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Old Posted May 17, 2013, 5:44 PM
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Ford: A real "cracker"?

I want it to be true. I despise everything about the man. He's a total buffoon.

But this can't really be real. Can it? I'm thinking this has to be a hoax. Right?
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crack is the cheap coke so why not...
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The reporters who saw the video were pretty convinced. I imagine it would be pretty hard to doctor a cell-phone video enough to make it look that legit. I hope it's true, it's the exit from office that he deserves.
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Old Posted May 17, 2013, 6:13 PM
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Gawker has set up their own indiegogo page to raise the money for the tape:

http://gawker.com/we-are-raising-200...ford-508230073
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ro...starter?c=home

If you want to see the tape, pitch in.
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I find it hard to believe this could be anything but a hoax. It is just too crazy.
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Old Posted May 17, 2013, 6:22 PM
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Even though I completely disagree with his policies and think he's way out of his depth as mayor of Toronto, before this I almost felt sorry for Ford. He's been ridiculed and picked on so much. But you just can't be hanging out with gangs and smoking crack if you're the mayor of a major city. That's beyond stupid. He really can't defend that and he'll be ruined because of it. A laughing stock even more than he is now, the butt of endless jokes. And he'll have brought that on himself.

If this was twenty years ago before he entered public life, who cares. But in his current position? No.
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I have it on pretty good authority that Rob Ford does a fair amount of blow, so crack isn't out of the question. The media has been sitting on this for a while - The Star reporters watched the video on May 3rd and must have known about it for some time before that.

Gawker isn't really known for making a big deal of something that isn't legit either.
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Wow, what a fuckin goof. Kick this clown out of office and get a real Mayor into Canada's premier city! Thanks.
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The reporters who saw the video were pretty convinced. I imagine it would be pretty hard to doctor a cell-phone video enough to make it look that legit. I hope it's true, it's the exit from office that he deserves.
It could be just another fat guy. At some point, they all start looking the same.

But if this gets the buffoon out of office, I don't care. What an embarrassment.
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I have it on pretty good authority that Rob Ford does a fair amount of blow, so crack isn't out of the question. The media has been sitting on this for a while - The Star reporters watched the video on May 3rd and must have known about it for some time before that.

Gawker isn't really known for making a big deal of something that isn't legit either.
Yeah, a lot of people do drugs, and I honestly don't care if they do. I believe the video is true and the fact that Rob Ford smokes crack doesn't bother or surprise me. But when you're in a high profile public position, be discreet, don't get wasted in drug dealers' apartment buildings.
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But if this gets the buffoon out of office, I don't care. What an embarrassment.
Isn't that what elections are for?
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I have no use for Rob Ford except as a cautionary tale, but you guys are going full "birther" here...
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I have no use for Rob Ford except as a cautionary tale, but you guys are going full "birther" here...
Please explain the comparison, because this makes absolutely no sense.
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It sounds too ludicrous to be true.
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he is a known user of cocaine, so crack is easily possible.
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he is a known user of cocaine...
Since when? Who says? I've never heard this before.

I'd like to see the sources saying this.
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Please explain the comparison, because this makes absolutely no sense.
The Obama Birth Certificate psychotics. They will latch on to anything and there is always a steady stream of grifters out to take advantage of that with offers of a smoking gun birth certificate for sale.
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