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New video of Rob Ford "drunk, swearing in Jamaican"

Posted by Derek Flack / January 21, 2014

Rob Ford VideoA new video of Rob Ford posted to YouTube is sure to bring more heat on the mayor of Toronto. Posted by a user under the name Toronto TheCity with the title "New Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Drunk, Swearing in Jamaican Patois? Bumbaclot," this clip appears to show Ford at a fast food joint, though there is no indication of when the video was shot or the exact location. We can't confirm the authenticity of the video nor provide additional context at this time, but it certainly is bizarre.

In it, the Mayor utters the phrase "bumbaclot" numerous times and adopts a Jamaican patois in speaking about his counter surveillance measures and his attention to communities like St. James Town, Jane and Finch, and Malvern.

Update:

Speculation on both Twitter and Reddit has the location of the video as Steak Queen on Rexdale Blvd. Doug Ford, meanwhile, has already stated that this video could not have been shot yesterday.

Here is a (likely not 100% accurate) attempt at a transcript of the video:

FORD: [JAMAICAN ACCENT] "Cocksucker. Fucking Chief Blair [inaudible] that man cheech me around for five months, man. Bumbaclot. [Inaudible] Me and him [inaudible] leave me alone. They got 5 months for him. And him trying to tell me, bro, we're countersurveilling the guy, you know what I mean. He's hiding here. I'm a hide in here. I'm a... Oh, we don't... fuck off. You know how much money that cost him? I said bro, just [inaudbible]. No, money, money, money. [Inaudible] Bumbaclot, man. I swear to God man, honestly man.

MAN: "That's to go, man."

FORD: "It's seriously shit, man. It's serious shit, bro.

MAN: "Oh, we know. Oh, we know. All we know is we got the best mayor in the world, man."

FORD: "No, bro. Seriously."

MAN: "This guy deserves to be even better than Prime Minister Harper...

FORD: No, no, no no, no."

MAN: "Harper is the guy..."

FORD: "I'm a straight up guy, you know."

MAN: "I always said he gonna become the prime minister."

FORD: "Who was in THC. Who go out in Jamestown, and Jane and Finch, and then Malvern-" [Inaudible.]

...No, bro. Seriously.

The Toronto Star has uploaded an audio clip of the Mayor admitting to being drunk last night - "on his own personal time," so nothing he did could possibly be offensive - but denying that he was on drugs.

Reporters demanded to know if Ford had been driving or who had driven him to Steak Queen last night, and if the Mayor lied when he said he stopped drinking. "It's my own personal time" was Ford's only reply.

Discussion

144 Comments

Jamie / January 21, 2014 at 03:14 pm
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I predict an apology in a day or two followed by nothing.
The peoples champ / January 21, 2014 at 03:22 pm
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This mayor is the mayor of the people. Believe it or not, can you imagine whether an upper middle class liberal or NDP candidate would engage in their personal lives establishments that occupy the vast invisible-cultural lands of the areas in Toronto which aren't considered downtown?

David miller probably does his drunken talks over hundred dollar glasses of wines while rob enjoys polar vodka.
Kate / January 21, 2014 at 03:26 pm
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appears to be Steak Queen on Rexdale. Also, as noted by a few reporters, he's dressed in what he wore yesterday. Might be why he showed up to work way late today.
Kate / January 21, 2014 at 03:29 pm
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someone posted on instagram last night as well

http://instagram.com/p/jax9QSD_2e/
Emz / January 21, 2014 at 03:29 pm
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can't they determine date it was shot based on the video's metadata?
know-nothing / January 21, 2014 at 03:37 pm
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check out this article about Ford from back in December. It's an interesting take on the chasm that exists between those who look down on him and those that support him.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/why-rob-ford-is-mad-as-hell/article16032659/

"Mr. Ford was elected mayor because voters knew what they didn’t want. He retains the support of many because they still know what they don’t want. For Mr. Ford and his supporters, their greatest delight is to see the know-everythings whine, to see how powerless the know-everythings are with only argument on their side. To see how powerless the powerful can be.

