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2012-11-26 01:32:38 PM  

IrishCanadian: Smitherman's been kind of mum on whether he'd run in a by-election or not, but I still don't know if I'd vote for him, either.


I hope he doesn't run, I still feel dirty for voting for him last time.

He was the lesser of two evils, but not by much.
 
2012-11-26 01:33:13 PM  

tdunning: alltim: Serial: whatshisname: I thought he was elected by the average Joe who didn't like the $60 vehicle license surcharge, and thought new subways could be built for free.

That, plus the "left" side of Toronto politics couldn't pick between two candidates, so it was a three way race with Ford being the only "right" option.

I seriously hope they get their shiat together and only put up one viable candidate. The last thing we need is for Ford to sneak back in because of a vote split again.

Olivia Chow, perhaps? 

Given Ford vs Chow, I'm voting Mayor McCheese


Yup. It's about the only way you could get me to vote for him.
 
2012-11-26 01:34:43 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: And he's blaming "the left." Go Marg Delahunty!


The man has never, ever taken responsibility for anything he's done. His campaign slogan should be "It's not my fault, I didn't know any better"
 
2012-11-26 01:40:32 PM  
A vote against Rob Ford is a vote to murder innocent plastic bags.
 
2012-11-26 01:48:27 PM  

Flakeloaf: elk-tamer: So his crime was using city letterhead to raise money for children's sports?

He also did other things like unfairly influence public works to fix infrastructure around his own businesses ahead of schedule and he allegedly diverted municipal resources to his own personal use.

Now. Toronto. Can you PLEEEEASE elect someone who isn't a colossal dillhole?

/I'll still take Mayor Mel over Mair Lair anyday


He also had the TTC kick paying passengers off 2 city buses so that they could come and pick up his football team.
 
2012-11-26 01:51:24 PM  
the guy's next election slogan should be "VOTE FOR ME, ROB FARKING FORD! I USED TO BE THE MAYOR OF THIS CITY, YOU BIATCHES!"
 
2012-11-26 01:53:08 PM  

IrishCanadian: Smitherman's been kind of mum on whether he'd run in a by-election or not, but I still don't know if I'd vote for him, either.


He won't run again. Here is Toronto's next mayor:

www.parl.gc.ca
 
2012-11-26 02:08:59 PM  
Meanwhile, in Mississauga.....
 
2012-11-26 02:10:31 PM  
Ford promised the 'burbs free subways, got rid of the vehicle registration tax (which actually provided INCOME to the city), has been fighting a ban on plastic bags (which most people seem to have adapted to just fine), promised to cut back on waste at City Hall (without defining what "waste" was exactly), then bragged of his successes.

He managed to alienate even his own supporters in council, skipped council meetings to go coach football, used city services like his own personal employees, openly broke the law on multiple occasions, threatened reporters and punished news outlets he didn't like, skipped City functions to go to the family cottage, and made himself a laughingstock over ridiculous antics like his "cut the waist" challenge (which he later cancelled because the media was hounding him over his weight...after he publicly announced he was going to lose weight and arranged weekly "weigh ins"), and calling 911 because he was accosted by "Marg, Warrior Princess". In addition to this court case, he's also involved in a $6M libel suit (as defendant).

He would probably make a terrific City Ombudsman and I cannot understand why he even wants to be mayor when he shows no interest in any of the things mayors do.

I really hope council just appoints a replacement for the next couple of years. We'll limp along...it can't be any worse than the last 2 years so why waste $7M on a by-election. Ford will probably run again (by-election or in 2014, depending on what is permitted), watching him run on a "poor little me, the left is out to get me!" platform is going to suck.

/Torontonian
//did not vote for Ford
///wish there had been a third option (the choices were: not guilty or guilty-therefore-removed-from-office).
 
2012-11-26 02:14:43 PM  

Pope Larry II: God Is My Co-Pirate: And he's blaming "the left." Go Marg Delahunty!

The man has never, ever taken responsibility for anything he's done. His campaign slogan should be "It's not my fault, I didn't know any better"


Oh, I know. "You can't blame me for being in a conflict of interest; it's not my fault I never read the Ethics Guidelines."
 
