Scandal In Toronto

Discussion in 'Politics' started by staropeace, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Lets vote for major.:gorilla:
     
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  2. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

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  3. Anni M

    Anni M Moderator Moderator

    I think you are right, Star. I read that, too.

    Yes, that video. The video that Ford said did not exist until Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair confirmed last week that a copy had come into the possession of authorities and forwarded on to Crown lawyers.

    The video reportedly shows Ford smoking from a crack pipe and making racist and homophobic comments. Ford now admits to smoking crack cocaine and says he has an idea about what is on the video. He told the Toronto Sun it wasn’t going to be pretty.

    Still, it appears Ford wants to confirm his suspicions before deciding exactly what to confess to next. The Globe and Mail reports that his lawyer Dennis Morris is negotiating to secure Ford a private viewing.

    Another vid from 05...
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford negotiating for private viewing of ‘the video’ | Daily Brew - Yahoo News Canada
     
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  4. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    It is all over the news today about this rant of his.....makes you wonder if he might have whacked the guy himself lol.
     
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  5. Anni M

    Anni M Moderator Moderator

    OMG, don't say that! LOL The Sopranos and Breaking Bad hits Toronto! Boy when it was nicknamed The Big Smoke years ago, I just had no idea! :rofl:
     
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  6. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

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  7. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    It does not say WHO he's threatening. Could be a reporter. Could be a councilman.

    I wonder if constantly saying "brother" means Doug is with him. And, he doesn't look or sound drunk to me. He's not staggering or falling into things, and though he as times not heard clearly, it's not exactly a drunken slur.
     
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  8. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    "It happened in one of my drunken stupors" has to be my all time favorite excuse. I've never heard anyone go there before. :biggrin2:
     
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  9. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Yet he will not say he has a drinking problem. He will not say that he is getting help.

    I think he is an alcoholic and I think he is spiralling down to the rock-bottom place that most alcoholics hit before they finally admit to themselves they have a drinking problem. I don't think he's there yet though. In his eyes, as much as he says he has no one to blame but himself....in his eyes you can see who he thinks is really to blame.....the media. And as long as he blames them, he won't do anything about it.
     
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  10. Cowboy

    Cowboy Lesser-Known Member

    What an idiot....the people of Toronto need to get him out of there. The sooner the better.
     
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  11. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Ooops I thought they were talking about a murdered guy....you are right, he did not say. Some of his language would make one cringe...

    "I'm going to kill that f..ing guy. I'm telling you it's first-degree murder ... He dies or I die, brother."
    • "When he's down, I'll rip his f..ing throat out" and "I'll poke his eyes out" and "I'll make sure that motherf....'s dead."
    • "No one is" going to "f... around with me" and when it comes to he and his "brothers . . don't tell me we're liars."
     
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  12. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

  13. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Did you see his mom on CTV? She says he needs to go get some help.....with his weight.

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    So, the editor for the star was telling Stephen Ledrew! they paid "about the cost of a nice dinner" for that video. Then it comes out they paid $5,000. I know I don't eat in restaurants often....but that seems a bit steep to me,

    And, I don't like the precedent this is setting. It's a trashy way to do your reporting. I hope it doesn't lead to people trying to set-up politicians to record them and sell it to trashy "newspapers".
     
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  14. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    He does it to himself by acting like an idiot AnnaMarie. Hard to the reporters to resist.
     
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  15. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I don't think Ford was set up.

    But I think people will think it's easy money to record someone and sell it to "newspapers".

    And, under normal conditions, I think everyone, including politicians, should be allowed private/family time. None of this is normal conditions.
     
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  16. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    So today, Minnon-Wong (who plans on being our next mayor) brought forth a motion to council. I think it's called "the motion to say pretty-please". Basically, he brought forth a motion for the council to vote yay or nay, and the question is to ask the mayor to apologize (again?) and to step aside.

    Question period was to be questions ABOUT THE MOTION. So M-W asks Ford if he has bought illegal drugs within the last two years. (This is now a criminal trial?) and every gets all up in arms when Councillor Ford (brother of the mayor) asks Minnon-Wong if he's ever smoked pot....has he ever drank alcohol...and driven. M-W does not answer.

    M-W is starting the race for mayor...without having officially thrown his hat in the ring.
     
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  17. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    So, mayor Ford raised a motion to have ALL members drug tested (hair not blood) at his own expense.

    Chair said it's out of order and he can raise the motion next week.

    Ford challenged....chair had a vote, chair won.

    Seems a few people in city hall are afraid of drug testing.
     
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  18. Cowboy

    Cowboy Lesser-Known Member

    Weight should be the least of his worries right now.
     
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  19. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    The whole family is in denial.

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    I think this whole thing has been a witch hunt. I'd like to see some of the others put under that same microscope. Some of the politicians and some of the reporters. I doubt many would have as many skeletons pop out, but I doubt they'd all be all sparkly clean.

    And I think this buying info is dangerous.
     
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  20. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I do not think it is a witch hunt at all. I think his behavior is so shocking that it is hard to ignore. So what if he thinks other councillors smoked pot. I am against legalizing weed but that is not even in the ballpark when it comes to crack cocaine. Ford kept company with gang members, and now,apparantly, there are prostitutes thrown into the pot for spice. He was drinking and driving. He is totally out of control. First he said he took a few hoots from a crack pipe while drunk ....now he is admitting that he paid for cocaine. This is crazy. He needs to go away. He is making a fool of the city of Toronto. He acted like a fool himself in council today. Lots of more allegations to come. If this was in the States...he would be sooooooo out on his fat arse.
     
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