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post #151 of 255
Admittedly I haven't been following this, but since when is he "addicted" to crack?
post #152 of 255
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Admittedly I haven't been following this, but since when is he "addicted" to crack?

I don't know if he's addicted to crack but he is clearly out of control. When you're the mayor of GTA and so piss drunk you're smoking crack with that crew? Keep it under control, keep it behind closed doors, and I have no problem. Stumbling drunk in crack alley getting video taped with those low lives? You've got a problem.
post #153 of 255
I have no problem with drunk/fucked up/high politicians. They can't fuck us in the ass while they're in that condition. They should all be high.
post #154 of 255
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Admittedly I haven't been following this, but since when is he "addicted" to crack?

look he's not addicted to crack, it's just something he smokes when he's blackout drunk. what's the big deal?
post #155 of 255
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

look he's not addicted to crack, it's just something he smokes when he's blackout drunk. what's the big deal?

Yeah, heavy drinking plus crack = a Canadian speedball.

Man's gotta have some recreation, especially someone in a high pressure job.

Maybe Ford saw this movie,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oeU-2UkSIY
Edited by rnoldh - 11/8/13 at 8:59pm
post #156 of 255
Is there any other candidate even close to "Most Interesting Canadian Who Ever Lived"?
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post #158 of 255
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I don't know if he's addicted to crack but he is clearly out of control. When you're the mayor of GTA and so piss drunk you're smoking crack with that crew? Keep it under control, keep it behind closed doors, and I have no problem. Stumbling drunk in crack alley getting video taped with those low lives? You've got a problem.

Sadly this is the post which sums up life and this event for sure.
post #159 of 255
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rob-ford-poll-shows-ford-nation-resilient-amid-scandals-1.2421211
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Toronto mayor Rob Ford's approval rating has apparently held steady despite a scandal-plagued week involving admissions of crack cocaine use, public intoxication and the release of a video of the mayor swearing violence against an unknown party.

Forum Research pollster Lorne Bozinoff told CBC News Network on Saturday that Ford still enjoys a 44 per cent approval rating. Even so, the vast majority of people still want him to step down. About two-thirds of those polled said they want him to resign or seek rehab.

Bozinoff has said the approval ratings appear to show that Torontonians are able to separate the mayor's performance on the job from his private life.

"They're called the Ford Nation, and there's a good reason, they're very very loyal," he said.

"So the Ford Nation, there is an idea that the media's picking on him, these charges aren't really true, they don't really care about the charges, and this could be another case of that," Bozinoff added. "So far, we haven't seen the straw that's going to break the camel's back."
post #160 of 255
I guess there is a distinction between having used drugs and having bought them.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits to having bought illegal drugs


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-mayor-rob-ford-admits-to-having-bought-illegal-drugs-1.2424106

Note that writer refers to the "circus like atmosphere" in the meeting. I had been posting about the general "GTA Circus". And that's just not right for many people.

PS: You have to give the "man of the people type" Ford some credit in a twisted way. Seriously, I can't think of many politicians that would have stayed this long and not even take a "Break to recuperate" or something. Is it easier in Canada to run a political circus than it is in the US?
post #161 of 255
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

PS: You have to give the "man of the people type" Ford some credit in a twisted way. Seriously, I can't think of many politicians that would have stayed this long and not even take a "Break to recuperate" or something. Is it easier in Canada to run a political circus than it is in the US?

This is the first time I can recall such an event happening up here. Though it's not shocking to hear about a drunk stoner saying "piss off, I'm not leaving".
post #162 of 255
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

This is the first time I can recall such an event happening up here. Though it's not shocking to hear about a drunk stoner saying "piss off, I'm not leaving".

This is really not an American or Canadian thing. Nor is it a black, white, racial, or economic thing.

But can anyone recall ( or research and find ) an instance this crazy where someone refuses to give up their office.
post #163 of 255
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

This is really not an American or Canadian thing. Nor is it a black, white, racial, or economic thing.

But can anyone recall ( or research and find ) an instance this crazy where someone refuses to give up their office.

There are elected officials that have been accused of inciting a genocide and are still in place, let's keep things into proportions, this is a relatively minor transgression compared to a lot of things I see elsewhere.
post #164 of 255
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

I guess there is a distinction between having used drugs and having bought them.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits to having bought illegal drugs

Respect.

If he were some lowlife he would have just bogarted someone else's rock. Good on Fordy for having the decency to pay for his own patico.
post #165 of 255
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

There are elected officials that have been accused of inciting a genocide and are still in place, let's keep things into proportions, this is a relatively minor transgression compared to a lot of things I see elsewhere.

What makes this more bizzare (though, as you intimated, less bad morally) is the utter pointlessness.

The things you're talking about where abuses that happened in the course of governing / conducting wars / consolidating power. There's some purposeful component to the intial actions (which then obviously morph into something horrible).

This is just someone being dumb solely to amuse himself.
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