Saturday, October 20, 2018
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! WALDO TANNER'S CLOSING AND KANSAS CITY WARNING: MILLENNIALS RUIN BAR GAME!!!
After 25 years a Kansas City working-class tradition shuts down.
Tanner's Waldo is closing at the end of the weekend and tonight is the big blowout party and pretty much last call for the Saturday regulars & irregulars alike.
What makes this night so special???
The end of this neighborhood pub offers us a glimpse at the future: Millennials and the NEXTGEN are no longer sentimentally attached to neighborhood hangouts like the Waldo Tanner's.
Online hookups, social media swarms and dating app flirting provide tech savvy youngsters and creepy middle-aged online denizens more immediate gratification than the old school bar scene.
As with all things, expediency is at the root of this local game changer.
Buying booze and bad wings is no longer a prerequisite to exchange fluids with a stranger. Apps also work more efficiently when matching people up on looks & and various lies people tell to one another when trying to align naughty bits.
Sadly, the shut down of this Kansas City public house offers another glimpse of locals retreating from the real world in order to congregate within neatly collected digital tribes
And so, we dedicate tonight's playlist to the memory of Waldo Tanner's and their Kansas City clientele.
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.
Whilst plebs suffer small time drug crackdowns, here's a look at power players turning tidy profits from the burgeoning legal marijuana game.
Latest example . . .
Law: Ex-Polsinelli Partners’ Cannabis Company Sells for Record High
A former partner at Polsinelli recently earned about $682 million for his recent weed company sale.
True, this is connected to the Chicago office BUT the best and brightest among our blog community seem to believe this illustrates an important point:
THE WEED GAME IS NOW CORPORATE AND CONNECTED KANSAS CITY LEGAL EAGLES ARE ON THE CUSP OF MAKING BIG BUCKS AS THE U.S. SURRENDERS ON THIS LOSING DRUG WAR BATTLE!!!
Developing . . .
The latest homicide counted after the latest midday gun battle.
Take a look:
KMBC: KCPD investigates fatal shooting Saturday near 114th, Blue Ridge
"Police were called about 1:30 p.m. to the 6900 block of East 114th Street on a reported shooting. Authorities said the woman was taken to a hospital, but died a short time later."
More on the story from Fox4:
Kansas City Police Dispatch report . . . Just north of Longview Rd., around 1:45 p.m.
When officers arrived on scene they found several people tending to a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.
Again, this is the 109th shooting so far this year compared to 116 at this time last year.
Developing . . .
RAYTOWN, Mo. -- One person was taken to the hospital in serious condition following a drive-by shooting in Raytown Saturday afternoon. Just after 2 p.m. police were called to the area of 87th and Elm on a shots fired call.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- One person was shot at 27th and Lister late on Saturday afternoon. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time. The police believe they have the suspect in custody. KCTV5 News is working to learn more information. Stay with us for updates.
Kansas City firefighters are battling a smokey blaze Saturday afternoon at an underground warehouse on 23rd Street near Interstate 435. The fire was reported about 4:50 p.m. at Interstate Underground at 8201 E. 23rd Street. Fire crews evacuated people in the facility. At least two people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
TKC SATURDAY SECOND LOOK!!! SHARICE DAVIDS COFFEE COMPANY TROUBLE IS PART OF ENTREPRENEURIAL BIZ RISK!!!
So much concern regarding the upcoming Midterms in Kansas involves the economy and the future of economic development in the Sunflower State.
Accordingly . . .
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST OF TKC READERS WHO MAKE AN ESSENTIAL POINT REGARDING RECENTLY REVEALED SHARICE DAVIDS BIZ TROUBLE!!!
As GOP hardliners gloat over the financial FAIL of the Congressional contender's coffee FAIL our blog community talks about the high risk nature of local biz life.
Here's the word:
About Sharice Davids And The "Failure" Of Her Coffee Company
"The story is a big nothingburger. Entrepreneurs are supposedly the engine of the economy. Sometimes those efforts fail, not because the person is a bad person, a bad business person, etc.
"If the lender didn't ask for a personal guaranty for the loan, that is the lender's problem."
You decide . . .
“Our country has reached a level of political polarization and warfare that’s greater than it’s ever been in my lifetime,” Cleaver stated.
However, Cleaver also highlighted success stories and opportunities for improvement in the turbulent political landscape.
