Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Kansas City Journalism: Federal Case Against ANOTHER Instance Of Alleged Johnson County Chicken Wing Racism

Everybody deserves to be heard and have their day in court, but let's remember that last year a KCFD suffered investigation for over a year before he was declared not guilty of a racial ruckus in JoCo.

The newspaper picks up court dox in this case with that awaits further inquiry. Take a look:

Buffalo Wild Wings investigates discrimination complaint at Overland Park location

A lawsuit filed by a former employee says managers at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Overland Park discriminated against black customers. The company says it is investigating.

Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids Fights Losing Battle For LGBT Equal Rights

Promotional coverage that still deserves a glimpse and offers an up-to-date look the rookie Kansas politico and her perspective.

Money line:

The Kansas Democrat acknowledged that the legislation faces an uphill battle in the GOP-controlled Senate, but she made a passionate case for its necessity based on her own status as a resident of a state where a person can be fired or denied housing because of her sexual orientation.

“How crazy is it, how wild is it that I can be the 3rd district representative of the state of Kansas for the United States House of Representatives and if I went to get an apartment I could be turned away for no other reason than I’m part of the LGBTQ community? That is outrageous and it something that we have a chance to fix,” Davids said.

Read more:

Davids recalls emotional vote for LGBTQ bill - but knows it faces battle in Senate

NFL DRAFT COMING TO KANSAS CITY!!!



Afternoon celebration and of an EPIC ACHIEVEMENT for the home team and local politicos SUBSIDIZED BY JACKSON COUNTY TAXPAYERS.

Deets: 

The NFL announced Wednesday that Kansas City will host the 2023 NFL Draft at the Spring League Meeting in Key Biscayne , Florida.

The event will be hosted around Union Station and the World War I Museum and Memorial.

Check the links:

Arrowhead Pride: This is really happening! The NFL Draft is coming to Kansas City in 2023

KSHB: Chiefs, Kansas City awarded 2023 NFL Draft

KMBC: The decision to come to Kansas City is a huge victory for the Kansas City Sports Commission, which has been fighting to bring the draft to town for years.

Developing . . .

STAUBIO HATES KANSAS CITY CARS!!!

A quick conversation with an "advocate" for the toy train who is also a self-described "Marketing Strategist & Creative Generalist. Urbanist. #KC Transpo Commission Chair. #KCstreetcar Authority. Agency owner" who has been awarded streetcar contracts.

Checkit:

Navigating Downtown Kansas City's Ring Of Highways Is Throwing Pedestrians For A Loop

Pit Bull Ban Shutting Down In The Dotte

Latest on an unpopular crackdown soon to be repealed . . .

"The ban on the breed in Kansas City, Kansas goes back almost three decades. People found in violation of the code have been subject to fines of at least $300 and no more than $1000. This week a UG committee recommended overturning the ordinance. The full commission votes next week."

Read more:

Pit bull lovers anticipate victory as WyCo reconsiders its ban on the breed

As the Unified Government in Wyandotte County is getting closer to putting an end to its ban on pit bull dogs, one advocate says it's about time. The ban on the breed in Kansas City, Kansas goes back almost three decades.

KANSAS CITY COWTOWN CHASE CLIP: KCPD STEER LONGHORN TO SAFETY!!!



Northland real life and KCMO police movie-making skills demonstrated with a worthwhile chuckle clip . .

Description:

In the wee hours of May 13, 2019, Shoal Creek Patrol Division officers engaged in a pursuit with two stubborn fugitives in the Northland. This video shows their brave actions that night. We wouldn't "steer" you wrong.

Take a look:



You decide . . .

KCK TEEN CAR CROOK HILL JUMPER CREW SUFFER EPIC CRASH!!!

Whilst pedantic middle-aged locals attempt to give graduates bad advice . . . Most young people already have a good idea of what they want to do. Here's a peek at a wild Summer ahead:

Police: 4 kids steal car to go hill jumping in KCK

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - Police in Kansas City, Kansas, said four kids were injured after a one vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon. Chief Terry Zeigler with the Kansas City Kansas Police Department posted a tweet just before 1:30 p.m. stating that the four victims, all 16 years old or younger, were involved in a single vehicle crash at 88th and Metropolitan.

Liberty Stays Losing Against Gunmen

Scary footage of rising metro crime and increasingly brazen crooks. Checkit:

Suspects sought in two Liberty, Missouri, business robberies

Police in Liberty, Missouri, are asking for help to identify suspects in two business robberies in the past week.City officials said the first incident happened around 8 p.m. Sunday at the Dollar General location in the 300 block of South 291 Highway.

