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Friday, December 15, 2017



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?


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 
Washington Post 

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.



Jerry Critter said...

I wonder what George Carlin would have had to say about these seven words considering he had this to say about seven other words.

Dave Miller said...

I'm sure any words I have to share about this would be forbidden as well.

Grey One talks sass said...

" in consideration with community standards and wishes..."

Because the measurement of facts relies on community wishes. Seriously? That's not science, that's religion.

Where is Hari Seldon when we need him?

Shaw Kenawe said...

From an facebook friend, G.G.:

"The Ministry of Truth has spoken. It amazes me that people go on from day to day think this is just another president trying to do his job. We have never faced a greater danger with more likelihood of failure. Critics are eliminated along with their ability to hint at anything wrong. Run for the hills Americans. The Trump has hit the fan."

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry, Dave, Grey One talks sass,, The Goopers are strangely silent on this. They, of course, were the hyenas who howled about "snowflake" lefties and their PC demands, and here we have an administration BANNING WORDS! It's right out of George Orwell, or at the very least an authoritarian regime's playbook.

"Science-based and evidence-based" are two phrases that are banned. Suprised? Not really. Because Trump and his criminal administration wouldn't know scienc-based or evidence-based facts even if they were dressed like a Russian apparatchik.


Clearwater, Florida said...

How does an administration outlaw the use of words like “evidence based” and “science based” from a government run agency that studies and comments on science?


Shaw Kenawe said...

Grey One talks sass: This one's for you, from Isaac Asimov's "Foundation:"

“Scientific truth is beyond loyalty and disloyalty.”

My suggestion is the those who work at the CDC should have tee-shirts printed with Trump's banned 7 words, and wear those shirts every day. Trump's regime banned those words in writing reports, not in wearing clothing. Shove it in their miserable totalitarian faces!


Shaw Kenawe said...

PM Carpenter is on fire today:

"...the administration also Screen Shot 2017-12-16 at 4.58.18 AMissued mandatory Orwellian Newspeak for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which forbids seven doubleplusungood words (one instantly recalls George Carlin's hilarious, 1972 "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television") "in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget" — those being "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based," which leaves one mystified as to how science and budget analysts can address matters of say, a fetus, without calling it a fetus — and which caused said analysts to ask, "Are you serious? Are you kidding?"


As a novelist, William Faulkner plunged into literary modernism — hence his run-on sentences — and was identified as a member of the Southern Renaissance. But he never imagined such a dreadful modernity as Trump's, and the president's base of Southern bigots and ignoramuses are anything but a collective devoted to making America great again — a Renaissance flowering.

For this was, in addition, a week in which Trump declared total war on America's law-enforcement institutions; we are rapidly resembling Pakistan or Honduras more than any civilized nation of laws — the very cornerstone of what the founders constitutionally erected. Trump's ruling political party — the goons who long ago appropriated God and flag — is content to grab its plutocratic boodle in exchange for unholy legislative favors, such as the godawful tax bill, while wholly dismissing its constitutional obligations of power-checking. There is no one in charge but the top goon.

All this makes the mind run on in flurries of dystopian despair. A chief tool of any novelist is irony. And how ironic is it that America is hitting rock bottom under the guise of making it great again."

BB-Idaho said...

The GOP has thrown in their lot with Trump. They are running so fast to the far right that they may fall off the end of their flat earth. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it telling how silent the crazies on the right are on this news. Had Obama or any "libtard" issued a totalitarian command like this, the righties would have all committed mass suicide, but not before screaming that our precious country has been brought down by a Commie, Fascist, Emperor, Magic Negro Kenyan.

When a repulsive sexual criminal does it, though, it's perfectly legit, and not a peep from the group that has sold out the country to a band of thugs and sexual molesters.

Ray Cranston said...

Just when you thought this administration can't possibly sink lower in the shit pits, something like this appears to prove you wrong...

BB-Idaho said...

The Directorate Of Correct Thinking has banned the following terms for physicians and scientists:
bacillary angiomatosis, hematopoiesis, gametogenesis, Bernie Sanders, macroglobolinemia, echinococcosis, Democracy, arboviral encephalitis, pancytopenia, Elisabeth Warren, vesicointestinal, lentiginosis profusa, replicant DNA, cerebellar ataxia, Russian Investigation, fasciolopsiasis.

