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Jimmy Carter... Big Waste Of Skin... According to Glen Beck. Audio Link. Pretty Funny!
http://www.glennbeck.com/home/index.shtml ^ | Feb. 8, 2006

Posted on 02/09/2006 12:28:07 PM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

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1 posted on 02/09/2006 12:28:08 PM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

not a total waste of skin, he could always ne de-boned and used for a wetsuit........


2 posted on 02/09/2006 12:29:38 PM PST by stm (It's possible to fix most things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: stm

Very funny..Worth a listen.


4 posted on 02/09/2006 12:33:29 PM PST by samadams2000 (Remember our Founding Fathers were REAL men- Unlike today's Rinos)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I heard this yesterday and cracked up! Jimmy Carter, in my humble opinion, DOES hold "worst president of the 20th century" title. Terrible interest rates, very high income taxes, AND he gave away the Panama Canal. I can STILL remember my bosses talking about his wife, Roslyn's eyes..."That woman has the coldest, blackest, hardest eyes I've ever seen." They were a pair!! I was there...saw it all.


5 posted on 02/09/2006 12:34:15 PM PST by Maria S
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

ahahahaha!

That was hilarious!


6 posted on 02/09/2006 12:34:45 PM PST by Tx Angel
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To: Maria S

As I read yesterday, he does hold the "worst President" title, but he also holds the "worst ex-President" title.


7 posted on 02/09/2006 12:38:32 PM PST by dawn53
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
Jimmy Carter is the absolute worst example of a alleged American to ever grace our shores since this country was founded!
8 posted on 02/09/2006 12:38:57 PM PST by Steveone (Liberalism is a brain tumor!)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I can't wait till Glenn starts his TV show in April...should be interesting.


9 posted on 02/09/2006 12:40:40 PM PST by dawn53
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To: Steveone
Jimmy Carter was...WAS an very intelligent man. Degree in Nuclear Engineering is nothing to sneeze at. He did several tours in the Silent Service.

But as president he was woeful. I don't know what happened between the Silent Service and the Presidency to the crazy state of affairs we have today. Makes me sad in a way that some one who was so smart and so capable descended into the raving lunatic

10 posted on 02/09/2006 12:46:29 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Funny how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather...)
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To: stm
"...he could always ne de-boned and used for a wetsuit."

LOL

11 posted on 02/09/2006 12:46:31 PM PST by Reactionary (The Moonbats Need an Enema)
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To: stm
not a total waste of skin, he could always ne de-boned and used for a wetsuit........

Well, it could go pretty quickly. After all, he's got no backbone to speak of...

Mark

12 posted on 02/09/2006 12:47:44 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: wayfaring-stranger
Now i am not for assisted suicide but when it comes to Jimmah Cartah I would allow 100% support. But, have you ever noticed an old dog that runs cars, they die of old age. Jimmah sort of reminds me of the old car chasing dog, they just keep hanging around to aggravate the hell out of everyone else.
13 posted on 02/09/2006 12:53:46 PM PST by buck61 (luv6060)
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To: buck61
But, have you ever noticed an old dog that runs cars, they die of old age. Jimmah sort of reminds me of the old car chasing dog, they just keep hanging around to aggravate the hell out of everyone else.

"Oh he's not very handsome to look at,
He's shaggy and he eats like a hog,
and he's always killin' my chickens,
That dirty old egg-suckin' dog...

Eggggggggg-suckin' dog....(hyuk! hyuk!)
I'm gonna stomp your head in the ground,
If you don't stop eatin' mah eggs up,
You dirty old egg-suckin' hound,

Now if he dont' stop eatin' mah eggs up,
though I'm not a real bad guy,
Ah'm gonna get my rifle and send him,
To that big chicken-house in the sky!

"Egg Sucking Dog" - the late Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, 1969
14 posted on 02/09/2006 1:02:38 PM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: stm
...de-boned and used for a wetsuit.

LOL

Last I checked, wetsuits were THICK skinned!

15 posted on 02/09/2006 1:06:07 PM PST by SquirrelKing (Contrary to popular belief, America is not a democracy, it is a Chucktatorship.)
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To: All

Jimmah Peanut Bump


16 posted on 02/09/2006 1:07:15 PM PST by Shaun_MD (Peace isn't pretty and freedom isn't free)
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To: stm

"...not a total waste of skin, he could always ne de-boned and used for a wetsuit........"

