Sunday, May 26, 2019

Kansas City Sunday Night Postscript

Just a few things to consider for our beloved late night lurkers or early morning insomniacs . . .

- Tonight Mayor Sly sang a stunning rendition of "Amazing Grace" at the Celebration of The Station 2019. It might be the swan song for his administration given the uptick in local murders. 

- As the June vote moves closer, it's special interests and not candidates who are making this silly season more exciting. 

- There is a proxy war for power in KCMO. Tomorrow morning, we hope to explain a bit more about the parties competing for control along with even bigger conflicts on the horizon.

Until then, thanks for reading on Sunday. Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!


Memorial weekend mayhem throughout KCMO continues, here's the latest instance:

Grandview Police investigating homicide on Pinkston Street

Anyone with information that may help authorities solve this case is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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The latest word from Clay Chastain begs voters to take a moment of contemplation regarding the record of the two leading candidates on this Memorial Day Weekend . . .

Clay Chastain: Jolie and Quinton do not deserve to be Mayor because neither did anything significant to improve quality of life while on the city council.

How did two candidates (Jolie and Quinton) get their names on the general election ballot for mayor when both did almost nothing to improve quality of life for everyday Kansas Citians while on the City Council? And true to that history, neither is proposing anything specific to improve quality of life in their campaigns!

On the other hand, Clay Chastain has done a lot to try and improve quality of life as an activist and is proposing specific initiatives to improve quality of life in his platform as a write-in candidate for Mayor including...

(1) an anti-crime plan that includes hiring 100 new community police officers, (2) a transit plan to replace the City's failed diesel bus system with a quick, quiet and clean citywide system (the "Green Transit Petition"), (3) a plan to eliminate TIF and all tax giveaways, (3) a plan for creating affordable housing without raising taxes, (4) a plan to phase out the earnings tax, etc. And bonus ideas like... firing City Manager Troy Schulte, stopping rigged elections, doing an audit on the City's Water Dept. (to see where all the money is going) and looking into where all the Go Bond money is going, etc.

Here is a review of Jolie and Quinton's voting record on the council, and you decide whether any of these votes improved your quality of life...

(1) Both listened to special interests and voted not to let the people vote on the Paseo name change controversy;
(2) Both voted for additional funding for the 18th & Vine financial sink hole;
(3) Both voted to give developers taxpayer dollars for glitzy projects - downtown convention hotel & luxury condos;
(4) Both voted to change the meaning of a light rail petition and turn it into a streetcar petition to insure its defeat;
(5) Both voted to ignore citywide voter's opposition to the streetcar & pushed ahead anyway via a rigged election;
(6) Both voted not to let voters vote on an alternative, better and less expensive plan to remodel KCI;
(7) Both voted to raise taxes at every opportunity and offered no plan to create affordable housing.

* Nether Jolie or Quinton initiated any specific plan to reduce the City's number of horrific homicides!

Given that sorry track record, how could any thinking voter choose Jolie or Quinton to be KC's next Mayor?

If just a fraction of the silent majority will come out to vote this time (85% did not vote in the primary) and write-in Clay Chastain for Mayor, we can take back control of our City, make it work in behalf of the taxpaying public and have an improved quality of life for all.

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Democratic-Led Towns Like Kansas City Now Called 'Unlivable' Thanks To Disparity

One party rule and FAILED locals and voters according the nation's paper-of-record and Conservatives alike. Here's the aftermath:

New York Times op-ed calls out 'unlivable' conditions in Democratic-led cities

A New York Times opinion piece is calling attention to the "unlivable" conditions in many American cities, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hometown of San Francisco. In the op-ed, titled "America's Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals," author Farhad Manjoo wrote of the "developing-world nightmare" unfolding in his home state.

Kansas City Now Ashamed Of Royals?!?!

