Overweight Lesbians And Your Tax Dollars

In the "Who Cares" category

Something Wrong with This Picture?

Right in the middle of the Obama created sequestration a number of strange stories are flying under the radar that tax payers should be paying attention to but the lame Stream Media isn't feeding them. Instead it is serving up Obama pablum. Obama has suspended tours of The People's House which is atrocious and meant to punish the public at the onset of the tourist season. Just another prime example of just how petty Obama gets when he doesn't get his way.

So I'm reading along and up pops this article about taxpayer money funding a study on costing $1.5 million on why lesbians are fat. That's right and this news isn't in the "you gotta be kidding me" category. I'm not being homophobic but this sort of thing is ridiculous and an obvious political payback sort of deal. Maybe Moochelle should get herself involved in this study since she is intent on telling people what they can and can't eat.

Is It Something They're Eating?

Then I got to wondering if there is a difference between fat lesbians and fat gay guys? Does it matter? Is it in their differences in diets? Then I got to wondering who cares and why in tar-nation is the NIH spending my hard earned tax dollars for such ridiculousness. Here they are up there trying to figure out how to cut the budget and this comes across the news wire?

This sort of thing can make for an entertaining news article but come on now. I recommend that you don't search the subject without making sure your "safe search" is on. Gets rather graphic and a bit disgusting truth be known.

The focus of this study is why three quarters (that many?) and why their gay male counterparts aren't. Sounds stranger than fiction to me folks. They're spending a million and a half dollars that we don't have to study the biological and social factors under the guide of this burning issue being of “high public-health significance." sounds like a bunch of crap to me. I could have saved the idiots some money and told them to tell these heftiest of their species to change their diet and stop making their hands go to their mouths. It's called do push aways - from the dinner table.

The Burning Issue Of The Day?

Is there a correlation between sexual orientation and obesity? Is it a burning issue that we need to spend borrowed dollars to find out?

Get this wording about the issue that resulted in two grants, not loans, being doled out:

“[H]owever, one area that is only beginning to be recognized is the striking interplay of gender and sexual orientation in obesity disparities. It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic.

Then a streak of verbal brilliance follows:

“In stark contrast, among men, heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to gay males.”

What the researchers concluded is that "almost no" research has been conducted to this critical area in the past. Really? And no research should be funded by the American tax payer either no matter what their sexual orientation is.

What's Next For The Researchers?

Some might say I'm being cruel and insensitive but I'm beginning to wonder what the feds are going to throw money at next. Might it be to study why gay male bloggers sit in their skivvies in front of their monitors munching on bags of Cheetos?

The researchers received the first grant of $778,662 in 2011. They received another another $741,378 grant in 2012 So far that totals up to $1,520,000. Another rub here is that the study is projected to last up to 5 years. What the heck. When you have the cow you better milk it to death at the tax payer's expense.

All in the name of gender socialization? Really? If this is such a burning issue for the gay community at large let them pick up the tab!

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As Always,


The Frog Prince


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Josak 3 years ago from variable

Preliminary research indicates there is a connection between genes that lead to weight gain (through the thyroid gland) and the genes that cause female same sex orientation, it is possible there will be a correlation between the two in genome patterns allowing the study to isolate genes both correlating to general weight gain and/or same sex attraction, isolating these genes is important particularly in the first case as people with weight gain genes often require more specialized diet and medical treatment to correct hypothyroidism.

Long story short isolating genes that control the thyroid will allow doctors to predict ahead of time people who will have serious thyroid issues and thus prevent the myriad of problems caused by thyroid issues which affect tens of millions of Americans, basically the study might end up saving millions of lives and is potentially important to many people who are not gay, the study is not being done for the benefit of the LGBT community but for the benefit of people with genetic thyroid issues.


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Patriot Quest 3 years ago from America

not to mention the $25 MILLION that we sent overseas to teach pottery classes..........heard that one last night!..............we can't allow our children to see the inside of the white house though...........way too much burden on the federal govt!.............what a joke! time for tax revolt! I'm sick of my dollars going to idiotic places! Oh and I heard we spent a billion on cell phones for the poor..........are you kidding me!


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Josak - As usual you miss the point. LMAO. We can't afford crap like this right now. Our nation is going bankrupt and they are scratching their asses wondering where to make cuts. Get real.

Patriot Quest - I'm right there with you.

The Frog


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Cassie Smith 3 years ago from U.S.