Something like that was done in "Men In Black".


17 posted on 02/09/2006 1:08:42 PM PST by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED.)
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To: Ouderkirk

He has done more to damage the reputation and discredit this country than any terrorist could have dreamed of. His leadership or lack thereof can been seen as the nexus of the two biggest nuclear threats to the planet, Iran (while he was in office) and North Korea (after he was fired).
Imagine if we had a real man in office when the mad mullahs took over Iran?
I still can't believe that they named an attack sub after this clown. My dog deserves one more than he does.

My wife is a nuclear physicist for the Navy and I keep reminding her of Jimmy and Kerry whenever she ribs any of our Air Force or Army friends.


18 posted on 02/09/2006 1:09:20 PM PST by newnhdad (All your government branches are belong to us!!)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

By the skin of his teeth...............


19 posted on 02/09/2006 1:09:54 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (expell the fat arrogant carcasses of Congress)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

A must read about Jimmy.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jc39.html

Carter worked hard to combat the continuing economic woes of inflation and unemployment. By the end of his administration, he could claim an increase of nearly eight million jobs and a decrease in the budget deficit, measured in percentage of the gross national product. Unfortunately, inflation and interest rates were at near record highs, and efforts to reduce them caused a short recession.


20 posted on 02/09/2006 1:12:34 PM PST by razorback-bert
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To: Ouderkirk
I don't know what happened between the Silent Service and the Presidency

Hmmm. Maybe there IS something to this long term effects of Nuclear Power problem. The ol' Peanut Farmer certainly shows signs of SOME kind of dementia.

21 posted on 02/09/2006 1:18:54 PM PST by ssaftler (Politically Correct isn't! Progressives aren't!)
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To: Ouderkirk
Degree in Nuclear Engineering is nothing to sneeze at.

I agree a degree in Nuclear Engineering is nothing to sneeze at. What year and what accredited program did he receive his degree in?

22 posted on 02/09/2006 1:20:38 PM PST by Lekker 1 ("Computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes..." - Popular Mechanics, March 1949)
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To: stm
"he could always ne de-boned and used for a wetsuit"

Or used for Halloween time...might cause some heart failures though.

23 posted on 02/09/2006 1:25:14 PM PST by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
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To: razorback-bert

And more:

Carterpalooza!
Jimmy Carter, our “model ex-president.”

By Jay Nordlinger, NR Managing Editor

EDITOR'S NOTE: Former president Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 11, 2002. In the May 20, 2002, issue of National Review, and in an online column around the same time, Jay Nordlinger provided an alternative read on the Carter presidency, and post-presidency. For the print magazine piece click here. The NRO column is reprinted below.



A ll right, I’ve got Carter on my mind, so look out. Why Carter? Didn’t he leave office in 1981 (the same day the mullahs decided to spring the hostages, lest RR send a few up their gazoo)? Yes, but he’s back in the news, yapping absurdly about the Middle East and getting ready to visit Castro down in Cuba (May 12 to May 17).




For several days, I rooted around in all things Carter, preparing for a piece that appears in the new NR (“There He Goes Again: Jimmy Carter, Our ‘Model Ex-President’”). I’m not done with our 39th prez — not nearly done — and I wanted to share some things with Impromptus-ites that I couldn’t quite get off my chest in the magazine. Up for a kind of Carterpalooza? I didn’t think so, but try a little of it anyway. The below items will be more or less at random, although I’ll try to impose a speck of order on them. If you have forgotten about Carter, you will be reminded.

I, personally, have always been sort of fascinated by the man (and his family, and his home environs). I suppose I’ve read just about everything significant ever written about him. (Does anyone know what the phrase “Lordy, Lordy, Jim Jack Gordy” could possibly mean? If so, you are a fellow Carterologist.) I have followed Jimmy C. since the Democratic primaries of 1976. The other day, in conversation with someone, I described his chronicler Douglas Brinkley as “a great admirer of Carter who’s not blind to his faults.” I suppose I’d describe myself as a great critic of Carter’s who’s not blind to his virtues.