24 months ago EVERYBODY was a Royals fan and now true believers are nowhere to be found. This threat filled with complaints, embarrassment and disgust is one of the BEST EXAMPLES OF REAL TALK regarding the home team that has been politely ignored by KC Media. Checkit:

Sunday Thread: Yankees at 2nd Worst Team in AL

The 2018 Royals were horrible, and the 2019 Royals have the exact same record at this point in the year. This team should be winning more games. This is the 12th straight series that they haven't won, but they'll try to hold off a sweep at 1:15 pm.


Today the legend of a civil rights icon undergoes repeated attack that resonates in Kansas City.

First the damage that local news is keeping under wraps:

Daily Mail: The MLK tapes - Secret FBI recordings accuse Martin Luther King Jr of watching and laughing as a pastor raped a woman, having 40 extramarital affairs - and they are under lock in a U.S. archive, claims author

Highlights . . .

- Shocking unearthed tapes have been analyzed by biographer David Garrow

- Material shows the scale of King's philandering and claims he fathered a child

- King (allegedly) looked on while colleague raped a parishioner

- Revelations could lead to a 'painful historical reckoning' for the civil rights hero

More . . .

Russian Times: ‘Time for some statue removals?’ Twitter reacts to MLK sex life claims, rape comments

Now, whilst debate over the legacy of MLK is nothing new the recent revelations have sparked local concern given that the FULL KCMO COUNCIL is set to reconsider the MLK BLVD VS. THE PASEO NAME GAME before the election (in about a week and half) . . . The questions are more pressing for locals in terms of how KCMO will cope with a "complicated" legacy in the midst of a #MeToo movement that has sparked a "Blue Wave" and Democratic Party Renaissance led by politically motivated and emboldened women.

What's worse, political power players want to put the kibosh on any of this talk.

Here's the word from KICK-ASS TKC INSIDERS who have led the way on breaking news on this topic:

"Save The Paseo would be smart to stick to their talking points and avoid bringing up controversies surrounding MLK's reputation. So far, their rhetoric has been focused on how much they admire MLK and how they support a street named in his honor, just not in their backyard. They need to keep it that way or risk having their petition shut down and labeled racist. Already the debate has emboldened some supporters of Quinton Lucas as Jolie Justus flip floppled on the issue. If Save The Paseo supporters are smart, they'll ignore attempts to impugn the MLK legacy. We'll see if they have the guts and the brains to suppress their emotions -- Given that the whole effort is really just a reactionary ploy to begin with . . ."

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The proposed new toy train confronts more than opposition from neighbors . . .


Of course, the future of the toy train depends on federal cash that hasn't yet materialized despite promises.

Here's the damage and just a peek at late night local gamer drama . . .

"Three people were shot and a fourth person was trampled Saturday night inside Local Legends Gaming in the 3900 block of Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Just before midnight, KCPD officers on routine patrol heard the sound of shots in the area. After arriving at Local Legends, officers observed numerous people running out the door of the business."

Check the links:

KSHB: Three shot, one trampled on Main Street

KCTV5: The owner of the Local Legends Gaming Center, said that an outside agency had rented out the event space for a 21 and younger group when the incident happened. There was no alcohol.

FOX4: All of the victims were transported to a nearby hospital. A fourth person who was shot in the altercation was transported to the hospital by a 3rd party.

If anyone has any additional information about what happened they are asked to call the TIPS hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS.

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Quick look at the latest mayhem across the State Line . . .

Fox4: KCK Police are investigating the third homicide in the city since Friday morning.

1 dead following shooting in KCK on Parkwood

More . . .

KCTV5: Victim shot at in attempted carjacking in KCK

WDAF: Man assaults KCKPD Officer during traffic stop

KSHB: Explosive detonated in car Sunday morning in KCK

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The Kansas City race for mayor is heating up and we've seen special interests, labor and local leaders getting more serious about confronting candidates with questions and concerns.

However, even amid what could be historic change for KCMO, as voters might crown the first openly LGBT mayor in this cowtown's history . . . There's always time to give love.

And so, just for a bit of Sunday sweetness . . .


