Local Bits

A couple of local items:

  • KCConfidential has been down for 3-4 days – the hosting org says the account has been suspended. The expiration date for the domain shows as 2016-11-20T20:24:32Z, so something is going on behind the scenes. We posted an email to Hearne, but have yet to hear back… [SEE UPDATE BELOW]
  • The old white guy political pushback continues with the Star‘s endorsement of Sen. Roy Blunt. According to Tony Berg the Star, Blunt’s 20 years in Washington, DC, is just a good start: Missourians should retain his services (that is, if you’re able to afford them; please check for list prices with any Blunt family member 1)  until his death. That is the opinion of Tony Berg, who comprises the entirety of the Star‘s Editorial Board. If you’re wondering, this is the exact same thing as taking political advice from WNBTv, Missouri Rage or, gawd fofend, Kansas City’s Most (Successfully) Sued Blogger: For all future editorial considerations, the Star has devolved into conservative blog status. We’re jes’ sayin’.
  • The one solid, truly good thing to occur in Kansas City over the last 7 & 1/2 years was announced yesterday; the opening of the Kansas City Triage and Assessment Center at 2600 E. 12th Street. ReDiscover will operate the facility, made possible because of a deal between the state and Ascension over the sale of two older hospitals. Notably absent from the opening ceremony, and having no part in bringing the plan together, was Mayor James. However Mayor Pro Tem, Scott Wagner, who had a hand in the planning and fulfillment of the new center, was on hand.

Hearne Update: We sent the following to Hearne re KC Confidential:

October 29th, 2016


Your site’s been down –suspended, according to BlueHost– for the last 3 days, yet
the domain expiry is set for the 20th of November.

Care to comment?


…and received the following response:

Subject: Care to identify yourself?
From: “Hearne Christopher”(hearne @some.hosting.provider)
Date: Sun, October 30, 2016 11:08 am
To: someone@willnotbetelevised.com
Priority: Normal

…well, sure enough we wrote back:

Nick CHaralambides, proprietor of WNBTv – Will Not Be Televised.

Why do you ask?


…only to receive:

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at bounce.mail.unifiedlayer.com.
I’m afraid I wasn’t able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I’ve given up. Sorry it didn’t work out.

Connected to n.n.n.n but sender was rejected.
Remote host said: 550
IP n.n.n.n is blocked by EarthLink.

Rejected! Twice no less. Appears that Hearne really doesn’t want to talk about this…

Sunday Night Update: After jumping through Hearne’s hosting provider’s hoops to unblock our e-mail addy, he responded on our 7th request for information:

Subject: give me a contact number and I’ll call you
From: “Hearne Christopher” (hearne@some.hosting.provder)
Date: Sun, October 30, 2016 11:02 pm
To: someone@willnotbetelevised.com
Priority: Normal

to which we responded:


Sorry: All interviews/dialogues/rants/raves to be posted to our site take place via e-mail; that way there is no chance of any “he said, she said” situations (e-mail headers being what they are.)

Looking forward to hearing back from you.


To which –almost predictably– Hearne’s hosting provide responded:

Subject: failure notice
From: MAILER-DAEMON@gproxy9-pub.mail.unifiedlayer.com
Date: Mon, October 31, 2016 3:54 am
To: someone@willnotbetelevised.com
Priority: Normal

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at gproxy9-pub.mail.unifiedlayer.com.
I’m afraid I wasn’t able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I’ve given up. Sorry it didn’t work out.

Connected to but sender was rejected.
Remote host said: 550 IP is blocked.

To hell with it; As kcmeesha suggests, it’s just not that important…

Local Bits

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  1. Amy – registered lobbyist Husch Blackwell; Matthew Roy Blunt (Matt) – registered lobbyist for American Automotive Policy Council Inc; Abigail Perlman Blunt – registered lobbyist for both Altria Client Services LLC and Kraft Foods Group Inc.

4 thoughts on “Local Bits”

  1. for years I was getting TKC pictureless feed so I wouldn’t get fired, then it broke a year or two ago and since then I haven’t looked at it and as a consequence at kccon… since he was the only person linking them. then Pitch f-d up their site AND got rid of Ferruzza and I haven’t looked there either. no complaints.

    1. Yeah – understand about the whiney bitch. Don’t understand how Pitch managed to totally screw up their site…though if I had to guess? Someone thought it was an “improvement”, though as you can tell by looking at Denver’s and St. Louis’ free weeklies, um…not so much.

      Were it moi, I’d start by redesigning the Pitch logo; that combination of 60’s/70’s pop art/Comic sans font just looks clunky any more.

      As for Mr. Charles, well, that was probably just money (blended with, one suspects, a soupçon of a disagreement over editorial control). However we spoke with him right after he disappeared from the Pitch’s pages and he assured us he wasn’t moving out of the area, so there’s hope for you yet. Probably just not at the Pitch.

  2. no loss. kcc was a coffee klatsch of right leaning, old, irrelevant hens, the last gasp of white male superiority. better a dead zone on the ‘net than their tripe.

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