Trump Administration Bans CDC From Using Certain Words: Transgender, Diversity, Fetus, Science-Based

The Washington Post reports:

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.

This nation has gone MAD.

  • PickyPecker
  • Harveyrabbit
  • obarthelemy

    That’s douple-plus ungood.

  • FAEN

    And I haven’t even had my coffee as yet.

  • netxtown

    How many republicans does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    None. There is no such thing as a ‘light bulb”.

    • FAEN

      Because there is no such thing as electricity.

    • netxtown

      How many republicans does it take to screw in a light bulb?

      None. there are no republicans. They’re all Nazis now.

  • Jack

    First Amendment?

  • Halou

    Science and evidence are not allowed, but religious and other bigoted dogma… that’s fine.

    • clay

      “community standards – based medicine”

    • 2patricius2

      Well don’tcha know – that’s what “religious freedom” is all about…

      • clay

        What’s the point of going to church and singing those songs, if you don’t get to slut shame and be judgmental of the ill? And how can you do that if they’re busy getting all sciency and cured?

        /s

  • Ninja0980

    Great..not the first thing I wanted to read about after our trip.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    This is how a nation goes down the shitter.

    Do you want your nation to go down a shitter?

    Kick the shitgibbon, and his evil friends, out.

  • Clive Johnson
    • 2patricius2

      When they were passing out brains, they thought they said trains, and they missed theirs.

      • KCMC

        …I thought they said trains and asked for a little red toy one.

      • JCF

        Aw, my BFF described one of her cats (OBM) that way.

    • JCF

      Arm refusing the brain needs to be flabbier, w/ a swastika tattoo.

  • GayOldLady
  • neonzx

    community standards and WISHES? WTFH? WISHES?

  • greenmanTN
    • rusty57

      I posted before scrolling down.
      I whole heartedly concur.

    • zhera

      Is this a 1st Amendment case?

      • greenmanTN

        Honestly I don’t know. It seems insane to me that they can meddle like that in a scientific/public health institution at all.

        • David Walker

          Reminds me Bush I forbidding the publication of the government’s findings on teen suicide, particularly LGBT suicide. And then there’s the whole forbidding of the CDC to say anything about gun sickness. After all, you aren’t sick if the government can’t say you are.

      • David Walker

        No, this is a politically correct issue. The numbnuts don’t want to couch it like that, but they are now the deciders of what is and isn’t the proper way to say something, if it need be said, which they’d prefer not to be said. Fucking snowflakes.

      • JCF

        Probably not. Laws were passed doing this re the CDC discussing gun violence YEARS ago.

    • BearEyes

      same is true of controlling the network.

    • zhera
  • Tomcat

    Looks like the CDC is going to need a Thesaurus for sure.

  • bcarter3

    It’s doubleplusgood that the thinkpol are stopping thoughtcrime.

  • rusty57

    Control the language, control the discussion.

  • shellback
  • dogdadny

    What scares me most is how fast everything is being dismantled, destroyed and regressed.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      I’ve never felt so politically helpless.

      • FAEN

        But her emails! 🙄

        • Marjorie

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        • cleos_mom

          Yeah we dodged a bullet there; right, Bernsteins?

      • JCF

        The answer to that? GET INVOLVED.

        Pick a cause. Pick a candidate. PLUG IN. There is *nothing* more energizing the fighting along side who’ve fucking had enough. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/243f730dea6233a788010ebaf249899c470aa15452330c076a8b0dc01888eebf.jpg

      • fuow

        I find working in my party every month helps with that. There’s a grim satisfaction to being able to tell the ‘go along to get along’ and ‘don’t hurry things’ people my exact opinion of how their refusal to nominate judges put us in this jeopardy. You only get to do that when you have several decades of loyal service to the party and are known to always, always support the candidate whom the Party has chosen, regardless of personal desires.
        And, boy, do I do it. You think I preach to the choir around here? You should see me once a month and in the various committees in between.

    • clay

      Did you hear/read Trump’s statement on “deregulation day”?
      He knows he/they have got one more year, max.

    • Duh-David

      We have always been at war with EastAsia.

    • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

      Yeah, Obama should have worked with Congress to pass actual laws that would be harder to overturn instead of using his infamous “pen and phone” to simply create regulations to achieve his goals and bypass Congress. And now we’re all paying for that mistake.

      • safari

        Let’s not play both sides are bad when one side is fascist.

        • edrex

          agreed. that rhetorical sleight-of-hand has lost it’s power.

        • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

          Oh please, quit with the “fascist” nonsense. That’s not the be all and end all of the argument. If Obama with his over inflated ego had compromised with Congress and gotten actual fucking laws passed advancing his agenda we wouldn’t find ourselves in the situation we find ourselves in right now. Obama took the easy way out with his “pen and phone” and now we’re all suffering for that

          • FAEN

            FYI-you are entitled to your own opinion, you are NOT entitled to your own facts.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            FACT – Obama refused to compromise in any way with a Republican controlled Congress.

            FACT – Obama decided to use his “pen and phone” to promulgate regulations and Executive Orders to advance his agenda and bypass Congress.

            FACT – These regulations and Executive Orders are easily overturned by any subsequent administration.

            FACT – This was not going to be a problem as HRH Saint Hillary was considered a shoe in for the presidency and was not likely to change the status quo established by Obama after she won the 2016 presidential election.

            FACT – HRH Saint Hillary screwed the pooch in the 2016 presidential election and actually lost to Donald J. Trump.

            FACT – Donald J. Trump is now easily dismantling anything that Barack Obama accomplished in his tenure as president because he didn’t go about it the proper way.

