Paul Ryan trained for three weeks, ran Grandma's Marathon "on a whim," brother says

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Either lying is a genetic trait in the Ryan family, or Mitt's VP choice is the most athletic Midwest politician since former Navy SEAL Jesse the Body was romping around Minnesota's Capitol.

Because according to brother Tobin Ryan, Paul ran the 1990 Grandma's Marathon in Duluth "on a whim" after just three weeks of training.

You'll remember that Paul said last month that he ran his one and only marathon in 'two-hours and 50-something,' only to admit he wasn't telling the truth after Runner's World dug around and found out he actually finished in 4:00:01.

Deadspin's Erik Malinowski finds his jaw again on the floor as he tries to process Tobin's remarks:
So, at 20 years of age, Paul Ryan ran a marathon in 4:01:25 after three weeks of training, and then never again ran another competitive marathon. If that's true, that's astounding because a) anyone who has ever tried to run a marathon knows how insanely difficult it is, and b) anyone who has ever run a marathon is aware of the manic training schedule, often lasting for six months or so, that precedes such a feat.

And if Ryan truly did run a marathon on three weeks and just for the hell of it, why didn't he ever run another one? That would make him a virtuoso runner with innate talent who, with the proper training, could've turned into someone resembling an Olympic competitor. Didn't Paul Ryan love his country enough to compete for gold at the '92 Games in Barcelona? Obviously not.
Ryan also claims to have made 40 mountain climbs on 28 Colorado peaks -- a boast that some Democrats in the state doubt. Furthermore, he says, contra some experts, that his economic plan could balance the federal budget in 10 years. Running marathons like they're NBD, scaling mountains repeatedly, balancing debt-plagued budgets in one fell swoop... he's pretty good looking as well, with chiseled features... it gets us thinking, who's playing Batman after Christian Bale?

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CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Backing up.. so we're supposed to be upset about  a marathon run time. Yet Obama's admittend use of Coke, and Pot, and a 20 yr association with a racist like Wright.. Ya.. lets focus on a marathon run time..

Christine Sholl
Christine Sholl

Your articles are getting more and more annoying. Childish stuff. Used to like you.

YouDidntBuildThat
YouDidntBuildThat

This is an interesting article, based in "Obama's adoptive hometown" about violence.  Why didn't he say his famous, "If I had a son, he'd look like Derrion," in this instance?  Is it because he just didn't care?  Or because he couldn't gain any value from it?  Why does he get to pick and choose who he gets to feel sorry for and who to exploit for political gain?  It is his Chicago.  

 

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-10-02/politics/navarrette.chicago.obama.olympics_1_beating-president-obama-four-teenagers?_s=PM:POLITICS

 

As to your ill-informed stance on the correlation between gun-control and murder/crime rates, here's an ACTUAL citation for you to read.  Notice I actually put the citations on this post, opposed to you just typing the words and expecting people to believe you for some reason that escapes us all.

 

http://theacru.org/acru/harvard_study_gun_control_is_counterproductive/

*note this is where your almighty one squeaked through school.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Obama's Chicago,  economy is collapsing. Taxes are soaring. Criminals roam the streets freely. Violence is out of control. Public schools are failing. Government employee pensions have gone rogue. Black children are helpless, hopeless and inundated by drugs and gangs, while waiting for change that has never come. And all of this is built around the most corrupt political system in the country -- with four of the last five governors serving prison time...

That's Obama's Chicago as he left it after serving in the IL state house, and as a part time Senator.. But no.. lets focus on what the exact time was for Ryan's running of a marathon.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

This is where you want to go? Really? He didn't remember his exact time for running a marathon while Obama was shaking down corporations to put band aid fixes on bad neighborhoods in Chicago while huffing Newports?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat  You are an idiot.  Please note this idiot cites an article about a Harvard Gun Control study from a pro-gun website.  Like all conservatives the pro gun people are liars.   You want a link here it is

 

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/research/hicrc/firearms-research/guns-and-death/index.html

 

Please note that I'm actually linking to the Harvard website.   Note the studies actual findings.   Some highlights:

 

"Across high-income nations, more guns = more homicide."

