Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rob & Don - tea party heaven

Many people see the election of Rob Ford as the mayor of Toronto as being a bit of a joke gone wrong. Ford is a combination of Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Rodney Dangerfield and maybe Don Cherry. There are probably a few more stereotypes you can throw in there, but why bother when that stellar cast paints the picture?

One thing Ford shares in common with them is none of them are what we would call “deep”. But they all are millionaires – including Ford!

As Mayor of Canada’s largest city, Ford wants to abandon buses and street cars and bicycles and give the streets back to cars and trucks. Doh! Where’s Homer with his radioactive butt? As a matter of fact, Ford wants to ignore millions of dollars in research on how to improve public transit in that city. He figures you just dig some more subway lines and the world will be a better place.

Which brings me to Don Cherry. Ford chose Cherry to be his special guest at council’s ceremonial first meeting. Cherry spent most of his time at the mic berating the media for daring to criticize him for being front and center at the first council meeting.

Sayeth the cherry bomb: “I am befuddled because I just thought I was doing a good thing coming down with Ron, Rob and I thought it was going to be nice and the whole deal. I’ve been being ripped to shreds by the left-wing pinko newspapers out there. It’s unbelievable,” Cherry said. Some think Cherry is unbelievable.

So, true to form, he takes an event that should have been focused on the new mayor and council and twists it around so that he’s the focus of attention. Surprise, surprise!

Oh well, it’s really only left-wing intellectual pinkos who read this blog anyway, so I guess we wouldn’t have been surprised.

The point? They deserve one another.

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