2012-11-26 02:17:03 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: IrishCanadian: Smitherman's been kind of mum on whether he'd run in a by-election or not, but I still don't know if I'd vote for him, either.

He won't run again. Here is Toronto's next mayor:

[www.parl.gc.ca image 142x230]


why do you hate Toronto so much?
 
2012-11-26 02:29:08 PM  

dogfather_jr: Yay! Making a political point over $3,000 is now going to cost Torontonians $7 million to elect a new Mayor!!

I get that Ford broke the rules but I think this is asinine.


He could do the right thing and walk away.

But if he had a sense of what "doing the right thing" meant, this would not have made it this far.

He thinks he gets to decide what rules apply to him and that is why he is not fit to lead.
 
2012-11-26 02:34:37 PM  
One thing you could say about good ol' Mayor Lastman, he knew how to hide his corruption.
 
2012-11-26 02:36:28 PM  
Adam Vaughn's been obviously running for mayor for the last year. Ford's been bad enough that several folks have already been prepping the field for the next election. Might as well get on with it. I don't think Holyday as mayor is going to help much.
 
2012-11-26 02:38:00 PM  
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2012-11-26 02:38:58 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Pope Larry II: God Is My Co-Pirate: And he's blaming "the left." Go Marg Delahunty!

The man has never, ever taken responsibility for anything he's done. His campaign slogan should be "It's not my fault, I didn't know any better"

Oh, I know. "You can't blame me for being in a conflict of interest; it's not my fault I never read the Ethics Guidelines."


He knew them - he admitted it in court. He just decided to ignore them.

He is predicable:
- I didn't do it!
- You have proof I did it? I don't remember!
- You have a tape of me talking about it earlier? But I didn't do anything wrong!
- It was wrong? But it was for a good cause!
- ITS A LEFTY CONSPIRACY!

See: drunk driving charges, using cellphone while driving, yelling at people at a hockey game, using city resources for his personal use, etc.
 
2012-11-26 02:42:03 PM  

Another Pretentious Nickname: Adam Vaughn's been obviously running for mayor for the last year. Ford's been bad enough that several folks have already been prepping the field for the next election. Might as well get on with it. I don't think Holyday as mayor is going to help much.


Holiday has better sense than Ford and he would be able to work with Council to make the city work for the next 2 years.

However, I think he will need to put Mammoliti in a soundproof room, well out of the way.
 
2012-11-26 02:53:47 PM  

danielscissorhands: Flakeloaf: elk-tamer: So his crime was using city letterhead to raise money for children's sports?

He also did other things like unfairly influence public works to fix infrastructure around his own businesses ahead of schedule and he allegedly diverted municipal resources to his own personal use.

Now. Toronto. Can you PLEEEEASE elect someone who isn't a colossal dillhole?

/I'll still take Mayor Mel over Mair Lair anyday

He also had the TTC kick paying passengers off 2 city buses so that they could come and pick up his football team.


More correctly, he had the police call the TTC and tell them they needed two buses, knowing that the TTC does not ask the police "what for?" because it's usually 1) none of their damn business and 2) in the interests of the public peace to send some damn buses. Hoofing passengers off of a city bus because the cops need them to detail 50 people right goddamned now isn't at all uncommon.

But on meth, or for Ford's football team, it is.
 
2012-11-26 02:56:22 PM  
IIRC, he also called for the Integrity Commissioner (and the entire related department) be removed and replaced by a part-time lawyer after they ruled against him in this mess.

"The bad people were mean to me! Get rid of them!"
 
2012-11-26 03:07:42 PM  
nice Rob:
"(AIDS) is very preventable
if you are not doing needles and you are not gay, you wouldn't get AIDS probably, that's bottom line.
How are women getting it? Maybe they are sleeping with bisexual men."
/and he hates bicycle traffic, undermining efforts already put forth by citizens and lawmakers - which makes no sense for a metropolitan area that wants it and would benefit from more bikes.
 
