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Duly Quoted: Mayor Rob Ford

The mayor responds to the release of a video of him ranting and making death threats.

“I just wanted to come out and tell you I saw a video. It’s extremely embarrassing. The whole world’s going to see it. You know what? I don’t have a problem with that, but it’s extremely embarrassing. I don’t know what to say. Again, again and again, I’m apologizing.”

—This was the mayor’s response, this afternoon, to a video obtained by the Toronto Star that shows him visibly agitated and making death threats against an unknown person who doesn’t seem to be nearby. (The Star is also the source of this quote.) The mayor hasn’t clarified the video’s context, but he did say that he was “very inebriated” when it was taken.


  • wallywhack

    This has absolutely nothing to do with the crack video, the death of Anthony Smith, and the extortion case against Ford’s buddy Sandro Lisi. Nothing to hide here. Nothing at all.

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    Step down!

  • johnphilipgreen

    He doesn’t seem drunk in the video. He seems exactly like I imagine he’d be if he were high on crack. He’s not slurring words or stumbling–he’s frantic. I’ve never seen a drunk person so hyper and agitated, have you?

    • vampchick21

      My ex husband on uppers was like that. Less threatening to kill though.

    • Bradford Hamilton

      You’re right. Someone very, very drunk (as he claims) slurs their words and falls down. This video shows a very, very hyper Ford.

    • HotDang

      Is it possible that he is high on cocaine in the video?

  • Angryhero1

    Sounds like Rob Ford has been spending too much time with Hulk Hogan…. BROTHER….

  • danieljchristie

    Rob Ford’s Demons held their AGM at the Air Canada Centre on Monday night. The overflow of Demons were accommodated in the parking lot equipped with video. The keynote speech was delivered by Demon-In Chief Impulse. Impulse spoke impulsively about the value of the impromptu blurt, emphasizing disconnected thoughts combined with poor judgement. After Impulse, Victimhood took to the stage and, in a typically dramatic fashion, broke down in tears after cataloguing a lengthy list of ‘those out to get me’. Then, in a surprise moment, Addiction walked out on stage only to turn around half way, declaring he had nothing to say and was probably in the wrong building anyway. As the evening drew to a close, New Demons were introduced and accepted into membership -including Maudlin Self-Pity, Child-Like Arrogance and Fingers-In-Ears Listening Skills. A good time was had by all.

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    • macduff1987

      don’t know if i love your prose more than your humour (or vice versa), but thanks for a great read!

  • istoronto

    A Rob Ford quote without mentioning taxpayers. He must be losing it!

  • Ian_MacMillan

    We all beg of you: Please, Please, don’t drink and drive… the largest city in Canada.

  • Inducted Kitty

    Ford can’t ever hope to save taxpayers enough money to get a pass on this! And why does he think that he gets a ‘get out of jail free card’ just because he is a ‘good mayor who saves the people money’? You or I would have already been in jail if we had been observed doing illegal drug deals like he did while under police surveillance, and we would probably have several bumps and bruises from our arrest.