Friday, January 09, 2009

Government bail out

Okay, I think this government bail out trend is getting kind of ridiculous.

First it was the banks, then the big 3 American auto makers, etc. Towns, cities, and even entire states appear to be on the verge of bankruptcy and are asking for help from the federal government. But have you heard the latest industry to request a bail out from the government?

The PORN industry!!!
Yes, its true! According to this CNN article, the porn industry is requesting a $5 billion bail out. Picture me rolling my eyes and shaking my head.

Now, I like porn as much as the next 'mo, but this request is just taking advantage, and is clearly just for publicity. According to the article, "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."

In other words, they're just greedy and feel like grabbing some while the pocket book is open.
The article continues "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."

Oh really? Americans can do without cars, but they cannot do without sex?

That's just assinine. While it may be fun to 'ride' your partner all night long, that kind of 'ride' ain't gonna get you to work or the grocery store!

I am truly sympathetic to the bailouts for the banking and American automakers. If these 2 integral industries were allowed to implode right now America would quickly sink into a horrible depression that might take decades from which to recover. But government bailouts need to go to truly needy industries (NOT the porn industry), and need to come with strings attached so the funds will keep workers employed.

Crush du Jour: Bruno Moreas

7 comments:

cb said...

Hopefully Bruno won't be negatively impacted by the downturn in porn. Mmmmm, his ass is too tasty to be out of work

David Dust said...

Since I don't drive, the Porn Industry is MUCH more important than General Motors to me...

XOXOXOXOXO

A Lewis said...

I broke rank with many of my fellow bretheren and sisteren and thought the entire bailout was fairly silly to begin with.

the hobbit said...

A Lewis - The bailout is riDONKulous. When the federal gov't gets involved in business, it's not capitalism anymore,

Mark - The porn bailout is a joke. Of course, they'll take the money!

Kaio said...

What?
I will ask a bail out as well because due the credit crunsh in UK I have less clients now!
Where is the application form, please?
kisses from a frozen London
Kaio

Joy said...

I heard about it and thought it provided material for all kinds of jokes.

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