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Re: “There's a tattoo convention in Kansas City this weekend

Darin, you look like a sleazy used car salesman. I know plenty of tattooed people that are employed and probably make twice what you make.

14 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Chris Green on 05/02/2015 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Here are the Missouri Legislature's top politicians (in terms of taking gifts from lobbyists)

The term lobbyist is such a loaded word anymore.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bobbyist on 05/02/2015 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Former IHOP member explains why he left the church

if you check Blaise 's picture on his blog, the guy wear a bracelet with horrible thing on it,

if you go through teaching course of inner healing or deliverance in any charismatic church .

as a christian, do not want to have anything to do with it.

Posted by george on 05/02/2015 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Mutiny looms at the ineptly run Metropolitan Community College

I have never jumped into these types of conversations due to my humble knowledge of not understanding all angles. With that said, however, I felt it was important to step in for the "front liners" of the institution. No, I'm not a tenured faculty member; I'm not an administrator. I am an important face of MCC - that is finding it increasingly difficult to advocate for the institution, despite my best efforts.

The leaders of this institution have zero emotional intelligence between the lot of them. I know and genuinely like many of my superiors - as peers; as leaders though - I'm sorry, but there is A LOT to be desired here. If your employees are leaving at such an alarmingly rapid rate, shouldn't the light bulbs be flickering by now? Do we have to plan an "employee skip day" for you all to get that there is something wrong here? You cannot keep sucking the life out of people and expect them to have the energy to continue to fight for you.

I deeply value the staff and faculty's desire to set students up for success. Nearly everyday, I catch myself telling a prospective student, "I'm not going to set you up for failure; let's consider this option instead..." And yet - I walk into work, each and every one of those days, feeling as if I were being set up to fail. Dejected. No support, no tools; wildly reactive directives. It's all too much for my MCC-educated brain to process - it's literally making me sick.

I will proudly take responsibility for being one of the "many" complainers. Typically, I am an "it is what it is" kinda person - accept and move forward. I have accepted that things are not going to change - at least not in time to save me from a full-fledged heart attack. Moving forward, I'm not willing to continue wasting my time and my breath providing solutions to my "lone" complaints, only to be ignored over and over again. I have FAR better things to do with my life than to chase an F5 tornado around KCMO.

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Posted by exhaustedMCCemployee on 05/01/2015 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Mutiny looms at the ineptly run Metropolitan Community College

Well said, MCC LOVER.

I have been fortunate enough to have been around since the days that you write about, and got to participate in the "golden age".

The current state of affairs is sad for those of us who know what this institution was. Many of us are nauseated by this "FoxNews" version of education that is slowly being put in place.

I fear that there are not enough backbones left to stop it. The talent has gone. With only a few exceptions, the administrative corps consists of lickspittles and spineless ladder climbers. The board is clueless and unwilling to see past their high backed leather chairs on 3200.

Any doubts I had about leaving MCC were put to rest by this article, these comments, and the Walter-Mark administrations silence and lack of direction to the effect of those.

23 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ignacious on 05/01/2015 at 11:02 PM

Re: “MO Brew is now open on West 39th Street

The staff is friendly, helpful, my glass was never empty. I can't wait to try the food! Definitely a great place to watch a game and enjoy great beer.

Posted by Amy on 05/01/2015 at 9:40 PM

Re: “There's a tattoo convention in Kansas City this weekend

Those people in that photo are life long losers.
No thanks ..... I'll remain employed and showered.

5 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Darin Cates on 05/01/2015 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Hamburger Mary's owners find archaeological discoveries at Woody's Classic Sports Pub

the upwardly mobile 20-somethings of the 1960s. Too square to be hippies, but too cool to be squares."

So basically the bar scene in Kansas City hasn't changed.

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Posted by Abe on 05/01/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “There's a tattoo convention in Kansas City this weekend

Pass. The only proper places I would care to get a tattoo are as follows: Jail and your friend's drunk uncle that kinda sorta does tattoos on the side.

8 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by the dude on 05/01/2015 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Mutiny looms at the ineptly run Metropolitan Community College

TO: GROWUP/Kathy

IWI has not been with MCC for decades try 2010 (ie the James Era/Stimulas grants). Which is the same year that James branded IWI the colleges saviors, ironic, in his MCC All Staff speech.
Business Learning Solutions, the department merged into IWI, wasnt even with MCC for a decade. So please enlighten us what was it called a decade ago?

