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Atlanta - Former President Carter Celebrates 90th Birthday

Published on: October 1, 2014 07:15 PM
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Former President Jimmy Carter, right, blows out candles on a birthday cake as wife Rosalynn looks on during his 90th birthday celebration, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Former President Jimmy Carter, right, blows out candles on a birthday cake as wife Rosalynn looks on during his 90th birthday celebration, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Atlanta - Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday Wednesday in Atlanta, blowing out three candles representing the past, present and future and thanking family and friends for their support and love.

“It’s been a good first 90 years,” the 39th president joked before telling the crowd gathered in a chapel on The Carter Center grounds that he is looking forward to much more work. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, founded the international health and human rights organization after leaving the White House.

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Carter said his life was most shaped by his marriage to Rosalynn and growing up in Plains, Georgia, where he worked and played with black children who didn’t have the same rights as he because of their race. Carter said he still feels guilt for not realizing sooner how wrong that was.

Being elected president, he said, was the highlight of his political life. However, he said he’s had the “best times” of his life since establishing The Carter Center, “this beautiful place on earth that has set moral and ethical standards that exemplify what a superpower like America ought to be.”

Rosalynn Carter choked up while introducing her husband, telling him she’s proud of him for both his work and the family they built together. As for what’s next, Rosalynn Carter said only one thing is certain.

“It will be something because Jimmy Carter is miserable if he’s not doing something,” she said, laughing with the crowd.

Carter is the second-oldest of the five living U.S. presidents. He was born 111 days after President George H.W. Bush, who celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this year.

Former President Jimmy Carter, center, walks through the crowd as he takes his seat for his 90th birthday celebration, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Former President Jimmy Carter, center, walks through the crowd as he takes his seat for his 90th birthday celebration, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


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 Oct 01, 2014 at 07:51 PM HankM Says:

May he live to be 90

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 08:00 PM Rafuel Says:

90, and gehenum is still refusing to take him.

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 08:03 PM Just Wondering..... Says:

Was the cake sponsored by Hamas?

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 08:51 PM momma Says:

Tzaddik vrah lo. Roshoh vtov lo. He is the ultimate roshoh and antisemite. He walks without a cane and is strong like a horse. He should be a kapporah for all of us.

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 09:23 PM RebKlemson Says:

sonei yisrael!

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 10:44 PM Teddybear Says:

An alter kaaker, a שונא ישראל, he might be lucky and give his well deserved honor title as the "WORST PRESIDENT" to Mr Obama ירים הודו

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 11:48 PM RifkaBeth Says:

Reply to #1  
HankM Says:

May he live to be 90

Hank M thank you for the laugh!

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 Oct 02, 2014 at 12:55 AM Anonymous Says:

I can't believe the antisemite is still alive when R"L we have lost so many tzaddikim. I look at our young people who are seriously ill & I wonder why this rasha walks around spewing his hate. Time for him to go - preferably painfully & miserably, but I'll take anything just to get rid of him.

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 Oct 02, 2014 at 02:07 AM lazerx Says:

This is what a secret service man, Kessler, said about Carter:
JIMMY & ROSALYN CARTER:


*A complete phony who would portray one picture of himself to public and very different in private e.g. would be shown carrying his own luggage but the suitcases were always empty. He kept empty ones just for photo ops. He wanted people to see him as pious and a non-drinker but he and his family drank alcohol a lot! He had disdain for the Secret Service and was very irresponsible with the "football" with nuclear codes. He didn't think it was a big deal and would keep military aides at a great distance. Often did not acknowledge the presence of Secret Service personnel assigned to serve him.*


*She mostly did her own thing.*

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 Oct 02, 2014 at 10:38 AM BarryLS1 Says:

90 physically, brain dead always.

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 Oct 02, 2014 at 10:57 AM Anonymous Says:

He was an awful president, and even more awful ex-president. May we soon merit seeing his tombstone. he has not missed a single opportunity to support terrorists and to stab Israel. May be lost in history.

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 Oct 02, 2014 at 11:03 AM marcia Says:

"Only the Good Die Young"

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