Sunday, July 19, 2020

Kansas City Activist Demands To Shut Down Kelly's In Westport Rely On Unclear History

This report might be overly sympathetic but offers some important historical fact checking against activist claims.

Moreover, the Irish hooligans who own the building now have absolutely no connection to the slave trade and, actually, represent an inspiring immigrant success story.

Read more:

Were Slaves Shackled In The Basement Of An Iconic Westport Building? The History Is Murky.

Protests over the killing of George Floyd, systemic racism, and police brutality sparked in late May in Minneapolis and spread across the country. In Kansas City, Missouri, Mill Creek Park near the Country Club Plaza served as a focal point. But some nights, protests spread in all directions, including into Westport.

42 comments:

Byron Funkhouser said...

If you should try to call me today, I may be at the local memorial service for Rep. John Lewis. There may be a delay as some of the organizers head out for a quick business burn and a statue topple. Other than that, should be a nice turnout. Just follow the BLM signs painted on the street.

Anonymous said...

Kelly is a fun place to party. Who cares about what past owners did, we cant control that now. The owner's wife has a smoking hot wife, Jane, she is a world class beauty! Leave Kellys open.

Anonymous said...

If the buildings walls have structural issues to the point a historic plaque cant be removed, then why isnt the building shut down and inspected? Is it safe??

Anonymous said...

I dare you BLM types to watch this !!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QiVfe2AtK2c

Anonymous said...

this bar is world famous.

but we don't go there.

Anonymous said...

11:42 That’s pretty good! I’m shocked that YouTube hasn’t pulled this off of al gores amazing internet!

Anonymous said...

Yep, close a business due to something unrelated to current business and having occurred over 100 years ago. Are we to close every business , street and house where a black person killed someone ? If so, not a neighborhood in the majority of kc.

Anonymous said...

How is this going to have any impact on today’s situation. What is KCUR trying to do journalistically? If that is how they spend our public funding, let’s defund taxpayer of support for this type of journalism.

Anonymous said...

I demand they stop demanding because I can’t breathe, they’re choking me to death with their bullshit.

Anonymous said...

This is only relevant if they are still there.

Bandit Darville said...

KCUR? I only turn that shit on when I can't sleep. Those people could bore the dead!

Anonymous said...

Leave Kellys alone. My God when are people going to open up their eyes and see what is really going on in this world. YOu can't go back in time This is 2 020 you cannot erase the whole fucking past .get over it from a liberal white woman who is not a cracist

Anonymous said...

this is bieng fueled by that black bitch stacy shaw she is the leader of the local blm movement and should be followed by thb fbi she is a communist agent trained by the radical nblm movement stacy shaw is a commie black bitch

Anonymous said...

There is a statue of limitations. But you can try to sue Daniel Boone's relatives who owned it 150 years ago. It will be thrown out of court. As they are dead. Blacks dont seem to care that white Catholic priests rape their kids! Like everyday!

Anonymous said...

^^^^ and they dont seem to care that the planned parenthood butchers eliminate over a third of their unborn every month.

Anonymous said...

She is not, but I think YOU are. Fool.

Anonymous said...

stacy shaw is a black commie bitch as a white person not afraid of stacy or any of her black commie friends

Retro ROCKER said...

How about the coffee houses. PEOPLE PICKING the beans for your coffee are earning less than slave labor. And the Rich pickers may make 80 dollars a month.

Retro ROCKER said...

This will never end with the media. The media don't realize The American people Want Fewer taxes, and to be LEFT ALONE .They know most of the Propaganda they spread has no Merritt .

Anonymous said...


Ha Ha Ha Ha This is hysterical. So are they going to tear down the buildings in Westport or just put innocent people out of business that have nothing to do with slavery and George Floyd? That's how stupid these George Soros employees are. They don't know that black people owned slaves too and so did indians, not to mention all of those people are dead. What are they going to do about the surrounding towns that have old buildings?? Are they going to tear down the entire country??? Ignorance is the only way to describe what is going on and I think it's hilarious.

Anonymous said...

a lot of stuff has happened there over the years and decades.

westport can be a blast during a busy day, but we avoid it at night.

except for one or two destination restaurants.

Anonymous said...

what other westport buildings have sordid histories?

Anonymous said...

Don't tell me you are pissing on my head when it is raining outside !

Signed: Sleepy Joe Biden

Anonymous said...

