Tuesday, July 04, 2017
TKC BLOG COMMUNITY SERVES AS THE LAST FREE SPEECH ZONE IN KANSAS CITY!!!
I believe in America.
By way of this blog I've seen some of the best that Kansas City has to offer and a lot of its worst.
More than anything, what I've witnessed is that the 1st Amendment is close to sacred and serves as a shining light of freedom for the rest of the world.
Don't get it twisted, blogging has its challenges and as TKC keeps gaining in popularity, readers and supporters, there are jealous trolls who abound.
For instance, here's a quick run-down of haters who seek the destruction of our blog community in this quick state of the blog that is a 4th of July tradition . . .
Cafe Trio Girl Power Politicos - Every campaign season this coven of local ladies focuses their anger on the TKC blog community and usually loses their respective elections in the process. Last time around our loose affiliation of commenters and chuckle-heads were likened to Prez Trump . . . Which I guess was a compliment considering the outcome that put a reality show host in the White House.
The Wildman & Friends - A trust fund senior citizen who blew all of his money on ex-wives and drugs has a couple of buddies who mistakenly believe that they can bring down this blog by way of mean and racist spam. It's a neat idea but close to SEVEN YEARS LATER the only thing they've done is bring more readers here by way of their obsession and gossip. Thanks????
Newspaper Burnouts - We're sorry these folks lost their jobs but TKC isn't hiring from the ranks of Dead-Tree media and there's no going back to the glory days of a print monopoly on civic opinion. Rather than blame Facebook & Twitter . . . They focus a lot of their ire here because everybody mutes them via social media. Even worse, they promise never to come back every few weeks . . . And we miss them dearly between their CONSTANT mean comments or spell checks . . .
But there's a bright side . . .
EVERY MONTH FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY ADDS READERS, COMMENTS, SOURCES AND KICK-ASS DENIZENS OF THE KANSAS CITY DISCOURSE!!!
We could care less about social media shares BECAUSE TKC IS THE ANTI-SOCIAL NETWORK OF THIS COWTOWN!!!
Even better, we're a blog community where criticism isn't personal and ideas are debated rather than profile pix or personal affiliations . . . Like it or not, just like our SECRET BALLOT . . . Anonymous speech is a fundamental part of our Democracy.
Still, we have challenges that we must confront . . .
SPAMMERS threaten the TKC discourse and whether it's Byron Funkhouser attempting to hijack a thread and make it about himself or N-word guy attempting a low-tech DOS attack . . . Our Free Speech Zone is HAPPY to use the delete function against SPAM that wants to shut out real comments in favor of their repeated chum text.
TKC is a FREE SPEECH ZONE but it's not a free-for-all . . . You can write whatever you like and our tech and helpers are free to DELETE SPAM when it's just low-tech garbage or repeated tripe to shut out the opinion of other commenters. NEVERTHELESS our comments remain OPEN and only the losers, the jealous, the clinically obsessive and failed bloggers get frustrated because their SPAM is taken out with the rest of the trash.
Brief aside . . . My only regret is that I'm always pressed for time and have had to cut back on meeting people and struggle to answer e-mail and other communication in a timely fashion but inevitably I always reply or sent shout outs back when they're offered . . . I'll try to do better in the future but I'm not making any promises. But I digress . . .
Ergo . . .
LIKE IT OR NOT, OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY LEADS THE CRITICAL FREE SPEECH CONVERSATION IN KANSAS CITY THANKS TO FEARLESS READERS, KICK-ASS TIPSTERS & AWESOME DENIZENS!!!
As the lead blogger in charge here, I provide the inspiration and like to serve as a resource for all of the top news stories in Kansas City . . . But it's really YOU that makes TKC great again and again.
Thank you for support the 1st Amendment and the American way.
Thanks for reading.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!