August 13, 2012

Paul Ryan shirtless.

The headline "Top Ryan Google searches: 'vice president,' 'shirtless" made me skeptical. What about the other Ryan — the Ryan whose fame as the Ryan of the Moment got overshadowed and whose Ryan-fame was heavily torso-related — Ryan Lochte? But getting to the article, I see they were looking at "Paul Ryan" searches, not mixing up the Ryans.

It's really not that odd that people are searching the internet for Paul Ryan shirtless. For one thing, people are always searching the internet for named individuals naked or in some degree of nakedness. Remember all the fuss about Sarah Palin in a bikini?

But interest in the bare-chested version of Paul Ryan is not merely the usual interest in naked and semi-naked celebrities. From the day he was announced at Romney's VP pick, there have been articles about Paul's fitness routine, how rigorous it is, how wide his shoulders are, and how little body fat he has*:

"Paul Ryan's workout: Is P90X for you?" says CNN.
"I'm kind of a workout guy. I've always been into it. [Former Mich. Rep.] Bart Stupak and I lead [P90X classes] — there's about a dozen of us that do it," Ryan told Politico. "It works because it hits your body in many different ways: pull-ups, sit-ups, lots of cardio, karate, jump training, yoga. It pushes your body...and gets you out of your plateau."
"Paul Ryan’s Extreme Workout Plan" — that's the Daily Beast.
The Wisconsin congressman has been a devotee of the brutal P90X workout for about four years, and frequently leads workouts with other members of Congress. P90X is a 90-day workout plan that involves intensive cardio combined with yoga, karate and other fitness staples for 60 to 90 minutes a day, six days a week. Created in 2005 by Santa Monica, California-based fitness guru Tony Horton and sold as a $140 package of DVDs, the workout bills itself as “extreme home fitness.”...

Horton said that former Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner used the P90X plan, and anyone who saw the accidental Twitter pictures that were his political downfall has seen the evidence firsthand. “He’s hardcore,” Horton said.
Hardcore... Anthony Weiner.... With prodding like that — if you weren't interested based on Ryan's own advertisement of his physical fitness — how can you not Google "Paul Ryan shirtless"? We're human beings and the internet is the internet and he kind of asked for it,** didn't he?

"Paul Ryan's 'Insane' Workout Routine" — at Something Awful (with a clever illustration using the familiar torso from the cover of "Atlas Shrugged." (Paul Ryan is said to like Ayn Rand, but I have not explored the extent of the devotion.)
"Not every man is strong, but every man can be strong through hard work," explains Ryan. "So long as government is not allowed to encroach on our Second Amendment liberties, you maintain the right to bare arms, legs and an insanely chiseled torso. Get your pump on and sell as many tickets as you want to the gun show."...

Begin run. Visualize shining city on the hill because it is easily defended from shiftless bloato wrecks, carb-diners, milk chuggers and gay-married pizza princes. Surrounded by the land of unwanted workers and broken pleasure robots, only our guns and our incredible lithe bodies will protect us from corrosive morality.
Humor. Deal with it.
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* Is it healthy to have only 6 to 8% body fat? You doctors out there, what do you say to patients with such low body fat? I've read — in the New York Times — "Too Little Fat Can Be as Bad as Too Much." ("Researchers have found that life with too little fat can be as fraught with medical complications as life with too much fat and, bizarrely, the complications are often exactly the same....") [ADDED: Ryan's father and grandfather died young from heart attacks. If "the complications are often exactly the same," is Ryan's intense pursuit of fitness — perhaps motivated by fear of the same fate — dangerous?]

** Don't use that phrase in reference to a woman!

138 comments:

Brennan said...

Joe Biden will subsequently start the "Insanity" workout since he has to have completed the repairs on his Firebird -[link to the Onion] by now.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I prefer this photo of Ryan. Or this one

Those should scare the crap out of the weenie libs and give them something more to whine about.

Michael K said...

"By they way, is it healthy to have only 6 to 8% body fat? You doctors out "there, what do you say to patients with such low body fat? "

Women whose body fat gets that low, or even higher, stop menstruating. There seems to be a relationship between body fat levels and the ability to sustain a pregnancy. Many women marathoners stop menstruating and have to cut back on running if they want to get pregnant.

The level seems to be about 8-12 %.

Icepick said...

So, he's vain like a Weiner and has "a lean and hungry look." Perfect.

