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  • Ellison says Trump can win GOP nod, points to Minn. electing Ventura governor

    07/26/2015 7:48:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/26/15 | Paul Walsh
    Don’t underestimate the likelihood of billionaire and reality TV personality Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination for president, a Minnesota member of Congress cautioned the nation Sunday, pointing to his own state putting a onetime feather boa-flaunting pro wrestler in charge. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., during an appearance on ABC-TV’s “This Week,” said voters “better be ready for the fact that [Trump] might be leading the Republican ticket.” Challenged by host George Stephanopoulos that “I know you don’t believe” Trump can actually be the challenger to the Democratic nominee in November 2016, Ellison reminded viewers that Minnesota voted in Jesse...
  • Earthquake fault heightens California tsunami threat, experts say

    04/21/2015 7:12:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    L A Times ^ | Rong-Gong Lin II
    The earthquake fault cuts through the heart of Ventura's quaint downtown, past the ornate hilltop City Hall and historic Spanish-era mission before heading into the Pacific Ocean.. For decades, some seismic experts believed the Ventura fault posed only a moderate threat and was incapable of producing a major temblor. But research in recent years shows that the fault is extremely dangerous, capable of producing an earthquake as large as magnitude 8 as well as severe tsunamis that until now experts didn't believe were possible from a Southern California quake. Such a big earthquake on the fault estimated to occur every...
  • Major media and scholars side with Taya Kyle against Jesse Ventura

    03/10/2015 7:40:56 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/10/15 | Randy Furst
    Heavy hitters in U.S. media joined prominent First Amendment scholars to file two amicus briefs challenging last summer’s jury verdict that favored former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his defamation trial in St. Paul. The friend-of-the-court media brief, filed with the 8th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals, characterizes the $1.3 million jury award to Ventura as unprecedented, with no basis in common law. The scholars’ filing faults U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle’s instructions to the jury. The briefs support Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, author of the best-selling memoir “American Sniper.” Ventura’s lawyers convinced the jury in a 10-2...
  • Watch and Rate ‘Anthony Cumia Show’ Host’s Outrageous, Spot-On Jesse Ventura Impression

    02/06/2015 11:53:49 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jason Howerton
    Mocking a conspiratorial caller, who early on Twitter vowed to take a bus to his home, Anthony Cumia delivered an over-the-top, but spot-on, impression of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura on his online-based show Wednesday. (SNIP) “Is it like the Illuminati?” he asked as Ventura. “So you’re saying UPS is involved with the CIA and the FBI? Is that what you’re saying? I don’t have time to bleed! I was a governor, a fighter, a Navy SEAL!”
  • Jesse Ventura Compares US to Nazis and Communists (Audio)

    02/04/2015 1:03:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 2-4-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former Gov. Jesse Ventura appeared to link “American Sniper” Chris Kyle to Nazi soldiers in a Fox News Radio interview that aired Tuesday night. Ventura told radio host Alan Colmes, “Our people are behaving just like the people in Germany in the ’30s.”Radio host and former governor Jesse Ventura compared the United States to Nazi Germany and the Communists in a recent conversation with liberal Alan Colmes. Via The Blaze: VENTURA: A hero should have honor. A hero is not how many people you’ve killed. You know he’s obviously a great sniper. He’s obviously a great shot. He obviously did...
  • Jesse Ventura on Chris Kyle’s hero label: ‘Nazis have heroes,’ too

    02/04/2015 9:15:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2015 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura ratcheted up his rhetoric against Chris Kyle, the subject of the widely cheered “American Sniper” movie, suggesting that the now-deceased U.S. Navy SEAL was hardly the hero that he’s painted — that if you think about it, even the Nazis had heroes. “A hero should have honor,” Mr. Ventura said during an interview on Fox News Radio with Alan Colmes. “A hero is not how many people you’ve killed. You know he’s obviously a great sniper. He’s obviously a great shot. He obviously did his job correctly. Alan, let me fire this one at you:...
  • Jesse Ventura blasts 'American Sniper' as work of fiction

