Monday 11 November 2013

ROB FORD: The stupidest mayor in all of North America (part 1)            

This article is part 1 of a two-part series on Mayor Rob Ford. It is very detailed and lengthy for those around the world who have only read or seen on TV small portions of the saga of Rob Ford, the stupidest mayor in all of North America and probably elsewhere also. I hope you enjoy these two articles and learn how a politician’s reputation slowly disintegrates into dust.

All of us do stupid things once in a while but some people are stupid all of the time. It follows that city mayors do stupid things once in a while and as sure as God made little apples, forty-four year-old Mayor Ford who was elected mayor in the 2010 mayoral election, and took office on December of that year is in the second category. Prior to being mayor, he was city councilor for a ward in the Toronto district of Etobicoke after being first elected to city council in the 2000 Toronto municipal election. He was re-elected to his council seat in 2003 and again in 2006. Despite his colossal stupidity, he was finally elected as the mayor of the City of Toronto (the fifth largest city in North America) that has a $9.4 billion dollar annual budget. 

Many of us who were small children remember watching the Walt Disney movie Dumbo. It was a small elephant. Well, Rob Ford has the girth of an extremely large elephant but his brain couldn’t keep up as he grew older and subsequently, he may have left some of his brain behind in his mother’s placenta; hence, I choose to call him Dumbo in this article which shouldn’t reflect badly on Walt Disney’s Dumbo because that little elephant was a smart critter—something that cannot be said for Rob Ford.


On April 15, 2006, Dumbo (a sitting councilor at the time) attended a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game at the Air Canada Centre. Visibly intoxicated and belligerent, he began to insult a couple seated behind him, who were visiting from out of town. Two security guards escorted Dumbo out of the building. When confronted about the episode three days later by a National Post reporter, Dumbo initially denied having been at the game. His pattern of lying began to surface.

He later told the Toronto Star: “This is unbelievable, I wasn't even at the game, so someone's trying to do a real hatchet job on me, let me tell you", but later on he said: "I reflected on it last night, and talked to my family. I came forward and admitted it. That's all I can do. I mean, I'm not perfect. Being in politics, you're in the spotlight all the time. I made a mistake. I made a major mistake. I really regret it.” Now he was admitting that he was at the game. Why? Because he was faced with unquestionable evidence that he was seen there in the spotlight so to speak rhetorically. He even later showed up drunk at a gala for military personnel and had to be asked to leave.

In June 2006 Dumbo came under fire for making a controversial remark during a Council meeting. During the meeting, Dumbo spoke out against the city donating $1.5 million to help prevent AIDS. Dumbo had argued that most tax payers should not be concerned with AIDS because “If you are not doing needles and you are not gay, you wouldn't get AIDS probably, that's bottom line, those are the facts.” After the then Mayor David Miller pointed out that women are the largest growing demographic of people contracting AIDS, Dumbo responded that it must mean that they are sleeping with bi-sexual men. On one occasion, in advance to a trip to Kenya, he publicly joked about him and his wife finding themselves in a boiling pot with native Africans dancing around them. I am convinced that his Kenyan hosts weren’t too happy with that stupid statement either.

On March 7, 2007, Dumbo made controversial comments about cyclists’ use of the roads, saying, “What I compare bike lanes to is swimming with the sharks. Sooner or later you're going to get bitten. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks, not for people on bikes. My heart bleeds for them when I hear someone gets killed, but it’s their own fault at the end of the day.” On May 25, 2009, Dumbo said, “It's no secret, okay. The cyclists are a pain in the ass to the motorists.” I admit that they are a pain but where else can they ride their bikes to work? On the sidewalks?