AprilApple said...

Quote from first link
"Most people in the political class assume Americans associate Paul Ryan with his controversial budget plan."

Reality - most people understand that the Obama administration has no budget. The media hides this basic fact, so some low information voters (aka democrats) are confused about the real reason we are in a mess.

Palladian said...

Distrust work-out people.

Icepick said...

DBQ, maybe those pictures explain why I'm hearing that Ryan is just like Sarah Palin.

Brennan said...

Reality - most people understand that the Obama administration has no budget.

They do. It just got zero votes for it in the US Senate. So, President Obama couldn't even convince Harry Reid to vote for it.

Icepick said...

Add to that spending most of his time as an adult working for the government in DC. Not to mention some of the crazier economic assumptions in his budget plan. Why is this guy supposed to be anything other than more of the same shit that got us into this mess?

Triangle Man said...

At least we now know that part of the Romney / Ryan plan will be to "Bring It!"

Dust Bunny Queen said...

DBQ, maybe those pictures explain why I'm hearing that Ryan is just like Sarah Palin

No. The next zombie Demo Libtard talking points will be that Ryan is like Ted Nuggent. Wait and see. Not a bad thing in many people's book.

Spin spin spin.

LOL

AprilApple said...

If you are a fit democrat, like Obama = good. Hip. Cool. Come worship.

If you are a fit republican, like Ryan = bad. Shallow. Do not trust.

The pro-obama cheerleaders have it all covered.

Palladian said...

I had a favorable opinion of him until I learned that he's one of those politicians who believes in amending the Constitution for every little thing that scares stupider political constituents, like flag burning and defining "marriage".

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution, and with so little understanding of why it was written as it was, should be viewed with extreme skepticism.

Palladian said...

The human brain is compsed of about 60% fats. This should tell you something about people obsessed with reducing their body fat.

damikesc said...

Ryan has said he read Rand but does not agree with her views since it removes religion completely.

Palladian said...

Obama's fit?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Distrust work-out people.

I'm ok with it [working out, marathon running, speed bike riding etc]. It's their body. Just don't try to push your cultist workouts [calling Crack] on the rest of us.

Similarly to a reformed alcoholic, ex-druggie, smoker who quit, vegan, born again ....whatever. Good for you. Leave me alone.

Methadras said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I prefer this photo of Ryan. Or this one

Those should scare the crap out of the weenie libs and give them something more to whine about.


MURDERER!!! :D

Yeah, you are going to hear and see that.

Jay said...

Palladian said...
I had a favorable opinion of him until I learned that he's one of those politicians who believes in amending the Constitution for every little thing that scares stupider political constituents, like flag burning and defining "marriage".

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution,


The Amendment process is something the founders laid out and is part of the Constitution.

Your comment makes no sense at all.

Jay said...

Can you imagine the media coverage if Obama did P90-X?

Palladian said...

I wouldn't expect it to make sense to you, Jay, because you're an idiot. But refer to Justice Scalia regarding why amending the Constitution is not the proper answer to most problems.

Michael K said...

"Why is this guy supposed to be anything other than more of the same shit that got us into this mess?"

You mean the Community Reinvestment Act ? I don't think Ryan has ever worked for ACORN but we know who has.

Jay said...

Palladian said...
I wouldn't expect it to make sense to you, Jay, because you're an idiot.


I'm not the one pretending amending the constitution shows lack of respect for the constitution.

But refer to Justice Scalia regarding why amending the Constitution is not the proper answer to most problems.

Of course that is a different discussion than the Constitutional Amendment process.

Moron.

Palladian said...

Similarly to a reformed alcoholic, ex-druggie, smoker who quit, vegan, born again ....whatever. Good for you. Leave me alone.

Exactly. A nation that disdains liquor, tobacco and meat deserves to fail.

AprilApple said...

Isn't he? Well, Obama is thin. True though that thin doesn't equate to fit. I have not seen Obama shirtless. Where are the shirtless Obama photos? Does he have pecks or moobs?
These are the important questions.

Jay said...

Palladian said...

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution


Yes!

Because following a process proscribed in the text of the constitution is "anti-constitutional"!!!!

Your inability to write a coherent sentence on the matter speaks volumes.

wyo sis said...