The difference between the two sides now has little to do with cutting taxes or smoking crack cocaine. Mr. Ford’s supporters hardly support his abuses. It’s about the deep, diseased hatred each side has for the other. The other side can not, must not win."
Al / January 21, 2014 at 03:41 pm
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It was only a matter of time.
A / January 21, 2014 at 03:41 pm
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Some people think that videos like this serve to ridicule him, but they are actually the best possible campaign videos he can have. Anything that portrays him as potentially more in touch with the ordinary people in communities than the other guy = a win for him.
JackDenial / January 21, 2014 at 03:44 pm
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incredible.
Ben / January 21, 2014 at 03:44 pm
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How long until he wraps his SUV around a tree or worse? This guy is totally out of control, and is a danger to society. I cringe to think that some people could throw their political support behind such a person.
who cares / January 21, 2014 at 03:48 pm
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Rob Ford 2014!
Deckard / January 21, 2014 at 03:52 pm
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@know-nothing: This is something that has been happening for years and is most pronounced in the U.S. It is basically the reaction of the Libertarian/Tea-Party movement of anti-intellectualism. There are even politicians in this movement that are openly begging their followers to not attend post-secondary institutions, calling them nothing but breeding grounds for liberal thought and ideals. There is this small contingent of society that see intellectuals as "elite" who only look out for themselves, so they will blindly back anyone who opposes them (intellectuals).
Tim / January 21, 2014 at 03:56 pm
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Who cares I've heard everyone try and use that accent. BIG DEAL.
Get ur facts straight / January 21, 2014 at 03:58 pm
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It's JAMESTOWN!!!!!! THERE IS NO ST. JAMES TOWN IN REXDALE
Bud / January 21, 2014 at 03:58 pm
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The standup guy and regular man's man is in reality a spoiled rich man child. His purported savings while Mayor have been somewhat inflated.Neither he nor his buily boy brother Doug have done any great services for Toronto. They have been responsible for the world wide ridicule now being directed at Toronto. He is not a stand up guy . He is simply a man who seems to have drug and alcohol problems. The sooner he is voted out of office the better.
Jacob / January 21, 2014 at 04:00 pm
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@Deckard: Because "intellectuals" are harder to control with simple talking points.
Jams / January 21, 2014 at 04:01 pm
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But what its OK for Snoop Dog to change his name and suddenly have an accent?
AK / January 21, 2014 at 04:06 pm
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So racism is "more in touch with the ordinary people in communities"
mike / January 21, 2014 at 04:07 pm
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Stupid is what stupid does. Did anyone really think this guy would get his so-called act together?
know-nothing / January 21, 2014 at 04:16 pm
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@Deckard: i agree with you. when it comes to Ford and Toronto, i don't think we're seeing intellectuals as the elite, but a gap between many downtown dwellers and those in the surrounding GTA. as sad and disgusting as some of Ford's vices are, these videos portray him as an every-person--not some polished, politically correct elitest. can you imagine how indignant Toronto's downtowners will be should Ford win a second term? should be fun.
Doomstown / January 21, 2014 at 04:25 pm
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On another note: His accent isn't all the bad.
A / January 21, 2014 at 04:26 pm
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@AK This is the point people often don't understand. Racism is not how this video is going to be viewed by many in the Jamaican community. To them, it will look like "hey! This guy can speak Patois! And will actually speak to ordinary members of the Jamaican community he meets in a random diner in Patois! What other politician would do that? Certainly not those "downtown elitists like David Miller who sit around among their rich white friends in expensive restaurants and venues." That is how he wins.
Harvard / January 21, 2014 at 04:39 pm
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He admitted the video was shot yesterday.
jd / January 21, 2014 at 04:40 pm
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@A

Just like he's locked down the drunk driving vote right with vids like this right?
know-nothing / January 21, 2014 at 04:42 pm
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@jd:

you're missing the point.
Shambo / January 21, 2014 at 04:44 pm
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Did he end up hiring a driver because he's clearly intoxicated
Steven / January 21, 2014 at 04:45 pm
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Seems he was just joking around. Don't see who he was talking to. Wonder why?
CeeElGee / January 21, 2014 at 04:50 pm
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Why can't we want more for ourselves? I don't want someone equal to me to be running an enterprise as big as the largest city in Canada! I want someone smarter, better looking, more educated, more articulate than I am.

But that it what makes me on of the downtown snobby elitists, right?
Rex / January 21, 2014 at 04:58 pm
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Re-elect Bombaclot!
matts` / January 21, 2014 at 05:00 pm
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in a drunken stupor?

yes, but on personal time!
The Shakes / January 21, 2014 at 05:16 pm
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There's a Russian proverb that perfectly describes the mentality of Ford Nation. One day a farmer's prized cow dies, when a genie suddenly appears and offers to grant him one wish....Anything...The farmer ends up wishing that his neighbour's cow dies too.