Kansas City Midweek Roundup Link Pool



A quick look at International movie culture and hotness . . .

Saw1st: Blanca Blanco in Red Bikini for Photoshoot in Cannes

Guardian: Cannes festival adapts to #MeToo era – but gender issues remain

Variety: Biggest Highs and Lows From Cannes 2019 (So Far)

Closer to home here are the most important news links we're checking right now . . .

Doggie Rescue Tech Debuts

KC Pet Project using free facial recognition software to help reunite lost pets

The KC Pet Project is offering a new tool to help reunite lost pets with their owners, and it's totally free to the public.The Finding Rover system uses facial recognition technology to help identify lost dogs and cats.KC Pet Project said now, every dog and cat entering one of its


Park Sellout Update

Proposal to sell parks property goes to city committee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Voters in Kansas City, Missouri, could decide this August whether to sell one public park and parts of three others. Wednesday, a committee of city council members will decide whether to recommend putting the question on the August 6 ballot.


Social Media Daydreaming

Can KC build the next billion-dollar company? 'We have the internet here too'

"There are days that just punch you," John Thomson said. "But the people who make it are the people who are too dumb to quit, like me. Just keeping going. Don't give up because you might be closer than you realize."


Lunch Money Work Plan
Kansas City Third-Grader Uses Bakery Profits to Pay Off Student Lunch Debts
Footballer Future Talk

Goodell comments on NFL future of Tyreek Hill

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell commented on Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill Wednesday. He says league will to stay out of the investigation so long as legal proceedings continue. When its deemed appropriate, he plans to sit down with Hill to determine his future in the NFL.


Pitch Promo Pix

This year's Golden Fork winner and more photos from Taste of Kansas City

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Kansas City Storm Threat Update

UPGRADED RISK: Areas south of Kansas City now under a moderate risk for severe storms

Hide Transcript Show Transcript DONE. NICK: THEY HAD TORNADOES IN KANSAS AND MISSOURI. WE COULD SEE MORE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING SOUTH OF KANSAS CITY. REAL CLOSE TO THE METRO, THOUGH. I WILL SHOW YOU THE AREA OF CONCERN I HAVE FOR THE POTENTIAL TORNADOES LATER TODAY.


And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

CITY HALL INCENTIVES STUDY UPHOLDS KANSAS CITY FREEBIE STATUS QUO!!!

From our favorite number crunches, here's a paper that basically concludes that THE KCMO INCENTIVES STUDY WAS A SHAM intended to defend city policy, not actually help make better policy.

The Incentives Study that Wasn't

I've published a number of pieces about the 2018 Kansas City incentives study. Links to those are below. All the clues that the study would simply support existing policy were in place, but even I was surprised by the process which produced a study of incentives that was anything but.The report on our investigation into the study is linked at the bottom of this post.

Kansas City Greyhound Bus Station Called Police For Help 841 Times Last Year

The low-rent transit location topped the list of calls to police and it's a big part of the reason locals want more officers on the street. Take a look:

How KCPD calls for service can impact your call for help

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Deciding how to deploy hundreds of officers across the city is no easy task. For the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, data is one important piece of the puzzle when it comes to staffing. "We allocate our patrol personnel so that we can respond in a timely manner everywhere across the city," KCPD spokesman Sgt.

TKC BREAKING NEWS MUST SEE!!! SOUTH KANSAS CITY POLITICAL COMIC SPARKS ANGER AMONG COUNCIL CONTENDERS!!!



Behind the scenes of the current KCMO silly season, art and politics have ignited a debate over civility and decorum for the remainder of the election cycle.

To wit . . .

OF COURSE THE POLITICAL CARTOON MOCKING 6TH DISTRICT AT-LARGE CONTENDER ANDREA BOUGH IS HILARIOUS!!! BUT IS IT FAIR!?!?

First and foremost, we offer a better view of the provocative image that's inspiring conversation among insiders and local activists . . . Take a look:



Last year TKC BROKE FIRST NEWS about Andrea Bough's candidacy and predicted that the connection to her federal judge hubby might be a problem.

Basically (and obviously), the comic highlights a concern that Fed Judge Bough will be calling the shots on the KCMO Council if his wife is elected.



Illustrated winding her up . . . Steve Bough is a longtime denizen of the KCMO political scene and he's now a federal judge despite a great deal of GOP opposition.



Close KC political watchers remember that Steve Bough and former Jackson County Exec Mike Sanders seemed tight during public events. It's doubtful that they talk much anymore given that Mr. Sanders is busy doing time in the federal pen.