The tweet that has garnered support from fans of the political lady with tender and sweet words which offer a glimpse at the softer side of a progressive council lady working her way to the highest office at 12th & Oak.

Jolie Justus writes:

"One year ago tonight, I was married to this amazing woman. Happy Anniversary Luciana. We are on an amazing journey & it is infinitely better with you by my side."

Again, here's the moment in time and possibly history in the making for Kansas City:

Meanwhile . . .

The rising homicide count, increased flooding, a property crime spike and crumbling local infrastructure has Kansas City voters angry, frustrated and desperate for change from a status quo that seems to champion the rights of developers, power players and social justice activists over homeowners.

Nevertheless, this pause to share the love is worthwhile if only to realize that anger rarely leads to election victory and instead many locals simply want to share happy thoughts and adorable sentiments amid Springtime 2019.

You decide . . .


It can't be all salt and snark on this blog. As always, we welcome insights and observations from our reader community about locals doing the right thing and performing exceptionally. And so, we offer this quick note from a reader sharing a perspective about a local rising star in the talk game. Checkit:

TKC READER: Is Pete Mundo now the king of political talk radio?

I know 2019 isn't what it used to be (FOR LOCAL RADIO) in the '90s or early '00s. But Mundo's star has been on the rise since coming to Kansas City. Parks and Wright used to be on local media shows that Mundo now frequents. And he was the real star of the mayoral debate a few weeks ago asking questions many in the media don't ask.

To be fair to the other hosts, it's kind of hard to be knowledgeable about issues facing the city when you spend 20 hours a week doing game shows and bad "Boomer Humor."I just hope two years from now Mundo doesn't make the same mistake Jerry Agar did and go to a bigger market only to flame out.

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Teachable Moment: Kansas City Catholics Fight For Life By Helping Less Fortunate

Amid the culture war debate over controversial legislation that's really nothing more than posturing and a lead up to election 2020 - Here's a glimpse at Kansas City Catholics working, donating and taking to the street in order to help locals confronting life challenges. Read more:

Life & Justice grants help 14 area organizations serve those in need

Megan Marley Hospitals, mothers' homes, soup kitchens and more...the Church in northwestern and central Missouri has served those in need through a variety of missions over the decades, putting in action the command to 'love one another' and the Church's teaching on the dignity of every human person from conception until death.

Charter Schools: KCPS Last Hope?!?

Actually, here's an important story about local progress AND success for students slightly out of the grips of the local school district. Read more:

For The First Time In This Alternative Charter School's History, Every Senior Graduated

The Kansas City Sunday News Look

Sunday look at hotness and the constant need for innovation. Read more:

Yahoo: Victoria's Secret won't make it unless it reinvents itself: expert

Closer to home, these news link inspire our Sunday:

Soggy Kansas City Weather Cont'd

Spotty showers Sunday, Monday with severe storms expected Tuesday

Spotty thunderstorms are possible Sunday evening with a high of 82. It's more of the same on Monday with a high of 85. Tuesday is a First Alert Day with afte...

Local Warnings Lost

Residents say sirens need to be fixed

BELTON, MO (KCTV) -- Severe weather in the spring is nothing new in Kansas City, but people in two Missouri communities said they were left in the dark when storms moved in Friday night. "I was really terrified," Kristina Twitty, who wants the siren fixed, said.

Kansas City Artsy Revival

Following deadly shooting, Kansas City man hopes to uplift neighbors through art

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Neighbors are demanding change one a week after a homicide in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood. But one home is also getting a lot more colorful as Zac Laman attempts to uplift his neighbors through art. "Hopefully it brings a positive feeling," he said.

KCK Faith Community Progress

New Headquarters Marks Another Turning Point For KCK's Youthfront

Over its 75-plus years, Youthfront, a Christian ministry that supports youth pastors and offers summer camps and other programs for young people, has made several key transitions. And now it's changing locations. Well, slightly. The organization's 38 full-time staff members are moving into new headquarters at 4600 Rainbow Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas, and preparing for its grand opening June 20.