            FACT – We are all suffering due to Barack Obama’s refusal to even consider compromise with Congress.

          • emjayay

            In real life Obama came in talking about being bipartisan and working together etc. etc. Mitch McConnell assembled the Republicans in Congress and they all agreed to do everything possible to make Obama a one term president.

            Listing a bunch of crap as FACT FACT FACT does not make anything a statement realistically describing a situation.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Listing a bunch of crap as FACT FACT FACT does not make anything a statement realistically describing a situation.

            It describes the situation to a tee. If it doesn’t then tell me where I erred. Thanks.

          • Mikey

            No, it doesn’t.
            What you are spewing is lies, pure and simple.
            The republicans agreed that they would put road blocks to ANY legislation Obama tried to pass, regardless of whether it was in their interests or not. This is all recorded on video and in transcripts.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Yes it does. But you still haven’t told me where I erred in the post that I made.

          • Grumpy Old Man
          • Christopher Smith

            Pathetic little trollette wannabe, you need to take some lessons from one Bill Perdue. Until then, STFU, GTFO, and enjoy being blocked by this entire board 🙂

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Aw, did I hurt the widdle snowflakes fee fees and make them sad?

            Whatever snowflake, whatever.

          • agcons

            Aw, did I hurt the widdle snowflakes fee fees and make them sad?
            Whatever snowflake, whatever.

            With that post you just confirmed yourself as a RWNJ troll.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Wow, I got an upgrade. Before i was simply a “troll” now I’m a “RWNJ troll”.

            LoL. Whatever snowflake. Whatever.

          • Grumpy Old Man
          • Grumpy Old Man
          • Grumpy Old Man
          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            In real life Obama came in talking about being bipartisan and working together etc. etc.

            No, he was simply expecting Congress to roll over and pass his agenda. Nothing more nothing less.

          • Adam Schmidt

            Wow… talk about revisionist history! Remember how Democrats were so pissed off because for the entirety of his first term he refused to take a stand and insisted on trying to find compromise with the Republicans even though they weren’t acting in good faith? Because I sure do.

          • Librarykid

            Hey, Komrad, how’s the weather in Russia? Did the republicans call asking for help? You are as out of touch with reality as a fun house mirror and your lies are not going down unanswered and unrefuted here.

            It was the night of the President Obama’s first inauguration that McConnell assembled the Republicans in a Capitol Hill restaurant to pledge to do everything that they could to make Obama a one term president.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            LoL. You seem to forget snowflake that McConnell’s plan to limit Obama to one term failed and Barack Obama was elected to the office of the president twice. Two terms. And I’m not really sure what that has to do with the discussion at hand.

          • fuow

            Я соблазн послать вам кучу символов пунктуации. Запястья, особенно, являются реальностью. Возможно, вам захочется попробовать их когда-нибудь.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Извините, не говорите по-русски, поэтому я понятия не имею, что вы говорите.
            –Контейнер из Google Translate

          • Grumpy Old Man
          • fuow

            Wow. You just keep sailing that barge down the river de’nial, darlin’. Does it say ‘Logcabinnette’ on the bow?

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Wow. Another Special Snowflake makes their appearance.
            Whatever snowflake. Whatever.

          • FAEN

            FACT-you still haven’t answered my question. How do you compromise with party that isn’t interested? Or are you so lacking in memory that you’ve conveniently forgotten it was Mitch McConnell(R) KY that said on the night President Obama was inaugurated that the goal was to NOT compromise on ANYTHING as to make Obama a one term POTUS.

          • BockMcMillan

            FACT – The Republican controlled Congress refused to cooperate/collaborate or consider compromise of any sort with president Barack Obama. They were keeping themselves busy investigating Hillary Clinton and building roadblocks for president Obama.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            FACT – The Congress has the authority to investigate whomever they wish and don’t need presidential permission to do so.

            FACT – Barack Obama didn’t even make an attempt to compromise/negotiate with Congress. He just went off in a huff and did his own thing with his “pen and phone”.

            And now we’re all suffering for his laziness.

          • Mikey

            you are delusional.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            LoL. Guess i hurt another snowflakes fee fees.

            Seems to be a bunch of them around here, snowflakes that is.

          • Grumpy Old Man

            Overuse of ‘snowflake’ is pretty flaky; but it implies that it is an insult you do not like so https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5894d23477622d4a3a8e3e5bb1802dfbcab6af447557fbeb151d6b01dafa1b4d.gif

          • Todd20036

            You are a troll. A fucking troll

            And that’s a fact. Fuck off. Die. Get reincarnated and fuck off again

            Ignored

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Awww, did I hurt the little snowflakes fee fees?

            Whatever snowflake. Whatever.

          • Grumpy Old Man
          • Grumpy Old Man
          • Todd20036

            Fact! Obama had 100s of meetings with republicans over ACA. They introduced a multitude of amendments.

            Hillary won by 3 million votes. Despite Russian interference, Berber bros fucking things up, and even the fbi leaking pointless emails

            Are you a troll?

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            FACT – Whether or not Obama had “100s of meetings with Republicans over ACA” is beside the point as the Republicans didn’t control Congress at the time. The PPACA was purely the invention of the democrats and Herr Gruber. In any case, it might be the only time that Obama ever negotiated with Congress for anything

            FACT – There is no such thing as a fucking “national popular vote” when it comes to the election of the president. And there hasn’t been since the fucking adoption of the current Constitution of the United States. So those “3 million votes” meant absolutely nothing in the greater election scheme. There was no Russian interference with the presidential election, nor did the Bernie Bros have anything to do with it and Hillary’s loss had nothing to do with “leaked” FBI emails. Those are simply excuses created by butthurt liberals to explain away Hillary’s loss to Donald J. Trump and have no basis in reality.

