Ford Has Hamilton Police Arrest Peaceful Satirist Lawyer At His Campaign Rally

This is an example of police state behaviour, and Ford should be punished.

Plague Update: Doug Ford Broke Quarantine Law

Liberals might be happy to learn that OPC leader Doug Ford has been privately prosecuted with breaking federal quarantine law. Trial is pending.

They may be less excited to learn that Justin Trudeau should face similar prosecution for breaking the same law in the same manner. Another who should be charged gave this excuse for their breaking of the public safety measure: “He also noted that the press conference was not a public setting.” Imagine that a ‘private’ press conference.

One of the law profs behind the prosecution of Ford has made waved on Twitter previously.

I think it would be easy to find other Premiers like Moe who’ve broken the quarantine law too. Wasn’t Moe just gallivanting around Europe and the Middle East?

Plague Update: Hockey Canary

The WHL is carrying on in Regina, as the UK variant COVID rages.

Plague Update: Moe & Ford, Worst Of Both Worlds

First of all, Doug Ford is a racist, incompetent, buffoon.

CTV: “Premier Doug Ford has apologized after accusing a First Nations MPP who got a vaccine in his home riding of ‘jumping the line,’ even though he was invited to get the shot to combat vaccine hesitancy.”

Perhaps as a result of those serious character flaws, Ford has been ineffective in Ontario at controlling COVID-19.

Meanwhile in Saskatchewan, incompetent Scott Moe has done a terrible job, among the worst in Canada. Added onto his incompetence is the appearance of corruption.

We know Moe’s political party takes money directly from Big Oil, but has a corrupt money motive been found for why his riding got early vaccines, or was there simply apparent vote buying going on?

Plague Update: Good News, Bad News

First, the bad news. The Conservatives in power in Alberta and Ontario are just the worst hypocrites. They told people not to travel, which was the correct advice, but then Ministers and top political staffers are travelling to warm vacations.

Worse, Ontario paused vaccinations on the holidays, slowing down the critical effort to make first responders more safe when dealing with plague victims.

On the very small bright side, people in my household are 25% vaccinated now.

Plague Update: Ford’s Failings Match Every Conservative Province

Like many Conservative run provinces, Ontario is facing a slow motion disaster in the second wave. The stalwart “Resistance” Premiers, opposed to a carbon tax, also show their disdain for science and human life with how they mishandle the pandemic. While Australia and New Zealand used focused lockdowns to stop active spread of the virus there, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and even BC face big problems.

Ford isn’t alone in this shame. Almost 2 months ago, Saskatchewan doctors knew the 2nd wave was coming, and Moe ignored calls to take effective action to stop it.

Meanwhile in Alberta, a hockey coach spoke up about how the league’s COVID-19 protocols didn’t stop isht, and got fined by the boss for speaking the truth.

Conservatives Exceeding Election Spending Expectations

What’s that mean? You’ve heard the Con Premiers like Ford and Moe and Kenney are all threatening Trudeau, saying if he doesn’t do impossible things for the oil industry (because it’s rightfully dying), he’s threatening national unity because the Con Premiers will try to break away from Canada to have their own Petrostate?

It’s all part of the Conservative Party of Canada’s effort to exceed election spending limits. Kenney in Alberta is throwing $30,000,000 away on an “energy war” room to target environmentalists and other sane people who care about our planet. Basically it’s a way to funnel more money to crackpot media like Rebel, and climate change denial media like POStmedia. Their theory seems to be that if they can spend provincially, as a government, their ads indirectly supporting Scheer will translate into votes for him without running up the finite election spending limit federal parties face.

News Summary

Goodbye Rob Ford. You left a mark on Canada’s reputation, and now you’re free to go swim with the sharks in the sky.

Here’s my favourite Ford video, which sums up his career and life:

 

More important than the death of a former Toronto Mayor, is the ongoing destruction of our climate. But since the annihilation of civilization will happen in several months or decades, the “news” will focus on a terrible bombing that harmed people in the continent of Europe, and the expected passing of a reviled politician, man, and recent cancer sufferer.

Rob Ford is Not a Nice Man #TOpoli

If you defended Rob Ford during his election campaign in 2010, I would have simply said you made a mistake. His angry outbursts against the media, and his ridiculous comments about bike lanes placed him firmly in my political opponents category then. Plus he had a history of drunk driving by that point in his life.

It’s now 3 years later, and he’s admitted to smoking crack and being an angry, drunk driving, alcoholic. If you’re still defending the man as recently as this past Summer, or last month, you’re making a big mistake.

Today, you have even more egg on your face, if you hold more than a shred of human sympathy for this dangerous, oafish, thug.

Trained to Wreck

What’s with short term (and long term) memory loss in this country?

Who could forget Ralph Klein’s drunken abuse a decade ago?
Canada: Alberta Premier berates homeless in visit to shelter

Regina politics isn’t so far removed from showing symptoms mentioned by both Coyne, and uneven behaviour from a Mayoral candidate who refuses to quit despite broad public disapproval.

Nick Kouvalis on how Rob Forb won:[recording]

Political strategist Nick Kouvalis talks about his experience managing Rob Ford’s successful run for Toronto’s Mayoral race of 2010. While the city’s government was bloated, and taxes were too high, Ford’s message of “Respect for Taxpayers” and stopping the gravy train resonated, thanks in part to money for voter outreach phone calls and volunteers to go talk to voters.

Yes, the proud, robocalling Kouvalis can also be partially blamed for RoFo.

Now, if you’d kindly look away again, I get some Ford jokes out of the way, in a batch.
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