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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

A Bailout for the USA Sex Industry...whooa...

Has the world gone mad with all these bailouts? Or is it just America? There was a time when if you wanted something you had to work hard to get it but since the Credit Crunch and the downturn in the world economy everybody seems to be turning up to Washington with their own begging bowls.

The latest is Hustler publisher, Larry Flynt, the character played by Woody Harrelson in the movie The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Girls Gone Wild CEO, Joe Francis who both said on Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry. They are asking for $5 billion because as he says, '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.'

Will they get it? Will congress think this is a serious request or a quick way to get free publicity, something both men are past masters at. "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." He may have a point here, but are people really going to be happy that their tax dollars are being spent on producing porn movies and pin up spreads of semi-clad, eighteen year old wannabes? Somehow I doubt it!


cos67 aka costick67 aka cosine67 said...

I've always thought that Flint has a great sense of humour, for a scumbag. I hope it's a joke, but it seems like many erstwhile capitalists know how to put out their begging bowl. It's called corporate socialism. The rest of us are living with raw capitalism.
Over here in L, beggers are getting picky. My customary 20 pence were rejected by one proud female panhandler. I was going to tell her to save her money for a rainy day, but she's an alky anyway.

cos67 aka costick67 aka cosine67 said...

Alternet has a story of how Nevada is going to ride out the crisis, because of its brothels are legal and pay taxes, and I suppose, have a positive balance of payments with other states and countries.
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