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THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, FANATICS WOULD BE CLAWING THROUGH OLD RECORDS TO PUNISH PEOPLE WITH IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Genealogist trolls Tomi Lahren over comments on immigrants.

Of course, the left tries to turn anything into a race-like issue, in this case treating “immigrants” as something akin to a race: How can you be against “immigrants” if you have ancestors who were “immigrants” themselves.

But a century or more ago, we were a big country still being settled, with basically no taxpayer-funded welfare system. Now we’re something very different. Our immigration policy logically should be different too. But when the only card you’ve got is the race card, it’s natural to try to turn everything into a race issue.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, JACKBOOTED FEDS WOULD BE INVESTIGATING THE EDITORIAL POLICIES OF NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS. And they were right! “In one instance, The Enquirer bought but did not publish a story about an alleged extramarital relationship years earlier with the presidential candidate, an unusual decision for a scandal sheet. The federal inquiry could pose serious legal implications for the president and his campaign committee. It also presents thorny questions about A.M.I.’s First Amendment protections, and whether its record in supporting Mr. Trump somehow opens the door to scrutiny usually reserved for political organizations.”

Everyone knows that “editorial decisions” aren’t protected under the First Amendment if they might help Trump. And there’s absolutely no such thing as a Deep State.

UPDATE: Tom Maguire has thoughts.

“Thorny questions”. My goodness, the Times was bailed out in 2009 by Carlos Slim, a wealthy Mexican. Does this raise “thorny questions” about their commitment to undocumented immigrants? Of course not, because they say it doesn’t.

Now obviously, Mr. Slim knew the Times was reliably progressive when he bought them, so he didn’t need them to change their views on anything. But the National Enquirer has been making money off of Clinton scandals for decades. Maybe the AMI people simply decided that, in mirror image to the Times Upper West Side readership, their readers wanted material that bashed Hillary and praised Trump. They do tell the Times it was a business decision driven by the popularity of Trump with their readership. Plausible? Sure. Legal? Say what now?

If all AMI did was pick a side in pursuit of an audience, my goodness. That is well worth investigating because we all know that the mainstream media would never trade sympathetic coverage for access that can boost prestige, circulation and ratings. Please.

As to aggressive coverage of sex scandals by the mainstream media, well, that may be ideologically contingent – back in 2007-08, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter were a tabloid-based open secret (gullible Media Matters link) for months before the “responsible” media decided to jump in. Why they might today rush to bash Trump based on mere allegations is hard to understand. No it’s not. Is the National Enquirer being investigated for spiking a story which the Times would never lower itself to touch? Too thorny!

Ouch. Plus: “Is paying for stories a ‘legitimate press function’? That is how the National Enquirer broke the case of the murderer of Bill Cosby’s son. They also paid Rush Limbaugh’s housekeeper for the scoop that got Rush busted for his oxycontin habit – I bet that looked legit to Common Cause. To paraphrase slightly, the dark night of fascism is always descending on the right yet arriving from the left.”

A BAN TOO FAR: Gun control activist David Hogg draws the line at backpack control. “They told me if we elected President Trump we’d get a nation run by irrational populists and they were right!”

Related: Parkland Survivor David Hogg: ‘Our Parents Don’t Know How To Use a F**king Democracy So We Have To.’

Maybe it’s just me, but I get a little nervous when angry young men who espouse the wearing of armbands for “change” blather on about “using democracy.”

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, APPLE WOULD START MANUFACTURING IN THE UNITED STATES. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Apple Is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time. “Apple Inc. is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California headquarters to make small numbers of the screens for testing purposes, according to people familiar with the situation. The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning. MicroLED screens use different light-emitting compounds than the current OLED displays and promise to make future gadgets slimmer, brighter and less power-hungry.”

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE OPEN RACISM. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Texas students launch ‘No Whites Allowed’ magazine.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE OPEN RACISM ON THE SENATE FLOOR. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer faced a stern rebuke from congressional colleagues for citing skin color in voting against a white federal judge nominee earlier this week.”

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, OPEN BIGOTRY WOULD REIGN. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Tech Founder: Middle America Is Too ‘Violent, Stupid And Racist’ For New Jobs.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, OPEN RACISM WOULD RUN WILD. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Report confirms Native American prof harassed white student.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED PRESIDENT, WE’D SEE DEATH THREATS AGAINST INDIAN-AMERICANS AND THEY WERE RIGHT! FCC Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his appearance at CES because of death threats.

Reminder: Bernie Bro James T. Hodgkinson, Attempted Assassin Of Steve Scalise, Already Being Erased From History.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED PRESIDENT, WE’D SEE OPEN RACISM AGAINST HISPANICS AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Conservative Hispanic Writer Jon Del Arroz Banned from Worldcon Sci-Fi Convention.

THEY TOLD ME IF A REPUBLICAN WERE ELECTED PRESIDENT, THE SEX POLICE WOULD BE INTRUDING INTO EVERYONE’S LIVES. AND THEY WERE RIGHT!

A source says, “Romantic relationships at work are not exactly unusual, but now NBC says it is taking a zero-tolerance approach. Staffers have been told that if they find out about any affairs, romances, inappropriate relationships or behavior in the office, they have to report it to human resources, their superior or the company anti-harassment phone line. Staffers are shocked that they are now expected to snitch on their friends.

