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(Toronto Star)   Rob Ford finds $50M in gravy. I guess he really does have more than enough to eat at home   (thestar.com) divider line 48
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2014-01-28 08:20:18 AM  
The Star article's picture is from a presser last week. Here is what he wore to the presser yesterday:
img.fark.net

I'll just leave this here....

Specifically, he's wearing the jersey of Orlando Franklin, the Broncos' starting RT who grew up in Toronto after being born in Jamaica. We bring this up not because it's crazy for a mayor to wear a football jersey of a player from his city before the Super Bowl, but a) because it's Rob Ford and b) because this brought us THE BEST TWEET OF ALL TIME:

The world is again captivated by a media & police pursuit of a slow moving white Ford Bronco MT - Ziad Fazel (@ZiadFazel)
So rarely has a tweet nailed it on so many levels.
 
2014-01-28 08:29:50 AM  
And In another story from just yesterday...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/rob-fords-awkward-attend an ce-at-business-dinner-highlights-power-shift/article16540827/

At least he had the good sense to loose the jersey.  What a clown.
 
2014-01-28 08:32:16 AM  
Poutine for all!
 
2014-01-28 08:48:38 AM  
www.top2bottom.net
 
2014-01-28 09:39:20 AM  
Yeah, he's giving up crack and booze. Surprised it's only $50 million.
 
2014-01-28 09:43:20 AM  
Artist's depiction of said event.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-28 09:48:29 AM  

sno man: The Star article's picture is from a presser last week. Here is what he wore to the presser yesterday:
[img.fark.net image 430x298]

I'll just leave this here....

Specifically, he's wearing the jersey of Orlando Franklin, the Broncos' starting RT who grew up in Toronto after being born in Jamaica. We bring this up not because it's crazy for a mayor to wear a football jersey of a player from his city before the Super Bowl, but a) because it's Rob Ford and b) because this brought us THE BEST TWEET OF ALL TIME:

The world is again captivated by a media & police pursuit of a slow moving white Ford Bronco MT - Ziad Fazel (@ZiadFazel)
So rarely has a tweet nailed it on so many levels.


As awesome as the Bronco's jersey is the whole presser was rediculous. "I found $50m in gravy, but I'm not telling anyone until Wednesday how I found it"

For those of you not familiar with Ford's MO this means: I want to cut stuff (libraries, fire halls, cops), the council will say no, and I get a plank for my campaign. He knows full well his "ideas" will be rejected, but that's what he wants. I really hope that someone on council asks for specifics of his plan so they can pick it apart, I'm looking at you Denzil Minnin-Wong
 
2014-01-28 09:50:52 AM  
Who?

/go with me on this, it is the best way
 
2014-01-28 09:52:09 AM  
To a man shaped like a tureen, all problems look like gravy.
 
2014-01-28 10:03:00 AM  
What amazes me is not this guy's antics. What amazes me is that he'd easily be re-elected.

Canada must be an exceeding grey, lusterless land where movement of any kind is rewarded with attention and approval.
 
2014-01-28 10:09:25 AM  
Well, at his doctor's recommendation of at least eight glasses a day, 50 million dollars worth won't last very long.
 
2014-01-28 10:17:52 AM  

yakmans_dad: What amazes me is not this guy's antics. What amazes me is that he'd easily be re-elected.

Canada must be an exceeding grey, lusterless land where movement of any kind is rewarded with attention and approval.


I wouldn't count on him being re-elected, it's a long shot now at best.

He's the only major candidate so far and his only big campaign speech was overshadowed by him getting stuck in an elevator for an hour. The speech he did deliver was torn to shreds in the papers as being mostly BS. His hard-core supporters will still vote for him, if they vote at all, but the rest of the city will look elsewhere.

The only good thing about the Ford Mayoralty is that it has engaged citizens in municipal politics like no other time, which is bad for Ford.
 
2014-01-28 10:19:04 AM  

yakmans_dad: What amazes me is not this guy's antics. What amazes me is that he'd easily be re-elected.

Canada must be an exceeding grey, lusterless land where movement of any kind is rewarded with attention and approval.


There was something like seven candidates campaigning to be mayor against Rob Ford on the left. Though all but one dropped out of the race, most or all ended up on the ballot anyway, and the campaigning against one another to be the opponent to Ford left a lot of voters on the left with sour grapes over their fave candidate losing, so they didn't vote. Ford won against a very split Left.

If John Tory or Denzil Minnam-Wong runs (and if the former doesn't, the latter will) Ford nation will lose the sensible Conservative voters in the city so a (likely) split Left will be against a split Right.
 
