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  • ISIS Hostage James Foley Campaigned for Barack Obama – But Obama’s Delays Cost Him His Life

    10/26/2014 2:51:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit | 10-26-14 | Jim Hoft
    American journalist and freelance photographer James Foley campaigned for Barack Obama. But when he was captured and held by ISIS, Obama was not there for him. The Sunday Times reported in August that President Obama delayed a rescue mission for James Foley and the other prisoners for 30 days. Obama spent that time “fretting over his image”, playing golf and worrying his administration would be “Carterized” if the mission failed. James Foley campaigned for the wrong candidate. The New York Times reported: As the number of people in the 20-square-meter cell in Raqqa grew smaller, it was hard to stay...
  • At 90, Jimmy Carter hammers away in Oak Cliff for Habitat for Humanity [Hurl to the Max]

    10/08/2014 10:21:45 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 51 replies
    Dallas Morning (Lies) News ^ | 08 October 2014 11:06 PM | ROY APPLETON
    The guy wearing the red bandanna didn’t mess around. Measuring, cutting and hammering away, he made sure the siding was just right for the new house in Oak Cliff. Nothing like having a seasoned leader on the job. Former President Jimmy Carter didn’t let a little heat and his age (90) get in the way Wednesday morning at the house on Exeter Avenue.
  • Carter criticizes Obama on ISIS: 'We waited too long'

    10/08/2014 1:51:49 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/8/14 | Ashley Killough
    Former President Jimmy Carter said President Barack Obama "waited too long" to go after ISIS and criticized what he described as the president's changing foreign policy. "First of all, we waited too long. We let the Islamic State build up its money, capability and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria," Carter told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in an interview published Tuesday. The 39th president was in Texas working on a Habitat for Humanity project. "Then when [ISIS] moved into Iraq, the Sunni Muslims didn't object to their being there and about a third of the territory in...
  • Carter unhappy with Obama’s policies in Middle East

    10/08/2014 6:23:57 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 28 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014 | Jim Jones
    “[W]e waited too long. We let the Islamic State build up its money, capability and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria,” he said, using an alternate name for the terrorist group. “Then when [ISIL] moved into Iraq, the Sunni Muslims didn’t object to their being there and about a third of the territory in Iraq was abandoned.”
  • Obama Tweets Photo of Himself with Jimmy Carter for Carter's Birthday

    10/02/2014 11:27:19 AM PDT · by illiac · 38 replies
    Ben Shapiro's Truth Revolt ^ | 10/2/14 | Ben Shapiro
    Yet another special day Obama injects himself into
  • Barack Obama Birthday Greeting To Jimma Carter (Caption Time)

    10/02/2014 8:36:38 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 24 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | Oct 01, 2014 | Barack Obama
    Obama Tweets Photo of Himself with Jimmy Carter for Carter's Birthday @WhiteHouse Happy 90th Birthday, President Carter! Michelle and I send our best wishes to you and Rosalynn. -bo
  • Jimmy Carter: If I had gone to war with Iran, I would have beaten Reagan or something

    10/01/2014 7:41:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Former President Jimmy Carter had some interesting things to say about his 1980 defeat to Ronald Reagan; he could have won if he was more ‘manly,’ or something. Carter admitted that the Iranian hostage crisis, which lasted 444 days, heavily contributed to his defeat. But added that if he had gone to war with Iran, he would have been re-elected (via Washington Examiner): Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran.Interviewed by the show “CNBC Meets,” Carter repeated his...
  • JIMMY CARTER: 'I Could Have Wiped Iran Off The Map'

    10/01/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by illiac · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/29/2014 | Hunter Wlaker
    Former President Jimmy Carter marked his 90th birthday Wednesday with a lengthy interview on CNBC Meets where he discussed his one term in office and the one thing he would have handled differently — the Iran Hostage Crisis. Carter suggested Operation Eagle Claw, a failed 1980 attempt to rescue the hostages taken by Iranian revolutionaries at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, could have been successful if he committed one more helicopter to the mission. "I think I would have been re-elected easily if I had been able to rescue our hostages from the Iranians," said Carter. "And everybody asks me...
  • Jimmy Carter says he would have defeated Reagan had he been more 'manly'

    10/01/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-1-14 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran. Interviewed by the show "CNBC Meets," Carter repeated his belief that the failed mission to free American hostages held in Tehran killed his chances, but then added that had he gone to war, America would have rewarded him with a second term in 1980. “I could've been re-elected if I'd taken military action against Iran, shown that I was strong and resolute and, um, manly and so forth,” said the former president,...
  • WXIA Poll Shows Tight Race for GA Senate and Governor

