Thursday, November 19, 2015 Can't Take a Joke

As reported by Judicial Watch, not only has the Clinton campaign tried to censor the video but they are trying to intimidate the comics by demanding the  Laugh Factory  turn over the personal contact information of the five comic performing in the video.
This is no laughing matter for club owner Jamie Masada, a comedy guru who opened Laugh Factory more than three decades ago and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many famous comics. “They threatened me,” Masada told Judicial Watch. “I have received complains before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.”. . .
The routines that Clinton wants censored are pretty funny although some are pretty crass and include profanity (so don’t watch the video in front of young kids). But they are no worse than the regular funny fare at good comedy clubs. (The skits make fun of Clinton’s wardrobe, her age, sexual orientation, the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the former First Lady’s relationship with her famous husband).
Club owner Masada told Judicial Watch:
as soon as the video got posted on the Laugh Factory website, he received a phone call from a “prominent” person inside Clinton’s campaign. “He said the video was disgusting and asked who put me up to this,” Masada said. The Clinton staffer, who Masada did not want to identify, also demanded to know the names and phone numbers of the comedians that appear in the video. Masada refused and hung up. He insists that the comedy stage is a sanctuary for freedom of speech no matter who is offended. “Just last night we had (Emmy-award winner) Dana Carvey doing Donald Trump and it was hilarious,” Masada said.

Now, try to imagine what life will be like under a Clinton dictatorship presidency.

Yeah, fortunately comics never, ever make jokes about Republicans.

How many jobs would Hillary Clinton’s minimum wage proposal actually cost?
. . .  Bill Mcmorris at the Free Beacon digs into the question this week and finds that Hillary’s labor supporters might be very disappointed with the actual results. A couple of leading economists have long since evaluated the plan and determined that job losses resulting from a sudden jolt to the capitalist infrastructure on that level could add up to some fairly staggering numbers.
Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.) introduced the $12 wage as the Raise the Wage Act in March. An analysis conducted by economists William E. Even of Miami University and David Macpherson from Trinity University found that the bill would eliminate 770,000 jobs. Nearly 85 percent of the estimated job losses will come from those earning less than $100,000 each year.
“Presidential primary candidate Hillary Clinton has argued for a minimum wage increase as part of her policy platform to boost the middle class. But this analysis shows that those with household incomes between $35,000 and up to $100,000 would bear a large portion (43%) of the job loss from this higher minimum wage,” the analysis says.
Nearly half of the lost jobs – 40% – would come from those making less than $35K per year. (The US poverty level for a family of four is currently estimated to be around $24K.) Aren’t these exactly the “regular people being left behind in today’s economy” that Hillary is allegedly fighting for? Her plan would put hundreds of thousands of them on the unemployment line, assuming they even qualified.

During the debate, Clinton wasn’t backed into a corner to comment on this, but Sanders took the question. He was asked what level of job loss he would consider acceptable if the minimum wage jumped up.
“No public policy doesn’t have in some cases negative consequences,” Sanders said.
Well, that’s about as brutally honest as we’ve ever heard Bernie be on the campaign trail. If you’re gonna make an omelet you’re gonna have to break a few eggs, eh Bernie?
A survey was already conducted in Oakland, where the minimum wage is scheduled to be hiked up to $12.25, very close to the figure Clinton was pushing for. Out of 233 businesses polled, 28% said that they were either very likely or somewhat likely to simply close, with all of the jobs they currently support lost. That figure doesn’t take into account the number of businesses who would lay off part of their work force through consolidation or investment in automation.

Can the Democrats really act surprised at this point or attempt to blame Republican “scare tactics” on the issue? Oakland isn’t some isolated example outside the mainstream. Seattle increased the minimum wage for restaurant workers to $15 in April. By August they reported the largest job losses since the height of the great recession in 2009.
That's not necessarily a bad thing, when you recognize that part of the Democrat's strategy is to make poor people poorer, and then give them things for their vote using money they coerce from the people who didn't vote for them.

Hillary Clinton may have a Colorado woman problem

Hillary Clinton is not well-liked by Colorado women, according to apoll released Wednesday.
Quinnipiac University

The poll found the former secretary of state trailing each of the top four GOP presidential candidates (Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson and Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio) by double digits.

Even worse news for Clinton, who is making her womanhood acentral part of her campaign and won't stop reminding people of her gender, is that women in Colorado prefer nearly every top GOP candidate to her.

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