Friday, December 18, 2020

Kansas City Friday News Link Pool

Right now the latest from hottie Gen gives us hope as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Kansas City ‘Karen’ Shares Cry For Help/Stimulus

Metro mom challenged financially by COVID says politicians need to prove they care

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Congress is still trying to hash out a second COVID relief deal. While debate continues, many here at home are worried as the clock ticks down on getting pandemic unemployment assistance. Pandemic unemployment assistance is supposed to come to your rescue if you lose your job or miss paychecks because you [...]

COVID Cont’d

KCK paramedic who tested positive for COVID-19 twice still experiencing post-viral symptoms

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV)-- Keri Christian is back on the job as a paramedic for the Kansas City, KS Fire Department, after testing positive for COVID-19 twice within six months. She still doesn't feel 100 percent and is sharing her story in hopes of informing others.

Golden Ghetto Landlord Scrooge Earns Coverage

Family of 5 abruptly told to leave Overland Park apartment, must be out 5 days before Christmas

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Despite new eviction rules against evictions passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, some metro landlords are still reportedly trying to push out tenants. A family of five in Overland Park said they were abruptly told to leave their apartment after nearly 3 years and a freshly signed lease agreement.

Interview Reveals That Even Hotties Suffer Harsh Times

Sports Illustrated Model Genevieve Morton Talks Sobriety | Keepin' It Friel

Genevieve Morton is a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model from South Africa. She moved to Hollywood and seemed to be "living the life" with a successful career and a Maserati. However, she felt like she was dying inside because of her alcohol addiction.


Congress struggles to seal final Covid relief, funding deal with shutdown hours away

Congress had only hours to prevent a government shutdown Friday as lawmakers tried to put the finishing touches on a massive coronavirus rescue package. Leaders on Capitol Hill have said for days they are close to a deal on a $900 billion relief proposal that would accompany a $1.4 trillion spending bill.

Prez Trump Case Closed

Supreme Court tosses challenge to Trump's immigrant census plan

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Friday to dismiss a challenge to the Trump administration's exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the U.S. census, the once-per-decade population count used to allocate House seats among the states. The decision broke along ideological lines, with the court's six conservative justices finding that the lawsuit brought by nearly two dozen states was premature.

No Hiding Biden Disaster

Hemingway: AOC opposing Pelosi, Schumer exposes 'complete disarray' in Democratic Party

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's, D-N.Y., opposition to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is dividing the Democratic Party, The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway said on Thursday. "What's so interesting about the Democratic Party - they technically control the House of Representatives.


CDC: Over 81,000 people died from drug overdoses in 12-month period

An estimated 81,000 people died from a drug overdose between June 2019 and May 2020, the highest number ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released on Thursday. Why it matters: The provisional data suggests the pandemic accelerated overdose deaths.

Check The Competition

Sources: Saints to start Brees against Chiefs

The New Orleans Saints will start quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Saints believe Brees is fully healthy and doctors have cleared him to play, the sources told Schefter. Brees has missed the past four games after suffering 11 broken ribs and a punctured lung.

Kansas City MSM Talks With Working-Class Hero

Kansas City hospital cleaner shares thoughts of working on frontlines during pandemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Safety is a concern for many frontline workers, including those responsible for keeping hospitals clean. Ernesto Rodriguez works several jobs, including one as a cleaner at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He said the coronavirus is a concern for him and his fellow workers.

Kansas City Tech Scene Talks Up New Year's Hype

Startups to Watch celebration set to premiere in early 2021 as digital interview special - Startland News

"The Kansas City Startups to Watch list has become a valuable tool for investors and program managers - especially those outside Kansas City - as they start to take a closer look at what's being built here in the plains states," said Austin Barnes.

Local Warm Up

Warm and windy for your Friday


Semisonic - Basement Tapes is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now. Keep going after the jump for more local links . . .

Friday Burning Sensation

KCFD battles fire on Agnes Avenue in east Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department battled a house fire Thursday night at 1019 Agnes Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. KCFD responded to the fire around 9:50 p.m. and found a two-story house with visible flames from the second floor. The fire jumped to a second house, according to a KCFD spokesperson.

