Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Have A 'Kansas City Nice' Christmas!!!



Christmas inspires some of the very worst content Kansas City "journalists" have to offer.

So, rather than fake sentimentality like a bad Hallmark card inspiring social justice rage . . . This TKC blog community has always benefited by getting REAL with readers.

A glimpse behind the curtain . . .

ENJOY THE HOLIDAY CHEER BECAUSE 2020 IS GEARING UP TO BE ONE OF THE ANGRIEST YEARS IN AMERICAN HISTORY!!!



Desperate politicos will demand disunity and division from their followers in a vote that's more popularity contest than political debate. Meanwhile, extolling the benefits of the economy is lost on American workers disheartened by growing income inequality.

TKC Real Talk:

In much the same way a great deal of this holiday season was manufactured to illicit emotion. Elite media professional from "many sides" will make their pitch in the name of patriotism, a higher power or the promise of profit. In every instance, they're just trying to sell something to an American public already mired in debt.

And none of this is deny the plebs their God-given right to sell out to the highest bidder.

Our Christmas wish is merely that denizens of the discourse value their choice in following any number of feeble ideologies. The bright side here is that -- From filthy dorm rooms to tech gadgets and every dark corner of the world -- Most of the time consent is not a prerequisite of compliance.

Despite it all, this cowtown moves forward in a delightfully insincere manner wherein the presentation of any pitch, policy or person is far more important than substantive issues. They call this tactic "Kansas City Nice" and it's how locals maintain their composure and focus on the con ploy at hand rather than solving any real problems.

And all of of this isn't to say that there aren't many local politicos doing a good job.

For instance, it's too early to pass judgement on Mayor Quinton Lucas and only keyboard warrior tough guys have already made up their mind on his tenure.

Instead we turn to him for a bit of holiday cheer and hope for local unity in otherwise divisive times.



Even more importantly . . .

WE WISH TKC READERS A MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Thanks for reading and enjoy your holiday.

35 comments:

Damn Sam said...

Merry Christmas TKC.

Thank you for the gift of snark.

Anonymous said...

I like Quinton Lucas and want him to do better. I think that a wise choice on city manager will help him make REAL improvements the city needs.

JJ said...

^^^ that would be nice but it's not going to happen. Always politics as usual in KC.

Anonymous said...

Better title: Merry Christmas haters!

chuck said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Anonymous said...

Life In The Asylum of Dysfunction

Merry Xmas to everyone in the MidBest

Anonymous said...

More pictures and less reading please.

Anonymous said...

MORE BOOBIES !

Who doesn't like tits?

Anonymous said...

RIP 2019

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to the Jews and Muslims and fat ugly bull dyke protesters and closeted homosexual drunk-driving selfie-taking politicians.

Anonymous said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to the Kansas City Atheist Coalition...but they will still end up in HELL unless they repent of misleading young people!

Anonymous said...

9:49...can I get an AMEN to that?!

The male nurse your gay son is dating said...

Merry Christmas Boomer beaches! 2020 your mistake gets corrected.

MDLQ said...

.....@9:52.....Hey Anony........
Happy Festivus From The Rest Of Us!!.........
Misleading young people?
Keep telling young people that a woman had a baby and was still a virgin.......and a woman can get preggers and still be a virg. ........
and the reason we have all these prob.'s is because a 'woman' bit into an apple......etc.....holy load of stuff that comes out a horses ass.....so ......
'what say you christian?'...........

Anonymous said...

^^Christian says: Enjoy Hell, you foolish person.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to TKC and all of his patrons.
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Anonymous said...

May chuck get the help he needs in the new year.

Tracy Thomas said...

Nice, 10:34!
Yes, Merry Christmas, TKC.
I too want Mayor Lucas to do well, and he's certainly better and more sincere than Sly James. I also agree, need a great city manager.

