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Kira Davis: Abortion Is Not a “Gift” To The Black Community

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Last night was the CNN “Climate Town Hall” and it was interminable. I could only bring myself to tolerate a few candidates. I caught the end of Klobuchar and then watched a bloody-eyed Biden ramble through explaining his connections to Big Oil donors. The audience was there for Bernie and Warren and they were only there for Bernie and Warren.

It was the usual climate talk, but what struck me the most was when Bernie Sanders responded to a question about population control. Without hesitation or any sense of self-awareness, Sanders offered up abortion in third world countries as a necessary and legitimate solution to overpopulation.

It was chilling.

In my latest podcast Just Listen to Yourself, I’ve been going through abortion arguments and talking points related to the issue and drawing them out to their logical conclusions. I’m fascinated by the idea of actually parsing out some of our reflexive opinions. In the third and final episode of a series on abortion (published mere moments before Bernie took the stage), I spoke about the argument the progressive left often makes for abortion as a form of “care” for minorities, Black Americans specifically. They often paint opposition to abortion as some form of bigotry.

I find the premise ridiculous. Forget the arguments about Margaret Sanger and the racist roots of Planned Parenthood for just one moment. If you’re curious about what I have to say about that, click on the podcast and you can hear me discuss it at length.

When abortion is painted as charity for a minority/marginalized community, what Bernie and other abortion advocates are telling us is that the world would be better off without us…or at least be better with fewer of us. It blows my mind that any serious, White American could look at Black women and say, “Hey, it’s better for all of us if there are fewer of you. It’s for your own good!”.

And too many of us actually buy it! Then we turn around and complain that we don’t have enough representation in the institutions that make America run. We are literally killing off our political capital. Black women make up 6% of the population and yet account for 35% of abortions. Maybe Planned Parenthood did evolve away from Margaret Sanger’s original mission, but it sure seems pretty damn successful anyway.

Abortion is not a “gift” to the Black community. Abortion steals our capital, our influence and our future. Sometimes it’s hard to feel like that’s not deliberate.

Hear me expound on this issue on this week’s Just Listen to Yourself. Subscribe on iTunes (leave a review!) or listen anywhere you find podcasts.

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[LISTEN] Which is Funnier-Chappelle or Joe Walsh’s Presidential Campaign?

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Dave Chappelle speaks at the press conference for “A Star Is Born” on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The Smart Girl Podcast tackles Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special and why everyone is freaking out over it.

Sidebar: Chappelle’s special was simply good comedy, but beyond that it was a welcome relief from all the of ‘woke’ mobs who seem determined to kill all joy and pleasure. Be warned, there are no sacred cows in his special. You’re all on the chopping block…but when a comedian is an equal opportunity offender, it’s easy to laugh at yourself. This is well worth your time as long as you don’t mind a lot of foul language.

Also, just what in the hell is Joe Walsh doing? Who is he running for?

And Kira can’t stop ranting and raving about the homeless crisis in California. The inmates are officially running the asylum. LITERALLY.

As you prepare for fun this holiday weekend, put the Smart Girl podcast in your rotation and let us follow you around during your chores and errands.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

*Find Kira’s solo podcast Just Listen to Yourself anywhere you listen to podcasts.

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‘What If The Child Has A Bad Life?’ Is Not a Valid Pro-Abortion Argument

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My grandmother once told me about meeting my father for the first time, and how disconcerting it was in 1970s culture. My father is Black, and my mother’s family is White. My prim and proper Scottish grandmother was happy to welcome him into their home, although they were a bit apprehensive about my hippie mom dragging yet another hippie through their middle class home. That seemed more annoying to her and my grandfather than my father’s race.

While they learned to accept my mother’s choice in paramour (as my grandmother told it to me) they were especially concerned when the young couple announced their intention to marry. It was fine to marry interracially. They had nothing against Black people.

