Remember those sweet, warm Kansas City summers? Remember when r/KansasCityChiefs was still a football subreddit? https://www.rawchili.com/3086068/
Jordan Schultz on X “Sources: Taylor Swift plans to be in attendance for the #Chiefs vs #Jets game to watch Travis Kelce. Everyone getting together for Sunday Night Football at MetLife Stadium.” https://www.rawchili.com/3085896/
Game 158: St. Louis Cardinals (69-88) @ Milwaukee Brewers (88-69) [Wednesday, September 27, 2023; 6:40 PM CT] https://www.rawchili.com/3085783/
They've taken tax money from the public schools, given them to private institutions, and then cut the public schools for 4-day weeks as a "cost-cutting" measure.
More schools are adopting 4-day weeks. For parents, the challenge is day 5
[Pete Sweeney] From NextGenStats: Patrick Mahomes has faced the lowest pressure rate of his career this season (25.4%) https://www.rawchili.com/3085312/
Efforts by University of #Missouri #Extension, the state Department of #Conservation, and others to reduce the population of #feralhogs are paying off, with a 65-percent reduction in their numbers over the past five years. Feral hogs have caused damage to pastures and woodlands, especially in Southern Missouri, and have the potential to spread disease to domestic #livestock.
Keep in mind, *I* had to reach out to them for the new terms. In the past, they wouldn't even meet their responsibility and give me a full 30 day notice for the new lease terms (as stipulated in the OG lease).
I have to get meetings scheduled with mortgage people/Realtors in prep for moving to a house next year. I should also probably find a #lawyer familiar with #Missouri #RentersRights - have them review my lease and whatever options I may or may not have.
[Outkick] Tyreek Hill says he wants to do porn once he retires, and porn star Kendra Lust told OutKick she’s ready and willing to help him make millions. https://www.rawchili.com/3084620/
[Woo] Wainwright will remain on the active roster. Marmol also did not rule out the possibility of him taking an at-bat in the final home stand. https://www.rawchili.com/3084501/
I’m on vacation and went to Ball Arena to watch the Avs play the Golden Knights in a preseason game. I paid homage to our favorite goaltender. https://www.rawchili.com/3084048/
#Missouri #transgender healthcare providers stop treating trans youth. The state law permits treatment to continue for trans youth already receiving it at time of passage, but providers are shutting it down, citing fears of future litigation https://missouriindependent.com/2023/09/26/as-missouri-providers-halt-transgender-care-for-minors-some-feel-duped-by-legislative-deal/
Game 157: St. Louis Cardinals (68-88) @ Milwaukee Brewers (88-68) [Tuesday, September 26, 2023; 6:40 PM CT] https://www.rawchili.com/3083994/
Residents of Pomfret, #Vermont, have had it. They're closing a road through town because leaf-peepers stop in the middle of it.
One of the few overnight womens' shelters in #Worcester is closing due to lack of funds.
[McDowell] Andy Reid on Jawaan Taylor: They’ve got an eye on him. They better keep an eye on everybody else too. It’s getting to the point of being ridiculous. https://www.rawchili.com/3082426/
Congratulations to Adam Wainwright on his 200th win! Wanted to share this little design I made based on the classic film, “The Right Stuff.” https://www.rawchili.com/3082325/
From Charles Goldman at AtoZ sports: “The Chiefs pulled Jawaan Taylor in order to have Prince Tega Wanogho align at a similar depth to see if the officials would call a penalty. Donovan Smith also set deeper than he did in the first half. Neither got flagged.” https://www.rawchili.com/3082255/
@GottaLaff House Republicans are anti Military - no funding
Senate Republicans are anti Military - refuse to stop Tuberville & 11 voted against Brown to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Both #Missouri Senators voted no even tho there are approx 180k military families in MO
Hawley is up for reelection in 2024
America deserves Better
Beautiful historic churches to visit in Kansas City, Missouri
“In the video, I am taking a flame thrower to cardboard boxes representing what I am going to do to the leftist policies and RINO corruption of the Jeff City swamp,” Eigel said in a statement to The Star on Monday. “But let’s be clear, you bring those woke pornographic books to Missouri schools to try to brainwash our kids, and I’ll burn those too - on the front lawn of the governor’s mansion.”
