Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:59 GFP Columnist - Trevor Hill
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If you haven’t heard of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his latest escapades, then you’re a very fortunate person and live in Antartica.  Do yourself a favour and try to keep it that way.

Unfortunately for the rest of us, the Ford garbage pile keeps getting larger… and larger.  In fact, it’s a bigger pile than during the garbage strike under Mayor David Miller.  Literally.  And it smells just as bad.  Maybe worse.

And the “Ford Nation” (which we nauseatingly have to hear about far too much) must be the garbage-can that holds the Ford garbage pile.  Sounds legit.

What sane individual backs up an ignorant*, public-peeing, crack-using, drunk-driving, pot-smoking, foul-mouthed, quasi alcoholic?  The only taboo not on the list is a prostitute and… oh wait…


 Who in their right mind wants to stand next to Ford and declare him to be their ‘bud’?  Without needing a shower later.

Ford’s audaciousness shines as he states over, and over, and over again of what a great mayor he is; what a great job he has done reducing taxes; and what a great guy he is to the poor people; yadda yadda, while he presumes that this record of (questionable) wonderfulness should even-the-score for all his wrong-doings.  Sorry… but no.

Who knows why Ford insists on not stepping aside?  What’s the real reason?  Who the hell knows?

And what the fuck is the “Ford Nation” anyway?

Ford Nation people think Ford “really” cares about the “little guy”; they think that he’s just like every other regular shmuck.  Let’s see what a regular shmuck is like…

"Born in Etobicoke in 1969, Ford is the youngest of four children (Doug, Kathy, Randy and Rob) of Ruth Diane (née Campbell) and Douglas Bruce Ford, Sr.  Ford, Sr. was the founder of Deco Labels and Tags, which makes pressure-sensitive labels for plastic-wrapped grocery products at an estimated $100 million in annual sales.  As an indication of the family's wealth, the success of the family business allowed the family to build a six-bedroom home in Etobicoke, which has a swimming pool and gardens that can host nearly a thousand visitors." - WikiPedia

Yep, I can see why the Ford Nation people think he’s a “regular guy”.  Why just yesterday, I found out that my business made almost the same amount – hahahaha…. ohhh boy.  I crack me up sometimes!  Hey!  I made a Ford pun!

Ford forgets to mention that he’s worth roughly 30 million.  He also has a bad habit of forgetting to mention that his father started the family business and wasn’t just a “Bible School Teacher” – Daddy was a multi-millionaire.  Yep, just plain old regular folk.

“Ford is a great political leader”, declare the Ford Nation imbeciles. 

Really?  Well, the “great political leader” studied Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa… and then dropped out after a year because he couldn’t handle the workload.

Who taught Ford his governing skills?  His football coach?  Apparently… yes… as we witnessed his tackle on Councillor Pam McConnell in the Chamber on November 18th, 2013, leaving the Councillor with a bruised face and fat lip.  All because someone in the public gallery was picking on his big brudder and Robbie got all mad mad.  Robbie smash!

The Facebook page “Let Ford Be: I Hate the War on Mayor Rob Ford”, https://www.facebook.com/LetFordBe currently has a total of 1,867 Likes – 2 of which are Rob and Doug Ford.   This, from a city with a population of almost 6 million!

One would think that the whole damn ‘Ford Facebook Nation’ would turn out and ‘Like’ this page.  One would think…

Don’t forget to click on the “Mayor Ford Accomplishment” section, and not to worry, you can’t get confused, there’s only fourAccomplishments’.

And to be fair… the Rob Ford Page has just 4,393 Likes - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Ford/141209599222435?ref=br_rs, yep, that’s it.

I’m not done… the “Free Toronto From Rob Ford” Page https://www.facebook.com/FreeTorontoFromRobFord?ref=br_rs has 4,458 Likes – looks like they’re winning.

On the other hand, “Henry Ford” has 41,380 Likes so I’d say if there is a “Ford Nation” anywhere, it belongs to Henry.

And just when you thought it might be safe to turn on the television, along comes the Sun TV Network (which is an American pumped, right wing, conservative pile of crap), graciously (stupidly) giving the Ford brothers their own TV show. http://www.torontolife.com/informer/toronto-politics/2013/11/14/sun-news-network-rob-doug-ford/

The “Ford Nation” that the two brothers mumble about… is nothing.  There is no real “Ford Nation”.  It is only imaginary people floating around in Doug and Rob Ford’s oversized craniums!
 
It has become a fake propaganda term to make people believe that there is an actual “Ford Nation” with enough people involved in it to declare themselves a “Nation” and make Rob Ford their Prime Minister; something Ford thinks he can actually run for someday. Really?  

Conservatives… what a fun bunch!

*Just in case... 

*
ignorant - /ˈɪgn(ə)r(ə)nt/
- adjective
1. lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
*i.e.: "I was largely ignorant of the effects of smoking crack and being a mayor"
Synonyms: uneducated, unknowledgeable, untaught, unschooled, untutored, untrained, illiterate, unlettered, unlearned, unread, uninformed, unenlightened, unscholarly, unqualified, benighted, backward, inexperienced, unworldly, unsophisticated, unintelligent, stupid, simple, empty-headed, mindless; etc., etc.

2. Informal
- discourteous or rude.
*i.e.: "This ignorant, pin-brained mayor"
Synonyms: rude, impolite, ill-mannered, bad-mannered, unmannerly, ungracious, discourteous, insensitive, uncivil, ill-humoured, surly, sullen, etc., etc.


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