    01/29/2015 1:00:33 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/29/2015 | Philip Caulfield
    Ventura, who won a $1.8 million defamation suit against Kyle's estate last year, said the box office smash was 'as authentic as Dirty Harry' Jesse Ventura is the latest public figure taking potshots at slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and "American Sniper." The former Minnesota guv - who won a legal dustup with Kyle's estate last year because Kyle claimed he'd once decked Ventura - lashed out at the sharpshooter, calling him a liar and saying the box office smash was a piece of fiction. ...
  • Jesse Ventura Won't See 'American Sniper'; Says Chris Kyle Is No Hero

    01/29/2015 6:03:42 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 106 replies
    AP ^ | January 28, 2015 | Steve Karnowsk
    American Sniper is tops at the box office but don’t expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won’t see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him. "A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can’t have honor if you’re a liar. There is no...
  • Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

    01/28/2015 3:46:36 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 133 replies
    AOL ^ | 1-28-15 | AaaPee story
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.</p> <p>Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.</p>
  • Jesse Ventura goes after 'American Sniper' publisher now

    12/17/2014 5:30:46 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    pionerr press ^ | 12-16-14 | Joseph Lindberg
    With a win against the estate of late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle behind him, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura now has his sights on HarperCollins, the publisher of the bestselling memoir "American Sniper." Ventura filed a lawsuit Monday against the New York publisher, alleging the publicity generated by the book with a "false and defamatory" segment "substantially increased sales of 'American Sniper,' thereby generating millions of dollars in revenues and profits for Harper Collins." HarperCollins does not comment on pending litigation, a spokesperson said Tuesday. A federal jury in St. Paul found in July that a segment of the...
  • Don't take the widow's money Jesse

    08/04/2014 5:44:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Blackfive.net ^ | 7-29-2014 | Uncle Jimbo
    Jesse Ventura has won the defamation lawsuit he filed against the widow of Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of American Sniper. Somehow he convinced a jury that his reputation was sullied when Kyle told the world Ventura acted the fool at another SEALs funeral and then got knocked out. Ventura said he was suing the widow and kids because of his reputation, not for the money. So setting aside the grotesquerie that he even won, he should refuse to take the cash. He proved his case, he was vindicated, so he should be the "big man" he claims to...
  • Sarah Palin Slams 'Jackass' Jesse Ventura for 'Shaking Down' Chris Kyle Widow

    08/02/2014 6:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 2, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hammered Jesse Ventura for winning a $2 million defamation lawsuit this week against Chris Kyle's widow. After Kyle's death, Ventura continued with the lawsuit that stemmed from a passage from Kyle's book in which Kyle claimed he knocked out an unnamed Navy SEAL for trashing the troops. During his book tour, Kyle said that was Ventura. But after Kyle was tragically killed in 2013, many felt that Ventura, who has done a lot to damage his own reputation over the years, should have dropped the lawsuit. "Hey tough guy, Jesse Ventura, your feelings were hurt...
  • Jesse Ventura Swoons Over Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

    08/01/2014 3:57:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-1-2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Maybe it’s just a coincidence that somebody like Jesse Ventura is also a major fan of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara? (Or claims to be for the publicity value among the “hip”?) Recalling his visit to Cuba and meeting with Fidel Castro in 2002 Ventura grew misty-eyed: “Fidel Castro looked into my eyes and told me I was a man of great courage…Maybe he (Castro) saw a little of him in me.” Recall the Cowardly Lion’s reaction when the Wizard grants him “the NERVE.” Well, Jesse Ventura’s moronic gloating outdoes even the lion’s (“Shucks, folks, I’m speechless..ha-ha…Ain’t it the truth!...
  • Jesse Ventura: Don’t feel sorry for Chris Kyle’s widow, I’m the victim here