    09/24/2014 8:06:52 PM PDT · by Bettyprob
    Peach Pundit ^ | September 24, 2014 | John Richards
    Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, a makeshift boat carrying nine Cuban rafters landed in front of Key Biscayne’s multi-story oceanfront Mar Azul condominium. As the rafters – all men in their 20s, 30s and 40s - scrambled ashore, Mar Azul residents came out to take a peek, said Police Chief Charles Press. One condo resident shot video of the rafters as they walked away from the boat, which had inner tubes on the sides and what appeared to be an engine in the back. The words Brayan and Yoanni were painted on the back. Several were wearing soaked T-shirts, shirts and...
  • Carter Administration’s Dilemma: Iran’s Theocracy

    09/23/2014 10:06:23 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 4 replies
    FSM ^ | Slater Bakhtavar
    In November 1978 then President Carter nominated George Ball as a member of the Trilateral Commission. The commission acted under the direct control of the National Security Council’s Zbigniew Brzezinski, an ardent opponent of the Shah of Iran. This commission cultivated a clandestine Iran task force. While serving on this commission, George Ball championed cessation of United States support for the Shah and clandestine support for Rubhullah Ayatollah Khomeini who, albeit in exile, led a proletariat Islamic opposition. Pursuant to this agenda George Ball sought to garner the support of Robert Bowie, who was at that time the Deputy Director...
  • The Unwisdom of Barack Obama as Told by the Unwise Peggy Noonan

    09/22/2014 6:13:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-22-2014 | MOTUS
    There’s much to be said about Ms. Noonan’s column “The Unwisdom of Barack Obama” in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. For starters, she writes it as the all-wise observer from afar who’s known all along that Big Guy was in waaaaay over his head; knew that he actually Peter Principled out somewhere between Harvard Law and Chicago community organizer.To read Saturday’s column, you might think that Peggy has seen through Barack Hussein Obama’s veneer from the start. You might assunme that she, unlike other so-called conservative columnists, was not  sucked in by those sharply creased pant legs,…mistaking them for a sign...
  • The Myth Of The Tiny Radical Muslim Minority

    09/04/2014 2:23:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 4,2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Over the weekend, former President Jimmy Carter attended the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference in Detroit. There, he assured Muslims that the “principles of Allah” were designed to “bring peace and justice to all.” ISNA’s ties to terror-supporters are quite deep.
  • Jimmy Carter Tells Islamic Conference: “Principles of Allah” Are Key to Peace

    08/31/2014 8:14:00 AM PDT · by NCjim · 124 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 31, 2014
    Former President Jimmy Carter told attendees at the Islamic Society of North America that “the principles of Allah” are the key to peace in the Middle East. Carter spoke to the group on Saturday.
  • Jimmy Carter To Give Keynote Speech At Muslim Convention In Detroit

    08/25/2014 10:10:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | August 25, 2014 | Paul Bois
    On Monday, The Toledo Blade reported that former President Jimmy Carter, the same President who accused Israel of practicing apartheid and called for the U.S to "legitimize" Hamas, will be giving the keynote speech at the 51st annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) held in Detroit this Friday, September 1st. The speech will be held at a luncheon August 30th.
  • President Jimmy Carter to be keynote speaker at Muslim convention in Detroit

    08/23/2014 7:07:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/23/2014 | TK BARGER
    The Islamic Society of North America or ISNA, the nation's largest Muslim group, will hold its 51st annual convention in Detroit's Cobo Center Friday through Sept. 1, and will feature former President Jimmy Carter as the keynote speaker. ... A “secret special guest” is also on the bill. The convention‘‍s opening session Friday will include words from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the national leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress,
  • Carter: 'Nutcases' are stopping climate action (funny)

    08/13/2014 9:08:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Former President Carter says climate skeptics are the "biggest handicap" for the U.S. when it comes to acting on global warming. “I would say the biggest handicap we have right now is some nutcases in our country that don’t believe in global warming,” Carter said Tuesday during the American Renewable Energy Day summit in Aspen, Colo. “I think they are going to change their position because of pressure from individuals, because the evidence of the ravages of global warming is already there," he added. The 39th president expressed frustration with the administration and Congress on their lack of efforts to...
  • Bye-bye American Pie! It’s been a Sweet Ride.

    08/07/2014 8:06:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-7-2014 | MOTUS
    Perhaps this explains that “you’re dead to me” look in Big Guy’s eyes while toasting his guests at Tuesday’s State dinner: To the dictators! Long may we not “just be standing around.” Or if that’s not it, maybe it’s because of this: A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that despite the steady pace of hiring in recent months, 76% of adults lack confidence that their children's generation will have a better life than they do—an all-time high. Some 71% of adults think the country is on the wrong track, a leap of 8 points from a June survey,...
  • Hamas Propagandist Jimmy Carter Calls For Israel To Surrender To Terrorists

    08/06/2014 3:40:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/5/2014 | Ben Barrack
    Before deconstructing Jimmy Carter’s pro-Hamas screed in Foreign Policy, it’s worth putting into context exactly who he’s defending. In 1978, Carter proudly brokered the Camp David Peace Accords that granted the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood vehemently rejected the treaty, ultimately assassinating Egyptian President Anwar Sadat for signing it AND for abandoning efforts to form a Palestinian state.(video at link)Before his death, Sadat issued several warnings about the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that the “most dangerous thing about them are the ideas that they put into the minds of the youth and also for the other political parties that...
  • Palin Endorsee Barry Loudermilk Wins! (So does Buddy Carter!)