Anyway, let’s Carter away.

For years, Carter has been a thorn in the side of presidents, acting as a kind of “anti-president,” as Lance Morrow once put it in an essay for Time. You recall how Carter irked Clinton on Haiti and North Korea. His low moment, however, came during the run-up to the Gulf War, when he wrote members of the U.N. Security Council — including Mitterrand’s France and Communist China — urging them to thwart the Bush administration’s effort. Our government found out about it when the Canadian prime minister, Brian Mulroney, called the defense secretary, Dick Cheney, and said, “What the . . .?” Some people actually allowed themselves to utter the word “treason.”

Sometimes, Carter says he would never act at odds with the government; at other times, he talks about a higher law, a duty to conscience, etc. Either would be fine: but the ex-president doesn’t stick to one or the other.

Carter has long enjoyed a reputation as a Middle East sage, owing, of course, to his role in the original Camp David accords. That reputation, however, rests on shaky grounds. Truth is, Sadat and Begin had their deal worked out before ever approaching Washington. And the facilitators they used were far from saintly Southern Baptists: They used the dreadful King of Morocco and the even more dreadful Ceausescu of Romania! When they had their plan essentially worked out, however, they called the White House (whose occupant just happened to be J.C.) (initials not accidental, he and his most fervent admirers have seemed to think for years).

Why did they contact the White House? Prof. Bernard Lewis put it succinctly to Charlie Rose recently: “Well, obviously, they needed someone to pay the bill, and who but the United States could fulfill that function?”

Still, Carter is proud-as-all-get-out of his rendezvous with Middle East history. He trades on it incessantly. I remember Mario Cuomo, giving his famous (though ridiculous) keynote address at the Democratic convention in 1984. He went down a list of Democratic presidents, lauding them: and when he got to Carter, all he could think of, apparently, was Camp David — the “nearly miraculous” accords, he called them. Carter, in the stands, beamed and beamed, and teared up badly.

I don’t think I’ve ever known, or known of, someone who so nakedly loved praise. I saw him on C-SPAN once, appearing on a radio show (if you know what I mean). This was a call-in show somewhere, and the cameras were on Carter. One elderly caller began her question with a long paean to the ex-president and his special human greatness. Carter enjoyed it in a truly unseemly fashion, grinning and grinning, seeming to draw his very life from it. It was perfectly human — perfectly natural — but obscene in a way. I felt almost as though I had to look away: like I was seeing something too private, something I wasn’t meant to see.

(As I re-read this — yes, I occasionally re-read these columns — I see that this particular item relates to my final one. No fair peeking!)

The ex-president has always considered himself screwed out of the Nobel prize, and he and his Carter Center have campaigned rather embarrassingly openly for it. He has won prizes, however, about which he crows: There was one named after his fellow liberal southerner, Fulbright; there was one from the U.N. (natch); and there was my favorite: the Zayed International Prize for the Environment, named for His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates!

Arabs are heavy-duty funders of the Carter Center, and they get a lot for their money.

No one quite realizes just how passionately anti-Israel Carter is. William Safire has reported that Cyrus Vance acknowledged that, if he had had a second term, Carter would have sold Israel down the river. In the 1990s, Carter became quite close to Yasser Arafat. After the Gulf War, Saudi Arabia was mad at Arafat, because the PLO chief had sided with Saddam Hussein. So Arafat asked Carter to fly to Riyadh to smooth things over with the princes and restore Saudi funding to him — which Carter did.

You who read Impromptus have heard me say: When I was growing up, I perceived the Arab-Israeli conflict as a great civil-rights drama. The white oppressors were the Israelis, and the black sufferers and innocents were the Arabs, in particular the Palestinians. Menachem Begin, I thought, was George C. Wallace, and his defense minister, Ariel Sharon, was Bull Connor. (This was in the early ’80s.)

Well, blow me down. I had never heard anybody else — a soul — say anything like this. But here is Carter, to Douglas Brinkley, Carter’s biographer and analyst: “The intifada exposed the injustice Palestinians suffered, just like Bull Connor’s mad dogs in Birmingham.”

The Carter-Nordlinger axis rides again (but, hang on, I’ve changed my mind — had “an evolution of thought,” as we say).

