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5 Rob Ford highlights since his "come-to-Jesus moment"

Posted by Chris Bateman / February 8, 2014

toronto rob ford"Completely finished. Finished. I've had a come-to-Jesus moment, if you want to call it that," Rob Ford told the CBC's Peter Mansbridge in a rare one-on-one (plus Doug) interview hours after council voted to take away his powers. He sounded sincere, but in the months since that November meeting Ford hasn't managed to steer clear of the kind of "excessive, stupid, immature behaviour" he promised to avoid.

This morning, the Toronto Star published fresh allegations about the mayor's drinking in British Columbia in late January. Ford was supposed to be attending a memorial service for the mother of family friend and former logistics director David Price, but pictures quickly surfaced of dancefloor shenanigans in a Coquitlam pub.

There are also allegations Ford was drinking at 3030 Dundas West in the Junction Wednesday night before calling in sick to work the next day.

Here are five Ford incidents that have occurred since Ford swore off alcohol and drugs for good.

SEEN "TALKING GIBBERISH" IN A B.C. PUB

toronto rob ford bcThe Toronto Star reports this morning that Rob Ford was rambling incoherently at a Coquitlam, B.C. bar hours after receiving a jaywalking ticket. An anonymous witness to Ford's well-documented visit to the Foggy Dew pub, which is just streets from the gas station where he was fined by an RCMP officer, told the paper that the mayor drank beer, rum and coke, and shots of Jack Daniels after the bar had closed to the public.

DEMANDS PRIDE FLAG BE REMOVED FROM CITY HALL

Ford kicked up a fuss Friday about a rainbow Pride flag being flown in solidarity with LGBT athletes competing at the Sochi Olympics. The flag was raised outside City Hall with the help of Toronto's only openly gay councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly on a flagpole reserved for "multi-cultural events," among other things. Ford said he wanted a Canadian flag flown instead but was unsuccessful in his request.

SNUBS WORLD PRIDE, SAYS HE'S "NOT GOING TO CHANGE"

Rob Ford said he wouldn't be attending this year's World Pride event in Toronto because he is unwilling to shift his opinions on the matter, a significant change in tone. In previous years Ford claimed the event clashed with a recurring family commitment. "I've never gone to a Pride parade. So I'm not going to change the way I am," he said. Doug Ford said he would be absent too, due to his fear of seeing "buck naked men running down the street."

ACCUSED OF ORDERING JAILHOUSE BEATING

toronto rob fordScott MacIntyre, an ex-boyfriend of Kathy Ford, older sister to Rob and Doug, alleged in a statement of claim that the mayor ordered a savage jailhouse beating that left him with a broken leg and missing teeth. MacIntyre said the attack was designed to stop him leaking information about Rob Ford's "drug and alcohol abuse and association with criminals" in the months before the crack story broke. He also suggested the "drunken rage" video was related to the incident. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

FILMED SPEAKING IN JAMAICAN PATOIS

rob ford steak queenCha, bumbaclot. Ford caused a stir in January when a video posted to YouTube showed him insulting Police Chief Bill Blair in an affected Jamaican accent. Hours later, the mayor admitted he had been drinking "a little bit" at Etobicoke's Steak Queen and a subsequent video showed him seated with "close friend" Sandro Lisi, who is currently free on bail on a charge of extortion related to the video of Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.

Images: @JeremyNachos (Twitter)

Discussion

34 Comments

Spike / February 8, 2014 at 01:34 pm
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All right Rob, you can 'come to Jesus'. But then after you do, get the fuck out of the mayor's office.
Nota Bene / February 8, 2014 at 01:38 pm
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Was that "Come to Jesus", or "Go to Jesus"? Both can happen in a moment.
S piscione / February 8, 2014 at 01:41 pm
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Good for you rob! Keep up the good work. You got my vote. See you at fordfest.
jokes on you bud / February 8, 2014 at 02:00 pm
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haha... "good work". I laugh when people consider what he does to be either "good", or "work". There is a sucker born every minute, I guess.
Greg Hannah / February 8, 2014 at 02:09 pm
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Anyone who believes that Rob Ford is doing, or has done, a good job clearly shows their IQ level. It's sad to see so many fools with low IQ's in Toronto, I thought we were better than that.
Jacob / February 8, 2014 at 02:27 pm
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I wonder if the BC equivalent of the LLBO is going to pay a visit to the Foggy Dew for that after-hours service he received.

