Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Cosmic convergences


There is no shortage of conspiracy theories in the world today, and this one certainly pales in comparison to the ominous “end times” talk going ‘round, but how can it be a coincidence that, on the very day that Mel Gibson (allegedly) delivered himself of a crazed, alcohol-fuelled rant, Toronto Councillor Rob "Matt Foley" Ford was the cover subject of the Toronto Star’s Eye Weekly magazine?

From the Eye profile, for the benefit of those who had forgotten (or missed it the first time):

May 2006: A complaint is filed with the city's integrity commissioner that Rob Ford, drunk at a Toronto Maple Leafs game, was abusive to neighbouring spectators, shouting "You right-wing communist bastards," "Green Party fucking rules," before being ejected from the game. Ford initially tells reporters, "I wasn't even at the game, so someone's trying to do a real hatchet job on me." The next day, he admits he's lied (while denying some specifics): "I'm going through a few personal problems, but it doesn't justify, you know, getting drunk in public and acting like an idiot, if you ask me."

Pass out the tin foil hats.

2 comments:

Steve said...

Like most media coverage he gets, that article was not particularly favourable. Still he wins overwhelming majorities in elections.

Sure he is a bit of a yahoo, but I was quite impressed with his fiscal conservatism and no-nonsense approach to politics. I rather like the guy now.

Such a refreshing change from the typical, socialist, Toronto city councillors.

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