What a piece of work that guy was.
What a piece of work that guy was.
After leading the Argo's to a Grey Cup Victory that's the thanks he gets?
He was hilarious! Not a slick politician by any means. Called a spade a fuckin spade, and if people didn't like it, they could fuck off. He was bigoted, opinionated, and reflected what a LOT of people are really like. He was a total asshole, and knew it, and didn't hide it.
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Fucking Mr Mayor - "Cyclists are a pain in the ass"
Give em a bike lane and they ride 4 abreast in it blocking the right lane anyway. Tell em to put a light on the front and back of thier bikes so they can be seen on dark raining nights and they ride around in black outfits with no light. Tell em to treat the laws like the would in a car, and they run red lights, stop signs, jump curbs and ride down sidewalks, hit and run other cars with bar ends, then MOAN like little bitches when someone doesn't see them undercutting them on the right, while the car is signaling to turn right on a turn lane. Maybe you're not a 'pain the the ass' on a bike, but 99% of them are.
That's super slanted Pee Wee. Yes it's all true, however: cars are nearly oblivious to bikes most of the time and are any time they try and be in traffic to turn as they are LEGALLY ALLOWED TO, often they get pissed off cagers yelling at them or putting them in a dangerous situation.
A loser for sure. If he writes a cheque for 3k this dissappears months ago and he is still mayor.
Hey I've cycled in this city as well, I don't run lights, I wear my styrofoam bucket and put a blinking red light on my bike. I also stay in the fucking bike lane and ride the Galloping Goose BIKE TRAIL all the way downtown. I don't go up Cook or Quadra street and block a whole fucking lane of traffic like an asshole, then wonder why people doing 50km/h are pissed at me doing 20km/h hogging a lane.
I have no idea what an Ec Cat 3 racer is. Zat mean you shaved you legs and donded the super hero tights to play pretend tour d france?
WOW... Off topic much??
As hard as it was fro T.O to swallow, Rob Ford was good for them. Ford atleast kept most of His promises... I know I lived there when the previous idiot David Miller was in power... all He did was spend, spend, spend... thats what has T.O in the shit-hole it's in now... and the rightwing city councillers that wanted the "gravy train" to continue have done nothing but fight Ford tooth and nail over EVERY stupid simple decision since He was elected..... I'm sure they will vote themselves a celebratory raise for good measure.
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Car is waiting for a left turner to clear the intersection before he makes his right. As he begins to move, a cyclist comes zipping up the inside shoulder and plows straight into the side of the rear door as it's turning.
Proceeds to pick himself up and being screaming at the driver for 'cutting him off'. I couldn't help but chime in that I'd seen the whole thing and would gladly play witness in the drivers favor. I think some of these guys are definitely in desperate need of a basic rules-of-the-road education.
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http://www.thestar.com/opinion/edito...ter-on-himselfSounds like he is/was the perfect mayor for TO.
Rob Ford has achieved what no previous Toronto mayor could accomplish — being booted from office, by court order, due to his own pig-headed bumbling. And he can thank no one but himself.
Superior Court Justice Charles Hackland had little choice. Ford blatantly broke Ontario’s conflict-of-interest law when he voted on a city council motion that saved him from paying $3,150, from his own wallet, to return some improperly-raised donations. And the automatic penalty for such violations is disqualification from office.
The judge’s ruling, released Monday morning, put the result bluntly: “I declare the seat of the respondent, Robert Ford, on Toronto city council, vacant.”
That humiliating blow must surely penetrate even through Ford’s notoriously thick hide — especially since this is all Ford’s fault. Had he simply declared a conflict in this matter, and refrained from speaking and voting on the issue, there would be no case against him. The irony is that Ford didn’t even need to enter this particular fray, council ended up voting 22-12 to let him keep his money in his pocket.
The judge specifically rejected Ford’s claim that, despite his 12 years at city hall, including two as mayor, he still didn’t understand the workings of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. “It’s difficult to accept an error in judgment defense based essentially on a stubborn sense of entitlement,” Hackland wrote, adding that Ford’s actions amounted to “willful blindness.”
But it’s not all over for Ford. There are 14 days before the decision takes effect. In that time, Ford can file an appeal and seek a stay of Hackland’s verdict until the appeal is heard. If that stay is granted, Ford would remain mayor for several more months, at the minimum.
So it’s not like he’s loading his pencils, stapler and his “World’s Greatest Mayor” mug into a cardboard box right now and heading for an exit. But Ford’s a lot closer to that than he was a few days ago.
In another break in Ford’s favour, he could run for mayor again if he is ultimately ousted and councillors opt to hold a special election to replace him. Hackland could have ordered Ford to stay off city council. But that small gain is surely bleak comfort for the mayor and his supporters.
Despite their disappointment, the judge’s ruling is testament to the strength and quality of democracy at the municipal level. Governing from a “stubborn sense of entitlement” isn’t true leadership. And not even the mayor of Canada’s largest city is above the law. Whether he stays or goes, it’s time Ford learned that lesson.
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