He reflected on a conversation he had with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson after the governor took over in June. Despite their opposing political parties, the two talked about the importance of low-income housing and low-income tax credits. A month and a half later, they gave a joint press conference on the topic.
Cleaver said this type of bipartisan cooperation should be used to solve major issues and debates, including insurance coverage of preexisting conditions.
At a Friday legislative briefing by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, a connection between local and national politics became a theme. Cleaver pushed back against the tariffs President Trump has leveled at China, Canada and other nations.
After no one hit all winning numbers in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, the jackpot has surged to a staggering $1.6 billion - the largest prize in U.S. lottery history. And at some point, someone will get really lucky. As in really, really lucky.
Fallout from a Kansas City mayoral game changer continues . . .
Following the bust of councilman Quinton Lucas for suspected DUI . . . The political predictions and arguments continue to circulate . . .
Here's one talking point that deserves to be debunked . . .
Councilman Quinton Lucas claims that not moving his car absolves him of DUI charges. FALSE.
FACT: People get convicted for DUI for doing nothing but sitting in a car ALL THE TIME.
Reality . . . Lawrence, Ks. is a college town and police have a great deal of leeway when it comes to busting the wide array of drunks on their streets.
Initially, we thought the "key in the ignition" rule applied . . . But the DUI regs can be actually much more strict. A few Kansas police have sent word our way noting that any DUI suspect driver in a car with even "access" to their keys can be arrested for DUI. Is it fair? NO but nobody said DUI laws are fair, blame MADD . . .
Here's a quick quote that might help further our understanding via a simple internet search that no other newsie in KCMO has bothered to conduct . . .
In Kansas, a motorist can get a DUI even without actually driving: The statute defines DUI as “operating or attempting to operate” a vehicle while under the influence or with a prohibited BAC. Kansas courts have said this includes any “overt act to engage” and does not require movement of the vehicle. So while driving is sufficient for a conviction, it isn’t required.
Of course, this is a first suspected offense for Mr. Lucas so it's likely courts will give him the benefit of the doubt and odds are he can get the charge thrown out. But the fact remains, a lot of people have been convicted for DUI under the exact same circumstances Mr. Lucas describes.
More importantly . . .
THE DUI MUGSHOT HAS DOOMED THE MAYORAL AMBITIONS OF COUNCIL DUDE QUINTON LUCAS!!!
A word from one of the top ranking KCMO consultants who offers a preview of the upcoming 2019 primary contest . . .
"This is campaign ad gold. Generally people don't like to go negative in KCMO races but this one is just too good to pass up. We're already doing mock-ups for mailers with the mugshot from 3rd parties. At time when more residents want to talk about crime and putting more police on local streets, an opponent who has a fresh mugshot is like manna from heaven."
And so, while Councilman Lucas might very well evade any charges for the DUI arrest, the mugshot threatens to damage his political credibility among so many voters who want the next mayor to make public safety a top priority.
You decide . . .
Menstruating isn't just having a monthly period. It's also having a monthly bill, because buying proper hygiene products such as pads and tampons can be costly. "It may cost $7 for 22 pads. That's pretty expensive," says Jessica McClellan, founder and president of a Kansas City non-profit called Giving Hope and Help, which provides funds and resources, including menstrual hygiene products, for domestic violence shelters.
Sometimes we're in such a hurry to see the art that we don't see of the art. It takes several days to see everything in Open Spaces , spread across the Kansas City metropolitan area, running through October 28. I've seen Michael Rees' inflatables at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, site-specific installations by Ebony G.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Streets around Kansas City will be temporarily closed Saturday during the Kansas City Marathon. The event, which also includes a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 1.2-mile kids marathon, starts at 7 a.m. Saturday at Washington Square Park near 22nd Street and Grand Boulevard.
Quick peek at our weekend Kansas City news scene . . .
Kansas City Saturday Sink
Water rescue near Broadway Bridge
Local Search Continues
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A Kansas City mother is fearing the worst after her 24-year-old daughter disappeared 22 days ago. Kenisha Washington's family members and police are asking anyone with information about her whereabouts to come forward. Her mother is pleading for help because she has not seen or heard from her daughter since Sept.
KCK Overnight Shootout
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A man has suffered critical injuries Friday night after a shooting at a KCK gas station, officials say. Police said the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Friday at a Quick Stop gas station near 13th and Quindaro. Details about what led up to the shooting were not immediately available.
