I’ve been working on my email backlog for days and have only beaten it down to 172 unread. I’m giving up. As for all the stuff I didn’t read here or at Facebook … my apologies to Pete and all y’all, but I am throwing in the towel. If it happened in April, I will have to remain ignorant. Below are May Bits & Bytes from the news feeds to which I subscribe.
DEMOCRATS LOSING MILLENNIALS: A Reuters online survey of more than 16,000 registered voters ages 18 to 34 showed their support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by about 9 percentage points over the past two years, to 46 percent overall. And they increasingly say the Republican Party is a better steward of the economy.
FETAL HEARTBEAT LAW: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation. Under the legislation, physicians will be barred from performing most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Unsurprisingly, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU plan to challenge it.
THE LEFT CLAIMS NATIONALIZED HEALTH CARE IS THE COMPASSIONATE CHOICE: Italy granted 23-month-old Alfie Evans citizenship in hopes of having him transferred to Rome to receive medical treatment. The British government REFUSED to give the parents permission to take THEIR SON out of the country for medical care. Instead, they “compassionately” removed him from life support. He died.
FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE FOR MEDICAL WORKERS: The Trump administration will halt an Obama administration rule forcing doctors and hospitals to perform sex change operations.
THE DEMOCRAT WAR ON WOMEN, PART ELEVENTY-SEVEN: Four women have accused NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of physical abuse, 2 anonymously, the other 2 by name. Last night, he resigned, just as Trump predicted in 2013 tweet: “Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone – next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman… Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner.”
DINESH D’SOUZA WENT TO JAIL FOR DOING THIS JUST ONCE: Rosie O’Donnell made illegally over-sized campaign donations to at least five Democratic federal candidates, according to a Post analysis of campaign filings.
THE PICTURE OF HEALTH? Remember when the liberal media called Hillary Clinton’s health concerns a right-wing conspiracy? Then she passed out in the street like a sack of rocks. Then she broke her toe. Then she broke her foot. Then she fell down the stairs. Then she broke her wrist in a bathtub. And now she’s been spotted with a back brace.
S’ABOUT DAMN TIME: The Trump administration will require 57,000 Hondurans to go back to their home country within the next 12 to 18 months. They attained Temporary Protected Status after a hurricane in 1999.
MUSLIMS IN AMERICA: Although the American Muslim population has risen by 50% in the last decade, 23% of those raised as Muslim no longer identify with that faith. That’s a higher rate of loss than Christianity suffers.