In August 2010, Janet Leaper, the City of Toronto's integrity commissioner filed a report with City Council. It concerned Dumbo’s (when he was a Councilor) fund-raising activities on behalf of his private foundation that aided high school football. In March 2010, Dumbo had sent out letters requesting donations for the Rob Ford Football Foundation. The back of each letter contained a gold seal, (the City of Toronto logo) and bore the stamp “Rob Ford Etobicoke North Councilor.” The integrity commissioner had ruled that Dumbo had not followed City Council's Code of Conduct and had abused his council position by using official letterhead and other council resources. Dumbo had accepted $3,150 on behalf of the foundation and the commissioner indicated that he should pay back the money.

In the report, the commissioner had noted that donors had included lobbyists, clients of lobbyists and a corporation which did business with the City of Toronto. Dumbo indicated that he would challenge the report at Council, stating that he was being treated unfairly.

On August 25, 2010, the Toronto City Council debated the integrity commissioner's report. Dumbo participated in the report discussion and the vote after being warned by then-Council Speaker Sandra Bussin that he was in a potential conflict of interest by discussing and voting on that issue. Council agreed with the commissioner and voted 26–10 for Dumbo to return the money. In the months following the meeting, Dumbo discussed the repayment with his donors. Several did not want repayment and Dumbo forwarded letters from several donors expressing their wishes to the integrity commissioner. By February 2012, Dumbo had not paid the amount and the matter was raised at a February 7, 2012 City Council meeting.

Dumbo spoke and voted at the February 7 meeting in which he said in part, “And if it wasn't for this foundation, these kids would not have a chance. And then to ask for me to pay it out of my own pocket personally, there is just, there is no sense to this. The money is gone. The money has been spent on football equipment. The City Council voted on a motion that the City Council rescind the previous decision made under Item CC52.1 and directed that no further action was to be taken on the matter which carried by majority, 22 voting Yes, 12 No, with 11 absent.

In March 2012, a complaint was filed by Paul Magder, a Torontonian, alleging that Ford's actions at the February 2012 Council meeting had violated the Ontario Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. (MCIA) The lawsuit came to trial in Ontario Superior Court on September 5, 2012. The case was argued on Magder’s behalf by Toronto civil rights lawyer, Clayton Ruby, who represented him pro bono. (for free)  Ruby argued that Ford had clearly violated the act by having spoken to and voted on a matter in which he allegedly had a pecuniary interest  contravening s. (5)1 of the MCIA and an order was sought under s. 10(1) of the MCIA declaring his seat on Toronto City Council be vacant. Dumbo’s defense was that the MCIA did not apply to Toronto City Council's Code of Conduct; that the Council Resolution was ultra vires (an act performed without legal authority to act on a specific subject) to Council's powers under the City of Toronto Act and therefore was not applicable since that the amount was insignificant, and that the contravention of the MCIA was committed through inadvertence or by reason of error in judgment

Magder’s lawyer, Clayton Ruby argued that Ford was reckless and willfully ignorant of the law when he did not remove himself from the debate and vote. Dumbo testified he never read the MCIA or a City of Toronto councilor orientation handbook which included a section on conflicts of interest. Also, he did not attend City Council training sessions that covered conflicts of interest. That is evidence that Dumbo’s brain wasn’t up to speed.  The mayoralty oath of office includes a pledge to disclose conflicts of interest and when asked by Ruby if he understood the words, Dumbo said in reply, “No. My interpretation of a conflict of interest, again, is it takes two parties and the city must benefit or a member of council must benefit.” Ruby argued that as mayor he ought to have had a clear understanding of his obligations. This entire pattern of conduct showed that he chose to remain ignorant, and substituted his own view for that of the law. Dumbo disagreed, stating he only acted in the best interest of high school students.

With respect to Dumbo’s football team, it appeared that for the past decade, he was coaching them during the days when he should have been at the Council meetings. Obviously, coaching teenagers is more important to him that the ongoing affairs of a very large municipal government. Read what he said about his football students in a video taken of him in a drug dealer’s house in 2012. He referred to his team members as “fucking minorities.” His ten-year tenure of being a coach with the Don Bosco Catholic Secondary school suddenly came to an abrupt end after that stupid remark. If the school authorities had chosen to forgive him for that stupid remark, then forgiveness would have been stretched to an unreasonable length.

