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    Good Luck Toronto

    This guy is a real peach!

    Wow!

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    Meh.

    We had Pantalone who would spend us dry and Smitherman of ehealth fame.

    Ford might have an ass backwards view of cycling.... However, he wants to destabilize the crippling TTC, tear out the street car tracks (the real threat to cyclists) privatize garbage disposal, and trim the plump salaries of city hall.

    That won my opinion.

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    Heh, I was thinking exactly the same thing watching his big cartoon-worthy face making his acceptance speech last night.

    Hamilton got a new Mayor (Bob Bratina, my personal choice) and kept pretty much all its councillors. More of the same? Let's hope not!
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    Not much better over in the Mississauga end. Hazel got in again (no surprise) so on goes the urban sprawl and the paving of anything green. At least this will probably be her last term, she's getting too old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev
    At least this will probably be her last term, she's getting too old.
    I thought for sure that "special favour" she did for her son (holy conflict of interest, Batman! ) was gonna do her more damage but she still won by eleventy bizillion votes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    I thought for sure that "special favour" she did for her son (holy conflict of interest, Batman! ) was gonna do her more damage but she still won by eleventy bizillion votes!
    yah just build as much as possible to keep the taxes down, give people a couch, a TV and they will be happy. I would say that very few Mississaugaians actually cared about the issue, most people I talked to had the view of "o well she hasn't had to raise taxes in blah amount of years". Apparently in Mississauga you really only have to keep taxes down to win, who cares about any other issues.

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    I was surprised Smitherman didn't get knocked right out at the beginning by that ehealth tag. It's not the billion dollars flushed down the drain, it's the collateral damage to public opinion which will deter future investment in electronic medical records that's the crying shame. Amidst all the bafflegab about saving the public system though efficiency, electronic records is the one element that can actually make a difference. In my openly biased opinion that's an unforgiveable crime that affects all Torontonians, cyclists or not, and if the worst skeleton in Ford's closet is a DUI from 10 years ago I could care less about that.

    On the bright side of things, I'm looking forward to acres and acres of fresh new pavement that are long overdue in this city. If we lose a few bike lanes along the way I can live with it.

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    I heard Howard Moscoe interviewed on CBC Radio 1 about a week ago and he said the most interesting thing, which I will attempt to paraphrase thusly:

    "The best part about the people of Toronto electing Rob Ford is that they will finally understand that he is lying to them."

    I'm no Smitherman fan either and Pantalone, nice as he was, isn't the right guy for the job. As a refugee from Toronto, I felt kinda sad that there wasn't a better choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay.
    On the bright side of things, I'm looking forward to acres and acres of fresh new pavement that are long overdue in this city. If we lose a few bike lanes along the way I can live with it.
    I can't be sure you're not being sarcastic here, but where would this new pavement go? Would you sacrifice parks? The rivers? What neighbourhoods would you divide?

    The fact is, there's no room for new roads in Toronto. And even if we were to pave our parks, new roads only bring new drivers. There would be no appreciable impact on congestion.

    The ONLY way to reduce road congestion is to reduce the number of motorists.

    Transit and active transportation is the future for Toronto, not more roads.

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    I heard Mike Harris give Rob Ford the stamp of the champ approval on the radio this morning. Sounds kind of scary to me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    I heard Howard Moscoe interviewed on CBC Radio 1 about a week ago and he said the most interesting thing, which I will attempt to paraphrase thusly:

    "The best part about the people of Toronto electing Rob Ford is that they will finally understand that he is lying to them."
    a politicical type trying to claim he isn't lying.

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    Toronto is about to learn what Ottawa learned 4 years ago with Larry O'Brien.

    Ford can make all the promises he wants, but the mayor doesn't wield much real power. He's only one vote, and getting councilors to follow his agenda will be like herding cats. Given his personality & style, he's going to have a difficult time of it.

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    Thanks. Looks like this city will join Hamilton in its decent into the black hole of yesteryear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by langford
    I heard Mike Harris give Rob Ford the stamp of the champ approval on the radio this morning. Sounds kind of scary to me.....
    No surprise there. Both are of the same cloth.
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    nah, i dont think so...

    and Ford is not that anti-cyclist... you will see...

    i stockpiled popcorn bags... this show is a must see...

