Sunday, September 08, 2019

Newspeak: Overprotective Lady Demands Kansas City 'Suicide Hill' Rebrand

The sledding spot implicitly teaches youngsters about danger in the real world and offers a fun way to confront the tragic truism that sometimes people make self-destructive decisions. Even more interestingly, those decisions can seem entertaining . . . Here's a look at a lady exploited by "public" radio for her off-beat opinion. Take a look:

Why A Kansas City Woman Wants To Find A New Nickname For Suicide Hill

When snow falls, the steep slope at 57th and Brookside, known for decades as Suicide Hill, is a favorite place for neighborhood kids to go sledding, but a neighborhood resident wants to change the name. Alyvia Elliot lives at the bottom of that hill. She lost her husband to suicide in April.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

She should worry more about her being grossly obese than a name. He killed himself because he was a weak minded person. Go on a diet u fat ass cow

Anonymous said...

She must be real fat to not have a new husband by now

Anonymous said...

She needs to get a life.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the name fits the area, huh lady.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the marchers had Jeffery Epstein in their prayers.

Pat Gallagher said...

The previous comments are ugly and ill-informed, and should be ignored. The idea pf a name change is sound, and I ask the City's Parks and Recreation department(with Council approval and the buy-in of the Parks Board) to put a couple of signs up, indicating a new name as chosen by area residents. The great name "Daredevil Hill" was suggested; as is The Hill at Brookside Park.
Language is important--it's time to change the name.

Anonymous said...

KCUR never passes up a chance to champion pinko snowflake issues. In this case their libtard story actually has snowflakes in it. Was suicidal hubby a anti gun closeted gay bicyclist by chance ?

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the problem with the American Legacy of suicide in the US. When my brother in law committed suicide we peeled the blood off the car seat and drove the car home and raised his kids without that fucking asshole?

Anonymous said...

The name of the hill isn't causing suicide. Put your efforts into promoting mental health. Virtually all the people that commit suicide have mental health issues.

Anonymous said...

Really getting tired of the word police. Most people do not intend to demean, hurt, or revictimize anyone. Yes, words are important and at times they can be misinterpreted but come on, are we to rename every street, park, school, etc. because it brings back something unpleasant? Maybe I just don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Lady needs to go and get something productive to do instead of creating a personal bubble where everything that she deems disturbing to her must be eradicated.

Anonymous said...

Lloyd Neff Jr. (Southwest H.S. class of 1969) was about to get drafted and sent off to fight in Vietnam, had speeding tickets, and was having girlfriend trouble. He took his dad's pistol and walked two blocks from his house at 57th & Oak to the swings on top of Brookside Park, or Suicide Hill - what we called it in the late 60's.

The night before, he and his brother Karl were hanging out in our group of kids and mentioned that he was very unhappy and thinking about killing himself.

Of course, I and the rest of his dumb friends didn't take him seriously and encouraged him to just have another beer and forget about it.

The next morning he was dead from a self inflicted gunshot to the head.

As far as I know, that's the only suicide that happened on that hill which was just one block from the house I grew up in.

Anonymous said...

The Grandview Triangle said...

Yup, cuz a name change fixes everything

Anonymous said...

Is there anything worse than women?