Sunday, November 10, 2013
Rob Ford's Other Criminal War on Toronto
Imagine you're in the back of an ambulance in Toronto. You're desperately trying to keep a person alive until you can get him or her to a hospital.
The lights are flashing, the siren is screaming, but you're not going anywhere because the streets are clogged with traffic.
And then the patient dies, ten minutes from salvation. How would you feel, or what would you say?
How about damn you Rob Ford ? You BASTARD.
For this is also his criminal legacy....
The worst gridlock you can imagine, every day and everywhere.
Because the first thing Ford declared as soon as he became mayor was: "The war on the car is OVER."
The next thing he did was repeal a $60 car registration tax which cost the city $64 million.
And then he declared war on the bicycle, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to tear up bike lanes claiming they were "like swimming with sharks, sooner or later you're going to be bitten..."
Leaving riders more exposed than ever.
And leaving ambulances to fight gridlock, and take them to hospital suffering from broken bones or serious head injuries.
Or just dead...
In a city full of so-called ghost bikes to mark the places they were killed.
Then Ford sabotaged a transit plan years in the making, insisted on building a subway instead of an LRT line to the suburb of Scarborough.
And even though the subway wouldn't go as far as the LRT, would take much much longer to build, and will cost the city about a billion dollars more, was able to ram it through City Council last month.
With the help of his good buddy Stephen Harper...
Even though it makes no sense, and was only done for crass political reasons.
So Harper could try to win the support of the so-called Ford Nation.
You know, this cult of drooling morons.
A mysterious pro-Rob Ford billboard apparently set up by members of "Ford Nation" is being investigated by the City of Toronto for the unauthorized use of the municipality's logo.
Who can't even spell "responsibility." And for whom no Great War on Crime, or black people, is enough. No anti-gay bigotry too offensive. The ones who like the Harperite cult are always screeching for drug addicts to be punished or JAILED.
Just not their man Robbie...
Who is too dumb or too stoned to remember his own words:
“You have to get these people into rehabilitation and if they don’t want to go, well, then you just enforce the law. If it’s illegal, you arrest them. That’s the bottom line and if they have to dry out in jail? Great.”
Rob Ford, October 2005
And is still refusing to resign and seek help. Claiming he's The People's Mayor.
Even as the people choke in their own fumes...
Gridlock costs the city's economy billions. Cyclists keep on dying.The ambulances can't move.
And even without his criminal connections, or his drug abuse, or his brutish behaviour, Rob Ford is the worst mayor this city has ever known.
And the good news? I think most Torontonians have finally had enough, and that in the next election a lot of people who have never voted in a municipal election will make sure they do.
He wasn't able to send my old and beloved friend Jake to the glue factory...
By closing down the little farm where he has lived almost all his life, for no good reason. Because we STOPPED him.
And I'll soon be happily working my little butt off for Olivia Chow, when she declares her candidacy, and sets out to defeat the Fordzilla as she surely will.
Yup. The lights are flashing, the sirens are screaming, we will get to that place of salvation.
The nightmayor is almost over eh?
And as I said the other night, these Con apes are going DOWN...
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