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  • Former Presidents Comment on Obama Administration’s Achievements

    04/14/2014 10:07:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Former President Bill Clinton told an admiring audience that “if I were forced to evaluate the Obama Administration I’d have to give it some bad marks, especially when it comes to the economy. It’s been particularly hard on the middle class. Incomes are lower now than when Obama took office. And that’s before accounting for inflation. The people we Democrats profess to want to help have been hammered by the policies the President and Congress have implemented. The ‘stimulus’ and the ‘green jobs’ initiatives had good intentions, but we’ve spent a whole lot of money with no appreciable positive impact...
  • Jimmy Carter: U.S. Shouldn’t Bomb Iran Even If They Get a Nuclear Weapon

    04/10/2014 12:20:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 9, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Chris Matthews for an interview on Hardball Wednesday and made some news by saying he does not think the United States should bomb Iran even if they were to succeed in building an operational nuclear weapon. This statement differs not only from recent comments made by former Vice President Dick Cheney but also from the stated position of President Barack Obama. “I never have felt that Israel had a capability militarily to go 1,200 miles or more and bomb Iran effectively and then return back to Israel,” said of Cheney’s suggestion that Israel could attack Iran unilaterally. “The only country...
  • Jimmy Carter: Free Jonathan Pollard for peace deal

    04/05/2014 9:33:14 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-04-2014 | Patrick Gavin
    Jimmy Carter weighed in on Friday on whether Jonathan Pollard should be released from prison as part of current Middle East peace talks, saying he would support freedom for the spy if the Israelis were to fully accept the deal from Secretary of State John Kerry. Carter said in an interview that he would agree to the release of Pollard, the U.S. naval intelligence analyst currently serving a life prison sentence after a 1987 conviction for providing classified information to Israel, only if certain conditions were met. “If the Israelis would agree to accept John Kerry’s proposal, if Pollard was...
  • Carter: ‘Inappropriate’ for U.S. to Block Member of Terrorist Group from Entering Country

    04/05/2014 9:17:35 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 36 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 4 April 14 | Karen Jeffers
    Former President Jimmy Carter yesterday said he is supportive of letting a known member of a terrorist group, Hamid Aboutalebi, into the United States as Iran’s newest ambassador to the United Nations. Aboutalebi was a member of the Muslim student group who held 52 Americans hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for more than a year beginning in 1979 during Carter’s presidency. When asked in an interview if the United States should block Aboutalebi’s entrance to U.N. headquarters in New York, Carter told radio station WTOP: “You know, those were college students at that time, and I think that...
  • James R. Schlesinger, CIA chief and Cabinet member, dies

    03/27/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2014 | Timothy R. Smith
    James R. Schlesinger, a Republican economist who advanced rapidly to some of the highest positions of government power in the 1970s but whose abrasive leadership style led to conflicts with presidents, bureaucrats and the American public, died March 27 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 85... Mr. Schlesinger specialized in the economics of national security, which helped propel his rise during the Cold War from academia to influential jobs in the federal government, including CIA director, secretary of defense and the nation’s first secretary of energy...
  • NSA director to Jimmy Carter: Agency not spying on your emails

    03/25/2014 2:26:47 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 3/25/2014
    The outgoing director of the National Security Agency wants former President Jimmy Carter to know: It's safe to use email. Gen. Keith Alexander, in an exclusive interview with Fox News' Bret Baier, addressed concerns raised by the former president, who on Sunday said he uses snail mail to communicate with foreign leaders for fear his emails are being monitored. "We're not [monitoring the emails]," Alexander said. "So he can now go back to writing emails. The reality is, we don't do that. And if we did, it would be illegal and we'd be ... held accountable and responsible."
  • Carter: Obama couldn't stop Russia

    03/24/2014 2:22:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24,2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Former President Jimmy Carter said President Obama couldn’t have done anything to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from annexing Crimea. “I think that was a foregone conclusion,” Carter said on MSNBC. “He was going to do it regardless of the consequences. I think now, that’s far enough.” In comments Monday on "Morning Joe," Carter compared Obama's response to his own decisions at the White House in 1979, when he decided to boycott Moscow's Summer Olympics after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.
  • Carter Blames Catholic, Southern Baptist Doctrine For Abuse of Women Around World

    03/24/2014 8:30:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    Published on Mar 24, 2014 On Morning Joe, former President Jimmy Carter says the doctrine of the Catholic and Southern Baptist churches on the role of women are used by men around the world as a justification to abuse women and pay them less.
  • Carter: 'My own communications are probably monitored'

