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2013-07-25 11:39:37 PM
Bargaining with the North Koreans?  That's a sign, right?
 
2013-07-25 11:55:28 PM
He's still history's greatest monster
Americans will never forget or forgive Carter asking them to turn the heat down and put on a sweater to save oil.

In America, you do not save oil. Oil saves you!

On the other hand, he's the White House's best carpenter since Abraham Lincoln, who mostly split rails and read by the light of a flaming barrel of oil.
 
2013-07-26 12:00:24 AM

brantgoose: He's still history's greatest monster
Americans will never forget or forgive Carter asking them to turn the heat down and put on a sweater to save oil.

In America, you do not save oil. Oil saves you!

On the other hand, he's the White House's best carpenter since Abraham Lincoln, who mostly split rails and read by the light of a flaming barrel of oil.


Basically, he politely told the country to grow up, gave a shiat about the less fortunate, and didn't tow the pure zionist line.  No wonder some people want him dead.

Fark them.  I've never understood the Carter hate.
 
2013-07-26 01:28:27 AM
I think in time Carter will be remembered as one of the better Presidents to hold the office.  He had a tough break, but held true to his principles, and has done nothing but good since leaving the office.
 
2013-07-26 03:03:54 AM

TuteTibiImperes: I think in time Carter will be remembered as one of the better Presidents to hold the office.  He had a tough break, but held true to his principles, and has done nothing but good since leaving the office.


It takes a lot of guts in life to do the right thing, promote the welfare of those around you and to be the type of person that walks away from a fight instead of being labeled "weak" for not indulging in rage, hate and violent fantasies.

It is for having all these traits in spades that Jimmy Carter was probably the best we had in recent memory.

And it's for these exact same traits that the American public will agree to despise him. The reasoning behind that being the same reasoning behind our depressing realities.
 
2013-07-26 03:42:12 AM
Yes, but if it is a legitimate assassination attempt, the body has its way of shutting that whole thing down.
 
2013-07-26 03:47:08 AM
You know who really wants Jimmy Carter dead? Those damned guinea worms that Jimmy Carter has worked so hard to eradicate these last few decades. If you haven't heard what guinea worms do to humans, and why Jimmy Carter is such a saint for saving Africa from the torture of these beasts, I will look for some of the juicier aspects to share.
 
2013-07-26 03:56:33 AM
I'm a bit lazy so I just copied the wiki on the guinea worm. There's gruesome stories about waiting days and wrapping the emerging worm around a stick as it is coming out of the wound. Wiki seemed to say that there were now just 5 countries where it was still endemic, but this worm was a plague since ancient times before Jimmy Carter declared war on it.

Guinea worm disease is caused by drinking water contaminated by water fleas (microscopic arthropods known as copepods) that host the Dracunculus larva.[9] Guinea worm disease used to thrive in some of the world's poorest areas, particularly those with limited or no access to clean water.[10] In these areas, stagnant water sources may still host copepods, which can carry the larvae of the guinea worm.

The larvae develop for approximately two weeks inside the copepods. At this stage the larvae can cause guinea worm disease if the infected copepods are not filtered from drinking water.[7] The male guinea worm is typically much smaller (12-29 mm or 0.47-1.1 in) than the female, which, as an adult, can grow to 2-3 feet (0.61-0.91 m) long and be as thick as a spaghetti noodle.[7][10]

Once inside the body, stomach acid digests the water flea, but not the guinea worm larvae that are sheltered inside. These larvae find their way to the body cavity where the female mates with a male guinea worm. This takes place approximately three months after infection. The male worm dies after mating and is absorbed.[7]

The female, which contains larvae, burrows into the deeper connective tissues or adjacent to long bones or joints of the extremities.[7]

Approximately one year after the infection began, the worm creates a blister in the human host's skin-usually on the leg or foot.[11] Within 72 hours the blister ruptures, exposing one end of the emergent worm. This blister causes a very painful burning sensation as the worm emerges. Infected persons often immerse the affected limb in water to relieve the burning sensation. Once the blister or open sore is submerged in water, the adult female releases hundreds of thousands of guinea worm larvae, contaminating the water supply.