If that happens, I'm sure a few more details will leak out.
Jacob replying to a comment from Greg Hannah / February 8, 2014 at 02:34 pm
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Arguing with a Fordite is like that debate Bill Nye had with the creationist the other night.

You can have mountains of evidence and facts, and they'll still hold onto their blind faith with an iron grip, repeating slogans and faulty talking points.
Vinnie replying to a comment from Nota Bene / February 8, 2014 at 02:35 pm
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this is now a series of "go away from Jesus" moments.
NotThatDave / February 8, 2014 at 02:54 pm
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Rob was misquoted!

He went to a guy in his neighbourhood called "Hesuse" and bought alcohol from him. Clearly this is just another witch hunt lead by the Toronto Star.
Holy Thundering Jesus / February 8, 2014 at 03:05 pm
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never talked to him about this, so don't know what moment he was referring to.
Abe replying to a comment from Greg Hannah / February 8, 2014 at 04:03 pm
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The most unfortunate part is that he's held true to more things he said he'd do for the city than most politicians to hold the position, or at least get things rolling...
The fact is people don't see that when he's taking part in criminal activities, and making his way across the country, getting completely bombed and making a complete mockery of his position and, ultimately, our city.
People on the outside don't see that he (as much as I hate to admit it) has stuck to what he said he'd do while in office, they just see him doing all the things he said he didn't/won't do anymore yet continues to.
skeeter / February 8, 2014 at 04:14 pm
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The jailhouse beating happened long before Ford's "come to jesus" moment. Why is that included on the list? It makes no sense. It has nothing to do with Ford being off the wagon.
We Need Drunk Washroom Attendants Like Rob Ford! / February 8, 2014 at 04:16 pm
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Since Rob has accomplished NOTHING in his political career, he should be oensioned off and become a city hall washroom attendant. Sandro can help him, like he did for 90 minutes in a cubicle in Vancouver.
Skeetet us very, very dumb / February 8, 2014 at 04:18 pm
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Before or after,,,doesn't matter. Ordering a hit is illegal, dumbo.
Ben / February 8, 2014 at 04:18 pm
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"he's held true to more things he said he'd do for the city than most politicians to hold the position". Like what, exactly? Getting rid of the $60 vehicle registration? Okay, there's one. Cutting the gravy train? Well, that's wonderfully vague. Is it "gravy train" to use city resources to coach a high school football team? Is it "gravy train" to hire an old football pal to be your assistant and pay him DOUBLE the salary of the previous person ($75K to $150K - taxpayer money, by the way)? Eliminate a cycle path? Done! Let's not worry that it cost more to remove it than it did to put it in. What else is there? I'd really like to know. Wait, was "meeting with drug dealers during work hours" one of his promises? If so, PROMISE KEPT!
Larry Weiss / February 8, 2014 at 05:40 pm
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I will not criticize or demean anyone who is steadfast in their support for Rob Ford since by their very support they demean themselves. I am on vacation in Mexico and when I say I live in the Toronto area, the counter is "Oh yeah, Rob Ford". Rob and his brother clearly subscribe to the philosophy that if you say it long enough and load enough, it must me true. Well, enough is enough. It's time for the Ford brothers to hightail it out of town. The Canadian Kennedy's. That's beyond ridiculous.
Sammy / February 8, 2014 at 05:57 pm
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I agree with Rob and God that we should not be flying a gay pride flag at city hall.
Hesus replying to a comment from Sammy / February 8, 2014 at 06:50 pm
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That's funny, cause I have a personal relationship with Jesus. We were talking about it just the other day and he was totally cool with the gays. Crossed wires?
Sammy is a numb nuts. / February 8, 2014 at 08:33 pm
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So is R-b F--d.
Dave Hobson / February 8, 2014 at 08:34 pm
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IS THIS ABOUT GAY PRIDE OR IS IT ABOUT OUR CANADIAN ATHLETES. AS PROUD CANADIANS WE ARE HERE TO CHEER THEM ON, NOT,AS REPORTERS AND TORONTO COUNCILLORS ARE MAKING A BIGGER DEAL ABOUT A DAM FLAG.FOR GODS SAKE GROW UP.
Steven / February 8, 2014 at 08:50 pm
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You not a real athlete unless you've sweated in bed with both sexes. A true athlete can outlast all sexual partners and all genders.
tinkerbell / February 8, 2014 at 08:54 pm
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The Olympics were created in Athens Greece where everyone was fucking everybody. The games have always been gay let's jeep them that way.
Dave/Steven/tinkerbell / February 8, 2014 at 09:06 pm
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are former members of the human race, like the Ford family. By the by, isn't one of the next gen fords gay?
Fred / February 8, 2014 at 09:09 pm
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The human race means nothing so shut your hole! We have whales to save, trees to save, oil pipelines to save, we have Indians to keep down all while caring about what you choose to cum over....
Ron / February 8, 2014 at 10:33 pm
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The native indians have been raped and pillaged by all of us while your complaining about mother Russia and the way it treats gay people. Fuck RUSSIA we need to fix the way we treat the land owners that we live on.
Jess / February 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm
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This is so sick!! Robbie speaks for the common man that understands how the system works and gets ourpt and votes. Alot of new comers and outcasts don't have a voice in the city because they're not involved and they don't come out and vote.
Chad / February 8, 2014 at 11:25 pm
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A Jesus moment means a Purple Jesus drink, Robs favorite dink - Welch's Purple Grape with Vodka. Purple Jesus Motha F'er's'!!!!!
Frod Nation / February 9, 2014 at 01:10 am
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Are you sure that wasn't come-to-hezza moment?
iSkyscraper / February 10, 2014 at 09:08 am
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Oh please, gods of YouTube, enable comments on the new Ford Nation channel.

