Normally I wouldn’t pay much mind to people like Mark Cidade, but since he has vowed to run for mayor in 2014, having withdrawn his 2010 bid, and since he decided to get into scraps on Facebook on a variety of topics ranging from poverty to health, I thought it’d be a good idea to preserve some of his insights here for posterity. When the 2014 election rolls around, I sure do hope these are dug up again. And no, none of them are taken out of context.
On why the poor don’t eat home-cooked meals
They have the ability. They just lazy!
So they are cooking-disabled? Is that a thing now all of a sudden? What’s the cure—more drugs?
On why people are poor
Everyone is responsible for their own actions but they are too weak to withstand temptation otherwise they wouldn’t be in that mess. None of them would be.
There are plenty of job opportunities but a lot of these people simply don’t want to work.
On mental health disorders
If you leave someone to their own devices, all symptoms vanish eventually.
On disability benefits
I was a trustee for a client who was on ODSP and this guy would not get his act together! People need role models not incentives.
[someone replied that “things are not that black and white”]
He was brown!
On cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and depression
Cancer, AIDS, and MS all go away with proper lifestyle choices.
[A stress-free lifestyle is] one of many cures. Not everyone is willing to be un-stressed, unfortunately. I cured my depression. It’s also stress and food related.
On the 2014 election
You don’t know who I am but I’m the next fucking mayor of this city, bitches!
On not winning the 2010 election
I LET him [Rob Ford] win the 2010 election to teach this city a lesson. Everything HE says is by de facto WRONG.
[posted on July 9, 2010] As of today I am officially out of the race—I withdrew my nomination due to health issues.
On Rob Ford
As Robert Ford steps down from his meat scale, women everywhere need to step up and work out!
On Giorgio Mammoliti’s single mother/casino comment
A single Mammy stands up for all single Mommies! Way to go, Georgio. Why don’t we build the casino on the Scarborough bluffs so they can throw their babies off it when some card counter causes a round of lay-offs?
On being accused of rape
People are saying blatantly slanderous things about me while no one says a peep. Would someone please defend me?
Women are people, not objects! Sexy people. That play with sex objects….zzzzzzzzZZZZZZΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩʒʒʒʒʒʒʒʒʒʒʒɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟɟ少林少林少林少林少林少林少林少林少林少林少林少林少林
* the photo at the top of this post isn’t exactly the most recent, but given the general tone of Mark’s comments, it seemed the most appropriate.