Emblematic of What’s Wrong With Toronto?

cityhallI'm just checking my RSS feeds now, so I only just learnt that I'm emblematic of what’s wrong with Toronto. In fact, according to this entry from my pal Freddie P., I'm why Toronto has no chance. Here's a sample of what you'll find at torontomike.com this morning...

I truly admire my friend Mike Boon, but Boon is so emblematic of what’s wrong with the Toronto. Just go to his website and search Rob Ford and you'll see what I mean.

While the mayor and his NDP council systematically ruin the city, Boon prefers to put his focus on Rob Ford and criticize his so called political incorrectness and his personality.

Mike is like so many other bleeding heart Liberals and socialists in Toronto. They like to jump all over the Ford for his brash personality and some of his outrageous statements, while ignoring the real problems.

If it wasn’t for Rob Ford, so much of the incompetent, inept and wasteful policies at Toronto city hall would go unchecked. If it wasn’t for Rob Ford, the city of Toronto might find itself in worse shape than it already is.

While David Miller and his band of yahoos enact policies that push the city in reverse, Mike Boon and his like prefer to worry about whether someone is called an Oriental instead of an Asian.

While the David Miller regime mismanages tax dollars, and wastes money on free lunches, free trips and golf memberships, people like Boon prefer to focus on the fact that Rob Ford was overheard using profanity at a hockey game.

I'm guessing Fred has just read my Rob Ford Video Hits entry from earlier this week. That same entry caught Humble Howard's attention as well, and prompted him to write this entry which could have been titled "Why Toronto Has A Chance". Here's a taste of what my pal Humble wrote...

Years ago when I used to host a little radio show, Rob Ford was an amusing guest from time to time. I mean both he was amusing and a guest, from time to time.

Anyway, he was the aforementioned simply because he was a "loose" cannon. He would say outrageous things and it was fun to hear him slam the other nitwits on City Council.

Well I guess that act has worn a little thin. The Asian-non apology thing, the threatening to kill your wife thing and now this nasty little clip.

I got this off of the Mighty Boon's site and it's sickening. It is Rob Fords' true colors and the reason he will never be Mayor of Toronto. It is the type of thing that will be run over and over again should he even think of trying for office.

The people in his ward might be cool with good old Rob's antics but his schtick has gotten old and it certainly won't play outside of his inner circle.

As the only one of the three of us residing in the 416, I'm glad Rob Ford will never be mayor of my city. It's not just that he uses the wrong words, it's that he's an obnoxious, lying bully with little respect for the diversity of this city. He's somehow found his niche as the expense policeman who brags about his refusal to spend city money to run his office, but he's a one-trick pony. He hits that one note over and over again, and even if there's credence in his single point, it's drowned out by his homophobic, close-minded, dinosaur antics.

It's not about his words, it's about his character, and Toronto deserves far better.


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Argie

“it's drowned out by his homophobic, close-minded, dinosaur antics.”

Mike: Those are his best qualities!

You’re right he shouldn’t be the mayor of Toronto. The people of this city deserve another wimpy socialist like Miller again.

April 3, 2008 @ 3:04 PM

Paul

Never knew that someone's personal faults had anything to do if they were a good politician... let see... John A Mcdonald, Sir Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy... Alternatively you have other politicians who from all appearances showed a perfect persona to their constituents... hmm like Adolf Hitler, Fidel Castro, Jozef Stalin!

April 3, 2008 @ 3:24 PM

james edgar

I'm not a Ford fan(except Mustangs and Cobras) but the city needs him more than either you or Humble think. I wish we had a mayor closer to him than Miller.Although not as far out maybe.

April 3, 2008 @ 4:12 PM

Andrew

Paul doesn't make any sense. Personal faults are key to being a leader. If they weren't then the campaigns would be a lot different.

April 3, 2008 @ 7:26 PM

Keith

So true. Toronto is full of wimpy socialists who suckle the libtard kool aid teat and spend all their free time blogging about George W. Bush. To quote the Joker, this town needs an enema!

April 3, 2008 @ 9:47 PM

Paul

I'm not talking about election campains, I'm talking about once they're in power... Churchill drank like a fish, smoked like a chimney and womanised. John A was a chronic alcoholic, Kennedy was a chronic womanizer, but they were good politicians when in power, regardless of their social limitaions (if you want to call it that). Hitler, didn't drink smoke, and was faithful to Marta. Castro? Stalin? Who knows... anybody who knows anything has been offed.

My point is that Ford can be a good politician and get the job done regardless of what he does in his personal time. Miller on the other hand couldn't organize a profitable bake sale, regardless of his extracurricular activities.

April 3, 2008 @ 9:50 PM

A.R.

Toronto's right wing is rather pathetic though. Most often, it consists of insults and attacks on minor spending. Miller has been a politician who has stood up for important urban issues. Politicians aren't businessmen, they're supposed to address issues and build cities.

If we put aside Rob Ford's personal matters, there's still the matter of his opposition to bike lanes, homeless shelters, and that AIDs prevention program for instance. What would his tricks be for lowering spending? Being the mayor of a large and urban city like Toronto requires a lot more than paying for your own office supplies.

April 3, 2008 @ 11:08 PM

Paul

That is a whole different argument... that, as it should be, is a conversation about politics.

April 4, 2008 @ 9:27 AM

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