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Chimps Throwing Poop And 29 Other Mind Blowing Ways That The Government Is Wasting Your Money

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Why do chimpanzees throw poop?  The federal government would like to know and is using your tax dollars to investigate the matter.  Every single year, we all send huge amounts of our hard-earned money to the federal government.  We hope that they will spend that money wisely.  Unfortunately, that is simply not the case.  You are about to read some examples of how the government is wasting your money that are absolutely mind blowing.  Anyone that claims that there is not a lot of waste that can be cut out of the federal budget is lying to you.  Our politicians have racked up the biggest pile of debt in the history of the world and they are spending our money on some of the stupidest things imaginable.  It is imperative that the American people be educated about all of this outrageous government waste, because right now the political will to change this corrupt system is simply not there among the current crop of politicians in Washington.  We are stealing trillions of dollars from future generations and many of the things that our politicians are wasting that money on are almost too bizarre to believe.

The following are 30 mind blowing ways that the government is wasting your money….

#1 In 2011, the National Institutes of Health spent $592,527 on a study that sought to figure out once and for all why chimpanzees throw poop.

#2 The National Institutes of Health has spent more than 5 million dollars on a website called Sexpulse that is targeted at “men who use the Internet to seek sex with men”.  According to Fox News, the website “includes pornographic images of homosexual sex as well as naked and scantily clad men” and features “a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets.”

#3 The General Services Administration spent $822,751 on a “training conference” for 300 west coast employees at the M Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The following is how the Washington Post described some of the wasteful expenses that happened during this “conference”….

Among the “excessive, wasteful and in some cases impermissable” spending the inspector general documented: $5,600 for three semi-private catered in-room parties and $44 per person daily breakfasts; $75,000 for a “team-building” exercise — the goal was to build a bicycle; $146,000 on catered food and drinks; and $6,325 on commemorative coins in velvet boxes to reward all participants for their work on stimulus projects. The $31,208 “networking” reception featured a $19-per-person artisanal cheese display and $7,000 of sushi. At the conference’s closing-night dinner, employees received “yearbooks” with their pictures, at a cost of $8,130.

You can see some stunning pictures of GSA employees living the high life in Las Vegas right here.

#4 Do you remember a few days ago when credit rating agency Egan Jones downgraded U.S. government debt from AA+ to AA?  Well, someone in the federal government apparently did not like that at all.  According to Zero Hedge, the SEC plans to file charges against Egan Jones for “misstatements” on a regulatory application with the SEC.

Normally, the SEC does not go after anyone.  After all, when is the last time a major banker went to prison?

No, the truth is that the SEC is usually just a huge waste of taxpayer money.  According to ABC News, one investigation found that 17 senior SEC officials had been regularly viewing pornography while at work.  While the American people were paying their salaries, this is what senior SEC officials were busy doing….

One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn, according to the report, which has yet to be released. When he filled all the space on his government computer with pornographic images, he downloaded more to CDs and DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his offices.

An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard drive.

Another SEC accountant used his SEC-issued computer to upload his own sexually explicit videos onto porn websites he joined.

And another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in a single month.

#5 According to InformationWeek, the federal government is spending “millions of dollars” to train Asian call center workers.

#6 If you can believe it, the federal government has actually spent $750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.

#7 The U.S. Agency for International Development spent 10 million dollars to create a version of “Sesame Street” for Pakistani television.

#8 The Obama administration has plans to spend between 16 and 20 million dollars to help students from Indonesia get master’s degrees.

#9 The National Science Foundation spent $198,000 on a University of California-Riverside study that explored “motivations, expectations and goal pursuit in social media.” One of the questions the study sought an answer to was the following: “Do unhappy people spend more time on Twitter or Facebook?”

#10 The federal government actually has spent $175,587 “to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior”.

#11 In 2011, $147,138 was given to the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan.  Their best magic trick is making U.S. taxpayer dollars disappear.

#12 The federal government recently spent $74,000 to help Michigan “increase awareness about the role Michigan plays in the production of trees and poinsettias.”

#13 In 2011, the federal government gave $550,000 toward the making of a documentary about how rock and roll contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union.

#14 The National Institutes of Health has contributed $55,382 toward a study of “hookah smoking habits” in the country of Jordan.

