The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world forever but in this little corner of the web we remain true to our Kansas City traditions nevertheless.
To wit . . .
FINALLY, IT'S TIME FOR THE KANSAS CITY 2020 TURKEY AWARDS!!!
As always, we use this space to highlight the biggest FAILS, DISAPPOINTMENTS AND DISGRACES among our cowtown elite and this year there were no shortage of nominees.
Check our list . . .Mayor Q Flight Of Fancy FAILS
Mayor Quinton Lucas has put forth one horrible idea after the next this year. His 10-10-10 policy met with universal rejection and rebuke . . . And now his new curfew has prompted an upcoming legal challenge in the aftermath of the KANSAS CITY 2020 RESTAURANT APOCALYPSE. Even worse, the mayor has become increasingly irritable and reactive. Accordingly, we can only expect more bad decisions from his administration in the future.Dr. Rex Knows Politics & More
The director of the health department stepped into the lime light this year and quickly earned rebuke by talking about locking up Prez Trump. Since then he has continued his foray into politics along with a great many provocative tweets and statements that have irked even the most strident supporters of public health regulations.Sleaze Scummit Gym Rat Dishes Far Too Much Attitude
This Sleaze Scummit provocateur provides some comedy but far too much bravado in a public health fight that sparks the ire of keyboard warriors across the nation. Moreover, he has inadvertently proved to be the perfect villain for KCMO COVID crackdown proponents. In the end, his antics haven't proved productive and he doesn't have the decency to serve his snark with queso dip à la Don Chilitos.Nicole Galloway Helped Embitter Missouri Against Dems
Casual voters might not remember but Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway was a favorite to flip Jeff City and capitalize on suspected animosity against Prez Trump. Obviously, that never happened . . . But even worse, her ambivalence for campaigning and complete lack of ideas or arguments helped to tank EVERY STATEWIDE DEMOCRAT IN MISSOURI. Without question, she was the leader of a miraculous defeat and what was the only real chance for the super minority party to make progress now or any time in the near future.Kris Kobach Plucked From Republican Mainstream
The Kansas GOP betrayal was cruel to this right-wing vanguard. At all costs, his own party cast him aside out of fear for a "blue wave" that never really happened. An empty suit safely won the Senate and Mr. Kobach has been cast aside yet again with the rest of the GOP rank & file despite his own elite credentials and skills which have consistently proven repellent to the most populous voter concentrations in the Sunflower State.Stereotypical Latinx Hype Runs Afoul Of Voters
Some white lady college professor invented the term Latinx and most Latinos, Hispanics, cholos, vatos, sad girls and homies have universally rejected it. The people who proudly use this term in any context outside of an op/ed are predominately white "progressives" who don't mingle with any people of color outside of an office or university setting.
An uncomfortable truth: Latino culture can be far more sexist, racist and elitist than mainstream American society but there's not enough money or interest to reform it. Whilst "Karen" is fighting the good fight on Twitter, some of the bravest women in the world are attempting to stop rampant femicide in Mexico & Proving that more authentic people have bigger problems than name games.Kansas City Star Carved Into Smallish Local News Role
There is no longer any "paper of record" in Kansas City.
Most people get their news from TV but spend far more time spying on frenemies and former loves via social media.
Even worse, the Star has given up its role as a traditional newspaper and now spends its final days as a partisan rag pushing talking points devised by smarter people.
The decline of The Star isn't tragic or unprecedented, it's merely a fact of life amid an ongoing and continual American transformation.
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HAPPY 2020 THANKSGIVING KANSAS CITY!!!
We realize that many of our readers are celebrating alone this year and we hope today's offerings have inspired at least a couple of (cheap) laughs.
Moreover, we hope our blog community is having a good day and we invite suggestions of more turkeys to compliment this list.
You decide . . .