August 20, 2010

Ford Lovers

Nah, not those kind of Fords. I love Ford trucks, and lots of old Fords still turn my crank.

No, I'm talking politician extraordinaire, and mayor wannabe, Rob Ford. I'm sorry, people. It's just too easy. And not because the Star hates him. The man is a veritable career-wrecking crew all by his lonesome. He doesn't need any help.

I do love this quote, however. Found to have been soliciting funds for his football activities using City of Toronto letterhead and resources (yeah, the guy who says he uses a buck fifty a year in office costs), say this: “I do not understand why it would be inappropriate to solicit funds for an arm’s-length charitable cause using my regular employment letterhead.”

Really? You don't understand? Vote this man for mayor, and cry later. It's not the fact he gets busted for drunk driving. It's not the fact that he bleats like a drunken blowhard at a Maple Leaf game, denies it, admits it, and carries on.


That is the problem. Right there. You're not a renegade, a rebel, a (dare I say it) rogue, it's that you're so blissfully unaware that you have landed on that spot because you're an idiot, not because you're a calculating, devastatingly good chess player.

It's like Sarah Palin got ugly and gained a hundred pounds or so. And it's like Toronto voters got all stupid and quit demanding they be represented by something better than this.

This is not a game. And I don't care how peeved you were by previous representation (make fun of Miller all you like; Lastman is still a drunk-uncle-at-Christmas kinda memory), Toronto is a huge city with a huge reputation. Knee jerk reactions tend to always end up being less about knees, and far more about jerks.

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Blogger Lucywestie said...

Im glad I live out here in the boonies. Ford reminds me of those big guys you see at a buffet, sweating over the ribs while salivating over the array of food with a plate piled 12 inches high. Not a pretty sight.
Wouldnt get my vote, then again, we have elections out here this year and we have basically threatened the current incumbents that if they approve the 120 unit apartment complex that they want to put in behind us, they better have a second job to go to after the election.

August 21, 2010 12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todays Saturday Sun. Joe Warmington. Be informed.

August 21, 2010 2:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Sun" and "informed" in the same comment. funny.

Well said Lorraine. I live in Toronto and Ford scares the bejesus out of me. Scarier still are the buffoons who want to vote for him. At times like this I wish I lived in the boonies.

August 21, 2010 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my god I love you! The hubby and I have been talking about plastering the one car in the GO parking lot that has Rob Ford stickers all over it with bumper stickers saying "Republicans for Voldemort" on them.

August 23, 2010 11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you got it right! here's a guy who:

1. hates the working poor (against equal pay for equal work)
2. hates immigrants (too many instances to count his awful comment)
3. hates coloured people (where do I even start?)
4. hates kids playing football (soccer mom on steroids)
5. hates women (domestic assault)
6. has plans to reduce cost in city hall by halving the counsellors for Canada's biggest city

What is even scarier is the people who want to support him. He's brought out every red neck within a five mile radius.

What's terrible is, I'm not voting for Smitherman, because he's better. Just because he's the lesser of 2 evils!

August 23, 2010 1:04 PM  

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