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Porn industry bailout?

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Good morning, Netizens...


Oh, poor Larry Flynt...


Another less-savory industry is asking for federal assistance as the global recession continues to wax up its skis for the downward slope. 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.


I had to stop and think about this for awhile. I was completely flabbergasted by the mere thought that our government, that sweet-smelling government we know and love, would stoop to allocating billions for an industry that is nearly as repugnant and icky as government itself. In fact, come to think of it, if you took the porn industry tax income out of government, how much government would we have left?


That begs another question: why do they need a multi-billion dollar bailout? Pornographic DVD sales are down, although both proponents of the porn bailout admit readily that web sales of porn are through the roof. But the proponents of the porn bailout state emphatically our nation is 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."


Now if you had a choice between a brand-new car or a like-valued supply of pornographic DVD's, which would you pick?


Dave




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