Feds Spend $432,000 to Study Gay Hookup Apps


Because there are no more pressing issues that require funding, the National Institutes of Health spent $432,000 last year to fund a study into gay hookup apps like Grindr. The grant was given to Columbia University scientists to survey gay men and find out if dating apps that use GPS were increasing the likelihood of risky sexual behavior.

According to the grant, such apps have made it much easier for gay men to find willing sexual partners, leading to a new culture of casual sex in the homosexual community. The data has been gathered already by the study’s authors; we are now waiting with baited breath to find out what they learned. Will it be worth half a million dollars? Only time will tell.

According to studies that have already been conducted and published, users of dating apps – straight and gay alike – have a higher risk of being infected with several common STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Putting aside the cultural implications of dating apps like Grindr, the grant is a perfect example of federal waste. Unfortunately, it is far from the only such example. And far from the most expensive. For instance, did you know that your tax dollars were being used in some of the following wasteful ways?

$20 million to produce a Pakistani version of Sesame Street

$50,000 to subsidize the 2nd Annual Hawaii Chocolate Festival

$2 million to start an intern program at the Department of Agriculture; exactly one intern was hired full time.

$51,000 to build a Stonehenge-like worship center for Air Force members who practice “Earth-based” religions like Wicca

$100,000 contest to create an app to track energy usage despite the fact that many such apps already exist

The list could go on almost indefinitely. No one is a more efficient waster of money than the federal government. By attaching ridiculous riders to must-pass bills, federal agencies habitually waste millions of tax dollars in ways that infuriate the average American. Because the problem is so enormous and so widespread, however, the backlash never reaches the fever-pitch needed for change to occur.

Not only does this speak to the importance of electing conservative Republicans who believe in shrinking the federal largesse, it speaks to electing business-minded politicians who know how to work within a budget. For too long, we’ve relied on career public servants who have never had to work a day in the private sector. They treat tax dollars like an unlimited fund, driving us further into debt and forcing us to pay higher taxes than necessary.

This is what liberals don’t get when they accuse the GOP of standing in the way of infrastructure improvements. Of course the country needs to make sure our roads, bridges, and buildings are up to date. But when so many millions are being wasted each year on programs that make almost no difference, conservatives recognize that the money has to come from somewhere.

But hey, gay apps…that’s important, too…

  1. Croco Dile says

    Those crooks know that they are our owners.
    Why ?
    Because people still vote for those CROOKS !


  2. stadalberts says

    The Obummer Government finds more ways to waste our $$$. God help us!

    1. guest says

      Could think of a lot more important, pressing places to put this money. What a waste!

      1. Jesse says

        Nothing new, we should be glad for what we don’t know…

    2. Jesse says

      Maybe he needed the information for recreation purposes…

  3. Standandfight says

    That’s one way the politicians can keep up with each other.

    1. Shauna says


  4. farrightwing says

    This was undoubtedly a payoff to an Obama bundler.

  5. Deborah G says

    This is what hapens when someone has too much money they get strupid so my suggestion is NO NEW TAXES and cut the budget in half. They would learn to see how to get out of starvation

    1. Jesse says

      Many, many, of the alphabet agencies need to be defunded. (not just because of the expense)

  6. Steve Harr says

    Who in hell authorizes this crap? They should be fired

    1. john robel says

      Yeah, fired by firing squad.

  7. blackhawk132 says

    GO Obama ; You dumb asshole.

  8. MILES E DRAKE says

    The regime and the left generally are clearly trying to marginalize heterosexuality and to diminish and eventually eliminate if possible the nuclear family following Judeo-Christian precepts, as these are the people most likely to oppose a tyrannical administrative state and to resist conversion into a dumbed-down sexed-up dependent and degenerate proletariat which will support a welfare dictatorship. Juggernauts must by their very nature keep moving, and same-sex marriage will have to be followed by polyamory and probably by pedophilia and incest, with the eventual goal of converting a formerly cohesive society into a mass of atomized individuals helpless before the state. It is therefore necessary to find or create as many alternatives as possible to the ways humans have heretofore believed, acted, lived and procreated throughout history.

