Thursday, July 18, 2019

Kansas City Heatwave Conversation Ruckus



A worthwhile and sometimes intense discussion for our most news-addicted denizens is provided by this GOLD STANDARD OF THE KANSAS CITY DISCOURSE . . . Check the arguments as these locals attempt to replicate online discourse with more facts and insight . . . Check the description . . .

"Mike Shanin talks to KCMO 1st District At-Large Councilman-elect Kevin O'Neill. Laura Isabel Alvarez, Patrick Tuohey, Dave Trabert & Jon Stephens discuss the highs and lows of Sly James' tenure as mayor of Kansas City, the sale of the struggling T-Bones baseball franchise despite aid from the Unified Government of KCK & Wyandotte County & if Kris Kobach's senate run will entice Mike Pompeo to run."

Take a look:



You decide . . .

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Almost completely wrong about the term of Sly James. KC's greatest friend to developers.

Darren said...

Don't understand interviewing O'Neill. He didn't have an opponent and doesn't represent a very active or involved area in KC politics. Really bad choice, he would like to be considered a Conservative and for KCMO he probably is but he is trying very hard to not come off light a lightweight and because of that he seems overeager, give him the benefit of the doubt but that council seat has always been very tenuous without a lot of influence.

Anonymous said...

Touey and Trabert are just paid shills by Super PACS paid to spout their vitriol.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Thanks for sharing, gopher. It's always a treat to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

Laura Alverez was a complete dud on this show. I hope to never see her again. Mary O'hollering is better but not by much.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't impressed by "John-Stephens-Head-Of-PortKC" (wait, we don't have a 'Port", let's just give tax money to Developers without voter approval instead) either, but then he's not anyone's idea of an impressive sort of guy.

Anonymous said...

RUCKUS...THY NAME IS "HYPOCRISY"

Panel Topic 1 -- Rating Mayor Sylvester

PLEASE note that panelist Jon Stephens is a POLITICAL APPOINTEE OF SYLVESTER JAMES leading the Port Authority of KC.

This was NOT disclosed on the program, and most viewers aren't aware of this fact.

Jon Stephens has been a cheerleading political hack and campaign contributor to Sylvester James.

Now knowing these facts, is it any wonder that Stephens gave the highest ranking among panelists?

Ruckus needs to implement a panelist disclosure policy ASAP.

(P.S. Congratulations to Ms. Alvarez, as women and especially the Latino community have been under-represented on programs like this.)

Anonymous said...

This show is still on the air. While Check Please couldn't find funding is odd. Very odd. Also..strange.

Anonymous said...

^^^ At least you didn't use the W" word.

Anonymous said...

@10:35, I'm not surprised at all, I actually watched an entire episode of "Check Please" once.
I'll never get those six weeks back!
(What do you mean an half-hour? No way!)