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The Figures Lie and Liars Figure award goes to XBiz.
On November 1st XBiz ran the following headline: “Poll: Adult Entertainment Industry Confident in Defeating Measure B.”
XBiz asked industry members, “Do you expect L.A. County’s Measure B to pass?” As of the Thursday before the vote, 59% had responded “Yes,” and 41% said “No.”
Gee, I was shocked by those results. That’s like polling fat kids if they like ice cream or not.
These are the real poll numbers the adult industry should be concerned about: Countywide, Measure B won by 56% to 42%, but the ballot initiative requiring condoms to be used during porn filming racked up huge margins in lower-income neighborhoods that are either heavily Latino, black or both, like East Los Angeles (67%); Inglewood (75%); Compton (76%); Los Angeles’ 8th City Council District in South L.A (76%); and Willowbrook, south of Watts (77%).
In contrast, neighborhoods voicing the most opposition to a condom requirement were higher-income areas that have significant white majorities. The “no” vote for the measure rose to 54% in Malibu, Ranchos Palos Verdes, Westlake Village and Sierra Madre; 55% in Calabasas, La Crescenta, and Topanga; 56% in Redondo Beach; 57% in Hidden Hills and Rolling Hills Estates; 58% in El Segundo; 59% in Manhattan Beach; and 60% in Hermosa Beach.
The Abbott and Costello Who’s On First award goes to current FSC chief executive, Diane Duke.
After Measure B won approval on Tuesday by a wide margin of 56% to 44%, Duke told Los Angeles County supervisors in a letter Wednesday that the law was unconstitutional and that it fell under state jurisdiction, not that of local government.
May I remind Duke that California workplace laws mandate the use of condoms by porn performers? So really what Duke is saying is the industry should be able to continue to violate state law rather than have to violate this new local law.
The Another Bright Idea award goes to Lily Cade.
The passage of Measure B by more than 55 percent of voters Tuesday was met with swift warnings by representatives of the industry, who said they would not only fight the law in court but also look into other cities and states where they could continue to make films without condoms.
Lily Cade tweeted after the vote, “Hey porn peeps, Pasadena isn’t covered by Measure B…want to rent my house? Cute Pasadena Craftsman.”
Pasadena officials were caught off-guard by the suggestion that the business known for its ties to the San Fernando Valley might seek to move to the Crown City.
“They would still need a permit if they are doing that,” city manager Michael Beck said.
Nice try, Lily…better luck next time.
The Nowhere To Run award goes to Larry Flynt.
After Tuesday’s condom vote, Flynt announced, “We will continue to shoot in Mexico, the desert, Hawaii, etc., with no additional expenses, because, instead of shooting one or two girls a week, we’ll shoot a dozen,” said he said.
Put your lei way, Larry, unless you’re interested in seeing the inside of a Hawaiian jail cell.
The Hawaii statute regarding porn says the following:
§712-1214 Promoting pornography. (1) A person commits the offense of promoting pornography if, knowing its content and character, the person:
(a) Disseminates for monetary consideration any pornographic material; or
(b) Produces, presents, or directs pornographic performances for monetary consideration; or
(c) Participates for monetary consideration in that portion of a performance which makes it pornographic.
(2) Promoting pornography is a misdemeanor. [L 1972, c 9, pt of §1; gen ch 1993]
The Quote of the Week goes to James Deen.
In an interview with The Daily Beast this week Deen said the following: “Florida, and I believe Arizona as well, said something about wanting the billion-dollar industry. That’s going to be a huge hit to Los Angeles.”
No, James, what Arizona said to the adult industry a long time ago was ‘fuck you.’
We guess Deen didn’t read where Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery threatened to prosecute adult filmmakers fleeing the condom laws of Los Angeles. www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=53673
Montgomery also considers porn shoots prostitution: www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=53497
Then in a July 17, 2012 Phoenix New Times piece, candidates running for office said they wanted to see people going to prison for selling porn. www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=55109
Then we had lawmakers in Arizona attempting to pass HB 2549 which would have censored electronic speech
Then you have The Center for Arizona Policy which will meet you at the state line: www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=53673
In other words, before making blanket statements to the press, you might want to check first with the AdultFYI archives.
Oh, and as for Florida, Michael Weinstein can buy an airline ticket to Miami just as easily as you can.
