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Check-it . . .Kansas City August Tradition Cont'd
If you're the kind of person who just checks the box score there's important context about Brad Keller's start tonight; he ultimately allowed four runs, three earned, but I put two runs on the defense and two more on Manager Mike Matheny.
Tribute After Tragedy
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Independence Police Department is mourning the loss of a fellow officer. Sergeant John Bullard retired but remained active in the department until his death to COVID-19 on August 11 th. "People become a apart of your life," John Cato, Independence Police Officer said. "A part of your consciousness.
Show-Me Cash Help
Charlene Chastain's monthly medicine bill is not cheap."One of my medicines is $500 a month," the Harrisonville resident said.The insurance at her former employer, a mental health care facility across the street from her home, took care of the bulk of the bill.
DAKOTA Johnson strips down to lace lingerie for a steamy photoshoot with a pop star pal in her new movie. The 50 Shades of Grey actress appears as herself in The Nowhere Inn alongside singer St Vincent. St Vincent - real name Annie Clark - leads the pyschological thriller which sees her set out to make a documentary about her music.
USA RETURN TRIP ALREADY
President Biden on Saturday authorized the deployment of 5,000 troops to Afghanistan amid a U.S. pullout that has emboldened the Taliban to take over multiple cities.
GOP Flex Amid Disaster
Sen. (R-Ark.) called on to "destroy every Taliban fighter" near Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, until U.S. personnel are safe. " The fiasco in Afghanistan wasn't just predictable, it was predicted. Joe Biden's ill-planned retreat has now humiliated America and put at risk thousands of Americans left in Kabul," Cotton said in a Saturday.
Former CIA director and retired Army General David Petraeus called the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan "disastrous" and " catastrophic" for not only the U.S. but the world, in a Friday interview.
Death Toll Rises
At least 300 people are dead in Haiti after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the country on Saturday. Haiti's Office of Civil Protection said search and rescue teams will be sent out, with at least 304 people confirmed dead from the earthquake, NBC News reported.
Watching Social Media Regret
Erykah Badu apologized to the Obamas after posting a video to social media from former President Barack Obama's 60th birthday party. The 50-year-old singer-songwriter expressed contrition in a tweet on Thursday for being the one to provide the world a look at Obama dancing without a face covering at the Hawaiian luau-themed celebration in his luxury home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, which was supposed to be scaled back due to COVID-19.
Troops Brew Success
Brewer's Alley in the Kansas City's East Crossroads just gained a new resident. Red Sash Brewing recently opened their doors in the former home of Border Brewing Co. (currently expanding to a larger location), serving up cold glasses of beer to help beat the summer heat in Kansas City.
Kansas City Show & Tell
Some of the biggest names of past and present Kansas City Chiefs and Royals players were at a sports memorabilia show on Saturday.
THE 80S AND IT FEELS PRETTY GOOD. IT FEELS A LOT BETTER HERE, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE DEANGLI WITH BIG-TIME HEAT OVER IN EUROPE. THEY'RE REALLY NOT USED TO THAT WE OF COURSE HAD TEMRAPETURES IN THE 90S FOR QUITE A BIT OF THIS PAST WEEK.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.