His conflict of interest trial concluded on September 6, 2012. Ontario Superior Court Judge Hackland's ruling was released on November 26, 2012. He found that Ford had violated the MCIA and for this reason, the judge declared Dumbo’s seat vacant, the decision to take effect in 14 days. In his decision, Hackland disagreed with all of Dumbo’s legal arguments. In his decision Hackland stated: “Ford's actions were not done by reason of inadvertence or of a good faith error in judgment. I am, therefore, required by section 10(1)(a) of the MCIA to declare the respondent's seat vacant. In view of the significant mitigating circumstances surrounding the respondent's actions, I decline to impose any further disqualification from holding office beyond the current term.”

During the 2010 mayoral campaign, a 1999 arrest of Ford in Miami, Florida for driving under the influence (DUI) and marijuana possession became an election issue when the Toronto Star published details of Dumbo’s arrest. According to the statement recorded by the arresting officer, Dumbo was acting nervous, had bloodshot eyes and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. Dumbo threw his hands up in the air and told the police officer, “Go ahead.  Take me to jail.” When questioned by reporters about the incident, Dumbo initially denied the DUI charge, saying instead that he was arrested because he refused to give a breath sample. Hey, Dumbo! In Canada, refusing to give a breath sample is punishable by a suspension of the offender’s licence for one year. Dumbo later admitted the DUI conviction, but he omitted the marijuana possession. Dumbo later admitted to the marijuana possession, saying that the marijuana charge “had completely, totally slipped my mind because of the more serious issue during the arrest [which] was the DUI charge.” Does this mean that when matters slip Dumbo’s mind, he’s not really lying? The pot had just called the frying pans pathological liars.

During his term as mayor, Dumbo has been involved in several publicized incidents while driving, including reading while driving on the Gardiner Expressway, (a very busy roadway) and talking on his cell phone while driving with both offences being punishable by loss of points and with fines also. In another driving incident, Dumbo passed the rear door of a streetcar, while the front door was open, leading to an exchange of words with the streetcar operator. Passing a rear door while the front door of a streetcar is open is also an offence subject to punishment.

As mayor, Dumbo is entitled to a personal driver and car paid for by the city, but he turned down the benefit and drives himself. He turned it down on the grounds that he did not want taxpayers to pay for the extra cost. He said, “A million people a day go to work in the city and they drive. They drive themselves. I don't see why I am any different.” Talk about exaggeration. There aren’t that many motorists living in or near Toronto. Similarly, when he was a counselor, Dumbo had disagreed with the city giving councilors free TTC passes and fought for the eventual repeal of the perk on the same basis. After the August 2012 incident of reading while driving, Dumbo was criticized by the media, other mayors and safety advocates.  The Toronto Police urged Dumbo to hire a driver. His brother Doug promised that the mayor would get a driver, but it would be an existing staff member. Dumbo later announced that he would continue to refuse a driver. Well considering that he wasn’t charged with his driving offences in Toronto, I guess he feels there is no risk of him being charged even if he drives in an illegal manner like the fool he is.

Dumbo was the focus of further controversy when, according to a report in the Toronto Star, he personally asked city officials to approve drainage and road repairs outside the DECO Labels and Tags headquarters building before its 50th anniversary party in August 2012. It is his family’s company. Critics such as Councilor Adam Vaughan stated “This is a clear-cut example of using one’s office to gain preferential treatment for private interests.” Ford stated that he had made ‘thousands’ of such requests on behalf of homeowners and other businesses. “Someone has a pothole in front of their house, in front of their businesses; I go out and fix it, just like I did for our company.” Thousands of requests? Give me a break!

The Ombudsman for the City of Toronto, Fiona Crean, published a report in September 2012 suggesting that Dumbo’s office had “compromised” the civic appointments process for city boards and agencies. The report was discussed at Council however, Dumbo refused to discuss the report at a Council meeting and instead he chose to respond to the allegation on a radio talk show. He said, “When people are just going to make up stories about you, why are you even going to try to defend yourself when you know it’s just a bunch of malarkey so obviously this is politically driven and I disagree with it.”

