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Happy Birthday to your dad on this big day that you guys are enjoying at the Carter Center rededication. Beautiful weather for it.....

May you enjoy him in a healthy manner for years to come.

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Submitted by JeffC on Fri, 10/02/2009 - 10:09pm.

And thanks to Davids mom & Cyclist & Tug13 & Hutch!

Thanks to you too, Joe for recognizing genius.

Thanks to AtHomeGym. Next time I see one of them I'll ask since they're all still alive.

He had a pretty good day. Topped off by a new great granddaughter born with 23 minutes left to go on his birthday.


Submitted by jevank on Fri, 10/02/2009 - 10:41pm.

That's wonderful news! Will they name her Jimmy?


Submitted by jevank on Fri, 10/02/2009 - 10:41pm.


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Submitted by Joe Kawfi on Fri, 10/02/2009 - 12:05pm.

Overexposed and underqualified, President Obama is probably the most intept leader this country has seen -

October 02, 2009, 0:00 a.m.

Obama’s French Lesson
Sarkozy could not conceal his astonishment at Obama’s naïveté.

By Charles Krauthammer

“President Obama, I support the Americans’ outstretched hand. But what did the international community gain from these offers of dialogue? Nothing.” — French president Nicolas Sarkozy, September 24

When France chides you for appeasement, you know you’re scraping bottom. Just how low we’ve sunk was demonstrated by the Obama administration’s satisfaction when Russia’s president said of Iran, after meeting President Obama at the U.N., that “sanctions are seldom productive, but they are sometimes inevitable.”

You see? The Obama magic. Engagement works. Russia is on board. Except that, as the Washington Post inconveniently pointed out, Pres. Dmitry Medvedev said the same thing a week earlier, and the real power in Russia, Vladimir Putin, had changed not at all in his opposition to additional sanctions. And just to make things clear, when Iran then brazenly test-fired offensive missiles, Russia reacted by declaring that this newest provocation did not warrant the imposition of tougher sanctions.

Do the tally. In return for selling out Poland and the Czech Republic by unilaterally abrogating a missile-defense security arrangement that Russia had demanded be abrogated, we get from Russia . . . what? An oblique hint, of possible support, for unspecified sanctions, grudgingly offered and of dubious authority — and, in any case, leading nowhere because the Chinese have remained resolute against any Security Council sanctions.

Confusing ends and means, the Obama administration strives mightily for shows of allied unity, good feeling, and pious concern about Iran’s nuclear program — whereas the real objective is stopping that program. This feel-good posturing is worse than useless, because all the time spent achieving gestures is precious time granted Iran to finish its race to acquire the bomb.

Don’t take it from me. Take it from Sarkozy, who could not conceal his astonishment at Obama’s naïveté. On September 24, Obama ostentatiously presided over the Security Council. With 14 heads of state (or government) at the table, with an American president in the chair for the first time ever, with every news camera in the world trained on the meeting, it would garner unprecedented worldwide attention.

Unknown to the world, Obama had in his pocket explosive revelations about an illegal uranium-enrichment facility that the Iranians had been hiding near Qom. The French and the British were urging him to use this most dramatic of settings to stun the world with the revelation and to call for immediate action.

Obama refused. Not only did he say nothing about it, but, reports Le Monde, Sarkozy was forced to scrap the Qom section of his speech. Obama held the news until a day later — in Pittsburgh. I’ve got nothing against Pittsburgh (site of the G-20 summit), but a stacked-with-world-leaders Security Council chamber, it is not.

Why forgo the opportunity? Because Obama wanted the Security Council meeting to be about his own dream of a nuclear-free world. The president, reports the New York Times, citing “White House officials,” did not want to “dilute” his disarmament resolution “by diverting to Iran.”

Diversion? It’s the most serious security issue in the world. A diversion from what? From a worthless U.N. disarmament resolution?

Yes. And from Obama’s star turn as planetary visionary: “The administration told the French,” reports the Wall Street Journal, “that it didn’t want to ‘spoil the image of success’ for Mr. Obama’s debut at the U.N.”

Image? Success? Sarkozy could hardly contain himself. At the council table, with Obama at the chair, he reminded Obama that “we live in a real world, not a virtual world.”

He explained: “President Obama has even said, ‘I dream of a world without (nuclear weapons).’ Yet before our very eyes, two countries are currently doing the exact opposite.”

Sarkozy’s unspoken words? “And yet, sacre bleu, he’s sitting on Qom!”

At the time, we had no idea what Sarkozy was fuming about. Now we do. Although he could hardly have been surprised by Obama’s fecklessness. After all, just a day earlier in addressing the General Assembly, Obama actually said, “No one nation can . . . dominate another nation.” That adolescent mindlessness was followed with the declaration that “alignments of nations rooted in the cleavages of a long-gone Cold War” in fact “make no sense in an interconnected world.” NATO, our alliances with Japan and South Korea, our umbrella over Taiwan, are senseless? What do our allies think when they hear such nonsense?

Bismarck is said to have said: “There is a providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children, and the United States of America.” Bismarck never saw Obama at the U.N. Sarkozy did.

— Charles Krauthammer is a nationally syndicated columnist. © 2009, The Washington Post Writers Group

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You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
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Submitted by Git Real on Fri, 10/02/2009 - 1:55pm.

Heck..he's starting to make George W Bush look pretty good about now. Shocked

Obama.... The Bernie Madoff Of Washington

Submitted by Davids mom on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 4:24pm.

The achievements of the Carter administration:

Told the truth

Obeyed the law

Kept the peace

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 5:30pm.

unless they're outnumbered by failures. And all those Americans held in captivity by the Iranians for so long might have a different definition of "peace."

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 5:25pm.

Nevermind Smiling

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Submitted by Tug13 on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 11:55am.

I saw your Mom & Dad on GMA this morning. Please tell your Dad Happy Birthday. Hope all of you have a wonderful day together.

Tug Smiling

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Submitted by Cyclist on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 11:08am.

Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

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Submitted by hutch866 on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 5:03pm.


I yam what I yam....Popeye

Submitted by Davids mom on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 11:13am.

Many throughout the country and the world are grateful for all that your family has done for mankind. The 'new' center is beautiful - and serves the community well. May this day be special for the Carter's and all who join them in this celebration.

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