    03/23/2014 11:11:32 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | January 23, 2014 | B Eric Bradner
    Former President Jimmy Carter says he corresponds with foreign leaders the old-fashioned way – through snail mail – because he suspects his communications are watched by intelligence agencies. “I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored,” Carter said in an interview with Andrea Mitchell that was aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself, put it in the Post Office and mail it, because I believe if I send an email, it will be monitored,” Carter said.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Jimmy Carter; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mitt Romney; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • A Carter Could Turn Georgia Blue

    03/14/2014 6:28:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 14, 2014 | Patricia Murphy
    As Wendy Davis’s campaign for Texas governor flounders, Democrats in Washington have begun to cast their eyes elsewhere for a good news story in the solid-red South. They believe they may have found that in Georgia, where a combination of demographic trends and a slate full of famous political names is giving Democrats in the state an unfamiliar feeling: Hope. Topping the ticket (which Republicans have tagged as "Downton Abbey Democrats" for children seeking their ancestors' titles) is Jason Carter, the 38 year-old state senator and grandson of former president Jimmy Carter, who is challenging Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.
  • Hey Barry! The Eighties Called: They Want Their Leader Back.

    03/03/2014 8:46:36 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-3-2014 | MOTUS
    I didn’t watch the Oscars last night, butt I hear it was a night of politically correct historic firsts: Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor for his portrayal of a gay rodeo rider in Dallas Buyers Club, Lupita Nyong'o won Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave, Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor for his role as a transgendered sidekick in Dallas Buyers Club, Alfonso Cuarón won as the first Mexican Best Director for Gravity, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won as the first movie from a black director to win Best Picture…and Big Guy’s “Foreign...
  • Ex-President Carter planning trip to Venezuela

    02/25/2014 7:41:47 PM PST · by kingattax · 69 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 2-25-14 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is expressing concern about Venezuela's escalating political crisis and wants to meet with leaders on both sides in an upcoming trip. Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, made the offer in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Expressing "grave concern" about the loss of life in recent protests and the risk of more conflict ahead, Carter in the letter to Capriles said that for dialogue aimed at easing tensions to succeed both side must...
  • McCain: Obama is Worse than Carter (but not “wacko-bird” conservatives?)

    01/22/2014 8:01:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 1/23/2014, 4:44 AM | Elad Benari
    Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) blasted President Barack Obama and his policy towards Syria on Tuesday, the Washington Free Beacon reports. Speaking to Phoenix radio station KFYI, McCain compared Obama to former president Jimmy Carter, saying, “I thought Jimmy Carter was bad, but he pales in comparison to this president in my view.” …
  • Unarmed student shot dead by cop after asking, ‘Oh, you’re going to shoot me?’

    12/10/2013 2:59:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/10/2013 | Robby Soave
    A 23-year-old Texas university student was shot dead by a police officer during an altercation in which the unarmed and usually mild-mannered student allegedly assault the officer and asked, “Oh, you’re going to shoot me?”The officer did in fact shoot him six times, killing him.Robert Cameron Redus is an honors student at the University of the Incarnate Word, a private Catholic institution in San Antonio, Texas. Redus’s friends describe him as “not aggressive,” “gentle,” and “well-liked,” according to local news.UIW police officer Chris Carter pulled over Redus at 2:00 a.m. on Friday night for unknown reasons. The argument between the...
  • All in the (political) family

    11/15/2013 8:37:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/11/2013 | Jessica Taylor
    A Bush, a Cheney, and a Carter will be on the ballot next year, but this is no ’80s flashback or stroll down memory lane. In the 2014 midterm races, the children and grandchildren of former presidents and a vice president are all trying to make their own political names. The latest addition to a growing list is Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who announced Thursday he’s running for governor of Georgia. The Democratic state senator will try to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. Jason Carter Meanwhile, Liz Cheney – the daughter of former Vice...
  • King Tut Was Killed In A Gruesome Chariot Accident, Says Science

    11/08/2013 8:09:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 29 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | Nov 3, 2013 | Michael Ballaban
    Tutankhamen was the most famous of all the Egyptian Pharaohs, but it's always been a bit of a mystery how he died. He passed at only 19, and he seemed to have pretty bad injuries at his death, but there was no record of an assassination. Thanks to Science, we now know it was probably due to a chariot accident. King Tut is best known because when his tomb was found in 1922, it was in relatively good condition compared to other, more ransacked pharaonic resting places. The sarcophagus and mummy were still there, which is always a good sign,...
  • Jimmy Carter's Grandson to Run for Governor of Georgia