2014-01-28 10:20:31 AM  
"gravy"?
 
2014-01-28 10:21:40 AM  

GeeksAreMyPeeps: "gravy"?


poutine
 
2014-01-28 10:25:43 AM  
Yeah but is it as cool as 240 dollars worth of pudding??
 
2014-01-28 10:29:04 AM  

sno man: And In another story from just yesterday...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/rob-fords-awkward-attend an ce-at-business-dinner-highlights-power-shift/article16540827/

At least he had the good sense to loose the jersey.  What a clown.


That jersey doesn't look very loose. But he should lose it anyway.
 
2014-01-28 10:30:43 AM  
So "gravy" is Canadian for "pork" I gather?
 
2014-01-28 10:36:59 AM  

Pope Larry II: yakmans_dad: What amazes me is not this guy's antics. What amazes me is that he'd easily be re-elected.

Canada must be an exceeding grey, lusterless land where movement of any kind is rewarded with attention and approval.

I wouldn't count on him being re-elected, it's a long shot now at best.

He's the only major candidate so far and his only big campaign speech was overshadowed by him getting stuck in an elevator for an hour. The speech he did deliver was torn to shreds in the papers as being mostly BS. His hard-core supporters will still vote for him, if they vote at all, but the rest of the city will look elsewhere.

The only good thing about the Ford Mayoralty is that it has engaged citizens in municipal politics like no other time, which is bad for Ford.


here is a line by line dissection of that Economic Club speech.

I think a real turning point was the Steak Queen clips from last week, there were a lot of Ford supporters that have said that drunken rant was the final straw for them.  But there was still one nut bar that said he'd still vote for him EVEN IF HE WAS IN JAIL.

/(!)
 
2014-01-28 10:45:50 AM  

WelldeadLink: sno man: And In another story from just yesterday...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/rob-fords-awkward-attend an ce-at-business-dinner-highlights-power-shift/article16540827/

At least he had the good sense to loose the jersey.  What a clown.

That jersey doesn't look very loose. But he should lose it anyway.


fat fingers and no squiggles... no wait, I must have been in a drunken stupor...

/not really, it's wayyy too early in the day for that.
 
2014-01-28 10:46:01 AM  

ransack.: So "gravy" is Canadian for "pork" I gather?


No, gravy is what you put on the pommes frites before the fromage.
 
2014-01-28 10:49:23 AM  

Pope Larry II: yakmans_dad: What amazes me is not this guy's antics. What amazes me is that he'd easily be re-elected.

Canada must be an exceeding grey, lusterless land where movement of any kind is rewarded with attention and approval.

I wouldn't count on him being re-elected, it's a long shot now at best.

He's the only major candidate so far and his only big campaign speech was overshadowed by him getting stuck in an elevator for an hour. The speech he did deliver was torn to shreds in the papers as being mostly BS. His hard-core supporters will still vote for him, if they vote at all, but the rest of the city will look elsewhere.

The only good thing about the Ford Mayoralty is that it has engaged citizens in municipal politics like no other time, which is bad for Ford.


Even the Sun has turned on him.

I feel dirty for linking to them.
 
2014-01-28 10:55:51 AM  

bigbadideasinaction: If John Tory or Denzil Minnam-Wong runs


Are those actual names of politicians or are these Canadianisms?
 
2014-01-28 10:58:57 AM  
Interesting information a couple of weeks back about retard Rob (article from the Toronto Star). Seems he cut the budget so much over the past couple of years, there wasn't enough money allocated for crews to go out and trim over hanging branches and dead tree limbs that were in danger of falling on over head wires. "Hey, look I just saved the city $250,000" crowed the Toronto tub of lard. Of course, it will now cost upwards of $30 million to repair all of the downed lines and restore power to thousands left in the dark after the Dec. ice storm, not to mention the costs that insurance have incurred by claims. So, the total for the ice storm of 2013 will probably top $100 million when all is totalled up. All so this f*cking coke sniffing sack of sh*t could save a measly $250 grand. I hate stupid. I don't just dislike it, I absolutely hate stupid. And Rob is the king of stupid, along with the cadre of apologist idiots who defend this morons behaviour all because they have a hard on for ultra right wing dick heads . .
 
