Now that Ebola is in the U.S., Democrats with no shame are blaming GOP “funding cuts.” That claim is not only total BS, but at a glance it appears the NIH has been over-funded if anything.

The Free Beacon uncovered nearly $40 million worth of NIH expenditures of dubious societal value. Some examples:

For instance, the agency has spent $2,873,440 trying to figure out why lesbians are obese, and $466,642 on why fat girls have a tough time getting dates. Another $2,075,611 was spent encouraging old people to join choirs.

Millions have gone to “text message interventions,” including a study where researchers sent texts to drunks at the bar to try to get them to stop drinking. The project received an additional grant this year, for a total of $674,590.

The NIH is also texting older African Americans with HIV ($372,460), HIV and drug users in rural areas ($693,000), HIV smokers ($763,519), pregnant smokers ($380,145), teen moms ($243,839), and meth addicts ($360,113). Text message interventions to try to get obese people to lose weight have cost $2,707,067.

The NIH’s research on obesity has led to spending $2,101,064 on wearable insoles and buttons that can track a person’s weight, and $374,670 to put on fruit and vegetable puppet shows for preschoolers.

A restaurant intervention to develop new children’s menus cost $275,227, and the NIH spent $430,608 for mother-daughter dancing outreach to fight obesity.

Sexual minorities have received a substantial amount from the NIH. The agency has now spent $105,066 following 16 schizophrenic LGBT Canadians around Toronto for a study on their community experiences.

The total for a project on why gay men get syphilis in Peru is now $692,697 after receiving additional $228,425 this year. The NIH is also concerned about postpartum depression in “invisible sexual minority women,” with a study that has cost $718,770.

Millions went to develop “origami condoms,” in male, female, and anal versions. The inventor Danny Resnic, who received $2,466,482 from the NIH, has been accused of massive fraud for using grant money for full-body plastic surgery in Costa Rica and parties at the Playboy mansion.

How transwomen use Facebook is the subject of another NIH study worth $194,788.

Looks like the NIH has been wonderful stewards of tax dollars so far, so why not blame Republicans for failing to double their budget?

If you think Ebola is hard to get rid of now, wait until it’s heavily “funded.”


31 Responses to “So the NIH was ‘under-funded’ and couldn’t pay for Ebola vaccine research, eh?”

  1. Truesoldier__ on October 17th, 2014 10:49 am

    And the scary thing is that Mitch McConnell says that they should be given as much money as they want:

    “I think they should have anything they want. The president asked for $88 million a few weeks ago, we gave it to him,” Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told MSNBC. “Whatever the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] thinks they need, we’ll give it to them.”

  2. backwoodsconsr on October 17th, 2014 12:41 pm

    Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

  3. Marshall_Will on October 17th, 2014 1:46 pm

    16 schizophrenic LGBT Canadians around Toronto

    I have such a hard time keeping up w/ all these new bands.

  4. Marshall_Will on October 17th, 2014 1:52 pm

    Ahem, and I'm just SICK about it. After all these years running a business that mandated no MORE than (3) consecutive days off in a row; I finally broke down and agreed to a cruise w/ Mrs. Will.

    She's spent the entire summer shopping for apparel, travel amenities, luggage etc. Her cousin in Miami couldn't have been more thrilled we'd be arriving in Nov. Enter O'Bozo. Now that an entire SHIP has been jeopardized, again by a nurse w/ travel plans, we're calling the whole trip OFF.

    There's no WAY these clowns can or should be advocating people maintain their travel/vacation plans. Are you KIDDING me!?

  5. backwoodsconsr on October 17th, 2014 3:23 pm

    Sorry to hear it. Fortunately, my vacation plans call for driving myself to a place out in the country where a bunch of amateur astronomers will be gathering. Back in March I bought a used version of one of these, and I'm about to spend a week observing with it.

  6. Marshall_Will on October 17th, 2014 3:27 pm

    Btw, Hunter Biden, you RAWK!

    What a freakin' LOSER. Daddy ( Sheriff JOE Biden you may know? ) bought this little sh!t a 'commission' in the U.S Navy and Middle Class Joe's stinking BRAT couldn't keep his face out of the nose candy long enough for the weekend drill!

    Blow is out of your system in like what ( 3 days? ) So he couldn't keep "clean" from Wed. thru Sunday afternoon. Obviously hedge funds that employ trust fund brats to attract money don't care. The U.S Navy DOES. Scumbag.

  7. Truesoldier__ on October 17th, 2014 5:02 pm

    MW sorry to hear about the travel plans getting nixed. I love cruises, but I would not go on one either right now (especially in light of the nurse).

    Backwoodsconsr – good for you. I too am about to head out of the office and up to the mountains for the weekend to go deer hunting. Peace and quiet with no worries of Ebola for my family and I over the whole weekend.

