Thursday, July 09, 2020

Kansas City Star Dedicated To Removing Local Racist Statues

Behind the paywall, dead-tree media is sharing a hit list of local landmarks . . . Punchline: They're attempting to charge people to read it.

Here's the tease with more info for subscribers who don't know how to use the Internets:

Will Kansas City remove more monuments honoring racists? An official calls for a plan

A Kansas City councilwoman wants a plan for removing monuments and streets honoring figures who were slaveholders or racists, calling the move "just one thing that we can do to get us closer to reconciliation."

12 comments:

A tired old man said...

Fine, Take them all down and even art as it might be by an artist that in some way might be considered racist. Yeah maybe the guy that designed the Shuttlecocks was a child pornographer or pedophile. Then , rename all streets with personal names on them to a number or letter or after trees or rock types. No color named streets like Black St, or White Avenue or Green parkway etc. NO personal names, no MLKjr, No Cleaver, No Ward, No Wornal, no Berkeley Park or blvd, no Bond bridge, no Watkins, no future past or present mayor names on anything etc. No White names no black names no Latio names no Asian names No anybodys name or a name that can be found on any voter roll. No Airport naming except Kansas City International...PERIOD. No naming Federal Buildings after people or Post Offices. I am sick and tired of the madness we are living through.

Byron Funkhouser said...

So much resistance to change.

There is nothing "mad" about changing street names, or removing Confederate Monuments that shouldn't have been erected in the first place.

If you want to blame someone, blame the Daughters of the Confederacy for trying to rewrite history.

Anonymous said...

^^^How about we change your name to Fucking Retarded Asshole

Anonymous said...

12:52, motion carried. Shithouser now known as FRA.

Anonymous said...

Byron, with your new name, maybe people will forget about the SSDI fraud thing. Maybe, but doubtful.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:21 - You forgot No Indian names.

Anonymous said...

The South lost and the war's over boys. Head on home and take your KKK erected statues with you.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Andrew Jackson did not fight for the Confederacy. He was a representative, a senator, a governor, and a state Supreme Court justice, and the seventh president of the United States in addition to having been a general in the U.S. army. It must have sucked to have failed history. You are probably so afraid of you lack of accomplishment that you feel an irrational desire to tear down any remembrance of men who have far outshown you in life.

Anonymous said...

"just one thing that we can do to get us closer to reconciliation."

And then there will be another thing, then a few more, then just a couple more things, etc. There will always be more demands, and never any reconciliation.

Mo Rage said...


Monuments to racists and slaveholders and murderers and traitors to their country?

Oh, yeah.

Bring 'em down.

Heck, melt 'em down.

Anonymous said...

Byron is well known of here for being the Retard Step child of stupidity. He is the only person still in the dark on that. He is like the fat kid at the shop that is kept around to sweep the floor , get you a drink and have his balls busted. I vote keep Byron and his stupidity. Got Popcorn ?

Anonymous said...

If Byron's focus is on statues instead of how to get his dick in the next 3 year old he sees it's worth it I guess...