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SteelersMongol
01-07-2009, 10:00 PM
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry.

“The take here is that everyone and their mother want to be bailed out from the banks to the big three,” said Owen Moogan, spokesman for Larry Flynt. “The porn industry has been hurt by the downturn like everyone else and they are going to ask for the $5 billion. Is it the most serious thing in the world? Is it going to make the lives of Americans better if it happens? It is not for them to determine.”

Francis said in a statement that “the US government should actively support the adult industry's survival and growth, just as it feels the need to support any other industry cherished by the American people."

“We should be delivering [the request] by the end of today to our congressmen and [Secretary of the Treasury Henry] Paulson asking for this $5 billion dollar bailout,” he told CNN Wednesday.

Flynt and Francis concede the industry itself is in no financial danger — DVD sales have slipped over the past year, but Web traffic has continued to grow.

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

"With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It's time for congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America. The only way they can do this is by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly."

So far, there has been no congressional reaction to the request.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/01/07/porn-industry-seeks-federal-bailout/

:rofl: Must be really joking. :toofunny:

ShutDown24
01-07-2009, 10:02 PM
Wowwww...

That's about all I can say about that.

tony hipchest
01-07-2009, 10:08 PM
ahhhh... its sorta refreshing. capitalism at its finest.

which begs the question.... how did we get in this mess in the 1st place.

kinda ironic that its the porn peddlers who are upfront and honest about their "predicament".

good stuff! even if its not an onion piece.

Godfather
01-07-2009, 10:37 PM
"This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex."

Is he retarded? A lot of Americans can't get to work, buy groceries, or take their kids to school without a car. People go without getting laid all the time. If they can't they can just take a trip to Nevada. If they can't afford that, your right hand doesn't cost a penny.

If the industry is really hurting that bad, it's probably because you can google and get the same product for free. Boohoo, someone moved their cheese. Not my problem.

PisnNapalm
01-08-2009, 08:40 AM
http://www.forumammo.com/cpg/albums/userpics/10071/picard-no-facepalm.jpg

lilyoder6
01-08-2009, 09:09 AM
thats kind of funny.. i didn't think they would hurt that much b/c it's a world-wide thing

the_king_from_leon
01-08-2009, 09:26 AM
That is a hilarious article!

TackleMeBen
01-08-2009, 09:36 AM
guess every business needs a hand out..lol

KeiselPower99
01-08-2009, 09:49 AM
Why the hell not. Everyone needs the government to help them out!!

TackleMeBen
01-08-2009, 10:11 AM
Why the hell not. Everyone needs the government to help them out!!
when where is mine..lol:sofunny:

klick81
01-08-2009, 10:19 AM
I see this as a form of expression (much like porn, lol). Where do you draw the line? Who do you and who do you NOT bail out?

MACH1
01-08-2009, 10:57 AM
If they don't support the porn industry, millions of people could be out of work. The sales of KY, Vaseline and Kleenex would drastically fall putting people out of work. Not to mention all the adult shops that would go tits up. :chuckle:

Leftoverhard
01-08-2009, 11:32 AM
Aw, poor Joe Francis. What a douchebag. That guy is so scummy, he makes Flint look like a sweet old lady.

fansince'76
01-08-2009, 11:35 AM
Is he retarded? A lot of Americans can't get to work, buy groceries, or take their kids to school without a car. People go without getting laid all the time. If they can't they can just take a trip to Nevada. If they can't afford that, your right hand doesn't cost a penny.

Priceless. :toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

MasterOfPuppets
01-08-2009, 02:11 PM
there just simply aren't enough respectable jobs to go around...america needs porn !!! :applaudit:

El-Gonzo Jackson
01-08-2009, 04:18 PM
If they don't support the porn industry, millions of people could be out of work. The sales of KY, Vaseline and Kleenex would drastically fall putting people out of work. Not to mention all the adult shops that would go tits up. :chuckle:

:rofl:

That and TMB's line about everybody having their hand out is killin me!!

SteelCityMan786
01-08-2009, 04:37 PM
Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex.

I can do without getting laid. In fact, I'd prefer to not to do so at this age.

The top priority for me is getting my education and trying to earn my driver's license.

KeiselPower99
01-08-2009, 05:32 PM
when where is mine..lol:sofunny:

I think its in the mail when Obama takes over.

revefsreleets
01-09-2009, 08:47 AM
What can we expect? We let the banks and mortgage companies run themselves into the ground, and the message that's sent is "It's okay, the taxpayers will help you out". There's no accountability, no personla responsibility, so why shouldn't everyone stick their hand out? This is just chickens coming home to roost...

There is a school district in Cleveland that has like 1,000 students. They asked for 100 million. Why not?

There is a town of 194 that asked for 135 million. Why not?

Everybody else is doing it...

TroysBadDawg
01-10-2009, 02:02 AM
Why hasn't Steelersfever.com and Browns247.com asked for bailout money? If the porn industry can, why can't the good websites also. Especially us at Browns247, with the crappy coaches and front office we have had in the past.

TeeJay
01-10-2009, 02:30 AM
there just simply aren't enough respectable jobs to go around...america needs porn !!! :applaudit:

To paraphrase Wayne's World

If you make it, they will cum.