Monday, August 05, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! GREEN NEW DEAL CONVO COMING SOON TO KANSAS CITY!!!



From our progressive friends, here's a bit of star power soon to debut in this cowtown in order to help support a controversial plan that has evoked both skepticism and hope.

Also, for those who haven't seen it yet, Green New Deal conflict among the Democratic Party inspired one of the funniest SNL sketches this year that was tragically cut for time but still worth recycling.

Locally, here a TKC EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK about saving the planet for those who survive the mass shootings in the run-up to the 2020 election.

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Andrés Bernal, an advisor to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Kansas City Sierra Club Leader Kevin Grooms to join Sunrise Movement and host a conversation about a Green New Deal for Kansas City



Kansas City, Missouri -- After over 250 people turned out for a Green New Deal town hall last April, the Sierra Club's Thomas Hart Benton group of Northwest Missouri and the Sunrise Movement are returning to Unity Temple on August 11th to continue a conversation about the Green New Deal. Presenters will share how the 10-year mobilization to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs would improve the lives of people in Kansas City. Sierra Club Leader Kevin Grooms will join Andrés Bernal, an advisor to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and economics expert behind the Green New Deal, to highlight the urgent need to create an equitable climate policy to avoid the worst effects of climate change, emphasizing the unique potential for our region. As 2020 Presidential candidates debate a national climate policy, Kansas City residents have the opportunity to learn what a Green New Deal will look like for their city.

Speakers include:

Andrés Bernal: An advisor to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D- NY 14), who sponsored the Green New Deal resolution in the House of Representatives. Mr. Bernal is responsible for the incorporation of the Green New Deal’s Federal Jobs Guarantee policy. He is a Lecturer of Urban Studies at CUNY Queens College; a Doctoral student at The New School for Public Engagement, Division of Policy Management and Environment; and a current Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Economics. He is also a leading voice on Modern Monetary Theory and the Outreach Director for the Modern Money Network. Mr. Bernal will share what a jobs guarantee and a Green New Deal could do to fight the climate crisis and how it will improve the Kansas City economy for its residents.



Kevin Grooms: Executive Board Chair of the Thomas Hart Benton Group, representing over 2,000 members of the Sierra Club in Kansas City and Northwest Missouri. A lifelong Missourian and passionate voice for environmental and democratic reform, he is also a volunteer activist for local economic justice organizations.

WHAT: A conversation featuring an advisor to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discussing the promise of the Green New Deal for Kansas City. The Green New Deal is a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030, guarantee a living-wage job for anyone who needs one, and facilitate a just transition for both workers and frontline communities.

WHEN: August 11, 2019 from 2PM-4PM

WHERE: Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112

WHO: Sunrise Movement, The Sierra Club

WHY: In 2018, young people put the Green New Deal on the national agenda and permanently changed the conversation on climate policy in this country. Since then, the movement backing the Green New Deal has exploded and is shaping up to be a top issue in the 2020 elections. 104 members of Congress have co-sponsored Sen. Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution, and polls show that the Green New Deal is broadly supported among voters of both parties. Sunrise has added more than 150 new local chapters since November, is growing every day, and recently led a rally before the Democratic Debate National debates in Detroit to push for a Green New Deal.
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You decide . . .

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's worth listening to and actually talking about. But mostly what will happen is a bunch of people will deride younger people for getting involved in politics and most of them will give up on their communities and voting.

Anonymous said...

Is being a homosexual required to become part of the Green New Deal movement?

Anonymous said...

"Economics expert" to AOC?
Hahahahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

7:29,
No.
But, that guy in the pic is as cute as a button.

Anonymous said...

People will piss and moan about how we can't afford this or "how ya gonna pay for it" but we readily lob blank checks over to the Pentagon for spending and provide bail outs for Wall Street banks.

The science is irrefutable.

Orphan of the Road said...

Fun Fact: Sierra Club founder John Muir said the "wilderness" was beautiful and would be better when those dirty NDNs were removed. By force if necessary.

