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Rob Ford shows he's still the life of the party

Posted by Staff / January 12, 2014

Rob Ford Theatre CentreIt was Rob Ford night in Toronto last night, at least if the Toronto Star has anything to say about it. Our jovial mayor, always up for posing for photos with people he doesn't know in places he can't recall, made the rounds at the opening gala of the Theatre Centre before checking out Orient Express at Muzik Nightclub. And that's where social media took over. The Muzik Twitter account announced his arrival and #RobFord on Instagram got a flurry of activity.

It was all just a night's work for our mayor who, despite his daily workout regimen and booze-free lifestyle, still can't stop those sweat stains from spoiling his spiffy blue shirts.Rob Ford Theatre CentreRob Ford Theatre CentreRob Ford Theatre CentreRob Ford Theatre CentrePhotos by Andrew Williamson

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54 Comments

Susan / January 12, 2014 at 05:07 pm
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Got to love him. Not hiding or running away from the spotlight. You got my vote in Oct.
ChiefBrody / January 12, 2014 at 05:09 pm
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Trashy is as trashy does.
YouHaveGotToBeFuckingWithMe replying to a comment from Susan / January 12, 2014 at 05:12 pm
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HE DOES FUCKING CRACK. HOW DOES NOT BEING AN ASSHOLE AT A PARTY MAKE UP FOR THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE. OH MY GOD PEOPLE ARE SO FUCKING STUPID
Zach Swan / January 12, 2014 at 05:13 pm
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So, an entire article for the sole purpose of mocking the overweight guy for sweating. Charming. BlogTO - the lowest of the low.
Jacques Strappe replying to a comment from Susan / January 12, 2014 at 05:17 pm
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Susan, Rob Ford hides and runs away from the spotlight ALL. THE. TIME. If you think he's open and honest, I feel sorry for you.
Blahdclaht / January 12, 2014 at 05:46 pm
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It's disgusting that people line up to have their pictures taken with this man.
Paul / January 12, 2014 at 05:46 pm
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Susan - you got it backwards. He always runs away from the spotlight, but he never turns away from a party.
Tim / January 12, 2014 at 06:19 pm
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Met him last night for the first time. He is the nicest person I have every met. Thanks for making Toronto great Rob!
Dawna replying to a comment from Zach Swan / January 12, 2014 at 06:26 pm
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Zach... I seemed to only count one example of what you suggested was all through the article.
android / January 12, 2014 at 06:32 pm
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Mayor!!! You are the king of the party, the king of the night!
You have my vote in the next elections!!
Greg Hannah replying to a comment from Tim / January 12, 2014 at 06:32 pm
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"Thanks for making Toronto great"?
What exactly has he done to make Toronto great. He blew threw close to a half a billion dollars in reserves since he became Mayor to "keep taxes down", now we need handouts from the Province & Feds to pay for two disasters in one year - no money. I just caught myself ranting here which I could do for hours. What has he done to make Toronto great? He divides people, not unites. He's not a city builder. He has ZERO "vision" for Toronto except to keep taxes low. Good way to bankrupt the city.
jeff replying to a comment from Greg Hannah / January 12, 2014 at 06:39 pm
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Yes because disaster relief handouts are only for......every other place in Canada....... It's our money we are asking for. Toronto puts far more into both governments than it gets in return. Who do think payed for Quebec's last Ice storm? I despise Ford, but agree with this policy.
A sad state / January 12, 2014 at 06:56 pm
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Rob Ford plays to the lowest common denominator.

If you like him, then that's you.

Please don't come running for help when things don't happen as promised.
Zach Swan replying to a comment from Dawna / January 12, 2014 at 07:24 pm
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No, Dawna. I said the sole purpose of the entire article (all two paragraphs) was to mock the man for perspiring. Take that away, and all that's left is 'the mayor took photos with people' which isn't an article at all, is it? Ipso facto, the reason they wrote the article was so they could mock the fat guy for sweating. It's what they do. BlogTO. Lowest of the low.
#ilovefordzie / January 12, 2014 at 07:53 pm
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Are you kidding me? It's not like you can say at all that he looks drunk out of his mind and looks gross. He looks good and if your going to insult him get pictures to back it up. He's a straight shooter and gets the job done unlike his other political friends. Anyone who thinks I'll of the guy needs to evaluate the good that he has done
W. K. Lis / January 12, 2014 at 08:22 pm
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But don't ask him important questions that require him to an intelligent detailed answer. He won't, or say "no comment", or "next question", or "gotta go".
Rob / January 12, 2014 at 08:47 pm
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To all those complaining about BlogTO's coverage of Rob Ford-they never said they were aiming for balanced coverage.

It's totally their right to cover Rob Ford in any way they choose.
Vicki / January 12, 2014 at 08:56 pm
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Love it, Love Rob! A man of the people, a man for all seasons. Proven Results.

