Sunday, June 30, 2019
TKC QUESTION!!! SHOULD YOU SPEND $500 AT A KANSAS CITY FIREWORKS STAND?!?
Over the past year we've heard advocates of "affordable" housing argue against paying landlords rent and bemoan taxpayer inequity in Kansas City impacting the working poor.
Their criticism is apt and often hard-fought in a town desperate to finance just about any development scheme espoused by hipster charlatans wearing cheap suits.
However . . .
GIVEN SO MUCH OUTCRY OVER THE RISING COST OF LIVING IN KANSAS CITY, WE NOTICE THAT LOCAL FIREWORK STANDS ARE PACKED WITH FOLKS SPENDING BIG BUCKS TO WATCH THEIR MONEY GO UP IN SMOKE!!!
Small-time consumer fireworks are nearly the equivalent of burning money.
Don't get it twisted, it's your cash, do with it what you will. After all, a trade war with China could make this the last fireworks season locals are able to enjoy. This blog is in no position to offer financial advice. We're merely pointing out a contradiction and logical inconsistency.
Also . . .
It's a proud local tradition to politely ignore the fact that fireworks are illegal within Kansas City, MO.
Police offer a cursory, half-hearted warning but usually don't drag anybody to jail for simply igniting fireworks given all of the celebratory shooting and rolling gun battles they are forced to confront during 4th of July weekend.
Our elected leaders have already given out street permits to block roads so that politically connected locals can blast away their streets and possibly make a new batch of potholes.
And so TKC will likely just spend the night curled up in the basement clinging to a hose, wearing earplugs and clasping a slushie (like most Summer nights) . . . We don't wanna rain on anybody's parade but simply wish to point out that there are a BUNCH OF FREEBIE KANSAS CITY FIREWORKS DISPLAYS.
Also, to be completely honest we must admit that nearly taking off one of our typing hands with low-grade loud boom-makers to commemorate a tax revolt by a bunch of slave owners was part of TKC's upbringing. HOWEVER, as a recession looms and the partisan political debate grows more vicious, it's important to realize that spending 500 bucks on fireworks DOES NOT make a Kansas City resident any more patriotic than their long-suffering neighbors.
Will our readers spend BIG BUCKS simply to make a big boom???
As always, thanks for reading this week and hopefully we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!