Jesse Ventura in the news

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Can't tell if he is being a pissy little kid or if he is tapping into something bigger than I can see. From Yahoo/Associated Press:
Ventura, miffed by court, says he's off to Mexico
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."

Ventura, also a former wrestling star, sued the U.S. government in January, alleging that airport scans and pat-downs amounted to unreasonable search and seizure. A district judge threw out his lawsuit Thursday, ruling it should have been filed in a Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ventura has said a titanium hip implanted in him in 2008 sets off metal detectors and that agents previously used hand-held wands to scan his body. He said he was subjected to a body pat-down after an airport metal detector went off last November. Ventura said he hasn't flown since and won't fly commercially again.

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.
Last first - have not seen his conspiracy TV show but read two of his books and they are a fun read but not all that grounded in fact. He is (unfortunately) a big 9/11 troofer while I as a blacksmith can physically demonstrate in under 30 minutes exactly why the buildings came down and why there was zero need for the "steel to melt" -- you just needed temperatures around 600�F. Jesse is tapping into a portion of America and hopefully making a good living from his work. I am just not one of his customers... Titanium Hip -- I have one of those too -- a life changer (for the better) and it does light up the metal detectors like a Christmas tree. You just fscking deal with it. I alert the screeners as I pass through that I have a hip and they clear me through pretty quickly. My real problem is that I travel with a laptop and some high-end camera equipment and when they pull me aside to be wanded or patted, that stuff is left unattended if I am traveling by myself. I have had too many direct and personal reports of personal stuff disappearing (specifically, someone's jewelery, someone else's watch and someone else's laptop). The TSA needs to clean its own house before it deigns to survail ours... And I have stopped flying myself unless I absolutely have to. Last commercial flight was three years ago (Hawaii), every other trip (CA several times, Tennessee, Colorado and Wyoming) was done by car where I could have flown. As for the court system -- you have to follow the #$%^ procedure. Don't jump to the District without going through the Circuit -- the Circuit is a slam-bam panel of Judges. If you had some jurisdictional cause to file in the 9th you would have sailed through. As for the first paragraph -- Jesse, I saw you speak while you were still Governor of Minnesota (book tour in Seattle) and you said that you would never ever run for President. I hope you take your own advice -- you are a great entertainer but you do not have what we need in the political arena these days. This Nation needs honest conservative leaders, not entertainers. Mr. Ventura - please back away from the limelight and let a real man take the stage.

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