Thursday, February 11, 2021

Kansas City Late Night News Link Stand

Tonight we finish up posting with a bevy of somewhat important news links for the day inspired by troubled pop diva Britney Spears who inspires this glimpse at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Kanas City Rallies To Save Homeless From Cold

Warming center secures partnership as demand spikes in frigid temperatures

Ahead of this weekend's temperature plunge, the Scott Eike Warming Center at the Kansas City Convention Center has doubled its capacity so it can now serve hundreds of people. As temperatures dip dangerously low, demand is spiking at the Scott Eike Warming Center.

Parkville Reborn

$300 million mixed-use project bringing retail, housing and baseball complex to Parkville

Multiple components of an interstate-spanning $300 million mixed-use development in Parkville have seen progress. The initiative by developer Brian Mertz, christened Creekside, occupies three of the four quadrants around the intersection of Interstate 435 and Missouri Highway 45. The lion's share of activity is concentrated at the site's northwest and southeast corners.

Box Store Cure Arrives

Kansas City-area Walmarts to offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning Friday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City-area residents on both sides of the state line are frustrated with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. "I'm on lists everywhere and nobody can help me," said Lynette Fisk, who lives in Pleasant Hill. Fisk and her husband, Dale, told 41 Action News they've been experiencing issues getting an appointment, and they're not the only ones.


Britney Spears' father loses bid to retain control of delegating her investments

Britney Spears' battle to remove her father's conservatorship over her estate continued Thursday as a judge denied her father's objections to how her conservatorship will be delegated. Britney Spears filed a petition with the court last year to remove her father and to place a financial institution as the sole conservator over her estate.

GOP Impeachment Chat

Three GOP senators meet with Trump's lawyers on eve of impeachment defense presentation

A trio of Republican senators allied with former President Donald Trump met with his defense team Thursday evening, in the middle of an impeachment trial in which they will vote on whether to convict Trump and potentially bar him from holding public office again.


Biden Announces Deal For 200 Million More COVID-19 Vaccines

President Biden has finalized deals to buy 200 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer and Moderna by the end of July, increasing the likelihood of delivering on his promise to have all Americans inoculated by mid-summer.

Never Trump Party Time?!?

Anti-Trump Republicans discuss organizing a new third party

A veteran GOP strategist who was on a major call last week with dozens of former Republican officials from past GOP administrations to discuss forming a break-away conservative party tells Fox News that the discussion was just the first step.

Hottie Against Hate

Olivia Munn Calls for Help 'Amplifying the Outrage' Over Recent Wave of Anti-Asian Attacks

Actress Olivia Munn has called for an end to the rising anti-Asian hate crimes in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic in an Instagram post. "These hate crimes have spiked since Covid and continue to increase even though we ask for help, even though we ask our fellow Americans to be out raged for us, even though we ask for more mainstream media coverage," Munn said.

Final Note For Jazz Legend

Chick Corea dead of cancer at age 79

Keyboard virtuoso Chick Corea, who pushed the melodic boundaries of jazz during his five-decade career, has died of a rare form of cancer, his family announced Wednesday. Corea, who was 79, had only recently been diagnosed with the disease before he died on Tuesday.

Elite Weed Goodies Debut

Christopher Elbow creates chocolates with medical marijuana

Kansas City master chocolatier Christopher Elbow who's known for his unique chocolate designs and flavors is applying his artistry to medical marijuana.Elbow has a new collaboration with Clovr Cannabis to create artisan chocolates with medical marijuana.The first flavors are citrus, salted vanilla and Italian espresso caramel.The sweets will soon be available in Missouri.

Celebrate Fact Stacks

Bookstore owner seeks to provide truth, accurate Black history

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When Willa Robinson first opened her bookstore, she said it was a new way to channel her hobby of book collecting, but more than 10 years later, it's now the only Black-owned brick-and-mortar bookstore in Kansas City.

KC Deep Freeze Cont’d

Wind chill advisory issued for entire Kansas City metro area


And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now. Keep going for more local links . . .

Pool Party Postponed

Kansas City Polar Plunge postponed due to extreme cold conditions this weekend

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Due to forecasted weather conditions on Saturday, the Kansas City Polar Plunge has been postponed to Feb. 27. All of the times and wave information will be the same. The Polar Plunge is an annual event taking place throughout the state of Kansas to raise money for Special Olympics Kansas.

Roll With Chill

Metro public transportation staying prepared with more freezing weather on the way

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As colder temperatures head our way over the weekend, public transportation vehicles are being prepped for a safe ride. The world doesn't stop in frigid temperatures just like people who need a ride across town. "Customers depend on the bus to be there and its our job to do just that," [...]

