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LeDaro: Rob Ford antics

The Colbert report. ;)

Here is collection of antics:

LeDaro: Rob Ford’s stunts and odd explanations

TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he was imitating a retired professional wrestler (Hulk Hogan) in a video in which he threatens to kill someone, denying that the target of his rant was his sister’s ex-boyfriend.

To watch the video and read the story click here.

Autonomy For All: Yes, Rob Ford is Currently Losing

There’s still some confusion about this.  Ford is the incumbent. He has as close to 100% name recognition and voter awareness as any politician can possibly attain.  Short of people who have particular mental illnesses or who purposely avoid … . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Yes, Rob Ford is Currently Losing

Autonomy For All: Yes, Rob Ford is Currently Losing

There’s still some confusion about this.  Ford is the incumbent. He has as close to 100% name recognition and voter awareness as any politician can possibly attain.  Short of people who have particular mental illnesses or who purposely avoid all news, it’s difficult to imagine any potential voters in the city who aren’t aware of . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Yes, Rob Ford is Currently Losing

Autonomy For All: Mayor Rob Ford Is Headed For Defeat In 2014

Nothing is ever certain, but as it stands, Rob Ford would lose almost any conceivable election for Mayor if held today. It is not useful to cower in fear from the far overblown “Ford Nation” and act like Toronto is doomed to “Ford more years.”  It… . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Mayor Rob Ford Is Headed For Defeat In 2014

Autonomy For All: Mayor Rob Ford Is Headed For Defeat In 2014

Nothing is ever certain, but as it stands, Rob Ford would lose almost any conceivable election for Mayor if held today. It is not useful to cower in fear from the far overblown “Ford Nation” and act like Toronto is doomed to “Ford more years.”  It isn’t, and Ford should at this point be understood . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Mayor Rob Ford Is Headed For Defeat In 2014

Autonomy For All: Rob Ford’s Permanant Campaign

A break from his legal troubles to talk about the fact that Rob Ford basically campaigns for his re-election all the time. Officially, that’s not allowed, the election period starts January 2014, but think about:Weekly no holds barred highly political … . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Rob Ford’s Permanant Campaign

Autonomy For All: Rob Ford’s Permanant Campaign

A break from his legal troubles to talk about the fact that Rob Ford basically campaigns for his re-election all the time.

Officially, that’s not allowed, the election period starts January 2014, but think about: Weekly no holds barred highly political and opinionated radio program for Rob & Doug Handing out Fridge magnets everywhere . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Rob Ford’s Permanant Campaign

Politics and its Discontents: A Debt Owed To The Media

As fashionable as it is to denigrate the mainstream media for their frequent timidity and conservatism, public knowledge about both Rob Ford’s disgraceful performance as Mayor of Toronto and the current Senate scandal embroiling Stephen Harper, impeaching the integrity and honesty of both politicians, would not exist were it not for a diligent media, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Debt Owed To The Media

Autonomy For All: The Ford Brothers Radio Show Does Not Belong On Public Airwaves

Recently resigned member of Toronto Mayor Ford’s executive committee, Paul Ainslie (voted with Ford 80% during this council term) has written a letter to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council asking that the Ford brothers’ radio show “The City” on Newstalk 1010 (CFRB) be taken off the air.  It’s about time someone in authority made a . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: The Ford Brothers Radio Show Does Not Belong On Public Airwaves

LeDaro: Mayor Rob Ford: “His Worship” or ‘His Horse-shit”

I was attending a meeting with Maine, U.S, counterparts. The meeting included a few Mayors from the Canadian side including a Minister and Mayors and other officials from the U.S side. Canadian side was addressing their mayors as “Your Worship” while Americans were addressing their mayors as simply ‘Mr. Mayor’.

One of the Mayors . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Mayor Rob Ford: “His Worship” or ‘His Horse-shit”

LeDaro: Mayor Rob Ford very angry

Maybe he smoked too much Marijuana. 🙂

CuriosityCat: The Video: Rob Ford’s Mounting Confidence

Mayor Rob Ford

What a difference two days makes! According to Daniel Day, of the Toronto Star, a lot: Mayor Rob Ford unequivocally says there is no video that shows him using crack cocaine.

 Asked by a caller to his Sunday radio show whether it is indeed him in the video described by the . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Video: Rob Ford’s Mounting Confidence

Politics and its Discontents: Reflections on Political Leadership

Inveterate cynic that I am, I have long believed that most politicians see us, to borrow a phrase that I think originated in The Depression, as ‘easy marks,’ people who are especially susceptible to manipulation and victimization. The fact is that as a species we are a mass of contradictions, at times incredibly weak . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Reflections on Political Leadership

Politics and its Discontents: On Polarized Politics

Well aware that the universe does not revolve around the City of Toronto, which is within an hour’s drive of my abode, I rarely write posts that pertain to it. I make an infrequent exception today because of a greater truth that the risible antics of i… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: On Polarized Politics

Politics and its Discontents: A Sad Spectacle

“This comes down to left-wing politics. The left wing wants me out of here and they’ll do anything in their power. I’m going to fight tooth and nail to hold on to my job. If they do for some reason get me out I’ll be running right back. As soon… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Sad Spectacle

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Toronto Mayor Reads While Driving

Rob Ford, Toronto’s mayor was caught reading a newspaper while driving on the Gardener Expressway:

“On behalf of all the citizens of Toronto that value road safety, Mr. Mayor … please get a driver…no amount of money you are saving by not having one is worth the life of one of your citizens,” Sgt. Tim . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Toronto Mayor Reads While Driving

Politics and its Discontents: The Ongoing Failure Of Toronto’s Chief Magistrate

Admittedly, the ideological girth of Toronto’s chief magistrate makes him an easy target. Always outspoken, heedless of who he offends, with the political instincts of a brawler, Rob Ford has made it abundantly clear to most that he is incapable of growing in the job.

But in my view, his problems go . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Ongoing Failure Of Toronto’s Chief Magistrate

Politics and its Discontents: The Small-Mindedness of Rob Ford

It has been said that to be a great leader, a person has to have a great vision. I’ll let you decide where Toronto May Rob Ford fits into this equation by reading this story about what he thinks people should be marching and demonstrating for. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Small-Mindedness of Rob Ford

Politics and its Discontents: Mayor Rob Ford Won’t Attend Gay Outreach Event

But then again, would anyone really want this clown to attend their function? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Absurdity Continues

I feel just a tad guilty writing this post today, given that world events are of their usual dire nature, the slaughter of protesting Syrian students by a brutal and repressive regime not the least of them. Nonetheless, I will deal briefly with a more parochial issue, the brutal and repressive regime operating . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Absurdity Continues

Politics and its Discontents: I Am Mayor, Hear Me Roar!

My question: Is anyone listening? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: No Surprise Here: Rob Ford Fails in His Civic Responsibility Again

Not that I expected any better of the brazen buffoon wearing the chain of office in Toronto, but Rob Ford once more amply demonstrates that he is not the mayor of everyone in his once-proud city. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: No Surprise Here: Rob Ford Fails in His Civic Responsibility Again

Politics and its Discontents: Another Poke At An Easy Target

A busy day ahead of me, so I have chosen the path of least resistance for my post today. Enjoy. Recommend this Post

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