As the career of Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford continues to circle the drain, he's circling the wagons. He's offered all of his staffers $5,000 taxpayer-funded raises to stay on. For a guy who got into office claiming he'd "end the gravy train," the guy sure is a one-man gravy train -- he's also promised to use taxpayer dollars to fight the motions in council that stripped him of his powers.
Sources confirmed to the Toronto Sun that Ford gave every member of his mayor’s office staff $5,000 raises on Friday before council stripped him of his powers.
It’s a surprising taxpayer-funded pay hike given Ford’s penny-pinching persona but it is part of a growing list of surprises that have rocked
Toronto municipal politics the last few weeks.
Despite admitting he’s smoked crack cocaine, bought illegal drugs in the last two years, “might have” driven drunk, was “hammered” out in public and held a boozy “out-of-control” party in the mayor’s office on St. Patrick’s
Day 2012, Ford has refused calls to quit.
Mayor Rob Ford's week one for the books [Don Peat/Toronto Sun]
In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg (who insists that privacy is dead) bought 100 acres of land around his vacation home in Hawaii to ensure that no one could get close enough to spy on him.
Convicted election fraudster and public education opponent Betsy Devos made her billions through hard work — really, you can’t overstate the effort required to emerge from the loins of someone who married a rich guy, nor the work of later marrying someone else who emerged from the loins someone who married a rich guy.
Reed writes, “Carmen Ortiz, the US Federal Attorney for the state of Massachusetts who was responsible for the death of EFF member Aaron Swartz, recently announced her retirement. For those who don’t recall the case, Swartz committed suicide following an unlawful and vindictive prosecution, undertaken only to enhance Ortiz’s career as being ‘tough on white […]
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