Ventura: Pick Me, Rep. Paul!


Former Minnesota Governer Jesse Ventura tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that he wants to be Rep. Ron Paul's running mate: "[I]f Ron Paul runs as an independent, I will give great consideration to being his running mate." Yes, but there is no indication that Paul is giving it great consideration. Politico points out that Ventura is a rather big fan of the Texas congressman:

Ventura dedicated "63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read," his latest book, to Paul and believes the Texas congressman is "the only federal elected official who will stand up for America on the congressional floor."

Via Allahpundit, Ventura stops by the Howard Stern show today to explain that the United States government is controlling the weather and might have been behind the 2004 tsunami.


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  1. Doesn’t The Body realize that the only person who will pick him for a running mate is Charlie Sheen?

  2. Aw, Jesse wants to be veep. We all wanna be something.

    Hey, let’s pretend to be composers. I’ll be Mozart!

    1. I’ll be Bach.

      1. I’ll be Chopin (broccoli).

        1. I couldn’t Handel the pressure.

          1. I’ll start working on a Liszt.

          2. I wanna Rach(maninoff)!

          3. You’re all on my Liszt.

            1. Goddamnit Mike M. Damn you! DAMN YOUR EYES!

              1. vie gonna pump you up!

                1. Look over there, Deb. You see?

                  1. I’ve been Haydn my talents for too long…

                    1. I have the right to spring for Tchaikovsky

            2. I’ll be John Williams. All those other guys are decomposers.

    2. Who composed the Conan theme?

      1. Also who composed Peter and the Wolf?

    3. Mahler? I don’t even KNOW her !

  3. Like most of us, Mr. Ventura is best advised to keep his fantasy life private…

  4. I thought the earthquake caused the indonesia tsunami. O well……….

    1. “I thought the earthquake caused the indonesia tsunami. O well………”

      Ya know, it was on “Bush’s Fault”

  5. He sounded pretty wack on the Stern show a couple days ago. Government controlling weather, fluoride, all the conspiracy talking talking points. He is a perfect guest for the Stern show.

    1. Fluoride is not a conspiracy theory talking point. Especially since, at least here in Austin, the government poisons our water with an industrial waste product, flurosylic acid.

    2. You really should take 2 minutes and read about these issues before you run your mouth, because you’re the ones who sounds wack… trying to suggest that the government DOESN’T put fluoride in our water, a waste that is hazardous and must be handled by professionals in hazmat gear who transport it from its origin – the phosphate mining industry (just go to the CDC website, and you’ll be able to pull up how much is put in your water), or that HAARP can’t effect the weather (this is fact – it’s been proven in scientific tests, and any person with the slightest knowledge of science would understand that 1 BILLION watts of radio frequency being fired into the ionosphere at once can A) move clouds, and B) cause earthquakes if the beam were to backfire into earth)… trying to suggest these things makes you sound like the ill-informed wacko.

      1. OK, where are all the sick and dying people at? You got definitive proof of any of the claims made by these wack jobs? You really need to tell me your thoughts on UFO’s, end of world prophecies, etc.

        It’s ok to come outside, really.

      2. Mitchell, you should really listen to what he said on the Stern show regarding HAARP. He said that an aurora borealis type light was seen before the tsunami in Indonesia and implied that the government had something to do with this. He further said you can not see this type of light from Indonesia but supposedly it was seen. He implies that HAARP caused the earthquake that caused the tsunami. You don’t see the lunacy in this?

  6. I’ll be Richard “effin'” Halley.

    1. And I’ll be Holland Oates.

  7. Please, God, no. Someone shut him up.

    Besides, as everyone knows, Predator castmembers only get to be governors. Carl Weathers is up next!

    1. Carl Weathers is up next!

      Isn’t he President?

      1. If only.

        1. I want Sonny Landham to be attorney general.

          1. Does no one listen? Governor only.

            He’s a libertarian, right? How about governor of Kentucky?

            1. Does no one listen?

              I nominate this phrase as the newest addition to the Reason drinking game.

              1. Really? I’m so honored.

                Hi, Bob!

      2. He’s an teacher and mentor to analrapists who want to be actors.

        1. you gonna finish that sammich?

  8. I aint got time to bleed…er…RUN.

    1. “I ain’t got time to lead.”

      That’s why he’s going for Vp.

  9. The belief that government controls the weather is a lot less dangerous than the ideas that most politicians espouse.

    1. Who says our politicians don’t believe they can control the weather? GLOBAL WARMING!

  10. Okay, Michael, we get it. You really don’t like the conspiracy-theory types.

  11. OBVIOUSLY, the US government has the power to control weather; China and Russia have been doing it for decades; China used weather control during the Olympics.

    And, watch the documentary WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE THEY SPRAYING, because they don’t only use HAARP but combinations of other techniques.

  12. So this is what the long term use of steriods does to your brain? Or is it mind? In this case, what is the difference.

    He is the perfect candidate for Veep.
    With him in there, with his SEAL credibility and him spilling all the “government secrets” on such prestigous shows like Stern’s and Art Bell/George Noonan into the night, it will be months, if not weeks, before we amend the constitution and abolish the office of Veep.
    Run Jesse Run.

  13. How come he moves his head like Katherine Hepburn in the last few years of her life? What’s up with that?

  14. Ventura stops by the Howard Stern show today to explain that the United States government is controlling the weather and might have been behind the 2004 tsunami.

    Wasn’t he the governor of the same state that elected Al Frankin to the senate?

    Disclaimer: The name “Corning” comes from Minnesota among other places, and it is probable that my sir name passed through that state/shit hole before the dawning of the 20th century.

  15. The belief that government controls the weather is a lot less dangerous than the ideas that most politicians espouse.

    You mean like the idea the government can run the economy?

  16. I never did trust wrasslers…any sport that features “crotch holds” freaks me out. It’s ok when they wear masks though…

    1. Don’t ask him to “chair” a committee.

  17. I was impressed by Ventura’s successful reform of his state’s welfare system, and would eagerly support *him* for president if he runs as an independent …

    … as long as he doesn’t pick that girly-man Schwarzenegger as HIS running mate.

  18. I voted for Ventura and he was a surprisingly good Governor. But he’s crazy now. As in: completely off his rocker.

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    Facts you should know about Jesse Ventura

    – Ventura lied about being a Navy SEAL on active duty. He joined the SEAL Reserves after active duty. (Page 102).
    – He lied about being in Vietnam. He told Dennis Anderson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that “you haven’t hunted until you’ve hunted man”. Ventura was never in combat and he never hunted man.
    – Bribed a candidate on July 17, 1998 so he could run unopposed in the Reform Party and keep his radio show. Call for free video of the actual bribe.
    – Bribed Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner to fix the 1998 bribe by giving a job to her boyfriend, John Wodele, as his Communications Director.
    – Told single moms that they were on their own if they tried to get help.
    – Told University of Minnesota students to “win if you can, lose if you must, but Always Cheat”.
    – Insulted people who were religious or mentally ill.
    – Killed caged birds at a game farm with Maria Shriver and Charlie Weaver.
    – Endorsed “torture” of people at Highway 55 when 600-law enforcement (the largest police action in Minnesota history) arrested peaceful protesters trying to prevent demolition of homes for a road. Many protesters were handcuffed behind their backs and pepper sprayed in their eyes. (Page 4).
    – Ventura took government money to go to school in Hennepin County and later told students that if they were smart enough to go to college they should be able to figure out how to pay for it.


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