Condom Bill Passes Arts and Entertainment Committee; Why Is Anybody Surprised?

Let’s jump on the big porn news of the day.

AB 1576, the statewide condom mandate bill has officially passed the Assembly Arts and Entertainment Committee.

From XBIZ:

“Assembly Bill 1576, which would mandate condom use in all porn productions shot in California, passed the Assembly Arts & Entertainment Committee this morning 4-1.”

“Assembly members Ian Calderon, Marie Waldron, Richard Brown and Jimmy Gomez voted in support of the bill, which needed four votes to pass the committee. Assembly member Scott Wilk voted against the bill and Cheryl Brown abstained.”

“The bill’s hearing incited heated passion from contributors from both sides and committee moderators had to ask the crowd several times to quiet down. Today’s debate focused heavily on the economic impact of the bill on California, and whether or not a condom mandate will force the adult industry — and its revenue — into other states.”  

““You have been told a lot by this bill’s opposition to make you question your previous decision to support your workers,” said Isadore Hall, the bill’s sponsor. “They question the constitutionality of the law and they claim the industry will leave California.””

“Hall called the idea that the industry would flee to Nevada “malarkey” and posited that adult filming is illegal in all states (including Nevada), except California and New Hampshire.
Adult industry attorney Mark Randazza…”

Great. No wonder the industry lost.

From all the lawyers, from Paul Cambria on down, you guys picked Marc Randazza, the guy who does business with a pedophile to speak at a committee hearing? Good job, everybody.

You do realize that Isadore Hall and everybody on the other side sat there and said, “Who’s coming to the committee hearing?” Then they named the people who were attending and Isadore Hall, who reads all the adult blogs said, “Oh, this Randazza guy promotes pedophilia. Slam dunk.”

Why our industry would let Marc Randazza near this hearing is beyond me. But that’s our industry. They don’t know how to fight back. They don’t know how to put up a fight. So in turn, we let a bunch of cuckoo birds speak for us.

Good job, dummies.

“Randazza explained that California and New Hampshire simply clarify that filming adult movies in those states is not prostitution, but do not specifically bar adult shoots. He added that he has personally seen the move of several large companies to Nevada.”

““I moved the first company from California to Nevada. That was about $25 million dollars that left California and went to Nevada…””

Marc Randazza, who is that company you lying douche? What company is doing 25 million dollars?

I’m telling ya, the adult industry is its own worst enemy. You guys shoot yourself in the foot every time you let morons like Marc Randazza speak. He says stuff like “California and New Hampshire simply clarify that filming adult movies in those states is not prostitution, but do not specifically bar adult shoots.” He acts like he’s talking to stupid porn people. All of these people on the committee are thinking, “So what you’re saying, Mr. Randazza, is that these states haven’t specifically banned shooting pornography, they have just not yet put a rule in place that says shooting pornography is not prostitution. So they could actually arrest people for making pornography and say it’s prostitution.” To which Randazza would reply, “Well… uhh… yes.”

“Thank you. I vote yes. Next bill.”

Randazza’s next bullshit statement is “I moved the first company from California to Nevada. That was about $25 million dollars that left California and went to Nevada”

If I were on the committee, I would’ve asked, “Mr. Randazza, that’s an awful lot of money. Can you tell the committee who that company is so we can look up their tax return and verify the veracity of that claim? Oh, you can’t? So it’s a lie? OK, I’ve heard enough. I vote yes on AB 1576.”

There’s your spokesman. A guy who claims it’s legal to shoot in all these other states because they haven’t specifically banned it yet and California and New Hampshire have simply said that shooting porn is not prostitution, so any other state could still charge somebody with pandering and prostitution, so if California doesn’t let the porn industry do what it wants, it’ll just move, lock, stock and barrel into these other states.

Let’s continue with the Marc Randazza bullshit train:

““The Nevada political environment is very comfortable with this, very happy to have this industry. I moved to Nevada with that client, so I’m delighted to have this industry move there. My San Francisco office can serve them if they stay where they are, but if they move to Nevada, you are looking at one of the beneficiaries of it. It is simply not true that they won’t move there.””

“”We don’t want to go to Nevada, but we’re already making plans to do just that,” founder Peter Acworth said when he stood up to oppose the bill, giving credence to Randazza’s statement.””   


“Many industry members attended the hearing to voice their dissent, including Kayden Kross, Diane Duke, Michael Chate, Lorelei Lee, Mo Reese, Acworth, Amber Chase, Arielle X, Karen Tynan, Princess Donna and others.”

