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    Default Mayor of Toronto in epic crack cocaine and "fag" scandal

    At last, some real news.

    The Mayor of Toronto, a chap by the name of Rob Ford, has allegedly been caught on video smoking crack - from a crack pipe, natch - and calling an opposition politician a "fag". Today he was chased around Toronto by camera crews and hacks as he issued one lame non-denial denial after another.

    The glorious details:

    A cellphone video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine is being shopped around Toronto by a group of Somali men involved in the drug trade.

    Two Toronto Star reporters have viewed the video three times. It appears to show Ford in a room, sitting in a chair, wearing a white shirt, top buttons open, inhaling from what appears to be a glass crack pipe. Ford is incoherent, trading jibes with an off-camera speaker who goads the clearly impaired mayor by raising topics including Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and the Don Bosco high school football team Ford coaches.

    “I’m f---ing right-wing,” Ford appears to mutter at one point. “Everyone expects me to be right-wing. I’m just supposed to be this great.…” and his voice trails off. At another point he is heard calling Trudeau a “fag.” Later in the 90-second video he is asked about the football team and he appears to say (though he is mumbling), “they are just f---ing minorities.”
    Rob Ford in 'crack cocaine' video scandal | Toronto Star

    And here's the video of the Mayor trying to run away from reporters all day:

    Mayor Rob Ford crack cocaine scandal | Toronto Star

    The Star, which by all accounts is no fan of Mr. Ford's, are even running a live commentary on the scandal, just for those who can't get enough: http://livenews.thestar.com/Event/Ro...candal_updates

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    Mayor of DC?.
    The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.”—Albert Einstein.

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    Channelling the spirit of Pierre Trudeau perhaps? (joke).
    Politics.ie moderators should moderate instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GabhaDubh View Post
    Mayor of DC?.
    Marion Barry,still in politics as a DC councilman,in fact currently leading a charge in DC to decriminalise
    Possession of small amount of weed.

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    This guy is a legend. I bet he is totally on the take as well.
    Faoi mhóid bheith saor

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    Quote Originally Posted by GabhaDubh View Post
    Not wise to post that remark.
    Quite,one wouldn't want to be impugning his good character

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    Quote Originally Posted by GabhaDubh View Post
    Not wise to post that remark.
    It was not an allegation. It was a wager that I would win if he actually was on the take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    This guy is a legend. I bet he is totally on the take as well.
    Maybe the crack is payment for some favour he's doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    Maybe the crack is payment for some favour he's doing.
    Like visas for Somalians maybe....or some sort of manual labour that lasts a little while while and is sleazy perhaps....who knows?
    Faoi mhóid bheith saor

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