The Ombudsman and the existence of the position itself were later criticized by Dumbo and became the subject of further debate. In October, Dumbo said he wanted to eliminate three watchdog positions: that of the Ombudsman, the Integrity Commissioner and the lobbyist registrar. “You don’t need a lobbyist registry, an ombudsman and an integrity commissioner. They have 20 people; they’re tripping over themselves. They’re trying to make themselves look busy. I’ve never voted in favour of it and never would.” All three positions are required under Ontario law and were established after the MFP computer leasing scandal inquiry that took place in Toronto after City Hall screwed up.

In May 2012, when the Toronto Star was investigating a potential purchase of public lands bordering his home, Star reporter Daniel Dale and Dumbo had an incident. According to Dumbo, at 7:30 pm, a next door neighbour told him that someone was taking pictures of his home while standing on a cinder block on public property behind his house. Actually, the neighbour couldn’t see over his fence and see the cinder block on the other side of his fence. Dumbo confronted the reporter and yelled at him. According to the reporter, he felt that he was “cornered like a rat by Ford, and yelled for help.” He repeatedly asked Dumbo not to punch him. Then Dumbo screamed, “Drop your phone!” Drop your phone! Drop your phone now!” Dale dropped his cell phone and digital recorder and ran away as he was afraid of Dumbo who obviously was an enormously fat hulking figure to Dale.

Dumbo turned the phone over to the police but the police said that it wasn’t them who checked to see what messages were in the phone. They later returned it to the reporter. The next day, on Talk Radio 640, Dumbo stated that he would no longer meet with any City Hall reporters if Dale was present. No charges were laid in the incident. Dumbo should have been charged with robbery as far as I am concerned. If someone tells you in a menacing voice to drop your wallet to the ground and that someone picks it up and doesn’t immediately return it to you, is that not robbery?

In March 2013, former mayoralty candidate, Sarah Thomson accused Dumbo of touching her inappropriately and making inappropriate comments while posing for a picture together at a political function. Thomson in a later interview on radio suggested that Dumbo was on cocaine when she said, “I thought he was, yes, but I don’t know,” she said. “I went back and looked up, you know, what are the signs of cocaine use. I looked it up and you know sweaty, talking quickly, out of it, arrogant — all these things were on there. What I read on Google, I would think he’s either on that or some other substance.  He was definitely out of it.” unquote

Two weeks later, the Toronto Star reported that Paul Ainslie, a member of the Toronto City Council executive committee, had asked Dumbo to leave a function two weeks prior to the Thomson event, due to Dumbo being intoxicated. The Toronto Star then published a front-page story accusing Ford of having a drinking problem, which was an open secret at City Hall. In both of those cases, Dumbo, or his then chief of staff, Mark Towhey denied the allegations. Dumbo declared the Star story was an outright lie and was defiant when he said, “Let’s just wait until the election, and then we’ll see what happens. It’s just lies, after lies and lies.”

I am forced to ask, what is he going to do after the election? Is he going to punish those who have accused him of wrongdoings?  This enormous hunk of fat doesn’t scare me unless of course he trips over his own words and he falls on me. If that happens, my body will invariably be crushed beyond recognition.

Advent of the snorting crack video

On May 16, 2013, John Cook, editor of the Internet gossip web site Gawker, posted in his online blog that a video was available for purchase allegedly showing Dumbo smoking crack cocaine. Cook stated that he saw the video and that he sincerely believed it was Dumbo in the video, based on other pictures and videos he had seen of Dumbo. The video owner (Mohammed Siad) according to Cook; was asking for a six-figure amount of money (more than $100,000) and had been offered $40,000 for the video by a Canadian news organization but had turned it down. According to Cook's account, the video was allegedly made on a smartphone, in a well-lit room showing Ford smoking a glass pipe. It allegedly ends with Dumbo stating that that phone better not be on when the phone starts to ring. Gawker was contacted by Dumbo’s lawyer Dennis Morris stating that “Mayor Ford denies such [a thing] took place and, if such posting occurs, it is false and defamatory and you will be held legally accountable.” 

