Crackhead mayor (Toronto Mayor Rob Ford)

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by DrRingDing, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

  2. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

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  3. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    Marion Barry did this when he was mayor of DC, at a time when the city had a serious crack problem.
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  4. white rabbit

    white rabbit Less than zero R.I.P.

    I've been known to hit a pipe from time to time, and I'm a perfectly well-functioning and productive member of society. How about some positive crackhead role models? It's not all misery and despair.
  5. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    Full of it.

    An elongated blag.

    Crack + carrying that amount of weight = a dead mayor soon.
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  6. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    It's political correctness gone mad!
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  7. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    He said his admission was "like a thousand pounds had been lifted off his shoulders."
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  8. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Ironclad Activist

    At this point it isn't even the crack that should be the issue. Rob Ford is and always has been a buffoon, he's been shielded by his older brother on council and has had the support of right wing media for years, in spite of having basically accomplished nothing and having been caught out numerous times before breaking the law, berating his opponents and accusing them of conspiracy for any criticism, and generally making an ass of himself.
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  9. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Ironclad Activist

  10. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    Boing Boing have been going on about the crackhead mayor all year... nobody seems to have cared till now, except all the people who did obviously.

    this ones for you Rob
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  11. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    The crack-smoking buffoon has held onto his job this long, I think he might hang on until the election.

  12. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

  13. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Rob Ford argues against harm reduction strategies:
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  14. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    this fat bastard was on the rolling news this morning. The crackhead fair ruined my second cup of coffee
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  15. tar1984

    tar1984 write a song, i'll sing along

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  16. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

  17. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless

    That is some pretty fucking insincere acting.

    I think what sticks in my mouth is the fact he represents everything what is bad about politicians and those in power in one bloated caricature. Right wing, check, corpulent, check, ignorant, check check, self obsessed, check, bully, you really could go on and on.
    He really is surplus i do not understand how people like him get elected?
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  18. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    satan imo
  19. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Well, there goes the frying pan theory.

  20. youngian

    youngian Well-Known Member

    When crack smoking Washington Mayor Marion Barry was caught, he told the press he had spent so much time looking after other people in his job that he hadn't had time to tend to himself. Now thats the sort of slick bullshit we expect from a Mayor.
  21. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    ...Or about 25 rocks
  22. Frances Lengel

    Frances Lengel Atrophied Member Banned


    You can pretend you did that on purpose if you want.
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  23. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    Surely he was reaching out to a section of his community in order to understand their needs and wants.


    If only our politicians had that depth of reach and going that extra mile for the sake of their constituent's on the fringes of their society.
  24. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Well, there goes the frying pan theory.
  25. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

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  26. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Well, there goes the frying pan theory.


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  27. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Ironclad Activist

    It helps to go back to the 90's and Mike Harris' (Ontario conservative premier 1994ish - 2002) program of amalgamation where all the medium to large municipalities were forced to merge into larger units with their adjacent areas. This downloaded a lot of essential services onto cities and mated more liberal/progressive downtown areas with more conservative suburbs and rural areas. It's the suburbanites who constitute 'Ford Nation', they also form the backbone of Steven Harpers base of support in Ontario. They basically represent suburbanite interests in cutting services and taxes, and in particular with Rob Ford, supporting car culture. One of the biggest debates for Ford was the question of how to expand Toronto's Transit system. Most of council, and anyone sensible for that matter, wanted street level light rail whereas Ford insisted on below ground subway even though it would cost something like three times more and serve half as many people. He opposed LRT because it would have competed with cars, its the same reason he removed perfectly useful bike lanes on some of the major streets.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens with him, Ford nation still supports him, in fact some polls suggest his support has risen a bit! But he no longer has the support of his elite backers as signified by the Toronto Sun newspaper (exactly like the paper you folks have in the UK and a long time supporter of Ford) calling for him to step down. This may end up like the Tea party where the entrenched conservative interests loose control of their pawns.
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  28. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    A crackhead mayor, unbelievable

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  29. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

  30. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

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