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JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
Wed Mar 30, 2016, 06:20 PM Mar 2016

Republican convention gun petition author lied about his name and where he lived: Spokane, WA.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Republican convention gun petition author is from Spokane, has legal history with online postings

By Kip Hill

The man who petitioned unsuccessfully to allow guns at the Republican National Convention is indeed from Spokane.

And that author, Jim Ryan, is currently involved in a defamation lawsuit with the former executive artistic director of the Spokane Civic Theatre.

Ryan called The Spokesman-Review on Wednesday, after his full name was published by national news outlets, to apologize for lying about where he lived. On Tuesday, Ryan – who identified himself only by his first name out of stated fear of retaliation for the petition – said he lived “well south” of Spokane.

On Wednesday, Ryan said he was still concerned about the safety of his family but had no remorse for posting the petition online, which as of Wednesday afternoon had more than 52,000 signees. Ryan said he was trying to make a point that Republicans were being hypocritical by supporting laws allowing gun carrying in some places, but are uneasy about having guns at their convention.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/mar/30/republican-convention-gun-petition-author-is-from-/
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Republican convention gun petition author lied about his name and where he lived: Spokane, WA. (Original Post) JimDandy Mar 2016 OP
What does his other lawsuit or where he lives have to do with anything? Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #1
Fixed title to emphasize how ironic it is for him to advocate carrying guns at the convention JimDandy Mar 2016 #2
You have it backwards...he did the petition to expose the hypocrisy of right wingers wanting Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #3
I'm not so sure 'smart' would be the word to describe him... JimDandy Mar 2016 #4

Jackie Wilson Said

(4,176 posts)
1. What does his other lawsuit or where he lives have to do with anything?
Wed Mar 30, 2016, 06:28 PM
Mar 2016

He had a brilliant idea, we all should be so smart.

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
2. Fixed title to emphasize how ironic it is for him to advocate carrying guns at the convention
Wed Mar 30, 2016, 07:02 PM
Mar 2016

and yet be so cowardly and afraid for his safety (someone coming after him with a gun) that he lied about his name and place of residence. It just fits so perfectly into the whole 'gun owners are really cowards' meme.

Also this is a local story for me...

Jackie Wilson Said

(4,176 posts)
3. You have it backwards...he did the petition to expose the hypocrisy of right wingers wanting
Wed Mar 30, 2016, 08:13 PM
Mar 2016

guns

He is a liberal and fears right wingers who hate him now for exposing them

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
4. I'm not so sure 'smart' would be the word to describe him...
Wed Mar 30, 2016, 09:22 PM
Mar 2016

He's has a notorious history here. He was the former music director for the Spokane Civic Theatre. He was fired after his nude photos and sexual swinger's ad on Craigslist--in which he mentioned where he was employed--was brought to the attention of the theatre.

He then created a blog in which he relentlessly derided his former boss who finally ended up suing him for defamation:

http://www.inlander.com/spokane/unkindest-cut/Content?oid=2189445

http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2015/03/19/court-allows-defamation-suit-against-swinging-former-employee-of-spokane-theater

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