2014-01-28 11:30:23 AM  
i1151.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-28 11:30:57 AM  

indarwinsshadow: Interesting information a couple of weeks back about retard Rob (article from the Toronto Star). Seems he cut the budget so much over the past couple of years, there wasn't enough money allocated for crews to go out and trim over hanging branches and dead tree limbs that were in danger of falling on over head wires. "Hey, look I just saved the city $250,000" crowed the Toronto tub of lard. Of course, it will now cost upwards of $30 million to repair all of the downed lines and restore power to thousands left in the dark after the Dec. ice storm, not to mention the costs that insurance have incurred by claims. So, the total for the ice storm of 2013 will probably top $100 million when all is totalled up. All so this f*cking coke sniffing sack of sh*t could save a measly $250 grand. I hate stupid. I don't just dislike it, I absolutely hate stupid. And Rob is the king of stupid, along with the cadre of apologist idiots who defend this morons behaviour all because they have a hard on for ultra right wing dick heads . .


Most of Ford's savings are in the form of deferred maintenance, deferred hiring, deferred everything. They are short term gains, but end up costing more in the long run. even he is backing away from his "saved a billion dollars claim".
 
2014-01-28 11:44:15 AM  

Pope Larry II: indarwinsshadow: Interesting information a couple of weeks back about retard Rob (article from the Toronto Star). Seems he cut the budget so much over the past couple of years, there wasn't enough money allocated for crews to go out and trim over hanging branches and dead tree limbs that were in danger of falling on over head wires. "Hey, look I just saved the city $250,000" crowed the Toronto tub of lard. Of course, it will now cost upwards of $30 million to repair all of the downed lines and restore power to thousands left in the dark after the Dec. ice storm, not to mention the costs that insurance have incurred by claims. So, the total for the ice storm of 2013 will probably top $100 million when all is totalled up. All so this f*cking coke sniffing sack of sh*t could save a measly $250 grand. I hate stupid. I don't just dislike it, I absolutely hate stupid. And Rob is the king of stupid, along with the cadre of apologist idiots who defend this morons behaviour all because they have a hard on for ultra right wing dick heads . .

Most of Ford's savings are in the form of deferred maintenance, deferred hiring, deferred everything. They are short term gains, but end up costing more in the long run. even he is backing away from his "saved a billion dollars claim".


Very succinctly put.
Rob Peter to pay Paul etc. His appeal (Ford nation) appears to be based on a group of people who don't understand the basics of money. In a nutshell, he appeals to the stupids in life.
 
2014-01-28 12:06:49 PM  

indarwinsshadow: Rob Peter to pay Paul etc. His appeal (Ford nation) appears to be based on a group of people who don't understand the basics of money. In a nutshell, he appeals to the stupids in life.


I always thought it was kinda funny that The TaxpayersTM that he's actually reaching / appealing to whenever he says "Taxpayers" are mostly people that have never even seen a municipal tax bill.
 As Pope Larry said up-thread, getting more people engaged and informed is only a good thing.
 
2014-01-28 12:22:28 PM  
firstly, i'm a right wing wackjob according to the average farker.
secondly  ford is a buffoon and there is no way he'll do the right think and step down while he gets professional help.
so I've come to the sensible conclusion that the only way to get rid of him and more importantly to make sure he doesn't come back with a win in the fall is to stop attacking him but instead attack his supports.
i will hence forth mercilessly mock anyone i meet that supports him. i will taunt  them till no end.

if you cant cut off the head go for the legs.  without his supporters/enablers he is nothing.

/that being said it has been somewhat fun watching the loonie left lose their collective minds since he's become major.  but enough is enough .
// i actually got into a cab in New Orleans last week and the driver was a recent immigrant from Nepal. he barely spoke English but when he asked and found out i was from T.O. the first thing out of his mouth was a question about Ford. then for the next 1/2 hour he complained about Obama care.
what the frack is wrong with everyone????
 
2014-01-28 12:23:11 PM  

sno man: indarwinsshadow: Rob Peter to pay Paul etc. His appeal (Ford nation) appears to be based on a group of people who don't understand the basics of money. In a nutshell, he appeals to the stupids in life.

I always thought it was kinda funny that The TaxpayersTM that he's actually reaching / appealing to whenever he says "Taxpayers" are mostly people that have never even seen a municipal tax bill.
 As Pope Larry said up-thread, getting more people engaged and informed is only a good thing.


I was going to say something along the same lines...but I deleted it. I agree with you though.
 
2014-01-28 12:37:37 PM  
"Delivery of frozen fries for Mr Mayor!"
s27.postimg.org
 
2014-01-28 12:49:12 PM  

Arkanaut: bigbadideasinaction: If John Tory or Denzil Minnam-Wong runs

Are those actual names of politicians or are these Canadianisms?