I'm beginning to think I'm not normal. I didn't even think about looking for pictures of Ryan shirtless.
Of course, now I'm resisting looking for them because I don't want to be part of the sideshow crowd.
In the hunting pictures Ryan looks like my dad, so now I'm all Freudian.
I think I'll try to find a picture of him with a pocket protector and a slide rule.

Palladian said...

Isn't he? Well, Obama is thin. True though that thin doesn't equate to fit. I have not seen Obama shirtless. Where are the shirtless Obama photos? Does he have pecks or moobs?
These are the important questions.


There is that staged photo of Obama at the beach, released prior to the 2008 election, but I don't want to look for it because I don't want to give the Google algorithm the wrong idea about me.

Brennan said...

Wait, really? The media has allowed you to go through life without seeing the photo of him emerging from the oceans with built in UV ray protection telling the clouds to not act stupidly and block his sun?

Palladian said...

Because following a process proscribed in the text of the constitution is "anti-constitutional"!!!!

The amendment process is not proscribed in the Constitution, Jay,

Brennan said...

Searching for "shirtless" photos is normal if you think The Sun or the Huffington Post is a reliable source for "news".

Triangle Man said...

Combine DBQ photos with the shirtless one and you get a classic Vladimi Putin scene hunting tigers shirtless. Ryan might be running in the wrong country.

shiloh said...

Althouse minutiae alert!

Shanna said...

Women whose body fat gets that low

I've always heard that women need more body fat than men. I'm not sure his level's are a problem for a man.

Brennan said...

Article 5 is still in the United States Constitution.

AllieOop said...

Interesting, a couple Althouse conservative commenters not thrilled with Romney's choice, Palladian and Bender. Odd men out and they couldn't be more different from each other.

Kirk Parker said...

Ooooh, Triangle Man beat me to the Putin reference.

So I'll put in the links.

And also: not shirtless, but related.

Jay said...

Palladian said...

The amendment process is not proscribed in the Constitution, Jay,


Yeah, if you ignore this part (Article V)


The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress


You can quit now.

Kirk Parker said...

Oops, that second link is messed up, so hopefully this one works.

AprilApple said...

There is that staged photo of Obama at the beach, released prior to the 2008 election, but I don't want to look for it because I don't want to give the Google algorithm the wrong idea about me.

I don't want to look for it either.

Palladian said...

Forgive me if I don't trust Constitutional interpretation to people who don't understand what the word "proscribed" means.

You can quit now!

Icepick said...

For the WIN! I wouldn't expect it to make sense to you, Jay, because you're an idiot.

Jay, the point is that the constitution documents how the government should be structured and run as well as what it can and cannot do, and shouldn't be involved in every little dipshit matter that makes someone or another get their panties in a twist. Flag burning doesn't exactly rise to the level of, say, amending how the President is elected or ending slavery or defining exactly who is entitled to the franchise.

Dipshit.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

There is that staged photo of Obama at the beach, released prior to the 2008 election, but I don't want to look for it because I don't want to give the Google algorithm the wrong idea about me.

Oh great!! now all my side bar ads are bowhunting gear and camping equipment :-)

Sigh. Better start doing Google searches for yarn and birds to get rid of the ads. Maybe flowers too. Those are nice to look at.

Icepick said...

Interesting, a couple Althouse conservative commenters not thrilled with Romney's choice, Palladian and Bender. Odd men out and they couldn't be more different from each other.

I'm one of the libs now? Interesting indeed.

AllieOop said...

Oh sorry Icepick, I forgot to include you in the Althouse conservatives commenters not thrilled with Paul Ryan. So now that makes three, Bender, Palladian and Icepick, any more?

Icepick said...

For the record, I'm somewhat to the right of Attila the Hun.

Palladian said...
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Palladian said...

"Interesting, a couple Althouse conservative commenters not thrilled with Romney's choice, Palladian and Bender. Odd men out and they couldn't be more different from each other."

I have to take issue with your comment, as I'm not strictly a conservative, and I don't think Ryan is the worst choice Romney could have made. I think it's healthy to register legitimate differences of opinion one has with politicians, especially perhaps with politicians one is nominally supporting for election. There is little as distasteful to me as slavish agreement with and knee-jerk defense of politicians just because they're on the same "side" as you.

My objections to Ryan (at this point) will not affect my theoretical vote for Romney, especially since the office of vice-President is a rather limited one. But it's still important to discuss philosophical and practical differences.