    07/30/2014 10:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jesse Ventura, Minnesota’s former governor, won his lawsuit against the late Navy SEAL and American Sniper author Chris Kyle on Tuesday. He claimed he was defamed in that book and, while a jury agreed, the vainglorious former wrestler-turned-politician-turned-conspiracy-buff has not exactly comported himself in a fashion that elicits much sympathy. After having been awarded nearly $2 million to be paid by the late serviceman’s widow, one might assume that Ventura would simply slip away and enjoy his victory. It seems, however, Ventura’s narcissism prevented him from taking the tasteful approach here. In an appearance on CBS News’ This Morning on...
  • Jesse Ventura Response What He’s Going to Do With the $1.8 Million Settlement in Chris Kyle Lawsuit

    07/30/2014 2:17:59 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 80 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Jason Howerton
    Jesse Ventura, on Tuesday, was awarded a $1.8 million settlement in a defamation lawsuit he filed against slain Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. The former Minnesota governor has alleged that Kyle intentionally lied when he claimed that he punched him in a bar after he said the Navy SEALs deserved to “lose a few.” Ventura was asked Wednesday what he plans to do with the nearly $2 million that will come from the Kyle estate on CBS’ “This Morning,” with one of the anchors mentioning that it will be taken from Kyle’s widow, Taya, and two children....
  • Jesse Ventura wins $1.8million defamation suit against estate of.. Chris Kyle

    07/29/2014 1:10:22 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 80 replies
    Dail Mail UK ^ | July 29, 2014 | AP Reporter
    A Minnesota jury has awarded former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura $1.8 million Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of American Sniper author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man whom he later identified as Ventura after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs 'deserve to lose a few.'
  • Ventura wins $1.8 million in defamation suit

    07/29/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT · by Solson · 80 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | July 29, 2014
    <p>Former Gov. Jesse Ventura won his defamation case against the author of “American Sniper.”</p> <p>The jury awarded a total of $1.845 million: $500,000 in defamation damages and $1.345 million for “unjust enrichment.”</p> <p>Jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict, as instructed. Instead, with the consent of both sides, they voted 8 to 2 in Ventura’s favor.</p>
  • Still no verdict as Ventura jury breaks for weekend

    07/26/2014 7:12:25 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-25-14 | Elizabeth Mohr
    Friday marked the fourth day of jury deliberations in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against a former Navy SEAL, and the jurors still had no verdict when they were dismissed for the weekend. The jury has logged more than 24 hours of deliberations. It is slated to reconvene at 9 a.m. Monday. The case centers on whether Chris Kyle, a SEAL sniper-turned-author, fabricated a story that he decked the former Minnesota governor after Ventura bad-mouthed SEALs and the war in Iraq. Kyle was shot and killed at a gun range in Texas in 2013, but Ventura continued his suit against Kyle's...
  • Witness: Ventura Said SEALs Deserved To Lose Men In Iraq

    07/16/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Pat Kessler
    Defense lawyers in the Jesse Ventura defamation case rolled out a parade of witnesses Wednesday claiming Ventura got punched out in a California bar. That’s the claim in the best-selling war memoir “American Sniper” by the deceased author Chris Kyle. It’s about to be made into a movie. But the bar fight is a claim Ventura says never happened. For the last two days, Navy SEALs have claimed in court that they saw one part or another of the bar fight. Ventura, described in the book as “scruff face,” is accused of shooting off his mouth about the war and...
  • SEALs say Jesse Ventura hit the ground in bar incident

    07/15/2014 2:16:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 50 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7//15/14 | RANDY FURST
    Tuesday’s witnesses at Jesse Ventura’s defamation trial stitched together a scene a California bar that ended with the former governor lying on his back. The latest witness in the case being heard in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, former SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Paul, said he saw a commotion, then saw Ventura get up from the patio floor and yell that he was going to kill Chris Kyle. Afterward, Paul said, “Chris told me, ‘Jesse was running his mouth and I punched him.’ ”
  • Witness Says She Saw Ventura Get Punched in Bar

    07/14/2014 5:56:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/14/14 | AP
    Laura deShazo of Salt Lake City testified Monday she was at the pub in Coronado California, the night when slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle said he punched a man he called "Scruff Face." Kyle later identified the man as Ventura. DeShazo said she was in the bar to attend the wake for a friend of Kyle's. While there, she, her sister and her brother's girlfriend poses for a picture with Ventura.
  • Widow of 'American Sniper' Author: My Husband Doesn't Lie

