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(CNSNews)   Obama admin funds $1.5 million dollar study to find out why lesbians are fat. Fark: It's sequester-proof   (cnsnews.com) divider line 288
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2013-03-12 07:45:14 AM  
They are not fat because they are lesbians, they are lesbians because they are fat.  There is a difference.
 
2013-03-12 08:14:10 AM  
Lesbians are fat?  I will have to perform my own study on this.....
 
2013-03-12 08:14:24 AM  
The lesbians on the Internet are slim and sexy.

LALALALALALALALALALA ICANTHEARYOU LALALALALALALALALALA
 
2013-03-12 08:14:30 AM  
They're not fat - just big boned.
 
2013-03-12 08:15:22 AM  
Because they don't watch what they eat. Where's my 1.5 million?
 
2013-03-12 08:15:35 AM  
DAMN YOU FARTB0NG0 AND YOUR ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLAR DOLLAR FAT LESBIAN STUDY
 
2013-03-12 08:16:22 AM  
Too much pie.
 
2013-03-12 08:16:24 AM  
Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.
 
2013-03-12 08:16:52 AM  
I thought it was because they didn't feel the need to be attractive to men? Well, the joke's on them!

/chubby-chaser
 
2013-03-12 08:17:19 AM  
CNS news? let me guess... just like eric cantor's "obama's paying people to play WoW!!!!" claim, which was really a study of alzheimer's disease, there's a wee bit more to the story.
 
2013-03-12 08:17:50 AM  
I thought it was so thier boobs blended into their gut, thus making them appear more manly.
 
2013-03-12 08:17:59 AM  
Dug...there's less injury when they scissor and smush their vertical smiles together. Lack of harsh angles leads to less bruised during angry sex.
 
2013-03-12 08:18:18 AM  
I've studied lesbians on the internet extensively, I didn't know I could get paid for it. Although I didn't pay much attention to the fat ones.
 
2013-03-12 08:18:20 AM  
Ohhhhh I thought for sure that was from the Onion
 
2013-03-12 08:18:25 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Too much pie.


Came to see this covered.
 
2013-03-12 08:20:05 AM  
I think this is the actual grant request

To be honest, I don't know what they're hoping to learn here because we already know that fat flocks together. It's a social thing.
 
2013-03-12 08:20:31 AM  
It's so they can fill out their overalls properly. Duh
 
2013-03-12 08:20:34 AM  

BillCo: They are not fat because they are lesbians, they are lesbians because they are fat.  There is a difference.


Ok, I have to admit that was funny.

You're improving, Bill!
 
2013-03-12 08:20:48 AM  
1.5 Million over 5 years?  That would be like me loosing a penny.
 
2013-03-12 08:20:53 AM  
How many calories are in carpet any way?

/too soon?
 
2013-03-12 08:21:19 AM  
CNSNews.com is  not funded by the government like NPR.
CNSNews.com is  not funded by the government like PBS.


In other words, they are funded by tightass bigoted assholes.
 
2013-03-12 08:22:53 AM  
...Is it because they eat out so much?

HEY-O!
 
2013-03-12 08:23:33 AM  

karnal: They're not fat - just big boned.


I don't think they are boned at all. Isn't that the point of being a lesbian?
 
2013-03-12 08:27:05 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Too much pie.





too many clams
 
2013-03-12 08:29:41 AM  
Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?
 
2013-03-12 08:31:22 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.


Perhaps the problem is that there are already quite a few obesity studies and now we apparently MUST know how obesity is related to being a lesbian.  So much so that the program is protected.

Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.  I'm sure it won't stop you.
 
2013-03-12 08:31:41 AM  

Bad_ad85: ...Is it because they eat out so much?

HEY-O!


WIN!!!
 
Pav
2013-03-12 08:32:18 AM  
Because they eat more.  Where is my 1.5 mil?
 
2013-03-12 08:32:54 AM  
Funding a fat study over EMTs and firefighters?
At least we know where the Government's priorities are.
 
2013-03-12 08:34:06 AM  
If this going to turn out like the "Obama pays grandma to play WoW" thing?
 
2013-03-12 08:34:10 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: wouldn't know reality if it farted in their drooling faces


But it IS about lesbians...
 
2013-03-12 08:34:19 AM  

BobDeluxe: HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.

Perhaps the problem is that there are already quite a few obesity studies and now we apparently MUST know how obesity is related to being a lesbian.  So much so that the program is protected.

Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.  I'm sure it won't stop you.


Protected? Half the money was awarded (and spent) in 2011. Most of the 2012 money is probably spent, too. The NIH has loads more money to give out, that is what would be sequestered if the NIH is to sequester. And it is: Link
 
2013-03-12 08:34:59 AM  
cache.gawker.com
 
2013-03-12 08:35:27 AM  

I_C_Weener: karnal: They're not fat - just big boned.

I don't think they are getting boned at all. Isn't that the point of being a lesbian?


fixed
 
2013-03-12 08:35:34 AM  

Pav: Because they eat out more.  Where is my 1.5 mil?


FTFY
 
2013-03-12 08:36:08 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.


most of the money is going to be used to pay a professor and a gaggle of grad students, why does subby and CNS News hate putting people to work?
 
2013-03-12 08:36:15 AM  

BobDeluxe: Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.


My drama? I don't give a shiat. In fact, I support ALL research grants because it creates a bigger pool of cash for my employer to potentially collect if new capital equipment is required.

Right wing media is shiatting themselves over it, go whine to them about drama.
 
2013-03-12 08:36:26 AM  
You can't just throw a lesbian in a political thread. Things get all sticky way too soon.
 
2013-03-12 08:36:36 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I think this is the actual grant request

To be honest, I don't know what they're hoping to learn here because we already know that fat flocks together. It's a social thing.



Also a gravity thing.
 
2013-03-12 08:37:02 AM  

BobDeluxe: HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.

Perhaps the problem is that there are already quite a few obesity studies and now we apparently MUST know how obesity is related to being a lesbian.  So much so that the program is protected.

Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.  I'm sure it won't stop you.


ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?


BobDeluxe:
Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.  I'm sure it won't stop you.
 
2013-03-12 08:37:15 AM  

Voiceofreason01: HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.

most of the money is going to be used to pay a professor and a gaggle of grad students, why does subby and CNS News hate putting people to work?


Most of the money was spent 1-2 years ago. Why can't subby and CNS figure out how the fark time works?
 
2013-03-12 08:38:20 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: BobDeluxe:


Deluxe battle!
 
2013-03-12 08:39:10 AM  

ph0rk: Most of the money was spent 1-2 years ago. Why can't subby and CNS figure out how the fark time works?


That's just what Obama and his time machine want us to think.
 
2013-03-12 08:39:59 AM  

Sybarite: HotWingConspiracy: I think this is the actual grant request

To be honest, I don't know what they're hoping to learn here because we already know that fat flocks together. It's a social thing.


Also a gravity thing.


If there are any cute lesbian physicists out there, I am happy to announce that I have discovered several solutions to the three-body problem.
 
2013-03-12 08:40:28 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: BobDeluxe: Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.

My drama? I don't give a shiat. In fact, I support ALL research grants because it creates a bigger pool of cash for my employer to potentially collect if new capital equipment is required.

Right wing media is shiatting themselves over it, go whine to them about drama.


Of course.  You are correct.

ph0rk: BobDeluxe: HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.

Perhaps the problem is that there are already quite a few obesity studies and now we apparently MUST know how obesity is related to being a lesbian.  So much so that the program is protected.

Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.  I'm sure it won't stop you.

Protected? Half the money was awarded (and spent) in 2011. Most of the 2012 money is probably spent, too. The NIH has loads more money to give out, that is what would be sequestered if the NIH is to sequester. And it is: Link


You don't actually expect me to RTFA, much less research the topic, do you?  I would never put that much effort into something for a fark discussion post.  I just come here to watch people act like a bunch of dumbasses and join in the fun.
 
2013-03-12 08:40:28 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: DAMN YOU FARTB0NG0 AND YOUR ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLAR DOLLAR FAT LESBIAN STUDY


"We must stamp out government waste wherever we find it."
"How about we stop some of the military programs that even the military finds to be wasteful and stupid and cost 1000s of times more?"
"ZOMG Murika will be attacked why you hate Murika!!!!"
 
2013-03-12 08:40:52 AM  

ManRay: Funding a fat study over EMTs and firefighters?
At least we know where the Government's priorities are.


Um, aren't most firefighters employed by local government?  And don't most EMTs work for private ambulance companies?  Really not sure how a million dollars to a study can effect either of those things.

And good work CNS, you've found about 1/100th of a single F-35 worth of wasteful spending.  Congrats.
 
2013-03-12 08:41:01 AM  
still no cure for cancer?
 
2013-03-12 08:41:19 AM  
I support this research as hardy anyone wants to watch fat lesbians on the Internet.

The sooner the problem is fixed the better.
 
2013-03-12 08:41:26 AM  

ph0rk: Most of the money was spent 1-2 years ago. Why can't subby and CNS figure out how the fark time works?


probably the same reason that people are blaming Obama for "sequestering" services that are funded at the State and local level

/rhymes with stupidity
 
2013-03-12 08:41:55 AM  

SDRR: I_Am_Weasel: Too much pie.




too many clams


Too much eating at the Y.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-03-12 08:42:44 AM  
That damn Obama. Approving stuff like this from the golf course instead of focusing on real issues like how to keep Boehner and TanMom from mating.

/inquiring conservatives want to know!
 
2013-03-12 08:43:47 AM  
Go fark yourself, submitter
 
2013-03-12 08:43:48 AM  

BobDeluxe: HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.

Perhaps the problem is that there are already quite a few obesity studies and now we apparently MUST know how obesity is related to being a lesbian.  So much so that the program is protected.

Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.  I'm sure it won't stop you.


Thank you BobDeluxe, couldn't have said it better myself.
 
2013-03-12 08:44:18 AM  

BobDeluxe: You don't actually expect me to RTFA, much less research the topic, do you?  I would never put that much effort into something for a fark discussion post.  I just come here to watch people act like a bunch of dumbasses and join in the fun.


So you aspire to be a science journalist then?

Freakin Rican: still no cure for cancer?


Obesity is linked to some cancers, soo...

/Also, if you think 1.5 million over two years is big money, you should look in to some of NIHs other awarded grants.


HMS_Blinkin: And good work CNS, you've found about 1/100th of a single F-35 worth of wasteful spending.  Congrats.


I don't even think it is wasteful.
 
2013-03-12 08:45:21 AM  
My conservative friends all like to tout stories like this as signs of "waste".

"Oh man, they are spending 100k to study turtle migrations!  So much waste!"  What about the hundreds of billions we shovel at the military with no end in sight?  "Umm umm"
 
2013-03-12 08:45:44 AM  
hahahaha oh yeah, there have been obesity studies in the past therefore we do not need any more obesity studies
 
2013-03-12 08:46:41 AM  
no can dunk
but good fundamentals
that more fun to watch
 
2013-03-12 08:46:57 AM  

Jackson Herring: hahahaha oh yeah, there have been obesity studies in the past therefore we do not need any more obesity studies


Well, obviously we have that obese lesbian thing licked.
 
