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Monday, May 30, 2011

The Memorial Day line

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UNION STATION CONCERT: Symphony performed in shell; light show and fireworks followed.
  • UNION STATION CONCERT: Symphony performed in shell; light show and fireworks followed.

I'll be driving home today and plan to check in this evening. A quick look indicates a quiet Memorial Day.

* RIVERFEST: Here's a gallery of closing day photos from Brian Chilson. His personal Riverfest report was that wearing the wristband for three days was kind of a drag (but undboutedly a guard against counterfeit admission buttons) and he's hot that REO Speedwagon wouldn't allow photography of their aging act. A quick review finds little out of the ordinary save somebody shot in the foot around 11:45 p.m.

The only gunshots I heard in Kansas City was mortar fire during the 1812 Overture, played by the Kansas City Symphony in front of Union Station. After nightfall, the terminal was focus of a spectacular light show and fireworks capped the evening.

Did Gov. Mike Beebe really sing with REO Speedwagon?

* INSENSITIVE REPUBLICANS: John Brummett is inclined to cut Rep. Eric Cantor slack (not me) for linking storm relief for Joplin with budget cuts. I'm not. But I think everyone can agree nobody's uttered anything more pig stupid than Rep. Rob Woodall talking about his "free" health insurance while caring little about the health coverage of the less fortunate. And that insults pigs.

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