Meth Town Warms Up

Independence warming center hours through Feb. 16

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- The warming center in Independence at the Sermon Center will remain available through Thursday, Feb. 16. The city says it works with multiple nonprofit groups to ensure that those who use the emergency warming shelter have accommodations overnight as needed.

Suburban Shut Downs Cont’d

Lee's Summit Downtown Days won't be held this year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The annual Downtown Days in Lee's Summit will not be held this summer due to safety concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said Thursday that it "is not yet safe" to host the downtown community's largest event, typically held on the first weekend of June.

NextGen Earns Cash

Meet the new class: KC's top emerging founders power Pipeline's latest high-profile fellowship

Pipeline's new class of fellows more accurately reflects the real diversity of the Midwest, said startup veteran Dusty Reynolds, introducing a virtual Pipeline audience to 13 entrepreneurs joining the group's elite ranks. "This is an absolutely stacked class," said Reynolds, co-founder of Omaha-based RaceNote, founder of HeavyNote , and Pipeline's 2015 Innovator of the Year.

Kansas Talks Forgiveness

Kansas Lawmakers Weigh Whether To Ease Penalties For Minor Drug Crimes

Two bills pending in the Kansas Legislature would slim down penalties for minor drug crimes. Supporters of the lighter sentences contend the changes would give Kansas more reasonable drug laws and carve away at the state's prison population.

Show-Me Deep Dive

Scientists Are Looking For Coronavirus Variants In Missouri's Sewers

University of Missouri scientists have tested about 3,000 wastewater samples from water treatment plants, prisons, veterans homes and colleges and launched an online dashboard that shows where coronavirus concentrations are increasing. The Sewershed Surveillance Project tests the wastewater of 4 million people, or nearly 70% of Missouri's population.

Rock Chalk Vaxx Choice Arrives

22 Kansas Dillon's pharmacies receive COVID-19 vaccine

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Twenty-two Dillon's pharmacies across the state started giving COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday - but appointments filled quickly. Dillon's says its Manhattan Westloop pharmacy and three Topeka locations will each get about 100 doses for the week. By early Thursday afternoon, all appointments for the next week at all four locations were taken.

Show-Me Crackdown

Missouri House approves plan to regulate kratom

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri House endorsed legislation Thursday requiring more regulations for kratom products. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Phil Christofanelli, R-St. Peters, will bar the sale of the product to anyone younger than 18, as well as require sellers to ensure that their products do not contain dangerous substances.

Royals Glory Reemerges

Kansas City Monarchs sign former Royals infielder Christian Colón

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Monarchs signed a former Kansas City Royals World Series hero, Christian Colón. The Monarchs made the announcement Tuesday and said Colon will join the team for its inaugural 2021 season. Royals fans may remember Colón's clutch play during the 2014 and 2015 MLB postseasons.

Kegger Triumphant

Travis Kelce wins Derrick Thomas MVP award

by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs awarded tight end Travis Kelce with the Derrick Thomas Most Valuable Player award. The award goes to the organization's MVP as voted on by the players and coaches.

Kansas City Heat Fight Tonight

Freezing conditions turn dire for KC apartment residents in building without heat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In this bitter cold, more than a dozen families went four days without heat, water or electricity. The city says the Barbaraworth property in the 500 block of Gladstone has been vacated and anyone staying here is in violation of the fire department's "vacate order" But neighbors fear some tenants have nowhere else to go and could freeze to death if repairs aren't made soon.

Developing . . .


Anonymous said...

Brittany will be fine. Not so sure about Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

That's neat, Brittany got her independence. Shall we start the countdown until she overdoses on fentanyl since she has control of her money now

Baubilinski said...

I don't agree with all of your bad puns but I support your right to post them.

Topeka Reader said...

Why is the polar bear challenge canceled because of extreme cold? I thought that it would live up to the hype more with these temperatures.

Anonymous said...

In cased you missed it, the anti-Asian attacks have been going on for long time.
What's not being highlighted is that this is Black on Asian hate crimes swept under the rug. I have seen the videos and the admissions that "people of color" are the attackers, both physically and verbally with crowds of Blacks sometimes involved.

Do a search and you will note the major news outlets don't mention the perpetrators in the headlines or the articles. The smaller outlets do. This is worst than any so called "White Supremacist" on Black confrontations I have NEVER seen.

Unapologetic Black RACISM on display, but absolutely no outrage by the media.

Anonymous said...

I read the complete article Hottie Against Hate, even this gal for whatever reason doesn't out these perpetrators. Must be a dilemma being Liberal and having to navigate around Black racism. Although it's getting some traction now that the Asians have had enough and are super pissed.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Again bullshit

Anonymous said...

Trump is NOT a republican and it's TRUMP NOT the GOP that is forming a conservative party. Anti Trump GOP are staying GOP. The lies out there are something else.