KCPS Desperate For Cash
Kansas City Public School District is looking to sponsor more charter schools | The Kansas City Star
Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bedell said Thursday the district is ready to compete for the sponsorship of charter schools in the city.
Lesson In FAIL
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- A board of Johnson County Commissioners sided with people trying to save a park from becoming an emergency exit for Johnson County Community College, easing tensions between the two groups for the moment. On Wednesday, Johnson County's Board of Parks & Recreation Commissioners voted unanimously to reject JCCC's request for access to Stoll Park.
Kansas City Lost & Found
The Big Search is seeing some results as volunteers canvass the metro looking for missing people.
Kansas City East Side Brew
When life hands out lemons, some people turn them into lemonade. But what happens when it throws 300 pounds of coffee beans in your direction? You percolate new ideas that can disrupt an overcaffeinated market and strengthen a community, Timothy Shockley chuckled. "A friend of mine closed his [Shawnee] coffee shop and left [the beans] to me.
Travis Scott - SICKO MODE ft. Drake this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . .
Kansas first responders are divided over which candidate to back for governor, with firefighters supporting Republican Kris Kobach but police siding with Democrat Laura Kelly. In August, Kobach won the endorsement of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters - the state's largest firefighters union and a group that has long sided with Democrats.
When voters head to the polls on Nov. 6, they'll encounter a slew of down-ballot names they've likely never heard of: judges standing for retention. In Kansas, 101 judges are on the ballot statewide; in Missouri, 58. Are these retention votes really important?
Political radio ad sparks outrage in Missouri for 'lynching' comment
A word from local experts on the hot topics of the week and their implications.
"Nick Haines, Dave Helling, Mark Alford, Eric Wesson & Steve Kraske discuss the national media attention and high profile politicians focusing on issues and races in Kansas & Missouri, Kansas City becoming the fifth most violent city in America, update on MLK tribute in KC, the Schlitterbahn trial, the Kansas Secretary of State race & the lawsuit regarding transgender birth certificates in Kansas."
Take a look:
You decide . . .
After 35 years in the TV news business, former reporter Bev Chapman has a virtual who's-who of names squirreled away in her phone list. Her contacts have contacts. After pounding the pavement and chasing stories for KMBC 9 News for over two decades, Chapman had the opportunity to work on long-form, special projects for the...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --You can see the sadness in Brandy Wilson's eyes and hear it in her voice. She can't believe she's suddenly lost her brother. "He was just an awesome guy. He was loved by many. We're gonna miss him dearly," Wilson said during an exclusive interview Friday night with FOX4's Robert Townsend.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (JTA) - The scribbled, shorthand note is faded, but the formal origins of the first modern Jewish state are clear: "H(is) M(ajesty's) G(overnment) accepts the principle that P(alestine) shld. reconstitute as the Natl. Home of the J(ewish) P(eople) ..." Jotted on stationery from London's Imperial Hotel, the memo would be forwarded along...
Friday, October 19, 2018
Another exciting week in the KCMO discourse is complete and once again we offer our late night news junkies a glimpse at the winners.
Now more than ever the Mayoral race is WIDE OPEN and political lady power player Cindy Circo has the potential to move from the corporate world back to the political battlefield better than anyone else . . . As usual, our blog community was FIRST to note that insiders are clamoring for her return to political life that would undoubtedly shake up and potentially dominate a crowded Kansas City mayor's race.
At the end of the year as the murder count ramps up and KCMO ranks as the 5th deadliest town in the nation . . . Crime is tragically off the City Hall agenda. Nevertheless, tax fighter Patrick Touhey did an excellent job taking Mayor Sly to task on the subject of police on local streets . . . Or lack thereof . . . It's a vital topic that needs to be a bigger part of the KCMO discourse as we slouch toward election season.
This footballer with nearly incomprehensible blazing speed offered what was possibly the finest example of local stoicism and Midwestern reserve at the outset of the week . . . Chiefs WR didn't get mad when Pats fan threw beer on him while insulting and berating him. Instead he kept his cool, took it all in stride and proved himself to be a real world KANSAS CITY CLASS ACT -- Even in the face of defeat. This year fans have been manic in their celebration of Patrick Mahomes but a quarterback is nothing without a quality receiver . . . Tyreek Hill makes Mr. Mahomes look even better. Moreover, the fastest man in the NFL is a big part of the reason the team is finally being taken seriously.