    11/07/2013 6:17:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 7, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Jimmy Carter's grandson, Jason Carter, will run for governor of Georgia. The younger Carter is currently a state senator. "Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter will challenge Gov. Nathan Deal next year in a move that catapults the gubernatorial contest into the national spotlight and tests whether Georgia’s changing demographics can loosen the Republican Party’s 12-year grip on the state’s highest office," reports the Atlanta Journal-Constiution's Greg Bluestein.
  • “Marg bar Amrika”

    11/04/2013 3:21:54 PM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-04-13 | Wordsmith
    "President Carter inherited an impossible situation -- and he and his advisers made the worst of it."-Gaddis Smith On this day in history 34 years ago, remember, remember the 4th of November; when militant Islamic students stormed the U.S. embassy, holding 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. To commemorate that takeover, and to demonstrate opposition to the new president's call to "tone down" the common, daily-expressed slogan, "Death to America" chants, "tens of thousands" of protesters gathered in Tehran outside the old U.S. embassy in their own "million Islamist march" (or, as they call it, "National Day to Fight...
  • Mummy-fried! Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted INSIDE his coffin

    11/03/2013 9:31:59 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-3-13 | Claudia Joseeph & Sam Webb
    The mummified body of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun burst into flames inside his sarcophagus after a botched attempt to embalm him, according to scientists in a new documentary. After his death in 1323 BC, Tutankhamun was rapidly embalmed and buried, but fire investigators believe a chemical reaction caused by embalming oils used on his mummy sparked the blaze. A fragment of flesh from the boy pharaoh, whose tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter and the Earl of Carnarvon, was tested by researchers who confirmed his body was burnt while sealed in his coffin. Tut has long fired the public imagination....
  • EPIC FAIL: Now JIMMY CARTER is calling Obama an incompetent loser

    11/02/2013 5:04:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2 Nov 2013 | Eric Owens
    It’s been a disastrous couple of weeks for President Barack Obama. His signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a slow-motion train wreck. His poll numbers have tanked. Now, things have gotten so bad for Obama that former president Jimmy Carter has called President Obama incompetent in the family-friendly pages of Parade magazine. “He’s done the best he could under the circumstances,” Carter said of Obama in an interviewed published on Thursday. “His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best.” Carter presided over what was, until the current recession, the...
  • Oh the irony, even Jimmy Carter points out Obama’s failure

    11/02/2013 12:05:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Jimmy Carter, the man considered by Republicans and Democrats alike as the most incompetent U.S. president in modern history, made comments that sure sounded like he called President Barack Obama incompetent over his handling of the Affordable Care Act. But if it helps, he did it in a nice way. Carter made the observation during an interview this week with Parade Magazine. “He’s done the best he could under the circumstances,” Carter said of Obama. “His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best.”
  • Mr.L: Rand Paul Talks Compromise & Goes to Wall Street w/For Sale Sign on His Back

    10/08/2013 3:33:17 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/08/2013 | Mr L
    President Obama negotiates with Mullahs and not Republicans. He shut down the War Memorials of Washington, DC and threw old folks of Lake Mead out of their homes. In short, Obama is a dick. So why is Rand Paul looking to "compromise" with Obama and the democrats on the issues Obama and Harry Reid's shut down and Obamacare? Mr. Paul goes to Wall Street with a "for sale" sign on his back. Recently Rand Paul attended a fundraiser at the home of NY Jets owner Woody Johnson and is competing with Lord Christie of Trenton for that Wall Street bling....
  • Carter: Middle Class Today Resembles Past's Poor

    10/08/2013 4:36:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 7, 2013 | Lisa Leff
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that the income gap in the United States has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble the Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House.
  • What Are The Ramifications of Carter Contacting The KGB For Help In Defeating Reagan?