2013-03-12 08:49:16 AM  
Because they're Americans?
 
2013-03-12 08:50:01 AM  

BillCo: They are not fat because they are lesbians, they are lesbians because they are fat.  There is a difference.


Did you post as deprogrammingservices on that site? Is this yours http://www.deprogrammingservices.com/ ?
 
2013-03-12 08:50:12 AM  

ph0rk: BobDeluxe: You don't actually expect me to RTFA, much less research the topic, do you?  I would never put that much effort into something for a fark discussion post.  I just come here to watch people act like a bunch of dumbasses and join in the fun.

So you aspire to be a science journalist then?


Nah.  I just come here when I'm bored.  There's a little entertainment value left...
 
2013-03-12 08:50:27 AM  

GoodyearPimp: My conservative friends all like to tout stories like this as signs of "waste". "Oh man, they are spending 100k to study turtle migrations!  So much waste!"  What about the hundreds of billions we shovel at the military with no end in sight?  "Umm umm"

People need to be killed. It's what governments do. Have you read ANY history.

Back on subject.

Maybe the fat men are actually fat lesbians, on the inside.

/down with fatties
 
2013-03-12 08:50:55 AM  
Any woman who's not getting the P gets fat. Gay men get a lot of the P and, more, fat disgusts them.
 
2013-03-12 08:51:17 AM  

simusid: no can dunk
but good fundamentals
that more fun to watch


Dude, 5-7-5.

Tykes and dykes rejoice!
Empty arena echos...
Somehow, still solvent
 
2013-03-12 08:53:13 AM  
Money already spent is sequester proof.  Weird.  It likely would have been anyway as the cuts were designed to deliberately hurt useful programs in the belief that this would make the sequester not happen.  That went well.
 
2013-03-12 08:54:21 AM  
Lesbians and fat and ugly.
Gay men are fit and fabulous.
Study to examine why people have such stereotype-views about homosexuals.
 
2013-03-12 08:54:36 AM  
They swallow a lot of aggression...along with a lot of pizzas!!

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-12 08:55:13 AM  
How dare the National Institutes of Health spend money researching a major public health issue (obesity)?
 
2013-03-12 08:55:17 AM  
You kind of have to feel sorry for people who submit CNS links.

Kind of..
 
2013-03-12 08:56:00 AM  

ph0rk: Voiceofreason01: HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.

most of the money is going to be used to pay a professor and a gaggle of grad students, why does subby and CNS News hate putting people to work?

Most of the money was spent 1-2 years ago. Why can't subby and CNS figure out how the fark time works?


Because they're still figuring out how magnets work.  One thing at a time...
 
2013-03-12 08:57:03 AM  
I am a Doctor of Pharmacy, and I would like to request suggestions for more multimillion dollar taxpayer funded asinine studies that I can potentially get FDA to approve.

Thank you.
 
2013-03-12 09:00:31 AM  

Freakin Rican: still no cure for cancer?


Let's concentrate on curing The Ghey first. Get your priorities str8t, man!
 
2013-03-12 09:00:42 AM  
What part of "across the board" don't these retards understand? That's why letting this happen was a bad idea.
But, they stuck it to Obummer, and that's all that really matters.
2014, assholes. It's coming sooner than you think.
 
2013-03-12 09:00:47 AM  
1.5 million for a study that could help save billions in health care costs down the road vs 400 million for helicopters that will likely kill a bunch of Muslim farmers that pose no threat to the US
 
2013-03-12 09:01:00 AM  
Obama and the dems are making cuts to inflict the most pain and media coverage.

Given a choice between cutting TSA agents, which would result in longer lines at airports or cutting studies on fat lesbians, they have chosen to cut the TSA agents.  They are playing politics with the cuts.  For this admin, it isn't about trimming pork or cutting the fat, no pun intended, it is about making republicans look bad.

But this will backfire for Obama and the Dems.  Americans know the Republicans are bargaining hard and letting the sequester happen to get rid of government waste like this.  And Americans know the democrats are playing politics with the sequester.

Do so at your peril.
 
2013-03-12 09:01:43 AM  
Odd, I've watched vast numbers of documentaries about lesbian activities but none of the subjects were obese, though some (not enough) were delightfully curvy.

I guess I haven't seen enough of these documentaries.

---------

Seriously though we have an obesity pandemic in this country.  Anything that might help us understand this crisis better is critically needed.
 
2013-03-12 09:02:28 AM  

GoodyearPimp: My conservative friends all like to tout stories like this as signs of "waste".

"Oh man, they are spending 100k to study turtle migrations!  So much waste!"  What about the hundreds of billions we shovel at the military with no end in sight?  "Umm umm"


Didn't see this before posting. But this is my point
 
2013-03-12 09:03:22 AM  
This is an outrage! The government has no business conducting studies about public health.
 
2013-03-12 09:03:35 AM  
My theory:

A major factor in what attracts men is looks.  It's not the entire equation, but it's a large chunk of it.  While women's major attraction factor is how their partner makes them feel emotionally.  Not to say that men don't like the way women make them feel, or women don't like looks, but there's a preference within the sexes toward those two attributes.

Therefore:

If you're trying to attract a man, your looks will play a more are going to be more important than if you were trying to attract a woman.

/just a theory
 
2013-03-12 09:04:10 AM  
well i farked that last sentence up big time.
 
2013-03-12 09:06:10 AM  
The non-stop taco eating?
 
2013-03-12 09:07:24 AM  

ph0rk: Voiceofreason01: HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.

most of the money is going to be used to pay a professor and a gaggle of grad students, why does subby and CNS News hate putting people to work?

Most of the money was spent 1-2 years ago. Why can't subby and CNS figure out how the fark time works?


Don't care. Waste of money. I'd rather pay for food stamps and drones over Pakistan than this garbage.
 
2013-03-12 09:08:06 AM  
Congress controls spending.
 
2013-03-12 09:08:41 AM  

SlothB77: Given a choice between cutting TSA agents, which would result in longer lines at airports or cutting studies on fat lesbians, they have chosen to cut the TSA agents.


Do you realize how combustible human fat is. every lesbian is a walking time bomb that only needs an ignition source. Sheesh man, let one of those get on a plane and it crashes? Might as well just try to not let everything around it burn, and just let the crash site burn its way out. Their densities are such that they burn like kerosene but have the staying power of motor oil.
 
2013-03-12 09:09:31 AM  

jso2897: What part of "across the board" don't these retards understand? That's why letting this happen was a bad idea.
But, they stuck it to Obummer, and that's all that really matters.
2014, assholes. It's coming sooner than you think.


It appears that some people don't understand how NIH grants work. The money has already be allocated. The "across-the-board" part of the sequester is just political bullshiat and many programs are exempt.

The Obama administration actually has nothing whatsoever to say about who or for what the independent committee that makes these grant determinations fund. They are prohibited from doing so by law, so that scientific research will not be politicized. And, $1.5M is a very small NIH grant.
 
2013-03-12 09:10:18 AM  
Bloomberg chimed in with; large soft sugary drinks
 
2013-03-12 09:11:52 AM  

BobDeluxe: You don't actually expect me to RTFA, much less research the topic, do you?  I would never put that much effort into something for a fark discussion post.  I just come here to watch people act like a bunch of dumbasses and join in the fun.


Sometimes it frightens me when I realize that so many Farkers don't get this very simple concept.

/No! I'm here to right wrongs and desperately convince everyone how utterly important my opinion is!
 
2013-03-12 09:12:17 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Congress controls spending.


Except when Bush was in office.
 
2013-03-12 09:12:17 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Because they don't watch what they eat. Where's my 1.5 million?


Oh I watch your mother all night long.
 
2013-03-12 09:12:49 AM  
I'm 100% certain the headline is totally accurate.
 
2013-03-12 09:14:16 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: 1.5 million for a study that could help save billions in health care costs down the road


i love how every study related to health is going to save us billions in the future.  If even half the studies we have done saved us 1/10 the savings we expected from them, our health costs would be negative by now and we'd be getting paid to eat doughnuts by pharmaceutical companies.

This study, like the close door button in an elevator, will do nothing.
 
2013-03-12 09:14:37 AM  
I would try to find an actual source for this 'study' but chances are my google-fu will only bring up wingnut sites referencing each other.
 
2013-03-12 09:15:09 AM  
GOP: these libs have 100 pennies! Be outraged!

Dems: So? the GOP has 1 one hundred dollar bills

GOP: these libs have 100 pennies! Be more outraged!

Total public outage incidents: GOP- 2, Dems - 1

Total money: GOP - 100$, Dems - 20 cents
 
2013-03-12 09:16:11 AM  
among men, heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to homosexual males.

Liking women makes you fat.
 
2013-03-12 09:16:17 AM  
I recall an article may a year or so ago which discussed how women had a more difficult time passing up food and men had a more difficult time passing up sex.  Also on fark, once or twice articles have come up about how gay men have more sex than lesbian women.

So the reason gay men are in better shape is because they are burning so many calories have fabulous mind blowing sex.
 
2013-03-12 09:18:09 AM  

Gergesa: So the reason gay men are in better shape is because they are burning so many calories have fabulous mind blowing sex.


Sir-Marx-A-Lot: Liking women makes you fat.


The only constant in these conclusions is that women are the problem


...and like as men we need 1.5 million to figure that one out
 
2013-03-12 09:18:33 AM  
the U.S. gov't has jumped the shark.
 
2013-03-12 09:18:41 AM  

SlothB77: Britney Spear's Speculum: 1.5 million for a study that could help save billions in health care costs down the road

i love how every study related to health is going to save us billions in the future.  If even half the studies we have done saved us 1/10 the savings we expected from them, our health costs would be negative by now and we'd be getting paid to eat doughnuts by pharmaceutical companies.

This study, like the close door button in an elevator, will do nothing.


No kidding.

The way "studies" work is as follows:

1. If it supports my claim/lifestyle/agenda, then it's a valid study that I will constantly cite as the undeniable truth
2. If it does not support my claim/lifestyle/agenda, then I will vociferously declare it to be "nonsense" and openly mock anyone who deigns to cite it in support of their stupid argument
 
2013-03-12 09:19:16 AM  

BillCo: They are not fat because they are lesbians, they are lesbians because they are fat.  There is a difference.


Done in one.
 
2013-03-12 09:19:28 AM  
Thread full of false dichotomies, false equivalencies, red herrings, and strawmen from the left.  And the right's premise - that Obama himself decided to give this grant to fat lesbians is absurd. Just another day at Fark.

It would be so nice if each side could admit that "their team" sometimes farks up.  I mean really, you've got thousands of politicians making decisions every day.  There's bound to be a bunch of stupid decisions made by jackasses.

The only thing worse than religion becoming politics is politics becoming religion.
 
2013-03-12 09:20:26 AM  

Jesda: Don't care. Waste of money. I'd rather pay for food stamps and drones over Pakistan than this garbage.


are.....are you trolling?

/Poe's law is in full effect
 
2013-03-12 09:21:33 AM  
The study is sequester-proof like our first moon landing was sequester-proof: done deal before the sequester.

