Posts Tagged ‘newstalk 1010

Photo of the Day – The monkey on Mayor Rob Ford’s back

- August 19th, 2013

 

 

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The Sun’s Craig Robertson got this photo of Mayor Rob Ford at the CNE Sunday. Ford was there for a live broadcast of his Newstalk 1010 radio show and then hit the midway with his kids. The monkey on Mayor Ford’s back is for his son Douglas.

Mother’s Day with Mayor Rob Ford

- May 13th, 2013

Mayor Rob Ford on the radio

Mayor Rob Ford celebrated Mother’s Day by having his mom, Diane Ford, on his weekly Newstalk 1010 show Sunday. The conversation provided some insight into Ford’s origins – he was an “afterthought” according to his mom and was supposed to be another daughter rather than another son.

Here’s a transcript of the conversation:

Mayor Rob Ford: “You had Kathy (in) 1960, you had Randy in 1962 and then you had Dougie 1964 so you must have had this planned – two, two, two. And then I don’t know what happened five years later you decided to have me in 1969.”

Diane Ford: “Yeah.”

Mayor Ford: “What was going on there ma?”

Diane Ford: “I guess it was an afterthought.”

Mayor Ford: “Wow.”

Diane Ford: “You were supposed to be a girl.”

Mayor Ford: “I was supposed to be a girl?”

Diane Ford: “Yeah.”

Mayor Ford: “Wow.”

Diane Ford: “I had a girl first then the two boys and then it was going to be another girl.”

Mayor Ford: “Wow.”

Diane Ford: “Wow.”

Photo of the Day: The mayor and the marmot

- May 13th, 2013

Mayor Rob Ford and a marmot from the Toronto Zoo

Toronto Sun photographer Craig Robertson got this shot of Mayor Rob Ford and his brother city councillor, Doug Ford, getting a visit from one of the Toronto Zoo’s marmots during the Mayor’s radio talk show on Sunday  May 12, 2013. Robertson reports the Ford brothers didn’t want to get too close to the agitated animal.

Stintz Wars: The Fords strike back

- April 28th, 2013

Mayor Rob Ford and Karen Stintz

“I know she’s in over her head.” 

- Mayor Rob Ford talking about TTC chair Karen Stintz during his Newstalk 1010 radio show Sunday. Ford was fuming on the air Sunday over the push by Stintz and other councillors to debate what transit revenue tools to endorse at the next council meeting. Stintz called Ford’s leadership into question last week after his executive committee voted to put the debate over revenue tools off (story here).

But the mayor wasn’t the only one who was taking shots at Stintz Sunday:

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“I don’t trust her as far as I can throw her.”

- Councillor Doug Ford on Stintz during Sunday’s Ford brothers’ radio show. Ford also complained about Stintz going to a New York Yankees game while she was on a taxpayer-funded trip to New York City last week.

Mayor Rob Ford is not on reddit

- March 12th, 2013

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Mayor Rob Ford at Newstalk 1010 on Sunday, March 10, 2013 (photo by Michael Peake/Toronto Sun)

A Mayor Rob Ford reddit account (link here) caught a lot of people’s attention recently.

While Ford’s office maintains a Facebook and Twitter page, a reddit account would be a new online medium for the embattled mayor. The account has generated a fair number of comments from reddit users asking serious questions about the mayor’s policies along with the Internet’s usual jokes and jibes.

But Ford’s spokesman confirmed Tuesday the reddit page isn’t an official account.

“It’s not ours,” press secretary George Christopoulos told the Sun.

“That post is not from the mayor’s office.”

It’s probably not Ford’s biggest problem right now (story on Sarah Thomson’s allegations here) but it is another weird story to roll out of this mayor’s City Hall.

Mayor Rob Ford on “Ass-Gate” and Sarah Thomson

- March 10th, 2013

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Here’s what Mayor Rob Ford said Sunday on Newstalk 1010 about Sarah Thomson’s allegations (full story here) that he groped her last week at the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee gala:

“I don’t even want to waste my time anymore on this. This is not true.

Every single person there, I want to thank the Richmond Hill councillors for coming forward and saying it was a set-up.

You know what’s funny there was 400, I must’ve taken 500 pictures and there was never an issue with anyone else except for this lady that I’ve, in my personal opinion, I’ve always said I don’t know if she’s playing with a full deck from the first time I met her.

I told her that, that night. She goes ‘You’re not supporting my 1% (sales tax idea to fund transit).’ And I said, ‘No, you’re crazy. Get out of here.’ And that’s pretty well how it went.

I had a great time (Thursday night). It was a lot of fun and if people want to make up stories, that’s their prerogative and leave it at that.”

Thomson responded to Ford’s radio remarks with this statement (posted here). 

