Archive for the ‘Jesse Ventura’ Category

BTC- Late last year I started to get the distinct feeling I was voluntarily stepping into some sort of electronic or digital cage by using the Internet. Apparently, I am not the only one to have that thought. In fact, there has been commentary on our dimming prospects for privacy due to the net as far back as 1999!

The Michigan Law Review released this paper.

A man named Lawrence Lessig came up with the idea of creating an online Constitution.

Late last year digital privacy proponents took a crack at developing the Social Networking Bill of Rights. His ideas may be what has helped inspire the Digital Due Process movement. Congress and the other federal branches are not making the 4th Amendment jump from analog to digital so cleanly.

FOR EXAMPLE: Regulating Google’s Results? Law Prof Calls ‘Search Neutrality’ Incoherent

Awesome reports from CNET and Gizmodo!

Here’s second life for news that matters. 

Phil Mocek wins his case against the TSA over the use of ID to fly.  Shortly afterward,  Jesse “The Body” Ventura – OUR HERO- launched his civil suit against the agency.

Homeland Security Showdown commentary c/o Dave Rittgers on Dana Priest’s championship budget slaying contest.  “A government agent on every corner, a wiretap on every phone” rivals Hoover’s “a chicken in every pot” these days.

Location privacy is such a big deal.  Sen. Ron Wyden introduced some mobile privacy legislation.  On Friday, Data Privacy Day, CDT will be having a dinner to talk about the subject.

The irony and duality of Zuckerberg’s Facebook identity as it was recently hacked.  People are quickly tiring from

Egypt is in denial. They are clearly flipping out and trying to suppress “revolting” Tweets and Social Networking after Wikileaks dropped a cable concerning Tunisia. One might make the jump from here as to why the “kill switch” bill is returning to the U.S. Congress.

In case you didn’t hear,  Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake was detained for a couple of hours in an attempt to visit Brad Manning, who undoubtedly is being mistreated by his captors.  If you’re not sure about this, START ASKING QUESTIONS!

BTC – There are going to be a few people who will throw garbage at me for giving this material second life. I don’t write for them anyway. You can forget any apology.

Today I’m writing for people who attended a NASCAR dirt race, watched a WWF match or grew up on the Dukes of Hazzard or who attempted a renactment of these scenarios in their backyard. I was flipping through the TV channels when my eyes and ears drifted magnetically to the familiar sounds of Jesse Ventura’s voice – a combination of pouring gravel and ..a mountain lion. Jesse Ventura as a Governor of the great state of Minnesota should be enough to make him credible. However, I think his ex-wrestler cred is really what is still carrying him.

As cynicial as you can become, you know America needs a superhero. The current generation, the ones who are losing their rights and their hair, need the power of his brand of Lucha Libre to go the distance in an endurance run to save our rights. It creates courage to see The Body take political risks we would not, tread where we would never go in our right mind, displaying mind splitting truth about our government. He shows us the human faces inside the velvet glove doing their best to beat us out of our lunch money and our freedom.

Jesse Ventura beats Chuck Norris 10-to-one as a political action figure.

Jesse Ventura is not Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich. He’s not Chris Matthews or Wolf Blitzer. He’s not Alex Jones.  He’s not Rush Limbaugh or Rachel Maddow. He’s not John Stewart or Bill Maher; and he’s not your dad.  He’s Jesse “The Body” Ventura and I watched him put “the best-of-the-best” aspiring white collar criminals in training at Goldmann Sach’s on the ropes and try to tapp out! NOTHING beats that to date for politi-tainment.

After that I felt better about calling a spade, a spade. I just needed a role model. Someday I want to be like Ventura. When it’s time to jump in the ring, armed with only my body, my wits and some quaking frenemies, I’ll donn some lycra tights and resolve to take on the Bosses at the 112th Level of Congress.

Which is why I went on a hunt looking for that episode online and found his previous work: A 6 episode series on Big Brother; see below. Now all I need is a wrestler name.