    09/25/2013 1:19:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Evidence Jimmy Carter Abandoned the Shah ^ | September 25, 2013 | Staff
    Source:Evidence Jimmy Carter Abandoned the ShahA recent article has provided some provocative information regarding former President Jimmy Carter and the Shah. While I had heard or read short articles regarding what is revealed here, the new piece by Alan Peters was an eye opener, and explained so much that I had suspected. I must admit, I used to be a Jimmy Carter supporter. I voted for him to be re-elected. I cringe when people always refer to the Hostage Rescue Attempt as "Ill Fated", "Catastrophic", "Jimmy Carter's Diaster", when Carter is to be commended for at least actually going through...
  • Welcome Back Carter! Consumer Confidence Lowest In 4 Months – Back At MrPeanut-era Levels

    09/24/2013 9:55:53 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/24/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index declined to 79.7, the weakest since May, from 81.8 a month earlier. Consumer confidence remains below the 100 threshold last seen under President Bush (Dubya). cc092413 In fact, consumer confidence is back to the grim old days of President Jimmy Carter. Conference-Board-consumer-confidence-index Of course, declining real median household income will do that. medianhouseholdincome Welcome back, Carter! carterd
  • Germany's Energy Poverty: How Electricity Became a Luxury Good

    09/06/2013 6:53:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 09/04/2013 | Masthead Editorial
    Germany's agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor. Government advisors are calling for a completely new start. If you want to do something big, you have to start small. That's something German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier knows all too well. The politician, a member of the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has put together a manual of practical tips on how everyone can make small, everyday contributions to the shift away from nuclear power and toward green energy. The so-called Energiewende,...
  • Two Luckiest People In The World? Bashar Assad And Jimmy Carter

    09/04/2013 3:55:26 AM PDT · by suspects · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 4, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Who are the two happiest people in the world this week? Bashar Assad and Jimmy Carter. One week ago, Assad was a war criminal awaiting certain retaliation from the most powerful military force the world has ever known; and Jimmy Carter still owned the title “Worst President Ever.” Not anymore. Whatever keeps a brutal dictator like Assad up at night (fear of another dinner invitation from the Kerrys, perhaps?), it’s certainly not Barack Obama. America’s commander in chief has made it abundantly clear that he won’t support any military action vigorous enough to cause a Damascus traffic jam. The Los...
  • Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack]

    09/03/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack] September 03, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right. So here's the deal. Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he's not gonna go into Syria. Remember, they're using nerve gas. John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.Look, I'm gonna get into all the hypocrisy.Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter. There's only one...
  • Former President Carter warns US action on Syria without UN backing 'illegal'

    08/30/2013 10:24:47 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/30/13 (11:52 AM ET) | Julian Pecquet
    Former president Carter on Friday came out strongly against military action in Syria without the United Nation's blessing. "Punitive Action" without a mandate from the U.N. Security Council or "broad support from NATO and the Arab League" would be illegal under international law and unlikely to alter the course of the war,"... ...
  • U.S. Army SSG Ty Michael Carter to receive Medal of Honor today

    08/26/2013 8:32:49 AM PDT · by cll · 21 replies
    On Oct. 3, 2009, many Soldiers distinguished themselves when more than 300 Anti-Afghan forces, or AAF, attempted to overrun Combat Outpost, or COP, Keating, a company-sized outpost in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. On that day, of the 53 members of B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, who defended the position, eight Soldiers were killed, and more than 25 were injured. Of these men, one Soldier’s gallantry stood out. Without regard to his own safety, Spc. Ty Michael Carter proved himself time and time again. He resupplied ammunition to fighting positions, provided first aid to a battle buddy, killed enemy troops,...
  • Dictatorships & Double Standards (Carter Redux)

    08/16/2013 9:21:39 PM PDT · by rey · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | November 1979 | Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
    The failure of the Carter administration’s foreign policy is now clear to everyone except its architects, and even they must entertain private doubts, from time to time, about a policy whose crowning achievement has been to lay the groundwork for a transfer of the Panama Canal from the United States to a swaggering Latin dictator of Castroite bent. In the thirty-odd months since the inauguration of Jimmy Carter as President there has occurred a dramatic Soviet military buildup, matched by the stagnation of American armed forces, and a dramatic extension of Soviet influence in the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan, Southern...
  • U.S. tells citizens in Yemen to leave immediately [Obama said Al Qaeda is on the run...]

