*Spit fight in Kansas City over Arizona's immigration law. The reason we have a spit fight here is because Kris Kobach, a professor at University of Missouri--KC, helped write the Arizona law, and is helping several jurisdictions consider similar laws. He and Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County appeared in Overland Park yesterday, and attracted several protesters accusing them and their supporters of racism. Honestly, is it racist to close the borders and ask people who wish to immigrate to this country to do it legally?
*NAACP passing a resolution at their convention stating that the "Tea Party Movement" was racist. This is based on scattered signs seen at Tea Party events, and individual statements made by Tea Party attenders. No, just no. Using anecdotal evidence to condemn the entire movement? No. Also, just because the President is a person of color doesn't mean that people who are critical of and disagree with his policies and decisions are racists.
*The Power and Light district in downtown KC will not support itself and will need $10-15 million for 5 to 10 years. This is not what I thought we were getting when we voted for the financing for this thing. ::facepalm::
*Lots of crime, all over the metro. Pick your spot for your flavor of crime. Violent crime? KCMO East Side. Business robberies? Johnson County, KS. Drunks? Everywhere, on a Friday or Saturday night. Stupid drivers? Oh, they're not criminals, unless they are really bad, but they are EVERY WHERE.
*Jackson County government race in the 40th District--accusations of corruption and incompetence flying both ways in the race between JJ Rizzo and Will Royster. So what's true? Beats me. Glad I don't live in the district. By the way, does anyone know what does the Jackson County Legislature does? Correction: This is the Missouri House of Representatives race, not the Jackson County race. And I still want to know what the Jax County legislature does. P.S. It seems like a good idea, but generally, don't blog with a headache.
* Weather. It sucks. Please, if you are visiting from Houston or New Orleans, would you please take this rank humid stuff back with you? Thank you.
* No baseball 'til Friday. Stupid All Star break.
Time for some more acetaminophen. And to stop reading the news.