#Republican candidate for #Missouri governor vows to burn #books | The Kansas City Star https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article279475914.html
In Folge der transfeindlichen Gesetzgebung in #Missouri, die #trans Healthcare für allem für Minderjährige verbietet, und für Erwachsene einschränkt sollte es für bereits bestehende Hormontherapien Ausnahmen geben. Allerdings wurden gleichzeitig die Regeln für Haftbarkeit so verändert, so dass Behandlungszentren für trans Healthcare schließen. Die Patient*innen wird die Möglichkeit genommen sich weiter behandeln zu lassen.
Conservative legislators in at least nine additional states are urging their state libraries to follow suit and disaffiliate."
All of the big 3 companies have not reached an agreement and put out statements saying they're "disappointed", trying to lead us to believe that they've put forth a fair deal.
A targeted strike by the United Auto Workers has begun, including Ford Michigan assembly plant in Wayne, the Stellantis owned Jeep plant in Toledo Ohio, and the GM plant in Wentzville Missouri. The strike plan starts with calling upon only 3 plants to strike and will increase the amount of strikes if bargaining isn't going well.
There will also be a solidarity rally with UAW president Shawn Fain and US Senator Bernie Sanders tonight in Detroit. #UAW #UAWStrike #UAWOnStrike #Union #Strike #Solidarity #Ford #FordMotorCo #Michigan #WayneMichigan #Stellantis #Jeep #Ohio #Toledo #GM #GeneralMotors #GeneralMotorsCo #Missouri #StLouis #WentzvilleMissouri #Cars #Detroit #ShawnFain #BernieSanders
The #UnitedAutoWorkers went on #strike early Fri at #FordMotorCo.'s #Bronco plant in #Wayne, #Stellantis NV's #Jeep Wrangler plant in Toledo & a #GeneralMotorCo. plant in Missouri as a deadline set by the #union to reach new contracts expired.
Months after becoming the subject of an #antitrans #media #circus, a #Missouri #Pediatric #Clinic providing #MedicallyNecessary #GenderAffirming #Healthcare for #transgender #youth is officially closing
A view of the general store at Twin Bridges near West Plains, Missouri during the autumn fall season. This is part of the Ozarks.
#photography #buyintoart #AYearForArt #missouri
Today we visited the Disney Family Farm in Marceline, MO. Walt Disney grew up in this town, and in this barn (constructed to Walts blueprints) people use Sharpies to sign their names and leave messages to Walt. Outside you can see the sun setting over the farm and barn. #disney #disneyfamilyfarm #waltdisney #barn #sunset #sky #farm #tourist #roadtrip #view #explore #wanderlust #Missouri #MO
SURPRISE GEOMAGNETIC STORM: Forecasters did not see this coming. A "stealthy #CME" hit Earth yesterday and remained connected to our planet's magnetic field for more than 13 hours. The resulting #geomagnetic storm sparked #aurora photographed in the #USA as far south as #Missouri and #Nebraska. https://spaceweather.com for more.
Photo: Iceland's Jónína Óskarsdóttir
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
Yarl went to the wrong house to pick up his younger brothers.
Ahh, more BS from #Missouri that will kill children. And in my "liberal" enclave no less.
I found a post I had made during the year 2022 (Translation below).
🤬#Missouri judge ruled ban on gender-affirming health care for minors can take effect Mon…means next wk health care providers prohib from providing gender-affirming surgeries to children. Minors who began puberty blockers or hormones before Mon will be allowed to cont. meds, but other minors won’t have access to drugs.
Some adults also lose access to gender-affirming care. Medicaid no longer cover treatments for adults, state won’t provide surgeries to prisoners #LGBTQ https://apnews.com/article/transgender-health-minors-missouri-196d873aa5a5b8b05b0af18f0e653a16
#USNews picks of the day (continued):
➡️ @universalhub - Independent local news service for Boston
#5yrsago #Missouri voters kill the state’s anti-union law with a massively successful ballot initiative https://www.governing.com/archive/gov-missouri-unions-ballot-primary-janus.html
#1yrsago A modest proposal to fix #contracts https://pluralistic.net/2022/08/10/be-reasonable/#i-would-prefer-not-to
Have you heard about #MOTUS bird tracking? Tiny devices are placed on migratory birds which ping stations throughout north and Central America. Fascinating!
We’re attending a webinar hosted by #MissouriRiverBirdObservatory + US fish and wildlife. They hope to launch a large Wood Thrush study in 2024.
