Friday, May 01, 2020

REBELLION!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS RESISTS MISSOURI GUV PARSON & EMPLOYERS WITH EARLY REOPEN ADVICE TO WORKERS: DON'T GO!!!



This is the last Friday of the current coronavirus lockdown for many Missouri and Kansas residents and it begins with a major dispute betwixt elected leaders.

The upshot . . .

KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS STARTED A FIRESTORM VIA SOCIAL MEDIA ADVISING WORKERS TO REFUSE ORDERS FROM THEIR BOSS & THE GUV!!!

The argument is over compulsory work attendance and before we get started we must remind readers that both Missouri & Kansas are hire and fire AT-WILL states. Basically, at-will hiring means that employers aren't required to show cause for termination. Moreover, let's be real and admit that low wage workers (i.e. most people) are never afforded any of the workplace rights imagined by politicos and pundits. But beyond the reality of working conditions, here's a look at the political angle that starts with a stern reminder from Missouri's Republican leader . . .

KSHB: Missouri Gov. Parson: ‘If boss calls, you’ve got to go back to work’

Deets:

Gov. Mike Parson made it clear Thursday during his daily press briefing that when the state economy reopens, employees will be expected to report to work — or risk losing their jobs.

“When we open the state up, if you’ve got to go back to work, if your boss calls and says you have to go back to work, you have to go back to work,” Parson said.

To wit . . .

Check the surprisingly forceful contradiction from Mayor Quinton Lucas that encourages many residents to skip work this coming Monday . . .

Mayor Quinton Lucas: "I say this with respect, but--even as a matter of law--you don't have to go. If you feel unsafe or like you might compromise a loved one's health, don't go. There may be repercussions, but your health and your family's health is more important.

"In Kansas City, we've added protections mandating that an employer at a newly opening business ("non-essential") cannot terminate you for looking out for you and your loved ones' health and safety."

Accordingly . . .

The coronavirus reopen debate won't be settled until workers return to their jobs and the public witnesses the pandemic mortality count that will hopefully, God willing, stay far lower than dire predictions that have overestimated the crisis so far. Still, make no mistake about it, this is the biggest gamble Kansas City and the nation have undertaken in decades: A choice that pits money vs. human life, which is essentially the fundamental conflict underlying every civilization throughout history.

You decide . . .

77 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quinton taking on parson is just another avenue to get galloway elected. Don't be surprised to see Quinton rolling out the red carpet for the Missouri auditor. She's KC's only hope for avoiding bankruptcy in the next couple of years.

Darren said...

^^^

Sad that all of this become so political. The first concern should be with keeping people save and avoiding the spread of the virus.

Anonymous said...

One term and that's it for Quinton Lucas. It was fun while it lasted.

Mary Lucas said...

That's a bold statement.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Lulz.

Anonymous said...

Q is right. The right wants you to die for the economy. Ask the governor if the Governor's mansion is open for tours yet? Tell him you'll go back when it's open.

Anonymous said...

The fact that Lucas is listening to a health official who sounds like he has lost his mind is frightening. Most small businesses in KCMO are ticked off at how stupid the 10-10-10 plan is.

Anonymous said...

The good doc in 2007

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C95ECjxgcJE

Anonymous said...

Stay home , destroy the already weakened economy. Then Ponder how Anderson Cooper produced a baby boy, certainly not thru sex with another Man. LOL

Al said...

It's my opinion the mayor is doing a great job. He is doing the job he was elected to do. He's looking out for the citizens of Kansas city. If he hadn't done anything people would be bitching. We can not take this virus lightly. It's real, it kills. Keep up the good work mayor.

Anonymous said...

Doc Rex throwing his Kung Fu chops at that big bad bug!

Anonymous said...

Lucas regularly confuses his responsibilities of governing in the real world with teaching classes at KU.
Being mayor requires consideration of many constituencies and consequences before making decisions and offering pronouncements.
And the consequences of stiffing state government (just like Sly)and keeping the KCMO economy shut down will adversely affect the city for many years.

Anonymous said...

Belton and Liberty will be open Monday so they are inviting all of KC to come and do business in their beautiful cities.

Anonymous said...

@7:37AM No. We don't ponder anything about Anderson Cooper because we have lives. We don't care. You don't. You ponder it. Seems like you have a fascination for gay sex. Go indulge it elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Vote NO on the regressive fire safety sales tax.

Anonymous said...

finally QUINTON shows these scumbags looking to open up missouri at the expense of hundreds/thousands lives some guts.
I agree with quinton wanting to take on parsons and save lives. The rules in kansas and missouri were not meant to take into account cv.
Forcing employees to return to work when their lives could be in danger
is a farce.
Go quinton...tell Parsons to Go F**k Himself!

