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Captain and Tennille Getting Divorced
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 01/23/2014 | Tony Hicks

Posted on 01/23/2014 11:39:03 AM PST by nickcarraway

Captain & Tennille are breaking up.

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Indeed -- 71-year-old Daryl "Captain" Dragon and 73-year-old Toni Tennille are going their separate ways, after nearly 40 years of marriage.

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Dragon reportedly told TMZ on Wednesday that he was blindsided by the filing.

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(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


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1 posted on 01/23/2014 11:39:03 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

2 posted on 01/23/2014 11:40:16 AM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: nickcarraway

I heard that the Captain had no idea until he was served with papers. Sad after all those years but no one knows but them what truly happened... and maybe only one of them.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 11:41:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: nickcarraway

Love didn’t keep them together? Oh noes.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 11:41:30 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: nickcarraway

Muskrat love won’t keep us together. . . .


5 posted on 01/23/2014 11:41:45 AM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: LibLieSlayer

I heard he has Parkinson’s.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 11:41:58 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nickcarraway

At 73 years old, I’d think that Toni would welcome The Captian’s tremors...at the appropriate time.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 11:42:34 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Olog-hai

Dang, I didn’t get in before it ...


8 posted on 01/23/2014 11:43:17 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

Why would anyone want to get married? About half of all marriages end in divorce. The rest end in DEATH!!!


9 posted on 01/23/2014 11:43:24 AM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: Olog-hai

Time to “Shop Around”


10 posted on 01/23/2014 11:43:26 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nickcarraway

It may have to do with protecting assets. The Captain has Parkinson’s. He’ll qualify for a lot more assistance if all their assets are in her name completely unattached to him. Otherwise, they’ll bled dry and there’ll be nothing left for her assuming she outlives him by 10 to 15 years.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 11:44:35 AM PST by old and tired
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To: nickcarraway
I thought love was supposed to "keep them together" (as the title of one of their songs.)

Does he get to keep the hideous cap of his?

12 posted on 01/23/2014 11:45:30 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: nickcarraway

I bet they are getting divorced for better premium subsidies under ObamaCare.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 11:46:42 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: massmike

That was my first thought.... I can’t wait for the tell-all book by the muskrat.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 11:48:04 AM PST by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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15 posted on 01/23/2014 11:49:36 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

Divorced?!?! I didn’t know they were still alive.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 11:50:11 AM PST by cork (Lock and load)
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To: Revolting cat!
AGAIN?


17 posted on 01/23/2014 11:50:49 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Revolting cat!
I hope Shields and Yarnell are doing okay.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 11:52:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: old and tired
He’ll qualify for a lot more assistance if all their assets are in her name completely unattached to him.

Good insight on your part.

19 posted on 01/23/2014 11:52:32 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: nickcarraway

I have the same feeling I had when Buddy Ebsen filed to divorce his wife of forty-odd years at age 78.

WHY????

I mean, really, if you’ve made it THIS far...


20 posted on 01/23/2014 11:52:35 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t care for their music, but something about Toni Tennille... I thought she was hot.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 11:54:48 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Shields and Yarnell divorced in 1986.
Lorraine Yarnell died in Europe in 2010.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 11:54:56 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: a fool in paradise

So I told my better half about this story and she asked, “Why are they getting divorced? After 40 years of marriage they probably aren’t even talking to one another”.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 11:55:07 AM PST by Robwin
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To: a fool in paradise

What about Peaches & Herb?


24 posted on 01/23/2014 11:55:21 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Buckeye McFrog

25 posted on 01/23/2014 11:59:34 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

I believe she’s dead and Shields runs some kind of tourist trap in Arizona somewhere.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 12:01:57 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: a fool in paradise
We'll always have Paris and Ian and Sylvia!


27 posted on 01/23/2014 12:02:32 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

That’s it. The apocalypse can’t be far behind.


28 posted on 01/23/2014 12:03:02 PM PST by opus86
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To: opus86

At this point in their lives... what’s the point?

Did they each find a new “hottie”?


29 posted on 01/23/2014 12:03:44 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: a fool in paradise
Paul and Paula will take their place!


30 posted on 01/23/2014 12:03:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: nickcarraway

Piece of trivia... Toni Tenille was the only female to ever play for the Beach Boys.


31 posted on 01/23/2014 12:04:18 PM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: nickcarraway

I love how the Marxist propaganda machine posing as our impartial media is burying the REAL reason they are getting divorced which is the stop the Marxists from stealing their money under Obamacommiecare. This is quite common now, in an effort to break the American family the Marxists are punishing married couples through Obamacommiecare and some people have no choice but to get divorced or face financial ruin. Her husband is sick with Parkinsons so you can imagine the medical costs especially the Marxist mandated deductibles. I mean please: They been married 40 years, they are in their 70s and NOW they are getting divorced? Yeah OK.


32 posted on 01/23/2014 12:06:24 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Revolting cat!
At least we'll always have...

