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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 11:45:36 »
This has been a good week. Spence is off her diet and back to playing Hamburgler, and the entire Left on Toronto is likely screaming mad right about now.

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 12:19:12 »
Yup,..that noise you here all the way over there is Danjanou howling in laughter at work today.
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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 12:25:00 »
Or all the heads exploding in the Toronto Star building.

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 12:39:39 »
Yup,..that noise you here all the way over there is Danjanou howling in laughter at work today.

Nope too busy working, the rest of the building is either sitting in shock or gone to starbucks as a sign of rigtheous ( leftist?) indignation >:D
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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 12:47:23 »
Nope too busy working, the rest of the building is either sitting in shock or gone to starbucks as a sign of rigtheous ( leftist?) indignation >:D


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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 13:36:17 »
I served under nine Toronto Mayors and four Metro Chairmen.

I retired before Mayor Ford was elected, but he seems to support our Emergency Services about as much as any of his predecessors did.

That's just my opinion based on memory, and I could be wrong.

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 14:50:38 »
Speaking as a pinko, leftie, socialist, Starbucks drinking, Toronto Star reader:  8)
It's great to see him still in office. Two more years for him to continue to screwup and turn off the voters of TO.
Plus a bonus, it saved us from all the "Sturm und Drang" if he had lost his appeal.
It's all good.  :D

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 22:58:59 »
http://gawker.com/5978975/the-best-of-torontos-insane-terrible-mayor-rob-ford-an-introduction-for-americans

This isn't a right and left issue, the guy is an idiot and should not be mayor of any city, never mind the biggest city in Canada. It's an embarrassment. This whole revolt against "intellectuals" and "elitists" has to stop. I WANT my politicians to be smart guys. Toronto is facing complex issues and it takes a nuanced approach to be successful. Not knee jerk policies based on what Rob Ford thinks will resonate with the "average" person. It's time for a return to effects-based policy, without window dressing from the right OR the left.

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 23:04:46 »
http://gawker.com/5978975/the-best-of-torontos-insane-terrible-mayor-rob-ford-an-introduction-for-americans

This isn't a right and left issue, the guy is an idiot and should not be mayor of any city, never mind the biggest city in Canada. It's an embarrassment. This whole revolt against "intellectuals" and "elitists" has to stop. I WANT my politicians to be smart guys. Toronto is facing complex issues and it takes a nuanced approach to be successful. Not knee jerk policies based on what Rob Ford thinks will resonate with the "average" person. It's time for a return to effects-based policy, without window dressing from the right OR the left.

So...what are you saying about the electorate in Toronto?  Can they not be trusted, on their own, to pick their own mayor?  Or do you insist on a veto, if you don't like the election results?

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 23:08:57 »
So...what are you saying about the electorate of Ontario?  Can they not be trusted, on their own, to pick their own premier?  Or do you insist on a veto, if you don't like the election results?

Seems to be a common thread.
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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 23:13:07 »
I think we are seeing the results of the creation of the megacity. It's well documented that voters in the outlying regions of Toronto tended to support Ford more than voter living in Toronto proper. I have nothing against the voters in Etobicoke and Scarborough, but Ford's agenda was and is tailored for them rather than the rest of Toronto.

Read those quotes on the link above. They are offensive, downright stupid and totally inappropriate for someone of his position.

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 23:18:49 »
Who elects more idiot mayors than Toronto?   Nooooooooo bodyyy!
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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2013, 23:31:24 »
So Kilo, if you actually believe in liberal democratic values (Classical Liberal values like free speech, individual liberty, property rights and the Rule of Law), then you will support the decision and let Mayor Ford carry on with what the voters elected him to do.

It seems strange that I am supposed to grit my teeth and say nothing for 9 years of Dalton McGuinty running Ontario into the ground, with the full knowledge and consent of the Ontario voters, but not accept Mayor Ford's actions despite the full knowledge and consent of Toronto's voters.
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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 23:34:02 »
Who elects more idiot mayors than Toronto?   Nooooooooo bodyyy!
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He did come out and thank the Army for shoveling out the bus stops though....sure, the streets still weren't cleared for the buses to drive, but hey, he meant well.
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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2013, 23:50:06 »
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So Kilo, if you actually believe in liberal democratic values (Classical Liberal values like free speech, individual liberty, property rights and the Rule of Law), then you will support the decision and let Mayor Ford carry on with what the voters elected him to do.

It seems strange that I am supposed to grit my teeth and say nothing for 9 years of Dalton McGuinty running Ontario into the ground, with the full knowledge and consent of the Ontario voters, but not accept Mayor Ford's actions despite the full knowledge and consent of Toronto's voters.