Good Grief Prince, I was eating breakfast when I read your hub and almost lost it. Yeah, a study on fat lesbians and slim gays, and the government says they can't cut anything from the budget. If our economy wasn't so pathetic I'd be laughing cause it makes for a good punchline.


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Josak 3 years ago from variable

The phones plan is actually legislation passed by Reagan, it switched to cell phones when those became cheaper and more convenient (under Bush I believe) the reason being that A) otherwise people often die before 911 can be called because there is no phone B) It's very hard to get a job without a phone number in a whole ton of entry level jobs. According to The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities more than three quarters of recipients used their phone to get a job or conduct a job.


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Josak 3 years ago from variable

1.5 Million to potentially save millions of lives is not worth it? Guess it depends on your definition of worth it.


Partisan Patriot 3 years ago

Thanks Froggy; at least we now know where all that money they saved on White House Tours went!


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

When you're going broke Josak you're going broke. Just think how many people might lose their life when this nation goes belly up son. This Hub has nothing to do with cell phones so I suggest you stay on topic. You know the rules on my articles.

The Frog


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

The pictures are as hard to take as the disgusting waste of taxpayer money. As for the phones, well they were sent to dead people! Up and interesting and in the right hands, very useful.


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Josak 3 years ago from variable

Firstly 1.5 million will not be the difference between going broke or otherwise. Second, no one dies when a nation can't repay it's debts, it defaults restructures it's debt and regrows, Argentina did it in 2000 by 2009 economic growth hit 10% yearly which was faster than China.

1.5 Million dollars is a truly insignificant price for a potential medical breakthrough which could help up to 10% of the population and really end up saving money in medical costs, work hours etc.

Genetic hypothyroidism is the leading cause of cretinism in infants, treatment for which and care throughout their lifetime (not to mention disability support due to the severe mental deficiency of people affected) often costs hundreds of thousands of dollars per child. If not from compassion then people should support the measure simply because it may well end up saving a lot of money.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Yoo Hoo Josak - Every dollar that is cut is a dollar not borrowed. You really are eaten up with it aren't you.


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Good morning, there are far better ways to spend our dollars. Our educational system needs repairing with more relevant scientific, technical, and mathematics courses. We need programs to teach those on welfare to be self-supporting. We need to generate monies. We do not need to spend our tax monies on superfluous research issues. Enough is enough! Tax monies need to be spent on relevant programs that generate the economy. These pictures have given me an impetus to eat healthier and to exercise!


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Josak 3 years ago from variable

That dollar cut is potentially ten thousand having to be spent in a few years, that isn't smart. State care and treatment+ disability payments for just five people affected by cretinism is enough to pay for that research but potentially saving hundreds of thousands from it is a bad economic move?

That's without even thinking about the pain, suffering and deaths we could be preventing.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Josak - May I suggest you move on so the rest of us can conduct an adult conversation about wasting our tax dollars? Try paying taxes before commenting...

The Frog


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Josak 3 years ago from variable

Sure I will move on, the point is beyond proven from an economic and moral standpoint.

Looking at your profile I guarantee I pay much more in taxes than you :P


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Doc Snow 3 years ago from Atlanta metropolitan area, GA, USA

May I respectfully suggest that this Hub is prime example of homophobic political pandering in itself?

If you are trying to make a legitimate point, it can be done--better, IMO!--without trying quite so hard to push people's emotional buttons.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Doc - May I suggest that you are also missing the point. If anyone is homophobic may I suggest that you might be it? If this sort of research is needed I also suggest that the gay community finance it and not the US tax payers.

The Frog


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

BINGO Frog! Proof you have won the debate - they start calling you names.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"1.5 Million to potentially save millions of lives is not worth it? Guess it depends on your definition of worth it."

What part of 'We are already out of money and $17 trillion in debt' escapes your attention?


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"May I respectfully suggest that this Hub is prime example of homophobic political pandering in itself?"

And may I respectfully suggest that your comment is a prime example of the scourge of politically correct labeling, intended to silence a conversation?


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

tsaad - It's no secret that I adore women. In fact lesbians and I actually have something in common. We both like women :) LMAO

Will - Most people know I have no use for political correctness. It's partially responsible for the messs we're in now.