            Are you an asshole?

          • Grumpy Old Man
          • Dutchlander

            FACT: FUCK YOU.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Aw, did I make the precious snowflake meltdown by hurting it’s fee fees?

            Whatever precious snowflake. Whatever.

          • agcons

            Aw, did I make the precious snowflake meltdown by hurting it’s fee fees?
            Whatever precious snowflake. Whatever.

            This is the third time you’ve posted exactly this. You’ve been taking lessons from Bill Perdue, I see: he was the king of copy ‘n’ paste nonsense.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Have no idea who this Bill Perdue is that you keep claiming that I’ve taken lessons from.

            I posted it three times because it applied three times to the special snowflakes that were having a nervous breakdown because I hurt their fee fees. That is all. Nothing nefarious about that.

          • Grumpy Old Man
          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Blocked.

          • FAEN

            Right? He has Perdue written all over him.

          • Grumpy Old Man
          • Clive Johnson

            “FACT – Obama refused to compromise in any way with a Republican controlled Congress.”

            Your first statement reveals that you’re misinformed, delusional, or both. It’s well known that the Republicans wanted to make Obama a one-term president and resist everything he did:

            “Here’s John Boehner, the likely speaker if Republicans take the House, offering his plans for Obama’s agenda: “We’re going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can.”

            Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell summed up his plan to National Journal: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.””

            https://www.politico.com/story/2010/10/the-gops-no-compromise-pledge-044311

            Right off the bat you rewrite history and then you expect to be taken seriously on anything else?

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            So? McConnell had a fucking stupid plan. Which didn’t work. Correct me if I’m wrong but Obama did enjoy a two term presidency did he not?

            And what fucking McConnell said didn’t preclude Obama from at least attempting to negotiate with Congressional members. But he didn’t do that. He simply got out his pen and phone and bypassed Congress altogether in a hissy fit. And now we’re all suffering for that decision as Trump repeals everything that Obama accomplished.

          • Clive Johnson

            “Correct me if I’m wrong but Obama did enjoy a two term presidency did he not?” This is irrelevant. Next.

            “And what fucking McConnell said didn’t preclude Obama from at least attempting to negotiate with Congressional members.”

            First, you ignore where the primary blame should be placed. Next we’re to believe that you’ve analyzed the entirety of the Obama administration and have concluded on this basis that “He didn’t do that.” I simply don’t take you seriously on this. No one should. You obviously have an axe to grind.

            Then you ignore the stark reality that Republicans were flat out opposed to any progressive reform, thus obviating the need for much effort.

            “And now we’re all suffering for that decision as Trump repeals everything that Obama accomplished.”

            Lastly, you seem to imply that Trump was elected or that his behavior can be explained on the basis of some of Obama’s actions, oblivious to the multiplicity of agendas or reasons that Trump/his administration might be motivated by. And, it should go without saying that it’s Trump, not Obama, whose unraveling Obama’s efforts. (Furthermore, didn’t you in another comment question whether Obama had accomplished anything? And yet here you’re arguing that he did, only to have Trump undo it.)

            Go home. You can’t reason.

          • Grumpy Old Man
          • fuow

            Compromise?
            Seriously?
            Did you even ever bother to read what McConnell and the two Speakers of the House were doing during his administration?

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            You mean about the declaration that they were going to make Obama a “one-term president”? Yeah, I read that and still don’t have a clue what that has to do with the discussion. Last I checked they actually failed in that goal as Obama was elected to two terms in office.
            So what’s your point exactly?

          • Adam Schmidt

            What fucking compromise!?! They openly stated from the beginning of his first term that they existed to stop his agenda and to vote against anything he wanted. It really didn’t matter what he proposed, he couldn’t get them to go for it. Heck, he put forth the Republican plan for health care and they voted against it. What fantasy world are you living in?!

          • Priya Lynn

            You’re stupid. The Repulbican congress wasn’t going to allow Obama to pass anything.

          • fuow

            Actually, the ‘fascist’ comments are valid in the light of Eurofascism of the mid 20th century.
            As to President Obama’s failures, yes, there is some validity in criticizing him for trying too long to work with the rethugs and for not keeping the DNC focussed on the 50 state project.
            As to the ‘pen and phone’, because far too many of us gay men and other liberals failed to come out and vote in 2010 and 2014, President Obama had no other choice on many, many matters.
            So, what are you doing to help end this reign of terror?

        • SFBruce

          Not the mention the fact that “the other side” is out of power.

      • bzrd

        have you forgotten???
        before President Obama took office, the republikkkunts said they weren’t going to work with him!

        • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

          And have you forgotten that after he took office Obama decided he was simply going to bypass Congress and advance his agenda by using his “pen and phone” and getting easily overturned regulations on the books instead of trying to work with Congress?

          But of course, that wasn’t going to be a problem since HRH Saint Hillary was such a shoe in for the presidency and wasn’t likely to change the status quo in any way. Wasn’t a problem that is until she lost and Trump became president. And now we’re all suffering for that loss and Obama’s laziness.

          • FAEN

            Obama was lazy? Really?

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Yes, lazy.

          • FAEN

            The facts disagree with you.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            So what did Obama actually accomplish in his eight years tenure as President of the United States.

          • Don Blair

            Block this troll.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Block me? For what exactly. Speaking the truth?