Jeff City Needs Help

Jefferson City police looking for volunteers to help with tornado damage cleanup

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Jefferson City police are now asking for volunteers who want to help with tornado recovery. Officials initially asked that people wanting to help didn't come to the city to allow emergency officials to work, but now police are sharing how people can assist.

Kansas City Sporting Chance

Sporting KC in search of a 'W'

Sporting KC winless in its last nine matches. A date with second-place Seattle on Sunday, but one game won't fix all that's hurting right now.

Sunday Local Serving

Food Critics: The Best Sushi And Raw Meat In Kansas City In 2019

The transition from the cold winter to warm summer can bring about a shift in food tastes: Instead of soup, we look for fresh dishes. And in recent years, raw foods like poke and sushi have become more popular in landlocked Kansas City.

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Local struggle turns out badly overnight as "a suspect in an armed carjacking during a domestic disturbance was killed in an officer-involved shooting early Sunday after he struggled with police during an attempt to arrest him."

Read more:

Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Kansas City

Kansas City, MO (KCTV) - Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred overnight. Just after 12:30 a.m., officers were called to the 7000 block of Bellefontaine on a domestic violence disturbance involving a handgun. Reports indicated that an armed male subject forced his way into a residence where the calling party said that subject had kidnapped her husband and stole their car.

More KCK Murder Overnight

Once again, across the State Line the murder count ramps us after a relatively peaceful early part of the year. Here's the latest:

KCK detectives investigate homicide on Holt Lane

A man was shot and killed in the 1600 block of Holt Lane late Saturday night.

Saturday, May 25, 2019


Our blog community of KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS was the FIRST to inform this town that TIME'S UP FOR CITY MANAGER TROY SCHULTE after the election. Council wants a fresh start and complaints about FAILING infrastructure are now starting to resonate given recent flooding.

And so the search is on for the new boss.

Let's not forget that the City Manager actually has more power than the Mayor or any single council member when it comes to how this town actually runs.

And so . . .

As we noted previously, insiders want former Northland Councilman Scott Wagner to take over the job of city manager. He doesn't have much experience BUT there's no denying that he has more insight into how 12th & Oak really works than anyone else. Moreover, Scott Wagner as City Manger would ensure the status quo on the 29th floor.

Sadly, without some very heavy lifting from the council, a national search for a new candidate will occur and an out-of-towner will likely take control and look to clean house.

Around KC, the outgoing 1st District dude is already enduring some criticism because the idea of Councilman Wagner as Troy Schulte's replacement is gaining traction. Some neighborhood activists are calling out his record on sketchy projects in order to sidetrack his career progress.

And so, whilst Scott Wagner as the new City Manager might be a long shot . . . The odds are still good enough to irk more than a few locals who have opposed this otherwise likeable politico's rising star.

And all of this inspires our playlist tonight . . .

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


Kansas native and KU "attendee" Abigail O'Neill has accomplished a goal greater than or equal to the accomplishment of any local lady . . . She's showing off her sweet hotness in Playboy. As always, THE VERY BEST AND KICK-ASS TKC READERS are on top of the situation and always have an eye for local talent. Take a peek at her hometown paper blushing with pride:

Playboy Playmate of the Month is a Southeast High grad who has a lot to say about Wichita

When Southeast High students start school, they will be at a new $68 million building at 127th Street East and Pawnee, the first new comprehensive high school to open in Wichita in nearly four decades.

Former Old School Missouri Senator Also Seyz Prez Trump Should Be Impeached

Vaguely local connection but part of the litany of Republicans who now oppose the Prez as election time approaches. Read more:

Ex-GOP congressman from Missouri calls for impeachment, calls Trump an 'illegitimate president'

(CNN) - A former longtime Republican congressman called Friday for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who he said is an "illegitimate president." "I'm calling for impeachment now because the Mueller report is out, and in it (special counsel Robert Mueller) describes 10 obstruction of justice charges that he could not bring because of a Department of Justice rule and regulation that says you can't indict a sitting president - that's (reason) number one," former Rep.

