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2013-12-03 01:37:42 PM
He can't be any worse than ANY candidate for the governor's chair since 2006.  Oh yeah, 2006 was the choice between and absolute moron and a total idiot.  Its been downhill ever since.
 
2013-12-03 02:06:20 PM
Carter, booga-booga!
 
2013-12-03 02:14:14 PM
Jimmy Carter is the Timothy Dalton of American presidents. He gets so much shiat from everyone, but he was exactly what was needed at the time. Then someone similar came along and had it better (Bill Clinton/Daniel Craig).
 
2013-12-03 02:18:32 PM

Bith Set Me Up: Jimmy Carter is the Timothy Dalton of American presidents. He gets so much shiat from everyone, but he was exactly what was needed at the time. Then someone similar came along and had it better (Bill Clinton/Daniel Craig).


I thought Dalton was succeeded by Pierce Brosnan.
 
2013-12-03 02:19:34 PM
Of course the Republicans hate Jimmy Carter. Carter followed Bible Jesus's teachings, not Republican Jesus's teachings.
 
2013-12-03 02:25:47 PM
Jimmy Carter was bad??

Now lets review all the shiat going on behind the scenes with Reagan's Henchmen and propaganda department.

/Hostages would of been released early, during Carters time, but Reagan made sure they stayed in captivity until he was assured of winning the Presidency, so he could be the hero after he was sworn into office.
 
2013-12-03 02:32:36 PM
Truly, history's greatest monster.
 
2013-12-03 02:35:35 PM

Arkanaut: Bith Set Me Up: Jimmy Carter is the Timothy Dalton of American presidents. He gets so much shiat from everyone, but he was exactly what was needed at the time. Then someone similar came along and had it better (Bill Clinton/Daniel Craig).

I thought Dalton was succeeded by Pierce Brosnan.


I think he's saying that H.W. Bush was Brosnan, which makes sense as the Cold War-era stuff dropped off right after GoldenEye, and also because Bush got some really lousy scripts ("Read my lips").
 
2013-12-03 02:36:26 PM
 Whew, good think ol JC just kinda faded into obscurity like he did otherwise his grandkids would have never escaped his name.
Yeah, I'm not serious.
 
2013-12-03 02:37:53 PM

Bith Set Me Up: Jimmy Carter is the Timothy Dalton of American presidents. He gets so much shiat from everyone, but he was exactly what was needed at the time. Then someone similar came along and had it better (Bill Clinton/Daniel Craig).


Jimmy Carter will return, in AUGUSTAPUSSY, DIE FROM A RABBIT BITE ANOTHER DAY, PEANUTBUTTERFINGER and YOU DON'T GET TO BE PRESIDENT TWICE
 
2013-12-03 02:43:38 PM
Jimmy Carter was the most Libertarian (the good kind) President we've had in recent history. He made a lasting peace in the Middle East. No shots were fired in anger, he legalized homebrewing and had Willie Nelson as a White House guest. That makes him pretty awesome in my book.
 
2013-12-03 02:45:26 PM
I liked Roy Barnes as governor. I wish he'd won again. I've waited on him a few times and bathed his dogs for him (all strays and rescues) and he seem like a decent guy.
 
2013-12-03 02:58:11 PM

schubie: Jimmy Carter was the most Libertarian (the good kind) President we've had in recent history. He made a lasting peace in the Middle East. No shots were fired in anger, he legalized homebrewing and had Willie Nelson as a White House guest. That makes him pretty awesome in my book.


As one of our resident crazy libertarians (I've got a party membership card and everything), I'd agree with this. It's a very low bar to be setting, but Carter doesn't exactly have any close competition for the title, either. The main thing he'd lose points for is reinstating draft registration and starting the Department of Education, but compared to other Presidents those are both rather trivial.  

He also advocating decriminalizing up to an ounce of marijuana, long before such measures had become popular and common at the state level, and was even toying with the idea of including cocaine in that, but then his drug czar got busted doing lines of a hooker's ass or something like that and that was the end of that. 

Willie Nelson supposedly doesn't like it when people bring up him smoking a joint on the roof of the White House. As awesome as the story is, he feels it wasn't right to embarrass Carter that way.
 
2013-12-03 03:04:57 PM

schubie: Jimmy Carter was the most Libertarian (the good kind) President we've had in recent history. He made a lasting peace in the Middle East. No shots were fired in anger, he legalized homebrewing and had Willie Nelson as a White House guest. That makes him pretty awesome in my book.


