Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesse Ventura

Jesse is one bad ass motherfucker

It's a good thing I'm not president because I would prosecute every person that was involved in that torture. I would prosecute the people that did it. I would prosecute the people that ordered it. Because torture is against the law. ... Waterboarding is drowning. It gives you the complete sensation that you are drowning. It is no good, because you — I'll put it to you this way, you give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders. ... If it's done wrong, you certainly could drown. You could swallow your tongue. It could do a whole bunch of stuff to you. If it's done wrong or — it's torture...It's torture."
Jesse Ventura - pro wrestler/UDT Navy diver/ex-Governor of Minnesota

Jesse Ventura, American legend, turns 60 today.

Jesse has been famous for being a wrestler back in the day - nickname "The Body" - or, from being in 2 or 3 Arnold Schwarzenegger movies in the 80's - the great ones Predator and Running Man - or, from being the Governor of Minnesota - or from his latest TV show, "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura".

Jesse was also a frogman for the Navy's Underwater Demolition Team, a biker riding with the Mongols, a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones back in the 70's and the mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota for 4 years.

He also has hosted a radio show, a TV show on MSNBC, acted on a soap opera and authored several books.

For all the good times and bad, that he had with the wrestling world, fame and lawsuits, Jesse was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004.

That's probably not even the half of it.

Jesse catches shit from a lot of people over his politics, demeanor, conspiracy theories and so forth, but not from us. He's our hero. Of course he has flaws and is subject to arrogance and entitlement, but he EARNED it. He's a bad ass motherfucker.

And when we think of America, we like to think of guys like Jesse Ventura, out there doing real things and keeping people honest. Next to John Walsh, he's one of our favorite good guys. Plus, he wants to waterboard, Dick Cheney. How awesome is that?

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