Kansas City Saturday Night Slice Of Life

Hottie Carmen continues to have our admiration as we check just a few local news links also worth a peek tonight . . .

Kansas City Weather Warning Tonight

MORE STORMS: Parts of metro area under severe thunderstorm watch until 3 a.m. Sunday

A wall of storms is barreling toward Kansas City Saturday evening.The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Anderson, Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, and Bates, Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri until 3 a.m.

Kansas City Burning Sensation Saturday

Crews battle fire in KC, north of Liberty

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Firefighters were battling a fire in Kansas City north of Liberty on Saturday afternoon. An outbuilding in the area of NE Cookingham Drive and E. Overton Avenue, just east of N. Flintlock Road. The fire started at 5:52 p.m. and was under control by 6:10 p.m.

Stormy Followup Fear

Friday night tornadoes near Lake Lotawana, Longview Lake rated EF-0

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Two tornadoes that occurred on Friday night near Lake Lotawana and Longview Lake have been rated EF-0. Tornado warnings were issued on Friday night. The first Tornado Warning was issued for southeastern Johnson County in Kansas and Cass and Jackson Counties in Missouri at 7:45 p.m.

KCMO Biz Still Soggy

Wet, cooler weather impacting visitors, businesses that thrive on sunshine

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Memorial Day weekend is typically considered the unofficial start to summer, but this weekend, many are looking at soggy forecasts, festivals canceled, and attractions closed. "It's not been fun," said Courtney Klotz, with Custard's Last Stand.

Talking Jolie & Artsy

Seg.1: Mayoral Candidate Jolie Justus | Seg. 2: Indie Film Critics

Crime is one of the top concerns Jolie Justus hears when speaking with voters. The mayoral candidate explains why criminal justice reform is in her plans to address the city's crime rate. Justus also discussed her approach to using economic development incentives.

Check Doggie Robot Reporting

Dogs in Kansas City looking for their furr-ever homes

Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of delightful doggies up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Kansas City, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect new pal. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you.

Local Losing Streak Continues

Voit, Yanks beat KC 7-3, open twinbill with 6th win in row

CLOSE KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Voit put on quite a power show for his big rooting section at Kauffman Stadium. With 60 family members and friends in the stands, the Missouri native hit a 470-foot, go-ahead home run in the seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees past the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Saturday in the first game of a split doubleheader.

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


Better amenities for Kansas City travelers was the main selling point of the new airport but now details about the upcoming developments and opportunities have been scarce for aspiring vendors.

To wit . . .


Here's the word from City Hall insiders about the process that is basically, just as we predicted, on hold until after the election:

"They're not giving any information. We want to know about square footage, costs, what the the space is going to look like. Nothing. Just the same sketches they've shown us for months and a lot of happy talk. Nobody has time to show up to all of these pointless meetings. If we're making progress on the new airport, we need more information about what's going to be required of vendors and the resources that will be available to them. So far there's nothing."

Unfortunately . . .

What we do know for sure is that rents at the new facility will increase and those prices will likely be handed down to travelers who will be confronting rising prices at airports overall.

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The rain returns to night but a brie pause offers us a moment for reflection . . .

The recent deluge has flooded Kansas City basements and demonstrated to voters that basic services are more important than the tourist game. BUT Will the shift in priorities impact the upcoming election??!? 

More importantly . . .


Never mind that neither candidate did much to help alleviate the situation over the past 4 years they held office.

And so . . . Tonight we prepare for more rain as KCMO has been coping with water threats since The Great Flood of '51 but our political establishment still struggles to even keep the sewers clean.

Check the links:

KMBC: Storms return Saturday evening

Fox4KC: Severe weather threat continues (with breaks)

KMBC: It looks like Wednesday before we begin to see a drying trend.

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Meth Town 'Smart Meter' Push Back Cont'd

The latest local government reaction to resident rage and push back from voters. Checkit:

Examiner: Will ‘smart meters’ go to voters?