Anonymous said...

Yes, there's a tremendous wave of "anti-Asian hate crimes sweeping the country.
Last year, in a country of over 330 million people, there were a total of 27 reported to the police.
The endless dividing of the population into victimized groups continues!
And how about the multi-racial trans Asians who use the pronoun "they"?
Can't leave anyone out.
What a joke!

Anonymous said...

Masks is Biden*'s plan! ROFLMFAO We're saved! What a fucking dope!

Joseph R. Biden*, Resident Asterisk said...

"Masking, vaccinations, and getting your kids back in schools. These are my goals in the first 100 days." Joseph R. Biden*, Resident Asterisk

Anonymous said...

^^0 out of 3 ain't bad Joe LOL!

We tried to Tell You! said...

Governor Cuomo’s top aide privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing-home death toll from COVID-19 — telling them “we froze” out of fear the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors.

We tried to Tell You! said...

Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) immediately rejected DeRosa’s expression of remorse, according to the recording.

“I don’t have enough time today to explain all the reasons why I don’t give that any credit at all,” said Gottfried, one of the lawmakers who demanded the death-toll data in August.

State Senate Aging Committee Chairwoman Rachel May (D-Syracuse) — who was battered during her re-election bid last year over the issue of nursing-home deaths — also ripped into DeRosa, saying her former opponent had launched another broadside earlier in the day.

“And the issue for me, the biggest issue of all is feeling like I needed to defend — or at least not attack — an administration that was appearing to be covering something up,” she said.

“And in a, in a pandemic, when you want the public to trust the public-health officials, and there is this clear feeling that they’re not coming, being forthcoming with you, that is really hard and it remains difficult.”

Anonymous said...

Man. I voted and like the guy. But he keeps moving the goal posts. NO ONE is gonna wear a mask a year from now . No one .

— Southpaw (@liltopper) February 11, 2021

Anonymous said...

I wear my mask all the time. I support being responsible.

Absolutely no way in hell I’m wearing it “through next year”.

They have no policy different than the last administrations. Just moving the goalposts.

— Dr. Doug Butt (@doug_butt) February 11, 2021

Anonymous said...

“Through the next year????” He said he wasn’t going to shut down the country – he was going to shut down the virus.. and promised $2,000 checks after the $600 ones had already been sent out. Where are those???

— Paresh Patel (@PareshPatel223) February 11, 2021

We tried to Tell You! said...


Anonymous said...

Videos clearly show it is Blacks sucker punching Asians from behind.

Recently, a 95 year old Asian man was sucker punched from behind in San Francisco by a Black man.

Just like Cuomo lying about the number of nursing home deaths in New York, the Democrats lie about who is perpetrating the knock-out punches on innocent, elderly Asians. The Democrats don't want to offend their base of voters which is violent Blacks and Gays.

Anonymous said...

and yet he's delivering on everything! Biden just closed a deal on 300 million vaccines. One for every American. How come Trump hadn't done this before now>> Seem basic enough. That's why he's gone and Biden is in. Stock market looks good, gas is STILL low, go Joe!

Anonymous said...

"I wouldn't put it past Joe to fu*k things up."
-- Barack Hussein Obama

Anonymous said...

"I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line," Bobulinski said. "The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist-controlled China.”

Anonymous said...

Oh boy! Biden placed an order. I do that on Amazon several times a week. It's no reason to stand up and cheer. He said he had a plan on during his basement campaign. That plan never materialized. He didn't have one and still doesn't even after the vaccine was dropped in his lap. It's all on him. For somebody that's supposedly in charge he sure does look a lot like a monkey fucking a football!

Anonymous said...

The Chinese Communists were for Joe Biden to win. The same people who started and lied about COVID-19 were in bed with the Demoncrapic candidate. They wanted to negotiate with a senile idiot, rather than a master negotiator like Trump. Biden thought it was racist for Trump to stop flights from China and Europe at a critical time. Trump kept the death rate far below projections. The Democratic mayors and governors were at the reins of their states, where most of the deaths occurred. They even said they weren't going to listen to a Republican president about what to do.

Anonymous said...

Oh look! U.S. Life expectancy grew even after all of the bedwetting hysteria over the Kung Fu Flu!,%20%20-0.030%25%20%2068%20more%20rows%20

Anonymous said...

@7:53AM-and yet Trump Didn't do it. weird.

Anonymous said...

Biden won. You MAGATS lost-bigly! Get over it! Fuck your feelings! Round up every filthy MAGAT and LOCK THEM UP!

Anonymous said...

