Toronto Diary
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Rob Ford says something stupid, episode 1,000,000

As I said before, I’ve been writing (blogging, same difference) for something like three years now, which means that for all of my adult life, I’ve been turning other peoples’ crazy bullshit into money. And Rob Ford is just . . . Rob Ford is just a bottomless well of crazy bullshit. He is the Marianas Trench of bovine-based excrement. 

On yesterday’s episode of Rob Ford’s radio show, Rob and his new co-host, Sun News Network’s David Menzies — someone who was probably hired to make Rob Ford seem likable and sane by comparison — wasted no time in calling Daniel Dale’s sexuality into question and making fun of Mary Walsh’s past struggles with alcoholism, before spouting out what could easily be some of the most absurdly offensive and flat-out terrible things I have ever heard come out of the mouth of a public person. (Via MetroNews)

Menzies then went down a different path, turning listener attention back to the 2010 election campaign. In a bizarre extended analogy prompted by an inappropriate question Ford was asked at a mayoral debate, Menzies compared questions about Ford’s weight to hypothetical questions about George Smitherman’s sexual orientation and admitted past drug use.

“Could you imagine if I was at that all-candidates meetings and I went to George Smitherman and I said, ‘You know what, George, being a practicing homosexual and the fact that you’ve been involved with all kinds of illicit drug use, how do we know you won’t engage in high-risk sex and drug use that will bring about HIV-leading-to-AIDS and you’ll die in office?’ I would be run out of town on a rail!”

What in the holy fucking hell, Ford? You are the mayor of Toronto. It’s not like you’re some insane dictator from the make-believe country of Crazyland. Once again, you are the representative of one of the most progressive, tolerant cities in the world. You have the tact and intelligence of a 10-year-old calling someone a “gay faggot” on Xbox Live. Pardon my French here, but you stupid douche, you totally do not get it, do you? Grow the fuck up, learn some manners, and maybe try not to make our entire city look like a complete joke.

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