“Plus, there’s been a series of ridiculous rules issued on other office conduct. One rule relates to hugging. If you wish to hug a colleague, you have to do a quick hug, then an immediate release, and step away to avoid body contact.

“Also there’s strict rules about socializing, including [not] sharing taxis home and [not] taking vegans to steakhouses.”

As I keep noticing, it’s amazing how the sex-harassment torpedo the Dems aimed at Trump has circled back around on them.

And, further demoralizing Trump’s enemies, is this reality:

The problem at NBC News wasn’t that people didn’t know, it’s that people who knew and should have done something didn’t. They didn’t because Lauer was a star with the power to damage almost anyone who represented a threat to him. No one wanted to take a shot at Lauer because there was a good chance you would end up fired and he’d remain untouched. That’s the same problem people at the Weinstein Company had. Everyone knew about Harvey but no one could afford to take him on.

The problem with procedural rules to deal with sexual harassment and abuse is that the rules are most likely to be applied in an unforgiving fashion to people low on the totem pole while they are applied sparingly if at all to the people most likely to see the harassment as a kind of office perk. You’ll know these rules actually mean something when another A-list host at NBC gets written up for violating the hug policy. My guess: It will never happen.

Yep. It’s all bullshit. As I predicted a while back, the end result of all this #metoo stuff is more HR seminars for powerless males, while the Matt Lauers continue to do what they want, until they’re disposable.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, OUR POLITICS WOULD BE DOMINATED BY RELIGIOUS FANATICS CALLING DOWN HELLFIRE ON THEIR OPPONENTS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Jerry Brown Claims Trump Does Not Have ‘A Fear Of The Lord.’

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE A RETURN TO SEGREGATION. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Evergreen State’s student newspaper includes no-whites-allowed opinion section: ‘For people of color by people of color.’

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED WE’D SEE A RESURGENCE OF OPEN RACISM. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Student op-ed calls white people ‘an abomination.’

Texas State University’s student newspaper published an op-ed Tuesday telling “white people” that “your DNA is an abomination.”

“When I think of all the white people I’ve ever encountered—whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friends, police officers, et cetera—there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent,’” student columnist Rudy Martinez begins the op-ed, which The University Star has not posted on its website.

The piece documents Martinez’s personal opinion of “whiteness” and “white people,” which he defines to include anyone who is “a descendant of those Europeans who chose to abandon their identity in search of something ‘new’—stolen land.”

When taxpayers get tired of funding higher education, we’ll be told it’s because of “anti-intellectualism.”

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, BLATANT SEXISM AND ELIMINATIONIST RHETORIC WOULD BE COMMONPLACE. AND THEY WERE RIGHT!

BECAUSE “THE RESISTANCE” IS A BUNCH OF CHILDISH JERKS: Why Is the ‘Resistance’ Harassing This Man? FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family endure a season of hatred.

Speaking of crossing lines, unhinged critics on Twitter have attacked Mr. Pai’s Indian heritage and wished death by AIDS and cancer upon him and his family. Mr. Pai’s Chief of Staff, Matthew Berry, has posted some of the appalling messages.

According to Variety, Mr. Pai’s wife “has received threatening messages at her workplace, according to an FCC source.” April Glaser has more in Slate:

It wasn’t the first time that activists apparently showed up near his home. Menacing, handwritten signs also appeared in Pai’s local neighborhood, including one that named his children and the question, “How will they ever look you in the eye again?” In May, in what appeared to be a coordinated campaign by the advocacy group Popular Resistance, people left flyers on Pai’s neighbors’ doors that included his picture, age, and weight. Unfortunately, such attacks aren’t new to Pai, who has endured a steady stream of racist, lewd, and threatening backlash since April, when he introduced his intention to gut the net neutrality rules. . . .

As irresponsible as such language is, it’s also ridiculous. The resisters are casting as a fundamental free speech right what was essentially a gift to tech lobbyists. Companies like Netflix, which by some measures generates more than a third of all North American Internet traffic, and Google, which also generates significant traffic via its YouTube video service, didn’t want to pay market rates to companies like Verizon for moving that traffic. Essentially, Silicon Valley wanted to cut its phone bill and it persuaded President Obama to instruct his supposedly independent telecom regulators to make it happen.

They told me if Trump were elected, racist mobs would harass minority members and government officials who were just trying to stand up to corporate looting. And they were right!

JOURNALISM: #PIEGATE: Sarah Sanders accused of using stock photo for Thanksgiving tweet.

They told me if Trump were elected, women would be reduced to making catty remarks about each other’s baking skills. And they were right!

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, OPEN RACISM WOULD BE NORMALIZED. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Wisconsin College Dems leader: ‘I f—ing hate white men.’

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR TRUMP, RACISM WOULD RUN RAMPANT THROUGHOUT THE LAND, AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Actual New York Times headline: “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?”

UPDATE: Two Times in one! Actual New York Times headline also today: “We’re Sick of Racism, Literally.”

The Gray Lady is large, senile, and contains multitudes.

 

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE OPEN, UNASHAMED RACISM. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Prof exempts ‘black fraternities’ from call to abolish frats.

IT’S COME TO THIS: White sociology professor: It’s racist for whites to have mixed-race children. They told me if Donald Trump were elected, racist bigots would feel free to spread hate and denounce race-mixing. And they were right!

