Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Kansas City Thursday Night News Peek



For our evening info junkies we offer share this peek at community news, pop culture and reports from across the nation and around the world . . .


Sketchy Block Party Planned

Make your mark, Chalk Your Walk

Northeast News Northeast Arts KC is inviting creatives of all ages to participate in this year's updated Chalk Walk event, taking place in driveways and sidewalks throughout Northeast. While all Northeast residents are encouraged to participate, artists need to register at www.northeastartskc.org/chalkyourwalk by Friday, April 24, to receive a complementary box of artist-quality chalk.


Cowtown Gamers Stay Winning

KC Sports Commission establishes new coalition around esports industry in Kansas City

A grassroots esports organization has begun in Kansas City. As part of the Kansas City Sports Commission, the Kansas City Esports Coalition (KCEC) will aim to "use gaming for good," according to a news release sent out by the sports commission Wednesday afternoon.


Sleaze Scummit Still Trashy

Garbage crews see twice as much trash with stay-at-home orders

RECYCLING PILING UP ON HER CURVES. AT CONSTABLE SANITATION IN LEE'S SUMMIT, THE DAVIESS ROUTES BEGIN WITH A DEEP CLEAN. A LOT OF DISPOSABLE GLOVES. WE WIPE DOWN THE TRUCKS. JUST TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO PUT THEMSELVES AT LESS RISK.


Panty Market Maker Hot Take

Victoria's Secret's woes are a microcosm for shopping malls, Jim Cramer says

The coronavirus pandemic is making an already rocky situation for shopping centers even rockier, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday. As department stores such as Macy's, Kohl's and others face mounting challenges, the pandemic is shining a light on the dire situation facing shopping mall storefronts, the " Mad Money" host said.


COVID-19 Doc Dismissed

HHS doctor says he was removed from post after disagreeing with WH over coronavirus response

The doctor who oversaw the agency charged with research into countering the coronavirus said Wednesday that he was dismissed after resisting efforts by the Trump administration to expand the availability of an anti-malarial drug pushed by President Trump.


Commander-In-Chief Talks Coronavirus Risk Vs. Reward

Trump: 'I disagree strongly' with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen businesses in his state

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he disagrees "strongly" with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen some businesses in his state beginning this week. Kemp said on Monday that gyms, bowling alleys, barbershops, hair and nail salons, massage therapy businesses, and tattoo parlors can reopen as early as Friday.


WHO Knew?!?!

Pompeo rips China, WHO for allegedly withholding coronavirus information

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday blasted the Chinese Communist Party and the World Health Organization for failing to alert countries worldwide about the coronavirus outbreak and neglecting to report accurate numbers of cases even as the outbreak continued to spread.


Presidential Tweet Brinksmanship Explored

Trump wants the Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats that harass US ships. Here's why it doesn't do that.

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he has instructed the US Navy to 'destroy' any and all harassing Iranian gunboats, which is not currently the service's go-to move. "You just don't get to shoot at people for being jackasses," retired US Navy Capt. Rick Hoffman, the former commanding officer of a cruiser, told Insider.


Nation's Top Lawman Pushes Back Against Lock Down

Attorney General William Barr says coronavirus shutdowns are like "house arrest" and threatens legal action against states

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday compared coronavirus shutdowns to "house arrest" and suggested the Justice Department could take legal action against states for their restrictions. His comments come after President Trump has encouraged protesters to certain states from stay-at-home orders intended to slow the virus' spread.


Golden Ghetto Running Man Earns Local Love

Overland Park runner denied Boston Marathon experience cheered by school as he still goes 26.2

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) - An Overland Park school administrator's life goal of running in the Boston Marathon was spoiled this week by the coronavirus, but his community stepped up to help bring his racing dream to him. Shawnee Mission North High School Associate Principal Dave Ewers has been working toward earning a spot in the Boston Marathon for years.


Feeding Kansas City Urban Core Amid Coronavirus

Mattie Rhodes Center offers emergency food assistance for families in need

As businesses remain shut in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many families who no longer have income are fighting food insecurity. To meet this need, the Mattie Rhodes Center, a local nonprofit serving the community, is working to gather financial donations to be able to provide for those most impacted- low-income, undocumented, and refugee families.


Kansas City Forecast

Thursday will start off cloudy, but finish nicely

Hide Transcript Show Transcript TO THE SOUTH AND WEST OF KANSAS CITY. THERE IS THAT STATE LINE. RIGHT NOW, HEAVY RAIN, JOPLIN DOWN TOWARDS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS. FUTURESCAN HAS THIS LOW-PRESSURE AREA SLOWLY MOVING THROUGH THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND MISSOURI VALLEY AS WELL. BY 10:00 TONIGHT, THE BACK WEDGE TRYING TO MAKE ITS WAY FARTHER SOUTHEAST.


And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- DEVILS ON THE HARDWOOD

After a few too many drinks with the Victoria's Secret bowling team, they drilled holes in my balls and threw me in the gutter!!!

Diddling Don said...

Trump lied; Americans died. Flu Klux Klan in da house! We want our hair cut! All Lives Matter (except when they don't). MAGA!

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

Here's some Republican strategy for you:
Trump: I have total authority
Trump: I'm going to let the governors handle it
Trump: Liberate the states
Trump: I strongly disagree with what the Georgia governor is doing
McConnell: The governors need to reopen the states.

Grade A shit show.

anonymous said...

^^^ You forgot to add that the maniac who is supposed to be our Attorney General is making noises about suing the States and Cities that imposed lock-downs!

Of course these clowns are scared shitless about what the "Big Katuna" will do to them if they cross him or make him look like even more of a fool.

Anonymous said...

...and Piddling Don, the Socialist's pawn, says 77-year-old Alzheimer's patient Joe Biden along with transgender Michelle "Michael" Obama will save us all!

Anonymous said...

8:08, why obsessed over Trump? Yes, he beat your Hillary into oblivion, but that was 2016! Get over it.

Why not talk about Laura "Granny" Kelly who explains all her boneheaded mistakes with "it was already a mess when I got here."

Where is Sharice "MMA-fighting lesbian Native" Davids when Kansans could use someone fighting for them? She's hiding under Nancy Pelosi's desk.

Anonymous said...

Whew. Thanks, 8:43am. I wondered when the Flu Klux Klan would chime in. Right on time, Deplorable.

Anonymous said...

8:34, what is a "Big Katuna?" Some kind of fish?

Virus does not override the Constitution. DOJ is supposed to step in when states or cities claim that it does.

anonymous said...

@9:29
"Big Katuna" is the name of the virus currently infesting 1600 Pennsylvania in Washington, D.C. and a Golf Course in Mar-A-Lago Florida.

It "stinks on ice", flip-flops around like a hooked Flounder, and is way past the time it should have been thrown out!

Anonymous said...

Me: Dear Pres Trump, I need a haircut and I can't pay my rent.

Trump: I don't accept responsibility for the China virus hoax at all, it's entirely up to the governors except the one who decided to take my advise to liberate.

Me: Joe Biden can you help Me talk to the grifters?

Biden: Trump should attack China more?

Me: maybe a random death cult kook can help?

Kook: All lives matter except when you need to liberate haircuts.

Anonymous said...

Me: Democrats! give me nanny state free rent!

Pelosi: No more free money for little shit asses, they aren't even corporations. Let them eat $98 ice cream.

Trump: High five bitch, I love your cream!

Anonymous said...

Wow, 9:57, can you possibly express an opinion without drifting into incoherent Trump-obsessed euphemisms?

Don't answer. We know you can't.

Too bad he's a lock in the election then. :)