A woman died, a man is now a single father, and a toddler doesn't have a mother. And to put that kind of picture on the cover is just disgusting, and I won't be reading the Pitch again in protest. Totally disgusting, totally foul taste, and you've lost a reader. Well done.
Kansas City, Missouri
Scene of the crime: I'm not sure that your column accurately portrays all Kansans, but thank you! Most likely, 99 percent of all people were thinking those words, and you and your paper simply had the guts to print them! God bless.
Thanks, Channel 41: I thought "Stork Club" was hilarious. (Red Lobster, indeed -- how are their parking lots going to handle all the traffic?) Imagine my surprise to find you'd made the lead on KSHB Channel 41's evening news! While it was a nice break from leading with the murder du jour and Tony Ortega was more attractive than a blood stain on a street, I'd suggest that the humor-challenged Channel 41 reporters get a grip. The article merely asks in a funny way what everyone else is thinking and what mainstream media have not had the guts to address -- how could a guy be so clueless?
Kansas City, Missouri As big as you think: In response to your story about the white cracker from Melvern: This person has not one sense of smarts in his whole dumbass body. I mean, did he not see his wife naked during her supposed pregnancy? No person should ever have to go through what the Stinnetts must be enduring. My heart goes out to them, as does that of everyone else who agrees with your column. Did the Montgomerys truly believe that a baby would drop out of the sky? I mean, come on, people, get real. There's a lot of blame to place here. Yes, we here in Kansas have people who make it look like we are all from the land of Oz, but for the most part we do have a brain.
Phil and the blank: Regarding Kendrick Blackwood's "Badda Bang!" (January 6): Would that the "coincidences" stopped at the last name, the old neighborhood, the old grade school, the old junior high....
I've been saying for a very long time that various families (including my own) demonstrated true American economic ideals by stopping at nothing in their quest to achieve bigger and better things. Too bad my pointing these factors out wound up costing me the only semblance of "family" I ever had. It blew up, too, alongside thousands of others. Thanks ... just too much....
Excuse me if my prayers include the fervent wish that there be indeed a hell for a certain element in this world to rot in.
Blackwood's article demonstrated quite clearly that all may be fair in love and war, but war is hell for all involved. It tends to tear apart whole families. Just look in Pat Wells' eyes. They express more eloquently than words ever could of the costs involved.
Kansas City, Missouri
Late night theater: I want to commend Jen Chen on her column. She always provides a look into KC that most people don't get to experience. Sure, she could write about the Plaza every weekend, which is OK every once in a while. But what's so interesting are these people she meets at dive bars. Who would think these type of characters are out and about in this Midwestern, "Bible Belt" town? It's always the first column I look for every time I pick up a Pitch.
She should think of taking Night Ranger to another medium. I know this might sound silly, but she should take a camera and her "research assistants" out on the town and film the whole thing once a night each weekend. She could put the show on cable access and put an ad for the show at the end of the column. I guarantee the Pitch could get advertising dollars from bars, parties or restaurants that she patronized. You always get a good idea of what these places and people are like by reading her column. But this way you could really visualize it. It would be a little like Comedy Central's Insomniac show with Dave Attell, except it would be all local. It seems like KC needs something like this to give it a swift kick in the ass and get people pumped about going out again.
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