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(Globe and Mail)   Mayor of Toronto - who is most certainly not a crackhead - shows up at local jail after hours, orders a private tour, and when denied, asks for visit with inmate who just happens to have a "history of drug-related activity"   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 43
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2013-08-12 07:14:10 AM
Nothing to see here, citizen. Move along.

/submitter
 
2013-08-12 07:15:03 AM
And still has a 47% approval rating.  Why? Nobody knows...
 
2013-08-12 07:15:51 AM
Is he related to Kwame Kilpatrick?
 
2013-08-12 07:17:45 AM
Meanwhile, Nenshi, mayor of Calgary, will run uncontested in the next election after his super heroic efforts during the floods here. He has unbelievable approval level. We should clone him and send the clone to Toronto.
 
2013-08-12 07:18:11 AM
Oh come on!  I know justice is blind, but why does she have to be retarded too?
 
2013-08-12 07:18:38 AM
Your local politicians just aren't that good at shady stuff, are they? I know Detroit is right next door to Canada and the last guy there wasn't a very good example either, but maybe next time look to Chicago instead for mentorship. They have this shiat down cold.

/note: ignore the Illinois governors, they get caught. You want the mayor not the governor.
 
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2013-08-12 07:21:33 AM
I guess he need a fix right then.
 
2013-08-12 07:30:30 AM
The mayor's after-hours trip to the jail has introduced a new character to the mix - Mr. Bellissimo, who is one year younger than the mayor and in the words of Maria Bellissimo, has known Mr. Ford "since Bruno was small."

...implying that Rob Ford was never "small".

/'cause he's fat.
 
2013-08-12 07:36:43 AM
Hm...If he got to visit an inmate, wouldn't they be talking in one of those glass window with a telephone setups?  If so, aren't those phones monitored just like the outgoing phones the inmates get to use?
 
2013-08-12 07:37:13 AM

Bedstead Polisher: The mayor's after-hours trip to the jail has introduced a new character to the mix - Mr. Bellissimo, who is one year younger than the mayor and in the words of Maria Bellissimo, has known Mr. Ford "since Bruno was small."

...implying that Rob Ford was never "small".

/'cause he's fat.


This made me laugh. :D
 
2013-08-12 07:42:52 AM

johnperkins: Hm...If he got to visit an inmate, wouldn't they be talking in one of those glass window with a telephone setups?  If so, aren't those phones monitored just like the outgoing phones the inmates get to use?


Was wondering that. From what I can make out, he was wanting the 'personalized' version of a tour and visit. Just a good ol' boy chat with a friend deal. Dunno.

I haven't really kept up with any of that, but after reading the article... just, damn. That dude HAS to be guilty of something, even if it's jaywalking.
 
2013-08-12 07:47:23 AM
Oh Rob, Rob, Rob...  I am disappoint.

/Not surprised, though.
 
2013-08-12 07:55:57 AM
Mayor Pookie?
 
2013-08-12 07:57:11 AM
Come on guys!  Really?  In 'merica we generally have signs in jail visiting rooms warning that conversations are not considered private and may be recorded.  Obviously this  guy is an amateur.
 
2013-08-12 08:13:59 AM
Did we have a thread about his magically appearing at Taste of the Danforth HAMMERED after "a few beers" on Friday night? That he was right beside his car? (like he had just gotten out of it) That people had seen him at the ballgame earlier also hammered as well? How did the car get to there without him?  (He had skipped out on a meeting with his staff earlier, so none of them had caught up with him yet and it's way the other end of town from where he lives, so it's unlikely he drove to there, to TTC it to the game)
This guy was fun to poke fun at, but this is becoming not fun any more, he needs to be stopped before he kills someone.
 
2013-08-12 08:24:14 AM

sno man: Did we have a thread about his magically appearing at Taste of the Danforth HAMMERED after "a few beers" on Friday night? That he was right beside his car? (like he had just gotten out of it) That people had seen him at the ballgame earlier also hammered as well? How did the car get to there without him?  (He had skipped out on a meeting with his staff earlier, so none of them had caught up with him yet and it's way the other end of town from where he lives, so it's unlikely he drove to there, to TTC it to the game)
This guy was fun to poke fun at, but this is becoming not fun any more, he needs to be stopped before he kills someone.


The guy with a history of DUI seems both suprisngly mobile and hammered? shocking.
 
