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Porn Industry Seeks $5 billion Federal Bailout (Ya just can't make this stuff up... )
LA DAILY NEWS ^ | January 08, 2009 | KEVIN MODESTI

Posted on 01/08/2009 9:02:19 PM PST by kellynla

LOS ANGELES — In an announcement that launched a thousand unprintable puns, adult-entertainment moguls Larry Flynt and Joe Francis said Wednesday that they are asking Washington for a $5 billion federal bailout, claiming that the porn business is suffering from the soft economy.

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Only in L.A.
1 posted on 01/08/2009 9:02:20 PM PST by kellynla
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To: kellynla
America would sink if the river of smut running through it dried up. So sad, too bad!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 01/08/2009 9:04:25 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kellynla

What aboout the Mafia? Times hafta be tough for the gumbas too.


3 posted on 01/08/2009 9:04:40 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

“The Mafia?” Their getting installed IN Washington and part of the “bailout” already.


4 posted on 01/08/2009 9:07:39 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: kellynla

Joe Francis is a idiot


5 posted on 01/08/2009 9:08:01 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: goodnesswins

Their = They’re....


6 posted on 01/08/2009 9:08:07 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: Ron Jeremy

Because someone has to....


7 posted on 01/08/2009 9:08:51 PM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: kellynla

All those skinny women who can’t seem to find enough money for food or clothing need something.


8 posted on 01/08/2009 9:10:31 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (Her couch is tougher than 0bama.)
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To: kellynla

All those skinny women who can’t seem to find enough money for food or clothing need something.


9 posted on 01/08/2009 9:10:31 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (Her couch is tougher than 0bama.)
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To: kellynla

It was amusing when I saw it posted the first 5 times.


10 posted on 01/08/2009 9:12:32 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: kellynla

A correct headline would be “Two guys so sleazy they make the porn industry look bad seek free media attention”.


11 posted on 01/08/2009 9:12:43 PM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: kellynla

“Why shouldn’t it hand some to an industry the nation could not live without?”

Uh...


12 posted on 01/08/2009 9:12:48 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Lurker

Bush fault


13 posted on 01/08/2009 9:18:06 PM PST by Radl (rtr)
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To: kellynla
What the heck...this fits perfectly in with the mattress industry bailout.
14 posted on 01/08/2009 9:19:21 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Eric Blair 2084

you got a problem with my thread, newbie...


15 posted on 01/08/2009 9:20:23 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
...claiming that the porn business is suffering from the soft economy.

Viagra should stiffen that soft economy up.

16 posted on 01/08/2009 9:23:21 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: kellynla

Related? You decide:

ISPA Leads Coalition to Stimulate Mattress Sales (Bed Bailout?)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2160723/posts


17 posted on 01/08/2009 9:25:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL


18 posted on 01/08/2009 9:28:21 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: goldstategop

porn should be booming right now. Depressed out of work executives whos trophy wives have left them should be buying all they can afford.


19 posted on 01/08/2009 9:36:19 PM PST by utherdoul
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To: kellynla

The porn industry’s problems these days come from the so-called “democratization of porn.” The big porn producers are being replaced by small producers of porn operating out of their homes. Rather than an industry made up of a handful of studios in the San Fernando Valley, porn is being produced by literally thousands of “mom and pop” operations.


20 posted on 01/08/2009 9:40:11 PM PST by Citizen Blade ("A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy" -Benjamin Disraeli)
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To: kellynla
This was predicted last week on a thread here on Freepers. Pleeeease dont ask ME to find it. It was a joke ,but Freepers always on the cutting edge.
21 posted on 01/08/2009 9:50:08 PM PST by easternsky
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To: kellynla

I just can’t resist this:

* the “soft economy”. Give them some of the Afghan Viagra.
That should lead to a stiff economy.

* sending a letter to Rep. Barney Frank about the sex industry is like letting him have a house of ill repute in his basement. Oh sorry, he did.

* Presley has been “forced to cut her overhead.” I thought that was Lorraina Bobbit’s job. OUCH!

* Porno video companies are “tightening their belts.” Didn’t know they wore belts, or clothes for that matter.

* Re “People are spending less money, period.” Sorry that Elliot Spitzer is not available to give the economy a boost.

* Larry Flynt needs more than a bailout. More like a ballout. What a piece of crap.

“Put Viagra in the Mississippi River, ma, the South shall rise again.”


22 posted on 01/08/2009 10:26:13 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Citizen Blade

I agree with your post. I believe it was a sidebar ad at Newsmax that stated “how YouPorn killed the porn business” I hadn’t ever heard of that before and after a click, sho’nuff... mom and pop (and lots of others for that matter) are in front of their cameras and posting it on the internet for free.


23 posted on 01/08/2009 11:23:04 PM PST by Finatic ("you see kids were so much wiser after the wars")
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To: Finatic
LOL - so in other words, exhibitionists + the internet (thank you, Algore) killed the porn biz.

A bailout will not revive it as long as there are exhibitionists in this world.

Probably a good time for people like Larry Flynt and Joe Francis to just retire and fade away...

24 posted on 01/08/2009 11:27:20 PM PST by Allegra
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To: kellynla

Ron Jeremy: “I just can’t make it since my business fell off.”


25 posted on 01/08/2009 11:51:50 PM PST by Erasmus (Yes, English is my first language. I'm hoping to do better on my second.)
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To: kellynla
Ron Jeremy in The Big Threesome [Mark Steyn]

They said he was too big to fail, until the day he too needed a stimulus. It's come to this:

Porn Industry Seeks Federal Bailout

WASHINGTON (CNN)Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: 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.

Why not? And presumably Congress will impose improved emissions standards.

26 posted on 01/09/2009 2:06:33 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: All

"I'm Bambi. Bail me."

27 posted on 01/09/2009 3:23:13 AM PST by Liz (The right to be left alone is the beginning of freedom. USSC Justice William O. Douglas)
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To: Citizen Blade
With technology and equipment so available and simple to use plus the surplus of production types, mom & pop porn operations would be a snap to start. The big thing is finding talent that people want to see.
28 posted on 01/09/2009 4:13:18 AM PST by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair! Star Wreck In The Pirkinning......)
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To: kellynla
More evidence of a flaccid economy....Sales ae drooping as previously stiff demand has gone limp like a cold, wet noodle.
29 posted on 01/09/2009 4:18:58 AM PST by .cnI redruM (Change is not always good, and Hope is not a plan.)
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To: kellynla

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=porn%20bailout


30 posted on 01/09/2009 4:40:09 AM PST by TomServo
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To: Allegra
LOL - so in other words, exhibitionists + the internet (thank you, Algore) killed the porn biz.

Yup. It's a changing business model. A porn studio making relatively high-budget movies and hiring fairly expensive porn actresses has a tough time competing with an attractive woman with a website who makes short porn movies out of her home. For maybe $30/month, people can sign up for a "package" of porn websites giving them access to literally thousands of short porn videos. That seems like a better deal than spending $30 for one porn DVD produced by Vivid Video or Hustler.

Anyway, you don't even need to pay the $30/month. There are a number of websites where porn videos are posted for free (including amateur, semi-pro and professional porn)

31 posted on 01/09/2009 8:09:37 AM PST by Citizen Blade ("A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy" -Benjamin Disraeli)
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