“But what about the children? What will their lives be like?”…that was my grandparents’ question and they were not alone. That was often the question asked in regards to interracial unions until only quite recently. What about the children?

My grandparents eventually had to live out the answer to that question as they played a huge part in raising me and everyone managed just fine and we all got out alive.

But I think about that question a lot when I’m debating and discussing the issue of abortion.

On my new podcast I’ve been asking people to take the talking points they regularly spout and draw them out to their logical conclusion. It’s an attempt to encourage people to be more thoughtful about the arguments they make. I’m in the middle of a series on abortion and one of the arguments I have addressed is this question people ask a lot…

“What about the baby? What kind of life will the child have?”.

People ask this question with compassionate intentions but it has always disturbed me because every time I hear it I think about my grandparents asking that same question. Frankly, I love being alive and I enjoy my life. It’s so odd to hear someone ask that question because what they’re really saying is, “Maybe it’s better for this person if they just never existed. We wouldn’t want them to have a hard life”.

What about the child? No, really…what about the child? How can anyone think that I would have preferred to be dead over being born a biracial child? How can anyone think that any living adult would prefer to be dead over being born into *insert awful circumstance here*? Surely there are people who have hard lives, even torturous lives and who have wished to die because of it. But most people from terrible circumstances don’t think that way, and in fact go on to live successful and helpful lives because of their difficult experiences, not in spite of. The notion that we should abort a baby on the mere prediction that they will probably not like their lives is not only arrogant but frightening. Who among us can predict what the future has in store for any one person? Who among us should?

The best people come from the worst circumstances. Those people go on to break world athletic records, cure disease, counsel addicts, feed the homeless, live amongst and serve the forgotten, and change our world in ways we really can’t ever properly grasp. We deny ourselves the blessing of those contributions when we make decisions about who’s life will be worth living before they’ve even had a chance to take their first breath of oxygen.

I discussed this issue at length in my latest episode. Please take a listen and let me know what you think.

Just don’t forget to stop and listen to yourself once in a while.

 

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Growing Patriot Podcast: Boston Tea Party

When Britain taxed tea, colonists proved that they meant it when they said “no taxation without representation!” In December of 1773, patriots snuck onto a ship carrying tea into Boston and threw it into the harbor. Hear all about how that happened, why, and what happened next.

You can listen to the episode below or find the episode plus other resources like coloring pages and videos here!

 

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Phoebe Robinson of 2 Dope Queens talks new tour, ‘Sorry, Harriet Tubman’

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Phoebe Robinson is a quadruple threat. The stand-up comedian is a New York Times bestselling author, an actress (hey, Broad City) and the co-creator of hit podcasts 2 Dope Queens (now an HBO special series) and Sooo Many White Guys.

This month, Robinson makes a stop at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse during her first solo tour. Below, she talks shop.

Tell us about your current tour, “Sorry, Harriet Tubman.”
For those familiar with my books or my podcasts, you know I’m going to dive into slightly more serious issues, like gender and race, but I’m always going to make sure to keep it personal, as well, and talk about things like moving in with my boyfriend, or how we don’t want to have kids. It’s going to be a good mix of highbrow, lowbrow, mediumbrow comedy. It feels like you’re just hanging out with a best friend.

How do you connect to the audience?
No matter what I’m talking about, I always try to come from a personal place. Specificity is always key. When you’re uber-specific, it translates and is universal. Even if you’re not a straight, black woman, if you’re queer, trans, Irish, Jewish, etc. there are still universal themes that we all go through in our lives—crappy apartments, breakups—unifying things that everyone relates to. So, even if I’m talking about something that’s not specific to someone, they can still relate to it on a human level.

What do you hope attendees carry with them after the show?
When people are coming to comedy shows, they’re rushing from work, or they got a babysitter—some people even fly in for the show—and I want to make sure people walk away feeling like they had a really great night and they were able to take their mind off of stuff. I just want people to feel good at the end of the night. // Sept. 5-7; 7:30 p.m.; Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; $30-$40

This post originally appeared in our September 2019 issue. Want to know about all the best things to do in NoVA this fall? Subscribe to our semiweekly Things to Do newsletter to stay up to date.