I understand he also deregulated the airlines -- as much as we complain about fees and legroom such these days apparently it actually used to cost more.

Plus, his Administration (specifically his AG, I think) started this whole tradition of having the government "shut down" if there isn't a budget, ceding the legislature much more influence over the government than it previously had.  This is what a small-government conservative looks like.
 
2013-12-03 03:09:51 PM
Being related to a liberal makes you liberal.
 
2013-12-03 03:14:36 PM

Arkanaut: I understand he also deregulated the airlines -- as much as we complain about fees and legroom such these days apparently it actually used to cost more.


This is an idea that actually had its germination in one of the early editions of Reason magazine. Ted Kennedy was a big supporter of it, too. 

There was a time when liberals understood how "regulation"-cum-cartelization can cause higher entry barriers and reduced competition that hurt the consumer. Deregulation was a liberal cause long before the Goldwater-ites latched on to it.
 
2013-12-03 03:14:43 PM
Carter took office with unemployment at 7.5% and left office with unemployment at 7.5%.

10 million jobs were created during his 4 years.

Darn good.
 
2013-12-03 03:17:34 PM
He also picked Paul Volcker to head the Fed. His plan to improve the economy showed that there would be a few years of shiattiness before it would pay off and Jimmy said "whatever it takes". So Jimmy got the period of inflation and crumminess and Ronald Reagan got to bask in the glory of an improving economy when it finally turned around as predicted. Reagan kept Volcker too.
 
2013-12-03 03:20:19 PM
Jimmy Carter banned the flame thrower. Probably only because the military couldn't figure a way to make A NUCLEAR FLAME THROWER!!1!

He's all right in my book. Especially because of home brew.
 
2013-12-03 03:20:28 PM

DeaH: Carter, booga-booga!


Gah!  You scared me!
 
2013-12-03 03:25:48 PM

schubie: He also picked Paul Volcker to head the Fed. His plan to improve the economy showed that there would be a few years of shiattiness before it would pay off and Jimmy said "whatever it takes". So Jimmy got the period of inflation and crumminess and Ronald Reagan got to bask in the glory of an improving economy when it finally turned around as predicted. Reagan kept Volcker too.


Inflation was out of control before Carter took office.

Does anyone remember the WIN (whip inflation now) buttons that Ford made?
 
2013-12-03 03:26:05 PM
Forgot to add, of all the things he did, what Carter should probably get the most credit for is pardoning the draft dodgers. That's tarnished slightly by then bringing back draft registration, but still, he signed the single largest act of clemency in the history of the Presidency. I wish Obama had half as much guts as that when it comes to his empty platitudes about the number of people unjustly imprisoned under the drug laws. So far, Obama has pardoned more turkeys than people in prison.
 
2013-12-03 03:28:04 PM
Jimmy Carter is what was known back in the day as a "genteel" or "country club" anti-semite. Screw him and the horse he came in on.

My kids used to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I would tell them, if you see Jimmy Carter, punch him in the nose for me. When first one, then the other turned eighteen I said, don't punch Jimmy Carter if you see him. They asked why not and I answered, "Now you can be arrested for it."
 
2013-12-03 03:33:06 PM

rnld: schubie: He also picked Paul Volcker to head the Fed. His plan to improve the economy showed that there would be a few years of shiattiness before it would pay off and Jimmy said "whatever it takes". So Jimmy got the period of inflation and crumminess and Ronald Reagan got to bask in the glory of an improving economy when it finally turned around as predicted. Reagan kept Volcker too.

Inflation was out of control before Carter took office.

Does anyone remember the WIN (whip inflation now) buttons that Ford made?


The idea that you could affect inflation through a public-pressure campaign to get people to change their behavior seems so bizarre and- quaint isn't quite the right word- naive in retrospect. It wasn't just Ford being a dumbass, either. People honestly believed they were personally causing inflation by buying that $15 blender they didn't really need. It's hard to get in light of today's era where having a discussion of inflation without talking about the Fed and its actions seems like having a discussion about spaceflight without mentioning gravity.
 
2013-12-03 03:35:51 PM
You know, a nuclear flame thrower would be possible. Just have a small nuclear core that's trying to melt down and blow air over it.

You get a lot of heat without a lot of smoke and flames. And yes I know that flame burns up the oxygen which is an important part of the flame thrower's effectiveness.

