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Rick Perry’s Dabble In The Porn Industry

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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16 Days For $1,000 Bucks: Rick Perry’s Dabble In The Porn Industry

In 1995 — then serving as Texas’ Agricultural Commissioner — Rick Perry bought stock in Movie Gallery, which until its bankruptcy in 2010, was the largest distributor of pornography in America, the second-largest video rental company behind Blockbuster and one of the few that rented pornography in its stores. According to tax records, Perry acquired the stock in April of 1995 and sold it just days later, earning less than $1,000 from the transaction:

To be fair, it’s unclear how much knowledge Perry had about these investments, and they were a very small part of his overall stock portfolio.

Interestingly, Movie Gallery had been the target of conservative activism from groups like the American Family Association, who launched “a national ad campaign to draw attention to Movie Gallery’s porn practices, and wrote the DoJ and state AG’s demanding, ‘DOJ and StateProsecutors throughout the country should begin immediate investigations to determine if the products and practices of Movie Gallery Video Stores violate Federal and State laws regarding distribution of obscene material.”

“Movie Gallery is one of America’s largest retailers of hard-​core sex videos,” AFA claimed. “Their attempt to acquire family friendly neighborhood Hollywood Video stores across the U.S. poses a serious threat to our communities!” But if this month’s Response rally is any indication, AFA isn’t holding Perry’s brief investment against him. After all, the Texas governor will have another opportunity to prove his conservative credentials if he signs the FAMiLY Leader’s pledge vowing to ban pornography.

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.Bubbles.
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Someone posted about this a few days ago.  I still say at least he invested wisely.  No matter how bad the economy is Porn is a money making industry lol.

Carpy
by Emerald Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Wow, you are obsessed with this man.

GLWerth
by Gina on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Matches your obsession with the president.

Quoting Carpy:

Wow, you are obsessed with this man.


nanaofsix531
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:32 PM

LOL And there are a lot of conservatives obsessed with the President.

Most of the replies to everything liberals post about repugs is OBAMA did it.

Quoting Carpy:

Wow, you are obsessed with this man.


DaisyRae
by Bronze Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:34 PM
He invested in it and sold the stock days later, not much of an investment if you ask me. Yeah the company might be big in supporting the porn industry, but places like Blockbuster and Hollywood video don't just rent those kinds of films. Perhaps he realized what the company endorses and that's why he sold the stock? It was 1995...does it honestly matter in 2011? Especially since it wasn't and isn't an on going investment he made?
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SarahLynn0315
by Silver Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:35 PM

*blinks* Really?! I did NOT know that about Movie Gallery! *shocked*

nanaofsix531
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:39 PM

I posted almost the same article this morning 

LOL I was trying to see what was going to happen with this post.I posted about the SEC documents being destroyed and got no replies.Then I posted about a defense contractor hacking facebook and no replies then I posted this about Rick Perry and I got 7 replies in one hour. I could not care less if he owned his own porn shop right now it just shows how important subjects are in here sometimes

1bluediamond
by Gold Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:03 PM


Quoting Carpy:

Wow, you are obsessed with this man.

2hotTaco
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:44 PM

I'm not sure if she has noticed yet but I ignore all personal attacks. If she wants to talk about the subject then I am game.

Quoting 1bluediamond:


Quoting Carpy:

Wow, you are obsessed with this man.


DSamuels
by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM

I agree! And he invested in Movie Gallery, which is a movie rental place. We had one near our house we rented from, and we don't rent porn. You make it sound like ALL they rented was porn. I don't remember ever seeing it at ours, then again I wasn't looking for it.

Quoting DaisyRae:

He invested in it and sold the stock days later, not much of an investment if you ask me. Yeah the company might be big in supporting the porn industry, but places like Blockbuster and Hollywood video don't just rent those kinds of films. Perhaps he realized what the company endorses and that's why he sold the stock? It was 1995...does it honestly matter in 2011? Especially since it wasn't and isn't an on going investment he made?


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