On this and other forums it gets frustrating to inquire about a public and admittedly unfortunate news item only to get lambasted from the self-appointed Moral Police about how disrespectful and uncouth it is to make such inquiries.
We're friends (or so I like to think), and this forum amounts to a virtual water cooler for me - I check it when I come home from work or when I'm lounging on weekends and I relish the casualness that exists. I like knowing that I can say out loud, "Hey, did you hear about...?", or, "Can you believe what's going on with...?", and we do what people do - we chat, gossip, congregate, shoot the breeze, speculate, conjecture, etc.
There are no diaper-laden baby magicians who will one day judge us by our insensitivity, just as there are no future golfers gearing up to condemn those who are currently burning up the golfing forums about their comrade Tiger.
It's fun, interesting, and immediate. Junk food for the mind, maybe, but if an elephant walks into the room, it just seems stupid not to say, "Hey check out the elephant! That poor, unfortunate, troubled, depressed elephant..."
We can still be sensitive and cordial - there's no reason to be mean. But I'm curious, and my curiosity is as valid and worthy of satisfaction as anybody else's objection to it.
With that in mind, I'm wondering, does anybody think that if Jonathan gets his act together and responds to treatment that Charlotte will take him back and the act that we so enjoy will one day take the stage again?
That would be really cool...
Oh, yeah. One more thing. The whole notion of being "innocent until proven guilty" doesn't apply to us (outside parties). It was never meant to. It's a procedural mandate that only applies inside a courtroom. Outside the halls of justice (which is where we are on this forum), we can presume all we want. And we do. Let's just be polite about it, shall we?
If, by chance, one or more of us gets recruited for jury duty for this particular case then "The System" will do it's job of asking us the pertinent questions and weeding us out, as appropriate.
Mudslingers - throw gently, please...