#15 The federal government gave $606,000 to researchers at Columbia University to study how heterosexuals use the Internet to find love.

#16 A total of $133,277 was recently given to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games for video game preservation.  The International Center for the History of Electronic Games says that it “collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other, including across boundaries of culture and geography.”

#17 The federal government has given approximately $3 million to researchers at the University of California at Irvine to fund their research into video games such as World of Warcraft.

#18 In 2011, the National Science Foundation gave one team of researchers $149,990 to create a video game called “RapidGuppy” for cell phones and other mobile devices.

#19 The U.S. Department of Agriculture once handed researchers at the University of New Hampshire $700,000 to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows.

#20 In 2011, $936,818 was spent developing an online soap opera entitled “Diary of a Single Mom”.  The show “chronicles the lives and challenges of three single mothers and their families trying to get ahead despite obstacles that all single mothers face, such as childcare, healthcare, education, and finances.”

#21 The federal government once shelled out $2.6 million to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.

#22 Last year, the federal government spent $96,000 to buy iPads for kindergarten students in Maine.

#23 The U.S. Postal Service once spent $13,500 for a single dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

#24 In 2011, the Air Force Academy completed work on an outdoor worship area for pagans and Wiccans.  The worship area consists of “a small Stonehenge-like circle of boulders with [a] propane fire pit” and it cost $51,474 to build.  The worship area is “for the handful of current or future cadets whose religions fall under the broad category of ‘Earth-based’, which includes Wiccans, druids and pagans.”  At this point, that only includes 3 current students at the Air Force Academy.

#25 The National Institutes of Health once gave researchers $400,000 to study why gay men in Argentina engage in risky sexual behavior when they are drunk.

#26 The National Institutes of Health once gave researchers $442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.

#27 The National Institutes of Health once spent $800,000 in “stimulus funds” to study the impact of a “genital-washing program” on men in South Africa.

#28 The National Science Foundation recently spent $200,000 on a study that examined how voters react when politicians change their stances on climate change.

#29 The federal government recently spent $484,000 to help build a Mellow Mushroom pizzeria in Arlington, Texas.

#30 At this point, China is holding over a trillion dollars of U.S. government debt.  But that didn’t stop the United States from sending 17.8 million dollars in foreign aid to China in 2011.

Do you feel good about paying your federal taxes after reading all of those examples of wasteful government spending?

All over America, middle class families are scratching and clawing in an effort to survive in this economy, and the oppressive levels of taxation imposed on those families certainly does not make things any easier for them.

It is tremendously immoral for the federal government to take money out of the hands of hard working families and spend it on such ridiculous things.

So what do you all think about the list above?

Do you have any things that you would add to that list?

Are you disgusted by how the federal government is mismanaging our money?

Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below….

  • Rodster

    Let’s give them SOME credit. At least they didn’t spend money to find out why Chickens cross the road. 🙂

    • David

      Awesome! 🙂

  • Washington

    Photo: Senate Democrats Not Even Showing Up for Budget Meetings At This Point

    • David

      Is there really a point! Do you think the Reublicans are offering anything worth listening to? I woul dnot go either.

  • PatriotOne

    After all that do we know why they throw poop?

    • Jodi

      Probably not, but I would like to throw poop at politicians.

      • Leon9

        I think I’ll let the monkeys throw the poop at the politicians

    • Jeff

      Convenience. Always ready, don’t have to go looking for a rock, lighter…

  • mondobeyondo

    So glad to know that my tax dollars (voluntarily given to Uncle Sam just 3 short days ago!) – are going to research on why chimps throw poop. If I got a tax refund this year (I will not) – I’d use the money to build a bridge to nowhere. 🙂

    Hey! Can you give me a million and a half dollars? If so, I will fully disclose why I’m throwing poop at you! Hee hee….

    Uncle Sam really is a monkey’s uncle, isn’t he? (Oh, that was bad.)

    • mondobeyondo

      I expected my tax money to go to more worthwhile research. Like, for example, why do dogs bark?

      Or how about this one: You’ve all heard the expression “cool as a cucumber”, right? Expect the federal government to do research on just how cool cucumbers are. 78 degrees sounds about right. 73 degrees or below, may cause damage to the cucumber and minimize its flavor in a salad.

