#1 By: Cory Doctorow, November 8th, 2013 23:02
#2 By: millie fink, November 8th, 2013 23:08
What happened in the bit where it looks like someone slugged him in the face?
#3 By: Jardine, November 8th, 2013 23:22
At the very beginning and repeated a couple times later on? That's when he ran into a camera.
#4 By: Michael Smith, November 8th, 2013 23:43
Honest question: is Rob Ford paying Boing Boing to publicise his activities and buy him votes?
#5 By: The Grim Snark, November 9th, 2013 01:03
He should do a duet with the Revolting Cocks.
#6 By: wrybread, November 9th, 2013 02:04
If this were all a publicity stunt, we should all be voting for him anyway, because he'd be an absolute genius.
But somehow I don't think that's the case, and BoingBoing is posting about him because he's a fascinating mix of terrifying and hilarious.
#7 By: Juan Rudametkin, November 9th, 2013 03:47
An aide of Ford said yesterday that the mayor is going to take some time off.
Time off to do what?
Why, to get shitfaced and smoke some more crack, that's what for!
Which will only make him even more popular with the suburban knuckle draggers of Toronto, I guess.
#8 By: euansmith, November 9th, 2013 03:47
When a guy like this wins the election, you've got wonder what the runners up were like.
#9 By: rwmj, November 9th, 2013 03:52
Yeah, let's all make fun of the addict.
#10 By: Joe Bloggs, November 9th, 2013 04:37
We're not making fun of the addict. We're making fun of the asshat.
#11 By: gilbert wham, November 9th, 2013 05:11
Noooo, Cory! You must stop saying 'Laughable Bumblefuck'! It makes lots (apparently) of people sad!!!
(oops. I said 'Laughable Bumblefuck' there, didn't I? Sorry, sad people!)
#12 By: millie fink, November 9th, 2013 07:56
Oh, has he admitted now that not only has he used coke and alcohol, he's also addicted to one or both?
#13 By: IMB, November 9th, 2013 08:30
Pfft. It's funny that you signed up to concern troll. Nicely done.
#18 By: Kenneth, November 9th, 2013 10:44
Your attempt to defend Rob Ford by objecting to Cory's (accurate) description of him is duly noted.
#19 By: gilbert wham, November 9th, 2013 10:49
As has your attempt to correctly parse the above sentence (edit: I believe you may have posted this to the wrong comment after a second glance. Peace, love and Hail Satan, Comrade)
#20 By: millie fink, November 9th, 2013 10:52
#21 By: gilbert wham, November 9th, 2013 10:54
ooo, thank you. IR savin that for subsequent re-use.
#22 By: rocketpj, November 9th, 2013 11:20
I have gone from chuckling about that wacky mayor, through chuckling in shock and now all the way to being appalled and just pitying the man.
I hope he gets the help he needs. That much rage, and that kind of lifestyle - I don't think he'll be around ten years from now. He needs help. I don't think anyone should be jailed or even charged for drug use, but I do think an inability to control one's addictions is a sign that you should not be in public office. (If he has been involved in other crimes then he should be charged with those).
He also needs to resign and let the city carry on with life. His all-too-public pain needs to become private pain again, and not be spread across the front pages.
#31 By: jbg, November 9th, 2013 16:13
Rob Ford is a person with no compassion for anyone but his personal friends. He has repeatedly as Mayor proven himself to be sexist, racist and classist. His policies have hurt innumerable people and he has literally laughed about it and said it was their own fault.
Those are just his official actions. We do not know all of his unofficial actions, like using thug enforcers to threaten and intimidate people at a minimum.
He long ago forfeited the consideration we offer people when he chose to treat others the way he has, laughing and threatening all the way.
#32 By: gilbert wham, November 9th, 2013 17:35
I will admit, I've met more appealling crackheads (hell, I've been a more appealing crackhead).
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