9 Lives of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford or May You Get What You Wish For by Jamie Gilcig

9 Lives of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford or May You Get What You Wish For by Jamie Gilcig

Jamie GilcigCFN – The biggest farce of the Rob Ford reality show that the world has been enjoying this past week, month, term, has been the media frenzy.

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There are always agendas.   It’s not that Mr. Ford is some innocent.  It’s not that he’s misunderstood.  It’s the bizarre hypocrisy of my media confreres and those that drink the Kool Aid.

Remember Bill Clinton?  Does anyone really think he was a bad President just because he was Monica’d?  Really?  Was he really the first President or leader to get a bit on the side?

And our own country, Canada, allegedly was created in a drunken stupor with signed documents leaving the building before the hangovers were done.

Rob Ford has created a circus.  He’s handled things really…amaturely….it’s a car crash without blood yet.  Yet like a cat he’s landing on his feet, tumbling after, but back up on his feet.

Let’s look back a few decades to one Marion Barry, Mayor of Washington D.C..    Mayor Barry was charged and convicted of using, cocaine.   Crack cocaine actually.   It wasn’t allegations and videos suggesting.  It was a done deal.He was arrested by the freaking FBI!

They even made a HBO documentary on his life.

What a lot of people refuse to say publicly is that the average person has sex; many do drugs; and yet they function each and every day.      Winston Churchill was alleged to be an Alcoholic.   I wonder where we’d all be if he had been taken down by his own people over his drinking?

We human beings are funny, vain, insane creatures full of all sorts of fun vices and habits.   If we really want to have lily white people in office then let’s make it mandatory.

Mayor Barry continued as Mayor after his conviction and decided to not run in the next election.    He came back and was elected for 220px-Marion_Barry_smoking_cracka fourth term in 1994 telling people to “Get Over It! with 58% of the popular vote”    Maybe it’s time for some to get over it?

It’s funny that out of the billions of pixels of coverage of Rob Ford very few if any of the attacks and calls for his resignation have been because of his direct decisions as mayor related to his work?

We either live in a Democracy or we don’t.  Rob Ford really has never hidden much of his repugnant behavior.   The public isn’t really surprised by his drunken stupors.  It should be a red flag to those in Toronto about why the public chose Rob Ford to lead them instead of the alternatives.    I mean have you looked at some of the pictures of Toronto councilors?   Would George Smitherman be any better?   Wasn’t it the total expensive disaster to tax payers that led them to vote just about anyone; even a Rob Ford into power as long as they promised some fiscal relief?

Time and the voters of Toronto will judge Mayor Rob Ford.   Maybe it’s time for the Media to focus on real Political hoodlums instead of messed up drunken crack heads who toss feline scented remarks in front of microphones and cameras?

The lesson learned from messes like this is that you can’t force people in a Democracy.  Lord knows millions if not billions are spent programming us via media consolidation.   There are more and more people that question if any truth or common sense is left in media.

Screaming headlines competing for eyeballs over a train wreck mayor distract from real failures like the Senate Scandal in Ottawa or the total billion dollar political mess of the McGuinty, now Wynne Liberal government.

It’s time to focus on issues instead of Spin.  Karma and the voters will sort out Toronto Mayor Rob Ford; if his wife doesn’t first; who will sort out the Province of Ontario and Canada?

Rob Ford has not yet been charged by Toronto Police.   He may never be charged by Toronto Police.  Until he is does he deserve the same attacks that someone charged and convicted like Marion Barry?  This scribbler thinks not.

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stellabystarlight
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Jamie this one deserves an award!!!! What about Sir John a Macdonald to name another.

Ford was doing a spectacular job in Toronto. Like you said Jamie, time to move on.

We should give him time to seek help and heal.