      They cut NASA’s funding for this?!!

      • unknown

        They could just ask GW he’s a chimp he’d know why they throw poop.

  • VyseLegendaire

    Every single dollar of tax money is a theft…

    • David

      Yeah and everytime you call the police or fire department it is a waste also. How do you think you get the services you have. Stop paying your taxes just don’t use any of the services. Next time there is a fire in your house don’t bother calling the fire department. They won’t come because you didn’t pay your taxes.

      • ffred callaway

        I think david is sitting on his brain, we the people are not complaining about our tax dollars being spent on police&fire agencies, even though they too need a better look into, but we are pissed off that our tax dollars are abused by our Politicians for parties in vegas, and why chimps throw poop,, excuse the pun, but who gives a **********, somebody needs to investigate our goverment, I mean really if you have your own hair barber on the payroll at the whitehouse to cut the Politicians hair, thats abuse, the money that they are paid is plenty to pay for your own hair cut, I mean we have too,, why shouldn’t they,, what makes them so much better then us.

      • Chad

        @David -Do some research friend. Our tax dollars do not fund Police and Fire (especially federal taxes). The Grace Commission found WAY back in 1984 that “100 percent of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the federal debt”…PAID TO THE PRIVATE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK!

  • Washington

    In the 39 months since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States, the federal government’s debt has increased by $5,027,761,476,484.56.

    • David

      How much did it increase when Bush was in office? What is your point? To blame one person is idiotic. Blame both parties or you become a problem and not a solution.

    • ryan

      So that means that the national debt went up more per second than my net annual pay (with a decent salary) is?

  • Benjik

    I really don’t want to hear another word about increasing ANYBODY’S taxes until this kind of frivolous WASTE is completely eradicated.

    • Michael

      Great link.

      There are always so many more bizarre examples of government waste that can be mentioned. 🙂


    • mondobeyondo

      That jello-wrestling event in Antarctica sounds pretty cool! (no pun intended). A great use of our tax money, as there’s nothing much to do there besides watch penguins and keep warm.

    • JasonD

      I want a laundry folding robot! Always dreamed of designing one.

    • Benjik

      Although shrimp on a treadmill, Antarctic jello-wrestling and laundry-folding robots is fun to poke fun at, the sad thing is this link only highlights ONE wasteful-spending report at ONE government agency, the NSF. Let’s take a look at what else $3 billion of tax-payer funds would buy:

      1) 40,000 new construction homes for Habitat for Humanity

      2) 600,000,000 dinners for the Meals on Wheels program

      3) $479,923 for each family of a fallen American soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan

      4) $214 worth of food and clothing for EVERY poverty-stricken child in the U.S.

      5) A $1.5 billion grant for both the and the sites…… 🙂

      You get the idea, the list could go on indefinitely. I cannot fathom how there can be a serious national discussion on wealth distribution models such as the “Buffet Rule” when frivolous waste and unimpeded spending runs rampant through all levels of government.

    • Alasha

      yay! u changed ur moniker back, right? lol. boy, do i luv this triangle….. i’m not sure but for reason it just says it all. lol

  • Aaron M

    Personally, I think throwing poop is awesome. I’d like to do that myself, but I’d probably get arrested if I tried. Just further evidence that apes are smarter than people.

    Apes throw poop! What do you people do? Vote!

    What do you think actually is more effective. I say the poop throwing.

  • hecatesmoon

    Its funny. Sad, but funny….but sad….and disgusting… Wow.

  • markthetruth

    True, this research is useless and confusing. We where told milk was good for you then then its not,same with butter,egg,meat and other natural foods. Meanwhile we eat things with 25 ingredients that we can’t read or know what they are. My grandmother eat, lard,eggs,bacon, ext and lived to 95. We clean with real lemon and drink artificial flavor lemon. So thanks to the waste of money people drink 2% milk which is white water , powdered eggs, and any oil they can find.

    Should i type sitting down or standing up that should cost only $1 Million

  • Mark

    To add to the list.

    Defense Sectary Leon Panetta spent $860,000 of tax money to have the privilege to fly home in California every weekend.

    • Rainy Day Saver

      Beats trying to drive home on the Washington beltway!

      Seriously, all this abuse and waste has got to stop. Of course, it will WTSHTF!

