This week has been rough, we've blogged some good stories but
video games other priorities have kept us a bit preoccupied.
Accordingly . . . Because we love our late night lurkers most of all, we share just a few news links from pop culture, community news and other interests as we prep for another attempt to focus on the cowtown discourse . . .
Kansas City Considers Work Vs. Vaxx
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some of the Kansas City area's largest employers - including the Federal Reserve and the IRS - will be affected by President Joe Biden's announcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for federal employees and federal government contractors.
Rock Chalk Pro-Life?!?
While lawmakers in Missouri and other red states plan bills modeled after the nation's strictest abortion law that just took effect in Texas - barring all abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy - Kansas legislators are unlikely to follow. A major reason is the 2019 state Supreme Court ruling that the Kansas constitution guarantees the right to an abortion.
Show-ME Vaxx Tragically Unwanted
SEDALIA, Mo. ( KTVI) - In the push to get Missourians vaccinated against COVID-19, a surprising fact came out of the Missouri State Fair, which offered free vaccines to attendees this year. After being canceled last year because of the pandemic, the fair was back to normal in 2021 with concerts and a carnival.
Digital Smut Is A Snooze
A porn star has recalled the hilarious time one of the male actors she was working with fell-asleep - midway through a sex scene. Speaking on Holly Randall's Unfiltered podcast, Bunny Colby described how the incident occurred while she was shooting a VR scene with male porn star Ryan Driller.
Republicans United Against Prez Trump Vaxx Orders
President Biden said he's "disappointed" in the Republican governors who plan to resist his vaccine mandate and are threatening legal action. "I am so disappointed," Biden said Friday during a visit to the Brookland Middle School after he told a reporter to "have at it" regarding a question about Republicans who have pushed back on his six-point coronavirus plan.
Droning On . . .
A US airstrike in Kabul against a supposed Islamic State bomber actually killed an innocent man who worked for a US aid group and his family, according to newly published testimony and footage - raising the specter that the Pentagon lie to the public about the strike.
GOP Still Needs MAGA
Republicans angling for potential 2024 presidential runs are at risk of colliding with former President Trump Donald Trump President Biden Joe Biden Kentucky state lawmakers vote to scrap school mask mandate Arkansas governor pushes back against Biden's vaccine mandate RNC vows to sue over Biden vaccine, testing mandate MORE .
Always Be Polite When Going Down
Each week, we answer frequently asked questions about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you'd like us to consider for a future post, email us at We've been answering coronavirus questions from our audience for over a year, but this past week, I had some questions of my own.
Kansas City Baller Still Benched By Plague Precaution
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tyrann Mathieu remained in the COVID-19 protocol on Friday and the Kansas City Chiefs remain uncertain whether their All-Pro safety will be cleared in time for their season opener against the Cleveland Browns.
Good Deeds Feed Kansas City
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Harvesters, a community food network based in Kansas City, Missouri, keeps food pantries and banks across the region stocked and ready to serve those in need. And a network of volunteers keeps Harvesters running. "I like seeing the people and meeting the people, but I really feel like we do something special here," Richard Wood said.
Royals Stay Winning Tonight
Andrew Benintendi had a huge four-hit, two-home run night capped off by a two-run blast in the eleventh to give the Royals a 6-4 win over the Twins on Friday night. The Royals jumped on Twins rookie right-hander Griffin Jax in the first.
Steamy Weekend Ahead
Hide Transcript Show Transcript RIGHT NOW IN OTTAWA THE HOT SPOT EVENING FORECAST HAZY SUNSHINE TEMPERATURES GRADUALLY COOLING FROM THOSE MIDDLE 80S INTO THE LOW 80SY B 9 PM 78 DEGREES HEADING TOWARDS 10 O'CLOCK THIS EVENING LOWE'S BY TOMORROW MORNING WON'T BE VERY COOL AT ALL. T70YPICAL LOWS CLOSER TO 60 DEGREES.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.