Ford Nation doesn't care that he smokes cracks, wastes the city's resources and runs the city into the ground they just want to stick it to the left.
iSkyscraper / January 21, 2014 at 05:22 pm
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The absolute best part about this is that you have Doug swearing up and down today that Rob has not had a drink since November

http://www.torontolife.com/informer/people/2014/01/21/bizarre-new-rob-ford-video-jamaican-patois/

and you have Rob last week getting angry at accusations of any drinking since fall

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/13/i-dont-drink-mayor-rob-ford-lashes-out-after-weekend-nightclub-appearance

and then Rob admits he gets totally wasted in public, but you know, it's on "personal time".

BURN!

Dumb people will always support Ford (due to, you know, the dumbness part), but the more he shows that he lies and cannot be trusted, the more likely the moderate middle will push him out.
Goonship / January 21, 2014 at 05:23 pm
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His a goon, and for the record Ford has done more than all toronto mayors in history put together... So forget about his drinking and see him for who he is..GREATEST MAYOR in North America!!
know-nothing / January 21, 2014 at 05:29 pm
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@The Shakes:

jackpot.
Mike / January 21, 2014 at 05:40 pm
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The more I watch these videos, the more I like the guy !
Adam / January 21, 2014 at 05:51 pm
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Derek, I believe one of the words you missed in your transcription was "rasclot." How is Rob Ford so good at Jamaican slang?!
McRib / January 21, 2014 at 05:55 pm
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his patois is surprisingly good.
sam / January 21, 2014 at 05:56 pm
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The best part about this is no one knows when it was taken but you all believe some random YouTube poster that's posted one video
McRib / January 21, 2014 at 06:04 pm
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come on sam, he admitted himself that it was last night.

he's also wearing the same clothes he wore yesterday.

p.s. HE ALSO ADMITTED TO DRINKING LAST NIGHT AND TALKING PATOIS IN THE STEAK QUEEN.

hope this clears up any doubts you may have.
McRib / January 21, 2014 at 06:40 pm
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he showed up for work today after noon.

