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(Huffington Post Canada)   Toronto area schools have cancelled field trips to City Hall deeming it a "unsafe environment" for kids, apparently they are worried that the kids might encounter something dangerous or age-inappropriate there; like the Mayor   (huffingtonpost.ca) divider line 25
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2013-11-15 12:39:39 PM  
From the earlier thread:

"Coun. Sarah Doucette said a concerned parent told her young children at one school are playing a playground game of "cops and Rob Ford," a take on the traditional game of "cops and robbers."
The object of the game, according to the kids? Chase Rob Ford "because he's drinking crack," a parent told Doucette."

And get this, council voted to limit his powers. He says he will sue over that. Then he and his brother berated council for wasting tax payer dollars they will use defend against the LAWSUIT THAT HE HIMSELF IS FILING. :
 
2013-11-15 12:42:26 PM  
Most schools would cancel field trips to a place where a known active drug addict is allowed to freely roam.
 
2013-11-15 12:49:20 PM  
Come on now, he is a national treasure? American friends when did you last hear about toronto?
 
2013-11-15 12:50:11 PM  
Subby's grammar is a unsafe environment.
 
2013-11-15 12:50:43 PM  
I had no idea that Toronto was such a backwater hicktown that this guy could be elected mayor.
 
2013-11-15 12:51:07 PM  

Decillion: From the earlier thread:

...

And get this, council voted to limit his powers. He says he will sue over that. Then he and his brother berated council for wasting tax payer dollars they will use defend against the LAWSUIT THAT HE HIMSELF IS FILING. :


That level of cognitive dissonance makes even the Tea Party go "say WHA?!?"

/confession: as a Leafs fan, I've been tempted to smoke crack to deal with that pain
//I resisted
///addicted to slashies tho.
 
2013-11-15 12:53:42 PM  
That's reasonable. Who knows when the mayor will be in a violent, alcohol and crack fueled rage next?
 
2013-11-15 12:54:23 PM  

JerseyTim: I had no idea that Toronto was such a backwater hicktown that this guy could be elected mayor.


I'm also trying to figure out how he was elected. Were Canadians not exposed to Chris Farley? Who ever was running against him could have constantly played Chris Farley clips and associated them with him, and that would have probably made him such a joke that nobody would vote for him.
 
2013-11-15 12:58:15 PM  
Toronto area schools have cancelled field trips to City Hall deeming it a "unsafe environment" for kids, apparently they are worried that the kids might encounter something dangerous or age-inappropriate there; like the Mayor

Thanks for explaining the joke; subby.  I never would have figured out; that it was the mayor that was being referred to; otherwise.
 
2013-11-15 01:09:27 PM  
storage.canoe.ca
*BEEEELCH*
Hi, kids! Any of you little f**kers have any crack ya want to sell? Let's get some h-h-hookers!
 
2013-11-15 01:40:29 PM  

JerseyTim: I had no idea that Toronto was such a backwater hicktown that this guy could be elected mayor.


It has a lot to do with the fact that Toronto is an amalgamated city made up of six former cities that really, really didn't want to be amalgamated. The province went ahead and did it anyway, and as a result, the issues and thus voters are still roughly grouped along the old municipal lines (ie, a voter who lives closer to downtown in what used to be the city of Toronto might recognize the need to spend money to keep the transit system afloat, but a voter in Etobicoke or Scarborough who drives everywhere just wants their tax bill reduced).

Add in a little bit of your standard conservative-everyman image crafting (cheap suits, undone tie, drive a big SUV everywhere - this was probably pretty simple for Ford) and empty sloganeering, a mostly ineffective opposition candidate, and you've got a guy in city hall following the tried and true method of proving how ineffective government is by getting elected and doing nothing crack.

upload.wikimedia.org

That's a multipurpose map. It shows the 2010 election, but it also shows pre-1997 Toronto in blue, and all the suburbs in red.
 
2013-11-15 01:47:58 PM  
Geez, I actually know that Libtard Doucette.

Nobody can take a joke about themselves better than Canadians, but I really think enough is enough. I'm hoping that Ford gets the help he needs, so he can get back on track and continue cleaning up the real corruption in the city!
 
2013-11-15 02:30:49 PM  

costermonger: JerseyTim: I had no idea that Toronto was such a backwater hicktown that this guy could be elected mayor.

It has a lot to do with the fact that Toronto is an amalgamated city made up of six former cities that really, really didn't want to be amalgamated. The province went ahead and did it anyway, and as a result, the issues and thus voters are still roughly grouped along the old municipal lines (ie, a voter who lives closer to downtown in what used to be the city of Toronto might recognize the need to spend money to keep the transit system afloat, but a voter in Etobicoke or Scarborough who drives everywhere just wants their tax bill reduced).

Add in a little bit of your standard conservative-everyman image crafting (cheap suits, undone tie, drive a big SUV everywhere - this was probably pretty simple for Ford) and empty sloganeering, a mostly ineffective opposition candidate, and you've got a guy in city hall following the tried and true method of proving how ineffective government is by getting elected and doing nothing crack.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 481x251]

That's a multipurpose map. It shows the 2010 election, but it also shows pre-1997 Toronto in blue, and all the suburbs in red.


The burbs have also been going downhill for a long time thanks to a lack of infrastructure investment while the downtown is booming. In Toronto you either cling to the 2 subway lines or drive 4 hours a day to get to your job, it's nuts.

Metrocity (Streetcars everywhere) was supposed to fix this but instead Ford shouted "SUBWAYS!! SUBWAYS!!! SUBWAYS!!!" and canceled a pre-paid plan to put a 3 stop stub in Scarborough. While metrocity was far from perfect it was easy to rehash.