Let me explain something to you. When you have a bill like this that affects the industry, you’re supposed to send in the big guns. Instead you send of a bunch of no name performers like Lorelei Lei, Amber Chase and Arielle X and company owners like Peter Acworth. Peter Acworth, the guy who was busted with cocaine and was suspected of firing guns at his studio in The Armory. I say suspected because he refused to let the San Francisco Police in to investigate and when he finally did, they smelled gunpowder and found cocaine on him and charged him with possession and obstruction. Karen Tynan, who works for the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee and also for pimp Derek Hay. Mo Reese, who basically picks up cum rags on porn sets. Kayden Kross, who was convicted of real estate fraud. And let’s not forget Princess Donna, who sets up escort gigs for a guy named Victor who gets drunk and abuses porn girls.

You don’t see Ron Jeremy there. You don’t see Asa Akira. You don’t see Jessica Drake. You don’t see Steve Orenstein, Steve Hirsch, John Stagliano, Jules Jordan, Jacky St. James, Scott Taylor. You don’t see attorneys Lou Sirkin and Paul Cambria. You don’t see any real players in the industry going up and getting involved in this meeting. Frank Koretsky, who’s got a philanthropic foundation and who is the biggest player in the business. Why isn’t Frank Koretsky there?

Do you guys see where I’m going with this?

How do you battle the city and state when you’re fighting with muskets and bows and arrows? How? You have no stealth bombers, no nuclear subs. Why? Because the real players won’t participate.

Steve Hirsch likes to be on camera. Steve Hirsch likes to appear presidential. Steve Hirsch is on reality shows, TMZ, he dated Melissa Rivers, he’s the celebrity sex tape king. Don’t you think it would’ve been politically effective to have him appear in front of this committee? Don’t you think it would had more impact if Axel Braun or Frank Koretsky had shown up and testified instead of Mo Reese the cum towel boy? The Assembly members would’ve been star struck to have a genuine celebrity in their midst like Steve Hirsch or Ron Jeremy. Don’t you think Steve Hirsch would’ve been able to articulate the industry concerns about this bill a little better than Marc Randazza or Peter Acworth?

Our industry sent Marc Randazza to tell this committee that he moved a 25 million dollar company from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. That might be the biggest lie since the bible. That is the most ludicrous statement I’ve ever read. I’ll bet this committee laughed under their breath when he said this. Do you know how much 25 million dollars is? What a fucking moron.

It would be so much easier to fight these battles if we had somebody who knew what the fuck they were doing. And I’m not talking about speakers who testify. All you need is a good puppet to spread the message. But we don’t even have that. We’re like the Democratic Party before Bill Clinton. We’re like the Democratic Party during the George W. Bush era, when we sent John Kerry against a president who was the worst president we ever had and lied us into a war. Democrats send a guy up there and take pictures of him wind sailing with his philandering vice president candidate playing with his hair. The Republicans send a bunch of veterans to call John Kerry a pussy and Kerry doesn’t say anything about it. That is basically what our business is. It’s the era of sending bad candidates when all the good candidates are saying, “I ain’t going up there. Until you guys give me a good support mechanism I ain’t putting by balls on the line.”

Our industry has no support mechanism. Nothing of the sort. So we put up people like Mo Reese, Amber Chase, Arielle X, Peter Acworth, Princess Donna and Marc Randazza. Marc Randazza says everybody can move to Las Vegas because porn’s legal there. Porn’s legal, but yes, they could bust you for prostitution. Thanks Randazza. So what you’re saying is I should move my entire operation, move my family, my employee’s families, everybody just uproot and go to Vegas? Then when the midterm elections roll around and someone wants to make some noise and score some points with the socially conservative crowd that I could take a bust for prostitution and/or pandering and go to prison? Is that what you’re saying? No thanks, I think I’ll stay here in California and deal with rubbers.

And Peter Acworth, this fucking moron. “I haven’t decided yet, but yeah I’ll move to Vegas.” We’ve talked about this jerk off before Peter Acworth think he’s gonna set up shop in Vegas and do the exact same things he does in San Francisco, the most liberal city in the United States. Peter Acworth gets away with what he does because he’s in San Francisco. Peter Acworth has fundraisers for San Francisco politicians. I defy anyone to find a politician in Nevada who will align themselves with pornographers. Harry Reid almost lost his Senate seat to a conservative Tea Party candidate. Nobody in this business has any idea how real politics work. Peter Acworth thinks he’s gonna bring his freak show to Vegas and post up next to Sheldon Adelson at The Venetian.

