Pat Ryan

Once a registered Libertarian, Pat Ryan decided to join the Democrats after the 2000 election meltdown. Though he "disagrees with party dogma on a broad range of issues, my wife Christine and I are now spending every free moment trying to get Dems elected." His hobbies? "Riding motorcycles, blowing up appliances with a 12 gauge shotgun, critical thinking and fact based reasoning." Pat Ryan lives southeast of Sandy, Oregon in the shadow of Mount Hood. A native Oregonian, he has traveled widely and spent four years in Paraguay and a year and a half in Iran in 1977-78.

PublishedTitle Comments
Oct. 16, 2012Slings and Arrows in the HD 52 Race
Apr. 07, 2012Standing out in the Crowd for the Right Reasons
Sep. 16, 2011Uncle Walt and the Windmills
Nov. 18, 2010Beating Dead Horses
Aug. 12, 2010Reefer Madness-or the song remains the same
Mar. 03, 2010Jesse's Got a Plan
Jan. 21, 2010Love in the Time of Cholera
Dec. 25, 2009Will any of us recognize reform when we see it?
Nov. 16, 2009Feet to the Fire
Oct. 26, 2009Because we aren't Grownups
Oct. 19, 2009Learning to love Assimilation in Sunriver
Sep. 28, 2009Take the Red Pill
Jul. 01, 2009Once more Dear Friends
Apr. 14, 2009Tea Parties and Pirates
Nov. 18, 2008We can have it all and I wanna Tesla, but I'll settle for
Nov. 11, 2008Pressure Relief or Policy Director
Nov. 06, 2008Hook 'Em
Oct. 26, 2008Surpri-i-i-se? I Mean, it is October.
Sep. 17, 2008Alright you Nattering Nabobs, Once More Into the Breach
Jul. 30, 2008Getting Barack Wrong: Lessons from the Chicago School
Jul. 24, 2008Bootstraps or Jackboots for the Parasites
Jun. 23, 2008Losin' My Religion
Jun. 06, 2008The Semi-Serious Quadrennial Party Party
May. 15, 2008Hillary For.............
May. 11, 2008Yetanotherpoll--and Gordo's still running scared
May. 05, 2008Obama, Street Money, and Webb's Kidz
Apr. 24, 2008Obama and the Legitimacy of Grievance
Feb. 01, 2008Whatever it Takes
Jan. 30, 2008Merkley reaches out to the Beardroots
Dec. 28, 2007Before you make Resolutions for '08
Nov. 25, 2007Faith
Oct. 02, 2007It Ain't no Fun When the Rabbit's Got the Gun
Mar. 07, 2007Chihuahua Rampage
Feb. 13, 2007Victory Anywhere Any Time
Jan. 29, 2007Doing the DPO Laundry
Jan. 23, 2007Chaos in the service of Order
Aug. 11, 2006Dr. Bushlove...
May. 06, 2006Nuts and Bolts and Unions
Apr. 01, 2006Has Luntz gone Ronin?
Mar. 10, 2006Texas in my Rearview Mirror
Dec. 26, 2005The Guns of Clackamas County
Nov. 02, 2005Spontaneous Regeneration
Jun. 26, 2005That Old Time Religion just ain't good enough for me
May. 17, 2005Rick, you da man.
May. 11, 2005State of Emergency
Apr. 13, 2005Wyden on Negroponte
Apr. 04, 2005The Arrogance of Advocacy
Mar. 13, 2005Two Sides to Every Story
Feb. 21, 2005Motorcycle Helmets: Let those who ride decide.
Jan. 12, 2005Wild-eyed Libertarians

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