    07/09/2014 11:27:38 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Jennie Olson / AP
    The defamation trial for former Gov. Jesse Ventura continues Wednesday with a videotaped deposition of the late author of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle. Ventura claims Kyle defamed him in his autobiography by saying he knocked him down during a barroom incident in 2006 after Ventura allegedly made disparaging comments about Navy SEALs. Kyle referred to the man he punched as "Scruff Face" in the book but acknowledged in later interviews he meant Ventura.
  • Jesse Ventura's defamation trial opens Tuesday in St. Paul

    07/08/2014 5:40:31 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7--8-14 | Amy Forliti
    When a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history detailed his kills in a best-selling autobiography, he also included details about a 2006 incident in which he says he punched a guy he called "Scruff Face" -- later identified as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. Ventura, a public figure with a tough-guy image, says the fight didn't happen, and he sued author Chris Kyle for defamation. The trial begins Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul, and it will be up to Ventura's attorneys to prove that Kyle's account about that night in a California bar was false...
  • Ventura's deposition in suit against 'American Sniper' author reveals he never read the book

    08/07/2013 4:50:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-6-13 | David Hanners
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura couldn't enumerate just how a Navy SEAL sniper's book defamed him, but he said he'd had a hard time finding work since the book came out. He also said his main complaint about it -- that the late Chris Kyle's tale that he decked Ventura for badmouthing SEALs was untrue -- left him worrying if people think he's a traitor. "Every day of my life, I walk around looking over my shoulder now, wondering who believes that and who doesn't," Ventura said in response to a question from Kyle's lawyer, John Borger.
  • Jesse Ventura's defamation case should move to Texas, sniper's widow says

    08/05/2013 4:41:56 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 61 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-5-13 | David Hanners
    A Texas widow wants Jesse Ventura's defamation and libel case involving her late husband moved from Minnesota to the Lone Star State. Attorneys for Taya Kyle -- whose husband, Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, was shot and killed in February -- argue in a motion filed Monday that forcing the widowed mother of two to spend weeks in Minnesota to defend her husband's veracity in court is too much of a burden. "Bringing my children with me to Minnesota for trial isn't a good option," Taya Kyle wrote in a declaration accompanying her request. "I don't know who would take...
  • Legendary Outlaw Butch Cassidy's "Amnesty" Colt .45 To Be Auctioned This Month

    09/20/2012 7:35:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Sacbee.com ^ | 19 September 2012 | RMK Svc
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 30, 2012, California Auctioneers in Ventura, California, will auction off the Colt .45 SAA (Serial Number 158402) that belonged to Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, the legendary bank thief, train robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang—the notorious Wyoming-based bandits that stalked the American West throughout the 1890s. His legacy as an icon of the American Old West was immortalized in the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Known as the "Amnesty Colt," this is the most documented of Cassidy's guns. Hunted by...
  • Phillip Humber Throws Perfect Game for Chicago White Sox

    04/21/2012 5:45:57 PM PDT · by usconservative · 27 replies
    MLB.Com ^ | 4/21/12 | Josh Liebeskind
    SEATTLE -- There are good games, and there are great games. Then there are the perfect ones that stick with you for the rest of your life. Philip Humber will never forget what he accomplished Saturday afternoon. What started with a harmless ground-ball out turned into another out, which turned into another, and another, and another. Twenty-seven outs later, Humber had the 4-0 win over the Mariners. More importantly, he had a perfect game, and his place in the record books.
  • Jesse Ventura aims to get even with Navy SEAL in court

    02/24/2012 6:43:49 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 48 replies · 1+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/24/12 | Dan Browning
    "Scruff Face"? Them's fighting words to Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Minnesota's controversial former governor and TV provocateur. Ventura, whose real name is James Janos, recently filed a defamation lawsuit against Navy SEAL Chris Kyle over the portrayal of a bar fight Kyle claims they had six years ago in Coronado, Calif. Kyle wrote about the alleged incident in his recent memoir "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History." Under the headline, "Punching Out Scruff Face," Kyle describes a confrontation with a "celebrity" who served in the military during the Vietnam War and who "most...
  • Jesse Ventura denies fight ever happened with Navy Seal

