Research looks at why disabled people don’t enter politics
And by all accounts she's doing a great job representing her riding. But she was a single mother with real work experience under her belt and a strong work ethic - in other words she brings valuable perspective to parliament and the brains to do something with it. Some random kid from the class of idle rich ain't going to make it, especially when he has no clue about the real issues facing that Ward.
So, the poor are hard working and the rich are idle. Gotcha. Any more stereotypes?
The Two Bums
The bum on the rod is an enemy of mankind
The other is driven around to his club, is feted, wined and dined
And they who curse the bum on the rod as the essence of all that's bad
Will greet the other with a winning smile and extend the hand so glad
The bum on the rod is a social flea who gets an occasional bite
The bum on the plush is a social leech, bloodsucking day and night
The bum on the rod is a load so light that his weight we scarcely feel
But it takes the labour of dozens of folks to furnish the other a meal
As long as we sanction the bum on the plush, the other will always be there
But rid ourselves of the bum on the plush and the other will disappear
Let's make an intelligent organised kick; get rid of the weights that crush
Don't worry about the bum on the rod, get rid of the bum on the plush!
But I bet you can fit it onto a fridge magnet!
Someone else named Ford really needs to register to run in that ward. Otherwise I'm afraid that boy could get in on name recognition alone.
i get the feeling that doug tries to see him as the son he never had.
A friend of mine is there. I asked if she booed Ford. Her reply: Yes I boooood that idiot!!!!!
Now the pace car slid into a wall. NBC guys asks Paul Tracy if he left the keys with the mayor. Tracy laughed uncomfortably and then, dead silence.
A deluge of rain in Toronto today led to a delay in the afternoon's race, and it also got the better of this Honda Accord pace car driver. He lost it in a turn and bumped the wall with the car's rear bumper.
"You didn't give the keys to Mayor Ford, did you?" Bob Varsha says to Paul Tracy, who took hizzoner the mayor out in that same car earlier in the day.
Then there's a bit of an awkward beat before another makes a crack about a passenger going for a handbrake.
It's funny because Rob Ford is the mayor of a major North American city, and also a crack cocaine user.
Learning how to fly ain't cheap. That right away probably puts young Mikey into the 1%. Unless he bought his own plane.
Here's another one.
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For all the hesitancy about John Furr's MO, he's at least carried on with the work that Joe Killoran began, however inadvertently. One day JK's outburst will be seen as day when the city finally turned on Rob. Although many were uncomfortable with Furr waving signs behind Rob on Eglinton or going nose to nose with the big baldy guy in Scarborough - and I can see why - I'd suggest it's continuing to help some people find the courage to speak out and be less afraid of the Fords. And I absolutely believe that these confrontations have led the media to up their game - Jackie Crandles of cp24 at the end of Tuesday's Danzig interview with Rob asks: "Police have said the shooting was gang related. Do you think your drug use and contributions to that culture have you talking out of both sides of your mouth?" When even cp24 puts away its softballs ...
Cut me slack for having been a shirted horde participant - I don't want this to sound like a wow look at me observation - but the tide is turning and JF has helped. There have been smatterings of boos at Ford events for some time, but 'more boos than cheers' especially at sporting events (Honda Indy, TFC) and people speaking to him face-to-face are new things, post-rehab. I think we're seeing many more negative comments on selfie postings as well. The Emperor has No Clothes story is playing out.