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(CNN)   Ventura admonishes Minn. voters for not turning out at primary. Turns out he didn't make it there, either   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2002-10-02 03:52:42 PM  
i am glad i live in minnesota!
2002-10-02 03:54:10 PM  
Snap into a slim jim! ohh yeah!

yeah, I know it's the wrong guy, but a wrassler is a wrassler.
2002-10-02 03:54:27 PM  
He's an independent, last I heard, independents didn't get to vote in primaries.
2002-10-02 03:54:36 PM  
It could be worse, Panndder. You could live in Florida with us.
2002-10-02 03:54:41 PM  
What a jackass.
2002-10-02 03:54:56 PM  
That is hypocracy, but I don't think that it is irony.
2002-10-02 03:58:50 PM  
Tellar, independants can vote just as many times as us "regular" people. At a primary, you ask for a ballot for the party for which you want to vote.

Granted, if you choose a republican ballot, you cannot vote in the democratic primary (in most states), but he's more than welcome to vote.
2002-10-02 03:59:55 PM  
He's an independent, last I heard, independents didn't get to vote in primaries.

I think they do in some states, not sure about Minnesota though.
2002-10-02 04:00:50 PM  
Duh, like someone else pointed out... he probably doesn't HAVE a primary to vote in.
2002-10-02 04:02:08 PM  
Johnny M
That makes more sense than I was capable of believing our election system was capable of. Though it leaves the quasi-loophole of switching to vote in the other party's primary just to make sure the other side fields a weaker candidate open.
2002-10-02 04:02:24 PM  
ok...i live in MN....i was supposed to do what now? Nobody farking told me about this shiat.
2002-10-02 04:04:25 PM  
"Did you know that in the United States, only 50 percent of adults vote? That's pathetic."

So is being a hypocrite. Oh wait, he's a politician, so it's okay. And before that, he was a pro wrestler, so it's REALLY okay.

I love this guy, but mostly because he's a buffoon.
2002-10-02 04:05:47 PM  
TellarHK has a point. Unless there were issues to vote on, it would have been pointless for Gov. Ventura, as an Independent, to have gone to the polls for primaries- you have to be a registered Democrat or Republican in order to vote in the primary election. However, this is a bit of a hypocritical action on his part. As for it reflecting on his character, I'll leave that up to the Minnesotans to judge. If this is all the bad he's done, he's better than most governors. (But, I doubt that this is the only strike against him...)
2002-10-02 04:06:15 PM  
Wonder if he brought back any Cubans from his trip to Havana this weekend.
FNG [TotalFark]
2002-10-02 04:08:01 PM  
*dumbass* tag, or pot and kettle graphic? you make the call!
2002-10-02 04:08:59 PM  
Ventura was later quoted saying "Bunch of slack-jawed faggots around here!"
2002-10-02 04:09:31 PM  
I live in Minnesota and was wondering why this article doesn't have a
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God he drives me nuts...
2002-10-02 04:10:13 PM  
this is the reason why im not even registered to vote. all this gayness.
2002-10-02 04:10:57 PM  
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Now get your arse to the polls!
2002-10-02 04:14:18 PM  
This doesn't feel very ironic, but it's a grey area. I think I'll allow it.

2002-10-02 04:14:26 PM  
See.. !!! This is what we have to look forward to then
RIC FLAIR becomes guvnah' of North Carolacki...

2002-10-02 04:17:08 PM  
rah rah rah for ski-u-mah!
2002-10-02 04:17:23 PM  
All I have to say about this idiot is...


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2002-10-02 04:17:23 PM  
Sorry.. Then should be When..

It's late in the day and I've not had my medication..
Thank You.. Drive through..
2002-10-02 04:24:17 PM  
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People who don't vote get to pull Jesse's finger.
2002-10-02 04:26:18 PM  
Primaries? shiat, didn't know about them. What a good voter I am. But if the primaries are just our two puppet parties being held up by the same puppeteer, then screw it.

Ventura should run for president. So much hilarity would ensue that our guts would explode. And yea, I'm pretty sure he got some Cuban cigars. Well, why the hell not?
2002-10-02 04:27:12 PM  
Unless there were issues to vote on, it would have been pointless for Gov. Ventura, as an Independent, to have gone to the polls for primaries- you have to be a registered Democrat or Republican in order to vote in the primary election.
Greek-Actually in (at least) Minnesota you don't have to declare any party affiliation, you just can't cross parties on your ballot (can't choose which GOP candidate you want for Gov and which Green for Sect of State, etc).

It would have been rather pointless for him as a member of the Independence Party to vote if no IP were running opposed in their party. I don't remember what the IP part of the ballot looked like but even the Greens had multiple candidates for the US Senate.
2002-10-02 04:36:11 PM  
Dimensio: "hypocracy" is the natural evolution of democracy (not making fun of your spelling, I think you invented a new word - but I'm copyrighting it!)

