From my brilliant friend, Dianne P.B. on facebook:
There was once an orange #fetus who grew into an oversized ego-#vulnerable man-child. This fool believed conspiracy theories rather than #evidence-based, #science-based facts. He was a bigot who spoke against #diversity & #transgenders. This is called #entitlement.
So now it's come to this.
Trump's government -- the CDC to be exact -- has banned the use of seven specific words.
You read that right. I never dreamed I would be typing this, but there it is. Trump's CDC is banning seven words and phrases (what will the penalty be should a government worker defy Trump's odious edict? Imprisonment? Banishment? Torture? (Trump does believe in waterboarding). Firing squad?
The seven words and phrases are: "FETUS, TRANSGENDER, VULNERABLE, ENTITLEMENT, DIVERSITY, EVENDENCE-BASED, AND SCIENCE-BASED."
Every American should use those words and phrases in everything they write whether it is part of the subject matter or not. All media, electronic or print, should publish those words and continue to do so until this madness ends.
Lena H. Sun and Juliet Eilperin
Trump administration officials are forbidding officials at the nation's top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases - including "fetus" and "transgender" - in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget.
Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are: "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based."
In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. Instead of "science-based" or "evidence-based," the suggested phrase is "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes," the person said.
In other cases, no replacement words were immediately offered.
The question of how to address such issues as sexual orientation, gender identity and abortion rights - all of which received significant visibility under the Obama administration - has surfaced repeatedly in federal agencies since President Donald Trump took office. Several key departments - including Health and Human Services, which oversees CDC, as well as Justice, Education and Housing and Urban Development - have changed some federal policies and how they collect government information about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
From my friend on fb, G.G.:
The Horror. There has never been an assault like this on our Republic and its institutions - ever. The Civil War was just a military rebellion, this is the systematic disassembly and eradication of our institutions by a raving madman and a crooked, cynical, greedy and malicious insurgency. An assault on our most important institutions and even on our language. Don't laugh, this is evidence-based.
"FETUS, TRANSGENDER, VULNERABLE, ENTITLEMENT, DIVERSITY, EVENDENCE-BASED, AND SCIENCE-BASED."