          • FAEN

            ‘Truth’.

          • Adam Schmidt

            For being a troll. Private message history. 4500 or so posts with 4900 upvotes which means you have a history of posting unliked comments. And that bullshit “Gold Verified” on your name which intends to put yourself forward as some sort of authority.

          • JCF

            Did so long ago.

          • FAEN

            Does it matter to you? You e already made up your mind. You see the world and Obama in a very warped way.

            Bill has taught you and the other willfully ignorant poster here well.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            So I’ll take it from your refusal to actually list any of Obama’s accomplishments during his eight years as president as acknowledgment that there weren’t any. Or at least the list is embarrassingly short for a two term president.

          • FAEN

            Not at all. If you are unable to see what he did accomplish and tried to accomplish you come from a place of bias.

            I’ll also note for the fourth time you still haven’t answered the question I asked-how do you compromise with a party that isn’t interested and refuses to?

          • emjayay

            Well, you know, they all are, right?

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            What the hell are you talking about.

          • FAEN

            Oh please! At least own your dog whistle.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Oh please! I’m not a racist no matter how much you try and twist it.

            Barack Obama was lazy and took the easy way out to advance his agenda. And now we’re all suffering for his laziness as Trump overturns just about all that Obama did.

          • FAEN

            Sure you aren’t. You have black friends right?

          • Statistics Palin

            You know who’s been calling blacks lazy ever since the stopped working for free? Racists.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            That’s all you got? Accusations of racism? Yes, Obama was lazy when he decided to advance his agenda by using regulations and EOs. And we’re paying the price for that ill conceived decision as Trump dismantles all of Obama’s agenda piece by piece.

          • Grumpy Old Man

            Going full on racist now – will you call him ‘clean and well spoken’ next>?

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Is that all you’ve got? Accusations of racism? My comment has nothing to do with the race of Barack Obama. Obama was lazy and took the easy way out with regards to his agenda and used regulations and EOs to accomplish the same. And we’re paying the price for that ill conceived decision right now as Trump dismantles any and all of Obama’s accomplishments the last eight years.

          • Grumpy Old Man

            He is now going for ‘black’ issues – soon he might reference ‘well spoken’ and ‘clean’.

      • Romero

        Shut the fuck up!

        • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

          LoL. That’s the best you can do? Well no, I won’t shut the fuck up. I’ll continue to point out how Obama fucked it up. And his refusal to work with Congress and pass laws advancing his agenda was the biggest fuck up he ever accomplished.

          • FAEN

            You continue to point out ‘facts’ like Cluster Fox does. Say it enough times and it becomes ‘real’.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Yeah, just like the lunatic lipstick liberals always attempt to rewrite history when it suits their purposes.

          • FAEN

            And now you’ve finally shown your hand. You’ve really stopped to a new low Purdue. This is sad and pathetic. I’m embarrassed for you.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Sorry, don’t blame “Perdue” as I’m not associated with him in any way. Not that you’ll believe that.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Block = I just MADE YOU STFU

            Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

            Win!

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        YEAH, right. He also should have banned poverty and racism while he was at it. This catastrophe is not of his making. The blame falls on assholes like McConnell who crowed about making sure he was a one-term president.

      • TuuxKabin

        Sod off.

        • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

          LoL. That’s the best you can do? Nope. Won’t “sod off”. I’ll keep point out Obama’s failures. And we are now seeing the consequences of Obama’s biggest failure. His inability to reign in his ego and compromise with Congress. And now we’re all suffering for it.

          • FAEN

            Again, you seem to be disconnected from reality.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Again, that’s the best you can do? Explain to me how I’m “disconnected from reality” exactly. Thanks.

          • FAEN

            I would think that’s self explanatory. Your ‘facts’ are not connected to actual facts aka reality.

            PS-You still haven’t answered my question. Definitely a Purdue move. Sad.

          • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

            FAEN, There’s no rational discussion possible with someone whose arguments have no facts to back them up, and who boast an unwillingness to even concede that others who see things differently aren’t beneath contempt. That’s an Ish move.

            Yeah, Benny boy, you’ve wasted several precious minutes of my weekend trying to figure out what the fuck your point is. And since what you think is irrelevant to me, I’m out of here and off to engage myself in something that distracts me from wasting time on people like you.

          • FAEN

            You are completely correct.

          • Adam Schmidt

            You keep saying that, as if it’ll make it true just because you said it a lot. But how about citing sources for your bullshit? I’ll start. The following article has a long list of specific instances that President Obama tried to reach across the aisle and work with Republicans despite their bad faith efforts.

            http://www.themodestproposal.com/?p=151

            Now put up sources for your statements or give up and go home. I don’t think you will though because you’re strictly a troll, your Disqus profile shows it, and I’m beginning to think you’re a paid troll.

      • FAEN

        And how do you work with a political party who won’t compromise? That is the only reason Obama did use Executive Orders-because the GOTP REFUSED to compromise on ANYTHING.

        • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

          Bullshite. Obama used EOs simply because he didn’t want to face the fact that he would have to actually compromise his agenda to get anything passed by Congress.

          And now we’re all suffering for it as Trump dismantles the Obama era agenda.

          • FAEN

            Are you saying the GOP were willing to compromise with Obama and the Dems?

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Despite all the rhetoric, they might have actually compromised to get some of their agenda accomplished. But then we’ll never know as Obama didn’t try and negotiate with Congress but went off in a snit because Congress wouldn’t bow to his demands and did his thing with his “pen and phone”. And now we’re all suffering for that.

          • FAEN

            Except for all the times he tried to.

