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Jesse Ventura in Heated Stand-Off with Comic

12/2/2009 5:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jesse "The Body" Ventura came thiiiiiiiiis close to beating the living crap out of comedian Jim Norton on a live radio show early this morning -- over a political conversation that went worse than the Gulf of Tonkin.



It all went down on the Opie and Anthony radio show, when Ventura -- a former wrestling champ turned politician -- arrived for an in-studio interview. Ventura was explaining why he doesn't trust the U.S. government -- when Norton, a regular on the radio show, began arguing with him.

After an intense back-and-forth, Ventura decided to leave and as he patted Norton on the shoulder on the way out -- Norton said, "Thanks for touching me with your f*cking stupid riff-raff Rocky Horror hairdo."

Ventura turned and stared Norton down -- until Norton proclaimed, "You're bigger than me and stronger than me ... so what?! You want to beat me up? Go ahead."

Ventura, who served in an elite Navy unit during the Vietnam years, kept his composure and eventually walked away.

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76.

Only marry foreign women    

Jesse's a d-bag, but Jim's a bigger d-bag

1598 days ago
77.

Only marry foreign women    

i'm not a fan of jesse's politics, but he ought to have clocked you jimmy. show respect, be funny or shut-up.

1598 days ago
78.

Matt the King    

Ventura is a total clown. He yelled over the top of everyone for most of the interview. He dismissed others' points by saying things like, "That's what the government wants you to think," and "...you're going to believe the government?" meanwhile, never backing up any of his claims with any facts whatsoever. He was backed into a corner and didn't like it and even said things like, "Well, we could step outside" (or something along those lines), so all of you who are saying how classy he is and how well he handled himself are way off base. Implying that one doesn't have the right to question how the military is used just because you've never served? Yeah, good one Jesse. And for anyone questioning Jim Norton as a comic, you obviously have never watched one of his HBO specials, because he's one of the best comics out there right now. Don't try to dismiss him as a comic based on a fight with a roided out former pro wrestler.

1598 days ago
79.

i pee freely    

ventura was also a mongols mc member in san diego calif

1598 days ago
80.

TruthSeeker    

Jesse IS a great American. He's also right on the money. Don't get me wrong, I love America with everything I have, but that doesn't stop some people in power from doing stupid things.

I don't know what the full truth is, but I know someone high up in the US had their fingers in 9/11.

Why do I believe we're not being told the truth about 9/11? First there are way to many coincidences that all game together like the ultimate perfect storm. The war game exercises which include hi-jack aircraft caused confusion and delay, the movement of all fighters out of the area caused delay, the intelligence lapses leading up to 9/11 meant we could preempt the crime. The list goes on.

Then there's the evidence of the building collapses. The collapse of the twin towers is difficult to believe for many reasons (explosions, free fall collapse, etc). But the later afternoon collapse of building 7 is simply unexcuseable. Why? Build 7 wasn't hit by a plane, had only minor fires, and was the furthest of the WTC buildings away from the towers. Yet it imploded at free fall speed VERY MUCH like a planned demolition. Closer builds right in the footprint of the twin towers were damaged, but remained standing.

Put it all together and you have a hundreds of what should have been near impossible events all occuring just right to allow 9/11 to happen. The odds on this would be like trying to guess the combination of a 100 digit combo lock and getting right the very first time. Basically it is impossible unless you cheat. And that's what had to happen for 9/11 to be as devastating as it was.

Do the your own research and you'll become a believer too.

God Bless America.

1598 days ago
81.

niles    

Gawd that little bald guy is so Fugley! and so Obnoxious!
anything for ratings.
such high class radio talk show odius and dupious Suck never heard of them Howard Stern still rules!

1598 days ago
82.

SpudsBuckley    

THERMITE PAINT. MIND CONTROL.

1598 days ago
83.

Matt the King    

Ventura is a total clown. He yelled over the top of everyone for most of the interview. He dismissed others' points by saying things like, "That's what the government wants you to think," and "...you're going to believe the government?" meanwhile, never backing up any of his claims with any facts whatsoever. He was backed into a corner and didn't like it and even said things like, "Well, we could step outside" (or something along those lines), so all of you who are saying how classy he is and how well he handled himself are way off base. Implying that one doesn't have the right to question how the military is used just because you've never served? Yeah, good one Jesse. And for anyone questioning Jim Norton as a comic, you obviously have never watched one of his HBO specials, because he's one of the best comics out there right now. Don't try to dismiss him as a comic based on a fight with a roided out former pro wrestler.

1598 days ago
84.

miffdux    

I invented conspiracy theories, Robin There's a theory that I work.

Hoo hoo hoo.

1598 days ago
85.

uh?    

Jim (radio show host) acted as any other little man...no substance, all mouth. The only way to shut them up is to step on them...like any other roach.

1598 days ago
86.

MM    

This is less than 5 minutes of a very long argument. I listened to this on the radio today and Ventura never let anyone else talk. He's in love with his own voice and his own opinion. This video showed one of the only times he kept his mouth shut, so lay off Jim Norton because it shows you don't have a clue how obnoxious and rude Ventura sounded for the whole discussion.

1598 days ago
87.

rhbjorn    

Ventura has a new show about conspiracy theories to promote, so he could use the press. You got played TMZ, just like you did by Hogan.

1598 days ago
88.

commykilla    

ventura is a moron. he also thinks the government has mind control powers. Any 9/11 conspiracy theorist like Ventura should be deported to Pakistan. Honestly Ventura is the biggest moron i have ever heard. Good job Jimmy!

1598 days ago
89.

C    

What a disrespectful clown! Then, uses the mic to bully people. I don't know why anyone goes on his show. Coward...absolutely!

1598 days ago
90.

priscilla    

Jimmy wins!

1598 days ago
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