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Saturday, December 16, 2017

PC word games finally bite liberals

The Washington Post reported, "CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity."

I cannot independently verify the story but if true, the story shows some payback for decades of bullying of normal people by the politically correct crowd. You face jail in California if you call a man "he."


According to the Post, the words “fetus,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “evidence-based” and “science-based” cannot be used in preparing the budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

I am not really sure why you would use any of those words or phrases in a budget document.

The story did not explain this very well.

But there was plenty of heat. The story's sole source was an analyst whose name the Post did not disclose.

From the Post:
“In my experience, we’ve never had any pushback from an ideological standpoint,” the analyst said.
News of the ban on certain words hasn’t yet spread to the broader group of scientists at the CDC, but it’s likely to provoke a backlash, the analyst said. “Our subject matter experts will not lay down quietly — this hasn’t trickled down to them yet.”
Again, if true, this is liberalism reaping what it sowed.

There was also this paragraph in the story:
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. 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.
In response to eight years of abuse by the Obama administration, we elected Donald Trump president. His appointees make the call -- and they are doing what Obama's people did only in reverse.

Not pleasant, is it?

UPDATE: Fake News -- just as I suspected.




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14 comments:

  1. This is so offensive to these libs that hopefully thousans I’ll resign from their agencies.

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  2. Only some elections should have consequences, apparently.

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  3. I'm sure another banned word is "snowflake," or soon will be.

    Maybe science can explain why California has so very many snowflakes, yet even with raging brush fires few of them seem to melt- unless someone says a nice word about President Trump. Then, the meltdown is tremendous, and remarkable! (It's probably how these bush fires got started.)

    That would make a good research subject, wouldn't it!

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    1. "Snowflake" would be a poor word to ban. There may be no better (or even equal word for referring to many of today's low-information, touchy-feely, dingbat progressives.

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    2. When 'snowflake' is banned, we have a new word to deploy. I discovered it yesterday.
      Permavirgin.

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  4. CDC must now stand for Conservatives' Discussion Control. BAD WORDS!! Do Not Utter!! Hush yo mouth!

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  5. Oh the humanity! The Left never thought Alinsky's Rules for Radicals which they forced on others would ever be imposed on them. Can they live under them? We're about to find out.

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  6. My guess -FAKE NEWS....
    TG

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  7. The US public health industry has been completely taken over by the left. Our welfare is no longer important to these clowns:

    --The public-health establishment has unanimously opposed a travel and visa moratorium from Ebola-plagued West African countries to protect the U.S. population. To evaluate whether this opposition rests on purely scientific grounds, it helps to understand the political character of the public-health field. For the last several decades, the profession has been awash in social-justice ideology. Many of its members view racism, sexism, and economic inequality, rather than individual behavior, as the primary drivers of differential health outcomes in the U.S. According to mainstream public-health thinking, publicizing the behavioral choices behind bad health—promiscuous sex, drug use, overeating, or lack of exercise—blames the victim.--

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/infected-politics-11449.html

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  8. “science-based”

    Your average Lefty couldn't explain the scientific method (if he ever heard of it) to save his life.

    But they think they own it.

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  9. If we ban enough words for the agencies they won't be able to write regs.

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  10. Going beyond WaPo the seven banned words appear to apply to budget proposals. As taxpayer dollars are real, and the banned words largely imaginary, it seems appropriate to make the CDC use words with real meaning to justify spending real tax dollars.

    One example, what possible legitimate purpose is there for the CDC to use the term trans-sexual to describe gender dysphoria? Further, how is gender dysphoria a communicable disease?

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  11. 7 banned words???

    Somewhere, George Carlin is laughing himself silly.

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