John Tory is a real politician but the name Denzil Minnam-Wong sounds totally made up. However, his Wikipedia article says that he is the son of a Chinese immigrant,  Denzil Minnam-Wong Sr.

My guess is that Denzil is a name that Mr. Minnam Wong Sr. picked out of the credits of a Denzil Washington movie.

With the growing multiculturalism of Canadian cities, it is only a matter of time that start get names even weirder than that. Shaquille Smythe-Yabouti, maybe, or Maboob Kruger-Falshingham III. Hard to beat good old Puritan names like Moab Is My Washpot Truckle though.

One of my favourite weird names belongs to a couple of my ancestors, by name of Twaddle. Old colonial names like that have been disappearing in America (and Canada also). You still find a few in England though.
 
2014-01-28 12:55:15 PM  
He had to lose the Broncos jersey because the Canadian branch of the Royal Society for the Preventation of Cruelty to Animals complained that it promoted the abusive overfeeding of horses and asses.

I expect that he could find $50 million of gravy in his tie. Or maybe he took it out of City Hall's secret booze, dead hookers, and crack budget.
 
2014-01-28 01:04:55 PM  

brantgoose: He had to lose the Broncos jersey because the Canadian branch of the Royal Society for the Preventation of Cruelty to Animals complained that it promoted the abusive overfeeding of horses and asses.

I expect that he could find $50 million of gravy in his tie. Or maybe he took it out of City Hall's secret booze, dead hookers, and crack budget.


Oddly, the first thing I thought of when I saw the Broncos jersey was 'he's wearing his lunch and didn't have another suit and dress shirt in the office.'
 
2014-01-28 01:11:50 PM  
All I can think of is,
!0-12 months with Sheriff Joe, and this blob would be half the man he is today.
 
2014-01-28 01:22:48 PM  

brantgoose: Arkanaut: bigbadideasinaction: If John Tory or Denzil Minnam-Wong runs

Are those actual names of politicians or are these Canadianisms?

John Tory is a real politician but the name Denzil Minnam-Wong sounds totally made up. However, his Wikipedia article says that he is the son of a Chinese immigrant,  Denzil Minnam-Wong Sr.

My guess is that Denzil is a name that Mr. Minnam Wong Sr. picked out of the credits of a Denzil Washington movie.

With the growing multiculturalism of Canadian cities, it is only a matter of time that start get names even weirder than that. Shaquille Smythe-Yabouti, maybe, or Maboob Kruger-Falshingham III. Hard to beat good old Puritan names like Moab Is My Washpot Truckle though.

One of my favourite weird names belongs to a couple of my ancestors, by name of Twaddle. Old colonial names like that have been disappearing in America (and Canada also). You still find a few in England though.


I grew up as a white guy in Toronto, and still live here (and yes I'm still white :p ). Yes, the city is well over 50% immigrant in many places, ad just over 50% overall. I like seeing "weird" names, reminds you the world ain't just white people. Better IMO have the Rob Fords and Carolyn Bennets mixed in with a Denzil Minnan-Wong or Cezar Palacio than a sea of ordinary white-bread.

/My elementary school classes had Nigerian kids with names like "Bright"
//who were promptly made fun of by Italian (who weren't white, of course) Polish (who somehow *were* considered white), and Spanish(what everyone called Hispanic) kids who would be the ones getting made fun of in less-immigranty neighbourhoods
///I could write a book about "race" in Toronto communities. It's weird.
 
2014-01-28 01:26:13 PM  

moogoob: brantgoose: Arkanaut: bigbadideasinaction: If John Tory or Denzil Minnam-Wong runs

Are those actual names of politicians or are these Canadianisms?

John Tory is a real politician but the name Denzil Minnam-Wong sounds totally made up. However, his Wikipedia article says that he is the son of a Chinese immigrant,  Denzil Minnam-Wong Sr.

My guess is that Denzil is a name that Mr. Minnam Wong Sr. picked out of the credits of a Denzil Washington movie.

With the growing multiculturalism of Canadian cities, it is only a matter of time that start get names even weirder than that. Shaquille Smythe-Yabouti, maybe, or Maboob Kruger-Falshingham III. Hard to beat good old Puritan names like Moab Is My Washpot Truckle though.

One of my favourite weird names belongs to a couple of my ancestors, by name of Twaddle. Old colonial names like that have been disappearing in America (and Canada also). You still find a few in England though.