The ad is clearly marked as "paid for by" Stacey Johnson-Cosby. The local biz lady isn't kidding around with her campaign strategy and this image was successful in generating controversy.



Ms. Johnson-Cosby is trailing Andrea Bough after the primary and it's clear she has nothing to lose with the hard-hitting mockery.

Credit where it's due . . . TKC always fears that clowning a federal judge is like asking for a ticket to Guantanamo Bay.

Subsequently . . .

Behind the scenes, insiders reveal that Andrea Bough is livid about the depiction and has cried foul to several politico friends and camapign supporters. Her objections were discussed at last night's 4th District forum where the candidates seemed exceptionally snippy as well.

And now, with most of the background out of the way we ask our blog community . . .

THE COMIC IS FUNNY BUT IS IT FAIR?!?!? DOES ANDREA BOUGH DESERVE CRITICISM ABOUT HER FED JUDGE HUBBY?!?

Brief TKC aside . . . The campaign attack might be a blessing in disguise as now Ms. Bough can certainly claim she earned her (potential) victory in a rhetorical trial-by-fire if she manages to pull out a win.

Meanwhile, the tough tactics remind us that this 2019 election season is now, FINALLY, starting to get real.

Developing . . .

REAL LIFE: FLOODING HITS KANSAS CITY HOMELESS VILLAGE HARDEST!!!



This photo set is making it's way around the local Internets and it offers a reminder that KCMO homeless have been impacted by recent rains more than anyone else.

The social media question:

Who do you call about this?

Reality check . . .

RECENT RAINS FORCED KANSAS CITY HOMELESS TO CROWD URBAN CORE COFFEE SHOPS & FAST FOOD PLACES AS THIS COWTOWN STILL STRUGGLES TO FIND RESOURCES FOR THE GROWING NUMBER OF HOBOS!!!

Developing . . .

SHAWNEE VICTORY LAP AFTER PROPERTY TAX MAIL-IN VOTE DEFEATED!!!



The Golden Ghetto rejected one of those rigged mail-in ballot initiatives often used to push unpopular tax increases in KCMO.

Here's the postscript and perspective from the leaders of the movement . . .

Shawnee Says There is a Better Way



In early April, a grassroots group of Shawnee residents has formed a committee opposing the property tax increase, which would be used to construct a Community Center in western Shawnee. The name of our group is "Vote No - There's a Better Way Committee."

Today, after more than two weeks of voting, the election results revealed that the Vote No effort prevailed with 72% of the voters opposed.

"The resounding victory for the 'Vote No' grassroots team sends a very clear message that there is a better way. The City of Shawnee should prioritize needs over wants - focusing on police, fire, and taking care of our pipes and streets over a community center that would not even generate enough revenue to cover its own operating costs. It sends a message that our tax rates are already high and need not be higher. It also says that the people of Shawnee are not interested in going into competition with private fitness centers generating revenue for our city.The people of Shawnee spoke and common sense prevailed," said Chris Karner, Chairman of the Vote No - There's a Better Way Committee. 
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The Kansas City Morning News Snap



As always, hottie Lindsey inspires us to search for the very best pop culture links:

HL: Supermodel & Social Media Sensation Lindsey Pelas On Her Podcast & New Restaurant Investment

New York Post: Instagram accidentally leaks private data of major influencers

Fox News: Lingerie, swimwear retailers concerned about Instagram algorithm designed to filter 'inappropriate' posts

Close to home, these local news items start our day:

New City College Kangaroo A.I. Tech Already Busy Looking For Sarah Connor

UMKC-powered tech could help visually-impaired Kansas Citians see via AI

Gharib Gharibi is driven to succeed by a desire to pay it forward, he said, riding a high from his startup's first-place, $20,000 win at UMKC's Regnier Institute Venture Creation Challenge.


Don't Pooh-Pooh Basement Repair

How to not drain your wallet when it comes to floods

RAYTOWN, Mo. - For the third time since May, Sam Dawson woke up to water running into his basement. He watched the murky water rise around his washing machine, dryer and water heater. Then he picked up the phone, like he had done before, to order some pumps.


Meet The New Jazz Boss

American Jazz Museum welcomes Interim Executive Director

The American Jazz Museum (AJM) is working to make strides toward a more successful future. The Museum has named Ralph Caro as interim executive director, a year after Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner resigned from the role.


Soggy KC Recap

Mother Nature causes damage throughout the metro - and it's just the beginning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The wind, rain and flash flooding have caused damage throughout the metro. "A tree fell and murdered our car," reads a post on Reddit, after an old silver maple crushed the poster's white compact SUV. Mother Nature also caused the roof of a mobile home in KCMO to collapse into it under the weight of rainwater.