      • Mark

        Ha, Ha!!! I drive home everyday on Washington beltway!

  • fred trautman

    paying taxes to this government is like rewarding bad behavior

  • No#30 Check out April 30th for the short article about chinese companies rebuilding america’s highways and bridges

  • Hang ’em High

    Oh, please. We all know that monkeys fling poo so that the government can have something to study, employing people to do the work necessary to complete the study. It’s an integral part of the Brown Jobs stimulus package (whose contents were, in theory, spread out under the Green Jobs stimulus package).

    I mean, really, if monkeys didn’t fling poo, these people would be out of a job. If they really find out why monkeys do it and it proves beneficial to humans, the government can hire even more people (who would then be tasked to encourage monkeys to fling even more poo at each other).

    See? It’s good for everybody – keeps the monkeys happy, creates more government jobs, makes politicians look like they did something worthwhile with our easily-stolen tax dollars.

    (/sarc – for the humor-impaired).

  • Meanwhile, as Leon flies around spending my tax money, I’m forced by Obamanomics to live 170 miles from home, renting an apartment (one top of my main dwelling where wife & kid lives, and a house in Indiana I haven’t been able to sell for 6 years) and only see my family 2-3 days a month. And they wonder why we’re not grateful for what these futher muckers are doing to us?!

    FIRE THEM ALL!!! (out of a cannon)

  • Paranoid

    i would like a million dollars to study what I would do if I was given a million dollars.

    • Michael

      That made me smile. 🙂


  • Pat

    It is my opinion that the U.N. is behind the effort to subvert America. They have already subverted Europe. Check Agenda 21 and Icly.

  • whens dinner?

    more money more problems

  • tappedops

    Ohh civ-dis is not for me ive too much to loose—flashback to 1775—ohh taking up arms is not for me ive too much to loose…bla bla bla—no guts no glory same now as then…jellyfish

  • Chris

    Investment banker Warren Mosler offers a prize of a 100 million dollar check to anyone who can prove that the USA can involuntarily become bankrupt, or that the USA is operationally constrained by tax revenue. Why don’t you go get that money?

  • Tomas

    This is the real reason of this crisis, the banks are allowed to make their money and have big busines. But there in the end the goverment gives them those money, because they could not make so much as they could. And huge money is saddled by loan and by this principal is made a big buble on house prises: and this could help you undertand(but take it easy, on the end that is the busines, but no matter):

  • William

    If you vote for your incumbent(s) in the US Congress in Nov, do NOT complain about the stunning fraud, waste and abuse in the federal government.

    • ffred callaway

      oh William stop it, really are you that stupid to think voting has anything to do with the corruption, we lost that battle a long time ago, you could find the most honest man in america, and if he was voted in to office, they would push him into there way of thinking if not, he’ll probably die in a sudden auto crash, we the people lost control of our goverment every since the Bush’s were in office, two of the most corrupt president’s of the last 2 decades, oh you can put obama on that list. and because of money and power he’ll win again, ********* whats going to happen to us.

    • Snow White

      In the “historic” 2010 election, over 85% of concress scum were returned to D.C. What do umurikans expect? That said, I am certian that if all 435 of them were voted out in November, they would not leave. We all know that.

      Now we know where the bogus global warming data comes from. A lot of people have a personal interest in perpetuating he scam. Some “researchers”have made whole careers out of the “climate change” scam. Newsflash–The only constant associated with Earth’s climate is change.
      Lists like this make me believe that there is no fixing the current system. Let the cleansing begin. It will suck terribly, but without a complete collapse no real change will occur. If I live, I will migrate to the region of FUSA with the smallest government machine.

  • pete

    So where’s the list of things that will blow my mind??

    I didn’t see a single thing in this list here that even caused the slightest bit of surprise. All of these things are exactly what I would expect MY government to do.

    This list contains the budget and line items that are entered in the log books……it makes you wonder what kind of black ops secret stuff we paid for.

  • TheChozen1

    The Monkeys are how the goverment perceives us. They laugh when the poop does not reach them. We are a bunch of Monkeys forced to serve the Gov. All we can do is throw poop cuz we’re weak.

  • WM

    Wow! Another amazing article Michael, thanks. We will not hear baout these things on mainline media.