Independence’s City Council voted this week to indefinitely postpone an ordinance that would have put a smart meter vote on the ballot for Aug. 6.

It doesn’t necessarily mean the council is ignoring the citizens’ successful ballot initiative petition for a smart meter vote, though.

Another ordinance that received its first reading – one that accepts the petition, prohibits smart meter installation for city’s electric and water utilities and voids the smart meter contract the council approved last month – is scheduled for a possible vote June 3. The council had no discussion on that ordinance Monday.

Read The Examiner's report in full.

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Kansas City Loves Bob Wasabi!!!

This link is just for TKC and the precious readers who check this blog not to express hateration but instead to learn more about KCMO. Accordingly, this is a great report on local life and a beloved Kansas City character. Checkit:

Before Poke Bowls Became Trendy, Bob Wasabi Searched The Globe To Create His Own In Kansas City

Bob Shin, who you might know as Bob Wasabi, is known around town for serving up some of the freshest fish in Kansas City, Missouri, at his small sushi restaurant on 39th Street. But, his daughter Tanya Shin says he has another nickname. "He's known as the complainer," she laughs.

Kansas Joins Fight Against Big Pharma

With dangerously addictive pills flooding into small towns creating a deadly glut, state governments push back and Kansas is now part of a coalition to take private industry to task amid an American crisis. Checkit:

Kansas, 4 Other States, File Lawsuits over Prescription Opioids

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states.

Looters Hit Jeff City After EPIC Tornado

Real life postscript on so many "thoughts & prayers" from social media. Read more:

Jefferson City police arrest three accused of post-tornado looting

JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department is investigating two incidents of alleged looting involving three individuals Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning. A news release said officers were dispatched to a local business in the 300 block of Flora Drive just after 3 p.m.

The Kansas City Saturday News Stand

Like everything else, the panty game is changing because of the Internets . . .

From braless to custom bras: The online bra industry is booming (Victoria's Secret isn't)

Closer to home, these news link deserve a peek as well:

Kansas City Trick Play Preview

Patrick Mahomes has attempted two no-look passes through one week of OTAs

I don't know about you, but I have grown tired of the Patrick Mahomes loving ketchup story; I will never grow tired of the Patrick Mahomes no-look passes story. No-look passes were back on the mind of Kansas City Chiefs' fans this week when cornerback Kendall Fuller tweeted from what sounded like the team's film room.

Local Left Turn Acquisition

NASCAR to purchase Kansas Speedway, 11 other tracks

Breaking News As it deals with slipping attendance and lower television ratings, NASCAR is looking for a makeover, and owning the Kansas Speedway could be part of that effort. The race track opened in 2001, and it is owned by the International Speedway Corporation (ISC). The venue hosts two NASCAR Cup races each year.

Local TV Trouble

KSMO-TV signal down for maintenance

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) - The over the air signal for KSMO-TV will be down Friday evening starting at 10 pm for maintenance of the transmitter system. The outage will affect viewers using an over-the-air antenna but should not be an issue for viewers watching on Spectrum, AT&T U-verse, Google Fiber or Comcast.

Kansas City Hipster Foodie Reverence

Where to eat and drink on Memorial Day

Courtesy Summit Restaurant Group If you have Monday off, here's a handful of spots that will cater specifically to your open schedule and empty stomach. Happy summer! Novel (1927 McGee Street) is hosting its annual Memorial Day party, featuring a buffet spread and bottomless wine, beer, and batch cocktails.

Cars Flying By . . .

Hundreds of cars damaged at Jefferson City dealership

Hundreds of cars were damaged at a Jefferson City, MIssouri, car dealership by Wednesday night's tornado.

Kangaroo Study Disaster Scene

Group from UMKC studying tornado damage in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Hundreds of workers and volunteers are helping out in Jefferson City, clearing paths through the debris to get to homes and businesses. Among them is a group from UMKC, because there's an academic interest in this tornado, too. It turns out you can learn a lot by looking up.