2012-11-26 03:22:43 PM  

kvinesknows: I_Love_Cheesecake: IrishCanadian: Smitherman's been kind of mum on whether he'd run in a by-election or not, but I still don't know if I'd vote for him, either.

He won't run again. Here is Toronto's next mayor:

[www.parl.gc.ca image 142x230]

why do you hate Toronto so much?


I agree - while I love her as a councillor and think she'd do well provincially and federally, I think the city would eat her alive.
 
2012-11-26 03:31:25 PM  
 
2012-11-26 03:37:48 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: Good farking riddance to bad rubbish, I say.

(For those unfamiliar...this guy actually makes Kittenmuncher McSweatervest look good in comparison, or at least less evil. At least Kittenmuncher McSweatervest wasn't caught posing for a photo opportunity with the former lead guitarist for the hate-rock band RaHoWa and later went on to be one of the top leaders for "white pride" derptardom in Canada, nor did Kitten McSweatervest try to pass off said photo op as "me and the guy talking transit issues, and besides, I didn't KNOW he was a racist leader and he used a fake name besides and plz don't kick me out of office or think I'm a seig-heiling derpmonger kthx". The same CANNOT be said of one Rob Ford.)


You sir, have made my profile. Thanks for the giggles.
 
2012-11-26 03:37:56 PM  
the guy was a complete trainwreck, like a 8 year old kid who get's to be mayor for the day, except a real 8 year old could do a better job.

what an embarrassment, feed him to zoo animals.
 
2012-11-26 03:40:03 PM  

IrishCanadian: kvinesknows: I_Love_Cheesecake: IrishCanadian: Smitherman's been kind of mum on whether he'd run in a by-election or not, but I still don't know if I'd vote for him, either.

He won't run again. Here is Toronto's next mayor:

[www.parl.gc.ca image 142x230]

why do you hate Toronto so much?

I agree - while I love her as a councillor and think she'd do well provincially and federally, I think the city would eat her alive.


ummm.. you know she is in fact in federally right?
 
2012-11-26 03:42:01 PM  

Yzziefrog: God Is My Co-Pirate: Pope Larry II: God Is My Co-Pirate: And he's blaming "the left." Go Marg Delahunty!

The man has never, ever taken responsibility for anything he's done. His campaign slogan should be "It's not my fault, I didn't know any better"

Oh, I know. "You can't blame me for being in a conflict of interest; it's not my fault I never read the Ethics Guidelines."

He knew them - he admitted it in court. He just decided to ignore them.

He is predicable:
- I didn't do it!
- You have proof I did it? I don't remember!
- You have a tape of me talking about it earlier? But I didn't do anything wrong!
- It was wrong? But it was for a good cause!
- ITS A LEFTY CONSPIRACY!

See: drunk driving charges, using cellphone while driving, yelling at people at a hockey game, using city resources for his personal use, etc.


Huh, cause earlier he swore he'd never read it:

"Ford testified in court in September, revealing that he had never read the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act he has now been found to have violated, nor the handbook given to city councillors that spells out the rules for declaring conflicts." - CBC today
 
2012-11-26 03:50:32 PM  
That article is horrid. It doesn't actually explain what his offense was, other than something involving a debate and charity.
 
2012-11-26 03:52:14 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Yzziefrog: God Is My Co-Pirate: Pope Larry II: God Is My Co-Pirate: And he's blaming "the left." Go Marg Delahunty!

The man has never, ever taken responsibility for anything he's done. His campaign slogan should be "It's not my fault, I didn't know any better"

Oh, I know. "You can't blame me for being in a conflict of interest; it's not my fault I never read the Ethics Guidelines."

He knew them - he admitted it in court. He just decided to ignore them.

He is predicable:
- I didn't do it!
- You have proof I did it? I don't remember!
- You have a tape of me talking about it earlier? But I didn't do anything wrong!
- It was wrong? But it was for a good cause!
- ITS A LEFTY CONSPIRACY!

See: drunk driving charges, using cellphone while driving, yelling at people at a hockey game, using city resources for his personal use, etc.

