Kansas City Second Spring: Speaker Leader, Progressive Tragedy & Weekend Plans

A traditional quote for our blog community because most insights about Autumn are too morbid and usually are about death . . . 

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

And so . . . 

Right now iconic hottie Candice inspires us amid 2nd Spring as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines for all of our favorite readers who haven't given up on our early morning goodness.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Kansas City Cardi B. Redux

Town Topic Hamburgers cashes in on recent star-studded concerts in Kansas City

Town Topic Hamburgers cashed in on recent star-studded concerts in Kansas City

Keeping Golden Ghetto Consumers Safe 

Shawnee consignment sale shut down due to safety concerns

The City of Shawnee shut down a popular semiannual consignment sale because its location wasn't inspected for safety concerns.

Drinking Weekend Awaits

Weekend Possibilities | KC Oktoberfest, Monster Trucks and Witches Night

The spooky scene around Kansas City is ramping up. If that's too frightful, have a beer at KC Oktoberfest or celebrate the music of the 1970s.

Show-Me Social Media Degree

MU doctoral candidate weighs in on 'Taylor & Travis' pop culture moment

KSHB 41's Lindsay Shively reached out to Jordan Pellerito, a doctoral candidate who co-teaches an honors course at the University of Missouri that teaches history and literature using Taylor Swift.

Very Good Year In Spite Of It All

Winemakers and growers anticipate an 'exceptional' quality in 2023 vintage

After an unseasonably cool start to the year and now a mini heatwave in October, winemakers said this weather pattern is having an interesting impact on their grape harvest- in a good way!

Angel Fashions Inspiration

Candice Swanepoel bares her impressive abs in a pink bra

Candice Swanepoel showed off her model physique on Wednesday while promoting her Tropic Of C line in a new TikTok video.

White House Politics Tap Dances Amid Border Crisis

Why Biden claims he has no choice but to build more of Trump's border wall

The proposed barrier looks different from Trump's construction.

MAGA Picks Next Speaker

Trump considering going to Capitol Hill in the coming days to speak to Republicans as they weigh a new speaker | CNN Politics

Former President Donald Trump is considering going to Capitol Hill in the coming days to speak to Republicans as they weigh a new speaker, a source familiar with the discussions told CNN. No final decisions have been made, and Trump has several campaign engagements over the next week.

Boot From Big Apple

'There is no more room in New York': Mayor Adams takes Mexico

The New York City mayor is on a four-day whirlwind trip through Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia, including the dangerous DariƩn Gap.

Republican Played Postscript

A GOP congressman said Gaetz got 'schooled by AOC' when he ousted McCarthy: 'I can't believe he's that stupid'

On Monday, Rep. Matt Gaetz filed a "motion to vacate" Kevin McCarthy as House speaker. McCarthy was ultimately booted from his leadership post.

Cruel Explanation Of Tragedy

'Rare' random violence that progressives dismiss takes yet another life in NYC

Ryan Thoresen Carson had a lot in common with Daniel Penny. Both had their lives transformed - in Carson's case ended - by New York City's failure to deal with its growing crisis of street violence.

Workers Fight For Life

Explainer: Why are Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers on strike?

About 75,000 medical workers from Kaiser Permanente facilities went on a planned three-day strike on Wednesday, putting pressure on one of the leading not-for-profit U.S. healthcare networks to reach an agreement on a new contract.

Second Place Forced To Get Dirty To Stay Relevant

DeSantis goes off on Trump, says we don't need 'any more presidents' who've 'lost the zip on their fastball' | CNN Politics

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday delivered some of the sharpest criticism of Donald Trump to date, blaming the former president for his own defeat in 2020 and suggesting his chief rival in the GOP nominating fight lacked the energy to lead the country once again.

Quotas & Sinking Feelings

Anti-affirmative action group challenges US Naval Academy's admissions policy

The group that successfully challenged race-conscious college admissions policies at the U.S. Supreme Court sued the U.S. Naval Academy on Thursday in its second lawsuit challenging affirmative action in U.S. military academies. The Virginia-based Students for Fair Admissions, founded by affirmative action opponent Edward Blum, filed a federal lawsuit against the Annapolis, Maryland-based Navy school weeks after it filed a similar case against the U.S.

War In Europe Real Life Impact

Ukraine war: 'Every family' in Hroza village affected by missile attack

At least 51 people were killed in a strike during a wake in the eastern village of Hroza on Thursday.

Free Market FAIL Confronts Far East

Why China's young people are quitting their jobs and throwing 'resignation parties' | CNN Business

On the day Liang resigned from his banking job in China's Zhejiang province, his friends threw a party and congratulated him by beating gongs and drums, in an echo of traditional marriage rituals.

Billionaire Urges Compassion

Warren Buffett Believes The US Has An Obligation To Take Care Of People Who've Become 'Roadkill' Because Of Circumstances Beyond Their Control - 'That's The Obligation Of A Rich Country'

In 2019, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. CEO Warren Buffett articulated his belief that affluent nations, especially those with a significant gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, owe a profound duty to their citizens in distress. During an event in Grapevine, Texas, while conversing with CNBC's Becky Quick, Buffett said, "We are prosperity.

Body Count Controversy Debated

Rachel Bilson Reacts to Being Slammed for Opinions on Men's Sex Lives

Rachel Bilson defended her comments after Whoopi Goldberg criticized her opinion of middle-aged men's sex lives on 'The View'

Ballers Meeting Of Minds Begins

LeBron James Begs to Be on Travis and Jason Kelce's Podcast: 'Crazy I Can't Get a Invite'

LeBron James begged Travis Kelce and Jason Kelce on X to get to come on their podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce

Shop LOCAL This Weekend

Another New Locally Owned Shop Opens in Brookside

What makes shopping in Brookside so special is...you are going to find things here that you will not find in a generic chain store. Everyone likes to have something unique and personal! And now Brookside has a new store that is a step beyond that-a shop that features local Kansas City area makers, Shop Local...

Fall Weather Finally Arrives

FIRST WARN 5 FORECAST: Dramatic swing in temps knocking on our doors

Get ready for temperatures to plummet! Those of you who have been searching for some chilly fall air, here it comes.

Oliver Tree - With You is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.