Furtz
Member

As I just posted on another thread, the police file on Ford is still active. They had plenty of opportunities to pull Ford over and investigate after observing him receiving packages from a suspected (now accused) drug dealer. They didn’t. From what little I know about police work, I think they are looking into something that is far more serious than simple possession of weed or crack, or even driving while impaired. My guess is that there will be a large budget movie made about this mess once it’s all over.

jules
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Rob Ford did a very good job for Toronto but one cannot continue having an alcoholic in charge of the city and smoking crack cocaine. Yes I remember Marion Barry the mayor of Washington DC and he resigned his post because of the embarrassment that he brought on to himself. I remember reading about Winston Churchill being a drunk and spent his time drinking bottles of whiskey in a bunker underground during WWII. Bill Clinton did well for the US during the 90’s era even though he made a lot of mistakes and one was with Monica Lewinsky. The same… Read more »
mary bray
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I agree that Mayor Ford was a great mayor of Toronto,he did what he was voted in to do saving taxpayers money.His personal life was another matter which I could not care less about,however,getting rid of him should have been because of how he did something wrong at city council & the only thing I saw was his showing up there drunk.He was downgraded because of his personal issues,I can,t see how that would be even legal.I really believe that his ongoing feud with the star along with Premier Wynne & Councilor Wong who were digging to find what they… Read more »
wow
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Again you fail to understand the seriousness of this whole story. To even try to compare him to Bill Clinton is very bad journalism and you are actually partly responsible for the dumbing down of the electorate by basically telling everyone not to judge a politician by his criminal acts, his criminal acquaintances, his lies, his despicable public outburst and his drunken behaviour. Regardless if he is charge by the police or not, this man should never be a public official. Just imagine, this man (who has ties to dangerous gang members) sits on the Toronto police commission and helps… Read more »
wow
Guest

Ohh and by the way… please tell me, all you Rob Ford supporters, have you seen all the surveillance video and photos showing the mayor receiving manila envelopes and bags by the criminal Lisi?

Furtz
Member

I agree Admin. I don’t think the new wow and the old wow hold the same views.

Wow!
Guest

I now Wow! and you sir wow are no Wow! By the way, Ford is the laughing stock, not Toronto. And I hate Toronto. Best mayor ever.

Highlander
Guest
It is a very interesting situation for sure. Rob Ford has been a good fiscal manager in Toronto ,though I do believe his social issues will certainly have an impact now on running municipal council. How many CEO’s or Executives have substance abuse? But do they have the constant eye of the media on them? The majority of the media swings left and any opportunity for them to demean the right is relished and encouraged,but this situation masks a much greater issue. The Ontario Government has been given a gift with this situation as the heat is no longer on… Read more »
Furtz
Member

@ Highlander. Any CEO or executive in private business would have been quietly fired months ago if they carried on in public like Ford has. Add to that his now well known self admitted criminal activity, and you still consider him a worthy political leader of Canada’s largest city? Sorry to break it to you, but Tea Party North desperately needs a new leader.

jules
Guest
Mary Bray I had a good chuckle here about the “Wing-Wong Show” that would make a good one indeed. This has gone viral all over the world unlike Oshawa and London or Cornwall. Willie Wise and former Mayor Martelle put Cornwall on the map of corruption along with their friends. About Rob Ford he comes from a good family but went astray. I said it before here some time ago that when you get in with certain people you do go astray. I have always chosen my friends wisely and so does my husband. We know the good and the… Read more »
GleutenFreeNews
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Have to agree with Furtzie I think the worst is yet to come No I am not talking about Fords TV show on Sun_News network…total viewers less than ten thousand More to the point Mayor Ford can give Lance Armstrong a run for the money in the bold face lie dept Toronto Police in my view have held off arresting Mayor Ford on drunk driving or other “lesser crimes” as they slowly build a major case against him…remember its called Project Brazen like Fords brazen behavior. After the drug dealer who was in charge of the crack video got shot… Read more »
Highlander
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Hey Furtz ,

Or should I say lefty ,I do not condone his behaviour ,but ,without charges ,you have
Already deemed yourself judge ,prosecutor and hangman.

“Sorry to break it to you, but Tea Party North
desperately needs a new leader. ”

By your statement I would presume you would much prefer left leaning Humanitarians like Stalin?

Furtz
Member

Brilliant as always, Highlander.

Driving the Karma Bus
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Driving the Karma Bus

I find that the media and the public are giving this guy way too much attention, and you know deep down inside he likes it!
If he were to walk out of a building and not have one reporter or a crowd there to greet him he would be devastated. In the end, the police will either charge him with bigger crimes than what we know about at this point or he will be removed from his position as mayor and go quietly away. The less attention this guy gets the better.

