October 20, 2004

Proof that Jimmy Carter is ready for "Shady Pines"

Former President Jimmy Carter, appearing on MSNBC's Hardball on Monday evening, uttered words that I would never have though I'd hear from a president, sitting or former.

I think another parallel is that in some ways the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. It was an unnecessary war.
I think it's time for Jimmuh to consider that retirement home down in south Georgia.

Posted by mhking at October 20, 2004 10:56 AM

But what he didn't mention was that the British were in North America for the O-I-L....

Posted by: Mad Mikey at October 20, 2004 01:54 PM

He's right. It might have been avoided with a compromise. Of course, here's what North America would have looked like:

1) The Original colonies probably would have divided into three countries--North, MidAtlantic & South-- any deal with Britain would have precluded expansion to the Midwest--they would have kept that fot themselves. Without expansion, the slavery issue & economics would have torn the colonies apart.

2) The "midwest" of Ohio, Ill, etc. probably would be its own separate country

3) Napoleon never would have relinquished the Lousiana Territory to Britain--so there's another country

4)Florida? Its own country.

5) Texas & the the southwest-- either on its own, or part of an expanded Mexico, especially if "english" settlers couldn't cross "French" Louisiana

6) Washington & Oregon probably stay with England--or western Canada-- or on their own

7) Alaska? Russian or independent

So, a "compromise" with Britain probably would have led to 11 or 12 countries on North America, instead of 3. Which would look alot like...Europe. Which was the focal point for how many millions of deaths in the wars of the 19th & 20th Centuries?

Jimmy Carter. I can't believe anyone talks to him about foreign policy.

Jimmy Carter. Which is Latin for "Neville Chamberlein.

Posted by: Tony Iovino at October 20, 2004 02:01 PM

Yes. What DO we do with loose cannons who happen to be former presidents?

Posted by: Sissy Willis at October 20, 2004 03:12 PM

What do we do?

I think we should get Jimmy to pass the joint around......and quit holdin it for so damn long & bogardin the weed. President Dumbass has clearly taken a few hits too many.

Now, can a brotha get a hit or what? Pass it to the left like you 'posed to, James.

Posted by: Beau at October 22, 2004 08:00 AM
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