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    Hey Toronto --- why the hell did you elect this guy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nySs1cEq5rs

    Not only does he make stupid comments, but I hear he wants to remove your bike lanes. When is he up for re-election
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    The promise of cost controls and tax reductions go a long way with his ilk. You know, the fat non athletic, pathetic crooks that seem to permeate government.

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    "why the hell did you elect this guy" QUOTE john gault.


    Rod Ford was chosen by the voters of the City of Toronto due to the simple facts that "We The People", to borrow an American term,

    were fed-up being lied to, raped and pillaged, by the former government of those left wing liberal progressive/NDP/communist

    slime balls. (Not that it's any of your business, being from The State of Florida and all.*)



    "Not only does he make stupid comments" QUOTE john gault.


    Your presumption, not mine. (Also see above.*)



    "but I hear he wants to remove your bike lanes." QUOTE john gault

    He and others want to remove some bike lanes and add others. (Not that you would understand any of the attributes. - See above.*)



    "When is he up for re-election (?)"


    Three and one half years. (Also see above.*)



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    <<Hey Toronto --- why the hell did you elect this guy>>

    Wasn't me, I swear!

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    He wants to take lanes that were put in last year out which sounds like a waste of money to me. He also wants to dig subway tunnels rather than put in the already planned street cars and LRT. That'd cost even more money and take more time. But at least he got rid of the road tax.
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    This afternoon I was to take the Queen car (Main east/west tracked trolley street car, for those of you not familliar with our

    public transit.) and low & behold, a diesel bus arrived. How amazing it was to watch traffic go past the bus as it stopped to

    pickup/dropoff passengers BY THE CURB, whereas if it had of been a tracked trolley car, ALL THE TRAFFIC behind us would be

    stopped WAITING for us to move. What a grand idea!

    Don't get me started on the St Clair Boondoggle other than reminding all that entire $90,000,000.00? mega project which

    destroyed business & introduced much heartache, NEVER HAD ONE SUPERVISOR/OVERSEER - - - EVER! All of the foregoing

    brought to us by mindless mayor miller & company.

    Ladies & Gents, go ride your bike and obey the Highway Traffic Act; it is written to protect & assist both auto's and bikes.


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    OUR Mayor... He Rides and often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J T CUNNINGHAM View Post
    ....were fed-up being lied to, raped and pillaged, by the former government of those left wing liberal progressive/NDP/communist

    slime balls. (Not that it's any of your business, being from The State of Florida and all.*)
    ...
    Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. My sincere condolences.

    BTW, like it or not it's a global world now so it's harder to keep your business to yourself
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    For the record, I didn't vote for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mayor's Bro
    “What I’d really like to see is three levels, one for a train, one for the toll and one for regular traffic with no toll and let’s develop on top of the Gardiner and that would pay for itself ... If you’re asking me: ‘Would I pay $5 to get downtown quicker and not knock off 14 bicycle riders on the way down Queen St.?’ I would do it in a heartbeat.”
    So the other option is to not pay $5 and knock off a bunch of cyclists on Queen St.? BTW, Queen runs east/west; not sure why he said "down". And a 3 tiered Gardiner? Yeah, that won't be ugly at all and I'm sure all those new condo owners along the Gardiner won't object to the years of construction and noise pollution.
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    "Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place." QUOTE john gault.

    Your claim, not mine.


    "My sincere condolences." QUOTE john gault.

    The above quote must be "progressive speak", in that it does not apply, and I do not believe you, if/when it ever did/would.


    "it's a global world now so it's harder to keep your business to yourself." QUOTE john gault.

    Within Canada, proper ID must be shown in order to vote. Within the United States of America, not all States/counties?/cities? have

    the same requirement. Am I to believe that you are one of those "undocumented voters", in mind if not in fact?



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    Quote Originally Posted by J T CUNNINGHAM View Post
    were fed-up being lied to, raped and pillaged, by the former government of those left wing liberal progressive/NDP/communist

    slime balls. (Not that it's any of your business, being from The State of Florida and all.*)

    <snip>

    "but I hear he wants to remove your bike lanes." QUOTE john gault

    He and others want to remove some bike lanes and add others. (Not that you would understand any of the attributes. - See above.*)
    Want to get a grip there, J.T.?

    You make it sound like you are from some repressive country. Living in Toronto is not the gulag you portray. Then again, you're comments here indicate that anything left of Attilla the Hun is to be hated and trampled upon.

    As to the bike lanes, why was the removal of the Jarvis lanes not on the last committee agenda? No chance for discussion was given, which runs right over the rights of the taxpayers whom the present mayor claims he respects.

    St. Clair Ave. became a mess because other agencies, such as Toronto Hydro, decided to pile on their work since the road was being dug up anyway. If it had stayed as strictly a TTC project it would have been far closer to schedule.

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    "You make it sound like you are from some repressive country. Living in Toronto is not the gulag you portray."
    QUOTE 1weasel.