2002-10-02 04:38:41 PM  
jesse makes me crazy like an angry italian mistress!
2002-10-02 04:50:19 PM  
I'm in Minnesota, too.
Didn't vote for him, can't stand him.
(It's actually quite embarrassing.)
2002-10-02 04:53:48 PM  
Ain't got time to bleed, ain't got time to vote!
2002-10-02 04:54:13 PM  
I bet your "naughty naughty secret" is that you really did vote for him and that you have a rented locker in White Bear Lake filled with your collection of "Jesse" Dolls and blown up stills from his "Jesse the Mind" ad where he was nekkid.
2002-10-02 04:56:43 PM  
shhhh....it's a secret!
2002-10-02 04:58:22 PM  
He must have asked Barbara Streisand for some advice recently
2002-10-02 04:59:58 PM  
If they had vote-by-mail like Oregon does then the busy schedule on election day wouldn't be a good enough excuse.
2002-10-02 05:00:42 PM  
Johnny M,

May be how it works in your state, but in California we have closed primaries. You have to be registered as a member of a party to vote in a given primary--no changing of your party affiliation on election day.

Jesse probably just figured he can't vote for himself so why bother? (and of course, that's the other measures on the ballot)
2002-10-02 05:01:13 PM  
I am in Minnesota, too, too, too. Have been here all my life. Jesse was not someone that I voted for, and I DO vote. I feel sorry for the jackass mentality of the voters that got him into office. He has said things "St. Paul was engineered by a bunch of alcoholic Irishmen" and has even shut down the governors mansion. His kid invited a friend to live with them and the friend was not really a friend but did a documentary. Partys at the mansion, puke on the floor, staff getting fired for talking. I hope he goes horseback riding and suffers from a nasty fall. He is best to listen to with the sound off and watch his motherfarking head bobble, like the bobble head doll my dad bought for me (of jesse). Time cannot pass quickly enough!
2002-10-02 05:01:30 PM  
Ventura is a boob. change this thread into a Rip on Randy Moss thread. this way it can keep the Minnesota theme.
2002-10-02 05:04:42 PM  
Webfreq- It could have been worse- we could have had Norm "Mayor Quimby" Coleman as Gov for these past years....
2002-10-02 05:09:10 PM  
Bald men...so sexy :D
He has got my vote *nudge*
Now If I only lived in the US, germnay doesnt get politicians of his caliber
2002-10-02 05:20:26 PM  
well this little experiment in democracy failed. Great job minnesota, first the vikings then ventura.

time to get back to electing old rich white guys to rule over us.
2002-10-02 05:31:31 PM  
He ain't got time to bleed. Or vote, apparently.
2002-10-02 06:02:42 PM  
a lot, i daresay most, states have closed primaries. but even still, a lot of local issues are handled on primary day as well; our county commissioner elections and a tax referendum were done last month, and I think one other non-partisan thing.
2002-10-02 06:04:41 PM  
Did you know that in the United States, only 50 percent of adults vote?" he told the youngsters. "That's pathetic."

no, what's pathetic is that our supervisor of elections was thrilled that we got a 30% turnout in our primaries rather than the expected 25.
2002-10-02 06:13:29 PM  
Heh, remember the last French election, where that fascist ended up being the runner-up (and then there would be another election between him and the front-runner). That was classic. And all the franchise were biatching because they had a "low voter turnout" of only 70%.

I say, the fewer voters the better. Why should we let people who don't give a fark have a say in the system?
2002-10-02 06:23:23 PM  
Jesse then went into a rant about "...a bunch of slack-jawed faggots around here! This stuff (RedMan) will make you a sexual tyranosaurus!"
2002-10-02 06:31:01 PM  
Ben Affleck did the same thing, only he never even registered to vote. I think he was actually exposed and confronted about this in some TV interview.
2002-10-02 06:47:51 PM  
There;s something I like about Jesse. Not him but more the idea of him. He's what our politicians shuld be... normal people who want change. I read his book and have a lot of respect for him as a politician though I do not agree with him on a lot of things and think he doens't excercise judgement sometimes. He did a great number of good things. Most notably consolidating the legislature of Minn. He's streamlined their government. I was hoping, as a Libertarian, that he would open up government more for the people and lower government intervention in my daily life. I REALLY don't like the idea of career politicians. No one questions these guys because they've always been there, but if you really think about it the existance of these people seem to be the antithesis of our governments foundations. I'm not saying we should do the anient-rome-farmer-emporer-for-a-day ruler, just leaders who aren't so distant from the people.

And it would be fairly pointless for him to vote in the primaries as an independant. He would have to vote down the party lines which he is oposed to.
2002-10-02 07:16:33 PM  
Voting is pointless. If no one voted at all, then we'd be getting somewhere.
2002-10-02 07:46:05 PM  
Oh, come on now! Jesse Ventura is a good govenor. Not the greatest, but definately not the worst. And in this age of God knows what goes on behind the scenes, it's nice to have somebody who lays his bullshiat right up front for the voters to look at in office. I challenge you to give me one truly bad thing he has done while in office.
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