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Karen Stintz responds to Rob Ford's lewd comment

Posted by Derek Flack / May 1, 2014

Karen Stintz Rob FordMayoral candidate Karen Stintz responded to lewd remarks from Rob Ford at a press conference at city hall this morning. Characterizing the mayor's comments as "misogynistic" and "embarrassing," the former TTC Chair argued "Rob Ford is not Toronto." The veracity of that statement is dubious to be sure, but Stintz drove home her point in deciding not to call for Ford's resignation (as others have done), opting instead to leave the matter in the hands of the voters. "The only people who can remove Rob Ford from his office are the people of Toronto," Stintz said. "I have faith in the people of this city."

Stintz also called Ford out for not apologizing for his already notorious remark that he'd like to "fucking jam her." For his part, Ford said he didn't recall making any of the statements attributed to him, and that the word "jam" was not his terminology. I guess that audio recording is a bit pesky when it comes to such a claim, though. "If Rob Ford was truly sorry, he would have apologized to me last night," Stintz rightfully pointed out. "And I'm not interested in an empty apology--we've heard too many of those. Rob Ford needs to get help."

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Discussion

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Monkey Girl / May 1, 2014 at 11:04 am
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Personally, I'd like to hear a "Super, superduper sorrreee" from Ford. My sister-in-law is famous in our family for insincere apologies and I do admire the art of it.
bobbyc / May 1, 2014 at 11:13 am
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>>> "Rob Ford is not Toronto." The veracity of that statement is dubious to be sure,

What the hell does that mean? What has she done to justify snide comments.

And she is a mother and anyone who has kids would surely understand that no one should be put in a position where they have to tell ANYONE why the mayor of the city might have said he would like to "fucking jam her."
Al / May 1, 2014 at 11:20 am
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The police should be investigating the bar for serving an obviously-intoxicated man.
Parenting 101 replying to a comment from bobbyc / May 1, 2014 at 11:30 am
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Her kids weren't in the room. If her kids were in Kathy Fords basement while at a party was going on or if her kids were at a bar at night listening to Ford I'd question her mothering abilities.

Parent's have to monitor and protect what kids hear and see everyday from the media, TV, radio and out in public - that's the parent's job to protect their children.
iSkyscraper replying to a comment from bobbyc / May 1, 2014 at 11:34 am
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I think Derek means that given Ford's inexplicable and constant support from a substantial chunk of the population, we can't pretend we didn't create this monster. Rob Ford is, after all, very much representative of a certain brand of post-amalgamation Toronto.

As for Stintz, I used to like her quite a bit when she originally stood up to Ford's stupid transit ideas though I've soured on her since (ahem, Scarborough votegrab, I mean, subway). She would be 1000 times the mayor Rob has been. Not my choice for 2014, but good luck to her nonetheless. She's put up with a lot of crap.
102 replying to a comment from bobbyc / May 1, 2014 at 11:34 am
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Jam generally means
1) a fruit spread
2) to get together to play music and share of ideas,
3) to have a party with alcohol

That was a great jam you had last night buddy!
Her kids should not know any other meaning for this word.
bobbyc replying to a comment from Parenting 101 / May 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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very cute. You have passed into Parenting 202 with flying colours. Well-done!
bobbyc replying to a comment from iSkyscraper / May 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm
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Well I think what Derek meant is that a person was treated like a piece of shit by the mayor of Toronto and that Derek assumed that we have become so accustomed to this sort of snide crap that rather than defend said person he thought it would insinuate that she was somehow to blame all along.

And given the comments here, about parenting, what "jam" really means, etc, he was probably right.

But that does not make it right, does it.

We need to restore at least some sense of civility to this city.
E. Toby Coke replying to a comment from bobbyc / May 1, 2014 at 12:53 pm
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"We need to restore at least some sense of civility to this city."

Amen to that. Right/Left doesn't matter. What matters is pulling this city out of the mud pit that the Fords have gleefully dragged us down into. It is a spot where the Fords are most at home, and they see nothing wrong with it.



Super, Super, Super, Super, Super, Sorry! / May 1, 2014 at 02:41 pm
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Can the City of Toronto Act be amended so that any Mayor who insults anyone has to apologize using 5 Supers? To remember Rob on Robembrance Day, another amendment could create an official "Robembrance Day" on every Friday the 13th. Booze would be free at all bars, LCBO'S, no arrests for drugs or drunk driving and "all you can eat" specials*

*volunteer basis only
question / May 1, 2014 at 03:22 pm
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I don't mind, what the Rob Ford did crack cocaine or scandal. Someone who put the picture on the new, why they don't look how he did something good for changes the Toronto
Daniel / May 1, 2014 at 04:12 pm
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What has he done for Toronto besides made it a joke all around the world. And no rules in place to date that would remove such a person from office , another embarrassment for the the city being unable to unload this disgrace and having to wait him out until election day. I doubt there are enough supporters to reinstall Rob for a second term. Time to move on and elect one of the many qualified individuals now running for the office of mayor. The ideal situation would be if Dough was not reelected as well but this seems unlikely.
lala replying to a comment from question / May 1, 2014 at 06:00 pm
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Well, this comment makes total sense. Good points all around.
Tz / May 1, 2014 at 11:21 pm
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Hmmmmm... maybe.... just maybe... Ford DID say he wanted to eat Olivia Gondchek's P()ssy.

I really don't get it... First he say's he wants to eat.. then he says he has Plenty to eat at home... now he wants jam !! I think he just might be talking about food !!!

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