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One-year anniversary of Ford crack scandal

A year ago, Friday, is when we first heard of Ford's "drunken stupor"

It was the "drunken stupor" that propelled Rob Ford's name across the world.

One year ago Friday, word spread that Toronto's Mayor had been smoking crack cocaine from a glass pipe; and that someone was trying to sell the footage for six-figures.

The story exploded in the news media and on the internet, but that was only the beginning.

In the weeks to come, a picture emerged of Mayor Ford's personal life and it wasn't a pretty one.

There were revelations of a hard-drinking and foul-mouthed man whose habits took him away from his duties at City Hall, and put him in the company of convicted criminals and other shady individuals.

The scandal would rock city hall and make Toronto the butt of jokes around the water cooler and on late-night TV.

It took the Mayor almost a full year to accept that he has a problem and check into rehab.

Whether the trouble Ford finds himself in spells the end of his political career is still up-in-the-air.

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  1. Doug Ford posted on 05/16/2014 07:48 AM
    Folks, there's no story here...only the Pinkos trying to drag up some old history. Rob has dealt with this issue a long time ago, one of his friends in that old photo has been shot and killed, one has had the crap beat out of him, and the third is in jail. Problem solved, no one is talking about those good old days. And the media needs to stop as well...Rob has promised to get even with anyone that messes with again. You've been warned...I try to stop him but he has 100 pounds on me.

    Rob wants me to reach out to Toronto and tell you that he is truly blessed, doing well in rehab, and has a cum to Jesus moment every morning when he now wakes up feeling himself. He may even do the Pride Parade this year...he can't go to the condo in Florida and is getting tired of Muskoka. He still has issues though...although a cunning linguist, last year he couldn't spell homophobe and today he is one. Something to do with stuff I did to him when we were kids. But it was fun to make him cry.

    Anyway, the crack issue has been resolved many times over the last year...Rob now promises to lay off the pipe, no more weed, and promises to never drink again. As his brother I believe him as he has never lied before.
  2. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 09:07 AM
    Congratulations Rob Ford on holding the title of this countries most corrupt, scandalous politician in Canada today.

    The fact that you are still officially in office shows the need to change how we do things here.
    1. Frankie posted on 05/16/2014 09:18 AM
      @Alex The fact you completely ignore what the Liberals have done, which is 100 X worse, is laughable. Wynne was in McGuinty's cabinet when all the "stealing", lying, mismanagement, and bribing voters went on.

      In the race to the bottom, the Liberals win by a landslide. Yesterday's Walkerton photo-op is another example of Liberal moral bankruptcy.

      I guess you like being robbed and having to work harder so the Liberals can waste billions.

      Have a nice day!
    2. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 09:23 AM
      @Frankie Yet you stop short at Harper's senate scandalous appointees.
      But Rob Ford takes the cake for breaking all the rules and principles.

      You have a good day!
    3. Angry Bill posted on 05/16/2014 09:34 AM
      @Alex You have a funny set of priorities, Alex. You can put blinders on yourself, but how are you putting blinders on your wallet?

      Let me borrow some figures from a post I made yesterday. Let's ignore all the other billions the liberals squandered and flushed down the toilet, and look at just ONE of those billions that they wasted, like the gas plant fiasco.

      If you made 70k a year, it would take you just under 15,000 years to pay off one billion dollars. That means if you finished your payments today, you would have started your payments 15,000 years ago.. before the last ice age. Yep, that would be back in the stone age, a place that the liberals are doing their damndest to put us back into with their tax/spend/waste practices.

      Now, let's see what Rob Ford has cost us.. Umm.. yeah, I'm sorry, I got nothing like the figures from the liberals.

      But yeah, you keep fixating on what Ford has cost us and keep ignoring what your holy liberals have, and are, costing us. That really makes us want to agree with your arguments.
    4. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 09:43 AM
      @Angry Bill Sorry Angry Bill
      .
      I will go back and re-read this Newstalk 1010 article.

      I thought it was about the one year anniversary of the Rob Ford scandal.
    5. Frankie posted on 05/16/2014 10:07 AM
      @Alex What was Harper's role again? Senators were from all parties and blown out of proportion due to quiet news day.