Those filthy NDNs managed that land which kept large fires rare. Thanks to Muirs enlightened fools (and Smokey Bear) we have these gigantic wildfires.


Anonymous said...

7:35: +100

7:50: +1000. Socialism is just fine--as long as it is socialism for the rich.

Anonymous said...

They will be preaching to the choir. Nobody will leave the "convo" convinced who was not already convinced when they arrived.

Byron Funkhouser said...

In other news AOC said "we can land a spaceship on the sun, we just have to do it at night". She also stated that she thought Taco Bell was a Mexican phone company. (authors unknown)

Anonymous said...

@7:50

Incentivized science is always irrefutable. When you pay for results, you need not worry about conflicting conclusions.

This is convenient for the pawns, true believers, and those standing to make a buck/consolidate power. Since the questionable (at best) results fit their preconceived notions and confirmation bias, the pawns and true believers deem unnecessary any independent proof. They're just happy that they don't have to think.

Those who seek to make a buck/consolidate power . . . they simply laugh at how easy the sheep are converted.

Modern climate science is like a religion, and those heretics who question it are treated as worthy of media/crowd-sourced inquisition treatment.

Anonymous said...

My oh my isn't the excitement of living in this fucked up psychotic shit hole of a metro is inspiring?

Anonymous said...

"Advisor to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ...and... Economics Expert Behind the Green New Deal"

WTF?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS SENTENCE?

1) A REAL economics expert would not be advising the New York City Barbie doll.

2) A REAL economics expert would not be promoting the Green New Deal, as it has no relation to rational economics.

Ocasio-Cortez is nothing more than a shapely pretty face who was recruited to serve as a puppet for those behind the scenes. She just lost her top advisor/Chief of Staff/svengali, and he's under federal investigation.

Anonymous said...


Funny how the climate change issue is pushed by liberal democrats but they are the worst offenders. How about that so called prince harry and the moon face Leonardo DiCaprio taking private jets to the " what's it called" the green summit which is really nothing more than an Illuminati want a be get together. Those private jets put out way more pollution than a commercial jet.

Anonymous said...

There going to a lot of young tits at this event.

Anonymous said...

9:00: I agree on the hypocrisy. I especially disliked the fact that in "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore was constantly either on a jet or being driven in a Lincoln Town Car. That said, just because the movement has some hypocrites does not mean the cause is without merit.

Anonymous said...

Look up Modern Monetary Theory MMT, this is their bright idea for further control, climate, healthcare, and money for starters. Not a conspiracy in their own words. Make sure you know what you signing up for, comrades.

Anonymous said...

I would go but there will be so many faggots swishing around there, it will be unbearable.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I did not make the comment at 8:32.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, we just gotta go, y'all! The bestest trendy types shouldn't miss this. Wonder if Prince Harry, Obama, Katy Perry, Di Caprio, and more A-listers will be there! They're all my heroes for flying in on their private jets and mega yachts to do those climate change talks last week at the Google Camp Summit in Sicily!

Hey, we can be day-tripping in to the Plaza from Lawrence on our bicycles with our brown bag lunches and get in on this "New Greed Deal" selfies photo-ops....uh, conversation. AOC's Thief, ....er....I mean, Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, said this "Deal" is more about the benjamins....uh, oops....benefits of bringing "equities" to incomes, race, and much else.

Nix that pedaling ploy. Who wants wind burb and leg cramps? Plus, it's likely so hot all day, on 8/11. We're driving our big comfy SUV with the AC blasting, and grabbing the drive-thru fare, both coming into the BigTown and going back to our far-flung burbsville.

Anonymous said...

Yes, @9:42 you shouldn't be around that much temptation, self-control isn't one of your strong points.

Anonymous said...

@8:43 - 99.9% of the scientific community is in agreement on climate change and the causes. The .1% are those bought by Breitbart and other weirdo sources/industries (ie fossil fuel companies).