Anonymous said...

Next time Quinton goes begging the state for money, don’t be surprised when Parsons tells him “Fuck off, boy.” And I do mean boy.

Anonymous said...

I like Anderson Cooper even though he is a homosexual. I bet he will be a great father as long as he doesn’t teach the kid to be gay.

Anonymous said...

I like Anderson Cooper even though he is a homosexual. I bet he will be a great father as long as he doesn’t teach the kid to be gay.

Anonymous said...


You people need to get that son of a bitch Lucas out of office. He's going to cause people to lose their jobs by acting like a bully. This resistance from you liberals is something a two year old would do. People are taking precautions on job sites with gloves masks and crowd control. But yet he wants the tourists back and won't open the city. Takes a real evil person to keep people unemployed.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet he's a terrific mayor. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Lucas and Diaper Guy are homosexuals and thus only have to worry about their own well being.


Neither one understands the need for parents to be able to return to work to support and feed their families plus provide health insurance.

Anonymous said...

If Mary Lucas was serious about this shutdown, he would also apply the 10,10,10 rule to public transit.

Anonymous said...

So why not take himicides seriously?

Four times more homicide deaths than corona virus deaths in KC.

Anonymous said...

"even as a matter of law--you don't have to go..." That's true. In a free society free people can decide to work or not to work. One catch: you will be fired and they will hire someone else. Still, that's your choice.

Anonymous said...

Quinton is a fucking retard. Remove COVID and replace it with DRIVING TO WORK.

Stupid Lib..."I dont feel safe because of DRIVING TO WORK."
Quin........."You dont have to go to work but your boss has to pay you"
Quin........."I will give you a streetcar so you dont have to drive"

Anonymous said...

Just move those jobs out of KC. Blue Springs, Lees Summit or Liberty would be great locations.

Anonymous said...

FUCKING LAWYERS LEADING THE SHEEP.

Anonymous said...

Everybody get out and get about, take off your face mask- herd immunity is our vaccine. The longer we stay home the longer we have to stay home.

Anonymous said...

Let KC destroy itself, shop across county lines, it's beautiful outside the "city."

Anonymous said...

Today is May Day; Democrat Party's national holiday.

Step out of your basements, and unfurl your red banners cowering Democrats.

Honor your heroes; Lenin and Stalin !

Anonymous said...

^^Then why are you here loser?? You played yourself. Again.

Anonymous said...

In my lifetime, there was another deadly flu epidemic in the United States. The flu spread from Hong Kong to the United States, arriving December 1968 and peaking a year later. It ultimately killed 100,000 people in the U.S., mostly over the age of 65, and one million worldwide. Lifespan in the US 70 whereas it is 78 today. Population was 200 million as compared with 328 million today. If it would be possible to extrapolate the death data based on population and demographics, we might be looking at 250k deaths today from CV-19. So in terms of lethality, it was as deadly and scary as CV-19 if not more so, though we shall have to wait to see. I was 5 years old and have no memory of this at all. My mother vaguely remembers being careful and washing surfaces, and encouraging her mom and dad to be careful. Otherwise, it’s mostly forgotten today. Nothing closed. Schools stayed open. All businesses did too. You could go to the movies. You could go to bars and restaurants. Stock markets didn’t crash. Congress passed no legislation. The Federal Reserve did nothing. Not a single governor acted to enforce social distancing, curve flattening (even though hundreds of thousands of people were hospitalized), or banning of crowds. No mothers were arrested for taking their kids to other homes. No daycares were shut even though there were more infant deaths with this virus than the one we are experiencing now. There were no suicides, no unemployment, no drug overdoses. The media covered the pandemic but it never became a big issue. Why? Where have the adults gone?

Anonymous said...

The Missouri legislature may delay any money for the Buck O'Neill bridge. Kinda like the Mayor wants to delay opening up KC instead of following what Governor Parson believes is best for Missouri.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 1143 for that bit of history and sanity.

Anonymous said...

@11:43 1,000+

Super Dave said...

11:43 is correct and I remember that flu strain. I was in high school at the time and only thing I really remember about it is the caution about service personal who were returning from over seas. I had an uncle returning from Vietnam and my grandmother making an issue of cleaning everything he had on him as soon as he got home and were careful of him being around people for a couple of weeks. But nobody wore masks and hand sanitizer was a bar of plain ole hand soap.

The 4th Reich... said...

