Saturday, May 25, 2013
Doug Ford, Drugs, Robocalls, and the Harper Mob
It was another chilling moment in a story that just keeps getting more and more disturbing.
Doug Ford, Rob's big brother, turning to the camera this afternoon to say this to the editor of the Globe and Mail:
"John Stackhouse you are a disgusting human being...if you have a family if you have kids how would you like me to do some investigative reporting on you?
After the Globe published this story.
What has emerged is a portrait of a family once deeply immersed in the illegal drug scene. All three of the mayor’s older siblings – brother Randy, 51, and sister Kathy, 52, as well as Doug, 48 – have had ties to drug traffickers.
Ten people who grew up with Doug Ford – a group that includes two former hashish suppliers, three street-level drug dealers and a number of casual users of hash – have described in a series of interviews how for several years Mr. Ford was a go-to dealer of hash. These sources had varying degrees of knowledge of his activities: Some said they purchased hash directly from him, some said they supplied him, while others said they observed him handling large quantities of the drug.
You can watch the very soft interview with Doug Ford here. And make up your own minds about what he says and what he doesn't.
Or decide what to call this new Ford brothers reality TV show.
All I can say is that I have no idea whether these allegations are true or not. But Dougie's menacing tone did disturb me. And it did make me wonder what HAS happened to these drug dealers?
Because what I do know, as I pointed out the other night, is that during the last election the Ford gang went to extraordinary lengths to limit the damage from another drug-related story.
So I can only imagine what they might do to get their hands on that cellphone video.
And what I also know is that Doug Ford is the REAL Mayor of Toronto, his powerful organization is staffed with Con operatives, Stephen Harper was counting on him and the so-called Ford Nation to deliver Toronto to him in the next election.
And all of this does help explain why the PMO tried so hard to suppress this video:
Because Boss Harper wants to have his cake and eat it. He wants to use the Ford gang, but not be seen in their company. Lest he remind Canadians that he is the leader of the worst political mob this country has ever known.
A shameless mob that would claim that Friday's robocall ruling CLEARED them of trying to steal an election.
The Conservative government cheered Friday a federal court ruling that found a widespread, “thinly scattered” but ineffective vote suppression effort “likely” stemmed from the governing party’s own database.
When their closely guarded Con database was used by the criminal or criminals to perpetrate this monstrous scam, they were the beneficiaries, and the Harper gang did everything they could to impede the investigation.
Most disturbing of all is the Conservatives’ response. The judge is at his most scathing in describing the party’s determined efforts to, as he writes, “block these proceedings by any means.” Party lawyers engaged in “trench warfare in an effort to prevent this case from coming to a hearing on the merits,” raising a series of dubious procedural objections “in transparent attempts to derail this case.”
None of which proves anything. But it raises the same question that has been cropping up elsewhere of late: Is this the behaviour of people who have nothing to hide?
And I think you know what I believe eh?
This isn't a government, it's a criminal conspiracy. This country is being run by the wrong kind of people. The kind of people my parents warned me about.
And until the Cons are driven from power, it will not be clean, and it will not be safe.
Oh boy. I live for the day when we can send the whole scummy gang packing.
And put the Big Boss where he belongs...
For his Canada is too grubby to be my Canada.
And I want mine back...
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