It should be noted, however, that this is different than the sort of thing that Bender and especially Crack Emcee engage in here in the comments. Disagreement is not the same as repetitive irrational whinging.

bagoh20 said...

It's evidence of how much stronger conservative arguments are that the left feels they need this added advantage and still are scared to death. Conservatives are used to this crap. In fact, is just another badge of honor for conservatives that the left brings it's big brother (MSM) to the fight and will still lose it.

This must be devastating for them to be, not only on the losing end of the arguments, but to be in the unusual position this time of not even having the more attractive ticket in the superficial optics, youth, and vibrancy angles.

There is great fear in the realm.

purplepenquin said...

Because following a process proscribed in the text of the constitution is "anti-constitutional"!!!!

Jay is such a bimbo. Nobody at all said the process to amend the constitution is "anti-constitutional"

But then again, wasn't Jay one of the folks who agreed with the law professor's opinion that following a process proscribed in the text of our state constitution is "anti-democracy"?



Shanna said...

Damn conflicting edits!

Ok, RE: Ryan, I think the flag burning thing is stupid, but I am WAY more concerned about the budget and the debt and Romney/Ryan, though far from perfect, are at least somewhat more likely to try to work on that than anybody on the Obama side. At the very least, maybe they'll stop digging the hole.

So, I'm pretty much a single issue voter and it's going to take more than a stupid, politiciany kind of amendment to make me vote for somebody else. None of these people are perfect, but you have to compare it with the alternative.

My main reason for liking Ryan is his respect for math.

bagoh20 said...

There is no problem with some having concerns about Ryan or any other candidate. If this was a left-wing site then you might not get any friendly fire, but thankfully it's different here. Cheerleaders like me are welcome, but we don't own the place.

If Jesus Christ was running for Pope, some here would complain about his footwear, and maybe they would have a point.

Palladian said...

But then again, wasn't Jay one of the folks who agreed with the law professor's opinion that following a process proscribed in the text of our state constitution is "anti-democracy"?

Can one of you dolts actually look up the word "proscribed", for Christ's sake?!

Jay said...

Icepick said...
For the WIN!


Hilarious.

Icepick said...

Jay, the point is that the constitution documents how the government should be structured and run as well as what it can and cannot do, and shouldn't be involved in every little dipshit matter that makes someone or another get their panties in a twist


And the point at which I talked about this was where ______ again?

Dipshit.

I'm not the one attacking things that were not said.

Want to guess why you're doing that?

Joe Schmoe said...

Oh sorry Icepick, I forgot to include you in the Althouse conservatives commenters not thrilled with Paul Ryan. So now that makes three, Bender, Palladian and Icepick, any more?

I wouldn't say I'm not thrilled. I'm just of the opinion that Ryan is pretty untested and lacks big accomplishments at this point. I don't want to see conservatives pumping his tires the way the Dems pumped Obama's in 08. It's wish-casting and unseemly for people who think critically and at all empirically.

I'm not saying don't get behind him and support him as loudly as you'd like. Just don't do the whole deification thing, or cast him as America's Savior. At this point he's an informed dart-toss. Hopefully one that hits the bullseye, but that remains to be seen.

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

Jay is such a bimbo. Nobody at all said the process to amend the constitution is "anti-constitutional"


Hey shithead.

Please then explain this comment:

Palladian said...

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution


Thanks.

Jay said...


But then again, wasn't Jay one of the folks who agreed with the law professor's opinion that following a process proscribed in the text of our state constitution is "anti-democracy"?


No, but of course with your lack of reading comprehension you're not really aware of the discussion here.

Jay said...

Palladian said...
Forgive me if I don't trust Constitutional interpretation to people who don't understand what the word "proscribed" means.


Right. Because reading the actual text is now "interpretation" because you're making an utter ass of yourself conflating different topics.

Ann Althouse said...

Proposing amending the Constitution is a form of expression that has nothing to do with actually amending the Constitution.

It's much too hard to get an amendment passed, so it's a way of saying how much you care, how fundamental it supposedly is, and how grand your policy preferences are.

It scares some people. It annoys those who know how futile it is as a proposal. It's a form of bullshit.

purplepenquin said...

your lack of reading comprehension

Says the guy who makes up quotes that were never said.

You're a bimbo.

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

Says the guy who makes up quotes that were never said.


Really?

Where did I do that again?