My guess that about non-redfingernail-havin' non-lipstick-wearin' lesbians identify somewhat as men and thus put on weight to more fit a male body image.  Similarly, a proportion of male guys try to assume a female body identity type and thus are more likely to lose the muscle and the weight and be thinner.  Mystery solved.  Now where's my share of the $15 million?
 
2013-03-12 09:24:48 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: BillCo: They are not fat because they are lesbians, they are lesbians because they are fat.  There is a difference.

Ok, I have to admit that was funny.

You're improving, Bill!


It's really heartwarming to see Farkers from both sides of the political aisle finally finding common ground in their rabid, abject misogyny.
 
2013-03-12 09:25:41 AM  

sigdiamond2000: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: BillCo: They are not fat because they are lesbians, they are lesbians because they are fat.  There is a difference.

Ok, I have to admit that was funny.

You're improving, Bill!

It's really heartwarming to see Farkers from both sides of the political aisle finally finding common ground in their rabid, abject misogyny.


Hey, if you don't like it, go back to Russia!
 
2013-03-12 09:27:56 AM  
My guess is sh*t food and lack of exercise exacerbated by the fact that lesbian sex need not require much exertion.  How's the helium fund getting along?
 
2013-03-12 09:30:01 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.


I cant speak for others but for me its a waste of money at a time we should not be wasting money, not about teh ghey
 
2013-03-12 09:30:09 AM  

SlothB77: Britney Spear's Speculum: 1.5 million for a study that could help save billions in health care costs down the road

i love how every study related to health is going to save us billions in the future.  If even half the studies we have done saved us 1/10 the savings we expected from them, our health costs would be negative by now and we'd be getting paid to eat doughnuts by pharmaceutical companies.

This study, like the close door button in an elevator, will do nothing.


I like how you people ignore the 500 billion dollar gorillas in the room
 
2013-03-12 09:30:16 AM  
It is quite amazing how social science can live only off federal grants. Also amazing the amount of studies that have been found to be wrong or filed with fake survey data. Off to see the progress of the study repeatability effort going on to show social science fraud.
 
2013-03-12 09:31:20 AM  

sigdiamond2000: It's really heartwarming to see Farkers from both sides of the political aisle finally finding common ground in their rabid, abject misogyny.


Yes, never state the obvious about anybody other than rich white men, you horrible, thoughtless, sexist pigs.  *snort*
 
2013-03-12 09:32:16 AM  
Most likely it's due to their rejection of patriarchal society's "oppressive standards of beauty" so they actively reject the modicum of self-control required to avoid becoming obese.
 
2013-03-12 09:33:47 AM  

WhippingBoy: Most likely it's due to their rejection of patriarchal society's "oppressive standards of beauty" so they actively reject the modicum of self-control required to avoid becoming obese.


.......I've seen threads get deleted for less. Just saying
 
2013-03-12 09:34:49 AM  
I heard this from a defendant on Judge Judy, its as true now as it ever was:

"Women fall in love with their ears, not their eyes."

In other words, men have higher standards when it comes to physical appearance, gay or straight.
 
2013-03-12 09:35:08 AM  
Good thing there are cutting active duty educational benefits.
 
2013-03-12 09:35:13 AM  
I am truly amazed by the governments lack of priorities.

/No, not really.
 
2013-03-12 09:35:41 AM  
And yet the little kids are shut out of the White House.
 
2013-03-12 09:36:59 AM  
It's in the semen.

Pay me!
 
2013-03-12 09:37:29 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: ManRay: Funding a fat study over EMTs and firefighters?
At least we know where the Government's priorities are.

Um, aren't most firefighters employed by local government?  And don't most EMTs work for private ambulance companies?  Really not sure how a million dollars to a study can effect either of those things.

And good work CNS, you've found about 1/100th of a single F-35 worth of wasteful spending.  Congrats.


I was using the President's logic, not mine. He was was the going on about first responders being furloughed. I agree, it made no sense to me since there are mostly a state or local level function.
 
2013-03-12 09:39:13 AM  
Go be a lesbian somewhere else?
 
2013-03-12 09:40:50 AM  
I can answer for free.  Lesbians are horrendously ugly, fat, etc. and can't find a man (hence the term "unbreedables") so they turn to other ugly women to rub their pussies to make them have babbies.
 
2013-03-12 09:41:39 AM  

Tman144: I heard this from a defendant on Judge Judy, its as true now as it ever was:

"Women fall in love with their ears, not their eyes."


I didn't know money was that loud.
 
2013-03-12 09:43:54 AM  
I categorically refuse to click on a CNS link.  What is this study actually about?
 
2013-03-12 09:44:03 AM  

oryx: Go be a lesbian somewhere else?


depends on how attractive they are
 
2013-03-12 09:45:36 AM  

MyRandomName: It is quite amazing how social science can live only off federal grants. Also amazing the amount of studies that have been found to be wrong or filed with fake survey data. Off to see the progress of the study repeatability effort going on to show social science fraud.


Shouldn't the word "science" be in quote marks? A la social "science".
 
2013-03-12 09:45:46 AM  
Perhaps this will lead to study on why Walmart shoppers are so fat. Not just fat, mobility cart fat.
 
2013-03-12 09:46:15 AM  
Troll:Conservatives will biatch, yet be to ignorant to realize that this money is attempting to find a direct link between homosexuality and an unhealthy lifestyle.  Thus is the plight of the cognitively challenged.

Troll:  Shouldn't need to spend money to study why fat chicks can't get a man.

Serious: Still no cure for cancer.
 
2013-03-12 09:47:16 AM  

Cletus C.: Perhaps this will lead to study on why Walmart shoppers are so fat. Not just fat, mobility cart fat.


easy. health problems (stemming from being fat and lazy)
 
2013-03-12 09:47:45 AM  
Here's the thing about race and gender based "movements".  If you need to shock, annoy, get a reaction from or get the approval of your oppressors, your movement is probably a joke.  The only revolution that ever amounted to a damn was when the bridge that tenuously straddled the chasm between rich and poor finally fell into the canyon and the latter went rogue.  The rest are just things that the former sell, promote and keep close to a boil in order to keep poor people barking at each other instead of them.  I don't care if you f*ck albino goats in a leather harness on Lent, but the lard on your ass is your problem and the endless prefab drama surrounding your "lifestyle choices" interest almost nobody.  Nor should they.  Try the rice cakes.
 
2013-03-12 09:52:01 AM  

bunner: Here's the thing about race and gender based "movements".  If you need to shock, annoy, get a reaction from or get the approval of your oppressors, your movement is probably a joke.  The only revolution that ever amounted to a damn was when the bridge that tenuously straddled the chasm between rich and poor finally fell into the canyon and the latter went rogue.  The rest are just things that the former sell, promote and keep close to a boil in order to keep poor people barking at each other instead of them.  I don't care if you f*ck albino goats in a leather harness on Lent, but the lard on your ass is your problem and the endless prefab drama surrounding your "lifestyle choices" interest almost nobody.  Nor should they.  Try the rice cakes.


For example, the Donald funding White House tours.
 
2013-03-12 09:52:18 AM  
LMAO I find it incredibly interesting that if I do a google search on this article I cannot not find it being covered on Any major news site. Not NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC News, NY Time, NY Post, Fortune, WSJ, The Register, CSPAN or......drum roll....FOX News. I can only find it on rightwing nut job websites. Not saying it is not a credible story but my daddy use to tell me if sometime quacks like a duck............
 
2013-03-12 09:52:24 AM  
The real truth is that all  fat guys are really just lesbians.

fatamericans.net

Yum...
 
2013-03-12 09:53:06 AM  

FLMountainMan: Thread full of false dichotomies, false equivalencies, red herrings, and strawmen from the left.


Such as?
 
2013-03-12 09:53:20 AM  
...since it's from CNS, I'm gonna go on record and say that the probability that every word in the headline is a lie is quite high.
 
2013-03-12 09:53:48 AM  

ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?


Sequester-proof? No.
Although there haven't yet been any hits yet on already-awarded grants, it remains to be seen how fiscal year 2013 funds may be reduced for these grants. Here's a letter from NIH extramural funding basically saying 'we don't know exactly what cuts need to happen just yet, but there's a distinct possibility that your institution may be forced to renegotiate the awarded research funds.'
 
2013-03-12 09:53:52 AM  

skozlaw: FLMountainMan: Thread full of false dichotomies, false equivalencies, red herrings, and strawmen from the left.

Such as?


It's a Fark thread. If not right now, then just give it some time.
 
2013-03-12 09:54:23 AM  

Sybarite: HotWingConspiracy: I think this is the actual grant request

To be honest, I don't know what they're hoping to learn here because we already know that fat flocks together. It's a social thing.


Also a gravity thing.


More a surface area to volume thing
 
2013-03-12 09:54:55 AM  

SlothB77: Britney Spear's Speculum: 1.5 million for a study that could help save billions in health care costs down the road

i love how every study related to health is going to save us billions in the future.  If even half the studies we have done saved us 1/10 the savings we expected from them, our health costs would be negative by now and we'd be getting paid to eat doughnuts by pharmaceutical companies.

This study, like the close door button in an elevator, will do nothing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=n--ne2aeVRI #t =46s

Try again.
 
2013-03-12 09:55:16 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: CNSNews.com is  not funded by the government like NPR.
CNSNews.com is  not funded by the government like PBS.

In other words, they are funded by tightass bigoted assholes.



Yes, becuase it is bigoted to question te stupid use of tax payer funds.

Or maybe, just maybe, they are aking why we are using tax dollars to study why lesibans are fat?  Is there a separate tax payer funded study about the metabolic rates, psychology and diet of asexuals (and if so why)?  What makes lesbos so special they deserve their own fat study?

Will this evolve into a separate, tax payer funded, program to provide dietary counseling and nutrition to meet the specific needs of the lesbo community?

How any homeless coudl be fed and sheltered for $1.5 million?  How many government employess could avoid furlough?  How many days of White House tours would pay for?  How many holes of golf would Obama be able toplay for $1.5 million.   How many more celebrities could they hire for Michelle's birthday?
 
2013-03-12 09:55:46 AM  
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.

Oh, surprise surprise. A post on fark is needlessly hyperbolic and has little to do with the source material. I know it's been a slow devolution from silly headlines to mostly troll posts only, but when is enough enough?
 
2013-03-12 09:55:59 AM  

JackieRabbit: jso2897: What part of "across the board" don't these retards understand? That's why letting this happen was a bad idea.
But, they stuck it to Obummer, and that's all that really matters.
2014, assholes. It's coming sooner than you think.

It appears that some people don't understand how NIH grants work. The money has already be allocated. The "across-the-board" part of the sequester is just political bullshiat and many programs are exempt.

The Obama administration actually has nothing whatsoever to say about who or for what the independent committee that makes these grant determinations fund. They are prohibited from doing so by law, so that scientific research will not be politicized. And, $1.5M is a very small NIH grant.


I think you may have misunderstood the thrust and meaning of my remark, and at whom it is directed. Read it again (if you care), and think carefully.
 
