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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral:

January 4th, 2014
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Still, if calling on the army in the middle of the ice storm was met with derision by Mr. Kelly’s own admission, the suggestion of doing it now, to help the city deal with branch and twig cleanup, is beyond ridiculous.

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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral

May 17th, 2013

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The tipster made the following claims:

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smokes crack cocaine.

• There is a video of Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, taken within the last six months.

• Rob Ford purchases his crack cocaine from a crew of Toronto drug dealers that service a veritable who’s who of A-list…Torontonians? Torontites? Anyway, a lot of prominent people in Toronto purchase and enjoy crack and powder cocaine, and they all buy it from the same folks. The same folks Ford buys it from. Ford’s longtime friend, people on his staff, his brother, a prominent hockey analyst, and more.

Blazing Cat Fur is following along – read the comments. All I have to say is, Gawker better hope that video emerges – if it exists. If it doesn’t come out, if it gets buried by the Fords, if it doesn’t really exist, they are on the hook for a major lawsuit. Six figures for a video will seem small potatoes.

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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral:

March 26th, 2013
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Even their boondoggles have boondoggles

h/t I Hate the War on Mayor Rob Ford

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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral: “Ass-Gate…”

March 11th, 2013

… Day 4


He said:

I don’t know if she’s playing with a full deck

She said:

Sarah Thomson: I thought Mayor Rob Ford was on cocaine

Hey big guy: sober up, you’re the mayor – this picture should embarrass you. And funny hair girl, grow up and stop looking for the Toronto Star to fight your battles for you.

And finally, to the media of Toronto: Ass-Gate is lame.

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The Toronto Star Offers No Comment on this News Story

December 27th, 2012
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Toronto mayor Rob Ford, the politician most hated by The Toronto Star, wins a victory in court against a plaintiff who won a sweet  deal from the previous council, and then sued Ford when he questioned the process. The Toronto Star, Toronto’s largest newspaper, has no comment:


screen shot at 9:41PM

At 9:41, the Star story on this said:

A judge has dismissed the suit brought against Mayor Rob Ford by businessman George Foulidis.

More to come

Note the comment time (bottom left) and the current time (top right)

Note the comment time (bottom left) and the current time (top right)

Note the first comment is at 5:19PM: more than 4 and-a-half hours after the decision, the paper that has opinions on Ford’s dinner choice will get back to you on that.

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I Hate the War on Rob Ford

November 26th, 2012

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302956_119637891479121_314480638_nToronto is in three camps today: the usual suspects (union thugs, liberal/NDP partisans, leftist rabble), who are allowing their inner hate to run wild; the politically-aware right-of-centre, who are rightfully disturbed and a little depressed; and the vast middle, who are reacting in myriad ways. This post is for that vast middle. What has happened today is a (hopefully, after successful appeal, temporary) victory of arbitrary administrative tyranny over civil society. It does not matter what the administrative law says; a judge is free to throw it out, and force the complainant and/or the Province to appeal. So here’s what you need to know, Toronto: your Mayor has been ordered by a judge to vacate the office he was duly elected to in a free and fair election, for a petty reason that could apply to any and every politician in the history of our country, past present and future. We hope that does not sit well with you.

Jacobian Piece of Impertinence

Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral:

November 26th, 2012

In case you miss it, the headline above is irony:spiral toronto

Mayor Rob Ford has been punted from office, just days short of celebrating his second anniversary of being sworn in.

Judge Charles Hackland’s eagerly awaited decision in a conflict of interest case was handed down at 10 a.m. Monday at a downtown courthouse.

Did you vote for Rob Ford for mayor. Silly citizen, this is democracy in name only. Vote in the approved patterns, and all is OK. But go outside the guidelines allowed by your betters, and we have judges.

Frankly, it’s getting close to the time to let chaos reign.

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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral:

September 4th, 2012
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So Rob Ford requests charitable donations so that “at risk youth” can play football. On the letterhead were the words From the Office of Mayor Rob Ford. Bingo, bango, boingo, conflict of interest, sanctions, and a court case that could see a mere judge overrule the clear will of the electorate.spiral toronto

If you’re a left-wing councillor do you:

a) Support Ford, recognizing that he is doing what you say you support, i.e. using sports to direct possible gang members away from crime?

b) Recognize that the frivolousness of the charge vs. the seriousness of the consequence is worrying. The fact that overturning an uncontested election result over using wrong letterhead on a charitable fundraiser is a very slippery slope indeed?

c) Worry that the possible precedence will bring chaos to municipal politics, and be concerned that you had made a minor error that will see some activist constituent have you thrown out of office on frivolous charges?

d) Measure the Mayors office for drapes?

