I have an idea for a study. I propose a ten-year study that will explore why NIH grantmakers are functionally retarded. This study may involve experimental trepanning. It will almost certainly require between 2 and 4 trillion dollars.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance.”
Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., has received two grants administered by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity.
“Obesity is one of the most critical public health issues affecting the U.S. today,” the description of the grant reads. “Racial and socioeconomic disparities in the determinants, distribution, and consequences of obesity are receiving increasing attention.”
“[H]owever, one area that is only beginning to be recognized is the striking interplay of gender and sexual orientation in obesity disparities,” it states. “It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic, with it continues.
“In stark contrast, among men, heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to gay males.”
Minority sexual orientation? Is that what we’re calling it now? How about another study that will look into the public health impact of why anything associated with the Kennedy clan seems to get gobs and gobs of money for no reason. It may well be a public health crisis.
But at least there’s nowhere to cut. No place else that we could squeeze the money out of. It’s not only lesbians who are fat. It’s the Federal government. Too bad we can’t get a grand to study that.