As for our tribe, as we enter year 4 of the War of Incivility, expected to last at least another 5 years, I'd like folks to comment on the topic. Add value. Add an opinion. Not attack with shaming. Ad hominem attacks need to be set aside--for suggesting actual solutions.

Anonymous said...

Tracy, like your incivility toward the Shawnee may our and council? Great advice, if only you could follow it.

Tracy Thomas said...

I'm just the Give 'em Hell Harry Truman of Shawnee. I tell them the truth and they THINK it's hell!

Mayor Distler has become a scolding school marm. FACT.
She now has banned "impertinence" during public comments. FACT.

The City issued a $2500 ticket to David Morris, HOA president giving testimony critical of a multimillion dollar TIF for apartments on a 20 foot wide dangerous, curving DITCH ROAD. His ticket was essentially for illegally parking at the microphone for a few extra minutes. When the Mayor lets her buddies talk on and on.

The ticket was reduced to $250, FACT
after Morris hired a superlative criminal defense attorney FACT
who would have gotten it dismissed,FACT
but it was far cheaper for him to settle. FACT

Morris is a photographer. I think the city should buy a photograph from him, and hang it at our Justice Center, maybe in the Chief's office. But that should just be for the photograph.

The city would have to pay out of their 40% reserves in their budget FACT
to frame it, rather than framing David Morris after a 2 day search of arcane charges. FACT.

It is not incivility to tell the truth.
It is not incivility to be a social justice warrior, albeit a Republican one!

And if you want to criticize me, then use your name, coward.

Anonymous said...

Name calling, Tracy? Seriously? Kind of overreacting. Hypersensitive.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I hope the Shawnee mayor and council aren’t spending Christmas obsessing about you, like you are them.

Tracy Thomas said...

There is a difference between name calling, and speaking truth to power, calling someone out.

Tho I did like "hypersensitive"!
Thanks for noticing my softer side.
I've been called worse, especially by anonymous trolls here!

Merry Christmas.
Kansas City Nice rules the day.

Anonymous said...

There's no "truth to power" in Shawnee. Just a bunch of McMansion pr*cks playing fake politics between fast food feeding times.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Good grief! Don't you have some place to go? It's Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, yeah. I'm just trying to return an item, kid.

Super Dave said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and all.

Anonymous said...

Let's all meet up at Bob Evans for Christmas dinner.

Anonymous said...

What time?

Anonymous said...


Mayor Lucas it's not a holiday season message! It's Christmas! If you don't like it don't celebrate it. If you think it's politically incorrect then keep your mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

Any valid point you have, if any, is lost in the vitriolic manner you have toward anyone who disagrees with you.

Anonymous said...

If Kathryn Shield makes all the decisions and the city manager does all the work what is the point of Mayor Selfie?

Anonymous said...

10:10 'virgin' is a mistranslationm, every half wit knows that. a good story that emphasizes life as a gift of god not a gift of dick, don't get your ego wrapped up in your children to give you a life purpose, they just need benevolent care givers, they do not necessarily need you. If kids knew how truly idiotic their parents are. and virgin technically meant someone who had not given birth, which makes sense, big difference between someone who has given birth and someone who has not, not such a big difference the day before and the day after someone first had sex.

Anonymous said...

I personally thank Tracy for her brand of journalism- better than anything the Star has.
Here’s the ironic happening:
A few people write a series on foster kids and the star and Jimmy C think it is worth a top award- Pulitzer material.
Maybe. But most generations don’t know what a Pulitzer is and or don’t care.
All the old people who care and or subscribe can’t save the Star.

A new business model is needed immediately.

Here is a new idea: Save hundreds of thousands - quit alienating half of all potential and current readers!
How?
Eliminate the editorial board and put any good ones on the street writing stories.

That’s just one idea... And a damn good one.

Happy fucking 2020! Go Tracy and show them Shawnee pricks where to stick it!

By the way- loved your jabs on the worst governor in Missouri- where is he now and is he still a Seal somehow?

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, TKC!