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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:42 PM

Is Neumann is trying to tap the ghost of William Proxmire or the anti-science of Sarah Palin?

If you are old enough to remember Proxmire's series of Golden Fleece awards you might have some insight on this...Proxmire loved to demean scientific research that he didn't understand.

If you remember from 2008 Sarah Palin similarly had no understanding for the importance of studying genetics in animal models such as fruit flies.

I actually studied under a professor who was doing fundamental research on erectile dysfunction back in the 70's who had his funded research trashed because he was testing a device that measured and recorded tumescence (aka boners/woodies). Tumescence during sleep was considered to distinguish physiological from psychological origins of ED.

Neumann's add makes the scientists out to be clowns for testing cocaine effect on sex response in quail, and then goes on to blame Obama's government for wasteful spending.

I'm of the opinion that Neumann is trying to do a Proxmire. What do you think?

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:53 PM

1. Bill took on some real wasteful stuff too...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Fleece_Award



Federal Aviation Administration for spending $57,800 on a study of the physical measurements of 432 airline stewardesses, paying special attention to the "length of the buttocks" and how their knees were arranged when they were seated.

National Institute for Mental Health for spending $97,000 to study, among other things, what went on in a Peruvian brothel; the researchers said they made repeated visits in the interests of accuracy.

Office of Education for spending $219,592 in a “curriculum package” to teach college students how to watch television.

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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:04 PM

2. might be so. Neumann is a real tool.

Unfortunately I think he may have a shot at becomming senator. If not him, one of the other GOP yahoos. I wish I believed Tammy is going to win.

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