Jesse Ventura is still an idiot

Jesse Venturi calls himself a Libertarian, yet he supports the Socialist Bernie Sanders.  That does not compute.  And now the egotistical windbag wants to run for president again if Bernie Sanders does not get the nomination.

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Libertarianism – Libertarians believe that each person owns his own life and property, and has the right to make his own choices as to how he lives his life – as long as he simply respects the same right of others to do the same.

Another way of saying this is that libertarians believe you should be free to do as you choose with your own life and property, as long as you don’t harm the person and property of others.

Libertarianism is thus the combination of liberty (the freedom to live your life in any peaceful way you choose), responsibility (the prohibition against the use of force against others, except in defense), and tolerance (honoring and respecting the peaceful choices of others).

This all sounds great, but I avoid Libertarians because I have yet to see a Libertarian stick with this plan, or even resemble this plan in real life.  All Libertarians I have seen, just like Jesse Ventura, are nothing but progressive liberals on a cafeteria plan, meaning they pick their favorite progressive liberal positions and ignore others.

Socialism – A political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the government controls the means of production, distribution, and exchange for the common good of the people.

Libertarianism and Socialism are at opposite ends of the political spectrum, yet Jesse Ventura and others like him interchange the two like they are the same.

Here is more on Ventura’s self centered stupidity from an article By Erik Hedegaard…

Jesse Ventura’s life reads like a bizarre fairy tale — from military man who falsely called himself a Navy Seal to fake wrestler to Governor to conspiracy-theorist TV host. But when war hero and American Sniper author Chris Kyle “slandered” him, Ventura’s proud, wacky, windbag world came crashing down.

In his book, Kyle tells the story of a 2006 bar fight in which he cold cocked Ventura for saying that SEALs “deserved to lose a few.” Only, Ventura said the incident ended by Kyle walking out of the bar without throwing a punch.  Then he said it the confrontation never happened, that it was all a lie. He filed suit for defamation and pressed his suit even after Kyle was killed by a Marine vet suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, in an unrelated incident in 2013.  Last July, the jury found in Ventura’s favor and awarded him $1.8 million — not for a lie but for “unjust enrichment” due to the book’s success — with the loser being Kyle’s estate and its executor, Kyle’s widow, Taya, the mother of his two fatherless children. So, in a technical, legal sense, Ventura won.

Witnesses rebut Ventura’s assertion that fight was a lie.

One saw him take a punch. Another said he saw him on the sidewalk outside a bar. Another saw him leave with blood on his lips.

Witness by witness, Kyle’s attorney continued to assemble witnesses that proved Chris Kyle did in fact punch out the former Minnesota governor at a bar in 2006.

Kyle’s attorney stitched together the scene at McP’s Irish Pub in Coronado, Calif., on Oct. 12, 2006, where a group of Navy SEALs were attending a wake for Michael Monsoor at the same time Ventura was attending a gathering of Navy underwater demolition team members.

Rosemary deShazo who attended the wake, testified that she heard Ventura make a disparaging remark about U.S. Navy SEALs similar to the one Kyle described in “American Sniper.”

“He said, ‘They probably deserved it, they die all the time,’ ” she testified.

Lee, who said she was a close friend of Chris Kyle, testified that Ventura expressed no sympathy to her about Monsoor’s death or the death of her son weeks earlier. She said he only wanted to talk about himself.

“I lost all respect for the man,” she testified.

She said she did not see any physical altercation, but saw Kyle approach Ventura to strongly discourage him from making offensive remarks.

She also said Kyle told her at breakfast the next morning that he had punched Ventura.

John Kelly III, dressed in full U.S. Navy SEAL uniform, testified next and said that he saw Ventura lying on his back on a sidewalk outside McP’s moments after Ventura faced off with Kyle.

Kelly, a special operator 1st class SEAL, said that he had seen Kyle facing Ventura moments earlier, but did not see Kyle punch Ventura.

Kelly admitted he had been drinking heavily but that he was certain he had seen Ventura on the ground and that it appeared he had been knocked down.

He said he did not see Ventura get up.

http://www.startribune.com/witnesses-rebut-ventura-s-assertion-that-fight-was-a-lie/267170441/

But in another sense, he lost far more than he gained, because almost the entire SEAL community turned against him, with former SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of the bestseller Lone Survivor, leading the charge and tweeting a photo of Ventura captioned, “Hit me. I won’t fight back. I’ll just wait for you to die and sue your wife.” And it wasn’t just SEALs who were outraged. In a post-trial tweet, CNN’s Anderson Cooper wrote, “I cannot believe that Jesse Ventura successfully sued the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL. Has he no shame?”

This left Ventura upset and bewildered. The way he saw it, he’d sued the estate, not the widow personally, and any money owed him would come from the publisher’s insurance company, not the widow, so he wasn’t taking food out of anyone’s mouth. All he’d wanted was to have his reputation restored and to recoup earnings he says he lost because of all the bad publicity. And now this.

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About avirginiapatriot1776

I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts. — Ronald Reagan
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