  9. Bjorgen Eatinger says

    It was done in order to insure that Obama was safe when using the app to make gay hookups.

    1. tom says

      and I thought the app was developed to protect the men from Obama.

  10. scott says

    just more of the same attacks on americans from the liberal commie scum.weve let them get away with it for way to long,now we pay the price because of the pussification of america.

  11. mallen11 says

    God will not be mocked. Romans 1:27 gives the exact fact what happens to homosexuals when they choose that lifestyle. They hurt themselves and receive…

  12. Fed Up with BS says

    That’s only the tip of the iceberg. Tom Coburn’s 2014 Wastebook reported $25 billion in unnecessary government spending.

  13. Jeffrey Cahoon says

    Who is watching this, and what is going to be done about it? I’ll tell you….nobody is watching, and nothing will be done about it! We just let our government do what they want!

    1. john robel says

      I believe that with very few exceptions, politicians are professional liars and thieves. What they say and what they do, are night and day. They may start with the best of intentions but get sucked into the vortex of the congressional toilet bowl. As always, follow the money. Money is power.

  14. wapitihunter says

    Columbia U should loose all federal funding and state funding and let the queers fund them.

  15. James Andrews says

    What a pathetic waste of our tax dollars. Whoever ordered this should face jail time, and it has nothing to do with being either pro or anti-gay; this is nowhere near the realms of what government is supposed to do, or be involved with!

    1. kali says

      Stop discriminating against people named Gaylan. Their FAGGOTS. Iran has it right. They don’t have FAGGOTS in their country. They just kill them. I wish our country had the same gonads…

      1. James Andrews says

        You missed my point entirely; tax doolars should have never been spent in a manner such as this. That is not the role or responsibility of government.

        1. kali says

          No i got it this was the only way i could post. I completely agree with you.

          1. James Andrews says

            Thanks Kali……take care.

        2. kali says

          Ok. I agree. Thanks James

      2. Rockenroller says

        A bit radical, I was fine with “you don’t tell, and we wont ask” As per usual when govt gets on the bandwagon they do not understand balance. Never have and never will. Why is that??

        1. James Andrews says

          Because they’re crooks, and they have the power on their side.

      3. Jesse says

        I was thinking that was one of the procedures used in the past in most (many) places, here.

  16. jsccats says

    Just some examples of what the government SHOULD NOT be doing. Add these to “benefits” for illegals, the failure of the IRS to go after mega tax cheats misusing child tax credits and the EITC (many also illegals). all the new goodies promised by Dear Leader Obama in his State of the Disunion, and it is no wonder the government/debt/spending are out of control. Of course the “solution” proposed by King Barack the Worst and his merry band of “progressives” in both parties is more taxes and cuts to the military/national security/border security/programs like SS and Medicare that most people were forced into paying taxes to “support”. Both parties are now flirting with hiking the gas tax since gas is “cheap” (temporarily of course) so they can once again “invest in infrastructure” (like mass transit, bike paths, seat belt ticketing blitzes, inane PSAs, political pet projects, etc) since we got such “good results” from the phony “Stimulus” bill and all the other past highway and infrastructure legislation. The current cast of clowns at all levels of government make old King George and the 18th Century British government look wise, benevolent, and frugal.

  17. Davard says

    If the government used funds to build a center for Wicca wouldn’t that be a case of government supporting a religion which I think is unconstitutional..

  18. wapitihunter says

    the National Institutes of Health spent $432,000 last year to fund a study into gay hookup apps like Grindr. The grant was given to Columbia University scientists to survey gay men and find out if dating apps that use GPS were increasing the likelihood of risky sexual behavior. – If they would like to figure that out ask The Queer-in-Chief, he can tell them every thing they want to know about gays and trannys.

    Just a little portion of that money should of been spent on figuring out who created the forgery that was called the “long form birth certificate.” And removing it from office.

