Kansas City Pretends To Care About Insurrection Anniversary!!!

We had to do it.

Thanks to decision of a handful of network CEOs, the whole world is focused on a year-old riot that was nearly as violent as a late-Summer Kansas City weekend.

Accordingly . . .


There are a lot of fun conspiracy theories to share and blame to pass around. Sadly, very little of it makes me laugh.

For our blog community . . . While we mourn the loss of any life that ended because of violence, we can't help but to trivialize the entire debacle and note that NONE OF IT really impacts local life

We seriously doubt MAGA really wants to trample on Democracy because then they might actually have to solve problems instead of writing mean Internets comments and mistakenly thinking that bullying their friends, family & strangers online represents nationalism or populism when it's actually just another sign of CONSUMERISM in action.

Meanwhile . . .

The progressive election victory which sparked the capitol riot certainly doesn't feel like a triumph. In fact, seemingly unstoppable inflation signals something far more threatening looming over the US economy that neither party is really equipped to confront. 

Nevertheless, we feature a few local hot takes along with big picture news to mark the occasion . . .

We'll start with a sentiment from the Mayor . . . 

"Thank you to the US Capitol Police, the DC Metropolitan Police, aiding police departments in Maryland and Virginia, and the FBI and ATF who cleared the US Capitol one year ago and helped prevent harm to our elected representatives. May we never see a day like that again. "

Check our link list and notice more insightful comments featuring Kansas & Missouri politicos . . .

And then, as always, we leave it to readers to figure out for themselves . . .

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Kamala Harris compares January 6 to Pearl Harbor and 9/11 in anniversary speech at the Capitol

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Democrats quietly explore barring Trump from office over Jan. 6

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Dick Cheney comes to Capitol on Jan. 6, says he's 'deeply disappointed' in GOP leadership

He spoke with ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl. While most Republicans were absent on Capitol Hill for the Jan. 6 anniversary Thursday, one of the party's most prominent elder statesmen was there. ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl spoke to former Vice President Dick Cheney just off the House floor.

Tucker Rips Ted Cruz for Calling Jan. 6 a 'Terrorist Attack'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson lambasted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday for the unforgivable sin of calling the Capitol insurrection a "violent terrorist attack," accusing the ultra-conservative lawmaker of "repeating the talking points that Merrick Garland has written." Cruz, one of eight GOP senators who objected to the certification of President Joe Biden's election on Jan.

One year after Jan. 6, signs of a nation deeper in peril

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, 'Hamilton' cast members help commemorate Jan. 6 attack

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Former President Donald Trump responded to President Biden's sharp criticism in a Jan. 6 speech, saying his Democratic successor is trying to distract from his record. Biden "used my name today to try to further divide America," Trump said in a statement.

You decide . . .