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(MLive.com) Boobies Small Business Administration says little darlings are not eligible for federal bailout money. And neither is Little Darlings   (mlive.com) divider line
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2020-04-21 4:01:58 PM  
More than a handful of business is wasted. Or was it more than a mouthful?
 
2020-04-21 4:10:12 PM  
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2020-04-21 4:45:45 PM  
unable to obtain emergency funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act because the strip club was grouped with operations of a "prurient sexual nature,"

Yet Trump bails out the WWE.
 
2020-04-21 8:29:12 PM  

Mugato: unable to obtain emergency funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act because the strip club was grouped with operations of a "prurient sexual nature,"

Yet Trump bails out the WWE.


Imagine if places that sell guns where considered the same
 
2020-04-21 9:05:51 PM  

Mugato: unable to obtain emergency funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act because the strip club was grouped with operations of a "prurient sexual nature,"

Yet Trump bails out the WWE.

Yet Trump pays porn stars hundreds of thousands of dollars not to talk about how small his dick is.

FTFY
 
2020-04-21 9:06:38 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: Mugato: unable to obtain emergency funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act because the strip club was grouped with operations of a "prurient sexual nature,"

Yet Trump bails out the WWE. Yet Trump pays porn stars hundreds of thousands of dollars not to talk about how small his dick is.

FTFY


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2020-04-21 9:08:12 PM  
More deserving than Shake Shack.
 
2020-04-21 9:08:16 PM  
Guess it's up to me to use my stimulus money to support single moms.
 
2020-04-21 9:08:56 PM  

rkiller1: Someone Else's Alt: Mugato: unable to obtain emergency funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act because the strip club was grouped with operations of a "prurient sexual nature,"

Yet Trump bails out the WWE. Yet Trump pays porn stars hundreds of thousands of dollars not to talk about how small his dick is.

FTFY

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Yeah, I know, I usually try not to use his name. Yet, the guy that raped and beat his wife, pays porn stars hundreds of thousands of dollars not to talk about how small his dick is.

/See it really is better.
 
2020-04-21 9:09:19 PM  
Because the repressed conservative individuals think that anything to to with sexuality is "DURR-DEE" unless it is between married individuals under covers in the missionary position under the covers and never spoken of.

Besides, prudish little old ladies and reverends vote.
 
2020-04-21 9:11:50 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Because the repressed conservative individuals think that anything to to with sexuality is "DURR-DEE" unless it is between married individuals under covers in the missionary position under the covers ,wide stance in a truckstop/airport bathroom or underageand never spoken of.

Besides, prudish little old ladies and reverends vote.


FTFY
 
2020-04-21 9:13:03 PM  
prurient sexual nature?  Who speaks like that?

Fark the the govt.  They employ folks and have been shut don by the govt.  They deserve the funding.
 
2020-04-21 9:13:08 PM  
Calling ecmoRandomNumbersto the stripper thread.
 
2020-04-21 9:15:04 PM  

Krieghund: Guess it's up to me to use my stimulus money to support single moms.


The girls are usually independent contractors and not on the payroll so this wouldnt help them
 
2020-04-21 9:17:05 PM  
A lot of government programs and grants automatically reject vice businesses. But if they've opened up these programs to booze and places that sell cigs or where there's gambling.... IDK... maybe the sex purveyors have a case. Are these bailout loans going to businesses catering to other vices and if so, what argument does the government intend to make to single out stripping and not booze or gambling?
 
2020-04-21 9:18:06 PM  

Krieghund: Guess it's up to me to use my stimulus money to support single moms.


This guy gets it
 
2020-04-21 9:24:26 PM  

Saiga410: Krieghund: Guess it's up to me to use my stimulus money to support single moms.

The girls are usually independent contractors and not on the payroll so this wouldnt help them


Absolutely this. The clubs often charge the dancers for their stage time, and they make their money on tips and private dances.
 
2020-04-21 9:25:54 PM  

Saiga410: Krieghund: Guess it's up to me to use my stimulus money to support single moms.

The girls are usually independent contractors and not on the payroll so this wouldnt help them


This is a 'better' reason to not give them money.

I wonder what Arnold Snyder has to say about Little Darlings.  (I'd provide a link, but his website is definitely NSFW.)
 
2020-04-21 9:27:56 PM  
OK, so, I do think they have a case here.

That being said, I don't get the point of strip clubs, especially now that the internet exists.
 
2020-04-21 9:39:31 PM  
CSB:  When I lived in Kalamazoo I was driving down the hill behind/next to Little Darlings and was treated to a quick glimpse at a fistfight between two strippers.  The End.
 
2020-04-21 9:40:43 PM  
What? Now he has morals?
More likely, he hates yhat this guy knows how to run a strip club when his failed.
 
2020-04-21 9:49:34 PM  
Quite a history there... it goes all the way to a small railroad town west of Flint, Michigan.
 
2020-04-21 9:54:26 PM  
I sincerely don't see why not. It's a legal business. It employs people. The current "social distancing" is definitely hurting the business.

This is bullshiat, but then so much of what so many Americans think is "decency" is bullshiat.
 
2020-04-21 9:54:51 PM  
Hey, I'm wearing a Little Darlings shirt right now!

