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Porn Kings to D.C. - Help Us Through Hard Times

1/7/2009 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Francis and Larry FlyntJoe Francis and Larry Flynt claim the economy has made America's sexual appetite go limp, so they're going to the one place where sex is always rampant -- Congress.

Flynt (the "Hustler" guy) and Francis (the "Girls Gone Wild" dude) are asking the government for a $5 billion bailout, claiming the adult entertainment industry has taken a huge shot to the face because of the downturn -- citing the fact that XXX DVD sales are down 22% from a year ago.

"With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind," Flynt says. "It's time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America."

Francis sees his industry like the big three automakers, only BIGGER: "Congress seems willing to help shore up our nation's most important businesses; we feel we deserve the same consideration."

Francis says he's going to D.C. to personally make the pitch. Sounds like someone has a bone to pick.

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31.

Mark    

Joe Francis should be in JAIL!! The nerve to ask Congress for a bailout. Stop filming underage girls, manage your money better. But anyway...HE should be in jail for being a sleezebag. I like porn as much as any other male. But Francis is a douchebag.

2079 days ago
32.

Q    

I want a bailout.

2079 days ago
33.

maria    

Banks, car makers, oil companies all have buddies in the congress, hence massive bailouts that the rest of us will be paying off for the rest of our lives. Sure, why not pornographers too. And then drug dealers. I have lost my job, but I still have $30 left in my bank account -- who shall I mail it to?

2079 days ago
34.

T-Fed    

nasty

2079 days ago
35.

ktwo    

This is hysterical...A bunch of people are getting involved in a political debate on TMZ.com? Seriously?!
C'mon folks, this is entertainment!

2079 days ago
36.

Safprods    

this makes about as much sense as bailing out the other industries.

2079 days ago
37.

Curios    

I guess since we are all going to get it in the butt - someone should at least get paid!

2079 days ago
38.

susan    

That was great Maria!!!!!

2079 days ago
39.

Noreene    

I'm a 51 year old African American female, singer/musician/entertainer/dancer/recording engineer/videographer/editor in Louisiana, run 2 miles in 16 minutes, have an audio/video business helping many people about the Apple Macintosh computer and all the things you can do, like getting your life together in preserving your memories, making a living to continue to live a happy, healthy, high quality life. I just like to have a building to continue to let many learn about the Apple Macintosh computer, and all the other tools I've researched, purchased, learned to operate and make a living, something many of you are doing, just being on this blog! I don't need a bailout. I need money to continue to purchase/upgrade tools to a MacBook Pro, Canon Cameras, Dalite, Mackie, Digidesign, just to name a few. Having many, many great tools from many of the greatest companies from around the globe, allowed me to be simple, grateful, more loving to myself and many, many others to be able to share good knowledge, for mankind to live on earth to enjoy to the fullest. I'm amazed after being more than half-of-a-century, that people are aking the government for a bailout. They should be paying taxes and giving to the less fortunate. If they need a bailout, then they messed their monies up on the wrong ideas. I'm glad I didn't splurge my monies that came across my hands for the wrong things in life. I just lost a house, but that's another story, and maybe losing my 935 sq. ft. house which still needs rebuilding, I'm happy I have tools to be able to get me employment somewhere else in the world. Afterall, many of the tools came from all over the world. Ask the government to look at what you really can do to be able to share with mankind so you won't waste your time and monies. I'm glad I owe the government, and when the government gets to see things realistically and honestly, they'll be looking for me to teach them a few things! I'm glad the skills I learned as a female, since way back when when I was only six when President Kennedy got shot, my sex life hasn't decresed, been lack of, and is still going strong. Since I was never able to reach any of these men for business, I guess having my own audio/video tools, having lots of experience since way back when, and still got it going on in the real right places, looks, abilities, strength, knowledge, I can make my own sex videos, and even have original music I can create all of my own, with the multi-instrumental talents I learned since way back when! Check me out on You Tube under Noreene Bostick, singing At Last at the House of Blues with The Moonlighters band, down in New Orleans, March, 2008. Enjoy!

2079 days ago
40.

Anita    

Why not.
Providing sexual stimulation and relief is a valuable service to our counry, especially in times of trouble.
America deserves a happy end.

2079 days ago
41.

Xanadu    

GREAT STORY - TMZ - this is the kind of stuff we come to this site for - NOT political news or continuous ongoing, over the top coverage of another horrible death of a celebrity's child, sibling, parent or stalker. THIS IS GREAT STUFF!!! This article is so hilarious, with all the shots to the face & other such TMZ worthy comments!! Much better than the CRAP about Beyonces hair color, Obamas daughters private school menu or the minute by minute blow of poor Jett Travoltas autopsy.

THANK THE TMZ STAFFER WHO COVERED THIS - THIS IS WHAT MAKES TMZ WHAT IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!

2079 days ago
42.

diana    

the untreated syphilis has gone to their brains and rotted out any common sense they have left.

2079 days ago
43.

Lady Jasmine    

Doesn't the one guy own an island!! Why don't you sell that if your hurting for money!!

2079 days ago
44.

msfanni    

Your kidding me right. What a bunch of Aholes. Screw Larry FLint and stick Joe back in jail. He needs his pie hole filled up.

2079 days ago
45.

GNRKEVA    

People need to quit being so naive. I betcha all of Congress plus Dumbya uses porn! Porn is a major economic contributor, just like everything else!

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