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Fri May 24, 2013, 08:05 PM

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denies using crack cocaine

Source: CBC

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, ensnared by allegations he was seen on a cellphone video smoking crack cocaine, ended eight days of silence on Friday by finally denying he uses crack. But his attempt to end the controversy has done nothing to mollify his critics.

"I do not use crack cocaine," Ford told a jam-packed news conference at Toronto City Hall. "Nor am I an addict of crack cocaine."

The allegations have generated such intense interest that the mayor's statement was carried live across Canada on major TV and radio news channels, as well as streamed live on the web.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/05/24/toronto-ford-newser.html

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alp227 May 2013 OP
Posteritatis May 2013 #1
marmar May 2013 #2
MrSlayer May 2013 #3
Jamaal510 May 2013 #4
Posteritatis May 2013 #5
the_chinuk May 2013 #6
PDJane May 2013 #7
alp227 May 2013 #8
Life Long Dem May 2013 #9

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 08:05 PM

1. Love that present tense. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #1)

Fri May 24, 2013, 08:13 PM

2. Exactly. A non-denial denial.

nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 08:18 PM

3. Is it really necessary to say "cocaine" after crack?

 

Redundancy really annoys me. There isn't crack heroin or crack angel dust. Crack says it all.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #3)

Fri May 24, 2013, 08:53 PM

4. +1

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #3)

Fri May 24, 2013, 09:00 PM

5. His target audience is sheltered suburbanites who recognize the full phrase more readily. (nt)

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 11:01 PM

6. In other words …

… as Mitch Hedberg famously joked:

"I used to use drugs. I still do! But I used to, to!"

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 11:35 PM

7. His using crack cocaine...or not...isn't the reason I want him out of office.

I want him out because he's an incompetent, scandal-ridden jerk with an idiot brother and a family straight out of a reality TV show.

This guy is a right-wing fool, with the kind of arrogance that goes with the syndrome. He can't manage to do anything right, and has been hoist with his own petard a couple of times. The best thing he could do for Toronto is resign.

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Response to PDJane (Reply #7)

Sat May 25, 2013, 12:57 AM

8. Ford family values...

“Don’t dress like a whore,” the mayor’s niece, Krista Ford, has advised Toronto women who fear sexual assault. Going by her former Lingerie Football League uniform, she can reasonably be regarded as a charcoal pot calling us a vast population of black kettles.


Krista Ford's "don't dress like a whore" advice will torment rape victims by Toronto Star columnist Heather Mallick, 8/31/12. TYT also did a commentary about Krista's remarks:



TYT has also done segments on Rob Ford being ruled corrupt and unfit for office (/watch?v=3kFWVFDbaiE) and name-calling a 911 dispatcher (/watch?v=qLMLUn9XhWo).

Rob's brother, city council member Doug Ford, Jr., has defended Rob.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 01:03 AM

9. They want the tape

 

"We Are Raising $200,000 to Buy and Publish the Rob Ford Crack Tape"

http://gawker.com/we-are-raising-200-000-to-buy-and-publish-the-rob-ford-508230073

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rob-ford-crackstarter

$169,117

Raised of $200,000 Goal

3 days left


Rachel Maddow

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/#51996769

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