I heard Rick Scott banned the term 'climate change.' I doubted it until I saw this hilarious video.

Have you ever tried to talk about something without saying the word? It's pretty hard, right?

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Can't watch it right now? Here you go:

There have been rumors that Rick Scott, Florida's governor, has issued an unofficial-but-seriously-you-guys-I-mean-it edict to all of his Department of Environmental Protection employees to stop saying "climate change."

I'm trying to imagine how the logic went that made this seem like a good idea. "All these people want to do something about climate change, and I'm not even convinced it's real. Wait. I'm the governor of this state. I'M THE BOSS OF THEM! I can make people not say it if I want!"

And if nobody's saying it, it must not exist, right?

Scarier still, one employee didn't follow orders and was punished with a suspension from work and told not to return until after a mental health evaluation.

What industries make billions off of stuff that causes climate change? Which of those industries also fund Rick Scott?

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." — Voltaire
via Lady A / Twitter and Whittlz / Flickr

In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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