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Bastard Access- either we all go together or we don’t go at all- “Nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.”

(This is one of a number of posts relating to my critique of “compromise” legislation, such as that offered up by the California Adoption Reform Effort or what I refer to in the below as the “California Disaster.” See my CARE tag to find my other posts on the subject. )
Disney’s “Stitch.”
Instantly recognizable as [...]

Evan B. Donaldson Institute steps in it ~AGAIN~! Actions speak louder than words.

On June 25th, those who had been involved in the Evan B. Donaldson Institute’s (EBD’s) Dec. ‘07 “For the Records National Conclave” in NY received an e-mail from Susan Hicks, EBD’s new “project administrator” on the Institute’s open records project.
Yesterday, Bastard Nation responded to the Evan B. Donaldson Institute e-mail from Ms. Hicks with an [...]

Legislation- IL HB 4623 and IL’s Kafka-esque Confidential Intermediary Hell

Driving one to the very brink of madness.
Indeed, one of the very few Bastard situations I can imagine more day to day hellish than even the insanity Black Hole Bastards like myself are trapped by are those poor souls ensnared by state’s Confidential Intermediary programs- aka Hell. (And no, I’m not talking the Norse Goddess, [...]

Activism- Ohio HB7

I’ve previously written about this year’s legislative quest for open records in Ohio and Buckeyes for Equal Access (BEA) as well as BEA’s action alert on HB7 with contact information for Ohio Health Committee members.
Bastardette has an entire series of posts (read from the bottom up to understand the chronology) detailing the ongoing saga of [...]