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MelGibsonDerp1983 karma

Goddamn airlines can't get people their luggage in a timely fashion UNLESS the plane crashes.


MelGibsonDerp1097 karma

Cries in ambidextrous

MelGibsonDerp944 karma

You know only Narcs ask if other people are Narcs. You Narc.

MelGibsonDerp91 karma

I imagine if he ever did do it we would get some Rogan UFC style freakout after he took a bite of the dabbed Blair's wing

MelGibsonDerp80 karma

Congressman Ryan, I'll preface this with: I hope you actually answer the tough questions I am going put forth below.

Your stance on fracking:

First and foremost, we got to make sure the technology is right. I have no interest in polluting anybody's water. My environmental record I will put up against anybody in the Congress. So, I'm very concerned we got to do it the right.

If people own the property and have (water) wells, we've got to be concerned about that and we got to make sure the regulations are in place before we do anything on this.

Buy there is great opportunity now because the number 1 threat to our world is global warming. Having clean, accessible natural gas can transform our economy and reduce our dependency on foreign oil, which we are doing now.

It's a clean fuel. It's jobs here in the United States and it reduces our dependency on foreign oil, so we can wind these wars down and get out of Afghanistan and get out of Iraw, and use that money to invest back into the United States.

The phrase from politicians: "we've got to be concerned about that" is essentially "I'm going to do it anyway".

You also use the classic Right wing talking point of "reducing our dependency on foreign oil"

Scientists have also concluded that there is no such thing as "Clean fuel" or "Clean oil".

My first question is, how can you claim to put your environmental record up against anybody in Congress when there are people who are far superior in terms of moving away from our dependency on Fossil Fuels?

Your stance on abortion:

In 2015 Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a longtime opponent of abortion, announced in an op-ed that he now supports abortion rights after having talked to women in difficult circumstances throughout his home state.

"I have sat with women from Ohio and across the nation and heard them talk about their varying experiences: abusive relationships, financial hardship, health scares, rape and incest. These women gave me a better understanding of how complex and difficult certain situations can become. And while there are people of good conscience on both sides of this argument, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: the heavy hand of government must not make this decision for women and families."

Ryan, who was raised Catholic, has long considered himself "pro-life" and has voted for numerous abortion restrictions since he was elected to Congress in 2003, including parental notifications laws; restrictions on abortion funding in health care reform; and a ban on abortions in federally funded military hospitals. In 2009, Ryan wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report underscoring the need for fellow anti-abortion lawmakers to worth with abortion rights supporters to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

My second question: Why did it take you until 2015 to empathize with a woman's right to choose? Why did it take speaking to women across the nation first hand just to understand what a woman could be going through?

My last question: Although you have never actually come out and publicly stated it, the vibe I get from your challenge of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is that you are attempting to piggy back on the progressive political movement that was started by Senator Sanders. Some of the language you have used in your statements is indicative of such. You also claim to be a Progressive as shown on your twitter page and made through various statements.

For an actual Progressive like myself, why should I trust you to hold up my progressive values in Congress when you have, according to Opensecrets.org, had 3% of your entire donations come from "Small individual contributions" (aka the standard American person) while 96% of your money raised is either from PACs or "Large individual contributions" in inclusion with the above stated issues?

EDIT: Since we are officially 20 minutes into this AMA I want to address the fact that you have ignored my questions (the highest upvoted ones in the thread): This is exactly why the American people are fed up with the Government. Standard typical responses or completely ignored when pressed on any issues that have semblance of controversy. I'll give you the remaining 40 minutes to address my questions, but should they go unanswered you can bet that I, while only 1 person, will be against your bid for House minority leader and I will actively support any real progressive that runs in your district. The American public is tired of Establishment politicians who live by their talking points. Realize that or get replaced, whether it be Democrat or Republican.