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  • Obama Kids in Kansas City

    10/10/2008 4:34:24 PM PDT · by thompsonsjkc · 3 replies · 574+ views
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    A friend of mine sent me an email this morning with a disturbing report. This stuff is getting ridiculous. A whole bunch of little kids 50/50 black and white, maybe 4 to 5 years old and a well-dressed young black teacher-looking guy wearing a plastic name badge walked by my house. Some of the little girls waved and said hi to my neighbor's daughter, so they must live near here. They started chanting "We love Obama!" I'm not sure if that's the point of their outing, or if the kids were just goofing around. Then they started chanting "We hate...
  • Joyce McGautha talks about Obama Pledge Group (Obama Youth)

    10/07/2008 12:38:40 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 2,108+ views
    A picture of Joyce McGautha superintendent of the Urban Community Leadership AcademyUrban Community Leadership Academy 1524 Paseo Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64108 816-483-8035Principal: Joyce McGauthaGrades: 5-9Sponsor: University of Central MissouriClick Below to listen to Joyce McGaetha the school superintendent admit she knew the kids  were being taped and didn't see a problem with it. She is just upset it was posted on youtube. Joyce%20McGauthe%20on%20Stigall%20100608.mp3Here is the original video: Obama Youth Regiment LYRICS:"Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega,""Because of Obama, I'm...
  • Crowd goes wild for Palin ... and McCain gets a good reception too

    09/08/2008 2:40:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies · 220+ views
    Times UK ^ | 9/8/08 | Tim Reid
    Sarah Palin stands on stage as a crowd of exuberant Republicans, some wearing “I love pitbulls with lipstick” T-shirts, roar “Sar-ah, Sar-ah, Sar-ah” at their newfound heroine — a woman they believe has just transformed their hopes of winning the White House. Behind her, having woken to the news that he has taken a lead over Barack Obama for the first time in nine months, is a grinning 72-year-old man, clapping along to the rhythm of the chanting as his running-mate basks in the adulation. His name is John McCain, by the way, but it is Mrs Palin the crowd...
  • McCain/Palin to be in KC area on Monday morning

    09/06/2008 11:41:33 PM PDT · by GVnana · 23 replies · 392+ views
    Republican presidential and vice presidential nominees John McCain and Sarah Palin will be in the Kansas City area Sunday and Monday, the campaign announced this afternoon. After flying into Kansas City on Sunday evening, they will attend a rally on Monday in Lee’s Summit. The rally is on 520 NW Murray Road at the Pavilion at John Knox Village. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The pre-program will begin at around 10:30 a.m. Tickets are not required. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Obama from a home in Kansas City: I'm 'here in St. Louis'

    08/26/2008 9:09:26 AM PDT · by library user · 57 replies · 2,369+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 26, 2008
  • Bill would add one judge in K.C., cut six in St. Louis

    06/24/2008 9:08:48 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 166+ views
    Legislation moving toward House debate would slash six judges from the St. Louis Circuit Court, while adding new judges to courts in the St. Louis County, Kansas City and Springfield areas.Rep. Bryan Stevenson, R-Webb City and a lawyer, said state resources must be allocated efficiently, and some courts desperately need more judges. He pointed to a special legislative committee report along with a state report conducted by the National Center of State Courts that found St. Louis has more judges than it needs. Stevenson said the studies and other judges have indicated St. Louis has more than it needs and...
  • (Vanity) Those of you that are from/reside in the Kansas City Area

    06/16/2008 1:25:45 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 68 replies · 136+ views
    I'm going to be in Kansas City this weekend as a summer vacation. Since I've never been there, I would like to hear some of your recommendations on what to do--besides th e primary reason why I'll be in KC--if there are restaurants, places to see and/or avoid, dive bars, and so on. Any suggestions are always appreciated (even from Chiefs fans) :) Thanks in advance.
  • La Raza moves national convention from Kansas City to Chicago

