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Old 10-01-2019, 11:52 PM
 
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Didn't vote for him.
Respect him.
Admire him.
Have grown to be very fond of him.

.. and will miss him if I don't go first!

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Boy !!!
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Panama City, FL
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Love Jimmy Carter, the only President of my lifetime who was not a warmonger. God Bless Him!

Yes, that's true. He was also in favor of changing over to Solar energy back in the 70s. Too bad we did not listen to him. He was a man before his time. He's a bright star.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:39 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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President Jimmy Carter is a classy sophisticated man with character and integrity. Happy BORN DAY sir also known as (AKA ) before known as (BKA )HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:30 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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It's amazing to think that this humble man who once was our President started building houses with Habitat for Humanity when he was 56, after leaving the White House.

That hard work, combined with the love in this humble man's heart, has certainly helped him to get to the remarkable age of 95.

I wish him many comfortable, happy and cancer-free years of life with his loving wife, Rosalyn. He certainly deserves it. And so does she.

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Old 10-02-2019, 09:04 AM
 
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He spends a lot of time at Emory University. They even brag he plays tennis on the campus. They start to "stretch" the tale by saying he attends graduations but if I had a kid as an incoming freshman I wouldn't count on a 99 yr old to be at their graduation!

Probably not the best president but the guy was probably the best "post presidential civil servant" in history.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/22/jimm...ive-house.html
Lives in a 167K house he built in 1961
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Here
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Trivia:

Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (who will turn 92 on January 5) are the second-longest lived President/Vice President duo in history at a combined 186 years and 271 days and running.

Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush lived a combined 187 years, 291 days.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:46 AM
 
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Jimmy Carter is a great American.

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Old 10-02-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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There will be more than a few tears when this one passes. Last vestige of the Greatest Generation. His values are the values of my parents and grandparents. And my children.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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Jimmy was not so much a bad president as he simply was the victim of things that could not be changed. It was not his fault that inflation racked the American economy following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. It was not his fault that growing dependence on foreign sources of oil resulted in high gasoline prices while he was president. He was not responsible for the fact that twenty-five years of American foreign policy lead to the Iranian Revolution that overthrew the Shah and lead ultimately to the taking of the American embassy personnel as hostages.

He suffered from the fact that he is not a charismatic person.

I believe if the economy had been what it is today than he would have been an enormously popular president. As it is, I will settle for the fact that he has lead the most exemplary life of all of our modern ex-presidents. Jimmy has built houses for the poor, supervised the fairness of elections in third world countries, established a center to promote human rights around the world, wrote many excellent books, and set an example of leading a moral life. If Jimmy were Catholic, he would probably be on a track to sainthood. As it is, when he finally does pass away he will be remembered fondly by most of this country.

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Old 10-02-2019, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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I thought he had a dire cancer prognosis, then I hear it has gone away. I don't know what to believe but am so happy he is still with us. He reminds me of Harry Truman.
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