Snatching smut

According to the Washington Post a certain administration in Washington DC has commanded that the CDC, Centers for Disease Control, must refrain from using certain words in their reporting. These words include science-based and evidence-based.

No freakin’ kidding.

As reported by the Washington Post please read for yourself:

The Trump administration is prohibiting 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 Trump took office.

Vera Carp from our favorite fictional town of Tuna Texas seems to have infiltrated the current administration.

 

11 thoughts on “Snatching smut

  1. Gov R Scott of Fl last year banned “climate change” and “Global warming” from state verbiage even though the beaches are smaller and parts of Miami Beach flood at high tide.

  2. They can try to police our words, but we will continue using them. Hey, maybe we can start banning words like patriot, fiscal conservative, and family values since they’ve lost their true meaning?

  3. I wonder if the White House ever deals with its entitlement?

    This all smells familiar. We suffered through similar things when Stephen Harper got his majority government. Expect greater authoritarianism over the next seven years of the Trump administration.

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