Kansas City Gleam: Hometown Pride, COVID Redux & Consequences

Bad blogger today . . . But for our most dedicated night owls, insomniacs and lurkers we're attempting to make it up with a quick compilation of pop culture, community news and top headlines with a hope that we'll have even more for the morning update . . . Which hopefully will come sometime before noon.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Radiance Inside The Loop

Kansas City to light up red to prep for Chiefs season opener

On Tuesday Chiefs banners will go up at Union Station and the Kansas City skyline will light up red to celebrate the start of the Chiefs season.

Golden Ghetto Head Check

Nearly 200 Blue Valley teachers receive mental health crisis training

170 Blue Valley coaches, teachers, and even sponsored members of the faculty who work a little more closely with students attended the training

South Side Life Lessons

Hickman Mills Board of Education at last elects co-presidents

I look at this as a way to start a healing process."

Judgement After Tragedy

Federal judge awards Kansas City mother nearly $3M after her son was hit, killed by mail van

A federal judge awarded a KCMO mother nearly $3 million dollars in a wrongful death suit filed after her son was hit and killed by a U.S. Postal Service van.

Home Team Too Little, Too Late

Royals balk-off AGAIN and win 7-6

How did that happen twice?

Local Kindness Extended

On A Mission KC's Beds For Pets to donate 8500 beds to rural animal shelters

On A Mission KC's campaign Beds For Pets raised $60,000 this year to donate 8472 beds to rural animal shelters

Good Life At Cost

Privee: The Upscale Restaurant With A Private Club Is Now Open

Privee Restaurant and Lounge opened in early August and offers a fine dining restaurant, bar lounge and private members-only club.

Lots Of Tuesday Love . . .

Size 22 model dubbed 'goddess' as she flaunts 44H boobs in plunging mini-dress

Olivia Messina, 27, from Toronto, Canada, boasts over 350,000 Instagram followers. People love her body positive approach to life and she won't let others tell her what to wear

White House Copes With Unfinished Plague Fight

After first lady's positive test, Biden is forced to share spotlight with COVID-19's resurgence

Even if President Biden doesn't get COVID-19, the late-summer spike in cases isn't helpful as Biden focused his message on rebuilding the nation.

MAGA Money Supports Friendly Survey

That Big Poll Showing Trump and Biden Are Evenly Matched? Trump Helped Pay for It.

A recent Wall Street Journal poll announced that most voters think Joe Biden is too old to be president for a second term-and a 2024 matchup between Biden and Donald Trump would be evenly split.

Hard Time After Alleged Insurrection

Ex-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio faces lengthy prison sentence for Jan. 6 riot

Prosecutors want Tarrio to be sentenced to 33 years in prison for his role in conspiring with his Proud Boys lieutenants to keep former President Donald Trump in power.

Talker Against Trans Community

Joe Rogan Takes Blowtorch To 'Gender Affirming Care' For Minors: It's 'Childhood Mutilation'

Podcast giant Joe Rogan slammed those pushing so-called "gender affirming care" on minors, saying that the practice was "really childhood mutilation." Rogan made the remarks during an episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience" with guest Bill Maher while the two were talking about politics and wokeness.

Double Back From The Front

'Let's give it a try,' recalls Russian pilot who defected to Ukraine in his military helicopter | CNN

A Russian helicopter pilot who defected to Ukraine last month has revealed details of the daring operation to fly across the border in his Mi8 combat helicopter, in an interview published by Ukraine's Defense Intelligence.

History Under Construction

China's Great Wall damaged by workers looking for shortcut

Part of the wall running through China's Shanxi province was dug open, causing severe damage.

South Of Border Chaos Cont'd

US consulate staff in Mexico told to 'shelter in place' amid border violence

The U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico issued an alert Tuesday urging American citizens to shelter in place amid an outbreak of gun violence in the city.

Twitter Demise Worsens Amid Culture War

ADL Blasts Musk's 'Profoundly Disturbing' Behavior Amid Lawsuit Threats

Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty ImagesAnti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt called out Elon Musk on Tuesday night, saying it was "profoundly disturbing" that the Twitter/X owner was boosting the antisemitic #BanTheADL campaign while simultaneously contemplating a "frivolous lawsuit" against the civil rights group.Greenblatt's direct response to Musk comes after the "free speech absolutist" spent the past few days pondering whether to boot the ADL from the site formerly known as Twitter, blam

Airplanes Are New Busses

Passengers on flight stopped by diarrhoea say it 'dribbled down the aisle'

One Delta Airlines passenger reported seeing liquid poo 'dribbling' along the aisles and flight attendants tried masking the smell with vanilla disinfectant but it still smelled 'horrible'

One Last Rock Out

Rolling Stones Confirm 'Hackney Diamonds,' First Studio Album in Nearly Two Decades

The Rolling Stones announce 'Hackney Diamonds,' their first original studio album since 2005, to premiere in YouTube livestream with Jimmy Fallon

Sike Shares Talents

'A labor of love': How 1 Kansas City-area artist is sharing his pride in Chiefs Kingdom

Kansas City artist Phil "Sike Style" Shafer painted his latest piece in series of Chiefs murals in the Crossroads Arts District.

All Singing & Dancing Dead-Tree Celebration

COVID closed KC area Ginger Rogers museum. Now a young, delighted fan buys her house

"I'm already so excited. I'm buying the Ginger Rogers house!"

Still Some Heat In 2023

Weather Blog: Summer just isn't quite done with the Kansas City area

Heat index values will again hit the triple digits Tuesday

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.