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, THREATS OF RACIST VIOLENCE WOULD BE COMMON. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! ‘You White Motherf***er!’: Man Charged For Making Threats To Assassinate Trump.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE PRESIDENT, HATE WOULD TAKE OVER. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! One GOP state representative, Candice Keller, has had her house pelted with feminine hygiene products, received death threats, and had fake accounts used to smear her on social media.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WHITE SUPREMACY WOULD BE EVERYWHERE. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Does The California State Bar Have A Race Problem?

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED WE’D SEE SHAMELESS CRUSHING OF DISSENT. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Google is coming after critics in academia and journalism. It’s time to stop them. “In recent years, Google has become greedy about owning not just search capacities, video and maps, but also the shape of public discourse. . . . It is time to call out Google for what it is: a monopolist in search, video, maps and browser, and a thin-skinned tyrant when it comes to ideas.”

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED PRESIDENT, DISSENTERS WOULD BE CRUSHED. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant.

Related: Dissent-crushing Google Needs A New CEO.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED PRESIDENT, BLACK INTELLECTUALS WOULD HAVE TO WALK ON EGGSHELLS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Black professor suspended for controversial statement against Black Lives Matter.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED WE’D BE BACK TO SEGREGATION. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Dartmouth offers race-specific ‘student advising’ programs.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, OUR CAMPUSES WOULD BECOME RACIST CESSPITS OF HOSTILITY TOWARD ANYONE DIFFERENT: Blonde women in Trump gear TRIGGER students at Howard University. “A group of white women, some of whom were wearing Trump gear, triggered the Howard University community over the weekend when they dared attempt to eat lunch in the school’s cafeteria. . . . Jamilah Lemieux thought campus police should be involved. . . . Even the Twitter account for the school’s dining services weighed in on the need for students to have ‘safe & comfortable’ dining spaces.”

What’s next, denying them service at a lunch counter?

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED WE’D SEE OPEN RACIAL DISCRIMINATION. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! White males need not apply for this $10,000 social justice journalism grant: Open only to women and journalists of color.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE MORE OPEN RACISM THAN WE’VE SEEN IN DECADES. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! ‘Description of their clientele.’ Ijeoma Oluo tweets ridiculously racist tweet about Cracker Barrel.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE A RERUN OF THE CONFEDERACY. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! CalExit: California Attorney General Allows Secession Effort To Move Forward.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE OPEN RACIAL SEGREGATION RETURN. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! University of Minnesota Bans White And Straight Students From Safe Space.

This sort of blatant racial segregation seems like it should command the attention of the Department of Education or the Department of Justice.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, ALL THE OLD TROPES OF RACISM WOULD RETURN. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Jezebel: I’m Tired of Watching Brown Men Fall in Love With White Women Onscreen.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE OPEN RACISM ON CAMPUS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Prof who called whites ‘inhuman assholes’ put on leave.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, PRIVILEGED WHITE PEOPLE WOULD FEEL FREE TO ABUSE IMMIGRANTS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT: Nikki Haley: People Said ‘Hateful Things to Me and My Family’ at NYC Pride Parade. It’s as if they’re just a front group for the left.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE PRESIDENT, SHAMELESS OPEN RACISM WOULD BE NORMALIZED ON CAMPUS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Prof Calls For ‘Wealthy White’ Frats To Be Banned, But Pauses On Banning Black Ones.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE BLATANT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! White Professor Fired From Black College Gets $4.9 Million.

A Missouri appeals court upheld a $4.85 million racial discrimination award to a white teacher who was fired from Harris-Stowe State University, an historically black college.

A trial jury awarded Elizabeth Wilkins $1.35 million in compensatory damages and $3.5 million in punitive damages on her claim that she was fired in favor of less senior black teachers. She also claimed Dr. Latisha Smith, the temporary co-chair for Harris-Stowe’s Teacher Education Department, repeatedly proclaimed her belief in “black power” in emails.

Harris-Stowe’s defense was crippled by the fact that it deleted emails in Smith’s account, in violation of a court order.

Yeah, who did they think they were, Hillary Clinton?

EVERGREEN STATE AND THE BATTLE FOR MODERNITY: “Currently, news reports indicate that vigilante groups are roaming the campus with bats, seeking out Weinstein supporters (for what reason, you can use your imagination).” They told me if Donald Trump were elected, fascist mobs would seek out Jews and their supporters. And they were right!

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE RELIGIOUS TESTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Bernie Sanders’s Religious Test for Christians in Public Office: During a contentious confirmation hearing, the Vermont senator questioned the faith of the nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED PRESIDENT, OPEN SEXISM WOULD RUN RAMPANT. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Man Buys Movie Ticket, Breaks Internet. “In other news, the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain has announced several women-only screenings of Wonder Woman. . . . A man bought a ticket to see a movie. The movie theater sold him that ticket. He says he plans to sit quietly in his seat and enjoy the film, just like everybody else who bought a ticket. Here’s a sample of the reaction so far to this completely commonplace occurrence.”

Bake me a cake, feminists.

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR TRUMP, THERE WOULD BE A RELIGIOUS THEOCRACY RUNNING OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, AND THEY WERE RIGHT!