However, invisible roasting gasses have their advantages too. Additionally, if the core goes critical you get a tactical nuclear weapon. Everybody wins!

/Feynmann had a patent for a jet engine that ran on waste heat from a nuclear core.
 
2013-12-03 03:35:54 PM
So, BillyBeer for everyone!

/old enough to remember
//old enough to have partook/though not legally
///old
 
2013-12-03 03:36:17 PM
We elected the wrong Carter.

www.nndb.com
 
2013-12-03 03:52:12 PM

Churchill2004: rnld: schubie: He also picked Paul Volcker to head the Fed. His plan to improve the economy showed that there would be a few years of shiattiness before it would pay off and Jimmy said "whatever it takes". So Jimmy got the period of inflation and crumminess and Ronald Reagan got to bask in the glory of an improving economy when it finally turned around as predicted. Reagan kept Volcker too.

Inflation was out of control before Carter took office.

Does anyone remember the WIN (whip inflation now) buttons that Ford made?

The idea that you could affect inflation through a public-pressure campaign to get people to change their behavior seems so bizarre and- quaint isn't quite the right word- naive in retrospect. It wasn't just Ford being a dumbass, either. People honestly believed they were personally causing inflation by buying that $15 blender they didn't really need. It's hard to get in light of today's era where having a discussion of inflation without talking about the Fed and its actions seems like having a discussion about spaceflight without mentioning gravity.


replace "inflation" with "economic bubble" and you have the national discourse since 2008.  It's all YOU PEOPLE's fault. Not the banks that the government can do something about, like change banking laws or reserve requirements etc., it's just YOU PEOPLE personally causing an economic downturn.

Thanks, you people.
 
2013-12-03 04:06:09 PM

StopLurkListen: Churchill2004: rnld: schubie: He also picked Paul Volcker to head the Fed. His plan to improve the economy showed that there would be a few years of shiattiness before it would pay off and Jimmy said "whatever it takes". So Jimmy got the period of inflation and crumminess and Ronald Reagan got to bask in the glory of an improving economy when it finally turned around as predicted. Reagan kept Volcker too.

Inflation was out of control before Carter took office.

Does anyone remember the WIN (whip inflation now) buttons that Ford made?

The idea that you could affect inflation through a public-pressure campaign to get people to change their behavior seems so bizarre and- quaint isn't quite the right word- naive in retrospect. It wasn't just Ford being a dumbass, either. People honestly believed they were personally causing inflation by buying that $15 blender they didn't really need. It's hard to get in light of today's era where having a discussion of inflation without talking about the Fed and its actions seems like having a discussion about spaceflight without mentioning gravity.

replace "inflation" with "economic bubble" and you have the national discourse since 2008.  It's all YOU PEOPLE's fault. Not the banks that the government can do something about, like change banking laws or reserve requirements etc., it's just YOU PEOPLE personally causing an economic downturn.

Thanks, you people.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-12-03 04:12:29 PM
Texas gets mentioned more, but if I read the 2012 results right, Georgia is closer to becoming a purple state than any other 'solid R' - margin was 8.5 or something

We aren't all rednecks, honest. Just annex Atlanta and get us out of here.
 
2013-12-03 04:26:35 PM

entitygm: Texas gets mentioned more, but if I read the 2012 results right, Georgia is closer to becoming a purple state than any other 'solid R' - margin was 8.5 or something

We aren't all rednecks, honest. Just annex Atlanta and get us out of here.


The blowback from the increasingly narrow margins they have in gerrymandered districts is going to be insane when things tip the other way. They've spread their majority thin to increase the number of districts they hold on every level. Gwinnett county is the best example... all white Republicans in charge of a  county that's "minority majority". What's going to happen in an election or two is almost every seat will flip at the same time when 50.1% of the vote becomes 49.9%.

www.gwinnettcounty.com
Yes, this fine looking crowd of folks are in charge of Georgia's second most populous county. The butthurt when four or five of them suddenly become excessively tanned is going to be epic.

/Probably a decade or two from the state legislature flipping back but suburban Atlanta... yeah, it's coming soon
 
2013-12-03 04:31:09 PM
Fun Fact: Another of Carter's grandsons was the one that leaked Romney's "47 percent" video.
 
2013-12-03 05:11:23 PM

clambam: Jimmy Carter is what was known back in the day as a "genteel" or "country club" anti-semite. Screw him and the horse he came in on.

