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The Ranting Canadian: John Tory, the leading Conservative Party candidate for Toronto…

John Tory, the leading Conservative Party candidate for Toronto mayor, has gotten endorsements from the Conservative Toronto Sun (after they previously promoted the Ford brothers), the Conservative Globe and Mail, Conservative Toronto city councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, a bunch of other lesser-known Conservative city councillors, federal Conservative Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, Conservative prime minister . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: John Tory, the leading Conservative Party candidate for Toronto…

The Ranting Canadian: Doug Ford should drop out of the Toronto mayoral race – he is…

Doug Ford should drop out of the Toronto mayoral race – he is splitting the anti-John Tory vote. John Tory should drop out of the mayoral race because he is splitting the anti-Doug Ford vote. They should both drop out because they are both splitting the pro-Chow vote.

If that sounds silly . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Doug Ford should drop out of the Toronto mayoral race – he is…

The Ranting Canadian: Gallery: Doug Ford campaign posters.

Gallery: Doug Ford campaign posters.

The Ranting Canadian: No wonder Rob Ford is so screwed up. His mother is Dame Edna…

No wonder Rob Ford is so screwed up. His mother is Dame Edna and his father was Nosh from the movie Eat the Rich (see photos above).

But seriously folks, you good people of the great city of Toronto, there’s something disturbing about Ford’s mother . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: No wonder Rob Ford is so screwed up. His mother is Dame Edna…

The Ranting Canadian: Photo Gallery: May Day 2014 in Toronto The theme of the 2014…

Photo Gallery: May Day 2014 in Toronto

The theme of the 2014 Toronto May Day (International Workers Day) event was Honour Communities: Fight Capitalism. The chilly evening rally started at Alan Gardens, transformed into a march west on Carlton/College, and concluded at Queen’s Park with . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Photo Gallery: May Day 2014 in Toronto
The theme of the 2014…

The Ranting Canadian: Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff…

Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff party, his new theme song could be “Half Empty Halls” by The Evaporators.

By most accounts, the April 17, 2014 event was a flop, with low turnout, no “history in the making” moments (another Ford promise broken), none of the celebrity appearances . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff…

The Ranting Canadian: This song is “Crad Kilodney Was Innocent” by the…

This song is “Crad Kilodney Was Innocent” by the Toronto punk band Armed and Hammered, in response to the news that cult author Crad Kilodney has died. He was a unique and eccentric fixture on downtown Toronto streets for many years, selling off-the-wall self-published books on his own. His titles included Pork College, I . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: This song is “Crad Kilodney Was Innocent” by the…

The Ranting Canadian: Just when you thought the lying scumbag Rob Ford couldn’t…

Just when you thought the lying scumbag Rob Ford couldn’t sink any lower, he belly flops into the filthy, shitty muck yet again. During a softball interview by Conrad Black on the show Zoomer TV — which aired on December 9, 2013 on the religious channel, Vision — the lying, corrupt mayor spouted . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Just when you thought the lying scumbag Rob Ford couldn’t…

The Ranting Canadian: News roundup: November 30, 2013 Here are a few thoughts about…

News roundup: November 30, 2013

Here are a few thoughts about recent Canadian political stories (in no particular order).

Liberal spin on the Toronto Centre by-election

Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberals have been falsely claiming they ran a wholly positive campaign in the Toronto Centre by-election, and that this . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: News roundup: November 30, 2013
Here are a few thoughts about…

The Ranting Canadian: It’s not really about the crack, or at least it’s…

It’s not really about the crack, or at least it’s not all about the crack. The crack-centred Rob Ford jokes, skits, songs and Internet memes certainly have been entertaining, but Ford’s recent crack use is but one of the many reasons he is hopelessly unqualified to be mayor of the largest city in . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: It’s not really about the crack, or at least it’s…

The Ranting Canadian: This clip from the movie Tommy Boy is almost a re-enactment of…

This clip from the movie Tommy Boy is almost a re-enactment of a typical scene from Rob Ford’s life. Here are a couple more Ford-like clips from Tommy Boy: clip1 and clip 2, and here are six ways the fictional character Tommy Callahan (played by Chris Farley) differs from the real-life disgraced mayor . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: This clip from the movie Tommy Boy is almost a re-enactment of…

The Ranting Canadian: "Ah yeah, sure I know. It’s a free country. You know you…

“Ah yeah, sure I know. It’s a free country. You know you got the right. But I got a badge, what do you got?”

That line from West Side Story sums up the attitude of many – if not most – cops, especially in Toronto. They are confident that their police . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: "Ah yeah, sure I know. It’s a free country. You know you…

The Ranting Canadian: These photos are just begging to have captions or speech bubbles…

These photos are just begging to have captions or speech bubbles added.

What a bunch of crooks and parasites these Conservatives are — all brought to power by cheating, lying and taking advantage of an antiquated, semi-democratic, rigged system.

We warned you, but millions didn’t listen. Many still remain . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: These photos are just begging to have captions or speech bubbles…

The Ranting Canadian: ●          “People have got to know whether or not their…

● “People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.” – disgraced American president Richard Nixon

● “I don’t recall. I don’t recall that.” – disgraced American president Ronald Reagan

● “A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: ●          “People have got to know whether or not their…

The Ranting Canadian: Here’s my final photo from the International Workers Day…

Here’s my final photo from the International Workers Day rally in downtown Toronto on May 1, 2013. I couldn’t resist snapping a pic of this “Bourgeois” tour bus parked near the starting point of the Mayday march. Obviously I wasn’t the only one who saw the dry humour in this, because someone else posted . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Here’s my final photo from the International Workers Day…

The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 3 These are various photos of…

Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 3

These are various photos of the International Workers Day march in downtown Toronto during the evening of May 1, 2013. A wide range of groups, individuals, causes and ideologies were represented — under the common banner of working class power.

. . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 3
These are various photos of…

The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2 Two current issues that were…

Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2

Two current issues that were emphasized at the 2013 International Workers Day rally in Toronto were the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a recent factory collapse in Bangladesh (and the continuing systematic exploitation of all sweatshop workers in that country) . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2
Two current issues that were…

The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 1 These pictures are from the…

Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 1

These pictures are from the starting point of the International Workers Day rally in downtown Toronto in the early evening of May 1, 2013. The trees and sunlight in these five photos highlight the other, much older, aspect of Mayday: nature, rebirth . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 1
These pictures are from the…

The Ranting Canadian: Rob Ford, Toronto’s part-time mayor, is an addict. Among…

Rob Ford, Toronto’s part-time mayor, is an addict. Among other things, he is addicted to lying. Those who are always quick to believe his side of the story are enablers. Ford doesn’t need defending; he needs an intervention. He’s not just hurting himself; he’s hurting the whole city.

Ford has a long, . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Rob Ford, Toronto’s part-time mayor, is an addict. Among…

The Ranting Canadian: I couldn’t resist posting this. According to the…

I couldn’t resist posting this. According to the CBC:

“A monkey wearing a miniature shearling coat and diapers was collected by animal services on Sunday afternoon, after shoppers spotted the animal in the parking lot of a Toronto Ikea store.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/12/09/toronto-monkey-ikea.html

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Rob Ford calls Toronto “one of the safest cities in the world” after deadly shooting

Reacting to the Danzig Street shooting, which left two dead and another 24 injured, the “furious” mayor of Canada’s largest city assures us that Toronto has “the greatest police service in the world.” He invites Torontonians to “declare war on these violent gangs.” The kind that will “catch these criminals and get them off our . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Rob Ford calls Toronto “one of the safest cities in the world” after deadly shooting