You better listen to your supreme leader..goose step in line or your name and address will be taken by one of his Brown shirt thugs..I AM YOUR MASTER..now throw your right hand up for solidarity.. Or be singled out..only i have the power/control you need listen to..only I have the intelligence to deal with this you people,not the professionals... I will continue to single out the winners based on who I think should win. I will be the one who tells you, when to jump and your response should be how high...stop looking around at your neighboring cities, they are not as enlightened or intelligent as I am. I am only doing this for your good.. I will never miss a meal I will never miss my drinking I will never give up on my gay sex. But you all must all sacrifice. Sounds like a typical bureaucrat. Anybody count the time she says I? Are great Nazi leader speaks to us as if we had no intelligence or were just born last night.

Anonymous said...

Chimpy, stick to classic tv and poop!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the history lesson stupid dave. Nobody cares! This is now..not then! Geezer. OK Boomer?

Anonymous said...

You ^^ are both morons who think you can compare the death rates of a pandemic with near zero precautions to a pandemic with extensive social distancing.

Moron 1: we're doing all these onerous precautions but CV19 is no worse than the flue was when nobody bothered to do anything.

Moron 2: that proves we dont need to take all these precautions, we are very smart!

Anonymous said...

Thanks 11:43. Was that called the "Hong Kong" flu?

12:57 - you are a hateful little man.

Anonymous said...

It’s against the law what the mayor is doing, he’s lucky people waited this long. He can’t stop anybody from reopening their business period.

Anonymous said...

It's so weird your uncle needed to hide in an armoured vehicle when he went out kill for French colonialism! Very few US soldiers in armoured vehicles were hurt so why did he need to take that precaution? Was he just scared?

Anonymous said...

12:57 is a troll who spends his whole day talking shit here. You can avoid TKC for days come back on here anytime of the day and see where that asshole has posted something. Personally I do care about history as history can tell us a lot.

Anonymous said...

There goes Mayor Quagmire again!

Hoping to get a federal/state bailout, but not smart enough to cooperate with those leading MO and the nation.

Why think of KCMO residents, and their well-being, when you can attract media attention by a being a liberal drama queen?

Hit that speed-dial button to the NY Times again, and give them quotes about your "greatness" and "heroic" actions.

Mayor Quagmire knows his $140K salary is guaranteed until the City is officially bankrupt, so he's feeling no pain from losing a job, layoff, furlough, loss of benefits, etc.

Anonymous said...

1:34 what the hell are you talking about. You back on the meth again? What story you talking about or do you even have a clue?

Anonymous said...

Mary Lucas is a fool, his boy toy is the hater troll we see on here all day every day. Wonder how much of Mary's salary he gets for attacking this website?

Anonymous said...

12:57 you want to know what's really stupid? Go look in a mirror and you'll see what.

Anonymous said...

The lawsuits against employers are going to stack up. There will be plenty of lawyers at the ready, especially if the virus spreads like wild fire through a business and a loved one of an employee or the employee themselves have died. This isn't going to end well either way.

RH said...

Common sense would suggest that Gov Pearson’s statement references the fact that when the order is lifted and your employer states it’s time to return to work, it would be a good idea to return if you don’t want to loose your job for the reason of job abandonment, which is in most employee handbooks by most companies. You still have the choice, but as always, there are consequences/benefits with any choice you make. SMH!

Anonymous said...

Dear 11:43 - It took about 3 months to develop a flu vaccine back in the 1960's. Plus the flu always goes away (in large numbers) during summer months. Flu vaccines are easy to make-they actually placed 3 strains of flu in this year's vaccine, and they started working on it back in August. It was ready in 2 months. its easy to make a safe flu vaccine. Plus many people have immunity to the flu from past similar flu strain illnesses, and babies from their mom's immune system. When you got that flu in the 1960's, you probably were not going to catch anything dangerous "on top of it".

Covid 19 - as of December 2019 - nobody in the entire world had immunity to Covid19. It wont go away in summer (its spreading well in warm climates now). The vaccine will take 2 years to develop due to screw ups. Plus its been proven - recovering from Covid19 will NOT give you 100% immunity and you can GET IT AGAIN! Next winter people can and will catch the Covid19 AND the flu at the SAME TIME. This will include young kids under age 18. And other healthy, fit people - the FLU and Covid at the same time is a huge threat that the government is not talking about, as they dont want a run on Tamiflu (its active chemical comes from China). The Govt is trying to stop the Covid spread and let Covid19 dwindle to small numbers before the flu season starts, so it wont be circulating as much. The dual infection of "Covid19 and flu" is the real threat to the USA, about 1000x more dangerous than Covid 19 alone. Both will attack your lungs and kill you. Smokers will all die, vapors will die, heart transplants die, kidney transplants die, babies will die, it will be very bad. Stay in and let Covid19 numbers go down before flu season hits!

