International Women's Day Aftermath: Billionaire Tax, Politics & B-ball

Tonight we share a moment of reflection and recognize the suffering of women throughout the world. 

For instance . . .

In the final issue of our 2nd favorite Brit mag . . . Hottie Lucy was moved to tears by the end of an era. In fact . . . The demise of hottie glam culture amid the #MeToo era has made life just a little somber for all of our lady heroes who are now struggling to do God's work on Instagram & Onlyfans

And so . . . All of THAT is more than just an educational interlude in order to (barely) assuage fair use regs BUT REALLY a way of noting that the international plight of women has inspired us to take yet another peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines tonight.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

High Flying Fare Hyped Again

Kansas City's New Airport Terminal Has Retail And Food That's Now 80% Local

Kansas City's enormous replacement air terminal is totally new, but somehow also familiar. Because, while the opening has led to a major shopping transformation-it has doubled down on recognizable and iconic landmarks in the largest city in Missouri, with some 80% of the dining and shopping experiences at the airport now local.

Golden Ghetto Gives Tribute

On International Women's Day, City of Leawood honors Mindy Corporon

Mindy Corporon was honored by city leaders in Leawood, Kan., on this International Women's Day. Corporon started the "Seven Days" kindness event after the Jewish Community Center shootings in 2014. The attack claimed the life of her son, Reat Underwood, and her father, William Corporon. Terri Lamanno also died in the shooting.

EPIC Stash Exposed After Kansas City Police Shot

8 pounds of fentanyl powder seized following standoff in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A woman charged with intent to distribute fentanyl in connection with an 18-hour standoff, which happened after three police officers were shot, will not be released from custody.

Baller Retrospective Tonight

Let's remember what Frank Clark brought to the Chiefs these past three years

Don't cry because it's over between the Chiefs and defensive end Frank Clark; smile because it happened. Kansas City officially released the postseason playmaker on Tuesday, bidding farewell with a social media sendoff fit for a king.

Hipsters Love Emerald Isle

Celebrate the Luck O' The Irish On The Bridge

Starting this weekend, join us live on-site as we celebrate the luck o' the Irish with the rest of Kansas City! We'll be broadcasting from Snake Saturday, the St. Patrick's Day Parade and The Elders!

Historic Shut Down Well Remembered

Nuts magazine to close

Nuts, the weekly that along with arch-rival Zoo shook up the men's magazine market a decade ago but attracted criticism for their sexist portrayal of women, is to close. IPC Media said on Monday that it had entered a 30-day consultation with the 25 staff who work on the Nuts magazine and website about the closure.

White House Vs. EPIC Wealth

Biden to propose 25% billionaire tax

The Biden administration is set to propose a series of tax increases for wealthy Americans and large corporations, Bloomberg first reported and Axios has confirmed. Driving the news: The new budget request to Congress, which is to be released on Thursday, includes a 25% minimum tax on the richest 0.01% of Americans.

Tucker Rages Against Critics

Tucker Carlson calls critics 'sociopaths' and accuses Merrick Garland of lying about January 6 officer deaths

During a broadcast on Wednesday, Tucker Carlson blasted his bipartisan critics in Congress as "sociopaths" and accused attorney general Merrick Garland of lying about the number of police officers killed during the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

MAGA Alleges Ultimate Betrayal

Trump wants Jan. 6 committee members to be charged with 'treason'

It's never been altogether clear whether Donald Trump knows what "treason" means, though there's little doubt that he loves to casually throw the word around - far more than he should. The former president has accused Barack Obama of treason. And Nancy Pelosi. And James Comey.

First Lady Honors Trans Ladies

Twitter laughs, groans as Jill Biden gives biological male Women of Courage award: 'Up your game, ladies'

First Lady Jill Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken were slammed Wednesday for presenting a biological male from Argentina with an award for women on International Women's Day. This year's annual International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the White House honored "11 extraordinary women from around the world who are working to build a brighter future for all," according to a State Department press release.

Free Speech Fact Check: Talkers Must Bow To Government Contractors

Dominion: Fox News needs to 'retract the lies and tell its audience the truth'

"What is Rupert Murdoch's rationale for not retracting? Not that the truth is still in doubt. He admitted he 'never believed' that Dominion rigged the election. And he 'could have' stopped the defamatory statements from airing at the time "[b]ut I didn't.' Yet he believes it is 'too late' to retract and refuses to apologize," the filing said.

