The City of Independence Health and Animal Services Department was made aware of at least one positive COVID-19 case associated with individuals in attendance during the Aug. 16 City Council Meeting today. All individuals in attendance at this meeting who were in the Chamber were likely exposed and should get tested, especially if showing any symptoms of COVID-19.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In front of a capacity crowd, the Independence City Council on Monday voted down a resolution allowing the mayor and health director to issue a health order that would make masks mandatory indoors and outdoors at “large community events.”
Several attendees arrived to the council chambers with signs in tow, hoping the council wouldn’t adopt a mandate. The majority of residents who spoke in person Monday night were opposed to a mandate, citing freedoms and personal choice.
I’d like everyone to remember the private planes and citizens who have come to the rescue of Americans and our allies the next time someone promises a government program as the solution to a problem. 7:01 PM · Aug 29, 2021
Apparently air traffic control, site logistics, and perimeter security, just to name a few, aren’t necessary during an evacuation of non-combatants.
Representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman (r) [2019 file photo].
When you find yourself in a hole the first thing you do is stop digging.
“…rescue of Americans and our allies…” That’s not about a hurricane on the Gulf Coast.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Stephen Miller @StephenM
One reason the # of Afghans is so high is that people are bringing their entire extended families, regardless of whether anyone meaningfully aided war effort or faces a particularized threat. Perception of an unrestricted policy surely helped drive oversized crowds to airport.
[….] 12:00 PM · Aug 28, 2021
Because extended families never matter?
The only appropriate response:
Jason Kander @JasonKander
Replying to @StephenM
You’re a big part of the reason good deserving people who actually fought for their country and ours never got their SIVs and are hiding from the Taliban with little chance to escape.
I personally have two dozen Afghans stuck there. I’d happily trade you for any one of them. 1:35 PM · Aug 28, 2021
Senator Hawley Press Office @SenHawleyPress
NEW — Senator Josh Hawley has written to Acting Secretary of Defense Miller in support
‘s plan for the prompt withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
To say that today’s loss of American lives in Kabul is sickening does not begin to do justice to what has happened. It is enraging. And Joe Biden is responsible. It is now clear beyond all doubt that he has neither the capacity nor the will to lead. He must resign 3:30 PM · Aug 26, 2021
Some of the responses:
You know we can read your other tweets where you blame him for not leaving sooner, right?
Gaslighters depend on you not noticing that detail.
I missed your demand for the Former Guy to resign after Niger.
How did ISIS attack our troops when tRump defeated them 100%?
Sorry. You wanted us out on May 1, which DOD felt was impossible to meet. You don’t get to complain that things went downhill in August.
if I say “this you?” with multiple pictures of you raising your fist “in solidarity” with insurrectionists on January 6, will I be detained at JFK and accused of anti-American activities, that’s the question.
You should sit this one out, insurrectionist.
OK, Senator Military Expert who lives in Virginia. What should Biden have done differently?
Did Trump leave him his exit plan?
Remember the 16 Republicans who voted against Afghan interpreters getting visas to come back earlier? We do.
Maybe sit this one out
You previously attacked Biden for not leaving earlier
Hows this make you sick? 11/21/20
No sweetie. ISIS is responsible. We’ve evacuated 104 THOUSAND people in record time. Too bad he were the boy who sat on the last row in class and didn’t pay attention.
Sit this one out, Hawley and let the adults handle it
Guess who negotiated this shitty deal? Trump and Pompeo. Guess who let out 5,000 Taliban despite the Afghanistan gov asking him not to? Trump. Guess who stabbed the Kurds in the back leading to 1,000 ISIS fighters escaping? Trump.
What’s really shameful is your politicization of this tragedy, senator. There is plenty of blame to pass around, including the previous three presidents. This is a time to mourn the dead, Americans and Afghans, and commit to helping everyone who wants out of Afghanistan.
Unsurprisingly, there seems to be a disparity with your opinion last year.
Maybe make these two separate statements to avoid appearing like you are using the deaths of American service members for politics?
It’s in his nature.
On April 13 of this year, you called for Biden to withdraw the troops. Which is it??
And the Kurds are not able to be reached for comment
Who let Afghani leadership out of prison – some 5000 people – to appease the Taliban and Putin?
Sorry, what was that? I couldn’t hear you. I was reading this letter by a Missouri Senator about his expressed support to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Taliban Political Deputy and Head of the Political Office Mullah Beradar and members of the Taliban negotiating team in Doha, Qatar. Secretary Pompeo commended both sides for continuing to negotiate and for the progress they have made. He called for a significant reduction in violence and encouraged expedited discussions on a political roadmap and a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire. Secretary Pompeo reiterated that the people of Afghanistan expect and deserve to live in peace and security after 40 years of war and bloodshed.
Those photos of Mike Pompeo and Mullah Beradar will fit nicely on a U.S. Senate campaign mailing, don’t you think?
Vicky Hartzler (r) [2021 file photo].
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Under Joe Biden:
The Taliban decides when Americans must leave Afghanistan.
Traffickers decide how many illegal immigrants cross our border.
Big Tech decides who gets to exercise their First Amendment.
Posted on Twitter, with no understanding of the irony.
Some of the comments:
Ugh…so you’re saying Biden should have ripped up the deal with the Taliban that the former guy negotiated?
Kinda like how the former guy ripped up the Iran nuclear agreement?
I’m disappointed that you think all of your constituents are less informed than you come off as.
She’d be crying warmonger and fraud if President Biden would have changed the plans for Afghanistan. Notice how she can’t even address the President by his title. Only the former guy gets that treatment from her. Sad really.
She’d be crying warmonger out of one side of her mouth, while sweet talking all her government contractors for contributions out the other side of her mouth.
Trump set the deadline with the Taliban
So you are admitting Trump was/is a Taliban sympathizer, since he negotiated the surrender of Afghanistan to the Taliban? Trump freed Baradar, Taliban leader, and Trump freed 5,000 Taliban fighters. Why did you support that???
Under Trump with your support
– a capitulation agreement signed with Taliban requiring US troops exit by May 2021
– a riotous group attacked US Capitol in effort to overturn legitimate election
– over 600K US citizens were killed by pandemic
– economy tanked & unemployment spiked
And you feel the need to humiliate yourself daily
Yet here you are using your First Amendment rights on a platform run by Big Tech. Gtfoh.