Mayor Ford- With all the crap going on in Ontario- a Billion for the gas plants, and?


Goober
#1
With all the crap going on in Ontario- a Billion for the gas plants, a Mayor facing charges - a possible tax increase for Transit- 200 plus Mil for Cisco and on and on..........................
Why is Ford the Number 1 target for the Star and others.

So an open discussion on all that is crap in Ontario and why is Ford is the Number 1 news story in Ontario.
Vendetta or Journalism at a new low?
 
taxslave
#2
Ford is #1 story because he is most hated by the left.
 
Goober
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Ford is #1 story because he is most hated by the left.

I agree.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/...ues-on-parade/
 
taxslave
#4
Come to think of it most of the other problems facing Ontario are caused by those left of Mayor Ford. Deflection perhaps?
 
petros
+1
#5
Ontario is getting as bad as BC (basket case).
 
karrie
+2
#6
Because he's fat, uncouth, and his addictions and flaws are apparent to the world. That makes him an easy target, and more importantly, it makes readers feel superior.


Feeling like your politicians are ****ing up is one thing, but, we're still conditioned to think that even a crappy politician is socially above us. So, we get mad, but we shrug it off as a society because, well, they're still better than us. Newspapers know this. They know we won't keep buying to read the tales of politicians not being good at their jobs. We don't wallow in people who are above us making mistakes, in fact, the opposite is true, we tend to shy away from it a bit.


Ford however, has knocked himself so far out of the realm of 'politician', that he is now wallowing somewhere around 'used car salesman'. People feel above him. They will spend their time emotionally stroking themselves over how much better they are than him. He may as well be right alongside Miley Cyrus.
 
Goober
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Come to think of it most of the other problems facing Ontario are caused by those left of Mayor Ford. Deflection perhaps?

From the Green Plan that will raise elec costs as predicted about 8 years ago or more, to a new high. Reports were made and the Left wing ignored it. Why?
The gas plant cancellation- It would have failed at the review level- but the Libs wanted to win.
The mayor that is facing charges. A former Liberal.Fuk me he is still a Liberal-
Tax increases are coming in the Prov.
But Ford is the story.
Why?
Why are his numbers holding?
 
taxslave
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Ontario is getting as bad as BC (basket case).

sometimes I think banana case might be more appropriate.
 
petros
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post



Ford however, has knocked himself so far out of the realm of 'politician', that he is now wallowing somewhere around 'used car salesman'. People feel above him. They will spend their time emotionally stroking themselves over how much better they are than him. He may as well be right alongside Miley Cyrus.

I'm waiting for Rob Ford Towing on cable.

Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

sometimes I think banana case might be more appropriate.

Either way, it's screwed.
 
Tonington
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#10  Top Rated Post
Isn't it obvious? It's because he responds exactly how they want him to. You could say he's being trolled, and he responds in kind. That's what sells advertisements in media today. I especially love the concern trolling from Black. Hilarious.
 
Goober
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Isn't it obvious? It's because he responds exactly how they want him to. You could say he's being trolled, and he responds in kind. That's what sells advertisements in media today. I especially love the concern trolling from Black. Hilarious.

It is and they go right along. But the star was out for Ford from day 1.
 
Sal
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

With all the crap going on in Ontario- a Billion for the gas plants, a Mayor facing charges - a possible tax increase for Transit- 200 plus Mil for Cisco and on and on..........................
Why is Ford the Number 1 target for the Star and others.

So an open discussion on all that is crap in Ontario and why is Ford is the Number 1 news story in Ontario.
Vendetta or Journalism at a new low?

neither....

why....mindless diversion... he is in your face fuked up... rich, bright, privileged, had it all, p issed it away and messed up beyond all known reason...he is bigger than life, looks like he could stroke out at any second, yet he keeps going like the Ever Ready bunny

I hope he regroups and cleans himself up or the laughs will fade and we will watch a comedy become a tragedy if it hasn't already

sometimes there is no return from the abyss
 
Goober
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

neither....

why....mindless diversion... he is in your face fuked up... rich, bright, privileged, had it all, p issed it away and messed up beyond all known reason...he is bigger than life, looks like he could stroke out at any second, yet he keeps going like the Ever Ready bunny

I hope he regroups and cleans himself up or the laughs will fade and we will watch a comedy become a tragedy if it hasn't already

Are more important stories going on- Corruption at the prov (gas plants) and a local mayor- Not often in the news are they?
 
