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Captain & Tennille file for divorce (love won't keep them together)
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Posted on 01/23/2014 4:18:55 PM PST by Perdogg

The '70s husband-and-wife singing duo Captain & Tennille are reportedly splitting up after nearly 40 years of marriage.

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1 posted on 01/23/2014 4:18:55 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: al baby; Artemis Webb; Extremely Extreme Extremist; lainie; lewisglad; PennsylvaniaMom; ...

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2 posted on 01/23/2014 4:19:36 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

IMHO the trend for over-50 divorces now is likely due to increased stress around end of life care, social security, healthcare, and not having enough money...these I’d bet started to uptrend 5 yrs ago...these folks haven’t had any dinnertime arguments and haven’t talked too much about this until now and it used to be one was able to retire...not anymore...I imagine the stress has greatly increased.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 4:22:26 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Living in a surreal world where wrong is now right and right is wrong.)
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To: Perdogg

They’re not getting divorced. Well not divorced personally but divorced legally because of the Marxist healthcare terrorist act aka Obamacare that punishes those who are married in an attempt to destroy the American family amongst other things. The Captain has Parkinsons and they didn’t want to get wiped out financially.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 4:22:56 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Perdogg

I thought they were both dead.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 4:23:03 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Perdogg

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3114562/posts


6 posted on 01/23/2014 4:26:21 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“The Captain has Parkinsons and they didn’t want to get wiped out financially.”

Very sad. My prayers to their family.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 4:27:13 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

How does getting divorced help these rich people? I doubt it has anything to do with money.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 4:27:20 PM PST by plain talk
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
How hilarious it will be when the first gay couple has to make this choice: to divorce and remain financially solvent or to stay "married" and remain politically correct?

Decisions, decisions.

9 posted on 01/23/2014 4:27:53 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Perdogg

I don’t know the figures but I would bet divorce is rare for people who have been married for over 40 years.

I used to work with a guy who was in the glee club with Tennille at Auburn.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 4:36:46 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: plain talk

It’s a legality about splitting assets or something. They’re both in their 70s and have been married a very long time. Even if they’re tired of each other, I can’t see Toni Tenille divorcing her husband of 40 years when he gets sick. Unless she has a new boyfriend on the side, but there’s been no indication of that in any of the articles. It appears to be a financial decision having to do with Arizona law.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 4:38:40 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Perdogg

My dad loved them growing up. He told me about the Captain and Tennille Show ... forty years. Sad.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 4:44:19 PM PST by SkyDancer (Imagine a world without politicians, lawyers and federal judges.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
I thought they were both dead.

How did you learn that they were dead? Or are you using the word 'thought' loosely?

13 posted on 01/23/2014 4:45:12 PM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Well that’s better. Both in their seventies and they had to resort to that. I wish I could vent ....


14 posted on 01/23/2014 4:46:36 PM PST by SkyDancer (Imagine a world without politicians, lawyers and federal judges.)
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To: Perdogg

Toni Toni Toni. I remember that concert in Seattle. Our eyes met, and the passion sizzled like a thousand lightning bolts! But, it could never be then, and it can never be now. Me....well....I have my wife now. And you....well.....you still have your eyesight and I’ve aged like moldy cheese. I know that you thought this was our last chance to see if that spark could still fire, but I’m afraid the gap on our spark plug of love is just too wide now. We’ll always have that moment in Seattle. I was the guy in the jeans and the orange shirt in row 17. Brown hair. Yelling “Muskrat Love, Baby!”


15 posted on 01/23/2014 4:50:28 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Thanks for the explanation of WHY they are getting a divorce.

This topic has been posted on FR several times over the last couple of days and this was the first time I’ve decided to read what it’s all about.

There is also a trend of couples in their 50s and older who love each other and live together, who decide NOT to marry specifically because of the tax penalties they can avoid.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 5:00:53 PM PST by octex
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To: Perdogg

probably just maximizing the social security income


17 posted on 01/23/2014 5:20:31 PM PST by Figment
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To: Perdogg

After 41 years they can’t stand each other anymore.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 5:24:25 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: octex

A couple can be married in the eyes of the law, but not married in God’s eyes because that means nothing to them. My brother and his wife married at city hall.

What we need is an arrangement the other way around if we choose - to be married in God’s eyes (typically in a church), but not have the union recognized by the government.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 5:32:32 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

lol


20 posted on 01/23/2014 5:37:35 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: JudyinCanada

That’s not a bad idea. Since the state refuses to recognize the sanctity of marriage being solely between a man and woman, then they reject the faith connotation of matrimony. Further, since the state recognizes only its authority over that of the Bible and history we can conclude that true and faith based marriage is only to be found in the eyes of God and state marriage is no more marriage by god’s definition than licensing your dog. In short, registration with the state has nothing to do with actual marriage and is much closer to serving an idol. They actually give us the option on a platter since the law assumes no interest in cohabitation other than individual tax duties.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 6:04:26 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: WorkingClassFilth

It allows a couple to be married according to God (which is all we really care about), but be two single people according to the state....giving them whatever tax advantages, health care advantages, etc., that may be available to them. There must be lots out there, because people often live together rather than marry so as not to be punished financially.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 6:53:56 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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