          • FAEN

            You also didn’t answer my previous question-how do you compromise with a party that doesn’t want to compromise?

            Is this Bill Purdue in another form?

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            You also didn’t answer my previous question-how do you compromise with a party that doesn’t want to compromise?

            You call the leadership in for a meeting and say, “Look, I’m willing to give you A,B and C if you will consider giving me X, Y and Z”. And wait for their response, And if it’s positive you have compromised and made a deal. If the response is negative you get them together and ask them what they want exactly. And you consider their response and make a reply to the leadership. And around it goes until you come to common ground and an agreement. That’s what Obama didn’t do.

          • FAEN

            Again-you are divorced from reality.

            Obama was more than willing to compromise but no matter what he gave the GOP they weren’t interested. Their only goal was to block whatever he was for, even if they were for it too so they could preven him from the ‘win’.

            So again-for the fifth time I believe-how do you compromise with a party that doesn’t want to.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            Is this Bill Purdue in another form?

            I don’t know who this “Bill Perdue” is and I’m certainly not him in “another form”. Care to elucidate?

          • FAEN

            Sure you don’t.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Lol Nothing to do today Kelly Ann ?

          • FAEN

            Dude you just made me spit coffee on myself LOL!

            Thanks for the horse laugh. You rock 😉

          • perversatile

            I was wondering where that eye-burning stench of
            cheap scotch, Vicodin and regret was coming from.

          • FAEN

            LOL @ eye-burning stench.

          • Adam Schmidt

            Mitch McConnell: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

            John Boehner on Obama’s agenda: “We’re going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can.”

            So what compromise are you referring to, Troll?

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            So what compromise are you referring to, Troll?

            Talking about the “compromise” that Obama didn’t even try to accomplish despite the Republican rhetoric. It might have been pointless but at least he could have tried, asshole.

      • Adam Schmidt

        Considering he had a Republican Congress including a Senate that wouldn’t even review a Supreme Court nomination for over 300 days, that’s a totally bullshit argument. You might as well say that he should have been able to single-handedly fixed everything. Frankly, he did what was within the realm of possible.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        I’m in no mood to deal with assholes who refuse to recognize that Obama HAD to compromise to make up for his dark skin. Or have we forgotten that little fact.

        Blocked, so I don’t have to deal with ignorance on JMG as well as in RL.

        • Paula

          He doesn’t care about that. He is just here to stir up trouble.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            Granted, Paula, but I don’t have to read his garbage. I love the block feature and I suggest we all block him. It’s just not worth arguing with people like him.

          • FAEN

            He isn’t bright enough to stir up trouble.

        • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

          And I’m in no fucking mood to deal with assholes like you who always have to bring up racism thinking that’s the be all and end all of an argument. Even when it has nothing to fucking do with the discussion at hand.

          Obama didn’t compromise at all with Congress while it was under the control of Republicans. He simply took the easy way out with his pen and phone and started bypassing Congress with departmental regulations and EOs. And now we’re all suffering for that decision as Trump dismantles all of it with a simple stroke of his pen.

          Have a nice day.

          • perversatile

            Normally I would find your caliber of idiocy amusing,
            but once you mess with Marie, you are outta here.

          • FAEN

            Whatever you have to keep telling yourself.

          • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

            And go fuck yourself.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            That’s all you’ve got snowflake? Whatever.

          • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

            LOL

            Happy Holidays, bitch.

          • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

            LOL LOL

            Merry Christmas to you, asshole.

          • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

            How sweet of you.

      • Librarykid

        Please remember that the rethugs were a bulwark against ANYTHING President Obama proposed. There was no working with them, only around them.

        • Benny Cemoli ✔ Gold Verified

          Yep. And now we’re all paying the price for Obama’s failure to actually pass laws that advanced his agenda as Trump dismantles all of Obama’s achievements of the last eight years piece by piece.

      • skyhawk

        You are high as fuck. Both parties have histories of obstruction. But the GOP obstruction during the Obama years is unprecedented in history. Where does this alternate reality of yours come from?

      • Grumpy Old Man

        Where were you during the Obama admin – you sure won’t paying attention FFS. That mantra of ‘work with the other side’ is pure crap
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2r0lxndnsE

      • fuow

        Not that easy. Yes, President Obama was far too conservative and far too willing to put up with rethuglican intransigence. At the same time, though, Democrats who wanted more (like me) were being lectured and told to sit down and shut the fuck up constantly.

    • FAEN

      We will just have to rebuild it again. Nothing else to be done.

    • fuow

      Me, too. Those of us who were willing to set aside our preferences and vote for Hillary did so exactly for this reason. Remember, they’ve only begun. Let them get a ‘moderate’ or the sole ‘liberal’ seat on the Supreme Court and it’s curtains for gays and transgender people in this country.

  • Tomcat

    Hopefully people and media will continue to bring daylight to this travesty called tax reform because people will not be using the new tax laws until they do their 2018 taxes and that is beyond the 2018 elections. Everyone needs to do their homework and expose as much of the bill as possible before the mid term elections.
    One example is corporations and businesses have a (0)Zero minimum tax rate with it. But citizens do not get this luxury.

  • BlackGayAthetist

    There are certain organizations that should be off limits to the President unless they are going bring out growth and expansion such as:

    EPA (fucking us all over for a few coal jobs) and the CDC (remember Reagan and his bullshit)

    • clay

      Oh, did you hear? PRick erry wants nuclear generation plants to order shipments of fuel rods in advance and store them on site, even if the company’s thinking of moth-balling the facility. Also, expect another, harsher round of sequestration of scientific research grants– they’re easier to cut than entitlements.

