Profiles in criminal Canadian bumblefuckery: Canadaland on the Ford Family

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/10/16/promises-made-promises-kept.html

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Like Trump, the Ford’s corruption-friendly personalities aren’t news to their supporters, and they’re a feature not a disqualifier.

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The story of the Fords is tragic — for them, for everyone who falls into their orbit, and for the people of Toronto

Yes but i don’t understand how people keep supporting them in the polls even though it’s known the kind of people they are. I presume there’s some context of what might’ve been going on in Toronto that would explain it that i’m unfamiliar with.

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I’ve got a little list…

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The rise of the Ford’s is the same as Trump’s rise, writ smaller. The same people who support Trump are the same type of people who support the Fords. Part of the appeal, which most of us see through, is the “I’m just a common man who tells is like it is, with no bullshit” schtick. They dress badly (but those ill-fitting clothes are very expensive), and they seem to be the kind of guy you could have a beer and some ribs with. In fact, the Fords host a yearly bbq at their house for anyone who wants to attend. They are very “Hail fellow, well met” on the surface.

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It hasn’t been at their house in years, after it outgrew that. The Ford nobles of the Ford Nation throwing a fest for the Ford peasants. (I’ll skip chewing on Ford weenie, thanks.)

https://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Category:Ford_Fest

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Very true; I think it outgrew their yard during Rob’s mayor years.

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And Cory screws up another story about Canada - the PPC are not a “white nationalist” party, just a new right-wing party that had lousy vetting early on & expelled the person in question

So they’re just “regular” racist?

Oh wait, on further investigation, you seem to have it backwards. It looks like it was the one person who wasn’t racist that left, not the other way round.

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Rob Ford’s widow

Wait…Rob Ford is dead?

[take it away, gang. Also, I am very disappointed no-one beat me to this. Shame on all of you.]

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One person?

https://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Category:People's_Party_of_Canada

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Sorry I was out running errands all day. Do we need to start a new thread?

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Ahhh, that’s the stuff!

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The PPC expelled Bernier? Man, it’s tough to keep up with Canadian news down here.

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So, they are anti-Antifa?

Or, rather, anti-anti-fascism?

If only there was a word for that…

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I was going to ask that, too.

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