JimboNoVoteForFod replying to a comment from Rob / January 12, 2014 at 09:21 pm
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And they'll remove comments that say otherwise to keep it that way.
Bob replying to a comment from Rob / January 12, 2014 at 09:22 pm
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That one to the right in the third pic. is that a man or woman? Either way, UGLEEEE!!!!
Donnie / January 12, 2014 at 09:26 pm
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Rob is a media Genius. He plays them right into their own game. The more they show and feature Rob the more comfortable he becomes in front of the cameras and media. What is your candidate doing? Nothing? Your candidate hasn't been heard from or seen from in months? My candidate is out there and already in the battle....
SamuelPeters / January 12, 2014 at 09:29 pm
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This man should have a food and mercy truck following behind him. Wherever he goes needs help...
FlashDashey / January 12, 2014 at 09:33 pm
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We always said we'd be 100% legit. Don't stuff the ruff stuff. Anyone operating a foodntruck
Simon Tarses replying to a comment from Susan / January 12, 2014 at 09:34 pm
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Don't worry about him-this asshole is going to be toast in the elections of 2014, if the scuttlebutt from Olivia Chow's team is right.
Sasha / January 12, 2014 at 09:35 pm
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Saying and doing is two different things. I remember that from back when we were playing LUDI.
Eric / January 12, 2014 at 09:46 pm
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I do wonder if all the Rob Ford supporters here are just doing it for a reaction or are really dumb people. Do you like to look at facts? Rob Ford claims things such as the best attendance on council -> *far* from it. He's claimed he'll get us all sorts of subways with no tax dollars -> We are paying a billion dollars for what he claimed we'd get for free. He said there is no video -> yes there is. He said he doesn't do crack -> yes he does. He claimed he brought the unemployment rate down in Toronto -> really???, way beyond a mayor's powers. He told The Sun that he never got arrested in Florida for pot possession. The list is huge, it's unfortunate for Toronto, Ontario and Canada that so many people choose to keep ignore reality and support Ford. Imagine how much further ahead and how much better a place Toronto would be today if John Tory (if he had run)had been elected instead of Ford? For one, the Sheppard LRT would have started running last year! No $100 million (?) extra charges on the Transit City delay/cancellation. No paying $500 000 to have the Jarvis bike lanes removed. No paying $1 billion to have the Scarborough Subway built. (SUM 1.6 BILLION). He made us pay for that dentist to work on a transit study. No wasting council time and staff resources on football games, lcbo runs, drugs, scandals, waterfront circuses, etc -> that all has a cost too. No cutting TTC services, no library cuts.
Toronto, Ontario and Canada are a worse place because he is Mayor of Toronto. You do a disservice to everyone you know in Toronto by voting for him. What is it you care about? Do you want to make the world a better place? Is Ford trying to make Toronto a better place? Do something for your fellow citizens and do not vote for Ford.
Abe / January 12, 2014 at 10:02 pm
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Atta boy. Fordsy looks like he's lost some weight and like he's a little less threatening. All he's gotta do is clean up his act a little and he's got my vote.
Sweatypinkwhite / January 12, 2014 at 10:02 pm
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Rob Ford, S.P.W.
Combat Coldcut / January 12, 2014 at 10:28 pm
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Publicity win
Tom / January 12, 2014 at 10:30 pm
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Eric the problem is do you look at the NON-FACTS coming out of Wynne, Kelly, etc. Etc. Atleast I Know who I'm voting for
Zzzz / January 12, 2014 at 10:33 pm
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It would be interesting to see blogto let just one of these ford non stories go by without jumping all over it.
Gab / January 12, 2014 at 10:33 pm
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Eric? What the fuck? _you think you're gonna hook up on the fly. Let's see Let's Do This....
MarioZ / January 12, 2014 at 10:36 pm
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If anyone wants to step to MoWillems steps bring it! COME AT ME BRO!!!!
Me replying to a comment from Eric / January 12, 2014 at 10:39 pm
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Some of us aren't supporters of Ford. We're just sick of BlogRobFord making personal attacks against him front and centre of this site. It's got old a long time ago and Derek and Chris's juvenile little wankfest over him has damaged what little credibility BlogLEFTTO had to begin with. Too bad the people who run this site has lowered it to their own personal political attack site as some of us saw the name BlogTO and actually thought it was about Toronto, not agendas.
floob replying to a comment from Susan / January 12, 2014 at 10:43 pm
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Fantastic reason to vote for someone. Well done.
Water into beer / January 12, 2014 at 11:51 pm
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Well....as someone who pays property taxes/business taxes in this burg, the pretty blonde guy with the broom prop, who pissed my hard earned money away like a drunken sailor, is far and away the real jerk in this conversation. Give me a fatso, drunken crack addict any day against some honey mouthed, teddy-bear there-there liberal with his left hand in my pocket.
cv / January 13, 2014 at 01:40 am
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He looks unhealthy to me. His face is so red! I doubt very much he has quit drinking.
The sad thing is that RoFo has pissed away MORE of tax payers' money than Miller. But people like Water into beer are ill-informed and believe RoFo's lies.
Toronto will become another Detroit if he is elected again.
4ChanApologist / January 13, 2014 at 09:03 am
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Check out the hover-hands in the first photo. Guess Renata's got him on a short leash now.
duder replying to a comment from Water into beer / January 13, 2014 at 09:33 am
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"Give me a fatso, drunken crack addict any day against some honey mouthed, teddy-bear there-there liberal with his left hand in my pocket."