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, OPEN RACISM AND SEXISM WOULD BECOME COMMON. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Are you a ‘white cis man’ on a college faculty? Prof says to ‘resign from your position of power.’

Related: Yale Dean On Leave After “White Trash” Comments.

Also: UCLA paying students to fight ‘whiteness,’ ‘patriarchy.’

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED . . . OH, HELL, THIS IS TOO EASY: Detroit School to Hold ‘Muslim Girls Only’ Prom.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, SECRET POLICE WOULD ROOT OUT IMPROPER THOUGHTS ON CAMPUS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! U of Arizona is Hiring ‘Social Justice Advocates’ to Police Fellow Students for ‘Bias Incidents.’

“Bias” isn’t actually a crime, you know, and “policing” speech looks a lot like a conspiracy to deprive people of their civil rights, which is both a felony and a source of civil damage actions. If the right had as well-developed a legal infrastructure as the left, there would already be lawsuits and criminal prosecutions along these lines. There probably still will be, eventually.

CLEMSON: Student gov to pursue mandatory LGBT ‘ally training’ for faculty. They told me if Trump were elected, we’d have mandatory political indoctrination sessions at colleges and universities. And they were right!

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED WE’D SEE OPEN RACISM, SEXISM, AND AGEISM. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Emma Watson takes first major gender-neutral movie award: ‘Antidote to all the vile old white men.’

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED WE’D SEE OPEN RACISM RETURN TO AMERICA. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Missouri Official: Clarence Thomas Is ‘A Black Political Zombie’ Who Shouldn’t Be Asked to Speak.

St. Louis’ Bar Association has invited Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas to give the keynote speech at its annual Law Day Celebration—an invitation that piqued a member of the Missouri Board of Education.

Mike Jones, who is also a columnist for the St. Louis American, described Clarence Thomas as “a black political zombie” and “a breathing example of what the evil of American racism looks like when it metastasizes in a black body.”

Jones says that Thomas is one of two Supreme Court Justices “uniquely worthy of the contempt of black Americans”—the other one being Chief Justice Roger Taney, who led the notorious 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery.

Much of Jones’ attack on Thomas is ad hominem. To the extent he does explain his ire, Jones is furious that the Justice would hold different political opinions than he does.

I feel like Missouri’s dying Democratic machine is still stuck at the “anger” stage.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, OPEN SEXISM WOULD RUN RAMPANT IN AMERICA. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Wesleyan Feminist Demands Male Students Speak Less in Classrooms.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED WE’D SEE OPEN RACISM ON CAMPUS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Students demand Pomona rescind offer to prof because she’s white.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, SEXUAL MINORITIES WOULD FACE POGROMS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Drupal Contributors Threaten to Quit After a Developer is Banned for His Private Sex Life.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE A RETURN TO MANDATORY LOYALTY OATHS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Universities require scholars pledge commitment to diversity.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, FASCISM WOULD STALK AMERICAN CAMPUSES. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Heather Mac Donald speech on ‘War on Cops’ shut down at Claremont, partly shouted down at UCLA.

This behavior needs to be punished. But don’t expect anything constructive from faculty: An Anti-Koch Meltdown at Wake Forest: Professors are attacking the billionaires and undermining academic freedom.

Though to be fair, my own Faculty Senate stood up quite strongly for free speech and academic freedom on campus last semester.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED WE’D SEE SEGREGATED PLAYGROUNDS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Mother Expelled From ‘Multicultural Playgroup’ Because She’s White. “We’re in a pretty progressive area, it’s very accepting of all people. But I feel like I’m excluded.”

Well. “Multicultural” means all the cultures but one.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WEB CENSORSHIP WOULD RUN RAMPANT. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Alternative facts alert: Proposed legislation bans “fake news.”

The new proposal bars the online publication of a “false or deceptive statement designed to influence the vote.” Bye-bye online news. On the flip side, this legislation would probably outlaw lawmakers’ and candidates’ online speech, too.

The bill is proposed by California Assemblyman Edwin “Ed” Chau, a Democrat representing a section of Southern California. The proposal, which is likely unconstitutional on its face, was supposed to have a committee hearing Tuesday afternoon, but it was pulled at the 11th hour.

The measure does have a laudable goal, however. It’s designed to combat the so-called “fake news” that filled the 2016 election season. Intentions aside, the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Monday began campaigning against the proposal.

“At a time when political leaders are promoting ‘alternative facts’ and branding unflattering reporting as ‘fake news,’ we don’t think it’s a good idea to give the government more power to punish speech,” the EFF said.

Actually, EFF, it’s never a good time to give the government more power to punish speech. Even when a Democrat is in power. You know, like Ed Chau. Or Hillary, who wanted people jailed for making a film that was critical of her, and who did jail a filmmaker when it provided a handy cover story. Making it sound like it’s somehow a Trump related problem in this context is unfair and dishonest.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE A RETURN OF MCCARTHYIST PARANOIA. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! WSJ: Leakgate Finds Its Joe McCarthy: On Trump-Russia links, Rep. Adam Schiff tries to fool the public with randomness. “Again, who really benefits from his relentless campaign of disparagement against Mr. Trump? The answer is obviously Mr. Schiff — but also Mr. Putin.” Why is Adam Schiff doing Putin’s dirty work?!??!?

HOW TO TELL WHEN A REPUBLICAN IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE: Violent threats against the president are OK now?