David Oldham
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No doubt Rob Ford is an example of an individual struggling with some demons. Rehab has become relatively common place for personalities in the entertainment field and others. When an individual throws her/his hat into the public ring they become a target for scrutiny and no doubt it can be a rough ride and a test of patience and perseverance. To date Rob Ford has not been charged with any crime so he, like Bob Kilger mayor of Cornwall, continues to serve as an embarrassment to the position of trust granted by the electorate. While I might suggest that men… Read more »
Michael Clifton
Guest

@David Oldham
Always enjoy your well-considered comments, written with a flare.
“I would submit for your consideration” – a bit of the ol’ Rod Serling no less.
Yes, we truly are living in the twilight zone these days!

Furtz
Member

@ Driving the Karma Bus. Any mayor of Canada’s largest city will come under media scrutiny. It comes with the job. Sadly, this clown is under world-wide media scrutiny because of his very public asinine and criminal behavior. I’m not so sure that Ford is enjoying all the attention at this point, but he’s too stupid, or addled, to know how to turn it off. Any rational person would have stepped down months ago and retained at least a little dignity. Now he’s hired a lawyer to try to drag this gong-show on even longer.

stellabystarlight
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The latest development with the ongoing Ford saga……….. city council, by law, has no right to demote Ford to the status of a regular council member. A civic lawyer who looked into the matter said the vote is against unlawful. He will be getting in touch with Ford’s lawyer then a decision will be made whether Ford will pursue this. paid from his own pocket.

David Oldham
Guest

@FURTZ ditto on the gong show comparison and rational may be the definitive word. This whole scenario could not have been better scripted by even the most gifted reality show writers.

Furtz
Member

Ford has at least two lawyers on the go. His criminal lawyer has advised him to NOT talk to the police. That’s standard advice for anyone facing charges. His civic lawyer is trying to figure out how to keep him in the world spotlight for as long as possible. I’m not sure, but I heard he has an entertainment lawyer working on a reality show deal, and collecting royalty fees from various comedy shows.

RememberJFK
Guest

My gosh the Standard Freeholder will allow almost anything nowadays
They have even stopped using the UR you report feature where they get stories for free
And now some nut is mocking stellabystarlight in the Santa Claus parade report
unreal how low they will go
http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2013/11/17/celebrating-red-saturday-in-cornwall
Right WingNUTT
• 39 minutes ago

My Christmas present to Cornwall
Punking know it all stellanotsobright over at CFN

Driving the Karma Bus
Guest
Driving the Karma Bus

@Furtz;

I agree that anybody in a public position with half a brain would have stepped down. And that is why I say he is enjoying the attention from this gong show. Most people would be running for the hills to avoid this kind of publicity but he just keeps running off at the mouth. And he is getting way too much media attention which he seems to enjoy.

Michael Clifton
Guest

Yes, Ford’s got enough money to fight this thing forever and then some.

This is another sordid aspect of this ridiculous circumstance. This shameless ass is going to fight with all the entitlement available to him. He is NOT “one of the people” and doesn’t play by the normal rule book.
He’s the beneficiary of a family fortune and just another rich, insensitive boor who fooled a lot of people into thinking he cares about them..

Furtz
Member

@ Driving the Karma Bus. You’re right. The idiot is on American “news” saying he wants to be prime minister! He’s lost it.

stellabystarlight
Guest

To my buddy Furtz and all others who are interested, at 8:00 PM the two Ford brothers will be on Sun News for their new 1 hour show. .Unfortunately at the same time Anderson Cooper will be interviewing Rob on his show. This will give everyone a chance to see Ford in a different view.

Jamie, I agree. Leaving everything else aside, Ford has done a fantastic job. I would not count him out just yet.

PJ Robertson
Member

@ Furtz Re:” wants to be prime minister.” No way: Harper would appoint him to the Senate first.

Furtz
Member
Leaving everything else aside? That can’t be done. Constant lies, drunken stupors used as an excuse for his crack habit, close association with known criminals, sending city staff to shop for his vodka, drunk on the job, and on and on… BTW, Stella, taxes in Toronto have increased and services have been cut since this bozo became mayor. And consider this… If there was a major emergency in Toronto.. weather event, train derailment, terrorist attack etc, the mayor would be expected to jump into action and direct emergency services. Scary thought, for sure. @ PJ. “Senator Rob Ford” has a… Read more »
stellabystarlight
Guest

@RememberJFK

It doesn’t take much to amuse small minds. BTW the SF did delete the childish comments.