Huh, cause earlier he swore he'd never read it:

"Ford testified in court in September, revealing that he had never read the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act he has now been found to have violated, nor the handbook given to city councillors that spells out the rules for declaring conflicts." - CBC today


Even in backwards Winnipeg they have a day of training for all incoming ( including reelected) mayors and council members that takes place right before being sworn in and conflict of interest is talked about and they need to declare assets and such.
 
2012-11-26 04:02:38 PM  

Wayne 985: That article is horrid. It doesn't actually explain what his offense was, other than something involving a debate and charity.


"Instead, Hackland determined that Ford's participation in the debate and subsequent vote on whether he should repay $3,150 in donations to his private football foundation solicited on official city letterhead back in 2010, "did not occur through inadvertence."

"


The debate being that council was voting if he should have to pay back the donations or not. He debated and voted for himself.

Obvious Conflict voting for the city for your own interests.
 
2012-11-26 04:44:44 PM  

kvinesknows: God Is My Co-Pirate: Yzziefrog: God Is My Co-Pirate: Pope Larry II: God Is My Co-Pirate:

Even in backwards Winnipeg they have a day of training for all incoming ( including reelected) mayors and council members that takes place right before being sworn in and conflict of interest is talked about and they need to declare assets and such.


So does the City of Toronto, he skipped it. Must have been a football game on.
 
2012-11-26 05:08:59 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Yzziefrog: God Is My Co-Pirate: Pope Larry II: God Is My Co-Pirate: And he's blaming "the left." Go Marg Delahunty!

The man has never, ever taken responsibility for anything he's done. His campaign slogan should be "It's not my fault, I didn't know any better"

Oh, I know. "You can't blame me for being in a conflict of interest; it's not my fault I never read the Ethics Guidelines."

He knew them - he admitted it in court. He just decided to ignore them.

He is predicable:
- I didn't do it!
- You have proof I did it? I don't remember!
- You have a tape of me talking about it earlier? But I didn't do anything wrong!
- It was wrong? But it was for a good cause!
- ITS A LEFTY CONSPIRACY!

See: drunk driving charges, using cellphone while driving, yelling at people at a hockey game, using city resources for his personal use, etc.

Huh, cause earlier he swore he'd never read it:

"Ford testified in court in September, revealing that he had never read the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act he has now been found to have violated, nor the handbook given to city councillors that spells out the rules for declaring conflicts." - CBC today


He never read them, but he testified that he did recuse himself on other occasions so he obviously was aware of the concept - especially after being warned by the Speaker before the debate.

And frankly, if you admit publicly that you didn't read the rules on how to do your job, then it should not be a surprise when you get the boot. That is what would happen in the private sector, and since Mr. Ford thinks the City should be run like a business then he should be ok with the principles applying there.
 
2012-11-26 05:14:37 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Yzziefrog: God Is My Co-Pirate: Pope Larry II: God Is My Co-Pirate: And he's blaming "the left." Go Marg Delahunty!

The man has never, ever taken responsibility for anything he's done. His campaign slogan should be "It's not my fault, I didn't know any better"

Oh, I know. "You can't blame me for being in a conflict of interest; it's not my fault I never read the Ethics Guidelines."

He knew them - he admitted it in court. He just decided to ignore them.

He is predicable:
- I didn't do it!
- You have proof I did it? I don't remember!
- You have a tape of me talking about it earlier? But I didn't do anything wrong!
- It was wrong? But it was for a good cause!
- ITS A LEFTY CONSPIRACY!

See: drunk driving charges, using cellphone while driving, yelling at people at a hockey game, using city resources for his personal use, etc.

