Alternate headline: “Government wastes a million-plus in effort to help Rosie O’Donnell lose weight”

From CNS News:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance.”

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., has received two grants administered by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity.

I have a theory, but I decline to specify it here.

In the interim, if the government wants to help lesbians lose weight, maybe they should instead take that $1.5 million and pay them to lead power-walking tours of the White House.

Comments

50 Responses to “What Sequester? Feds Spend $1.5 Million to Study Why Lesbians are Fat”

  1. backwoodsconsr on March 12th, 2013 1:45 pm

    There is no such thing as wasteful government spending. Every bit of it is absolutely necessary. Obama said so. If we stopped spending money on stuff like this, millions of firefighters and teachers would lose their jobs.

  2. Marshall_Will on March 12th, 2013 2:03 pm

    If we can put a man on the moon and a shrimp on a treadmill..!?!?

    We'll SPARE you the $1.5 mil. Ghey dude is trying to be the perfect suburban housewife with a flare for decorating, impeccable taste and the perfect figure while Lez aspires to embody the polar opposite: slouch of a husband/perma-couch potato.

    Now go get Chaz Bono a BEER… Ms. Metrosexual..!

  3. Truesoldier__ on March 12th, 2013 2:04 pm

    Are we sure that Bill Clinton didn't have anything to do with this grant?

  4. Truesoldier__ on March 12th, 2013 2:06 pm

    Which has always made me laugh. Lesbians say they are attracted to women, but end up shacking up with the most manly looking woman they can find.

  5. Truesoldier__ on March 12th, 2013 2:09 pm

    O/T…but did anyone see that Hamas has said that if dear leader visits the Temple Mound that the "Islamic world" will see it as a declaration of war? Makes you wonder how dear leader will handle it. Will he avoid the Temple Mound as to avoid ticking off Hamas (which would give Conservatives more fodder on dear leaders weakness on dealing with terrorists) or will he go anyway, cause ain't no one going to tell dear leader where he can and cant go (dear leader saying that with arms crossed while stamping his feet)?

  6. backwoodsconsr on March 12th, 2013 2:21 pm

    We damn well ought to be able to put a shrimp on a treadmill. We put one in the White House. And a whole lot more of them in Congress.

  7. SignPainterGuy on March 12th, 2013 2:57 pm

    Just pickin` a nit; you left out, "with skyward-jutting, Mussolini style chin ….". ;-)
    (He uses that look a lot – the eyes make the difference between, "Look at me, I`m so great" and, "I`ll take my ball and go home !")

    I saw that AND a story of his intended viewing of the Iron Dome missile defense system the Israelis have perfected and put to great use that was sorta cancelled in favor of a tour of historical sites in Bethlehem. An Iron Dome exhibit may be set up at the airport so pRes. Gutsy Call won`t have to miss it !

    At reading about Hamas` threat of "declared war", I had to wonder, they aren`t at war already ? You mean they haven`t been at war for many decades, if not centuries ?

  8. SignPainterGuy on March 12th, 2013 3:12 pm

    Ah, come on Doug, "specify it here" ! We`re all friends here !

    Rosie proves that flapping your jaws, no matter how fast, how insulting or directed at Christians and Conservatives, doesn`t burn many calories !

  9. Marshall_Will on March 12th, 2013 3:21 pm

    Right, the only 'hot lesbians' I know of are getting PAID for it in the adult industry or running for Mitch McConnell's seat?

  10. SignPainterGuy on March 12th, 2013 3:24 pm

    I read that polls in KY among libs shows a serious lack of support for Judd. She`s TOO liberal ! The dem party has backed off their $ for her !

  11. Marshall_Will on March 12th, 2013 3:25 pm

    "cancelled in favor of a tour of historical sites"

    And the Rabbinowitz bar mitzvah! Can't forget that?

    I thought teh Wun and Hamas were working toward the same Caliphate?

  12. Dexter_Alarius on March 12th, 2013 3:28 pm

    I think she only wants to represent KY because she likes their jelly.

  13. SignPainterGuy on March 12th, 2013 3:32 pm

    You may be on to something ! I "read / heard" that she has made a lot of nekkid movies.

  14. SignPainterGuy on March 12th, 2013 3:35 pm

    He has to fein the pretense of support for Israel and then at the same time support the Palestinians while appearing not to / to be tuff on `em !

    I think his tangled web of deception has reached the point of deceiving only himself and his most ardent sycophants ! The arabs don`t seem to have fallen for it !

