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Track Palin Files for Divorce: Report
people.com ^ | 12/12/12 | Stephen M. Silverman

Posted on 12/12/2012 1:48:23 PM PST by Justaham

Track Palin, the eldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, is reportedly ending his marriage to Britta Hanson after a year and a half.

The couple, who were former high-school sweethearts, are jointly petitioning for divorce, reports TMZ.

Shortly after they got married, Track, now 23, and Britta, 22, announced the arrival of their first child, a girl named Kyla Grace Palin.

Track is an Army Reservist who spent a year deployed in Iraq with a Ft. Wainwright Stryker Brigade.

At the time of his marriage it was reported that he had planned to study at the University of Alaska after the commercial fishing season.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: divorce; family; familyvalues; palin; sarahpalin; trackpalin
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1 posted on 12/12/2012 1:48:33 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Clearly the fault of George Bush.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 1:52:41 PM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Justaham

If true, sorry to hear this.

I don’t like seeing anyone go through tough times.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 1:53:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Justaham

Oooh! Oooh!

More dirt on the Palins!

Lets all pile on!

/industrial size sarc


4 posted on 12/12/2012 1:54:03 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Justaham

I wonder what in the world the Palins were smoking when they came up with the names of their children. They all have some of the silliest names for kids I’ve seen!


5 posted on 12/12/2012 1:55:47 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Justaham

She was pregnant when he married her (which was obvious from the wedding picture even though freepers howled like stuck pigs if you pointed it out). Shotgun weddings don’t always end well.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 1:58:20 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: Justaham

Very impressive reporting work in such a short time. Funny that the “press” has been unable to unearth any of Obama’s records at all.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 1:58:58 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: DoughtyOne
Cute couple, sad to see another child without intact family. My teacher daughter tells me this is often the biggest challenge school kids face these days. In her 3rd grade class in an upscale suburb, only 42% of kids are in a family with both birth parents.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 1:59:19 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: KoRn

Kinda like Malia?


9 posted on 12/12/2012 2:00:22 PM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: Justaham

The Palins, all of them, are a private family and have stepped away from,the spotlight and should be left alone from the prying eyes of the MSM.
Instead, the media keeps interfering in the lives of the Palins and we cannot imagine how difficult it would be to for your family and marriage to be at the center of media attention.


10 posted on 12/12/2012 2:00:49 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: pabianice

Yeah, but the MSM was damn good about important stuff like finding the status of Joe the Plumber’s trade license.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 2:00:52 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: KoRn
Read Going Rogue and you'll find out why.
12 posted on 12/12/2012 2:01:19 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: KoRn
They all have some of the silliest names for kids
It's an Alaskan thing, I guess - Track(self explanatory), Piper(airplane), Bristol (Bay).
We lived in Juneau for 25 years and our veterinarian had three sons named Brick, Skiff, and Timber.
13 posted on 12/12/2012 2:02:00 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: pabianice

Track Palin = news. Benghazi? Not so much.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 2:03:41 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This is the type of tabloid trash beneath the dignity of Free Republic. I personally come here for news of significance and informed, adult opinion. If I want TMZ garbage, there are plenty of other venues for such filth.

The Palins are a wonderful family and I believe we should have the utmost respect for their privacy. YYMV...IMHO.

15 posted on 12/12/2012 2:07:23 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: dainbramaged
I like all those names you mentioned. Very unique and respectful.
Unlike Laquisha, Malishique, or Dirka Dirka.
16 posted on 12/12/2012 2:07:26 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: bigdaddy45

No, shotgun weddings are often done for the child and not necessarily because there’s love present between the parents.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 2:11:40 PM PST by what's up
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To: nascarnation

Our society pays a very high price for this.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 2:13:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Justaham

This should be good enough to keep senator menendez and his illegal sex abusing boy toy out of the news.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 2:14:18 PM PST by soycd
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To: MaxMax

I kinda like Dirka Dirka.I just said it 10 times real fast.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 2:16:19 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Justaham

I don’t see anything wrong with posting this story. I’m very interested in the Sara Palin and her family.

