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Paul's wife Nancy vs. Linda
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One could have many questions about this topic, I suppose; mine for now is, I can't help noting the dramatic difference between how Linda was nearly always with Paul whenever he was out and about, at interviews, in concert, etc. -- and yet I realized the other day, I've seen loads of videos of Paul doing this, that. and the other thing with no sign of Nancy anywhere.

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The difference is that Paul made Linda his creative partner. There was always a reason for Linda to be there because she was on the record.

Paul and Nancy's lives aren't professionally intertwined in the way that Paul and Linda's were.

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But the real question on everybody's minds:

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Ron Nasty said
The difference is that Paul made Linda his creative partner. There was always a reason for Linda to be there because she was on the record.

Paul and Nancy's lives aren't professionally intertwined in the way that Paul and Linda's were.  

Your explanation sounds reasonable; however, it might be question-begging, insofar as (it's my understanding) Paul made Linda his creative partner because he wanted the two of them to be around each other all the time. 

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Firstly, we have a much younger Paul, and one at his most insecure as a result of the break-up of The Beatles. He's distanced from, or lost, a large proportion of the friendships he had built his life around. So keeping Linda close was almost a survival technique.

There is also the element of it being two fingers at John, "Anything your wife can do..." And they fell into that becoming the way they lived. After all, when you've put your wife in the band, she becomes one of the harder band members to sack.

Then he had the unfortunate experience with the one-legged one, which saw him often dragged around like an ornament to ensure her pictures made the papers, and I'm sure that had an effect on what Paul wanted from his next relationship.

He is an older, more secure man than the one who met Linda. Nancy also has her own business to run.

It is not like they are never seen together, just that they live their lives more privately than he did his life with the one-legged one, and that Nancy doesn't tour with him as Linda did (though she does join him at times).

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Why do you refer to Heather Mills in your post as the one legged one instead of Heather, if I were talking about Def Leppard, I wouldn't refer to Rick Allen as the one armed one, if I were talking about pop musicians, I wouldn't refer to Stevie Wonder as the blind one and if I were talking about scientists, I wouldn't refer to Stephen Hawking as the crippled one, so why call Heather the one legged one. If it's because you didn't want to confuse her with Paul's stepdaughter of the same name, you could've just referred to her as Heather Mills.

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Because he has no respect for Heather Mills I assume. There aren't many people on here that do. 

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She and MDC aren't named often on here. Both are blue-meanieblue-meanie in the story of the Beatles.

I personally think Nancy is prettier than Linda.

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To be fair, let's compare side by side.

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I personally think that Linda looks better although to be fair, I don't have a picture of Nancy from here 20's or 30's.

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I don't care if you have no respect for Heather Mills, but by only referring to her as "the one-legged one" you are defining her by her disabilities. She is a human being, but all you see is her disability, which, I would hope, has nothing to do with your disdain of her. Is it really okay to show discontent for someone by shaming them for being disabled?

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As already mentioned by others, she is not somebody who gets referred to by name often here.

I admit the way I refer to is harsh. However, she has often used her disability both publicly and privately. Look at the disgusting accusations she made about Paul during their divorce, many of them based around her disability.

I am not attacking disabled people, or her because she is disabled, but drawing attention to the way she has used her disability to garner publicity while protesting some form of discrimination and persecution because of her disability when things don't go her way. I am criticising for a personality trait.

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Good point, reminds me of those people who take advantage of the system to get a disability check.

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Ron Nasty said
As already mentioned by others, she is not somebody who gets referred to by name often here.

I admit the way I refer to is harsh. However, she has often used her disability both publicly and privately. Look at the disgusting accusations she made about Paul during their divorce, many of them based around her disability.

I am not attacking disabled people, or her because she is disabled, but drawing attention to the way she has used her disability to garner publicity while protesting some form of discrimination and persecution because of her disability when things don't go her way. I am criticising for a personality trait.  

But you are demeaning disabled people with the words you use to refer to Heather Mills. If you were attacking her for using her disability to get attention, you would call her "manipulative", or "equivocal". Instead of defining her by the personality traits you perceive she has, you define her by her disability. Although it's not your intention, calling her "one-legged" in contempt shows disdain for all people with such a disability.

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To be fair, she can walk perfectly fine due to the fact that she has a prosthetic leg.

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Little Piggy Dragonguy has eloquently summed up why @Ron Nasty is insulting the disabled when using that term.  I want to add that, as a new member, this was my first exposure to what some of you apparently are already used to.  I had to re-read the post several times as I kept thinking that maybe I was missing something, like an in-joke.  Then, as I read on, it became clear that I wasn't the only one who had a problem with it.  Personally, I find that term disgusting and highly offensive. 

They say that when one comes across someone in a hole, the best advice one can give is "stop digging".  Please, stop trying to rationalize your use of that term, and, above all, please stop using it.  It makes you look very foolish.

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You must sure dislike peg leg Pete then.

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Also, the term one legged is tame compared to more offensive terms that he could've just as easily called her like bitch or whore. Also, what Ron is trying to say is that because she takes advantage of her disability, she should be referred to as such.

For example, If I knew someone who had cerebral palsy who pissed me off because he regularly cut in line and said it was because he had a disability, I would call him crippled and feel fine about doing so because he was taking advantage of his disability and also because he was being a total jerk so it's only fair.

Don't get me wrong, it really sucks that she had her leg cut off but that doesn't give her the excuse to do what she did.

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I say we meet in the middle and call her The Pirate, because she has a peg leg and she is a gold digger.

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Thanks to Ron Nasty's reply of 1 June 2017 2.07am -- for marshalling an argument; it seems plausible, as I wasn't taking all those other contextual details into account.  Plus decades pass and people change and get older, etc.  Paul's rather sublime union with Linda raises the question of how anyone "moves on" after the one love of their life, their soulmate if you will, dies.  No doubt novels, plays and movies have been made exploring this.  At the end of the day, of course, it's Paul's life, not mine.  However, I believe celebrities are kind of stuck in a paradox of being beholden to "the Public" and obliged to carry a burden because of this that "ordinary people" are not obliged to carry.  Some celebrities recognize this, and are okay with it, noting that it's a relatively small price to pay for being privileged to live in a Bubble beyond many of the cares that afflict their fans.

As for the "peg leg" issue, I'm rather old school about this, with a mindset more like comedians Don Rickles and Jackie Mason, before the post-modern era of Political Correctness.  But that seems to be a different reason than simply disliking Heather Mills for other reasons. 

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It's interesting how quickly Paul remarried after Linda died.

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It is often the way it works, @Dark Overlord.

Paul moved from the family home, to the temporary Beatles flat in London, onto the Asher's, into Cavendish Avenue with Jane, until he was caught with Francie, who was quickly replaced with Linda.

Nothing in his adult life prepared him for sleeping alone unless he wanted to.

It left him very vulnerable after Linda's death... and... well, we all know where that went...

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