The Frog


Partisan Patriot 3 years ago

Cossack good to see you are still as misguided as ever and as always, coming down on the wrong side of each and every issue. You say, "it's very hard to get a job without a phone number in a whole ton of entry level jobs." My God man do you actually believe these Obama Drones want a job; have you seen the Got my Obama Phone video? These people wouldn't take a job as a Mattress Tester. Remember the Dobie Gillis Show and his pal Maynard G. Krebs; work-----WORK! Well Ms Got my Obama Phone is the modern day version of Maynard G. Krebs! Don't you Obama apologists ever get tired of quoting phony statistics in an attempt to defend your Sovereign?


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

PP - A Mattress Tester? Are they hiring? ROTFLMAO!!!

The Frog


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Has Washington ever understood setting priorities? It is not that difficult and doesn't require a Masters Degree to assign a importance value to any expenditure. I should not be looking at the current Movie schedule when the cupboards are empty, and they should not be handing out money for projects like this AT THIS TIME.

Sure, research is important and may someday provide some very useful information that will benefit all of us. But right now is not the time.

We all know that many of these research grants are nothing but brother-in-law deals with nothing expected in return. In some cases, the very politician pushing the grant will share in the funds received.

The free cell phone issue is one of the more abused giveaways through lack of proper management. I think we all agree that a cell phone as a lifeline to a very elderly or ill person living alone could be considered a necessity, and should be provided at taxpayer expense. We also know that many of these phones end up in the hands of drug dealers who use them to conduct their illegal drug activities. It would be a simple matter to restrict the numbers that can be dialed from this free phone. In most areas, 911 is the only number needed to get immediate emergency assistance.

I know this hub was not about cell phones, but these are a classic example of a good idea gone bad.

I wonder if there is a single source of information that lists all the grants that are authorized, what they are for, and how much they cost? If so, that would make for interesting reading. If not, there should be.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - Now why do you think Harry Reid and his Democratic Senate haven't passed a budget in over 4 years? Priorities? Since when?

TFP


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LINDA724 3 years ago from Dallas

It really is not my concern who anyone sleeps with....I just do NOT want to pay for it!! How does a conversation about controlling the spending by our elected officials have to do with being homophobic?


Stu 3 years ago

Frog - Have you heard about "RoboSquirrel?" The feds are spending $325,000 to build a robotic squirrel to see how it interacts with real animals. They are also considering a "weaponized" version that will shoot stones at snakes to protect RoboSquirrel from harm. No, I'm not making any of this up.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Linda - Not a thing. Liberals start in with the name calling when they have no defense.

The Frog


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

If we use the rationale that a phone is required to get a job then we better give them a car so they can drive to work. At what point is it the person's responsibility to begin taking care of issues on their own? I have seen nothing on this study which suggests that the focus has anything to do with hyperthyroidism. The focus appears to be understanding why lesbian women become obese. To suggest that hyperthyroidism is the focus of the study is to suggest that only lesbians are affected by this disease....not the case at all. So we spent 1.5 million taxpayers dollars here, we buy new uniforms for the TSA, Obama is planning another vacation at a cost estimated at just under 2 million dollars...all of these "little things" begin to add up into big dollars...that is how we got here...buying stuff that the taxpayers cannot afford. Maybe we ought to shell out another million or two for this study and find out why so many of the lesbians like to wear flannel...that must have some long term impact which could potential harm the clothing industry unless we come to understand it and fix it at taxpayer expense. When one is broke, one does not elect to go to the movies because it only cost $20. No money was ever save and no government ever shrunk in size with that attitude. ~WB


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Wayne - Liberal math doesn't work well with reality. You and I have a budget. They don't want to operate on one. The answer is to increase taxes to make room for a larger government.

The Frog


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

Very true, Jim. As Pelosi pointed out, any tax break is a "government expenditure" indicating that she and those of her ilk think all the money belongs to the government first and they allow you to have some of it out of the goodness of their heart. In their mind, government can never be restrained by fiscal limitations when the real problem is that taxes simply need to be raised, and then raised some more, and then raised some more until the government actually does have all the money. Then what? Our government is being run by people who have habits like crackheads and all that satifies it is more money to spend. Lucky for them, the American public can be so easily misled by those who claim to be "working for the people". In effect, they are "stealing from the people" on a level that is more outrageous than at any time in our history yet voters keep putting them back into office....a clear symbol of naïve stupidity. ~WB


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Interesting isn't it how a liberal can jusify spending "1.5 Million to potentially save millions of lives" as being "worth it" but would never suggest it would be worth it to defund planned parenthood who is reponsible for multi-millions of deaths (especially minorities)

In his own words, "Guess it depends on your definition of worth it."