Kansas CBD Revolution

Kansas Set to Allow Low-THC Cannabis Oil Beginning July 1

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has signed into law a bill that would allow profoundly ill people who have been unable to find relief with pharmaceutical medications to avoid prosecution for possessing certain blends of oil extracted from cannabis plants.


Show-Me Session Postscript

The 2019 Missouri Legislative Session Recap: GOP Wins Big On Abortion, Economic Development

In this very special episode of KCUR's Statehouse Blend Missouri podcast, we joined forces with St. Louis Public Radio's Politically Speaking podcast to round up the 2019 session of the Missouri General Assembly. We discussed the session's big stories, including a landmark abortion bill, approval of new funds for workforce development and bridge repairs and the debate over repealing the state's new voter-approved redistricting plan.


Meth Town Hopes For Salvation

Independence church hopes to escape flooding from US 24

For members at Full Gospel Assembly in Independence, every forecast calling for rain brings uncertainty."The worst one was in 2017, when we lost everything in our basement," the Rev. Sharin Ankrom said.Ankrom said she is doing everything she can to stop the water from coming inside."We've had to close for many services, Sunday services, Wednesday services.


Vampire Weekend - This Life is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

El Bryan Turns Tables On Pro-Choice Crowd

After a MASSIVE RALLY IN KANSAS CITY OVER THE WEEKEND, Kansas City's best political cartoonist offers a moment of pause for the protesters in this cleverly crafted image . . . Take a look

retorts illustrated by bryan stalder

Kansas City Beer Blog Recognizes Destructive Culture Of Booze Addiction

Credit to the authors at this longstanding brew news outlet . . . Among their many informative posts on local craft beer culture, this is among the first which acknowledges that beer can get the better of many people and often leads drinkers down a dangerous path. For example, recently the bloggers chronicled a lady found boozing almost face down in the street which isn't nearly as glamorous as a local hipster bar. Read more:

Liquor before beer you're in the clear, beer before liquor never been sicker!

Kansas City's source for craft beer info since 2007. Read about events, news, and more from local breweries and bars in the KC metro area.

Kansas City Hip-Hop Mogul In The Making

There's a bit of hype in this article because the social media stats don't add up to the headline boast but that's okay because THE YOUNG KC INTERNETS DUDE IS STILL DOING BETTER THAN MOST MUSIC OUTLETS IN KANSAS CITY including the highly subsidized public tv local collection of garbage.

Here's a bit of backstory and the beginning on an Internets music empire or at least a very successful International online publication. Take a look:

KC's MixTape Monkey curates 11 million users through hip hop streaming

Taking a long sigh, an underground mixtape mogul logs off from a live Q&A session with customers. Inside his two-bedroom downtown Kansas City apartment, Mark Serrano stares out a window overlooking the corner of 12th and Walnut streets. "Online I have this huge community, itʼs overwhelming," said Serrano, referencing his staggering global user base of more than 11 million.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY LUXURY TIVOLI ART HOUSE THEATER COMEBACK ON COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA?!?



Most plaza denizens are saying "good riddance" to Cinemark after their shut down.

But behind the scenes there's drama better than any of those stupid super hero movies that dominate the multiplex.

According to insiders and quite a few snoopy cowtown fans of local cinema . . .

THE PLAZA WANTS TO KEEP A SMALLER, SCALED DOWN MOVIE THEATER AND GRANT WESTPORT'S RECENTLY SHUT DOWN TIVOLI A SECOND CHANCE!!!

Remember that art house enthusiasts were grief stricken when the Tivoli shut down this Spring.

The upside . . .

The movies they often screened aren't for the "FLASH MOB" youngsters who destroyed Cinemark and a great deal of Plaza biz, in fact the flicks probably wouldn't interest anyone who didn't have some cash to waste on "upscale" entertainment and dining options . . . However, the EXTREME movie buff crowd might return for more local fare and film fests.

In this day and age, gearing content toward enthusiastic niches might be the only path for survival and the Plaza still wants to over some form of movie entertainment like most viable entertainment districts.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Tuesday Night Links



Hottie Kendall shares her somewhat recent enthusiasm for voting and we check these local news links. Take a look:

Kansas City EPIC Shop-Vac Winning?!?!

Kansas City crews clean up flooded streets after heavy rains

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - From flooded streets to downed power lines, the heavy rain Monday night into Tuesday made an impact across the Kansas City metro. "Busy. I have been busy with all the rain," said Larry McMillen with KC Water. The water department spent all day Tuesday cleaning up flooded streets.


