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A different take on the ROB FORD scandal.
11.16.13 | Golux

Posted on 11/16/2013 6:08:17 PM PST by golux

These thoughts are my own and not necessarily those of Free Republic.

ON ROB FORD

Schadenfreude has never been so delightful.

Talking heads worldwide are obsessed by the admitted illegal activities of a man, in a city, in a country, they didn’t care about yesterday. Someone in the parlor has done some very, very bad things – uttered the word “pu--y” to boot – and the titillating evil of it all is too much to handle. Of course, Justin Trudeau (son of Pierre,) now gunning for Prime Minister, elicited mild yawns and golf applause from Canada’s holier, hempier, and greener than thou upper middle class elite (one does not speak of Canada’s “rich,” and surely not of Canada’s multi-generationally protected rich, Canada is better than that) when he proudly announced he was a drug user. But Rob ford is a different story.

He’s fat. FAT! He’s a “right winger.” He fired a LOT of people in Toronto in order to get the City’s budget back in order, and he’s the kind of guy who enjoys chicken wings and poutine (french fries, curd cheese, and gravy) at the bar more than brie and champagne at the Musee Moderne des Fifis. As he admits sadly under the lights, he’s had a few drinks and gotten behind the wheel a few times in his life. Worst of all, he has deigned to suggest others have, too. What an evil man! After all, I’ve never, ever had a drink or two and gotten behind the wheel. Have you? Good. Me neither. You neither? Good. Nor me. Phew!

But “he associates with prostitutes!” “He told a co-worker he wanted to eat her…” Anything goes in this orgy of attention. Nothing can, or should, stop the press in their destruction of the man.

Does it matter that all of this started when the Toronto Police put almost 20 (TWENTY) officers and detectives on a MARIJUANA charge relating to a “known associate” of Mayor Ford? Nope.

Does it matter that what followed was a wholly inappropriate press conference by the chief of police wherein he said he had seen a certain video depicting certain things his boss had done... While charges could not be laid? While we would never see the video? While even the mayor did not see the video? Nope.

Does it matter that the latest chapter in this debacle stems from a left-leaning Toronto newspaper buying videos - filmed without the mayor's knowledge - merely showing the mayor in a tantrum and cussing?

Have you ever been in a tantrum? Have you cussed?

Me neither. Phew! Guess I am not "on crack."

And the best part is: now that the Canadian mainstream media and political elite have destroyed a man by using the world media against him? They can complain about all the media attention!

If only the average wait time for simple medical procedures wasn’t over EIGHTEEN MONTHS according to Statistics Canada… Maybe folks could get their heads in gear and stop the crucifixion of their “GIT ‘R DONE” mayor. But truly? If they get their wish? He’ll check out...

And give them a chance for some on-camera crocodile tears. “Oh, oh oh… It must have been the ‘crack’ that drove him over the edge! He did smoke crack, you know, this conservative, right wing mayor… And conservative crack-smoking fat conservative fat conservative drunk driver…”

Oh well. At least the six-digit school supervisors will get their jobs back.

And the self-righteous, singularly self-righteous entitlement-lefties in Canada can lick their bloody chops and dream of tomorrow's kill.


TOPICS: Canada; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: canada; toronto

1 posted on 11/16/2013 6:08:17 PM PST by golux
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To: golux

ANY politician who smokes crack needs to be scrutinized very carefully.

Just my opinion.


2 posted on 11/16/2013 6:12:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
ANY politician who smokes crack needs to be scrutinized very carefully.

He needs to be in prison, just as anyone else who smokes crack.

3 posted on 11/16/2013 6:13:43 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: dfwgator

Although Rob Ford should lose his mayorship, due to the questionable practice of smoking crack and having been known to hang around lowlifes, it’s not illegal to use a drug.

It is only illegal to buy and sell.

The US would be better off to drop the war on drugs and focus on community treatment instead.


4 posted on 11/16/2013 6:21:46 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

If he used it, he must have bought it, right?

The US should do a better job of stopping drugs


5 posted on 11/16/2013 6:25:15 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

No. Somebody could have brought the drug to the party.


6 posted on 11/16/2013 6:25:53 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: GeronL

How many trillions have been spent on the War on Drugs. Has even one drug been successfully stopped from coming into your country?


7 posted on 11/16/2013 6:27:06 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: BenLurkin

or re-elected.


