Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's long history of public drunkenness and brawling

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42 Responses to “Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's long history of public drunkenness and brawling”

  1. Wild Rumpus says:

    I really used to hate this guy, but now I just find him so entertaining.

    His response to the drunken mess is that it is “an outright lie”…
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/03/26/toronto-ford-gala.html

  2. foobar says:

    It really says something about Ford that Canadians aren’t enjoying the usual schadenfreude that comes from troubles in Toronto. No city deserves that.

  3. rocketpj says:

    Indeed.  Ford has managed to make a bunch of weak mayors look like pillars of the community by the simple act of lowering the bar to somewhere beneath the floor.  The man is a laughingstock and I feel sorry for Toronto.

    • Ryan Lenethen says:

      Considering only two mayors before him, was “Mel Lastman”, not exactly the highest bar to follow. TO seems to elect some strange people.

  4. big ryan says:

    that guy looks how i feel

  5. elusis says:

    Didn’t Torontonians throw that insufferable arse out of office??

  6. John Brooks says:

    Mayor Ford can help bring back the old nicknames for  Toronto : dirty Little York and nasty Little York

  7. John Smith says:

    I think it’s great that he gets along so well with a former political rival. Kudos, Mayor Ford.

  8. Félix Desrochers-Guérin says:

    This past is missing something very important: the words “Laughable Bumblefuck”.

  9. Kenmrph says:

    Based on the above photo I can’t imagine how any woman wouldn’t be completely smitten by his romantic overtures.

  10. ocschwar says:

    So, who’s for restoring Toronto’s older municipal boundaries so the butterballs who vote this butterball in get their suburbs back and the Torontonians can have a decent city to live in? 

  11. Daemonworks says:

    I never noticed this before (being from the other side of the country), but he also bears somewhat of a resemblance to Limbaugh.

  12. Preston Sturges says:

    Lying to the Star is not a good move.

  13. doctorrobert says:

    Ford is fine. He’s like our affable buffoonish mascot. 

    So long as he doesn’t have any real power in the city, and as of now he doesn’t and city council runs things, then he’s a fine figure head. 

    • Wreckrob8 says:

      If you want a buffoonish mascot you are welcome to Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. His manners are impeccable, if not his sense of judgement. London won’t miss him.

  14. How the hell did this guy become Mayor of Canada’s largest city? It baffles me. There must of been some serious corruption in that campaign.

    • uglyredhonda says:

      Not corruption.  More the problem of non-partisan elections.  Most of the candidates in the election leaned liberal, but there was no one clear liberal candidate, and each one had their own reasons for not dropping out to create a consensus.

      Ford solidified the conservative vote, but also capitalized on the huge divide between downtown and the suburbs.  He motivated the suburbites by claiming that the urban districts were essentially siphoning money away from them.  He had catchy catchphrases about taxes (aka, “the gravy train”) that appealed to those audiences.  He had force and bluster.  All he needed was a plurality, and he got it.

      The reality was that most of his supporters knew little to nothing about him.  And we’ve spent the last three years learning.

  15. Dave Pease says:

    I also have a long history of public drunkenness and brawling.

    I’m running for mayor.

  16. lsamsa says:

    I blame more the people who voted him in.
    It’s one thing to want ‘something new & different’…we all want something better.
    But to elect such an arrogant blowhard, who picks & chooses what civic events to attend…who has such issues as to freak out in the face of a well-known Canadian satirist & call the police….who, despite his protestations…looks much the worse for wear at a public event.
    Rob Ford is a total embarrassment to the city of  Toronto.

  17. Nell Anvoid says:

    Damn…and here I thought that Buddy Cianci of Providence was the most ludicrous mayor of all time. You Canadians are showing us yanks up again. 

  18. Roose_Bolton says:

    Speaking as a T’rontonian who remembers the glory days of Mel Lastman…..heh heh, but seriously, I just fucking miss David Miller.

  19. Tim Warris says:

    Rumor has it, he lives in A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!

  20. brucearthurs says:

    I’ve heard Rob Ford described as “colorful”.

    Like, y’know, vomit.

  21. grc says:

    FWIW, I caught up with my brother-in-law who is in the Armed Forces, and of the people he knows that were actually there, no one can recall this occurring.

    Is this simply a witch-hunt to take Ford down? Because the gods know he seems to be doing a great job on his own. Just let him go. He will manage it on his own quite nicely. LOL

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