Low Turnout Update

Want to vote for Kansas City's next mayor? The deadline to register is Wednesday

If you are wondering how to register to vote in Kansas City, the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners put together this short video with instructions. Kansas Citians who want to pick the next mayor and City Council must be registered to vote by Wednesday in order to cast a ballot on June 18.


Celebrate Rare Storm Control Success

Flood control project appears to have tamed Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek would have been a prime suspect for flash flooding not too long ago. But authorities have spent $150 million to control it.


Bullet Train Slows Down

Amtrak temporarily suspends service between KC and St. Louis, KC and Hutchinson

Amtrak announced that it has temporarily suspended its Missouri River Runner service between Kansas City and St. Louis because of increased rail traffic.The rail service blamed freight trains being diverted to a Union Pacific Railroad route between Kansas City and St.


Sinking Feeling In Sugar Creek

Businesses sick of repeated flooding on Highway 24

SUGAR CREEK, MO (KCTV) -- The rain might be letting up, but Tuesday night floods will continue their destruction of businesses in Independence and Sugar Creek. A flooded stretch of Highway 24 has been an ongoing problem for the past couple of years because of a broken drainage system under the road.


Tragic Shawnee Run-In

1 critically hurt in crash on Kansas 7 at Shawnee Mission Parkway

NewsChopper 9 SOURCE: NewsChopper 9 Authorities said one person was critically hurt Tuesday afternoon in a crash on Kansas 7 at Shawnee Mission Parkway.The crash was reported about 4:45 p.m.A pickup truck hit a bridge abutment.The wreck remains under investigation. Authorities said one person was critically hurt Tuesday afternoon in a crash on Kansas 7 at Shawnee Mission Parkway.


Kansas City Cash Question Exemption???

Should Kansas City ban prospective employers from asking about your salary history?

Whether you're being hired or already have a job, at some point you're going to be in a salary negotiation situation. Take these steps for better negotiating. Kansas City may soon join a growing list of cities and states that prohibit the use of salary history when employers make hiring and pay decisions.


And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Kansas City Crime Roundup Tuesday



Whilst paging through the Orange Is The New Black Gift Guide we stumbled upon some of the more interesting, shocking and important crime news that reminds us this town remains just as dangerous as ever.

TKC Told You So: 'Save The Paseo' Garners Kansas City East Side Voter Support

We reported this same story BACK IN APRIL but public radio is playing catch-up and calling it "news" for listeners and d-bags like you. Read more:

Some Black Kansas City Residents Say Renaming Paseo Has Erased 'Our Ward Parkway'

Micheal Logan remembers a time when blacks in Kansas City, Missouri, weren't allowed to go south of 27th Street. So for him, when Paseo Boulevard officially became Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in February, it felt as if the opinions of many black residents had been ignored.

Jesus Christ, Shawnee Dude Innocent!!!

Was gonna throw this in the compilation but it deserves its own post given that MSM put the allegations on blast. Here's an update to the story that offers legal perspective on the ongoing fight betwixt this dude and parents of his school:

Shawnee school leader accused of inappropriate behavior with students found not guilty

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) - Jurors have found the leader of a Shawnee Christian school accused of inappropriate behavior with students not guilty on all counts. Dennis Creason, who started and at taught at Oaklawn Christian School, was accused of "lewd fondling or touching" of multiple children under the age of 14 years old in incidents that were alleged to have happened between May 2009 and August 2018.

Kansas City Star Vs. Clay County Amid Ongoing Missouri Audit Slap Fight

The newspaper spends cash they don't have on this NORTHLAND POLITICAL BATTLE ROYALE THAT TKC STILL CONTENDS STARTED OVER A LUXURY KEURIG.

Take a look:

SHOCK!!! TKC SURVEY SEYZ: KANSAS CITY TALK RADIO LISTENERS DEMAND CHRIS STIGALL REPLACE SCOTT PARKS!!!



A Kansas City media saga continues with a new twist.

To wit and checkit:

FEEDBACK FROM KANSAS CITY TALK RADIO LISTENERS INFORMS OUR BLOG COMMUNITY THAT SCOTT PARKS MUST GO IN FAVOR OF REAL RIGHT-WING CONSERVATIVE CHRIS STIGALL!!!

Now, Mr. Parks accused TKC of having agenda in reporting the demise of his radio career but that's completely incorrect. Reality: TKC likely won't listen to either show because this blog has always been updated whilst listening to "Duel of the Fates" composed by John Williams and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra for that dumb-ass Star Wars Jar-Jar Binks movie.

However . . .

This is why the move might make sense . . .