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

Jay is such a bimbo. Nobody at all said the process to amend the constitution is "anti-constitutional"


What is even funnier is that I put the words in quotes.

Don't worry, you're too dumb to understand.

Collect your government paycheck and all is well.

harrogate said...

Jay, you did use "proscribed" in a way that suggests you think it means the opposite of what it means.

It can shwarp conversations when you do that. Dictionaries are our friends.

William said...

If you want to get your money's worth for your time on earth, fitness is a good investment.....I've known some people who live in utterly uninhabitable bodies. They have nice apartments and wonder why life is so depressing..... I don't know what the optimum balance is between work, exercise, and Chinese food, but it you are not in sufficient shape to jog five miles you're missing out. I think a great deal of psychological problems are, in fact, due to physiology. You can only consume so many toxins before your life becomes toxic. A lot of those toxins are sweat soluble. A good workout should be part of your life.

purplepenquin said...

Really?

Truly.

Oh, excuse me...I'll put it in a way you can understand:

Truly, you goat-fucking moron.

Where did I do that again?

You've done this before? No surprise there...

Err, I mean: No surprise there, ya dildo-licking dirtbag.

Palladian said...

Ah, the "toxin" brigade has arrived!

purplepenquin said...

What is even funnier is that I put the words in quotes

Exaclty, you put it as a quote...even tho nobody said such a thing.

Err, I mean: Hey dumbass! You put it as a quote, even tho nobody said such a thing, ya douchebag.

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...


Truly.



So again please then explain this comment:


Palladian said...

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution


Or are you too busy pretending it wasn't said?

harrogate said...

When I was 17 I read The Fountainhead and, like a lot of 17 year-olds who read that book for the first time, I was inspired and thought all had been confirmed/explained.

A year later I read Atlas Shrugged and thought, 'well, ok, there's a tad bit of bullshit in this one, but it is mostly right' and thus was even more inspired and thought, why doesn't everyone see how simple it all is?

Then I read her "study" of art and literature, A Romantic Manifesto. And thought, good God, she's a brilliant art critic too! This woman is on fire!


Her works are miles wide but not even a scintilla deep, however. The "Life, the Universe, and Everything" epiphany that she overtly claims to be bringing about, does not sustain in a healthy, curious, reasonable mind.

If you think life is filled with flat, static, melodramatically framed characters and situations, though, her fiction and her ideas might well be for you!

Jay said...

epenquin said...


Exaclty, you put it as a quote...even tho nobody said such a thing.


Um, fail.

Your high school education is failing your here, clown.

So again please then explain this comment:


Palladian said...

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution





Jay said...

You've done this before? No surprise there...

No I haven't, and you are still flailing with a bad example.

Jay said...


harrogate said...
Jay, you did use "proscribed" in a way that suggests you think it means the opposite of what it means.


I actually made an error.

I typed an "o" instead of an "e"

bagoh20 said...

"If you think life is filled with flat, static, melodramatically framed characters..."

Well, yea, mostly it is, except the Kardashians, they blow Rand's ideas all to hell.

purplepenquin said...

Or are you too busy pretending it wasn't said?

Actually, I am aware that is what was actually said....rather than the made-up bullshit you put in between the quote marks.

Thanks for proving yourself wrong, bimbo.



Kirk Parker said...

Um, Jay.

I think maybe Palladian is making fun of your misuse of a near-homonym to the word you actually meant to be using...

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...
Or are you too busy pretending it wasn't said?

Actually, I am aware that is what was actually said....


So again, please then explain this comment:


Palladian said...

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution

Kirk Parker said...

Oops, should hit refresh before I posted!

Well, OK, actually I don't mind kicking a man once he's down; much safer that way.

Jay said...

rather than the made-up bullshit you put in between the quote marks.


Hysterical.

Again, your high school education is failing you here.

Why you continue is not at all clear.

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

Actually, I am aware that is what was actually said....


Is that why you won't explain it?

purplepenquin said...

Your high school education is failing your here, clown

You're such a moran.

Kirk Parker said...

Althouse,

"It's much too hard to get an amendment passed,"

Absolutely it's hard, but looking at the immense monstrosities that are some of our state constitutions--never mind that EU thingie--I disagree with the "too hard" part: this is a feature, not a bug.

William said...

Ayn Rand is to literature what Howard Zinn is to history....Ryan looks more like an ascetic than a fitness buff. He definitely has a lean and hungry look. The sins of the flesh wil not be his undoing.

creeley23 said...

