Ok guys. I’m going to be honest. I was fully expecting the dumb cooze post to enrage people. I just thought people would be more upset about the bible bashing than the Shelley bashing. Live and learn. On a side note I was also surprised that you were surprised that I was surprised that other men were surprised that I didn’t hook. On both I’m going to stand by what I said but I will try to respond to some of the comments.
Darrah: The reason I think Shelley is a threat is she is portraying herself to be knowledgeable about this subject. You say the big threats are the religious organizations. I agree. Now as long as they are just waving their bibles in the face of lawmakers they don’t have much to stand on, but when they wave the Shelleys of the world in the face of lawmakers they are taken more seriously. Shelley is being treated as empirical evidence. If you think I’m joking, take a look at the long list of venues she’s been asked to speak at. It is all religious and political. Now the reason I’ve been attacking her is I think she needs to be discredited and no one else seems to be doing it.
Darrah and Goddess: You both implied that I’m spending too much time on Shelley. Yes I’ve written three very long posts about her. I would have liked to have only done one but I jumped the gun and wrote the first the day I met her, then had forgotten about her until LA Erotica and wrote the second when the “Porn Industry Facts” popped up at the convention, and then thought I’d gotten it all out until someone emailed me her biography and put me on the radio with her. But on the flip side, is anyone paying attention to how much time Shelley spends on the industry? She’s made it a full time job. She emails every single performer. I got special treatment though. She sent me a care package. But really, I don’t think she appreciates all the time I’ve been spending on her.
Dirtybob: I really appreciate the logic behind that second comment. Now the reason I never pay attention to HPV in any posts is because I personally consider it a non issue. There is a vaccine. I’ve taken it and I figure anyone else who wants to can take it as well. With the kind of money we make there is no reason not to. And I think you should definitely talk to Mike about paying me by the word (:
Holycrapper: see Dirtybob.
As far as my facts on the amount of money the industry makes, I’ve never claimed to know. I cited a number that Charles Calderon used, and then I quoted a number that Shelley used. I don’t know how much money the Industry makes. The STD rates I used in my first post were taken from AIM. If these are wrong I don’t know who has the right information.
Tony: I’m pretty sure I addressed yours already. Thanks for posting. I never like what you say but at least I know you care.
Apparently somewhere else there is a post claiming I got my facts wrong about the non-profit thing (Adult FYI?). I think if Shelley’s foundation fell into the protected category that is mentioned she would not have changed her website immediately following my post.
And finally, Finleypk: You didn’t pop up until after my Dear Darrah letter so I can‘t help but wonder if maybe you were hoping for one too. Darrah at least was trying to make some points. You don’t seem to be making any so you won’t be getting a letter. If you read through any of my posts you will see that I obviously have used the word “it’s” correctly many times, so forgetting an apostrophe is a typo, not a misunderstanding of the English language. And Britney was diagnosed as being bipolar.
Now Grant and Tim haven’t posted. What the fuck guys did you forget about me?