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Jimmy Carter, Wife Rosalynn Join Willie Nelson Onstage for ‘Amazing Grace’





Carter is a longtime fan of Nelson’s music and frequently invited the singer to perform at the White House. In fact, it was during Carter’s presidency that the country icon famously smoked pot on the roof of the White House.

http://theboot.com/willie-nelson-jimmy-carter-rosalynn-carter-amazing-grace/

Insanity.



http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20160523/DM0106/160529818

"I pledge allegiance to the can of the United State Of America"

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Ken Starr praises Bill Clinton, warns against the "radical populism" of Donald Trump

An unlikely voice recently bemoaned the decline of civility in presidential politics, warned that “deep anger” was fueling an “almost radical populism” and sang the praises of former President Bill Clinton — particularly his “redemptive” years of philanthropic work since leaving the White House.

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“There are certain tragic dimensions which we all lament,” Mr. Starr said in a panel discussion on the presidency at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

“That having been said, the idea of this redemptive process afterwards, we have certainly seen that powerfully” in Mr. Clinton’s post-presidency, he continued, adding, “President Carter set a very high standard, which President Clinton clearly continues to follow.”

He called Mr. Clinton “the most gifted politician of the baby boomer generation.”


More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/25/us/politics/ken-starr-impeachment-bill-clinton.html

So, Trump has less credibility in international diplomacy than Dennis Rodman.

An envoy for North Korea on Monday dismissed Donald Trump's recent comment that he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss nuclear weapons.

"It is up to the decision of my Supreme Leader whether he decides to meet or not, but I think his (Trump's) idea or talk is nonsense," So Se Pyong, the ambassador to the United Nations for North Korea, told Reuters.

"It's for utilization of the presidential election, that's all. A kind of a propaganda or advertisement," he added. "This is useless, just a gesture for the presidential election."


Trump told Reuters last week that he would meet with Kim Jong Un.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/north-kora-trump-meeting-nonsense

“Excuse me. Why are you here?”

Allow David Letterman to Explain Why Retiring Affects ‘Your Self-Esteem’

…(A) few weeks ago, I got very excited because the Obamas invited myself and my wife to a state dinner, and I said, “Oh my god, Regina, we’ve been invited to a state dinner!” And she says, “Oh, I love steak.” I said, “No.”… So we go to the steak, state dinner, and it’s for the heads of the Nordic states, and President Obama was giving remarks before he introduced the heads of state. And he was talking about how cooperative their union was, the Nordic states. Yes, they have differences, but by and large, they all felt and had the same beliefs, and they were good for mankind, and believed in the right thing, and they were strong allies for the United States. He said, “Don’t misunderstand me, they do argue. They do have … as a matter of fact, there is still an ongoing fight in the Nordic States about which country is happiest.” And then the prime minister of Iceland got up, and he said, “We are working on a defensive weapons system right now.” And this gets everybody’s attention! Like, Iceland, really? Working on a defensive weapons system? And he said, “Yes, volcanoes. We just haven’t figured out how to aim them yet.” So I’m seated at dinner next to a man who is the assistant chief of staff to the prime minister of Norway. And I’m feeling like a big shot. And we’re chatting, and we’re chatting, and we’re chatting. And when it comes about dessert time, and the guy says to me, “Excuse me. Why are you here?” And I said, You know what? I think I picked up somebody else’s mail. And he said, “So you’re here by mistake?” And I said, Yeah. And he said, “Oh.” So there you go — you get invited to the state dinner, nobody knows why. That’s the sum total of being retired…


MORE:
http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/letterman-retiring-affects-your-self-esteem.html#

Clarence Thomas dissent in decision on striking black jurors:

Justice Clarence Thomas, the court's lone African American member, cast the lone dissent. "Foster's new evidence does not justify this court's reassessment of who was telling the truth nearly three decades removed from voir dire," he said.

Thomas warned that the court's ruling "invites state prisoners to go searching for new 'evidence' by demanding the files of the prosecutors who long ago convicted them."

This is "spilled ink," too skeptical of prosecutors



https://twitter.com/AriMelber/status/734776816368508930
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/05/23/supreme-court-race-black-jury-discrimination-death-penalty/78642468/

"Except Maybe"

Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.


https://twitter.com/Bourdain/status/734772293830737920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

TRUMP warns of dire effects of global warming on his application to build a sea wall at golf course


The billionaire, who called global warming a hoax, warns of its dire effects in his company's application to build a sea wall.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/donald-trump-climate-change-golf-course-223436#ixzz49UJXbkdn
Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on FacebookDonald Trump says he is “not a big believer in global warming.” He has called it “a total hoax,” “bullshit” and “pseudoscience.”

But he is also trying to build a sea wall designed to protect one of his golf courses from “global warming and its effects.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/donald-trump-climate-change-golf-course-223436
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