying map shows all the parts of America that might soon flood
Sunday night testimony from neighborhood activists looking to impact civic politics from a centre-right perspective.
More importantly, this local testimony follows along the right-wing narrative . . .
Daily Caller: Conservatives Say Facebook Is Suppressing Much Of Their Content. Here’s What Experts Say
Kansas City CFRG: Debate Presentation / Conservative Blocked by FACEBOOK
There were several Mayoral Candidate forums this past week . . . They were pretty much the same old, same old. KCPT had the largest debate on Wednesday night but they did not invite all the candidates. Clay Chastain, Vincent Lee and Henry Klein were left out of the mix but they showed up anyway. The debate host, Crosby Kemper, decided to give each of the three candidates who were left out a few minutes to state their case. In our opinion, Clay Chastain's presentation, even though it was spontaneous, was the best of the night.
Some of you may have seen this but if not: See for yourself . . .
Many Liberal, Socialist, Democrats felt Chastain was angry and possibly rude toward the audience. CFRG felt he was passionate and right on message. If this is anger, it is what we need. Somebody to shake up the field.
FACEBOOK BLOCKS BOOST…
We posted the presentation on the CFRG Facebook page and had several hundred hits the first few hours. We decided to use the Facebook “boost” procedure to spread the Chastain message out further. Facebook blocked us from doing this saying the content was too political. Mr. Chastain has stated he is a Conservative on most political issues. He states he is more liberal on mass transit but Conservative on other political matters. We asked Facebook if his Conservative stance had anything to do with them blocking our boost request. We have not heard back.
Please take the time to view this vigorous presentation and if you think it is worthy, share it, forward it or pass it along. Remember, if we continue to vote for the same people, we will never effect any changes at our City Hall.
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She's the discount flyover country version of AOC and she kept things low-key today.
However, the MSM narrative suggests . . .
CONGRESS LADY SHARICE DAVIDS SILENCED HER TOUGHEST CRITICS IN TODAY'S POLITE TOWN HALL SHOWDOWN!!!
Mostly because the promises of MAGA pushback were unfulfilled and most people were polite on this cloudy Sunday . . .
Three takeaways . . .
- The "Green New Deal" isn't her deal and she kept her support to a minimum and waffled on the issue.
- She doesn't want Prez Trump's the wall and even got a few boos but the Sunday crowd seemed rather sleepy.
- There was a promise of "massive" resistance to her Town Hall from some constituents that didn't materialize, just a few angry old dudes that appear at every JoCo party.
Here's the better write-up for those wanting to take a deep dive into the Olathe gathering:
KBIA: Davids Talks Health Care, Guns And The Wall At First Town Hall Meeting In Olathe
It was an overwhelmingly friendly crowd who cheered as Davids talked about finding a way to provide health care for everyone (although Davids said she is not ready to sign onto a Medicare for all plan just yet) advocating for tougher background checks for gun buyers and refusing to provide money for a wall along the U.S. southern border.
There were scattered boos from a few supporters of President Trump when she voiced her oppostion to the wall.
Although even conservatives in the audience were pleased Davids was in the district holding a town hall. “Our representatives should definitely keep in contact with the people that they represent,” said Maurine McLellan from Stilwell who was wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
You decide . . .
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! CONSULTANT STEVE GLORIOSO RESURRECTED!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS FEAR JIM GILES & 'PINK MAFIA' AS PART OF JOLIE JUSTUS MAYORAL ADMINISTRATION!!!
The ghost of former political consultant Steve Glorioso still haunts City Hall as his influence threatens to dominate yet another mayoral administration.
Steve Glorioso was a KCMO political operative for generations before he died of a heart attack last year. He rose to prominence as the Chief of Staff for former mayor Kay Barnes but he earned contracts and consideration from politicos across the metro for nearly half a century.
Nevertheless, Steve is dead but still not retired.
His legacy . . .
A protégé of Mr. Glorioso, Jim Giles currently works as Director of Council & Community Relations, in the Office of Mayor Sly James.
In the small world of KC politics where Mr. Glorioso had rivalries going with just about everybody . . . He spoke only kindly of Mr. Giles and often mentioned sending information, respect and advice (unsolicited and otherwise) to the rising star political leader.
Nowadays, they even kind of look alike . . . But more to the point . . .
