Saturday, June 27, 2020

Kansas City Saturday Morning News Look



This morning we start the rainy aftermath of the early morning with a peek at pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the world . . .

Kansas City Social Justice Graffiti Tribute Dutifully Celebrated By Mostly Middle-Class White Progressives

Victims Of Police Violence Are Getting Iconic Treatments From This Kansas City Muralist

There's a face taking shape on a wall at 40th and Troost. Kansas City muralist Chico Sierra uses short bursts of spray paint to build the image. Sierra surrounds the figure with flowers and adds a golden halo behind the man's head.


Amateur Urban Planners Start Work In Suburbs

Shawnee to consider adding outdoor seating in parallel parking spots outside of restaurants

Hide Transcript Show Transcript THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON A LOT OF BUSINESSES. NOW, SHAWNEE IS CONSIDERING A WAY TO HELP SOME OF THEM BY ALLOWING THEM TO ADD PARKLETS. HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT THOSE ARE AND THE MIXED REACTION TO THE IDEA.


COVID Hates Cash

QuikTrip asking for exact change, other payment due to coin shortage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New signs at QuikTrip counters are asking that customers use exact change, cards or contactless payments instead of asking for change from dollar bills. The request is due to a shortage of coins from the Federal Reserve, according to the signs.


Deadly Crash Postscript

2 killed, third injured as car crashes into building at Truman Road and Brooklyn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE: 8:00 a.m. Police say two people were killed, and a third suffered critical injuries in the crash. Witnesses say a blue Ford Mustang convertible and a four door white vehicle were traveling west on Truman Road at a high rate of speed.


Veep Offers Rally Reassurance

Mike Pence defends Trump rallies despite coronavirus spikes

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday defended hosting re-election rallies for President Trump as portions of the country are reporting big spikes in new coronavirus infections. Pence cited the Constitution's freedoms of speech and assembly and noted the presidential election in November.


PAYBACK TIME!!!

Robert Johnson's Big Idea: $14 trillion in slavery reparations to African-Americans

The Big Idea is a series that asks top lawmakers and figures to discuss their moonshot - what's the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price tag were not an issue, they'd implement to change the country for the better?


Show-Me Legal Skepticism

Josh Hawley warns Trump on Supreme Court disappointments

Hawley said grassroots religious conservatives need to be much more involved in the Supreme Court discussions going forward given their political clout, and he offered a reminder to his friends in "the legal conservative project." "Who actually goes out and votes for judges?" said Hawley. "It's conservative Catholics, conservative Jews, evangelicals, Mormons.


Russian Bounty Reported

Outrage mounts over report Russia offered bounties to Afghanistan militants for killing US soldiers

Outrage has greeted media reports that say American intelligence officials believe a Russian military intelligence unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing foreign soldiers in Afghanistan, including targeting Americans. The story first appeared in the New York Times, citing its sources as unnamed officials briefed on the matter, and followed up by the Washington Post.


Mexican Old School Returns

In Mexico City, the Coronavirus Is Bringing Back Aztec-Era 'Floating Gardens'

In the south of Mexico City, about 100 miles of murky canals wind their way through the Xochimilco neighborhood. Here, the urban sprawl of one of the world's densest cities yields to a lake region where indigenous farmers have been cultivating a unique system of floating gardens since pre-colonial times.


Name That Tune

Why it might be time to finally replace 'The Star-Spangled Banner' with a new national anthem

In an increasingly anti-racist era when problematic iconography - ranging from Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben to even the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee car and country band Lady Antebellum's name - is being reassessed, revised or retired, America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," seems to be striking a wrong note.


Good Deeds Persist On The Nice Side Of The Bridge

Northland food pantry helps fill the need during pandemic

Food insecurity during the pandemic has affected families that never needed help before.Four Northland churches operate a food pantry together. It's a big operation in Parkville, based out of Parkville Presbyterian Church.


Suburban Artsy Path Debuts

Downtown Lee's Summit unveils new sculpture walk

LEES SUMMIT, Mo. - Lee's Summit has a fun outdoor event that you can enjoy while social distancing. The Downtown Sculpture Walk is now on display for guests to enjoy. The walk features sculptures from all across the United States, according to Lee's Summit Cultural Arts Manager Glenda Masters.


Cowtown Rain Keeps Falling

Rain continues Saturday morning, afternoon looks drier

Hide Transcript Show Transcript I KNOW A LOT OF YOU ALL HAVE BETWEEN ONE TO TWO INCHES SO FAR. RAIN LIKELY FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING AND WRAPPING UP AROUND LUNCHTIME. SEVERAL HOURS WHERE IT WILL STAY DRY, HUMID, AND THEN THE NEXT ROUND OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING ABOUT 6:00 TO 7:00 THIS EVENING.