During the next few days, the female worm is capable of releasing more larvae whenever it comes in contact with water as it extends its posterior end through the hole in the host's skin. These larvae contaminate the water supply and are eaten by copepods, thereby repeating the life-cycle of the disease. Infected copepods can live in the water for only two to three weeks if they are not ingested by a person. Infection does not create immunity, so people can repeatedly experience guinea worm disease throughout their lives.[10]

In drier areas just below the Sahara desert, cases of the disease often emerge during the rainy season, which for many agricultural communities is also the planting or harvesting season. Elsewhere, the emerging worms are more prevalent during the dry season, when ponds and lakes are smaller and copepods are thus more concentrated in them. Guinea worm disease outbreaks can cause serious disruption to local food supplies and school attendance .[10]
 
2013-07-26 03:58:46 AM
I wasn't alive when Carter was president, but I appreciate his altruism after leaving office. I think he has always cared and wanted to make the world a better place.
 
2013-07-26 04:09:17 AM
Jimmy Carter is a Christian, a devout, deeply religious man. All the things the Teabaggers say they want in a President. No wonder they loathe him.
 
2013-07-26 04:23:34 AM
Carter is living proof that there is no room in the world for a genuine man of peace. And especially not in America.
 
2013-07-26 04:32:33 AM

propasaurus: Jimmy Carter is a Christian, a devout, deeply religious man. All the things the Teabaggers say they want in a President. No wonder they loathe him.


Jimmy Carter actually follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. Not something most christians do.
 
2013-07-26 04:37:15 AM
A good guy with a big heart.
 
2013-07-26 04:42:38 AM

Norfolking Chance: propasaurus: Jimmy Carter is a Christian, a devout, deeply religious man. All the things the Teabaggers say they want in a President. No wonder they loathe him.

Jimmy Carter actually follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. Not something most christians do.


I read that as Jimmy Christ, and laughed heartily for some reason.
 
2013-07-26 04:44:32 AM

TuteTibiImperes: I think in time Carter will be remembered as one of the better Presidents to hold the office.  He had a tough break, but held true to his principles, and has done nothing but good since leaving the office.


What are you on? Heroin?

StopLurkListen: A good guy with a big heart.


Lance Armstrong?
 
2013-07-26 04:44:40 AM
well...
 
2013-07-26 04:45:14 AM
I served for almost 5 years on the USS Jimmy Carter. It was hell. I love Jimmy Carter the person.
 
2013-07-26 04:47:15 AM

gsiofa: Norfolking Chance: propasaurus: Jimmy Carter is a Christian, a devout, deeply religious man. All the things the Teabaggers say they want in a President. No wonder they loathe him.

Jimmy Carter actually follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. Not something most christians do.

I read that as Jimmy Christ, and laughed heartily for some reason.


Maybe Jimmy is Josh's little brother.
 
2013-07-26 04:49:28 AM
He sits as #1 in my book for his deregulation of the brewing industry and legalization of Homebrewing!

Maybe I should thank Billy too...
 
2013-07-26 04:52:01 AM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-26 05:07:39 AM

diaphoresis: TuteTibiImperes: I think in time Carter will be remembered as one of the better Presidents to hold the office.  He had a tough break, but held true to his principles, and has done nothing but good since leaving the office.

What are you on? Heroin?


Let me guess, you don't intend to elaborate?

/Considering how much Carter's been demonized, I'm not surprised he's had assassination attempts.
//Demonized by many of the same people who worship the demented traitor that followed him.
 
2013-07-26 05:12:38 AM
Jimmy Carter circle jerk thread...he was a one-termer for a reason, but I agree that he's done a lot of good since leaving office.
 
2013-07-26 05:13:34 AM
Don't kid yourselves. Even Jimmy Carter and the Secret Service fear the rabbits.
 
2013-07-26 05:17:21 AM
Forget the facts about all of the good work he's done and the principles he's stood by. What really matters is not all the lives he's changed for the better or the houses he's helped build for those who could not otherwise afford it, and it's certainly not his strides into eliminating diseases from drinking water and improving living conditions, or assisting Africa with crop production. It also doesn't matter that he's been critical of both parties and their presidents on various occasions.

No, what really matters is he's a liberal democrat and only served one term in office. Take THAT, libs!
 
2013-07-26 05:21:21 AM

Mark Ratner: Jimmy Carter circle jerk thread...he was a one-termer for a reason, but I agree that he's done a lot of good since leaving office.


That reason would be Reagan intentionally sabotaging a hostage situation by negotiating with terrorists for political gain.
 
