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richheap
richheap  
1/7/2014 9:21:34 AM
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Re: The Beatles
He's thinking that the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

Hazel
Hazel  
1/7/2014 7:19:40 AM
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Re: Disappointed
Thanks for sharing the video, Mary. I'm appalled at what Ford is doing and it's bizarre how he just doesn't see his behavior for what it is. Obviously, he won't win but the fact that he's running--it's crazy.

Hazel
Hazel  
1/7/2014 6:58:19 AM
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Re: The Beatles
Seems like Boris always has hit foot in his mouth these days. What could he be thinking?

Susan Leach
Susan Leach  
1/7/2014 6:01:31 AM
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Re: Disappointed
Mary, that Rick Mercer report on Rob Ford is hillarious -- and probably soberingly accurate. Unfortunately, his gerbil comment is not exclusive to Torontonians. Promising you'll cut taxes is like having magic wand -- anything else you say or do vanishes from people's memories. 

richheap
richheap  
1/6/2014 10:21:05 AM
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Re: The Beatles
You're right on your first point, and people in Liverpool have more cause to be angry about his comments over the Hillsbrough disaster.

Having said that, I doubt Boris cares if he has annoyed people with this latest comment about The Beatles. Annoying people in Liverpool doesn't lose you many votes in the London mayoral election; and lots of people up there despise the Conservative Party already. 

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
1/6/2014 9:46:49 AM
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Re: Disappointed
Rich, I think he won't, but I do think we'll see a big showing in his favour, which speaks to a fundamental issue in Toronto. Like Nicole, I couldn't say really what that means, except to quote Rick Mercer again: "We will vote for a gerbil if it means we get a dollar back":



Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
1/6/2014 9:34:40 AM
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Re: The Beatles
Ha, actually Rich, I think you're right. Liverpool may still just be bitter with Boris for his previous remarks. Surely London and Liverpool were instrumental to the success of The Beatles...

Of course, we all know better that it was really NYC that gave The Beatles their fame!

;)

richheap
richheap  
1/6/2014 4:06:33 AM
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The Beatles
I don't see why Boris Johnson should have to apologise for the statement about The Beatles, which Liverpool's mayor Joe Anderson is demanding. He's not saying The Beatles were from London, but that London played a role in The Beatles story. What's wrong with that? They recorded many of their albums and singles at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Someone's being too touchy about the so-called "greatest band in the world".

richheap
richheap  
1/6/2014 3:46:09 AM
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Re: Disappointed
Mary: Do you think Torontoians will vote in Rob Ford again? 

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
1/3/2014 4:29:12 PM
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Re: Disappointed
That video is truly disturbing. I've seen it a few times and I repress it each time.

If he wins, it'll be quite telling. I don't know of what, exactly... but of something!

If you click on the link accompanying the Ford entry in this blog, you'll find the video of him saying scary things like "Ford more years" and claiming to be the best mayor the city ever had. Terrifying!

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