    08/06/2013 3:48:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/6/13 | Mohammed Ghobari
    The United States told its citizens in Yemen on Tuesday to leave immediately and ordered the evacuation of non-essential U.S. government staff because of the threat of terrorist attacks. The State Department announcement was the latest warning since Washington issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday that prompted the closure of several Western embassies in Yemen and U.S. missions across the Middle East and Africa. Based on intelligence including intercepted communication between al Qaeda leaders, Washington has warned of possible attacks in the region. Some officials pinpointed Yemen, home to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the...
  • Ex-U.S. President Carter plans to visit North Korea - report(AGAIN)

    07/30/2013 4:27:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2013
    Ex-U.S. President Carter plans to visit North Korea - report July 29, 2013 - 05:15 SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is planning to visit North Korea soon to try to win the release of a U.S. citizen held for committing crimes against the reclusive state, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Monday. Carter has made contact with the North to arrange for the visit, and he is likely to make the trip in a personal capacity to secure the release of Kenneth Bae, the U.S. citizen, a source in Washington was quoted as saying by Yonhap....
  • Obama's Misery Index Approaches Carter Years

    07/25/2013 10:36:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2013 | Bob Campbell
    In the past 30 years if you were in the top 1% economic class your inflation-adjusted incomes grew by 224%. The top 0.1% grew by 390%. In contrast, the bottom 90% struggled with only a 5% growth in incomes. Whoop-tee-do! A 5% increase over 30 years is pathetic! According to the Credit Suisse's annual Global Wealth Data Book, America's middle class ranks 27th in the world. Are they serious? I thought the United States was the wealthiest country in the world. The U.S. misery index has reached its highest level since May, 1983. I remember the Carter years. The only...
  • If Obama were a Kardashian, Which Kardashian Would He Be?

    07/20/2013 10:18:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 26 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-20-2013 | MOTUS
    “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son.  Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”  (SNIP) So I’m willing to play along. We all know that BO could’ve been Trayvon, or a Kardashian butt let’s do some soul-searching and see who else Big Guy could’ve been 35 years ago. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Like BO, he had a flakey mother and was disenfranchised, maybe he could have been Dzhokhar. (SNIP)  I suppose, with that set of chords he’s got, BO could have been any...
  • Jimmy Carter on George Zimmerman Verdict: ‘Right Decision’

    07/17/2013 3:19:23 PM PDT · by Witch-king of Angmar · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/17/2013 | Chris Good
    Jimmy Carter says the jury made the right call in finding George Zimmerman not guilty. “I think the jury made the right decision based on the evidence presented, because the prosecution inadvertently set the standard so high that the jury had to be convinced that it was a deliberate act by Zimmerman, that he was not at all defending himself,” Carter told Atlanta NBC affiliate WXIA-TV.
  • Jimmy Carter: "I think the jury made the right decision"

    07/16/2013 6:29:27 PM PDT · by Arcy · 67 replies
    http://m.11alive.com/localnews/article?a=299139&f=1369
    In an Interview today with an Atlanta news anchor, former president, Jimmy Carter, said the Jury in the case against George Zimmerman made the right decision in finding him not guilty.
  • Carter: Paula Deen Should Be Forgiven

    06/29/2013 4:13:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    CNN.com ^ | June 29, 2013 | Joe Sterling
    (CNN) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen should be forgiven, arguing that while there's no condoning the racial slurs she uttered, the well-known personality has been candid and apologetic.
  • Jimmy Carter compares Catholic Church to Islam on women’s rights

    06/28/2013 2:21:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2013 | AP
    ATLANTA — Former U.S. President JimmyCarter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world. The human rights activist said Friday religious authorities perpetuate misguided doctrines of male superiority, from the Catholic Church forbidding women from becoming priests to some African cultures mutilating the genitals of young girls. Carter said the doctrines, which he described as theologically indefensible, contribute to a political, social and economic structure where political leaders passively accept violence against women, a worldwide sex slave trade and inequality in the workplace and classroom.
  • Jimmy Carter, Ex-President and Anti-Catholic Bigot, Attacks Pope John Paul II

    06/25/2013 10:14:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | June 24, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    Bad enough that James Earl Carter, Jr. is the worst president this country has had not named James Buchanan or Barack Obama, but he is also an anti-Catholic bigot as his latest mind droppings amply demonstrate: Former US President Jimmy Carter has disclosed that he had angry exchanges with Pope John Paul II about liberation theology and about the ordination of women. The former president said that he complained to the Pontiff about the Church’s “perpetuation of the subservience of women” while Blessed John Paul II was visiting the US in 1978, and “there was more harshness when we turned...
  • Jimmy Carter vs. Blessed Virgin Mary Regarding the Male Priest

    06/25/2013 2:24:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    Canterbury Tales ^ | June 24, 2013 | Taylor Marshall
    President Carter seems very concerned about the Catholic doctrine of the male priesthood. Speaking at the Carter Center's "Mobilizing Faith for Women" the former President answered some questions about women and religion. Let's look at his words against the Catholic Church and then I'll provide three systematic responses: "And I think the great religions have set the example for that, by ordaining, in effect, that women are not equal to men in the eyes of God. This has been done and still is done by the Catholic Church ever since the third century, when the Catholic Church ordained that a...
  • Jimmy Carter: Failure Of Catholic Church To Ordain Women Is A Human Rights Abuse