    You may not agree, but I do believe that it's getting better!


    "you're comments here indicate that anything left of Attilla the Hun is to be hated and trampled upon."
    QUOTE 1weasel.

    Just "fighting" fire with water! (LOL)


    "why was the removal of the Jarvis lanes not on the last committee agenda?"
    QUOTE 1 weasel.

    I do not know, therefor no comment.


    "If it had stayed as strictly a TTC project it would have been far closer to schedule."
    QUOTE 1 weasel.

    Total agreememt if in fact that was totally true, whereas it is not, due as to my previous post: there was no at the head supervision

    or direction on the part of the TTC during the entire planning/construction. I well do know about the "other agencies" problem; it

    is long overdue for a wholesale revamp, bottom to top.


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    It's Canada Day. Shouldn't yooz be at the cottage drinking you're way through a two-four and eating pogos?
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    "rather than put in the already planned street cars and LRT." QUOTE jyossarian.


    I'll not comment on the "subway business", but will bring your attention to the formerly proposed and with hopefully now dead

    LRT (LOL) L'shore route. The City and TTC after having redone the L'shore in it's entirety, desired to rip this up again to install

    a TTC right-of-way as was done with St Clair. Should not we be speaking about them pi....g upwind onto a rope!

    BTW, what are your views on the "sand-on-the -tracks-for-better-traction', problem? My thought is that the TTC should cease

    this action or have their a.. sued off.

    On a side note, your thoughts/comment(s) on the arrival of "ACORN", to this city would be appreciated.


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    as a person who commutes from scarborough, I was disappointed to hear that the pharmacy and birchmount lanes are being removed. not that I used those routes myself, but we need more lanes in scarborough, not less. It's been a frustrating couple of weeks. It doesn't help much that Ford keeps making comments about "knocking down bikers" as a rational for more road ways.

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    Why did we elect him?

    It's worth mentioning that the voter of the old city of Toronto did not elect him. It was the voter in the part of the city that joined with amalgamation- i.e. the more suburban, car-driving people. Ford is from Etobicoke which was its own city not too long ago.

    People voted for him because they like his message of being fiscally responsible. It was clear that he was ignorant, compassionless, and not suited to be mayor of the biggest and most diverse city in the country. He promised to cut taxes AND balance the budget without any service cuts, which was clearly never possible and by now it's hurting us. He had a simple message that resonated with people and most people don't read the newspaper and didn't bother to pay enough attention to really have known anything real about him.

    Many voters base their decision on little snippets they hear and how they happen to feel about the candidate. I think that that is largely why he was elected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratzinger View Post
    Why did we elect him?

    It's worth mentioning that the voter of the old city of Toronto did not elect him. It was the voter in the part of the city that joined with amalgamation- i.e. the more suburban, car-driving people. Ford is from Etobicoke which was its own city not too long ago.

    People voted for him because they like his message of being fiscally responsible. It was clear that he was ignorant, compassionless, and not suited to be mayor of the biggest and most diverse city in the country. He promised to cut taxes AND balance the budget without any service cuts, which was clearly never possible and by now it's hurting us. He had a simple message that resonated with people and most people don't read the newspaper and didn't bother to pay enough attention to really have known anything real about him.

    Many voters base their decision on little snippets they hear and how they happen to feel about the candidate. I think that that is largely why he was elected.
    Sounds like you're not too happy with the democratic system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john gault View Post
    Sounds like you're not too happy with the democratic system.
    Well, there are always political hacks willing to get on the public payroll by pandering to prejudices and petty resentments. Ford's not the first and he won't be the last. He tends to be more strident and extreme than many, perhaps to make up for his total lack of charisma.

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    "there are always political hacks willing to get on the public payroll by pandering to prejudices and petty resentments."
    QUOTE marmot.


    Are you writing about Mayor Ford and his brother, both of whom are succesful businessmen or Jack (never saw a camera/microphone

    he didn't like) Layton? (Jack's father & brother (sitting) were/are feeding at the public trough albeit with the Liberal Party, while his wife

    presently is a sitting member. NDP.)


    "perhaps to make up for his total lack of charisma." (re Ford)
    QUOTE marmot.

    Heavy lifting is heavy lifting; charisma has little to do with it re the former council's case.

    May I add that extreme situations may require extreme measures. (present)



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    I'd written a longer response to J.T. but decided in the end to delete it. No matter how reasoned the argument J.T., like the mayor he idolizes, will refuse to see logic. Knocking your head against that brick wall just isn't worth it.

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    In other news; Rob Ford's niece is the captain of the Toronto lingerie Football team. I guess leadership runs in the family...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandankennedy View Post
    In other news; Rob Ford's niece is the captain of the Toronto lingerie Football team. I guess leadership runs in the family...
    Ok, you can't just pop in here with something like that and not provide pictures.
    Gearhubs demystified and other cool stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    Ok, you can't just pop in here with something like that and not provide pictures.
    Careful what you wish for, they may share body types.

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