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2013-11-18 10:11:10 AM
"run for PM of Canada"

Canadian politics do not work that way!
 
2013-11-18 10:11:34 AM
Why not let him take a crack at the job?
 
2013-11-18 10:11:35 AM
Good headline  subby,I lol'd.
 
2013-11-18 10:11:51 AM

moops: "run for PM of Canada"

Canadian politics do not work that way!


On crack they do.
 
2013-11-18 10:13:28 AM

bsharitt: moops: "run for PM of Canada"

Canadian politics do not work that way!

On crack they do.


Running for PM of Canada isn't normal.  But on meth, it IS.

For Gods sake can we find a way to get someone to put him up as a candidate?  Are there no wack-job political parties in the Great White North?
 
2013-11-18 10:16:28 AM
Are there actually different kinds of crack? I'm, uh, asking for a friend.
 
2013-11-18 10:17:14 AM
He's an embodiment of a Chris Farley character.
 
2013-11-18 10:18:01 AM
Ford had a nice little rapsheet going before 47% of Toronto still voted him in as mayor. So, anything's possible.
 
2013-11-18 10:18:18 AM

RockofAges: Conservative Party? Harper seems to be all buddy buddy with Ford, at least as of a few years ago.

Check out "rob ford harper bbq" on google sometime.


Yeah, I have a feeling Harper is going to be distancing himself... though he's probably loving the whole thing, it's taken the senate scandal off the front page.
 
2013-11-18 10:19:44 AM

RockofAges: fireclown: bsharitt: moops: "run for PM of Canada"

...

Conservative Party? Harper seems to be all buddy buddy with Ford, at least as of a few years ago.

Check out "rob ford harper bbq" on google sometime.


I'm pretty sure Stevie has cut all ties with him now.  He tends to dislike things he cannot control.....wait..where ae you taking me?

Best tweet I read said their favorite TV show was the Rob and Doug show....wait, this is REAL???!!!
 
2013-11-18 10:19:55 AM
I don't think he would make a very good mayor of Canada.
 
2013-11-18 10:20:11 AM
If 47% voted for Mr Ford as Mayor or Toronto, mayhap he could be PM. Zero Clue how politix work in OCanada --
 
2013-11-18 10:20:27 AM

spanarkelspinner: Ford had a nice little rapsheet going before 47% of Toronto still voted him in as mayor. So, anything's possible.


Yeah, but nothing nearly as toxic as what's come out in the last couple of weeks. Hard to claim to be "tough on crime", a pretty core conservative plank, when you're out smoking crack with criminals.
 
2013-11-18 10:21:52 AM

laulaja: If 47% voted for Mr Ford as Mayor or Toronto, mayhap he could be PM. Zero Clue how politix work in OCanada --


is OCanada roughly the same as 'MURICA?
 
2013-11-18 10:22:08 AM
It's happened. Fox News has taken enough interest in a Canadian politician to interview him. I didn't think our level of derp could ever possibly reach that level, but there you have it. I fear there's no going back.
 
2013-11-18 10:23:01 AM

fireclown: bsharitt: moops: "run for PM of Canada"

Canadian politics do not work that way!

On crack they do.

Running for PM of Canada isn't normal.  But on meth, it IS.

For Gods sake can we find a way to get someone to put him up as a candidate?  Are there no wack-job political parties in the Great White North?


He has to be the head of the majority party in Parliament (or, technically, the head of the largest party in a coalition).  Even if Canadians For Tequila Wednesdays were willing to have him stand as their candidate for a seat, it wouldn't do him any good - he would just be some insane wackadoodle with no power or say - which is to say, your normal run-of-the-mill fringe backbencher (seriously, as random MP #294, he wouldn't rise above the white noise of the oddballs if he smoked crack in Parliament while raping a Metis child and disemboweling his wife).  And no major party would want his psychotic ass as their leader - well, maybe the Conservatives, but why would they want bargain-basement Harper when they have the top-shelf product already?
 
2013-11-18 10:23:07 AM
keep that fat fark out of Ottawa please.  We have enough dead weight here already.
 
2013-11-18 10:23:09 AM

Arkanaut: Are there actually different kinds of crack? I'm, uh, asking for a friend.


Be careful who you ask.  You might end up with 40 subscriptions to Vibe.

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2013-11-18 10:23:17 AM
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2013-11-18 10:23:53 AM

fireclown: Are there no wack-job political parties in the Great White North?


There are, but none today which can live up to the past glory of the Rhinoceros Party.
 
