Well I knew the shirtless jogger Joe Killoran had won his confrontation with Rob Ford yesterday from the moment it was over.
Because after that, as you can see in the photo, not even a gallon of horse tranquilizer could keep Robbie from peering nervously over his shoulder.
No doubt trying to remember what Boss Harper had told him to do when confronted by an ordinary citizen angrily demanding answers. Apart from having them arrested, or in Ford's case jumping on them.
But it was all in vain, the internet was unanimous, Joe was the winner.
He's the shirtless hero Toronto needs right now. On Tuesday, a jogger in East York became something of a legend (at least online) after he stopped to shout at Rob Ford as the mayor took part in a Canada Day parade.
For demanding what every decent person in Toronto should be demanding:
“Answer the questions. People have a million questions about your lying, your corruption. You’re a corrupt, lying, racist homophobe. Answer the people’s questions!” Killoran yelled.
Because this isn't good enough.
Mayor Rob Ford says he uttered racist and homophobic slurs because he suffers from the disease of alcoholism. And he still has no plans to talk to the police.
And this is BULLSHIT.
“When you have this disease, you say things, you do things, that aren’t you,” he told CBC. He added: “I think that goes along with having this disease.”
Alcohol doesn't make people bigots, it just reveals them for what they are.
Ford IS a racist, a homophobe, and a LIAR...
And Joe Killoran, the teacher, was acting for the most noble of motives.
Mr. Killoran said he felt Mr. Ford has devalued politics and public debate in a way that ran counter to what he teaches his charges. “Students are getting the idea that politics is just another reality show. I like, when my students learn about politics, I like to watch them develop various views.
“He [Mr. Ford] has degraded that. It’s just anti-intellectual sloganeering, clichés, lies, it’s just like another reality show. That’s the greatest harm he’s done.”
Because that's the best part about his confrontation with Ford. It wasn't just a special moment in the life of this city.
It was also such a good example...
AND here is your Heritage moment! #TOpoli #RFMG pic.twitter.com/KhVwivZ8ZF
— Christina (@throwitinmyhat) July 1, 2014
Because Canadians are such a polite or passive people, or just shy like I am.
So it's really good to see one of us dare to shout out truth to power. And challenge us to do the same.
Which gave me an idea eh?
Since Stephen Harper has degraded Canada to the same degree Rob Ford has degraded Toronto.
Do you think Killoran could also show us how to deal with our OTHER problem?
Yup. Joe is my hero.
The people are aroused.
And those ghastly Cons have got it coming...
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