Thursday, November 28, 2019
KANSAS CITY 2019 TURKEY AWARDS!!!
We refuse to forget our traditions even if the imaginary commies want to take away Thanksgiving.
And so . . .
WELCOME TO THE 77TH ANNUAL TONY'S KANSAS CITY TURKEY AWARDS!!!
From "many sides" of the discourse, there's a smorgasbord of Kansas City turkeys to highlight, celebrate, consider and mock. Checkit:
Jackson County Executive Frank White Crowned Greatest Turkey Of Them All
From constant fights with the Legislature, delays in fixing the busted courthouse, constant bickering with the Prosecutor's office, to his stubbornness in finding a viable solution to the Jackson County property tax crisis . . .
EXEC FRANK WHITE IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE BIGGEST KANSAS CITY TURKEY OF 2019!!!
His legacy of political FAIL now greatly outshines any memory of old school Kansas City Royals baseball glory.
Talker Scott Parks Sounds Like A Turkey
This talker was a reactionary so-called Conservative not so long ago but as listeners abandon terrestrial radio and his local celebrity status fades . . . Kansas City talker Scott Parks has given into a strange version of Trump derangement syndrome that isn't really about policy but seems to be a cynical attempt to grab ratings and troll his audience. This year he blocked TKC on Twitter and refuses any debate to back up constant bickering with so many daytime listeners who don't want to hear his unhinged rantings or shallow boomer-humor back & forth.
Council Dude Eric Bunch: Transit Turkey Who Crossed The Road For Developers
This transit advocate earns a lot of love inside his social media bubble but few of his acolytes know that he used his "credibility" this year to help push luxury hotels on the Plaza. He spoke of a sketchy altercation with a driver that wasn't reported to police and offered no evidence but used the incident to denounce "toxic driving culture" and berate every motorist in the metro.
Sadly, whilst this political turkey talks a great game about crossing the road, his followers don't notice his growing list of luxury developer endorsements.
Kansas City Chiefs RB Tyreek Hill Still Inspires Broken Wing Debate
In fairness, there's a worthwhile argument that Mr. Hill is the victim of lazy journalism knee-jerk and #MeToo run-off. But none of that really explains the sketchy circumstances around a youngster's broken arm and his awkward and mostly unintelligible attempts to claim persecution. Sports talkers do a much better job of defending this exceptionally talented player but time and time again the NFL and local fanboys have FAILED to show much interest in player's tragic lives or their well-being off the field.
So Many Turkeys Debating MLK Blvd Vs. The Paseo Embitter Kansas City
The politics of KCMO is so dysfunctional that voters can't come together and figure out a street name. Now aftermath and follow-up discussion regarding dismantled KCMO MLK Blvd is dominated by Rev. Al Sharpton. Kansas City political leadership has proven INCOMPETENT AND INEPT at bringing together opposing sides of a debate which has only served to distract voters from far more important matters like the skyrocketing murder count that continues despite street names.
Will Council Lady Turkey Heather Hall Straighten Up And Fly Right???
This one is tough . . . We adore Council Lady Heather Hall and believe she COULD be the Kansas City's first real Conservative Northland Mayor but her recent vote on Strata downtown office space has many budget hawks and tax fighters flustered. Moreover, Council Lady Heather clearly doesn't like getting her hands dirty. She's quick to highlight her EXCELLENT WORK bring more resources to Northland neighbors BUT hides behind stronger personalities when it comes to intense debates among her colleagues. Kansas City conservatives want to give Council Lady Heather Hall MORE POLITICAL CONFIDENCE!!! Still, this year we've seen her eat crow and fade into the background at 12th & Oak.
KCPD Chief Talks Turkey When He Enters The Political Fray
We RESPECT KCPD Chief Smith and his lifetime career commitment to public safety.
Still, his political opinions have ruffled the feathers of locals on both sides of the aisle as the HORRIFIC KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE COUNT ESCALATES AT A RECORD PACE ON HIS WATCH.
The Chief set stoners abuzz when he blamed weed for violence in a reefer madness blog post that sparked a great deal of push back and significant evidence that his definition of terms was hyperbolic and merely looked to thwart local marijuana reform ordinances.
And then, he wanted to stand up for the 2nd Amendment but inadvertently endorsed gun training regulatory demands that are far more stringent than any anti-gun laws currently on the books.
Whilst we appreciate the Chief sharing his political views and insight into his motivations . . . His conclusions deserve skepticism and shouldn't go without a challenge.
Wrap Up Kansas City Star Turkeys
The newspaper is walking around with their head chopped off and doesn't seem to know it. Kansas City Star parent company McClatchy can't pay pensions, seeks federal bailout and is now a PENNY STOCK. What's worse is that they still claim to be FIRST AMONG LOCAL NEWS when social media and stronger local news outlets now lead the conversation. Moreover, delivery problems, no Saturday paper in 2020 and some really myopic navel gazing op/ed screeds from this formerly great paper have turned away readers and ruined this admittedly important local resource.
And so . . .
HAPPY, HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO TKC READERS!!!
We encourage our blog community to suggest their own local turkeys and enjoy this truly American holiday!!!