    Bussin: good riddance... not soon enough...

    peoplez have spoken...

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    Ford isn't anti-cyclist, he just thinks bicycles should be taken off the roads. Come on guys, that isn't the same thing! Swimming with the sharks and you're gonna get bit!!

    I guess it's too bad my office isn't in a ravine, where he will waste away money building paths for the fred muppet peloton!

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    OMG, those Daryn Ford videos are HILARIOUS!
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    i can't understand how people (hamilton) ***** and ***** and ***** about nothing getting done and then go and elect the same damn people as before. toronto can use some change.. hopefully they'll be alright. either way, it's just a matter of the lesser evil.

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    Here's the latest Rob Ford clip...

    Just put the Toronto skyline in the background of this clip and make it any random T.O. morning show. It might as well be him. It's going to happen. You know it will.

    LMAO
    He's a ******.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    OMG, those Daryn Ford videos are HILARIOUS!
    Definitely good for a few laughs.
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    George,

    I didn't know you were on MTBR... I am sure McSquinty will give you some other important ministerial position and another $1B of our cash to squander... No worries...

    LMAO....

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    how much longer till we get rid of Mcginty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash
    how much longer till we get rid of Mcginty?
    knowing canadians, i say we'll probably vote him back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    knowing canadians, i say we'll probably vote him back in.
    Somewhere at the intersection of this statement and your avatar, there's a bucket-load of irony.
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    doubt it...
    seeing what we did in Toronto - I do dare to hope...

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    not really... he is just disillusioned... in both cases...

    GO LEAFS GO...

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    hey, i could get on or off the bandwagon or i can just sit on it year after year and hope it doesn't crash.

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    [QUOTE=saturnine]hey, i could get on or off the bandwagon

    irony in your statement and your avatar also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricksom
    No surprise there. Both are of the same cloth.
    So don't be surprised when he tries to do what he said he will. That's what Harris did when he got elected and it caught everyone by surprise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricksom
    Thanks. Looks like this city will join Hamilton in its decent into the black hole of yesteryear.
    That happened long before Rob Ford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    GO LEAFS GO...
    The voters have given the delusional Prozac popping die hard Leafs Fans something to complain about. When the Leafs fall apart like they always do, you know to distract them from the pain of "Not Again fo the 50th year."

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    Bike Snob on Rob Ford:

    Quote Originally Posted by BSNYC
    Speaking of elections, a number of people have informed me that this bloated saddlebag was recently elected the mayor of Toronto:

    [Insert famous Rob Ford on Cyclists YouTube video here. ]

    Sadly, all I can do is offer the people of Toronto my condolences. I was particularly confused by his self-defeating argument that people shouldn't ride bikes because "roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks, not for people on bikes," since if anything it means that the roads need to be upgraded. That's like saying people shouldn't use computers because "our communication infrastructure was built for letters and telegraphs, and not for the Internet." Of course, he does have a sensitive side:

    My heart bleeds for Ďem when I hear someone gets killed, but itís their own fault at the end of the day.

    His heart may be bleeding, but I suspect it's due not to the dead cyclists but to his corpulence, and that it has ruptured from the strain of pushing blood through his fat-clogged arteries. Unfortunately for him, "artificial hearts are built for health-minded people with congenital heart defects, not for people who eat all their meals at Tim Hortons."
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    gold finger... he has the midas touch...




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    pfft...i don't know about you guys, but i voted for vijay...im a bit shocked he didnt win though...

    ah, and i wonder if vegas will take action on betting when hazel kicks it....how do you elect a 150 year old woman to be mayor??

    did anyone see her interview on cp24 after the election, she went on a tirade about the star and other media outlets

    hilarious, missasauga has the crazy cat lady from simpsons for mayor...
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    Tha National Post published a great ward-by-ward map this morning. With Smitherman shown in red and Ford shown in blue, the City looks like the rings in curling! Looks like Pantalone was only a factor in 6 wards (3 for Smitherman and 3 for Ford), otherwise it was all one way or the other.

    EDIT: Found it!

