Friday, August 30, 2019
TKC MUST SEE!! LEGENDARY KANSAS CITY WEATHER DUDE MIKE THOMPSON TESTIFIES AGAINST SHAWNEE NONDISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE!!!
This week the Shawnee City Council voted 5-2 Monday to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance that protects sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnant women from discrimination.
There was a great deal of interest and acrimony over the legislation which sparked culture war debate among the residents of this otherwise sleepy enclave.
Lesser newsies slopped a few livesteams onto the Internets but didn't seem to notice the call to action from a Kansas City metro broadcasting legend.
To wit . . .
OUR KICK-ASS BLOG COMMUNITY NOTICED LEGENDARY WEATHER MAN MIKE THOMPSON BOLDLY ARGUING AGAINST THE CONTROVERSIAL SHAWNEE NONDISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE!!!
Here's the hot take from critics of his words:
"TKC, Mike Thompson left Fox4 and is now showing his true colors as an idiot. He's on video arguing against the Shawnee NDO. He's totally focused on sexual predators where there is no proof of that. In fact, we have countless examples of men hiding cameras in women's changing rooms and these are not transgender people. And he stupidly refers to transgender individuals as Transexuals. No one uses that term any more unless you're going to a late night performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show."
"Sure. A friend of mine was at the meeting and was really disgusted when Mike Thompson spoke. He's just spreading false hysteria about the bathrooms. And he doesn't realize that there are NOT laws to protect LGBTQ people in housing and discrimination in many states including Kansas and Missouri. You can still be fired from a job or denied housing in these states for being LGBTQ."
"He's just an old man with white privilege and because he's been lucky in life, doesn't realize that others haven't had his good fortune and still don't."
Spoiler alert: Mike Thompson was on the losing side as Shawnee passed the NDO this week.
TKC perspective . . .
Our favorite line from Mr. Thompson: "You can't legislate respect or acceptance. I was a meteorologist for 42 years and I got no respect ever!"
To be fair, Mr. Thompson is largely conciliatory in his remarks and seems to want the best for his community despite political and cultural differences with NDO proponents.
We've clipped his remarks and omitted his address for our blog community to consider . . . Take a look:
You decide . . .