In The Unfinished Presidency, Brinkley writes, “There was no world leader Jimmy Carter was more eager to know than Yasir Arafat.” The former president “felt certain affinities with the Palestinian: a tendency toward hyperactivity and a workaholic disposition with unremitting sixteen-hour days, seven days a week, decade after decade.” Neat, huh?

At their first meeting — in 1990 — Carter boasted of his toughness toward Israel, assuring Arafat at one point, “. . . you should not be concerned that I am biased. I am much more harsh with the Israelis.” Arafat, for his part, railed against the Reagan administration and its alleged “betrayals.” Rosalynn Carter, taking notes for her husband, interjected, “You don’t have to convince us!” Brinkley records that this “elicited gales of laughter all round.” Carter himself, according to Brinkley, “agreed that the Reagan administration was not renowned as promise keepers” (this, to Arafat).

If you are sickened by the thought of a former U.S. president and a former First Lady of the United States and the career terrorist Yasser Arafat all sitting around bashing Ronald Reagan . . . you and I think alike.

Mary King was Carter’s key aide and emissary. She once took a flight with Arafat, and “Arafat noticed that I was tired and insisted that I take his customary seat on his plane because it reclined in a certain way, so that I could sleep. I used my handbag as a pillow. After some time had passed, I noticed that a pillow was being ever so gently substituted for the handbag. Arafat himself was trying to place the pillow under my head without waking me. This reflected a caring side to his character which has rarely been evident to the international public as a whole.”

Here, folks, we are in Amb. Joseph Davies territory. Remember him? “He gives the impression of a strong mind which is composed and wise. His brown eye is exceedingly kindly and gentle. A child would like to sit in his lap, and a dog would sidle up to him.” Davies spoke these words about Stalin.

When Saddam Hussein invaded and raped Kuwait, Mary King cabled her boss, Carter: “Saddam learned from the Israelis that might makes right — they took most of Palestine by force and 20 years later occupied the West Bank and Gaza.” That’s the Carter mindset: no thought to the wars of attempted annihilation waged against Israel, which made such occupation thinkable or necessary.

After Carter had that first meeting with Arafat, he went home and promptly served the PLO head as PR adviser and speechwriter. What do I mean? Listen to Brinkley: “On May 24 Carter drafted on his home computer the strategy and wording for a generic speech Arafat was to deliver soon for Western ears . . .” Said Carter, “The audience is not the Security Council, but the world community. The objective of the speech should be to secure maximum sympathy and support of other world leaders . . . The Likud leaders are now on the defensive, and must not be given any excuse for continuing their present abusive policies.”

Carter went on,

A good opening would be to outline the key points of the Save the Children report. . . . Then ask: “What would you do, if these were your children and grandchildren? As the Palestinian leader, I share the responsibility for them. Our response has been to urge peace talks, but the Israeli leaders have refused, and our children continue to suffer. Our people, who face Israeli bullets, have no weapons: only a few stones remaining when our homes are destroyed by the Israeli bulldozers.” . . . Then repeat: “What would you do, if these were your children and grandchildren?” . . . This exact litany should be repeated with a few other personal examples.

Things are a little clearer now.

Carter’s op-ed piece for the New York Times last month — April 21 — was a nasty piece of work, an apologia for Arafat (despite a pro forma and unconvincing attempt at “balance”) and a mendacious attack on Sharon and Israel.

His hatred for Sharon is deep, obvious, and personal. At times he seems to use the man as a proxy for Israel: in other words, it’s okay openly to despise Sharon, if it’s slightly less okay openly to despise Israel. He refers to Sharon’s — Sharon’s — “invasion” of Egypt and his “invasion” of Lebanon. Of course, Meir was prime minister in the one instance, and Begin was prime minister in the other. Sharon was a general or defense minister. Carter also forgets the annoying little detail that Israel is a democracy, and that the people of that country democratically elected Sharon their prime minister. This is in sharp contrast to the Arab states, plus the P.A., that Carter admires and excuses.