Mayor Rob Ford was in a tight spot Sunday

- January 21st, 2013

Sun photographer Michael Peake caught Mayor Rob Ford in a parking predicament Sunday.

Mayor Ford may want to ask his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, to give him some space after this one. Councillor Ford parked his big, black SUV so close to Mayor Ford’s big, black SUV before their Sunday radio show on Newstalk 1010 that the mayor couldn’t actually get back in the mayor-mobile after the show was over.

Isaac Ransom, who works in communications in the mayor’s office, ended up getting in Ford’s SUV on the passenger side, climbing over into the driver’s seat and backing out the vehicle.

I think there is a TTC joke in here somewhere.

No word if this is part of Councillor Ford’s ongoing campaign for the mayor to hire a driver.

Turns out Mayor Rob Ford correctly called the U.S. election

- November 7th, 2012

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As U.S. President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night you may have heard cheers coming from Mayor Rob Ford’s house in Etobicoke.

Why is the right-wing mayor of Canada’s largest city cheering on a Democrat? Because Obama’s win proves Ford’s brother, Councillor Doug Ford, wrong. Better than that, the brothers bet on it and the Ward 2, Etobicoke North councillor now owes the mayor a dinner.

The Ford brothers made the public bet on the outcome of the U.S. election during their radio show on Sunday (story here).

Ford predicted Obama was going to “smoke” Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

“You’ve heard it first, Obama is going to take it hands down,” the mayor told his Newstalk 1010 show audience.

Brother Doug disagreed.

First, he called the mayor a “leftie” – possibly one of the biggest insults in the Ford family – for prognosticating an Obama victory. Then, he predicted (wrongly as it turns out now) a “landslide for Romney.”

Now with an Obama win, it sounds like Councillor Ford will have to shell out for that nice Italian dinner the mayor put on the line. Mayor Ford specifically wanted that dinner to include  veal parmesan, Caesar salad and bruschetta – good thing they still aren’t on that weight-loss campaign.

“I’m going to soak you alive (for that dinner),” the mayor crowed.

It probably probably won’t help Doug’s wallet that he joked: “OK, what’s on the line, what are we betting? Two buckets or three buckets of KFC?” during the election bet discussion on Sunday.

Can’t wait to see that receipt.

Taxpayer-funded buses for football teams? Not a Ford show topic

- November 4th, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Doug Ford weren’t talking at all Sunday about two TTC buses dumping their riders to go pick up the Don Bosco Eagles – the high school football team the mayor coaches.

Both Fords were mum on the fact fare-paying TTC riders had to get off two buses Thursday so the vehicles could go pick up his high school football team at the request of Toronto Police (story here).

The TTC was talking. TTC officials issued a statement – just two hours after the Ford show ended – and released TTC CEO Andy Byford’s email to commissioners about the incident (blog post on that here).

As the Sun reported Friday, TTC commissioner and Councillor Peter Milczyn said he will be pushing police and the TTC for answers on why the order was given to ditch riders (story here).

The Fords could have come out on their Newstalk 1010 show in support of Milczyn’s call for answers. Mayor Ford could have made it clear whether or not he knew riders were losing their ride so his team could get a personal TTC bus back to their school and apologized to those who were inconvenienced. Mayor Ford could have also explained why he feels he needs to be at the field with his team instead of at City Hall.

But neither Mayor Ford or Councillor Ford addressed the issue Sunday.

Mayor Ford did acknowledge the undefeated Eagles have a playoff game this week against Senator O’Connor.

“Everyone and all the lefties try to give you hell but if you were going to a ballet class they wouldn’t mind it,” Councillor Ford said.

“People don’t realize how much you mentor these kids, how much you teach them, it is not about just the sport of football … it is about mentoring them, getting them involved in the community, getting them a great education and a secondary education in college.”

One caller, Mike from Toronto, did criticize Mayor Ford for leaving this week’s city council meeting to go to football.

“You say you’re fighting for transit yet you are missing the debate to coach a football game,” the caller told Ford.

Ford laughed off the call.

“Thank you very much, actually I didn’t miss the debate. I actually voted for subways and I made a passionate speech about subways,” he said. “But I do appreciate obviously, you get both sides of the coin.”

(Here’s the story on Ford’s speech at the end of the debate over the master agreement for Toronto’s four light rail lines)

The same caller also criticized the Fords for pushing ahead the removal of the Jarvis St. bike lanes.

Councillor Ford argued people that use Jarvis “overwhelmingly want the Jarvis bike lane gone.”

“It’s called listening to the taxpayers,” Mayor Ford added.

Quote of the Day – Mayor Rob Ford still hates streetcars

- October 17th, 2012

“Hi, I’m Rob Ford, that traffic report would have been a lot better without streetcars.”

- Mayor Rob Ford’s traffic promo on Newstalk 1010 (as heard Tuesday on the Jim Richards Show)