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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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91.

jpm    

Congress decided to do one better for the pornography industry and the American people – take porn out of the bedroom and place it into the daily life of America in order to make people’s lives more enjoyable and relaxed.

http://www.weeklyworldnews.com/politics/porn-bailout-solution/

2078 days ago
92.

zodiacbee    

My thoughts on the matter:

* So they've gone down by 20%! The auto industry is down 30%+. I don't think 20% is too much for them to eat!
* They go in the hole all the time and manage to come out!
* Just like Detroit, they didn't provide much financial details when they came.
* Their margins are huge. Even with sales down, the difference between income and expense is an enormous spread.
* Of course, they could take their business overseas and just pull out.
* If they can't pay their actors would it result it mass lay offs?
* Hard times for porn stars? Is that a bad thing?
* Wouldn't you love to be the recruiter to try to peddle those resumes?
* Wouldn't you love to hold job interviews with these applicants? Freebies?
* I don't think they should lay their problems on the taxpayers!
* However, it is one industry where you would really get some bang for your buck!

2078 days ago
93.

Chris    

As I hold back the puke that's fighting it's way up, let me just say that I sincerely doubt the porn industry is nearing financial disaster and in fact is just trying to hop on the gravy train. PLEASE, American's are to distressed for sex? Are they kidding? If anything, we have no money to go out and are probably shacking up more than ever! lol Seriously though, that money better fall into our shallow pockets before it makes it's way into their six feet deep levi's. (especially the idiot Girls Gone Wild mama's boy)

2078 days ago
94.

Bethany Sweet    

OF COURSE porn DVD sales are down! Everyone watches porn on their computer now. The porn industry knows this, and has known this for some time. It started a couple years ago with the switch to Hi-Def or BluRay. These are clever marketers. I am sure they will figure it out on their own.

2078 days ago
95.

david    

if they get a bail out...

i better get a billion account from the US government the next day.

2078 days ago
96.

shelby bear    

I worked at Flynt's Beverly Hills office for 13 years, and know people that still work for him - while he charges his OWN employees to park in the building that HE OWNS probably now $100+ per month, he has no problem blowing up to $1 million a night or more playing poker, and I'm POSITIVE that he travelled in his OWN jet to see congress. The REAL reason the porn industry is hurting is because of the site YouPorn, which lets you download videos for free, NOT BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMY! Get your facts and priorities straight, Larry, and maybe you'll start to see a profit again, and that includes getting your b*tch of the world wife, Lori, to stop trying to run the company, aren't you tired of all the "wrongful termination" lawsuits caused by her??? Bottom line is, Mr. Flynt isn't hurting ONE LITTLE BIT from the economic turndown, only because of his horrible overindulgences and selfishness!!!

2078 days ago
97.

Holly    

I about fell off the treadmill when I saw this on the news. I was laughing hysterically. Ok if they get the bailout then my butt is going to the steps of Washington and asking for some Bailout. Heck, I'll only ask for 1 billion. Since that must be chump change for the government these days. This must be a media ploy since they haven't yet gone to ask for the money. Look at both of them, their sex appetites must be down because no one else wants them, I don't know about you but mine hasn't decreased, heck it don't even cost me anything, just ask your significant other and I'm sure they wouldn't mind. LOL! Really all this bailout is BS anyway. We the American people need to all come together and tell the government to give us our money back. We are taxed to death. If we had more money in our pockets we could spend more money or save in my case.

2078 days ago
98.

Chief    

What the hell, Give em the money! Its well spent.

2078 days ago
99.

habber    

"has taken a huge shot in the face" I thought that was a good thing in the porn industry!

2078 days ago
100.

Fresh G14    

personally i dont like 'bail out porn' i like to see him bust in her.

2078 days ago
101.

P.A.    

THOSE PEOPLE GOING DOWN THE DRAIN AND ARE HAVING A HARD TIME FINANCIALLY LIKE HELL?!! IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT A FIELD OF PSYCHIATRY and psychology PAYS FOR THE CRAP THAT THEY HAVE CREATED!! PORN IS A VICIOUS TRAP TO MURDERING A VERY ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP! THEY MAKE IT SEEM AND FEEL "AH! OMG!! OH THIS FEELS SO GOOD! OH YEAH! DO ME SO HARD!!" With that being said we might as well say, "DO ME SO HARD SO I CAN'T HAVE A HAPPY LOVING RELATIONSHIP! CONVINCE ME HOW GREAT IT IS TO BE A PERVERT MR. PSYCHIATRIST WHO IS REALLY DOCTOR PSYCHENUT! AND MAKE MY LIFE SO MISERABLE SO YOU CAN LIE TO ME AND SO MANY MORE PEOPLE ABOUT HOW GREAT A SEX LIFE IS!! ONLY TO CONVINCE US TO TAKE SOME PILL AND GET SOME SHOCK THERAPY MAKING YOU MORE AND MORE WEALTHIER! SO YOU CAN GO ON LYING TO PEOPLE ABOUT HOW GREAT A "SEX LIFE" IS! ONLY TO FINANCIALLY, SPIRITUALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND MENTALLY RAPE SO MANY INNOCIENT PEOPLE!!! WHILE YOU GET AWAY WITH YOU CRAZY ADVERTISEMENTS THAT YOU CLAIM IS A WAY TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH! YET YOU EXCUSE THAT WE ARE LIVING IN THE "POPPING THE PILL AGE" WHEN YOU ARE THE ONE'S WHO CREATED THE PROBLEM AND HAVE NOT DONE A THING ABOUT IT? SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO say it is "adult entertainment" then ask yourselves this? Do you want to be entertained with the shock of a loss of a very beautiful or great girl or guy, that you were once MADLY inlove with, to see she/he somehow finds that you are into that crap? Then leave you with CRAP that you once thought was true! PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED DRASTICALLY ON ROMANCE! BECAUSE OF THIS!!

