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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 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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