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Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy Carter’

Noble Prize Winner Carter Lectures Noble Prize Winner Obama On Egypt

September 14, 2012

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke to students at Drake  University in Des Moines today and was asked if he agreed with what Obama  said about Egypt:

Carter: “Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well.”

President Obama had earlier stated during an interview, “You know, I don’t  think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an  enemy.”

Carter went on to talk about Egypt’s new President, Mohamed  Morsi, saying that he knew him well and that they had  met.  He added that Morsi was dedicated to peace and a  democratic government.

Awkward Noble Prize Winner Lecture.

 

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$490,000 Nevada Stimulus Program Creates 1.75 Jobs Not Including Political Redistribution

August 23, 2011

A federal stimulus grant of nearly $500,000 to grow  trees and stimulate the economy in Nevada yielded a whopping 1.72 jobs, according to government  statistics.

In 2009, the U.S. Forest Service awarded $490,000 of  stimulus money to Nevada’s Clark County Urban Forestry Revitalization Project,  aimed at revitalizing urban neighborhoods in the county with trees, plants, and  green-industry training.  The project produced only 1.72 full-time jobs.

According to Recovery.gov, the U.S. government’s  official website related to Recovery Act spending, the project created 1.72  permanent jobs.  In addition, the Nevada state Division of Forestry  reported the federal grant generated one full-time temporary job and 11  short-term project-oriented jobs.It also resulted in the planting of hundreds of  trees — which critics say is about the only good thing that came out of this  stimulus project.

“Looking at the failure of the stimulus to live up  to its promises, not just in Nevada, but throughout America, I think the  question becomes ‘is there any good use of stimulus money?'” said Douglas  Kellogg, communications manager for National Taxpayers Union, in an email to  FoxNews.com

Yes federal stimulus creates political redistribution.

 

Bush Turns Down Chance For Victory Lap At Ground Zero, Jimmy Said He Is Available And Won’t Screw It Up This Time

May 4, 2011

A spokesman for George W. Bush says the former president has declined an invitation from President Barack Obama to attend an observance at New York’s ground zero.

Obama plans to visit the site of the destroyed World Trade Center towers Thursday in the aftermath of a Navy SEALs raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The al-Qaida attack, which killed about 3,000 people, occurred in the early months of Bush’s presidency in 2001.

The spokesman, David Sherzer, says the former president appreciated the offer to attend but has chosen to remain out of the spotlight during his post-presidency.

Sherzer says Bush celebrates bin Laden’s death as an “important victory in the war on terror.

Ex-President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter said he is available for joining Obama in the victory lap  and is sure he can get it right this time.

Egypt Unrest Could Bring A New Sherrif In Town Time Makes Fools Of Us Again

February 3, 2011

  JERUSALEM (AP) – President Barack Obama’s response to the crisis in Egypt is drawing fierce criticism in Israel, where many view the U.S. leader as a political naif whose pressure on a stalwart ally to hand over power is liable to backfire.

Critics – including senior Israeli officials who have shied from saying so publicly – say Obama is repeating the same mistakes of predecessors whose calls for human rights and democracy in the Middle East have often backfired by bringing anti-West regimes to power.

Israeli officials, while refraining from open criticism of Obama, have made no secret of their view that shunning Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and pushing for swift elections in Egypt could bring unintended results.

“I don’t think the Americans understand yet the disaster they have pushed the Middle East into,” said lawmaker Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who until recently was a Cabinet minister and who is a longtime friend of Mubarak.

“If there are elections like the Americans want, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Muslim Brotherhood didn’t win a majority, it would win half of the seats in parliament,” he told Army Radio. “It will be a new Middle East, extremist radical Islam.”

Time is making fools of us again.  ~J.K. Rowling

  

Obama Picks Up Where Jimmy Left Off

January 31, 2011

PLAINS, Ga. — Former President Jimmy Carter called the weeklong political unrest and rioting in Egypt an “earth shaking event” and said that the country’s president, Hosni Mubarak, “will have to leave.”

Carter’s remarks came at Maranatha Baptist Church, where he regularly teaches a Sunday School class to visitors from across the country and globe.

“This is the most profound situation in the Middle East since I left office,” Carter said Sunday to the nearly 300 people packed into the small sanctuary about a half mile from downtown Plains.

Obama picking up where Jimmy left off..

 

Obama Has Jimmy Carter Moment As Egypt Experiences The Mummy’s Curse

January 31, 2011

Jimmy Carter will go down in American history as “the president who lost Iran,” which during his term went from being a major strategic ally of the United States to being the revolutionary Islamic Republic. Barack Obama will be remembered as the president who “lost” Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt, and during whose tenure America’s alliances in the Middle East crumbled.

The superficial circumstances are similar. In both cases, a United States in financial crisis and after failed wars loses global influence under a leftist president whose good intentions are interpreted abroad as expressions of weakness. The results are reflected in the fall of regimes that were dependent on their relationship with Washington for survival, or in a change in their orientation, as with Ankara.

America’s general weakness clearly affects its friends. But unlike Carter, who preached human rights even when it hurt allies, Obama sat on the fence and exercised caution. He neither embraced despised leaders nor evangelized for political freedom, for fear of undermining stability.

Obama votes present again and is feeling the Mummy’s Curse.

 

Crazy Jimmy Carter Pulling The Civil War Card

September 21, 2010

Remarking on the “state” of the United States, after being asked by Brian Williams if he views it as “glass half-full or half-empty”, Carter said he thought President Obama suffers from a Washington that has become more polarized than it was during the time of Abraham Lincoln and the “initiation of the ‘war between the states.’”

“This country has become so polarized that its almost astonishing….  Not only with the red and blue states…  President Obama suffers from the most polarized situation in Washington that we have ever seen – even maybe than the time of Abraham Lincoln and the initiation of the war between the states.”

Crazy Jimmy Carter digging for answers..

Oil Spill Day 45.Welcome Back Carter

June 3, 2010

….Day 100 of the oil spill will bring back that Jimmy  Carter feeling.. Hostage again naturally. 

 

Maher: Obama Not Acting Like A “Real Black” President

May 29, 2010

HBO’s Bill Maher: “I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt where you can see the gun in his pants. That’s — (in black man voice) we’ve got a ‘motherfu**ing problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.”

Maher is right, more than he knows…….Jimmy Carter Obama

 

 

Transformation Pending

March 15, 2010

By the end of next week we should know if the transformation will be complete…