  15. Obama bin Biden on March 12th, 2013 3:40 pm

    I want to read Doug's theory.

    LOL!

  16. Obama bin Biden on March 12th, 2013 3:42 pm

    Who would have thought Sonny's death wouldn't be the worst tragedy in Cher's life?

  17. Marshall_Will on March 12th, 2013 3:51 pm

    Wah-Zaaaaang.

    Standing in line at the check out one of the tabloids ran a story that He/She/It might be having serious health issues. Ya' think?

  18. Marshall_Will on March 12th, 2013 4:00 pm

    I worked in Dyke Central ( downtown Portland OR ) for 15 years. They're every bit as oppressive and controlling as any male pimp. Lots of the young runaways wind up under the 'care' of a tag team that ultimately forces them into dancing, and worse.

    It's about ownership.

  19. backwoodsconsr on March 12th, 2013 4:09 pm

    Mental or physical?

  20. Truesoldier__ on March 12th, 2013 4:37 pm

    With that one is there a difference?

  21. Truesoldier__ on March 12th, 2013 4:38 pm

    Either that or he is hoping that we all get so dizzy from the twists and turns that we lose conciousness.

  22. Marshall_Will on March 12th, 2013 5:14 pm

    In a state Romney took by 23 points. There ain't enough nekkid to go around? Her movies were always mind-numbingly similar in plot.

    Only Adam Sandler is more mono-dimensional.

  23. Truesoldier__ on March 12th, 2013 5:22 pm

    O/T…AP:Applying for Obamacare as daunting as doing your taxes.
    http://news.yahoo.com/ap-exclusive-applying-healt

    So using "lib logic" should we be questioning how many people will die due to lack of health insurance while they are filling out all the forms and going through the entire process (or is that just part of the cost control measures of Obamacare?).

  24. SignPainterGuy on March 12th, 2013 7:26 pm

    I think it is part n parcel, totally intentional. If you get too disgusted and give up, then you are fined for not having the insurance; win – win for the gubmit !

  25. Marshall_Will on March 12th, 2013 7:50 pm

    That and they won't have to TREAT you.

    Kind of like trying to apply for the G.I Bill. Lots of guys SAY they used it but often just grow disgusted and get Stafford loans like everyone else. That and I've notice ( invariably ) that I "just missed the cutoff" every time a new program comes out.

    Oh eventually… they'll manage to decipher 'some' of the red tape but I've heard a lot of our Guard guys say that nothing's retro'd. If you paid out of pocket, you're simply SOL. Or Short On Learning, yeah I'll go w/ that? Yu WON'T be reimbursed. In fact, and TS a better source than myself, but one could almost say VA programs were likely the 'model' for their bs agebda.

  26. Truesoldier__ on March 12th, 2013 8:14 pm

    So very true. You would be suprised at just how many VA programs that are out there that Vets could use if they knew about them. Of course if enough Vets knew about them they would be vastly short on funding, so they just don't tell Vets about them. And if you ask how to apply for them, the VA reps will hand you the massive manual for you to look over and figure it out. Of course you can't take the manualy with you as it is their reference copy and needs to remain at the desk.

  27. Marshall_Will on March 12th, 2013 8:35 pm

    TS,

    One of the core components of the whole… Housing BUBBLE thang was the massive ramp up of zero-down loans available to… available to… anyone that could fog a MIRROR! Had those benefits *remained* confined to qualified VETS ( this would have never HAPPENED? )

    By bubble's end, guys weren't even bothering w/ VA loans. WHY? It's such a hassle and there were so many other programs out there! It's but (1) small example of how things ger deluded and DILUTED out there.

  28. Granny55 on March 12th, 2013 8:50 pm

    Every time I go shopping at my local market I run into Nancy and "Frank". They are both hefty girls and ugly too. A $1.5 million grant to study why lesbians are obese is not going to make them attractive – even if they do lose weight. A woman dressing up like a man with a butch haircut, weighing in at over 200 lbs, swinging her wallet chain around does not deserve one ounce of taxpayer money – remember what liberals say about choice. It's a woman's right to choose. Well, if they want to "choose" looking like Ray Nitchke – let them. Don't spend my got damned tax dollars to make them "feel" good about looking like a got damned line backer from the Green Bay "Packers".

    They got their right to choose – leave my taxpayer dollars out of their bedroom and refidgerator!!!! BTY "Frank" is the size of the now decease "Fridge" of the Chicago Bears!!!