My kids used to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I would tell them, if you see Jimmy Carter, punch him in the nose for me. When first one, then the other turned eighteen I said, don't punch Jimmy Carter if you see him. They asked why not and I answered, "Now you can be arrested for it."


Do you have a citation for Jimmy Carter being an anti-Semite? I've heard him called a lot of things, but I can't say that's one of them.
 
2013-12-03 05:16:54 PM
He also has to deal with this little issue...

www.rabbit.org
 
2013-12-03 05:17:54 PM

grumpfuff: Do you have a citation for Jimmy Carter being an anti-Semite? I've heard him called a lot of things, but I can't say that's one of them.


My jewish friends in college said the same thing. It probably has something to do with him giving Palestinians a fair deal instead of letting Israel do whatever it wanted. But yea, I always thought it was ridiculous.
 
2013-12-03 05:23:17 PM

Cheeseface: grumpfuff: Do you have a citation for Jimmy Carter being an anti-Semite? I've heard him called a lot of things, but I can't say that's one of them.

My jewish friends in college said the same thing. It probably has something to do with him giving Palestinians a fair deal instead of letting Israel do whatever it wanted. But yea, I always thought it was ridiculous.


I did some googling, and that's exactly what it is. Carter said "Hey, let's treat the Palestinians like people," and he didn't always suck Israel's cock.

Therefore, he is clearly an anti-Semite. Or something.
 
2013-12-03 06:11:08 PM

Altair: Fun Fact: Another of Carter's grandsons was the one that leaked Romney's "47 percent" video.


Actually, it wasn't. Carter's grandkid found the video searching on youtube, and then he publicized it. The actual video taker was Scott Prouty.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Prouty
 
2013-12-03 07:14:41 PM

grumpfuff: clambam: Jimmy Carter is what was known back in the day as a "genteel" or "country club" anti-semite. Screw him and the horse he came in on.

My kids used to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I would tell them, if you see Jimmy Carter, punch him in the nose for me. When first one, then the other turned eighteen I said, don't punch Jimmy Carter if you see him. They asked why not and I answered, "Now you can be arrested for it."

Do you have a citation for Jimmy Carter being an anti-Semite? I've heard him called a lot of things, but I can't say that's one of them.


Alan Dershowitz good enough for you?

http:/ /archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26364
 
2013-12-03 07:23:18 PM
Carter and his NSA Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski were so virulently anti-Soviet that they blindly helped fund the mujahideen, the proto-al Qaeda.  Without Carter and Operation Cyclone its unlikely the world would ever have heard of Islamists like Osama bin Laden.

The first thing FARK thinks of with Carter is homebrewing. It probably should be his hard on for anything Soviet.
 
2013-12-03 08:08:32 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: the Cold War-era stuff dropped off right after GoldenEye


GoldenEye was after the Cold War, that was one of the themes of the film.
 
2013-12-03 08:13:43 PM

clambam: Jimmy Carter is what was known back in the day as a "genteel" or "country club" anti-semite


Agrees

www.thewrap.com
 
2013-12-03 08:16:16 PM
Only President I've seen in person while he was still presidenting. Man that was a long time ago. I've heard he was a competent Governor, but DC ain't Georgia and he never learned to play hardball. Washington is no place for nice guys.
 
2013-12-03 09:08:23 PM

clambam: grumpfuff: clambam: Jimmy Carter is what was known back in the day as a "genteel" or "country club" anti-semite. Screw him and the horse he came in on.

My kids used to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I would tell them, if you see Jimmy Carter, punch him in the nose for me. When first one, then the other turned eighteen I said, don't punch Jimmy Carter if you see him. They asked why not and I answered, "Now you can be arrested for it."

Do you have a citation for Jimmy Carter being an anti-Semite? I've heard him called a lot of things, but I can't say that's one of them.

Alan Dershowitz good enough for you?

http:/ /archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26364


Stupid or liar?
 
2013-12-03 09:32:31 PM

clambam: grumpfuff: clambam: Jimmy Carter is what was known back in the day as a "genteel" or "country club" anti-semite. Screw him and the horse he came in on.

My kids used to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I would tell them, if you see Jimmy Carter, punch him in the nose for me. When first one, then the other turned eighteen I said, don't punch Jimmy Carter if you see him. They asked why not and I answered, "Now you can be arrested for it."

Do you have a citation for Jimmy Carter being an anti-Semite? I've heard him called a lot of things, but I can't say that's one of them.