    02/07/2008 2:03:44 PM PST · by radar101 · 40 replies · 196+ views
    Hays Daily News ^ | 7 FEB 2008 | not identified
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group on Thursday announced plans to hold its 2009 national convention in Chicago. The National Council of La Raza voted Oct. 20 to pull the conference from Kansas City because a woman on the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board was also a member the anti-illegal immigrant Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. The member, Frances Semler, resigned from the parks board last month. La Raza believes the Minuteman organization is hostile to Hispanics. The group is known for its citizen patrols on the Mexican border and for picketing construction sites where...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 2-1-08

    02/01/2008 5:59:01 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 85 replies · 21,368+ views
    President Bush arrived early this morning in Kansas City, Missouri to speak about the economy and to sign the Presidential Proclamation in Honor of American Heart Month (Transcript) The president had a breakfast meeting with Kansas City business leaders, then toured Hallmark Cards Inc. where he delivered a statement on the economy. (Transcript) Keeping with the American Heart Month theme, First Lady Laura Bush recorded the weekly radio address today: For the weekly radio address, President Bush has handed the mic over to me. And today, I'd like to talk about something that's close to my heart -- America's heart...
  • Kansas City Mayor refuses to cave into minority and activist hate group demands

    01/15/2008 12:38:54 PM PST · by WyCoKsRepublican · 21 replies · 750+ views
    Just aired on local radio: Mayor Mark Funkhouser holds a press conference expressing his regret that the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) will not hold it's annual convention in KC in 2008. Under pressure to remove Frances Semler, a 73 year old grandmother, appointed by Mayor Funkhouser to the Board of Parks and Recreation Commission, who is also a member of the Minutemen, he has stood tall and has refused to cave to vicious and racist attacks at him and Ms. Semler.
  • SCLC yanks convention from KC

    01/14/2008 10:32:40 PM PST · by peggybac · 7 replies · 161+ views
    KC Star ^ | 1/14/08 | Deann Smith and GlennE. Rice
    A national civil rights organization co-founded by Martin Luther King Jr. is pulling its 2008 national convention from Kansas City to protest decisions by the mayor. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference thinks Mayor Mark Funkhouser showed racial insensitivity when he appointed a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to the park board and when he tried to oust City Manager Wayne Cauthen, an African-American, without consulting with the City Council. Local SCLC members also have criticized Funkhouser and his wife, who allegedly called a mayoral aide “Mammy.”
  • Msgr. Heliodore Mejak,longest-serving pastor in the world, passes away.(My title)

    12/27/2007 5:52:08 AM PST · by samiam1972 · 4 replies · 291+ views
    Curmudgeon's Cave Blog ^ | 12-26-2007 | CURMUDGEON
    Word comes to us that Msgr. Heliodore Mejak, for over 63 years the pastor at Holy Family Parish in KCK, passed away on Christmas Day. Msgr. Mejak was reported to be the longest-serving pastor in the world, and only the SECOND pastor to serve in the parish since its formation in the 1920s. Deus, qui inter apostolicos Sacerdotes, famulum tuum Heliodore, sacerdotali fecisti dignitate vigere: praesta quaesumus; ut eorum quote perpetuo aggregetur consortio. O God, Who wast pleased to raise Heliodore, Thy servant, to the dignity of the priesthood: vouchsafe to number him with Thy bishops and priests for evermore....
  • Across Kansas: Fears grow for missing woman

    11/28/2007 11:15:52 AM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies · 101+ views ^ | Nov. 26, 2007 | The Lawrence Journal-World
    EL DORADO | Foul play is suspected in the disappearance of a Butler Community College student missing since she left a bar Friday with a man, authorities said. Emily Sander, 18, was last seen at the Retreat, a bar east of El Dorado...... “We just want to find her,” said her grandfather, Clement Sander. “There’s got to be a closure.” At a news conference Monday, El Dorado police said they believe Sander is the victim of violence, but did not elaborate further on their evidence. Detective Justin Phillips said Sander apparently left the bar with Israel Mireles, 24. Police began...
  • Freep a Poll! (Should cities be allowed to ban handguns?)