Anonymous said...

So the testing is very faulty.
You can not get it twice.
Renowned accredited scientists have verified this and it is much like any othe strain of flu.

Consider this:

30,000 to 50,000 people die of the flu each year that has a vaccine. This one doesn’t.

Trump saved a lot by closing the borders early- despite many democrats yelling racism... same people who believed Kavanaghs accuser with no collaboration and Biden’s accuser has lots of collaboration and no dem woman believer her.

Let’s go back to work while we can and show our dumb ass mayor he knows more about drinking than business... he must love screwing poor people who can’t work because of him.

Anonymous said...

^^^Mostly right 2:32. They have not confirmed if you can get COVID 19 again. It's still questionable but South Korea believes that the people they were showing as 're-infected' were dead virus cells showing up.

Also, COVID is WAY more contagious than the flu. COVID can be spread through the air and evidence has shown it could remain airborne for hours.

It's early on but researchers believe COVID can be spread from a single person about 2-3 times more than the flu.

It's pretty easy to get these facts on the internet.

Anonymous said...

2:49 - Trump did not close the borders. He closed the borders to Chinese. This is fact. Flights continued to come from China after his "border closing" to the tune of 40,000 people. Why is this so gotdamn hard for Trumpers to get through their thick skulls?

After that, well, he didn't do shit. And here we are.

Anonymous said...

Thousands will flee KC because of horrible business decisions.

Write your Congress person today and ask that all federal funds be denied and go to other worthy cities.
Don’t think for a second KC is hated because of KC leaderships hatred of Trump.
Write Congress today and foward any negative Trump stories the KC Star wrote and tell them KC hates federal funding.

Anonymous said...

Everyone but lawyers should receive masks when they return to work. Do the world a favor.

Anonymous said...

1:34 - The Communists killed over 3 million Vietnamese and Cambodians when they took over.

Another one million plus fled the country via boat conditions were so bad.

However no concern for the victims of Communism by Jane Fonda or the left wing media.

Anonymous said...

3:02 why is it so god damned hard for you to understand that those “40,000 people” were Americans and green card holders, of course you are either lying or have been getting your false information from the communist run fake news networks. You truly are stupid paid troll aren’t you.

Anonymous said...

Dear 2:32 you must be fun at parties and that is a lot to unpack there. My earlier point was simply that we have had these types of events in the past and have not gone to these extreme measures. At our current rate we are losing about $25 billion dollars a day as a nation, at that rate the money will run out sooner rather than later. So please explain to me how a consumer driven economy is supposed to stay at home and not work? Especially if you are right and antibodies from a previous CV-19 infection does not guarantee you won't get it again, waiting for a vaccine that is produced with antibodies isn't really going to help. Currently KCMO has had more murders in 2020 than deaths from CV-19. Does that stop you from leaving your house? We are not New York get some perspective.

Anonymous said...

3:02 “Nearly 40,000 Americans and authorized travelers have come into the U.S. from China since President Trump imposed travel restrictions more than two months ago.” New York Times

“evacuees face 14 days of quarantine in hotels on the military bases, as authorities wait to see whether anyone has the virus. ” Washington post.

There, fixed it for you dummy! I even used commie run news reports! Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

3:02 just knocked out with the ole one two punch in the cocksucker!

Anonymous said...

This us about comparing Apples and oranges dumbass, not about your stupid lies about who were the mass murderers in Vietnam.

Anonymous said...

Lucas is a fucking fuckface.

Harold Eugene Johnson said...

I'm still waiting to sign a petition that force the Meathead Mayor to be recalled. CHARTER OF THE CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI explains how the Mayor can be removed.

Anonymous said...

Trump did indeed close the borders to incoming Chinese flights... saving millions of lives.

All the while Schumer (some Tweets don’t age well) accuses Trump of racism... (gotta love old Chuck).

I’m the meanwhile- Dems best choice they could come up with this go round- is solidly senile and can not string much together while he hides
His 80-something-year-old body in a house somewhere while he continues to get his wife mixed up with god-only-knows-who.

Then the godless Dems see their fearless/senile candidate get ambushed with very credible sexual harassment accusations and get total amnesia of their fighter Kavanaugh words.