/Metrocity also didn't explain that a lot of the routes would be partially underground
//All people saw was "more goddamn traffic"
 
2013-11-15 02:32:24 PM  

Decillion: "Coun. Sarah Doucette said a concerned parent told her young children at one school are playing a playground game of "cops and Rob Ford," a take on the traditional game of "cops and robbers."
The object of the game, according to the kids? Chase Rob Ford "because he's drinking crack," a parent told Doucette."


There is no way on earth that I believe that kids are playing that game, but points for creativity.

That said, why on earth has this man not stepped down?
 
2013-11-15 02:37:46 PM  

serpent_sky: Decillion: "Coun. Sarah Doucette said a concerned parent told her young children at one school are playing a playground game of "cops and Rob Ford," a take on the traditional game of "cops and robbers."
The object of the game, according to the kids? Chase Rob Ford "because he's drinking crack," a parent told Doucette."

There is no way on earth that I believe that kids are playing that game, but points for creativity.

That said, why on earth has this man not stepped down?


Are you kidding me? Kids pick up far more than we realize, they don't quite get it (hence the "Drinking crack") but they still get that it's bad.
 
2013-11-15 02:43:11 PM  

ongbok: Most schools would cancel field trips to a place where a known active drug addict is allowed to freely roam.



Alcohol is a powerful drug. Lots of people are lushes. That doesn't necessarily mean they're drunk at work. Just saying.
 
2013-11-15 02:45:00 PM  

Pangea: ongbok: Most schools would cancel field trips to a place where a known active drug addict is allowed to freely roam.


Alcohol is a powerful drug. Lots of people are lushes. That doesn't necessarily mean they're drunk at work. Just saying.



Never mind. I've seen the same pictures as everyone else. He'll be pressured out of office by the first of the year.
 
2013-11-15 02:47:34 PM  

Pangea: Pangea: ongbok: Most schools would cancel field trips to a place where a known active drug addict is allowed to freely roam.


Alcohol is a powerful drug. Lots of people are lushes. That doesn't necessarily mean they're drunk at work. Just saying.


Never mind. I've seen the same pictures as everyone else. He'll be pressured out of office by the first of the year.


I think he'll have to be thrown out - he seems to be the sort who not only thinks he'll ride this out, but that he didn't do much wrong, and will run for re-election unless he is somehow removed by force.
 
2013-11-15 02:48:20 PM  

spentshells: Come on now, he is a national treasure? American friends when did you last hear about toronto?


When the Blue Jays or the farking Leafs were in town.
 
2013-11-15 02:57:30 PM  
Meh. I got to city hall almost every day and the only thing threatening the children there is a slow death due to boredom.

/Downtowners wanted to vote in a guy who was responsible for 2 multi billion dollar scandals at the provincial level.
//Rocco Rossi was clearly the best choice
 
2013-11-15 03:00:09 PM  

serpent_sky: Decillion: "Coun. Sarah Doucette said a concerned parent told her young children at one school are playing a playground game of "cops and Rob Ford," a take on the traditional game of "cops and robbers."
The object of the game, according to the kids? Chase Rob Ford "because he's drinking crack," a parent told Doucette."

There is no way on earth that I believe that kids are playing that game, but points for creativity.

That said, why on earth has this man not stepped down?


In Canada the only way to remove him is to have a recall election or he gets charged with a crime.

For some goddamn reason (armies of lawyers) he has not been charged with a crime despite breaking dozens of laws: drug abuse, paying bribes, paying the utilities of a known crackhouse, drinking and driving, public urination in daytime across from an Elementary school, public intoxication, and a couple of more that I'm missing.  Oh, and he threatened an investigation against the police chief if he "kept picking on him".

He also went around claiming he wanted that video released. Why? So he can get his dealer Sandro Lisi off on a legal technicality if it's leaked (basically get it
stricken as evidence against him due to the cops not keeping it under wraps)

/This whole situation sucks
 
2013-11-15 03:03:45 PM  

Pangea: Pangea: ongbok: Most schools would cancel field trips to a place where a known active drug addict is allowed to freely roam.


Alcohol is a powerful drug. Lots of people are lushes. That doesn't necessarily mean they're drunk at work. Just saying.


Never mind. I've seen the same pictures as everyone else. He'll be pressured out of office by the first of the year.


I doubt it. He keeps doubling down like it's some kind of conspiracy against him. He only leaves in handcuffs or an XXXXXXXXXXXXXL body bag.
 
2013-11-15 03:16:38 PM  

Glenford: an XXXXXXXXXXXXXL body bag


Since he has repeatedly shown that he doesn't think he's done anything terribly wrong, it's fair to assume he hasn't made much of an effort, if any, to change his behaviours.  KFC, drinking, anger and the occasional bump of coke all resting on a 400 lb frame isn't a prescription for a long life.

Chris Farley-esque ending, not a perp walk.  That's my prediction.

/Dr. Phil meets Miss Cleo
 
2013-11-15 04:16:03 PM  
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2013-11-15 04:33:46 PM  

serpent_sky: Pangea: Pangea: ongbok: Most schools would cancel field trips to a place where a known active drug addict is allowed to freely roam.


Alcohol is a powerful drug. Lots of people are lushes. That doesn't necessarily mean they're drunk at work. Just saying.


Never mind. I've seen the same pictures as everyone else. He'll be pressured out of office by the first of the year.

I think he'll have to be thrown out - he seems to be the sort who not only thinks he'll ride this out, but that he didn't do much wrong, and will run for re-election unless he is somehow removed by force.


At this point I think he's just building publicity for his new reality show (yes he DOES have a deal in place for one) He knows there is no chance he can continue to govern
 
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