Paul Ryan's 40 14ers? About as Credible as his 2:50 Marathon

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philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
Well done Rick, very well done.
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:52pm PT
Credit: dave goodwin
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:52pm PT
Sounds like perfect material for a Rolling Stone article.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 11, 2012 - 01:06pm PT
Great job Rick! Much thanks for taking the time to put this all together for a second time.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 11, 2012 - 01:28pm PT

And of course, this morning's Denver Post says Ryan is probably
in the running (scoff) as the Repugnicrat presidential candidate in
2016. I wonder if the 6(0)% bodyfat in his head will change by then. . .
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Nov 11, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
^^^ Exactly why this story should be investigated ^^^

And likely why the thread vanished

It may seem petty in relation to national politics and their worldwide implications, but put it this way - if Karl Rove had something like this to work with, he could ruin any politician's future.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 11, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
bump
gf

climber
Nov 11, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
Excellent work Rick, allow me to commend your efforts at documenting both the lies of Mr Ryan and what appears to be censoring of the same.
jstan

climber
Nov 11, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
In 2016 Hillary Clinton will be one year younger than was Reagan when he was first elected. Since she will also outlive him by twenty years, age is not an issue. By 2016 the republicans will have completed their present effort and will have adopted fully the Democratic platform. The task for the two will be to defeat the Tea Bags. The, now named "TB's/To Be's" will be hard to beat because they will have adopted a snappy brown uniform. Once elected Hillary will appoint Paul Krugman Secretary of the Treasury and TB's will be wiped out by the Mars Attacks syndrome. Ryan will have been imprisoned for his attempt to assassinate Putin, newly elected head of the United Nations. His unsuccessful defense will be that "Guns kill people. People don't kill people." Putin will have attained his office because he said. "I am an SOB. I know how to solve the Palestinian issue. TRUST ME."

For some reason, in his case, that argument will be believed. Even though only modestly changed from another leader's argument - which failed.

Unfortunately some upset will be caused in the US by Putin's insistence that W. bring him coffee every morning, under the very convincing argument that no one else had shown W.'s ability for finding things.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2012 - 11:58am PT
The remaining issue is why Chris McNamara, the owner of Supertopo, saw fit to delete the original thread in the weeks before the election. It is likely that the deleted thread brought more attention to Supertopo outside of the climbing community than any other thread in its history. A thread that might have been viewed for years to come, especially if Ryan runs for President in four years, is now gone. So it is very curious as to why this happened. Since Chris has chosen not to explain himself, we can only speculate.

There are a couple of possibilities that have been suggested:

1) He was threatened by GOP operatives. If Chris caved to this pressure, he was not getting good legal advice. The First Amendment would certainly protect him against any liability arising from a Ryan supporter's lawsuit, there would be hordes of volunteer lawyers lined up to defend him pro bono if that happened, and public exposure of the litigation threat would certainly make them back down. Has anyone ever heard of any candidate for national office bringing such a suit? It just doesn't happen. So, I have ruled this out.

2)He received a financial incentive to delete the thread from some republican funding source. That is too mercenary for me to believe. I have ruled this out too.

3) A poster to the thread was offended by a personal remark in it and asked it to be deleted. This is more likely since a libel suit by a non-public figure can be a real threat to a forum like this. This seems the most likely explanation to me, but I don't remember anything particularly scandalous said about any poster on that thread. Sure, there were the occasional "inanely combative" comments, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Chris can do what he wants with his site and can delete any thread. But Supertopo promotes its discussion forum as a "community." It certainly detracts from any sense of "community" when a unique political/climbing thread disappears and no explanation is offered.

It also displays a disturbing arrogance by the owner of this site to simply ignore this subject. I have written Chris privately, and asked him in the forum for an explanation. But nothing.

The way this has been handled is surprising and is just not "good blokery", as a Brit might put it.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 17, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:32pm PT

John
What have you been drinking?????


hee hee hee. . .
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Nov 20, 2012 - 10:44am PT
I'll chime in. Yes, I was not aware of the previous thread, so I am glad that Rick brought the issue up.

I just cannot see CMac deleting the previous thread, I would guess that something else happened. What? Don't ask me but that is my gut feeling.

As for Hawkeye writing that posters to this thread are pathetic, that is his right. But he certainly put his two cents in. Why?

As for Paul Ryan, it doesn't surprise me that he "embellished" certain activities that he may have done, after all, he is a politician. But one has to question his judgment. He has been caught out on lies before, one would think that he learned his lesson.

At least Mark Udall admitted back in 2008 that he was busted for pot in 1972. Honesty is the best policy. If one is under the scrutiny of the public and media, best to be honest and take any hits aimed at you. "I am not a crook", "I didn't inhale", "Victory is ours", etc etc, all came back to bite the butt of the people saying them.

"Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!"
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Nov 20, 2012 - 12:52pm PT
The puppet race is over for now.... geeez...
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 17, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Glad to see this back....too bad Ryan's bs didn't get more traction.

Don't they have subways in Boston....Ryan's a great candidate to be the next Rosie Ruiz.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 1, 2015 - 05:41pm PT
"THEY ARE ALL GYM CLIMBERS NOW, JAKE" ! HEY? SPEAKER RYAN .  HOW MANY ...
"THEY ARE ALL GYM CLIMBERS NOW, JAKE" ! HEY? SPEAKER RYAN . HOW MANY COLORADO 14'ers?
WHAT WAS THE TIME FRAME?
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
Jan 5, 2017 - 06:21pm PT
A true liar, and sonofabitch.
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Jan 5, 2017 - 06:32pm PT
I ran a 30 min Marathon but I drove the last 26 miles!




10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
Jan 5, 2017 - 08:48pm PT
Ryan looks like a saint compared to Trump

Barely


What a difference 4 years makes that a lieing sack of sh#t is now viewed as one of the good guys.

Barely
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Jan 5, 2017 - 09:26pm PT
Two vanilla softies going for a hike.
Two vanilla softies going for a hike.
Credit: Contractor

You talk shet with this gem floating around?

Obama's got a nice job and a pretty banging wife.
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