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Marble Halls & Silver Screens: The Cultural Appropriation Edition

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In preparing for this column, my friend/producer from FCB Radio Network and I had an interesting chat about racism because I discuss it frequently in this episode, what with Cuomo’s “Fredo” flap and Sarah Silverman being sacked from a film for blackface antics a decade ago.

My friend/producer is an African-American man from the Midwest, I’m a white woman from the Deep South. He made his case that, although things are better, they’re by no means good; I tried to make the case that tossing racism around as a catch-all accusation over mere disagreement waters down real racism that still very much exists.

We disagreed on some things and found common ground on others. Like grown folks. It was a good talk, and one I wish had made it onto the podcast itself. Hopefully in the future we can make that happen.

As for the episode at hand, however (which marks episode 1 of the fresh new start the show is taking (Brad is off to discover his own brilliance in other realms and we wish him well)), the topics range from the aforementioned Chris Cuomo situation (which, by the way, I thought the guy who filmed him was a complete twerp and had little problem with Cuomo saying he was gonna toss the guy down the stairs), to the pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong (and the lesser discussed ones happening in Moscow).

The latter is fascinating when viewed through the lens of the “children of socialism” the U.S. is plagued with in groups like Antifa, and are literally battling over free speech on college campuses. While Hong Kong protestors sing the U.S. anthem and wave Old Glory, the youth in the U.S. believe China is the stronger nation and that communism is the only pathway toward equality. Strange days we’re living in.

I also cover the tragedy of the Epstein suicide — not for the loss of Epstein himself, but for his victims — and the intent by AG Bill Barr to continue the investigation and bring justice to those the man harmed over the course of decades. I generally avoid the conspiracy theories, so if you’re seeking those, you won’t find them here. But you’ll still be challenged to think about why in God’s name Epstein was left alone long enough to leave this Earth.

I also talk briefly about whether Trump actually did undermine his alleged desire for red flag legislation (I can’t decide  — maybe y’all are more confident in what you think is going on…).

Oh, and Dolemite and the return of Eddie Murphy. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, please do listen because while Dolemite films are certainly worth an R-rating, they’re also absolutely hilarious. And Murphy is likely to bring Rudy Rae Moore, the artist behind the films, to life in the way only Eddie can.

Listen below!

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JLTY Podcast: The Second Amendment Is More Valuable to Black Americans Than Any Other Group

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It is my opinion that the second amendment is more valuable to the Black community than any other community in this country.

On this week’s Just Listen to Yourself podcast I explore the topic of gun control and why Black Americans in particular should be very wary of anyone who purports to remove their Second Amendment rights in favor of “the greater good”. I ask people to just listen to themselves when they tell me that President Trump wants to march me off to some concentration camp on the one hand and on the other ask me to surrender my right to bear arms.

[People have a problem with] Donald Trump, before him it was George Bush before him it was Ronald Reagan. Every time a Republican president comes in it’s the end of the world…. “They’re gonna put y’all back in chains!”. This guy hates black people. This guy wants to see black people back in chains. This guy wants to reinstate Jim Crow and segregation and look at who he’s supporting – white supremacy! Bigotry, prejudice racism – it’s dangerous. We can’t even trust the police. We can’t even trust our neighbors. Okay. Okay fair enough, then why in the hell are you asking me to give that guy my gun? …Donald Trump is the government for better or worse.  So you can’t tell me on the one hand that he is the biggest threat to my freedom and then tell me on the other hand to give up my gun. Hell, no. No black person in this country should be against the Second Amendment. No black person in this country should think that it is a good idea for the government to be the only people in the country that have weapons. Do you want the police to be the only people who have access to weapons. Really? You want the racist, bigoted, prejudiced White supremacist government of this nation to be the only people with access to guns? And White people who are telling me that I as a Black American should give up my guns because somehow inexplicably, as a legal and responsible gun owner I’m responsible for mass murder, even though that that’s literally the last thing that would ever cross my mind. Somehow, I’m responsible …that I’m supposed to give up my guns and at the same time you’re telling me “Trump hates you. I’m your ally. I’m going to stand up for you in the public square and I’m going to defend you against Trump. I’m your ally”.  But you know what I hear when you say that? What I hear you saying is that when Trump’s minions do inevitably march into my Black home take my Black family and march us off to concentration camp, you’re going to stand there with your hands in your pocket. You ain’t got no gun. What are you going to do? What are you going to do to protect me?

