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Paul Ryan: Congressman, fitness nut, catfish noodler
Fox News ^ | August 11, 2012

Posted on 08/11/2012 2:32:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Political

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Personal

* Born and raised in the community of Janesville; Ryan is a fifth-generation Wisconsin native.

* Ryan moonlighted on Capitol Hill as a waiter at the Tortilla Coast restaurant and as a fitness trainer at Washington Sport and Health Club.

* One of Ryan's summer jobs in college was as an Oscar Mayer salesman in Minnesota, peddling turkey bacon and a new line called "Lunchables" to supermarkets.

* Ryan worked as a marketing consultant for his family's construction business before being elected to Congress. The company -- Ryan Incorporated Central -- began as an earthmoving business created by his great-grandfather in 1884.

* Ryan's hobbies include hunting and fishing. He is a bowhunter and belongs to his hometown's archery association - the Janesville Bowmen.

* For fun, Ryan noodles catfish, catching them barehanded with a fist down their throats.

* Ryan listens to Rage Against the Machine and Led Zeppelin

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; paulryan; romneyryan
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To: Salamander

I believe “noodlin” catfish was invented in Mississippi. It was reported in the journal kept by a member of Hernando DeSoto’s expedition that the Chickasaw indians would tie there breechcloth around their forearm get in the river and feel around the bank and logs and that a catfish would swallow their forearm and clamp his teeth on the breechcloth and they would pull him out.


41 posted on 08/11/2012 4:19:14 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: CatherineofAragon

We saw a PBS documentary on redneck noodlers. They would wade out into a muddy river, wade along the bank, stick their hands in the ledges on the sides of the river, find a big slick fish, hope it was a big old catfish, wrestle it (some of them are HUGE fish), tire it out, pull it out where they could see they hadn’t really been wrestling a big old snake; then they had supper. - Some of them were just addicted to noodling. - One guy had lost some fingers to noodling; stayed scratched and bruised up all the time.


42 posted on 08/11/2012 4:21:11 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“For fun, Ryan noodles catfish, catching them barehanded with a fist down their throats.”

Is this like one of those “Chuck Norris Facts” thread? LOL.


43 posted on 08/11/2012 4:36:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Salvation

Wonderful picture of Paul Ryan hugging his children! Thank you for posting!


44 posted on 08/11/2012 4:43:34 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: GQuagmire

The “research” will be completed by Monday, and the incoming slander/libel stream of filth from the media and anonymous sources, will commence within 7 days.

She knows what’s coming; the only unknown is how bad will it be? She looks like a very strong conservative woman; I’ll bet she handles it just fine.


45 posted on 08/11/2012 4:47:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Twinkie

LOL, if Paul Ryan does this kind of thing, you HAVE to like the guy.


46 posted on 08/11/2012 4:59:46 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am thrilled w the Ryan pic.

He is also a Metallica fan.

metal heads unite!


47 posted on 08/11/2012 5:01:08 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Tortilla Coast doesn’t look so good(windows taped up). Didn’t PR close the place, make everyone lose their health insurance, and kill their spouses?


48 posted on 08/11/2012 5:13:15 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
* Ryan listens to Rage Against the Machine and Led Zeppelin

He listens to Rage? lol...that's pretty funny right there.

49 posted on 08/11/2012 5:21:09 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Unmarked Package

That is one good looking family.


50 posted on 08/11/2012 5:37:10 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: duffee

We have scary big catfish in the backwaters here and it’s definitely something *I* wouldn’t do.

Them thangs gots teef!

LOL

*shrug*

He’s obviously not metrosexual, at least.

Mud on their Chinos and under their nails would drive them mad.

;]


51 posted on 08/11/2012 5:39:05 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: NormsRevenge

He sounds like a “dirty white boy” who cleans up good.

[he could almost be an honorary hillbilly]

;D


52 posted on 08/11/2012 5:41:20 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: RoosterRedux

That movie is actually a really good if brutal to watch flick.

It does give you true insight to what “homo culture” is all about.

[just don’t eat anything before you watch it..it makes Caligula look like a Disney movie]


53 posted on 08/11/2012 5:44:02 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Watching Paul Ryan debate this guy will be a real treat! I may have to invest in popcorn futures!
54 posted on 08/11/2012 6:17:18 PM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Unmarked Package

Yes, that will be something. The kids look so great. Thanks.


55 posted on 08/11/2012 6:23:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: Salamander
I know it must be disgusting.

My neighbors across the street and down the block are a homo couple. I pray for them but hate to think about what they do as a matter of daily living.

Disgusting stuff.

I will try to watch the film you mentioned just to expand my knowledge of such...don't know if I can get through it.

And the funny thing is that I can watch violent films and exorcist films (particularly with Anthony Hopkins) all day long with no worries.

But this butt buddy stuff is evil beyond compare.

56 posted on 08/11/2012 6:23:47 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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57 posted on 08/11/2012 6:29:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s not very visually graphic [movies weren’t so vulgar back then] but a lot is said and the ‘bar scene’ is nasty and scary.

The most interesting thing about the film that Pacino is a cop undercover because of a homo murder and you watch him slowly descend into the culture and its madness.

He’s a really good actor and he conveys the morbid allure of it with great intensity.

He winds up very confused and freaked out.

I would imagine real homosexuals aren’t fans of the film because it portrays homosexuality as a dark, scary, dangerous lifestyle into which even good, decent family men can become entrapped.

[then again, they probably didn’t get past the open-backed chaps and leather to see the actual plot]


58 posted on 08/11/2012 8:04:56 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a lovely family! His wife is a Wellesley graduate, and a lawyer.


59 posted on 08/11/2012 9:29:46 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’d worked all day, and hadn’t heard the news. When I got out of work, I saw I had 5 missed calls from my brother-in-law. When I got him on the phone, he said “Romney chose a Vice Presidential candidate who looks just like your oldest son!”. I just laughed, and asked “Paul Ryan?”. I knew exactly who he meant! He DOES look like our oldest son!


60 posted on 08/11/2012 9:35:28 PM PDT by SuziQ
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