his job is being affected.
Emily / January 21, 2014 at 06:53 pm
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@CeeElGee (LoL reference?) You can only have that kind of trust in the establishment when they have consistently fought for you. But a lot of the people supporting Ford have a justified deep-seated mistrust of people that say "We know better than you." Every immigrant has their story.
bensarah / January 21, 2014 at 06:56 pm
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Yes omgfailsauce, we are all his "keepers" because we pay his salary. Or didn't you know that?
Jules / January 21, 2014 at 07:08 pm
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Having alcoholic beverages is not a crime. Driving after a few beverages is not a crime unless over the legal limit and unless he was caught. This is once again after the fact an no one canbe charged with anything. Go Fuck Yourselves like really who cares. Why didn't the video capturer call the god damn cops if there was an issue??? Instead were looking at a video that means nothing this is non news. Meanwhile the List case is underway city staff emails were released today and your all on here commenting on this garbage no one knows when or where it was taken.
Sasha / January 21, 2014 at 07:11 pm
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People with substance problems are gonna relapse this is not a big deal.
jameson / January 21, 2014 at 07:18 pm
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I wonder what Rob Ford's favourite snow song is
rex / January 21, 2014 at 07:23 pm
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st jamestown? wise up, blogto.... it's jamestown. aka doomstown. aka my blocc
david / January 21, 2014 at 07:24 pm
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Idiot. Way to cool for noone. Desperate to be cool.
Rex / January 21, 2014 at 07:26 pm
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Hey Jules, the mayor himself said it was filmed yesterday when he'd been drinking. So he's drinking again and acting out. There is another video of him meeting Lisi at Steak Queen. It's a big deal when the mayor talks shit about Police Chief Blair and appropriates black culture. Not all taxpayers have low standards like you, Jules.
jeff / January 21, 2014 at 07:38 pm
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Yes, on his own time I agree just like everyone else does he's got my vote this year a job well done go ford
Jules / January 21, 2014 at 07:38 pm
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Hey Rex you all thinkRobs a liar right? So why do you believe his quick admission this time,maybe so you won't dig any deeper and find out what was actually going on.Its also a big deal when the chief talks shit about the mayor then doesn't charge him with anything or bring him into the station.
Geoff / January 21, 2014 at 07:40 pm
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I'm getting drunk right now after a long day at the office. So what its my time.
Jules / January 21, 2014 at 07:42 pm
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Hesn using an accent its not appropriating black culture you racist prick! Do all blacks come from Jamaica and speak with that accent? Are you upset when actors use different accents in movies and on Saturday Night Live?
alex / January 21, 2014 at 07:43 pm
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Mayor Ford is the only real fkin politician. In Parliament. ..All the others are role playing
JamesVR / January 21, 2014 at 07:49 pm
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Patois is not even considered a real language, its a non standard language that uses Slang. Patois is not Jamacian only there is french patois, creole patois
Don / January 21, 2014 at 07:54 pm
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Is it racist when I say BonJourNo to people at work even though I'm not Italian? What part of this is racist, the accent?Anyone can have any accent regardless of color its from the area you live not your skin color. Or is it the language? Well its actually broken English he's speaking which is why we can understand it. I don't see the problem.
Gregg / January 21, 2014 at 07:56 pm
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Does your side have a candidate yet? Wong? Stintz? Tory? What gives who you voting for?
BujuBrendan / January 21, 2014 at 07:56 pm
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LMAO I can't with this dude man!
Pat Roy / January 21, 2014 at 07:58 pm
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The best part about all of this is rob ford is gonna be elected again. Hahahhah
Mike / January 21, 2014 at 07:58 pm
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Rob has a sick relative in Florida. Leave him alone... That excuse works for everything!
Sylvia / January 21, 2014 at 08:00 pm
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RoFo and DoFo I believe are being given advice to remember that we as a society live in a "reality show" world, that people have short memories and that something else will come along to take the shine off of this bauble. Oh, and that apathy reigns. I'd be pretty smug to though if I was getting full pay for doing 1/4 of the work - coooooool.
JASON / January 21, 2014 at 08:24 pm
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This is nothing new its just the age of the cell phone camera. If cell phones were always around can you imagine the videos that would've been captured of Sir John A, Trudeau, etc etc
blob / January 21, 2014 at 08:31 pm
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And Don sums up somewhat poorly why a bunch of racists will continue to vote for Rob Ford. Thanks Don. You racist.
Marilyn / January 21, 2014 at 08:34 pm
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I can't believe all you losers would vote for Ford again. He's an embarrassment to Toronto.
I don't pop Molly, I rock Rob Ford / January 21, 2014 at 08:38 pm
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Speaking in a Jamaican accent or patois is not racist, for some a poor judgment call but dude was actually not that bad, I've actually heard worse from yankee jamaicans trying to speak it!!!!
Jinger / January 21, 2014 at 08:42 pm
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Whoever just said that there is no such thing as Jamaican Patois please go have a seat and shut your mouth. A quick Google search will tell you how ignorant you are.
Cultural Studies 101 / January 21, 2014 at 08:53 pm
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In which Rob Ford affecting a Jamaican accent and speaking patois is racist. The mayor is reducing a culture to a stereotype and reinforcing an offensive caricature, which is dehumanizing. No different than wearing black face.
mel / January 21, 2014 at 09:10 pm
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if that was posted yesterday, someone would have a damn jacket on don't ya think???? the unknown man doesn't and neither does the mayor, last I checked its like -friggin30 outside and steak queen is always frezzzzzzing in there!!!! lol #rexdaleatitsbest lol
sylvia / January 21, 2014 at 09:17 pm
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Who the hell did he feel that comfortable with? Who are his friends. Skip all that. The mayor of a major city is severely slagging off the police chief, out-of-it and in public. Talk about a divisive nature. After everything that happened, you'd think he'd see the err in his ways and work to improve his disposition and credibility. Or at the very least feel the weight of the necessity and live up to it. What gives?
Jams / January 21, 2014 at 09:20 pm
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CulturalStudies_101 - What about Snoop Dogg who was born in LA and parents from Mississippi changing his name to Snoop Lion and adapting a Jamacian accent for interviews, his movies and on songs. Is Snoop not reducing the culture to its stereotypes?
Rodney King / January 21, 2014 at 09:23 pm
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Can't we all just get along?
Gregg / January 21, 2014 at 09:24 pm
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No Cultural_Studies is reducing the stereotype to a skin color. Snoops OK he's black. There are many white Jamacians that speak patois. A black person can't do blackface cause they already black.
Sasha / January 21, 2014 at 09:25 pm
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We don't want to get along, We'd have nothing to complain about...
Sandro Lisi / January 21, 2014 at 09:27 pm
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Me give da weed to da man...anda vodka...anda oxy...anda crack...anda
Deb / January 21, 2014 at 09:29 pm
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Johnny Depp played in Indian as Tonto with the Lone Ranger.
Gail / January 21, 2014 at 09:31 pm
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yo Sandro we all love the weed hereninToronto, That's why we have so many legal head shops, hemp shops, smoke shops and even some unraised smoking cafes. I mean I love it but its part of the Toronto culture.
Doomstown / January 21, 2014 at 09:47 pm
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Only white people (rich or small town) are offended by his Jamaican Patois, because they don't understand that if you are a born & raised TRUE Torontonian, at some point in your life you've known or had a Jamaican friend. One of the largest Jamaican populations outside of Jamaica next to London & New York.
mpmont / January 21, 2014 at 09:59 pm
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I wonder if they will ever name a road, or school after him ? Such as, the "new HIGH School " !!
Mel / January 21, 2014 at 10:01 pm
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We'll see how long the alcoholics and drug addicts on TV
mar / January 21, 2014 at 10:05 pm
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he is a complete jack ass and embarrassment the people talking about 'appropriation' are grasping at straws and sound ridiculous. let the conversation be that he was drunk and bad mouthing the chief and is a bleeding idiot. The being offended by someone putting on an accent is a bit pathetic.
Pat Roy / January 21, 2014 at 10:14 pm
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@Marilyn. Us losers will vote for ford because we can. You feeling like a winner is a bonus.
ryder / January 21, 2014 at 10:15 pm
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hes the only person who helps the poor and really cares so everyone f off who has anything to say let him have fun there people who work for the city who's doing next level shit but there not on them the higher up people are mad that hes making a change follow me on facebook ryder-gblock
Tim / January 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm
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Are you kidding me!! I'm Jamaican, and trust me... any intelligent Black person is definitely offended.