....oooops! Never mind.

33 posted on 01/23/2014 12:06:54 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: opus86

Ain’t it the truth... now if Olive Oil leaves Popeye of Brutus... it’s on!


34 posted on 01/23/2014 12:15:32 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: nickcarraway
What about Peaches & Herb?

i did not think they were married... she did marry, and she and her hubby were Christian artists... they performed at the church i was attending back in the early 90s...

35 posted on 01/23/2014 12:16:05 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL! oh nooo I remember them! My God, who would have ever though Mimes would have had their own national TV show? “Hell let’ torture the public!” Tv in the 70s was completely insane, I was talking about this with my brother the other day. Remember all the cancer movies they use to have? All the TV “family movies of the week” of people dying of cancer, Brians song, Death not be proud, A shining season on and on and on every freakin’ week another movie of someone dying of cancer. Oh yes and in between totally bizarre monster movies like SSSSS or the Gargoyles or Dont be afraid of the dark, what a depressing time, and at then we had to deal with the 2nd worst POTUS of all time Mr. Peanut...hey maybe it was better back then LOL!


36 posted on 01/23/2014 12:17:12 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: nickcarraway
"What about Peaches & Herb?"

I think they sold their naming rights to a porno and marijuana site.

37 posted on 01/23/2014 12:17:52 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: a fool in paradise
I hope Shields and Yarnell are doing okay.

I actually saw them perform live one time at the Flint Center (De Anza College) in Cupertino. Late 70s.

38 posted on 01/23/2014 12:26:33 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: nickcarraway

I hope Esther and Abi are still together!


39 posted on 01/23/2014 12:37:24 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: nickcarraway

I wasn’t aware that there have been several “Peaches “ over the years. They were singing partners, not husband and wife.


40 posted on 01/23/2014 12:40:19 PM PST by csvset
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Ping. I wonder if it is due to the death of their muskrat?


41 posted on 01/23/2014 12:41:09 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: nickcarraway
If this was her decision I hope it's not one of those “I'm not growing” deals.Doing it for financial reasons might make sense...particularly if one of the pair has a potentially chronic,debilitating medical condition.
42 posted on 01/23/2014 12:44:07 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Tv in the 70s was completely insane,

TV today is evil. The cop shows are all dishonest; the sit-coms all promote faggotry.

43 posted on 01/23/2014 12:45:57 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: old and tired

You’re not the only one advancing that theory...according to TMZ (yeah, consider the source), the divorce papers specifically mention The Captain’s medical condition. Rather odd, since she filed and once she’s a “free woman,” she won’t have any obligation for his care.

Sounds like the start of the Medicaid shuffle...he will need long-term custodial care in the near future; Medicare Part A won’t cover, and they have too many assets to qualify for Medicaid. So, they get divorced, she claims all the assets, and he becomes “poor enough” for Medicaid.

Happens every day.


44 posted on 01/23/2014 12:51:48 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Oberon

She and the Captain are both former Beach Boys, although they weren’t in the band at the same time.


45 posted on 01/23/2014 1:07:10 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Oberon
Toni Tenille also provided some backing vocals on Pink Floyd's The Wall.
46 posted on 01/23/2014 1:08:02 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: old and tired
It may have to do with protecting assets. The Captain has Parkinson’s. He’ll qualify for a lot more assistance if all their assets are in her name completely unattached to him. Otherwise, they’ll bled dry and there’ll be nothing left for her assuming she outlives him by 10 to 15 years.

I think that's exactly what it is. I think The Captain is trying to put on an act, to be more convincing about it.

Can't say I blame them if that's the case.

47 posted on 01/23/2014 1:09:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Toni Tenille also provided some backing vocals on Pink Floyd's The Wall.

With Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys as well.

48 posted on 01/23/2014 1:09:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Veggie Todd

“Why would anyone want to get married? About half of all marriages end in divorce. The rest end in DEATH!!!”

You’re killin’ me, lol!


49 posted on 01/23/2014 1:15:40 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: ExNewsExSpook
You’re not the only one advancing that theory...according to TMZ (yeah, consider the source), the divorce papers specifically mention The Captain’s medical condition. Rather odd, since she filed and once she’s a “free woman,” she won’t have any obligation for his care. Sounds like the start of the Medicaid shuffle...he will need long-term custodial care in the near future; Medicare Part A won’t cover, and they have too many assets to qualify for Medicaid. So, they get divorced, she claims all the assets, and he becomes “poor enough” for Medicaid. Happens every day.

Indeed it does, there are TV commercials which allude to "legal solutions" to "medical bankruptcy".

Better than the "solution" several older couples in my area decided upon? They opted for joint suicide after splurging one last year!

Obviously, their solution was in the interest of their heirs and fellow taxpayers so, you can personally debate the options (and pray you are not presented with the ultimate choice....!)

50 posted on 01/23/2014 1:17:26 PM PST by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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