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  • [ November 28, 2016] Jimmy Carter: America Must Recognize Palestine

    12/29/2016 1:34:48 PM PST · by Fedora · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/28/2016 | Jimmy Carter
    We do not yet know the policy of the next administration toward Israel and Palestine, but we do know the policy of this administration. . .I am convinced that the United States can still shape the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before a change in presidents, but time is very short. The simple but vital step this administration must take before its term expires on Jan. 20 is to grant American diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine, as 137 countries have already done, and help it achieve full United Nations membership. . .
  • Carter: ‘I Think I Would Choose Trump’ Over Cruz [Cruz is not malleable]

    02/03/2016 10:32:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Former President Jimmy Carter surprised reporters in London Wednesday by saying he would choose Donald Trump over Ted Cruz to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, "which may surprise some of you." Carter stated that given the choice, "I think I would choose Trump.... Trump has proven already he's completely malleable,” reports The Atlanta Journal Constitution. "I don't think he has any fixed (positions) he'd go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far right wing policies he'd pursue if he became president." Still, Carter feels Trump will "fade away"...
  • Haiti postpones Sunday's presidential election as violence erupts

    01/22/2016 10:07:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    reuters ^ | 01/23/2016 | Frank Jack Daniel
    Pierre Louis Opont, president of Haiti's electoral council, said the runoff vote was being pushed back for security reasons. But he did not say when the election, already postponed twice before, would be rescheduled. The announcement led to jubilation from demonstrators marching to oppose the election. They danced on the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince, but the mood quickly darkened. Gunshots were fired as protesters clashed with police. The postponement is nevertheless expected to ease unrest after days of protests in the deeply impoverished country of about 10 million people, at pains to rebuild from a devastating earthquake six years...
  • Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned

    03/23/2015 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ed Payne
    Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned By Ed Payne, CNN March 23, 2015 (CNN)Three and a half decades after calling for homosexuals to be stoned, former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III has apologized. "I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric," Jones said. "This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago." The weekend apology came days after the conservative Christian school in South Carolina received a petition asking for an apology for a statement Jones made to the Associated Press in 1980 at the White House. "I'm...
  • The Tragedy of the American Military (Uber-BARF!)

    12/29/2014 3:15:56 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January/February 2015 | James Fallows
    In mid-September, while President Obama was fending off complaints that he should have done more, done less, or done something different about the overlapping crises in Iraq and Syria, he traveled to Central Command headquarters, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. There he addressed some of the men and women who would implement whatever the U.S. military strategy turned out to be. (snip)If I were writing such a history now, I would call it Chickenhawk Nation, based on the derisive term for those eager to go to war, as long as someone else is going. It would be the...
  • Jason Carters delicate dance on his grandfathers Hamas position

    08/11/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Monday, August 11th, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    You could almost hear the groans from Democrat Jason Carters camp last week when his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, co-authored an op-ed arguing that Hamas should be recognized as a legitimate political actor. Gov. Nathan Deal has since tried to tie his November opponent to his grandpas views of Hamas, the militant faction which the U.S. considers a terrorist group. Others, including some Democratic supporters, have questioned why Carter didnt come out strongly against his grandfathers position. Carters strategists dont want the campaign to answer for his grandfather every time he says something controversial. They also recognize Deal and...
  • Congressman Mo Brooks reacts to Russia's ban on exporting rocket engines

    05/15/2014 9:35:42 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    waaytv.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Kalie Lanford
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - As conflict in the Ukraine heats-up, Russia is trying to keep the U.S. at bay, by terminating a partnership with NASA. "This is an issue we have to address if we are going to maintain America’s preeminence in space," said U.S. Rep Mo Brooks (R-5thDistrict). 
Russia has threatened to stop selling RD-180 rocket engines to the U.S., and to stop allowing U.S. astronauts to use their rockets to go to the International Space Station in 2020. "What you are seeing is the International Space Station and our military satellites have been caught up in a game...
  • Reason Magazine: Rand Paul Is Right, Carter Was Thriftier Than Reagan

    04/25/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    REASON ^ | 04/25/2014 | Nick Gillespie
    Mother Jones does love found footage, doesn't it? The progressive mag's airing of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments at a fundraiser definitely hurt the former Massachusetts governor in his attempt to boot President Obama in 2012. Now Mojo is back with the vid above, which the mag must hope will discombobulate Republicans and help put the brakes on a libertarian-leaning senator whose anti-war and anti-NSA stances draw long looks from disaffected liberals and lefties."Rand Paul: Jimmy Carter was better on the budget than Ronald Reagan" is how the vid begins. It shows the Kentucky senator in a variety of settings...
  • Fox Poll: One in Four Say Obama 'One of the Worst Presidents'

    12/28/2013 9:43:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 27, 2013 | Drew MacKenzie
    A new poll has found that the number of Americans who think President Barack Obama is "one of the worst presidents" in history has increased by 5 percent over the past year. The Fox News survey of 1,027 registered voters reveals that more than one in four respondents, a record high of 28 percent, believe he'll go down as one of the worst. In a similar survey taken last December, 23 percent of respondents felt that way. In 2009, after less than a year in office, only 16 percent felt that he would turn out to be one of the...
  • Jimmy Carters legacy hovers over grandsons run

    11/30/2013 5:49:40 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 29NOV2013 | Katie Gluek
    Five days after Jason Carter jumped into the Georgia governors race, his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, delivered a speech urging a ban on the death penalty. Within hours, the newly minted candidate felt compelled to issue a retort: while he loves his grandfather, he told a reporter, I believe in the death penalty for heinous crimes, and that wont change when Im governor. The episode spoke to the benefit and potential burden of the Carter surname for the upstart Democratic state senator, who is waging a long-shot bid to unseat first-term Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. Practically everyone in the...
  • 35 Years Later, Jim Jones Cult Leaves Lessons for Believers

