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Thursday, January 08, 2009

this is a joke right?

Sadly, it looks like it isn't- the US porn industry is asking for a 5 billion dollar bailout.


On an Jan 7th article from CNN, Larry Flint, publisher of Hustler Magazine (no I am not putting a link to that in here) is quoted as saying--->
"People are too depressed to be sexually active...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."

Wow, as Americans we are looking for Congress to set our moral compasses and our sexual ones as well. "For the love!" as I've heard round these parts (thanks to JB).

It gets even more absurd when both Flynt and the CEO of Girls Gone Wild, Joe Francis, admit that web traffic has continued to grow and that the industry is in no financial danger!

*Insert hours and hours worth of conversational writing of all the reasons why this is completely ridiculous*

I wonder if I should write my KY congressman to ask for a student loan bailout for me and some friends?

from wilmore, with Love.


jason said...

Love the shout-out - thanks for the love...get it?

I heard this as well. Larry Flynt has always been one to try and piggy back on publicity - no such thing as bad publicity right?

This is ridiculous - but I certainly wouldn't be opposed to writing for a student loan bailout, or a church bailout - people need church now more than ever, yeah?

Maybe people need the redefinition of values that the church provides now more than ever.

p.s. i hate typing in the word verification because I can never read it...

KellyLawson22 said...

I have no words.

Jesus save us. Please.

Jerolyn Bogear said...

I just spent three days at training for anti-trafficking of humans -- mostly in the sex industry. Believe me, it has not declined.