Re: harrogate @ 1:22

I too read Rand in my late teens. I found her ideas exciting, but since I was way liberal, they didn't stick. I also noticed, even then, how flat and melodramatic, to the point of unbelievable, her characters were.

My favorite Rand exaggeration was her name for the architecture critic, "Ellsworth Toohey," which I heard in my mind's ear as "Ellsworth P-tui!"

I still think her writing qua writing is terrible, but I have sure been surprised since 2008 to see her villains come to life in all their grotesque glory in the Democratic Party.

purplepenquin said...

Is that why you won't explain it?

I have already explained that what you put in-between the quote marks were never actually said/written.

Can you explain why you felt the need to lie and make that quote up?



Alex said...

So what great sin has Ryan committed?

harrogate said...

"If you think life is filled with flat, static, melodramatically framed characters..."


bagoh20, you wrote:

Well, yea, mostly it is, except the Kardashians, they blow Rand's ideas all to hell.

Oh, Rand actually accounted for the "Kardashian type" in all her fiction, and would feel vindicated (she always argued that everything vindicated her, though, so one loses count) by the way those people are portrayed.

Indeed, I actually think Rand would have loved reality tv. She would have really thought it was real!!!! She was above the concept of editing.

But in truth, no, life is not made up of those things. One's desire that it be that way is a vapid, even dangerous inclination. Better to look closer.

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

I have already explained that what you put in-between the quote marks were never actually said/written.


Hysterical.

Um, you understand that I never said the word I put in quotes was said.

But see stupid, you're too busy obsessing over this to answer the question.

Want to guess why that is?

Jay said...

So again, please then explain this comment:


Palladian said...

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution


Come on wittle penguin, you can do it if you really try.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Can one of you dolts actually look up the word "proscribed", for Christ's sake?

LOL. Words DO have meanings.

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...


Can you explain why you felt the need to lie and make that quote up?


Except I didn't make any quote up, you illiterate jackass.

Answer the question or shut up you high school educated pansy.

purplepenquin said...

Um, you understand that I never said the word I put in quotes was said.


Except I didn't make any quote up


So you wrote something as a quote, and even tho you now admit it was never actually said you are still claiming that you didn't make the quoted part up.

*rolls eyes*

You're a bimbo and a moron.


shiloh said...

Apologies to bimbos and a morons.

purplepenquin said...

I typed an "o" instead of an "e"

Very easy typo to make, with those two letters being so close to each other on the keyboard and all

http://tinyurl.com/44dfwpu

harrogate said...

bimbos and morons, sounds like items in a Walt Whitman poem. He's with them, he loves them, he is of them. He saw what they see. They are America and so can you.

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

So you wrote something as a quote, and even tho you now admit it was never actually said you are still claiming that you didn't make the quoted part up.


Except I didn't write anything as a quote, idiot.

What is even funnier about you claiming this, is I excerpted the portion of the statement I was responding to directly above what I typed.

This is all too confusing for our wittle government worker.

Hey want to guess why you won't answer what the meaning of the phrase I responded to is?

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

So you wrote something as a quote, and even tho you now admit it was never actually said you are still claiming that you didn't make the quoted part up.


So again, please then explain this comment:


Palladian said...

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution


Come on, intellectual coward, you can do it.


purplepenquin said...

Except I didn't write anything as a quote

Let me guess...the quote marks you used were just another one of those typos you are prone to make, eh?

*rolls eyes*

Please then explain this comment:

Palladian said...

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution


It means "Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution" rather than what you made-up and then put in quote marks.

Oh, srry...let me put it in your own language so you can hopefully better understand it:

It means "Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution" rather than what you made-up and then put in quote marks, dumbass.

dreams said...

"In the hunting pictures Ryan looks like my dad, so now I'm all Freudian."

Suggestion, don't over analyze just vote for him this Nov.

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...
Very easy typo to make, with those two letters being so close to each other on the keyboard and all


That's right!!!

Because when someone types thier instead of their, it isn't a typo because now typo only means the keys are close together.

You're like so smart and stuff.

Idiot.

Jay said...


It means "Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution"


That's right, genius!

and when someone has little respect for the constitution they can't possibly be anti-constitutional!

No sirrrrreeeee

We have this high school educated government worker here to figure it all out for us!

