Thursday, February 09, 2017

Donald Trump creates a new definition of the term, "Political Science"

"We don't need no stinking science"

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, it means just what what I choose it to mean— neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master — that's all."

Master Trump's administration appears to be cribbing from Alice In Wonderland. He's not only conflating science with creative writing, and vice-versa, he's also banning anything it uncovers that he doesnt like. According to The Guardian:
The Trump administration is mandating that any studies or data from scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency undergo review by political appointees before they can be released to the public. 
The communications director for Donald Trump’s transition team at the EPA, Doug Ericksen, said on Wednesday the review also extends to content on the federal agency’s website, including details of scientific evidence showing that the Earth’s climate is warming and manmade carbon emissions are to blame.
Ericksen said no orders have been given to strip mention of climate change from, adding no decisions have yet been made. 
“We’re taking a look at everything on a case-by-case basis, including the web page and whether climate stuff will be taken down,” Erickson said in an interview with the Associated Press. “Obviously with a new administration coming in, the transition time, we’ll be taking a look at the web pages and the Facebook pages and everything else involved here at EPA.”

So may the voters infer from this that two and two may no longer equal four, if the Trump Administration says so?

"Sorry, that information is classified."

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