8 posted on 11/16/2013 6:28:06 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: golux
And the best part is: now that the Canadian mainstream media and political elite have destroyed a man by using the world media against him? They can complain about all the media attention!

Oh for God's sake, Ford destroyed himself.

9 posted on 11/16/2013 6:29:45 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: golux

WSJ had an article about how the average citizen loves this guy cause of all the changes for the positive, jobs, cutting back wasteful spending, getting things done...
that is why he is going to stay as Mayor..

Yeah, he probably is a screw up personally...but boy they sure protected Clinton and now Obozo..but wow, if there is a conservative...Hurry and get those videos out.


10 posted on 11/16/2013 6:30:37 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: DoodleDawg

Utterly and completely.


11 posted on 11/16/2013 6:32:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator

Well he prolly needs to be in rehab for alchoholism and maybe cocaine addiction. He doesn’t seem to be doing the city of toronto much good at the moment. :-)


12 posted on 11/16/2013 6:35:04 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: BenLurkin

Ford’s personal hedonism calls into to question judgement, self discipline, honesty, morality and actual conservatism in addition to legality. Are we also to turn a blind eye to Obama’s past moral shortcomings as well. Were I a Canadian, I’d certainly want this guy run out of town. Bringing up other politicians shortcomings doesn’t excuse Ford.


13 posted on 11/16/2013 6:39:53 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Georgia Girl 2
He doesn’t seem to be doing the city of [t]oronto much good at the moment.

The irony, if that's what it is, (I have to check with Alanis - irony is different in Canada) is that he IS a fabulous mayor. He has ALWAYS been a fabulous mayor. He pisses the entitlement crowd off but he has cut taxes, expanded services, cleaned up the city, and kept his promises. That's the thing: He has done the city so much good it's "insane!" And there's the rub.
14 posted on 11/16/2013 6:39:58 PM PST by golux
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To: JimSEA

Exactly.


15 posted on 11/16/2013 6:42:02 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: golux; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

16 posted on 11/16/2013 6:47:22 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: JimSEA

Okay. But Barack Hussein Obama AKA Barry Soetro, if those are among his names, is a guy with five social security numbers, who happens to have made a disaster of the economy and jobs market, who is generally a non performer, who has never so much as held a job at a Dairy Queen.

Rob Ford is a stellar mayor by all accounts, a man from a pretty good family with a rich personal history, some of it Kennedyesque, some of it maybe worse. (He never shaved, showered, sobered up while Mary Jo Kopechne [according to the coroner] was alive for as much as 3 hours before she drowned.] Yet Ford gets worldwide negative coverage, while Ted Kennedy got the cover of TIME for his broken arm.

And Obama is the President of the USA.

Don’t you see what I am getting at here?


17 posted on 11/16/2013 6:48:56 PM PST by golux
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To: golux

Growing up as I did in Michigan during the 70s, I recall the scandalous behavior of Trudeau’s mother, who openly cheated on her Prime Minister husband. She was a complete kook. The kind who never has to worry about having money. She exemplified Lady Di diva style before there was a Lady Di. Her son may want to tread lightly on becoming the social arbiter of right and wrong. I don’t know if his parents are still alive or not.


18 posted on 11/16/2013 6:49:20 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Jonty30

Trillions, lol.

Of course libertopians think that when a cop shows up at a domestic disturbance call and arrest an abusive husband, this is all because of the war on drugs. Everything becomes about the world of drugs. Kindergarten fights over crayons; dang you war on drugs! Dog chases a cat up a tree; it’s the WOD again!

If the world and the people were perfect, we wouldn’t need pesky laws. But unfortunately for libertopians the world and people are not perfect. So sad.

How much has been spent on the war on poverty? or on anything else?

The world is a mess. This country is a mess. “Legalizing” drugs would do more harm than good in such a messed up society.

But Libertopians cannot help themselves but to concentrate on legalizing drugs and every perverted sex. This is because that is the level where they feel comfortable, the gutter.

First we need a closed border, abolish government schools, wean the country off of welfare and subsidies. Move the country back toward self-responsibility and some kind of moral center.

Otherwise you are asking for a train wreck with public schools assigning middle schoolers to go home and have sex and take drugs and tweet a report about to the teacher. Government would have a welfare program giving away drugs to the poor.

libertopians are so stuck in their little made-up Utopian dreamworld they don’t believe in cause and effect any more.