Stu 3 years ago

Josak - Nice science info, but what conceivable business is this of the federal government? The Constitution limits federal authority to about a dozen matters, ALL bearing a material nexus to INTERNATIONAL matters. Health studies (purely a domestic topic) are properly a matter for the states, universities, and private industry. Same point on the cell phones. I won't argue the merits of the phone program, but how can such spending be justified by the federal government when it has absolutely no Constitutionally enumerated powers relative to purely domestic issues? You say "no one dies when a nation can't repay it's debts." What about rioting in the streets when Uncle Sam is forced to monetize, hyperinflation sets in, and the dollar buys nearly nothing? Also, mass monetization to "pay" our debts will put countless millions out of work when the US dollar crashes against foreign currencies, and US businesses can't afford needed production inputs from abroad (because we no longer make them here; much of US manufacturing is now final assembly).

Doc Snow - Please read my comments to Josak above in this post. Frog said nothing homophobic. The point is that the federal government is sticking its ever-present snoot in areas of our life where it doesn't belong. The federal government was NOT created by the Founders to "run the nation." The SOLE function of the federal government, by Founder intent, was to be our nation's international ambassador-at-large, managing critical US involvement in global matters like diplomacy, treaties, the military, tariff policy, safety of incoming/outgoing international mail articles, ensuring that US currency is not counterfeited by foreign (or domestic) parties, immigration law, maritime law, etc. In other words, far from being a "national ruler," our Founders intended that the federal government be a SERVICE PROVIDER to the States and the People, and ONLY in regard to matters that impinge on international issues. The Tenth Amendment states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Now Google "Article 1, Section 8", which is the portion of the Constitution which enumerates the powers granted to the federal government. This MINUSCULE list of about a dozen matters with a material connection to INTERNATIONAL matters are the ONLY powers the federal government legally has. ALL other powers the federal government exercises, including those related to the environment, energy, health, drugs, transfer programs, communications, commerce, agriculture, firearms, food safety, alcohol, explosives, housing, infrastructure, labor policy, transportation, etc. are powers ILLEGALLY STOLEN BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM THE STATES. The Founders intended the STATES to be the Peoples' domestic rulers, NOT the federal government. If you examine the Constitution carefully, you'll see that the powers "prohibited by it [the Constitution] to the States" are TINY in number, just as the powers "delegated to the United States [the federal government] by the Constitution" are tiny in number. James Madison, the father of our Constitution, wrote in the Federalist, no. 45, 313-14, Document 4, "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State Governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negociation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will for the most part be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties and properties of the people; and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State." (1/26/1788).


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

" The Constitution limits federal authority to about a dozen matters,..."

And therein lie the crux of the matter. The liberal courts have 'interpreted' the Constitution to have given the federal government virtually unlimited powers via the commerce and general welfare clauses. Thank you FDR!

Anyone who has ever read the Federalist Papers knows that the Founding Fathers had no such powers in mind. The only way out of this now is a new amendment spelling out the limitations of those two clauses, and forbidding the courts to 'interpret' powers that are not there.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Stu, of course Frog said nothing homophobic and no one knows that better than Doc Snow - he is just using his playbook tactic to demean and degrade the messenger because he knows he can't win the debate you just so skillfully framed. Shame is you're wasting your breath on him, I appreciate your information though, thanks. Anyone who uses such despicable tactics shouldn't even be acknowledged except to call him out for what he is.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Another worthless study to the masses that have to pay for it. Where are the jobs that they are supposed to get back in this country so we can go back to work? Why has my grocery bill doubled in the last year and what are they doing about it? They need to get their priorities straight and quit wasting my money. I am scrounging to get by and they are paying for things that the people of this country do not need at this moment. They do not have authorization to fund such studies, they do not have the Constitutions permission.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Doc Snow was just disappointed that he could find no way to play his race card. But he will hang onto that and should be able to play it in the near future.

You all know the race card, or the homophobic card, wins every debate don't you?


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - Small people usually think small thoughts. What can I say? It's amazing that both Josak and Doc had the entire point of this Hub whistle in one ear and out the other.

TFP


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Patriot Quest 3 years ago from America

...........could you send those pics to my personal address???

LOL,LOL!