Huh, cause earlier he swore he'd never read it:

"Ford testified in court in September, revealing that he had never read the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act he has now been found to have violated, nor the handbook given to city councillors that spells out the rules for declaring conflicts." - CBC today


Yep, he said he hadn't read it. Then they provided proof of him backing out of a vote citing conflict of interest... from earlier that same day.
"I didn't read the book"
"We have you on tape quoting the book earlier that day when you opted out of a vote"
"LEFTYS ARE COMING FOR ME"
 
2012-11-26 05:48:55 PM  
i.thestar.com


/here to help
//be thankful Now couldn't find any actual pics of that hog in his skivvies
///*shudder*
 
2012-11-26 06:24:13 PM  
The Don Bosco Eagles can now have you for good, Mister Ex-Mayor.
25.media.tumblr.com
Bosco!
 
2012-11-26 06:33:06 PM  
I can't believe anyone would make me miss mayor Mel. Miller was just a mostly ineffective guy who came off as mostly harmless. Ford was like George W. Bush without the competence. He seemed basically uninterested in the job. I don't know why he ran.
 
2012-11-26 06:46:13 PM  
 
2012-11-26 07:16:11 PM  

ChipNASA: Canadian Football is stoopid anyway....you only get 3 downs.
[www.breesed12.org image 468x319]


What part of having a fourth down makes it better?
 
2012-11-26 07:35:58 PM  

Another Pretentious Nickname: Adam Vaughn's been obviously running for mayor for the last year. Ford's been bad enough that several folks have already been prepping the field for the next election. Might as well get on with it. I don't think Holyday as mayor is going to help much.


Greasy Mammoliti baled on the Mayor and his committees today... trying to distance himself from what he thought was the 'right' side only a few weeks ago... I may remind those who have forgotten that in 1990 he was elected as an NDP'er in the Ray government provincially. Look for him to make a play for the gig.
 
2012-11-26 07:56:10 PM  
I can't wait to see what 22 Minutes does with this.
 
2012-11-26 08:02:42 PM  

good_2_go: I can't wait to see what 22 Minutes does with this.


They're on it

BREAKING #RobFord news: Warrior Princess Marg is BACK to responds to today's #TOpoli Mayor news on our Tues, Nov 27 episode, 8:30 pm CBC

- ThisHourHas22Minutes (@22_Minutes) November 27, 2012
 

Should be good.
 
2012-11-26 08:24:55 PM  
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well that didn't take long. Registered today. Someone had a back up plan....


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2012-11-26 10:52:40 PM  
Even though I live in the US, I remember reading in this country about Toronto's mayor in the 1990's, Mel Lastman. He sounded like quite a character. Maybe they can bring him back.
 
2012-11-26 10:55:22 PM  

Pope Larry II: http://www.wesupportford.ca/

well that didn't take long. Registered today. Someone had a back up plan....



Weedlord Bonerhitler was happy to sign their petition.
 
2012-11-26 11:10:56 PM  

mikemoto: Even though I live in the US, I remember reading in this country about Toronto's mayor in the 1990's, Mel Lastman. He sounded like quite a character. Maybe they can bring him back.


His first career was as a furniture salesman he built Badboy from nothing and as the story goes could "sell freezers to Eskimos". He was Mayor of North York (one of the amalgamated suburbs of Toronto) and had been a pretty good mayor of North York by most standards... At amalgamation, he was the most charismatic of the collective Mayors by a mile, but he was already beginning to lose it... and well, the rest as they say is history...
 
2012-11-26 11:41:32 PM  

sno man: mikemoto: Even though I live in the US, I remember reading in this country about Toronto's mayor in the 1990's, Mel Lastman. He sounded like quite a character. Maybe they can bring him back.

His first career was as a furniture salesman he built Badboy from nothing and as the story goes could "sell freezers to Eskimos". He was Mayor of North York (one of the amalgamated suburbs of Toronto) and had been a pretty good mayor of North York by most standards... At amalgamation, he was the most charismatic of the collective Mayors by a mile, but he was already beginning to lose it... and well, the rest as they say is history...


Though I have heard that a boiled Lastman makes an excellent dinner.
 
2012-11-27 04:37:42 AM  
Rob Ford seems like the kind of guy who would get up in the middle of a meeting, plant his butt firmly against the tabletop, and enjoy the vibrations through his asscheeks while ripping the raunchiest farts imaginable. Followed inevitably by, "Hooo, boy!"
 
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