    Now, I try to pay taxes without too much grumbling, as I try to be obedient to the Bible (Romans 13) where we are commanded to obey authorities and pay taxes. However, it is getting pretty ridiculous how our government spends tax revenue whatever way they want, and there is no accountability.

    Heres a thought: What if half the tax paying population decided to not pay there taxes until real change is made, and not a moment sooner? Whatr do you think would happen? Would they arrest millions of people? I don’t think so. Would it disrupt things in this nation? Absoulutely. Would it give a crystal clear message as to where we stand regarding the use of our tax dollars? Yes!

    Politicians in this country have free reign with very little if any accountability. The corruption in this land is deep and something must change. I think perhaps a total economic collapse of our system, though painful, may shake things enough, that I pray things could be changed during the rebuilding process.

    The occupy movement does not seem to have done anything, 150 million people not paying there taxes until things get changed, would be a wake up call.

  • Rowell

    If you think getting Romney into office is going to change anything, you will be sorely surprised. Romney is the same as Obama. He’s making any promise he can to get votes. He has changed his colors so many times on almost every issue. Romney isn’t the answer. The Republicans are not the answer. The Democrats are not the answer. Why?

    Because we’ve past the point of no return… economically, politically and socially. The current state of the nation, there’s going to be no turning back. We’re on a path to a serious crash of epic proportions. Why?

    Let’s say that the president in 2013 (if it’s Obama or Romney, it doesn’t matter) cuts taxes. Less tax revenue means that there will be either more borrowing to cover the budget, or cuts will be made. Cuts to socially important programs which are a huge drain of cash, such as Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps and the like, will be met with deep and harsh opposition. As Michael has stated time and again, there are 46 million people on food stamps. Over 40% of Americans live at or below the poverty line. Millions of baby boomers that have paid into Social Security their entire life will be retiring. Those people depend on these programs, and you can bet they will fight tooth and nail to keep them. Politicians, being the vote-worshipping scum that they are, will cave in and keep the programs…just to avert rioting, and to save themselves in the next election.

    The way the numbers are right now, half the country is FOR something and the other half is AGAINST it. For example, the EPA. I’m sure if you took a poll, the numbers of people supporting it would be pretty close to the number of people that are against it. Deadlock.

    In the end, nothing will get done to fix things, and we’re long past the time when we could actually take actions to fix things. We’re circling the bowl, kicking and screaming all the way down…everyone of us yelling for someone to start paddling to get us out.

    • ffred callaway

      thank you A.S,, I’m with you 100%, as far as Rowell statement, even though I hate to think there is no chance of the people getting a honest goverment , I am getting to be more and more disgusted, I think one statement that one person wrote is needed, we need another tea party, I’m not a violent man or ever have been, but if you want to get about million people to take up arms in go into congress and throw about 99% out of the country, I’ll be at the head of the crowd, I would love to be the one to ************ by the ear bend his ass over and kick him all the way to the border.

      • ffred callaway

        ooops, meant to say grab, not crab,, must of been thinking of how fishing congress is.

      • ffred callaway

        hahaha,, thats too funny,, that mark out obama on my reply, must think its a bad word

  • A.S.

    Seems to me that one name keeps showing up is “National Institute of Health.” If we cut this program completely, we could save tens of millions of dollars. And maybe cut the National Science Foundation too! Heck, cut every form of aid to countries that have a thriving economy (e.g. China) and countries that really have ties terrorism (e.g. Pakistan).

    And why not get out of every country we are in like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, etc.? Stop all these illegal wars.

    And lets not forget studies related to immoral behavior, in this country or others (e.g. why gay men from Argentina engage in risky sexual behavior when drunk–whichever Representative/Senator voted for this, deserves to be jobless in any field for life!).

    All of these can be cut and WILL actually save HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS per year. And Congress says they have a hard time figuring out what to cut. Fire them all except for Ron and Rand Paul. Fire those evil, immoral, disgusting elites.

    • Gay Veteran

      obviously they should have spent the money on why heterosexuals engage in risky sexual behavior when drunk

    • Snow White

      People whine about the gubernment employees losing their jobs. With that rational, no agency can ever be cut.

  • T Martin

    Why do Democrats, uh I mean Chimps throw poop? To silence other view points of course.

