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Extra, Extra: Rob Ford Photo of the Year, Olivia Chow’s Controversial Flyer, and Brand-New Streetcars

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  • Tedhealey

    On the scale of 1 to 10 on the “Rob Ford Fudging the Rules of Campaigning Meter” I would say this is a 2.

    • rich1299

      I would rate it a zero, she isn’t a candidate for mayor yet and MPs are allowed to send tax payer funded flyers to her constituents, so long as it was only her constituents I don’t see any problem especially compared to the flood of flyers I get from my Con MP.

    • dsmithhfx

      John Tory and Doug could run for MP. Oh wait…

      • TheSotSays

        “Oh wait….” ???????

        I laugh uproariously every time I see one of you little Prog Tinky Winks pull that piece of idiocy out of the hat.

        • OgtheDim

          Now there you go again…..just like a populist neo-socialist to go with the belittling name game when confronted with wit.

          Can’t handle it when somebody gets all witty or ironic on you, so you guys start screaming things like “stink that in your pipe and smoke it” or “lattes”, conveniently forgetting that the idea that only popuist neo-socialists avoid smoking crack is…well…obviously incorrect.

  • OgtheDim

    Hmm….the responses so far are what we seem to be getting from this campaign.

    Tory – structured concern about a principal
    Soknacki – social media mirth with a bit of a bite
    Stintz – (crickets chirp)
    Ford – tune in tomorrow to hear Doug rant

  • wklis

    When are the new production streetcars (4403+) arriving.

    • torontothegreat

      They are running them along St. Clair, especially the Keele line. I see one from my balcony once in a while…

      • TheSotSays

        Ah yes, good old St. Clair, the Mall of Mihevic (Cement Uber Alles)

    • Steve Munro

      According to the TTC, 4403 should be here in late April.

  • bjhtn

    The articulated buses are coming too. Yesterday afternoon I saw one being tested up at Fairview Mall (turning out of the bus terminal onto Sheppard). 7 Bathurst is being converted to artics on weekdays starting with the next round of service changes (see details on Steve Munro’s web site).

    • bobloblawbloblawblah

      I saw one in service on Dufferin just this morning. Thank God, Dufferin really needs those buses!

      • estta

        The bus lets out this ear-piercing whistle/beep at every stop. The whole car kept wincing.

        • bobloblawbloblawblah

          I rode one last night on Dufferin. It didn’t do that. Maybe it’s just one bus that has that problem.

          • estta

            Could be. I rode one for the first time last night home after work. It was pretty uncomfortable, but I’m sure they’re still working out the kinks.

    • OgtheDim

      7 buses have been running articulateds for a few weeks now. I got a pic while on one back in late Feb.

      I love that new bus smell. :-)

      • TheSotSays

        Just what every TTC passenger needs: some NDP fool riding along on the bus, sniffing the air and making “selfies” on his tweeter.

  • PabloYYZ

    Somewhat ironic photo…a new streetcar opposite 1010 where Robbie and Douggie had their radio “show”.

  • OpportKnocks

    Pffft — It sounds like the standard NDP MPs bi-monthly flyer/propaganda. I got one from my NDP MP Mike Sullivan yesterday too.

    • Squintz

      Those terrible dippers, no other party bombards constituents with “flyer/propaganda” right? Or expensive TV ad campaigns based on half truths and outright lies…

      • OpportKnocks

        The operative word was “Pffft” – in reaction to the fake outrage over Olivia’s flyer. It was standard party issue propaganda, I doubt that the NDP would let her use better quality paper than the other MPs.

        I even voted for Mike Sullivan last time, to assist with Alan Tonks retirement, since he had so obviously retired on the job.

        • Squintz

          I guess only one of us is allowed to be sarcastic? ;)

    • TheSotSays

      You’ve never lived until you’ve had one from Wacky Carolyn Bennett.

      Every issue has a photo of her standing beside some African Dictator with Bennett wearing a bongo hat and peering out of the jungle from behind a giant bunch of green bananas.

      However Chow, The Duchess of Toronto, was out the door the next day so her last hurrah flyer was blatant political self promotion at the expense of the federal taxpayers. She’s either a crook or she lacks judgement, take your pick.

      • OgtheDim

        Now there you go again…..just like a populist neo-socialist to ignore the fact that the Federal Tories are the ones who spend the most amount of our HARD EARNING TAXPAYER’S $ on flyers from MP’s, to the point where they even send us stuff from MP’s from the other side of the country, using up their budget because their rural ridings don’t have enough people in it to spend.

        Yup, typical populist neo-socialist. Worried about the message, not actually saving money.

  • wannabeayank

    Don’t you mean Braveheart? Have you seen the movie oaf enabler?
    Honestly, who is the dumber brother?
    Try to come up with one innovative idea instead of blowing hot air.
    But any new ideas will confuse the nation so just blather on and on.

  • Astin44

    It is a pretty good shot of Rob.

  • toomanyhypocrites

    The 88% white government employee scam is alive and growing!
    50% greater salaries than the private sector and multi-million $$$ pensions on the taxpayers back.
    We need Mo immigration to keep the scam going.
    Watch what happens when visible minorities(majority in Toronto) wakeup to the scam!

  • Alex

    Rob Fords picture looks like he got ‘benched’ by the coach.
    Could be a sign of things to come.