Friday, May 27, 2011

Good News: National Science Foundation Spending $581,000 to Determine Whether Online Dating Site Users are Racist

We figure they could save $581,000 by simply taking the liberal approach. Just declare them racist without any basis for the accusation. It's been working for the past 25 years or so. But I guess anything that keeps the grievance industry in business is worth wasting your tax money on. Oh, and if you wonder why the president is so obsessed with the NCAA Baseketball Tournament, now you know why.
• $80,000 study on why the same teams always dominate March Madness;

• $315,000 study suggesting playing FarmVille on Facebook helps adults develop and maintain relationships;

• $1 million for an analysis of how quickly parents respond to trendy baby names;

• $50,000 to produce and publicize amateur songs about science, including a rap called “Money 4 Drugz,” and a misleading song titled “Biogas is a Gas, Gas, Gas”;

• $2 million to figure out that people who often post pictures on the internet from the same location at the same time are usually friends; and

• $581,000 on whether online dating site users are racist.
But let someone propose cancelling all these wasteful "projects" and they'll be accused of being racist.

If the Congress and Senate doesn't vote unanimously to cut this crap out of the budget then there's no hope we'll ever see fiscal sanity.

1 comment:

Thomas Moeller said...

Has anybody done a study to see if racism is racist?

(What? Maybe 250-300K in grant right there?)

If I was that stupid in public I could be a marxist leader.  Yuck.