Great article from the Grid pointing out the hypocrisy behind Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s recent comments regarding the photo of a public servant apparently sleeping at their desk.
It really is depressing that this is what Toronto, the most multicultural city in the world, has for a mayor. At first I was angry and confused, then anger turned into comedy as his blunders were farcical. Now I’m just sad. Sad that Torontonians have another 2 years and 3 months of this bigoted buffoon (no Ford just because that word contains ‘buff’ in it does not mean I’m complimenting you).
Rob Ford’s weekly radio show with brother brought their standard low brow discourse to a whole other level in their latest broadcast. The guest on the show, David Menzies a Toronto Sun reporter, compared homosexuality to obesity, claiming it effects your health as you are more likely to get HIV. He also took shots at a reporter with a rival newspaper, the Toronto Star, claiming the Star sent the most effeminate reporter they had to look into a story that has caused it’s own media firestorm - http://metronews.ca/voices/ford-for-toronto/129795/ford-angry-reporter/
Rob Ford has been no stranger to homophobia, refusing to attend any LGBTQ related events, including Toronto Pride (3rd largest pride festival in the world), claiming that if you’re not gay or a drug user then you don’t need to worry about getting AIDS, endorsing a candidate known for homophobic views and sermons (claiming it is evil, and a disease needing to be cured), he now has this to add to it.
The legal opinion was sought out by councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21, St. Paul’s).
First of all, I wish the very best of luck to Rob and Doug Ford. I applaud anyone who is willing to try to lose weight, especially when they are in dire need of it.
However, to only want to lose 50lbs when you are 330lbs doesn’t cut it with me Rob. Dropping down to 280lbs, while admirable, is still morbidly obese and extremely unhealthy. I challenge you to just try to actually become healthy, being healthy won’t make you a liberal, you can still be the same closed minded bigot just in a smaller frame. That doesn’t mean you have to get down to wearing a size 30-34 waist, and have rock hard abs, but it does mean being a healthy height to weight ratio. Unless you are over 7’5” Rob, 280lbs is not healthy.