Don't presume to tell me / us that Rob Ford is just being an every-guy. It's racist and dehumanizing >:(
Pat Roy / January 21, 2014 at 10:22 pm
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When was the last time anyone has seen a high profile politician at a burger shop in a place like rexdale when it's not a photo op or some kinda pat yourself on the back media event? Mayor Ford is for the people.
ryder / January 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm
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rob ford does shit for tchc and even trying to get younger people jobs so they don't have to go out and sell shit for us young people to go to school most people don't care about each other but rob cares for all p.s vote for rob!!
Flash_Dashie / January 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm
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PEOPLE REALIZE - this is all part of our Olympic bid. Jamacia is back in the Winter Olympics. Who saw Cool Runnings? That shite was stereotypical DOPE!!!!!


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/winter-olympics/25816067
Pat Roy / January 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm
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Hey blogto, why delete my comment? Why delete something sensible and positive about Rob Ford? Is it a stretch that our mayor actually goes to REXDALE for a burger when there isn't a throng of media waiting to show him doing good? I mean, why would any high profile politician spend their time in a neighbourhod like that? Quit sanitizing the comments. Mayor ford is for the people.
Yardl / January 21, 2014 at 10:31 pm
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The more that we promote Ford awareness in articles like this, the greater likelihood of his mayoral re-election. Don't say I didn't warn you.
CARL / January 21, 2014 at 10:32 pm
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Pat Roy listen don't speak for all educated black people, I consider myself educated, I'm black, while I can't figure out what the mayor is up to in this video, I've seen tons of white kids, lots of my friends from all cultures speak to me in an Jamacian accent. Remember when that was cool?
Pat Roy / January 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm
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@carl. I never brought race or ethnicity into my argument once. I'm not speaking for anyone, so don't try and put words in my mouth.
Buddy / January 21, 2014 at 10:44 pm
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AXE me a question!