2013-03-12 09:56:55 AM  

vingamm: LMAO I find it incredibly interesting that if I do a google search on this article I cannot not find it being covered on Any major news site. Not NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC News, NY Time, NY Post, Fortune, WSJ, The Register, CSPAN or......drum roll....FOX News. I can only find it on rightwing nut job websites. Not saying it is not a credible story but my daddy use to tell me if sometime quacks like a duck............


Probably.  A lot of MSM news farms skim the blogowank, though.  Could be malarkey or just too fresh.  At the end of the day it's 90% propaganda, 7% haircuts, 2% piss poor sentence structure and 1% news.
 
2013-03-12 09:57:43 AM  
Geez I can save them $1.5M: they are fit because they want to appear attractive to men who care more about looks. So gay men are fitter, and lesbian women are fatter as they don't give a crap.

Book it, done.
 
2013-03-12 09:58:36 AM  
This study, like the close door button in an elevator, will do nothing.

Get in line behind submitter
 
2013-03-12 09:59:22 AM  

JollyMagistrate: 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.

Oh, surprise surprise. A post on fark is needlessly hyperbolic and has little to do with the source material. I know it's been a slow devolution from silly headlines to mostly troll posts only, but when is enough enough?


Exactly! Oh when oh when is Fark going to start posting actual news. Most of the current posting are actually non-news, or "not news" as it were.
 
2013-03-12 10:00:47 AM  

FlashHarry: CNS news? let me guess... just like eric cantor's "obama's paying people to play WoW!!!!" claim, which was really a study of alzheimer's disease, there's a wee bit more to the story.


Came here to say this. Glad to see that someone else beat me to it.

/Not to mention, the WOW thing only cost $5k and was the study used (with no federal funds) as the pilot study to obtain the grant.
//Not surprising, it actually yielded positive results.
 
2013-03-12 10:01:43 AM  
Gay women and hetero men are more likely to be fat than hetero women and gay men, on average?  Hmmm, wonder if it has anything to do with the idea that men are more picky about looks than women...
 
2013-03-12 10:02:01 AM  
CNS "News?" I thought moronic, right-wing, propaganda outlets only got green lit on the Politics board. You know, for "balance."
 
2013-03-12 10:05:47 AM  

MagicianNamedGob: CNS "News?" I thought moronic, right-wing, propaganda outlets only got green lit on the Politics board. You know, for "balance."


I think the modmins are trying to balance out the HUFFPOs' on the main page
 
2013-03-12 10:07:20 AM  

FlashHarry: CNS news? let me guess... just like eric cantor's "obama's paying people to play WoW!!!!" claim, which was really a study of alzheimer's disease, there's a wee bit more to the story.


Yeah, you don't actually have to click on a CNS link to know they're lying.

I guess they're consistent, at least...
 
2013-03-12 10:07:23 AM  

JackieRabbit: It appears that some people don't understand how NIH grants work. The money has already be allocated. The "across-the-board" part of the sequester is just political bullshiat and many programs are exempt.


I just want to point out here that the NIH is NOT EXEMPT from the sequester.  Some previously allocated money can't be reallocated, but scientific funding, by the NIH, NSF, NOAA, NIST, etc. have all been hit with IMMENSE cuts.  $2.3 billion from NIH means around 2500 less grants this year, which means that salaries for  maybe tens of thousands of people are gone, plus basic research can't get done.

Yeah, hurr durr lesbian fatties, but this is actually a real problem.  Republicans probably scoffed at giving a couple million toward studying pond scum in hot springs, but that research allowed the discovery of Taq polymerase and the development of PCR, which has since allowed the creation of millions of dollars in industry, with uses everywhere from gene therapy to cancer research to criminal justice to paternity testing.

Funding of basic science, even when it doesn't seem to have any point, can lead to breakthroughs of tremendous importance down the road.  This is why we don't let politicians decide who gets grants.
 
2013-03-12 10:07:58 AM  

supayoda: FlashHarry: CNS news? let me guess... just like eric cantor's "obama's paying people to play WoW!!!!" claim, which was really a study of alzheimer's disease, there's a wee bit more to the story.

Came here to say this. Glad to see that someone else beat me to it.

/Not to mention, the WOW thing only cost $5k and was the study used (with no federal funds) as the pilot study to obtain the grant.
//Not surprising, it actually yielded positive results.


Have you heard about DHS purchasing 1.6 billion rounds of hollow point ammunition and 2717 MRAPs? Objective, observable reality literally doesn't farking matter any more.
 
2013-03-12 10:08:11 AM  
I'm in Poe's Law Hell right now. Fark is a great example as to why we need a satire font.
 
2013-03-12 10:11:18 AM  
My guess would be that sexual orientation is one of the factors being correlated out in a general demographic survey on obesity, and we're talking about one check-box that doesn't add anything to the cost of the study here.

It's CNS, though, so who knows if there even are any government-funded studies on obesity.
 
2013-03-12 10:11:53 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: CNSNews.com is  not funded by the government like NPR.
CNSNews.com is  not funded by the government like PBS.

In other words, they are funded by tightass bigoted assholes.


People generally don't get offended that other people waste their own money.
People get offended when you take their money, tell them it is for their benefit, and then waste it.
 
2013-03-12 10:12:23 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I think this is the actual grant request

To be honest, I don't know what they're hoping to learn here because we already know that fat flocks together. It's a social thing.


Seems like they "know" that but are trying to quantify it and tie it to any and all demographic cross sections.  This reads like a fact finding mission more than anything else.  "We need data and we don't really have much.  We have data about socio economics vs. obesity, education vs obesity, race vs obesity, gender and obesity and age vs obesity.  Sexual orientation is next.  Then maybe stuff about personal experiences?  There's already data about stress levels vs obesity, alcohol and drug abuse and obesity... etc etc.

/Just trying to 'flesh' out our data
//harrrrrrrrr
 
2013-03-12 10:12:50 AM  

ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?


Because, Obama! And didn't you see the word 'Lesbian' _
 
2013-03-12 10:17:27 AM  

Chameleon: This is why we don't let politicians decide who gets grants.


And that's most likely self defeating because if there any two industries that have a vested interest in the "well, we don't have much just YET, but trust us, this is very important stuff you couldn't possibly understand, now please send out check" model, it's half of science and all of politics.  Hell, look what a handful of sketchy bankers did with it.
 
2013-03-12 10:19:00 AM  

WhippingBoy: JollyMagistrate: 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.

Oh, surprise surprise. A post on fark is needlessly hyperbolic and has little to do with the source material. I know it's been a slow devolution from silly headlines to mostly troll posts only, but when is enough enough?

Exactly! Oh when oh when is Fark going to start posting actual news. Most of the current posting are actually non-news, or "not news" as it were.


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2013-03-12 10:19:31 AM  
Judging by what my fat lesbian neighbors put out in the garbage, I'd say it's what they're eating and drinking.

Stacks of pizza boxes, bulk containers of Bagel Bites, frozen White Castle Cheeseburger boxes, empty cubes of Pepsi and Mountain Dew on a weekly basis...but if that's what fuels their second string division-III linebacker physique into keeping our shared sidewalk shoveled, I'm ok with it.  Now if they could only pick up the dog shiat in their side of the yard.
 
2013-03-12 10:20:25 AM  
Men like sex.
Male sexual arousal is closely tied with physical attractiveness.
Being a fit, gay man is rewarded by lots of attention and sex.
Lot's of rewards for being fit.
(This is why fewer hetero men than women exercise regularly - at least after men figure out it won't get them anything)

Women could care less about sex (but not much less).
Female sexual arousal is based on money, power and/or crazy bullshiat.
Being a fit, gay woman won't get you much.
No real rewards for being fit.

PM me for the address to send my 1.5 million dollars,
Thanks.
 
2013-03-12 10:22:22 AM  
So, $85 billion is a tiny amount when it comes to the sequester, but $1.5 million is a HUGE boondoggle.

And your HURRRR of the day from TFA's comments:

Harry_A_Hopper  stevewozeniak • 43 minutes ago −
Perhaps they need regular "old fashioned" testosterone injections.


Homophobic and completely ignorant about how human reproduction actually works.
 
2013-03-12 10:23:22 AM  

THX 1138: My theory:

A major factor in what attracts men is looks.  It's not the entire equation, but it's a large chunk of it.  While women's major attraction factor is how their partner makes them feel emotionally.  Not to say that men don't like the way women make them feel, or women don't like looks, but there's a preference within the sexes toward those two attributes.

Therefore:

If you're trying to attract a man, your looks will play a more are going to be more important than if you were trying to attract a woman.

/just a theory hypothesis


FTFY
 
2013-03-12 10:25:20 AM  
And?
 
2013-03-12 10:26:32 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Judging by what my fat lesbian neighbors put out in the garbage, I'd say it's what they're eating and drinking.

Stacks of pizza boxes, bulk containers of Bagel Bites, frozen White Castle Cheeseburger boxes, empty cubes of Pepsi and Mountain Dew on a weekly basis...but if that's what fuels their second string division-III linebacker physique into keeping our shared sidewalk shoveled, I'm ok with it.  Now if they could only pick up the dog shiat in their side of the yard.


They only pick up after pussy.

/low-hanging fruit?
//I hope not!
 
2013-03-12 10:27:53 AM  
Hey, has anyone pointed out the stereotype that men care about looks more than women therefore lesbians can totes be fatties and furthermore send me $1.5 million like such as?
 
2013-03-12 10:28:39 AM  

WhippingBoy: JollyMagistrate: 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.

Oh, surprise surprise. A post on fark is needlessly hyperbolic and has little to do with the source material. I know it's been a slow devolution from silly headlines to mostly troll posts only, but when is enough enough?

Exactly! Oh when oh when is Fark going to start posting actual news. Most of the current posting are actually non-news, or "not news" as it were.


There is a difference between poking fun at "not news" articles and only having outright lies and personal editorial blogs greenlit. It used to be you could come here and see a decent smattering of interesting articles of varying degrees of relevance. These days it's just blogs, opinions pieces, and things that are about as truthful as calling the sky green.

I've own the book. I've trolled here for a lot longer than I've had an account. Considering that part of the purpose of the site was to point out how dumb these things were, the fact that the site has essentially become what it was designed to mock is sort of wonky to me. It makes me less inclined to use the site at all, which seems to be the case with a lot of farkers as half of every comment section are the same 4-10 paid trolls baiting the same dialog in here 9-5.

Tag me with "Old man shouts at cloud"
 
2013-03-12 10:32:02 AM  
The geniuses who read CNSNews have it all figured out:

NIH could have ask Napolitano and saved $1.5 million.

It could be that they aren't fat because they're lesbians, they're lesbians because they're fat.

They're not fat because they're lesbian, they're lesbian because they're fat

They're fat because they eat out a lot.

case in point--- look at big sis---- hillary clinton--- need I say more ?????

The question is why do fat women choose to be dykes? Because they can't get a man!

Read the memoirs of Janet Nepalitano, Judge Kagen and Judge Sotomeyor...

George Washington and Patrick Henry would be so proud of what America has become!. NOT!

because they are ugly and can't get laid, so they compensate by stuffing their gullets.

Men simply don't want fat pigs, gay or straight.

Fat, ugly broads cannot interest men so they gravitate towards other fat, ugly broads and the lesbian union is born.