    06/23/2013 6:13:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 123 replies
    It’s not news when irrelevant people spout irrational opinions, because it happens nearly all the time, but hey – it’s been a slow day.From Swampland: Let’s get right to it. This week the Carter Center’s Mobilizing Faith for Women conference will ask the question, “Can religion be a force for women’s rights instead of a source of women’s oppression?” What’s your answer?Well, religion can be, and I think there’s a slow, very slow, move around the world to give women equal rights in the eyes of God. What has been the case for many centuries is that the great religions,...
  • Ex-President Carter wants sanctions weakened on terrorist groups

    06/20/2013 6:41:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 20, 2013 | Julian Pecquet
    Former President Jimmy Carter is spearheading an effort to convince the U.S. to weaken sanctions on terrorist groups so that peace organizations can legally work with them. In a petition to Secretary of State John Kerry delivered Thursday, Carter and other foreign policy experts ask Kerry to exempt peace groups from policies that make it a crime to offer negotiation training and humanitarian law classes to terror groups. “The Secretary of State can, and should, exempt peacebuilding activities from this counterproductive application of the law,” says the petition. “Doing so would open the door for professional peacebuilders to fully engage...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Carter Calls on EU to Label Products from 'Illegal Settlements'

    05/12/2013 3:09:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/13
    Former US President Jimmy Carter has once again expressed his blatantly anti-Israel allegiances by calling on the European Union to “introduce proper labeling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.” Carter was in Dublin together with former Irish president Mary Robinson and former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso for talks with Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore and diplomats from some 20 European countries on revitalizing the peace process in the Middle East. “With the Middle East peace process making no significant progress, we call on Europe to play a stronger and more independent role in...
  • Carter Calls on EU to Label Products from 'Illegal Settlements'

    05/12/2013 10:42:34 AM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 12 replies
    Israel National News Arutz Sheva ^ | 05-12-2013 | Arutz Sheva staff
    Former US President Jimmy Carter has once again expressed his blatantly anti-Israel allegiances by calling on the European Union to “introduce proper labeling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.” Carter was in Dublin together with former Irish president Mary Robinson and former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso for talks with Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore and diplomats from some 20 European countries on revitalizing the peace process in the Middle East. “With the Middle East peace process making no significant progress, we call on Europe to play a stronger and more independent role in...
  • In Dublin, former US President Carter calls on EU to start labelling products from ‘illegal’

    05/11/2013 10:45:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    European Jewish Press ^ | 5/11/13 | Yossi Lempkowicz
    DUBLIN -Former US President Jimmy Carter said in Dublin “the EU should move to introduce proper labelling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.” (snip)It could therefore introduce a clear labelling of products made in Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law,” he added. Ireland currently holds the rotating EU presidency until end of June. Mary Robinson said this was not “an anti-Israel move,” but rather “a concrete step, supported by many of our Israeli friends, to revive the hope of a future state of Palestine
  • Poll: Carter most trusted politician; Matt Lauer least trusted network newsie

    05/07/2013 12:04:00 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7 May 13 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Jimmy Carter stands head and shoulders above other American politicians -- including President Obama -- in a new Reader's Digest poll of the 100 most trusted people in America that also suggests the problems dogging "Today Show" co-host Matt Lauer have nicked his integrity. The new poll, provided to Secrets, proves that Washington has fallen out of favor in America. The four most trusted Americans are in show business. No. 1 is Tom Hanks, followed by Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep. The first Washingtonian on the list is first lady Michelle Obama at No. 19. Former...
  • Jews Still Planning to Sue Jimmy Carter over Anti-Israel Book

    04/10/2013 3:41:15 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 9 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 10th, 2013 | Yori Yanover
    Asserting that no individual has done more than former President Jimmy Carter to defame Israel and to challenge its right to exist, a group of readers filed a class action suit against Carter and the Simon & Schuster publishing company, back in February, 2011, alleging that Carter’s book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," contains numerous false and knowingly misleading statements intended to promote the author’s agenda of anti-Israel propaganda and to deceive the reading public instead of presenting accurate information as advertised. The suit, Unterberg et al. v. Jimmy Carter et.al (11 cv 0720), filed in the United States District Court...