    11/16/2013 10:29:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 72 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11-15-13 | A. James Rudin
    Its been 35 years since 918 people, including 257 children, died on Nov. 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple massacre in Jonestown. The mass murder inside the South American jungle commune in Guyana was engineered by Jim Jones, a murderous cult leader, and was the only time in American history a member of Congress, Leo Ryan, D-Calif., was killed in the line of official duty. Most of the victims were forced to commit suicide by drinking a fatal cocktail of poisoned punch spiked with a Valium tranquilizer. In the days that followed the slaughter of the innocents, Jonestown became a...
  • Jimmy Carter Acknowledges Total Failure of Obama Presidency

    11/04/2013 9:18:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Moonbattery
    Until recently, Jimmy Carter was widely acknowledged as the most incompetent US president in living memory. So it must have pricked Obamas overinflated ego like a needle when Carter said this of his presidency: His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best. That is, Obama has been an unmitigated disaster, as predicted by patriots from the beginning. Peter Wehner thought that, especially coming from Carter, this may have been too cruel a blow. But then he reflected, What exactly are the impressive achievements of President Obama? The revival of the American economy? Surging...
  • Carter statement lauds Chavez

    03/05/2013 5:10:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2013 | Victor Morton
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter mourned the death Tuesday of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, hailing his commitment to improving the lives of Venezuelans, and praising him for communicating hope and empowerment and for his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments. According to a statement posted at the Carter Center website, Mr. Carter and his wife Rosalynn came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized. The 288-word statement included the 13-word caveat, we have not agreed with all...
  • Zbigniew: US Should 'Investigate And Crack Down' On Anti-Mohammed Movie 'Conspiracy'

    10/03/2012 6:19:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sounding less like a supposed foreign policy expert and more like someone who's been listening to way too much late, late night left-wing radio, Zbigniew Brzezinski claimed to see the outlines of a "conspiracy" in the making of the anti-Mohammed movie trailer. Saying "it's not an issue of freedom of speech entirely," Jimmy Carter's former National Security Adviser suggested on Morning Joe today that the makers of the movie could be held "liable" for the deaths of the US Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He recommended that the United States should "investigate and crack down" on "evil forces"...
  • Dan Rather analyzes Reagan's win over Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Presidential election.

    09/10/2012 3:57:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/10/12 | Dan Rather
    Dan Rather analyzes Reagan's win over Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Presidential election.
  • MISERY REPEATS ITSELF

    08/10/2012 8:49:22 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies
    2012 | unknown
    MISERY REPEATS ITSELF This is a true but strange story which proves that misery can indeed repeat itself, that those unwilling to learn their lessons from history are doomed to repeat it. Jimmy Carter was born in 1937, the year of the Ox. Barack Obama was born in 1961, the year of the Ox. 24 years apart. Jimmy Carter was the first president to be born in a hospital. Barack Obama was the first president to be born in two hospitals. In 2002, Jimmy Carter received a Nobel Peace Prize. In 2009, Barack Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize. 7...
  • (Liberal author:) Jimmy Carter - Mass Murderer

    05/20/2012 9:05:08 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 23 replies
    Pravda ^ | May16, 2012 | John Fleming
    Jimmy Carter - Mass Murderer Pravda 16.05.2012 Boni pastoris est tondere pecus, non deglubere. - Tiberius By John Fleming ... Jimmy Carter affects a superficial appearance of amiability and since leaving the White House, besides his well-known work for Habitat for Humanity, he has espoused time and again humanitarian causes. He has been appointed a diplomatic plenipotentiary time and again, especially under Clinton, and he made a well-publicized trip to Cuba and met Fidel Castro recently, where he, without mentioning the repression under corporate monopoly capitalism, in Georgia and everywhere else in the U.S., chided Castro in a would-be...
  • Brzezinski: Obama Understands the World Better Than Any Other Politician

    02/27/2012 3:59:03 PM PST · by lbryce · 57 replies · 1+ views
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 27, 2012 | Staff
    President Obama got high praise from Jimmy Carter former national security adviser on his comprehension of foreign policy. Still, Zbigniew Brzezinski had some words of caution for the current commander in chief about his meeting next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying Obama let himself be humiliated last time Bibi visited. Prior to the elections, theyll be tempted to strike, Brzezinski said of Israeli action toward Irans nuclear program on CNNs Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday. And this is why I think the president, when he talks on to Netanyahu on March 5th, might take into account the fact...
  • MSNBC Expert Calls for a List of the Rich to Pressure Them to Give Back

    10/17/2011 11:03:49 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 17, 2011 | Mike Opelka
    Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former National Security Advisor to President Carter and a frequent guest on his daughter Mikas MSNBC program, made a series of strange statements during his segment on Morning Joe earlier today. Talking with the MSNBC crew about the concentration of wealth in America as motivation for Occupy Wall Street, Dr. Brzezinski seems to believe that publishing the names of people who make a lot of money would be helpful in redistributing wealth: Brzezinski wants anyone making a lot of money to be pointed out, but a short time later he says he does not want Wall...
  • Egyptian Parliamentarians Want Eilat

    08/27/2011 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    In the wake of recent reports of a joint Israeli-Jordanian plan to link the Red Sea on the Israeli side and the Dead Sea on the Jordanian Side, parliamentarians in Egypt are agitating for the nation's caretaker junta to demand Israel surrender the port-city of Eilat. Egypt has insisted it has a claim to the city of Eilat since it lost the city to the nascent state of Israel in the wake of the Egyptian army's defeat in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, but after the 1979 Camp David Accords the claim was officially dropped. Or so it seemed. The...