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There are a lot of great breakup songs, but The Divorce Song by Liz Phair is the best. Go find it. Download it, or buy the CD (Exile in Guyville).

I also like Carole King's It's Too Late; but I want to talk about divorce in the news, not in song.

I heard some DJs talking about how crazy it was that Heather Mills will get $100 million from Sir Paul McCartney. Why?

I ask "Why" for a lot of reasons. First..."why" did Paul marry her? I could tell she was a jerk before he married her. I had met her, and she wasn't pleasant. I had seen her in interviews, and she wasn't nice. His kids hated her, and didn't want him to marry her.

The one thing I DON'T think she is -- a gold digger. She gives most of what she makes to charity. So, Paul can at least comfort himself in the fact that his millions will go to her landmine foundation.

She is saying Paul made fun of her one leg. How can this be true? If he did BEFORE they married, well, why did she marry him? If he did this DURING the marriage, why didn't she leave him, and explain this was the reason? Instead, she says this now, when things are getting ugly, as they always seem do in divorce.

I don't remember the story exactly, but she told of a swim coach abusing her, and a woman came out and said that had really happened to her, not Heather. Heather then settled with this woman for an undisclosed sum of money.

There are many reasons I disliked Howard Stern, but one of the things I did like about the guy was...he stayed married for 20 years and had a civil divorce with no fighting; and realized it was in the best interest of his 3 kids. And, in the best financial interest of he and his wife. He knew she'd get half of everything. So he figured, why give the lawyers a third. He paid a lawyer 10 grand, gave his wife half, and everyone was happy.

Except the laywer.

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Everybody from family to fans warned Paul about the peglegged witch. I can only imagine his greif was such that it blinded him. She's very mixed up, lies for atention and all this can probably be traced to her fragmented upbringing. She deserves some pity and and at least some therapy but not Paul's money.

Nov. 12, 2007

Well, yes, she does deserve Pauls money. When you marry someone, you are entitled to half of what they make during the time of the marriage. And believe it or not, it makes sense. People always think it doesn't, but it does. They say things like "Did she write those Beatles songs?" People complain when they hear that baseball great Barry Bonds pays $20,000 a month for child support for some illegitimate kid he had. They say "That woman can pay for her son on $1,000 a month, easy." Well, that's not the point. If our laws basically give 1/4 of what you make to the child, and Bonds pulls in that much money, well, that much more goes to her. And, it's not just clothing and food going for the child. And a roof over the kids head. But, the mother has to stay home and take care of the child. The guy gets to go out, and do whatever he wants. Who can even place a price on that? If men have such a problem with that, they don't have to get married, or have illegitimate kids. And Kobe Bryant can stop buying $5 million diamond rings.

Nov. 12, 2007

Well it still doesn't make sense but more fool Paul for not signing a pre-nup.

Nov. 13, 2007

Okay, fifi. You say it doesn't make sense. Let me try to explain it the best I can (and keep in mind, I'm no attorney). Let's give you an example, of a real case scenario I heard once. A couple meets while going to medical school. It's their first year of what will be about 10 years of school, before becoming doctors that make an awful lot of money operating on people. Well, they decide to get married. They are having a hard time paying bills. The woman decides they can't both afford medical school, so she drops out. She then gets a good job that pays $65,000 a year, and this enables him to finish his school, his residency, and 10 years later become a doctor. They move from their small condo, to a big house, when that doctor salary starts kicking in. Fast forward a little, to when he has an affair with this hot blonde nurse. Now, a divorce is filed. And, his lawyer says, "She's a house wife, with no kids. He makes $400,000 a year. We shouldn't have to give her the house, and a huge amount of money. Just because she's used to sitting at home and not working, tell her to go out and get a job." Well....guess what? She was going to get a job. As a doctor. But she dropped out. And paid for his medical school, and paid all the bills, while he was BECOMING this high paying doctor. So now...she gets some of his money. And that is a true story, that actually happened. Sure, this isn't the case with McCartney, but he made money while married to her. And, the wife is entitled to it. Believe me, he had attorneys advising him of this. He had kids advising him of this.

Nov. 13, 2007

That scenario makes sense but I can't figure out Heather contributed to Paul apart from the child of course. There should be money for that. But What annoys me is instead of settling for something like 20million (I could retire on that), she wants twice as much. What difference does it make, she'll never have to work again either way.

Nov. 14, 2007

Well, two things. Using the logic about "why 20 million" doesn't make sense, because, going down that path, you can say "Why not 1 million, she can live off that." And, if you say that....well, why not $500,000. I'm sure she can live off that. So...if you marry someone that is a billionaire (that means a million, 1,000 times!!!!!!!!!) ...you should ONLY get $500,000, or one million, because you could "easily" live off that?

And, how do you know what she contributed to? What if when Paul toured during that time (which he did), and made CDs (which he did), she was doing behind the scenes stuff that helped him out? Sure, you or I wouldn't say that "work" was worth millions, but who is to say.

Nov. 14, 2007

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