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The Right wants to control reality—failing that, they will control speech about reality

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A Florida Department of Environmental Protection employee was suspended for violating Gov. Rick Scott’s order that state employees never mention “climate change” or “global warming.” The employee was taking minutes in a public discussion and members of the public uttered the forbidden phrase, which he (naturally) included in the official minutes of the meeting (since minutes are supposed to summarize what was said). He was suspended for two days to be charged against his leave time and he received a “Medical Release Form” requiring that his doctor supply the DEP with an evaluation of unspecified “medical condition and behavior” issues before being allowed to return to work.

State governments controlled by the GOP are increasingly acting out very bad totalitarian memes.

Here’s the story, with links to news reports.

Written by LeisureGuy

19 March 2015 at 4:38 pm

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