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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!
  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.
  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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