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Politics and its Discontents: A Little Something For The Cinephile

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Politics and its Discontents: From The Pens Of Editorial Cartoonists

…some Saturday afternoon wisdom:

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Politics and its Discontents: The Medium Of The Moronic

New and long-term members of the Profoundly Stupid Club can rejoice: their mascots, Rob and Doug Ford, the darlings of the dimwitted, the bastions of the benighted, the exemplars of intellectual enfeeblement, will live to fight another day.

Sun News, favored by those who like their commentary simple and absolutist, the place where the good . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Medium Of The Moronic

Politics and its Discontents: I Have No Shame

Not one to take the high road, I will state the obvious here. Clearly, the Rob Ford bobblehead is not built to scale.

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Politics and its Discontents: One Picture Really Is Worth A Thousand Words

Who invited this guy?

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Politics and its Discontents: Uh Oh – The Big Boy’s Mad

One cannot help but wonder if Toronto’s Chief Buffoon, Rob Ford, had been ‘over served’ in some capacity (take your pick of mind/mood altering substances) before making this call to Sun reporter Joe Warmington last night. Recommend this Post

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

Politics and its Discontents: Sometimes It Is Hard Not To Feel Smug

Many years ago, the singer Mac Davis wrote and performed a satirical song entitled “It’s Hard To Be Humble,” about a man so impressed with himself that he has no insight whatsoever into what a buffoon he really is.

I sometimes think of that song when I ponder the shenanigans of . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Sometimes It Is Hard Not To Feel Smug

Politics and its Discontents: More on Rob Ford

I hope that I can be forgiven for what might appear to some as either an unhealthy obsession with Toronto’s chief magistrate or an Ontario-centric regional preoccupation. It’s just that I continue to be fascinated by the fact that Canada’s largest city is led by someone so manifestly unsuited for the job. What . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More on Rob Ford

Politics and its Discontents: ‘Sheriff’ Ford ‘Clarifies’ His Statements

I wonder if there is anyone within the Rob Ford administration with the courage to tell him to just keep his mouth shut for the sake of Toronto’s rapidly-waning reputation? Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: ‘Sheriff’ Ford ‘Clarifies’ His Statements

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: 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

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 Spirit of the People is not Dead in Toronto

For someone who believes in the potential power of the people, this small demonstration against Rob Ford’s brutish abuse of power is heartening. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: A Crippled General Laid Bare

That is the phrase Star columnist Royson James uses to describe Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Even if you live nowhere near the city, his analysis of power misused and abused makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the mentality and tactics of the right-wing. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Crippled General Laid Bare

Politics and its Discontents: The Toronto Star- Another Winning Editorial Cartoon.

One of the many reason I love The Star. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Toronto’s Thuggish Mayor

The thuggish mentality of the Ford crew is captured rather nicely here, I think.

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Politics and its Discontents: An Elephant in the Room

I had a dream last night that Rob Ford and his brother were in my home, and everywhere they sat, the furniture broke. Could it be a metaphor for the policy impoverishment now afflicting Toronto, and accelerated by the firing of Gary Webster?

But then again, I suppose a literal interpretation would not be out . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Elephant in the Room