Talk radio is a niche market dominated by Conservatives. Initially, the medium was sparked into a renaissance by Rush Limbaugh and KMBZ's switch to "boomer humor" has ultimately failed despite an increasingly lonely American listening public. Turns out people would rather flock to social media to find fake friends. 

And so, with Chris Stigall out in Philly local Conservatives want to bring back one of their strongest advocates.

He's not coming back to KCMO -- Pete Mundo is doing a bang up job there and is really more of a journalist with a much more listenable show that isn't all arguing.

Meanwhile, Stigall is a pure partisan entertainer and advocate. His return trip to Heartland makes sense before the 2020 election.

TKC once watched the dude rally a crowd of thousands in support of the ultimately doomed tea party but that didn't make his pitch any less impressive.

And so we put the juxtaposition to our reader community . . .

WHO IS THE BETTER TALKER: SCOTT PARKS OR CHIS STIGALL??? AND IS IT WISE TO BRING BACK STIGALL TO KC?!?!

Again, none of this is my bag -- TKC would rather listen to a soothing Japanese Lo-Fi ambient hop-hop mix than endure the blather of middle-class white dudes and their persecution complexes from either partisan perspective . . . BUT there is no denying that Scott Parks is in career free fall thanks to a debilitating case of "Trump Derangement Syndrome" and local right-wingers are mercilessly trolling the dude in hope that one of their heroes will make a comeback.

You decide . . .

Kansas City Tuesday News Double Take



Doubly tough news for purveyors of pop culture and pricey panties . . .

MarketWatch: Victoria’s Secret market share sinks as online brands grow

Barrons: Victoria’s Secret Parent L Brands Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here’s What to Expect.

Closer to home, we've got another worthwhile collection of local news links worth a peek . . .

SLEAZE SCUMMIT 'DRIVING WHILE BLONDE' SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE CONCLUDES?!?!

Crime is rising in this enclave, their tax base is also in decline, they're also confronting problems with developer subsidy and rampant real estate speculation.

However, MSM focuses on a facebook flame war and social media feigned outrage by a great many people desperately looking for attention. Take a look:

Lee's Summit school board president apologizes for comment about driving while blonde

Costly Kansas Fight For Life Defended

Public radio is just down the street from the Kansas City abortion mill and most of their reporting defends one of the most horrific medical practices in human history. Take a look:

Kansas Paid Outside Law Firms $899,000 In Losing Effort To Defund Planned Parenthood

Show-Me Concern: Make Sure Your Missouri Motorcycle Rider Friend Is An Organ Donor

Even better, tell the to ride carefully . . .

Without helmet requirement, Missouri likely to see more motorcycle deaths

JEFFERSON CITY - The number of motorcycle riders who die in Missouri is likely to increase if Gov. Mike Parson signs off on a new helmet law this summer. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, states that have approved laws similar to the bill Missouri lawmakers sent Parson last week have seen fatalities increase by more than a third.

TKC MUST SEE!!! JOLIE JUSTUS LAUNCHES TV AD BLITZ IN KANSAS CITY CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR!!! RATE HER PROMO!!!



She's trailing in the polls as the election nears.

Moreover . . .

Insiders tell us she's just a bit more short-tempered and pressed for time as the election approaches and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

To wit . . .

CHECK THE JOLIE JUSTUS AD BLITZ FOR KANSAS CITY MAYOR!!! AND THEN TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!!!

Overall, the pitch for "Kansas City's Neighborhood" mayor is what most people want to see and hear and the testimonials might be a bit cringe-y but still worth sharing in a campaign that's not trying to inspire but forge a connection among an electorate that is increasingly opting out of municipal politics.

Here's the word and then the clips:

JUSTUS CAMPAIGN UNVEILS FIRST TV AD OF GENERAL ELECTION FOR KC MAYOR

Kansas City, MO - Today the Jolie Justus for Kansas City Mayor campaign unveiled its first ad of the general election which will begin airing on Monday on network and cable stations in the Kansas City media market.

The ad, titled “Ground Level,” features some of the Kansas City constituents with whom Councilwoman Justus has worked to tackle the everyday problems they face. The upbeat ad features scenery from across the city with residents talking about her accessibility, effectiveness, and focus on problems at the neighborhood level.

Justus holds weekly office hours for constituents, in addition to office hours in City Hall on Thursdays, to allow folks to meet with their city councilwoman in a less formal setting. Dating back to her Friday morning coffees with constituents when she was a Missouri state senator, Justus has always made it a priority to spend more time in communities than in an office.

