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The Ranting Canadian: Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff…

Posted April 18, 2014 by The Ranting Canadian

Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff party, his new theme song could be “Half Empty Halls” by The Evaporators.

By most accounts, the April 17, 2014 event was a flop, with low turnout, no “history in the making” moments (another Ford promise broken), none of the celebrity appearances that were anticipated, and a lackluster speech full of lies, clichés and vague pledges. According to some, Ford was even heckled a bunch of times.

TV footage showed a lot of people waiting in line to get Ford T-shirts and bobblehead dolls, but it seems that (Read more…)

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“I Won’t Back Down,” Ford Pledges at Campaign Launch

Posted April 18, 2014 by Desmond Cole

Last night, Toronto’s embattled mayor launched his re-election bid surrounded by hundreds of supporters.

Mayor Rob Ford officially launched his re-election campaign last night with a promise to keep taxes low and to fight for accountability at Toronto City Hall. In a speech that lasted almost half an hour, Ford repeated his widely disputed claim of having saved taxpayers a billion dollars, and assured supporters he would find more […]



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5 at 5: Canada sends jets to aid NATO forces in Ukraine

Posted April 17, 2014 by Emily Senger

Also: Get your Ford T-shirt, Snowden’s surprise, a arrest in the Amanda Todd case and life on other planets

The post 5 at 5: Canada sends jets to aid NATO forces in Ukraine appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Rob Ford: In a just world, bobbleheads will roll

Posted April 17, 2014 by Emma Teitel

Ford has shown an obvious lack of respect for the office he holds, but so have his opponents in failing to take him to task

The post Rob Ford: In a just world, bobbleheads will roll appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Rob Ford: Why does the term “white trash” keep coming to mind?

Posted April 10, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

The more I hear about Rob Ford, the more the term “white trash” comes to mind! One of the first members of Rob Ford’s campaign team is the co-host of an online marijuana show, High F—ers, in which he smokes joints until he vomits, tells profane stories while high, and dedicates his drug use to […]

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The Top 5 Reasons Soccerworld Is Nothing Like Rob Ford

Posted April 9, 2014 by bigcitylib

So T.O. mayoral candidate Rob Ford is giving a presser at Soccerworld today.  But somebody there is not a fan:

Mayor Ford’s presser is with Soccerworld Toronto. But not everyone at Soccerworld is a fan of Mayor Ford’s: http://t.co/xQa4IXRp4X
— Ann Hui (@annhui) April 9, 2014

Soccerworld PR person says blog post does not represent the company’s stance on Mayor Ford. Says company supports and invited him #topoli
— Ann Hui (@annhui) April 9, 2014

Now, if you click through the link you will see that Soccerworld has disappeared the original post.

They didn’t erease the Google Cache version, however.  It can still be found here.  And, for your reading pleasure, an excerpt:


So, here’s the top 5 reasons Soccerworld is nothing like Rob Ford…


We love exercise:
At Soccerworld, we’re all about getting together with friends and enjoying some exercise. At city hall, Rob Ford is all about getting together with shady individuals to smash crack rocks. To each his own.

We’re reliable:
At Soccerworld, we consistently strive to deliver the best customer experience possible. At City Hall, Rob Ford tramples elderly women while reminding the world that he is extremely satisfied on the home front. Different strokes for different folks.

We like the people in our office:
At Soccerworld, we enjoy having people come to our facility to play and watch soccer games. At City Hall, Rob Ford wants all the major media outlets to jump off a bridge and disappear. If only they knew how to ask the right questions…

We don’t defy science like Rob Ford:
Rob Ford has done a lot of crazy things recently, but there’s one thing that is truly shocking – and it defies the laws of science. Rob Ford is over-weight…and he smokes crack. That doesn’t happen! I defy you to find another human who fits that criteria. As a gesture of goodwill, Rob Ford needs to submit his body to science when he dies. It may or may not contain the answers to all of life’s mysteries.

You knew it was coming… we don’t smoke crack:
Seriously, we don’t. This isn’t a situation where we’ll deny it repeatedly and then admit to it in five months. Grab a beer? Sure. Glass of wine? Why not. Hit the crack pipe? Too much… way, way too much.

Honestly, we like to party as much as the next guy, but this is ridiculous. The city of Toronto is an eight billion dollar a year company. How can someone run a business of this magnitude while smoking crack? Crack smokers can’t hold onto the most basic of jobs. Why? Because they are too busy eating chocolate and looking for more crack. When you smoke crack, it’s priority A, B, and C (so we’ve heard). Yet somehow Rob Ford has risen to prominence in Canada’s most populated city. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s kind of impressive.