    11/23/2007 1:58:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 30 replies · 182+ views ^ | 11-23-07 | KMBC-TV
    Should cities be allowed to ban handguns? Yes No
  • KC Mayor Meets With Latino Groups (La Raza extortion alert!)

    10/12/2007 2:58:12 PM PDT · by ruination · 11 replies · 530+ views
    KMBC-TV ^ | October 11, 2007 | unattributed
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some of the city's Latino leaders are talking about a recall campaign against the mayor because he refuses to remove a member of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps from the city's parks board. Mayor Mark Funkhouser spent about an hour Thursday in a private meeting with representatives from about 30 Latino groups. The groups are upset with the mayor's appointment of Frances Semler, who is a member of the anti-illegal-immigration group the Minutemen. If Semler doesn't leave the parks board, two large conventions may pull out of Kansas City. Several reporters asked the mayor if he...
  • Border War Over Immigration Comes to Midwest (Kansas City, MO)

    09/26/2007 2:44:41 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies · 177+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 9/26/2007 | Carey Gillam
    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A routine city hall appointment threatens to turn Kansas City into a new front in the U.S. debate over illegal immigration, even though the closest Mexico border crossing is hundreds of miles (kilometers) away. Anger has been simmering among Hispanic leaders since the summer, when newly elected Mayor Mark Funkhouser appointed Frances Semler, a dues-paying member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), to the city's parks and recreation board. Critics say the group is a racist band of vigilantes patrolling the Mexican border with guns and intimidation. "The Minuteman is an extremist group ......
  • Francis Semler, K.C. Parks Board and Minuteman will be on Fox and Friends this morning

    09/23/2007 4:17:31 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 11 replies · 421+ views
    Just a heads up to all of you who are following the Kansas City Parks Board member, Francis Semler. Semler will be on Fox and Friends this morning around 7:20 central time. The AP ran this story Semler has been the target of the local Coalition of Hispanic Organizations. They have demanded that she be removed from the Parks Board because she is a member of the Minutemen. The National Council of LaRaza and the NAACP have threatened to pull their conferences from Kansas City unless Semler is removed from the Board.
  • While NAACP, La Raza threaten to pull conventions, Minutemen plan one

    09/15/2007 8:32:45 PM PDT · by peggybac · 35 replies · 766+ views
    KSHB ^ | 9/14/07
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two civil rights organizations have threatened to pull their national conventions from Kansas City because a woman who is a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps was appointed to the city's parks board. But now, stepping into that convention breach is the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps itself, which has announced plans to hold a convention in Kansas City in December. The National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have said they are considering canceling conventions in Kansas City because of...
  • Minutemen plan first-ever national convention in Kansas City

    09/14/2007 10:16:22 PM PDT · by Huntress · 5 replies · 1,152+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/14/07 | DEANN SMITH and RICK ALM
    Kansas City has landed a new convention — but it’s one that some leaders don’t want. Several city officials were angered Friday by the announcement that the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps will hold its first-ever national convention in Kansas City to support a member embroiled in controversy. The two-day event is scheduled for early December and expected to attract about 300 people. “I am concerned our city is looking like the hotbed of right-wing vigilante groups, and that’s not how I want Kansas City to be portrayed,” Councilwoman Jan Marcason said. Correcting such misconceptions is part of the purpose of...
  • Hispanic Leaders Call For Board Member's 'Immediate Resignation'

    09/09/2007 11:38:16 AM PDT · by Baladas · 88 replies · 1,819+ views
    FOX 4 News ^ | 06 Sep 2007 | Linda Wagar
    A controversial Parks Board appointee called police when a group of protesters showed up at her home. They were there to demand Frances Semler's resignation and they're not alone. Both the Hispanic activist group La Raza and the NAACP said they're considering pulling national conventions out of Kansas City if Semler stays on the Parks Board. A neighbor said that Semler, 73, was worried about her safety when a group of people stood outside her door at 9 p.m. wanting to speak to her and that's why she called police. Semler's a member of the Minutemen, an anti-illegal immigration group...