  • I’m not going to try to argue that the items on this list are good uses of government money, but I think that focusing on things like this is a distraction from the real money problems facing our goverment. All the items on the list above add up to about 68 million dollars. A lot money to my household budget, but practically nothing when compared to the federal budget. 0.002% to be exact. To help you put 0.002% in perspective, if you were to get a 0.002% raise, you wouldn’t see a chance in your paycheck unless you were making at least $500/hour.

    So yes, these things are wasteful (or at least appear to be based on the summaries here), but compared to the cost of the bank bailouts and our foreign wars, this is chickenfeed.

    • Snow White

      Compared to “entitlements”, the wars are chicken feed. We have promised ourselves waaaaaay more than we have. I agree we cannot afford the huge military we have built. Cuts in both are coming, whether we want them or not.

  • Monic

    That is all so stupid.. now i see what our government is focused on… if i were the president, i wouldnt be helpin no other countries, and if people tried to complain, id be like,
    “if you love em so much why dont you go live there, i dont care, itll be n\one less mouth to feed in america.”

  • Monic

    That is all so stupid.. now i see what our government is focused on… if i were the president, i wouldnt be helpin no other countries, and if people tried to complain, id be like,
    “if you love em so much why dont you go live there, i dont care, itll be one less mouth to feed in america.”

    • Snow White

      I think it has been definitively proven that we cannot buy friends/allies. ALL countries betray their friends/allies when it suits hem.

  • Jodi
  • Donald Wilson

    Any and all should be fired preriod.

  • DownWithLibs

    Wow! These figures are enough to make your stomach churn.

    Good work Michael. Glad to know SOMEONE is on top of this.

    • Michael

      Thank you – hopefully this article will go viral.


  • Washington

    Exclusive: National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance

  • Bryan

    2 think the money that is taken from me goes for this garbage!! where it could be helping homeless people trying to find cures for diseases..etc…what a joke!~

  • Witness the End

    Chimps throwing poo?!!!

    Where is the EPA on this? This must stop! Don’t they know how bad this would be if this stuff got into our water supply?

  • Gary2

    Chimps Throwing Poop –finally you are talking about how dumb conservatives are. I like the metaphore. It is a close call as on the one hand there are the chimps/poop and on the other hand there are conservatives. I think the chimps/poop have the edge on conservatives.

    Chimps Throwing Poop ====fox news

    • James

      IDIOT, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling. The Idiot’s activity is not confined to any special field of thought or action, but “pervades and regulates the whole.” He has the last word in everything; his decision is unappealable. He sets the fashions and opinion of taste, dictates the limitations of speech and circumscribes conduct with a dead-line.

      • Gary2

        Thanks for describing conservatives. good job

  • Gary2

    Michael–is that picture of the chipms a tea party rally? Looks like all the ones I have ever seen.

    Yep the tea billies- conservatives at their finest.

  • Gary2

    Why do chimpanzees throw poop?

    They are auditioning for a anchor job at fox news. DUH!

  • Gary2

    An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard drive.

    One would think that any woman regardless of looks could get some guy to f her for free. Why waste time on porn when you can get the real deal?

  • Gary2

    I think the government should give me $100,000 to study why I hate conservatism so much.

    I would think that many of the studies about sex has to do with trying to cure AIDS and contain its spread?? It would be interesting to see the entire context of some of these expenditures. Many do seem like a waste though.

    • PDN

      You need help!

      • Rodster

        He forgot to mention he’s one of the Chimps in the photo. 🙂

        • Snow White

          Now THAT’S just mean to the chimps!

      • DownWithLibs


    • MisterC

      Gary, How about a study to see what happens when you fall off of the face of the earth?

  • Anything to spend a buck on to drive us faster and faster down the road to ruin.
    NO brakes, who cares.
    NO stopping us now.
    We are on the road to ruin a nation, OURS.
    Where is it written, that almost all politicians go brain dead shortly after taking office?
    And join the road to ruin team…
    See how to survive the coming Economic Collapse at:

  • Jerome Morrow

    All these expenses pale in comparison to the torrential waste of money that is our beloved military industrial complex. …of course, it’s not profitable for any authors or websites to point this out.

  • Phyllis Rankin

    Well, do you feel pooped on yet or are we going to give Obama another 4 years to crap on us some more?