2013-11-18 10:25:10 AM
We have bigger clowns in the US Congress....

www.mediabistro.com

The usual suspects love the Ford story because it takes some light away from this disaster.  She is actually out there saying there was nothing in the ACA that made insurance companies dump people... it's like saying someone who swings at your head doesn't make you duck.
 
2013-11-18 10:27:54 AM

RockofAges: I always found the conservative "tough on crime" stance hilarious, because they are the biggest white collar criminals (and often, criminal criminals) around. No matter what country you live in.


Says Mr. Stats-From-My-Butt.
 
2013-11-18 10:28:38 AM

phalamir: fireclown: bsharitt: moops: "run for PM of Canada"

Canadian politics do not work that way!

On crack they do.

Running for PM of Canada isn't normal.  But on meth, it IS.

For Gods sake can we find a way to get someone to put him up as a candidate?  Are there no wack-job political parties in the Great White North?

He has to be the head of the majority party in Parliament (or, technically, the head of the largest party in a coalition).  Even if Canadians For Tequila Wednesdays were willing to have him stand as their candidate for a seat, it wouldn't do him any good - he would just be some insane wackadoodle with no power or say - which is to say, your normal run-of-the-mill fringe backbencher (seriously, as random MP #294, he wouldn't rise above the white noise of the oddballs if he smoked crack in Parliament while raping a Metis child and disemboweling his wife).  And no major party would want his psychotic ass as their leader - well, maybe the Conservatives, but why would they want bargain-basement Harper when they have the top-shelf product already?


so all we (well, YOU, as I am not Canadian) have to do is to create a coalition of every insane wackadodle party in all of Canada that is large enough to represent a majority in parliment, and insure that they install Ford as their leader?

<<puts on sunglasses>> Deal me in.
 
2013-11-18 10:29:28 AM

skylabdown: We have bigger clowns in the US Congress....

[www.mediabistro.com image 385x480]

The usual suspects love the Ford story because it takes some light away from this disaster.  She is actually out there saying there was nothing in the ACA that made insurance companies dump people... it's like saying someone who swings at your head doesn't make you duck.


B..b..but Obamacare.
 
2013-11-18 10:32:07 AM
Someone throw this raging idiot in jail already.
 
2013-11-18 10:32:16 AM

heavymetal: He's an embodiment of a Chris Farley character.




True story: Chris Farley appeared at an event in Indianapolis in 1995. He was speed balling (heroin & cocaine) and drinking gallons too. He was quite out of control, apparently babbling, manic moods. His handlers had a hard time keeping him out of trouble. He was enormously fat, flushing, sweating. Fast forward two years. He was dead.

At the rate Rob Ford is going he has two or three years left.
 
2013-11-18 10:32:33 AM
He claims to be spending two hours a day in the gym. What is he doing during those two hours? Not exercise.
 
2013-11-18 10:34:29 AM

Astorix: At the rate Rob Ford is going he has two or three years left.


and who wins?  Me.  The entertainment consumer.
 
2013-11-18 10:35:14 AM
There is a non-zero chance that Ford had Anthony Smith murdered.

ucan'tcmee: He claims to be spending two hours a day in the gym. What is he doing during those two hours? Not exercise.


Who cares what he claims?  He has blatantly lied to our faces so many times that I don't know why anyone believes what he says.  It's significantly more likely that the opposite is true.
 
2013-11-18 10:36:04 AM
he's my favorite politician of all time.
 
2013-11-18 10:36:57 AM
With the dodgy and unpredictable behavior, he'll fit right in. The precedent has been set.
 
2013-11-18 10:38:55 AM

phalamir: He has to be the head of the majority party in Parliament (or, technically, the head of the largest party in a coalition).  Even if Canadians For Tequila Wednesdays


OK some Kanuck farker, sponsor me for citizenship please.
 
2013-11-18 10:39:16 AM

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That photo, with your username, is pure unadulterated win.
 
2013-11-18 10:39:26 AM

skylabdown: We have bigger clowns in the US Congress....

[www.mediabistro.com image 385x480]

The usual suspects love the Ford story because it takes some light away from this disaster.  She is actually out there saying there was nothing in the ACA that made insurance companies dump people... it's like saying someone who swings at your head doesn't make you duck.


Mr. Ford, I realize that you have a vested interest in drawing the heat away from yourself, but trust me; posting a distracting photo about someone and something that has nothing to do with the issue at hand is not the way to achieve your goals.  Perhaps another 3-4 hits would get your mind to where it needs to be.
 
2013-11-18 10:44:52 AM

skylabdown: We have bigger clowns in the US Congress....

