Monday, April 20, 2009

2368 Hypocrisy?

Monday, April 20, 2009

I went to the hospital today for a bone density scan. They had told me not to take a calcium supplement within 24 hours, so I skipped my calcium yesterday. However, I did take a multivitamin, which happened to contain 20% of the daily requirement. The technician didn't want to do the scan because of that. Hey, you didn't tell me not to eat any food yesterday, and in a good diet, 20% would have been less calcium than dinner!

They did the scan.


Some people think that Mel Gibson, the super-Catholic, is a hypocrite because he and his long-time wife Robyn are getting a divorce. I don't see what's hypocritical about it. First off, she filed for divorce, not him. What's he supposed to do if she wants a divorce, tie her up and lock her in a closet? And second, it's my understanding that Catholics can get a civil divorce. What they can't do is remarry (unless the Church also voids the marriage).

So where's the hypocrisy? (Supposed affairs didn't enter into the discussion.)


(Arrived in an email.)
The economy is so bad:

CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

Even people who have nothing to do with the Obama administration aren't paying their taxes.

Hotwheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

PETA serves chicken wings at their meetings

McDonalds is selling the 1/4-ouncer.

People in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.

A truck convoy of Americans got caught sneaking into Mexico .

The most highly-paid job is now jury duty.

Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

People in Africa are donating money to Americans.

Mothers in Ethiopia are telling their kids, "Finish your dinner. Do you know how many kids are starving in the US ?"

Motel Six won't leave the light on.

The Mafia is laying off judges.

Congress says they are looking into this Bernard Madoff scandal. So, the guy that made $50 million disappear is being investigated by the people who made $750 billion disappear.

Alpo stock is rising.


the Gypsy said...

Food for thought. I have been told by an herbal wise-woman that calcium makes the bones more brittle, like chalk. Since calcium is what chalk is made of, that's pretty much what it does to your bones. I don't have any more credible information on it and haven't done any more research. Just wanted to share that...

Becs said...

If married Catholics obtain a civil divorce yet they married in the Catholic church, the church still considers them married.

There is, of course, annulment and the conditions for annulment are many. The annulment does not make the children of that union into bastards. (I don't know how this happens, but so they say...)

In my case, I can and will request an annulment because I entered into the marriage, determined to never have children.

I'm gathering the materials I need for an annulment and will get one the minute I can afford one.

~~Silk said...

Gypsy - if that wise woman's initials are S.W., I'd take everything she says with a very large grain of salt. Chalk is made of coccoliths, which each themselves are very strong. Chalk is fragile because the coccoliths are not attached securely to each other. The slide over each other. (I suppose according to her, iron reduces your flexibility.) I never told you about my experience with her, over 25 years ago. S.W. is a ditz.

Becs - I got a Catholic annulment from Ex#1. Neither he nor I were Catholic, and we weren't married in the Catholic church, but he later wanted to marry a Catholic woman (who'd already had two children with some other guy whom she had not married). It struck me as odd that since Ex#1 and I were not married in the CC, they didn't recognize our marriage, and yet they had to annul it? It didn't make sense. But yeah, anybody who can afford it and is willing to jump through hoops, can get an annulment, regardless of children or anything else. Makes you wonder how a "real" marriage is defined.