Everyone wants a piece of the bailout pie. The financial institutions, the auto industry, people who over extended themselves in the housing market and those who allowed it to happen. People like us are at the very bottom the barrel because we live within our means and carry no debt. One has a right to be bitter.
A couple of men, however, are looking out for everyman's interest. Larry Flynt of Hustler fame and Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild have requested $5 billion to bailout the "adult entertainment industry"! The reasoning is that Congress needs to support their enterprise just as it does any other industry "cherished" by the American people. Don't you love it?
These men tell us people are depressed and having to take to bath tubs far too often for release. "It's time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America!" Yeah. What will guys like Eliot Spitzer and John Edwards do?
As I was searching for confirmation of this information another headline caught my eye. Aha! All is not as altruistic is it may appear! It seems Flynt is suing two of his nephews for selling their own line of films that are "inferior products" and knockoffs.
Heaven for fend, one would not like the family name dragged through the mud! The lawsuit to maintain Flynt quality will cost big bucks, but $5 billion worth?
One article on this subject ended with the statement, "Most lawmakers have called the request for bailout money a publicity stunt."
Do you think?