Friday, November 06, 2020

Kansas City Friday Night News Sit Down

Right now pro-pr0n hottie Rae and just a bit of merch hype inspires this peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Local Life Goes On . . .

Crown Center Ice Terrace opens for the season

Another favorite Kansas City pastime will look a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Crown Center Ice Terrace opened for skating for the season Friday. Usually the first morning of the season is free of charge for the first few hours, and normally hundreds of skaters flock to the terrace for a spin around the ice.

KC Artsy Interlude

KC Performs | New Program Celebrates KC's Performing Arts

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Freebies For Readers

Kansas City Business Journal lowers the paywall for a weekend - Kansas City Business Journal

The paywall on the Kansas City Business Journal website is down this weekend while we make some software changes. That means all readers have a window of access to our best material - content normally available only to paid subscribers.

Pr0n Fake For Fun

Aw shucks - the Pornhub banner that appeared on CNN's election map was fake | Boing Boing This video shows a Pornhub banner appearing on CNN's election map until mapmaster John King angrily swipes it away. A lot of people thought someone in CNN's control room was watching porn, but it was just a joke that was exposed after the video went viral.

Veep Talks Tonight

Watch live: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to deliver remarks

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are expected to address the public on Friday evening in Delaware, as the Democratic nominee has pulled ahead of President Trump in the critical battleground states of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Harris will speak before Biden.

Prez Trump Counterpoint

Trump says Biden shouldn't 'wrongfully claim' White House ahead of ex-VP's speech

WASHINGTON - President Trump accused Joe Biden of trying to wrongfully claim the presidency on Friday as the Democratic nominee looks poised to take the White House with razor-thin leads in states where counting continues. "Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President. I could make that claim also.

Rudy Without Leverage

Trump unhappy with legal team's lack of major impact on election count

While President Donald Trump's legal strategy to challenge the election results is being shaped at the highest levels by familiar, experienced hands, his legal team on the ground hasn't seen the involvement of a top-tier team of the caliber George W. Bush had during the 2000 Florida recount.

Speaker Shares Big Picture

Pelosi on House losses: 'We won the war. We have the gavel'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated Joe Biden's election success, projecting that he'll win the presidency "momentarily," and addressed the unexpected losses Democrats suffered in the House. "We lost some battles, but we won the war. We have the gavel," Pelosi said during a news conference Friday.

Conspiracy Talk Rises

Alex Jones Calls On Pro-Trump Protesters To 'Surround The White House And Support The President'

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was among hundreds of pro-Trump protesters rallying at a vote counting center in Arizona on Thursday and Friday-with similar protests underway in Pennsylvania and Michigan-where he encouraged others who believe the president's baseless claims that the election has been rigged to travel to Washington, D.C., and defend the White House.

Local Blight Broadcast

Streetwise podcast features Abandoned KC, Best of 2020 picks, and Flutenastiness

Today on Streetwise from The Pitch we discuss sex cults, enjoy a reading of some of our Best of 2020 picks, check out Flutenastiness' track "AlterEgo", and chat with photographer Regina Daniel about her book Abandoned Kansas City: Forgotten Brought to Light. Streetwise is hosted by Brock Wilbur, editor in chief of The Pitch.

Kansas City Art Unboxed

Shipping container art exhibit opens in Budd Park

For those wondering why there is a red shipping container in Budd Park along St. John Avenue near Brighton Avenue, their answer finally comes today. The traveling art exhibition, housed in a 40-foot red shipping container, is an ever evolving project by Kansas City-based artist Israel Alejandro Garcia Garcia.

Saturday Weather Outlook

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Fan Fave For Voters

Mahomes for president? KC metro voters write in Chiefs QB for 2020 election

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An unusual election just got a little weirder. Or maybe not. An unspecified share of metro voters decided not to vote for any of the party candidates this election, opting instead for Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. Clay County voting officials confirmed the write-in votes.

Pet Fight Over Scraps

Nonprofits react to mayor's proposed minimum wage hike

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The KC Pet Project employs around 100 people across the Kansas City area to help care for the city's homeless animals. As is the case for most nonprofits, money is tight this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Debating Price Of Sunshine

'It just doesn't make sense': Evergy proposes rate hike for Kansas solar users, frustrating customers

OLATHE, Kan. - Kansans with solar panels on their homes disapprove of a proposed rate hike by Evergy. Mike Pierce had solar panels installed on the roof of his Olathe home in January. It's something he had considered for years and is now glad he followed through on.

