Tuesday, March 22 is the day that Kansas City decides it's fate. With so many elections on the slate this spring it has been extremely difficult to keep up with what is happening in so many races, however Nancy Kraus Womack, a regular contributer to FTP, has submitted her picks for your perusal.
Once again, we have judges on a ballot and no reliable way to evaluate them that we can find. If anyone has any idea on how to find good information on municipal court judges please let us know.
By the way, the mayoral race appears to all of us to pretty much to be liberal vs. liberal. There really isn't a hair's worth of difference between Burke and James, though Burke DID make the Green Dragon forum..
City Council Race/Northland Voter Turnout Will Make the Difference
By Nancy Kraus Womack
These are the candidates I am supporting. The Northland has the power now to make a difference in our city government! Even the "Falling" Kansas City Star says so.
Why don't we choose some bold, innovative people for once? Remember, you can vote for any candidate with 'at large' behind their name.
We need to get out in big numbers next Tuesday MARCH 22 and vote for these candidates.
I listened to these candidates recently at a forum sponsored by the Green Dragon Conservatives. Please visit their site for videos of the all the candidates answering questions. The incumbent council members were smug and condescending and had NO IDEA'S. The candidates above, are all fresh, energetic and not professional politicians. I don't necessarily agree with all their positions, but they all CARE about their constituents in their Districts.
A note on the incumbent, Russ Johnson, District 2---I received a perky letter on City Hall letter head at taxpayers expense, singing his own praises about all the projects he had gotten through for the Northland. Legal or not, it is BLATANT ABUSE OFTHE TAXPAYERS MONEYto send out that letter a WEEK before the March 22 election.
GO TO THE POLLS and VOTE MARCH 22
Candidate information for disctricts not outlined above can be found below. I left out those who are running unopposed. Looking at the sites and Facebook pages of these folks, one thing is clear. Emmanuel Cleaver and his minions have their hooks deep in Kansas City. We seriously need new blood in this town. Please, if you live in Kansas City and can vote for any of Nancy's picks, do so.
What happens in Kansas City affects the entire region. Some balance is desperately needed.
Don't live in Kansas City? Please forward this info on to your friends and family that do. Thank you!
Well, that explains Obama's Rio trip...
Hey, did you know that President Obama went to Rio for the weekend? Ah, Rio! What's not to love! Christ the Redeemer, the white sandy beaches, ultra skimpy bikinis, the Gulf's first deepwater oil storage... What's that? Oh, you hadn't heard about George Soros funded Petrobras getting a passing grade from our own Interior Department for a deepwater floating storage platform in the Gulf of Mexico? Huh, wonder why that wasn't on the nightly news since it's the very first one in the Gulf... and it's not OURS?
Isn't that odd?
North American Union Takes a Huge Leap Forward
Flying under the media's Friday afternoon radar, Obama and Canadian PM Harper used their respective executive authorities to sign a declaration that is a major step toward erasing the border between Canada and the US. This happened back in February. Seen it on the news?
As we all try to absorb the events in Japan over the last several days, the news seems so awful that it's difficult to even imagine what the human cost will be. However, we must remember that not all is lost and there are heroic people on the ground with stories to inspire us. Please check out the following news:
French-owned company Sodexo has had enough of the SEIU and their intimidation tactics and to fight back they've slapped a RICO Act civil suit against the union. One can only wonder how many other companies have endured what Sodexo has, but were too scared and intimidated by the SEIU to do anything but cave?