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TheChat: Mayor Sly James wants Kansas City to remember this


Here we go into the post-World Series phase of our lives:

▪ “Let’s remember what it’s like to be successful.” — Kansas City Mayor Sly James on the Royals winning the World Series Sunday.

He wants his city to continue its winning vibe for months to come.

▪ “It was a flat-out bad call, friend.” — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill on the U.S Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United.

She was encouraging citizens to sign a petition urging Congress to address the issue. She said the ruling “overturned decades of precedent and unleashed a Wild West of special-interest spending in our elections.” The flood of secret money has “undermined our democracy by misleading and silencing voters.”

▪ “Our licensing office will reach out to the Hanaway campaign and ask them to cease and desist using the trademarked logo.” — MU spokeswoman Mary Jo Banken indicating that the university does not approve of the use of its tiger logo on the campaign bus of gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway.

A Hanaway spokesman said a supporter donated the bus with the logo already emblazoned on the bus. The campaign said it would rewrap the vehicle, and the tiger would go away. (link courtesy of

▪ “Scary.” — Charles Koch of Koch Industries talking about what the apparent willingness of voters to elect either “a socialist or a right-wing dictator” for president.

Speaking at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce meeting, Koch dismissed both options. And he thanked Democrat Bernie Sanders for helping him sell a lot of his books.