Jay said...

t means "Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution" rather than what you made-up

I didn't make anything up, you illiterate jackass.

In the big illiterate purplepenguin quote scandal the damning evidence consists of:

Jay said...
Palladian said...

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution


Yes!

Because following a process proscribed in the text of the constitution is "anti-constitutional"!!!!

Your inability to write a coherent sentence on the matter speaks volumes.

8/13/12 12:13 PM


Wow, good think this dope is here to expose the fake quotes!!!

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...
It means "Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution" rather than what you made-up and then put in quote marks.


And note that the silly dipshit can't really type a sentence explaining operationally what that would mean.

Gee, I wonder why?

And note that the silly dipshit can't understand the usage of quotes in posts such as:

harrogate said...
Oh, Rand actually accounted for the "Kardashian type"


Don't worry, silly dipshit. You got to the bottom of it.

Really, you did.

purplepenquin said...

Because when someone types thier instead of their, it isn't a typo because now typo only means the keys are close together

"only"?

Nope, I didn't say that at all.

But at least this time you didn't put quote marks around the crap you made up, so I reckon you have learned something from the lesson I've been givin' ya.



Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

Nope, I didn't say that at all.


You didn't say anything.

Mainly because you're an idiot.

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

But at least this time you didn't put quote marks around the crap you made up, so I reckon you have learned something from the lesson I've been givin' ya.


HA HA HA HA HA HA
HA HA HA HA HA HA
HA HA HA HA HA HA
HA HA HA HA HA HA

I bet you have!

I mean, you've uncovered this viscous smear campaign that I started.

And what is even funnier, is the poster I replied to responded to me and never disputed my characterization of his post.

Thankfully you came along though!!!

purplepenquin said...

Am I the only one who is amused by the way Jay will type 2-3 replies in a row, within only a couple minutes of each other, all ranting about the same exact thing? lol



Dust Bunny Queen said...

Geez you guys. Put a lid on it. You are boring us all to death.

purplepenquin said...

Wow, good think this dope is here to expose the fake quotes!!!

Yes, my thinks are good. My thinks bring all the boys to the yard, and they say it is better than yours.

Are you really trying to claim it was a real quote? I thought you already admitted that nobody said what you put in between quote marks...or was that just another one of your typos?

yashu said...

Geez you guys. Put a lid on it. You are boring us all to death.

I second this.

purplepenquin said...

I mean, you've uncovered this viscous smear campaign that I started

Please note that I officially dispute your characterization of my words. I never said, claimed, implied, nor inferred that you started a "smear campaign", viscous or otherwise.

You are boring us all to death

Instead of cursing the darkness why not light a candle? :D

But if you'd rather change the subject then maybe we can instead discuss if "little respect" means the same exact thing as "anti".

I don't think it does...for example, I don't have much respect for the Queen of England but it doesn't mean I am firmly against her.

What say you?

AllieOop said...

Nah, I find it amusing, keep it up;) PP my bets are on you.

bandmeeting said...

Palladian The human brain is compsed of about 60% fats. This should tell you something about people obsessed with reducing their body fat.

If you have low body fat that automatically proves you are obsessed with having a low body fat? Baloney. I've got about 6% and eat tons of fat. My morning coffee includes 3 TBS butter and 1 TBS of medium chain triglycerides. Yum. And my brain loves it.

You are coming from the old school, fat in mouth is fat on your body.

bandmeeting said...

I guess that we should be glad Chris Christie didn't get the nod......shirtless.

AllieOop said...

So true Bandmeeting, but I wasn't about to get into another lowcarb, high fat diet conversation and annoy the good commenters here on a Paul Ryan thread.

I had an argument with an old school dietician recently, so behind the times!

Have you tried coconut oil ?

AllieOop said...

Well the coconut oil is medium chain, right?

harrogate said...

Rand thought Margaret Mitchell was a better artist than Shakespeare or Faulkner or Melville or Twain. Objectively a better artist, natch.

Now I like Margaret Mitchell as much as the next cat, but that says a lot about her right there. And it dovetails with her social economic views. She said so herself! The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged are filled with passages showing how it all ties together into her uber simple moralistic matrix.

Ryan is not the only politician, of course, to have stated Rand as a deep influence on his life and ideology (though he rejected the atheism part, so to her he would be no better than a piece of maggoty dogshit, but let's not worry about semantics when the Freedom Market and a economic morality tale are at stake).