Although he does view Arafat as a democratically elected leader: The 1996 elections in the P.A., he writes, were “democratic,” “open,” “fair,” and “well organized” (they were well organized, all right). Needless to say, those elections were like any other in the Arab world, which is to say, rigged from beginning to end. I hope you all enjoyed former CIA director Jim Woolsey’s quip to Joel Mowbray, writing on NRO last week: “Arafat was essentially ‘elected’ the same way Stalin was, but not nearly as democratically as Hitler, who at least had actual opponents.” Arafat’s “opponent” was a prop.

I will tell you a couple of curious things about Carter’s op-ed piece (which I address at slightly more length in my National Review article). In the newspaper — the actual, physical newspaper — a line came out, “the recent destruction in Jenin and other towns of the West Bank.” But in the version of the piece found on the Times’s website, that line reads: “the recent destruction of Jenin and other villages.” Big difference. The latter line, of course, merely repeats false PLO propaganda, as Carter is wont to do. Hard evidence disproves the charge that Jenin was “destroyed.” In fact, a tiny portion of it was wrecked, as the Israelis fight terrorists — who insert themselves among civilians, who are in truth human shields — punctiliously, compared with the battle tactics of the rest of the world (and they suffer the added casualties that go with that, not that Carter or his like care).

At the end of his piece, Carter calls — no surprise — for an American crackdown on our ally, Israel: Silence its weapons, threaten its aid. Carter then writes, “I understand the extreme political sensitivity in America of using persuasion on the Israelis” — which, to me, sounds an awful lot like, “Sure, that blasted Jewish lobby controls U.S. policy, as it always has — except maybe for the shining years of 1977 to 1981.”

Really disgusting, this effort, and utterly revealing of Carter.

The ex-president is known as Joe Human Rights, but he’s mighty selective about whose human rights to champion. If you live in Marcos’s Philippines, Pinochet’s Chile, or apartheid South Africa, he’s liable to care about you. If you live in Communist China, Communist Cuba, Communist Ethiopia, Communist Nicaragua, Communist North Korea, Communist . . .: screw you.

Remember when the Left used to say, “Okay, maybe the West has ‘political rights,’ but the East has ‘social rights’”? Carter isn’t far off from that. A mission statement of his Center reads, “‘Human rights’ is a broad term, encompassing freedom from oppression and freedom of speech to the right to food and health.” This is on the way to Erich Honecker. And as Jeane Kirkpatrick — whom Carter also openly despises — points out, it’s amazing how those who lack the freedom of speech, the freedom of worship, the freedom of assembly, and so on, also tend to lack food, shelter, and health.

In a 1997 op-ed piece entitled “It’s Wrong to Demonize China” (also for the New York Times), Carter wrote — and forgive the awkward prose — “American criticism of China’s human rights abuses are justified, but their basis is not well understood. Westerners emphasize personal freedoms, while a stable government and a unified nation are paramount to the Chinese. This means that policies are shaped by fear of chaos from unrestrained dissidents or fear of China’s fragmentation by an independent Taiwan or Tibet. The result is excessive punishment [excessive punishment!] of outspoken dissidents and unwarranted domination of Tibetans.”

Carter said that “ill-informed commentators in both countries have cast the other side as a villain and have even forecast inevitable confrontation between the two nations.” You see the exquisite moral equivalence between a giant and repressive Communist state and the American republic. He then said, “Mutual criticisms are proper and necessary [mutual criticisms, mind you: Communist China, America . . .], but should not be offered in an arrogant or self-righteous way, and each of us should acknowledge improvements made by the other.” Carter arrogant or self-righteous, ever? Improvements made by the United States, too?

This is sick-making.

In the same piece, Carter came very close to claiming that freedom of religion had come to China — causing activists in the field, who know the wretched truth, to groan in pain.

In a 1999 op-ed piece (USA Today) called “Let’s Keep Chinese Spying in Perspective,” Carter said that “some . . . American leaders, who have habitually demonstrated animosity toward the People’s Republic of China [note the mimicking of the Communists’ own false description of themselves], have attempted to drive a deeper wedge between our two countries at what is already a troubled time.” Anyone who doesn’t demonstrate “animosity” toward that horrible state, Realpolitik or no, is no friend to mankind.

