Oh the shame!
Whoever runs the Children and Families First 2013 (CHIFF ) Twitter account has blocked Bastardette from following their tweets.. Earlier I and an array of adoptee right advocates and adoption reformers were blocked from posting on the CHIFF FB page when one-by-one we posted simple polite statements that we opposed the bill and, were working to defeat it. (Read about CHIFF here. I still need to write my own analysis.)
To be honest, I’ve barely looked at the CHIFF Twitter feed. Seeing today that it was not on my “follow” list (I thought I’d perhaps neglected to add it) I hit the button and got the following message:
You have been blocked from following account at the request of the user.
So, the PTB at CHIFF have banned the Executive Chair of Bastard Nation, the largest adoptee civil rights organization in North America from following their nefarious 140-character conspiracy tweets on how to “improve” adoption and increase the foreigh-born adopted class in the United States. Call Alex Jones! Who knew I was such a threat? It’s not like they’re cozily tweeting post-colonial theory in the wee hours of the night..
Of course, it’s all theater. We can just go to the CHIFF Twitter feed and FB propaganda. page at our leisure without following or posting comments, I guess CHIFF, in its patriarchal bullish way thought it was sending me a message. Don’t mess with Big Adoption. Sorta like the the Capodroids busting Claude D’Arcy for using a Maurice Sendak picture for her banner on Musings of the Lame.. Is this suppose to hurt our unworthy feelings and shove us back in the bastard closet? I wish they’d follow The Daily Bastardette. I could give them some good tips on local taco trucks.or pictures of my cats.
Whatever, I feel so empowered. As the Dirty Harry of AdoptionLand, I apparently can wreak havoc on::
Sponsors and Co-Sponsors of the Children in Families First Act of 2013
Kay Granger* (R-TX)
Karen Bass* (D-CA)
Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Diane Black (R-TN)
Bruce Braley (D-IA)
Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
Trent Franks (R-AZ)
Steve Israel (D-NY)
Eddie Berniece Johnson (D-TX)
Patrick Murphy (D-FL)
Albio Sires (D-NJ)
Adoption Ministry of YWAM – Ethiopia
Adoptions of Indiana
All God’s Children International
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Baker Victory Services
Bethany Christian Services
Both Ends Burning
Celebrate Children International
Center for Adoption Policy
Child Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School
Children’s Home Society and Lutherans Social Service of Minnesota
Children’s House International
Christian Alliance for Orphans
Crossroads Adoption Services
European Adoption Consultants
Focus on the Family
Futuro de los Ninos
Gladney Center for Adoption
Golden Cradle Adoption
Harvard Law School Child Advocacy Program
International Adoption Net
International Child Advocacy Network
Joint Council on International Children’s Services
Law Offices of Kelly Tillotson Ensslin, PLLC
Lifesong for Orphans
LOCO Ministries, Inc.
Lutherans Social Service of Minnesota
Lutheran Social Service of New England
Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc.
Michael S. Goldstein, Esq., LCSW
National Council for Adoption
Patch Our Planet
Reece’s Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Grant Foundation
Seeds of Love
University of Minnesota, International Adoption Clinic
Village to Village International
WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents)
Wide Horizons for Children
The CHIFF Working Group Executive Committee
We are adoption. You’re not.
Unlike cowering and cosseted adopta-moneybag$ , political hacks and pussies, Bastard Nation and The Daily Bastardette don’t block anyone outside of spammers (who we don’t define as someone with an opposing view) and stalkers. Oh, that’s right Bastards are stalkers, aren’t we? See, CHIFF, it’s called free speech, something you and your gang of adoptacrats and adoptapols abhor. It’s messy and uncontrollable. Like adoption openness and records access.
In our defense, our critique never made the claim your organization lobbies for an individual piece of legislation. CCAI is registered as a 501(c)3, and as such no substantial part of your activities would be directed towards an attempt to influence legislation. Moreover, we learned, based on the 990s filed with the IRS, you don’t spend any money on lobbying activities at all.Truth be told, after some investigation, we realized it wouldn’t even make logical sense to say CCAI engages in lobbying!
In fact, your organization doesn’t have to. With 143 Members of Congress endorsing CCAI, and an advisory board containing four senators and four representatives of the United States Congress, you don’t need to engage in lobbying. Your (board) members will do so on personal title, for you… < Bastarrds Bastard Makers and Bastard Adopteres take notice: unless you’re on the same static wave length as the US Adoption Chrisitan Industrial Complex we don’t want to hear from you. For form’s sake you’d think they’d at least give lip service to those whom they seem to think are their constituency.,..
No response yet.
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Oh lord preserve us from the PC liberal pussies. Land sakes, everybody knows there are no adoptee or first-parent liberals. The gender slurs are primo too, I thought… on a blog talking about an issue that already degrades women to a breathtaking degree.
What a person says is more important than how they say it–but sometimes the insulting language IS what you’re saying.
ANYWAY… this PC liberal pussy noticed CHIFF retweeted a quote by Mary Landrieu (by way of, I guess, a Landrieu fan) to the effect that governments are not very good at raising children. I pointed out that governments are not very good at placing children either–that last I knew, Nature had a better track record.
It’s embarrassing that Landrieu is a Democrat. Must be one of those DLC creatures that I’ve been fed up with since the 1990s. Is there NO political party in this crazy mixed-up nation that does NOT get off on exploiting people? Even the Libertarians would do it in a hot minute if they thought the market called for it. Moneymoneymoney.
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