"Across states, more guns = more homicide"

 

Congrats on being an idiot.  Logically a gun makes murder easier.  If a 5 year old child wanted to murder me, he could never do it with his fists or a knife.  He would have a good chance at doing it with a gun.   Gun is a tool that makes killing easier.  Anyway, don't believe everything you read stupid.  You believe lies and aren't smart enough to tell. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland It's funny you blame Obama for the crime in Chicago.  When exactly was Obama mayor of Chicago?   You are such a stupid idiot that you pretend Obama had something to do with it yet fail to cite a policy or action of Obama's that caused all this violence.   Do you know why you didn't cite anything like that?   Because Obama has nothing to do with the violence in Chicago except in your crazy mind.  Learn from me stupid.  Before I start typing I do this thing called googling.   Fact is Obama attempted to pass harsh anti crime and anti gun laws in Chicago when he was a state senator yet was blocked by Republicans.   When an 84 year old woman was brutally murdered by gangbangers Obama tried to pass new gun laws and anti crime laws in Chicago.  Republicans opposed him and they never passed.   Chicago had strict gun laws that were struck down in 2008 and 2010 by the Supreme Court.  Since that stupid decsion by Republicans gun violence has been on the rise.    I'd say its pretty easy to know who to blame for all the gun violence on the streets.    If you really cared about stopping violence you'd sing the praises of Obama.  Weak gun law haven't worked in Chicago.  Fact is you don't really care about gun laws or dead black children.  You only care about bashing Obama because you are stupid, poorly informed racist asshole.  That's why you pretend to care about black children on this story and "like" kenny's racist comments on other stories.  You are such a phony coward liar its pathetic. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland He did remember his exact time. He was very sure about it as he lied.    You haven't listened to the audio or you are proving you are just as big of a liar as Paul Ryan is. 

YouDidntBuildThat
YouDidntBuildThat

 @MicheleBachmann That's a great citation, if were actually relevant.  Try getting something a little more relevant.  Studies from the 80's and 90's  and early 2000's don't work here.  Is this the most recent you could find in your mad scramble to try to be right?  The site that it's posted on makes no difference, it's a Harvard study.  Go ahead and keep telling your self that guns kill people.  Criminals kill people.  5 year olds aren't the issue here, they are not criminals.  Nice try with the analogy, but it doesn't work.

 

As to the first part of my post, way to run away you coward.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann You seem to have a lot of bottled up hate in there. I don't think I've ever been quite that nasty with you. I talk about Obama's legacy, as he often cites his roots as a community organizer in Chicago. Which would indicate he was organizing the community to make it a better place. From all appearances it's worse, and has been getting worse since his departure from the area. So what exactly did he accomplish?

So to be clear, I'm stupid because I question his accomplishments and wonder why a marathon run time is even an issue with the issues currently at hand in this country? I'm racist? (huh) and I'm an asshole well I can be on occasion, but not sure how it applies in this context.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat I love how you are this stupid fuck with all these secret rules on civility. Oh no its ok I was an asshole cause I did it on a Monday but you can't talk mean to me.  Fucking idiot.  If you can't be civil all the time don't expect people to treat you in a civil manner.  You insulted me in your first post and you haven't stopped. You are such a crybaby idiot.  You are not smart and thats why no one listens to dumbfuck Republicans like you. 

YouDidntBuildThat
YouDidntBuildThat

 @MicheleBachmann That's because I'm not engaging in this conversation with her or him.  I'm talking about you and I.  If you take those weak little comments as insults, you're the one that needs to be prayed for.  That is nothing compared to what you dish out on a daily basis.  You are pretty tough behind your keyboard, I hope you don't talk to people like that face-to-face.  As for Obama exploiting the death of Trayvon Martin, what else would you call it?  I'm all ears to hear your explanation on that.  Why was that the case the administration decided to make their stance on?  What is it about your life that makes you hate so much?  Why are you filled with so much?  You give the party you are representing a bad name, along with this website, as they continue to let you post your rants.  If anyone needs to go away from this forum, it is you.  It would be a much better place without you and your constant belittling of people.  Grow up and learn how to be respectful.  The more you post, the more you make my case for me.  Keep going, it is entertaining.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland  You are a racist.  You constantly "like" racist comments.  You constantly race bait.  You are just mad cause I'm pointing it out.   Why would you pretend to stalk me if not to threaten and silence me you fucking freak.  Stalking isn't a joke.  You see a poster with a woman's name and your first idea is to talk about stalking him or her?   Fucking creepy you weird loser.   Go away from City Pages you weird lying threating asshole.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat You said Obama exploited the death of Trayvon Martin for political gain.  You called Obama a condesending term "almighty one."   You called me ill informed and a coward in your first post.  That is all in your first post idiot.  I pray you don't have children because you are such a stupid liar I shudder to think of what dishonest janitors they will make.    Re read your posts you fucking insulting liar.  You haven't been civil at any point in your posts .    Fucking asshole.  I notice you don't tell CIn to civil  Why don't you care about his civility you fucking liar crybaby.    Are you really this fucking stupid? 

