Wherever he is, the late comedian George Carlin must be laughing his a** off.
Carlin once made famous those “seven words you can’t say on TV.” I won’t repeat them here. Many of you know them already.
Now we have the Centers for Disease Control being told not to use seven supposedly hot-button words in future budget proposals.
Oh, my. What is the world coming to?
The CDC’s banned words are: fetus, diversity, transgender, vulnerable, entitlement, evidence-based and science-based.
I want to focus on one of those banned words: science-based.
What in the name of hocus-pocus is going on here? I mean, we’re talking about the Centers for Disease Control, aren’t we? Doesn’t the CDC deal directly and wholly with science? I do not understand this directive. I do not grasp why the CDC — of all agencies — would get this kind of directive from on high.
Critics of the Trump administration have alleged that it is being run by science-deniers. Here’s one example: They deny the existence of climate change despite mounting scientific evidence that Earth’s climate is changing, that it is getting warmer.
So now the CDC is being told it cannot use “science-based” terminology?
What in the world would George Carlin do with this bit of idiocy?