A walk down Memory Lane? While in office, Carter hailed Yugoslavia’s Tito as “a man who believes in human rights.” He said of Romania’s barbaric Ceausescu and himself, “Our goals are the same: to have a just system of economics and politics . . . We believe in enhancing human rights.” While out of office, Carter has praised Syria’s late Assad (killer of at least 20,000 in Hama) and the Ethiopian tyrant Mengistu (killer of many more than that). In Haiti, he told the dictator Cédras that he was “ashamed of what my country has done to your country.”

He did even better in North Korea, singing praises to Kim Il Sung, one of the most complete and destructive dictators in history. Kim’s North Korea, as Kirkpatrick says, was, and is, truly a “psychotic state.” Said Carter of the “Great Leader,” “I find him to be vigorous, intelligent, surprisingly well informed about the technical issues, and in charge of the decisions about this country” (well, he was absolute ruler). He said, “I don’t see that they [the North Koreans] are an outlaw nation.” Pyongyang, he observed, was a “bustling city,” where shoppers “pack the department stores,” reminding him of the “Wal-Mart in Americus, Georgia.” Carter also employed his longstanding technique of praising the beauty of a dictator’s wife. Kim Jon Ae, he noted, “is a very attractive lady.”

(Joshua Muravchik reminded us of many of these nuggets in an excellent New Republic piece from 1994.)

Then there’s Carter’s notorious friendship with Daniel Ortega, former strongman in Nicaragua. In 1984, when the Reagan administration was trying to put maximum pressure on Ortega to submit to democracy, Carter urged Habitat for Humanity to build in Nicaragua. A fine idea, perhaps, but here’s the (classic) Carter twist: “We want the folks down there to know that some American Christians love them and that we don’t all hate them.” In 1990, of course, Carter traveled to Managua to monitor the elections and to certify what he figured — and hoped, it seemed — would be a Sandinista victory. When the democratic opposition won instead, Carter was remarkably churlish, even bitter. (Remember that fantastic P. J. O’Rourke piece for The American Spectator on all this?) As Kirkpatrick says, “You’d have thought a democrat would be happy.”

But Carter is not completely blinkered when it comes to brutal dictators. Here’s what he said to his interviewer and admirer James Zogby (one of America’s foremost PLO advocates) in 2001: “I think the sanctions are hurting the people of Iraq, and not Saddam Hussein, whom I consider to be a dictator, and I think an insensitive dictator [!], and he is able now to blame all of his maybe self-induced problems [“maybe self-induced”!], economically and socially, on the United States because of our sanctions and because of our fairly infrequent aerial attacks.”

Friends and foes can agree on one thing: There’s no one like Carter. No one.

Jimmy C. thinks very, very little of the current president of the United States. In an interview with the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer last year, he said, “I don’t think that George W. Bush has any particular commitment to preservation of the principles of human rights.” SDI? “A ridiculous project technologically” and “counter to control of nuclear weapons in the world” (huh?). Also, “it will be a waste of money” and “it’s driven by pressures from manufacturers of weapons and so forth, among others.” The Kyoto protocol? “I think we should carry it out, fervently.”

He is also on record as saying that to drill in ANWR would be to “destroy” it (ask Jonah Goldberg, pal).

And, of course, when Bush — leading

this nation into war, after a devastating attack — identified an “axis of evil,” Carter pronounced this “overly simplistic and counter-productive.” (Not infrequently does the ex-president sound like the French foreign minister.) He added, “I think it will take years before we can repair the damage done by that statement.”

Want more Carter? Okay, but I’m almost done. Here’s something personal — very — from Carter’s book The Virtues of Aging:

When I was married at the age of 22 and relishing an active sex life, I assumed that this was a pleasure that my middle-aged parents rarely, if ever, enjoyed. Now, well past 70, Rosalynn and I have learned to accommodate each other’s desires more accurately and generously, and have never had a more complete and enjoyable relationship.

Shudder, shudder, shudder, shudder, shudder, shudder, shudder.

Folks, I’m sorry, I don’t think I can go on. There’s your Carterpalooza. Hope you enjoyed it (or whatever). Have a good weekend.

From

http://www.nationalreview.com/flashback/flashback-nordlinger101102.asp


25 posted on 02/09/2006 1:54:20 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Lekker 1

He did one year at Georgia Tech before transferring to and graduating from the Naval Academy.


26 posted on 02/09/2006 1:55:43 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Ouderkirk

So a Nuclear Engineer pronounces "nuke-u-lar" the same as W?