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

If you don't agree with a PC liberal troll, then you are (pick up to three) a biased, unfair, bigoted, intolerant, judgmental, racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, chauvinistic, misogynistic, xenophobic, , partisan, narrow-minded, small-minded, illiterate, antagonistic, resentful, contemptible, jaundiced, spiteful, slanted twisted, hater!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Don't forget violent, and a bully.


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Frog Prince, I looked at those pictures again. It is definitely time for me to go on a health revision regarding food and exercise. I have reached my epiphany. This article is an incentive for those with unhealthy habits to revise their eating methodology-and fast. Each time, I crave something sweet and/or forbidden, I am just going to visualize these pictures...........DONE! Again, great article, many inane ways to spend tax dollars, instead of spending our tax dollars on education and jobs. Those issues are important right now.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

"tax dollars"? you mean borrowed money! Well yeah, it will have to be paid off with tax dolars eventually, but not mine - your grandkids'... so who cares?

"Guess it depends on your definition of worth it."


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Remember this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyLmru6no4U

Compare that to what Obama said today, 7 + trillion dollars later. Three times the President told Stephanopoulos that there is no debt crisis. He said, "And, so, we don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. In fact, for the next ten years, it’s gonna be in a sustainable place...There’s not– in any way– an immediate crisis with respect to– our finances." Yet Bush was unpatriotic? Kids were in debt $30,000 each? Well under Obama it now is nearing twice that figure but we don't face a crisis?

This is what is wrong with Washington, they won't do anything until there is a crisis, and Obama is no different, by his own admission. How can any of his supporters listen to him then (in the video) and now and be proud of their vote?


Ghost32 3 years ago

I must run in the wrong circles. Most of the lesbians I've known (at least well enough to know they were lesbians) have been (and are) lean, mean, fighting machines.

Wait. I've got it. Overweight lesbians are caused by global warming!

No, of course We the People shouldn't be going short on our own Cheetos to pay for studies like this. So what else is new?

Awesome choice of graphics, Frog. That last one is particularly...something!


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Ghost, you got it wrong - the way I see it you are running in the right circles. :-) (It appears nobody is "running" in those other circles)


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

You go Frog! I hate I could not hit this yesterday, technical issues. This is insane, wasteful type spending. Further, it promotes division between the sexes, between gays and non gays, and among fiscal conservatives and spend happy liberals. I find it sadly ironic that the government can waste our tax dollars to find out why some lesbians are fat, but they won't feed, or fund a study to that effect, the 17 million American children going to bed hungry every night. What's the message, go gay and you won't starve? Our nation has turned upside down and their crazy priorities over what to study and what to spend on is a mirror image reflection of it.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

poetvix - There is so much "who cares" spending that goes on to assuage special interest groups, and keep them at the government feedbag, that it's pathetic. Give me 90 days and I can give you a lean, mean federal government that the founders had in mind.

The Frog


Stu 3 years ago

Will - Absolutely correct on the the Commerce and General Welfare clauses. The Commerce Clause had the constructionist intent solely to prevent restraint of trade by the STATES (prohibit charging companies with out-of-state charters doing business in a state higher excise taxes than in-state chartered companies). It was NEVER intended to grant the federal government plenary jurisdiction over BUSINESSES engaged in interstate commerce. The General Welfare Clause has the constructionist meaning "federal laws must be pursuant to enumerated powers AND not harm the general welfare." Revisionists in the courts have morphed this into "federal laws must be pursuant to enumerated powers OR be in the general welfare," effectively gutting the Tenth Amendment's enumerated powers wording (the fed's can slap the General Welfare label on anything). You are absolutely right these clauses require a Constitutional Amendment clarifying what the actual framer intent behind them was. Federal abuse of these two clauses are the primary reason for the destruction of vertical separation of powers, and resultant bulge in federal spending that has occurred over the past 120 years (i.e., ever since the Industrial Revolution started).

Tsadjatko - Thanks so much for the compliment. I wish just one time a progressive would either engage in intellectual debate, or merely admit he's mistaken. But it never happens.


Vickiw 3 years ago

Frog prince, I have a suggestion. Choose the best comment, like we do in Questions! Parts of these responses are fascinating, some of them are painful, and one is outstandingly funny. I'm talking about gmwilliams, soon to be svelte and muscular. I just about died laughing at his response. One can only laugh, because surely, surely, this cannot be true? And those photos - has some weirdo gone crazy with photoshop? Sorry, I know some of you are serious, but really, this conversation is just plain amazing! Off to find out more about gm now - and I don't mean General Motors! Have fun you guys!!