Scary Pandemic Spread

Halloween parties force Excelsior Springs HS into remote learning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Students at Excelsior Springs High School and the Excelsior School District Career Center will switch to remote learning after dozens of students were possibly exposed to COVID-19. The Excelsior Springs School district posted on Facebook Thursday afternoon that 150 students and several staff members are in quarantine after they came into contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Golden Ghetto COVID Conversation Continues

SMSD Board of Ed to host special public meeting about school gating criteria

Amid skyrocketing COVID-19 case numbers in Johnson County, the Shawnee Mission School Board plans to host a special public meeting about school gating criteria this coming Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the district's Center for Academic Achievement.

Show-Me Democracy Limited

Thousands voted by mail in Missouri, option ends in 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - COVID-19 had an unprecedented impact on elections in 2020 with thousands of people across the Kansas City area opting to vote by mail amid the pandemic. In Missouri, mail-in ballots were a new option for voters who didn't want to risk possible exposure to COVID-19 on Election Day at possibly crowded polling locations.

Local Close Count

Local Kansas House race separated by a single vote as ballot counting continues

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - As the nation watches the tight presidential race, so too do a pair of local candidates also in a close contest. And it doesn't get any closer than one vote. On Thursday, that was the amount separating two candidates vying for a Kansas House seat representing Overland Park.

Water Park Scheme Sneak Peek

Schlitterbahn will go away, but developer plans white sand beach for new sports complex

"You'll feel as though you're very much anywhere other than in the middle of the prairie in Kansas," said Robb Heineman, a former CEO and current part-owner in Sporting KC who plans to redevelop the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Catholic Precaution

Ascension Catholic School transitioning to virtual learning after teachers catch COVID-19

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- Ascension Catholic School in Overland Park is transitioning to virtual learning after two of their teachers tested positive for COVID-19. After consulting with the Johnson County Health Department, it was determined that five additional teachers would need to quarantine.

NextGen Games System

Kansas City Pioneers taking the esports world by storm, winning over younger fans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the founder of the local professional esports franchise, the KC Pioneers, L.J. Browne wears a lot of hats. The 19-year-old Blue Valley North graduate originally planned on playing college football, but he decided to leave school to turn pro. Not as an NFL player but as the founder and chief [...]

Soccer Suffers Sickness

Sporting KC announces positive COVID-19 case

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - Sporting Kansas City announced Thursday that a first team player has tested positive for the coronavirus. Sporting KC said all other players and members of the club have returned multiple negative test results and do not have symptoms. "Upon receiving an initial positive test result early this week, the player self-isolated under a strict and comprehensive protocol.

One Last Win For Alex Gordon

Alex Gordon named American League Rawlings Platinum Glove winner

The Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon was named the American League Rawlings Platinum Glove winner for 2020.This is the second time he's been named the league's top defender. He also earned the honor in 2014.

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Anonymous said...

"Trump says Biden shouldn't 'wrongfully claim' White House ahead of ex-VP's speech"

And yet the only one wrongfully claiming victory is the soon to be ex-president. Weird.

"Trump unhappy with legal team's lack of major impact on election count"

Face it folks, Eric Trump and Rudy Giuliani did look like Dumb and Dumber.

"Alex Jones Calls On Pro-Trump Protesters To 'Surround The White House And Support The President'"

And yet, as Biden has pointed out, the federal government has the ability to easily escort trespassers out of the White House. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the White House already "surrounded"?
Monday there were pictures of the "un-scalable barrier" the President ordered be put in place around Fort Trump in expectation of the riots and insurrection that were to start Election Night.

Anonymous said...


Well weird it's a fact that ballots arrived in the middle of the night and one was from a man that was born in 1857 and his vote was for Biden. Weird. And also the person who was working the polls in MI who said the voting machines took Trump votes and turn them to Biden votes. I'm sure that person is going to be a witness in court. This is one of many things that happened. Weird. But congrats to all of the corrupt democrats that cheated this election and stomped on the American people because their are powerful people out there behind the scenes who are going to make sure China Biden and Nigger slut Kamala are the next commies in the White House. I will have to say you did a good job.

Anonymous said...

Bryan Busby sorry little buddy but you live in a white neighborhood and you need to sell and move out. White is for white and we don't want you there. MOVE Bryan you're not welcome. That gated subdivision is gated to keep YOU OUT. It wouls be a good idea for you to head the hint!!!!!!

Anonymous said...


When bad girl Rae was sent to the corner, she asked for a spanking instead!!!

Anonymous said...

and a flea collar.

Anonymous said...

10:26: And yet if there were one shred of evidence that any of those things you claim happened, don't you think the Great Pumpkin would have his minions acting instead of broadcasting nonsense to the tin foil hat brigade? Weird.