19 posted on 11/16/2013 6:49:24 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
First we need a closed border, abolish government schools, wean the country off of welfare and subsidies. Move the country back toward self-responsibility and some kind of moral center.

And those really are far more important.
20 posted on 11/16/2013 6:53:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DoodleDawg
Oh for God's sake, Ford destroyed himself.

Agreed, but look at the media's treatment of this affair - US late-night "comedians", the NY Times, CNN .... all drooling over a politician's drug use.

How many stories and jokes did all of these outlets do about a politician who isn't even American? Hundreds, maybe thousands. And how many stories and jokes about a US politician who also did pot & cocaine - Barack Obama? Answer: none.

See the hypocrisy?


21 posted on 11/16/2013 6:53:58 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: lee martell

CKLW


22 posted on 11/16/2013 7:03:07 PM PST by golux
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To: Squawk 8888

From CBC:

“...The man who tried to broker the sale of the video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine has told CBC’s the fifth estate that residents in the Dixon Road neighbourhood in northwest Toronto were approached by individuals who offered a “suitcase of money” for the video (...)

Farah is a well-known community organizer in the Dixon Road neighbourhood, which has a reputation for gun crime and violence....”


23 posted on 11/16/2013 7:12:05 PM PST by golux
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To: Jonty30

” it’s not illegal to use a drug.”

Hate to burst your bubble, but it it is illegal to use illegal drugs. I hope you’re not a lawyer


24 posted on 11/16/2013 7:13:47 PM PST by Figment
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To: golux

“That’s the thing: He has done the city so much good it’s “insane!” And there’s the rub.”

If he’d been a lib that continued the status quo toward bankruptcy, nothing would have ever been reported. Not taking up for Ford, but being a fiscal conservative was his biggest mistake


25 posted on 11/16/2013 7:19:54 PM PST by Figment
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To: GeronL

“The US should do a better job of stopping drugs”

“Better job” defined how?

—attempting to reduce supply, putting offenders behind bars for long sentences?

That has been tried for decades, to what end?

Price of pot has increased well beyond inflation, over the past decades.

Higher price makes the business more profitable, encouraging big, violent cartels to control the business.

Some states have decided to alter course with pot, and they should offer a laboratory for what occurs.


26 posted on 11/16/2013 7:24:00 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker
That has been tried for decades, to what end?

Not really. Take my town. Everyone knows where the drug houses are, even the cops, so why haven't they been stopped?

This whole "war on drugs" is not really happening, it all seems to be PR from this level. Cops aren't serious about it, prosecutors aren't serious about it.

Some states have decided to alter course with pot, and they should offer a laboratory for what occurs.

and some states let boys hop in your middle schools girls shower too, doesn't mean we should experiment with it.

"Legalizing it" will be seen by kids as a stamp of approval by the government. Don't pretend otherwise, parents will be left defenseless to argue with it. Libertopians will be overjoyed as parents get removed from their role and kids on drugs become open access to the pervs.

27 posted on 11/16/2013 7:29:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: golux

He might be a target because of his right leaning politics, but if so, he gave his detractors plenty of ammunition.

If you have ethics and honor you don’t give a lawbreaker a pass just because you agree with his politics anymore than you trump up charges, or selectively prosecute others just because they are political enemies.


28 posted on 11/16/2013 7:40:58 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: golux
One can of course empathize with the good and righteous citizens of Toronto. Oh the calamity! The sad image of the place, the mockery of two bit T/V late night hosts. Add to that the pumped up condemnation of the august and erudite members of Toronto City Council.

In the meantime cut to the latest news about the awful tragedy in the Philippines and the thousands of lives lost and still more lives ruined. Sort of puts the Toronto episode in perspective, in my humble opinion.

29 posted on 11/16/2013 7:41:51 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: golux

Rob Ford destroyed himself (and continues to do so in his alcoholic stupor)


30 posted on 11/16/2013 7:52:13 PM PST by Nifster
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To: golux

The irony, leftists hage been encouraging hedonism and now they are acting all taliban like.

As long as Ford is doing his job then his personal life doesn’t matter.


31 posted on 11/16/2013 8:39:01 PM PST by RginTN
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To: golux

The fact that Ted and Barack got a pass by their supporters doesn’t mean Ford should. It would cheapen the morals of the conservatives, IMO.