Sanxuary 3 years ago

I need some gay people in my life, because my opinion and devout political correctness is going to waste. Every day the media discusses gay marriage and plays the gay card on every show. Still I have no idea why I should even care. I am completely unbiased but really do not care. I am tired of the violation of personal sanctuary to force someone else's agenda onto the lives of others. Will never understand, will never care and this will never have any influence on my life, do you know why? Because my opinion and personal preferences on life do not matter to those fixated by forcing their personal agendas on me. How many times a day do I see open criticism of anyone who disagrees. If you believe in God for example you are condemned regardless of if you pro free will or not. In purgatory you have every right to go to Hell, just as you should have every right to get to Heaven. I refuse to live in hypocrisy and believe that everyone has a right to personal sanctuary. I was wondering if this study determined if being to large was keeping these lesbians from staying in the closet? I have reached a point where I have locks on my closet door to keep everyone out of my closet. Yea, I know people just don't understand why I think sexuality is a private matter. I guess I will never be able to sell you something, corrupt your television set and pervert your children. With sex, sex, sex. Maybe if we have one giant orgy we will get over this sexual crisis. Until then we need a study on where we should put our elbows.


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Don't Taze Me Bro 3 years ago from Tazeland Islands

:-) Sanxuary, I tried to follow what you said in your comment but you lost me in the first couple sentences and for the life of me I can't figure out exactly what your point is, but I'm pretty certain it has nothing to do with what this hubpage is about.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Lost me too. I can't find the point of the comment even though I have read it several times.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ

I think Sanxuary is tired of gays trying to make him care when he thinks they should stay in the closet. He is not homophobe but just doesn't care and doesn't know why they are trying to pervert everything to their way of thinking. I can understand that.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

And exactly what does that have to do with the subject of this hub?... which is how the government (namely Obama) wastefully spends our tax dollars while allowing the sequester to cut essential programs. If sanxuary wants to tell the world he is not a homophobe but just doesn't care maybe he should be chatting with his therapist instead of The Frog Prince. (now that sounds weird, lol)


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

tsad - I'm a good listener too!!! LMAO


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

That you are, and a good therapist too, I might add. You certainly make problems more clear for your "patients" to sort out. :-)


Sanxuary 3 years ago

Did I mention I really do not care. Sounds like a real good reason for spending the tax payers money. Is it the lack of lesbian love causing obesity in this country? I bet this is exactly why the Alien’s on other planets are probing us. I have no idea what they are trying to learn in this study. Perhaps we are attempting to learn some new fat girl jokes and let me tell you I have a sense of humour. I am not even certain if I can call my Congress whatever on this one. To remain politically correct I say whatever a lot. Demanding to live my life and refusing to live in hypocrisy is quite a challenge. So what our we learning from two I can not stop over eating challenged people? You know big is beautiful let me get out my paint brush. Perhaps the dumbest statement ever created is homo-phobic. You know scary gay people, are they coming to get me? My point is that no one cares. No one is discussing these issues around me and none of them actually benefit from this agenda. Everyone thinks it's a big choice thing but in reality its about money. Taxes, Insurance and the list goes on. Giving these breaks to more people is the opposition and that discussion never comes up. Even more this debate is going on behind closed doors by big business and not the public. This is supposed to compare against skinny gay men, really? I am be called homophobic by people criticizing this study. Maybe there is a gene that causes study criticism? With all these studies why do the facts never matter? Do we need a study when you know quite well anything will eventually be a go in this country. So to stay on subject I will point out that we do not need to waste any more money on any studies of any kind. We do not use them unless they can be manipulated in the name of money.


PGross 3 years ago

OK..how many times must we pay for stupid studies ..who cares why Lesbians or Gay men are overweight..let alone straight people..it is either an overeating problem or a medical problem..we are an Obese nation..and the duck penis..OMG people..it leaves me almost speechless and My Dear Frog Prince knows that is almost an impossible feat..Thanks for all your information..too bad something isn't being done about this man..Impeechment might be a good thing..


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

It is hard to understand how we can furlough aircraft controllers, shut down tours of the Whitehouse, and justify funding studies like this.

Every American should be taking a darn good look at what is going on and calling their elected representatives.

Not all but most of these grants are nothing but payback for contributions and favors, and most of the money goes into someones pocket. Just another form of legal corruption.

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