> Florida, You Got to Be Kidding? But Lantana Larry Walters Says Come On Down!!! – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56486
> XXX Wasteland Interviews Trinity St. Clair; Her Thoughts on Measure B – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56485
> In the End It Was La Opinion, Not the LA Times or The Daily News That Mattered – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56484
> Handsome Jimmy Lee Now Complaining About the Lack of Money and The Lack of Time; Finally Admits The Industry Was Way Behind in the Polls – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56483
> Attorneys Greg Piccionelli and Michael Fattorosi Issue a Measure B Directive; Serious Criminal Prosecution is Risked By Making a Move Outside the State – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56482
> Little Lupe Fuentes Resurfaces, releases pop music single and video – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56481
> Prop 35 Is Being Attacked in the Courts; Meanwhile, What is Diane Duke Waiting for? An Engraved Invitation? – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56480
> Will Weinstein Up the Ante with Associate Director’s Embarrassing Ouster from Porn Confab? – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56478
> Porn Performer to Her Agent: “I Don’t Do IR!!”; Result: Condom law won big in nonwhite, working-class areas – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56477
> Next Move in the Chess Game: AIDS Healthcare Foundation plans to take Measure B, requiring condom use in porn films, statewide – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56476
> Before You Shoot Porn in Arizona, James Deen, You Might Want to Make the Acquaintance of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56474
> The Free Speech Coalition Left Stacie Halas Dangling in the Wind; They’ll Do the Same to You; You’re Expendable and Here’s Why – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56473
> Accused Zumba Prostie ‘posed naked for photographs with son, 7’ – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56472
> Looks Like Bollywood Will Not Be the Next Porn Mecca; Priya Rai Calls BS to Bigg Boss 6 Report – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56470
> Here’s One Idea That Actually Makes Sense: San Diego Might Become the New Porn Mecca – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56469
> Formerly on the Fence, LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Now Comes Out in Support of Condoms – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56468
> Question: The Porn Biz Brags About Being a Multi-Billion a Year Enterprise; So How Was It Outspent?; Owners Simply Don’t Care About the Performers – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56467
> Priya Rai to enter Bigg Boss 6 as guest contestant – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56464
> Another Reason “No” On Measure B Failed – Diane Duke Talks with Forked Tongue; The Fidel Castro of Porn – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56463
> And This is the Person Leading You? Diane Duke Doesn’t Even Know the “Law” Affecting Measure B – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56462
> Nevada Isn’t Keen on Porn says Dave Berns Communications Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56461
> Diane Duke Talks a Good Game, But Two Sex Offenders Have Already Sued California On Proposition 35 – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56460
> Anikka Albrite: “We shouldn’t be forced to use condoms”; “It shows how ignorant Los Angeles voters can be. – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56459
> The Daily Beast Talks to James Deen: “Sex is scary and sex is Dirty,” He says – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56458
> Larry Flynt: We’re Gonna Shoot in Hawaii; Really? You Might Want To Take a Look at This – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56457
> Lily Cade: Rent My House for Porn in Pasadena; Not so Fast Says City Manager Michael Beck – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56456
> Hot to Trot Teach Arrested For Sending Nudie Pictures to Lucky 14 Year Old – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56455
> Diane Duke: “We will file suit and challenge this intolerable law in court” Says the Law Falls Under State Jurisdiction – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56454
> Another Reason “No” On Measure B Failed- The Hiring of James Lee – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56453
> From the Mike South Playbook: Larry Flynt: I Knew Measure B Would Pass; Weinstein is a Right Wing Nut, He Says – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56452
> Another Reason “No” on Measure B Failed – Mr. Marcus; Blame Diane Duke – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56451
> Porn Producers Threaten to Flee L.A. After Condom Measure; “A lot of producers will fly to Las Vegas and spend the day shooting there” – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56450
> Discussion of Measure B to be Held at Thursday’s FSC Summit – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56449
> James Deen: “Hopefully this measure passing will help us get more organized in the future”: But Deen’s The One Sending Out Mixed Messages – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56448
> Diane Duke: Voters Were Deceived by Misinformation and Outright Distortions; The Industry Will Facilitate a Move Out of California as Quickly as Possible – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56447
> Michael Fattorosi: Ballot Measure B – So What Happens Now ? [Don’t Start Jumping Off a Cliff] – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56446
> Porn stars angry at condom requirement, threaten to leave L.A. – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56445
> Who’s Dumber: Porn Girls or a Box of Rocks? Jayden Lee Didn’t Know Romney’s Running Mate But Torrey Pines is the Winning Dope – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56444
> In the End Measure B was a Popularity Contest – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56443
> XBiz Touts Its Obama Poll But Neglects to Mention It Blew the Call on Measure B – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56442
> So Much for the LA Times and LA Daily News: Measure B, Proposition 35 Pass – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56440
> Lisa Ann Rips Into Internet Show Hosts: “If I lived in the middle of nowhere and made ten grand I’d be bitter just like yourselves”; Axel Braun is Egomaniacal, She Says – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56437
> Teagan Presley Talks About Exxxotica NJ, Feature Dancing and Her Time in the Porn Biz – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56436
> Danny Wylde Has Found a New Job in Industrial Metal – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56435
> Anita Blue: You know I would vote if my vote counted but it doesn’t really count – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56433
> Mercury Goes Into Retrograde- Not a Good Sign – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56432
> Michael Fattorosi: Weinstein Is Playing the Fear Mongering Card and Wants to Use Porn as a Product Placement Device – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56431
> Former Playmates say strip club fight wasn’t their fault – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56430
> Brouhaha Over Miss Nevada USA’s Pics with Ron Jeremy – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56429
> The Best Take We’ve Read on Testing and Measure B: Kristina Rose Decided to Do Just Girl-Girl Scenes; The Porn Industry Swept The Marcus Incident Under the Rug, She Says – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56428
> Alexis Ford Visits Howard Stern; She Reveals that DJ Whoo Has Been Banging Her in the Ass – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56425
> Performer Richie Calhoun: industry has already been in dress rehearsal for a “Yes” majority vote – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56422
> Dr. Jonathan Fielding: Measure B Would Cost Taxpayers $582,932 –
> Bill Margold: That’s the Last Time He’ll Be Using Water Balloons at a Condom Rally – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56420
> James Bartlolet: “We spend our tax dollars here, we go to the beauticians and the nail salons and the auto body shops”- www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56419
> NY Times Looks at HIV in the Porn industry – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56417
> ‘Girls Gone Wild’ case before Georgia high court – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56416
> NY Times Report: Thirty five diseases — including drug-resistant gonorrhea — can be transmitted sexually, The Adult Industry Only Tests for Four – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56415
> Sex. Com Offers Miley Cyrus $1M – www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=56414