It is obvious that Dianne Duke (the FSC’s hired gun) and much of the adult industry press and blogo-sphere have no clue what the suspense file is.
Hired gun lawyers made an ignorant statement about the AHF not even being in Sacramento for the Appropriations Committee hearing because, “they knew they didn’t have the votes.” This statement alone is proof that she is completely ignorant of routine procedure in the State Assembly. And this is who is being paid to fight the battle for a multi billion dollar industry.
There is a reason the AHF wasn’t there, and that is, they know how the legislature works. Nothing to do with any votes.
EVERY bill with an appropriation of over $150,000.00 AUTOMATICALLY goes into the suspense file. It has absolutely nothing to do with having votes, not having votes, or killing the bill, it is automatic procedure. The FSC and their hired gun lawyer did not even know this. That is why just seeing them show up let the Assembly know what they are dealing with, a bunch of hot air filled buffoons. Imagine the chuckles in the halls of the assembly when they saw all these buffoons and stooges there to ‘testify.’
Not to mention, who did the adult industry send to speak on their behalf, just a guy who was recently arrested for cocaine possession and illegal discharge of a fire arm. This is the best the multi billion dollar industry could come up with. It is getting pretty obvious that FSC is “in it to lose it.”
To the adult industry, you have people who have no clue as to how the legislature works leading the battle for you, along with a couple of stooges who will dutifully read their scripts, and in the process make not only themselves, but the whole industry look like a bunch of retards, and at that, the FSC is a rousing success.