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    Did anyone catch his interview on CBC? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6nYu...layer_embedded

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    I heard it live while wrapping up work for the day...pretty high cringe factor for me. I was wondering why CBC even ran it until they explained after that it was a scheduled call. Doh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnikcdn
    I can't be sure you're not being sarcastic here, but where would this new pavement go? Would you sacrifice parks? The rivers? What neighbourhoods would you divide?

    The fact is, there's no room for new roads in Toronto. And even if we were to pave our parks, new roads only bring new drivers. There would be no appreciable impact on congestion.

    The ONLY way to reduce road congestion is to reduce the number of motorists.

    Transit and active transportation is the future for Toronto, not more roads.
    My favorite quote from a TDM conference, don't remember who said it. "Addressing congestion by building more roads is like addressing obesity by making bigger pants."

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    Tha National Post published a great ward-by-ward map this morning. With Smitherman shown in red and Ford shown in blue, the City looks like the rings in curling! Looks like Pantalone was only a factor in 6 wards (3 for Smitherman and 3 for Ford), otherwise it was all one way or the other.
    It's interesting how the all the area's like Scarborough, North York, and East York that where seperate government's before 1998.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/sto...akdown524.html

    Not really a surprise really considering no one wanted it in a 1997 referendum. And from those I know out in Scarborough. Well, to say they are not impressed with what the council has offered to date to the people is putting it politely. For example, no one really cared about Malvern until it became the murder capital of Canada for a while in 2004.

    http://network.nationalpost.com/np/b...ars-later.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocks'r'friends
    My favorite quote from a TDM conference, don't remember who said it. "Addressing congestion by building more roads is like addressing obesity by making bigger pants."
    I think Ford might miss the point of that quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surestick Malone
    Did anyone catch his interview on CBC? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6nYu...layer_embedded
    "How are you going to save money?"

    "I told you; I'm going to eliminate the car registration tax and the land transfer tax. I don't know how to make myself more clear."

    lol. Somebody needs a primer on the difference between spending and revenue.
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    lol, yes that was funny... and the whole football thing in the background... can't imagine Mr. Miller or Smitherman doing the same kind of interview...
    this will definitely be a very interesting period in Toronto...

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    I seriously recommend that you remove your post. That kind of bull$hit has no place here. Take your hate elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    I seriously recommend that you remove your post. That kind of bull$hit has no place here. Take your hate elsewhere.
    STFU...did you read the other posts?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    I seriously recommend that you remove your post. That kind of bull$hit has no place here. Take your hate elsewhere.
    Did you really post this earlier in this thread?

    Originally Posted by BSNYC
    Speaking of elections, a number of people have informed me that this bloated saddlebag was recently elected the mayor of Toronto:

    [Insert famous Rob Ford on Cyclists YouTube video here. ]

    Sadly, all I can do is offer the people of Toronto my condolences. I was particularly confused by his self-defeating argument that people shouldn't ride bikes because "roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks, not for people on bikes," since if anything it means that the roads need to be upgraded. That's like saying people shouldn't use computers because "our communication infrastructure was built for letters and telegraphs, and not for the Internet." Of course, he does have a sensitive side:

    My heart bleeds for Ďem when I hear someone gets killed, but itís their own fault at the end of the day.

    His heart may be bleeding, but I suspect it's due not to the dead cyclists but to his corpulence, and that it has ruptured from the strain of pushing blood through his fat-clogged arteries. Unfortunately for him, "artificial hearts are built for health-minded people with congenital heart defects, not for people who eat all their meals at Tim Hortons."

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    PCKB? There's nothing creepy in that picture except the suggestion you just made. Whose mind even goes there?

    Sexual preference of a candidate has NOTHING to do with their competence. Loser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    I seriously recommend that you remove your post. That kind of bull$hit has no place here. Take your hate elsewhere.
    I see that you're into the hate thing too...but just when it suits you....fat is bad, gay is good, yes?

    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    OMG, those Daryn Ford videos are HILARIOUS!

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    Wow, keep digging. Your win is EPIC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl
    PCKB? There's nothing creepy in that picture except the suggestion you just made. Whose mind even goes there?

    Sexual preference of a candidate has NOTHING to do with their competence. Loser.
    You wish...check his track record and management style...even Sarah Thompson called him "falming".

    He's nothing more than a bully.

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