Deeper and deeper swirls the fog ... and the Daily Terrorists took a view of all the blather today about "probation" ...
Yes, yes, but you mentioned a bizarre defence ...
Indeed, indeed. Moral equivalence at its finest.
Don't look over there, look over here squirrels, and the more he defends her, the funnier he sounds. The pond prays it can continue for weeks, months, but fears for the worst.
And thanks to the correspondent for another shot of Bronnie with planes:
And now for a very quick, short and sharp pivot because there's a handy story in L'Age today about the hart of homophobia in Melbourne:
Here it is: Catholic archbishop warned against 'tolerating' gay students.
As the story notes, it's a follow-up to another story that went to the hart of the matter:
Golly, and the shifty, furtive-looking photo is just the same.
Hart was involved in the disgraceful carry-on about a priest who dared to show support for women priests and gays - that was in L'Age back in 2013 under the header Church dumps rebel priest:
Fairfax Media understands that the only other Melbourne priests laicised against their will have been notorious paedophiles.
Archbishop Hart was widely criticised after his appearance at the Victorian inquiry into how the churches handled child sexual abuse when he replied to a question about why it took the church 18 years to ask the Vatican to defrock paedophile Desmond Gannon: ''Better late than never.''
As with the removal of Bishop Bill Morris from Toowoomba, the Vatican moved much more swiftly on Father Reynolds over women priests.
Indeed. And if you're wondering why gay kids in Catholic schools might still experience discrimination, homophobia, prejudice and bigotry, why not just look into the hart of darkness?
Of course there was an irony in that last L'Age story by Barney 'lo dead people are risen' Zwartz:
Father Reynolds is not the first Australian Catholic to be excommunicated. The best-known was Sister Mary MacKillop, who was excommunicated by her local bishop but was reinstated. In 2010 she became Australia's first saint.
Whenever the pond is told by a believer that the Catholic church isn't a cult like Scientology, the pond is reminded that the only discernible difference is that the excommunicating and persecuting church has been around for a lot longer, and so its execrable behaviour sometimes seems familiar and to be expected ...
But for the pond it's just a reminder of Conradian darkness and a journey into the hart of darkness better never started ...
Ah Bronnie, in those days they used ships of steam ...