Mayor Ford Snubs Pride in Toronto and I lose a Facebook Friend – June 23, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Mayor Ford Snubs Pride in Toronto and I lose a Facebook Friend – June 23, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Geez I get tainted with Rob Ford.  First at Queen’s Park someone thought I was him, and now, after snubbing the Pride Parade in Toronto so he can hang with his homeys at the cottage I end up losing what I thought to be a thoughtful and intelligent Facebook friend.

Now I can understand Pride supporters being upset not only by Mayor Ford not showing up for a major event; but the manner in which he’s rejected it surely is poor politics at the least or one of the many ism’s at its worst.

However on Facebook a chat evolved where people were getting with the “fatism’ as though somehow his girth or size had something to do with him having no courtesy to a large segment of his population that throw a heck of an event and party that helps fill his city’s coffers.

His narrow vision and boorish comments should be at issue, but watching comment after comment attacking his weight from this group that forever has been maligned seemed grossly hypocritical and just as bad as as I’m sure many people feel he felt about them.

Two wrongs never make a right.  When I pointed this out in the facebook chat I wasn’t attacked, but it obviously didn’t click with the host of the thread and the other comments.

I’m not a big fans of isms.  I like to like or dislike people and groups based on their words, deeds, and accomplishments.  Call me funny that way!

So I unfriended this person; which I’m not sure is a word; in defense of a person whose position I didn’t agree with.   It’s a crazy world, but sometimes you have to take a stand even though I’ll miss the posts of this normally intelligent and entertaining person.

For those of you in or visiting Toronto next week here’s the link to the Toronto Pride WEBSITE.

What do you think my fellow Canadians?   Should Mayor Ford have snubbed the Pride event in Toronto in the manner he has?  Should he have faked it or simply said the right thing and sent another city official?   You can post your comments below.

Choose Cornwall

 

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