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Politics and its Discontents: The Pleasures of Ford-Spotting

Were I a fully actualized human being, I would no doubt lead an exemplary life, the proud possessor of a heart filled with love for both friends and enemies. Alas, I am not such a person, and so I freely confess at the on-going delight and pleasure I take when things go awry in the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Pleasures of Ford-Spotting

Politics and its Discontents: Rob Ford Continues to Embarrass Himself

‘Mayoral ineptitude’ is probably only one of the many terms that could be used to characterize Toronto’s Chief magistrate, Rob Ford. Not only has he regularly demonstrated his unfitness for municipal leadership over his inflexible position on public transit (subways, subways, subways), but he continues to embarrass himself and demean his office through the vehicle . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Rob Ford Continues to Embarrass Himself

Politics and its Discontents: Rob Ford and Subways

While I know that the selection of Thomas Mulcair is the major topic of discussion today, I shall defer to those more knowledgeable than I and return to a topic of regional interest, but a topic that also, I think, sheds light on the right-wing mentality: Toronto’s Mayor Rob ford.

While I have previously written . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Rob Ford and Subways

Politics and its Discontents: A Video Rebuke of Rob Ford

Thanks to sol chom for posting this. I couldn’t resist passing it on:

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Politics and its Discontents: Rob Ford’s Absolutism

In a report carried on CBC, Toronto’s monomaniacal mayor issued the following pronouncement regarding support for subways:

You are either with us or against us. There is no middle ground.

Hmm, now why does that absolutist assertion sound so eerily familiar?

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Politics and its Discontents: Lament For Ontario’s Capital

Oh, how the mighty have fallen … Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Dark Ford Forces Prepare

Were I given to rhetorical flourishes, which of course I am not, I might refer to the gathering tomorrow of Mayor Ford and his good soldiers as a mini-Wannsee Conference as they prepare their plan to dispatch not just TTC head Gary Webster but up to five TTC executives.

Says good soldier/Ford loyalist/TTC commissioner . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Dark Ford Forces Prepare

Politics and its Discontents: Fascism Spreads To Toronto

Although Canada will likely never see executions for wrong-thinking, the career equivalent of such is very much evident in Toronto, under the benighted ‘leadership’ of Rob Ford and his cabal of retrogressive ‘thinkers’ and Ford loyalists (aka TTC Commissioners Norm Kelly, Vince Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Denzil Minnan-Wong and Cesar Palacio}.

A special meeting . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Fascism Spreads To Toronto