INSIDERS FEAR THAT IF COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS WINS THE RACE FOR MAYOR, JIM GILES AND THE SO-CALLED CITY HALL "PINK MAFIA" TRAINED BY GLORIOSO WILL DOMINATE 12TH & OAK!!!
Fact check . . .
For the most part, this fear is unfounded. Mr. Giles has proudly worked as an LGBT advocate in KCMO since he was a much younger man. However, over the years at City Hall Jim Giles has amassed more influence and along with LGBT leaders in both the Communications Department and Legal . . . If Council Lady Jolie Justus wins, she would not only be the first openly LGBT Mayor in Kansas City history but also will likely champion a support staff of LGBT activist leaders in the Mayor's office . . . Otherwise known as, for better or worse and lovingly nicknamed, the Kansas City "Pink Mafia" among colleagues.
NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT!!! Still, this progress for the LGBT community undoubtedly represents a "culture shift" for the denizens of City Hall and Kansas City biz people who often don't share the same worldview as the denizens of 12th & Oak.
One more time for the cheap seats . . . We want to emphasize THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH ANY OF THIS . . . Mr. Giles has a lot more friends than his mentor Steve Glorioso ever did and he's generally regarded as a much more genuine and caring political operative . . . Many might fear growing influence of LGBT leaders at City Hall but the fact is they're ALREADY in high ranking positions and while they might benefit from a Jolie Justus Administration . . . They're gonna do well either way.
And so, the ghost of Steve Glorioso seems just a bit more friendly despite the more divisive American discourse overall as Kansas City's politicos buck national MAGA trends and might lean in a far more progressive direction.
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The latest news from our embattled water dept amid a distasteful weekend for local drinkers from the tap . . .
Advisory: Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water is asking customers to conserve water to help with ongoing treatment challenges
(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water is asking customers to conserve water to help with ongoing treatment challenges created by current characteristics of the Missouri River. Reducing the amount of water will lessen the impact on the treatment plant and help KC Water meet treatment needs.
Although KC Water has no confirmed biologic or virus contamination, the high turbidity alert that was issued late Friday remains in effect. Customers may continue to notice changes in the taste and color of their tap water that began last week.
KC Water continues to conduct additional tests in an effort to closely monitor the treatment processes. KC Water will continue to make treatment adjustments in response to changing river conditions.
We appreciate the support of our customers during this time and we apologize for the inconvenience and concern this might be causing.
Developing . . .
We hope to have more on this one soon but for now we just want to share the essential deets . . .
- A popular Independence, MO baby store is facing EPIC legal push back for a lawsuit based on some pretty nasty reports of discrimination and outright harassment.
- The baby store is mostly full of big ticket items and clothes that you can't really shove under your coat but plaintiffs were still followed around and basically harassed. Moreover . . . Couples are in a "nice place" when they go shopping for items or their youngster via retail . . . So the hassle from this local shop seems exceptionally rude. Real talk: When people want to rip off baby stuff they usually just go to a box store . . . So the suspicion from the store seems exceptionally unwarranted.
- Plaintiffs recently won the "right to sue" and the lawsuit is moving forward. This is going to be a big case because A LOT of people do their shopping at this store and more deets about the complaint don't favor the defendant or at least might evoke demand for further explanation to potential customers.
Developing . . .
Quick look at Kelly Brook hotness and real life drama on the topic of older ladies.
Atlantic: The Invisibility of Older Women
NPR: In 'Diane,' An Older Woman Faces Up To Her 'Unlived Life'
AVClub: The Grace And Frankie team hope the tide is turning for older women in Hollywood
Closer to home these news links also have our attention . . .
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STORES CONFRONT RUN ON BOTTLED WATER AMID TAP TREATMENT FEAR!!! DO YOU BELIEVE SAFETY ASSURANCES!?!
The news about Kansas City's water supply isn't really encouraging for those who are skeptical of public health warnings.
KSHB: KC Water fails state standard, utility insists area supply 'still safe to drink'
Reuters: Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City, Missouri
But there's what local news is keeping quiet . . .
THROUGHOUT NICER MIDTOWN KCMO STORES THERE'S A RUN ON BOTTLED WATER!!! A GROWING NUMBER OF LOCALS DON'T WANT TO DRINK FROM THE TAP!!!
As of this writing on late Saturday night. Two midtown markets are completely out of water and the Westport Slumfresh will be dry by midday.
And so we ask . . .
