What to do? What to do? If the Republicans and Democrats in congress can’t come to some sort of agreement immediately about raising the national debt limit poor old grandma’s Social Security check is going to bounce. While we are all being kept occupied with stories of “essential” programs that will go unfunded I constantly read articles about tax money expenditures that are just plain ignorant.
Take for instance the report funded in part by the National Institutes of Health that studied the “Association between Penis size and sexual health among men who have sex with men.” This study was part of an $899,769 grant that funded studies of similar significant importance to the National Institutes of Health and was compiled from surveys of over one-thousand gay and bi-sexual men in New York City. A related story on this grant over at Fox News .Com states that a Traditional Values Coalition press release stated that at least $9.4 million “went to a 10 year study that included penis-size- research.”
$9.4 million? Wow! That would purchase a lot of Stanley Tape measures.
It doesn’t appear that Montana got in on any of this research but the Havre Daily “News” did run a story a week or so ago about local residents Pam Hillary, Terry and Kathy Sather and former Havre Daily editor Karen Datko hosting 2 people from the Pride Foundation to come to Havre and talk about gay rights. The Havre Daily “News” reported that about 12 people attended the rally so apparently there were more “hosts” in attendance than audience so I would say this “rally” was hosted strictly as a venue to bash our local republican representatives and to try and stir up problems where non exist.
Why are we wasting money on these types of things while there are people living right in our own community that are barely living day to day? Just something to think about. Maybe it’s time to call your congressman?
Fox News Story here
Havre Daily “News” story here