2013-08-12 08:36:01 AM

A_bomb37: sno man: Did we have a thread about his magically appearing at Taste of the Danforth HAMMERED after "a few beers" on Friday night? That he was right beside his car? (like he had just gotten out of it) That people had seen him at the ballgame earlier also hammered as well? How did the car get to there without him?  (He had skipped out on a meeting with his staff earlier, so none of them had caught up with him yet and it's way the other end of town from where he lives, so it's unlikely he drove to there, to TTC it to the game)
This guy was fun to poke fun at, but this is becoming not fun any more, he needs to be stopped before he kills someone.

The guy with a history of DUI seems both suprisngly mobile and hammered? shocking.


If he is a frequent consumer of "a few beers" he had had way more than a few beers Friday.
 
2013-08-12 08:44:23 AM
From now on, when Toronto people come to Buffalo for hockey games, they will have no moral standing to conduct loud, drunken rants about how backwards the U.S. or Buffalo is.  Which Buffalo is, but I'll still take our Mayor Urkel over your Mayor Marion Barry Jr.
 
2013-08-12 08:47:52 AM
I've probably said this before, and i will continue to say it until he is voted out of office, or taken away in handcuffs:

He's the Mayor Toronto deserves
 
2013-08-12 08:48:44 AM
This guy has gone from a local, to regional, to national disgrace.
 
2013-08-12 08:59:50 AM
Apparently all you have to do to get support while being a drug user is to espouse a conservative ideology. Lots of people will look the other way.
 
2013-08-12 09:10:55 AM
Mayor McFatass is just depressed because he was unable to find the gravy that he adamantly insisted was there prior to his election. Tubby isn't accustomed to not finding any gravy.
 
2013-08-12 09:12:47 AM

Spaghettiows: From now on, when Toronto people come to Buffalo for hockey games, they will have no moral standing to conduct loud, drunken rants about how backwards the U.S. or Buffalo is.  Which Buffalo is, but I'll still take our Mayor Urkel over your Mayor Marion Barry Jr.


YOU KNOW WHAT? IT WAS A GOAL!

//Not a Tranna fan, go to Buffalo every time Vancouver is in town.
 
2013-08-12 09:17:03 AM

Ghost Roach: I've probably said this before, and i will continue to say it until he is voted out of office, or taken away in handcuffs:

He's the Mayor Toronto deserves


What the heck does that mean?

I live in Jack Layton's old riding and from the moment Rob Ford was elected people didn't shut up about what a huge mistake it was.
My father lives in Etobicoke and had Rob Ford as a councilor and from all accounts (not just my father) he did a great job there, but as I hope those people are seeing that he was not meant for mayor.
 
2013-08-12 09:25:12 AM
Mayor Ford ran against a terrible group of candidates. His chief opponent, George Smitherman, misspent a billion dollars on one project while working for the provincial government. He also ran against Rocco Rossi, who decided to run his campaign based on an ethnic stereotype. No chance of corruption if you elect this guy:
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2013-08-12 09:29:03 AM

Bedstead Polisher: (reasoned argument)


Not that I dislike the city, but i also have memories of Mel Lastman (sp?) ... then again, I never saw who else was on the ballot for any of those elections, so it could have been the best of a bad lot

Also, being in Ottawa, I'll take any excuse to observe bad politicians that aren't here
 
2013-08-12 09:30:47 AM
A friend of mine went to a street festival in Toronto last week, and managed to snag a picture of herself with Rob Ford.  Mayor Ford was SMASHED.  It looked like he had drunk all the beer in Toronto.  His face looked like a tomato with eyes.  Then last night I heard him defending himself on the radio claiming that he'd only had "one or two beers".

That guy is a walking trainwreck.
 
2013-08-12 09:32:47 AM
This guy and Marion Barry need to throw a party.
 
2013-08-12 09:33:07 AM

Spaghettiows: From now on, when Toronto people come to Buffalo for hockey games, they will have no moral standing to conduct loud, drunken rants about how backwards the U.S. or Buffalo is.  Which Buffalo is, but I'll still take our Mayor Urkel over your Mayor Marion Barry Jr.


Fair enough. I'll bring some all-dressed chips as a peace offering.
 