Golden Ghetto White Collar Crime Suffers Consequences

Overland Park man pleads guilty to $40M federal government contract fraud - Kansas City Business Journal

An Overland Park man could face five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000 after pleading guilty in a case that involved faking veteran ownership of a company to land $40 million in government contracts. Troy L. Bechtel pleaded guilty Thursday to making a false statement to a federal investigator, according to a release from the U.S.

Shut Downs Cont’d

KCK Roofing Company Out Of Business Due to Pandemic; Holds auction Friday Morning

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- A KCK commercial roofing company will close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, their entire business will be auctioned off. The owner at Elite Roof Systems said the auction represents a sad day for 12-year-old company. "I can no longer maintain normal operations.

Vaxx Limited

Kansas, Missouri, other states will see vaccine deliveries shrink; it's unclear why - Kansas City Business Journal

Multiple states say they have been told the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses distributed to them will shrink drastically next week, including an estimated 40% drop in Kansas and 30% reduction in Missouri. The cuts range from 25% to 40%, and the Trump administration attributed the drop to Pfizer-BioNTech reducing what it will supply from the original forecast, Axios reports.

Show-Me Jobless Spike

Missouri has 'unprecedented' 21,000 appeal requests for unemployment

GRANDVIEW, Mo. - As many people continue to struggle with financial hardships during the pandemic, the need for unemployment is higher than ever in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Labor currently has roughly 21,000 appeal request for unemployment, a number it says is "unprecedented."

Rock Chalk Pix Debut

KU journalism students document 2020 in photos


Show-Me Hideaway

Hoping to hide from prying eyes? Missouri ranks as third best state to live off the grid in 2021

It's been a rough year to say the least and we're equal parts excited and scared for what 2021 might hold. The good news is that if things go from bad to worse, Missouri offers a great place to live off the grid.

Old School Rules

Kansas Republican icon Bob Dole: 'The election is over and Biden will be president'

Former Republican presidential nominee and Kansas political icon Bob Dole said Thursday the election has been decided, whether President Donald Trump accepts the outcome or not. "The election is over and (Joe) Biden will be president on January 20.

Jazzing Up Lockdown

Young Kansas City chef finding recipe for success at new restaurant in 18th and Vine District

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been a difficult year for the restaurant industry during the pandemic, but one new establishment is finding the recipe for success in the 18th and Vine District. It starts with a young chef who is looking to leave an impact, especially on people's taste buds.

More Deets On Pay Raise

Truman Medical Centers raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour

Truman Medical Centers/University Health announced that it's raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour.The pandemic has many businesses and workers struggling, hospitals lost weeks of elective procedures but the company said it's the right thing to do.Marinette Mays is the lead cashier at Truman Medical Centers' gift shop.

Share Christmas Spirit

Kansas City-area group asking for help to feed senior citizens on Christmas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner has been feeding people over 60 years old who have no family for more than 40 years. The organization hopes to keep the tradition alive this year, but it's running into troubles due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kansas City X-Mas Unpacked

Weather Blog: A white Christmas in Kansas City? Dream or reality?

Good Friday bloggers, Christmas day is one week from today. On one hand it is like wow time is flying, and on the other, not so much. Between now and Christmas day the seasons will change and we have some changes in the weather. Will the changes lead to a White Christmas?

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Trump 2024 said...

Trump will rise again!

Anonymous said...

^Nah, twenty years for tax evasion coming up next!

Anonymous said...

If you're a good paying tenant no landlord is going to kick you to the street because a employee said you were speeding. There is another whole other side to this story not being heard.

Anonymous said...

Trump is never going to jail, this was all a dimwit party, coumo, China joe, hilly and China attempt to discredit President Trump when he was running for president back in 2016.

China joe and his hoe Jill and son on the other hand......

Prisoners #46, 46 1/2 & 47 please step forward for your one hour of daylight a day in the yard! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

When a loud mouth crazy bitch with big titties and no experience in politics can threaten to destroy the dimwit party you know an implosion is coming real soon. They are eating their own! Lmao!

