Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

New Dent In Ford Beyond Repair

- October 31st, 2013

If Toronto mayor, Rob Ford, truly cares about his city and the people in it, tomorrow’s headline about his worship, will begin with the word,” former.”

The release of documentation in connection with a search warrant, and comments made by Police Chief Bill Blair, leave little doubt about the existence of that infamous, crack cocaine video.

Scooped up in the “Project Traveller” raids, “The video files depict images that are consistent with what was previously reported”, the Chief said…. “It’s safe to say the mayor does appear in the video.”

Asked about how he felt about what he saw, Blair responded, “As a citizen of the city, I am disappointed.”

Others who might be disappointed are the mayor’s hardcore followers, members of “Ford Nation.” Slow to catch up, they’ll now have to acknowledge it appears they too have been lied to.

Ford has always denied the existence of the video, which allegedly shows him smoking what appears to be crack, and uttering racist and homophobic slurs.

He tried to portray himself as a victim of the “leftist” media, while attempting to impugn the reputations of those who cracked the crack story, Toronto Star reporters Kevin Donovan and Robyn Doolittle.

Despite the evidence before him, the mayor rumbles on, pushing the performance of his Teflon coating to its limits.

Incredibly, he still maintains he has “no reason to resign!”

But, like it or not, Rob Ford IS on his way out…and on the day his office door hits him in the ass, an embarrassed city can begin repairing its tattered image.

Tick tock, Mr. Mayor…tick tock.

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The “Ford Follies” Play On…For Now

- October 21st, 2013

 

If I had to underscore Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s term in office to this point, I would have to include MC Hammer’s, “U Can’t Touch This.”

Heading For A Fall?

Despite allegations of ass grabbing, cocaine use and public intoxication, to chumin’ around with scofflaws and firing off robocalls, this Teflon, political titan, rolls on unscathed.

For members of “Ford Nation”, his hardcore, hard headed band of devotees, his Worship can do no wrong.

It matters not that the world points, and giggles at the Mayor’s antics, as long as he derails that “Gravy Train”, the Big Smoke’s image can go down the crapper.

While a better face for Toronto, might be a John Tory, classier, eminently more qualified and responsible, Robo’s mug (sorry, John) is more entertaining!

I’m sure even the Mayor’s strongest detractors, just can’t wait for the morning paper, and the latest allegations facing His Fumbleness.

They can, at times, be as funny as… “22 Minutes!?”

Does Toronto need a John Tory?

Yep.

Would we miss the “Ford Follies?”

You betcha!

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She Stays! YOU go!

- July 14th, 2013

At the risk of sounding politically incorrect, or even worse, un-Canadian, I have but two words for the three foreigners who are demanding to be Canadians on their terms…EXACTLY, those are the two!

This trio, an Israeli, Jamaican and Irishman, would like to be sworn members of Club Canada, without pledging allegiance to our head of state, that being, Her Majesty, her heirs and successors.

Go ahead, ...

They claim, before our courts, that the oath is a violation of their constitutional rights, a discriminatory requirement that assaults their beliefs.

Now, if this is truly how the three amigos feel, the obvious question is…WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING HERE!?

It’s never been a secret that Canada’s a Constitutional Monarchy that requires the oath; as far as we know they weren’t forced here at gunpoint; and unless their asses are nailed to a mighty maple, they’re free to leave at any time!

But we all know that’s unlikely…’tis too good a deal, this Canada.

I believe what we have here, are three, agenda pushing s-disturbers who are playing politics with our heritage…a right they enjoy, thanks to the Crown.

I would strongly suggest, that if their preference is indeed a Republic, they can (those two words again) down the road to the big shiny one to the south…two, three hours tops…Utopia!

It would certainly be a challenge, but we’d do our best to struggle on without them.

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Disgruntled Geezers Play The ‘Age Card’…Trudeau Pays!

- June 16th, 2013

The Grace Foundation in New Brunswick should be thoroughly ashamed of itself.

Just over a year ago, in an effort to raise money for furniture in a senior’s complex, they booked Justin Trudeau for a public speaking gig…paid him $20,000.

Following Justin’s appearance, here’s what the Foundation posted on its website:

Justin T.

An Evening with Justin Trudeau

Posted July 3, 2012 in News

On Wednesday June 27, Grace Foundation hosted its inaugural fund raising event. Guest speaker Justin Trudeau spoke passionately about our roles and responsibilities as Canadians in the global community, challenging each individual to consider his or her contribution toward positive change. Following the formal presentation, audience members had an opportunity to pose questions and engage in conversation. Audience members agree it was an evening to remember.

While giving the impression the night was a hit, event organizers knew it was a flop, at least fundraising wise.

Only 150 tickets were sold, leaving the Foundation $21,000 in the red.

So, last week, Foundation board member, Susan Buck, whined publicly about the loss, demanding young Mr. Trudeau return his speaking fee.

Of course, all hell broke loose, something I’m sure Ms. Buck was counting on.

Pressured by public opinion, and opposition condemnation, Mr. T. has announced he will return the money. In fact, in an effort to recoup any lost points, he’s willing to return all monies made from public speaking, since becoming an MP four years ago…$277,000.

Trudeau says he’ll meet with the various groups and organizations and those that want their money back, will get it.

Obviously, he didn’t have a choice. Portrayed as a rich, heartless, wannabe Prime Minister, it was his only move.

I’m sure the Grace Foundation knows, like most of us, that when you spend money to make money, it doesn’t always pan out…investments CAN go south.

It also knows that taking on the role of victims, a sad bunch of gouged geezers, can pay off.

While I may feel sorry for the Foundation’s loss, I think the way it does business, sucks.

As the saying goes; “you pays your money, and you takes your chances.”

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So Long, Farewell…And Don’t Let That Screen Door…!

- January 26th, 2013

 

That woodland philosopher, Thumper, once advised his best bud Bambi, that when speaking of others, “If you can’t say somethin’ nice…don’t say nothin’ at all.”

Well, with that in mind, and with a little help, I’ll refrain from commenting on Dalton McGuinty’s departure…..

mmmppphhhh!

Thanks, Carol.

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