  • erheault

    We are too far down the road to depression/deflation that no matter what clown is in the white house we are going to have a national mess. most of the elections now are just tweedle dum against tweedle dee.and the looser is the citizens of this once great nation.

  • Howard T. Lewis III

    At least the chimps know why they are throwing the poop and who to throw at. Our past several presidential administrations must have got together for this one. They still learned nothing from it.

  • mondobeyondo

    If I were a chimp, I wouldn’t waste time flinging poo. I would run for President of the United States of America. Yes, a chimp with higher ambitions! Let’s make this nation a true banana republic!

    (boo.. hiss… yawn)

    • mondobeyondo

      Sung to “The Monkees” TV theme song, 1966:

      Here they come, walking down the street,
      They get the angriest looks from, everyone they meet…

      Hey, hey, they’re the Monkees!
      And people say they monkey around…
      They’re too busy spending your tax money
      To put anybody down…

      They’re just tryin’ to be friendly
      And fiscally responsible too…
      But they can’t really help it
      Because they’ve got so much to dooo…

      Up on Capital Hill now
      Plotting to take the country down
      Borrowing from our grandchildren
      They’ll soon be coming to your town!

      • Michael

        That made me smile Mondo. 🙂


  • Gary2

    wealth is like manure–its only good if it is spread around.

    • Snow White

      You are the problem. You somehow feel like MY wealth somehow belongs to you.

      • Gary2

        in a way it does–you did not get wealthy by yourself. You need to pay your fair share to society that enabled you to get rich.

        You are too selfish

  • Harry Johnson

    The chimpanzees throw poop because they are CONservative republiCONs.

  • ellen

    I truly feel we are coming up on the times when the Hunger Games are not far in our future. I am disgusted and appalled at what our elected officials are doing. How do we put a stop to it? How do we once again become the strong and independent country we were when our parents were young? We begin by, as a nation and individuals, turning back to God. Nothing is impossible for God and He can get us out of the mess we have put ourselves and our future generations into. This whole mess started when we took prayer from schools.

  • evilcheneycyborgzombievsVampireObamaGolem

    Keep it up Gov, and soon you will find out why humans throw poop(at you)because that’s what the gov has left us ***********!!

  • Gay Veteran

    INCREDIBLE!!! The Pentagon wastes 10s of BILLIONS of dollars and the only item you can find to cite is:

    “#24 In 2011, the Air Force Academy completed work on an outdoor worship area for pagans and Wiccans. The worship area consists of “a small Stonehenge-like circle of boulders with [a] propane fire pit” and it cost $51,474 to build. The worship area is “for the handful of current or future cadets whose religions fall under the broad category of ‘Earth-based’, which includes Wiccans, druids and pagans.” At this point, that only includes 3 current students at the Air Force Academy.”

    Because obviously only Christians should have a religious site built at the Air Force Academy. EYEROLL

    “#6 If you can believe it, the federal government has actually spent $750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.”

    You want our gulag in Cuba to be even worse than it is?!?!?!?

    “#19 The U.S. Department of Agriculture once handed researchers at the University of New Hampshire $700,000 to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows.”

    Easy to mock when people ignorantly deny Climate Change!

    “…If Thoreau went looking for the first blueberry flowers of Concord in mid-May today, he would be too late — some bushes would be covered with flowers, while others would have only a few stragglers left hanging among the young green fruits. Since the 1850s, the first blueberry flowering has shifted three weeks earlier — the blossoms now generally open during the last two weeks of April. But this year, after a record warm winter, blueberry bushes began to flower on April 1, six weeks earlier than in Thoreau’s time….”

  • Ken

    Maybe we should fund a program on what happens when high level government employees are put into the federal prison system in cells with prisoners that throw poop.

  • Tatiana Covington

    There’s one chimp been throwing poop at the whole country for about 45 months now. Named “Obama”.

    • David

      And GWB was throwing it before him right. At least Obama can spell and speak clearly. The village idiot returned to his village in 2008. Bush and his cabinet are all war criminals. Starting two undeclared wars, not funding either, and doingit all on lies. Oh yea, I want another CONservative in office. They are all idiots…

      • Dave on the Gulf Coast

        Perhaps if YOUR family member had been lost in the 9/11 attacks you would think differently. Ask yourself this: If I had been the President on that day, how would I have responded? As far as the war in Iraq, you can blame his advisors for that. They swore beyond the shadow of a doubt that Iraq held WMD. He acted based on evidence presented. No one is perfect…not even you. Put the burdens of the office on your back and see what history says about you.