I know you hate to hear this but stats don't lie. The power is already consolidated on the wrong side of climate change. Otherwise, we'd be transitioning very quickly. So just save your tin foil bullshit.

Hell, if our 'socialist' government would quit subsidizing fossil fuels, things would change dramatically.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^+1000. And 9:42 is most likely quite safe from being hit on by any gender.

Retro ROCKER said...

My Green new deal is MOVE forty plus miles out of The Metro area. On five Acers .FOR Food go garden and Farm to Table. Stay out of Huge events .There will be a lot less crime. And if a intruders come on your property you can handle it. Missouri has many great people Great Lakes Food and Entertainment. The City's are just getting to Dangerous .ENJOY THE SHOW.

Anonymous said...

Ninety percent of all pollution and carbon comes from Asia and Africa. It's meaningless to even discuss changing our way of life in the west because it will have zero impact

Anonymous said...

Basically untrue. The consensus has been manufactured, and only can be said to exist due to the cynical bullying of bought-out climate scientists.

At the end of the last ice age there were temperature fluctuations that make our degree or two over a hundred years look pretty minor by comparison. And yet there were no engines or farting cows. Oh noes!

That BIG BANG giant fart gave us this wonderful world, huh? BACK THEN was the real serious climate change! said...

The Heartland Institute and CO2 Science.org are just two of the NON-GOVERNMENTAL sources for rational presentations on the topics of climate change and scientific positions on the factors impacting "CLIMATE CONDITIONS".

HONEST ANALYSIS OF EXHAUSTIVE DATA FROM GLOBAL SCIENCE RESEARCH POINTS TO CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE THAT CLIMATE "CONDITIONS" HAVE "CHANGED", CYCLICALLY, IN ALL KNOWN MEASURABLE QUANTIFIERS.

FOR NEARLY EQUAL PERIODS OF TIME, "CONDITIONS" OF THE EARTH'S CLIMATE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCED AS COOLER, WARMER, DRYER, WETTER, and HAS ENDURED FLUCTUATIONS IN FORMULATIONS OF GASEOUS ATMOSPHERIC LAYERS.

Anonymous said...

Welp I know where I won't be on Aug 11th.

Anonymous said...

"I know you hate to hear this but stats don't lie." But people who make stats up lie like crazy. For instance, your 99.9% statistic: give us the source, with the definitions and the method used to reach that number. I expect you've invented it.

Kansas Scout said...

Sounds like a great place to learn how to commit economic suicide that would impoverish us all and make us serfs. It will never happen.

Anonymous said...

i am going to buy a cockatoo and train it to fly and shit on command.

Anonymous said...

3:08 - go down your own fucking research. In the meantime here's one, I guess we can call it reputable source, though I'm sure you're in the camp that believe we didn't land on the moon either, that provides perspective from several sources.
https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/

And fine, maybe 99.9% is pushing it, there are, of course, lots of fucking right wing morons out there who hate science and fact and believe the Bible word of word like that dipshit who built the Ark in KY. Let's go with vast majority. If you don't like, prove me wrong you twat.

I'm going to go ahead and trust the smart people rather than you. So while you're at it, please provide your full name and maybe a snapshot so I can avoid your dumb fucking ass if I happen to come across you on the streets of the metro area. It's pretty obvious you struggled with high school STEM classes and such, assuming you graduated.

Anonymous said...

10:59 - lookee, another dumb fuck. If you read shit about shit, you'd know scientists have said the earth has always been subject to temperature fluctuations. It's the fucking rate it's happening at now dipshit. Don't worry you'll be dead, so you won't have to deal with the fall out.

I don't fucking get right wingers, you schmucks act like there's no economic benefit to anything outside of the status quo. You can't all possibly work for gas or coal companies can you? Or maybe you've just never been anywhere nice that isn't surrounded by a fucking junk yard or something? There's really nice natural areas in this country that will be impacted adversely if this continues. But I guess if all you ever do is drag your fat ass down to the lake a couple weekends every summer you really only care about the potential for contracting ecoli and the amount of fat sloppy titties you get to see.