    01/08/2012 4:47:17 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 69 replies
    Conspiracy Theories ^ | 01/08/2012 | Jesse Ventura
    Jesse’s Statement: The event this man spoke of never happened. I have been to Mc P’s many times since leaving the Navy. I was never there alone. I was always accompanied by other people. If this happened 6 years ago, someone would have known of it before now. Certainly in the UDT/SEAL community it would have been known. This has to be news to all of us. I have always opposed the war in Iraq but I have never spoken or wished any ill will towards the soldiers. My heart aches that soldiers have died or been wounded because this...
  • Navy Seal Describes Time He Punched Jesse Ventura In Face [JESSE VENTURA SAYS SEALS DESERVE TO DIE]

    01/05/2012 7:14:38 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 140 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Andrew Brietbart
    Click on the link, it is a video, with vulgarity, of a Navy SEAL who was at a wake that Jesse Ventura attended, and Ventura said that in this war, NAVY SEALS DESERVE TO DIE!!
  • Calif teen sentenced for killing gay student

    12/19/2011 11:09:43 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | GREG RISLING
    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California teenager has been sentenced to 21 years in state prison for killing a gay student during a computer lab class three years ago. Brandon McInerney didn't speak on Monday but his attorney said his client is deeply remorseful for the murder of 15-year-old Larry King. The victim's family said they couldn't forgive their son's killer.
  • The Pseudo-Scientists are back for another round of propaganda

    12/02/2011 12:46:04 PM PST · by publius321 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.tableofwisdom.com ^ | November 27, 2011 | Scott Anderson
    They come out from under their rocks every time we have a few tornados and never miss an opening when it comes to exploiting popular ignorance. An AP column last Friday titled Science panel: Get ready for extreme weather opened by asserting – “Think of the Texas drought, floods in Thailand and Russia's devastating heat waves as coming attractions in a warming world. That is the warning from top international climate scientists and disaster experts after meeting in Africa.” And of course their thesis is that this weather is the fault of mankind. They fail to mention that for the...
  • Rangers won't show Ventura pummeling before White Sox games

    11/03/2011 12:50:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-2-2011 | 'Duk
    Ever since his Texas Rangers collapsed over the final two games of the World Series last week, Nolan Ryan says he hasn't watched the disappointing replay of David Freese's(notes) triple sailing over Nelson Cruz's(notes) head in the ninth inning of Game 6. He doesn't plan to, either. But while Ryan concedes he may accidentally see the replay while watching something else, everyone's favorite fireballer says he's going to make dang sure that another highlight won't be played when the Chicago White Sox come to opening day at Rangers Ballpark next April. That, of course, would be the clip of Ryan...
  • Was Robin Ventura the right choice to be Sox manager? (FREEP INSANE GAY RADICAL POLL!!!)

    10/06/2011 10:55:04 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 38 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/6/11 | Chicago Tribune
    Was Robin Ventura the right choice to be Sox manager? Do you like the White Sox's decision to name Robin Ventura as their new manager?
  • Ventura joins Sizemore in cast of 'The Drunk'

    07/30/2011 2:21:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/30/11 | Associated Press
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura will portray the governor of Indiana in the movie "The Drunk," now filming in Terre Haute. The former wrestler and occasional actor joins veteran actor Tom Sizemore in the cast.
  • County Democratic chairman distances party from official's KKK reference [ Just another DNC Racist ]

    07/01/2011 1:04:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 6 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | JUne 29 2011
    Comments posted by a Ventura County Democratic Party official on his Twitter account last week in which he wrote that some east county Republicans who testified at a hearing in Oxnard should "just put your white hoods on already" do not represent the views of the county party, Chairman Richard Carter said Wednesday. Carter said he has spoken with David Atkins, the county Democratic Party's vice chairman, about that and other Twitter posts last week, and believes Atkins "now regrets those comments." That acknowledgment, Carter said, is good enough for him, and he does not anticipate the county party taking...
  • With an eye on 2012 Vice-Presidentship, Jesse Ventura makes explosive statements on 9/11, Obama