2013-07-26 05:21:46 AM
"he received the most assassination threats since leaving office out of any former president. "

Well he's also been ex-president for the longest of any living ex-president.
 
2013-07-26 05:27:06 AM
While I don't wish for Jimmy Carter to be assassinated, if he were to be assassinated I hope it's by somebody dressing up as a giant rabbit and beating him with a boat oar.
 
2013-07-26 05:28:35 AM

gsiofa: Norfolking Chance: propasaurus: Jimmy Carter is a Christian, a devout, deeply religious man. All the things the Teabaggers say they want in a President. No wonder they loathe him.

Jimmy Carter actually follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. Not something most christians do.

I read that as Jimmy Christ, and laughed heartily for some reason.


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Bobby thinks that he has witnessed a true Christmas miracle performed by Jesus Christ, because Jimmy Carter is a carpenter and has the same initials, and was able to bring them together. This amuses Hank and Cotton, neither of whom think he was a very good president, giving them one thing they agree on.

Jimmy Carter is certainly one of the best ex-presidents we've ever had. Seriously, people can argue about whether he was a good president while in office, but he's done a lot since then that most people would have to admit were very good.
 
2013-07-26 05:58:26 AM
www.99thagent.org
 
2013-07-26 06:02:58 AM
He was an outsider, not in the same club as LBJ, Nixon, and Ford.
Used to watch Carter Country. What was I thinking?
 
2013-07-26 06:21:15 AM
I wasn't alive then, but I've always been under the impression that Carter messed up two things - he told Americans to be less wasteful, and he allowed a botched raid to free the embassy captives in Iran.

I have to say, if we had spent that last 30+ years moving to solar and wind energy the world would be a much, much, much better place. And it's not like Carter is alone in going for a military solution, look at the Bin Laden raid - basically, Carter's sin was that the military failed him (and Obama's success was that the military did NOT fail him).

That said, I'm not terribly surprised that Carter has had a few nuts after him. The right hates him with a fury because he told them to wear a sweater and suggested that solar was a good idea (ideas they still resist with a fervor). I'm not sure why doing the right thing is so terrible, but then I'm not a fan of excess for the sake of excess. And I do actually believe the data of arctic sea ice melt, glacial retreat, and more extreme weather due to everybody in the entire world deciding that burning the everyloving shiat out of fossil fuels is the key to happiness.
 
2013-07-26 06:32:32 AM

adamatari: I wasn't alive then, but I've always been under the impression that Carter messed up two things - he told Americans to be less wasteful, and he allowed a botched raid to free the embassy captives in Iran.


Look up misery index, and gas lines odd and even days.
 
2013-07-26 06:46:17 AM
Fark version of history: People didn't re-elect Carter, and they hate him because he said to wear a sweater.
 
2013-07-26 07:17:57 AM
From my limited interaction eith Reagan cocksuckers, Jimmy Carter had his hand on the mortgage interest rate dial and cranked that sucker up to 16%. Also, something to do with stagflation.
 
2013-07-26 07:24:00 AM
 
2013-07-26 07:44:23 AM
You tit. I soiled my armor I was so scared.
 
2013-07-26 07:46:22 AM

Shakin_Haitian: From my limited interaction eith Reagan cocksuckers, Jimmy Carter had his hand on the mortgage interest rate dial and cranked that sucker up to 16%. Also, something to do with stagflation.


Inflateion did hit the fan during Jimmy Carter's time, but your Reaganauts all conveniently are amnesiac over Nixon and Ford also having that problem. I wonder if your Rabid Republican Reaganauts can recall Nixon's wage and price freeze attempt to curb inflation, or Gerald Ford's WIN program "Whip Inflation Now".

The truth is that inflation plagued all three presidents. States had to rewrite USURY LAWS just to allow an interest rate that was a bit higher than the inflation rate.

I have no idea how inflation disappeared. Reagan's voodoo economics? New World Order conspiracy?
 
2013-07-26 07:49:45 AM

muck4doo: adamatari: I wasn't alive then, but I've always been under the impression that Carter messed up two things - he told Americans to be less wasteful, and he allowed a botched raid to free the embassy captives in Iran.

Look up misery index, and gas lines odd and even days.


Yep. The economic policies of Nixon/Ford sure screwed us over.
 
2013-07-26 07:49:53 AM

gfid: gsiofa: Norfolking Chance: propasaurus: Jimmy Carter is a Christian, a devout, deeply religious man. All the things the Teabaggers say they want in a President. No wonder they loathe him.

