To no one’s surprise, the majority of Bastardette’s readers who voiced their unscientific opinion on AB 372 believe that the California Adoption Reform Effort has no idea what it’s doing.
The Daily Bastardette asked two questions. Below are the results:
Why is Asmb. Ma offering insulting compromises to California AGVB 372?: 42 votes
She believes California adoptees are dangerous and the state needs protected from them: 9 votes/21%
She believes gutting the bill of all meaning is the only way it will pass: 19 votes/45%
CARE told her to: 9 votes/21%
She wants out from under this mess and gutting it is the only way to escape: 5 votes/11%
Will CARE pull Their Own Bill: California AB 372: 34 votes
Yes, they have seen the error of their ways and will act ethically: 1 vote/2%
No, they only want to get their name on a bill and don’t care how much damage they cause: 9 votes/26%
Yes, but only after their raise money for Asmb. Ma on April 27: 2 vote/5%
Who knows, they have no idea what they’re doing: 22 votes/64%
Not exactly a vote of confidence for the Cali Compromisers.
Also not surprising is CARE’s continued dishonesty about what its current rights-gutted, AB 372 proposal (amended on April 21 and passed by the Cal Assembly Judiciary unanimously on April 27) actually says. (see Bastardette entry for April 27 below.) You’d never know about the state and adoption industry-cozy language from the CARE webpage which notes the bill’s Judiciary Committtee passage but avoids mention of the massive changes or a link where the current abomination and its analysis can be read. But then, we’re told repeateadly to “trust us.”
As Bates the Banker said to Bret Maverick so many years ago: If you can’t trust your banker whom can you trust?
We know that answer!