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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Yeah. Humans are weird. Quite a few writers who are long-time harsh, fair and accurate critics of Rob are saying today in their think-pieces ... Rob wrecked a lot of stuff. Rob did zero to few good things. Rob was bad to many people. I feel the need to be sorta positive about Rob as a...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Ha! Fun to see that this thread is enjoying^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H experiencing life after death, a dead cat bounce, or whatever ... Anyway, to continue alluding to quotes from mid-20th-century English heroes ... I would pay, like, 9 dollars to hear RoFo say "The streetcar octopus has sung its swan...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    You're too right; I can't decide whether the funny wins in the fight against the scary. The only silver lining would be if Doug has had some serious emotional pain and sleepless nights, slowly figuring out that Rob would never ever pick up all the skills of Dr Joe's boss. Yes. I can't argue...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    I, for one, can't wait to ride the RoFo Triple-S line from North Etobicoke to easternmost Scarborough. There will be only one stop, in North York, at the "F U Mel Haha U Thought U Were Notorious Back in the Day" station. But it won't happen, tragically, if Ford Nation can't somehow bounce...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Oh, man. I totally agree about the incredible difficulty of that! Sorry! Honestly, Scrooge was just the first bad-guy-turned-good that popped into my head when I was trying to make a point about stories versus real life. But ... Ghost of Rob haunting Doug, Doug totally not getting the...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Fitting? Sorta yeah, sorta not. Ideally, in stories, the hideous monster at some point has to get it shoved in his face just how hideous he's been, before he either (a) suffers very hard in a way that suits his crimes or (b) has the grace and wisdom to repent (e.g., Scrooge). I can't be the...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Yes, this. Perhaps, at the moment, I lack the coherence to expand on the thought, but I'm gonna try anyway ... Why did the man get cancer and let his big-bro stand-in take the meryl election fall? Why did he not instead get stronger, druggier and boozier than ever, and ram his Escalade into a...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Yes, Right On, No Fucking Reason At All To Suspect That Doug Ford Was Lying About That Or Anything Else He's Ever Had Anything To Say About. Yes, No Way Could Doug Benefit In Any Way That A Reasonable Person Might Regard As Horrifyingly Shady. (Sorry to be rude in an over-the-top way...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Aw yiss ... some low-key matter-of-fact right-on-target sarcasm from somebody who has put a lot of time into finding out what's going on and trying to make things better. That's the kind of thing that has (not sarcastically) made me love following this thread. (Original "aw yiss" comic...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    I'd really love to check out that back & forth, but apparently I'm not enrolled in a clinical trial for anti-nausea drugs.
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    OMG, thanks for the tl;dr version! :p All that stuff about democratic process was making my eyes glaze over ... (Seriously, I think you and Racquette both are right, and more succinct and articulate than I could hope to be.)
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Rat: Your post was not the kindest possible post. Kat was pretty clearly pointing out that an adult living with her/his parent is not necessarily comparable to Randy living in the same house as Diane.
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Yeah, I agree. It's in no way pleasant to think about the physical pain and grim fears that Rob Ford is likely to be going though these days. I will qualify the rest of this post with the word guess, as I don't want to put words in the mouths of other UTers. My guess is that the jokes...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    The hell? Really? Honestly, not at all snarky here, it is kinda good that in 2014 a gay couple can get on with their personal and professional lives and be just as insanely politically unaware as most of us straights have been for many, many generations ... :p Also, Doug is horrible (3 reasons...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Yep. When I was in high school there was a big debate about whether Gretzky's phenomenal minor hockey and OHL (or whatever that league was called at the time) records would translate into NHL success. (Ha! LOL!) The naysayers at the time said he was too small, slow and fragile to be a force in...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    By *could*, do you mean that we can't absolutely prove that that sort of improbable riot won't happen? Okay, I don't live in Toronto, and perhaps I'm optimistic in a seriously low-bar sort of way. But don't you think Rob's shuffling off of his mortal coil would be unlikely to result in...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Yes. I'm far from a naive admirer of Churchill, but the phrase End of the Beginning seems apropos. In addition to the unfinished criminal justice story, Doug got a seriously troubling number of votes tonight, Rob won a sick (multiple puns intended) majority in Ward 2, and, WTF, silent Mike...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Well, indeed. Earlier this evening, if I remember correctly, about 3/4 of votes had been counted, and the score was roughly 38.5% JT, 36% DoFo. It was frightening. (At the same time it was comprehensible that all the news channels had called the election for Tory.) I thought at the time, OMG...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Sandro Lisi for Mayor, and some mysterious envelopes for City Council and School Board.
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    So do I! But I'm scared that it's not really over ... --Bob Dylan, "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again"

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