I did my blog talk radio show last night. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. One of the topics was concerned with wasteful government spending. Condoms the issue.
We live in a time when the House of Representatives has voted to cut back food stamps $40 billion over ten years, $9 billion already cut this year for failure to renew a different food stamp program. Congress continues to fail reauthorizing the $300 per week to the long time unemployed. During the last government shut down, the milk for babies program and school lunches came to a halt. Republicans clamor to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
The federal budget is gigantic. A lot of room in its pages for small stupid things to be buried. Wasteful items. The perfect fitting condom is one of them.
Congress authorized the National Institute of Health to award a $224,000 grant to a Georgia based condom company. The purpose of the grant was to create the perfect fitting condom. Stated another way, condoms for every size and shape. The goal of the study was to come up with 95 different sized condoms. The number 95 is amusing. From shirts to pants to dresses to blouses to skirts to shoes, none has 95 different sizes. Not even close.
Part of the study included coming up with a method by which the penis could be measured. We don’t want anyone purchasing the wrong size!
For those who may be unaware, condoms presently come in two or three sizes. Regular and maxi. I am not sure if small.
Congress stated there was a legitimacy to the study. Apparently condoms are not being used enough by men. The reason alleged is that they are uncomfortable. If properly sized, the problem would disappear. A medical reason was involved, also. The greater use of condoms would result in a reduction of STDs.
We actually pay our Congressmen to come up with such goodies! We really do!
I suspect the real reason might be that a political favor was owed to the Georgia company which resulted in the grant. Or maybe the study is a legitimate scientific one. You decide.
The weather. Getting cold. Sixty nine degrees at the present time.
It will be 62 during the night. Through sunday, the temperature will be in the 60s by day and 50s by night.
I know. I should not complain. Better than the -20 they are experiencing up north.
Enjoy your day!