For the past two weeks I have been tweeting a list of reasons for why Ford needs to resign. My self-imposed rules are that each entry must be (1) specific and (2) to my knowledge, accurate.
REASON #1 FORD MUST GO: His brutish and entirely preventable physical assault on Councillor MacConnell during a council meeting.
REASON #2 FORD MUST GO: He tried to weasel out of apologizing when the chair instructed him (at request of Councillor Fletcher) to do so. (See #1.)
REASON #3 FORD MUST GO: For having the gall to tell us which councillors should or shouldn't be re-elected. Has he heard of democracy?
REASON #4 FORD MUST GO: His foul mouth.
REASON #5 FORD MUST GO: His shameful attempt to have the Pride flag removed from the protocol pole at City Hall.
REASON #6 FORD MUST GO: His megalomania knows no bounds.
REASON #7 FORD MUST GO: "My heart bleeds for [cyclists] when I hear someone gets killed, but it’s their own fault at t/ end of t/ day."
REASON #8 FORD MUST GO: Because he makes a fool of himself trying to “party” with club kids.
REASON #9 FORD MUST GO: Because he uses “party” as a verb.
REASON #10 FORD MUST GO: His blatant, calculated and endless lies. Why? Because he doesn't "want to tell the truth.”
REASON #11 FORD MUST GO: Because he and Brother Doug are afraid of buck-naked men. (Women, not so much.)
REASON #12 FORD MUST GO: His drunken stupors. (Oxford: A state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility.)
REASON #13 FORD MUST GO: He hired Peter Payman, a man who had been convicted of violent crimes, to coach high-school kids.
REASON #14 FORD MUST GO: His contempt for the arts.
REASON #15 FORD MUST GO: His odious brother slash campaign manager slash best friend slash future premier of Toronto.
REASON #16 FORD MUST GO: His (alleged) assault on one of his junior staffers during the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day “party” in his office.
REASON #17 FORD MUST GO: On live TV he denied making a vulgar sexual comment to a former staffer by repeating both the comment and her name.
REASON #18 FORD MUST GO: He made disgusting, vulgar, sexually explicit comments about his wife on live TV. (See reason #17.)
REASON #19 FORD MUST GO: He subjected his wife to a humiliating presser where he “apologized” for vulgar comments. (See reasons #17 & #18.)
REASON #20 FORD MUST GO: He illegally used staff, phones, cars, and other city resources paid for by the taxpayer to support his football teams.
REASON #21 FORD MUST GO: He’s a dangerous out-of control alcoholic.
REASON #22 FORD MUST GO: He left the Ottawa meeting where he was supposed to advocate for more $ for Toronto and went to a bar instead.
REASON #23 FORD MUST GO: The terrifying video in which, in a violent rage, he graphically demonstrates how he’s going to murder someone.
REASON #24 FORD MUST GO: I’ve seen people in alcohol-induced & drug-induced violent rages. I don’t believe this was alcohol. (See #23.)
REASON #25 FORD MUST GO: "Those Oriental people work like dogs. … They're slowly taking over." (Said in coun. chamber 3/26/2008.)
REASON #26 FORD MUST GO: He’s building his national “brand” on US outlets because he knows they have a huge Canadian audience.
REASON #27 FORD MUST GO: On countless occasions he’s sent staff (paid by our tax dollars) on liquor runs.
REASON #28 FORD MUST GO: He wrote an endorsement letter to the court to help Lisi appeal his CONVICTION for violent crimes.
REASON #29 FORD MUST GO: He shamelessly exploits and lies to TCHC tenants. Consistently votes against more funding for public housing.
REASON #30 FORD MUST GO: In Coquitlam he spent an hour in a 1-person bar bathroom where two of his companions paid him (separate) visits.
REASON #31 FORD MUST GO: Hangs out w/ convicted criminals & boasts on tape he’s a “mean mother*****r” but he’s terrified of Marg Delahunty!
REASON #32 FORD MUST GO: He and DoFo were only two councillors who VOTED AGAINST speeding up retrofit of sprinklers in seniors’ facilities. Really.
REASON #33 FORD MUST GO: He claims to be a fiscal conservative yet he steals taxpayers’ $ and can’t do basic math. He put 18 cllrs in his “top 10” of ppl who “shouldn’t be re-elected."
REASON #34 FORD MUST GO: His idea of “personal time” is sitting in a parked car in a schoolyard drinking (and drugging?) with his criminal friends.
REASON #35 FORD MUST GO: 1/2 He fabricated a vicious story on camera about a well-respected reporter, repeated it over and over . . . 2/2 and admitted he had made it all up only when threatened with a lawsuit.
REASON #36 FORD MUST GO: 1/2 “Do you want your little wife to go over to Iran and get raped and shot.” Screamed at . . . 2/2 man at Leafs game. Drunk. Thrown out by security. Lied and said he wasn't at game. Got caught in lie. Finally admitted it.
REASON #37 FORD MUST GO: Took his kids to Garrison Ball with Sandro Lisi & Bruno Bellissimo in car. HIS KIDS IN CAR WITH LISI & BELLISSIMO!
REASON #38 FORD MUST GO: Claims to be an ordinary blue-collar guy but boasts about giving his wife a cheque for $5,000 for Christmas.
REASON #39 FORD MUST GO: Jimmy Kimmel. Need I say more?
REASON #40 FORD MUST GO: He left Peter Worthington’s funeral service early to place fridge magnets & business cards on mourners’ cars.