If there’s anything I can’t stand …

Liars drive me insane.  I have zero tolerance.  Years ago there was a guy I was crazy in love with.  He lied to me.  That was it.  I was gone.  Forever more.  So you liar2know I am just going out of my mind over our infamous mayor, Rob Ford.

He tells so many lies it’s a wonder his nose isn’t 10-feet long.  In fact, I don’t think he’s ever told the truth, about anything, in his entire life.  He claims he’s saved the city of Toronto 1 billion dollars.  It is a bald-faced lie.

He swore he never used crack until our police chief said he’d seen the video of him smoking it.  When, red-faced, he had to admit he’d “tried it”.  He insists he doesn’t know who he was talking about in a video where he was seen, and heard, threatening to kill someone.  Excuse me!  

He says, over and over and over again, he doesn’t have a drinking problem yet there are videos surfacing constantly in which he’s loaded.  He’s been asked to leave sporting events and official city parties because he was drunk and abusive.  And, lest we forget, his excuse for smoking crack once he was caught red-handed, was that he’d probably been in one of his  “drunken stupors”.

As if the lying isn’t offensive enough, what’s worse is, it’s an insult to our intelligence.  Does he really believe we’re all as stupid as he is?

Let me answer that.

Sadly there are certainly enough people who seem to be,  because he got himself elected.  More sadly, even though it’s been proven he’s a liar time and time again, there are still a lot of people who support him.  And, God help us, there may be enough of them to re-elect him next Fall.

Shoot me now.

His latest fib was this past weekend.  Jimmy Kimmel, a late night talk show host in the U.S., invited Ford to appear on his show last night.  Thanks a whole bunch, Jimmy.  Let’s encourage the asshole, why don’t we?  Let’s make him feel like a celebrity.  But I digress.

So off he trotted.  With his brother Doug and, according to an article I read, his personal trainer, a couple of members of his staff and his (Ford’s) other brother, Randy.  When the press got wind of it, he scrambled to come up with a plausible reason to be going — other than to appear on Kimmel’s show and, allegedly, to go to the Oscars — which he said he was attending but, in the end, did not.  “Too much security”, they claimed.

Why’d they go, then?

According to the Mayor, and his brother Doug, it was a trip to promote Toronto as Hollywood North.  A great place to make movies because of the tax cuts and cost savings, in other words.  Which I should tell you is already a multi-million dollar business here.  We don’t need Ford to put in a good word for us.

Give me a break.  This was not an ‘official’ trip.  No one at the Mayor’s office knew about it.  He had no meetings scheduled in LA with anyone in the film or tourism industries.  The people, here in Toronto, who are actually employed to promote Toronto, knew nothing of this trip.  Nor were they invited to go along.  What’s more the Ford brothers were very quick to point out that the taxpayers weren’t paying for the trip — they were paying for it personally.  Why would they pay, personally, for a legitimate business trip???  Because it’s not, that’s why.

Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit.

The only thing Rob Ford promoted was himself.  And not in a positive light, either.

That is, of course, unless you think a lying, drinking, drug-taking bullying buffoon of a Mayor is a great reason to do business in Toronto.  Or visit us.

NOT!!

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10 thoughts on “If there’s anything I can’t stand …

  1. It never ceases to amaze me that there are SO many folk willing to put Colossal Jerks into office. it’s really quite sad. Loved your rant and hope it goes viral. 🙂

    • Thanks. It is staggering, isn’t it? Yes I hope it goes viral, too, so we can avoid another 4+ years of him. Fingers crossed 🙂

  2. That guy makes some of our Chicago politicians look like upstanding citizens…and that’s saying something. Sooner or later (hopefully), the voters will oust him, or his corruption will catch up with him. Just ask us – we’ve got a few fine fellows sitting in the clink. Right where they belong.

  3. Great post Fransi – tell you what though you’d have a field day with the Irish political scene at the moment especially – you could go back to your 365 and still not run out of things/politicians to rant about.
    Chris.

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