The tradition of the so-called “right” to be offended by nothing in particular is being continued by the unqualified air-heads of the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition who decided they just couldn’t stand the commentary coming from Councillors Adam Vaughan and Mike Layton.
The TTC were so infuriated, in fact, that they filed official complaints with the office of the Integrity Commissioner which subsequently requested that the two members of Council apologize. Which they did.
So what foul sentiments did these two ne’er-do-wells express?
[City manager] Pennachetti had estimated that the city would get an annual “hosting fee” payment of $111 million to $148 million per year, tens of millions more than others anticipated, in exchange for hosting for a casino downtown. He also said the casino should be far smaller than the province wanted.
Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina) said Pennachetti’s figures were “fictitious.” Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) said they were “fantasy numbers” and “ridiculous.”
“The casino is cut in half and the hosting fee is higher. There is nothing real in this report,” Vaughan told CBC.
Leiper said Vaughan was entitled to express his views. But she wrote that “the repeated use of the phrase ‘nothing real’ when applied to the report is an unfair portrayal of the report. So was the use of the word ‘fantasy.’
Wow … can you believe that shit?!
“Fantasy”! “Ridiculous”!! “Nothing real”!!!
Surely if the death penalty were still around, these two would be deserving of it. In comparison to the angelic, loving statements of the Fords, it’s hard to imagine anything more evil:
“I’ll whoop both your asses” : Doug Ford to councillors Adam Vaughan and Gord Perks.
“bunch of maggots … no matter what you say… you’re never going to make them happy”: Rob Ford about Toronto media on his weekly radio show.
“You … bitches! Don’t you fucking know? I’m Rob fucking Ford, the mayor of this city!”: In a call to 911 dispatch after being “attacked” by a CBC comedy crew outside his house.
“…it’s unfortunate this misunderstanding occurred”: In response to press questions about giving the middle finger to a fellow motorist and her children.
There are numerous other examples of the Fords’ benevolence and high regard for fellow human beings, which makes the awful, treacherous, evil words that the Councillors chose so much worse. Next they’ll just flaunt breaking the law like it’s going out of style while mockingly claiming that they know nothing about any rules or regulations (or anything about their jobs, for that matter) — can you imagine?!