Saturday, December 16, 2017

"Tits and Ass" to "fetus" and "evidence-based"

George Carlin set the bar on making fun of the Orwellian speech police in the U.S. government back in 1972.  Six years earlier, Lenny Bruce claimed he was arrested for saying "ass, balls, cocksucker, cunt, fuck, motherfucker, piss, shit, tits" in a comedy routine.

Here is Lenny Bruce on tits and ass in Las Vegas in his 1961 Carnegie Hall concert.  [Bruce died of a drug overdose in 1966 at age 40; damn]

Yesterday, the Trump administration issued an edict, prohibiting officials at the Center for Disease Control from using a list of seven words and phrases in any official document being prepared for next year's budget. What are they afraid of? It's not like this is prime time television.  Budget reports?

Here's the list to be avoided for budget documents: “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”

Let's tune in to Steven Colbert tonight!

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