(Annie Black) – WARNING: There is extreme profanity included in this AnnieGram. I apologize in advance, but think it’s important to reprint the authors’ words verbatim so you can see just how deranged and unhinged these people are.
If such language offends you, please stop reading when you get to the second warning below. Otherwise…
As chronicled in Friday’s AnnieGram, I flew to Washington, DC to attend Wednesday’s “Stop the Steal” rally that was marred by some fringe elements who assaulted police officers and damaged property.
THEY should be punished. Severely. Not those of us who simply exercised our constitutional right to peaceably assemble and “petition the government for a redress of grievances” related to how the 2020 elections were conducted.
To be absolutely clear: I wasn’t part of the march down Pennsylvania Avenue, never entered the Capitol and didn’t cross the barricades. In fact, here’s a shot from where I was standing as people started climbing the steps…
But that doesn’t matter to the unhinged left bent on “cancelling” anyone with an opinion different from theirs. So naturally, calls rang out on Thursday demanding that I resign as your representative in the Nevada State Assembly.
For example, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee issued a demand “for every Republican legislator involved in the insurrection to resign immediately.”
Chimed in Karl Catarata, a City of Las Vegas employee who works for Democrat Councilman Brian Knudsen…
“@RealAnnieBlack literally aided and abetted criminals. Any legislator near her should call for her resignation and or expulsion. Simple.”
I don’t think there’s a more eloquent way to respond than to quote U.S. Army Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe when the Germans demanded his surrender on December 22, 1944 at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II…
“N U T S !”
For those who may not understand the slang, you’re not alone. Here’s how the Associated Press explained it at the time…
When the officer handed McAuliffe’s answer to the German officer waiting just outside the American perimeter of defense, the latter asked: “Is your commander’s reply favorable? If it is, I am empowered to continue negotiations of terms.”
“My commander’s reply is ‘Nuts,'” the American responded. “What does that mean?” asked the German. “It means go to hell,” replied the American. That the German understood. He saluted and marched off.
I’m not going anywhere. Though it appears Republican Assembly Minority Leader Robin Titus wishes otherwise.
She issued a statement on Friday – on the “Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus” letterhead and co-signed with Democrat Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson – that I consider to be a not-so-veiled threat to kick me out of the Legislature.
I think she’s still mad that I chose not to join her caucus.
If Ms. Titus and Mr. Frierson want to try not to seat a duly elected representative for lawfully exercising her constitutional rights simply because they don’t like what I stand for and believe…well, I’ll let THEM explain that to YOU.
But their joint statement was mild compared to what some Twitter trolls wrote – mostly anonymous; many from out of state – demanding my resignation.
I was called a “lying traitor,” a “disgrace to humanity,” “dangerous,” a “domestic terrorist,” a “murderer,” “un-American,” “disgusting,” a “seditionist,” a “conspirator,” “reprehensible,” a “treacherous blight,” and my personal favorite, “Insurrection Annie.”
And some guy named Charlie Cremer naturally went here…
“You run with Nazis, you are a Nazi.”
But even those paled in comparison to emails sent to me by some deranged lunatics…
(WARNING: EXTREME PROFANITY)
- “You are a worthless piece of shit that your momma should have swallowed. I hope you go to prison for a long time. Fuck You. … I hope your kids learn what you did and hate your guts. Burn in hell cunt.” – Jon Newman (email@example.com)
- “Ms Black, you are a pathetic excuse for a human being and truly a waste of human flesh. Please resign…Nevada doesn’t need a scabby cunt like you in our state government!” – Larry Walter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- “Hope you like representing Mesquite from the slammer, you traitorous cunt.” – Anonymous
Gee, I can’t imagine why more people don’t want to run for public office!
To wrap up, I want to thank certain members of the media who have handled reporting on this controversy professionally and objectively. Here are links to their stories…
- David Charns | Channel 8 | Las Vegas
- Jaclyn Schultz | FOX 5 | Las Vegas
- Lauren Clark | Channel 3 | Las Vegas
- Rory Appleton | Las Vegas Review-Journal
- Sam Metz | Associated Press
Oh, and Kevin Wall of KMZQ 670 AM, who himself got slammed just for interviewing me by some goof hiding behind the Twitter handle “BuzzIzarownd”…
“Love the dumbaases you have on !!!! The fucking dumber the better – when will @AdamLaxalt be on as he’s the dumbest !!!”
And I especially want to thank Nevada Republican Party Chairman Mike McDonald – who, many of you might remember, I ran against for party chair in 2019 in a rather spirited, sometimes heated, race – for issuing this statement of support…
“Assemblywoman Black had every right to assemble in our Nation’s Capital. She did not break the law, participate in damaging property, or incite violence. In fact, she very clearly condemned those who broke the law. It’s ridiculous to be asking for her resignation for simply exercising her First Amendment right.”
Just proves that political opponents need not become mortal enemies. Thank you for this, Mr. Chairman.
Lastly, one of the Twitter trolls wrote…
“Did the Nevada taxpayers pay for @RealAnnieBlack to fly all the way to DC…?”
Once again, sorry to disappoint. I was there on my own time and my own dime.
Now, don’t we all have some football to get to?
P.S. Those who broke into the Capitol, assaulted police officers and/or damaged property should be punished. However, I just found this video clip of Capitol Police Officers opening the door for protestors and standing aside to let them in.
While some protestors did unlawfully “storm” the Capitol, others appear to have been welcomed in with open arms.
P.P.S. Here’s a photo of your “dangerous seditionist” with my fiancé in front of the Washington Monument on Wednesday morning…
Pretty scary, huh?
QUOTES OF THE DAY
“If there be time to expose through discussion…falsehoods and fallacies…the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.” – Justice Louis D. Brandeis
“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.” – Frederick Douglass
“18 months ago, I never thought I’d be a Congresswoman. I just got fed up. If you’re out there fed up at the state of this country right now, you’ve got to decide what YOU can do to make the change yourself. Don’t wait for others to make the difference. Be the difference.” – Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO)
Annie Black is the Nevada State Assemblywoman representing District 19. You can get more information by visiting www.electannieblack.com