Jimmy Carter actually follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. Not something most christians do.

I read that as Jimmy Christ, and laughed heartily for some reason.

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Bobby thinks that he has witnessed a true Christmas miracle performed by Jesus Christ, because Jimmy Carter is a carpenter and has the same initials, and was able to bring them together. This amuses Hank and Cotton, neither of whom think he was a very good president, giving them one thing they agree on.

Jimmy Carter is certainly one of the best ex-presidents we've ever had. Seriously, people can argue about whether he was a good president while in office, but he's done a lot since then that most people would have to admit were very good.


"They told me the car was bulletproof"

Damn did a GIS for Guinea Worm doesn't look like a monster but from the results, I would imagine it is painful on the removal especially in kids.

http://www.malevolentdesign.org/wp-content/uploads/147269-guinea-wor m- 4-tamale-ghana.jpg (possibly not safe for breakfast)
 
2013-07-26 08:03:41 AM
Carter the humanitarian is wonderful.

Carter the politician has been incompetent, sanctimonious and a micromanager...and as for his supposedly wonderful human rights record, he wasn't above lying down with dictators when it suited his ambitions.

Cambodia? Under Carter we backed Pol Pot via the Chinese, same as Ford before him.
East Timor? Under Carter we backed the Suharto dicatorship, same as the Republicans before and after.
South Korea? Under Carter we backed the military strongmen, same as the Republicans before and after.
Romania? Carter invited that monster Ceausescu to the White House and practically gave him a tongue bath.
Zimbabwe? You can thank Carter and his UK counterpart Callaghan for Robert Mugabe coming to power. Only Carter could engineer a regime change where an authoritarian bigot winds up being replaced by a genocidal Marxist bigot.

And if Carter was this wondrous liberal hero, what on earth was Ted Kennedy doing giving Carter a primary challenge? In the summer of 1979 Kennedy had a huge lead over Carter in the polls. That was before the hostage crisis, and before the 1980 campaign heated up and enough Democrats figured out that Kennedy was still on the sauce.
 
2013-07-26 08:10:01 AM
Carter will always be the prototype example of "Nobody likes a know-it-all scold"
 
2013-07-26 09:07:22 AM
One of Carter's great accomplishment was the DEREGULATION OF THE BEER INDUSTRY.

Tip your glass of Arrogant Bastard in his honor.

www.balloon-juice.com
 
2013-07-26 10:10:31 AM

DoctorCal: muck4doo: adamatari: I wasn't alive then, but I've always been under the impression that Carter messed up two things - he told Americans to be less wasteful, and he allowed a botched raid to free the embassy captives in Iran.

Look up misery index, and gas lines odd and even days.

Yep. The economic policies of Nixon/Ford sure screwed us over.


Nice try at scapegoating for Carter.
Things were bad under Nixon. Were improving under Ford, and got a whole lot worse under Carter.http://www.miseryindex.us/indexbyPresident.aspx
 
2013-07-26 10:29:46 AM
Wow, carter was an idiot and put us in a huge economic hole
no oil
hostages overseas
etc etc etc
aaaand for the last dozen years he's been publicly hating on the jews
and giving support to groups and countries that farking hate our country
he has done nothing of note, ever
just stirred the pot for his self adoration

total waste of oxygen
not suprised young farkers adore him
please someone kill this arsehat

I buried jackie O and nixon
there's no way carter is getting anywhere near the same amount of mourners

his brother...awesome dude
 
2013-07-26 12:45:36 PM
Those killer rabbits have big pointy teeth!
 
2013-07-26 01:19:06 PM

Kevin72: Shakin_Haitian: From my limited interaction eith Reagan cocksuckers, Jimmy Carter had his hand on the mortgage interest rate dial and cranked that sucker up to 16%. Also, something to do with stagflation.

Inflateion did hit the fan during Jimmy Carter's time, but your Reaganauts all conveniently are amnesiac over Nixon and Ford also having that problem. I wonder if your Rabid Republican Reaganauts can recall Nixon's wage and price freeze attempt to curb inflation, or Gerald Ford's WIN program "Whip Inflation Now".

The truth is that inflation plagued all three presidents. States had to rewrite USURY LAWS just to allow an interest rate that was a bit higher than the inflation rate.

