Skip to comments.Paul Ryan: Congressman, fitness nut, catfish noodler
Posted on 08/11/2012 2:32:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
* 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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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.
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.
“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.
Wonderful picture of Paul Ryan hugging his children! Thank you for posting!
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.
LOL, if Paul Ryan does this kind of thing, you HAVE to like the guy.
I am thrilled w the Ryan pic.
He is also a Metallica fan.
metal heads unite!
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?
He listens to Rage? lol...that's pretty funny right there.
That is one good looking family.
We have scary big catfish in the backwaters here and it’s definitely something *I* wouldn’t do.
Them thangs gots teef!
He’s obviously not metrosexual, at least.
Mud on their Chinos and under their nails would drive them mad.
He sounds like a “dirty white boy” who cleans up good.
[he could almost be an honorary hillbilly]
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]
Yes, that will be something. The kids look so great. Thanks.
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.
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.
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]
What a lovely family! His wife is a Wellesley graduate, and a lawyer.
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!