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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 14
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2013-11-15 02:37:46 PM
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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 12:42:26 PM
2 votes:
Most schools would cancel field trips to a place where a known active drug addict is allowed to freely roam.
2013-11-15 03:16:38 PM
1 votes:

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 03:00:09 PM
1 votes:

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 02:48:20 PM
1 votes:

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 02:32:24 PM
1 votes:

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 02:30:49 PM
1 votes:

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.

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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 01:40:29 PM
1 votes:

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 12:58:15 PM
1 votes:
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 12:54:23 PM
1 votes:

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 12:53:42 PM
1 votes:
That's reasonable. Who knows when the mayor will be in a violent, alcohol and crack fueled rage next?
2013-11-15 12:50:43 PM
1 votes:
I had no idea that Toronto was such a backwater hicktown that this guy could be elected mayor.
2013-11-15 12:49:20 PM
1 votes:
Come on now, he is a national treasure? American friends when did you last hear about toronto?
2013-11-15 12:39:39 PM
1 votes:
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. :
 
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