  • worstcultever

    It’s clear to me that two people are basically running the exec branch: religiously insane fascist Pence and puppy-kicking ball of hate Stephen Miller.

    Dump himself just likes his creature comforts and getting reactions and attention, and big boss Putin just enjoys the chaos and Dump’s obvious fear of him.

    Anyway, I’m gonna up my usage of all these banned terms, and so should we all. Hey Pence – FETUS FETUS FETUS. EVIDENCE. SCIENCE. Run away run away. Sick, ridiculous excuse for a human.

    • zhera

      As long as Donnie gets to kick some dark-skinned people he’ll sign anything they’ll put in front of him.

    • clay

      . . . as Trump announced prior to the election.

  • Tomcat

    Here is a PDF copy of the GOP tax bill.
    Save it and study time to time.
    http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20171218/CRPT-115HRPT-466.pdf

  • crewman
  • netxtown

    I’ll just leave this here…and go close my blinds…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoGxz7Tsmxo

  • zhera

    Instead of “science-based” or ­“evidence-based,” the suggested phrase is “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,”

    Fucking Pence and christianists!

    I wonder what the consequences will be if these new rules are not followed. No money?

    • clay

      It becomes the basis for dispersing money– if that’s what the budget request says, that’s where the money has to go. They’re talking about clawing-back existing research and community service grants, not just who will get funding in the future.

    • DonnaLee

      This is the Pence behind the curtain. Trump wouldn’t know what the CDC was.

  • Tomcat

    So if the CDC want to warn of something damaging to a persons FETUS, they have to say it will damage your UNBORN entity.
    The means to the truth are still there .

    • netxtown

      Sorta –

      Fetus is a prenatal human between embryonic and birth.
      Child is a human being between birth and puberty.

      It’s the right wingers pushing for ‘fetus’ to be declared as a human being with full constitutional rights, etc.

    • clay

      Pence prefers the term “pre-born” to include embryos and even just the twinkle in your eye, that way they can undercut research and community service for contaception, too.

  • Gigi

    Sounds like Dolt 45 has taken a page out of Putin’s playbook. They passed their “don’t gay bill” and, POOF!, there are no more gays in Russia.

  • Ranger One

    Trump hates burdensome regulations and bureaucracy! So he has his agencies scour documents for words that are not politically correct.

    • clay

      scour budget defining documents for words– if the budget doesn’t say it, it doesn’t get funded.

  • Bluto
  • Tomcat

    Science-based = intellectually enabled.
    Diversity = not yous.
    Transgender = using what god saw fit to provide you with.

  • zhera

    I’m curious:

    At what point can/will the international community, such as the UN, say that ‘USA is now a fascist state on the verge of civil war and we need to intervene’?

  • BearEyes

    Newspeak

  • Mikey

    und next! zey vill be sendingk in ze police to rrrround-up der Untermenschen.

    oh but no, comparisons to WWII were exaggerated and uncalled for, uhuh, yeah, right.

  • Bad Tom

    NewSpeak First Edition Banned Words List: vulnerable, entitlement, endangered, transgender, science-based, fetus, diversity.

    These are now unwords. Use is doubleplusungood.

  • Kevin Andrews

    “When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.” Sinclare Lewis.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e218eb811959dd096453dd04952193f81f615a3e01f3ec1934277b3b5e4dadf.png

  • 2patricius2

    Silence = Death

    • pj

      more than ever

  • Baltimatt

    Paging George Carlin.

    • Joba

      You is? I thought you hated Republicans.

      🙄🙄🙄🙄

      Drain the swamp

  • TuuxKabin
  • greenmanTN
  • zhera

    I never thought I’d actually get to feel how people must have felt in the 1930’s. This is so fucking scary. I wonder if it really is time for you all to get the hell out.

    • greenmanTN

      And go where?

      Things aren’t that bad. Everything’s fine!

      http://easthousecentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/boiling-frog.jpg

      • zhera

        Go anywhere. Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America.

        Not Russia or Middle East.

        • madknits

          It’s really hard to emigrate to Canada from the US, especially if you are over 50, like me and many others. In my 40s I dated a Canadian guy, and looked into emigrating. I would have needed $10,000 in the bank to guarantee I wouldn’t go on the dole since I didn’t have a job offer. After 50, it’s nigh on impossible.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            We best get to Mexico then

          • zhera

            I’m thinking at some point soon you’ll get refugee status?

      • clay

        Hot-tubs for Everyone!

        Turmp never understood what “a chicken in every pot” meant.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Pepe the Frog? Is that you? – If only. *Sigh*

      • JCF
    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Surreal that you even thought to write that.

      What to do……..

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Imma just tweet this and sip some tea….

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/942043092135313408

  • Michael R

    “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”

    ― George Orwell, 1984

  • Hank

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!

  • KCMC

    Certainly the uber science CDC brains are clever enough to carry on using other better words.

    • clay

      . . . but those grants already written . . .
      I’m sorry, but our budget request doesn’t include that.

    • Jay Mills

      ..

      • zhera

        wtf? KCMC is no troll.

      • TuuxKabin

        YOU fuck off. KCMC is a friend and been here longer than you, Mr. 111 comments. Keep at it and your ass’ll be blocked by more than me.

  • thatotherjean

    Fortunately, the English language is a flexible thing, and scientists tend to be a creative bunch. Unlike Trump and his more idiotic minions, I’m sure they know what a thesaurus is, and how to use it. Still, this latest decree by Trump’s language police makes him look remarkably stupid. But we already knew that.