This clip explains that Rob a) doesn't have a substance abuse problem and b) lies about drugs because he's "embarrassed." So that makes it all ok!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0EWjhEhwl4
Natasha Nietzskovitz / February 10, 2014 at 10:00 am
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If everyone does not stand up to rob ford, he will win the October mayoral election. Those polls about his popularity are VERY dubious. A poll about his reliability and trustworthyness as a great leader need to be addressed. Wake up citizens of Toronto. We must NOT vote for rob ford; even Soknacki is a better candidate for mayor. This whole fiasco about "wasting taxpayers money", is a joke: regardless of who is in power, taxpayers will always have their money wasted: this is the way a democratic government works. Look at the alternatives: you can live in a repressive regime like N. Korea, Cuba or Russia. Toronto and Canadians in general need to smarten up and think thrice before voting for rob ford or any of their family. The ford family is not good for Toronto or Canada.
Fred/Ron/Jess / February 10, 2014 at 07:26 pm
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All were born with their heads up their asses...or maybe up each other's ass? I don't remember.
R*b F**d / February 11, 2014 at 11:45 am
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I am being very honest about lying.
R-b F--d / February 16, 2014 at 02:23 pm
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I, R-b F--d,, support guns, gangs, drugs & prostitution with money from my own pocket, NOT with gravy train money! Vote me, vote HATE! HATE more years!
jamal / March 6, 2014 at 02:06 pm
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Bumbaclot Mon!!! Russclot! Buncha bodyboys chatting it up. Rob ford es a rusta man!! A rubadub soldier!!

He gonna win Mon!! He da best!!!

Montgomery triangle is awesome!

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