Jesse Ventura: I need to spend less time in the Fascist States of America. Oh, and also, I might run for president.

posted at 10:00 pm on November 4, 2011 by Allahpundit

Dude, I think this might be our nominee.

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is so upset by the dismissal of his airport security lawsuit that he threatened Friday to apply for dual citizenship so he can spend more time in his beloved Mexico — or run for president of what he labeled “the Fascist States of America.”…

Outside the federal courthouse in St. Paul, with a crew from his “Conspiracy Theory” cable TV show filming, Ventura said he hadn’t decided whether to continue pressing his lawsuit. He said he wanted to make his case before a jury, not a panel of judges…

Moments later, he vowed to apply for Mexican citizenship so he can live there more months of the year…

“I will never stand for a national anthem again. I will turn my back and I will raise a fist,” he said.

He’s got a titanium hip and he’s tired of being either body-scanned or crotch-grabbed by TSA in order to get past the metal detector at the airport. The Pioneer Press has some background on the lawsuit here. He’s ranting in the clip about how “federal courts” are claiming they don’t have jurisdiction over the constitutional question here, but that’s not true. Federal appellate courts do have jurisdiction by statute; federal district courts (i.e. the trial level) don’t, presumably because the details of TSA procedures implicate national security. Question for the litigators out there: Even if Ventura did get to bring his claim in district court, because he’s raising a question of law — whether the TSA’s protocol violates the Fourth Amendment — it would be the district judge, not a federal jury, that decided the matter, no? I’m not sure which facts, if any, are at issue that he wants a jury to decide. He hasn’t been charged with anything and isn’t suing for damages, as far as I know. What he seems to have in mind is a declaratory judgment striking down the TSA’s procedures as unconstitutional. Unless I’m missing something, that’s a job for the judge.

Between this and the news about Building 7, it’s been a rough week.

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Hard to believe he actually was elected as governor. He is deranged.

V-rod on November 4, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Deep thoughts

BuckNutty on November 4, 2011 at 10:03 PM

“I will never stand for a national anthem again. I will turn my back and I will raise a fist,” he said.

Fine, GTFO and renounce your US citizenship on your way to mexico, you jerk. Let someone more worthy bring your constitutional suit over illegal search and the TSA.

knob on November 4, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Cream always rises to the top.

a capella on November 4, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Jesse has seemed to be a couple donuts short for awhile

cane_loader on November 4, 2011 at 10:04 PM

“I will never stand for a national anthem again. I will turn my back and I will raise a fist,” he said.

So he’s gonna be a Democrat now?

sharrukin on November 4, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Forget letting the door hit you where the good Lord split you…I would rather beat the stupid out of you with the door…hope you don’t like your head being attached to your neck.
GTFO!

HornetSting on November 4, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Cream always rises to the top.

a capella on November 4, 2011 at 10:04 PM

So does scum.

sharrukin on November 4, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Cream always rises to the top.

a capella on November 4, 2011 at 10:04 PM

It’s not the only thing that floats.

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Hard to believe he actually was elected as governor. He is deranged.

V-rod on November 4, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Yes another one of our wonderful contributions to politics.

I think he worse than Franken and Ellison as scary as that thought is.

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:06 PM

So the Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth are no longer with us but this guy is still alive?

radjah shelduck on November 4, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Don’t let the door hit ya’

On second thought…

29Victor on November 4, 2011 at 10:08 PM

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Oh where would we be without the Land of 10,000 Lakes?

Well, we’d have to find some way to balance Allahpundit. Lord knows, Tina isn’t up to the job.

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:08 PM

I admit that here in Florida we have Charlie Crist and Alan Grayson and various and sundry wack jobs, loonies and serial killers. And hanging chads, don’t forget about that.

But dear Lord, what is wrong with you people in Minnesota?

SlaveDog on November 4, 2011 at 10:09 PM

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Forgot the :)

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:09 PM

See, Ron Paul was right. If we had a wall on our southern border we couldn’t get rid of Jesse Ventura.

Mark1971 on November 4, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Wait a tic,I thought Jesse was already,
in Mexico!?

canopfor on November 4, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Flag hating Moochelle must love this guy.

