Thursday, November 05, 2020

Kansas City Thursday Morning News Stand

Classic 80s band Berlin hottie Terri Nunn is 59 and still showing a bit of leg and tasteful butt cheek, even better she's coming to the Kansas City metro very soon. All of THAT and her enduring body of work inspires this #TBT morning collection of community news, pop culture and top headlines for right now.

Locals Talk Count

Top area Republicans and Democrats weigh in on election as votes continue to be counted

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas is traditionally a strong state for Republicans when it comes to who the state goes for in the Presidential Election. Kansas hasn't voted for a Democrat for the White House since 1964 when Lyndon Johnson won the presidency. Kansas turned red again for President Donald Trump.

Kansas City Restaurant COVID Shut Down Crisis Persists

These Kansas City-area restaurants close for good in 2020 - Kansas City Business Journal

This year has been a difficult one for every business, but local restaurants - already facing strain due to rising costs - have been hit particularly hard. Neighborhood mainstays and acclaimed restaurants alike have faced the same challenges: how to deal with a pandemic that keeps customers, many of them also under financial strain, while continuing to cover the expenses required to stay open.

American 80s Band Remembers 90s Retail Glory Days

Town Center Plaza Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary In Style-Including a Concert From the Band Berlin - In Kansas City

Sponsored content: In 1995, the original Toy Story had just hit theaters. Michael Jordan came out of retirement and returned to the NBA. And Alanis Morrisette was omnipresent thanks to her #1 debut album, Jagged Little Pill. It was also the year Leawood's Town Center Plaza opened their doors to a delighted Johnson County public.

Prez Trump Lawsuit Last Try

US election 2020: Vote count continues amid Trump legal challenges - BBC News

Sarah McBride celebrated her historic state senate win in Delaware modestly - with a couple of hours of sleep and a cup of coffee. "Now I'm rolling up my sleeves and getting to work," the Democrat told the BBC. McBride is the first openly transgender state senator in US history, and her victory makes her the country's highest-ranking trans official.

Portland Riots Overnight

Riot declared, National Guard activated in downtown Portland; Denver police clash with protesters

At least nine arrests have been made Wednesday evening after authorities declared that a protest in downtown Portland had turned into a riot. MINN. INTERSTATE BLOCKED BY PROTESTS; GROUPS IN PHILADELPHIA DEMONSTRATE OVER ELECTION, POLICE SHOOTING Two different groups rallied in separate locations Wednesday, before marching into downtown Portland.


Coronavirus: US sets record for daily new cases average one day after election

The US has set a new record for daily confirmed Covid-19 cases, with surging infections and hospitalizations as the country remains on edge waiting for a winner to be declared in the presidential race.

Black Billionaire Doubts Dems

BET founder Robert Johnson says voting Democrat gives Black Americans 'minimal return'

Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson doesn't have much faith in a potential Joe Biden presidency. In fact, he doesn't see the Democratic Party as a good choice for African Americans altogether, he told CNBC.

Social Media Crackdown Targets Drunk Uncles

How Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are handling election misinformation

In the months leading up to the election, major social platforms issued seemingly endless updates on how they would address election-related misinformation on their platforms.

Americans Demand Casual Drug Use Forgiveness

From Marijuana To Mushrooms, Voters Want Drug Laws Eased

In states across the country, voters sent a clear message they wanted restrictions on recreational drug use eased. Yesterday, residents of Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota voted to join the ranks of 11 other states that have done so. In 2012, Colorado and Washington made the leap to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

More Honors For Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes named AFC's offensive player of the week for Week 8

The NFL has named Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes as its AFC offensive player of the week for Week 8 . Mahomes was 31 of 42 for 416 yards and five passing touchdowns in the Chiefs' 35-9 win over the New York Jets.

KC Hipsters Love Doggy Style

Best of KC 2020: Blip Coffee's Dog is a very good girl-Yes she is!

This month, we published The Pitch's annual Best of Kansas City ♥ issue . You can browse the results of the readers' poll here . The issue also included a list, compiled and written by our editorial staff, of some of our current favorite things about Kansas City in 2020.

EPIC Thursday Awaits

Clouds clear & great weather continues through the weekend

Sunshine returns today with nice temperatures Great weather continues through the weekend A cold front is due in early next week with rain possible late Monday-Tuesday KANSAS CITY'S MOST ACCURATE FORECAST Thursday: A great day! Sunny, warm and a light south breeze. Wind: S-SW 5-10 mph. High: 74° Tonight: Clear and comfortable.

Billboard #1 in 2000 *NSYNC - It's Gonna Be Me is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.


Anonymous said...

Better headline: Berlin plays to crowd of tens in Leawood!

Live a little, TKC.

Damn All Marxists said...

I was told there would be butt cheek but didn't see it.

Bandit said...

From the "staunchly conservative bastion" known as Politico:

‘Dumpster fire’: House Democrats trade blame after Tuesday’s damage ����

"In the House, bleary-eyed Democrats were still sorting out the wreckage when they awoke Wednesday with dozens of their members’ races still uncalled and not a single GOP incumbent ousted — an outcome that virtually no one in the party had predicted in a year in which Democrats were going on the offense deep in Trump country.

Even with tens of thousands of ballots still to be counted, shell-shocked Democratic lawmakers, strategists and aides privately began trying to pin the blame: The unreliable polls. The GOP’s law-and-order message amid a summer of unrest. The “hidden Trump voters.” The impeachment hangover. The lack of a coronavirus stimulus deal.

Some corners of the party were also beginning to question the message and tactics at the top, with several Democrats predicting — and some even demanding — a significant overhaul within the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, including possibly even ousting chairwoman Cheri Bustos, whose Illinois race has yet to be called."

Anonymous said...

Look closely Charlie, there's just a hint of it hanging out!

Anonymous said...

"BET founder Robert Johnson says voting Democrat gives Black Americans 'minimal return'"

And voting Republican gets them... ?

Anonymous said...

She is so old that now, when Terri Gunn gets up to walk to the bathroom, it takes her breath away.

Bandit said...

Turns out 118 year old “William Bradley” voted via absentee ballot in Wayne County, Michigan. William Bradley died in 1984.

How long has this been going on?

Try it for yourself:

— Essential Fleccas 🇺🇸 (@fleccas) November 5, 2020