    $20 million to produce a Pakistani version of Sesame Street- WHAT? Why and who? Who’s pocket is being lined with this? Some Congressmen should loose their jobs and their lives over this.

    $50,000 to subsidize the 2nd Annual Hawaii Chocolate Festival- Chocolate festival, which one of the Presidents cronys is being paid for this?

    $2 million to start an intern program at the Department of Agriculture; exactly one intern was hired full time- Again someone is stealing.

    $51,000 to build a Stonehenge-like worship center for Air Force members who practice “Earth-based” religions like Wicca

    $100,000 contest to create an app to track energy usage despite the fact that many such apps already exist
    This stuff is so stupid and ridiculous whoever asked for this money and whoever let them have it should be taken out and shot.

    1. Shauna says

      I am beginning to notice a recurring theme on these studies……Notice they always “seem” to come from Columbia, Harvard, etc? Hmmmmm….

      1. wapitihunter says

        That’s where the elite Demoncrats must go. Keeping the money in the family.

  19. pysco says

    Tax Payer money used to promote BS has gone way overboard, let gays pay for their own promotion.. does the government spend money promoting straight sex, NO ! pay for your own Apps.

  20. Shauna says

    and it’s the feds or govt’s business, why? Ummm, and why would it need to be studied? more wasted money…shocker.

  21. Joe T says

    Ghostwriter communique’

    Who would have guessed?

    Published: 09/11/2012 at 9:53 PM (would someone describe this person as insane)

    A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House.

    “It was preposterous to the people I knew then to think Obama was going to keep his gay life secret,” said Kevin DuJan, who was a .gossip columnist in Chicago for various blogs when Obama was living in the city as a community organizer and later a state senator.

    “Nobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,” said DuJan.

    DuJan, founder and editor of the Hillary Clinton-supporting website HillBuzz.org, told WND he has first-hand information from two different sources that “Obama was personally involved in the gay bar scene.”

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/claim-obama-hid-gay-life-to-become-president/#7J3uH8UdsRpUTqOy.99

  22. autrypma says

    This is totally absurd.

  23. Mike Laborde says

    Drain the swamp.

  24. Zewdie Teruneh says

    What a waste.

  25. Jimh77 says

    Our entire Government is a complete waste of everything. They serve no real purpose and need to be replaced.

  26. Neal Martin says

    Im inclined to not give a damn. But then I have no desire to join the bean packers of America anyway!

  27. MyRoseHasTHORNS says

    The one Intern hired was related to or screwing with who?
    The Feds have no right to waste taxpayer money on the crap they decide to study. It really isn’t in their job description!

    1. Bryce says

      What the fuck are you talking about “no right”? They’ve every right – the votes of the majority gave them that right!
      I’m assuming stupidity really is in your job description?

      1. MyRoseHasTHORNS says

        Politeness certainly isn’t in YOURS. Have a blessed day @sshole !

        Check your constitution and you might LEARN something about:
        what jobs were delegated to the Feds –
        each of the 3 branches of government
        checks and balances they have on each other

        HOW we are NOT a democracy with majority rule BUT a REPUBLIC where representatives are supposed to represent their communities, Senators their states
        and the President enforce laws, lead the military, maintain commerce between the States and protect the Nations borders.

        1. Bryce says

          That gives them all the more right! You made my point better than I did!

          1. MyRoseHasTHORNS says

            Really; seriously READ THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS, read the Amendments and you’ll see you don’t have a leg to stand on.

          2. Bryce says

            What, you can’t tell me yourself? You hide behind documents you assume will validate your every opinion – I find myself wondering if you have read them.

          3. MyRoseHasTHORNS says

            I refuse to waste anymore of my day with an arrogant @sshole such as yourself. I have a life that doesn’t involve arguing on the Internet all day! BYE!!!

  28. brian James says

    this just shows how many of these senators and congressmen are perverts and pedophiles who are closets queens, no morals in DC. they will all pay soon for there sick bull shit and waste of tax payers money for perverts and pedophiles like themselves.