    Also, Trump could care less about what someone calls a fetus, or a transgendered person, or whether or not something is “science-based.” This sounds like Pence, or one of the more crazed Christianists in his circle, whom Trump has placed in an office far beyond his capacity.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I know they can write around it but they shouldn’t have to.

  • Mike

    The CDC has a history of focking up its public health messages going back to the onset of the AIDS epidemic, when forbidden words like gay, semen, and anal were self-censored and replaced with nebulous weasel words, leaving people to guess exactly what terms like “sex” and “bodily fluids” meant and didn’t mean.

    Unless the CDC defies this outrageous order immediately, issuing a statement that includes as many forbidden words as possible, consider them lost. You’d have to be crazy to trust a science organization whose priority is promoting right wing extremism.

    • fuow

      Unfortunately, the CDC has a long history of doing everything in their power to hurt gay men. Things got better under President Obama (remember him? The one who could actually think and write English? Yeah, seems like one-hundred years ago to me, too, now.)

  • Natty Enquirer
  • boatboy_srq

    Next on the chopping block:
    – Toxic
    – Pandemic/epidemic (endemic can stay, though: there are potential negative connotations to that term)
    – Infection/contagion
    – “Peer review”
    – Effective (when used in conjunction with “treatment” or “prevention”)

  • Censorship is fun and profitable, apparently.

  • JWC

    Achtung

    • fuow

      Ja, die Spielkarte kommt auch mir bekannt vor….

  • edrex

    “epidemic” “health” “safety” “recommendation” “cause” “effect” “correlation” “dangerous” “risk”….the list goes on.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

  • These people are fucking with national health. In the early 80’s a lot on Republicans opposed the CDC even acknowledging that AIDs existed. This is the path we’re back to

    • fuow

      Nah, it’s just people like Joe and you and me being hysterical. It’s all good. It’s all fine. No worries! Just chillex and stop being hysterical.

      This being the Internet and my very first post, ever, I guess I ought to mention that I was on the extreme end of ACT-UP! back in the day.

  • AdamTh

    If the press does not raise hell over this, they need to immediately wave the white flag and surrender unconditionally to Dear Leader…

  • Bubba in TX
    • JCF

      Moreso.

  • fuow

    And some of you actually question my sanity when I mention that this is real, not made up and truly having a direct effect upon many, many gay men and transgender people.
    Yeah, just keep calling me mad, look at the blinking lights and relax. It’s all just trivial stuff which can be fixed and overturned with no difficulty at all in a few years.

    • JCF

      “some of you”

      Except for the occasional, soon-to-be-show-the-door troll, fuow, your enemies aren’t here. We need to stay UNITED in our resistance!

      • fuow

        You are so right on both points. I do see that the number of Millennial ‘you’ll soon be dead, I’ll live forever’ posts have declined. Still, turnout is crucial. It’s been an incredibly uphill battle to explain to people on the left that voting ‘against’ is all you get 99.9999% of the time. And that you still have to vote, regardless.
        Maybe, just maybe, the horrors we are seeing every single day under this administration and the Republican run House, Senate and Supreme Court will awaken a few.
        One thing is for sure: We’ll either hang together or most assuredly, we shall hang apart. Literally.

  • GanymedeRenard
  • Jay Phelps

    Hear that scratching? It’s Adolph at the door.

    • I thought it was the GOP rats, chewing out the supports of our democracy.

  • emjayay

    Instead of “fetus”, they must use the phrase “dear little just not born quite yet or for the next seven months for that matter totally God created human being who is already a citizen”.

    Instead of “entitlements” they must now use “free stuff unearned undeserved handouts to lazy layabouts who are unwilling to work and are takers not makers, and probably some minority besides”.

    “Transgender” will be replaced by “sick confused people who have been influenced by Satan to not understand what God given gender they obviously are and need treatment like maybe an exorcism”.

    • David Walker

      “…unless its parents are immigrants and of a certain hue and/or religion.” Behold the new PC police.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Unacceptable.

    I wonder what in the world we will be talking about a year from now ?

    • The good ol’ days when President Obama was still in power and the riches we had at our fingertips. Things like, net neutrality, schools that taught science, health care, social security, medicare, medicaid, a working CDC, AIDS research, vaccinations for childhood diseases…..ya know the things the GOP are working hard to outlaw.

  • R W C

    Trump admin wonks will not be hard to out smart with ‘susceptible,’ ‘privilege,’ ‘heterogeneity,’ ‘nádleeh,’ ‘blatosphere,’ ‘data,’ ‘erudition.’

    • KnownDonorDad

      That’s an excellent idea. Don’t forget “empirical” and “data-driven.”

  • Bambino
  • SFBruce

    So, the official position of our government now is that words like “evidence based” and “science based” are controversial, and the agency tasked with overseeing public health, among other critical functions, can’t use those words. We’re sunk.

  • Menergy

    Jaw-dropping, un-f’ng believable — WTF?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • JCF

      Vulnerable Transgender Fetus” might be more accurate. *

      Vulnerable, because within 9 months they will be born. And then it’s open season on them.

  • fuzzybits

    I heard this this morning on NPR and almost threw the radio through the window. Anything Mr. Obama had a hand in has to be destroyed by this fucking evil administration!

  • Cleo

    This is definitely “1984” Dept. of Newspeak territory. Some people really believe if they can get rid of the words they can kill the concept.