Because guys don't like fat chicks, and therefore the fat chicks are left with other fat chicks.

What we have here is a chicken and egg situation. Lesbians are not more likely to be fat, fat women are more likely to be
lesbian. Men aren't interested in them so they go play for the other team.

they are not fat because they are lesbians. they are lesbians because they are fat

They aren't fat because they're lesbians, they are lesbians because they are fat.

Can I get 1.5 million to research why they all have Janet Napolitano's hair style?

The major premise could be flawed.. they're not fat cause they're lesbian... maybe they're lesbian because they're fat !!

Duh. Men don't find fat women attractive. End of story.

Easy, they were fat to begin with and end up hating men who spurn them.
 
2013-03-12 10:36:07 AM  

hitlersbrain: Female sexual arousal is based on money, power and/or crazy bullshiat.


Not really, but if believing that makes you feel better about being a virgin, then that's all that matters.
 
2013-03-12 10:41:44 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: hitlersbrain: Female sexual arousal is based on money, power and/or crazy bullshiat.

Not really, but if believing that makes you feel better about being a virgin, then that's all that matters.


Shhh, don't let everyone else know that women like sex as much as men. They apparently go through a LOT of trouble to keep that one under wraps. I think the Aliens and Bigfoots are helping them.
 
2013-03-12 10:41:57 AM  
img836.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-12 10:43:29 AM  
Jackson Herring:
Have you heard about DHS purchasing 1.6 billion rounds of hollow point ammunition and 2717 MRAPs? Objective, observable reality literally doesn't farking matter any more.

You're referring to this?

Yeah, for years now I tend to automatically assume that most "shocking" stories as b.s. until proven otherwise. Typically, once I've done a standard Google search I'm proven correct. It's sad that I have to have that sort of mentality when dealing with "news" in this country.
 
2013-03-12 10:44:54 AM  
Sequester proof my ass. This project is up for renewal on an annual basis, although for the first five years on a non-competitive basis, ie funding is dependent on achieving aims and goals, as opposed to being compared to other projects.

Currently, almost all NIH projects, on their renewal are having 10% of their annual funding held back, in case the sequester isn't fixed. It's going to have a huge impact on medical research unless it's fixed.

In conclusion fark the derp media and their made up stories.
 
2013-03-12 10:46:09 AM  
Because Bull Dykes aren't as shallow as lady-boys, and therefore dont place as much importance on physical appearance.
 
2013-03-12 10:49:26 AM  

JollyMagistrate: WhippingBoy: JollyMagistrate: 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.

Oh, surprise surprise. A post on fark is needlessly hyperbolic and has little to do with the source material. I know it's been a slow devolution from silly headlines to mostly troll posts only, but when is enough enough?

Exactly! Oh when oh when is Fark going to start posting actual news. Most of the current posting are actually non-news, or "not news" as it were.

There is a difference between poking fun at "not news" articles and only having outright lies and personal editorial blogs greenlit. It used to be you could come here and see a decent smattering of interesting articles of varying degrees of relevance. These days it's just blogs, opinions pieces, and things that are about as truthful as calling the sky green.

I've own the book. I've trolled here for a lot longer than I've had an account. Considering that part of the purpose of the site was to point out how dumb these things were, the fact that the site has essentially become what it was designed to mock is sort of wonky to me. It makes me less inclined to use the site at all, which seems to be the case with a lot of farkers as half of every comment section are the same 4-10 paid trolls baiting the same dialog in here 9-5.

Tag me with "Old man shouts at cloud"


No, I actually understand and agree with you (despite my original comment). On the plus side, Fark now has interesting "featured partner" links, so it must be getting better, right?

/Featured partner
 
2013-03-12 10:49:38 AM  

LemSkroob: Because Bull Dykes aren't as shallow as lady-boys, and therefore dont place as much importance on physical appearance.



I don't know. The few that I know are extreme healthophiles. Gym 5/6 days a week, running ... all of it, really.Why are they fat? Because they eat so fu(king much. They are an appetitious lot. Also, they're overtraining and their bodies don't know wtf.
 
2013-03-12 10:49:47 AM  

hasty ambush: Or maybe, just maybe, they are aking why we are using tax dollars to study why lesibans are fat? Is there a separate tax payer funded study about the metabolic rates, psychology and diet of asexuals (and if so why)? What makes lesbos so special they deserve their own fat study?


The study was about how sexual orientation and obesity might be linked.

So there was a study about asexuals, homosexual men, homosexual women, and heterosexuals have had data correlated to other factors for years now.

What makes you such a dickface?
 
2013-03-12 10:50:13 AM  

ToughBobby: Sequester proof my ass. This project is up for renewal on an annual basis, although for the first five years on a non-competitive basis, ie funding is dependent on achieving aims and goals, as opposed to being compared to other projects.

Currently, almost all NIH projects, on their renewal are having 10% of their annual funding held back, in case the sequester isn't fixed. It's going to have a huge impact on medical research unless it's fixed.

In conclusion fark the derp media and their made up stories.


If department heads cant find 2.2% savings without screaming the sky is falling, they need fired.

2.2% WTF?
 
2013-03-12 10:51:45 AM  
So, being fat and gay is a choice.

I see.
 
2013-03-12 10:51:46 AM  
In all fairness, I'm in favor of lesbians who are in better shape.  I think we should expand this to include free gym memberships for lesbians.
 
2013-03-12 10:52:27 AM  

Joe Blowme: ToughBobby: Sequester proof my ass. This project is up for renewal on an annual basis, although for the first five years on a non-competitive basis, ie funding is dependent on achieving aims and goals, as opposed to being compared to other projects.

Currently, almost all NIH projects, on their renewal are having 10% of their annual funding held back, in case the sequester isn't fixed. It's going to have a huge impact on medical research unless it's fixed.

In conclusion fark the derp media and their made up stories.

If department heads cant find 2.2% savings without screaming the sky is falling, they need fired.

2.2% WTF?


If they cut any more, they will have to scale back on landscaping, and start buying things on sale.
 
2013-03-12 10:53:33 AM  

hitlersbrain: Men like sex.
Male sexual arousal is closely tied with physical attractiveness.
Being a fit, gay man is rewarded by lots of attention and sex.
Lot's of rewards for being fit.
(This is why fewer hetero men than women exercise regularly - at least after men figure out it won't get them anything)

Women could care less about sex (but not much less).
Female sexual arousal is based on money, power and/or crazy bullshiat.
Being a fit, gay woman won't get you much.
No real rewards for being fit.

PM me for the address to send my 1.5 million dollars,
Thanks.


That's why disgustingly fat guys get all the chicks, amirite?
 
2013-03-12 10:54:56 AM  

WhippingBoy: "featured partner"


Yea, wtf is up with this "featured partner"
Im guessing paying for static page story placement?
 
2013-03-12 10:59:58 AM  

Joe Blowme: ToughBobby: Sequester proof my ass. This project is up for renewal on an annual basis, although for the first five years on a non-competitive basis, ie funding is dependent on achieving aims and goals, as opposed to being compared to other projects.

Currently, almost all NIH projects, on their renewal are having 10% of their annual funding held back, in case the sequester isn't fixed. It's going to have a huge impact on medical research unless it's fixed.

In conclusion fark the derp media and their made up stories.

If department heads cant find 2.2% savings without screaming the sky is falling, they need fired.

2.2% WTF?


NIH is getting cut 5.1%, and they aren't saying the sky is falling. They are saying it will hurt scientific research. Which it will.
 
2013-03-12 11:00:43 AM  
If I had to speculate, it might have some link to depression. Which gay people tend to suffer from more than not-gay people. The depression thing seems to happen more if they're raised by Christians and taught that gay is an awful, horrible thing. As for it impacting gay women more than gay men, probably has to do with women turning to food more when they're depressed than men.

That's all speculation of course, it could be something as shallow and silly as butch women trying too hard to be like straight men.
 
2013-03-12 11:01:16 AM  
This entire thread, and not ONE of you has found an excuse to post pix of hot lesbian chicks?

Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2013-03-12 11:02:00 AM  
Executive branch doesn't fund anything. Only the Legislative branch can fund.
 
2013-03-12 11:03:05 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: That's why disgustingly fat guys get all the chicks, amirite?


Right on! If you have the cash
www.threadbombing.com
 
2013-03-12 11:04:52 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: ToughBobby: Sequester proof my ass. This project is up for renewal on an annual basis, although for the first five years on a non-competitive basis, ie funding is dependent on achieving aims and goals, as opposed to being compared to other projects.

Currently, almost all NIH projects, on their renewal are having 10% of their annual funding held back, in case the sequester isn't fixed. It's going to have a huge impact on medical research unless it's fixed.

In conclusion fark the derp media and their made up stories.

If department heads cant find 2.2% savings without screaming the sky is falling, they need fired.

2.2% WTF?

NIH is getting cut 5.1%, and they aren't saying the sky is falling. They are saying it will hurt scientific research. Which it will.


If this is the research they do, then maybe we need to cut more from thier budget.
 
2013-03-12 11:07:01 AM  
Paul Fussell's book Class has some good stuff about teh gheyz and how the men supposedly wanted to raise their class status and the women to lower it. Circa 1990 stereotypes...engage.

If social climbing, whether in actuality or in fantasy, is well understood, social sinking is not, although there's more of it going on than most people notice. Male homosexuals and lesbians, respectively, exemplify these two opposite maneuvers. Ambitious male homosexuals, at least in fantasy, aspire to rise, and from humble origins to ascend to the ownership of antique businesses, art galleries, and hair salons. The object is to end by frequenting the Great. They learn to affect elegant telephone voices and gravitate instinctively toward "style" and the grand. Lesbians, on the contrary, like to sink, dropping from middle-class status to become taxi drivers, police officers, and construction workers. The ultimate male-homosexual social dream is to sit at an elegant dinner table, complete with flowers and doilies and finger bowls, surrounded by rich, successful, superbly suited and gowned, witty, and cleverly immoral people. The ultimate lesbian social dream is to pack it in at some matey lunch counter with the heftier proles, wearing work clothes and doing a lot of shouting and kidding.
 
2013-03-12 11:08:29 AM  
My point being that fatness is strongly associated with being a down-to-earth workingclass dude/chick.
 
2013-03-12 11:08:45 AM  

Joe Blowme: If this is the research they do, then maybe we need to cut more from thier budget.


Yeah, how dare the National Institute of Health study health!
 
2013-03-12 11:09:57 AM  

i upped my meds-up yours: My point being that fatness is strongly associated with being a down-to-earth workingclass dude/chick.


Yes, height weight proportionate people are all affected, posturing elitist swine.
 
2013-03-12 11:10:11 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: hitlersbrain:
...
That's why disgustingly fat guys get all the chicks, amirite?


No, that's why it does not matter if they are disgustingly fat. I can name LOTS of fat guys that have been considered 'sexy' by women,

Brief summary of how classes of guys do sexually with women.

1. Rich sociopaths. High level corporate executives and such. (Very Well)
2. Middle class guys. (Very Poor. A women will probably eventually settle for you though.)
3. Poor sociopaths. Violent criminals, drug dealers and such. (Very Well)

Nowhere in there will 'looks' improve a male's chances very much.
 
