Look out Esther! Here comes the Lipstick Baby Face Killer bastard. While the City Sleeps, (1956, Fritz Lang) showing on Turner Classic as I write: John Drew Barrymore (Drew’s dad) plays Robert Manners, a leather clad psycho adoptee killer suffering from identity/gender bewilderment, clearly the fault of his dull-witted adoptive mother, Mae Marsh: Robert : When you adopted me dad wanted a boy. You wanted a girl You got neither. Mother Manners: You’re all the daughters and all the sons I never had. Robert takes out his identity frustrations on good looking nice girls he meets on-the job as a drug store delivery boy. Gee, where’s Congress? When will the do-gooders raise the boycott flag on this? Oh, that’s right. 20-year old men aren’t marketable. Is there anything better than a psycho adoptee killer?


In case you’re wondering what Beltway Orphan Wingnuts are up to when they’re not filing “official” complaints with Warner Brothers over the studio’s horror movie Estonian midget adoptee psycho killer: Cong. Jim Inhofe Politico, July 27, 2009GOP Headache: the birther issueThey have a point,” he said of the birthers last week. “I don’t discourage it. … But I’m going to pursue defeating [Obama] on things that I think are very destructive to America.” Inhofe took a lot of heat from bloggers, so now he’s explained what he really meant: Politico, July 28, 2009Inhofe backs off “birther” commentThe point that they make is the constitutional mandate that the U.S. president be a natural-born citizen, and the White House has not done a very good job of dispelling the concerns of these citizens,” Inhofe’s office told Greg Sargent’s Plum Line blog on Washingtonpost.com. “My focus is on issues where I can make a difference to stop the liberal agenda being pushed by President Obama. Sen. Tom CoburnPolitico, July 27, 2009GOP Headache: the birther issueWorldnet Daily, has claimed for some time now that Coburn supports birthers, but he continues to sidestep the issue: At a walk-in meeting in Sen. Tom Coburn’s Washington office, Continue Reading →


I was out of town for a few days and in and out of the LaLaAdoptionLand loop. As a consequence, I was only marginally aware that the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute (CCAI) had stuck its industrial sized nose into the Orphan brouhaha until I did a phone interview with David Crary from the Associated Press. Crary had seen my earlier blogs on Orphan and wanted my permission to quote me. He informed me that the CCAI had sent Warner Brothers CEO Barry Meyer a letter aghast over the studio’s insensitivity to orphans, foster children, and adoption in general. Well, those aren’t the words Crary used, but that’s my translation. After I picked myself up from my rotfl moment and dusted off the dust, (actually, I was in the middle of an outdoor courtyard at the library,) he filled me in on the details. The letter had been signed not only by CCAI director Kathleen Strottmann, but 11 other groups including the Joint Council on International Childrens Services, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, the Christian Alliance for Orphans, keeper of the OrphansDeserveBetter.org website I wrote about earlier, and… (surprise!) The National Council for Adoption… Continue Reading →


Bastardette has really been remiss this month. The truth is, sometimes AdoptionLand is just too tiresome to write about. But along came Esther! I’ve written about Esther and the film Orphan before. From early reactions I knew the PC adopta muckety-mucks would pull on their jackboots and hup 2-3-4 us around their mulberry bush to the tune of Adoption Uber Alles. Orphan’s tagline alone is shocking, I tell you shocking: It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own. Why, what adoptee would ever come up with that insidious thought on their own? If adoptees aren’t happy and don’t feel uber loved, then it must be Hollywood’s fault! We’re waiting for an Esther video game to measure the full extent of the damage. Kerry and Neils over on Pound Pup Legacy have a good discussion on what this squawking and flapping is really about, and I recommend you hit it.FOR THE CHILLUN’As much as the adoption PC muckety-mucks would like to, they can’t exactly stop the film’s release on July 24. They can turn up the heat though, and demand that Warner Brothers wholesome it up. For the chillun.’ If it saves just one… According Continue Reading →