Tuesday, July 10, 2018

COMING SOON!!! THE KANSAS CITY SAUSAGE FEST FOR VP PENCE: TASTELESS PROTEST OR SMART PROMO?!?!



Vice Prez Mike Pence is visiting Kansas City tomorrow to promote Prez Trump's tax plan and help 3rd District Rep. Yoder raise funds for the upcoming midterm election.

By far, the following event notice is the most important and probably the most clever local "counter-protest" we've seen which was celebrated today among the more "progressive" denizens of the local Internets who probably didn't realize that it's mostly just marketing for a struggling radio station . . .

(Some members of) The LGBTQ community in Kansas City and radio station 96.5 The Buzz are throwing a picnic of sorts for Vice President Mike Pence when he visits Kansas City to fundraise for Kansas Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder.

The station is calling it a "Mike Pence Sausage Fest."

Announced on Twitter, the station’s invitation to the event included a picture of Pence, with a sausage on a fork and a multi-colored flag behind him, representing the gay community.

The station tweeted, “Pence is not fan of the LGBTQ community and we’re no fan of his.”

The group argues the vice president encourages discrimination against their community and issues like spending government money on programs for conversion therapy, something Pence has denied, calling it "Fake News."

The event is scheduled to begin at about 11 a.m. and is being held at Barney Allis Plaza, with the promise of free hot dogs, while supplies last.

And so we ask . . .

IS THE BUZZ PLAYING KANSAS CITY PROGRESSIVES WITH A CHEAP MARKETING GIMMICK?!?

So far, there's really not much of a push for advocacy, voting or even attendees information on the issues at hand. Look at the event notice closely and it's mostly brand ID for the station and their corporate music playlist.

Whilst vulgarity has the respect of the TKC blog community . . . Mockery without some kind of point is essentially limp.

Check the links . . .

KCTV5: Radio station, LGBTQ community to hold "Sausage Fest" in protest of Pence's visit to Kansas City

Newspaper: Welcome to Kansas City, Vice President Pence. Here's your to-do list

KMBC: Vice President Pence coming to KC Wednesday with two missions to accomplish

You decide . . .

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why can't it be both?

This will get younger voters involved and help to raise awareness throughout KC.

A win for sure!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely agree. It's a good thing when businesses take a political stand. Let's consumers know more about where they really stand and gives voters a choice about where they spend their time and money.

Jameson said...

The image is funny without a doubt but when you talk about demographics and who really votes in Johnson County. The Buzz might actually be doing Congressman Yoder a favor with their identity politics.

Anonymous said...

They're serving hot dogs, not sausage. That says a lot.

Anonymous said...

Cheap, lame gimmick.

Welcome to radio.

Anonymous said...

I think the Buzz must be very confident in the narrowness of their market segment.

Anonymous said...

8:36 the buzz is still on the air? I had no idea, I thought they folded years ago

Anonymous said...

When I used to listen to the buzz years ago, they were always running scams like this to gain viewers. What’s her name that was on in the mornings is the biggest fake of all time, she would cry and say I’m gonna lose my job if the station folds. People weren’t very smart because they didn’t realize she would do this every six months. She would be a better actress than radio personality.

Anonymous said...

I dont care for Pence but this is dumb. Whatever you think of his beliefs he deserves a basic level of respect.

Anonymous said...

The Buzz is as relevant as Mike Pence.

Anonymous said...

100 years from now, Pence will still be listed in the history books, but the Buzz, Offendra, and her toad faced ex Lazshito won't.

Anonymous said...

Between the murder rate, shitty Royals and the cities reputation in Asia I'd say why not total asses out of ourselves on national news by dissing the Vice President. You stay classy KC.

Anonymous said...

I quit listening to the buzz a long time ago too. If they are throwing this event for the VP they probably spend a lot of air time trashing the president. Seriously though I’m sure their listeners have terrible buying power for advertising.

Anonymous said...

LGBTXYZ groups now have pedophiles wanting to join up with them to become legit. LGBTNAMBLA has a nice ring to it. Forget Pence, you got bigger problems...

Anonymous said...

The best thing about gays is they can’t reproduce!

Anonymous said...