Furtz
Member

Ford just did an interview with CNN news at an elementary school this morning. He got all p!ssed off at the reporter and started swearing into the mic! Brother Doug got him to calm down, and Robbie apologized (yet again) for swearing in front of school kids. CNN bleeped out the offending language.
This is the bleeping mayor of Toronto! Totally out of control, and totally unfit to represent Canada’s largest city.

Eric
Guest

Furtz, MPAC, property values and the cost of staffing will continue all cities escalation of taxes, until a mayor and similar minded slate of council comes along. Ontario has cut health services but still charge a health premium between 0 and 900 dollars (to Ontario residents only not other users) and just moved wait times around to fool us. No level of government that has so many costs on people and benefits can reduce expenses till programs and or people are reduced.

RememberJFK
Guest
Stella your welcome but the idiots just put the comments back up at freeholder they don’t have anybody to control this…didn’t these jerks also highjack your comment name…Jamie doesn’t allow that on here Why do these people dislike you so much?? You should present a full defense of your claims that idiot stole money from you to shut them up You don’t have to wait till tonight Mayor Ford is making a FOOL of himself Live on TV right now He just knocked over a lady Councillor while rushing to the aid of his brother you was yelling and cursing… Read more »
RememberJFK
Guest
stella call the standard freeholder these awful hurtful comments are still up on there site http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2013/11/17/celebrating-red-saturday-in-cornwall Right WingNUTT • 15 hours ago − My Christmas present to Cornwall Punking know it all stellanotsobright over at CFN 2 • Reply • Share › Avatar CornwallFREAKnews Right WingNUTT • 15 hours ago stellabyestarlight replies to a made up story THIS NAMELESS PERSON STOLE MONEY FROM ME…..YOURS TRULY. GO THAT? THIS NAMELESS PERSON WAS FIRED FROM A JOB AT THE MALL FOR THE SAME THING…… STEALING. GOT THAT? FOR THE 50TH TIME I WILL REPEAT. THE PERSON AT CITY HALL WAS RELATED TO… Read more »
RememberJFK
Guest

My gosh Toronto City council is worse than the World Wrestling this afternoon
The mayor might not be going anywhere GREAT This is the best afternoon TV
in years..no more WWII re-runs for me
Now CP24 is showing clips from CNN show…Mayor yelling and almost out of control
Mayor Ford went on Fox yesterday…they ended the clip with Fox gal saying people like watching a Train Wreck
Add in what Furtz has seen today….how anybody can say this guy shouldn’t be in rehab is beyond belief

Furtz
Member
This just in!… There was a collision at today’s Toronto city council meeting this afternoon. An agitated Mayor Ford took a running charge at someone in the public gallery with whom he disagreed. Unfortunately, Councillor Pam McConnell was in the mayor’s path and was knocked to the floor. She is reported to have suffered a minor facial injury (fat lip) as a result of being in the way of Mayor Ford. Sources close to the mayor say that he suffered no injuries, and will hold a news conference tomorrow to offer a sincere apology to Councillor McConnell, and blame his… Read more »
StopDrone/strikes
Guest

I think stellabystarlight should launch a suit against free holder
http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2013/11/17/celebrating-red-saturday-in-cornwall

StopDrone/strikes
Guest
No wonder sun news media has less viewers than the mickey mouse club This Ford Nation rant by ezera lavant is such a joke Guess he took time off from chasing after 77 yr old David Suzuki A bill oreilly wanta be that never will be …the guy is paranoid So very glad CRTC didn’t force people to take sun news And yes Furtz Mayor Rob Ford running around City Hall like a bull moose in a china shop is just so weird and embarrassing He is now a World Wide JOKE Sorry Rob while your “eating at home” maybe… Read more »
Furtz
Member

So Eric, I gather you kinda like a crack-head nut-bar as mayor of Toronto. Let me introduce you to Highlander. Yous will get along real good.

Eric
Guest

Furtz, giving reasons why taxes are out of control does not mean support for Ford. We live in a crazy world where crap happens, some get behind politicians like McGuinty / Wynne some don’t no matter what they put us through. I would prefer a Mayor, MPP, MP etc to act for the betterment of their area and act with a higher expectation of right and wrong. I have read as many Highlander posts as yours, but if you would like to set up a meeting, I expect 5 star accommodations in a warmer climate…..with 16 dollar orange juice.

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