I’m very sorry to hear this news, but I’d still rather know about it than not.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 2:17:21 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: pabianice

If it is true the couple filed for joint divorce, or either filed for divorce, it is a matter of public record in the courts. No one’s birth certificate or college or military or SS records are matters of public record unless brought up i a suit in which case they would still be sealed.


22 posted on 12/12/2012 2:20:40 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: what's up

Love is a choice.

There are various emotions which are also called “love”, but these are often variable and sometimes fleeting.

Love is an act of the will, a commitment. Once it is made, the various feelings labeled “love” usually make their appearance. This time they are often mostly stable and permanent.

Commitment is far more important than “compatibility”, finances, physical appearances or even “hot sex”. Again, once there is commitment, these other things usually follow.


23 posted on 12/12/2012 2:22:30 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: OKRA2012

thank you.... though I am sure there are those you will be flaming their response to you


24 posted on 12/12/2012 2:26:34 PM PST by Nifster
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To: nascarnation

There’s a recent study that notes the biggest contribution to the “acheivement gap” between whites and minorities in school is due to the single-parent households. Kids do much better with both parents.

But I have trouble finding people much younger than me who believe that “making a relationship work” is actually something you could do. It’s all about how they feel. If they don’t think they are getting the most out of a marriage, they will happily move on. I call it selfish.

But that’s just the way it is — people think their own happiness is the most important thing in the world, and that’s what movies and TV teach us, that we should all find what is best for us, and if that is your motivation, it is pure, and therefore unquestionable.

Sadly, conservatives, and deeply religious families, are not immune. This is two for the Palins. I’ve got elders in my church with kids who get their girlfriends pregnant, and girls who get pregnant, and are now single fathers or single mothers.

It’s a shame.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 2:27:37 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: re_nortex
I would rather read some of this stuff on FR, where people have a tendency to be more respectful than in other forums. There is a place for this stuff. One way or another it will be out in the rest of the media. We might not like what is out there, but it is important to be informed about some of these things.

Libs will be all over this, or other things like this, and beating it like a drum. How do you respond to them knowledgeably? (Not that it really matters to a lib)

26 posted on 12/12/2012 2:31:25 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: dainbramaged

Yeah; and a friend named her daughter JAZZ when they lived in New Orleans years ago. I guess names are in the ears of the hearers as to their preferences.


27 posted on 12/12/2012 2:31:39 PM PST by Twinkie (HY)
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To: BwanaNdege
True. And this is why shotgun weddings usually are more unstable.

Those entering into shotgun marriages never had the kinds of commitments to real love inspired by an act of the will; the early pregnancy indicates a devotion to emotion rather than will.

28 posted on 12/12/2012 2:33:31 PM PST by what's up
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To: Justaham
Look at the exponential increase in the divorce rate after "no-fault" became the national norm in the late-60s / early-70s. Believe only NY still requires "show cause," although it's watered down.

Society has a big interest in limiting divorce, because it bears the massive costs of unmarried women and their children living in or near poverty. States will wise up one day and reinstate stringent cause factors before allowing marriages to be dissolved.

29 posted on 12/12/2012 2:35:12 PM PST by twister881
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To: Justaham

ending their marriage WAY to soon..after only 1 1/2 years they barely know each other. Why do people give up so easily??? They were madly in lve, dated, married, had a baby, and now they are giving it all up...I absolutely can’t understand that. (we have 51 years under our belt)


30 posted on 12/12/2012 2:37:14 PM PST by terycarl
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To: KoRn; dainbramaged

If those are “some of the silliest names for kids” you’ve seen’ you need to get out more.

All of those names are English names of long standing — in addition to the meanings specific to Alaska and the Palins (as mentioned by dainbramaged).


31 posted on 12/12/2012 2:42:02 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: KoRn
They all have some of the silliest names for kids I’ve seen!

Sarah has already explained how they came up with the names for their children..........

32 posted on 12/12/2012 2:44:05 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: dainbramaged

Our daughter named her first son Auggie....

Our oldest son “Chris” married a gal “Christy”... they named their first born “Christian”... no confusion there...

Mrs p6 and I took some heat for naming our second son “Andrew James”....I have no idea why people thought that was odd.


