Finally some recognition–sort of. Three letters from ungrateful bastards criticizing the recent University of North Carolina Daily Tar Heel’s adoptee bashing editorial were printed in today DTH along with a picture of the binkies that accompanied the letters. I’m ashamed to say that after promoting the BBA, Bastardete didn’t get around to sending the Tar Heel editorial board the binkie of her disgust. She did however, buy a bag of binkies at CVS and will be sending them out to future offenders. *******PERSONAL NOTE: I’ve been busy the last few days pimpin’ my new MySpace page. I’ve got it about 92% the way I want it (for now), but am having a couple small tech problems still. I’ve got some BN stuff, but this is really my personal page. Bastard Nation needs to have a My Space presence, and I hope to have a BN page up within the next 10 days. If you’ve got some free time now though, go over and take a look at what I’ve done. Some Old Bastards have crawled of the woodwork and I’ve put up some Russian music videos. If you’ve got a MySpace account and want to be my Friend, just hit Continue Reading →


I don’t know how BB Church feels about awarding a Golden Binkie, but surely Bob Katzen, a reporter for the Malden Observer/Beacon Hill Roll Call deserves special recognition for his May 7 review of S 63, the Massachusetts Adoptee Black List bill. In a mere 208 words, Mr. Katzen managed to call adopted adults “children” 8 times. That’s once every 28 words. It takes about 75 seconds to read the article out loud at normal speed, which mans every 9.375 we’re called children. Hand that man a binkie! Here’s the entire article: Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen/[email protected] GateHouse Media News Service Mon May 07, 2007, 05:57 PM EDT Give adopted children access to birth records (S 63) — The Senate approved and sent to the House a bill giving children adopted before 1974 and after Jan. 1, 2008 access to their birth certificates including the names of their biological parents. The measure applies only to children who have turned 18 years old. Children born between 1974 and 2007 would not have automatic access but would still be able to attempt to get a court order to obtain the certificates. The 1974 cutoff date was chosen because the state Continue Reading →


Shortly after I posted my Tar Heel blog this morning, I received an email alerting me to an editorial in today’s Raleigh News & Observer—The Parent Search–which picks up the tea and sympathy where the Tar Heel scraped off. “It’s perfectly understandable why an adoptee would…”the N&O writes, as it sharpens its ax. Like the Tar Heel, the N&O fears that adult adoptees getting their very own personalized true and original birth certificates unsealed and unimpounded from the State of North Carolina will “harm” adoption. It offers compromise: * Maybe a state-run contact registry for adults (though apparently records access opponents believe these evil databases “could deter potential adoptive parents for fear they would lose the child’s love once a birth parent was found.”) *Maybe a way for “birth parents” to reveal “limited information about themselves–their medical histories, for instance, or their land of origin.” Land of origin? Yes, in North Carolina, state-mandated forged birth documents just don’t change the names of the kid and the parents; they also change the place of the adoptee’s birth! Do we need any more than that to tell us that adoption in the US is a witness protection program? That falsified birth certificates Continue Reading →