Turn on TV or browse your newsfeeds on social media, and you will be bombarded with polemics about the sky falling and credible threats of violence against conservative figures.

The FBI investigated a threat to kill Milo Yiannoupolis for the audacity to want to speak on a college campus. Threats against former Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder’s wife caused him to withdraw himself from consideration. Multiple intimidatory remarks haunted members of the Trump-voting Electoral College. President Trump has been the target of declarations of violence on a near daily basis.

And yet, when it comes to this constant flow of threats, there seems to be little outrage from the nation’s leading journalists and pundits.

Social media shines almost every day with a new dimwitted threat against Trump and his presidency. “Comedienne” Sarah Silverman called for a military coup. Madonna told protesters she “thought” about blowing up the White House. Violence seems to break out every time a conservative comes to speak at a college campus. Rosie O’Donnell talks about “stopping” Trump on Twitter.

Snoop Dogg has done his best to get back on people’s radars since 1998 with his new music video in which he assassinates a clown dressed as Trump. Even if it was just a stunt by the 45-year-old rapper to stay relevant, it was still completely crass and unacceptable.

Leftists will miss civility when it’s gone. Related: Bow Wow tweets he wants to ‘pimp’ out Melania Trump over Snoop-Trump feud.

The rapper said in a since-deleted tweet Wednesday, “Ayo @realDonaldTrump shut your punk a– up talking s–t about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us.”

They told me if Donald Trump were elected, racism and misogyny would reign supreme. And they were right!

THEY TOLD ME IF WE ELECTED DONALD TRUMP, WE’D SEE AN EXPLOSION OF SEX DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! When Your “Day Without Women” Press Release Announces You Are Violating Federal Law: You can’t give privileges to only one gender–even if it’s International Women’s Day. Lawyers, get busy.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP TOOK POWER, FASCIST VIOLENCE WOULD THREATEN CIVIL GOVERNANCE. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Betsy DeVos being guarded by U.S. Marshals Service. “The last Cabinet member protected by marshals was a director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.”

So, basically, taking on the Education Cartel is as dangerous as taking on the Drug Cartels? Well, the former has more money and jobs at stake. . . .

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, THE STREETS WOULD BE FULL OF FASCISTS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! NYU Postpones Gateway Pundit DC Correspondent Lucian Wintrich’s Speech Due to Threats. “This is what you get after eight years of Barack Obama.”

Related: Canadian Students Rally Behind Liberal Activist Calling on Comrades to ‘Punch a Zionist.’

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE OPEN RACISM IN AMERICAN POLITICS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Black Lives Matter Leader Says White People Are ‘Sub-Human’ and Suffer From ‘Genetic Defects.’

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED WE’D SEE UNASHAMED CHRISTIANIST THEOCRATS POPPING UP EVERYWHERE — AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Top Democrat Brands Texas Sanctuary City Bill ‘Anti-Christian.’

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE PRESIDENT, VIOLENT THUGS WOULD FILL THE STREETS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! ‘Leftist Fight Club’ trains UCF students to fight Republicans.

The “Knights for Socialism” group at the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a workshop Sunday to teach left-wing students how to “BASH THE FASH” with a “Leftist Fight Club” open to everyone but Republicans.

“In response to the record number of hate crimes against Latinxs, Immigrants, Muslims, Women, the LGBTQIA+ community, Jews, African Americans and other minorities since the rise of Donald Trump and other Alt-Right Neo-Nazis, Knights for Socialism has decided to host a series of self-defense clinics for anyone that wants to learn how to BASH THE FASH,” asserts the Facebook event page for “Leftist Fight Club: The Rumbles at Lake Claire.” . . .

Scott Benton, a UCF College Republican, told Campus Reform that he considers the impulse toward violence to be a natural consequence of the intellectual indefensibility of leftists beliefs, saying, “If you can’t hang with someone on a debate stage, then you resort to other means to try and justify your cause.”

Other students, however, say they feel less safe on campus because of the event.

Well, I might if it weren’t Pajama Boy types.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE PRESIDENT, FASCIST STORMTROOPERS WOULD ASSAULT GAYS WHO DARED TO SPEAK OUT. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! The Left Celebrates Anti-Milo Yiannopoulos Violence at Berkeley.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED, IGNORANT RELIGIOUS ABSOLUTISM WOULD DOMINATE OUR POLITICS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Pelosi: Democrats Do ‘the Lord’s Work,’ Republicans ‘Dishonor God.’

LOVE TRUMPS HATE: Women’s March Protesters Booed Trump Hotel Staffers Who Aided Woman Having Heart Attack.

Hotel staffers who crossed protest barricades to treat a heart-attack victim outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington this weekend were treated to jeers and anti-Trump slogans by protesters.

Around 4 p.m. Saturday, a woman protester suffered a heart attack on the street outside the Trump hotel. The medical emergency sent a hotel staffer sprinting outside with an automated external defibrillator.

Protesters held back by crowd control barricades loudly booed the staffer before the man passed the defibrillator to law enforcement.

As video exclusive to Heat Street shows, officers expressed displeasure to the protesters over the jeering: “One of the protesters had a heart attack,” a police officer told a protester. “They are trying to help.”

“You [are] booing…” the officer continued. “They are trying to save one of y’all’s life.”

