Thursday, November 14, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Likes Tim Hortons Coffee!

The mayor of Toronto is an alcoholic, a drug user (cocaine), and many other things that make him unsuitable to hold any political office. The city of Toronto is trying really hard to get him to resign or take a leave of absence but there's not much they can do if he refuses to act in an honorable and responsible manner.

It's really hard to find anything likeable about the man but I did notice that he likes Tim Hortons coffee. Look at what's in his hand as he walks down Danforth Street in drunken stupor! He can't be all bad, can he?



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  1. Just when you thought thinks had gotten as ridiculous as they could get, here is what the Mayor is quoted as saying this morning:

    Ford then shocked reporters when he went on to refute the allegation that he had made an inappropriate sexual advance to a woman who was on his staff at the time.

    The woman "said I wanted to eat her p—y," Ford said before cameras.

    "I’ve never said that in my life to her. I would never do that. I'm happily married. I've got more than enough to eat at home."


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rob-ford-apologizes-for-remarks-says-he-s-getting-health-support-1.2426060



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  2. But according to reportage I've heard, all certain suburbanites care about is that he's keeping property taxes down, never mind that he's been lying outrageously to everyone for the last year. Hint: if he's lying about himself, what makes you think he's telling the truth about anything else? And will Toronto still be liveable in 10 years, if they don't invest now in transit and infrastructure?

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    1. He doesn't have to try very hard to fool the suburbanites of Ford Nation. Under his administration the city's budget and taxes have increased to record numbers, and its surplus has been almost halved. You'd think they'd notice their tax bill is higher than it was under the previous mayor, wouldn't you?

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    2. I don't live in T.O. I'm basing this on some guy interviewed by the CBC the other morning, who was afraid of "leftists at City Hall". OK, not a sign of rational consideration, but somewhere under there, seemed to be something about taxes.

      So, what the hell is his appeal to "Ford Nation"? Just plain scare-mongering? Whipping up suburbs-vs-downtown enmity? I weep fot my native city.

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    3. I think the suburbs vs downtown dynamic is a key part of it. As you likely know (but other readers may not) it was not so long ago that what is now called The City of Toronto was actually six separate municipalities. That merger was forced upon citizens by the Conservative gov't of Mike Harris (of which Ford's father was a member). It was widely believed that a primary motivation for the merger was to overwhelm the more progressive voters of the original city of Toronto with voters from the more conservative suburbs. And that's largely what has happened. I think many of the suburban voters don't really think of themselves as citizens of Toronto and take delight in saddling us with a gov't that does not actually reflect our values. It'd be like the citizens of Texas getting to elect the mayor of New York.

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  3. What makes you think it is coffee in that Tim Horton's cup? ;)

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  4. I have never vited in municipal elections as they don't matter to me BUT I loved Ford winning. In fact I've met him and have friends who know him by mutual name.
    he's an incredible worker and won peoples support there and then the left wing once again was taking our money for their gain and this was noticed(stop the gravy train) and then some sense of the extreme and Un Canadian left wing social activists forcing the city to justify their "values". So taught them a lesson its our city too.
    Toronto is in bad shape these years but Forb made it better in appearances until this drug issue.
    At least he made Toronto look like cool hipsters to America.
    I hope he stays as the injustice and unkindness in the city establishment etc makes his drug thin irrelevant in a moral tale.
    I hope runs again and let the voters decide about the drug and crime thing.
    At least the left wing now sees drugs as bad.
    Back to Toronto the good. Which meant back then a very puritan Protestant society relative to America.

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    1. There you go, Eamon Knight. There I was, futilely struggling to explain the type of mentality that leads someone to support Rob Ford, and then Mr. Byers helpfully provides an actual, living example. Much appreciated, Robert!

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    2. law and order conservatives have an amazing tolerance for sex, drugs, and criminal activity under certain circumstances

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    3. There is little Byers won't turn a blind eye to, if the circumstances are right.

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    4. Re Allan Miller

      We don't call him booby for nothing.

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  5. Speaking of Tim Hortons, I was just in Ireland last month and was amused to see that Spar (the Irish version of 7-11) serves Tim Hortons coffee. I was stunned. It's pretty normal to see US brands abroad, but Canadian?

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  6. Way off topic but lookee at this:

    https://www.facebook.com/drstephencmeyer/posts/542952965797844?comment_id=3420689&offset=0&total_comments=11&ref=notif&notif_t=share_comment

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  7. It's too bad that Chris Farley is dead or he could have some fun at Ford's expense on Saturday Night Live.

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