Thursday, July 11, 2019

Kansas City #TBT Morning Start

Britney is now an old school entertainer as we remember her better days, that time a local dude rushed her on stage and her influence on pop culture overall. Checkit:

BuzzFeed: Searching For The Real Britney Spears

Hollywood Life: Justin Timberlake - How He Feels About Being Forever Linked To Britney Spears

Ringer: Memes Are the New Pop Stars -- How TikTok Became the Future of the Music Industry

Closer to home, these somewhat nicer local news links inspire our morning:

Kansas City InFill Push Back

KC residents speak out about zoning rules

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - It started off with the woman who lived in a West Side neighborhood and a potential home built next to it. She said it was too close and could hurt the foundation of her home.

Meth Town Hero Remodeling

Changes coming to Harry Truman Presidential Library this month

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - There is only a little more than a week left before the Harry Truman Presidential Library and Museum closes for an entire year. There is going to be a complete transformation; new exhibits, a new entrance, and a new addition to the building.

Independence Doggie Redux

Independence about to take control of regional animal shelter


Old School Footballer Hype

Hall of Famer and former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Will Shields on Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl chances: This is the year you can get to that next level

Hall of Famer and former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Will Shields discusses if the Chiefs have what it takes to get to the Super Bowl in 2019.

Home Team 2019 In Retrospect

Revisiting the Royals Review preseason predictions.

Back in March, the writers went on the record with their predictions for the 2019 season. Now that we're at the All-Star break, let's take stock on how those are looking so far. We'll start in our own backyard with the Kansas City Royals specific predictions.

KC Drinking Like A Fish

Tap List | Drink With The Fishes

SEA LIFE Kansas City at Crown Center is a fun and immersive aquarium experience, where you can get up close to more than 300 species of aquatic life. Now, imagine that, but with eight local breweries. Magical. That's right.

Tonight: Kansas City Library Lesson In Resolving The Past

Remembering Emmett Till

Drive through the Mississippi Delta today, and you'll find it dotted with memorials to major figures and events from the civil rights movement. Most chilling, perhaps, are those recalling the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a tragedy of hate and injustice that became a milestone in the fight for racial equality.

Love and Rockets - So Alive is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

Yes, let's all go back to 1955 and wring our hands over this terrible event.
But let's NOT spend any time at all on the horrendous and ongoing murder rate in one part of KCMO.
That would focus a very bright light on a subject that cowardly electeds dare not touch.
Are we certain that all the Confederate statues in KC have been removed?
Tiresome and irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

i'll see your Emmett Till and raise you an OJ.

Not A Black Man Portraying Alexander Hamilton said...

I wonder if poor, innocent Emmett is buried next to his father, Louis. Louis Till raped and murdered an Italian woman in 1945 and was hanged by the US Army that same year.

Anonymous said...

"Turns out there’s money to be made in struggling communities from luring civil rights tourists."

--- said the white male from KU who's made a living from talking about Emmett Till for 5+ years.

Byron Funkhouser said...

8:55 Considering the year, you shouldn't assume he was actually guilty.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Considering you're an idiot yes we should.

Dow just hit 27,000 for first time EVER!


Maga, something Herr Fuckhouser will never know.

Anonymous said...

Funhouser is fraud. He is a middle aged hack posting from a couple of coffee shops in Raytown.

That's a fact.

A couple of those hack Raytown lawyers caught him.

Anonymous said...

8:05 - So what, we should just forget that young black boy was murdered because he was black and MAYBE whistled at a white woman? Please tell me how blacks get everything handed to them on a platter now.

I don't know about the confederate statues but have all the Nazi memorabilia and statues and symbols been removed from Germany yet? Oh yeah, I forgot, Germany lost and yes, they were removed. Yet, loser Southern Confederate trash think they still get the right to put their bullshit history out on display. It's their heritage, they say, I guess their heritage is wanting to be able to own slaves.

Anonymous said...

+1000--except I think we should keep the statues to remind ourselves of the bad old days.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, you're stupid.

Rather than confront the black on black genocide going on in our cities, or the failure and dysfunction of war-torn 'communities' that bleeds into less broken areas, you want to yet again use this poor kid's murder to somehow perpetuate the toxic perpetual victimhood narrative--untrue on its face, which keeps black people as slaves to the party that favors the myth the most.

And they do get plenty handed to them. In many ways they are the most coddled, excused, sheltered, and privileged race in history.

History isn't bullshit. It happened. Going after Confederate statues doesn't put a single meal on a table, or create generational wealth, or create a single job. It's just another empty, feelgood gesture on the part of moral cowards.

Like you.

Anonymous said...

8:42pm hits the nail on the head.
Cherry-picking what history should be destroyed and forgotten, while simultaneously purposefully ignoring the self-inflicted carnage regularly taking place in the black community is the ultimate exercise in amnesia and blame shifting.
Lots of bad things have happened in the past all over the world and this country's history is no exception.
But as 8:42pm said. Decisions and events took place. They are facts which need to be learning exercises, not airbrushed away.
In KCMO year after year, there are over 125 homicides, and in some recent years, as many as 150.
Regularly 90% of both the victims and perpetrators of these murders are black.
These acts are not because of history, statues, or other people.
They are caused by individuals who have no respect for themselves or others, have not taken advantage of a free education, have no work history of holding legitimate jobs, and whose behavior deteriorates to being self-destructive, taking entire neighborhoods down with them.
And society cannot eliminate or even reduce this scourge without leadership and cooperation from the community in which they reside.
Not history lessons or excuses.
Courageous leadership in the community's own self-preservation.
KCMO is well on its way for yet another year of murders well in excess of 135.
History lessons at the library are unlikely to change that sad fact.