They told me if Trump were elected, Washington would be full of hate-filled ignoramuses. And they were right!

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED PRESIDENT, MOBS OF THUGS WOULD IMPOVERISH MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Anti-Trump protesters ruin Muslim immigrant’s livelihood by torching limo. “Ashraf’s employee, Luis Villarroel, 58, was dropping a client off at their destination when things turned ugly. Protesters smashed doors and windows in the vicinity, but then turned their attention to Villarroel and the limo. People began pounding on the car and started throwing stones and bricks in his direction. The driver ended up going to the hospital for cuts on his hands and arms from glass being shattered by thrown projectiles.”

Apparently, they hate Hispanics, too.

IMAGINE IF PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT HAD DONE THIS FOR OBAMA’S FIRST INAUGURAL: Protests will aim to disrupt Trump inauguration.

DisruptJ20, which is working with Black Lives Matter and other protest groups, said it also planned predawn blockades and disruptive demonstrations during inaugural balls in the evening.

Some 300 DisruptJ20 volunteers will work to mobilize demonstrators for a series of protests the group has dubbed the “Festival of Resistance.”

“We are not in favor of a peaceful transition of power, and we need to stop it,” organizer Legba Carrefour said.

They told me if Trump were elected, the streets would be full of fascist stormtroopers. And they were right!

But given that this is, by its own admission, not a peaceful protest but a criminal conspiracy aimed at preventing a constitutional transition of power, I hope that law enforcement will not simply make a few arrests, but prosecute the organizers and fundraisers all the way up the chain.

Also, “Legba Carrefour?” Really? What’s next, Roger Moore in a swamp boat? Sheesh.

IT’S NOT ENOUGH THAT SHE GAVE HILLARY THE DEBATE QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE, NOW DONNA BRAZILE IS OPENLY PEDDLING RACISM!!!

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They told me if Donald Trump were elected, powerful people would feel free to engage in racist attacks. And they were right!

IT’S COME TO THIS: Feminists knit “Pussy Hats” for the anti-Trump march on Washington.

They told me if Trump was elected, feminists would be told to stick to their knitting. And they were right!

THEY TOLD ME IF WE ELECTED TRUMP, RACIAL HATE CRIMES WOULD ABOUND. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Chicago Police: 4 in custody after man tied up, tortured on Facebook Live.

Chicago investigators are questioning four African-Americans after a Facebook Live video shows a group of people torturing a white mentally disabled man while someone yelled “F*** Trump!” and “F*** white people!”

Chicago police were made aware of the video Tuesday afternoon. A young African American woman streamed the video live on Facebook showing at least four people holding the young white man hostage.

“The video is reprehensible,” said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

“It’s sickening. You know it makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that,” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson added.

In the video, the victim is repeatedly kicked and hit, his scalp is cut, all while he is tied up with his mouth taped shut.

I blame the Democrats’ inflammatory racial rhetoric.

UPDATE: The video is available at Heavy.com.

Related: Anti-White Hate Crime? Video Shows Black Teens Torturing Mentally Disabled White Kid. “The video itself lasts for 30 minutes, during which the victim—who is tied up, with his mouth taped shut—is abused in numerous ways. The perpetrators cut his hair with a knife until his head bleeds, flick cigarette ashes on him, and threaten him. They occasionally utter things like, “Fuck Donald Trump, fuck white people.” At one point, the video recorder—a black woman whose name is easily identifiable—suggests putting the victim out of his misery.”

In Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago.

And this remains evergreen, alas:

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THEY TOLD ME IF WE ELECTED DONALD TRUMP THERE’D BE BOOK BURNINGS AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! On UCSC’s outrageous mass destruction of books. “In shock, I went down to talk to a librarian.’What happened to all the books? I’d heard some were left.'”

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR TRUMP PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS WOULD TRY TO CENSOR JOURNALISTS:  Mika Brzezinski says Clinton camp tried to pull her off the air.  … And they were right.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D FACE AN EXPLOSION OF SEXISM WORLDWIDE. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Canadian Students Push for Daily Man Ban at Campus Gym.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP WERE ELECTED, WE’D SEE SETBACKS FOR GENDER EQUALITY. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Congress Abandons Plans To Force Women To Sign Up For The Draft.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP GOT ELECTED, BIGOTS WOULD FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS THEIR PREJUDICES OPENLY. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! “Typical Trump voters… white men with work boots and fuzzy beards in their early 30s to mid 40s.” The words of Wisconsin state Democratic Sen. Kathleen Vinehout.

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR TRUMP, WE’D HAVE STORMTROOPERS IN THE STREETS, AND THEY WERE RIGHT!

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MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Don’t trust Clinton to avoid stupid wars: The world she had a big hand in making as Secretary of State doesn’t look very peaceful.

President Lyndon Johnson, running for reelection in 1964 against Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, released perhaps the most famous political advertisement of all time. As Smithsonian Magazine describes it: “A 3-year-old girl in a simple dress counted as she plucked daisy petals in a sun-dappled field. Her words were supplanted by a mission-control countdown followed by a massive nuclear blast in a classic mushroom shape. The message was clear if only implicit: Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater was a genocidal maniac who threatened the world’s future.”