I have no idea how inflation disappeared. Reagan's voodoo economics? New World Order conspiracy?


First you have Viet Nam.  The US decides to have a war, but refuses to pay for it (sound familiar?  Only in this case they wanted to give to the poor (guns & butter) instead of the rich).  A bunch of things go haywire, Nixon imposes wage and price controls (Republicans just love to use Socialism.  They always get away with it).  I think we might have left the gold standard around then, which was probably a choice between getting killed as inflation shoots well past the "real" price of the dollar, and getting killed by people buying our (undervalued) gold.  In the middle of all this ('73 and then again in Carter's era, OPEC decides to crank the price of oil by a factor of 4 or so, cranking US imports through the roof (assuming they feel like selling at all)).

What happened?  Paul Volcker (Fed Chairman) decided to not only take the punch bowl away, but to take it out back and shoot it.  Without *any* available money (the Fed was charging banks over 20%), inflation eventually ground to a halt (of course, to do that meant unemployment went through the roof.  Pretty much what is happening in Europe today, although even in the malaise it only hit around 10%).  Anyone claiming that this was somehow still Carter's fault should realize that Reagan reappointed Volcker.

Most of this was from memory.  The keywords to google for the real story are "guns and butter" and "Paul Volcker".  Disclaimer, I was a small child when Carter was elected and not even a teen when Reagan was.  But basically Carter got blamed for the fact that the medicine to fix an economy was painful.  He also was never half the cheerleader Reagan was, and had a nasty tendency to tell the truth ("you can't handle the truth.  You know what happened when someone dared call a malaise a malaise?  People couldn't handle it!").
 
2013-07-26 02:12:28 PM
Meanwhile Reagan, bush, bush, and cheney supporters are out and about attempting to kill people of importance or Americans in general.
 
2013-07-26 03:55:22 PM

Kevin72: I have no idea how inflation disappeared. Reagan's voodoo economics? New World Order conspiracy?


I read a paper once about inflation. Interest rates started getting off kilter much further back in the late 1960's.

Out of my butt I think a lot of inflation had something to do with the post war baby boom entering the work force combined with a sudden increase in the price of oil. Not only that but if you look at oil production it's a pretty smooth exponential until 1970, at which point production stalls and becomes really jaggy. So a sudden restriction in energy supplies might also be a factor. There was probably failures on the part of central banks as well and bad coordination of monetary and fiscal policy.

Ostensibly what broke inflation was Volker and the fed induced a deep recession in 1981-3, breaking inflation expectations.  Also GenX's entering the work force in much smaller numbers than the previous baby boom generation. The Iran Iraq war depressed oil prices a lot. And the Reagan policy to take the punch bowl away from the middle class permanently (outsourcing industrial production to China).  And shifting the economy back more towards fundamentally unproductive military spending.
 
2013-07-26 04:24:23 PM

Gulper Eel: Carter the humanitarian is wonderful.

Carter the politician has been incompetent, sanctimonious and a micromanager...and as for his supposedly wonderful human rights record, he wasn't above lying down with dictators when it suited his ambitions.

Cambodia? Under Carter we backed Pol Pot via the Chinese, same as Ford before him.
East Timor? Under Carter we backed the Suharto dicatorship, same as the Republicans before and after.
South Korea? Under Carter we backed the military strongmen, same as the Republicans before and after.
Romania? Carter invited that monster Ceausescu to the White House and practically gave him a tongue bath.
Zimbabwe? You can thank Carter and his UK counterpart Callaghan for Robert Mugabe coming to power. Only Carter could engineer a regime change where an authoritarian bigot winds up being replaced by a genocidal Marxist bigot.

And if Carter was this wondrous liberal hero, what on earth was Ted Kennedy doing giving Carter a primary challenge? In the summer of 1979 Kennedy had a huge lead over Carter in the polls. That was before the hostage crisis, and before the 1980 campaign heated up and enough Democrats figured out that Kennedy was still on the sauce.


The only people who say Carter was a liberal hero are the Republicans who hate him.
 
2013-07-26 06:39:57 PM
You'd be wary too if you narrowly avoided an attack by a huge amphibious rabbit, only to be told later by your Secret Service men that the rabbit kept you from canoeing into the telescopic sights of a racist serial killer.

That's the kind of plot development which would make Kafka say, "yeah, I wrote about a guy turning into a roach, but let's not get stupid here".
 
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