Alan Dershowitz good enough for you?

http:/ /archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26364


So...FWD: FWD: FWD: Cater is an anti-Semite because he doesn't suck Israel cock and therefore comma reasons and therefore. Got it.
 
2013-12-03 09:59:20 PM

grumpfuff: clambam: grumpfuff: clambam: Jimmy Carter is what was known back in the day as a "genteel" or "country club" anti-semite. Screw him and the horse he came in on.

My kids used to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I would tell them, if you see Jimmy Carter, punch him in the nose for me. When first one, then the other turned eighteen I said, don't punch Jimmy Carter if you see him. They asked why not and I answered, "Now you can be arrested for it."

Do you have a citation for Jimmy Carter being an anti-Semite? I've heard him called a lot of things, but I can't say that's one of them.

Alan Dershowitz good enough for you?

http:/ /archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26364

So...FWD: FWD: FWD: Cater is an anti-Semite because he doesn't suck Israel cock and therefore comma reasons and therefore. Got it.


As opposed to the "boorish" or "Walmart" anti-semite.
 
2013-12-03 10:03:06 PM

ReaverZ: clambam: grumpfuff: clambam: Jimmy Carter is what was known back in the day as a "genteel" or "country club" anti-semite. Screw him and the horse he came in on.

My kids used to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I would tell them, if you see Jimmy Carter, punch him in the nose for me. When first one, then the other turned eighteen I said, don't punch Jimmy Carter if you see him. They asked why not and I answered, "Now you can be arrested for it."

Do you have a citation for Jimmy Carter being an anti-Semite? I've heard him called a lot of things, but I can't say that's one of them.

Alan Dershowitz good enough for you?

http:/ /archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26364

Stupid or liar?


adorablelittlemexicangirl.jpg

"Why not both?"
 
2013-12-04 01:29:08 AM

dsmith42: Altair: Fun Fact: Another of Carter's grandsons was the one that leaked Romney's "47 percent" video.

Actually, it wasn't. Carter's grandkid found the video searching on youtube, and then he publicized it. The actual video taker was Scott Prouty.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Prouty


Actually, it was.  He leaked it.  Scott Prouty was the video taker.  Thought I was pretty clear about that.
 
2013-12-04 03:09:59 PM

ReaverZ: Alan Dershowitz good enough for you?

http:/ /archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26364


Dershowitz is one of those driven crazy by 9/11. He went from a mostly reasonable liberal to almost 100% anti-anti-semite.

He wrote: The Big New Lie:  That Critics of Israel Are Being Labeled Anti-Semitic

maybe as some sort of get-out-of-jail-free card because he likes to throw "anti-Semitic" accusations around a lot. He has become so one track that he is ignorable. Just look at
 https://www.google.com/search?q=Alan+Dershowitz+anti-semitic
 
2013-12-04 04:32:42 PM

Churchill2004: rnld: schubie: He also picked Paul Volcker to head the Fed. His plan to improve the economy showed that there would be a few years of shiattiness before it would pay off and Jimmy said "whatever it takes". So Jimmy got the period of inflation and crumminess and Ronald Reagan got to bask in the glory of an improving economy when it finally turned around as predicted. Reagan kept Volcker too.

Inflation was out of control before Carter took office.

Does anyone remember the WIN (whip inflation now) buttons that Ford made?

The idea that you could affect inflation through a public-pressure campaign to get people to change their behavior seems so bizarre and- quaint isn't quite the right word- naive in retrospect. It wasn't just Ford being a dumbass, either. People honestly believed they were personally causing inflation by buying that $15 blender they didn't really need. It's hard to get in light of today's era where having a discussion of inflation without talking about the Fed and its actions seems like having a discussion about spaceflight without mentioning gravity.


In my public schooling I was taught that the main cause of the Great Depression was housewives buying sewing machines on "easy credit" and men "buying cars they couldn't really afford."

And Jimmy isn't anti-Semitic. He rightfully called what Israel is doing to Palestinians "apartheid." And it is. I think even Karl Pilkington made the same comparison. Carter apologized for meddling in Afghanistan, but you can totally see why he wanted to. A country so poor, rural and cut off that today many of of them think the American invasion is just more Soviets. He also apologized for whipping up Fundy Christians to get involved in politics and wishes he had never mentioned his religion. I think history will judge Carter kindly if Historian quit having boners for warmongers.
 
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