  • Melody

    I want to know if they ever found out why the Chimps were Throwing the POOP… at least we can get something for our money..LOL

  • G

    I’m a ph.d. Research scientist who receives NIH funding for drug studies. The studies cited here are really just the more well known “wtf?” studies out there. Unfortunately, plenty more of these kinds of studies are funded than people know. Hell, I can’t believe some of the studies I work on were funded, for that matter. If people really knew the way a university works, especially with extramural funding, they would be shut down. To find other funded studies, go look at the NIH CRISP database….it’s called something else now, but a search on CRISP will bring it up.

  • Rupert

    As a Brit, I feel I should point out that as least all that nonsense means (fractionally) less gets spent on attacking and subverting the rest of the world.

    You need to understand how baffling the idea of America being threatened is to non-Americans, and how depressing it is to find out that our governments have been involved in extraordinary rendition, torture, murder, and other aspects of the American way.

    Threatened? By who? If it’s the American government they can only feel threatened by the American people, and if it’s the American people then it has to be the American government. There simply isn’t anyone else powerful enough to take on America and win.

    Perhaps knowing why chimps throw poo or Japanese quail get laid when they’re high on cocaine is a very wise use of taxpayer’s hard-earned compared to spending it on ever more weapons to guard against “threats” that simply don’t exist.

    We’re all bloody scared of you lot. Enough already!

  • Gary2

    Michael–is that a baby picture of you on the sign in the picture? The facial expression is what I imagine you have when you are bashing, err writing about the poor.

    • Michael

      Gary you seem to have such a negative opinion of me these days. 🙁


  • Jeff

    This is an unfortunate list, and not in the way you meant it.

    The projects, especially the research projects, cost peanuts compared to the amount of money that’s bled away by the Billions with a capital B in military adventures and subsidies to agribusiness alone.

    The war in Iraq, launched on false pretenses, cost us $3 Trillion. The tax rates for the top 1% are the lowest they’ve been in 80 years. Maybe those are things we should be spending time talking about.

    This post is classic misdirection: stir up anger extremely selectively to push an ideological agenda.

    • Gary2

      the VAST majority of the American public wants to end the wars and tax the rich. 80% plus.

  • WASP

    AND our own government helps employers import foreign workers to take over 50% of all new job growth in the U.S.. That’s our politicians… looking out for PAC money to sell us out for.

    • Flashing Scotsman

      That’s what you call importing Democrat voters.

  • CatNap

    That list reminds me of the movie, “Brewster’s Millions”, starring Richard Pryor.

    Appears the government is in a race to spend recklessly.

    Wondering who is directing that game.

    Wondering what’s the prize.

  • Vickie

    You forgot to list all the projects Hillary and her Dept of State are engaged in. It would more than double all the numbers you have here. Remember all the mosques they are building? In countries we haven’t engaged in war? In countries that hate us and send us terrorists? You need to expand this list to include all of those, and this needs to be sent to the likes of HuffPo so they will stop pretending that Hillary is a goddess and this is all the republican’s fault.

    Personally, I think every congressperson should be required to contribute to each of these projects out of their own pockets.

    Better yet, let’s send all of the beltway to their room for a year. If Washington just took a break for a year, this country could right itself!

  • Transientdreams

    Monkeys throw ‘Poop’ because are unhappy. Why ELSE would our ‘cousins’-a very organized, intelligent and happily functioning society of our quickly diminishing primates-decide to throw their excrement at ANYTHING or ANYONE?

    Partly, because they are kept in cages, allowed NO new scenery, teased, harassed and are watched, observed, and voyeured upon nearly 24/7.

    Under those circumstances, I would definitely throw my ‘Poop’ at You!!~

  • Nathen Knowles

    I think it’s because they have nothing else to throw…

  • Don’t be surprised if “RapidGuppy” is a way for the NSA/CIA/FBI to spy on cell phone users. After all, they have suggested putting cameras in everyday kitchen appliances to do the same.

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