Putting neighborhoods first has been at the core of the Justus campaign’s agenda. The campaign recently released its Neighborhoods First Agenda that details Justus’s plans for strengthening and supporting Kansas City neighborhoods. No one in the race has spent more time in all of Kansas City’s neighborhoods. Starting in January 2019, Justus walked the entire length of Kansas City, starting at 163rd and Prospect and finishing at 144th and Interurban road, north of the airport.
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Here's the blitz:

First up is a friend of the blog -- A local who once had his own talk late night talk show and and is still very active around the metro . . .

Jolie Justus for Kansas City Mayor - "Darron"



Jolie Justus for Kansas City Mayor - "Tami"



Jolie Justus for Kansas City Mayor - "Office Hours"



Jolie Justus for Kansas City Mayor - "Kathy"



Now . . .

HERE'S THE MAIN ADVERT WHEREIN JOLIE JUSTUS CONFIDENTLY TALKS LIKE SHE'S ALREADY GOT THE JOB!!!

Justus for Mayor - "Ground Floor"



You decide . . .

TKC FIRST!!! SHAWNEE SEYZ NO TO COMMUNITY CENTER PROPERTY TAX!!!



Special thanks to our JoCo denizens who sent us this tidbit . . .

BREAKING: Unofficial final results from the Election Office show that more than 72% of voters rejected the proposal to raise taxes to pay for the community center.

"The proposed $54 million Shawnee Community Center has been defeated. This was the largest mail in ONLY ballot in Johnson County history. And the first ever in Shawnee Ks."

Update and follow-up report:

KSHB: Shawnee voters reject tax increase for new community center

Developing . . .

WHERE'S WALDO IN KC??? UNDERWATER!!!



Just a quick round-up of the top complaints coming from our 2nd favorite Kansas City neighborhood . . .

The upshot . . .

BASEMENT AND STREET FLOODING WORSENS IN WALDO AMID SOGGY 2019!!!

A sampling . . .

"Looking for someone to just come and fill my basement with concrete... the whole damn thing please."

Blame game and maybe a tweet to Mayor Sly should work . . .

"Please Waldo. We had a plumber out tonight and he augered the main line 170 feet out in both directions. He found no clogs but our basement is filling with poo. The plumber said it has to be an issue with the city and good luck. We are out a ton of money and no closer to a solution. If it is a city problem who do we contact?"

Suggestion of the day . . .

"Waldo! Where oceans of fun should have been built!"

And so . . .

Kansas City "journalists" enjoy talking social justice and asking about candidate's "vision" because local newsies mostly live in JoCo. Again and again, what's worth repeating in this election that locals are more concerned with potholes, flooding and crime prevention than both mayoral candidates pretending that they're on CNN.

Developing . . .

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POLITICOS PITCH FOR USDA JOBS!!!



We talked about this over the weekend and now it's news fact thanks to the work of a bi-partisan coalition . . .

Missouri, Kansas Delegations Urge USDA to Select Kansas City-Area as Headquarters for Research Agencies

“Kansas City is ideally located for ERS and NIFA employees to simultaneously be closer to the agricultural stakeholders and rural communities they serve”

May 21, 2019

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Sam Graves (R-MO), Sharice Davids (D-KS), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Ron Estes (R-KS), and Steve Watkins (R-KS), and U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Pat Roberts (R-KS) today highlighted why the Kansas City-area should be selected as the new headquarters for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.

“Kansas City’s impressive combination of high quality of life, workforce development, and accommodation of public and private stakeholders make it a natural fit as the new headquarters for the ERS and NIFA,” said Congressman Cleaver. “When looking at all the elements needed for the new headquarters, I’m confident and hopeful that Secretary Perdue and the USDA will come to the conclusion that Kansas City is the optimal location.”

The Kansas City Midday News Deluge



Let's start with an overhead shot of the GREAT FLOOD OF 51. Right now, we've bot a bevy of mostly bad news to share right now, as rain continues and locals pretend to work at their b.s. jobs

Take a peek:

EPIC Kansas City Landlord Push Back

Legality of apartments owners' business practices questioned

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Collecting double deposits for apartments, having no intention of ever returning them and failing to pay vendors: these are the guidelines multiple property managers said were routine business practices for the owners of some Kansas City metro apartment complexes. One of those complexes is the in Overland Park, Kansas.


Show-Me Prez Trump Saving Missouri

President Trump declares major disaster for 13 Missouri counties impacted by March floods

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster for 13 Missouri counties damaged by March flooding.The declaration was announced Monday night. Republican Gov. Mike Parson requested the declaration in April, before a second round of flooding earlier this month caused significant damage in eastern Missouri, particularly along the Mississippi River.The disaster declaration makes federal aid available to help repair roads, bridges and other public infrastructure.