Do I sound like A stereotype? Am I racist!
Iris / January 21, 2014 at 10:48 pm
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I always find it interesting that blaclks find it racist, BUT in actual fact the Irish and Scottish are the most stereotyped people, How many beer or cereal commercials you've seen that depict the scotts as beer swilling, kilt wearing loud mouths? Look at the Simpsons Janitor is that fucking OK? Do you laugh at that?
Buddy2 / January 21, 2014 at 10:48 pm
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AXE me a question, I tell you no lies.
Gayle / January 21, 2014 at 10:56 pm
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Anyone that grew up near or went to school with the blacks like Rob did in Etobicoke knows that understanding them deeply and speaking to them in thier own terms and own slang and accent is actually a term of endearment.
werner / January 21, 2014 at 10:59 pm
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he has done a great job in not raising taxes--- i will vote for him ---
SDilly / January 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm
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YO LIBERALS WERES MY GAS PLANT MONEY? SO WHAT ROBBIE HAD A COUPLE OF WOBBLY POPS, WHERES THE GAS PLANT CASH???
Andrew / January 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm
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Rob is known to love Jamacian culture.Did you not see the video of him dancing to Bob Marley art city hall, that was Robs doing to bring the mucisian to Toronto city hall, he even paid the guy - He's no racist.
Conrad Black / January 21, 2014 at 11:08 pm
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I only vote for criminals. Go Robbie boy!
Rob Ford / January 21, 2014 at 11:10 pm
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Once you try black, you can't go back!
mpmont / January 21, 2014 at 11:15 pm
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He reminds me of a high school kid, the one who thinks tough & high = cool. You know the saying, walk like a duck, talk like a duck , maybe he hasn't finished being 15. Shame he has an adult job to do.
Sam / January 21, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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What's with all the morality police on here? The guy has done nothing illegal, had a few drinks, acted up a bit in a fast food joint, met with an old friend. Yes the story is deeper than that but ultimately he did nothing wrong.
Thomas / January 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm
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So if your not voting FORD who are you voting for? Only those that have put a name on the ballot please, need to stay current and in reality.
EWILLIAMS / January 21, 2014 at 11:24 pm
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That area of Etobicoke where the Stake Queen, is rife with crime and unsavoury characters,..and the food is not that great at that place..Agrease pit.
Pat Roy / January 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm
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"Steak Queen, when viewed from outside, looks like one of those Waffle House-like diners that you make a pit-stop at on a long road trip. Exterior aside, Steak Queen has been serving up homestyle Greek food at a serious discount for decades. Aside from the popular beef or chicken souvlaki ($9), Steak Queen (which is open 24-hours every day) also serves up a huge (and super cheap) all-day breakfast ($10) piled high with eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, fries and toast."
Dean / January 21, 2014 at 11:34 pm
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White TRASH at its best. A senior CITY office deserves a professional that can be well respected in all sector of the population. We will see in 2014 if Toronto is really turned into the Trailer Park or a Major North American Metropolitan CITY. Ford if your reading - Belmont is a great treatment facility.
Jeff / January 21, 2014 at 11:56 pm
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The funny thing Ford Nation will defend this behaviour of the Mayor because he does such an amazing job. What a joke! Can't wait to see the stupidity that follows.
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BB / January 22, 2014 at 12:17 am
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definitely steak queen.. what a shame, I love that place, was there the other night, but missed good ol' Fordsy
Lavender / January 22, 2014 at 12:17 am
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Jesus! ryder, people like you make me want to pull my hair out. ROB FORD CONSISTENTLY VOTES AGAINST EVERY SINGLE MOTION TO IMPROVE OR SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING, DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS, AND SUPPORT FOR THE HOMELESS AND IMMIGRANTS. He wants you to pay for your own healthcare because apparently, you can afford it and so can everyone else. Man of the people my ass. I get that we want a person in power that we can relate to and who's laid back and plain-speaking. But this one, no matter how much you dig him as a person, is not fit for public office. This is not a game. It's not a reality show. It's real life. I wonder how we can have any hope sometimes when people have become this insular, selfish, and cynical. So please, "folks" - at least have the guts to admit that you don't care about anyone but yourself, instead of pretending that you're defending some kind of standard or ideal.
NeilHugger / January 22, 2014 at 12:52 am
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I wonder what Neil Young things about this? I usually get my opinions, political stances and objections from rock/folk singers.
Rose / January 22, 2014 at 12:54 am
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I'm dying to see a video of Rob Ford and Miley Cyrus twerking. Even shot in Steak Queen would be cool
Jeff / January 22, 2014 at 01:03 am
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NON-NEWS. FORD 2014! next
hmmm / January 22, 2014 at 01:13 am
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Canadian politics were always boring. Liberals are all pretty well right wing without the nuts to admit it. So I for one welcome some entertainment in Canadian politics.
wyseeit / January 22, 2014 at 01:57 am
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So only the star can diss the cops. Ford will not cost us the billions the libs have stolen to keep power. Now that is corruption why is it ok for that nagging granny to still be in office. She was party to the theft. As for that loser Miller he just dicked around with.a.broom.
wyseeit / January 22, 2014 at 01:57 am
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So only the star can diss the cops. Ford will not cost us the billions the libs have stolen to keep power. Now that is corruption why is it ok for that nagging granny to still be in office. She was party to the theft. As for that loser Miller he just dicked around with.a.broom.
bob / January 22, 2014 at 04:43 am
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I don't know if this is racist, but it's certainly very bizarre. Let's be honest... if you were a white person, like me, and you went to a restaurant with a bunch of your white friends, and one of them started doing this, you would feel embarrassed. It's just a really strange thing to do.
chris / January 22, 2014 at 06:52 am
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now there is an app for that? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL7qmwk_Z4I
Ron / January 22, 2014 at 08:16 am
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Rob Ford making an ass out of himself , nothing new here.