Oh you know who will give it airtime and smoky giggles on her show 8:57? Rachel Maddow, hell they may even rally some more dummy protestors

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^

9:02 That's flipping hilarious.

Queer women eating sausage in protest to Pence. I can't stop laughing!

Vice Pres Pence is Awesome.

Anonymous said...

I give up, go ahead and have fag night at Royals stadium too, the world thinks KC sucks. May as well prove it.

Missouri
Lacks
Klass

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that Jason Kander will be in attendance as he always relishes the chance to mingle with fellow gays.

Jason inherited the Kander family gay genes from his NYC great uncle who has bankrolled his political activism.

Kander's long-time campaign manager and assistant Secretary of State are gay, as are so many of his campaign staff members.

No wonder Jason Kander feels so comfortable hobnobbing in Hollywood.

Anonymous said...

Wow I didn’t know jason kander was a man of the bent wrist.

Anonymous said...

to anybody who watched the vp debate on tv, who would you rather have as vp, pence or kaine?

pence came across then and now as a nice guy.

maybe some of his views are ante-diluvian, but he's not a bad guy.

Anonymous said...

8:51 (1) nails it. I’m disgusted by Fred Phelps’ followers, but this is about on par with their antics, just the other side of the coin.

Save KC said...

Have to agree with some of the comments here, Pence may be backward in some respects but I think that I'm going to like him a lot more after Trump gets thrown out of office.

Anonymous said...

You suck on them instead of eating them.

Anonymous said...

Definitely a tasteless promotion. Typical KC radio. All hat and no cattle, no real criticism or information, just stereotypical whining. In hifi no less.

Retro ROCKER said...

When Cleaver is in Town they wouldn't hold A Water Melon Eating contest. That would be racist. Let the far left KEEP getting the Publicity And Kansas AND Missouri will be RED FOREVER. AND THEY JUST DON'T GET IT. PEOPLE ARE MOVING AWAY FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. GIVE THEM BOOKS SEND THEM TO SCHOOL AND THEY ARE STILL EATING HOT DOGS,

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Ouch. You're right retro. THAT would be racist.

I didn't think of you as a Pence supporter. He's kind of a square and very much a corporate crony. Thought you were much cooler than that. As for the hot dog cookout. I guess the free promotion the got was worth a few geezers turning off their station.

Anonymous said...

I bet those sausages are delicious and I bet that VP Pence would love to get a taste of one. He doesn't HAVE to bring his wife to the sausage fest. Maybe he can swing by on his own.

Anonymous said...

There are a helluva lot more gays and lesbians for Trump/Pence in 2020 than you think. We just don’t go around yelling about it, but we vote. We are more than our sexuality and there are more issues to be concerned about too. Geez, straight folks don’t run around yelling “look at me look at me, I’m straight”, get over it you silly’s!

Anonymous said...

The Buzz is owned by a giant corporation on the east coast and the deejays suck. They should talk less and play more music.

Anonymous said...

Quit listening to the Buzz and switch over to 105.1. Same time of music without all the lame chatter from the on air people.

Anonymous said...

Pence is damn near "Phelpsian" in his hatred of the gays, I find this all very humorous. Is Mother coming to town with Mike? Is he allowed to be in the room with other women?

Anonymous said...

Good reply.

Anonymous said...

What's really going to be funny is election day. Jokes don't equal votes dear. :)

Anonymous said...

Geez, With all of these comments I am worried by the world my kids and grand kids will be living in. One thing I am grateful for is our language only has 26 characters and so that limits the hate and strange groups that can divide our society. Maybe we could write a song to identify all of the groups and it could go something like "ABCDEFG HIJKLMNOP QRS TUV W X Y and Z NOW I've SAID MY ABC's TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK OF ME". But no insults please cause it might hurt my feelings.

Peter Edsall said...

Nah.

Peter Edsall said...

Groups can't really control who WANTS to join. And stfu anyways. Catholic priests, your argument is invalid.

Anonymous said...

Yah. This is why you fail. Basic incivility just doesn't sell. ;)

Anonymous said...

If he’s gay, I for sure would take care of Diana for him.

Anonymous said...

I actually find faggots and lesbians more offensive than Phelps followers.

Anonymous said...

Phelps was a good man in his hatred for queers