I know I'm going back here, but do you remember when George Carlin (American comedian) first performed his famous Seven Words You Can't Say monologue?
Back in the day, it was pretty shocking stuff, saying those swear words (that have since crept into the national dialogue daily).
Today, we're faced with seven words that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention aren't allowed to use when preparing their budget for the Trump regime.
The CDC, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, is now under order by the Trump regime to stop using seven words - including "vulnerable" on 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington Post.
Are you ready for this?
The CDC can not use the words; diversity, fetus, transgender, vulnerable, entitlement, science-based, or evidence-based.
Let's pause for a moment and try to figure out why these words are so bad.
* Quote: "To pretend and insist that transgender people do not exist, and to allow this lie to infect public health research and prevention is irrational and very dangerous," Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a written statement.
* The Trump administration is full of dangerous science deniers who have no business near American public health systems like the CDC.
* You cannot fight against the Zika virus, or improve women's and fetal health, if you are unable to use the word "fetus."
* You must be able to talk about science and evidence if you are to research cures for infectious diseases such as Ebola.
* You must be able to acknowledge the humanity of transgender people in order to address their health care needs.
* You cannot erase health inequities faced by people of color simply by forbidding the use of the words 'vulnerable' or diversity."
I could go on, but I think you get the idea.
There's absolutely no good reason for forbidding those seven words. It's a blatant attack from a regime with no morality, humanity, or sanity.
Time for me to walk on down the road...