YOU FUNDED ROBO-SQUIRRELS:  Yep.  You read that right:  Taxpayers forked over $325,000 of their hard-earned dollars to the federal government so that the National Science Foundation could give it to University of California, San Diego researchers to develop a robotic squirrel.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): It’s San Diego State University, not UCSD. And while I respect Coburn on the budget in general, these items on science spending carry a whiff of Proxmirism that I don’t like.