When I read this statement (which, by the way, is one of the dumbest fucking things I've ever read in my life), I despair for the state of our democracy.
Despairing for the State of Our Democracy replying to a comment from duder / January 13, 2014 at 09:49 am
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What's funny/sad is that it started with "give me a fatso" fiscal conservative (hey, works for Chris Christie)

then it became "give me a fatso, drunken" fiscal conservative (hey, worked for Ralph Klein)

then it became "give me a fatso, drunken, crack addict" (like a Tea Party Marion Berry?)

then when shown that he was more of a populist instead of an actual conservative, since Rob spends billions when his six-year old brain agrees with it (cough, Scarborough subway), they dropped the fiscal conservative part and it was just "give me a fasto, drunken crack addict who is not a Liberal".

It's insane.

What's next -- "give me a fatso, drunken, crack addict, carjacking, baby-stealing, seal-clubbing, grave-robbing snake-oil salesman who is not a Liberal"?

I mean, I get it, the Liberals have done a lot of bad things and are due for an electoral spanking but do these Ford supporters seriously have no boundaries? No line that, once crossed, rules someone out to be the mayor?
Eric / January 13, 2014 at 02:12 pm
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You seem to assume I'm partisan. I've voted for PC and Liberal depending on who has the best platform. Somehow me talking about Rob Ford means I support Kelly and Wynne?
Vote for those people who are going to do best for your city or province is all I'm saying. *Knowing* who you are voting for does not give you the best leadership. When October rolls around, do the right thing, do what is best for all of Toronto. That means do not vote Rob Ford.
Pluckysod replying to a comment from android / January 13, 2014 at 02:51 pm
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The election is for mayor of Toronto not for the nicest party guy in the room.
Whaaa...? replying to a comment from Susan / January 13, 2014 at 04:13 pm
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Susan... so you would vote for Rob Ford just because he shows up at a nightclub and agrees to have his picture taken with anyone?

Seriously?? THAT'S your criteria for who to vote for?

Are you truly that dumb?
Whaaa...? replying to a comment from Tim / January 13, 2014 at 04:15 pm
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Tim, how much are the Fords paying you to shill on their behalf?
Whaaa...? replying to a comment from Eric / January 13, 2014 at 04:17 pm
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Eric, I'm thinking at least some of them are just paid shills...
Matt replying to a comment from Whaaa...? / January 13, 2014 at 06:51 pm
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No dumber than the Left voting for someone because they're Gay. hell, the Left voted Obama in down South because he was Black. When we live in a time when people vote based on what some stupid Celeburetard tells them, I suppose being dumb for a reason to vote is now acceptable.
Deb / January 13, 2014 at 10:47 pm
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Atta Boy Robbie!!
Come on this is an ELECTION a POPULARITY CONTEST after all.
Abignail Junior / January 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm
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FORD is gaining momentum and there's nothing you can do but sit back and complain because your candidate hasn't joined the running yet. Who's yours Stintz,Chow?
Jason / January 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm
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LOVE IT. Rob wants to see you wiggle it just a little bit....

2014 the year of the ROB! FORD MORE YEARS!!!!!!!
Dutch Pot / January 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm
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We need a fiscal conservative already. A real one.
AkJean / January 13, 2014 at 11:18 pm
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Is Rob the only candidate with a master plan? ROB is killing it and I haven't heard a peep from any other candidates
emily s / January 13, 2014 at 11:27 pm
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yes, a nights work for the mayor: visiting the club that gave away all the free booze at his "Ford Fest". The club that just so happens to be currently lobbying the city for an exclusive 30 year lease on the EX grounds (city property).

this is your mayor truly at work: corrupt to the bone.
Angel / January 20, 2014 at 02:35 pm
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What an angel. You have my vote Robert.
Angel / January 20, 2014 at 03:00 pm
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Looking forward to rubbing salt in the eyes of Ford haters in October. LOL

blogTO too afraid to sign their names to these disturbingly hateful articles? Well what do we expect, if Toronto Star has someone like Daniel Dale working for them...

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