August 6, 2010

"Coked-up stimulus monkeys."

Catchy drugs-'n'-animals phrase of the day.

16 comments:

SteveR said...

Regardless, its a waste of money.

El Cid said...

Where's PETER..'scuse me, PETA when the monkeys need 'em?

Forgot, PETA jumps into action AFTER they are dead.

Fred4Pres said...

The monkeys disagree SteveR. At least while there is coke.

lemondog said...

"Coked-up stimulus monkeys."

Congress critters?

SteveR said...

Fred, my life is full of primates who disagree with me.

A.W. said...

God i find it refreshing no one has called it racist yet. i am sure it will change soon.

Scott said...

Racist. :))

"Orrin Hatch recently called for the drug testing of recipients of unemployment benefits..."

Got me to thinking:

If medical marijuana is legalized, then is pre-employment drug testing for THC a violation of HIPAA?

Calypso Facto said...

Also $712,883 to study "machine-generated humor", and
$677,462 to study why monkeys "respond negatively to being treated unfairly".

Oy. Maybe unemployment remains high(!) because all the stimulus jobs are going to monkeys and machines?

edutcher said...

Descended from cheese-eating surrender monkeys, no doubt.

Scott M said...

One of the best Simpson quotes...evah.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Congress critters?


I was thinking Paul Krugman.

Big Mike said...

And that's true. But the report didn't tell you why the monkeys' reaction to cocaine is being studied: To develop our understanding of how the brain chemistry of addiction works, in order to better combat drug addiction.

I had been under the impression that the brain chemistry of addiction has been studied to death -- or at least what I see on PBS leads me to that conclusion.

But leaving aside whether this program is good science, why was it included by the administration as jobs creation? You may take it from someone who does a lot research for his corporation -- a research project is not a long-term job.

At any rate the late Senator Proxmire used to issue "Golden Fleece" awards to programs that were way more beneficial to society than this study.

AlphaLiberal said...

What an idiotic attack. It's scientific research into cocaine addiction to find a cure. Do these dipshits think that the experiments should be on humans, instead?

Or are they opposed to curing drug addictions? Want to jail the addicts, instead?

Conservatives are deeply anti-knowledge these days.

Big Mike said...

@Alpha, this is very strange. I had a riposte to your comment posted a full hour before you posted.

As soon as I can verify my psychic abilities I intend to head for Atlantic City and play some cards.

Meanwhile, I would be interested in whether you have answers for my two questions: (1) has not this topic been very well-studied already; and (2) why is a research project included as a long-term job?

Third, if it's good science, why wasn't it funded by the NSF?

c3 said...

Pundit misses point.

This is no different than kerfuffle over extending unemployment benefits...


SHOW ME THE MONEY!

c3 said...

But then again, if I understand the "multiplier effect" any money spent will reap benefits 2 or 3 fold (OR MORE!!)

You just gotta wait long enough; give it time!!