DO YOU THINK KANSAS CITY TAP WATER IS SAFE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?!?
Developing . . .
Highlighted by the best and brightest among our blog community, here's one of the best quotes from the urban core regarding a controversial local tax. Checkit:
Clinton Adams: Do you support the proposed pre-K sales tax?
"What’s commonly referred to as the mayor’s pre-K sales tax is an abomination. It certainly should not be supported by any voters who are committed to the delivery of education in an equitable and efficient matter. I would never give any consideration to turning over the education delivery system to city bureaucrats and other people who do not have a good job of fixing potholes, shoveling snow, plowing the streets and providing public safety."
You decide . . .
Accordingly, here's a glimpse at a rising star Kansas City artists who challenges even more allegedly exploitative practices. Checkit:
Some of the most iconic European masterpieces convey simple, universal feelings, but white artists do not have a monopoly on expressions of love, bravery, wanderlust, curiosity, or compassion. Artist Chico Sierra's awareness of this fundamental truth permeates his exhibition, "Appropriation Nation," in a beautiful and enticing way.
Like Spider-Man and some of the other characters Planet Comicon celebrates, the convention itself has modest origins. According to co-founder and CEO Chris Jackson, its rise over the last 20 years has less to do with being bitten by a radioactive spider and more to do with hard work and fan loyalty.
Warm fuzzies and java . . . This series is mostly a joke of political softballs and at attempt to create warm fuzzies. But it deserves a look nevertheless. Checkit:
Coffee with the Candidates: Scott Wagner
Coffee with the Candidates: Scott Taylor
Coffee with the Candidates: Quinton Lucas
Coffee with the Candidates: Jermaine Reed
Coffee with the Candidates: Steve Miller
Coffee with the Candidates: Quinton Lucas
Coffee with the Candidates: Henry Klein
Coffee with the Candidates: Phil Glynn
Coffee with the Candidates: Clay Chastain
Coffee with the Candidates: Alissia Canady
Sadly, they weren't able to have Coffee with THE GENERAL.
But it's a nice conversation with the candidates . . .
You decide . . .
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - A Columbia man accused of trying to burn down a Planned Parenthood clinic in February now faces new charges. The Columbia Tribune reports that 42-year-old Wesley Brian Kaster was originally charged March 4 with maliciously damaging a building owned by an organization that receives federal financial assistance.
SALT LAKE CITY - March 31, 2018: With 13 made three-pointers in the first half alone, the Villanova Wildcats might as well have booked their ticket to the 2018 NCAA Tournament championship game at halftime of its Final Four matchup with Kansas men's basketball. It was already over for the Jayhawks.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
TKC Saturday Night Playlist!!! Kansas City Silly Season Juxtaposition: Mueller Report Nothing Burger Or Prez Trump And MAGA Supporters Confront Moment Of Doubt?!?
Very much like the low turnout April 2nd election ahead of Kansas City, the nation and our media doesn't really know what to make the Muller report.
There's a debate over more indictments and more than anything pundits know that they'll look silly if they make too many bold predictions about this tenuous state of affairs.
Accordingly, here's a lot of MSM news from both sides of the aisle which tacitly admits that the next phase of political firestorm is very hard to predict with any degree of certainty.
NBC: Trump in 'good spirits'; Mueller findings could be released Sunday
Fox News: Deroy Murdock - Mueller report quashes left's top excuse for Hillary's 2016 loss – Trump won fair and square
WaPo: Democrats insist on pursuing Trump investigations no matter what Mueller concludes
UST: Mueller report - Here's what we know and still don't know (and may never know)
Hill: Mueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says
CNN: Inside Trump's evening for the ages: - When he learned Mueller was done
Mother Jones: Does Mueller Have Trump Twitter Tongue-Tied?
And so . . .
The situation is applicable to Kansas City for a lot of reasons but mostly because there are now hundreds of political operatives working to sway local opinion on the upcoming April 2nd vote in KCMO but very few have any real insight or valuable info to convey beyond their own agenda. Meanwhile, the water tastes funny in Kansas City and the murder count is still higher than it was last year at this time.
And tall of this inspires our playlist tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.
We kind of can't handle how good Kansas City is looking in the new season of Queer Eye, which was filmed in town over the course of several months last year. The boulevards are beautiful, the fountains are sparkling, and our food scene even gets to have its own special moment (many moments, in fact!)
