Monday, September 16, 2019

Former Kansas City Newspaper Man Imagines Clean Money Amid Perfect Village Parish Hate

Former newspaper dudes in and around KC mostly use their blogs to share personal animus. To continue this tradition, Jimmy C throws shade on upper-middle-class people and their donation money that proved controversial about 10 years ago . . . The screed was inspired by a recent newspaper editorial that was mostly unread . . . Accordingly, here's the former KC newspaper dude sharing the archives of his angry memories . . .

This Prairie Village Catholic Church is hardly the wholesome, feel-good institution that a KC Star editorial board member recalls

I'm sure Michael Ryan, who joined The Kansas city Star's editorial board in June, had only good intentions when he wrote an Op-Ed column titled "This JoCo church proves the power of community," which ran in Sunday's paper. But nobody must have told Ryan, a Kansas City area native who is now back, about the...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jimmy C comes off as nothing but a geezer who's pissed off at the world. Like most present and former journalists - all of whom view themselves as crusading, social justice warriors - his whining is little more than a solution looking for a nonexistent problem.

The guy whose writing he criticizes, Michael Ryan of the KC Star, is the sole voice of reason on the KC Star op-ed page.

So, of course, Jimmy C hates him. Sour grapes. much?

Anonymous said...

Some pissed off old curmudgeon who is closer to his insignificant death every day.
Hey, geezer! Try going out with a little bit of class.

Anonymous said...

He does make some good points, though, about how dirty money can become clean--kind of like indulgences in the Middle Ages.

Anonymous said...

What does an organization do when it accepts money from someone that it later finds out has a blemish on their record. What was the true source of the funds? What was the reason for giving the money? Does the organization have the ability to repay it after it's already been spent? Is giving it back the only way of moving forward? Is it possible to turn that money to something good? I don't pretend to know all of the facts about the people who gave the money or St. Anne's response but it's a complicated issue. I trust that the church and it's parishioners thought a lot about this (probably more than anyone else in the community) and made the right decision. Otherwise, I think you'd be seeing an exodus of members and support of St. Anne's.

Anonymous said...

The St. Teresa's "High Road" was pure virtue signaling and image PR from a group of CINOs. The elder Coppinger for whom the track was named is a prince of a man and is likely heartbroken over his wayward kids. But don't let that get in the way of the Carriage Clubbers who need to maintain good and wholesome appearances.

Anonymous said...

The Catholic Church worships Mary. Its gives pitiful credit to Jesus. So its NOT a true religion, its a cult.

Anonymous said...

Completely a smear job. Totally unfair. Typical JimmyC.

Anonymous said...

It still amazes me to see people defending payday lenders. These were people who had the financial means to make money legitimately but lacked the intelligence. creativity and savvy to do so. The lowest common denominator of our city's business community. The only way these knuckle draggers could afford their Indian Hills/Kansas City Country Club lifestyles was off the backs of the only people in our society they were smarter than. Payday lending allowed a guy who owns a popular burger restaurant to afford a house on Ward Parkway, Pembroke educations for his children and a membership and Kansas City Country Club. Without payday lending that creep would be living a row house in Lee's Summit (closer to his beloved MU) struggling to make payroll like every other independent restauranter. Their names (and the names of others) should be dragged through the mud at every opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Jesus never prayed to mary. So why should I? Priests are rapists. the Vatican wants gold, sliver, jewels and rare art. This is a con job. not a religion. Jesus will be sending most catholics to hell, the ones that pray to Mary.

Anonymous said...

Actually that sanctuary is nothing special. Ugly inside and out. Looks like it was built by Jesus's retarded brother Phil Christ.

Anonymous said...

@umm Jeus just spoke to me, and he said you're going to hell to for being a judgmental prick. I just thought you should know. TTFN!

Anonymous said...

Usury is a sin, just saying.

Anonymous said...

Jesus says usury is OK as long as you give lots of money to the church and vote Republican.

Anonymous said...

Not sure who Jimmy C is nor do I know his age.
While he seems to have an ax to grind- my guess is he must have immense anger to be pointing fingers and judging.. surely others have done this to him and he knows no other way.
He says “For the integrity of the congregation, I hope Tim Coppinger, Vince Hodes and the Zanones are at least no longer in the pews.”
You can only hope forgiveness is an element of any faith Jimmy C subscribes to.
His hopes and dreams are different than mine. I waste no anger nor musings towards gossip and shenanigans he uneloquently scribes about.
To each their own... for Jimmy C... lets hope he gives up his keyboard and finds a hobby worthwhile and contributing to the good of humankind... lest his inner anger consume his soul... if he has one.