If porn is entertainment? then it is also entertainment to have one's heart SERIOUSLY BROKEN!! It's a GREAT SHOW and a laugh to see that happen?! Only to end up on drugs and getting your brain zapped, because some "Doctor" who knows all there is to the human conditions and problems of society, THAT HAS NOT DONE A SINGLE THING ABOUT THE CONDITIONS AND SUFFERRINGS OF THE HUMAN MIND AND HAS NOT REALLY DONE ANYTHING TO REALLY HANDLE THE HORRIFFIC CONDITIONS OF SOCIETY AND WHO SITS ON HIS/HER ASS PRESUMING THAT THEY HAVE A "DEGREE" TO "HELP" PRESUMING THAT THEY WERE, HELPING, WHEN THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING MORE THAN CREATED A SITUATION WERE BOTH MEN AND WOMEN DEEP DOWN FIND THEMSELVES IN SHAME OF WHAT THEY HAVE DONE BECAUSE OF THE SICK IDEAS THAT THEY ACCEPTED FROM THE PSYCHOLOGIST AND PSYCHIATRIST, THAT "SEX IMPROVES MENTAL HEALTH!" Ladies and Gentilemen, if that is really the case! then we are all better off living a life of perversion and bring SO MUCH SHAME and EMBARASSMENT to OURSELVES and OUR LOVED ONES!! with NO ONE THERE TO BE WITH TO BE HAPPY ABOUT IN LIFE!!! WE'RE BETTER OFF DIVORCING THE PERFECT ONE WHO IS MADLY INLOVE WITH US, MARRIED OR NOT LEAVING THEM AND OURSELVES MASSIVELY HEARTBROKEN IF WE WERE TO DECIDE THAT PORN IS THE GREATEST ADULT ENTERTAINMENT IN THE WORLD! YET SOME FIND THEMSELVES TALKING ABOUT THEIR "SEX LIFE" ONLY TO FIND OURSELVES DRAMATIZING PERVERSION AND BRAGGING HOW GREAT THEY ARE AT SETTING THEMSELVES UP FOR A MASSIVE LOSS LATER ON THAT THEY WON'T KNOW THEY WILL PULL IN DOWN THE LINE WITH THE ONE THAT THEY MADLY FALL FOR IN A RELATIONSHIP!! YET A "SEX LIFE" IS SUPPOSSED TO INCREASE MENTAL HEALTH!? WHEN IT PRACTICALLY SHOWS HOW WONDERFUL IT IS TO BE A LONELY PERVERT IN THE END DRAMATIZING NOTHING BUT THAT AND TO MASSIVELY CRY WITH NOT A SINGLE SOUL TO TURN TO FOR COMFORT TO SORT THINGS OUT SO WE CAN HAVE A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE AND ROMANCE!!

THE PSYCHOLOGISTS AND PSYCHIATRISTS! OR SHOULD I SAY TO BOTH MIND BENDING BRAIN ROTTING PSYCHENUTS! YOU GUYS ARE NOTHING MORE THAN FAKES! AND YOU HAVE TO TAKE RESPONDSIBILITY FOR WHAT YOU HAVE CREATED IN MAKING ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED YOU MISERABLE! IT IS SICK!
IF ANYONE NEEDS TOILET PAPER OR TAMPONS GO GET THE DEGREES IN THE OFFICES OF THE PSYCHIATRISTS AND PSYCHOLOGIST!


I REST MY CASE!

2078 days ago
102.

Beth    

I saw Flint on the news last night about this and he basically said that he is not expecting anything from Congress and they are doing this just to jump on the bandwagon with all of those other people who are asking for bailouts!

Instead of giving billions of dollars to business owners, why doesn't the Government give that money to us hardworking Americans? We are the ones suffering, not those millionaires who have no problem spending millions of dollars on diamond rings, clothing, and cars!

2077 days ago
103.

Luckynkl    

Helps WHO through hard times? Why would the objectification, degradation and rape of other human beings make you feel better and help you through hard times? Because it's not you and you can feel lucky and all better about yourself about that? So what's next? Does racism and slavery help you white boys through hard times too? Homophobia? Antisemitism? All these things seem to help you white boys through hard times. Apparently what helps you white boys through hard times is giving others an even harder time and comes at their expense.

As to Larry Flynt, who shot him? And why did they miss?

2077 days ago
104.

chuck    

I personally oppose any and all bailouts. Past and future. However, if Wall Street and the auto industry are entitled. Why not the pornographic industry. I applaud these two gentleman for having the balls to ask and also kudos to Mr. Flynt for standing up to these flim flam artists then and now.

2077 days ago
105.

jack vegas    

Like it or not the adult industry makes over 13 billion dollars a year that is taxed by the government. It made more money then hollywood last year and all four sports combined. That being said ,many americans support the industry and there for should support a bailout. Also worth noting, unemployment rate is at 7.2 %. And unlike most americans we are not entilteled to unemployment . We have no job security or unions or politicians trying to help us from losing our homes and going under. As allways , we just have larry flint trying to protect our country from its government.

2077 days ago
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