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RIP Rob Ford

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Sea Bass, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Former Mayor of Toronto, at 46 from cancer.

    Toronto Star
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    For our Canadian posters who followed this bizarre saga more closely, was the destructive behavior that generated headlines just a way to hasten his demise? Or was the cancer diagnosis totally unrelated to him becoming a political madman?
  3. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I would've guessed he was at least a decade older than that.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    At least he died doing a whole bunch of stuff that he probably loved.
    Donnie in his element likes this.
  5. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    As far as we know, his cancer wasn't diagnosed until his term was almost up and he was campaigning for re-election. In other words, long after he started making the international headlines he made.
  6. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    He went in to Palliative care a couple days ago and the family was saying it was so he could regroup before doing more chemo.

    I wasn't a fan but there is no denying that a lot of his constituents loved the guy.

  7. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Stupidest post on my FB feed today: "Rest in Peace, Rob Ford. The media murdered you, and that's a fact. My deepest sympathies to all who knew him, especially his family, and his young children in particular.".

    The media can now cause cancer, apparently.
  8. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    "You cost my son a scholarship!"

    "Yeah, well, at least we didn't give him cancer ... yet."
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    As polarizing a figure as has existed in Toronto in my 50 years, maybe even in JR's 100+ years.
    Lugnuts, wicked, Big Circus and 5 others like this.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  11. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    What a load of absolute horseshit.

    Good people die everyday, Rob Ford was not a good person. A bully, racist, crackhead, spousal abuser, misogynist, thief, drunk the list goes on and on.
    Lugnuts, wicked, Double Down and 3 others like this.
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    There is no one left to make a movie starring as Rob Ford

    John Belushi, John Candy, Jonathan Winters and Chris Farley
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