Saturday, January 8, 2011

Paging Parent Won and Parent Won-Too: Cleanup in Aisle 3

232x221Who’s your daddy?

Boy, this one’s going to cause trouble when we have to get our passports renewed:

The words “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender neutral terminology, the State Department says.

“The words in the old form were ‘mother’ and ‘father,’” said Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services. "They are now ‘parent one’ and ‘parent two.’"

Exactly who do you suppose is going to be “Parent One” – Big Guy, who, allegedly, can legally claim to be Parent “Won,” or Lady M, who, um, allegedly,  gave birth? I know who I’m putting my money on.

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For some reason, Fausta seems to be questioning the explanation put forth by the State Department for the change:

“Sprague said the decision to remove the traditional parenting names was not an act of political correctness.”

Of course not. It was yet another asinine decision from a faceless bureaucracy to turn you into a number. Did I say that?

Butt the new “gender neutral” passport application is being hailed by gay rights groups, never-the-less.

“Changing the term mother and father to the more global term of parent allows many different types of families to be able to go and apply for a passport for their child without feeling like the government doesn’t recognize their family,” said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of Family Equality Council.”

Big Guy has called a meeting with his Secretary to discuss these changes. He thinks she might have misunderstood his concerns with the current form.

This is a copy of what he sent to Hillary, with a note in his very own handwriting that read: “please take care of this.


Apparently “Parental Unit One and Parental Unit Two” wasn’t exactly what he had in mind, butt given the current mindset at State, he probably should have been more specific.


ciw3Parent Won and Parent Won-Too, auditioning for a new reality show “Post-modern Family.” The show is not scheduled to go into production until their current reality show contract expires. And we ram through a PBS budget in perpetuity.

By the way, we aren’t still requiring a copy of those difficult-to-obtain birth certificates in order to obtain a passport are we?