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patriot45
01-08-2009, 10:27 AM
Hahahaha (http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/economy/adult-entertainment-industry-wants-bailout/)

Can't leave any one out of bail outs!



With the financial industry, auto makers and more getting assistance from the federal government to stay afloat during the recession, the adult industry decided it would try to get something as well.

Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis and “Hustler” magazine publisher Larry Flynt have said they will petition Congress for financial aid along the lines of what the Big Three auto makers are getting.

Francis said that he and Flynt are asking for $5 billion, and that they have sent letters to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Congress and their local Congressman, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) with the proposal. Rep. Waxman's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

With the $5 billion, they would "invest in building new means of distribution, and shoring up our distribution right now to prevent further erosion from factors like Youporn and other Internet content that has seriously affected our business over the past few years," Francis said in an interview with FOX Business. "We will use the money wisely, and we will create more jobs."

Francis said that if invited, he and Flynt would drive across the country in a hybrid vehicle to present their plans to Congress.

The press release noted that DVD sales and rentals for the adult industry have decreased by 22% in the past year, partially because people are turning more and more to the Internet for adult content.

"People are too depressed to be sexually active," Flynt said in the press release. "This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex."

Francis said he and Flynt would also be willing to discuss the possibility of the government buying equity stakes in their companies, as was done with financial firms.

"If the government would like to be a partner with Mr. Flynt and I, we’re certainly amenable to it," he said.

Flynt's representative said he was unavailable to comment for this article beyond the press release.

biccat
01-08-2009, 02:01 PM
It takes a very special kind of idiot to equate sexual activity with sales of porographic materials.

Goldwater
01-08-2009, 02:40 PM
It takes a very special kind of idiot to equate sexual activity with sales of porographic materials.

Surely theres enough porn already to see people through these hard times?

Odysseus
01-08-2009, 04:55 PM
Surely theres enough porn already to see people through these hard times?
It's to ensure that the times stay hard. And don't call him "Shirley." :D


It takes a very special kind of idiot to equate sexual activity with sales of porographic materials.
Not if it's solo activity.

Besides, the government has more experience with screwing the taxpayer than any pornstar could ever dream of. It's actually a good match for oversight. :D

Speedy
01-08-2009, 06:04 PM
Girls Gone Wild must survive at all costs!

Goldwater
01-08-2009, 06:55 PM
It's to ensure that the times stay hard. And don't call him "Shirley." :D

Hey! My joke didn't need a spotlight! :D

BSR
01-08-2009, 09:18 PM
I hope the porn industry doesn't get screwed out of a money shot.

AmPat
01-08-2009, 09:19 PM
Surely theres enough porn already to see people through these hard times?

GROAN,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:D
On a serious note, I'm awaiting my bailout. Without it, I may not be able to buy my next property.:cool:

PoliCon
01-08-2009, 10:09 PM
I hope they get to capital hill and that there are hearings and that the press covers them - and I hope that people finally wake up and tell their congressmen to STOP TAKING MY MONEY AND GIVING IT TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO DID NOT EARN IT!!!!!

noonwitch
01-09-2009, 09:41 AM
I hope they get to capital hill and that there are hearings and that the press covers them - and I hope that people finally wake up and tell their congressmen to STOP TAKING MY MONEY AND GIVING IT TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO DID NOT EARN IT!!!!!


The hearings would be very amusing to watch, unlike most congressional activities. Larry Flynt always does bizarre things at public hearings.

Odysseus
01-09-2009, 11:48 AM
I hope they get to capital hill and that there are hearings and that the press covers them - and I hope that people finally wake up and tell their congressmen to STOP TAKING MY MONEY AND GIVING IT TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO DID NOT EARN IT!!!!!
Hey! Pornstars earn their money! The chafing alone is mindboggling. Five billion dollars would buy a lot of lubricant.

The hearings would be very amusing to watch, unlike most congressional activities. Larry Flynt always does bizarre things at public hearings.
More bizarre than asking for a bailout from congress?

Seriously, I'm hoping that this request gets more attention and highlights the absurdity of all of these bailouts. The bailouts reward failure and punish success. The most obvious example is the auto bailout. Ford restructured and is working towards a longterm fix, so they didn't ask for any money. The cash given to GM and Chrysler will allow them to offer 0% financing on 60-month loans, something Ford didn't want or need to do. So, two companies that were in trouble due to mismanagement (both their own and congress') and which failed to respond to it effectively are now being given an advantage over a company that did its job.

marinejcksn
01-09-2009, 12:09 PM
Government has to step in and help. These poor Porn girls are just trying to make ends meet. :p

Thanks, I'll be here all week. Try the veal. :D

Odysseus
01-09-2009, 06:39 PM
Government has to step in and help. These poor Porn girls are just trying to make ends meet. :p

Thanks, I'll be here all week. Try the veal. :D

Uh, that's not veal. It's on the prop tray. :eek:

PoliCon
01-09-2009, 11:25 PM
Hey! Pornstars earn their money! The chafing alone is mindboggling. Five billion dollars would buy a lot of lubricant. Sure - they earn their OWN money - not mine.

submarinepainter
01-10-2009, 07:26 AM
wow the porn industry WANTS A REACH AROUND !!!!

PoliCon
01-10-2009, 09:43 AM
wow the porn industry WANTS A REACH AROUND !!!! And they deserve one!