edit: more on this here...
Crazy story continues.
I really believe that corruption has become so entrenched in the system that even rank amateurs are now taking a crack at it, with bizarre, disgusting and unexpected results.
Toronto Councillor Doug Ford at City Hall on Monday, May 12, 2014. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)
Unfortunately, the Liberals decided that finding quick fixes to their financial mess was more important than providing these vital services to our youth. They decided to close the doors of this facility, sell it off to developers, and instead create less costly group homes in densely populated suburban family neighbourhoods. This is an issue that is now being felt in many residential communities across Toronto.
Also in support of the theory that the plates were likely removed after the arrest, if McRobb (or Ford) had removed the plates so that she could drive around in the Escalade inconspicuously, wouldn't the charges have included something about driving a vehicle without plates?
I think we like to believe that we are above corruption and nepotism as part of the good Canadian mythology, but the reality is that we are anything but at every level of government.
Because you are too drunk/high to make rational decisions?
i wonder how many people here truly appreciated that excellent cultural reference, seeing as the television show featuring this character finished its run over 40 years ago
, snip > a host of other nostalgic shows including "car 54 where are you" (obviously not too close behind ROFO), < snip >
So what's the next step here? I find it really difficult to "connect the dots" on this one, as it were. So the idea here was that Ford was basically in and out of rehab, visiting this rando's home? I have no idea what's going on. I'm not sure it even matters. I just wish the police would arrest these clowns already, search Deco, reveal the huge gun smuggling and money laundering scheme the Ford brothers have been operating for years, and let Toronto get on with the election.
Please, don’t write a show about Rob Ford. Please, please, please.
That’s what I’ve been saying to every theatre artist who has mused aloud about how operatic the Toronto mayor’s story is – or how like a Shakespearean character he is. No one has been listening to me, of course. Like reality-show producers and late-night comedians, theatre creators are not resisting the urge to exploit the mayor’s self-destruction for entertainment and are happy to, hypocritically, ride on his untucked shirttails.
And so I greeted the news that Mike Daisey, the American monologist best known for The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, would be coming to Toronto to premiere a new piece called Dreaming of Rob Ford as part of Crow’s Theatre’s East End Performance Crawl (May 21-June 1) with an eye roll.
“Oh God, not another show about Rob Ford,” I said – and that’s exactly what I repeat to Daisey when I reach him over the phone in New York. Daisey suggests that this reaction speaks to how Ford is being covered “in a really shallow way.”
“One of the things that is never talked about is how much Rob Ford being a large man affects everything about how he is contextualized,” he says. For one thing, says Daisey, it puts Ford’s refusal to resign into context. “When you’re large, you are shamed constantly, every day, to a level that people who aren’t large don’t understand at all,” he says. “You’ll find a lot of large people have a degree of shamelessness, because … they’ve understood on some level that the effort of shaming is actually the effort to silence.”