That was a dumb statement to make since the lawyer was only going by his client’s word. Anything that Dumbo says is hardly what you would call truthful. It appears that every time Dumbo speaks in his futile attempt to say that he is innocent of any wrongdoing, he makes Pinocchio`s nose look like a pimple on his face. Dumbo`s nozzle grows a foot every time he lies. I guess the only way he can get into city hall is to have a surgeon to a nosectomy before he makes an attempt. Is that the same surgeon who did the lobectomy on him earlier?

The next day, Cook started a crowd funding fundraising effort to purchase the video for $200,000 demanded by one of Dumbo’s criminal associates.  According to Gawker’s Associate Editor, Leah Beckmann, Gawker offered $15,000 for the video but was turned down so he contributed the money to the fund-raising.

Toronto Star reporters, Robyn Doolittle and Kevin Donovan said that they had looked at a video that had been supposedly taken on a smartphone in a house in Etobicoke, a suburb of Toronto. In the video is Dumbo with a crack cocaine glass pipe in his hand with him inhaling whatever is coming out of it. This was done in the presence of and in the house of some Somali drug dealers According to the reporters; the video wasn’t grainy and was actually quite clear and that the image of the mayor was clear enough to convince them that it was the mayor of Toronto. Further, when they heard his voice in the video, they were doubly convinced it was the mayor speaking.  They had seen and heard him many times in the past so they recognized his face and his voice.

Deputy Mayor Doug Holiday, Dumbo’s mouthpiece said, “We all know that videos can be altered.” unquote Could the video have been altered and that it really wasn’t Dumbo in the video? My personal view is that the video is genuine. You cannot Photoshop a person into a video. Unless the person who made the video was an expert from Hollywood and had the equipment that Star Wars technicians used to place people in movie scenes that weren’t physically in the movie scenes, there is no way that Dumbo could have been superimposed into the video. Could he have been a double? I don’t think so considering that his double could be the Goodyear blimp although it has been said that everyone has a double somewhere but what are the chances that a double of Dumbo also has his voice? The chances are astronomical which is the only word I can use to describe those chances.  Besides, who would want a voice that resembles a screaming brat?

The video (less than two minutes in length) shows Dumbo leaning back in a chair wearing a white shirt with the top buttons open, inhaling from what appears to be a glass crack cocaine pipe. As he speaks, he is incoherent while he is talking about Liberal Leader Justice Trudeau being a ‘fag’ and his former Bosco School football team being ‘fucking minorities’.

How did these two reporters get to see the video in the first place? They were shown the video on the evening of May 3, 2013 while sitting in a car next to an apartment building where some of his criminal cronies live. I have to presume that it was shown to them by the drug dealers or by the one who made the video. The reporters looked at it three times and by then they were convinced that Dumbo was the star performer in the video.

The man(Mohamed Siad) who had the video in his possession was trying to sell it to the Star for $200,000 in March but the newspaper doesn’t buy anything from drug dealers. As published reports by the Star and by the American website Gawker rocketed around the world and was picked up by media worldwide, many people including Toronto City counselors and some of Dumbo’s closest friends implored him to make a statement that would clearly say that he was innocent of the so-called evidence that he was in the presence of drug dealers smoking crack cocaine. Gawker meanwhile has launched a campaign to raise $200,000 (demanded by the drug dealers) for the video. They had raised over $160,000. If they get the video, it would be shown all over the world and if that happened, all the denials by Dumbo will be thought of as outright lies and his integrity and legacy would go so far down the toilet, not even his best spin doctors will be able to retrieve them even if they are highly experienced plumbers. 