2013-03-12 11:10:39 AM  

jso2897: JackieRabbit: jso2897: What part of "across the board" don't these retards understand? That's why letting this happen was a bad idea.
But, they stuck it to Obummer, and that's all that really matters.
2014, assholes. It's coming sooner than you think.

It appears that some people don't understand how NIH grants work. The money has already be allocated. The "across-the-board" part of the sequester is just political bullshiat and many programs are exempt.

The Obama administration actually has nothing whatsoever to say about who or for what the independent committee that makes these grant determinations fund. They are prohibited from doing so by law, so that scientific research will not be politicized. And, $1.5M is a very small NIH grant.

I think you may have misunderstood the thrust and meaning of my remark, and at whom it is directed. Read it again (if you care), and think carefully.


Oh, I get it. I just don't see how it has anything to do with the NIH grant process. Once federal funds have been obligated, they must be spent. The sequestration doesn't go into effect until March 27th, when the government's spending authority ends. So the NIH can continue to obligate itself.

You have to understand the GOP's strategy here. It isn't as moronic as it appears. They know that their hardline status is currently hurting them. They know that their positions on so many things and their obstructionism is going to continue to hurt them. But ultimately, it will hurt Obama and the Democrats more. They will take a hit in 2014, but by 2016 they will be in a position to say "See, the Democrats cannot govern! America deserves better! We need a change!" They've done this several times before and they know it works.
 
2013-03-12 11:14:50 AM  

ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?


The story is when people politicize science they don't understand or they feel has an agenda because someone they don't like is involved.
 
2013-03-12 11:15:16 AM  

hitlersbrain: Brief summary of how classes of guys do sexually with women.

1. Rich sociopaths. High level corporate executives and such. (Very Well)
2. Middle class guys. (Very Poor. A women will probably eventually settle for you though if you promise her to form babby.)
3. Poor sociopaths. Violent criminals, drug dealers and such. (Very Well)

 
2013-03-12 11:16:34 AM  
Cooking is still, overall, considered a woman's job.  Lesbos don't want to be feminine.  Gay men do.  So - lesbos eat fast food and homos cook fru-fru food.  Lesbos are fat, homos are thin.  Where's my $1.5M?  (Just kidding - don't flame me).
 
2013-03-12 11:17:28 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Joe Blowme: If this is the research they do, then maybe we need to cut more from thier budget.

Yeah, how dare the National Institute of Health study health!


not what i said but dont let that stop you from hearing what you want to hear and knowing only what you heard.
 
2013-03-12 11:17:40 AM  
Well I like this thread ... A few of the leftie stalwarts coming accross as pompous, humourless twits makes a nice change from Apocolypso-Caligula-Repubicano


/pompous leftie
//trying not to be humourless
///it's the magic number
 
2013-03-12 11:17:57 AM  

hitlersbrain: DROxINxTHExWIND: hitlersbrain:
...
That's why disgustingly fat guys get all the chicks, amirite?

No, that's why it does not matter if they are disgustingly fat. I can name LOTS of fat guys that have been considered 'sexy' by women,

Brief summary of how classes of guys do sexually with women.

1. Rich sociopaths. High level corporate executives and such. (Very Well)
2. Middle class guys. (Very Poor. A women will probably eventually settle for you though.)
3. Poor sociopaths. Violent criminals, drug dealers and such. (Very Well)

Nowhere in there will 'looks' improve a male's chances very much.


You sound fat and ugly.
 
2013-03-12 11:20:01 AM  

AngryPanda: ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?

The story is when people politicize science they don't understand or they feel has an agenda because someone they don't like is involved.


Or when we are borrowing money to give to other countries and then wasting money on studies on  why 2% of the population is fat.
 
2013-03-12 11:21:16 AM  
I have seen A LOT of movies about lesbians and none of them were fat.
 
2013-03-12 11:24:06 AM  

babygoat: hitlersbrain: DROxINxTHExWIND: hitlersbrain:
...
That's why disgustingly fat guys get all the chicks, amirite?

No, that's why it does not matter if they are disgustingly fat. I can name LOTS of fat guys that have been considered 'sexy' by women,

Brief summary of how classes of guys do sexually with women.

1. Rich sociopaths. High level corporate executives and such. (Very Well)
2. Middle class guys. (Very Poor. A women will probably eventually settle for you though.)
3. Poor sociopaths. Violent criminals, drug dealers and such. (Very Well)

Nowhere in there will 'looks' improve a male's chances very much.

You sound fat and ugly.


Yeah but I'm crazy so I get laid a lot.
 
2013-03-12 11:27:02 AM  
Funding medical studies isn't an enumerated power.

/My phone has learned words like "enumerated" and "authoritarian."
 
2013-03-12 11:27:17 AM  
Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.
 
2013-03-12 11:29:07 AM  

hitlersbrain: DROxINxTHExWIND: hitlersbrain:
...
That's why disgustingly fat guys get all the chicks, amirite?

No, that's why it does not matter if they are disgustingly fat. I can name LOTS of fat guys that have been considered 'sexy' by women,

Brief summary of how classes of guys do sexually with women.

1. Rich sociopaths. High level corporate executives and such. (Very Well)
2. Middle class guys. (Very Poor. A women will probably eventually settle for you though.)
3. Poor sociopaths. Violent criminals, drug dealers and such. (Very Well)

Nowhere in there will 'looks' improve a male's chances very much.


LOL. Man, that is some shallow shiat. You need to re-evaluate how you view women. Are there women who find money, power, or agressiveness attractive? Sure there are. But your characterization of all women as idiots who are chasing a buck would be offensive if I were a woman. Hint: They aren't cum buckets who need you to judge and rate their worthiness to get a man based on how "hot" they are. They're human beings who have diverse interests, just as you do. I've dated women who wanted sex as much as I do and women who were as indifferent as you suggest they all are. How about growing up and looking at women as...people instead of potential conquests. Trust me, you'll do a lot better.
 
2013-03-12 11:30:34 AM  
Could Obama have just given Rosie $500 and a month's supply of Dunkin' Donuts and get the same results?
 
2013-03-12 11:33:38 AM  

Joe Blowme: AngryPanda: ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?

The story is when people politicize science they don't understand or they feel has an agenda because someone they don't like is involved.

Or when we are borrowing money to give to other countries and then wasting money on studies on  why 2% of the population is fat.


Did your fat fingers fark up that 2%?  I think it's a lot higher than that.
 
2013-03-12 11:33:40 AM  

hitlersbrain: babygoat:  You sound fat and ugly.

Yeah but I'm crazy so I get laid a lot.


Well, you may be fat
I may be lazy
Hey!
But it just might be a lunatic you're looking for
Let's have a date
And eat a Twinkie
Well you may be gay for all I know
But you may be straight


Yeah, I may have mangled a Billy Joel tune, but he was kind of asking for it.
 
2013-03-12 11:34:24 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: hitlersbrain: DROxINxTHExWIND: hitlersbrain:
...
That's why disgustingly fat guys get all the chicks, amirite?

No, that's why it does not matter if they are disgustingly fat. I can name LOTS of fat guys that have been considered 'sexy' by women,

Brief summary of how classes of guys do sexually with women.

1. Rich sociopaths. High level corporate executives and such. (Very Well)
2. Middle class guys. (Very Poor. A women will probably eventually settle for you though.)
3. Poor sociopaths. Violent criminals, drug dealers and such. (Very Well)

Nowhere in there will 'looks' improve a male's chances very much.

LOL. Man, that is some shallow shiat. You need to re-evaluate how you view women. Are there women who find money, power, or agressiveness attractive? Sure there are. But your characterization of all women as idiots who are chasing a buck would be offensive if I were a woman. Hint: They aren't cum buckets who need you to judge and rate their worthiness to get a man based on how "hot" they are. They're human beings who have diverse interests, just as you do. I've dated women who wanted sex as much as I do and women who were as indifferent as you suggest they all are. How about growing up and looking at women as...people instead of potential conquests. Trust me, you'll do a lot better.


I was waiting for the punch line. The suspense was killing me.
 
2013-03-12 11:35:32 AM  

Snarfangel: hitlersbrain: babygoat:  You sound fat and ugly.

Yeah but I'm crazy so I get laid a lot.

Well, you may be fat
I may be lazy
Hey!
But it just might be a lunatic you're looking for
Let's have a date
And eat a Twinkie
Well you may be gay for all I know
But you may be straight


Yeah, I may have mangled a Billy Joel tune, but he was kind of asking for it.


Mangled, no. That was quality.
 
2013-03-12 11:35:49 AM  

Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.


www.best-of-web.com
 
2013-03-12 11:36:02 AM  

LectertheChef: If I had to speculate, it might have some link to depression. Which gay people tend to suffer from more than not-gay people. The depression thing seems to happen more if they're raised by Christians and taught that gay is an awful, horrible thing. As for it impacting gay women more than gay men, probably has to do with women turning to food more when they're depressed than men.
.


That and there is also a burden for women to fit into our society's expectations of beauty, and when they don't, I can see that compounding their depression.

Seriously.  It's got to be an absolute hell trying to love yourself while living in a society that actively hates you for who you are.
 
2013-03-12 11:36:19 AM  

Joe Blowme: AngryPanda: ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?

The story is when people politicize science they don't understand or they feel has an agenda because someone they don't like is involved.

Or when we are borrowing money to give to other countries and then wasting money on studies on  why 2% of the population is fat.


Guess we shouldn't study colorectal cancers, either, then, cause they only affect small percentages of the population too. Throw out that research on rare diseases as well, because if it doesn't apply to more than 2% of people, then it's worthless.
 
2013-03-12 11:39:16 AM  

Vodka Zombie: LectertheChef: If I had to speculate, it might have some link to depression. Which gay people tend to suffer from more than not-gay people. The depression thing seems to happen more if they're raised by Christians and taught that gay is an awful, horrible thing. As for it impacting gay women more than gay men, probably has to do with women turning to food more when they're depressed than men.
.

That and there is also a burden for women to fit into our society's expectations of beauty, and when they don't, I can see that compounding their depression.

Seriously.  It's got to be an absolute hell trying to love yourself while living in a society that actively hates you for who you are.


Wouldn't it make more sense to not be fat, and leave that bottom tier (Fat Lesbians) join the most revered subset of the population, the Skinny Lesbians? No higher social gains have been seen with such little effort.
 
2013-03-12 11:41:00 AM  

Wangiss: Funding medical studies isn't an enumerated power.

/My phone has learned words like "enumerated" and "authoritarian."


Please update the definition of "authoritarian" to "benign nanny statism." All references to militarism or fundamentalism should be deleted.
 
2013-03-12 11:42:35 AM  
I'm guessing the money has already been dispersed, so that is why it's sequester proof.

DNRTFPP* or thread.

*Did not read the farking propaganda piece
 
2013-03-12 11:43:06 AM  

babygoat: Joe Blowme: AngryPanda: ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?

The story is when people politicize science they don't understand or they feel has an agenda because someone they don't like is involved.

Or when we are borrowing money to give to other countries and then wasting money on studies on  why 2% of the population is fat.