  8. Truesoldier__ on October 17th, 2014 5:03 pm

    Honestly, I think he did it on purpose. Anyone who has been around the military for more than a day knows that the first thing they do when you report at a new duty station is a pee test and this is when this guy got popped.

  9. Truesoldier__ on October 17th, 2014 5:08 pm

    Dear leader took Juan McLame's idea and appointed a Czar. Never let a crisis go to waste, especially if you can reward a crony green capitalist:

    Ron Klain, the newly appointed White House Ebola response coordinator, was one of the senior White House officials who advised that President Obama should visit solar power company Solyndra in 2011, despite an auditor raising red flags about the company’s finances.

  10. Granny617 on October 17th, 2014 8:18 pm

    I am supposed to fly to Ft. Worth for Thanksgiving on the 20th of Nov. Very nervous, especially in light of this administrations complete and idiotic decisions regarding Ebola. I hope that after this appt of Ebola Czar (that reports to Susan Rice – of all people) and a few more polls putting Zero completely in the tank that they reverse course and stop flights and visas from Africa. Still the CDC completely effed up the whole protocol procedures and how many people that may have been exposed have had free rain to shop, travel, etc. These buffoons have now put American lives at risk because they can't/won't do their jobs.

  11. Granny617 on October 17th, 2014 8:20 pm

    Well Sheriff Joe is not the brightest bulb in the bunch and seems like sonny boy is a few short watts off as well.

  12. Granny617 on October 17th, 2014 8:23 pm

    No doubt Klain will request gobs and gobs of money for CDC and NIH and all that money is going to go to his peeps who play and stay at swanky DC hotels and pretend they are experts on Ebola all while the US burns.

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  14. Marshall_Will on October 18th, 2014 4:11 pm

    Several folks on base made that same observation. ( Great way to get out of a deployment huh? ( To me, it doesn't make sense. HB was trying to [backfill] a lackluster resume`. Not unlike dad's.

    Every investment firm's website out there sports bio's on their partners. His said: Son of Vice President. He was in the public AFFAIRS office fer' chrissakes. Talk about a freaking pogue? What was he 'afraid' of?

  15. Marshall_Will on October 18th, 2014 4:15 pm

    Just a few mos. ago we were infinitely more aware that cruise ships could become targets for ISIS/jihadist a-holes. The Achille Lauro anyone?

    Now in a Weekly Standard article they've openly speculated an ISIS member could allow themselves to become infected and then ride the NY subway until they collapse from ebola.

    Obama BUILT that.

  16. Marshall_Will on October 18th, 2014 4:17 pm

    My goodness. Did Jules Verne design that thing!? Holy sheez. For $8 grand, I hope it has drink holders!

  17. backwoodsconsr on October 18th, 2014 5:29 pm

    Mine is a 2003 model I got for $4000. No cup holders, but a top quality hand crafted 18" mirror is a wonderful thing to have when hunting faint deep sky objects.

    There are good scopes on the market for a lot less. An 8" dob from Orion can be had for about $500, and that's what I recommend for somebody just starting out. I've been stargazing long enough and I'm enthusiastic enough to want to go for the best.

  18. Marshall_Will on October 18th, 2014 8:26 pm

    Every man should have a passion. And… I guess if you're going to do it right!?

    Mrs. W nickel-dimes me on guitar stuff. It's easier for spouses to take their partner's hobbies in smaller bites. So I pick up JUNK for a song ( then proceed to spend a pauper's FORTUNE fixing them up! )

    For me, working on old electronics is half the fun.

  19. Marshall_Will on October 18th, 2014 8:34 pm

    On the other [extreme] end of the spectrum:

    Just got back from dialing for Dr. Monica Wehby. She made a surprise visit and brought pizza for everyone. What a gal. Comports herself w/ all the same class and grace of MM.

    Very nice lady, that refuses to suffer fools gladly. In explaining to her how ObamaCare cut SHORT Mrs. W's *well established* CAREER she was all ears. Stories such as hers afford Monica the moral high ground when addressing "the Senate's most liberal 'senator' " and O' Tool Jeff Berzerkly.

    Monica was a little taken aback by the fact such a substantial ( and disastrous ) an event wasn't covered by the Oregonian..? Can U say, in-the-TANK?

  20. Truesoldier__ on October 19th, 2014 12:44 pm

    Of course if HB is planning on going into politics like his dad this could be seen as a resume enhancer to liberal nutroots voters.

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  30. O.S.I. on June 1st, 2017 4:23 pm

    The NIH is under funded and now Trump wants to make it worse. I just hope when the next pandemic comes along people will remember the political party ( GOP) when everyone around them starts dying.

  31. Roger on June 1st, 2017 5:44 pm

    It has a budget that increases based on the previous year.

    If we all had private budgets like that, we could find excuses for funding studies like why lesbians are fat too.

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