So your the sicko sitting in the corner masturbating, waiting for some drunk lady to walk by and make a fool of your self?

Anonymous said...

always works GREAT to thinly spread a cause in the wrong places.

Anonymous said...

Slaves were forced to pick cotton and to work on farms raising livestock and harvesting vegetables, so we should get rid of all of the cotton based products and all he farms that exist today. That makes total sense!!!!

Anonymous said...

643 BC the Chiawana tribe killed and ate 274 members of the Benwaa Tribe on the southren banks of what we call the Missouri river. The entire city should be shut down and bull dozed in honor of the 274 native Americans that loss their lives that faithful day.

Anonymous said...

Is it the drugs that cause these imbeciles to not understand how the passage of time works? Doesn't it register in their foggy, pea brains that slavery has been abolished in the United States for over a century and a half? How did they ever graduate from school?

Proud of Osage said...

Remember who killed Bannister Mall? Think about it.

Proud of Osage said...

BLM is A joke

Anonymous said...

John deer replaced slaves picking cotton

Bandit Darville said...

And Karl Marx replaced Martin Luther King Jr. Sad.

Anonymous said...

This is a reach. If they want that then it is time to fallout the Dixiecrats that we’re the slave owners and opposed the emanciatio proclamation to end slavery. .The majority of the plantation owners were Democrats . Abraham Lincoln and the majority of the north opposed slavery.. question? Why does BLM identify with and support a political party that has traditionally wanted to keep slavery? Maybe they need to go to school and take history class!

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Anonymous said...

Not looking for a fight here BUT I have a Master's degree in history and I feel the need to reply to your comment about the history of the political parties. In essence the Republicans and Democrats of 150 years ago are NOT the same as the two parties today.....they have switched with one another. If you go back and read about the party platforms of that time, you would see what I mean. The Democrats of 150 years ago are the Republicans of today and vice-versa.

The Ayatollah said...

Hey History Buff tell me why Black society has declined in every metric from home ownership, crime, unwed moms etc from the 1960’s... We would all agree the 1960’s were more racist than now but blacks had better lives then. Please explain what has caused the significant decline of racism is the problem.

Unknown said...

Blm is a terrorist group that needs to be muzzled

Anonymous said...

Systematic racism kept Blacks in poor neighborhoods, bad schools, lack of voting rights, lesser pay for = work, overuse of welfare that cultivated a ‘this is your route’ thinking, discrimination, lack of network to get the internship and better jobs, few people of color in high profile business roles, assumed guilty and dangerous, harsher penalties for crimes, broken homes, healthy food deserts, access to healthcare limited, lives in areas often poisoned or polluted by neighboring factories, red-lining to keep them in areas with inferior market values on their homes, name any industry and they can tell their history of discriminating, tell them peaceful protests in sports not appropriate, put them in the dangerous and undesirable jobs, and the list goes on yet Black people helped build America and worship God. Seriously, have compassion for people hurt whose ancestors (even parents) were shit on because that legacy of racism affects everyone. As for Kelly’s, any movement is looking for a target but they are misguided to pick a place that has murky history at best and not celebrated. Plus Kelly’s started by a poor immigrant for poor people to have fun- so really let’s focus on Pendergast era or those with lynching histories to come clean.

Unknown said...

All the blm was started by fat black communist lesbians. Wheres the outrage for all the aborted black babies? Oh yeah....your a bull dike that hates babies

Unknown said...

I have a masters in history!!!!! Douche bag.

Unknown said...

I've been trying to explain to people for years . That the Demtards are all about slavery ! The KKK , was part of the Democratic party . Some dumb down people, just see black and white .
Yes ,the KKK clenched blacks ,for dating white women . While they Raped the black women . Abraham Lincoln , thought that the Blacks should be treated kindly .BLM Terrorist want tear down History . Not just mine ,but theirs . You can not erase the past . You learn from it ! What every piece of fucking land , That black man died on or building they were chained in . Now has to be tore down to make you all feel so Superior!! Get over your damn selves ! Were all in same fucking boat , without enough life rafts ! You learn to work together to build a community ,Not tear it down you monkey mindless morons !

Anonymous said...

Kellys building is in bad shape. They could not remove a historic plaque from a wall as it might collapse. So they covered it up with a fabric cover, it will collapse. The slightest tremor will shake it apart. And the owners wife, Jane Yanofsky is truly super hot!