Kansas Against Mighty Wind

Kansas County Showing What Wind Farms Haven't Seen Much Before: Local Opposition

Standing near the corner of his property in southeastern Reno County, Nick Egli looked east and pointed to the proposed locations for several 500-feet-tall wind turbines. Egli is standing on a grass airstrip he's spent the last 10 years building. He pictures a few more homes, some hangars and, eventually, a residential community for pilots of small planes.


Call For KCMO Gun Training

Gun owners urged to lock up firearms after KC 3-year-old dies in unintentional shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Police are investigating after a 3-year-old died from a shooting. Investigators said the incident happened Friday night when the child got a hold of the weapon and unintentionally shot himself. Now, safety advocates are urging gun owners to lock up their firearms if there are children around.


Christian School Court Date Underway

Trial of Shawnee school leader accused of inappropriate acts with students goes to jury

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) - A local jury is now deciding the fate of a Shawnee Christian school leader accused of being wildly inappropriate with his students. Dennis Creason's trial has lasted more than a week and has been very emotional. Jurors heard from five families who claim their children were inappropriately touched a molested by Creason.


Show-Me Fight For Life

Missouri AG prepared to defend new abortion measure if needed

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said he is prepared to defend the state's new abortion measure if needed.


Chilling Skater Testimony Emerges

Former skating partner says KC's John Coughlin sexually abused her when she was a teen

Mike Coughlin and Angela Laune, the father and sister of the late figure skater John Coughlin of Kansas City, are speaking out for the first time about the allegations made by SafeSport against him. John Coughlin took his own life in January.


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Kansas City Traffic Journalism: Newspaper Works To Clear Name Of K-10 Crash Victim As Social Media Blame Game Hijacks Story

This report is nothing more or less than the newspaper being VERY sensitive about the comments they're getting in response to overly sympathetic editorializing. Either way, the upshot and public interest is clear K-10 can be a hot mess and is dangerous for both the careless and cautious alike. Read more:

KU student killed on K-10 wasn't speeding, had passed construction warning signs: KHP

Dylan Garnett, a University of Kansas student from Shawnee who died in a wreck at I-435 and Kansas 10 highway, wasn't speeding and had passed warning signs of construction before slamming into the back of a tractor trailer in Lenexa, according to the highway patrol.

TUESDAY COMPLAINT: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS RIP-OFF BROKE-ASS FANBOYS!!!

The Mahomes hype has cost locals on the lower end of the pay-scale spectrum dearly. The upshot:

"The Kansas City Chiefs have eliminated a low price season ticket option. Yet another way they are alienating every day fans and preventing attendance."

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The Kansas City Chiefs are disregarding their fans with ticket changes

The Kansas City Chiefs had offered a great deal the past couple years called the Bud Light Game Day Pass. This pass allowed fans tickets to every home game (including preseason) for $200. If you bought two or more tickets, you were also given a $10 concession credit (total) at each game.

Kansas City Storm Damage So Far



Quick look at reporting of the constant rains and storm damage as we prepare for ROUND TWO coming right up . . .

Powerless Kansas City Right Now

Trees fall, thousands without power after storms pound Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Storms Monday evening caused tree damage and thousands of power outages after well-saturated grounds in combination with wind gusts near 40 mph pounded the area. Rainfall totals of 1-3 inches has fallen the last 24 hours, StormTrack5 Meteorologist Erin Little says.


Flooding Wan't Minor For Many With Soggy Basements Since April

Storms down trees, cause power outages and minor flooding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Overnight storms downed trees, and caused power outages and minor flooding throughout the metro area. In Independence, Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation said 24 Highway was closed between Sterling and Willow, with dispatchers reporting water over the road.


Rains Continue Today

Threat of severe weather to bring more heavy rains, flooding in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The StormTrack5 Weather Center will be closely monitoring any strong storms that move into our area until 3 p.m. Tuesday. All modes of severe weather are possible, StormTrack5 Meteorologist Erin Little says. The greatest concern is flash flooding, additional trees uprooting, damaging winds with an isolated tornado possible, too.


Developing . . .

Jackson County Talks COMBAT

Aftermath of a recent listening session in the midst of the 2019 crime wave. Read more:

JaxCo COMBAT seeks opinions on public safety, crime

Jackson County COMBAT held the first of three Community Engagement Programs, listening sessions designed to gather public input on the problems of drug abuse and violence. COMBAT is short for Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax. Monday evening's event at the Mohart Community Center was hosted by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and COMBAT director Vince Ortega.