Anonymous said...

Throw some tittties in this deal and we may have something. I’m down with free tiddies!

Anonymous said...

3;08, you may be thinking (to the extent that you "think" at all) of the several separate claims that 97% of climate scientists concur. Those bogus, results driven reports have been blown out of the water many times. The link to one example debunking the lie is below. This review found, after scrutinizing the methodology of one of the claims, at most 3% of respondents agreed with the UN panel's conclusions. Now go find a therapist who can help you with those anger issues.

https://friendsofscience.org/assets/documents/97_Consensus_Myth.pdf

Anonymous said...

Yes, brainless twat. If you knew how to read you'd see that I discussed rate of change. Meaning that at the end of the last ice age we had temperature fluctuations from year to year that were dor more than the degree or two over a century or more that you get all panicky and flappy armed about.

So yeah. A little perspective and reading comprehension helps. Take a deep breath and try it again, tiger, we're all pulling for ya.

Anonymous said...

NASA?! Oh, you cited one source, and it's Federal GOVERNMENT funded. Through September 30, 2019, NASA's budget is allotted at $21.5 Billion, and it was $20.7 Billion last year. NASA is now funded at its HIGHEST AMOUNT IN A DECADE!

When Oprah and Harry's granny owns too many homes....STFU, already!!!!!!!!!!! said...

Too many AOC toilet water drinkers on here are typical of the brain-rot bunch who yell about the lifestyles of the Joe Sixpacks and Jane SoccerMoms not caring enough about the supposed dangers they're causing to Mother Earth's climate.

GUARANTEED, NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THE LEFTIST LEMMINGS TOUTING THAT GND= "GREED NUTS STEAL FROM YOU AND ME DIRTY DEAL", WILL HAVE THEIR ASSES CAMPED AT THE HOME SECURITY GATES OF LEO, BARRY, KATY, HARRY, SOROS, AND ALL THE OTHER HYPOCRITES MAKING BANK AND GETTING ENDLESS EGO ORGASMS FROM THE CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX THE ULTRA RICH ARE PIMPING LIKE MALEVOLENT MOFOS!!! THEY WANT THE MASSES TO LIVE SIMPLY WHILE THEY SIMPLY CONTINUE IN GLUTTONY AND GREED FOR THEMSELVES!!! THEY HAVE MULTIPLE VERY LARGE HOMES, RIDICULOUS LUX ENTERTAINMENT, AND OFTEN TRAVEL IN THEIR JETS, SUVs, AND YACHTS THAT ARE POLLUTION POWERHOUSES!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Been hitting the Kellyanne Kool Aid again.

Anonymous said...

5:57 wins. kool aid or not , It's a fact.

Anonymous said...

The suppose of scientist have been pushing this climate change crap for years now because they know they can make millions by cooking the books they know as well as everyone else knows the hockey stick graph is a fucking farce when the Ipcc institute in London got caught cooking the books to make millions in phoney research money to perpetuate a global warming myth they should have had all their assets frozen and been thrown in jail but no the communists media covered for them because they are part of the same hypocrisy all you have to do is study the vlodavostock cores and maybe you stupid brainwashed millennial dumbfucks will understand world climate history by the way giving a democrat communist criminal one cent won’t change a fucking thing except make the commie richer and you stupid fucks poorer

Anonymous said...

^^^^There are sooooooooooo many dumb fucking inbred idiots in our country and the above is just one example among the many others in this thread. Get off your weirdo fucking chat rooms/echo chambers and read some shit.

Anonymous said...

@ */5/19 7:50 AM: I would have responded sooner but I was laughing so hard my morning milk shot out of my nose and I had to recover.

"This science is irrefutable" HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ! Oh you think you're serious. What a fool.

Anonymous said...

Are the delegates walking here to the convo from around the country?