32 posted on 11/16/2013 8:49:31 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: golux

I don’t care about this guy.

He ain’t American


33 posted on 11/16/2013 10:07:17 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: canuck_conservative
See the hypocrisy?

Nope. Ford's alcoholic binges and crack use have happened while he's in office. Whip up some evidence of Obama's current pot and cocaine use and that would no doubt make the headlines.

34 posted on 11/17/2013 5:08:33 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Nifster
Rob Ford destroyed himself (and continues to do so in his alcoholic stupor)

I wonder if had Ford admitted to allegations leveled against him a year or so ago, instead of lying, how many of these latest revelations would have appeared? The video of wanting to see someone f 'ing dead is way over the top. Fiscally he is terrific, personally, he's a mess.

35 posted on 11/17/2013 5:24:06 AM PST by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: DoodleDawg

The issue is racial discrimination.

White politicians are fair game for mockery, while black politicians get a free pass.

Cory Booker, the new US Senator from NJ, owned a crack house. Where’s the Jon Stewart jokes about him?

Kwame Kilpatrick, ex-mayor of Detroit, embezzled and did drugs on the job. Where’s the Jimmy Kimmel jokes about him?

Marion Barry, etc. etc.

Two races, two media standards. Get your head out of the sand.


36 posted on 11/17/2013 5:27:39 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Dartman

He is an alcoholic pure and simple. Just because you like his fiscal policies says nothing. He is a loose cannon waiting to explode. To suggest that his ‘personal’ behavior doesn’t count towards his worthiness to be in office is nonsense. Rather like saying about Bill Clinton ‘well it is just about sex so who cares’


37 posted on 11/17/2013 11:38:30 AM PST by Nifster
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To: DoodleDawg

Oh, America!

Glorious, righteous America!

200 years of begging for blacks, 7 years of contriving to send back the Jews!

Church-going, butt-blasting, illiterate, wonderful Afghanistan-rescuing America!

I love the United States of America. I love Americans.

I wish you all loved Reagan as much as I do.

Yours is the Last, Best Hope.

But you are always the last to know what asses you are.

You are always the last to know how you are victimized by your own leftist media.

Only one son of a bitch had the balls to declare war on Adolf Hitler in September 1939.

He was a drunk “in office,” and he saved the whole world.


38 posted on 11/17/2013 11:59:15 AM PST by golux
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To: golux
I was just thinking how easy it is to forget about Canada. This Ron Ford scandal really helped to put Canada back on the radar for me.

It shouldn't be that way because where I sit today - and have lived for most of my life - is only a five hour drive to Montreal. Hell, it's probably only a 4 1/2 drive to the Canadian border. Yet I've never been there.

Never been to Canada. Now I've been to Niagara Falls in which I was in position to toss a rock Canada's way (and almost hit it). But that's about as close as I've ever come. Also, I'm sure I've been in Canada's airspace now and again during my plane trips to Chicago or Denver. But never did spend any time at all on Canadian ground.

Now I'm sure Canada is more than just ice hockey players, skunky beer in green bottles and Bob & Doug MacKenzie. But I can't think of much else. Didn't singers Anne Murray and Gordon Lightfoot come from Canada? I'm thinking they did. Once I'm done typing this, I'll go Google their names and find out for sure.

But I think I made my point. Not very much has ever come down from Canada. Looking at a globe, you can see that Canada has a whole lot of land. I'm sure that at least some of it is NOT encased in a mile-thick sheet of ice. I'm also sure they must have a road or two leading to Alaska for those Americans who don't want to have to fly or sail there.

It's kind of quaint imagining this virtually untouched mass of land sitting just to the north of the U.S.A. I would reckon that it's only a matter of time before we Americans start expanding into that area a little bit more with our Wal-Marts, our shopping centers and our Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant chain.

39 posted on 11/17/2013 12:21:00 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: golux
This too will pass. A Scottish saying I picked up while working there.

Dinna fash yer selves.

At the Ontario and Michigan border at the St Marys River, a fine old rain storm has hit. Both twin cities probably bailing out basements. Yes, hopefully the whole thing will go away, the Ford problem that is. (chuckle(.

40 posted on 11/17/2013 2:32:02 PM PST by Peter Libra
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