  29. Marshall_Will on March 12th, 2013 9:29 pm

    So… what are you SAYING here Granny?

    Yeah, just like the untold millions we've torched looking for "The Q-gene" that makes 1-in10 of us 'queer'. With no further explanation yet in sight! And THINK about it, $1.5 mil. is DEF a good time in Vegas and for nearly every American ( well besides Donald TRUMP ) it would pay off everything we owe AND make for a nice retirement nest egg!

    But it's not serious 'research' money. Not even CLOSE. Hell, it would cost that much just to set UP a clinical survey? Like the pRez's 'budget', it's not a serious effort, just fluffing out a few $'s keepin' reelz w/ duh Far Left. Nothing more. Go buy votes w/ your OWN dime prezzy fiss'bump.

  30. SignPainterGuy on March 12th, 2013 11:18 pm

    There are two pair of those here. One I see in the grocery, the other pair own the house two doors down that they run online offices in, maybe a call center kinda thing. 6 cars in the driveway down to 2 now. The girls themselves don`t live or work there; they do lawn care – weed eaters, leaf blowers, push and riding mowers. They yank it around with a long utility trailer behind an F-250 Diesel pickup. Nuthin` standard or textbook about that couple !

  31. Truesoldier__ on March 13th, 2013 12:22 pm

    Speaking of the Sequestration, dear leader is throwing the Secret Service under the bus:

    Obama: I Didn't Cancel W.H. Tours, Secret Service and Congress to Blame
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-i-didnt

  32. Truesoldier__ on March 13th, 2013 12:31 pm

    And yet another Sequestration story:
    http://truesoldier96.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/loc

  33. Marshall_Will on March 13th, 2013 12:40 pm

    "You know, I have to say this was not– a decision that went up to the White House. But th– what the Secret Service explained to us was that they’re gonna have to furlough some folks."

    How stoopid does this clown think we ARE? Right, 'furloughs' for Secret Freaking SERVICE personnel just like they were clerks/attendants at your local DMV. Naturally any sensible person's first reaction would be to; affect those closest the pResident and the WH!?

    Really dude?

  34. SignPainterGuy on March 13th, 2013 12:56 pm

    It`s more of the pResidunce`s dog n pony show, making the faux sequester as painful as possible. It has to be made as public as possible so the real cuts won`t pass unnoticed.

  35. Marshall_Will on March 13th, 2013 12:59 pm

    Interesting! Did the local affiliate run that story out of genuine concern for the country or was it played for the approval of locals that may have been furloughed..?

    Kind of torn on this one. Mom did calligraphy for all the church baptisms, weddings etc. and taught me quite a bit. I'm an agnostic when it comes to supporting dead arts, but here's where the $ could be better spent:

    Get back to actually *teaching* hand writing and penmanship in school! These kids text and Tweet blah blah but most can't WRITE. I'm making a conscious effort to improve my handwriting. It's pretty bad when you can't read what you just wrote?

  36. Truesoldier__ on March 13th, 2013 1:02 pm

    No kidding. But just for the sake of argument let's say dear leader is telling the truth (I know pretty far fetched) and that the SS would be furloughing their agents. First of all that would be stupid to put that out in the public as it would tell the enemies of the US that this is the time to go after the first family. This alone tells me that he knows darn well they wont be furloughed.

    Secondly, the SS falls under the treasury department. Treausyr ahs already posponed furloughs of IRS employees till after tax season (got to get that "Revenue") and that the US Mints will be unaffected (got to keep devaluating our currency by keep the presses going), so it would be very easy to postpone any furloughs to ensure those kids could go on the tour.

  37. Truesoldier__ on March 13th, 2013 1:07 pm

    I'm not sure. I did notice that they quoted the Weekly Standard in their story, so this local station may have a touch of Conservatism on their staff.

    I have pushed really hard on my boys with their hand writing. I have told them that showing that you take the time with your handwritng to ensure it is legible is a good sign when filling out applications for that first part time job. It shows that you are willing to take the time to do a job right and that can go a long way to getting that interview with the employer.