This industry brings knives to a gun fight. Not even sharp knives. Our knives are dull, shitty and rusty. We have no idea what we’re doing. If we did, we would bring out the real players in the industry. Who would you rather have speak? Asa Akira, who has a book that came out that is in Barnes and Noble and was featured in The New York Post or Amber Chase? Who would you rather have talk? Peter Acworth or Steven Hirsch? Who would you rather hear as an attorney? Marc Randazza or Paul Cambria? Or Lou Sirkin?

Our industry doesn’t know what they’re doing. They’re just going through the motions. Why wouldn’t you have John Stagliano there? Somebody with HIV to represent the industry instead of having people with HIV be the ones who speak against the industry? Wouldn’t that be smarter?

You don’t need Rob Black to speak. You need somebody like me in the war room going “OK we need somebody with HIV. Check. OK we need some industry heavy hitters. Check. OK we need some star power.” What’s wrong with having Ron Jeremy up there? You throw Ron Jeremy a coupla hundred dollars and he’ll suck his own dick. Why don’t we send people who would make an impression on the committee members? Instead, we go up there with a rogues gallery of degenerates. Fucking dummies.

You guys are constantly given opportunities to prevail and you still fuck it up. Do you realize that one of the committee members is Ian Calderon, who is the nephew of disgraced and soon to be convicted State Senator Ron Calderon? Basically Ian Calderon’s entire family is corrupt and you guys couldn’t even figure out a way to use that to your advantage and discredit him. You could’ve shifted the entire focus away from Isadore Hall and his campaign and made it be about the Calderons and their corruption, even if it didn’t matter. That’s politics. You could’ve created such a distraction that they would’ve postponed this vote or cancelled it altogether.

You have a man voting for the fate of this business and his uncle is Ron Calderon. Ian Calderon is corrupt as well. He is under investigation for taking 40 thousand dollars from his father, former Assemblyman Charles Calderon for consulting work in an uncontested election. You say what does this have to do with the condom bill? Nothing, but it creates a diversion. It puts doubts in peoples minds about how corrupt the system is. It’s called politics.

It’s dirty politics and the industry has been getting fucked by dirty politics for years and when we get the chance to do some fucking back we don’t do anything because the leadership is fucking stupid. The leadership fails you.

You’ve got a guy who’s deciding our fate who is involved with two corrupt officials and are under investigation. And you guys sit back and play with your dicks and let them fuck you. You’re all ignorant motherfuckers. You got bitch slapped by one of the most corrupt officials in the State Assembly. How nobody said anything about this is pretty amazing. It really is. But that’s the adult business for you. Ian Calderon is part of this bill and nobody said a fucking word. Amazing.

You guys have no idea how real politics work. The people leading the charge are morons. People like Karl Rove, James Carville and Paul Begala don’t run for office. They work behind the scenes and win elections. Do you know how they do that? By using things like Ian Calderon and his family’s corruption to their advantage. The people in this business have no idea how to play in the big game of politics. They’re all a bunch of retarded children.

Why the adult industry doesn’t know any of this baffles me. Why the adult industry, with all of the money raised for Free Speech Coalition, doesn’t know how to wage a media propaganda war and know what they’re going up against is beyond me. I would’ve made this entire argument about Calderon. It would’ve been about Ian Calderon. I would’ve taken this entire debate about condoms away from Isadore Hall and made it about Ian Calderon and his corruption.

What I’m talking about is what is done in politics every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year. This was a fucking gift. Ian Calderon was a gift to this business and this business dropped the ball. The State Assembly made it so fucking easy to go in there and trample them and what did we bring them? Mo Reese, the cum towel jockey. Peter Acworth, the coked out gun nut. Kayden Kross, the convicted land scammer. Marc Randazza, the pedophile supporting ambulance chaser.

The minute it was known that Ian Calderon was on the committee, there should’ve been a campaign to have him removed from the vote. There should’ve been statements to the press denouncing him and his corruption. You would’ve made headlines and the vote would’ve been defeated or cancelled. Instead, we brought them a bunch of nobodies with a petition they threw in the trash.

This industry worries about Chase Bank closing some porn stars dick sucking accounts and Belle Knox. Everything this business worries about doesn’t affect the grand scheme of our industry. What affects this industry is what happened Tuesday. What happened Tuesday is that we were given a gift and we dropped the ball.


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