And so . . .
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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Tanner's Bar & Grill location in Waldo will be closing after this weekend, according a post on their Facebook page. "After 27 wonderful years serving the Waldo area, we have decided that this weekend will be our last," the post said.
The Kansas City Star published a 2,500 word front page story on Sunday that asked, "Why do so many stores east of Troost lack healthy food?" It wasn't until the 11th paragraph that we got the answer: demand. This answer shouldn't surprise anyone-we've known it for years.
KANSAS CITY STAR RAGE AGAINST KCPD TWEET AMID SHAKE SHACK SHOOTING!!! FAIR GAME OR SNOWFLAKE SCREED?!?!
Twitter war betwixt cops and media advocates for more accurate public information in the midst of a crisis . . .
Kansas City: For 33 minutes, KC police made every black male a suspect in the Plaza shooting
The mid-afternoon incident created chaos in the city’s iconic shopping district. And while police acted quickly to keep the public safe, a tweet from the department’s official Twitter page was an unacceptable misstep.
For a brief time, the police department managed to label approximately 64,000 black males in Kansas City as suspects in the shooting. That’s exactly what occurred with this tweet: “We are still looking for one more subject of interest. The only description we have right now is a black male. So we ask everyone around the area to please be aware of their surroundings. And we continue to ask those who are not already @ThePlazaKC to avoid the area.”
About 33 minutes passed before officials released a more detailed description of the suspect. Police know better than to identify an entire group of people based on generic information.
That’s simply a mistake that should never happen. Officials must do a better job of relaying information to the public going forward.
And so we ask . . .
OR IS THE KANSAS CITY STAR PUTTING POLITICS ABOVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND UNFAIRLY SCOLDING POLICE FOR DOING THEIR JOB?!?!?
You decide . . .
The strange case of the $846 subscription offer to the Kansas City Star
Here's their hot take:
When a Star subscriber got an annual renewal notice for $846.66, a journalism industry trade publication set out to find out what was going on with the area's biggest local newspaper. Poynter's sources said it's a new circulation strategy, one event called it "reverse redlining."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The USS Kansas City took one step closer this week to joining the active fleet of the U.S. Navy. The ship, identified as LCS 22, launched from an Austal assembly bay in Mobile, Alabama into the Mobile River. From there, it was into a dry dock and finally moored in front of the bay.
So yesterday me and my homie Sam were out taking photos in the power and light district via KCMO when we overheard this lady say "these fucking niggers" when we walked by. I told her not to say that and then I started recording pic.twitter.com/rvFHFIp3NY - ig: @wesinfinty (@Weslyinfinity) October 17, 2018 Warning: the videos are NSFW, as they contain racial slurs.
Read the highlight of 2018 for the PR team at at this medical center . . .
Fox4: Giant inflatable colon worth $4,000 stolen from KU Cancer Center
The University of Kansas Cancer Center said Friday in a news release that it was stolen from a pickup bed in Brookside.
Surgical oncologist John Ashcraft said colon cancer is a tough subject for many to talk about and the giant inflatable colon is a great conversation starter.
It’s 10 feet-long, weighs 150 pound and is valued at $4,000.
It’s owned by the Cancer Coalition, which hosts walking and running events under a campaign called “Get Your Rear In Gear.”
Developing . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police and fire officials are working to recover the body of a man believed to have drowned after running from police and jumping in a body of water late Thursday night. Around 11 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A tree trimmer died Friday after he fell nearly 60 feet from a boom truck. KCKPD Chief Terry Zeigler wrote in a tweet the worker was pruning trees for a tree service company when the boom bucket broke and tilted sideways.
They've said that he is the Eastside favorite for Kansas city mayor but now his campaign suffers a major hit.
Here's the damage...
KCTV5:Councilman, Kansas City mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas arrested on suspicion of DUI
Lucas, 34, of Kansas City, was booked into the Douglas County Jail early Friday morning near Eighth and New Hampshire streets, jail records state.
He was released on bond and ordered to appear in municipal court in November on the misdemeanor charge.
More deets from the Journal World:
Reached Friday morning, Lucas said he had been drinking and decided he shouldn’t drive back to Kansas City. But, he said, he never moved his vehicle from the public spot it was parked in. He said he “dozed off” in his car.