Katy Perry - Daisies (Can't Cancel Pride) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Katie's porking only makes the best part of her "performance" stick out more.

Anonymous said...

"Josh Hawley warns Trump on Supreme Court disappointments"

Is Hawley under the impression that because Trump appoints justices to the Supreme Court, these justices owe Trump their undying loyalty? If so, maybe Josh-boy needs to take a basic civics class.

Anonymous said...

A this police controversy starts when people don't do as the officer ask. The citizens need to grow up instead of defending bad behavior. It isn't the cops fault people fight them.

Oh and George Floyd has been drug free for a month.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- CANDYLAND

When the Army Private got assigned to KP duty, he used his meat thermometer to roast some loin!!!

Anonymous said...

Did not know that Robert Johnson had that kind of money.
But if he wants to start writing checks, I'm sure lots of hands would be outstretched.
Probably more than once.
Empty posturing.

Anonymous said...

New National Anthem:

"Beat dat mutha fuckin' whitey ass".

Catchy.

Anonymous said...

The following words are from a usually unsung verse of the Star Spangled Banner. Any chance the enemies of this nation want to change it for that reason.

When our land is illumined with Liberty's smile,
If a foe from within strike a blow at her glory,
Down, down with the traitor that dares to defile
The flag of her stars and the page of her story!
By the millions unchained, who our birthright have gained,
We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained!
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
While the land of the free is the home of the brave

Death to all those who would tear down our banner and history.

Anonymous said...

Notice Republican patriots are awful quiet about Putin putting a bounty on American soldiers heads, why is that? Are you that in love with Russia like Morbidly Obese Don is? It doesn't bother you Morbidly Obese Don had this information yet still lobbied to get Russia back in the G7? I know you're fascists now but damn, you don't care about Putin putting a bounty on our soldiers heads? I knew your jingoism was all bullshit but it blows my mind you are so far up Russia's ass you're fine with Afghans being paid by daddy Putin to kill Americans. Doesn't sound very patriotic to me.

Anonymous said...

3:04: It's more likely these lyrics that people object to:

No refuge could save the hireling & slave/

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:/

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave/

O’er the land of the free & the home of the brave.

Anonymous said...

3:15, the mainstream media reported it so it is almost certainly not true. Their advanced TDS makes them not care what is true and false. If it reflects badly on Trumo they will run it, and you'll lap it up because it's what you want to hear.

A recent example of the phenomenon is NBC News' bombshell that Google had demonetized The Federalist Society's site. Google debunked the story. But it's still up, although slightly rewritten, on NBC. They no longer even try to seem objective.

Anonymous said...

^^Agreed. The MSM are complete liars. They are traitors that need to be dealt with.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it, the Star Spangled Banner is a kick in the groin to the British for the War of 1812.

With what Prince Charles is cooking up for us in 2021, U.S. might not want to get rid of it so quickly.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Mighty Mouth @5:09 - bring your lying shit on, Gutless!

You'll find out that this Country has a YUUUUUGE number of Active Military and Veterans who remember that they took an oath to "Defend this Country and its Constitution against all Enemies, Foreign AND DOMESTIC!"

Try defining anyone you disagree with you as "traitors" and your Punk Ass will find out who gets "dealt with"!

Anonymous said...

The "nice side of the bridge". Awesome.

Anonymous said...

6:25

Terrifying.
Now, go back to your safe space. Mom is going to put sprinkles on your cupcake.

Anonymous said...

4:05 & 5:09 I bet you believe every word Fox, Breitbart, and Stormfront have to say.

Anonymous said...

^^^You lose. But if the stakes was only your integrity, there was nothing at risk.

Anonymous said...

There it is, 4:05, blaming the media. So, is the media lying about it now that Trump has acknowledged it's true but claims his stupid fucking retarded fat fucking ass wasn't told about it? You buying that line of bullshit? Sure you are, because you're a bootlicking fucking moron. While fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons of our country are in harms way with a bounty on their head from from Moscow, our Commander in Chief is sucking Putin's cock and talking about how we need to play nice with Russia and invite them back to the G7 (G8). Why don't you just get the fuck out of this country you fucking traiterous piece of shit. Move to Russia or North Korea where you can't question dear leaders.

The way you fucking Trumptards are cucks for the guy never ceases to amaze me. Our own fucking troops.....and you fucking pieces of shit continue to unquestionably support the guy. Go fuck yourselves. You're shitstains on this country.

Anonymous said...

7:57 coming from a fascist, I'll take that as a compliment. Now go unfurl your Confederate flag on your trailer, the wind has it all wound up.