The Denial

His first statement made soon after the Star article was published was as follows. “These allegations are absolutely not true and are ridiculous [and is] another story with respect to the Toronto Star going after me and that is all I have to say.”  It later turned out to be a bald-face lie.

What allegations were he speaking of? The Star admitted that they didn’t have custody of the video and the reporters didn’t actually say that it was Dumbo in the video. They merely said that they believed it was Dumbo in the video.

International news media around the world dissected Dumbo’s conduct like students dissected frogs in their biology classes and yet, he refused to add anything else to his statement. That is until seven days later when the pressure was so demanding of him that he had no other choice but to publicly address the problem again especially since half of the City Council in a letter signed by them demanded that he explain himself better.
On May 17th, he said, “There has been a serious accusation from the Toronto Star that I use crack cocaine. I do not use crack cocaine nor am I an addict of crack cocaine.”

Let’s try to understand what he was saying by taking a closer look at what he said.

First of all, he said, “I do not use crack cocaine.” By using the words “do not” into his statement, he was speaking in the present tense. If he has never used crack cocaine for any purpose, he should have said, “I have never used crack cocaine so it follows that I am not addicted to crack cocaine.”  That way he would be denying that he was actually seen smoking crack cocaine in the so-called video and he would also be denying that he is addicted to crack cocaine.

Of course this raises an interesting question. If the video is genuine (and I believe that it is) then why did he have a crack cocaine glass pipe in his hand and why was he waving a lit lighter under the base of it and inhaling the fumes?

Many of us remember watching former president Clinton on TV with his wife present referring to allegations of him having a sexual relationship with a White House aide called Monica Lewinsky. 

News of the scandal first broke on January 17, 1998, on the Drudge Report, which reported that Newsweek editors were sitting on a story by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff exposing the affair. The story broke in the mainstream press on January 21 in The Washington Post. The story swirled for several days and despite swift denials from Clinton, the clamor for answers from the White House grew louder. On January 26, President Clinton, standing with his wife, spoke at a White House press conference, and issued a forceful denial, which contained what would later become one of the best-known sound bites of his presidency. He said;

“I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” He was speaking in the past tense and yet he was still lying because although he didn’t have a ‘penis in vagina’ relationship to that woman, he certainly had a ‘penis in mouth’ relationship with her. That is obviously a sexual relationship.

Did Clinton really convince those who could have questioned him that he was referring to his penis inside her vagina and not his penis inside her mouth?  They should have asked him if he had his penis inside her mouth but they chose not to since each of the reporters are permitted to be part of the White House Press Corps and they didn’t want to be permanently turfed from the Corps by Clinton’s press secretary. 

During the grand jury testimony, Clinton's responses were carefully worded, and he argued, “It depends on the meaning of the word ‘is’ in regards to the truthfulness of my statement that there ‘is’ not a sexual relationship, an improper sexual relationship or any other kind of improper relationship.” He was playing with words just as he was playing with the truth.

Clinton finally admitted in taped grand jury testimony on August 17, 1998, that he really did have an ‘improper physical relationship’ with Lewinsky. That evening he gave a nationally televised statement admitting his relationship with Lewinsky which was ‘not appropriate’. He didn’t say that the relationship included his penis in her mouth but everyone knew that was what had occurred, not once but a number of times in the private office of the president in the White House.

What Dumbo has left out in his statement on May 17th are the answers to the following questions.

1.     Have you ever ingested crack cocaine or any other forms of cocaine whatsoever at any time?


2.    Were you ever in a residential building with anyone dealing with drugs in any manner?


3.    Were you ever in a residential  building on Dixon Road in Etobicoke?


4.    Have you ever accepted illicit drugs from any drug dealers?


5.    Have you ever had a crack cocaine glass pipe in your hand?


6.    Did you ever refer to the Bosco School football team as being fucking minorities while in an apartment that wasn’t yours?