33 posted on 12/12/2012 2:44:33 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: KoRn

...and you’d have to be a resident of Alaska and living the lifestyle her family does to fully understand why.


34 posted on 12/12/2012 2:45:54 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: mountn man
where people have a tendency to be more respectful than in other forums.

The thread is only 34 posts old, give it a little time........

35 posted on 12/12/2012 2:49:19 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: re_nortex

Some threads are interesting and some not. Just pick what you want to read.


36 posted on 12/12/2012 2:50:30 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Justaham
I give a rat's a$$ who is getting divorced, who is married, who is shacked up and who is having who's baby..
Track Palin and his wife are private citizens. they are not involved in politics, nor are they responsible for the condition this country is in...
Their private lives should be THEIR BUSINESS AND THEIR FAMILIES ONLY and not the MSM that fails the American public on a daily basis...

IT IS TIME TO LEAVE THE PALIN FAMILY ALONE...THIS COUNTRY HAS SERIOUS PROBLEMS AND IT IS NOT THE PALINS FAULT...SO WHY DOES IT BELONG HERE???

37 posted on 12/12/2012 2:53:56 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Justaham

Track is an Army Reservist who spent a year deployed in Iraq with a Ft. Wainwright Stryker Brigade.

Well, I’m sure that had nothing to do with it. /S

Sorry to hear this, they seemed like a nice couple.


38 posted on 12/12/2012 2:54:14 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mountn man
I would rather read some of this stuff on FR, where people have a tendency to be more respectful than in other forums.

That's a very solid, worthwhile response. You're right, it's better to come to terms with a situation such as this among good-hearted, like-minded people here on FR than elsewhere. Thanks for that thoughtful perspective.

39 posted on 12/12/2012 2:55:01 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Justaham

It is really none of my business nor concern.


40 posted on 12/12/2012 2:55:20 PM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: prisoner6

I’m sure Andrew James Prisoner6 is a name you
hear every day.


41 posted on 12/12/2012 2:56:04 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: what's up

And “for the child” is a good enough reason. I wish they would stay together, they are only compounding their problems by splitting


42 posted on 12/12/2012 3:12:28 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KoRn
Sorta like Solon, Hazel, Brock, Maryon, Lyman, Person, Rufus, Marlow, Winthrop, Judah, Adelbert, Middleton, Orrin, Birch, Asahel, Kinsley, Lemuel, Angus, Price..etc, etc, which most have been U.S.A. Senators/Congressman's names?

I'm about tired and sick of folks here...ragging on what someone is named.

STOP IT!!

43 posted on 12/12/2012 3:12:42 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: bigdaddy45

They had been a couple since high school. The sad thing is, he just got back from Afghanistan in Nov. I think he was deployed most of the time they were married.


44 posted on 12/12/2012 3:13:13 PM PST by Truthfreesus
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To: KoRn

“I wonder what in the world the Palins were smoking when they came up with the names of their children. They all have some of the silliest names for kids I’ve seen!”

I know. Serious political families come up with names like Willard, Herbert, Chelsea and Malia.


45 posted on 12/12/2012 3:13:42 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: tet68

He also just spent a year in Afghanistan- just got back in Nov.


46 posted on 12/12/2012 3:16:50 PM PST by Truthfreesus
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To: Justaham

I am sorry to hear that. I hate divorce, cuz i have been more than once.

My heart goes out to both of them. It is sad that it will be played up in the media due to their status.

The media sucks.

bobo


47 posted on 12/12/2012 3:31:25 PM PST by bobo1
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To: nascarnation

“....only 42% of kids are in a family with both birth parents.”

.
Not surprising.

Isn’t that the American way where 50% of marriages end up in divorce?


48 posted on 12/12/2012 3:31:32 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Twinkie

Back in the 70’s I worked at a small time smelter in the Seattle area and met Spike Nail (he provided ID). His sister Penny Nail worked in the office, and she was a cute redhead.


49 posted on 12/12/2012 3:35:18 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: fatima

Try “Toy Boat” three times fast. Merry Christmas N00b! ;-)


50 posted on 12/12/2012 3:48:58 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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