• Jesse Ventura (Hearts) We Meant Well

    November 20, 2012

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    Posted in: Embassy/State

    Testing the old saying “there is no such thing as bad publicity,” former pro-wrestler former Minnesota governor and possible crazy person Jesse “The Body” Ventura has written a new book in which he reports favorably about We Meant Well and my own year-long battle with the State Department for my First Amendment rights.

    For those readers unfamiliar with the Ventura oeuvre, he is the former governor of Minnesota and author of four national bestsellers, including 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read and American Conspiracies. Ventura is the host of the television show Conspiracy Theory on truTV. He says things like people shouldn’t drink fluoridated tap water, because fluoride was first added to water by the Nazis, and is added to the water because it is a chemical precursor to Prozac and designed to make us sheep in the government’s hands.

    In his latest book, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in GovernmentVentura kindly mentions my story on page 120 as part of a longer rant against government crackdown on dissent. I’m not sure about the fluoride, but I kinda agree with him about the crackdown on dissent. Ventura quotes from a piece I wrote for TomDispatch.com and others about Joining the Whistleblowers’ Club.

    Politics, they say, does make for strange bedfellows.

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    • Lisa said...


      This is the best of democracy, Peter. You will be liked by those across the spectrum who can see a bit of truth, and isn’t that what it’s all about?

      If Jesse gets it, I say, kudos all ’round. Que up Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”:

      I see a roundtable of people from all walks of life engaging in civil debate, someone like yourself at the head (oops, it’s a roundtable), understanding that the purpose of a life is to reduce misery, and not to add to it.

      Yup, that would be something. Carry on — you keep chipping away at the lies, friend. People do hear you, and understand.

      11/20/12 5:20 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...


      “… the purpose of a life is to reduce misery, and not to add to it.”

      Your next book, Peter, should have Lisa’s quote inside the jacket cover. It says it all

      11/20/12 8:25 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Another shot at “two types on the planet…” Many who experience disappointment in their personal and professional lives at times and after a brief period of self pity truly do not wish others to suffer such unhappiness. Others who suffer occasional bouts of misery and hardship seem determined that all others must suffer as well if not more.

      11/21/12 12:09 AM | Comment Link

    • Leslie Davis said...


      Jesse Ventura is a liar, cheat, briber and phony Navy SEAL.
      He was never in Vietnam, never in combat. He does not have the Combat Action Ribbon.
      He was a storekeeper on a ship that passed the Vietnam coastline so he is entitled to the
      Vietnam Service Medal. No big deal there.

      This is all documented in my book, “Always Cheat” The Philosophy of Jesse Ventura.
      My book cancelled Ventura’s plans to run for a second term as Minnesota Governor.
      You can find “Always Cheat” at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.
      In the Twin Cities “Always Cheat” can be found at most libraries or call me for a
      complimentary copy.
      Leslie Davis

      11/21/12 5:46 AM | Comment Link

    • Eric Hodgdon said...


      @ John
      Yes, that’s why I came here – the unknown nut from the Wild West where a local college administration decided to try and teach me a lesson because I instinctively pointed out their failures in their not following their private set of rules, called The Code! While being keelhauled by an experienced and devious vice-president, I even, because I’m a nice and helpful person, highlighted the typos in their precious Code! for it to be corrected.

      Western Nevada College is run by degenerates from the President on down. More so, my elected regent Ron Knecht or something like that, is also a degenerate who cared not to represent me, but rather preferred to support those he’s overseeing. His freaking Code! was violated while I was violated after defending my right to an education, the reason for the college being.

      However, larger targets exist than the scrawny state of Nevada and it’s petty little people fleecing the tourists and abusing paying students.

      Happy Thanksgiving to all – A day of quiet contemplation, reflection, and thanks.

      And, for Friday it’s off to Walmart to picket those damn skinflint bastards.

      11/21/12 7:00 AM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...


      quote: “And, for Friday it’s off to Walmart to picket those damn skinflint bastards.” unquote

      Hehehehehe! Don’t let a fit of hysteria stop you. 🙂
      Try not to laugh to loud either. You might get trampled.


      11/21/12 3:08 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...


      Adlai E. Stevenson said, “You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.”

      Mr. Van Buren wrote a book because he was mad as an American at some very large injustices being done in his name. In seeking to awaken people, he endeavors to staunch the energy flow into the negative side of things; when we do this, we may help reduce misery.

      Happy Thanksgiving to Peter and all the rest who care to take up meaningful dialog here.

      11/21/12 5:46 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...


      …And a happy thanksgiving to all of you!

      11/21/12 7:02 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...


      Happy Thanksgiving, Peter, and everyone else. Havent seen any postings from J Edgar Hoover recently, and hope he is well too

      11/21/12 10:37 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...


      How to cook a turkey: (Authentic:-)

      Step 1: Go buy a turkey.
      Step 2: Take a drink of whiskey, scotch, or JD.
      Step 3: Put turkey in the oven.
      Step 4: Take another 2 drinks of whiskey.
      Step 5: Set the degree at 375 ovens.
      Step 6: Take 3 more whiskeys of drink.
      Step 7: Turn oven the on.
      Step 8: Take 4 whisks of drinky.
      Step 9: Turk the bastey.
      Step 10: Whiskey another bottle of get.
      Step 11: Stick a turkey in the thermometer.
      Step 12: Glass yourself a pour of whiskey.
      Step 13: Bake the whiskey for 4 hours.
      Step 14: Take the oven out of the turkey.
      Step 15: Take the oven out of the turkey.
      Step 16: Floor the turkey up off the pick.
      Step 17: Turk the carvey.
      Step 18: Get yourself another scottle of botch.
      Step 19: Tet the sable and pour yourself a glass of turkey.
      Step 20: Bless the saying, pass and eat out.


      11/22/12 4:54 AM | Comment Link

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