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat  @MicheleBachmann MB, take a close look, sit back and think. I was pulling your chain. I've got better things to do than stalk you. BTW you're still doing an awesome job of promoting the DFL/Obama camp. As near as I can tell, if I don't agree with Obama 100% I'm a stupid, racist asshole. (Your words)

Do you want to rethink your post on civility?

YouDidntBuildThat
YouDidntBuildThat

 @MicheleBachmann You make absolutely zero sense.  I was never insulting to Obama, just questioning his motives.  If you think what I said about Obama is an insult, you are the most thin-skinned person alive.  And when did I insult you?  I have done nothing on this thread but act civil, and try to get you to do so as well.  And for the record, this debate is far from over, no one has won here.  

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland  I'm afraid of a creepy stalker like you saying he is watching me.  Why haven't you explained your threat yet freak?   What kind of creepy message did you type?  How is there anything to that message but a threat trying to get me to shut up?   

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat Oh now its degrees of insults that matter?  You were only pretty insulting to Obama and then to me so its ok?   You are an idiot.  You can't ask for civility while calling people names.  If you want to be treated civilly then act civilly.  I only don't want to be threatened yet Cin threatens me because he is a creep.  If you cared about civility you would tell Cin to fuck off because what does he mean he is watching me?   You are ok with stalking?  Notice the creep doesn't explain his creepy post.  Notice you don't care because you don't care about civility.  You are just a crybaby asshole who screams for civility when you lose a debate. 

YouDidntBuildThat
YouDidntBuildThat

 @MicheleBachmann Are you sure?  Are there any other name calling insults that you wish to dish out?  You are making yourself look much more stupid by each post you put up here.  Why are you filled with so much hate?  When have I insulted you to the degree that you have insulted me?  If anyone should be banned on this website, it should be you with the way you treat people.  Please grow up and live like a normal, decent person.  

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland You are stalking me you creep?   You get mad so you type threaten me and say you are watching me?   Please explain this lame post.   As a joke its a pretty shitty one.  Hey City Pages, is this fucking idiot allowed to tell me he is watching me?    I only insult those that insult me or post insulting crap.   I never threaten.  This is crap.   Ban this creep please.   I will take a million insults but threats are bullshit.   What is up with these Republicans and how willing they are to threaten? 

YouDidntBuildThat
YouDidntBuildThat

 @MicheleBachmann I never insulted the President in any post I have made.  The only one that is insulting anyone here is you.  You feel the need to demean people to get your point across, which is childish.  When did I say it was awesome that Trayvon Martin was shot?  I think it was a horrible situation that the current administration used to promote themselves.  You still haven't replied to my earlier question, why doesn't the administration acknowledge murders that involve black on black crime?  Because they have nothing to gain from it?  Why won't they address that problem?  Or white on white crimes?  Why do they get to pick and choose?  I never called you a name, so get over it.  The only name calling here is coming from you.  And you tell me how you conclude from any of this that I am a Republican.  Where have I ever said that?  Have you ever thought of running for a political office?  I think you would do well with your debating skills.  You should run for a city council position, it would be a win-win situation.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat  Oh wahhhhhhh  the crybaby Republican had his feelings hurt.  I'm sorry you are so stupid you think that you can just insult the President and accuse him of exploiting a child's death and no one will call you out on it.    Especially when you are some stupid racist scumbag who thought it was awesome that Trayvon got shot.  When I insult Bush using facts I understand some braindead racist like Cin might call me names.   I don't cry about it like you do.   I know whatever dumbfuck Republican is calling me out won't use facts or logic just name calling and lies so I don't get too upset.   Your first post was insulting to the President and you posted lies from a pro gun website.   I responded with insults and facts about your stupid website while debating you using logic.   Your response to that post was to call me names while being so stupid you couldn't understand the simple point of how guns make it easier to commit murder.   Then you revealed you hadn't even bothered to do a little research about the "study" you posted.  I'm not going to have a civil debate with an idiot who says the links I post are invalid because they are too old and then says nothing when I point out the study I cite is from the same time period as your study.   If you want a civil debate don't insult the President for made up things.  If you want a civil debate know what you are talking about.    If you wanted a civil debate, don't insult people in every post you make idiot.    I will never cry about being civil because I don't give a fuck about being civil to lying Republican idiots.