27 posted on 02/09/2006 1:59:40 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Moderates do not make history)
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To: Rummyfan

I had a coworker who was a Nuclear Engineer when I worked at the Nuke plant. He claimed that Jimmy Carter having a degree in Nuclear Engineering is one of the biggest myths going. I see that he received a B.S. degree at the Naval Academy, but the Academy offers B.S. degrees in lots of different fields


28 posted on 02/09/2006 2:10:01 PM PST by Lekker 1 ("Computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes..." - Popular Mechanics, March 1949)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Billy always thought Jimmah was an embarassment.


29 posted on 02/09/2006 2:12:32 PM PST by right right
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To: Maria S
Forget about the Panama Canal. That was, excuse the pun, peanuts. Jimmy not only lost Iran to the Islamofascists, let Lebanon decay into anarchy, and forged the treaty between Egypt and Israel that got Anwar Sadat killed and pushed Egypt further toward Islamofascim but he also did nothing to stop the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (unless you count boycotting the Olympics "doing something") and nothing to stop Iran and Iraq from going to war. He also did nothing to check OPEC's leverage over the US economy. So all the Islamofascist hot-spots are Jimmy's fault. Iran? Check. Afghanistan? Check. Lebanon and Syria? Check. Reliance on Saudi Arabian oil? Check. Iraq? Check. All of our problems can be traced back to the Worst President of the 20th Century. (I'm of course ignoring losing Nicaragua to the Sandanistas, ignoring the Khmer Rouge, and a host of other international disasters that Jimmy slept through because, well, a solar pa
30 posted on 02/09/2006 2:44:08 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: Maria S
Forget about the Panama Canal. That was, excuse the pun, peanuts. Jimmy not only lost Iran to the Islamofascists, let Lebanon decay into anarchy, and forged the treaty between Egypt and Israel that got Anwar Sadat killed and pushed Egypt further toward Islamofascim but he also did nothing to stop the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (unless you count boycotting the Olympics "doing something") and nothing to stop Iran and Iraq from going to war. He also did nothing to check OPEC's leverage over the US economy. So all the Islamofascist hot-spots are Jimmy's fault. Iran? Check. Afghanistan? Check. Lebanon and Syria? Check. Reliance on Saudi Arabian oil? Check. Iraq? Check. All of our problems can be traced back to the Worst President of the 20th Century. (I'm of course ignoring losing Nicaragua to the Sandanistas, ignoring the Khmer Rouge, and a host of other international disasters that Jimmy slept through because, well, a solar panel on the White House was more important.)
31 posted on 02/09/2006 2:44:39 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: Lekker 1
I agree a degree in Nuclear Engineering is nothing to sneeze at. What year and what accredited program did he receive his degree in?

Good question. From some of my reading in years past, I have the distinct impression that Jimmah has a degree in Engineering Physics.

Whatever his degree, my impression at the time and still held today, is that he proved to be incompetent as a president, and has followed that impressive credential by earning the title, "Worst ex-President".

Not too many years ago, my wife and I visited Andersonville, Georgia. For those who haven't been there, Andersonville was a Civil War prison where 13,000 Union soldiers, prisoners of war, died in about a year's time. Most of the deceased are buried there. It's a sobering place.

Down the road from Andersonville is a Georgia town named Plains. Neither my wife nor I had any desire to drive there to inquire how the peanut farming bidness is doing. Didn't care to see Jimmah Cahtah there, either.

32 posted on 02/09/2006 2:54:49 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Ouderkirk
The Navy saw he was a klutz thats why he never got promoted!
33 posted on 02/09/2006 3:08:31 PM PST by Steveone (Liberalism is a brain tumor!)
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To: SquirrelKing
Ok, a lycra suit. They are great for protecting against jellyfish stings. Where I dive we have tons of those stinging buggers. But fortunalely no Physalia physallis aka Man O' War
34 posted on 02/09/2006 3:13:08 PM PST by stm (It's possible to fix most things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: Ouderkirk
"Degree in Nuclear Engineering is nothing to sneeze at."

I do not believe that Carter ever achieved a bachelor's degree in any subject. Please correct me if I am wrong.