I do not support the decision, as I disagree with it on the basis of what he did, not who he is. You're not supposed to do anything. I'm also not a fan of McGuinty. I don't think this to has to be a left and right issue, Ford broke the rules, that's the main point. I just wanted to point out that he's also incredibly ignorant and offensive.

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2013, 23:52:20 »
If you read the judgment, Council broke the rules.
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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2013, 00:39:17 »
Not the greatest fan of Ford but I like him much more that Magder or Clayton Ruby. IMHO this was nothing more or less than a thinly veiled attempt to do an end run on democracy.

Regardless of what one thinks of the electorate's choice, one man and his lawyer should not be allowed to bring down a democratically elected public official over something as trivial as this issue was.

The real problem here is that the Ontario government still hasn't cleaned up the legislation notwithstanding they have been previously told it's draconian and should be amended.

For anyone interested, here's the decision. It's a well reasoned one.

http://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/decisions/2013ONSC0263.htm

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2013, 04:26:13 »
I think we are seeing the results of the creation of the megacity. It's well documented that voters in the outlying regions of Toronto tended to support Ford more than voter living in Toronto proper. I have nothing against the voters in Etobicoke and Scarborough, but Ford's agenda was and is tailored for them rather than the rest of Toronto.

Read those quotes on the link above. They are offensive, downright stupid and totally inappropriate for someone of his position.

And Miller, didn't tailor HIS agenda and approach to those mainly resided in the former City of Toronto while ignoring North York, Scarborough, and Etobicoke?   Right.  ::)

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2013, 07:43:13 »
So...what are you saying about the electorate of Ontario?  Can they not be trusted, on their own, to pick their own premier?  Or do you insist on a veto, if you don't like the election results?

Seems to be a common thread.
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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2013, 17:02:31 »
My beef with provincial / federal elections, you do not actually vote for the Premier / PM. So you may like the one in your riding, but not the one that would lead....
Whereas civic elections, there the leader is voted upon.

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At the municipal level in most cases (but not all) you vote for the man or woman. In Ford's case that's who the electorate chose.

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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2013, 20:05:32 »
Another example of the increasingly worrying trend of those dissatisfied with the results of an election attempting to overturn said result through the courts.
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Re: Mayor Ford Wins Appeal, Stays on as Mayor
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2013, 19:55:28 »
The schemes of garden variety "idiots" don't usually do too much damage when the schemes go wrong.  The schemes of "intellectuals" and "elites" frig up spectacularly because those people spend too much time blowing sunshine up each others' asses and start to believe their own narcissistic preening.
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Blair could say more about Ford's involvement
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 09:32:01 »
http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/713015/chief-bill-blair-could-say-more-about-rob-fords-involvement-in-project-traveller-experts/

Prosecution should be happy with Blair's refusal "to say more". Not only that everyone should be presumed innocent until proven guilty but the fact that it would be a great embarrassment for the the commies in prosecutor's office if the PRESCRIPTION PERIOD applies which means that a criminal offense can be rendered null and void if no lawsuit was brought within the period applied. Morons.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gets own video game inspired by scandals

Are you the last person on Earth who isn’t sick of hearing about Rob Ford yet? It looks like there may be a few more people who still get a kick out of the mayor’s antics, and they’ve created a video game.

While it doesn’t name the embattled Toronto Mayor specifically in the game's description, the mayor in question certainly does bear a certain passing resemblance to The Big Smoke’s RoFo.

Uh oh. Looks like the Mayor’s in a buttload of friggin’ trouble with that alleged video of him smoking crack! And who knows if it even exists, amiright? But juuust in case, why don’t you help him collect a heap of cash to buy it before The Gawker does. Only your twinkle toes can out-maneuver the Blood Thirsty Media to help him collect more than they did in that damn “Crackstarter” campaign. $201,255 to be exact. And hey, everyone needs a little boost now and then, so make sure you collect power up buckets of deep-fried courage for more footballs to throw at life’s problems... but make sure you avoid those pesky crackpipes!

Extra! Extra! Games, the developer behind Stay Mayor, has tackled other topical Toronto issues before, previously lampooning the Ikea monkey media circus with an online game. Unlike the Ikea Monkey game, however, you can’t play Stay Mayor online. You’ll have to download it from the Google Play store.

In an interview with Metro News, developers Ben McEvoy and Barnabas Wornoff (both based in Toronto) say that Ford is a perfect target for a little comedy.

"He’s kind of obvious when it comes to a game," McEvoy said. "You always find that one politician that plays well into making a funny joke and sometimes games can be funny too."

If you want to see if you can survive the flurry of reporters, crack pipes, and make it to football practice on time, you can get the free game here from the Google Play store for your Android device.

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