Did your fat fingers fark up that 2%?  I think it's a lot higher than that.


The spending reductions are approximately $85.4 billion during http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiscal_year#United_States">fiscal year 2013

total spending is bout 3.7 trillion.... do the math its about 2.1%
 
2013-03-12 11:43:08 AM  

Joe Blowme: Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.

[www.best-of-web.com image 91x100]


So you're saying that liberals are projecting their fears of government spending onto conservatives? That's an interesting point of view in that literally no one would agree with it.
 
2013-03-12 11:43:40 AM  
I got a kick out of this, because all the lesbians in my life are very athletic.
 
2013-03-12 11:45:39 AM  

AngryPanda: Joe Blowme: AngryPanda: ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?

The story is when people politicize science they don't understand or they feel has an agenda because someone they don't like is involved.

Or when we are borrowing money to give to other countries and then wasting money on studies on  why 2% of the population is fat.

Guess we shouldn't study colorectal cancers, either, then, cause they only affect small percentages of the population too. Throw out that research on rare diseases as well, because if it doesn't apply to more than 2% of people, then it's worthless.


So now colon cancer is just as important as why lesbians are fat? Wow, bless your heart.

/spending priorities, how do they work?
 
2013-03-12 11:46:07 AM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Wangiss: Funding medical studies isn't an enumerated power.

/My phone has learned words like "enumerated" and "authoritarian."

Please update the definition of "authoritarian" to "benign nanny statism." All references to militarism or fundamentalism should be deleted.


I redact.
 
2013-03-12 11:46:40 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.

[www.best-of-web.com image 91x100]

So you're saying that liberals are projecting their fears of government spending onto conservatives? That's an interesting point of view in that literally no one would agree with it.


Well then i guess its good i did not say that then huh?
 
2013-03-12 11:47:35 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.

[www.best-of-web.com image 91x100]

So you're saying that liberals are projecting their fears of government spending onto conservatives? That's an interesting point of view in that literally no one would agree with it.


That was such a bizarre response to my post that I almost wonder if he just hot-linked the wrong image. I mean, really?
 
2013-03-12 11:48:37 AM  

Krieghund: I got a kick out of this, because all the lesbians in my life are very athletic.


I've known both kinds.  The younger women in college were more fit, the older ones in the workplace were obese.
 
2013-03-12 11:49:10 AM  

Joe Blowme: thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.

[www.best-of-web.com image 91x100]

So you're saying that liberals are projecting their fears of government spending onto conservatives? That's an interesting point of view in that literally no one would agree with it.

Well then i guess its good i did not say that then huh?


Who was projecting what onto whom, then? You put a projector after a statement that conservatives hate government spending. That leads me to believe that you think liberals are projecting their own hatred of government spending onto conservatives. If that's not what you meant, that's fine, but it definitely looks like it's what you said.
 
2013-03-12 11:49:51 AM  

Joe Blowme: thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.

[www.best-of-web.com image 91x100]

So you're saying that liberals are projecting their fears of government spending onto conservatives? That's an interesting point of view in that literally no one would agree with it.

Well then i guess its good i did not say that then huh?


You don't know what projection means, do you?
 
2013-03-12 11:58:19 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.

[www.best-of-web.com image 91x100]

So you're saying that liberals are projecting their fears of government spending onto conservatives? That's an interesting point of view in that literally no one would agree with it.

Well then i guess its good i did not say that then huh?

Who was projecting what onto whom, then? You put a projector after a statement that conservatives hate government spending. That leads me to believe that you think liberals are projecting their own hatred of government spending onto conservatives. If that's not what you meant, that's fine, but it definitely looks like it's what you said.


Projector was for Edsel .... and by the pic i was saying he was projecting his hatred. Next time i will just post the word definition alongside the pic so you can better understand the point.
 
2013-03-12 12:02:07 PM  

Joe Blowme: Projector was for Edsel .... and by the pic i was saying he was projecting his hatred.


Edsel: Conservatives hate ... government spending

 
2013-03-12 12:04:08 PM  

Joe Blowme: thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.

[www.best-of-web.com image 91x100]

So you're saying that liberals are projecting their fears of government spending onto conservatives? That's an interesting point of view in that literally no one would agree with it.

Well then i guess its good i did not say that then huh?

Who was projecting what onto whom, then? You put a projector after a statement that conservatives hate government spending. That leads me to believe that you think liberals are projecting their own hatred of government spending onto conservatives. If that's not what you meant, that's fine, but it definitely looks like it's what you said.

Projector was for Edsel .... and by the pic i was saying he was projecting his hatred. Next time i will just post the word definition alongside the pic so you can better understand the point.


Projecting my hatred of... science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity? Uh, OK. You caught me.
 
2013-03-12 12:07:24 PM  
Study won't be allowed to report that some women chose their sexual preference based on a lack of pleasant experiences with the opposite sex.
Feel free to post your "everyone is already born with their sexual preferences..".whaargarble now.
 
2013-03-12 12:08:37 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: Projector was for Edsel .... and by the pic i was saying he was projecting his hatred.

Edsel: Conservatives hate ... government spending


No..." Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.

Not just the spending part that yo.... wow, i just got trolled, bravo
assets0.ordienetworks.com
 
2013-03-12 12:13:45 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Too much pie.


But probably not many cream pies.
 
2013-03-12 12:21:35 PM  

Joe Blowme: thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: Projector was for Edsel .... and by the pic i was saying he was projecting his hatred.

Edsel: Conservatives hate ... government spending

No..." Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.

Not just the spending part that yo.... wow, i just got trolled, bravo
[assets0.ordienetworks.com image 339x192]


So conservatives support government spending, science, gay people and don't have a problem with fighting obesity as shown by the frothing at Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign for kids?
 
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2013-03-12 12:23:23 PM  
I just KNEW there was an appeal to ignorance in there...
 
2013-03-12 12:25:10 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Who was projecting what onto whom, then? You put a projector after a statement that conservatives hate government spending. That leads me to believe that you think liberals are projecting their own hatred of government spending onto conservatives. If that's not what you meant, that's fine, but it definitely looks like it's what you said.


i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-12 12:27:40 PM  

Raharu: [img836.imageshack.us image 800x800]


One of our resident trolls used this recently...even though it's mocking the anti-Obama crowd.

i48.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-12 12:27:46 PM  
Pussy is high in fat?
 
2013-03-12 12:27:46 PM  
this thread needs more fat lesbian pics.  I accidentally swallowed rat poison thinking it was pez and i need something to make me puke.
 
2013-03-12 12:34:30 PM  

MyEnamine: Pussy is high in fat?


Or sucking cock burns more calories.
 
2013-03-12 12:46:58 PM  

Theory Of Null: sucking cock burns more calories.


Rush Limbaugh lost a lot of weight before he got busted coming back from the Dominican Republic with that bottle of Viagra.

Then, with that trip in the public spotlight, he gained it all back.

HMMMMM...
 
2013-03-12 12:53:13 PM  
Because Your Mother! That's why!
 
2013-03-12 01:05:48 PM  
Many of the lesbians I see around town are quite slim. They are generally femmes although some are butch.

Some lesbians are fat.

Many are fat for the same reason your mother is fat:  they've landed their mate and have let themselves go in middle age. They simply don't care. There are a lot of "out" lesbians in the baby boomer age group, fewer obvious lesbians, perhaps, in the younger, more laid-back age groups that take same sex orientation for a given.

Some are more aggressively fat:  they reject societal norms of feminine beauty and put on way as a BFU to men and the idealization of the rake-thin model. These are bull dykes.

Some, of course, are fat for no particular reason--they just got fat for the same reasons women of all types get fat--lack of exercise, too much high caloric food, etc.

You have to remember that lesbians are 1) women and 2) often poorer than gay men or straight couples. If you eat a low quality diet, you are likelier to get fat. Also, lesbians can live and work in a broader range of places, work places, etc., so they are less socially and economically homogenized* than gay men

You don't really need a $1.5 million study to figure this out. Just paying attention will do. However, you do need studies to prove this. Common sense and anecdotal evidence doesn't do.

However, the perception that lesbians are fat does seem to have some slight statistical validity, or bias, at least, for the reasons I have stated:  ideology, age, class, income.

*In Canada at least, "homogenized" is often abbreviated "homo" on milk cartons and bags--you can buy Homo Milk in any convenience store or supermarket. Really. This is not one of my jokes. Google it.
 
2013-03-12 01:08:46 PM  

Joe Blowme: thurstonxhowell: Joe Blowme: Projector was for Edsel .... and by the pic i was saying he was projecting his hatred.

Edsel: Conservatives hate ... government spending

No..." Edsel: Conservatives hate science, government spending, gay people, and efforts to fight obesity. Man, this story really has it all as far as they're concerned.

Not just the spending part that yo.... wow, i just got trolled, bravo
[assets0.ordienetworks.com image 339x192]


Trolled by your own poor use of language. It's a story as old as the ocean is deep.
 
2013-03-12 01:08:59 PM  
i28.photobucket.com

Thanks, OBAMA!
 
2013-03-12 01:16:11 PM  

LectertheChef: If I had to speculate, it might have some link to depression. Which gay people tend to suffer from more than not-gay people. The depression thing seems to happen more if they're raised by Christians and taught that gay is an awful, horrible thing. As for it impacting gay women more than gay men, probably has to do with women turning to food more when they're depressed than men.

That's all speculation of course, it could be something as shallow and silly as butch women trying too hard to be like straight men.


Hey I know.  Rather than speculate we could actually find out the reason because it may give us insight into how to solve our obesity problem.  (Kinda like how studying heart disease in women and learning about the protective effects of estrogen has helped us develop drugs that can be used by both men and women.)
 
2013-03-12 01:17:14 PM  
Having read the article I'm fairly certain the author is relying on "OMG we're spending money on something involving teh gays!!!111!!!" to get his audience riled up

Also there's this "CNSNews.comrelies on individuals like you to help us report the news the liberal media distort and ignore. "

/the study is an important field of research that went through one hell of a wringer to get funding to begin with
//and it's slash filled, like fark
 
2013-03-12 01:21:10 PM  

Nurglitch: I thought it was because they didn't feel the need to be attractive to men? Well, the joke's on them!

/chubby-chaser


Me too, brother.

Came to this thread for some fatties...
//leaving disappointed
 
2013-03-12 01:24:48 PM  
Clams are fattening?

//lude
 
2013-03-12 01:26:53 PM  

GoodyearPimp: My conservative friends all like to tout stories like this as signs of "waste".

"Oh man, they are spending 100k to study turtle migrations!  So much waste!"  What about the hundreds of billions we shovel at the military with no end in sight?  "Umm umm"


This. IMHO y'all need to stop waging expensive wars across the globe. Let the farking world take care of itself. Stop shelling out bajillions to defense contractors.
 
2013-03-12 01:30:45 PM  
maybe they can volunteer to do the White House Tours.
 
2013-03-12 01:31:39 PM  
Conservatives realize that, had the House passed a reasonable budget, that they could have selected what actually gets cut -- like this study -- instead of across the board cuts, right?

(No, of course they don't, even though 72% of House Republicans voted for sequestration.)
 