Goldwater, we were supposed to think, was a crazy guy who’d get us into a stupid war. Except it turned out that LBJ, crazy or not, was the one who got us into a stupid war, escalating to the point where, at its peak, we had 538,000 soldiers in Vietnam. That led to a famous political joke: “They told me if I voted for Goldwater, we’d have half a million soldiers in Vietnam. And sure enough, I voted for Goldwater — and we’ve got half a million soldiers in Vietnam.” By the time the war was over, more than 58,000 Americans were dead.

Now it’s Hillary Clinton who’s sounding LBJ’s theme. Trump, she says, is crazy and will get us into a stupid war. And she’s enlisted the Daisy ad girl, now all grown up, to make her point.

Not everyone is buying it.

Read the whole thing.

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, PRUDES WOULD BE CENSORING THE INTERNET. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer Arrested in Texas for Pimping, Conspiracy: The charges stem not from Ferrer’s own actions but because he owned a user-generated ad website where these activities are said to take place.

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, WE’D RETURN TO THE PRE-BROWN ERA. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Cal State LA offers segregated housing for black students.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP GOT THE NOMINATION, SEGREGATION WOULD MAKE A COMEBACK. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Video: Black Lives Matter Segregates Reporters by Race.

THEY TOLD ME IF TRUMP GOT THE NOMINATION, BOOKSELLERS WOULD BE SHUT DOWN FOR DISPLEASING THE AUTHORITIES. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Police Confiscate Thousands of Books from Upper West Side Street Vendors.

THEY TOLD ME IF THE GOP NOMINATED DONALD TRUMP WE’D SEE A RETURN TO RACIAL SEGREGATION — AND THEY WERE RIGHT! UW-Madison Criticized for Racially Segregated Meetings After Dallas.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP GOT THE NOMINATION, AMERICAN POLITICS WOULD BECOME A CESSPIT OF RACISM, ANTI-SEMITISM, AND HOMOPHOBIA. And they were right! Tablet Magazine: Donald Trump’s Little Boy Is a Gay Half-Jew With Jungle Fever.

FIVE YEARS AGO ON INSTAPUNDIT:

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR JOHN MCCAIN WE’D SEE WHISTLEBLOWERS PURSUED WITH A VENGEANCE. And they were right! “When President Barack Obama took office, in 2009, he championed the cause of government transparency, and spoke admiringly of whistle-blowers, whom he described as ‘often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government.’ But the Obama Administration has pursued leak prosecutions with a surprising relentlessness. Including the Drake case, it has been using the Espionage Act to press criminal charges in five alleged instances of national-security leaks—more such prosecutions than have occurred in all previous Administrations combined.”

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED REPUBLICAN, THE SEX POLICE WOULD BE OUT IN FORCE. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Connecticut senate passes affirmative consent bill.

Connecticut is one step closer to ensuring college students are easily accused of sexual assault for not following a government-mandated list of rules for the bedroom.

The state senate, late Wednesday evening, passed an affirmative consent bill — or “yes means yes” legislation — designed to force students engaging in sexual activity to follow a question-and-answer formula. From the moment the students are about to touch, they would have to ask: “May I kiss you?” “May I touch you here?” etc.

Proponents of the policy insist this isn’t true, that the bill merely defines consent as an “active, clear and voluntary agreement by a person.” But that is not the only language in the bill. Similar bills have passed in California, Hawaii and New York, and while they allow nonverbal communication to count as consent, but there can be too much ambiguity in a nod or a moan.

The policy decouples context from the totality of the sexual experience. If a student fails to ask for permission before one escalation, but asks for it for a different escalation, the entire encounter can be considered sexual assault. If a student has been drinking (the bill doesn’t require an accuser to prove they were incapacitated), then all consent is negated. Further, once someone is accused, their level of intoxication doesn’t matter, even if under the same policy they could be considered too incapacitated to consent.

As I keep saying, these laws violate Lawrence v. Texas. Especially when applied to Dionysexuals.

THEY TOLD ME IF DONALD TRUMP BECAME THE FRONTRUNNER MISOGYNY WOULD BE EVERYWHERE. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Maryland Democrats Have A Woman Problem.

For the first time since 1971, Maryland might have an all-male congressional delegation after the 2016 elections — and it will be the fault of Democrats.

This is the party that constantly accuses Republicans of being “anti-woman” and brags that they have more women in Congress. Now here they are, not even nominating any women in Maryland.

It’s made all the more alarming by the fact that Sen. Barabara Mikulski, D-Md., the longest-serving woman in Congress, who has spent her time advocating for more women in politics, is retiring. Two well-known Democrats were vying for Mikulski’s open seat — Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards. Van Hollen won the primary by 14 points. His campaign also outraised Edwards by a 2-to-1 margin.

Outside groups boosted Edwards more, however, including the well-known EMILY’s List. But the group’s influence has waned significantly in recent years.

Why do the Democrats hate women?

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, BIG CORPORATIONS WOULDN’T PAY TAXES. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! IRS Auditing Of Big Corporations Plummets. Well, when you spend that much time harassing the Tea Party, something has to give.

More seriously, this is something a populist Republican candidate could make hay out of. Ordinary citizens sweat their taxes while big corporations skate.

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY WE’D SEE STUFF LIKE THIS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Protect Your Womb From the Devil Drink: Let’s talk about the CDC’s bonkers new alcohol guidelines for women.

