RedBedHead: Ford Saga: Left Gives Cover To Right Wing Palace Coup

Cuts, what cuts? It’s all about bad behaviour photo credit: @HeartsOnTheLeft Not one word about cuts. Not one word about privatizing garbage collection. Nothing about his refusal to ever attend a single Gay Pride Parade. Zilch about his actual politics. No, everything is focused on his drinking, his drug use and his public displays of such ...

RedBedHead: Ford Saga: Left Gives Cover To Right Wing Palace Coup

Cuts, what cuts? It’s all about bad behaviour photo credit: @HeartsOnTheLeft Not one word about cuts. Not one word about privatizing garbage collection. Nothing about his refusal to ever attend a single Gay Pride Parade. Zilch about his actual politics. No, everything is focused on his drinking, his drug use and his public displays of such ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Mammoliti Speaks More

endorses Doug Holyday, presumably for caretaker mayor.  Something I would be OK with, personally.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Nobody Loves The Mayor

Calling the situation a “crisis” for city hall, Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti, a Ford ally, said he would not support a byelection because he thinks it would be a waste of money with two years left in the current four-year term. Instead, he would prefer council to appoint a “caretaker” mayor if Ford’s appeal fails. I ...

Politics and its Discontents: Why Don’t Politicians Like Democratic Participation?

Yesterday I opined on why democratic participation in our country is so muted, and offered two examples of what can be accomplished when people are willing to get involved. One of the obstacles to greater participation is surely the belief that we have little chance of making an impact because our elected representatives do not ...

Rob Ford gives the CBC all the ammo it needs to fight the Conservative/Sun Media juggernaut

The battle between the Conservatives/Sun Media against CBC is all but over. With Rob Ford’s cowering in the face of sweet Newfoundlander Marg Delahunty and simpering defence of his attack on 911 dispatchers, the CBC has all the weapons it needs to show up its opposition as the petty, profane cowards that they are. It’s ...

Driving The Porcelain Bus: More gangster politics/backroom dealing from Ford Nation

NOW Magazine // Daily // News // Mammoliti slams door on councillorsGiorgio Mammoliti, acting on behalf of the mayor, barred councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Janet Davis from the recent Child Task Force meeting. The meeting was supposed to be an open meeting. Wong-Tam just wanted to observe, and with good reason – she sits on ...

Giorgio Mammoliti– A Great Shirriff Roscooooo P Coltrane To Mayor Boss Hogg

Yes, ol’ Giorgio Mammoliti has been really becoming unhinged as of late. McCarthyism is indeed alive and well over at City Hall. A Facebook group that won’t allow ‘commies’, although, one seems to have slipped through, but the comment has been scrubbed. Damn! shoulda taken a screen shot. First, was his spying at the Toronto ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: So What Does a Communist Smell Like?

Just when you thought the neocons couldn’t get any nuttier, with Brian Lilley of Fox News North calling the Ottawa Press Gallery Communist sympathisers, and Tea Party’s Ben Shapiro believing that Sesame Street was a pinko indoctrination of children; Toronto City Councilor, Giorgio Mammoliti, is on a hunt for Communists, who according to him, would ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Some Politicians Should Stay Off Social Media

I think Giorgio Mammoliti may be starting to realize this.

Politics and its Discontents: The Ongoing Devolution of Toronto

Perhaps it stems from a sense of inadequacy, a measure of paranoia, or a recognition that when all is said or done, they are just not up to the job, but when those of the far right-wing take power, we are frequently witness to a type of unbridled glee that manifests itself in parades of ...

bastard.logic: Um, To Be Brainwashed, I Believe One First Has To Have A BRAIN.

by matttbastard If Toronto City Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti wasn’t real, some enterprising young sketch comedian would have to invent him (and subsequently cash in on the character with a marginally enjoyable initial feature length smash, followed by a lackluster sequel): Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti has launched a Facebook site designed, he says, to give voice to ...

RedBedHead: I Heart Giorgio Mammoliti

It’s not every day that a politician comes along who is so totally and completely ridiculous and juvenile, such a cartoon character, that they are a like a gift from God for the people who stand opposed to their political camp. With that in mind, may I present one Giorgio Mammoliti, Toronto City Councillor, and ...

Andy Lehrer's Firebrand blog: Look who’s friends with Giorgio Mammoliti

Canadian Firebrand: Look who’s friends with Giorgio Mammoliti

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Toilet Bowl Diplomacy

It was never going to be a meeting of the minds eh? A former Marxist guerrilla who hates torture, and a right-wing extremist who covers up torture. And can’t feel the pain of others. But this is ridiculous. What the article claims is that on Monday, while attending official functions with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Prime Minister Stephen ...

Blunt Objects: Comrade Mammoliti

This is the sort of thing that makes me want to cry for GTA politics: Tips for people who want to join Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti’s new Facebook group: Don’t wear a Che Guevara shirt in your profile picture. Don’t list Das Kapital as one of your Favourite Books. Do, perhaps, consider listing Joseph McCarthy as ...

Giorgio Mammoliti: the pride of #TOcouncil | #TOpoli

Someone suggested during yesterday’s marathon that the Fords can’t help being ignorant and stupid. They are what they are. But this guy, by contrast, does it on purpose. [<a href=”http://storify.com/orwellsbastard/giorgio-mammoliti-or-how-not-to-make-friends-and-i” target=”blank”>View the story “Giorgio Mammoliti, or how NOT to make friends and influence people | #TOcouncil” on Storify]</a> Did I say he makes the Fords ...

Ford Puppet Shows His Contempt For Constituents

As many Torontonians would know, today is the day City Council is having a meeting with constituents to discuss cutting ‘gravy’.  Poor long suffering Giorgio Mammoliti, he apparently is longing for his pillow and blanky.  He’s not a happy camper, to say the least. When Fern Hill published the details over at Dammit Janet about ...

Giorgio Mammoliti: small man syndrome or snitch?

Heather Mallick has a rather funny piece in The Star on Giorgio Mammoliti’s creepy video taping of lesbians during this past Saturday’s Dyke March. Mallick thinks Mr. M is just another ‘snitch’. One of the commenters called it ‘small man’s syndrome’. I think they’re both right. Either way, I couldn’t have said it better. “See ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Right – Rarely Gracious, Even When In Power

One thing that I have noticed about the far right, and I think this applies both to those in the United States and in Canada, is that they have a winner-take-all attitude that rarely permits them a moment of serenity or grace. For example, even though they have largely won the battle of the airwaves, ...

Slap Upside The Head: Toronto Councillor Tapes Parade, Tries To De-Fund Pride

I hope all my friends in Toronto partied it up at Pride over the weekend, because it could be seriously jeopardized if a Toronto city councillor gets his way! Giorgio Mammoliti—along with his bestest friend in the whole-wide-world, mayor Rob Ford—wants to take Toronto Pride off the books and into the gutter. I guess he’s ...

Evaluating Mammoliti, redux | #PrideTO #TOpoli

[<a href=”http://storify.com/orwellsbastard/ivortossel” target=”blank”>View the story “@ivortossell’s got the right idea for giorgio mammoliti” on Storify]</a> But let’s at least give the guy a chance to speak for himself. Yo, Georgie? You want to tell us what you think your video proves? Related posts: On second thought, Rob, stay at the cottage | #PrideTO How to ...

On second thought, Rob, stay at the cottage | #PrideTO

The whole idea of Mammoliti at the Dyke March just seems … wrong. [View the story “Watching Mammoliti at #PrideTO: Ya know what, Rob? Stay at the cottage” on Storify]