  • KnownDonorDad
  • Ginger Snap

    Sort if like here in NH the Greater Manchester Aids Project GMAP has now been renamed to Merrimack Valley Assistance Program MVAP I still call it GMAP when there and they all hate me for it. I swear they think if you don’t say it anymore it doesn’t exist. It’s a shame and the Assistance is shit now the state is too involved can’t even get free condoms there anymore.

  • This has pence’s filthy fingerprints all over it.

    Here’s my thoughts on the next 7 disallowed words
    gay
    lesbian
    bisexual
    abortion
    consent
    molestation
    AIDS

  • andrew

    I doubt that Trump is the brains behind most of the extreme right nominations, pronouncements and positions taken by his administration. He is too busy golfing, worrying about the Muller investigation, watching TV, kissing up to Putin and engaging in endless Twitter wars. Who are the extremists behind the Trump Administration’s agenda? Is Pence the leader?

  • Reality meets fiction:
    Trump Bans the Words “Indictment” and “Russia” from FBI.
    http://www.thedailyinternet.net/trump-bans-the-words-indictment-and-russia-from-fbi/

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Great idea. I think we should also ban negative words while referring to trump or any member of the GIP. Lets go fascist all the way/s

    If he’s going to crap on the Constitution, he’s going to find himself up a river of shit without a paddle. These fuckers don’t get that not everyone in this country is a dumbass.

  • Paula

    I want bumper stickers with this on it.
    Science > god
    or
    Science > Trump

    The righties would have a meltdown.

    • Franciscan

      How about:

      SCIENCE trumps faith-based ignorance

  • Health care in the US is not for everybody, it is not a human right there. It is for the privileged.

    Having said that there are two types of health care 1) for everybody (who can afford it) and 2) faith based. Within faith based you will struggle to find information on adoption, LGBT, science etc. There are health content providers (who I’ve dealt with) who create these subsets of information. This information is used to triage patients in hospitals, doctors offices and via telehealth. So, if you search through the data set for ALL you should find most things there. If you search through the faith based data set you will see what religious organizations want you to see. So, the faith based health care organizations have an influence on the main data set, so they can ask for, say, non-binary orientation to be removed and that will likely effect what others see.

    Now, lets say you are working at Kaiser and triaging a patient with that information, you are not giving patients what they might need to know but what faith based care has had an influence over. This is extremely dangerous.

    So, from the CDC perspective in this case, banning words means that it will have a domino effect through all of health care right through to the patients who won’t be able to make good choices about their treatment or care.

    With regard to the GOP tax scam 13 million people will no longer be able to afford health coverage. So, what do people do when they cannot see their doctor? They triage their own symptoms through online triage systems and information (like WebMD). What if that information has been cut down to show what the GOP want you to see, a more faith based subset of data. Its beyond frightening.

  • TheSeer

    CDC could just say Takei instead:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRkIWB3HIEs

  • David Gervais

    For evidence based and science based, they could say reality based.

    • Gianni

      That will be the day that Donnie acknowledges that – reality? “What’s that?” he’ll ask.

  • rednekokie

    In other words, no mention of any term regarding health will now be allowed at the nation’s health agency. Makes perfect sense.

  • ColdCountry

    “If we don’t call it by its name, it will cease to exist!” Right. Ever heard of a thesaurus?

    “Instead of “science-based” or ­“evidence-based,” the suggested phrase is
    “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with
    community standards and wishes,”
    How about just, “CDC bases its recommendations on science, and research, not on public opinion.”

  • Gianni

    I keep wondering: Does Donnie latch on to these issues all by himself? That would mean he’s reading official documents from these agencies. I find that difficult to believe. Or, is it that the children in the administration dig around to come up with anything that personally annoys them and, through whatever means, get their complaint and reasoning into Donnie’s ear at just the right moment to convince him that he must do something about it? Perhaps, Donnie is responding to whatever nonsensical annoyances his evangelical partners complain about and does what he can to make it right for them no matter how dictatorial, ludicrous, and out of touch with reality it shows he is. We are living in a wonderland swirling with idiocy being spread by the top idiot.

  • tomfromthenews

    Science doesn’t care what “community standards and wishes” are. They are just facts and science.

  • Franciscan

    God! So the next logical thing is for the White House to announce the Dept. of “Justice”. is investigating who leaked this information (or for such an investigation to go on unannounced behind closed doors). Then there will be loyalty oaths required of new hires. Then there will be people fired who will then form a CDC in Exile. Meanwhile Pence will partner with Putin to have the gulags reopened so that resistant senior staff can undergo a thorough re-education.

  • JCF

    “This nation has gone MAD.”

    NO!!! Only the Drumpf Regime: a MINORITY government (and when the Truth comes out, not that different from the apartheid MINORITY government).

    Do NOT let them make think they in ANY way represent the “nation”. WE are the majority. WE will refuse to accept ANY outcome that the doesn’t expose Drumpf’s TREASON. WE WILL KICK DRUMPF OUT!!! [along w/ the Rethuglican DrumpfenKorp traitors!]

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0bbeb6192bc63330cdd675d71e5ed9c74b0ca8bff96c884263071309f644218f.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c56a5529d590dbe723249865469d6ed357e19cb35117eec8a64eccadeb7521a8.jpg

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    As I said last night, this has got “Evangelical Christian” written all over it.

  • -M-

    https://twitter.com/holybullies/status/942235509937573889

    Supposedly, two other agencies got lists of banned words too.
    https://t.co/6CvcLa2cX0

  • cleos_mom

    I originally saw this on Facebook, so the Pure And Holy might want to cover their eyes:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8aaaab8c6a28b0f532f79ffbf832b239f8d6549edf4fb89b9d0df95f6f0d7027.jpg