Listen to the rest of the podcast here. You can also subscribe on iTunes so you never miss a show. Please consider leaving a positive review. It helps so much.

I’ll talk to you next week. Until then…just stop and listen to yourself once in a while.

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Smart Girl Podcast: They Did The Mash…The Muuuuuueller Mash

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Kira flies solo this week to break down the Mueller hearings and the end results. What was going on with Mueller? What exactly is the strategy for Democrats with the hearings and moving forward? Kira also talks about the pitfalls of hero worship in general and specifically how the desperation to defeat Trump drives the media to embrace certain public figures who have not earned that trust, often ending in embarrassment.

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Kira’s article of the week: Dear Bette Midler: Black People Don’t Need You To Tell Us How To Think bit.ly/2Y4PkXM

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Marble Halls & Silver Screens Podcast ep. 77 — The Freedom From Independence Edition

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Marble Halls & Silver Screens

An exclusive podcast from RedState about the connections of politics and entertainment, covering the stories from Burbank to The Beltway

It is our first episode back from the July 4th holiday, and Sarah was energized like a bunny with batteries shoved up its…uh, battery compartment. We tried to settle back into the routine while being loaded with content and filled with summertime frivolities.

Movies and entertainment were at the forefront, but there was enough idiocy in the political arena to also entertain us. For instance, we learned the hyper-capitalistic movie studio Disney is promoting a communist agenda! Additionally, the group of new arrivals in D.C. who the press wants in the Hall Of Fame already have behaved like talent-free rookies. We did have our fun with our return to the airwaves.

  • Brad kicked off the show with a review of the new movie release “Crawl”. He would have liked it more except for the pesky facts it was set in his home state of Florida. (Basements? REALLY?!)
  • The freshman “Squad” has turned into the Suicide Squad, as the bumbling ladies have managed to step on rakes, trip over themselves, and become fools at the feet of Trump.
  • As those on the left become desperate to hang the Jefferey Epstein scandal on Donald Trump the facts and realities only hurt their side. One actress even implicates herself in the process.
  • Sarah addresses the fact that we could not simply celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Some woke journalists had to find the woke problematics with that historic event.
  • On the subject of the press dumping trash on the lawn of good news, with the impending release of “The Lion King” the media was in a hot competition to see who could come up with the dumbest hot take on the problematics. (WaPo may have taken this prize.)
  • In Canada the arts-loving leftist activists are actually campaigning to have a movie removed from theaters. The pro-life drama “Unplanned” has been protested, but at least one theater chain CEO had the stones to tell these cranks to grow up.
  • During our absence “Stranger Things 3” came out and we turned that show upside down, as it were. (See what we did there???)

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Growing Patriot Podcast: No Taxation Without Representation

New episode of the Growing Patriot Podcast for kids!

Britain had to pay for the French and Indian War and, through things like the Stamp Act, were raising taxes on American Colonists to do it. The colonists didn’t think it was fair that they could be taxed when their voices weren’t even being heard by the British- they weren’t being represented. The cry of “no taxation without representation” took hold in the American Colonies, and the idea that people deserved to be heard by their government was one that would change the world.

To listen to the episode and find other resources like coloring pages for kids, click here.

For the episode alone, click below.

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