The corpse isn’t even a corpse yet and some on council are said to be floating a takeover plan…

“Joe Mihevic would be perfect in my view… It makes sense since you take away his face and behind it you basically have David Miller.”

It’s called a coup, and when this case is done, the lawyers are paid and put to bed, serious people need to investigate what’s going in here, and if laws have been broken. The protection of our democracy demands it.


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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral:

June 27th, 2012
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he heard what sounded like “an explosion or a bullet” when a piece of the Gardiner Expressway fell on his Mercedes.

Juxtaposed to this:

He (Mayor Rob Ford) should be in the parade on July 1st; he should be here today” (Councillor Janet) Davis insisted. The residents of Toronto and the LGBT community should have answers for why he’s not here. It’s his job.”

Davis said there was nothing more important than being at the flag raid
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Back when I first noted Toronto was in a death spiral, it was suggested I was being overly negative because I didn’t like the then mayor. That’s missing the point. It’s about priorities. The mayors most important job is to ensure that chunks of concrete aren’t falling off one of the busiest sections of highway in North America, not to attend a parade or flag raising event. Yet Councillor Davis is treated as if she’s making a point instead of sounding like a complete moron.

Although she’s right about one thing, the Mayor of Canada’s largest city should be marching in a parade July 1st: he should be front and centre in the cities Dominion Day Parade. Or am I the only one starting to resent the fact this group has completely taken over the national holiday?

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Journalism, Toronto Star Style

July 5th, 2011

What’s that line about moral and intellectual superiors?

Ford said he had to miss the parade because of a family gathering at his cottage. A Star reporter did not spot

him there over three hours Sunday afternoon; when she approached as the family packed up their cars around 5:45 p.m., his niece Krista, daughter of Councillor Doug Ford, said he had gone to Huntsville. She guessed that he was shopping for groceries.

The Toronto Star sent a reporter to spy on Rob Ford.  Charming.

And what did Mayor Ford miss? Fellows in cowboy boots with leather wanker rings and pink rape whistles.

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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral

January 2nd, 2011
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Just because Rob Ford is now his honour, doesn‘t mean the good ship Toronto is going to be righted. spiral torontoAs Joe Warmington writes today, there’s more wrong with Toronto than Transit City and doughnuts at council meetings:

Toronto’s first murderer of 2011 statistically has a better than a 50-50 chance of not getting caught….
Of the 60 homicides in 2010, more than half have not yet ended up in arrests which means as many as three dozen murderers may be walking free among us.

And that’s just in one year. In the first decade of the new millennium — from 2000 to 2010 — there were 220 unsolved murders in Toronto…

Toronto is not in a death spiral because of the politicians they chose, but the choices the politicians made, starting with the choice more than twenty years ago to overly-politicize their police force.

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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral

September 28th, 2010

Remember when Sarah Thomson entered the Toronto mayoral race? spiral torontoShe was a choice for conservatives, a business woman with good fiscal sense.

Today, she left the race, citing Rob Ford as the “voice of anger,” and threw her endorsement behind a Liberal with the nickname furious George, who was responsible when the Ministry of Health blew $1B on a program that created zero electronic health records.

Want to know why Toronto’s broken? “Sarah Thomson, conservative choice for mayor.”

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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral

August 26th, 2010

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Rob Ford has a ten point lead in the polls for Mayor of Toronto. His basic platform of reigning in spending is resonating with voters who appear fed up with the sanctimonious politicians that are ruining a very broken city.

How sanctimonious?

In my opinion, if Mayor Ford is elected, city council will have a caucus meeting and they will choose their own mayor and (Ford) will be the Mayor in name.

Of course, one of their issues is that old Mike Harris, “he’s divisive,” lie.

He won’t be able to pass gas without the permission of council,” Moscoe [Councillor Howard Moscoe AKA That Fat Pantload] said.

When asked if he thinks Ford will be able to work with council, he added: “Depends how often he wants to pass gas.”

Not unrelated:

The number one news story for Toronto – Canada’s largest city – was that a traffic officer illegally parked in a disabled parking bay…

Never mind “despite two shootings that took place in Toronto and the terror arrest in Ottawa,” what about Kyle Rae declaring council would choose not to respect the express wishes of the voters.

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