The Missouri River crest occurred Saturday March 23rd at about 35 feet. Roughly six feet below flood stage. I ventured down to Kaw Point to view the high water Thursday morning and evening. Above, the super moon rising east of downtown. Looking southeast from Kaw Point.
For the most dedicated among our blog community, here's a glimpse at a local connection to a high powered money man now favored by the Prez Trump administration . . .
"His poor performance in terms of economic predictions and consistent misstatements of fact led to the Kansas City Star once placing a moratorium on printing anything that he said or wrote . . . As far as policy making experience goes, Stephen Moore is best known for his involvement in a catastrophic Kansas tax plan, led by then-Governor Sam Brownback, that left the state economically devastated."
Trump's Fed Pick Generally Considered To Be A Joke Among Economists, Financial Predictions Reliably Poor
A reader note about the side hustle of this Kansas City councilman . . . Take a look:
THE EVOLUTION OF "LAW PROFESSOR" QUINTON LUCAS AT KU SCHOOL OF LAW
Recently, the issue of KCMO Councilman and Mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas referencing himself as a "law professor" has been called into question. Not only has Lucas done so, but he has encouraged others to do it, and failed to correct various media organizations who reference him as a law professor at KU.
Today, you can go to the KU School of Law's website and reference all their faculty members. Quinton Lucas is listed as a "Lecturer of Law" not a professor.
(TKC: Here's the website link to KU law with exact location info crossed out even if the law school is willing to share publicly:)
There are 50 individuals listed as faculty members of the KU School of Law. Only 2 of the 50 individuals listed are titled as non-professors.
If you don't understand the significance of academic titles at universities, and the ethics involved in their misuse, then I encourage you to review your resume and delete all those phony references to you having a Ph.D., a Purple Heart, a Congressional Medal of Honor, a Nobel Prize, and any other fabrications you slipped in there. Words do matter.
We noted in Thursday's Mayoral Candidate Forum that Nick Haines introduced Lucas as a "lecturer in law", which Lucas acknowledged was the correct title, so perhaps the correction process has begun. We just wonder why it took so long. Liberal Privilege?
Councilman Lucas just tweeted a response:
"Good academic question! I was appointed a visiting assistant professor in 2012. In 2013, I was appointed associate professor. Upon election to Council, I moved to Lecturer given that I could at most teach half time. As a practice, students and peers call you “professor” for all."
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RIVERSIDE, MO (KCTV) - Authorities said that some roads are closed due to water over the road. Riverside Fire Department tweeted Saturday evening that 9 Highway Southbound is closed at the Riverway Boulevard exit. 9 Highway Southbound has been closed at the Riverway Blvd exit.
In the aftermath of the KCPT mayoral forum, most of our blog community noted that prolific petitioner Clay Chastain was the most captivating candidate.
However, in fairness, a recent note sent our way challenges this opinion and offers an alternative perspective . . .
"TKC, if you claim to be a responsible media outlet I believe that it is imperative that you offer more room for discussion of Clay Chastain's recent outburst at the Kansas City forum conducted by KCPT. I call it an outburst because Mr. Chastain was the only candidate who raised his voice and shouted at the audience. Over and over he screamed "Did you know that?" and misrepresented facts about City Hall. He ranted against our daily newspaper and even City Hall security which serves to protect everyone who enters the building.
Following today's horrific KCMO water FAIL news . . . There's a big propaganda push to label this "not an emergency" but it's clear nearby suburbs are taking this seriously and switching up supplies away from KCMO.
Today's example . . .
KCTV5: Blue Springs shuts down water line intake from Kansas City, Lee's Summit purchasing water from Independence
"During this time of year, the City of Blue Springs uses around 4 million gallons per day and the 1 million gallons per day we take from KC can be easily offset by our other suppliers," the city said in a statement . . .
The state told KC Water its situation did not match the criteria to be an emergency, but did say they needed to notify customers. A boil water advisory has not been issued.
The City of Lee's Summit also said it has not purchased water from KC Water since March 21. They will purchase water from Independence until the issues are resolved.
Developing . . .
A glimpse at the hipster concern for 2020 . . .
Vox: Beto O’Rourke was an early supporter of marijuana legalization
WSJ: Legalized Marijuana Gives Hiring Managers a Headache
NBC: Marijuana legalization must make War on Drugs' victims whole before companies profit
Closer to home, here are some of the news links we're checking right now . . .