Unintended Consequences

11 July, 2008

At least someone is benefiting from the economic stimulus package:

An unforeseen and surprising beneficiary of the Economic Stimulus Plan, a plan that George Bush contends will “boost our economy and encourage job creation,” has surfaced this week. An independent market-research firm, AIMRCo (Adult Internet Market Research Company), has discovered that many websites focused on adult or erotic material have experienced an upswing in sales in the recent weeks since checks have appeared in millions of Americans’ mailboxes across the country. (via Pure Pedantry )

I guess that gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘disposable income.’  This really does not surprise me.  The economy is in the dumps.  The stock market is in free fall. Gas is up to $4.00 or more per gallon.  Food prices are skyrocketing.  Bush and McCain want to attack Iran (though McCain has no idea the nature of the threat).  When people are depressed, worried about their economic future, and realize that the powers that be could care less whether they live or die, they will look for pleasure where it is available.  Sex, whether within the bonds of marriage or without, whether solo or with a partner(s), whether manual or mechanical, is pleasurable (for at least one, not necessarily both). 

I wonder how Bush’s Christianist, dominionist, fundamentalist and batshit crazy right wing religious ass hats are taking this.  Considering the way that Dobson and his Fascist Family Focus Focus on the Family have come down on hotels for allowing pay-per-view adult movies, and have railed against masturbation and any form of sex other than man on top of woman with no birth control, I have to wonder.  Will this affect his blind and unwavering support of George W. Bush and Retheopuglican Party?  Or will this just come down to another  instance in which the radical religious right ignores reality and declares that what they believe is TRUTH!



  1. Maybe it should have been called the Economic Arousal Plan!

  2. Well shoot! We didn’t get the memo because my husband’s car died and we spent most of our check on the taxes and registration of a new previously owned car. The other would have been more stimulating!

  3. Let’s not forget the other pleasure of failing economies – men spend more time and energy beating their wives and children.

    So is Bush suborning domestic violence?

  4. If you want to look at the glass as half full, look at it this way: this may be the first time in 8 years that Bush kinda sorta did something right.

  5. Don’t these people know how much porn is out there for free?

  6. Bullet: The free stuff doesn’t inflate.

  7. I’ve got a pretty good idea that “Bush’s Christianist, dominionist, fundamentalist and batshit crazy right wing religious ass hats” are ignoring this–although they’re probably also secretly investing in the adult entertainment industry. Remember: greed is an equal-opportunity employer.
    Aside from this being an unintended consequence of the economic stimulus package, I have to wonder whether Dobson et al are seeing their own contributions fall because of the recession. That would be a good unintended consequence, but it would also say something about them that they’re losing while porn is gaining.

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