Redux: GOP Vs. Unions

GOP senator snaps at union boss during heated hearing: 'Shut your mouth'

Republican Oklahoma Senator Markwayne Mullin let loose on Teamsters president Sean O'Brien during a heated Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Wednesday as the two clashed over O'Brien's salary compared to that of his union members.

Debt Default Risk 4 Realz

Moody's Economist Calls Debt Ceiling Breach 'Immediate Threat' - Millions of Jobs on the Line

A leading U.S. economist has painted a bleak economic picture if Congress is unable to reach a debt ceiling agreement soon, warning that "financial markets would be roiled," and the "hit to the economy would be cataclysmic." Costco's Best Deals?

Everybody Against White House

33 Senate Democrats join Republicans to block DC crime bill

Senators on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to block the District of Columbia's updated criminal code from becoming law, marking the first time in more than three decades that a D.C.-passed bill has been nixed by Congress and the White House. The Senate advanced the resolution, 81-14, with 33 Democrats voting alongside every Republican and Independent Sen....

Youngster Shooter Walks

6-year-old who shot teacher in January will not face charges, report says | CNN

The 6-year-old who allegedly shot his elementary school teacher in January will not be criminally charged, Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney Howard Gwynn told CNN affiliate WTKR. The shooting took place on January 6 at Richneck Elementary School and left teacher Abigail Zwerner in the hospital for nearly two weeks with a hand and chest wound, CNN previously reported.

South Of The Border Scares Americans Who Believe Cover Story

Two survivors of Mexico kidnapping recovering in US hospitals

Two surviving Americans who were were kidnapped at gunpoint in Matamoros, Mexico last week are being treated at US hospitals. Their two friends who were also abducted died during the incident. One man, identified only as José "N", 24, from Tamaulipas, has been arrested.


Russia unleashes missile barrage on Ukraine

Russian missile strikes hit a series of Ukrainian regions early on Thursday, including Odesa and Kharkiv, knocking out power to several areas, regional officials say.

Forgotten Ladies Speak Out

On International Women's Day, Afghan women blast the Taliban and say the world has "neglected us completely"

Islamabad - As the world marks International Women's Day on Wednesday, the women of Afghanistan have little to celebrate. The Taliban regime has methodically stripped them of their basic rights since reclaiming power over the country in the summer of 2021.

Trending: Wives Explore Options

Huge spike in women cheating on husbands

Nikki has been married for 15 years. And she's been cheating on her husband for 12 of them. This US mother-of-two, who is in her late 30s, keeps track of her potential lovers via a spreadsheet, has an untraceable Google Voice number for communicating with her suitors, and arranges rendezvous through WhatsApp.

Local Baller Roundup 

Big 12 Tournament, Day 1: West Virginia defeats Texas Tech advances to play Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks will play the West Virginia Mountaineers in their opening game of the Big 12 Tournament. KU and West Virginia tip off at 2 p.m. on Thursday. West Virginia cruised to a 16-point victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday evening.

Lady Lawyer Gives Back

KC woman continues to spread passion for helping poor and marginalized through non-profit UnBound

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Ashley Hufft was once giving a good life, working as corporate lawyer for Merger and Acquisition in New York City. But one subway ride to work changed everything. "After making partner one day, I found myself riding the subway to work and tears coming to my eyes.

Hipsters Always Have Activities

The Pitch Scavenger Hunt invites you to explore KC for a chance at $500

The Pitch's Scavenger Hunt is back and you know what we like to say: there's no shame in being a tourist in your hometown! You can consider this your official small-town, Midwestern welcome to the City of Hearts! Get out and enjoy that fresh spring air as you scour the city for iconic and fun Kansas City locations.

Actually, Traffic Check Proves They Didn't REALLY Pull It Off 

For one night only, KCI's new terminal became the city's premier event venue; Here's how they pulled it off

Transforming an airport terminal into a high-profile, elegant celebration and then back to an airport terminal within 48 hours is no easy feat, Whitney Butler said, but the women-led PlatinumXP team was up for the challenge. "We were creating within a venue that will never be able to be used as an event venue again.

Soggy Tomorrow Predicted

FORECAST: Additional rain expected Thursday

It has been a cloudy and dreary Wednesday. Expect light rain/drizzle through the rest of the evening. Temperatures will not change much tonight, with many areas in the upper 30s and low 40s overnight. A better shot of rain moves in with a storm system that will develop out of the Rockies.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.