In many cases, strippers are dancing not so much because they want to show old men their tits, but because they can get a full-time paycheck for about 20 hours of work a week. Others dance because of the absurdly flexible schedule, which matters for things like child care and schooling. There's a tiny minority who just want to show off, and there's another tiny minority that's too farked up to ever hold down any kind of  structured job, but it's generally not much like how movies make it out to be. And it really is a skilled trade. It's just that the skills are about sales and personal safety, and to a lesser extent twerking and pole tricks. They're literally always employed as contractors, by the way. The club employs them on a contract basis and the contract essentially means they have no rights to anything ever. They pay for the privilege of working, although the details of how that works varies from club to club. I know the LJF (Hustler, Little Darlings, Dreamgirls, Deja Vu...) standard terms well enough and I'm familiar with others because my friends have worked there.

THAT BEING SAID: Strip clubs do employ waitresses, custodians, bartenders, DJs or MCs, security and floor managers, just like a bar does. A strip club employee should be entitled to the same protections any other business or unemployed individual. To say otherwise is really denying them equal protection under the law.

grumpfuff: That being said, I don't get the point of strip clubs, especially now that the internet exists.


Briefly, daytime strip clubs are a clubhouse for blue collar types and a place for  the truly lonely (think widowed men who aren't ever going to meet anybody else) to get some company and physical interaction with another human being. I don't mean anything sexual by that. People who don't get touched very often literally get hungry for it, and it's an outlet on that level.

They're also a place where social rules are flipped, which can be good for letting off some of a particular sort of steam or to get some confidence in situations that might be difficult for people who lack confidence otherwise (also, y'all would be shocked to know how real dancer anxiety is, even in places like Vegas and Atlanta), to get some experiences one might not have under other circumstances, to vent about real life - dancers often have to hear about somebody's crappy home life, for example - and, in some cases, to legitimately socialize.  I don't mean that in the "That stripper really likes me!"-way, but it is actually possible to have enough genuine interactions in a club to form real-life connections. And sometimes, it's just easier to drop $50 to let a fit person in a thong grind on you than it is to spend two weeks trying to get a match on tinder who is really just there for a free meal.

/I got adopted by my local Deja Vu.
//No, really. The whole thing.
 
2020-04-21 9:59:57 PM  

LedLawless: Saiga410: Krieghund: Guess it's up to me to use my stimulus money to support single moms.

The girls are usually independent contractors and not on the payroll so this wouldnt help them

Absolutely this. The clubs often charge the dancers for their stage time, and they make their money on tips and private dances.


Yes, but that doesn't mean that they don't have anyone who is actually a direct employee on payroll. It's entirely possible that there are others on staff who actually do get a paycheck from the club (bouncers, DJs, managers, waitresses, cooks, janitors, etc). Those people should not be arbitrarily excluded from keeping their job just because of the business their employer is in. It's not the government's job to just declare a legal business immoral and screw over their workers just because they can get away with it. I think they have a case that this rule is unfair to them, regardless of the status of many of their workers as independent contractors (which is a separate issue and one that I can see multiple sides of).
 
2020-04-21 10:09:48 PM  
I'd also bet that at least a portion of this is because of political cowardice on the part of politicians. They know that there is a vocal contingent of their constituents who would throw a fit over strip clubs getting bailed out (namely, religious assholes). So, being politicians, they just take the cowardly way out and avoid the problem in an election year. There is more downside than upside for them in treating these workers fairly, because there are a lot of scummy people in our society who believe that all sex workers should be shiat on and punished.
 
2020-04-21 10:20:31 PM  

Mugato: unable to obtain emergency funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act because the strip club was grouped with operations of a "prurient sexual nature,"

Yet Trump bails out the WWE.


Look, the important thing here is that we get to shame some sex workers. Get with the program.
 
2020-04-21 10:25:21 PM  

Saiga410: Krieghund: Guess it's up to me to use my stimulus money to support single moms.

The girls are usually independent contractors and not on the payroll so this wouldnt help them


Just the tip.
 
2020-04-21 10:53:31 PM  
 
2020-04-21 11:41:03 PM  
Taxpayers shouldn't pay sex workers - which is why Melania ought to return her stimulus check.

/ heh - he said "stimulus"
 
2020-04-22 12:23:35 AM  
Threads like these make me miss the ecdysiasts of days past. :(
 
2020-04-22 12:44:32 AM  
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2020-04-22 2:42:07 AM  
At least in Vegas, stripper are independent contractors - they won't see a dime.  DJs and bartenders won't see a dime either.  Only the owners benefits.  Club owners aren't usually "the best" people either - a business of stealing from the talent and service and customer.
 
2020-04-22 6:32:30 AM  
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2020-04-22 6:38:23 AM  

sitesmithscott: At least in Vegas, stripper are independent contractors - they won't see a dime.  DJs and bartenders won't see a dime either.  Only the owners benefits.  Club owners aren't usually "the best" people either - a business of stealing from the talent and service and customer.


True story: if you are applying in person for a business license in Vegas, there's actually a branch of the Vegas public library that shares  the waiting room.  Used books are $1. My two closest friends and I were there in December and we each bought an workload of books while we were waiting.

/You also need city AND county ID cards. You get those at a different office and it takes about four hours if it isn't crowded.
//Those IDs cost about $100. All told it costs about $200 to work as a dancer, bartender or waitress in Vegas.
///My friends worked at Cheetahs, the club they used as the exterior for Showgirls.
 
2020-04-22 10:36:11 AM  
They should get a break. It's bad enough just to be a strip club in Michigan.
 
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