I grew up as a white guy in Toronto, and still live here (and yes I'm still white :p ). Yes, the city is well over 50% immigrant in many places, ad just over 50% overall. I like seeing "weird" names, reminds you the world ain't just white people. Better IMO have the Rob Fords and Carolyn Bennets mixed in with a Denzil Minnan-Wong or Cezar Palacio than a sea of ordinary white-bread.

/My elementary school classes had Nigerian kids with names like "Bright"
//who were promptly made fun of by Italian (who weren't white, of course) Polish (who somehow *were* considered white), and Spanish(what everyone called Hispanic) kids who would be the ones getting made fun of in less-immigranty neighbourhoods
///I could write a book about "race" in Toronto communities. It's weird.


Not at all weird.
It is like that EVERYWHERE there are humans.
 
2014-01-28 01:33:04 PM  

brantgoose: Arkanaut: bigbadideasinaction: If John Tory or Denzil Minnam-Wong runs

Are those actual names of politicians or are these Canadianisms?

John Tory is a real politician but the name Denzil Minnam-Wong sounds totally made up. However, his Wikipedia article says that he is the son of a Chinese immigrant,  Denzil Minnam-Wong Sr.

My guess is that Denzil is a name that Mr. Minnam Wong Sr. picked out of the credits of a Denzil Washington movie.

With the growing multiculturalism of Canadian cities, it is only a matter of time that start get names even weirder than that. Shaquille Smythe-Yabouti, maybe, or Maboob Kruger-Falshingham III. Hard to beat good old Puritan names like Moab Is My Washpot Truckle though.

One of my favourite weird names belongs to a couple of my ancestors, by name of Twaddle. Old colonial names like that have been disappearing in America (and Canada also). You still find a few in England though.


With immigrants you get either the plainest white name ever (like Mary) or some oddball "English" name like Denzil or Jerome.

I once knew a Vietnamese-American guy whose well-meaning parents named him "Charlie".
 
2014-01-28 01:33:21 PM  
Have you driven a Ford (Out of Office) lately............

On behalf of all Canadian, I would like to petition Parliment Hill to have a boat take Rob Ford (Toronto Mayor), Kathrine Wynne (Ontario Premier), David Alward (New Brunswick Premier), and Justin Beiber (Waste of Space), to Bikini Atoll. The second part of this petition is for a temporary suspension of the Non-Poliferation agreement, allowing the United States to drop an extra nuke or two on it.............
 
2014-01-28 01:49:50 PM  

moogoob: brantgoose: Arkanaut: bigbadideasinaction: If John Tory or Denzil Minnam-Wong runs

Are those actual names of politicians or are these Canadianisms?

John Tory is a real politician but the name Denzil Minnam-Wong sounds totally made up. However, his Wikipedia article says that he is the son of a Chinese immigrant,  Denzil Minnam-Wong Sr.

My guess is that Denzil is a name that Mr. Minnam Wong Sr. picked out of the credits of a Denzil Washington movie.

With the growing multiculturalism of Canadian cities, it is only a matter of time that start get names even weirder than that. Shaquille Smythe-Yabouti, maybe, or Maboob Kruger-Falshingham III. Hard to beat good old Puritan names like Moab Is My Washpot Truckle though.

One of my favourite weird names belongs to a couple of my ancestors, by name of Twaddle. Old colonial names like that have been disappearing in America (and Canada also). You still find a few in England though.

I grew up as a white guy in Toronto, and still live here (and yes I'm still white :p ). Yes, the city is well over 50% immigrant in many places, ad just over 50% overall. I like seeing "weird" names, reminds you the world ain't just white people. Better IMO have the Rob Fords and Carolyn Bennets mixed in with a Denzil Minnan-Wong or Cezar Palacio than a sea of ordinary white-bread.

/My elementary school classes had Nigerian kids with names like "Bright"
//who were promptly made fun of by Italian (who weren't white, of course) Polish (who somehow *were* considered white), and Spanish(what everyone called Hispanic) kids who would be the ones getting made fun of in less-immigranty neighbourhoods
///I could write a book about "race" in Toronto communities. It's weird.


Being a Philly transplant to Toronto it's odd how Italians are made fun of, it's like I stepped back in time.
 
2014-01-28 02:17:52 PM  

Pope Larry II: I wouldn't count on him being re-elected, it's a long shot now at best.

He's the only major candidate so far and his only big campaign speech was overshadowed by him getting stuck in an elevator for an hour. The speech he did deliver was torn to shreds in the papers as being mostly BS. His hard-core supporters will still vote for him, if they vote at all, but the rest of the city will look elsewhere.

