“The Hallamark Kid” ran for President of the United States and Governor of Florida. Now, Ryan Adam Lipner wants to be a Broward Circuit Court Judge. Lipner has filed paperwork to run against Judge Stacy Ross for the Group 48 seat on the Broward bench.
Just one problem.
Ryan Adam Lipner is not a lawyer.
Well, there’s more problems with the Lipner campaign.
Last year, Lipner outed himself as bipolar and gay on the CNN website. Lipner wrote, “My name is Ryan Adam Lipner , I am a bipolar man with a history of mental illness and endless attention-grabbing antics, my latest move was a familiar one . I am still running for governor, for the top spot in Tallahassee. Despite my mental illness, and my legal problems, I want to adress the nation on my behalf. I HAVE “COME OUT OF THE CLOSET”…I AM A GAY MALE.”
In 2004, Lipner told The St. Pete Times he was running for President to meet girls. “In almost the next breath, he confesses that running also helps get him dates – ‘Girls love this,’ he said – an admission that shows the founders might have been wise to want a little maturity in their president.” More troubling is Lipner’s obsession with Hallmark Card stores and lawsuits. Lipner “has a well-documented obsession with opening Hallmark gift card stores without the company’s permission.” He “has filed so many lawsuits (158 in one month) that a federal judge has limited his right to sue.”
In 2011, the Broward Palm Beach New Times interviewed Lipner during one of his many appearances in court. They included this email sent by Lipner to a landlord:
“YOU MEAN TERRIBLE JEW HATER. IM A LITTLE BOY WITH A 22 YR OLD… AND SHE IS PREGANT. YOU ARE A MAJOR ASSHOLE… IM THE FAMOUS HALLMARK KID NO ONE FUCKING TREATS ME LIKE SHIT… I PRAY TO GOD YOU GET CANCER OR SOME HORIBLE VIRUS YOU FUCKING KID HATER.”
Lipner refused to apologize for his behavior. He told The New Times, “It looks like I’m a crazy con artist,” Lipner says gleefully in the midst of describing his life. “But this is the truth, and I want it in [the story]. I’m proud of myself; I’m happy with everything I’ve done.”