Dear LGBT Community, Resistance to Your Community Has Nothing To Do With Being “Phobic”
If it’s not phobia, then why would we resist the LGBT community’s march on the culture? The answer is simple.Read More »
Yesterday, Red State reported on Summertime Blues, a report issued by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ), on how your stimulus money is being spent. $114,541 of your tax dollars are being spent to study the effects of how “monkeys react under the influence of cocaine.” The Coburn-McCain report indicates the President Obama is also using $1.9 million of your tax dollars to listen to foreign Ants.
6. Ants Talk. Taxpayers Listen (San Francisco, CA) – $1.9 million
The California Academy of Sciences is receiving nearly $2 million to send researchers to the Southwest Indian Ocean Islands and east Africa, to capture, photograph, and analyze thousands of exotic ants. The photographs of the ants – over 3,000 species’ worth, according to the grant proposal – will be posted on AntWeb, a website devoted to organizing and displaying pictures and information on the world’s thousands of ant species.
The project’s goals are, to the lay person, both laudable and arcane: In addition to “foster[ing]…a large pool of ant taxonomists,” it also strives to document “the vast majority of ant species known from [Africa].” “[Ants] give us back the most data on the environment than any other group. Their life cycle is shorter, they change very quickly,” says the project’s Principal Investigator in a promotional article on the Academy’s website. “Everyone has run into ants . . . now we need to listen to them.”
Monkey and Ant stimulus – nice. How many Monkey and Ant jobs were saved or created by the Obama Stimulus plan? This would be funny but for the fact that this nation is carrying a national debt of $13.3 trillion and sporting an unemployment rate of 9.6%.