35 posted on 02/09/2006 3:23:33 PM PST by Irene Adler
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To: Irene Adler

Okay, I'm wrong.


36 posted on 02/09/2006 3:25:05 PM PST by Irene Adler
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To: Irene Adler

Okay, I'm wrong.


37 posted on 02/09/2006 3:25:05 PM PST by Irene Adler
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To: Maria S

You forgot peanut subsidizes ,Billy Beer and the hostages.


38 posted on 02/09/2006 3:42:00 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: el_texicano
"Hey kids, be the first on your block to have a Jimmah-suit!!!"
39 posted on 02/09/2006 4:25:02 PM PST by stm (It's possible to fix most things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: Maria S

My vote for the most lovable, sweetest first lady ever, hands down, Barbara Bush. I met her and her husband in 1991. I wish she was my grandma!!!!!!


40 posted on 02/09/2006 4:27:03 PM PST by stm (It's possible to fix most things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: stm
Been stung by one. SUCKS!!!! Portuguese Man Of War is a nasty critter.
41 posted on 02/09/2006 4:55:44 PM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Interesting subject. Carter never served on a nuclear sub. One of the "official" Carter websites (interpret "official" as "friendly") I visited said that he left the Navy "at his own request", prior to any nuclear submarine duty. My understanding is that he resigned in order to return to Plains to take over the family business. I found no statement that he had a "degree in Nuclear Engineering", but I could have missed it.


42 posted on 02/10/2006 6:12:19 AM PST by KentM
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

stung??? NO SHITE!!! They are one BAD dose of PAIN!!! Stupid 'friend' of mine hit one in the water with a shovel. One of the tendrils laid across my foot. Oh God!!! Thought I was gonna die.


43 posted on 02/10/2006 6:22:15 AM PST by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
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To: el_texicano

Swimming in Durban in South Africa, had one sweep its tendrils accross my arm. I was 11. I remember the pain like it was yesterday. Numb hand, unreal headaches, spasms, huge welt, sweating, and pure agonizing pain. I thought I was going to die.


44 posted on 02/10/2006 7:22:02 AM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: gunnedah; Question_Assumptions

Good grief! You have brought back MORE of Carter's horrendous administration that I'd forgotten about!!

Now, as I have posted in other threads, do we REALLY want another Jimmy Carter...this one in the form of Hillary Clinton? Don't think so!!!


45 posted on 02/10/2006 10:04:30 AM PST by Maria S
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To: stm

Barbara Bush: another real-live prankster. I've posted this one countless times, but here it is again.

In Houston, filming "Tin Cup" with Kevin Costner and Don Johnson (a couple of real heart throbs at the time). These two heart throbs are having lunch with the ex-president and Mrs. Bush in their gated community. Mrs. Bush, with a twinkle in her eye and a bit of onery in her soul, sends Costner and Johnson next door with an empty cup to ask Mrs. "Smith" for a cup of sugar. Meanwhile, Mrs. Bush, wife of one president, mama of a Texas governor and future Florida governor...and future mama of a president, hides in the bushes so she can see the look on Mrs. Smith's face when she opens the door to Kevin Costner and Don Johnson. If I'd been Mrs. Smith, I probably would have fainted on the spot.

A true story.


46 posted on 02/10/2006 10:16:10 AM PST by Maria S
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To: Maria S

At least you can awaken from a nightmare!


47 posted on 02/10/2006 12:56:02 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: gunnedah

"At least you can awaken from a nightmare!"

You may not have seen my posts about my question to Michael Medved. I had the rare opportunity to ask him what he thought how Hillary Clinton would govern were she to be elected president.

His reply (paraphrasing) was that she would be much like that of Jimmy Carter, both in domestic politics and foreign policy. The "nightmare" may or may not come back. For those who didn't live through it the first time, you'd better hope it doesn't happen again. You ain't gonna like it...believe me.


48 posted on 02/10/2006 1:15:38 PM PST by Maria S
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To: Maria S

Priceless!!!!


49 posted on 02/10/2006 4:42:42 PM PST by stm (It's possible to fix most things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: dawn53
Well, everyone does have to have a legacy after all......
50 posted on 02/10/2006 4:43:32 PM PST by stm (It's possible to fix most things, but you can't fix stupid)
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