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Old 04-28-2014, 03:55 PM
 
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Paul Simon's wife: 'I picked a fight with my husband' - CNN.com

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Old 04-28-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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Yes, I think that it's a private matter between the two that law enforcement shouldn't get involved in. I know that view will get me stoned by many who think I'm advocating spousal abuse or some return to the dark ages kind of thing, I'm not, but I am saying that if the two simply had a spat strictly between the two of them, it's their private business in my opinion.

The judge declined to issue a protective order? Well yes. If a HUSBAND and WIFE want to be together, no one should have the right to ORDER them to not be around each other. That's their business. Hello, they're HUSBAND and WIFE.

It's funny to me that you have to specify that you want to press charges and specify that you wish to if some stranger is alleged to have hurt you, as we learned (at least that's how I took it anyway) when Naomi Campbell was accused of assaulting a cab driver but the case was dismissed due to the cab driver not wanting to press charges. Yet a spouse can't choose not to press charges against their mate? That's nuts.

I understand that we don't want a return to the days when we looked the other way while a husband was a first-class jerk to his wife a la "The Burning Bed" (Farrah Fawcett). When you are speaking of situations like that to where the victim is begging for their freedom, I am 100% for throwing the book at the abuser. Even in mutual consent situations, if it reaches the point of broken bones etc and ESPECIALLY murder, obviously that requires a response. However, when we get involved to the point we think every single marital spat is up for scrutiny, we are violating the sanctity of marriage and people's privacy.

I recall when the Tiger Woods scandal broke, and people were wanting so badly to know if he was covering for Ellen who had smashed in his vehicle with a golf club. My response to that--that's their business. I mean, gee, Tiger Woods was a billionaire so obviously he would not have been economically dependent on Ellen and "stuck" with her etc, he would be very able to leave her. Lacking the "economic dependence" issue and him coming from the angle of a victim needing help from a monster abuser, I felt that it was nobody's business. Naturally it turned out he was trying to prevent a sex scandal from breaking, but even if it had been what we had initially thought, I was totally okay with the idea that their fights were their business and their business alone.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I knew he was a jerk when he refused Kodak's offer to appear in the last roll of Kodachrome film. De Niro jumped in to represent the celebrity element, one of many pictures that were supposed to capture Americana on that iconic film brand.

BTW, I think I sadly see another Mickey Rooney in the making.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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Mickey Rooney?

I hope she's not a typical victim, minimizing the argument or whatever it was and taking the blame. Who's to say? But when 911 is called for a domestic, both parties get arrested in most, if not all, States. It's a private matter but with celebs, the media gets a whiff and it's all public domain.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:40 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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"The problem is all inside your head”
She said to me
“The answer is easy if you
Take it logically
I’d like to help you in your struggle
To be free
There must be fifty ways
To leave your lover”
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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"The problem is all inside your head”
She said to me
“The answer is easy if you
Take it logically
I’d like to help you in your struggle
To be free
There must be fifty ways
To leave your lover”
LOL!
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:22 PM
Status: "Now it won't stop raining!" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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Not impressed with either of them before this event either.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Noblesville, IN
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Not impressed with either of them before this event either.
Yea, Paul Simon...what a loser!

You don't have to be a fan of either of their music but it's funny that you would not be even a little impressed with his long standing career. I heard "What I Am" on the radio this morning, oddly enough, but I'm not really aware of Edie Brickell doing much more than some 80's music.

I have no idea about his personal life, nor do I care...but I can't deny his impact on the music world.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:45 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Yes, I think that it's a private matter between the two that law enforcement shouldn't get involved in. I know that view will get me stoned by many who think I'm advocating spousal abuse or some return to the dark ages kind of thing, I'm not, but I am saying that if the two simply had a spat strictly between the two of them, it's their private business in my opinion.

The judge declined to issue a protective order? Well yes. If a HUSBAND and WIFE want to be together, no one should have the right to ORDER them to not be around each other. That's their business. Hello, they're HUSBAND and WIFE.

It's funny to me that you have to specify that you want to press charges and specify that you wish to if some stranger is alleged to have hurt you, as we learned (at least that's how I took it anyway) when Naomi Campbell was accused of assaulting a cab driver but the case was dismissed due to the cab driver not wanting to press charges. Yet a spouse can't choose not to press charges against their mate? That's nuts.

I understand that we don't want a return to the days when we looked the other way while a husband was a first-class jerk to his wife a la "The Burning Bed" (Farrah Fawcett). When you are speaking of situations like that to where the victim is begging for their freedom, I am 100% for throwing the book at the abuser. Even in mutual consent situations, if it reaches the point of broken bones etc and ESPECIALLY murder, obviously that requires a response. However, when we get involved to the point we think every single marital spat is up for scrutiny, we are violating the sanctity of marriage and people's privacy.

I recall when the Tiger Woods scandal broke, and people were wanting so badly to know if he was covering for Ellen who had smashed in his vehicle with a golf club. My response to that--that's their business. I mean, gee, Tiger Woods was a billionaire so obviously he would not have been economically dependent on Ellen and "stuck" with her etc, he would be very able to leave her. Lacking the "economic dependence" issue and him coming from the angle of a victim needing help from a monster abuser, I felt that it was nobody's business. Naturally it turned out he was trying to prevent a sex scandal from breaking, but even if it had been what we had initially thought, I was totally okay with the idea that their fights were their business and their business alone.
the reason police press charges in a battered spouse case, even if the battered spouse says he or she does not want to press charges, is that quite often that battered spouse is so beaten down mentally, they are afraid to press charges.... no matter how BRUTALLY they are treated..... so with the police doing the dirty work, it lets the battered spouse off the hook and allows prosecution of the abuser......
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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One of them called the cops...the cops didn't go knocking on the Simon's door for an autograph...they saw evidence of a physical confrontation and she was singing like a bird as to what each did to the other...LEO just did their job...even rich successful people can and do beat the crud out of each other...success in one area doesn't excuse illegal acts...
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