    07/23/2014 1:23:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 22, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Just a simple SHOUT OUT to Barry Loudermilk who won the primary in Georgia tonight. He posted this comment on his timeline just moments ago: A sincere thank you to our wonderful team for your hard work and dedication to the cause. To those who came out to the polls today; thank you for exercising your freedom and fulfilling your duty to vote. US4Palin (Facebook page) reported: Things were not peachy keen for Dr. Bob Johnson. He lost GA-1 getting 46% of the vote as 221 (95%) of the 232 precincts came in Ibatom tonight reported. The winner, Buddy Carter...
  • Georgia Governor: Carter (D) 48%, Deal (R) 41%

    05/29/2014 10:38:45 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 33 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 05-26-2014 | Scott Rasmussen
    Incumbent Republican Nathan Deal trails Democratic challenger Jason Carter by seven points in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the Georgia gubernatorial race. A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Georgia Voters finds Carter with 48% support to Deal’s 41%. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race, while seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • Pro-gun grandson follows in Jimmy Carter's footsteps, sort of

    05/29/2014 9:08:36 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 9 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 29 May, 2014 | Alistair Bell
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - While a Bush and a Clinton consider whether to run for the White House in 2016, in Georgia another U.S. presidential surname from decades past is already on a ballot. Blessed with his forebear's famous smile and mellow manner, state Senator Jason Carter is trying to emulate grandfather Jimmy in November by winning election as governor. Unlike the former president, who has moved further to the left with age, Jason, 38, is carving out room on the right as he campaigns as a Democrat against an incumbent in a conservative state. Polls show a tight race. In...
  • 9 Things You Should Know About John Calvin

    05/28/2014 7:41:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 155 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 5-28-14 | Joe Carter
    Yesterday marked the 450th anniversary of the death of John Calvin. Here are nine things you should know about the French theologian and Reformer. 1. From an early age, Calvin was a precocious student who excelled at Latin and philosophy. He was prepared to go to study of theology in Paris, when his father decided he should become a lawyer. Calvin spend half a decade at the University of Orleans studying law, a subject he did not love. 2. Calvin wrote his magnum opus, The Institutes of the Christian Religion, at the age of 27 (though he updated the work...
  • EPIC FAIL: Now JIMMY CARTER is calling Obama an incompetent loser

    05/27/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/14 | Eric Owens
    t’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.” (RELATED: Jimmy Carter: America no longer has a functioning democracy)...
  • In the Age of Obama: Contempt, Cronies and – dare I say? – Carter.

    05/08/2014 6:12:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-8-2014 | MOTUS
    The House voted yesterday to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.She’s in good company. Very good company indeed: Which means that the matter will now be referred to the Department of Justice. Which is captained by Attorney General Eric Holder. Who, by the way, is also in contempt of Congress. Meanwhile, Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, continues to hold his own one-man contempt hearings:I wonder if the type of animosity the Senate Majority Leader has expressed (repeatedly) for the Koch boys “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly…...
  • 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...
  • Do not hurt Russian people with sanctions: Jimmy Carter

    04/22/2014 11:16:16 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 21 replies
    Paris (AFP) - Former US president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday the West should not impose sanctions that would hurt the Russian people over their leaders' actions in Ukraine. "So far, we have limited the sanctions to the leadership of Russia, and I think that is the proper approach," the Nobel peace laureate told AFP on the sidelines of a discussion in Paris on climate change. "I don't think we would go so far as to impose The statesman was taking part in a meeting with students as a member of The Elders group set up to promote human rights around...
  • Boxer who sued over his movie depiction

    04/20/2014 2:25:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 07, 2008 | Claire Noland
    Joey Giardello, a former middleweight boxing champion who won a decision over Rubin Carter in 1964 and then sued over how the fight was depicted in the 1999 film "The Hurricane," has died. He was 78. Giardello died Thursday of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Cherry Hill, N.J., the International Boxing Hall of Fame announced.
  • Jimmy Carter wants Obama to reject Keystone XL

    04/17/2014 10:33:41 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 41 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 04/17/2014 | Jason Pye
    The man who oversaw an energy crisis has come out strongly against the Keystone XL pipeline. In a letter with other Nobel laureates, former President Jimmy Carter urged President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the pipeline, claiming that allowing the project to move forward would worsen climate change.
  • Jimmy Carter Stands Up In Opposition To Keystone XL Pipeline

    04/16/2014 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 57 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | Keith Brekhus
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joined nine other Nobel Peace Laureates in sending a strongly worded letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, urging them not to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The letter opened as follows: "You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced – climate change. As you deliberate the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you are poised to make a decision that will signal either a dangerous commitment to the status quo, or bold leadership that...
  • 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 · 25 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....