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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 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.
 
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