Learn about MOTUS: https://motus.org/
Support ($) project: https://mochf.org/wood-thrush-motus-tagging-project/
Geselbracht, Raymond H., ed. "The Civil Rights Legacy of Harry S. Truman." Truman State University Press, July 1, 2007.
James Jr., Rawn. The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military. Bloomsbury Press, Reprint edition, March 25, 2014.
Executive Order 9981 states:
“It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.”
Although Harry Truman never fully shed his racist heritage, he achieved a historic milestone as the president of the United States by committing the government to the pursuit of civil rights for Black Americans, marking the first such dedication since Reconstruction.
While some critics argue he could have done more and others felt he went too far, Truman's time in the White House showcased remarkable personal growth and political courage, especially when considering his upbringing and the prevailing climate of the era.
Harry Truman wrote:
“Discrimination is a disease, we must attack it wherever it appears.”
Through his efforts as President, he did his part to improve the opportunity of Black Americans to lead successful lives with basic guarantees of freedom.
“The military was the only institution in all of America—because of Harry Truman—where a young Black kid, now 21 years old, could dream the dream he dared not think about at age 11. It was the one place where the only thing that counted was courage, where the color of your guts and the color of your blood was more important than the color of your skin.”
In 1998, on the 50th anniversary of Executive Order 9981, General Colin Powell, who would later become America's first Black secretary of state, reflected on the profound impact Truman's decision had on his life:
Executive Order 9981 is as one of the highlights of Truman's eight-year tenure, representing a courageous choice that put him at odds with the Southern wing of his party on various civil rights matters. As postwar American society progressed, the armed forces served as a crucial example for desegregation and equal opportunities for Black Americans.
Nine years later, upon accepting a human rights award, Truman stated:
“Let’s make sure we preserve the greatest inspiration we can give the world, the liberties and the rights we profess through one of the most wonderful documents in the world – the Constitution of the United States.”
When he sought reelection in 1948, Harry Truman aimed to compensate for the loss of Southern support by appealing to Black American voters. He emphasized his executive actions despite congressional resistance and pledged to champion the civil rights agenda 'with every ounce of strength and determination I have.'
Ultimately, it took six contentious years to achieve the desegregation of America's armed forces.
The United States Army was the most resistant and, in 1954, was the last military unit to fully integrate.
By 1947, Black Marines were compelled to choose between retirement or accepting the role of stewards, with change progressing slowly within the Marine Corps. However, a notable shift occurred in 1949 when Black and White recruits began training together. In response to losses in the Korean War, the Marine Corps gradually integrated units in 1952.
The United States Marine Corps staunchly defended its segregated practices at the time of Truman's 1948 executive order. During World War II, Black Marines underwent training at Montfort Point, a segregated facility in North Carolina. After the war, the Marine Corps experienced a significant reduction in personnel due to demobilization.
Despite Forrestal's viewpoint, there existed a significant disparity between Navy policy and actual practice. The majority of Black Americans in the Navy continued to serve as stewards and messmen. However, in 1949, Wesley A. Brown became the 1st Black American to graduate from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. His graduation marked a historic moment as he became the 1st Black officer in the Navy.
In the Navy, Secretary James V. Forrestal declared:
“Effective immediately, all restrictions governing the types of assignments for which Negro naval personnel are eligible are hereby lifted. In the utilization of housing, messing and other facilities, no special or unusual provisions will be made for the accommodations of Negroes.”
The desegregation efforts in the Air Force marked a swift and extraordinary overturning of racial policies in the history of the U.S. military. In several bases located in the Jim Crow South, the Air Force disregarded local segregation laws, establishing integrated housing, schools, stores, and recreation facilities for airmen and their families.
Meanwhile, W. Stuart Symington, the first Secretary of the Air Force, wholeheartedly supported President Truman's initiative, leading to the Air Force becoming the first fully integrated branch of the military. The Air Force made remarkable progress, with the number of integrated units doubling between June and August 1949, as reported by December of the same year.
Curtis Bolton, a former member of the 24th Infantry Regiment and a prisoner of war for three years, expressed,
“I know that we fought as well as any other unit did, and the information has been distorted and stories too that are not true... I would like for the records to reveal and tell the true story of the 24th."
Finally, in October 1951, the last of the all-Black units, the 24th Infantry Regiment, was disbanded, and its members were reassigned. The decision to retire the historic all-Black regiments instead of integrating them was seen as a final insult by Black American soldiers. They contested the Army's rationale, disputing claims of incompetence on the battlefield.