7.    Did you ever refer to Justine Trudeau as a fag in residential building that wasn’t yours?  

Denial, denial, denial. That is what made Dumbo’s nose grow so long. Then his world of self-imposed fantasy crumbled around his hulking body to the extent he could hardly breathe.

The chief of police had ordered a very extensive investigation into Dumbo’s nefarious conduct and that included investigating his criminal cronies, many whom he grew up with when he was a fat child.

The CBC TV show, The Fifth Estate disclosed that Rob Ford was known in high school as the guy you go to if you want to buy drugs. The Globe and Mail (a highly respected newspaper in Toronto) published in a report that Ford's family had ties to the illicit drug trade dating back to the 1980s. ready for it)  Doug Ford said, “I admit to recreational use of marijuana in high school like everyone else but I hate drugs. I don’t even take Aspirin.”

First of all, not everyone smoked marijuana in high school and does anyone really believe that he hasn’t taken an Aspirin for a headache? If you believe his explanation that he hasn’t taken an Aspirin for a headache, then I have an island I want to sell you. It is called Manhattan. The Globe an d Mail said that he was a drug pusher but Doug Ford denied that.

What does someone like him do when a newspaper writes articles like that about him? He threatens to sue the paper. If this fool did this, he would lose because the Supreme Court of Canada had made it clear that it isn’t malice on the part of a newspaper to make such allegations even if unproven so long as the paper gives the person they supposedly defame an opportunity to refute the allegations. Well, the paper offered him that opportunity and he rebuffed their efforts to let him give his side of the story so he blew whatever chance he had to successfully sue the paper for defamation of character.

Here is Doug Ford’s excuse for not suing the Globe and Mail. “I don’t want to go up against companies with billions of dollars. Can I go up [like] little David [fighting] Goliath? I’m fighting for the little guy and I am going to try and sue a multibillion dollar organization that drags on for five years?”

If someone really feels that he has been defamed, he will fight like hell, no matter how big a newspaper is. I guess he believes that all he has to do is deny, deny and deny. Well, without being more specific with his denials, the allegations will stick to Doug Ford for the rest of his life unless of course, all of those ten people who denounced him will each retract their statements to the reporters in the Globe and Mail. I don’t see that happening in his life time.

What he did do instead was to spout off how wonderful he and his family are. He railed off a list of personal and family accomplishments including the involvement of himself and his father, Doug Ford Sr. in the Rexdale Rotary Club. 

Hey, Dummy. I don’t care if you have been classed as being a saint by your fellow Rotarians—that is not conclusive proof that you weren’t a hashish pusher in the past and it also not proof that those ten people who denounced you are lying.

Doug Ford could hardly call his brother Rob a saint. Two sources told the Star that Dumbo was so upset when he learned that after he referred to his football team as “fucking minorities” he had been dumped from being the football coach of the Bosco School football team so he ordered his chief of staff, Mr. Towhee to go to the school and retrieve thousands of dollars’ worth of football equipment that Ford had donated to the school. What kind of creep gives his chief of staff that kind of order?  Let me spell out his name for you. ROB FORD aka DUMBO. When his chief of staff told Dumbo that the order was a bad idea, Dumbo fired him then had the audacity to later tell everyone how wonderful his chief of staff was. The Indians had a phrase that was apropos when they met people like Dumbo. They would say, “He speaks with a forked tongue.”

Admittedly, those reports about Dumbo’s family aren’t evidence that Dumbo was smoking crack cocaine or is even addicted to it but you know that old saw; where there is smoke there is fire. Well the smoke is so thick—we can’t yet see the fire if there really is a fire to see. If there is a fire, it must be extremely hot to Dumbo and his brothers.

In my next article about Rob Ford and his cronies (which will be published in my blog on Wednesday, November 13, 2013) I will describe how the police investigation of Rob Ford and his cronies, uncovered crimes committed by Ford’s cronies and how the police trailed Ford wherever he went and how Ford really screwed up and how he finally confessed that he had lied all along to the public.

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