    04/04/2011 11:38:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 5, 2011 | Staff
    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, who has revealed plans to run as Vice President with Ron Paul in 2012, is making his presence felt with news-making interviews and explosive statements on 9/11 attacks, President Barack Obama and President-hopeful Michele Bachmann. The former governor-turned-conspiracy theorist, who is currently promoting his book '63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read', said that he would run for Vice President if Ron Paul ran as an Independent. On ABC's Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos, Ventura made light the idea of Michele Bachmann, often identified as the "un-Palin", running for President. "You've got...
  • Former governor Jesse Ventura says he'd consider running with Ron Paul

    04/04/2011 10:19:26 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/4/11 | AP
    Former pro-wrestler and Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura, says he would consider getting back into politics if Texas Congressman Ron Paul would run for president as an Independent. Ventura told George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" that he would "give great consideration to being his running mate." But Ventura says he wouldn't run on Paul's ticket as a Republican.
  • Jesse Ventura: Palin will 'do what she's told'(groomed to be the nominee and then to be control)

    04/01/2011 7:23:42 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | Friday April 01, 2011 | CNN's Rebecca Stewart
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says Sarah Palin will be the GOP nominee for president in 2012, and she'll "be controlled by the status quo." Appearing on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Monday at 9 p.m. EST, the one-term Reform Party governor said that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is being groomed for the role, though he doesn't care who the presidential nominees are for either party.
  • Ventura sues DHS, TSA over body scans, pat-downs

    01/24/2011 6:02:58 PM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 37 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune ^ | 1/24/2011 | Associated Press
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is suing the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, saying full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints are violating his rights. Ventura filed his lawsuit Monday in federal court in Minnesota. He says the new security measures violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.
  • Jesse Ventura sues TSA, says body scans and pat-down searches violate rights

    01/24/2011 6:00:37 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-24-11 | Amy Forliti
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration on Monday, alleging full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Ventura is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to issue an injunction ordering officials to stop subjecting him to "warrantless and suspicionless" scans and body searches. The lawsuit, which also names Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and TSA Administrator John Pistole as defendants, argues the searches are "unwarranted and unreasonable intrusions on Governor Ventura's personal privacy and dignity and are a justifiable cause...
  • Breaking: Former Gov. Ventura Will No Longer Fly Due to Abuse He’s Endured at Hands of TSA

    11/20/2010 1:38:08 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    Current TV ^ | November 19, 2010
    Jesse Ventura, announced he will no longer use commercial airlines due to the egregious abuses of the TSA and the government. Ventura said he made the decision to avoid public aircraft after he found himself becoming too comfortable with being routinely searched. He said he was subjected to pat down and search three or four times a week when he traveled for his television show. Ventura had hip surgery and the metal in his body invariably sets off airport metal detectors. Jesse said he will no longer be forced by the TSA to prove he is not a criminal or...
  • Veterans Outraged After Army Hero's Grave Site Turned Into Dog Park

    08/16/2010 12:53:41 PM PDT · by Freeport · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 16, 2010 | | N/A
    VENTURA, Calif. – The grave site for an 1860s Army hero awarded the Medal of Honor is now a popular Ventura dog park with poop soiling what veterans say should be sacred ground. "Talk to any veteran, he will tell you it is a terrible thing. It's disrespectful," said retired Marine Sgt. Craig "Gunny" Donor, who served two tours in Vietnam and is bent on getting the soldier's remains moved. Pvt. James Sumner, who was awarded the nation's highest military honor for gallant actions after a band of Apache Indians kidnapped a settler's child, died in 1912 and he was...
  • DA, FBI investigating city of Oxnard

