Hello, Smart Girl community! I hope you celebrated the heck out of your independence this past weekend. It was great to see so many patriotic displays across the country — especially in communities (looking at you, Los Angeles) that banned Americans from celebrating.
I celebrated by getting my very first gun! I have shot before using my husband’s guns, but it was time for me to get my own. The local gun range was incredibly low on inventory, a testament to how serious our fellow Americans are taking the threats to our country. I ended up getting a Sig Sauer P320, which is apparently the gun of choice for many in law enforcement and the military. Not gonna lie, I’m a bit intimidated, but I’ll take you along with me as I learn the art of self-defense.
Big, big thanks to all of you who read and responded to my email on Friday. It’s gratifying to know I’m not alone in my anger at seeing our country being torn apart and the lack of action by our elected officials. As one of you responded, the GOP is impotent. Imagine where we’d be if we didn’t have President Trump and patriots like Tucker Carlson, Dan Bongino and others, who speak the truth and push back at great personal cost. They need us to do the same, so let’s get going!
'We’re sick of this narrative.' Amen and hallelujah! From The Washington Examiner:
Police are investigating an act of vandalism after two white people were caught on video Saturday defacing a Black Lives Matter mural in Martinez, California.
Weird wording from the Examiner, but that’s beside the point.
In a viral video of the incident, the woman can be seen using a paint roller and black paint to cover the "B" and the "L" in "Black." The man, who was wearing a shirt from President Trump's campaign and a red “Make America Great Again” hat, fetched a second can of black paint from a white truck upon the request of the woman.
"No one wants Black Lives Matter here," the man told onlookers.
“We’re sick of this narrative,” he said. “The narrative of police brutality, the narrative of oppression, the narrative of racism. It’s a lie. It’s a lie.”
Using the left’s own tactics against them is an important way to fight back. Peaceful and no one got hurt.
Also … I don’t see a crime here.
Kayleigh McEnany is an absolute rock star. From Fox News:
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany scolded reporters during Monday’s press briefing for failing to ask a single question about a violent weekend that saw an 8-year-old girl die in Atlanta, as the nation saw a surge in gun violence.
The White House press corps, for the most part, is useless at best and destructive at worst. They obsess over every syllable uttered by the president, all the while ignoring actual news — such as an 8-year-old girl being shot to death in Atlanta and eighty people being shot in Chicago this past weekend.
K-Mac isn’t having any of that. She’s a gem!
If you’re like many us and are completely turned off by the woke world of sports, I have a columnist for you! Jason Whitlock, who writes at Outkick the Coverage, is one of the few sane, rational voices in the sports world. His latest is worth your time:
What to the Intelligent is Colin Kaepernick? A Fraud
Whitlock doesn’t see the world through a political lens; he’s a Christian first and foremost, which is definitely something different for a sportswriter. I don’t agree with him on everything, but I’m happy to support a fair-minded journalist!
RIP, Charlie Daniels
We lost a great patriot today. Look at what he posted just yesterday:
Let’s all strive to be more like Charlie.
While I’m working on getting my act together on a few things, please head over to the Smart Girl Facebook page and connect with our community there. As always, please feel free to email any ideas on how to build this community as a rock-ribbed defenders of freedom and the American dream.
Have a great night!