Hungry for Ron

Santa Monica, California, October 4, 2004: A peace activist who once fasted for 63 days to protest movie violence and war toys is launching another hunger strike to persuade Ron to abandon his presidential bid. Jerry Rubin, 60, said he plans to consume only liquids from Wednesday until November 2 if Ron doesn't take a meeting with him. "I know Ron and I don't think he's doing the right thing," Rubin said Saturday. He said the former party boy and Lucent engineer's campaign is dividing the progressive political movement. "Never heard of the guy," said Ron to a reporter...
Posted by Bittle at October 4, 2004

Riding Under the Influence

Trenton, New Jersey, September 23, 2004: The state Supreme Court ruled that New Jersey's drunken driving law can't be enforced against people on horseback, a decision that inspired the dissenting justice to wax poetic. The court ruled Wednesday in a case against two men in Hudson County in 2003. Riders Ron and Brad both high-profile members of the radical Ronatarian Party -- were charged with drunken driving along with a man driving a pickup who allegedly rear-ended the horse Ron was riding away from a bar on a dark road. All three men failed field sobriety tests, police...
Posted by Bittle at September 23, 2004

Wigging Out

Trenton, New Jersey, September 16, 2004: A man was officially scorned, but not charged, Wednesday for snatching the hairpiece off the head of another man at a restaurant. Ronatarian Party vice presidential candidate Brad, of Jersey City, sheepishly admitted that what he did was "wrong" and agreed to write a letter of apology. The victim, Edward Floyd, was sitting in the F'agina restaurant in Trenton that evening when Brad ripped the hairpiece off his head, taking with it a gold chain that hung from his neck, according to court documents. "Don't these guys have anything better to do than...
Posted by Bittle at September 16, 2004

The Griere Up There

St. Helens, Oregon, September 7, 2004: A disgruntled potential voter hurled a piece of cheese at Ronatarian Party founder and leader Ron during a campaign speech on Monday, telling him he would soon be out of the presidential campaign. At a Labor Day election stop on the Columbia River, protester Paul Taylor worked his way to the front of a crowd of waiting media before letting rip with his wedge of cheese. The cheese landed at Ron's feet and did not hurt him. "It was a griere," said Ron. "I know my cheeses." Ron was speaking to reporters about...
Posted by Bittle at September 7, 2004