YouDidntBuildThat
YouDidntBuildThat

 @MicheleBachmann Offensive name calling?  Really?  Obama picks and chooses who and what crimes he wishes to vilify, and you consider that o.k.?  If anyone here is guilty of name calling here, it is you.  "Stupid person", "stupid, lying fool", "you are an idiot", "thanks to stupid people like you", and that's just a few, you are the one here guilty of name calling.  Political figures, liberal or conservative, are destined to be called names, it comes with the job.  And it's our freedom and responsibility to do so as citizens of this great country.  You are the one here that is blinded.  You don't think that you can win a debate unless you demean the other person.  Grow up and come out in the real world.  I completely respect dead children, all of them.  I don't pick and choose which I want to publicly exploit, as the current administration has done.  They all deserve to be acknowledged for who they are and were, regardless of race.  I have the utmost respect for the office of the President of The United States.  That doesn't mean I have to respect the person that is occupying it.  You are the one that shows no respect for the office.  Your past comments about George W. Bush can attest to that.  You will win no argument on that subject, so don't attempt to do so.  And I'm not sure what "political game" means, so please clarify that for us.   What does that mean?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat  Thanks to stupid people like you the Republicans can't nominate anyone normal for President.  Obama is going to crush because of dumb losers like you.The Republican base is made up of crazy stupid rednecks like you and Cin, that's why you can't win national elections again.  Obama will crush and you know it.  You nominated a draft dodging coward who anyone sane realizes is a joke.   Mitt Romney supporters are snivelling little bootlickers who will do anything to please the guy that doesn't pay his taxes.  How much money do you have in the Cayman's stupid?  You aren't a man, you are a loser.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBluelandDude are you serious right now?   Read your first two posts.  They are completely hate filled.  You are just being a crybaby because I made you look so stupid.   Once again I call you racist because you have "liked" multiple racist comments on here.  Not one, mutliple.  

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat You said Obama exploited a child's death for political game.  That isn't a legit debate, that is offensive name calling.  When you say something that stupid and baseless be prepared to be called stupid.   Why should I respect you when you don't respect dead children or the President of the United States?  Plus I didn't say you were lying.  I said you were stupid.  I said the pro gun website you cited was lying.  Try to read and follow what I say stupid.  I also noticed you have nothing to say about reading the study.  You said studies from the early 2000s weren't relevant then I proved the study you cited was from that time period you don't want to talk about it anymore.  Instead you want to cry like a little baby.  .  Are you ready to admit you are wrong?   You have already contradicted yourself and been easy to dissprove.

YouDidntBuildThat
YouDidntBuildThat

 @CinBlueland  @MicheleBachmann I definitely do not take anything this person says personally.  With hatred like that, how could you?  Anyone that automatically throws the race card in, with ZERO reason to, is completely clueless and loses all relevancy in my book.  But still fun, as you say, to piss off.  As you say, hard core, true believer/worshiper of the Democratic Party, with the blinders in full force.  

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat  @MicheleBachmann Don't take it personally YDBT.  MB is one of those hard core, true believer types. Very hard to debate, much less have a conversation with, everything in his life is tinged with perceived racism, hate etc.

I think Kirk comes on here just to piss him off.

YouDidntBuildThat
YouDidntBuildThat

 @MicheleBachmann How am I lying?  If I'm a liar, you're a liar.  Man, you are full of hate.  What is it about this guy that makes you so passionate?  I'm only trying to have a legitimate debate about an important issue?  Is it your perpetual need to be right?  If it is, we all know where you got it from.  I get it if you're passionate about a political view, but be respectful in your debates.  Hard to take someone seriously that speaks as you do.

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners” ― Laurence Sterne

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat That article you cite was published in 2007 using data from the earlier 2000s.   The studies I cited were related to the study you cite and use similar data.  Not only that but the link I sent you was to debunk the pro gun people who commonly use that study to lie about gun control.  You didn't read the study did you?   Because right away it cites what years its data is from.   You are a stupid lying  fool.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann BTW pretty sure I did link Obama to inner city crime. It is possible that it was a bit nuanced for you so I'll break it out for you.

1. He's the President - What has he done to help correct the issue?

Look up what Clinton did:http://www.justice.gov/archive/dag/pubdoc/crimestrategy.htm

2. Economy has not improved since election, more people on assistance than any other time in US history.

Poverty = Increased crime.