  29. Norma Ross says

    Congress needs to cut everyone’s budget, and start balancing the Federal budget. Americans need to pay attention about what the Feds are doing about everything including letting terrorist go from Gitmo.

  30. phil62 says

    “Gay Apps” – earth shattering. But, if these apps add to the explosion of venereal illness then it might well be worth investing. God gave them HIV, maybe we can help him by adding the rest.

    1. Bryce says

      Are you suggesting God needs “help”? Because if that’s the case, why call him “God”?
      Also, I’m pretty sure if he didn’t want gay people he wouldn’t have coded it into their genes. It’s a thing called science, douchebag – religion doesn’t excuse stupidity.

      1. phil62 says

        To show just how damned stupid you really are; when I said maybe we can help him ((That is known as sarcasm). Secondly, and of utmost importance, GOD DOES NOT MAKE PEOPE HOMOSEXUALS!!!. HE clearly says that He HATES (ABHORS) the acts of homosexuals and lesbians so if he made them that way then He would be a liar. If He is a liar then everything about His existence is a lie. When the hell are you sickos going to stop blaming God and everyone else about the way you live and just admit that your to weak to fight it and/or you simply just like it. You talk about coming out of the closet byt you still fight and lie every single day of your lives to blame your CHOICES on someone or something else. That is why I consider you nothing but weak cowards.

        1. Bryce says

          First – Homosexuals includes lesbians. Learn to speak English
          Second – God also says that the world is flat. I think we can excuse some more of his lies.
          Third – When did supporting gay rights make me a homosexual? Learn to read. I am an asexual – and if I could change that I would, but I can’t change nature.
          Fourth – My reduction of the seriousness of God’s will/his words is also known as sarcasm – and certainly more legible than your own. Check the definition of sarcasm every once in a while, it might have changed recently. Also, I’m an atheist.
          Fifth – There is far more evidence to suggest that homosexuality is coded genetically, than there is that it is a lifestyle choice.
          Sixth – God doesn’t state anything – his disciples do. Islam is the only religion that suggests it has the words of God documented. Christianity doesn’t pretend to do so in the least – i.e. God doesn’t state that he abhors anything, his followers do – because they were all homophobes.
          Seventh – When did God’s hatred of homosexuals necessitate your desire for their death? If that’s what you believe, why not help them make better lifestyle choices?

          I am not gay, you are not smart, and I’ll expect you to do better than “Religion doesn’t excuse stupidity” to an atheist. I know you think you know me, but I’m quite sure you don’t – I don’t associate with idiocy of your calibre.

        2. Tommy Wright says

          phil62,Please don’t feed Bryce The Troll; It just makes him think he is worth something and he isn’t.

      2. Jesse says

        I don’t believe it’s genetic, because I don’t see that many sibling queers.

        1. Shellbell says

          I don’t believe so either that’s an excuse to justify it

        2. Bryce says

          Gay males are often seen to share a gene with straight females that promotes fertility and a desire/skill for motherhood. Furthermore, just because it is genetic doesn’t mean it shows up in every child of parents with the gene – it would no be dominant, and would only apply to individuals with the gene being homozygous, just like having certain genetic disorders – meaning the parents had heterozygous genes of that sort, but both passed on the gay gene – rather than its opposite.

          Arguably the siblings of homosexual males would be more likely to be gay themselves, however they are not necessarily destined to be so.

          Homosexual females are more enigmatic, but similar principles may still be found to apply.

  31. Rockenroller says

    Another nail in the Socialists coffin, These cretins will bury themselves no need for Rep intervention, these idiots have it sewn up..

  32. MAHB001 says

    These things happen when you are trying to expand a 17 Trillion dollar debt.

    1. Bobbie says

      18 Trillion

  33. Maggiemae says

    I think this is one of his ‘favorite topics’ so no amount of money is a waste…..no matter how blatantly stupid and wasteful it might be to millions and millions of we, the people.

  34. hangem'high says

    20 dollars and a couple of drinks was the original cost, the rests is over charges, amazing what a little brown eye cost?
    Must have been at one of those, 2000 dollar a plate benefits?

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