Anonymous said...

^^^Sure buddy, just like Hiliary, Obama, and whoever else. Lock em up right? Pretty piss poor record of, well, anything among you retarded Trumper conspiracy theorists.

Anonymous said...

China joe lost his mind yesterday when a reporter asked him a question about him and his son and their obvious corruption with China, he won’t last long, the dimwit party wants him gone in six months anyway.

Up next is kameltoe, they’ll throw her dumb ass out on sex and bribery charges.

Welcome hilly as you’re new President ladies and gentlemen. Billy will be the first bitch! Roflmao!

Anonymous said...

So “Karen” was out of work for two weeks and it’s the end of the world? You can’t get unemployment unless you’re out of work much longer than that, I don’t understand these stupid ass people.

Do you all realize that anybody working even if it’s at a fast food place trying to do the right thing will get screwed because they might get 1200 bucks. these asshats on unemployment will get 350 bucks minimum extra a month for how long? Eight months? In essence it pays to be unemployed because you will get more than twice as much as a single payment.

Alpinista said...

Trump Deification Syndrome is strong on this thread.

A healthy debate over leadership is a sign of strength.

Trump stopped being President. He's giving a whole new meaning to Lame Duck.

Anonymous said...

if the Saints start Brees it will be because they have little regard for the Chiefs' anemic pass rush.

Anonymous said...

Curious, is this draining the swamp or nah? What's the word Trumptards? Still behind that cult leader all the way? Tell us how he's such a good guy for forgoing the POTUS salary. Gonna go out on a limb and say someone in the Trump, Jared, Ivanka, Jr. orbit is charged long before any charges to Hunter or anyone else related to the Biden admin.

EXCLUSIVE: Jared Kushner helped create a Trump campaign shell company that secretly paid the president's family members and spent $617 million in reelection cash, a source tells Insider via

Anonymous said...

12:12 Jesus you brain dead dimwit followers will believe anything won’t you? China joe has business connections in China that he, his hoe the fake dr Jill and hunter need some of your money for, go ahead and invest in China, you know, where the Chinese red death virus came from, they need a new and more powerful virus to kill millions of Americans with. This one was just a trial run, and idiots like you fell for it.

Anonymous said...

"If you're a good paying tenant no landlord is going to kick you to the street because a employee said you were speeding. There is another whole other side to this story not being heard."

Ooooh! And please do tell what the "whole other side to this story" is. I can assure you inquiring minds are awaiting your insight!

Anonymous said...

12:55 with the master deflection and swift move to whataboutism.

Joe will never ever be connected to shenanigan's in China or elsewhere. But hey, keep calling him China Joe, whatever makes you feel better, no one cares.

Your cult leader is grifting all you dumb fuckers and padding his bank account. Good chance he's going to face some ramifications for it and you'll still be on here extolling your "China" Joe bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that's Biden's crackhead son, which is currently under investigation for that issue as Trump is not.

Anonymous said...

Healthy debate over leadership? Like the House kneecaping the wacko AOC for committee appointments?

Without Trump, there is nothing to hold the Democrat party together.

Anonymous said...

Except that Biden's crackhead, child-molesting son is actually under federal investigation. That's different from the 'sources' Dems like to refer to.

Anonymous said...

Except that even China brags about their special relationship with your silver-alert racist of a potential president. Hate to break it to you, sweetie--but your problem is the existing connections, well- documented and not even a matter of debate. ;)

But they're gonna lock Trump up, right? Lol

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the imminent meltdown after the Hunter Biden investigation concludes and he isn't charged with shit. The Deep State wins again.

But then again, who the fuck cares, Hunter ain't POTUS and he ain't working for the government while he lines his pockets ala Jared and Ivanka.

Anonymous said...

Who shall we blame for all the drug overdoses ? Surely not the people choosing to abuse drugs. Correct ?

Hunter Bidet said...

Sign of things to cum: Pete Buttfuck named transportation czar.