The sky has come just a little bit closer to falling in on us all

Two events overnight have brought calamity of the human race just a little bit closer.

Last night in parliament the Same-Sex marriage bill passed its second reading:

Same-sex marriage inched another step closer late last night when MPs backed it overwhelmingly at the second hurdle, with only a handful of previous supporters turning against it.

Labour MP Louisa Wall’s bill passed its second reading 77-44, a drop in support of three votes from the first reading.

What I find interesting is the large number of hypocrites in the Noes. Plenty plus of them there like to run one up any bit of skirt they can find, so their definition of marriage is obviously different from that of Bob McCroskrie. More than a few also have their own ‘gay’ marriage…come on guys stop being sooks and blouses and how about swapping over to the ayes next time.

The second calamitous event is the election of the anti-Pope early this morning.


Cardinals have elected Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new pope to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, overcoming deep divisions to select the 266th pontiff in a remarkably fast conclave.

Bergoglio is the first ever pope to come from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis I.

Tens of thousands of people who braved cold rain to watch the smokestack atop the Sistine Chapel jumped in joy when white smoke poured out a few minutes past 7pm, many shouting “Habemus Papam!” – or “We have a pope!” – as the bells of St Peter’s Basilica and churches across Rome pealed.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.