The hypocrisy as we see Schiff and Pelosi shift from one Russian investigation ( the FBI didn’t get the job done for you? Poor babies) to another and come up empty handed... here is some advice Nancy: start praying for yourself! While it’s obvious you are soulless and Adam hasn’t one accomplishment anyone in California can come up with for his entire career... the media they count on are bankrupt and the local rag is begging (can’t make this up) for donations while they continue to attack the values of half their readers with editorial staff. Boy that’s good business... good old fashion same o same o.

Good luck in 2024. Trump has 2020 in the bag. Maybe Hillary will resume her candidacy in 2024 or 2028. Maybe even 2032. Even her support of serial sexual harasser Bill can help her? What a party the Dems are!

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^That's a bunch of nonsense.

All of you so called facts have been debunked.

Of course, you wouldn't know that if you get your news from Fox Entertainment.

Trump will lose badly, because as bad as Biden is, he's not Trump.

That alone will win the election.

Anonymous said...

Trump was the better choice between him and Hillary. Do you really think Joe is better than Clinton? Not seeing it Byron, neither will America. But hey, I'll never tell anyone to stop dreaming!

Anonymous said...

Hey bLIEron, “that’s a bunch nonsense” And “All of you so called facts have been debunked.” what’s nonsense and what’s been debunked?

Fox News is the #1 news source and has been for years now, your commie Chinese news networks that you watch and jerk off over are one foot in the garbage and the other foot in dog shit, they have been nothing more than a crappy national enquirer. Their echo chamber talking points proves that they only answer to the Chinese owned and operated dimwit party. It’s embarrassing really..... just like you are.

Anonymous said...

Hey Funk- how did the 2016 election go for you? Lol

Biden situation is very sad- it has come to the point Dem operatives will try to replace him. The family knows how bad Joe is and wants the debate to happen in the morning so his Sundowners isn’t as bad during the debates.

We have seen Joe lose his cool towards union auto workers and challenge with violent fights.

As the media continues to fail America and pays serious dollars to Nick Sandmann- their hypocrisy is over and over and over. They love to show love to Kavanaugh’s accuser while turning a blind eye to valid accusations against presumed short term candidate Biden.

And you wonder... Biden is their vision for America? Sad.

Anonymous said...

Dead virus cells don't make test show your "positive". Your kidneys clean those dead virus cell out in 1/2 hour. The governments job is to keep widespread civil peace - even at the cost of individual's health. Example : The Government ploy that said "n95 masks are not needed by anyone they wont help you prevent illness". Not true. All healthcare workers knew it was a lie and they begged for more n95 masks. The ploy allowed allocation of masks from stores to healthcare workers (not the general public). People who trusted the government and didnt wear a mask got sick and some died. Now we have a good supply of n95 masks at hospitals. Now the government said masks do work and in California you must wear them by law in public. N95 masks have been around since 1977 and every medical professional knows they prevent illness and even must take classes on their use and are tested on how they are fitted to the face. Now the government is not telling you that we will have 3 waves of coronavirus, its mutated twice, and no vaccines will every completely protect you. And when flu season comes, "people will die of the flu - not the virus". So real virus deaths will be hidden that way. its all a game to make you think the government has some control. They have no control over mother nature and we are screwed if the flu mutates badly this year and becomes a killer flu!

Anonymous said...

This illness has nothing to do with politics. China, who could care less about its citizens were welding people into their apartment buildings, letting them starve, physically handcuffing, detaining and impounding anyone on the street who had a fever - many were detained and died, never seeing their families again. If China was taking such extreme measures (much more than they do with the flu) then I would guess this is alot more dangerous then the flu. After all China has never done anything like that for the flu. They know what this virus is and they were terrified of it. Its not the flu

Anonymous said...

In February some 65,000 Americans learned of the Covid19 virus in the news. Now they are all dead. Some of you reading this sentence will be joining those dead in less than 1 year.

Anonymous said...

7:03 interesting and fun fact for you, R95 and P95 masks are better masks than N95, R95 can last up to eight hours and P95 can be used for up to 40hrs. I’m shocked that the msm or the gubmint didn’t inform people of these facts.

Anonymous said...

I remember in February doctor experts were on the news saying not to go out and buy masks as they would not help prevent getting corona virus. I thought that sounded like a load of shit at the time.

Anonymous said...

You used to be able to trust the news years ago when they presented facts but during the Vietnam war is when the media began distorting the news to fit their left wing agenda.

Now it is totally fake news as it is nothing more than network news providing propaganda for whichever side or issue they support. CNN is by far the worst.

To see CNN's news anchor's anger and anguish after the 2016 election was the final nail in the coffin that news is no longer fact based. Fredo and Comoretta were really angry.

Anonymous said...

7:16 dear god man, grow some balls and quit freaking out soy boi