The pathetic cesspool, formerly known as Kansas City, MO (once a shining star of the home of the Pony Express, home to Walt Disney and Joan Crawford)has been as much of a Socialism Home on the Muddy Mo as is NO LA.
I lived in Independence most of last year and worked in KC and I know exactly what you are talking about. The only thing of interest in KC anymore is Crown Plaza and that's going downhill fast.
How does that apply to this tragedy?
Actually the home of the Pony Express is St. Joseph, Disney was born at Lamar and Joan Crawford in Texas.
If Crawford was proud of living and going to school in Missouri, I never heard of it.
I remember as a small child, mother getting mad at dad for taking the "short" way through colored town. I also remember seeing the big stately homes along Paseo Blvd being trashed out. My oldest sibling graduated from Paseo Highschool and it was long after that they tore the old one down and built a new one. Not too many years past that they had to repeat the process.
I left in 78 and you couldn't pay me enough to go back and live there.
I take it you haven't been to KC. FYI: Walt Disney is from Marceline, MO. Kansas City is 90 miles from Marceline.