[www.mediabistro.com image 385x480]

The usual suspects love the Ford story because it takes some light away from this disaster.  She is actually out there saying there was nothing in the ACA that made insurance companies dump people... it's like saying someone who swings at your head doesn't make you duck.


You actually put Thomas Sowell in your profile. You have no room to criticize anyone about anything, ever. Jesus Christ.
 
2013-11-18 10:46:47 AM

skylabdown: The usual suspects love the Ford story because it takes some light away from this disaster.  She is actually out there saying there was nothing in the ACA that made insurance companies dump people... it's like saying someone who swings at your head doesn't make you duck.


I could be missing something here, theoretically the insurance companies could have just automatically upgraded people to ACA-compliant plans, instead of making them shop for them.  Yes those plans would be more expensive, but there would probably be a lot fewer complaints since people don't have to go through the work of choosing a plan or deal with the uncertainty of not being covered.

Thanks for using the actual name of the bill, by the way.
 
2013-11-18 10:47:00 AM

ucan'tcmee: He claims to be spending two hours a day in the gym. What is he doing during those two hours? Not exercise.


Apparently, there is a 119 minute wait for the stairmaster.
 
2013-11-18 10:50:21 AM

miscreant: RockofAges: Conservative Party? Harper seems to be all buddy buddy with Ford, at least as of a few years ago.

Check out "rob ford harper bbq" on google sometime.

Yeah, I have a feeling Harper is going to be distancing himself... though he's probably loving the whole thing, it's taken the senate scandal off the front page.


IMO if Harper really wanted to distance himself (and the party) from this trainwreck, the Ford brothers wouldn't have been given their own show on SunNews. The network is the pet project/propaganda arm of the party, and the exec that offered them the show used to be Harper's communications director.

I agree that Harper loves that this is distracting from any shenanigans at the federal level. In addition, I think Harper probably sees the international attention as a tool that can be used in the Conservatives' never ending quest to pressure the CRTC to reclassify SunNews from being a specialty channel to being a mandatory basic cable offering. In return, I suspect that if they succeed in their quest, Rob Ford would quietly resign from the show shortly afterward, leaving Doug Ford (who keeps saying he's "out" after this term) with a media platform from which to play kingmaker and to promote his brother's aspirations toward higher office, without the apparent conflict of interest of a provincial or federal candidate having his own show.
 
2013-11-18 10:50:40 AM

ucan'tcmee: He claims to be spending two hours a day in The gymJim. What is he doing during those two hours? Not exercise.


The Jim, is his crack dealer.
 
2013-11-18 10:52:34 AM
I love his clarification that he's talked to "professionals" who have assured him he is neither an alcoholic nor a drug addict, and it's simply his weight at the root of his issues. Didn't know being obese causes you to end up in drunken stupors on a regular basis that results in forgotten incidents of repeatedly visiting drug dealers, doing crack cocaine on at least one occasion, and apparently having your office keep track of any unpaid utility bills on the drug house in question. I'm relieved that if he loses a large amount of weight while continuing to drink will no longer result in him getting drunk and making poor life choices.
 
2013-11-18 10:53:08 AM
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2013-11-18 10:56:33 AM

captainktainer: skylabdown: We have bigger clowns in the US Congress....

[www.mediabistro.com image 385x480]

The usual suspects love the Ford story because it takes some light away from this disaster.  She is actually out there saying there was nothing in the ACA that made insurance companies dump people... it's like saying someone who swings at your head doesn't make you duck.

You actually put Thomas Sowell in your profile. You have no room to criticize anyone about anything, ever. Jesus Christ.


YOU RACIST FARK!!!!!
 
2013-11-18 10:57:21 AM

Grungehamster: I love his clarification that he's talked to "professionals" who have assured him he is neither an alcoholic nor a drug addict, and it's simply his weight at the root of his issues. Didn't know being obese causes you to end up in drunken stupors on a regular basis that results in forgotten incidents of repeatedly visiting drug dealers, doing crack cocaine on at least one occasion, and apparently having your office keep track of any unpaid utility bills on the drug house in question. I'm relieved that if he loses a large amount of weight while continuing to drink will no longer result in him getting drunk and making poor life choices.


Drug dealers are technically professionals.
 
2013-11-18 10:57:39 AM
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2013-11-18 11:05:15 AM
But Ford did compare his admission of drug use to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's admission this past summer that he had smoked marijuana as an MP.
"I don't believe Mr. Trudeau's gonna be the next PM, I believe Mr. Harper's gonna get re-elected as PM," Ford said. "You look at their record and put it to Mr. Trudeau's record it's like night and day. Illegal drugs are illegal drugs."
...."Yes, one day I do want to run for prime minister"



The cognitive dissonance going on there is absolutely mind boggling. Trudeau won't be PM because of illegal drugs, but I'm gonna be PM because CRACK BABY!?! YAH!
 
