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Before There Was Trump, There Was Ventura

David Schultz | Posted 11.25.2016 | Politics
David Schultz

Both are politainers within a world of politainment where the traditional boundaries between politics and entertainment have merged, and the normal rules defining conflict of interest and the personal and public roles of individuals have collapsed.

Here's A Case For Marijuana Legalization In The United States

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 11.23.2016 | Entertainment

A few of our country’s most notable Founding Fathers ― think George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams ― grew the cannabis plant, hemp,...

Only One Woman Can Save the World from Donald Trump. Nope, It's Kim Kardashian

Charles Alexander | Posted 06.07.2016 | Books
Charles Alexander

And that's what we have in the new ebook novella by Richard Hine: Kim Kardashian Saves the World after President Trump Nearly Ends It (TLD Media, LLC). This could be the fastest, funniest 56 pages you'll ever zip through.

Trump Veep Speculation

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sure, it's funny -- when you first consider it. But then the more you think about it, the more sense it actually makes. After all, is "Trump/Ventura 2016" really that much more outlandish than "Donald Trump, Republican presidential nominee" first sounded?

Friday Talking Points -- Is Trump Bigger Than Liam Neeson?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A nationally-televised presidential debate stage is, indeed, neither the time nor the place, one would think. This year, however, all the rules have been thrown out and we've got Donald Trump and Marco Rubio comparing relative penis sizes in their effort to become the so-called leader of the free world.

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Super Tuesday Winners and Losers, Plus Trump vs Penis Jokes

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today's topics include: Super Tuesday is Super; We Kind of Know the Outcome; John Oliver's Mole Joke; Samantha Bee Should Host the Daily Show; Marco Rubio Attacks Trump's Penis; Trump Lies About His Hands and the KKK; and much more.

Predator and Donald Trump

Steve Andreasen | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Steve Andreasen

Traveling over the past six months, and working in Washington and Minnesota, my colleagues, students and friends from abroad have confronted me with the same question: can Donald Trump really win?  My answer always begins with, "Have you seen the movie Predator?"

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Jeb Bush is an Endangered Species, Plus Bernie's Gamble with the Youth Vote

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today's topics include: Jeb Bush's Droopy Campaign; Old School Republicans vs The Reality Show Era; Rand Paul and Rick Santorum Pull Out; Last Night's CNN Town Hall; Previewing the Maddow MSNBC Debate; The Real Progressive Purity Test; 100 percent Establishment Guy; Newspaper Calls for Audit of Iowa Results; Bernie's Youth Vote; Jesse Ventura on Campaign Finance; and much more.

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Pope Arrives in DC and the Republicans Freak Out About It

Bob Cesca | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The GOP's Incoherent Rage About the Pope; Religious Hypocrisy; Obama Bowed to the Pope; The GOP of 1980 versus the GOP of 2015; Worst Person in the World; and much more.

Friday Talking Points -- The Rehabilitation of Golf in the GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.

A Little Celebritician History

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

The victories of both Schwarzenegger and Ventura do have one very important lesson to teach, one that so far is mostly being ignored by most everyone in the political world. The lesson might be phrased: "Strange things happen when the political and entertainment worlds collide."

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Farewell to Jon Stewart, Plus Jesse Ventura Rants About the GOP Debates

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.07.2016 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today's topics include Chez on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour; farewell to Jon Stewart and the end of late night satire; the first GOP debate; the fake story about drinking games; Fox News focus group goes nuts about Trump and much more.

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Fox & Friends' Gay Wedding Cake Suggestions, Ted Nugent on the Confederate Flag and Jesse Ventura vs. The GOP

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Subway Guy Questioned About Child Porn; Diff'rent Strokes Kiddie Porn Episode; Crazy Jesse Ventura Takes Down Every GOP Candidate; and much more.

Watch Jesse Ventura's Hilarious Takedown Of The GOP Presidential Candidates

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.10.2015 | Media

Jesse Ventura isn't impressed by the current slate of Republican presidential candidates. The former Minnesota governor, professional wrestler and Na...

American Sniper

Francis Levy | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What's a hero? Odysseus is one of the most famous heroes in literature and the complexity of his return might be said to be a metaphor for the perils of the calling. As you may recall when Odysseus returns, he's only recognized by his dog Argos.

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.

A Hero of War Is Gone and We Treat Him Like This?

Michael Duga | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Michael Duga

Governor Ventura, if you understand what the word "honor" means, you will end this search for greed by donating the $1.8M award to charity -- effective immediately -- just as Chris Kyle did with a large share of the proceeds from his best selling book, American Sniper.

Jury Can't Reach Verdict In Jesse Ventura Defamation Case

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics

ST PAUL, Minn., July 28 (Reuters) - A jury in Minnesota said on Monday that after about five days of deliberations, it could not reach a verdict in ...

Ventura To Resume Testifying In Defamation Trial

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 14 (Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was expected to return to the witness stand on Monday at his defamation...

'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Widow Says He Planned To Donate The Proceeds Of His Book

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

By Todd Melby ST. PAUL, Minn., July 9 (Reuters) - The widow of a late Navy SEAL accused of defaming former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ve...

Jesse Ventura Has No Idea If He's Running For President

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.01.2014 | Comedy

Will former Minnesota governor and pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura run for President in 2016? No, seriously, do you know? Because apparently he has no idea...

Jesse Ventura Unloads On Millionaires, 'Duck Dynasty' And Drones

Salon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Former pro wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura pulled off a rare upset in 1998, becoming the fifth person in five decades to win a governor’s race...

Jesse Ventura: I'm 'Off The Grid.. So That The Drones Can't Find Me'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said he lives "off the grid... so that the drones can't find me" in an interview with CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Tue...

Ventura Lawsuit Against Deceased Navy SEAL Can Continue, Judge Says

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's lawsuit against deceased Navy SEAL Chris Kyle can continue, a judge has ruled. Arthur Boylan, U.S. chief magi...

Jesse Ventura Supports Same-Sex Marriage, Says 'Love Is By Far Bigger Than Government Can Ever Be'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Former governor of Minnesota, actor and pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura has joined the campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment that would defi...