Sal
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Are more important stories going on- Corruption at the prov (gas plants) and a local mayor- Not often in the news are they?

nope, people have too much going on in their lives, they don't want to deal with reality, it is too painful, we are too powerless...in reality how this unfolds in TO will affect most people in a zero,minimalistic kind of way...they don't care if big Rob implodes... their life goes on...the other stuff will affect "us"

it's like viewing a rock star ... everything's at a distance...little emotion or investment other than a momentary "ping" on their radar
 
petros
#15
Planets orbit around Stars.
 
Sal
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Planets orbit around Stars.

yeah they do, I just hope it doesn't end up being a shooting star on its way to burn out
 
tay
+1
#17
 
Goober
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

nope, people have too much going on in their lives, they don't want to deal with reality, it is too painful, we are too powerless...in reality how this unfolds in TO will affect most people in a zero,minimalistic kind of way...they don't care if big Rob implodes... their life goes on...the other stuff will affect "us"

it's like viewing a rock star ... everything's at a distance...little emotion or investment other than a momentary "ping" on their radar

So what is important they ignore due to time evaluation.
 
damngrumpy
#19
Ford is a boastful addict and god knows what else. He is an outrageous role model
for children and cavorts about with the most questionable people in Toronto at the
cities expense. In addition he has considerable support from people with as big a
problem with questionable ethics as he does.
You can save the world from god knows what but if you are an idiot people still see
you as an idiot. The world sees this man as a buffoon and a nut case an addicts
and a fool. The problem is many in Toronto don't him in the same light. It leads me
to believe all the outrageous things people have said about Toronto might in fact be
true. Everyone gets fifteen minutes of fame Ford has had an hour and still insists
there might be someone out there that doesn't know he's crazy and by god he is going
to tell them. Why wouldn't the paper help spread the story of a man with no class
I would be surprised if they didn't.
 
Sal
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

So what is important they ignore due to time evaluation.

I think goob they just ignore what they can't not change and focus on things which are directly in their path

and let things like Ford entertain them
 
BornRuff
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Ford is #1 story because he is most hated by the left.

This would make sense if the Toronto Sun wasn't one of the most enthusiastic participants in this. Remember when they released an entire special issue late in the day on Halloween. 20 pages all about how Ford needs to GTFO?

Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

With all the crap going on in Ontario- a Billion for the gas plants, a Mayor facing charges - a possible tax increase for Transit- 200 plus Mil for Cisco and on and on..........................
Why is Ford the Number 1 target for the Star and others.

So an open discussion on all that is crap in Ontario and why is Ford is the Number 1 news story in Ontario.
Vendetta or Journalism at a new low?

Why does this have anything to do with The Star? He has been front page news for every major news outlet, even around the world for a brief period.

As far as political stories go, there has been no shortage of coverage of the gas plant scandal. It has been covered heavily for well over a year now. Our freaking Premier resigned over it. The police are investigating. It is a big deal.

Rob's story is different though. It stopped being about politics a long time ago. It is a human drama. How many TV shows are there based around drugs, gangsters, hookers, partying, etc etc, compared to the number of TV shows about negotiating deals to relocate public infrastructure projects? The subject matter is simply more accessible and entertaining.

Nobody knows this more than Ford himself. He built his whole political image on it. He focuses on small things that everyone can understand, like free food or free parking for city councilors, instead of larger more abstract issues.

If Ford wants it to go away, he certainly hasn't help that with his international media tour.
 
SLM
+1
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Ford is #1 story because he is most hated by the left.

Not really, hate is not what it is. He's an easy target because of hs own tabloid behavior. He reacts in a manner that keeps the game going.

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Ontario is getting as bad as BC (basket case).

And don't think that doesn't piss me off!

Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Isn't it obvious? It's because he responds exactly how they want him to. You could say he's being trolled, and he responds in kind. That's what sells advertisements in media today. I especially love the concern trolling from Black. Hilarious.

Sad state for journalism don't you think?
 
taxslave
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Looks like they are cleaning up after lefties. Again.
 
Liberalman
#24
Even the gay community is complaining about Ontario's openly lesbian Premier.
 
petros
+1
#25
As they should.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

From the Green Plan that will raise elec costs as predicted about 8 years ago or more, to a new high. Reports were made and the Left wing ignored it. Why?
The gas plant cancellation- It would have failed at the review level- but the Libs wanted to win.
The mayor that is facing charges. A former Liberal.Fuk me he is still a Liberal-
Tax increases are coming in the Prov.
But Ford is the story.
Why?
Why are his numbers holding?

