I see Rob Ford


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“Very nice,” I said. “But why did you bring me up here?”

“It’s time for you to see Rob Ford,” he replied.

Then I woke up in bed and it was the next morning. I made breakfast in a pretty nasty mood, wondering if I’d seen Rob Ford, whatever the hell he was, in the hours I had blacked out, or if I would see him as soon as I went out into the street. I had some pretty gruesome ideas about him, I must admit. A creature with three eyes and tentacles, a survivor from Atlantis, who walked among us, invisible due to some form of mind shield, and did hideous work for the Illuminati. It was unnerving to contemplate, and I finally gave in to my fears and peeked out the window, thinking it might be better to see him from a distance first. Nothing. Just ordinary sleepy people, heading for their busses and subways. That calmed me a little, so I set out the toast and coffee and fetched the New York Times from the hallway. I turned the radio to WBAI and caught some good Vivaldi, sat down, grabbed a piece of toast and started skimming the first page.

Then I saw Rob Ford.

http://rawilson.com/illuminatus.html


New York Times, CNN and other media barred from White House press event
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#2

Well, he’s no Dillinger…


#3

Rob Ford’s wretched wandering soul escaped Hell and possessed Donald Trump


#4

Wait… he’s dead? Do we need a thread?


#5

Well, it’s complicated. His previous corporeal form has passed, but he lives on as a US president.


#6

He kicked a year ago.


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#8

It’s a running joke.


#9

I know… it’s a running gag. Someone mentions Rob Ford, and I (or someone else) asks if we’ve started a thread on it. I’m aware he died a while ago… though it doesn’t seem like it was only a year or so.


#10

We’re in Trump Time where every day feels like a week, but somehow we age ten times as fast.


#11

I did not know that. Man, not as regular a reader as I thought I was…


#12

That was a GREAT example of a government standing up to a tyrant, though - they prevented him (or anyone else) from banning reporters after that. IANAA (I am Not an American), but I don’t think there’s any equivalent power available in the white house case.

Checks and balances are great, but only in the presence of a strong, civic-minded and ethical government body to stand against the tyranny. While Toronto is so very far from perfect in that regard, there is a pretty active anti-corruption movement here today. I hope it stays that way!


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#14

he was 46? jesus, he looked to be drumpf’s age.


#15

Abusing booze and other substances is not good for the body. Plus he had cancer.


#16

But, that thread cannot be updated! How will we keep up with the latest developments?


#17

I promise should the undead corpse of Rob Ford appear, I will unlock the thread. :wink:


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#19

Well, lookie here, there was a Rob Ford thread handy after all. :wink:


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