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, AN INTRUSIVE, SEX-CRAZED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WOULD BE OPPRESSING US. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Homeland Security Asking Hotel Staff to Report Customers for Too Many Condoms.

Abolish the Department of Homeland Security. I was a critic when it was founded, but it’s turned out worse than even I expected.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Segregation is making a comeback — on college campuses.

Segregation was outlawed half a century ago, but some want to bring it back, at least on college campuses. And those seeking to bring segregation back are African-Americans — the very group hurt most by it in the early part of the 20th century.

Across the country last fall, college students began protesting alleged oppression and discrimination by white administrators and students. Most of the grievances centered around a lack of black professors or the names of certain buildings, but some protesters are asking for “safe spaces” where whites aren’t allowed.

A website called TheDemands.org details the 76 demand lists from protesters across the country. The College Fix has noted that many of the lists call for segregated sections of campus.

They told me if I voted for Mitt Romney, crazed racists would be pushing for a return to the pre-Brown era. And they were right!

THEY TOLD ME IF WE RE-ELECTED BARACK OBAMA, SHARIA LAW WOULD GOVERN AMERICA’S HEARTLAND. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Univ. of Missouri prof arrested for dragging hijab-less teenage girl by the hair. “Youssif Zaghwani Omar, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse this past week for ‘allegedly grabbing a 14-year-old female relative by the hair and dragging her into a car after he noticed she wasn’t wearing a hijab.’ Omar was at a local high school when he saw the girl without the Muslim headscarf.”

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, AMERICA WOULD RETURN TO SEGREGATION. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Mizzou Demonstrators Segregate White Allies to Form ‘Black Only Healing Space.’

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, FEMINIST FILMMAKERS WOULD BE CENSORED. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! ‘The Red Pill’ Filmmaker Started to Doubt Her Feminist Beliefs… Now Her Movie Is at Risk.

WELL, “ENTRYISM” HAS WORKED FOR LEFTIES BEFORE: Liberal Manhattan Legislator Proposes Infiltrating the NRA With Gun Control Backers. “Ms. Krueger, one of the state’s leading progressive Democrats, called for the creation of the covert cell within the NRA—the nation’s largest pro-firearms lobby—at a pro-gun control event at Hunter College.”

However, I’m not sure there are enough committed gun-control backers to swing the membership of an organization the size of the NRA.

But hey, they told me if I voted for Mitt Romney, we’d see “covert cells” infiltrating leading civil rights organizations to destroy their work. And they were right!

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, AMERICA WOULD BECOME AN OVERWEENING NATIONAL-SECURITY STATE. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Obama administration quietly explored ways to bypass smartphone encryption. “The approaches were analyzed as part of a months-long government discussion about how to deal with the growing use of encryption in which no one but the user can see the information. . . . All four approaches amount to what most cryptography experts call a ‘backdoor’ because they would require developers to alter their systems by adding a surreptitious mechanism for accessing encrypted content, according to Joseph Lorenzo Hall, chief technologist at the Center for Democracy & Technology.”

JUSTICE IN THE OBAMA ERA: To get my father, Xiaoxing Xi, FBI twisted America’s ideals: Joyce Xi.

This is not the America I thought I knew.

I did not know FBI agents could wake my family in the early morning and enter our home, point guns at my mother, sister and me, and forcefully drag my father away in handcuffs without real evidence of a crime. I did not know they could then obtain a search warrant to flip through our entire home and seize our belongings, including some of my little sister’s things. I did not know the government could restrict my father’s freedom for months and force him to fight for his innocence with only false and reckless claims against him.

I know, sorry, you thought you lived in America. You’re not the first Asian to make that mistake in the Obama era. But, you know, we’ve been “fundamentally transformed.” Hopey Changey!

Alternate: They told me if I voted for Mitt Romney, we’d live in a dystopian national security state where incompetent thugs trampled the rights of innocent Americans. And they were right!

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, WE’D HAVE AN ANTI-SCIENCE GOVERNMENT THAT WOULD BRUTALIZE INNOCENT FOREIGNERS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT!

When the Justice Department arrested the chairman of Temple University’s physics department this spring and accused him of sharing sensitive American-made technology with China, prosecutors had what seemed like a damning piece of evidence: schematics of sophisticated laboratory equipment sent by the professor, Xi Xiaoxing, to scientists in China.

The schematics, prosecutors said, revealed the design of a device known as a pocket heater. The equipment is used in semiconductor research, and Dr. Xi had signed an agreement promising to keep its design a secret.

But months later, long after federal agents had led Dr. Xi away in handcuffs, independent experts discovered something wrong with the evidence at the heart of the Justice Department’s case: The blueprints were not for a pocket heater.

Faced with sworn statements from leading scientists, including an inventor of the pocket heater, the Justice Department on Friday afternoon dropped all charges against Dr. Xi, an American citizen.

It was an embarrassing acknowledgment that prosecutors and F.B.I. agents did not understand — and did not do enough to learn — the science at the heart of the case before bringing charges that jeopardized Dr. Xi’s career and left the impression that he was spying for China.

“I don’t expect them to understand everything I do,” Dr. Xi, 57, said in a telephone interview. “But the fact that they don’t consult with experts and then charge me? Put my family through all this? Damage my reputation? They shouldn’t do this. This is not a joke. This is not a game.”

It’s clown cars all the way down.