50sGuy on November 4, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Jesse, As a vet, may I suggest that you pack your duffel and hit the bricks.

cgrdcs on November 4, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Minnesota. Home of the Muslim representative and Senator Al Franken. And there are those who say “Oh, no, the country won’t elect a Texan!”

Marcus on November 4, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Buy that ass a cup of Starbucks. Now with Guy Fawkes mask.

bloggless on November 4, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Because when I think Mexico, I think civil liberties.

Mark1971 on November 4, 2011 at 10:11 PM

He took one too many dropkicks to the head.

ashiya on November 4, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Hard to take a bald guy with a ponytail seriously, Jesse.

Pasalubong on November 4, 2011 at 10:11 PM

I admit that here in Florida we have Charlie Crist and Alan Grayson and various and sundry wack jobs, loonies and serial killers.

SlaveDog on November 4, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Alan Grayson insults all those others you listed. I cannot believe that somebody hasn’t filed an incompetent person petition on him yet.

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:11 PM

We don’t have time to stink’n bleed,and We don’t have time
to F’n Duck,niether!!!
==========================

http://weaintgottimetobleed.com/

canopfor on November 4, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Oh where would we be without the Land of 10,000 Lakes?

Well, we’d have to find some way to balance Allahpundit. Lord knows, Tina isn’t up to the job.

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:08 PM

You know other than politics and the winters – this isn’t a bad place to live.

If we could just rid the state of liberals – I could handle the winters :)

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Oh, and also, I might run for president.

Of Mexico? Go for it!

Connie on November 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM

What makes Jesse think that Mexico will give him citizenship?

My understanding is that Mexico has pretty strict rules when it comes to enforcing its immigration laws.

wren on November 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM

“Moments later, he vowed to apply for Mexican citizenship so he can live there more months of the year…”

Good luck with that…

… and thank you for your service.

Seven Percent Solution on November 4, 2011 at 10:14 PM

It’s going to be a federal judge considering constitutional matters — not a jury of peers. He’s challenging the constitutionality of laws.

amerpundit on November 4, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Me thinks,he’s p*ssed!!

canopfor on November 4, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Jesse Ventura?? Huh??? Must be a slow news day.

iceman1960 on November 4, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Minnesota. Home of the Muslim representative and Senator Al Franken. And there are those who say “Oh, no, the country won’t elect a Texan!”

Marcus on November 4, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Nothing like a little perspective.

SlaveDog on November 4, 2011 at 10:14 PM

If we could just rid the state of liberals – I could handle the winters :)

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I used to think Washington was a deeply divided place until I paid attention to MN. The Grand Canyon has got nothing on MN.

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:15 PM

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:12 PM

We were in Marshall for a couple of years and White Bear Lake for a couple, back in the early seventies. I loved the Twin Cities. Hated to leave.

a capella on November 4, 2011 at 10:15 PM

This says more about the people of Minnesota

faraway on November 4, 2011 at 10:16 PM

I used to think Washington was a deeply divided place until I paid attention to MN. The Grand Canyon has got nothing on MN.

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Yep – this is an interesting place that’s for sure. It’s definitely not as liberal as it used to be but there are not a lot of middle of the roaders either.

You are either on the left or on the right.

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Dear rest of the Country:

Sorry.

Just so sorry.

Ventura, Franken, Ellison…

It’s the cold and the mosquitoes.

Honest, it is.

Bruno Strozek on November 4, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Meanwhile……………………………

Big Sis,NappyPoliTano,is on the horn to her
Mexican counter-parts,

and is issuing,a Terrorist Suspect Alert,
for,

challenging,Hopey/Changeys Iron Fist!!
(snark)

canopfor on November 4, 2011 at 10:17 PM

This says more about the people of Minnesota

faraway on November 4, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Hey not all of us voted for him.

You have to realize that campaign was Norm Coleman and Skip Humphrey and it was NASTY.

I think people voted for him more to teach the other two a lesson.

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:18 PM

TSA’s actions were part of “the locking down of the American citizens” and that he’d rather face terrorists “than give up one of my rights.”

