I set out from Orange County, CA this morning on my way to the DNC in Charlotte. My first leg from OC to Dallas was pleasant. I sat next to Rick and Patti, a middle-aged couple from Arkansas on their way home from visiting their daughter in Anaheim. We got to talking about why I was going to Charlotte. Rick said he was a conservative, but Patti likened herself to more of a libertarian. However, when she chastised me for referring to the “Affordable” Healthcare Act as Obamacare I knew that wasn’t entirely true. We had an interesting conversation and I shared with her the truth about universal healthcare as I experienced it growing up in Canada. Patti said she felt it was a tragedy that so many people in our country lacked insurance. I explained I shared her concern, but felt putting the government in charge of anything to do with your health was a big mistake. After all, would you trust anyone at the DMV to make the right decisions regarding your cancer treatment? Obamacare basically puts DMV employees in charge of the purse strings that control your health care. Patti agreed that was disturbing, given that Rick had recently beat prostate cancer. In the end we both agreed that it is up to each of us individually to do more for our struggling neighbors instead of shirking that duty off to a bloated, corrupt bureaucracy.
As our plane landed we said our goodbyes and Rick and Patti wished me luck on the rest of my journey. Dallas to Charlotte was largely uneventful, save one baby who screamed bloody murder for the first 20 minutes of the flight! Thankfully she pooped out and we all breathed a sigh of relief (mom especially, I’m sure). I arrived on time and in good spirits. My first stop was the car rental place. My shuttle driver was a gentleman named Phil. I asked Phil how things were going in and around Charlotte. “Oh boy”, he said with a sigh. “We’re all glad for the business but if I’m being honest I can’t wait until this week is over.” I giggled a bit when Phil said “I admit, I’m a conservative, but I don’t trust any of these politicians”, almost apologetically. I asked what the vibe was in Charlotte; were people happy to be hosting the DNC? “Charlotte is a bright blue spot in a red area of the state. People are happy. But this week is going to be tough for all of us”. At the car rental I was greeted by a clearly frustrated young man and I waited patiently as he finished serving the couple in front of me. When I asked him how his day was going he rolled his eyes and said “Crazy. I mean, I love Obama but all these Democrats from the coasts get on my nerves!” I asked him why, and he responded “Because they act like they know everything! They think we’re slow, dumb southerners. Gets on my nerves! The New Yorkers are worse than the ones from L.A., but they’re all annoying”. I certainly agree that many people from our two major coastal cities have a tendency to be quite snobbish about those of us who live in the rest of the country, but as I talked to this young man I found myself becoming a bit annoyed. Should you really be talking about your disdain for customers to other customers? It might not be a glamorous job, but it’s work. There are a lot of folks out there who would take this man’s troubles for a paycheck.
Once I got the car I headed into Charlotte to meet up with tea party leader Earl Phillips and his group. They were screening “They Come to America”, a documentary on illegal immigration. You should see that. You’ll wish you hadn’t, but still…you should watch it. We finished the film, chatted about the upcoming schedule for LibertyStock 2012 and made plans to meet up tomorrow.
After that I headed to my hotel, just outside of the city where I write to you now. Tomorrow looks to be a crazy day for Charlotte, with rain/thunder showers on the horizon. So far my plan is to head toward the convention center and see what trouble I can find. I’ll be updating my Twitter feed all day. You can follow me @kiradavis422 for all the latest and I’ll wrap up things tomorrow evening when I get back to the hotel. Stay tuned!
8/26/12 The Dark Side is back after technical difficulties last week. Ms.Ruth of Misfit Politics has agreed to come back and talk about their latest contribution to the War on Women. I’ll also share my thoughts on Dinesh D’Souza’s smash hit documentary 2016:Obama’s America. Join me tonight at 10 pm ET, 7pm Pacific on the CDNews Network on Blogtalk Radio.
Update: You can listen to the entire show here and there is also an option to download. There were a few issues with sound breaking up at points but for the most part it was an excellent show with excellent guest. Enjoy!
Statistically, the polling of “zero” for Mitt Romney doesn’t even make any sense. Even if only one black person, say, Thomas Sowell, planned on voting for Mitt Romney, the statistic should be represented as <1%.
Apparently the poll “was conducted of 1,000 registered voters (300 reached by cell phone) from Aug. 16-20, and it has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.” Did the “professionals” at NBC/WSJ even leave their own office buildings to conduct this poll? Who on earth were they polling? The White House Press Corps? The results of this poll say a lot more about NBC and WSJ then they do about Black voters. It’s one thing to take the poll, it’s quite another to publish it. NBC should have scrapped that garbage the second they got the results. As much time as the talking heads at MSNBC spend degrading Black conservatives, they OUGHT TO KNOW BETTER! Even just one view of my viral video response to their own Touré would be enough to prove that poll is complete bunk.
Sonnie Johnson, Alfonzo Rachel, Star Parker, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams…these are just a few Black Americans who support Romney. They are the more well-known names but there are thousands of us, too many to mention here. Most aren’t even political pundits. Many are folks who voted for Obama in ’08 and have been disappointed with his leadership or turned off by his public statements on issues that are important to the Black community, like illegal immigration and gay marriage; and one need not even look very hard to find these people!
Is there any more question as to the reliability/integrity of the mainstream media?
8/19/12 I’ve been getting a lot of messages of both support and dissent regarding my video response to Touré (oh he of one name). Tonight I’ll elaborate on that and we’ll talk about the direction of this Presidential campaign.
“I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization’. You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.” – Toure, MSNBC analyst in reference to Mitt Romney.
Toure said this Thursday on MSNBC’s the Cycle with S.E.Cupp. Below is my YouTube response. A full transcript can be found at kiradavis.net
8/14/12 Tonight on the Dark Side: It’s a salute to mainstream media! Nanny Bloomberg says the solution to America’s jobs crisis is more (illegal) immigrants; Soledad steps in it again; Andrea Mitchell’s Freudian slip. Also, what does the Ryan nomination mean for the left? Tune in tonight at 10pm ET, 7pm Pacific on the CDNews Network on Blogtalk Radio.
The awesomely intelligent and vivacious Kira Davis is away on business, so CDN blogger extraordinaire has the high honor of guest-hosting a sprawling, fast-paced and informative show. From Paul Ryan’s veep positives and non-negatives to Obama’s increasingly vicious and boring attack ads, we’ll hit everything that happened in the last week worth knowing and what to expect in the week ahead.
UPDATE: Journalist and Breitbart contributor Brandon Darby will join me to discuss his investigation and recent report on human trafficking (one of the stories that does not receive nearly enough coverage). Don’t miss this!
Missed the show? Listen to or download the full episode right here.
7/24/2012 Georgetown University freshman Jarrett Roby joins me to discuss the controversy surrounding his ejection from campus for refusing to participate in an LGBTQ sensitivity training. When Jarrett objected on religious grounds he was accused of becoming “physically threatening” and escorted off campus by police. He was removed from the program and lost his scholarship through that particular program.
Plus, is Bachmann the victim of a witch hunt, or a witch hunter herself?