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Old 01-07-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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Talking US Porn industry seeks federal bailout

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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...deral-bailout/
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: US Porn industry seeks federal bailout

Wowwww...

That's about all I can say about that.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: US Porn industry seeks federal bailout

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.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:37 PM   #4
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"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.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:40 AM   #5
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Default Re: US Porn industry seeks federal bailout

thats kind of funny.. i didn't think they would hurt that much b/c it's a world-wide thing
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That is a hilarious article!
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guess every business needs a hand out..lol
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Why the hell not. Everyone needs the government to help them out!!
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Why the hell not. Everyone needs the government to help them out!!
when where is mine..lol
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