Quick Hits: Volume CXCVI

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- So communist sympathizer Bernie Sanders lauds the people of Hong Kong for their vehement protests of....er.....communism.

The demonstrations in Hong Kong are an inspiration to us all. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future. We stand with these brave protesters and call on the Chinese government to refrain from violence. pic.twitter.com/4oESjzBmlw — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 19, 2019

Who wants to break it to gramps that their idea of a "better future" is likely polar opposite to his vision for America?

- Old and busted: My god, 72-years old and running for President of the United States?!?!?! Outrageous!

New hotness: Meh. Age 77 is the new 47.

- Trump administration to Planned Parenthood: Go de-fund yourself .

Planned Parenthood said Monday it will withdraw from the federal Title X program that helps low-income people access contraception rather than comply with what it calls a new Trump administration “gag rule” that prohibits it from providing abortion referrals to those patients.

The announcement comes amid a protracted legal battle with the White House over changes to the nearly 50-year-old Title X program, which annually provides $286 million to healthcare providers to fund family planning services such as birth control. The administration required grantees to explain by Monday how they would comply with the new rule.

All seven Planned Parenthood facilities that are direct grantees in the program and hundreds of “sub” grantees that received funding through a third party will withdraw from Title X, said Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Nationwide, Planned Parenthood currently serves 1.5 million low-income people under the program.

Wait, what?!?!? You're hanging all those low-income people out to dry over something that, in y'all's words, is only 3% of the total services you provide? Huh. Why it's almost as if you're placing a bigger emphasis on abortion than what you've been conveying all these years. Color me shocked.

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