Billy Carter – Beer Soaked Brother of a President

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“Paintings are like a beer, only beer tastes good and it’s hard to stop drinking beer.” – Billy Carter

The President of the United States of America is generally regarded as the most powerful man in the world.

President Jimmy Carter’s younger brother was the beer-soaked buffoon Billy Carter, who had his very own brand of beer. Talk about taking over the International Beer Industrial Complex!!

If you have a brother you know darn well how influential he can be. Even if you hate his guts, sometimes, you still listen to everything he tells you. This is a clear 20th century example of Beer’s influence on politics.

“Yes, sir. I’m a real Southern boy. I got a red neck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon beer.”

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Billy Carter (right),greets his brother, PresidentJimmy Carter, at the commencement ceremonies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta February 20, 1979.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

William Alton “Billy” Carter (March 29, 1937 – September 25, 1988) was the younger brother of United States President Jimmy Carter, born in Plains, Georgia.

For a time, Carter attended Emory University in the Atlanta area but did not complete a degree. Carter served four years in the United States Marine Corps then returned to Plains to work for his older brother in the family business of growing peanuts. In 1955, he married Sybil Spires, a young lady from Plains. Their children are: Kim, Jana, William “Buddy”, Marle, Mandy and Earl, who was just 12 years old when his father died.

On December 6, 1976, he lost the mayoral election in Plains.

In 1977, Carter endorsed Billy Beer, capitalizing upon his colorful image as a beer-drinking, Southern boy that had developed in the press while his brother ran for President. Billy Carter’s name was occasionally used as a gag answer for a Washington, D.C., trouble-maker on 1970s episodes of The Match Game. Carter was known for his outlandish public behavior. For example, he once urinated on an airport runway in full view of the press and dignitaries.

In late 1978 and early 1979, Carter visited Libya with a contingent from Georgia three times. He eventually registered as a foreign agent of the Libyan government and received a $220,000 loan. This led to a Senate hearing over alleged influence peddling which some in the press dubbed “Billygate.” A Senate sub-committee was called To Investigate Activities of Individuals Representing Interests of Foreign Governments (Billy Carter-Libya Investigation).

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Relatives of Jimmy Carter – 39th President

  • Billy Carter – brother
    • Spokesman and inspiration for Billy Beer.?
    • Claimed he could drink 20-30 cans of beer each day.
    • Travelled to Libya in 1978, a time of strained relations between the two countries, and hosted a Libyan delegation in Atlanta, Georgia.?
    • Quote: “Beer is not a good cocktail party drink, especially in a home where you don’t know where the bathroom is.”
“Marijuana is like Coors beer. If you could buy the damn stuff at a Georgia filling station, you’d decide you wouldn’t want it.
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Billy Carter Appeared on the cover of:
Newsweek, 14-Nov-1977, DETAILS: (Billy Carter holding a can of Billy Beer)

Now that’s influencing the whole country!!