But he is the most high profile to have publicaly embraced her, in a while. There has been lots of Rand rhetoric lately. Heck, they made a horrible movie of Atlas Shrugged.

So maybe Rand's ideas need to be scrutinized in the public conversation for real. If her ideas matter to people in power, then her ideas matter.

bandmeeting said...

Coconut oil? I'm soaking in it even as we speak. (no)

That is what the MCT oil is made of. I use Trader Joe's coconut oil since it is 1/2 price compared to other types.

bandmeeting said...

The coffee is called Bullet Proof Coffee because of a guy's blog, "Bullet Proof Exec."

I do 4 scoops in a French Press and then blend 3T butter, 1T MCT oil, several shakes of cinnamon and maybe 2 tsp of unsweetened coco powder. Blend for about 30 seconds. YUM.

ken in sc said...

Looks like Ryan is our answer to Putin. He needs to go dart some whales and be photographed with fashion models.

AllieOop said...

Exactly right Harrowgate, when I mentioned something similar the other day, I was quickly swamped with Althousians who were outraged that I had called him an Objectivist.

If he was strongly influenced by her, is it reasonable to assume he will govern with her principles in mind, despite his Catholisim?

AllieOop said...

Harrogate, not Harrowgate, sorry.

harrogate said...

Allie,

Well, yes. When it comes to economic and foreign policy, one would be a fool NOT to assume he would govern with Rand's ideas in mind.

It is true that Rand would have hated Paul Ryan as much as she would have hated Hugo Chavez. But Ryan need not be constrained by that. Lots of Rand devotees just chop off the atheism part and assume the rest grows back together intact.

It doesn't stay intact when you remove the atheism, of course. Not that we'd want it to stay intact, however!

Religious and nonreligious alike, reasonable people of all stripes outgrow Ayn Rand.

True story.

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

Are you really trying to claim it was a real quote?


The fact that you can't recognize sarcasm speaks to your idiocy.

purplepenquin said...
Please note that I officially dispute your characterization of my words.



The fact that you can't recognize sarcasm speaks to your idiocy.

purplepenquin said...
Am I the only one who is amused by the way Jay will type 2-3 replies in a row, within only a couple minutes of each other, all ranting about the same exact thing?


Says the person who replied at 4:25, 4:40, and 4:52.

Again, you can't make this type of stupid up.

Jay said...

I never said, claimed, implied, nor inferred that you started a "smear campaign", viscous or otherwise.

You are comical in your stupidity.

Seriously, why do you bother?

Jay said...

purplepenquin said...

Are you really trying to claim it was a real quote?


Are you really this stupid?

Oh, you're a silly, dishonest hack. And you've proven that yet again.

In the big illiterate purplepenguin quote scandal the damning evidence consists of:


Jay said...
Palladian said...

Anyone with that little respect for our Constitution


Yes!

Because following a process proscribed in the text of the constitution is "anti-constitutional"!!!!

Your inability to write a coherent sentence on the matter speaks volumes.

8/13/12 12:13 PM

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Have you tried coconut oil ?

It tastes disgusting. And I'm too much of a lady to tell you what a jar full of it looks like.

AllieOop said...

It tasts like coconuts, if it's extra virgin, I buy the more refined, hardly has any flavor at all. Good for sautéing and adding to dark chocolate, melted down, a splash of heavy cream, sweetener and any nuts or shredded unsweetend coconut, if you like , homemade healthy chocolate, mmmmmmm.

dreams said...

You can buy coconut flour and almond flour too for those on low carb diets.

I haven't tried it.


bandmeeting said...

Try coconut butter. Fantastic. I don't allow myself to buy it because I go through it too fast.

AllieOop said...

Dreams, I have a flour mix that I bake with, it's almond flour, oat flour and coconut flour. I make buns that I use as toast or for sandwiches, only 8 carbs per bun, very bread like.

dreams said...

I need to try them sometime but I'm not much for cooking.

sonicfrog said...

I found a pic of Paul Ryan Shirtless! It's at the end of the post.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

@ sonicfrog.

I hate you ...You made me look.

AllieOop said...

Oh gawd! The last picture is Seven Machos!

purplepenquin said...

The last picture is Seven Machos!

Are you saying that all those masked people look alike?

You must be some sort of maskist, eh?

Charlie Martin said...

6-8 percent for a male isn't bad. Real hard on a female.

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