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Old May 7th 2014, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
So, do the assembled sages of BE think that Ford is actually in a rehab program? Everything that has been said or written about the supposed "football camp" atmosphere, his outbound phonecalls to colleagues and constituents, even a media interview, all scream that this is not a man serious about getting himself sorted out.

One comment from somebody even more cynical than myself suggested that he's running short of campaign cash and this is a really good way to step away from the election campaign for a couple of months to save money.

Whatever's going on, if he's not in a proper program then he's insulting not only the voters, but all those who are, really, facing the demons of their own addiction. I don't want to know where he is, but some independent (i.e. not his brother's) corroboration that he is actually undergoing inpatient treatment would help to clarify the situation...

Magnum, can't you do a bit of unpaid freelance work and track him down for us?
I thought his brother was about to dump him and go for the Mayors job himself.
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Old May 7th 2014, 5:50 pm
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I thought his brother was about to dump him and go for the Mayors job himself.
Doug Ford, the Enabler-in-Chief?

I've seen some commentary that has picked up on the precise wording of Rob Ford's statement last week. He didn't explicitly say that he was going to check in to a rehab facility. He has (once again) allowed his brother to make explicit claims on his behalf - some suggest this will give him "you didn't ask the right questions"-style plausible deniability when it turns out he's been at a weight-loss camp instead of an addiction rehab centre.

I don't know whether Doug is dropping Rob, or is it Rob that's dropping Doug in the smelly stuff? Either way, what a lovely example of brotherly love and support. Nice family, not.
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Old May 7th 2014, 6:03 pm
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I'm skeptical on whether or not he's in rehab. I suspect, as you said Oakvillian, he's playing some bullsh*t technicality.

For example. He's saying he's in rehab, and we are all assuming he's in the typical locked-down cut-off-from-the-world-except-family type of rehab we all generally think of.

He's probably in something that's more like a "halfway house" - lots more freedoms and much less strict, and he's calling it "rehab".

As for Doug... http://i.imgur.com/1lZzYS8.jpg *shudder*
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Old May 7th 2014, 6:06 pm
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According to sources he never made it to the US. He is in re-hab, but know not where ??

Any guesses? Maybe at a Niagara winery, or in his garden shed making more bobble heads
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Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
So, do the assembled sages of BE think that Ford is actually in a rehab program? Everything that has been said or written about the supposed "football camp" atmosphere, his outbound phonecalls to colleagues and constituents, even a media interview, all scream that this is not a man serious about getting himself sorted out.

One comment from somebody even more cynical than myself suggested that he's running short of campaign cash and this is a really good way to step away from the election campaign for a couple of months to save money.

Whatever's going on, if he's not in a proper program then he's insulting not only the voters, but all those who are, really, facing the demons of their own addiction. I don't want to know where he is, but some independent (i.e. not his brother's) corroboration that he is actually undergoing inpatient treatment would help to clarify the situation...

Magnum, can't you do a bit of unpaid freelance work and track him down for us?
Really? Why take it so personally? Is he really being held up as a beacon of moral or immoral leadership? Either vote for the fat twat or don't vote for the fat twat. Simples.
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Old May 7th 2014, 7:17 pm
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Really? Why take it so personally? Is he really being held up as a beacon of moral or immoral leadership? Either vote for the fat twat or don't vote for the fat twat. Simples.
I'm not taking it personally at all - in fact, even if I were allowed to vote in Canada, as a dweller in the outer suburbs I wouldn't be able to vote in the Toronto election.

I was simply pointing out that taking the piss out of claims to be in rehab is possibly really quite insulting to anybody who has actually been through a rehab process. From everything I've heard, it's a harrowing, humbling, painful experience, and for somebody to call it "fun" and compare it to a football camp is pretty much taking the piss.

He is expecting the voting public to sympathise, forgive, and vote for him. I don't think it has anything to do with being held up as a beacon of moral or immoral leadership, but lying through your teeth and then blaming everyone else for not asking the right questions is pretty poor form even for as shallow a profession as municipal politics. Shame on Ford Nation for being so naive and gullible, I suppose...
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
I'm not taking it personally at all - in fact, even if I were allowed to vote in Canada, as a dweller in the outer suburbs I wouldn't be able to vote in the Toronto election.

I was simply pointing out that taking the piss out of claims to be in rehab is possibly really quite insulting to anybody who has actually been through a rehab process. From everything I've heard, it's a harrowing, humbling, painful experience, and for somebody to call it "fun" and compare it to a football camp is pretty much taking the piss.

He is expecting the voting public to sympathise, forgive, and vote for him. I don't think it has anything to do with being held up as a beacon of moral or immoral leadership, but lying through your teeth and then blaming everyone else for not asking the right questions is pretty poor form even for as shallow a profession as municipal politics. Shame on Ford Nation for being so naive and gullible, I suppose...
I agree, he's a disgusting person and if I could vote in the Toronto elections I would vote for him in a millisecond. I voted for McCain/Palin for President and would vote for her for President for similar reasons of hilarity.
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Old May 7th 2014, 7:39 pm
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I agree, he's a disgusting person and if I could vote in the Toronto elections I would vote for him in a millisecond. I voted for McCain/Palin for President and would vote for her for President for similar reasons of hilarity.
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Old May 9th 2014, 10:16 pm
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Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
I'm not taking it personally at all - in fact, even if I were allowed to vote in Canada, as a dweller in the outer suburbs I wouldn't be able to vote in the Toronto election.

I was simply pointing out that taking the piss out of claims to be in rehab is possibly really quite insulting to anybody who has actually been through a rehab process. From everything I've heard, it's a harrowing, humbling, painful experience, and for somebody to call it "fun" and compare it to a football camp is pretty much taking the piss.

He is expecting the voting public to sympathise, forgive, and vote for him. I don't think it has anything to do with being held up as a beacon of moral or immoral leadership, but lying through your teeth and then blaming everyone else for not asking the right questions is pretty poor form even for as shallow a profession as municipal politics. Shame on Ford Nation for being so naive and gullible, I suppose...
Quite agree with this. Everyone with an IQ of 50 or higher knows this is an "uh-oh, I might lose the election" stunt, and it is insulting. Hate the fat ****ing **** with every bone in body.
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Quite agree with this. Everyone with an IQ of 50 or higher knows this is an "uh-oh, I might lose the election" stunt, and it is insulting. Hate the fat ****ing **** with every bone in body.
Now Mike, you know what happened the last time you lost your self control.

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Now Mike, you know what happened the last time you lost your self control.

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Not pretty ...
Ah thank you, and cheers Novo. You're a gentleman and a scholar.
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Ah thank you, and cheers Novo. You're a gentleman and a scholar.
As are you, sir. Any chance you can be at the Yard on June 20th?
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As are you, sir. Any chance you can be at the Yard on June 20th?
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Apparently this isn't over yet: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/05...own-residents/
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