  38. SignPainterGuy on March 13th, 2013 1:14 pm

    O/T: I need a little help here. Last night I commented to a request by a reader, "Sole focus on spending cuts doesn`t make sense". I take it he believes tax cuts must be paid for / spending cuts must be balanced with tax increases / the gov. can never do with less.
    The first link is his post. The second link is the comments, mine first in my real name (the avatar is the same). The third link is to a website showing tax cuts DO NOT increase revenues. It appears to me to be just more of the same debunked crap that is repeated anyway as proof the right is wrong.
    http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130313/OPI
    http://www.citizen-times.com/comments/article/201
    http://www.econdataus.com/taxcuts.html

    It is in the comments to this stuff (links near the bottom in 3rd link) that you see the libs unable to defend their stands, that it is more for fairness than any real effective financial policy.

    Should I continue to argue with these libs who repeat debunked crap or just let `em stew in their ignorance ? My own personal history with these libs has taught me that you can`t argue with idiots !

    Waste of time ? It IS the San Fran of the East Coast !

  39. Marshall_Will on March 13th, 2013 1:20 pm

    "First of all that would be stupid to put that out in the public as it would.."

    Good catch. Hadn't thought of that. Not only is your security detail short staffed, you're ADVERTISING it! Doesn't sound like the mental machinations of a banana republic Dear Leader?

    I'm just glad Hugo is dead so he wouldn't have to HEAR that! Marcos is turning in his GRAVE.

  40. Truesoldier__ on March 13th, 2013 1:25 pm

    Waste of time is right. My wife' s ultra-lib family down in the Bay Area still think dear leader is the Messiah and believe that if it wasn't for those rascally republicans the econmy would be chugging along just fine.

    I recently asked them what they thought about Code Pink congratulating and supporting Rand Paul on his fillibuster. They responded that Code Pink is just a bunch of bored housewifes that served their purpose by making the evil BOOOSH look like the monster he is and now they are just trying to stay relevant as they no longer have anything to complain about because the world (especially the Muslim world) loves us now.

  41. Marshall_Will on March 13th, 2013 1:26 pm

    They're probably not thanking you 'now', someday they will!

    What really brought it front & center for me, our SMsgt may not be the crackerjack we'd all hoped for ( to squelch the endless squabbling ) but she IS a highly effective admin!

    Any time she forwards a doc. to me, it's so clean, clear and concise, I look at MY Post-It hen scratching and frankly, I'm embarrassed! There's even hope I can clean up my "Trashocaster" guitar playing.

    It's the same sloppy mindset. I mean c'mon, everyone's heard the lead to Highway Star a bazillion TIMES. Do I really gotta' dot the i's here people? Point is; there's a LIMIT to the slouching we can get away with.

  42. Steve H on March 13th, 2013 1:34 pm

    I'm guessing Doug's theory:

    Overweight straight women become lesbians to explain their inability to rope a guy.

    The remainder become lesbians as a result of sexual abuse, verbal abuse, or both in their childhood. (or maybe they're playing a part in a porno movie)

  43. SignPainterGuy on March 13th, 2013 1:36 pm

    Thanks, TS. My feeling as well. You must just LOVE reunions / visits. noooooot …

    The comments in the paper are eye opening and gommit inducing ! Where do these people get this stuff ? And THEN they fall for it !

  44. Marshall_Will on March 13th, 2013 1:48 pm

    Steve H,

    As I noted yesterday, for every gal dancing ( in Portland at least ) there's a 'handler'. You know, to make sure she makes it back from the club 'safely'. Odds are almost even that handler is a lesbian. I mean, what could possibly seem less 'threatening'?

    Chaz Bono makes your point better than any of us could hope to.

  45. Marshall_Will on March 13th, 2013 1:49 pm

    Code Pink is just a bunch of..

    Wow. Where's the LOVE? They were HEROES to the Left for over (8) years! Do they 'bleed' pink when thrown under the bus? Wow.

  46. Truesoldier__ on March 13th, 2013 2:03 pm

    First rule of liberalism….When your guy/gal is in the WH they can do no harm, all others are expendable.

  47. Marshall_Will on March 13th, 2013 2:45 pm

    Or senate seat or mayor…

    Not I'm picturing an 'alliance' between CP and TP but the rejections from their natural constituencies are eerily similar? For Rove/Reid I guess they served their purpose and…

  48. SignPainterGuy on March 13th, 2013 3:05 pm

    Or lib nonsense posters.

    There are a couple supporting comments now, but I`m done with the others !

  49. Truesoldier__ on March 13th, 2013 4:20 pm

    Here is an update: Carney says WH did cancel the tours:
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/carney-white-

  50. ChapBix on March 15th, 2013 1:12 am

    As to Hamas, it's all for show, theater for the Islamic masses.

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