Yo Jesse… don’t ya realize ya are face’n Terrorists……. The Biggest Terrorist O Dem All…. The GubRmint Of the United States..

Wake up sport the Country you think Of has been long gone.

roflmao

donabernathy on November 4, 2011 at 10:18 PM

We were in Marshall for a couple of years and White Bear Lake for a couple, back in the early seventies. I loved the Twin Cities. Hated to leave.

a capella on November 4, 2011 at 10:15 PM

:)

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:19 PM

canopfor on November 4, 2011 at 10:17 PM

There’s something a little off about you Canucks. But we luv ya anyway. :)

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Oh boy,Jesse has become November’s Poster Boy
for,

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAttack

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWatch!!

canopfor on November 4, 2011 at 10:20 PM

I think people voted for him more to teach the other two a lesson.

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Now we know where cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face started.

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Now we know where cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face started.

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:21 PM

I think I’ve said this a couple of times on here but my coworker voted for Al Franken to teach the Democrats a lesson.

I almost cold-cocked him right in our cube row.

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:22 PM

I’m not sure about the national security/jurisdiction aspect, but the right to a trial by jury has always been reserved for claims “at law” (ie, claims for damages). Claims “in equity” are non-legal claims and historically there has been no right to a trial by jury. So if he isn’t making a claim for damages, then he has no right to a jury trial. Oh, and he’s scum. Let him be Mexico’s problem.

COHawk12 on November 4, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Let me see…

Bald
Ponytail
Conspiracy Theorist

Yep, nutcase.

Kermit on November 4, 2011 at 10:23 PM

When you’re from Wisconsin you get Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Badgers, and the Green Bay Packers. When you from Minnesota, like me, you get Al Franken, Jesse Ventura, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and the Minnesota Vikings. :(

Fortunately, I now live in Maryland and have Martin O’Malley, Donna Edwards, Steny Hoyer, and Barbara Mikulski. So I’ve got that going for me. :/

Fallen Sparrow on November 4, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Too Funny,from Jesse’s site,a Tyrannosaurus
running down,a Elephant and Jack*ss!!

http://weaintgottimetobleed.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/JV_logo_frame_white.png
*************************************************

Sexual Tyrannosaurus – Predator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mijy8fpdI5c

canopfor on November 4, 2011 at 10:24 PM

I almost cold-cocked him right in our cube row.

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Now that would have been must-see TV. If you could get it on pay-per-view, you would have cleaned up.

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Yep – this is an interesting place that’s for sure. It’s definitely not as liberal as it used to be but there are not a lot of middle of the roaders either.

You are either on the left or on the right.

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:16 PM

And what’s with the “Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party”? Every time I hear that, I think of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party. Seems like they could have come up with a better name.

SlaveDog on November 4, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Kermit on November 4, 2011 at 10:23 PM

But is there a bicycle?

Fallen Sparrow on November 4, 2011 at 10:26 PM

I guess Alex Jones may finally get the VP nod! /sarc

Why does anyone pay this guy any attention? I guess we will have to wait for Ed to chime in. ‘The Body’ was his Governor after all ;)

Dawnsblood on November 4, 2011 at 10:27 PM

canopfor on November 4, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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There’s something a little off about you Canucks. But we luv ya anyway. :)

platypus on November 4, 2011 at 10:20 PM

playypus:Ya need a tad of humour get through the madness!:)

canopfor on November 4, 2011 at 10:27 PM

I, for one, have always wondered how Jesse missed the Heaven’s Gate trip to the Hale Bopp Comet. Sorry he was late for check-in.

TXUS on November 4, 2011 at 10:27 PM

And what’s with the “Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party”? Every time I hear that, I think of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party. Seems like they could have come up with a better name.

SlaveDog on November 4, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Minnesota liberals – ’nuff said

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:28 PM

I have not flown since the strip search process has been implemented. It most certainly crosses the line directly into unconstitutional. Particularly now that they have started searching cars on the highways. We cannot have freedom if we cannot travel within our own nation without being searched.

astonerii on November 4, 2011 at 10:28 PM

astonerii on November 4, 2011 at 10:28 PM

I’ve done the scanner twice. I kind of was expecting some long drawn out process – it was like 2 seconds.