Hottie KC Blogger Plays Lingerie Game

Macy's BIG Memorial Day Lingerie SALE + Shop My Look - Sarah Scoop

Summertime is the perfect season to embrace femininity and treat yourself to the most beautiful sleepwear and intimates. Finding the perfect bra that makes me feel confident and comfortable is a constant battle. Luckily, Macy's has a little something for everyone.

BANKS - Gimme is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


He's an opinion leader for the right and one of the most prolific Republican pundits in the Kansas City metro for decades. Recently, Jack Cashill offered an interesting and somewhat surprising endorsement in the allegedly non-partisan election for KCMO mayor.

First more background for those who don't know . . .

Jack Cashill is an American author, journalist, blogger and documentary producer. He is a weekly contributor to the WorldNetDaily Web site and Executive Editor of Ingram's Magazine, a business publication based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Now, the word from the GOP opinion maker:

Jack Cashill: "Quinton Lucas for KC mayor. He is wiser than his web site might lead you to believe."

We believe that Mr. Cashill might be referring to the "Economic and Racial Justice" agenda recently touted by Quinton Lucas. Our blog community talked about this and basically came to the conclusion that Mr. Lucas would be better off focusing on the more practical problems facing KCMO like potholes, sewers and our horrific homicide rate.

SJW crusading aside . . .


This question is paramount as both candidates desperately search for an edge in appealing to the various factions that make up the local political scene given that BOTH CANDIDATES ARE DECIDEDLY PROGRESSIVE BY MOST OBJECTIVE STANDARDS.

Moreover . . .

Now that the most vocal advocates among KC unions are set to back Jolie Justus with HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of dollars; support from Republicans, who mostly keep quiet about urban core politics, is essential in holding onto a very slim lead in the polls for Quinton Lucas.

You decide . . .

Jackson County Endures Car Attack

Tough traffic times and a trio of cars hit in this latest local car chase escapade. Here's the damage:

Suspect intentionally hits three Jackson County Sheriff Deputy vehicles

Jackson County, MO (KCTV) - A suspect is in custody after intentionally ramming into three separately occupied Jackson County Deputy vehicles. The suspect hit the three patrol cars near I-435 and 23rd St. and fled the scene in their heavily damaged car. They were apprehended by KCPD after becoming involved in an accident in Kansas City.

Will Next Mayor Continue Kansas City Pizza Party For Plaza Safety Compromise?!?!

Mayor Sly hoped that a series of city sponsored events would keep the plaza safe. That didn't work. What's worse is that local media is too scared to ask the current candidates about their position on the persistent problem. Accordingly, here's another note on the curfew that's not working:

Summer curfew for teens in Kansas City goes into effect Friday night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City's teen summer curfew goes into effect Friday night, and police say the plan to keep everyone safe is working. The city put the curfew in place after seeing large groups of teenagers on the Country Club Plaza and other entertainment areas.

Kansas City Royals: Kings Of Mediocrity

A tribute to this town's home team and their not-so-EPIC journey from first to worst along with the continued and futile hope for improvement. Take a look:

The Royals are the best really bad team ever

In 2014, the Royals won the American League pennant. In 2015, they bested that by winning the World Series. Over those two seasons, the Royals won 89 and 95 games respectively, including a pretty much wire-to-wire dominance over the AL in 2015. Cumulatively, those squads put together a 22-9 record in the postseason.


Despite the overnight rain, this latest local killing marks the 53rd murder so far this year compared to 49 at this time last year.

Read more:

KMBC: Man shot and killed during argument


Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed inside a house near 41st Street and Montgall Avenue shortly before 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police they heard an argument inside the house before shots were fired.

Police believe everyone involved in the case has been in contact with detectives and they are not searching for any suspects.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Luxury Beef Backstory Revealed

Really neat story on a pricey local company that offers expensive cuts put together by the troops. Take a look:

Cattle Company Serves Up Wagyu Beef Produced, Packaged By Veterans

The roots of KC Cattle Company are shallow, but owner Patrick Montgomery has already battled several obstacles. From severe drought in 2018 to fighting off relentless rains this year, the 3-year-old business is no stranger to challenges. "Last year, dealing with the drought, that was painful," said Montgomery.