3. Murders are up 35% over last year. That's not a decline

 

 

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @YouDidntBuildThat  @MicheleBachmann "You don't hate Obama for any factual or sane reason, its more than likely racism based on your comment history." Again, you're inferring / projecting. I don't hate Obama, from all accounts he's a fairly decent guy who is occasionally a bit thin skinned. I disagree with his policies, and positions on the economy, energy development, immigration policy, and a host of others. Disagreement does not equal hate.

You've ranted about racism a few times, yet nothing that I or YDBT have posted has been racist in the least.

YouDidntBuildThat
YouDidntBuildThat

 @MicheleBachmann  @CinBlueland Again, nice try trying to be right.  If you give Obama no credit, then why even mention it?  You can't help yourself, we all know.  How about when homicides rose from 855-934 in 93 and 94?  What happened during those years?  Or when they dropped from 656 to 601 from 02 to 03?  Gun laws?  Or when they rose from 448 to 513 from 07 to 08?  What happened there?  Was that because of gun laws?  Or was it because of criminals committing crimes?  This is all irrelevant anyway, you only regurgitated Wikipedia, the site most intelligent people stay away from in any course of study.  And plus, it 's a report on homicides, not gun-related homicides.  Criminals commit crimes, not the weapons.  That's like blaming the perfectly working automobile for slamming into the light pole.  The car didn't cause the accident, the driver did.  It's called logic, use it.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland Romney won't win because Republicans are all stupid people that think Obama is to blame for inner city crime.  You type three paragraphs and yet cannot link Obama logically to crime.  You are just a stupid liar that makes up everything he says because you are too stupid to actually learn something.  

 

By the way stupid person: 

 

Chicago Homicides:  

1997:  761 (Obama's first year as a state senator)

2005:  451  (Obama's first year as US Senator)

2010:  436   (Year Supreme Court said Chicago's gun laws wasn't allowed)

2012:   505  (Looks like more guns = more murders)

 

Once again I give Obama no credit for any of this because I'm sane.  Just pointing out everything you say is completely pulled out your ass.  You are a scumbag that will tell any lie to go after Obama.  You don't hate Obama for any factual or sane reason, its more than likely racism based on your comment history.   Anyway, you can apologize to Obama since when he started working in goverment murders are way down in Chicago. 

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann Well, last time I checked I'm allowed to have an opinion. So Chicago, like Detroilet are Dem controlled cities, Obama is the titular head of the Dem party. Bam his fault. I could also say his weak leadership on the budget and job incentive programs are to blame as poverty drives violence. But as I'm sure you'll point out it's not his fault that Reid won't even allow a budget to be voted on, or maybe it's those evil republicans in the house who won't approve of any more of his gov't giveaway programs. 

Romney will win in Nov because voters care about the economy and jobs. Not Ryan's run time.

BTW do you see how that is done, we in the grown up world call this civil discourse, unlike your frothing at the keyboard rants.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland You are stupid because you have typed two paragraphs blaming Obama for Chicago's violence yet are too stupid to actually cite a factual reason for why Obama is to blame.  Just because Obama is from Illionois doesn't make him responsible for all of its problems.    I have cited the fact Obama tried to pass an anti-crime law and was stopped by Republicans.  That makes Republicans to blame if anyone is.   I would actually blame a whole list of reasons why there is more voilence in Chicago, Obama wouldn't make the top 500 list.  You are a crazy person and a good reason why Obama will easily win a second term.  Republicans like you are stupid crazy bigots that only deseerve mockery and scorn.  

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland That isn't what we are talking about.  You are a fundamentally dishonest person who commented on something where you had no idea what you were talking about.  You are a stupid liar and no one wants to hear your crap. 

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann I'm aware that you have a limited view on the world.  So please pay attention. I DON"T CARE. He's the VP pick. Do you want to start trading quotes that Biden has made?

Please tell me you don't need me to provide Biden gaffes.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland You have no idea what you are talking about stupid.  You have admitted you haven't listened to the audio yet you give your stupid opinion.  That is completely annoying and marks you as stupid.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann No need to read or listen. It's a non-issue.

If you're going to base your political decisions on a small lie, well then you can't vote for Obama as his book Dreams of my Father is full of lies. The easiest one is his ramblings about his "girlfriend" who when pressed turned into a composite which could maybe be OK except  he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland You lied.   You gave an opionion like you had hear the audio but you haven't listened to the audio.  You are a poorly informed liar. 

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann I didn't lie, my comment was this is a non-issue / story. If Obama doing coke and weed is a non-issue then fibbing about a run time is a non issue.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland So shut up you poorly informed low information liar.   Don't talk about something if you have no idea what you are talking about idiot.  You should have learned that kindergarten.

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