I don't know why Ford's numbers are holding other than to acknowledge that people are willing to hold their noses because of all the idiots from previous administrations. There is an air of arrogance in the core of Toronto that is no secret. That city hall has a debris trail of wasted money, union corruption and expense plans that included lavish retirement parties and donations to the LEATHER BALL of all things. What is the Leather Ball you ask?



One city counselor used part of his office budget to donate to this Gala event.

Don't take my word for it. Read on:

This snippit is from the National Post

The leather ball
Retiring councillor Kyle Rae, already facing criticism for his publicly funded $12,000 retirement party made infamous by the Ford campaign, recorded another questionable, albeit much smaller, expense: he paid the $421 permit fee for a competition hosted by Mr. Leatherman Toronto in Allan Gardens in August. “Please accept our sincere appreciation for your very kind offer to pay the permit fees for our recent Leatherball-in-the-Park event,” states an attached note from the director of the competition, which raised money for gay and lesbian charities. Mr. Rae, who also expensed $700 in tickets to the Pride gala and more than $8,000 on a pair of overseas AIDS conferences, did not respond to messages.

Here's a link with the rest of the crap they were doing before Ford became Mayor.

Oh, and here;s a picture of said counselor Kyle Rae
After he threw himself a $12,000 party on the taxpayers dime



As to the other scandals in Ontario. The gas plant was nothing short of criminal. Nibyism to save three Liberal seats in an election. That is what Dalton McGuinty did, was bilk the taxpayers out of one billion dollars to save 3 LIBERAL SEATS in Oakville during the last Provincial election. Then the gutless little puke bag didn't even hang around to face the music, instead he hit the road. He should be ****ing charged because he is no better than Bernie Madoff. In the middle of a ****ing recession no less!

Maybe that's why Fords numbers are holding, because at its core, Ford might have a ****ed up personal life, but he's kept his pudgy hand out of the people wallet. Unlike all these other assbags.
 
petros
#27
Hooray for leather fags.
 
Liberalman
#28
Ford reminds me of Santa Clause whose red outfit comes from coke so Ford was just following tradition.
 
BornRuff
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

I don't know why Ford's numbers are holding other than to acknowledge that people are willing to hold their noses because of all the idiots from previous administrations. There is an air of arrogance in the core of Toronto that is no secret. That city hall has a debris trail of wasted money, union corruption and expense plans that included lavish retirement parties and donations to the LEATHER BALL of all things. What is the Leather Ball you ask?



One city counselor used part of his office budget to donate to this Gala event.

Don't take my word for it. Read on:

This snippit is from the National Post

The leather ball
Retiring councillor Kyle Rae, already facing criticism for his publicly funded $12,000 retirement party made infamous by the Ford campaign, recorded another questionable, albeit much smaller, expense: he paid the $421 permit fee for a competition hosted by Mr. Leatherman Toronto in Allan Gardens in August. “Please accept our sincere appreciation for your very kind offer to pay the permit fees for our recent Leatherball-in-the-Park event,” states an attached note from the director of the competition, which raised money for gay and lesbian charities. Mr. Rae, who also expensed $700 in tickets to the Pride gala and more than $8,000 on a pair of overseas AIDS conferences, did not respond to messages.

Here's a link with the rest of the crap they were doing before Ford became Mayor.

Oh, and here;s a picture of said counselor Kyle Rae
After he threw himself a $12,000 party on the taxpayers dime

None of those pictures are from the event that Rae provided the permit for. You provided pictures from some night club and a bathhouse, while the event in question took place in the park near Allen Gardens.

Also, this didn't really cost us anything since it was a "payment" from the city to the city.

Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

As to the other scandals in Ontario. The gas plant was nothing short of criminal. Nibyism to save three Liberal seats in an election. That is what Dalton McGuinty did, was bilk the taxpayers out of one billion dollars to save 3 LIBERAL SEATS in Oakville during the last Provincial election. Then the gutless little puke bag didn't even hang around to face the music, instead he hit the road. He should be ****ing charged because he is no better than Bernie Madoff. In the middle of a ****ing recession no less!

Maybe that's why Fords numbers are holding, because at its core, Ford might have a ****ed up personal life, but he's kept his pudgy hand out of the people wallet. Unlike all these other assbags.

Lets not forget that the conservatives campaigned on doing the exact same thing. Hudak stood in front of one of the plants and said they were "Done Done Done".

Why are you mad that McGuinty resigned? If he oversaw such a huge mistake, shouldn't he take responsibility for that? It in no way shields him from any legal action if that is warranted. It actually makes him more open to that because they were not able to force him to testify while he was Premier.
 
lone wolf
+2
#30
Ford's mouth could serve as his coffin. His ego gets in the way of common sense
 
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