Earlier we mentioned that Rob Ford defies science. We have now come to realize that Rob Ford also defies social science.

Take a bow Mayor Ford, you are truly one of a kind.

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Saturday Morning Confusion About Rob Ford Reality Show!

Posted April 5, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

STOP THE PRESSES FOLKS: An American production company wants to record the everyday life of Rob Ford, Toronto’s crack-smoking half-mayor, and turn him into a reality television star. Ford might be the perfect reality television star! The Globe and Mail‘s Ann Hui reports that Pilgrim Studios, the company responsible for The Ultimate Fighter, American Chopper, Dirty […]

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Christie Blatchford: Rob Ford did nothing ‘wrong’? He may have done nothing criminal, but that’s hardly the same thing

Posted April 3, 2014 by Christie Blatchford

And despite what the Mayor may think, it’s still very possible that he could be charged at some point

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Rob Ford has stroke!

Posted March 17, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, were are getting reports that Rob Ford was seen staggering around and talking with a slurred voice last Saturday night! (Since the Mayor swore he quit drinking, we here at the Perspective Research Department can only conclude that he had some sort of a STROKE, and we wish him a speedy recovery!) We are […]

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Christie Blatchford: What if Toronto progressive darling Olivia Chow ran for mayor, but had nothing to say?

Posted March 13, 2014 by Christie Blatchford

That a candidate who has long been considering this particular job should have had so little to say was shocking to me

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As O-Town doesn’t really have a Mayoral race to speak of…

Posted March 12, 2014 by trashee

… this political junkie has to find another one to follow and enjoy. And Toronto, the land of the crack-smoking, loud, obnoxious, and the tacky champion of all Torontonians with a sub 75 IQ, is the place to watch. Especially now that Olivia Chow is resigning her seat in the House to run against that […]

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Asshole of the Day

Asshole of the week!

Posted March 4, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

An Indiana woman who was suffering from severe stomach pain headed to the hospital. Instead of needing gallbladder surgery, she came home with a healthy baby boy!!!!! (This woman is a retard on so many levels it makes my head swim!) —————————————— After being badgered one too many times about settling down and getting married, […]

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What’s a Homophobe?

Posted February 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he isn’t homophobic and that his campaign to have a rainbow flag taken down from outside city hall didn’t have anything to do with his feelings about Toronto’s Pride parade. Meantime, his brother, Coun. Doug Ford, says they are being bullied by gay rights activists FOLKS, WHETHER ROB FORD IS […]

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Gay is not O.K. at Sochi!

Posted February 17, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, a lot of people might read this headline and think the article is in defence of Gay Rights. But it’s NOT! It’s not about right, or wrong, or gay or sad, or any other queer reason at all. It’s about being STUPID! And it also makes this woman our “Asshole of the day!” An […]

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Groundhog Day!

Posted February 2, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Groundhog Day is upon us, with most Canadians hoping for a sign from the furry forecasters that this especially cruel winter will soon end.Local tradition states that if groundhogs emerging from their dens on Feb. 2 don’t see their shadow, spring is near. First out this morning was Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam — with a […]

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A Jamaican academic explains the latest Rob Ford video

Posted January 22, 2014 by Anonymous

‘Any Jamaican who behaved as he did in that instance would have been escorted out of the place’

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Rob Ford fell off the wagon, hit his head, and now speaks with a Jamaican accent!

Posted January 22, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

(He was calling somebody a “bumbaclot.”That’s slang for “ass wipe!” The only thing that will save him now is a stint in re-hab folks.) BUT! That’s not what’s got my underwear in a knot bunky. Folks, Rob Ford just doesn’t know when to shut up! It’s bad enough that Rob Ford spoke with a heavy […]

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Late-night host on latest Rob Ford headline: ‘Thank you, Canada’

Posted January 22, 2014 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO – The latest controversial video featuring Toronto Mayor Rob Ford provided fresh material…

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Harper is for the Birds!

Posted January 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Prime Minister Stephen Harper is so well like in Israel that they are going to name some stuff after him! GET THIS!!!!!! There is now a “Stephen J. Harper Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary!” (Apparently it’s a “Bird Interpretive Centre!”) ———————————– I just read this in a celebrity rag: “Avicii, 25 things you don’t […]

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Why the Ontario Premier won’t meet with Mayor Rob Ford

Posted January 15, 2014 by Emily Senger

A tale of a city with two mayors

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