Monday, February 17, 2020

Kansas City Presidents Day News Review



Hipster singer Lana Del Rey recently gave up American Flag visuals because of Prez Trump but right now her music promo still inspires this quick look at current events in Kansas City and across the nation on Presidents Day.


Kansas City Agenda This Week

KC Ballet, Folly Jazz, Mardis Gras Crawl set an eclectic beat for Downtown

Roll the highlight reel to generate some heat on Swan Lake and in the Downtown arts and entertainment scene from Monday to Sunday, Feb. 17-23: Bartle Hall , 301 W. 13th St. This week, World of Wheels - featuring America's top hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles - returns to the Big Town this weekend - from 3-10 p.m.


Overnight Searching

Police search for burglary suspect near I-70 and Van Brunt Boulevard

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Independence police were searching for a burglary suspect around 5:30 a.m. Monday in the area of Interstate 70 and Van Brunt Boulevard. According to police, the suspect was involved in a burglary at the Target on 39th Street in Independence.


Olathe Overnight Tragedy

Pedestrian killed after struck by truck in Olathe parking lot

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- A pedestrian was killed early Monday morning after stuck by a truck in an Olathe parking lot. Officers responded about 2 a.m. to an injury crash at a business in the 1900 block of East Kansas City Road. The adult male pedestrian died at the scene.


Photo Snafu

Trump campaign manager deletes dramatic Air Force One photo after people point out it's from 2004

The photo Brad Parscale tweeted to his 519,000 followers was from President George W. Bush's visit to the Daytona 500 in 2004.


American Public Expects For Politeness From Prez?!?!

Washington's 'Rules of Civility' could teach Trump lessons on insults and fake news

It only took America 244 years to go from "Honest Abe" and "I cannot tell a lie" to 16,241 false or misleading claims and a reality show State of the Union address that wasn't quite real. All right, so George Washington's biographer made up that story about the 6-year-old future president fessing up to damaging his father's cherry tree with a hatchet.


Border Fact Check

Trump Slams Media Over 'Fake News' Border Wall Report

Ahead of making his crowd-thrilling appearance at the Daytona 500 Sunday, President Trump added one more media-slamming post to a series of tweets he'd issued over the weekend hammering one of the central promises of his 2016 election: that he would "build the wall."


White House Rides Reviewed

Taft to Trump: A brief history of U.S. presidential limousines

President Trump added an interesting chapter to the legacy of presidential limousines by taking his Cadillac for a lap of the Daytona International Speedway ahead of the 2020 Daytona 500. Here's a look at some other significant moments in the century-long history of U.S. presidential state cars.


Always About Merch

Visiting Bucks County's new 'Trump Store' on Presidents Day Weekend

Michael Domanico couldn't put Trump merchandise out on the shelves fast enough. Every free minute he got, Domanico spent ripping open plastic wrap filled with Trump 2020 pins and liberating "Make America Great Again" mugs from bubble wrap.


Lana Dresses Like The Plebs

An Ode to Lana Del Rey's Grammy Dress: Long Live Malls!

There's no better metaphor for America's modern state of angst and upheaval than the decaying and desolate debris of the country's past and slowly dissolving present: a.k.a. the mall.


The Greatest On Display

Nelson-Atkins Rolls Out 'Image of a Champion' Events

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art plans to go multiple rounds supporting the much-anticipated "Gordon Parks x Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion, 1966/1970" exhibition, which opens today. Photography enthusiasts and sports fans alike will get the chance to celebrate the life and work of Fort Scott, Kansas, native Parks, along with Ali.


Local Merch For Good Cause

Negro Leagues Bobblehead Campaign Launches

A new campaign is underway to create a series of Negro Leagues bobbleheads. The project is part of a celebration of the 100 th Anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League. Ten teams are represented in the proposed series. A portion of the proceeds are going to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.


Local Weather Today

Warmer air in place for Monday, few scattered showers possible

Colder air ahead for mid-week


Lana Del Rey - Norman F***ing Rockwell is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lana is cute but doesn't have a lotta talent. It's also funny that she changed her name from something a lot more plain.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow. She says "fuck". How edgy and revolutionary.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Two cases of erectile dysfunction. Sorry guys.

Anonymous said...

And Mexico will pay again to rebuild the wall!

Oh wait actually army brat schools will pay twice.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Penis on the case. He thinks about penis all day long! Go, Dr. Penis!!

Anonymous said...

We'd have a wall if those fucking democrats would stop blocking our POTUS every move on it.

Anonymous said...

Don't care how 'civil' George Washington was. for me the most important thing about him was he was a rich Virginia slave holder his entire life. He was only president 8 years and a general for, I think about five. He and Martha were very careful about attending the nations capital in philadelphia because pennsylvania had a law that emancipated slaves after six months in the state. why do you think the site for DC was selected? answer because it was between two slave states (maryland, virginia). slaveholder's problem solved and their slave property made secure. -radish

Anonymous said...

It was perfectly acceptable to owns slaves then because they actually worked then. Not now.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- NOT ON MY HAIR

When Lana performed at the Naval Air Station, semen rushed the stage!!!