    08/14/2010 1:45:53 PM PDT · by hoppity · 17 replies
    Ventura Star ^ | August 14, 2010 | Scott Hadly
    A team of investigators with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office converged on Oxnard’s City Hall on Friday afternoon, locking down the building for several hours while they served a search warrant. Late Friday the DA’s chief investigator, Rob Briner, came out of City Hall briefly and confirmed his office was conducting an investigation of the city of Oxnard in conjunction with the FBI. Briner offered no further information on the investigation. Much of the city’s top management remained in the building throughout the afternoon and early evening, and “temporarily closed” signs were taped to front doors while deputies in...
  • Jesse Ventura: Oliver Stone’s Hugo Chavez Film Should Be Mandatory For High School Students

    06/10/2010 6:05:53 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 61 replies · 1,610+ views
    CNN via Story Balloon ^ | 6-10-10 | "Jason"
    <p>Because a dictator wouldn’t use his military and community organized groups to force everyone to change their light bulbs to CFL’s.</p> <p>Not only can you say whatever you want in Venezuela.. they have a better voting system.</p> <p>And Cuba has a better health care system.</p>
  • Jesse Ventura vs. Rep. Connie Mack

    The new message to commuters in Minneapolis: Hit a bicycle pedal instead of a gas pedal. Minneapolis is joining Denver in a new wave of cities in car-crazy America trying to cut down on obesity, traffic jams and air pollution with bike-sharing programs. It was debuting Nice Ride Minnesota on Thursday with 700 bicycles and 65 kiosks where riders can swipe a keycard, pick up a bike and go—making it one of the largest urban bike-sharing programs in the U.S. But it soon could be eclipsed by others elsewhere. Washington, D.C., plans to expand to Arlington, Va., this fall with...
  • Jesse Ventura: Catholic Church like the Mafia

    04/19/2010 3:17:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 81 replies · 1,089+ views
    Life Site News ^ | April 19, 2010 | James Tillman
    LOS ANGELES, California, April 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Former governor of Minnesota and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura said that the Catholic Church should be prosecuted under federal RICO laws last Friday, during an appearance on Bill Maher's Real Time show.Maher, who has stated that "religion is a neurological disorder," asked about his "crazy radical friends Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins" and their aim of arresting the pope "when he hits the tarmac" during the pope’s visit to England in September."Now do you think that's going too far?" Maher asked."I have another alternative," Ventura responded, "Why hasn't the Catholic Church been prosecuted...
  • Jesse Venture : "We Have Been Practicing Terrorism For 50 Years, Only We Call It Foreign Policy"

    04/07/2010 11:30:12 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 39 replies · 759+ views
    Hotair Pundit ^ | APRIL 5, 2010 | Hotair Pundit
    Add this to all the other stupid things he's said....
  • Jesse Ventura, looking over his shoulder (Nixon was set up...)

    03/20/2010 6:05:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies · 890+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/20/10 | Graydon Royce
    Conspiracy theorists might wonder why Jesse Ventura took time Friday to talk with the Star Tribune for the first time since he left office in 2003. Common folk might suggest it was simply to gin up publicity for his new book, "American Conspiracies." If you buy that obvious reasoning, you might also believe Sirhan Sirhan acted alone, that the CIA wasn't involved at Jonestown or that the 9/11 terrorist attack was just Osama bin Laden flexing his muscles. As they say on the "X-Files" and Oliver Stone's "JFK," the truth is never that clear. In his just-released book, Ventura again...
  • Lead author admits deleting inconvenient opinions from IPCC report

    12/17/2009 7:29:36 PM PST · by mimi from mi · 38 replies · 1,916+ views
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 The latest installment of Jesse Ventura’s highly successful Conspiracy Theory show exposed millions of viewers on national TV last night to the climate change fraud, blowing a giant hole in the global warming scam by exposing how its adherents comprise wealthy industrialists making billions in profits by fearmongering about the environment. Ventura and his team attempted to track down the key architects of the scheme, a search which led them to Beijing China and the heavily guarded residence of global warming pioneer and billionaire Maurice Strong. The show lifts the lid on how the very same...