2013-08-12 09:45:25 AM

Ghost Roach: Bedstead Polisher: (reasoned argument)

Not that I dislike the city, but i also have memories of Mel Lastman (sp?) ... then again, I never saw who else was on the ballot for any of those elections, so it could have been the best of a bad lot

Also, being in Ottawa, I'll take any excuse to observe bad politicians that aren't here


Lastman was a long time Mayor of North York before the forced Amalgamation he should have retired a few years prior to that and never gone on to even run for the big city gig.  He has a pretty big ego and was definately a character, it was said he could sell ice to eskimos (before that sort of phrase was frowned upon) and made his fortune selling cheap furniture. He was mostly loved in North York, and ran a pretty tight ship, twice a week garbage, snow plows that scooped out the ends of driveways, and with lower property tax than old Toronto.   (Development fees FTW, biatches!)
Between his ego and assessment that no one else was any good for the job was why he ran. That he wasn't prepared for the scale and problems of the amalgamated city and couldn't translate his prior successes by that point was lost on him.
 
2013-08-12 09:51:02 AM

alltim: Mayor Ford ran against a terrible group of candidates. His chief opponent, George Smitherman, misspent a billion dollars on one project while working for the provincial government. He also ran against Rocco Rossi, who decided to run his campaign based on an ethnic stereotype. No chance of corruption if you elect this guy:

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GOODFELLA VS. CRACKFATHER...
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I love that I get to keep posting this!
 
2013-08-12 10:05:14 AM
Why can't a mayor just show some concern for one of his constituents without the media turning it into a witch hunt?
A big fat stupid witch hunt, but a witch hunt none the less.
I can't wait for Rob to take a toke and come out swinging.
 
2013-08-12 10:59:20 AM
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I miss you JONNY S!!!
 
2013-08-12 11:36:11 AM
The epic Fall to follow this insane episodic madness will surely be worth the wait

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2013-08-12 11:45:25 AM

alltim: Mayor Ford ran against a terrible group of candidates. His chief opponent, George Smitherman, misspent a billion dollars on one project while working for the provincial government. He also ran against Rocco Rossi, who decided to run his campaign based on an ethnic stereotype. No chance of corruption if you elect this guy:
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Bocce Balls?
 
2013-08-12 11:46:23 AM
He went to jail to visit a childhood friend of his ... and somehow this is not only news but a reason for everyone on this thread to get their panties in a bunch?
 
2013-08-12 01:12:25 PM
My theory is, he's figured out a variation on the "tell a lie that's big enough and they'll begin to believe it" gambit.  If he continues to act bizarrely in public, it will get to a point that no one will know what to believe and what to ignore, and he'll just skate by amidst the controversy.
 
2013-08-12 01:39:57 PM
I'm surprised he's not dead yet.  A man of his corpulence and with his history of substance abuse can expect a Chris Farley ending in the not-too-distant future.
 
2013-08-12 01:41:21 PM

docmattic: My theory is, he's figured out a variation on the "tell a lie that's big enough and they'll begin to believe it" gambit.  If he continues to act bizarrely in public, it will get to a point that no one will know what to believe and what to ignore, and he'll just skate by amidst the controversy.


It's more like this is how he's acted since high school and he can't (doesn't need to) change. His dad's money simply opened doors that be closed to most people who acted like this.
 
2013-08-12 02:58:55 PM

BolloxReader: Your local politicians just aren't that good at shady stuff, are they? I know Detroit is right next door to Canada and the last guy there wasn't a very good example either, but maybe next time look to Chicago instead for mentorship. They have this shiat down cold.

/note: ignore the Illinois governors, they get caught. You want the mayor not the governor.


He doesn't need to be good at it - he ran on the "I'm old, white, suburban and drive a car and so do you" platform, which combined with a split Left opposition (i.e. a voter base angry that their particular candidate wasn't in it still), gave him all the votes he needed.
 
2013-08-12 03:36:48 PM

Shmoooooo: He went to jail to visit a childhood friend of his ... and somehow this is not only news but a reason for everyone on this thread to get their panties in a bunch?


Yes, it's totally not suspicious whe your are visiting a childhood friend in jail, to arrive after hours and PRETEND you want a tour of the jail.

Perhaps he had arraged with one of the guards to meet the guy in a private room, but he never got his "tour."
 
2013-08-12 03:37:24 PM
arranged.
 
2013-08-12 04:04:35 PM

Decillion: docmattic: My theory is, he's figured out a variation on the "tell a lie that's big enough and they'll begin to believe it" gambit.  If he continues to act bizarrely in public, it will get to a point that no one will know what to believe and what to ignore, and he'll just skate by amidst the controversy.

It's more like this is how he's acted since high school and he can't (doesn't need to) change. His dad's money simply opened doors that be closed to most people who acted like this.


Hmmm.  Yes-men make the best enablers.
 
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