KCPD Builds 'Internet Exchange' Zone

Po-po set up a local spot where locals will feel confident that they're only getting ripped off by tech companies instead of local strangers. Read more:

KCPD adds 'internet exchange' signs at station parking lots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department now has official "internet exchange" areas at each of its six stations in the city. Those who set up transactions online, such as through Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, can meet at KCPD parking lots to complete the sale.

Kansas City Soggy Newsie Chatter This Week

Professional journalists and reporters offer their hot take on topics that social media has been kicking around this week . . . Altogether, even amid the reemergence of Mary Sanchez, we generally like  this worthwhile glimpse at the more important topics impacting The Greater Kansas City Metro.


"Nick Haines, Mary Sanchez, Micheal Mahoney, Pete Mundo and Dave Helling discuss the significance of KC landing the 2023 NFL Draft, Missouri's abortion ban and subsequent protests, Eric Greitens rejoining the Navy, Kris Kobach's future now that Trump's immigration role has been filled, controversy in the Lee's Summit School District, latest mayoral polling & Laura Kelly's veto of the GOP tax bill."

Take a look:

You decide . . .

Perfect Village More Artsy Than KC Proper?!?!

It's garbage sponsored content but this local magazine snippet shares a promo for the 2nd biggest local arsty fair in town that continually hopes JoCo residents will lose their curiosity and hope to find excitement (and recreational drugs) in the urban core cowtown. Checkit:

A Kansas City Tradition: The 63rd Annual Prairie Village Art Show Returns - In Kansas City

Over 100 hand-picked artists will be on tap at the 63rd Annual Prairie Village Art Show coming the last weekend in May. (Fun fact: it's the metro's second longest running art show after the Plaza.) For many of the show's 10,000+ visitors, they're fans of the intimate venue, the sheer variety of art and,...

KCPT Now Hiring Foodie Newsie

Check the QUALIFICATIONS for this Kansas City journalism job that mostly revolves around tirelessly pushing a social justice agenda in the context of the local restaurant game. Checkit:

Friday, May 24, 2019

Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings

On this stormy night we check local forces of nature and the movers and shakers who influenced the discourse across the Greater Kansas City metro and the nation.

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As always, we're focused on winning and not the partisan slap fighting that some locals mistake for news.


Missouri Guv Parson Stands Up For Unborn

Despite threats from donors and MSM propaganda, Governor Parson signed a Missouri Bill that would criminalize abortion after 8 weeks. And so he begins a national debate that will influence the 2020 election cycle.

Jolie Justus Supporters Ramp Up Efforts

There's simply no denying that it was a good week for Jolie Justus. She seemed stronger in debates and launched her TV commercial camapign. She's not much of a campaigner BUT the people supporting her are serious about moving forward her candidacy.

Clay Chastain Declares Pro-Life Stance

Kansas City's most prolific transit petitioner reveals his PRO-LIFE POSITION as Clay Chastain contradicts the two contenders on the ballot with his write-in alternative perspective.

DaRon McGee Confronts #MeToo Movement

The former KCMO Southland State Rep. questions Missouri ethics proceedings and the motives of his accuser in a worthwhile Jackson County Advocate tell-asll.

JoCo Pushes Back Against Rigged Voting

Golden Ghetto Shawnee REJECTS an unpopular community center write-in proposal that took a page from KCMO politics.

Save The Paseo Wins Progress

Moved forward by the Finance and Governance committee, the effort to SWITCH THE SIGNS BACK is making good progress and now confronts a sketchy Council vote.

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.


Just a quick glimpse from a friend of the blog showing off the rising tide in Waldo as Kansas City copes with ongoing storm sewer crisis and the EPA mandate ignored.

Developing . . .