ST3 / January 22, 2014 at 09:28 am
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"Yes-but I did apologize for that in a press conference just a few hours later"

CUT TO CONFERENCE

"I"m the best mayor of all of the mayors...."
ST3 / January 22, 2014 at 09:34 am
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WE AREN'T ACTUALLY MAD! We are THRILLED to be able to watch this clip with no excuses necessary!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf7jK90IIG8

Also- did he admit to the crazy hangover poops I KNOW he had after drinking and late night eats? Cause, that would be a confession we could all relate to.



shelly / January 22, 2014 at 09:34 am
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i don't know why they don't leave rob ford alone. I'm pretty sure all the other politicians hang out and drink in the own free time. Why does rob ford have to be any different. He may not be a smart cat when it comes to PR but he is still doing his job. No matter what bullish@@ the people, the media, or even his own councillors want to throw at him. At the end of the day he still handling his business. Rob ford still has my vote…
Ashley / January 22, 2014 at 09:52 am
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Wow some people leave the man alone he agreed he screwed up but who in life hasn't made mistakes !!!!!! He's a straight up honest person so he drinks who cares!!!!! And as far as him talking Jamaican I'm pretty sure that doesn't mean he's racist. He's out enjoying himself like a normal human would instead of being a stuck up asshole of society this world is turning to shit because of arrogance and idiots who think if you screw up once your nothing !!!! I say rob ford all the way !
I'm From Rexdale / January 22, 2014 at 10:26 am
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If ur not from Rexdale then u wouldn't understand, Whites, indians, orientals, africans, every ethnicity in Rexdale says some words with a Jamaican accent, it's been like that since the early 90's if not longer, that's how much of an influence the culture has on the population in Rexdale, like I said if ur not from there then you just wouldn't understand!!!!
know-nothing / January 22, 2014 at 10:58 am
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CC: I'm From Rexdale

... Over to you, Downtown Elite.
SAVING BILLIONS / January 22, 2014 at 11:22 am
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Rob Ford raised taxes today.
Rob Ford / January 22, 2014 at 01:26 pm
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Removed the tax on bumbaclots, cha! When I poop my pants, Sandro changes and uses a bumbaclot on my bum, sprinkles talc, and I'm as good as new! ST3 is right...watch out for hangover poops, they just explode in your pants!
Alex / January 22, 2014 at 01:35 pm
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To people that feel more strongly in support of Ford because he gets drunk in public: Machiavelli was right. Rob Ford is the greatest argument for dictatorship that there can be. Some people are just too selfish, short-sighted, and stupid to be allowed a say in society.
Juliette / January 22, 2014 at 02:24 pm
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He was not drunk as far as I can see. And there is a another video that openly states that he did not seem drunk, just talking with a buddy about whatever. My family still supports him, and have experience with him being a straight forward, normal guy with a great sense of humor. He has actually come out to the house and talked about a concern a friend of mine had and was terrific. Just a normal guy in a spotlight of a job.
gl / January 22, 2014 at 02:49 pm
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@juliette. he admitted to being drunk yesterday.

