Friday, January 09, 2009
Hand out if you want bailed out
Now that the government has opened its coffers so the rich and powerful can dig deep and spend, spend, spend, they have given the rest of the country's industries the idea that Uncle Sam is easy.
Tattle: Larry Flynt & Joe Francis want U.S. bailout in these 'hard times'
By Howard Gensler
Philadelphia Daily News
Daily News Tattle Columnist
IF BANKS CAN get a bailout and mortgage companies can get a bailout and auto manufacturers can get a bailout, why not companies that provide adult entertainment?
That's what Joe Francis ("Girls Gone Wild") and Larry Flynt ("Hustler") want to know.
With stones as big as the fake boobs in attendance at the Adult Video News Adult Expo, in Las Vegas, this week, Francis and Flynt are petitioning the new Congress to provide a financial bailout for the adult-entertainment industry.
They're seeking $5 billion in federal assistance, "just to see us through hard times," Francis said.
Hard times, get it?
"Congress seems willing to help shore up our nation's most important businesses, we feel we deserve the same consideration. In difficult economic times, Americans turn to entertainment for relief. More and more, the kind of entertainment they turn to is adult entertainment."
Flynt said that the recession has acted like a national cold shower. "People are too depressed to be sexually active," he said. "This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex.
"It's time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America," he added. "The only way they can do this is by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly."
"The popularity of adult entertainment in America has grown steadily for the past half century," Francis said. "Its emergence into the mainstream of popular culture suggests that the U.S. 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."
See for yourself.
That is all. Disperse.