Thursday, 8 January 2009

US$5b for Breast Transplants

With the entire economy of America lined up in Washington to get handed free money from the Feds, few stories can be as downright bizarre as this: the US porn industry is seeking a US$5 billion bailout.

Larry Flynt, a spokesman for the industry, said

"The porn industry has been hurt by the downturn like everyone else and they are going to ask for the $5 billion. Is it the most serious thing in the world? Is it going to make the lives of Americans better if it happens? It is not for them to determine."

Actually Larry, no American should be forced to pay for breast implants and AO videos. He went on to say:

"It's time for congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America. The only way they can do this is by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly."

Umm, why, to both? Last time I checked, only a bed was required!

If all these bailouts are not showing Americans that their economy has been wrecked by the popular fiscal policy and quiet Keynesianism of the past half-century, I don't know what will.


MottaiYank said...

This might shed some light on the comments of Mr. Flynt:

While not a fan of Mr. Flynt or his magazine, I do appreciate his attempt to emphasize the truly ridiculous bailout legislation by our looter government.

I am saddened that so many are taking this seriously. It is a grim statement on our state of affairs that the public reacts to these statements with an attitude of justification and entitlement, missing the point completely: If one industry or business is deserving of government subsidy, then they all are; which is absurd.

Mr. Flynt may not be terribly eloquent, or be an avid student of objectivist philosophy, but I think what he is stating very publicly in his own way is simply: "Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong."

Elijah Lineberry said...

Last time I checked, only a bed was required!

Not even that if you want to get adventurous and...ummmmm...*blushes*...(nevermind)...