Also, if IWI was ran like a business then those high priced consultants would have to bring in 10 times their salaries in HARD money not the soft dollars through third party contracts like FEC and others.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MCCpride on 05/01/2015 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Free State releases new series of limited-release beers, starting with the Dirty Kanza Kölsch

It would be so awesome if Free State could distribute here in Colorado so I don't have to make my relatives schlep beer out to me each time they visit! :)

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Kate Counter on 05/01/2015 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Mutiny looms at the ineptly run Metropolitan Community College

Under the expert, sober and fiscally sound leadership of former chancellor Wayne Giles, MCC flourished into one of the leading and most respected community college districts in the country. It established a well-deserved reputation for both quality and innovation, and developing national models in online education, workforce development, writing across the curriculum, assessment of student learning, hiring of diverse faculty, and tons of other innovations in teaching and learning and student services that consistently won unblemished, grade A+ evaluation reports for their regional accreditation association, the Higher Learning Commission--the accreditation which is now under difficult scrutiny. It pains many of us who helped build MCC into the fine institution it once was--and still remains under the surface below the current inept and destructive leadership team--that it takes so little time and so few people to destroy what it took decades to build. Leadership matters, and the Board and its Chair have been completely taken in by the current Chancellor, after being introduced and recommended to them by MCC's former CFO who in retirement now works for the KCMSD. The seeds of the current crisis are all there. MCC can recover its former glory if sober, expert and sound leadership and judgment returns, as long as the core of the faculty and staff that made MCC the fine institution it became are not all driven away by the current ruckus.

34 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MCC lover on 05/01/2015 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Hamburger Mary's owners find archaeological discoveries at Woody's Classic Sports Pub

Congratulations to Jeff Edmondson winner of the Sweaty Ball Sack award for the above most Worthless Information Tune in next week when he discovers a 50-year-old case of Clydesdale Piss under the west pier of the St.Louis Arch

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jeff Tilton on 05/01/2015 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Pressure mounting on Gov. Nixon to free Jeff Mizanskey, who's currently serving a life sentence without parole for nonviolent marijuana offenses

Democrats make too much money from these statutes to ever change them on a large scale.

Lawyers donate more to democrats.
Unions who incarcerate, work in prisons, nurses who get work from treating unnecessary harm due to incarceration.
Judges who put people in prison for non violent crimes, but let violent criminals out.

Prisons offer too much cronyism to reduce their size. Think Obama is doing something about it? That his DoJ is doing something? Cite the crack law penalty reduction and you're only half right.

Importing millions of illiterate people and releasing thousands of felons who should be deported means for every apparent reduction in harm caused by rationalizing criminal laws, far more harm will befall Americans and the poor we import to fill our prisons.

Progressives need demonization of humanity to have a cause for existence.

But conservatives need to read their own bible and cite Genesis 1:12. This isn't a pro conservative comment, it's an indictment of the liar progressive movement. You're hypocrites and if you believed in morality you'd recognize you're evil.

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Posted by Wake up on 05/01/2015 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Clay Chastain hasn't paid his earnings taxes due April 15, has no intention of doing so unless he's put back on the ballot

This man is delusional. Put a sock in it already, Clayton!

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Matt Lynn on 05/01/2015 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Hamburger Mary's owners find archaeological discoveries at Woody's Classic Sports Pub

Finding eBay shit in an old bar isn't archaeology

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Kane West on 05/01/2015 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Clay Chastain hasn't paid his earnings taxes due April 15, has no intention of doing so unless he's put back on the ballot

Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus, Alakazam, Bibbidi-bobbidy-boo!

Is he gone?!?

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by kcjoe on 05/01/2015 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Berbiglia downsizes from seven locations to one in south Kansas City

Go to Mike's on Wornall and 85th. Great people, good prices, good selection. If they don't have what I need for a party, they'll order it.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by MCSKC on 05/01/2015 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Clay Chastain hasn't paid his earnings taxes due April 15, has no intention of doing so unless he's put back on the ballot

Could this be a reason to jail him the next time he sets foot in Missouri, or just KC?

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Wink Dinklemeyer on 05/01/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Mutiny looms at the ineptly run Metropolitan Community College

All employees should keep their eyes open for what is most likely going to happen.

If MCC is placed on accreditation probation, they will have one year to fix their issues. Due to this emergency state, the Chancellor may eliminate the policies in place, which means no program or person is safe.

Rumor has it, this has been his plan from day one. Imagine the political reputation of a "reformer" who can redline a large educational institution and bring it back to being fiscally sound.

MJ thinks 20 years down the road. Unless he is stopped right now, MCC will become the McDonald's of education, fiscally sound, but no substance.

Why do you think he does not care if you leave or complain!? Because you do not matter. Before long the place will be taught almost solely by adjuncts with bare minimum qualifications and operated by minimally qualified staff eager to use MCC as a stepping stone to a real educational institution.

One article is not going to stop this man. The faculty, staff,and administrative councils are going to have to actually speak to one another, grow some balls, and present a full vote of no confidence. The time for complaining is over, the time for action is right now.

40 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Open your eyes and see the big picture on 05/01/2015 at 10:19 AM

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