“I took the choice to behave responsibly yesterday,” Lucas said. “I did not drive or operate a vehicle. It was in a parking spot; it did not move from a parking spot.”
Lucas said that while he respected the work of the Lawrence Police Department and the arresting officer, he plans to contest the DUI charge.
“I look forward to having the opportunity to explain the situation in court,” Lucas said.
Little known fact, TKC readers tell us: If you have your keys in the car to keep warm, even if you're parked, police can bust you for DUI.
Message From Quinton Lucas
Last night there was an incident in which I made the responsible choice not to drink and drive.
Last evening, I attended a university event and a post event gathering. I consumed alcohol. At 10:45pm, I decided to leave. When I got to my car I decided that I was not prepared to safely drive home to Kansas City. I decided to behave responsibly and wait in my car until it was safe to drive. Apparently, while waiting, I dozed off. I never moved or attempted to drive my car.
The car was legally parked in a metered parking spot. I never moved my car, never shifted a gear, never released my parking break, and never attempted to move the car in any manner.
After I had drinks last evening, I chose not to drive.
Around 11:30pm, a policeman approached my car and apparently found my behavior suspicious. Here is what I do know, I have the utmost respect for the men and women of the Lawrence Police Department and the policeman involved. He was courteous throughout, as was I. What I also know is that in making the critical decision not to drive last evening, I behaved responsibly.
I look forward to resolving this issue and explaining the responsible choice I made not to drive under the influence.
Like it or not, there will be a political price for this alleged misstep.
First and foremost, this is gonna help Council lady Jolie Justus more than anybody else . . .
However because we want to contribute to the discourse we offer this bit of leadership for Kansas City voters...
LET'S DEVISE A NEW NICKNAME FOR COUNCIL DUDE QUINTON THAT CELEBRATES HIS DUI CHALLENGES!!!
I'll start it off . . .
"Party Time Quinton"
"Good Time Quinton"
"High Life Quinton"
Let's see what you come up with . . . Always, winner earns 15K TKC bonus points.*
Developing . . .
This cowtown has dumped HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS into toy transit schemes, corporate giveaways and shady development deals but so far it still hasn't paid off . . .
Why Kansas City Is Falling Behind Even As Its Economy Grows
Money line . . .
Kansas City ranks 26 out of 31 peer metropolitan areas in economic growth, according to the report. The area is expecting to lose 800 jobs when the Harley Davidson closes its factory in Platte County next year. In addition, Proctor and Gamble plans to shut down its Kansas City, Kansas, plant by 2020, costing the area another 280 full-time and 100 contract jobs.
The information industry, which has traditionally been important to the area, is also in decline. Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint, for example, has lost thousands of jobs in recent years.
The good news is that fake economic progress isn't taking old elsewhere . . . Sadly, as we enter into silly season, politicos are promising to double down at get-rich-quick schemes that hope to spark growth or at least nice news stories.
Developing . . .
Why don't they hold this thing in Overland Park????
Sure, they raise some chump change for charity but this is mostly a promenade of middle-class locals running from their lives of quiet discontent. Checkit:
Runners from all 50 states and 10 countries will lace up their shoes for Kansas City's premier running event Saturday. Close to 10,000 athletes are expected for the Kansas City Marathon event, which includes a half-marathon, a 10K, a 5K and a 1.2-mile kids marathon. Runner Zach Taylor is back for his second race.
Young voters ages 18 to 24 are the least likely to vote in midterm elections - just 16 percent of them cast ballots in 2014. Frida Sanchez wants to change that. For months, the 19-year-old Johnson County Community College student has been registering other young people to vote.
I'm sure he's a nice guy, but this local know-it-all might provide reason enough to burn down the Crossroads . . .
"It wasn't until Ryan moved away from the suburbs and into the city that he realized he was a city guy at heart. Hear why he lives where he does, and get to know another one of our neighbors in this Kansas City metro."
Take a look:
You decide . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A car struck a young woman Wednesday night in the Santa Fe Hills neighborhood, a day later people who live in the area blame the crash on the lack of stop signs, sidewalks and on speeders. The crash outside Spencer Snedden's home near 89th and Oak.
It's finally Friday at Arrowhead Pride, so we're leaving that abysmal performance against the New England Patriots in the rearview mirror and come back home for a big Sunday Night Football matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.