Another quick peek at the news scene tonight for the most dedicated denizens of the local discourse . . .
Show-Me Hipsters Searching For Missouri 2020 Talking Points
'Last Week Tonight' dunked on Gov. Parson for telling Missourians not to vote, when he wasn't even elected
This week on HBO's "Last Week Tonight", Jon Oliver took on the national issues surrounding the Republican pushback to mail-in voting. Circa the 4-minute mark, you can see Governor Mike Parson get obliterated. Enjoy and share with your friends. A man who was not elected dissuades or state from voting.
Country Club Solidarity
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Business owners on the Country Club Plaza say they're in a tough spot. Many of them just reopened after the coronavirus pandemic and have been forced to close again. Amanda Rismiller, owner of Mojo Cycling Studio, said seeing boarded-up stores is sad, but she is inspired by the history happening nearby.
Hottie COVID Confessional
V talks to the supermodel along with photographs of her that induce a solitary feeling. V talks to the supermodel along with photographs of her that induce a solitary feeling. Photography: Rowan Papier While talking with V, supermodel Stella Maxwell tells of her life in isolation; what she misses most, the things she's doing to help, and how she's yearning to get back to her jet-set life.
Shocking General Condemnation Of Prez Trump
"Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people-does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us," Mattis writes. "We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.
Corona Comeback Cancelled
The civil unrest erupting across America following the death of George Floyd is likely to slow the U.S. economy's comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic. Violent protests and looting have left a trail of destruction from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles, stressing already frazzled business owners who now have to clean off graffiti, sweep up shattered glass and replace pilfered merchandise and furnishings.
Serving Local Social Justice
Many people in Kansas City have been experiencing renewed pain and anger in the past week, spurred on by the tragic death of George Floyd while in police custody, along with the many others before him. Kansas Citians looking to support the local Black community can lend support to Black-owned businesses, including restaurants and bars.
Storm Track Tonight
Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms could develop this afternoon. There will be a second round of more widespread activity that will likely arrive well after midnight and last through the overnight hours. Heavy rain and lightning likely while a few storms could produce gusty wind and some hail.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .