...but that's no excuse. So I present to you an extra-long super entertaining adventure through the land of Rob Ford!
For those outside of Toronto...you may not know who our mayor is, but as everyone enjoys a little schadenfreude now and again, I'm sure you won't mind a Toronto-centric post...and chances are if you live elsewhere in Canada, you'll think anything I write is Toronto-centric regardless...HA. I kid...?
So let me be begin, by presenting our mayor...Rob Ford:
|Thank you baby jesus that I don't believe in.|
My writing is nothing beautiful to behold, but at least I have the excuse of being raised in the age of computers...by 8 years old, I was typing almost all my school projects on my trusty 386.
But Rob Ford? That
The guy was a joke...yes, a joke on council for 10 years. But he starts spouting off about "gravy trains" and "respect for the taxpayer" (but never actually produced evidence of any over spending, or any viable plans for delivering the "respect" he so often soundbite'd about...), and it seems that all anybody needed was a catch-phrase.
Well, here's a catchphrase we should get used to: LAUGHINGSTOCK. This is the man that over 100k chose to lead our city, presenting his "transit plan" which baffles the mind with its idiocy... Here is someones review of Ford's video:
Ah yes, let's paint the curbs to indicate parking laws and remove the need for signs...Except of course that one of the colours means...READ THE SIGNS. The sheer stupidity of this suggestion is only made worse when you remember that Toronto usually spends several months a year covered in snow...WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE SIGNS ON POLES.
If the debacle of cancelling Transit City, then restarting it, followed by his continuous attempts to subvert democracy haven't convinced of his inability to work with others...here are some clips from his time on council:
And my personal favourite:
So why am I ragging so hard on
I'm tired of listening to a ignorant bully stomp and smash his way through the democratic process. I'm tired of him treating hundreds of thousands of Torontonians' opinions as invalid. I'm also tired of him flipping off little girls. In fact, I'm tired of writing about
- Suggesting we ban immigration to Toronto... I don't know what entertains me more...his behaviour, or that he thought he had the authority to change immigration laws...
- That time he was pulled over for a DUI in Florida, then tried to bribe the officer...then lied about it to the media
- When his mother-in-law called 911 on Christmas day because he was drunk, and trying to take the children
Yea, it's all a little depressing...but at least this man exists on council. Thank you Adam. You are a giant douche for what happened on Ossington...but this kind of makes up for it.
To all the American voters out there, take a long look at the monstrosity that is Rick Santorum, and remember, there is no such thing as unelectable...a terrifying concept indeed...