The only good thing about the Ford Mayoralty is that it has engaged citizens in municipal politics like no other time, which is bad for Ford.


He still has a dangerously high level of approval for someone as consistently incompetent and factually incorrect as him.  For the life of me, I can't figure out the motivations of his supporters.  Watching him in budget committee meetings is horrifying.  He has no idea how basic arithmetic works.
 
2014-01-28 02:30:04 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: Pope Larry II: I wouldn't count on him being re-elected, it's a long shot now at best.

He's the only major candidate so far and his only big campaign speech was overshadowed by him getting stuck in an elevator for an hour. The speech he did deliver was torn to shreds in the papers as being mostly BS. His hard-core supporters will still vote for him, if they vote at all, but the rest of the city will look elsewhere.

The only good thing about the Ford Mayoralty is that it has engaged citizens in municipal politics like no other time, which is bad for Ford.

He still has a dangerously high level of approval for someone as consistently incompetent and factually incorrect as him.  For the life of me, I can't figure out the motivations of his supporters.  Watching him in budget committee meetings is horrifying.  He has no idea how basic arithmetic works.


Most of that is coming from Forum research.  Paid for by Sun Media.  Who still has a couple of pro Ford reporters left.
 
2014-01-28 02:46:44 PM  
I bet Rod Ford makes his own gravy on a hot day.
 
2014-01-28 03:12:15 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I bet Rod Ford makes his own gravy on a hot day.


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-28 04:00:45 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: Pope Larry II: I wouldn't count on him being re-elected, it's a long shot now at best.

He's the only major candidate so far and his only big campaign speech was overshadowed by him getting stuck in an elevator for an hour. The speech he did deliver was torn to shreds in the papers as being mostly BS. His hard-core supporters will still vote for him, if they vote at all, but the rest of the city will look elsewhere.

The only good thing about the Ford Mayoralty is that it has engaged citizens in municipal politics like no other time, which is bad for Ford.

He still has a dangerously high level of approval for someone as consistently incompetent and factually incorrect as him.  For the life of me, I can't figure out the motivations of his supporters.  Watching him in budget committee meetings is horrifying.  He has no idea how basic arithmetic works.


A high approval rating doesn't always translate into votes. There are 9 months to go and he's already alienated the business community (twice in one week), he's broken his sobrity promise and only one semi serious candiate has registered. We still haven't seen the trials for Project Traveller or Lisi, those could prove to be fatal. For Ford to win he has to overcome all of that and he won't have the same campaign team as last time, in fact they work for his opponents now. Doug is his manager, who may or may not bail in the spring to ruin, sorry, run for the Tories.

I'm not saying that Ford won't win, I'm saying it's highly unlikely that he'll win.
 
2014-01-28 04:39:25 PM  

Pope Larry II: A high approval rating doesn't always translate into votes. There are 9 months to go and he's already alienated the business community (twice in one week), he's broken his sobrity promise and only one semi serious candiate has registered. We still haven't seen the trials for Project Traveller or Lisi, those could prove to be fatal. For Ford to win he has to overcome all of that and he won't have the same campaign team as last time, in fact they work for his opponents now. Doug is his manager, who may or may not bail in the spring to ruin, sorry, run for the Tories.

I'm not saying that Ford won't win, I'm saying it's highly unlikely that he'll win.


I hope that I will share your optimism in due time.  In 2010, I figured that there was no way that the people would be stupid enough to elect him given his previously-documented history of sheer aggressive incompetence and malice, but here we are.
 
2014-01-28 05:57:21 PM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2014-01-28 06:17:32 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: Pope Larry II: A high approval rating doesn't always translate into votes. There are 9 months to go and he's already alienated the business community (twice in one week), he's broken his sobrity promise and only one semi serious candiate has registered. We still haven't seen the trials for Project Traveller or Lisi, those could prove to be fatal. For Ford to win he has to overcome all of that and he won't have the same campaign team as last time, in fact they work for his opponents now. Doug is his manager, who may or may not bail in the spring to ruin, sorry, run for the Tories.

I'm not saying that Ford won't win, I'm saying it's highly unlikely that he'll win.

I hope that I will share your optimism in due time.  In 2010, I figured that there was no way that the people would be stupid enough to elect him given his previously-documented history of sheer aggressive incompetence and malice, but here we are.


We had a choice between a douche bag and a turd sandwich, we picked the douche bag. I expect to have better candidates this time.
 
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