I promised myself that I would not write a blog about the latest Rob Ford drug allegation issues but it seems like everyday the media keeps bombarding us with more information and accusations while a majority of city hall just shakes their head to the city of Toronto with the “I told you so” attitude.
Yes I will admit that Rob Ford has been a centre of a lot of jokes, to the point where clips and pictures of him have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and across globally. Yes he is been caught driving with a cell phone, yes he gave someone the finger, and yes he was almost kicked out of city hall as mayor (again because over half of city hall does not like him.)
And now we have these latest accusations of Rob Ford using “crack cocaine” which images of him and a young black youth who died apparently this year from gun violence and another man posing up in a picture. And of course there is this “video” of him actually using a crack pipe that only a couple of Toronto Star writers have seen.
As a Torontonian many of you are asking “My gosh you should be embarrassed by what your mayor has done right?”
It’s not Rob Ford that I am so much embarrassed about. It’s city hall and the councilors that I am embarrassed about and here is why:
For those of you who follow Toronto politics, there has been a love hate war with Rob Ford since he was elected as mayor. There have been many councilors who have voiced their opinions on how incompetent Rob Ford is as a mayor and quite frankly want him out (keep in my mind it was the city who voted him NOT city councilors.) Part of the problem why a number of city councilors dislike Rob Ford is because of all the cutbacks and savings he has attempted which a number of them opposed. Now this might sound like your typical political mambo jumbo but city hall has gone so far fetch to not only make Rob Ford look like a fool (which they have successfully done) but also to try to throw allegations to get him out of office which almost worked this year (I will not bore you with the details but you can Google all the information for yourself.)
Now here is my issue, city hall and their councilors have spent so much energy defaming Rob Ford, digging up all these accusations to try to get him out of power. City hall should stop WASTING OUR TIME TRYING TO GET RID OF ROB FORD AND FOCUS ON REAL ISSUES. You’re concerned about drug issues? Well instead of focusing on Rob Ford and his supposed drug issues, why not focused on the neighborhoods that are infected by drugs and violence and help build resources to control that? Focused on his supposed illegal activities? Why not focus on the illegal activities that affect communities across Toronto. City Hall, your job is to help Torontonians and help run our city, not waste tax payers dollars and time making a mockery of the mayor because you do not like them. What is this? Degrassi High the political generation? The citizens of Toronto voted for Rob Ford, not you. Our tax paying dollars should be used to help reconstruct the city and help to tackle the real issues that affect our citizens in the city.
Now do I believe Rob Ford actually smoked the crack pipe? Well I have not seen the video so I cannot comment (however I really can’t see a 275lb chubby white guy “chilling” with a supposed “Somalian Gangster Crew”) but so what if Rob Ford smoked a crack pipe?? What he does in his private life (which obviously was suppose to be private) is his business. Everyone at some degree has some skeletons in their closet and I am sure many in city hall have probably worse skeletons.
My message to city hall and (the media as they are at fault too) is this: STOP WASTING TAX PAYERS MONEY AND TIME ON THIS FOOLISHNESS! WE PUT YOU ALL IN OFFICE TO HELP TACKLE TORONTO’S SOCIAL ISSUES, NOT TO BE REPORTERS OF ROB FORD’S PRIVATE LIFE.
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