2013-03-12 01:33:53 PM  

BobDeluxe: HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.

Perhaps the problem is that there are already quite a few obesity studies and now we apparently MUST know how obesity is related to being a lesbian.  So much so that the program is protected.

Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.  I'm sure it won't stop you.


So, HotWingConspiracy  makes a comment about how dramatic people are being and you call that "your drama."  That's just about the laziest, most pathetic form of Freudian Projection I've seen this week.
 
2013-03-12 01:36:47 PM  

Cold_Sassy: BobDeluxe: HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.

Perhaps the problem is that there are already quite a few obesity studies and now we apparently MUST know how obesity is related to being a lesbian.  So much so that the program is protected.

Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.  I'm sure it won't stop you.

Thank you BobDeluxe, couldn't have said it better myself.


I wouldn't admit so readily to that level of incompetence if I were you.
 
2013-03-12 01:40:25 PM  

SlothB77: Obama and the dems are making cuts to inflict the most pain and media coverage.

Given a choice between cutting TSA agents, which would result in longer lines at airports or cutting studies on fat lesbians, they have chosen to cut the TSA agents.  They are playing politics with the cuts.  For this admin, it isn't about trimming pork or cutting the fat, no pun intended, it is about making republicans look bad.



Don't be ridiculous.  Obama doesn't have to lift a finger to make Republicans look bad.
 
2013-03-12 01:41:31 PM  

AngryPanda: ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?

The story is when people politicize science they don't understand or they feel has an agenda because someone they don't like is involved.



"Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present - and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite."-Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the Nation, January 17, 1961

www.worldpresidentsdb.com
 
2013-03-12 01:50:42 PM  
This has already been investigated . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxotY8QK37Q
 
2013-03-12 01:51:44 PM  

Doc Daneeka: How dare the National Institutes of Health spend money researching a major public health issue (obesity)?


As far as pressing public health issues go and the need to prioritize spending and resources (because the tax payer is not some bottomless pit of money) lesbian specific obesity ranks right up there with ...well it doesn't rank at all.
 
2013-03-12 01:53:17 PM  
Could it be perhaps because gay men are more afeminant and lesbians are more masculine as a general rule? Hmmm men are typically less caring about their appearance than women. Wow, 1.5 million saved.
 
2013-03-12 01:59:22 PM  
1.5 mill-do is drops in the ocean compared to the rest of the government budget. I'm sure they found the money under the cushions of Boehner's sofa.

/this point has likely already been made in this thread
 
2013-03-12 02:01:28 PM  

Visionmn2: Could it be perhaps because gay men are more afeminant and lesbians are more masculine as a general rule? Hmmm men are typically less caring about their appearance than women. Wow, 1.5 million saved.


Somehow, your methodology is worth even less than the zero dollars it cost to fund it.
 
2013-03-12 02:07:38 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Approves
 
2013-03-12 02:09:26 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I think this is the actual grant request

To be honest, I don't know what they're hoping to learn here because we already know that fat flocks together. It's a social thing.


Studying any group of people who have a high rate of obesity means you can gather data on probable causation that, for multiple groups, will show a causation trend.

In English, because we're too retarded to realize funding Monsanto's GMO high-fructose corn syrup via subsidies just  might be killing us, along with the thousand other chemicals in our food.

/That's Yale's current theory: Fat people are hungrier because their hormones are slightly more receptive to various chemicals that, well, make you hungrier. HFCS and aspartame are two of the most common.
//And guess what in your pantry has HFCS...
///Hint: Everything.
 
2013-03-12 02:17:01 PM  

MadMonk: 1.5 Million over 5 years?  That would be like me loosing a penny.


RELEASE. . .THE PENNY!
 
2013-03-12 02:18:29 PM  

skozlaw: FLMountainMan: Thread full of false dichotomies, false equivalencies, red herrings, and strawmen from the left.

Such as?


Seriously?  Just in posts from before I posted that.

HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.


Day_Old_Dutchie: CNSNews.com is  not funded by the government like NPR.
CNSNews.com is  not funded by the government like PBS.

In other words, they are funded by tightass bigoted assholes.



HotWingConspiracy: BobDeluxe: Of course, that argument doesn't support your drama so carry on.

My drama? I don't give a shiat. In fact, I support ALL research grants because it creates a bigger pool of cash for my employer to potentially collect if new capital equipment is required.

Right wing media is shiatting themselves over it, go whine to them about drama.


Carth: This is an outrage! The government has no business conducting studies about public health.



And just to balance it out from the right.  Damn it, it didn't pick up the author:


 Funding a fat study over EMTs and firefighters?
At least we know where the Government's priorities are.
 
2013-03-12 02:22:38 PM  
I dunno, the lesbians I see around LA aren't too fat usually...  If they come out here looking for fats they'll be disappointed.
 
2013-03-12 02:50:17 PM  
We're spending a TRILLION dollars a year on defense when you add the DOD and DHS together. But 1.5 million is where you conservatives draw the line? Your motivations are clear.
 
2013-03-12 02:59:39 PM  
Because we don't give a fark what men like.  Fat or not.  Problem solved.

You can send the savings to Hair Massacure Northern Alberta.
 
2013-03-12 03:35:12 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I categorically refuse to click on a CNS link.  What is this study actually about?


Wish I would have read your advice about clicking on CNS links before I did.  I truly believe my IQ dropped 10 points when I RTFA.

And as a Fark poster, I probably only had 9 to begin with.
 
2013-03-12 03:44:36 PM  
i.imgur.com

They're not fat, they're feeders.
 
2013-03-12 03:53:32 PM  

Cuthbert Allgood: Nurglitch: I thought it was because they didn't feel the need to be attractive to men? Well, the joke's on them!

/chubby-chaser

Me too, brother.

Came to this thread for some fatties...
//leaving disappointed


You think you have it bad. I am from Iowa and growing up here I developed a yen for butchy straight women. They alone, among all god's creatures, defy rule 34.
 
2013-03-12 04:01:26 PM  
I came here for hot lesbian pics and left completely unsatisfied.
 
2013-03-12 04:07:25 PM  
It's quite obvious: semen is an effective weight loss supplement.

/suck a dick, fattie
//Rush Limbaugh sucking a dick -- try to get that image out of your head
 
2013-03-12 04:11:38 PM  
Women aren't shallow (generally) and men are (generally). Where's my money?
 
2013-03-12 04:35:06 PM  

silvervial: Women aren't shallow (generally) and men are (generally). Where's my money?


Where's your research?
 
2013-03-12 04:56:30 PM  

germ78: 1.5 mill-do is drops in the ocean compared to the rest of the government budget. I'm sure they found the money under the cushions of Boehner's sofa.

/this point has likely already been made in this thread


and yet they cut the White House tours.
 
2013-03-12 05:21:53 PM  
They aren't fat because they are lesbian.  They just can't get a guy because they are fat.

/one ticket please
 
2013-03-12 06:19:26 PM  
So glad that in the first 20 or so comments a few people have pointed out that CNS News is a conservative news outlet under the parentage of the Media Research Center, who are famous for believing that the entire media is nothing but a liberal cesspool.

This means, of course, that CNS News is right there when you need a scary headline meant to bring out the nutjobs screeching "Obummer's at it again, wasting tax dollars on stupid shiat!" when CNS News is rarely reporting even half of the story. Five years ago, the White House could do no wrong: Drones? OK by us. Government intrusion? More is better! But now? The White House can't do anything right.

When a Republican is in office, the President absolutely must circumnavigate the globe multiple times a year. But if it's a Democrat, he can't so much as go to Camp David. Because that's a waste of tax dollars.

And let's not forget that you can't compare one President to another--unless it's Saint Ronnie of Raygun, because he was a perfect angel and there was no Iran-Contra Affair and Oliver North is a hero the end.
 
2013-03-12 07:54:07 PM  
Sequester?  I hardly even know her.
 
2013-03-12 08:08:49 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: germ78: 1.5 mill-do is drops in the ocean compared to the rest of the government budget. I'm sure they found the money under the cushions of Boehner's sofa.

/this point has likely already been made in this thread

and yet they cut the White House tours.


We get it, you're really disappointed about not being able to visit the white house.
Next time ask your team to not take the nation hostage and to pass a budget.
 
2013-03-12 10:02:45 PM  

hasty ambush: AngryPanda: ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?

The story is when people politicize science they don't understand or they feel has an agenda because someone they don't like is involved.


"Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present - and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite."-Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the Nation, January 17, 1961

[www.worldpresidentsdb.com image 150x186]


Yeah, I'd like to see Ike do some molecular biology with an old blackboard in his garage.
 
2013-03-12 11:34:53 PM  
Why are lesbians fat?  Must be all of that gubment cheese?
 
2013-03-12 11:37:28 PM  
I imagine it has something to do with testosterone. Remember, one of the leading theories about what "causes" gay men is an increase in testosterone (and other pre-natal androgens) exposure in the womb, and gay men generally have higher testosterone production (they also tend to have bigger penises... there's research on it!). It stands to reason that, given the role testosterone plays in athletic ability, that increased testosterone might tend to make people more resistant to obesity. I don't know of any study that shows conclusively that lesbian women are lower in testosterone, but it wouldn't surprise me given what other research is out there.

We also know that people receiving estrogen injections may gain weight at a higher rate. Although some also lose weight, so it's hard to say. But in any case, it seems that the link to this one shouldn't be too hard to get to.

/Psychologists get money for all sorts of weird/awesome studies
 
2013-03-13 12:15:34 AM  
Seemingly, there are a lot of folks here who have been studying lesbians, obese and not-so-much, for years.

Now there appears to be funding.

Every day and in every way, we continue to progress.  Now we study things that we can all get behind...so to speak.

Almost no one here read the underlying grant proposals or foundation documents explaining the study goals and criteria, did they?  So uninformed spouting is really all that's going on, right?  Pretty much like the uncompensated lesbian studiers discussed above, then?

At least write up a grant proposal, ya whiners.
 
2013-03-13 12:31:57 AM  
B.. b.. but I thought we still had such a high deficit because we haven't been mad enough about illegal mexicans stealing jobs from the women with legitimate rape because of abortion. What happened in The Benghazi and where are the long form birth certificates of the women in Mitt Romney's binders?
 
2013-03-13 12:49:05 AM  
There is a serious difference between male and female homosexuality. Male homosexuality is an incurable mental disorder. Let's face it, only the truly retarded would want something shoved up his ar$e.
There is no such thing as a true female homosexual: the so-called lesbians are just fat/ugly/ or otherwise unacceptable girls who cannot get dates. This is all made clear when one considers that the mentally defective male homosexuals have been a scourge since the old testament, while there is no mention in the same authoritative text of the lesbians.
 
2013-03-13 08:11:47 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
A crack team of researchers has arrived at a conclusion that also involves some of their mothers.
 
2013-03-13 06:27:10 PM  
HMS_Blinkin:

And good work CNS, you've found about 1/100th of a single F-35 worth of wasteful spending.  Congrats.

It's a start.  I'm sure there are tens of thousands of this kind of stupid shiat.  Start eliminating them and you'll eventually save some serious cash.
 
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