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Today’s “taxpayers stuck with the bill” story takes a turn for the somewhat literal:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $384,949 grant to Yale University for a study on “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia”, according to the recovery.gov website.

The grant description says, “The project examines how reproductive morphology covaries with season, age, and social environment in a diverse sample of duck species that differ in ecology, territoriality and breeding system.”

The grant was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package.

The project has been receiving money from the NSF since 2009 and is slated for funding through July of this year.

Below is exclusive audio of a duck having his genitals studied by a Yale zoologist. Your tax dollars at work:

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26 Responses to “No Money for White House Tours, But Still Enough to Maintain Funding for Duck Genitalia Study”

  1. Truesoldier__ on March 20th, 2013 3:53 pm

    This country is quickly 'going to the birds'!

  2. Marshall_Will on March 20th, 2013 5:01 pm

    Right up on the old Wrecovery.gov website. They're actually PROUD of this boondoggle!

  3. backwoodsconsr on March 20th, 2013 5:32 pm

    Too many quacks in Washington.

  4. Marshall_Will on March 20th, 2013 5:34 pm

    TS,

    Kind of sad.

    "SEATTLE — The passage of I-502 made things difficult enough for the humans tasked with creating and enforcing the laws for legal marijuana. Now, try explaining the difference between "personal use" and "intent to sell" or the gray area between state and federal law to a dog."

    So EAGER to get 'laws' cattle prodded thru the MINUTE they sense there's a 1 pt. advantage in polling results, they really don't stop to THINK about what the repercussions might be do they?

    Oh well, torch that doob and worry about it later I suppose? Is this another case where reasonable arguments WERE made but shouted down and/or ignored while they are on the march to get the agenda forced down people's throats? Hell, if they're within FIVE points they'll run w/ it!?

  5. Truesoldier__ on March 20th, 2013 6:09 pm

    Worse than that. The Justice Dept still has not given a final verdict as to whether or not they will try to prosecute those who set up shop in WA ST and CO. Even worse is that in 4 years when we have a new administration there is no telling what that administration may or may not do in regards to this law. To make it worse, in the meantime all these shops that are wanting to open will have to file taxes or face tax evasion charges; yet down the line if the next administration decides that the Federal drug laws should be enforced these same businesses have just incriminated themselves by filing their taxes. And it gets worse still, what happens to states that tax a substance that is still listed as a federally controlled illegal substance? Could those states leaders be considered complicite in the trafficiking of an illegal substance?

  6. Truesoldier__ on March 20th, 2013 6:11 pm

    Speaking of the WH tours, today Sen Tom Coburn introduced an ammendment that would force the WH to open tours back up to the poublic by reclaiming certain monies for "heritage areas" and redirecting those monies to be spent on the keeping the WH tours up and running…..The Senate Dem's voted it down:

    "They defeated Mr. Coburn’s amendment on a 54-45 vote, with nearly every Republican voting to reopen the White House and with almost all Democrats voting to back Mr. Obama’s decision."
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/20/s

  7. jeffythequick on March 20th, 2013 6:16 pm

    In a related story, Obama blasts reporters, and says they should be like Israeli ones, only allowed one question.

    To which I'd say, "I'll limit myself to one question as long as you answer it. For each question you don't answer, I get 5 more."

  8. Truesoldier__ on March 20th, 2013 6:34 pm

    And I love what Bibi said about dear leader and the press:

    President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu had a light-hearted moment when Obama introduced his chief foreign policy speechwriter Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes. Pointing at Rhodes, Obama said to Netanyahu, "Just remember that anything offensive that I say, it's because of him." Obama then pointed out that Ben's brother, David, runs CBS News and has a "proud Jewish mother."

    Netanyahu quipped, "It sounds like a very incestuous relationship,"
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/03/20/

  9. Truesoldier__ on March 20th, 2013 6:38 pm

    Well I tried posting what Bibi said in regards to Obama and his relationship with the press, but the moderator got hungry.

  10. Marshall_Will on March 20th, 2013 7:04 pm

    Not uh… 'very well thought OUT' eh?

    Must admit, never considered the tax evasion angle! Small matter, we're having a pot-party and hey… ( I hear Larry Craig is coming over..!? ) Amsterdam Freaking WEST.

    Could this be a case more that party apparatchiks are pushing on the string here to BRING weed/chiba/da' kine into the realm of the taxable? Every now and then they let their skirt show and a trial balloon article will happen to surface addressing "all the possibilities!"

    Natch these are regularly bantered about on their think tank Center For ____ sites, but they assume only partisans are watching.

  11. Marshall_Will on March 20th, 2013 7:08 pm

    JMFC!

    Tells you everything you need to know right there. We should be bludgeoning our Dim co-workers and relatives until they either CALL their dipw@d rep's or wind up looking like a stunt extra from a Charles Bronson Death Wish movie.

    Whichever comes FIRST.

  12. Marshall_Will on March 20th, 2013 7:09 pm

    Rally..? I'm taking Hebrew and I've always wanted to learn the words your online instructors won't repeat.

  13. SignPainterGuy on March 20th, 2013 7:54 pm

    I frequently drive around a local lake and take pix of scenery and waterfowl; ducks of several breeds, geese and swans and variety of cranes and herons. From just casual observations, believe me, male ducks are always horny, gang up and chase females, fight over them, are extremely territorial and obviously, by the crop of ducklings, are quite successful. As the act is generally performed in the water (the female often disappears completely under water), I`m surprised at how long she can hold her breath !

    There`s no reason this research should be publicly (taxpayer) funded; there are plenty of private foundations that could and should cover it !

  14. Truesoldier__ on March 20th, 2013 8:02 pm

    Or both.

  15. Truesoldier__ on March 20th, 2013 8:10 pm

    Oh the taxing is truly what it is all about, well that and the fees. Business licenses for the new weed shops are expected to start out around $18,000 for shops out in remote areas and go up and up depending on location. I've heard talk of upwards of 50% taxes on the product itself and that is at the production end. Tack on another 5%-10% at the sales end and the states are looking at a multibillion tax stream within the first year.

  16. Truesoldier__ on March 20th, 2013 8:11 pm

    Got to love this:

    Appearing with Brian Wilson and myself Wednesday morning, Glick said the Israeli people "can't figure out what he's doing here," when asked about the mood in Jerusalem as the President's plane touched down for the first time in his presidency.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/03/2

  17. TiminAL on March 20th, 2013 10:12 pm

    I thought we were talking about Duck Dicks
    http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/RecoveryData

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  22. james on April 11th, 2013 11:48 pm

    This is really good published article. Such a great yet interesting post. Thank you very much for sharing this useful stuff.

  23. opaler on January 5th, 2014 12:20 pm

    I pretty sick of the “taxpayers stuck with the bill” story and I think it's about time our legislators finally passed laws that benefit the general public. Ken Gallant is my personal inspiration in the legal field.

  24. Maaria on January 15th, 2014 6:36 pm

    The project examines how reproductive morphology covaries with season, age, and social environment in a diverse sample of duck species that differ in ecology, territoriality and breeding system.

  25. Wilek on June 3rd, 2014 4:35 pm

    The grant was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package.

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