2013-11-18 11:06:41 AM

GavinTheAlmighty: There is a non-zero chance that Ford had Anthony Smith murdered.

ucan'tcmee: He claims to be spending two hours a day in the gym. What is he doing during those two hours? Not exercise.

Who cares what he claims?  He has blatantly lied to our faces so many times that I don't know why anyone believes what he says.  It's significantly more likely that the opposite is true.


I've been trying mightily to keep up with the barrage of Ford stories from our friends up North. It's hard when this guy cannot keep his mouth shut to save his life.

2 things (per a Sun article from 12 November):
1. A judge has viewed the video of Ford smoking dope. Is this the same video that Ford's PR person paid a hacker to take off of a webpage?
2. Why murder Anthony Smith? Is he the one who shot the video, or was it the two other guys in the photo with Ford?

Quick-and-dirty explanations are acceptable.

Here's the link to the article I read: http://www.torontosun.com/2013/11/12/j udge-views-alleged-rob-ford-crac k-video

(Sorry mobile Farking)
 
2013-11-18 11:07:37 AM

Arkanaut: I could be missing something here, theoretically the insurance companies could have just automatically upgraded people to ACA-compliant plans, instead of making them shop for them. Yes those plans would be more expensive, but there would probably be a lot fewer complaints since people don't have to go through the work of choosing a plan or deal with the uncertainty of not being covered.


Generally, they are upgrading people. Actually, that bothers me quite a bit: they tell customers that unless they respond, they will automatically be put into the new plan being offered. Somehow I doubt that such plans that are auto-enrollment are going to be the most competitively priced. The part of the bill in question is that there is a grandfather clause that says insurers can continue to offer pre-ACA plans to individuals currently in them so long as their coverage (both providers and procedures covered) did not diminish and they did not raise prices more than medical inflation+15%. While there are legitimate reasons an insurer may be forced to close such policies (people leaving the policy to seek new coverage shrinks the risk pool making it too sensitive to outliers, inter-company agreements with previous providers may end up not being extended making the cost of care with them untenable in the future), generally insurers decided it was easier to cancel those inferior policies and blaming it Obamacare rather than actually try to run two sets of policies with two sets of rules.
 
2013-11-18 11:09:08 AM

phalamir: fireclown: bsharitt: moops: "run for PM of Canada"

Canadian politics do not work that way!

On crack they do.

Running for PM of Canada isn't normal.  But on meth, it IS.

For Gods sake can we find a way to get someone to put him up as a candidate?  Are there no wack-job political parties in the Great White North?

He has to be the head of the majority party in Parliament (or, technically, the head of the largest party in a coalition).  Even if Canadians For Tequila Wednesdays were willing to have him stand as their candidate for a seat, it wouldn't do him any good - he would just be some insane wackadoodle with no power or say - which is to say, your normal run-of-the-mill fringe backbencher (seriously, as random MP #294, he wouldn't rise above the white noise of the oddballs if he smoked crack in Parliament while raping a Metis child and disemboweling his wife).  And no major party would want his psychotic ass as their leader - well, maybe the Conservatives, but why would they want bargain-basement Harper when they have the top-shelf product already?


Or, translated into Americanese, imagine that there is no White House, just a Congress (Parliament) and a Senate (but you don't vote for senators, they're appointed by the PM). Now imagine that after a congressional election, the speaker of the party that wins the most seats gets affirmed as leader of the government (Prime Minister). So when you vote, John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi don't even show up on your ballot; but you know that by voting for your local congressperson (member of Parliament) you are in effect voting for either Boehner or Pelosi to be Prime Minister. Or you can vote for a third party, though you know in that case that the leader of that party probably won't get the seats nationwide to ascend to the Prime Minister's office.
 
2013-11-18 11:11:10 AM
Ford keeps trying to deflect from the situation by insisting that he just wants to get back to business at city hall and repeating the claim that he's done just what he promised - lowered taxes.

I'm in an average home in the city and every taxation year since he was elected, my property taxes have increased significantly from the previoius year.  I don't know where the fark he's getting his claim from, but I've got to admit that he's seriously skilled at wilfully ignoring demonstrable facts.

Which is weird, because I thought conservatives were always concerned with being factual and acccurate with their talking points.
 
2013-11-18 11:16:22 AM
FTFA: The professionals have said no, you don't have an addiction

True, but the professionals he refers to are professional bartenders, professional drug dealers...
 
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