I defintely wouldn’t want the pat down though – icky.

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I, for one, have always wondered how Jesse missed the Heaven’s Gate trip to the Hale Bopp Comet. Sorry he was late for check-in.

TXUS on November 4, 2011 at 10:27 PM

TXUS:Correction….they had to order his Nike shoes,and in that
delay,he missed the Jim Jones KOOL_AID Party!:)

(I kid):)

canopfor on November 4, 2011 at 10:32 PM

“I will never stand for a national anthem again. I will turn my back, pull down my pants, bend over and I will raise a fist suggestively,” he said.

Sayan Neviot on November 4, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Ol’Painless is just a pain…

Kini on November 4, 2011 at 10:36 PM

gophergirl on November 4, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Does not matter how long it takes. The government has officially turned intranational travel into a controlled event. Without their permission you may not hire the services of a public commercial airline to travel from once city to another. They have also started doing searched of vehicles on highways, so the simple act of all travel with the exception of walking out on private property has become a government sanctioning event. Yes, your free to travel today, but that is no longer guaranteed and protected, it is at the whim of the government.

astonerii on November 4, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Wait until he finds out how Mexico treats immigrants, then he’ll figure out what fascism really is.

Rebar on November 4, 2011 at 10:48 PM

I have not flown since the strip search process has been implemented. It most certainly crosses the line directly into unconstitutional. Particularly now that they have started searching cars on the highways. We cannot have freedom if we cannot travel within our own nation without being searched.

astonerii on November 4, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Neither have I. But there are other ways to get from Point A to Point B, if you’re okay with beaming up and beaming down. The first time I did it, though, this beautiful woman I was with turned into a stiff-shirted guy with pointy ears, a real dud, spouting inanities. The second time, ohhh yeahhh, she beamed down perfect. And, she got herself a strip search, for sure, we can’t even remember the planet. /

TXUS on November 4, 2011 at 10:51 PM

He will be sorely missed/

vcferlita on November 4, 2011 at 10:52 PM

“I will never stand for a national anthem again. I will turn my back and I will raise a fist,” he said.

F-ing has-been, the sooner you leave for Mexico the better! Also, if America is such a “facist” country like you say then why the hell would you want dual citizenship? Why not renounce your American citizenship and stay in Mexico since it’s such a much better country than America!

What a poser, don’t go away Jessie, just STFU and GO AWAY FOREVER!

Liberty or Death on November 4, 2011 at 10:54 PM

“I will never stand for a national anthem again. I will turn my back and I will raise a fist,” he said.

F-ing has-been, the sooner he leaves the better! Also, if America is so terrible and a “facist country” then why in the hell would he want dual citizenship? Just goes to prove what a moron he is!

What a poser, hey Jessie, don’t go away mad, just STFU and GO AWAY ALREADY!

Liberty or Death on November 4, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Double post, didn’t think my first one went through, sorry!

Liberty or Death on November 4, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Why did I ever think that those wrestling matches were all staged?

You know? The ones where the combatants beat each other bloody and senseless with the metal folding chairs?

WWF, forgive me for doubting you . . .

RedPepper on November 4, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Cream always rises to the top.

a capella on November 4, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Crap sinks to the bottom of the bowl

darwin-t on November 4, 2011 at 11:03 PM

Hard to believe he actually was elected as governor. He is deranged.

V-rod on November 4, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Well that may be but he can recognize the TSA gropestapo when he sees it … … or feels it.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 4, 2011 at 11:08 PM

So many comments shooting the messenger. Hello, we do live in a fascist state. Never heard of Barackito Obamalini?

