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Although I’m not currently living there, as a native Vancouverite I feel obligated to point out that our Mayor is pretty great. He might be a robot, but that’s the worst of it. And if he is, he’s one of the friendly ones.

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Having also sidelined in journalism, with friends that are political beat reporters, I can confirm the frustrating amount of stuff you end up KNOWING is true but can’t — either legally or ethically — report.

I’m still trying to puzzle out how a GTA character became mayor of a city…

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on November 5th, 2013 at 10:43 am

“Compassion” doesn’t necessarily equal “acquiescence”.

The most compassionate thing anyone could do for Rob Ford would be to make him resign as Mayor and check into rehab, and stay out of public life until such time as he is clean, sober, and law-abiding.

If you really want to try and save Rob Ford the person, it means not putting up with his bullshit, forcing him to address his numerous problems, and teaching him to understand accountability and responsibility.

Simply standing back and/or enabling his horrific behaviour is not compassion, it’s cowardice.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on November 5th, 2013 at 10:45 am

I’m still trying to puzzle out how a GTA character became mayor of a city

You mean how a GTA character became Mayor of the GTA? :-)

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highlyverbal said on November 5th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I’m sorry, but “tip of the iceberg” is going to be non-literal in most cases. Unless you’re on the Titanic or something.

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Well, it’s the literal tip of the metaphorical iceberg, see. :)

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Cookie McCool said on November 5th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

“Tip of the iceberg” might be literal if he’s secretly hoarding icebergs and then I guess melting them as part of a misguided evil plot? I got nothing.

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I like this bit from the BBC’s account of his confession (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24824651):

‘But Mr Ford maintained to reporters that when he previously denied using the drug: “I wasn’t lying. You didn’t ask the correct questions.”‘

As if he’s some sort of djinn, and the reporters just botched an attempt to cast Wish.

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@Mitchell Hundred: Maybe we should just turn Rob Ford into a robot. He won’t have any more problems with crack and alcohol, or any other failings of the fleshy ones.

@Cookie McCool: Now I’m going to spend all day thinking up evil plots involving hoarded icebergs. Thanks.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on November 5th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

“That’s right, Mister Bond… the polar icecaps haven’t been melting at all, I’ve been STEALING them! Piece by piece! For you see, the world’s developed countries are using up their supplies of fresh water. And once it’s gone, why then, who shall come to their rescue? Yours truly, of course! I shall be the saviour of the civilized world, asking only my modest fee in return.”

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PanthyrLee said on November 5th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

@Gravy Express – I LOL’ed, but then I placed a small bet with myself as to whether Alex Jones will start accusing the federal government of stockpiling icecaps just as you describe…

BTW, can I steal for an attributed quote?

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Since the first time I saw a picture of Rob Ford, I have maintained that he is, in fact, Auric Goldfinger.

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William Kendall said on November 5th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Well, he might look the part, but Goldfinger’s smarter!

The man is a bully, coward, and an incompetent jackass. You summed it up nicely, MGK.

His fans are demented. Beyond demented. There’s no reasoning with them. It’s like a cult.

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Edgar Allan Poe said on November 5th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Always put me in mind of Flounder from Animal House more than anyone else.

Meanwhile, how about them allegations that Ford tried to hire a hacker to destroy the video in a desperate gambit right out of a Shadowrun game?

http://www.blogto.com/city/2013/11/vice_alleges_ford_hired_hacker_to_destroy_crack_video/

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I say Ford should have his own words applied to him, as he said lock the crack smokers up in jail and let them tough it out that way. If he wants to preach “tough love” he should suffer the consequences of equal treatment under the eyes of the law.

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Mr. Ford’s lawyer, one Dennis Morris, has just been interviewed on BBC radio.

He’s not even on nodding terms with reality, is he ? That is some weapons grade denial going on there.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on November 6th, 2013 at 11:34 am

@PanthyrLee — why of course! :-)

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Danny in Canada said on November 6th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

When you mentioned hypothetical worst-case other videos that might hypothetically have been retrieved by the police from that hard drive, I couldn’t help but remember a story called “Chicken George” (published on kuro5hin in 2005).

Just saying that even worst-case scenarios can get worse.

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Halloween Jack said on November 7th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

(Hell, even outside of politics someone who actively commits harm – and Rob Ford does commit harm, on many levels – cannot be given compassionate treatment when you need them to stop.)

This. Even in twelve-step meetings, where you’re urged to concentrate on your own program and keep from taking someone else’s moral inventory, there’s a recognition that you don’t need to tolerate behavior that potentially harms others. Or, ah, so I’ve heard.

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