Biden is doing nothing significant about COVID. Thank the Lord for Donald J. Trump, his business expertise, and pushing people to develop a COVID vaccine in record time. Demoncraps thought it was impossible to develop a vaccine so quickly. This meant they weren’t planning to distribute it quickly to Americans when they should have been. That includes Basement Biden and Harebrained Harris.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight, it took Joe Biden*, Resident Asterisk this long in office to figure out that he didn't have enough vaccine doses NOW THAT SONDS LIKE A PLAN!

Anonymous said...

Democrats count vaccine doses like they count ballots.

Anonymous said...

The ChiCom's and Iran's favorite presidential candidate won. You know you're on the idiot side of the equation when you vote with those guys.

Anonymous said...

The Demoncraps were winners in stuffing the ballot boxes through legal means that should have been deemed illegal by courts and through illegal means. They are experts at cheating and manipulating the court system without remorse and spending billions of U.S. taxpayer funds going after Trump and anyone else who gets in their way with false charges.

Anonymous said...

Hey troll, you can lie all you want but Trump's leadership developed three different vaccines against China Joe's Covid-19 virus.

Trump also placed massive orders for the vaccine totaling 300 million.

Biden's vaccine order will probably go to his friends in Communist China.

Biden's team is totally fucking up the distribution of the vaccines and as a result thousands of Americans are needlessly dying, just like thousands of elderly needlessly died in Democrat Andrew Cuomo's nursing homes.

Biden has not come up with one new or creative program to fight Covid-19.

Democrats cannot tell the truth; it is not in their DNA. Lying, unpatriotic scum bags.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if Kamala Harris would give each American a blow job like she did for married Mayor Willie Brown, the vaccine participation would increase.

Harris is the Vice-President because she fucked and sucked her boss to receive promotions and prominence in California politics. A boss who was married and forty years her senior.

Harris is such model, for all aspiring females to emulate. Not.

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden is the first President where his very own Vice-President called him a racist during the Democrat Primary.

The Democrat Party obviously has no ethics or morals to elect a Racist as President and a Whore as Vice President.

Joseph R. Biden*, Resident Asterisk said...

I'n the first one in the Oval Office with Velcro shoes!

Anonymous said...

^^sorry, Trumpy beat you to it. Also trump's the first to piss his depends on camera. Check it out. photo's everywhere. Hamberder party covefee!

Anonymous said...

PRO TIP: When stealing an election, don't steal all three branches because it will magnify your mistakes and you won't have a scapegoat no matter how far in the tank the press is for you.

Anonymous said...

Actually, praying as part of the KCMO city budget presentation is probably a good idea.
There certainly isn't any serious management or fiscal responsibility coming from 12th and Oak.
God save the residents!

Anonymous said...

China Joe finally released his covid plan after a long nap and applesauce------- Blame Trump

Anonymous said...

^^ So what? You piss your pants everyday Karen.

Anonymous said...

Turns out the real heroes are Donald Trump for creating an environment whereby a vaccine could be developed in record time and, now, the U.S. pharmacies for finally getting it into Americans' arms despite Basement Biden doing absolutely nothing of substance to help.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet he did nothing. The Biden vaccine is rolling out. New stats show almost 4% of Americans have it up from 1.8 last week. The rollout is doubling every week! Thanks Joe Biden!

Anonymous said...

^^And yet he lost 20 million vaccines and had to order 200 million more because his administration lack rudimentary counting skills. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet Trump NEVER ordered any vaccines. So weird!

Joseph R. Biden*, Resident Asterisk said...

C'mon man! I ordered more vaccines! Do you expect me to distribute them too? That wasn't the plan!

Anonymous said...

Then your boy is lying 9:32 because he says Trump didn't order enough. Which is it? Damn it's fun watching you flip flop!

Joseph R. Biden*, Resident Asterisk said...

"My predecessor, to be very blunt about it, did not do his job in getting ready for the massive challenge of vaccinating hundreds of millions of Americans," Biden said. "He didn't order enough vaccines."

Captain Obvious said...

You might want to get your willing accomplices in the press under control Joe. What have have said is completely verifiable using them as a source. Sorta like, "China is going to eat our lunch? C'mon man!" during the campaign to "China is going to eat our lunch" just yesterday. What changed Joe?

Joseph R. Biden*, Resident Asterisk said...

I, um, let me circle back to that. Wear your masks people!

Anonymous said...

Nothing like hearing the song of the North American Hysterical Chucklowe this morning. So pretty.

Anonymous said...

Chuck lives rent free in your head.

Anonymous said...

better cool it on the anti-Asian attacks ..with Senile Beijing Bidet selling us out to the Chi-coms..the Chinese will soon be our masters.

Anonymous said...

^^Your master, but then again BBC's are your master too. Fucking gimp.

Anonymous said...

^^^Chimpy OBSESSED with BBC..hmmm

Anonymous said...

^^You obsessed with chimpy. Weird.