      Ford is certainly no angel but you conveniently ignore 11 years of the worst Ontario government with scandals involving stealing, mismanagement, lying, Caledonia. Liberal morality is at an all time low.

      Too bad Ontario voters are too stupid to understand that. They should throw the Liberals out the same way Mulroney's conservatives went from majority to only 2 seats. That'd send a clear message about screwing taxpayers.
    6. john posted on 05/16/2014 10:36 AM
      @Frankie dont waste your time mate . u are going to hear that the rest of the election . brain dead liberal voters are like that thay blame everyone but the people who deserve it. thay protect the liberals at every turn . until we send the liberals ass back to the stone age like we did in the fed election the builshit is never going to stop .
    7. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 10:43 AM
      @john Brain dead liberals and are you a brain dead conservative.
      There are also brain dead new democrats

      I support who is going to do the best job for me.
      You all follow your party like blind sheep..
    8. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 10:50 AM
      @Frankie Ontario provincial election Tim Hudak may have been (notice the past tense), a possibility if it wasn't for the fact that he showed his true colours by declaring his support for American style 'right to work' (such a terrible misleading title) legislation. Then he took it off the table when he knew Ontario voters abhor that stuff.

      Too late Tim Hudak. It many be off the table till after election when your true colours surface.

      Any association with RTW legislation puts you at the bottom of the heap when it comes to my vote.

      Vote John Tory for Mayor of Toronto!
    9. john posted on 05/16/2014 11:31 AM
      @Alex dude u really need to stop talking about yourself not cool dude .egotism is not a good thing .
    10. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 11:51 AM
      @john John
      Thanks for your minimal input. (Not talking about the number of words but the content of your message).
  3. arthur posted on 05/16/2014 09:14 AM
    anyone notice the city is much more civilized when you don't see or hear about the Fords for the last week or so
    1. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 09:16 AM
      @arthur It is like we have a real mayor.
      Not a headline grabber who cares about promoting his own legacy.
      With Doug out of the picture too, we may be able to crawl back to 'great city' status.
    2. Angry Bill posted on 05/16/2014 09:37 AM
      @Alex That would take a "great" city council. Toronto hasn't had one of those since I've been alive.

      While you're at it, vote liberal so we can go back to "great province" status, too. Why stop at city?
    3. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 09:48 AM
      @Angry Bill Not telling you to vote for any political party.
      John Tory is the best choice for mayor of this city.
      Not to excited about anyone running provincially but Tim Hudak and his identification with 'right to work' legislation (really right to make the rich richer and the poor poorer) takes him out of the running completely.

      The problem with you Angry is that you will defend the worst if they are a part of your political stripes.
    4. Bob posted on 05/16/2014 10:43 AM
      @Angry Bill let's go back to Mike Harris vote conservative Bill. he was well loved by many when it was all said and done with his tenure in office.
      I'm perfectly ok with a boring city hall. if i want clowns and jugglers i'll go to the circus
    5. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 10:55 AM
      @Bob They are ok with clowns, jugglers, liars, drug attacks, gang associates, wife humiliation, drunk drivers, blame deflectors, arrogant self promoting politicians as long as they wear the Conservative patch.
  4. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 09:14 AM
    Hey Rob

    Don Cherry says Hi.

    No...not that high!
  5. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 09:32 AM
    Two weeks till we get Rob Ford and his 'I'm a new man and I feel great' bs.
    Then he'll go on about how he just is a regular guy (minus the personal wealth, drug and gang connections) and how he just wants to get back to work and save the taxpayers another Billion dollars (lol, maybe in his chemically altered brain).
    He will probably keep the 'I found religion' card in his back pocket for next time.
    1. Sonny posted on 05/16/2014 10:22 AM
      @Alex I told you so is what I have to say to Agar & Doyle, the SUN and Holyday who said the videos is a fake...
  6. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 09:52 AM
    Rob Ford = Corruption, favourtism (got to include Doug in this one), criminal activity, lies, bullying, and arrogance.

    Everything Ford Nation wants in a politician.
  7. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 11:55 AM
    Any 'credible' Conservative leader hopeful or elected official should have cut ties with Rob Ford a long time ago but there were too scared because it is an 'ol boys club'.
    1. Alex posted on 05/16/2014 11:57 AM
      @Alex *they were*
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