The DOCT warns that a violation will result in the doctor's arrest and incarceration at Trumphousen Concentration Camp (its Wonderful, the Greatest of its kind by far) CDC scientific positions thus opened will be filled by RightThinking Evangelicals from a list provided by Pat Robertson and Ralph Reed (blessed be they) Have a nice day and Maik Umerica Grate Agin.

Dave Miller said...

PM Carpenter must not get it... a fetus must be called an unborn baby, unborn person or maybe a preperson... but not a fetus. That's a non emotional clinic sciency term.

Dave Miller said...

Anon... regarding the right... of course they'll be silent or discussing Christmas jokes. Because today they've got the votes to shove a debt busting budget down the throats of the more progressive states.

And yes... imagine if Obama had dictated language? Remember how angry they got over the words he supposedly didn't use.

Anonymous said...

Dave Miller, the far right doesn't have any morals or values, thats a sweeping thing to say about a group, I know. But they showed America that they preferred a child molester over a man who broght child killers to justice and the'yre still supporting a weak, immoral liar as their president. What a disgrace.

Stephen B. said...

Trump (cutting ribbon: ) No longer will the government look over business's shoulders to keep them from poisoning water supplies, or force them to pay to clean up their garbage! Food and drug companies won't be burdened with meeting safety standards! If you or your loved ones get sick or die, you'll be perfectly welcome to hire Saul Goodman or whoever to go up against their legal teams and maybe become a millionaire (unless you've signed an arbitration agreement!) And how many species do we even need? Bees? With the cost of Epipens, do you really want to risk a sting? MAGA!

Rubes: YAY!

Shaw Kenawe said...

This just in:

Donald Trump ‘barred from Greenwich’ after council passes motion to block US president's visit over far-right tweet

Councillors declared that 'should a state visit go ahead, President Trump would not be welcome in the Borough'

TMK, this has never happened to an American president's visit to Britain. There you have it friends and neighbors, Trump, so disliked by our closest ally, BANNED. I love it for the fact that it was announced right after Trump's criminal regime BANNED seven words and phrases.


Oh to be in England, now that Trump's been banned!

Gandalf said...

Trump supporters, are you ok with this and why?

Dave Miller said...

Shaw... what are you talking about??? Trump banned from a foreign destination? Just the other day I read at the Mothership that our allies are once again respecting America because of our new Pres. Is this in England, the place where Pres Obama was reviled?

You all must be reading fake news... because Trump has made America Great Again and all our allies loves us much more than they did when Obama was President.

Ducky's here said...

I Can't Imagine a Better Christmas Present.

Dave Miller said...

Ducky... you think he'll donor???

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ducky At this point, I'm pretty sure this is going to happen. A guilty man would do such a thing and plunge this coutry into a Cosntitutional crisis. Everything in trump's past points to his ties with Russia, and everything we know about him points to the fact that he is a pathological liar.

An innocent man would not fire Mueller. When he fires Mueller, he acknowledges to the world that he is dirty.

But we already know that.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave, I work with immigrants in my ESOL program. Our students are from South America, Central America, Mexico, Morocco, Camaroon, Romania, Serbia, Italy, Albania, Viet Nam. Not one. Not one of them when I ask about their country's opinion of trump has anything positive to say. They all say their countrymen and women think trump is nuts.

The people on the Mother Ship are as crazy as trump. This is not an opinion; it is a fact.

Only 30% of the voting population support the disgrace that ia trump. For GAWDsake! trump supported a child molester! The world knows this. And Britain doesn't want him near their queen. The people at the Mother ship get their opinions from Breitbart. Remember how that worked out for Moore in the Alabama election?

BB-Idaho said...

The only president to fire a special counsel fared quite poorly. Would that Jumpy
Trumpy join Tricky Dickey in the Hall of Sleaze. 30% of the voters cannot rule in
a democracy.

Shaw Kenawe said...

BB-Idaho, I don't know where this is all headed, but I do know that innocent men don't fire people who are investigating them unless those "innocent" men know they'll be caught in their lies and deceptions.

Yes, Nixon fired Cox and we know how that turned out. trump has only 30% of the voting public on his side. This won't turn out well for him.

YOU KNOW WHO said...

Rusty Shackelford said...
OMG..this is surely the end of the world as we know it

Oh look! One of Lisa's asshole bottom feeders is commenting at Shaw's blog? Anyone want to punch him in the nuts? I can't think of anyone who deserves it more. Rusty must be craving attention for him to come here where his human betters congregate.

Eat shit, you abominable mongrel!