So you have Doug swearing up and down today that Rob has not had a drink since November

http://www.torontolife.com/informer/people/2014/01/21/bizarre-new-rob-ford-video-jamaican-patois/

and you have Rob last week getting angry at accusations of any drinking since fall

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/13/i-dont-drink-mayor-rob-ford-lashes-out-after-weekend-nightclub-appearance

and then Rob admits he gets totally wasted in public, but you know, it's on "personal time".
Juliette, My Treat...New Glasses For You! / January 22, 2014 at 03:26 pm
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Standing offer! Will drive you to optometrist, since you can't see well enough. Remember: a lie is only a lie if YOU believe it's not true. "I am not a crook", said Richard Nixon, Sandro Lisi...and Rob Ford.
rex / January 22, 2014 at 03:27 pm
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I'm black and I'm from Rexdale, and I don't find this racist at all.
White people not from Rexdale: stop telling me how I should feel.

rex up!
Alan / January 22, 2014 at 04:53 pm
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If you dont judge others by the way look why you on here calling ROB a fat fuck?
Doomstown / January 22, 2014 at 05:18 pm
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Funniest part is that those who are referred to as the 'downtown elite' aren't even from Toronto. Most are fake hipsters who moved there from some sh***y small town where they didn't grow up with any ethic people and have no idea how a real big city person acts or is raised. They know nothing about being a city person, since they moved here as young adults. They think that by eating ethnic foods and listening to ethnic music around town makes them accepting and open to other cultures. When they 'mimic' other cultures, it's offensive, because they're not from Toronto and only say the most stereotypical stuff in a horrible accent, so it's not authentic. I'd be curious to know how many of these downtown hiptsers will still be living in the city in 20-30yrs? Y'all ain't real Torontonians, so stop saying & trying to act like it.
Whacki / January 22, 2014 at 08:19 pm
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"I predict an apology in a day or two followed by nothing" - Possibly best quote I've heard in a long time by anyone on the internet.
know-nothing / January 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
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@Doomstown: the best part is most of the people who rail against Ford won't vote against him in the next election. Weird, right? We can attribute that to the simple reason that they're likely still registered in their home ridings, be it Oakville, Georgetown, Newmarket, Trenton, or whatever 905/519/613 town they grew up in. But it's all good--they live downtown now and are oh so embarrassed by their mayor.
Danny / January 23, 2014 at 01:00 am
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Chitter Chatter...
Garfield / January 23, 2014 at 06:43 am
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Whoa rob ford eats at steak queen, I drive by there all the time. Now I have to give them a try. I like rob ford even more now!
Odie / January 23, 2014 at 08:54 am
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Garfield you fool! Ford hates cats...AND he's even stupider than you are!
Jason / January 23, 2014 at 01:26 pm
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You wanna know if he did drugs... Hmmm.. Lets see... Maybe make him take a drug test. He was being interviewed after that night by reporters. The drugs would still be in his system! Goddammit!
james / January 23, 2014 at 06:11 pm
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Rob Ford won't be re-elected so he can drink and be an ass all he wants. He will not be news worthy after his term ends which is not too far away now.
The ultimate gift for Toronto would be the Ford brothers not being re-elected.
gibson / January 23, 2014 at 06:45 pm
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Being born in Toronto in 1954 and still living in Toronto I have seen many mayors come and go.
Ford is the worst I've seen so far. As for these claims of hundreds of millions being saved , this is smoke and mirrors . Anyone who knows how municipal government operates knows these are short term savings. Three billion dollars to add three more subway stops is ridiculous , when the L.R.T. was planned and paid for whitch would have added seven more stops. In an ideal situation the mayor and all of council tossed out and all new people elected. This is unlikely to happen but it be nice to see new faces. As for taxes , they will always increase as costs increase regardless who us at city hall. Anyone who does not know this reality is naive.
Andy / January 24, 2014 at 03:16 pm
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When you have white people in power everything goes wrong this is why they made a black man run america so things get set straight whites are always the ones to cause problems in north america send there white asses back to europe so we north americans can live in peace and harmony.
Urlacher / January 25, 2014 at 08:07 pm
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A white man speaking in a Jamaican accent isn't racist, especially since he wasn't mocking them as a culture. I feel like the people who said it was racist simply did so because they don't want to be associated with Rob Ford. Was what he did silly and regretful? Yes. But on its own, simply using Jamaican lingo is not racist. But what can you do, the people who say they were offended get offended over everything, and live in a world where any time someone they don't like says something they don't like, suddenly it makes them entitled to be deeply offended. If he was speaking in any other language these kinds of people wouldn't speak up - because they live in a world where morality is slanted towards them and any sort of negative association with their culture is automatically reprehensible. I am not defending Rob Ford, but I feel the reaction towards the video is a typical overreaction.
Rick / January 28, 2014 at 09:30 am
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The inaudible parts in the above transcript I beleive he follows "Bumbclott" with "Rasclatt"

Please make change.
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