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 4, 2011 at 11:12 PM

“I will never stand for a national anthem again. I will turn my back and I will raise a fist,” he said.
Jesse Ventura

Does that mean you renounce your status as a former SEAL team member?
Say it isn’t so . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on November 4, 2011 at 11:14 PM

‘Roids acting up again, eh? It’ll also make it difficult for him to sit during national anthems.

andycanuck on November 4, 2011 at 11:16 PM

oye, Jesse,

Hasta la vista, baby. Vaya con Dios.

dissent555 on November 4, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Forget the actor and think about the ACT! Jesse may be unhinged but he’s making a valid point about the loss of personal freedom in this country. Just think if they actually used INTELLIGENCE to search for bad people instead of Soviet-style mass intimidation!

He was a Navy Seal and a Governor for God’s sake and he deserves to be treated like a common criminal?!? And you think it’s OK just because all the other sheep seem to think it’s OK?

30 years ago if you were getting patted down it was because the cuffs were on and you were headed to jail. Now they do it because some machine chirps and we all grin stupidly and let it happen.

When are we going realize that freedom is fading fast? When are we going to realize that when it’s gone it’s gone?

I have no truck for Jesse Ventura but in this case consider he is the canary in the coal mine.

Metanis on November 4, 2011 at 11:24 PM

No, he was NEVER a SEAL. He was a SEABEE. NOT the same thing as a real SEAL. Eventually they changed the rules so even the likes of him could claim to have been a SEAL.
Google Jesse Ventura was not a SEAL and you’ll hear from those that really were at the time he claims to have been one.

Hard Right on November 4, 2011 at 11:29 PM

The HARP mind control waves have finally warped Jesse to the max…

(OK, I just liked the picture at the top of the link…)

karl9000 on November 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Heil Jesse!

lexhamfox on November 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM

If you ask him who bombed Hiroshima, it would not surprised me one bit if he said the gremlins did it.

jaboba on November 5, 2011 at 12:06 AM

UDT, not a SEABEE.

justltl on November 5, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Jesse…

Sucked as a Wrestler

Sucked as a Actor

Sucked as a Governor

Sucked as a American

theflyonthewall on November 5, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Steroids are bad, mmmkay?

Sekhmet on November 5, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Forget the actor and think about the ACT! Jesse may be unhinged but he’s making a valid point about the loss of personal freedom in this country.

Metanis on November 4, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Some people can not think past some Pavlovian response. Governments going fascist like that in a people.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 5, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Jessie:
If you’re so unhappy with this America, just look at page seven of your passport. Instructions for losing your US citizenship are there. Courtesy would have you drop the passport at the local US Counsel.

Or just keep yapping. You could become the next Phillip Nolan.

Caststeel on November 5, 2011 at 12:23 AM

I think Jesse has taken one too many hits to the head.

Voter from WA State on November 5, 2011 at 12:21 AM

Must have or why else would he not grin and submit like the sheeple?

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 5, 2011 at 12:24 AM

This thread is filled with a gaggle of blind mice.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 5, 2011 at 12:25 AM

The Obama Reich loves blind mice.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 5, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Like a loser in an O. Henry story, Jesse’s about to find a scorpion in his Mexican paradise.

Himself.

profitsbeard on November 5, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Right all you blind mice with bats in your belfry, blame the kid who said the Emperor has no clothes.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 5, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Before the nation thinks about giving a collective sigh of relief on hearing that Jesse is leaving for Mexico, Know This!

He’ll be back.

Sailfish on November 5, 2011 at 12:34 AM

The Obama Reich loves blind mice.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 5, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Well maybe you and Ron Paul should hook up with Jesse and make that night passage of the Rio Grande before the wall goes up. Watch out for the Death Drones though, they can take you out anywhere.

sharrukin on November 5, 2011 at 12:39 AM

The only thing that could have made this post better was if Ed Morrissey wrote it :)

BKennedy on November 5, 2011 at 12:42 AM

Will he be taking “Ol’ Painless” with him?

Demosthenes on November 5, 2011 at 12:43 AM

The same place that gave him a titanium hip gave him a titanium brain.

unclesmrgol on November 5, 2011 at 12:47 AM

“I will never stand for a national anthem again. I will turn my back and I will raise a fist,” he said.

Sorry, Jesse, but we’ve already got one of those in office now…and the country can’t wait to get rid of him!!!

landlines on November 5, 2011 at 1:01 AM

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