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‘I hope we’re still on for go-carting’: Jimmy Kimmel takes tour of Toronto in fresh jab at ‘upset’ Ford

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel said it was not his intention to upset Rob Ford during the mayor’s appearance on his ABC program Monday night.

Kimmel razzed the Toronto mayor during his guest appearance over a series of unflattering and controversial incidents that have garnered Ford worldwide attention.

“It seemed like we were having fun,” said Kimmel as he opened his monologue Tuesday night.

“But then after the show, apparently he was upset. Why, I’m not exactly sure. I asked him about drinking and smoking crack — what were we supposed to talk about, his other hobbies?”

Rob Ford’s drunken, Jamaican-English-laced rant, translated
On Monday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was videotaped in a bizarre exchange at a Toronto fast food restaurant that is notable not only for the mayor’s drunkenness, but for his liberal use of Jamaican English.
Through careful analysis of the audio — and translation via sources in Jamaica — the National Post presents this approximate transcript of Mr. Ford’s exchange with an unknown citizen, along with explanations. It is worth noting that this is the first time Mr. Ford has ever been seen to inject his public speech with Jamaican expressions, or even exhibit any knowledge of Jamaican English: http://natpo.st/1cSt13N

Rob Ford’s drunken, Jamaican-English-laced rant, translated

On Monday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was videotaped in a bizarre exchange at a Toronto fast food restaurant that is notable not only for the mayor’s drunkenness, but for his liberal use of Jamaican English.

Through careful analysis of the audio — and translation via sources in Jamaica — the National Post presents this approximate transcript of Mr. Ford’s exchange with an unknown citizen, along with explanations.

It is worth noting that this is the first time Mr. Ford has ever been seen to inject his public speech with Jamaican expressions, or even exhibit any knowledge of Jamaican English: http://natpo.st/1cSt13N

I’m ‘the best mayor this city’s ever had’: Rob Ford becomes Toronto election’s first candidate, vows ‘Ford More Years’ 
Mayor Rob Ford became the first person to sign up for the 2014 municipal election race on Thursday, and quickly turned combative when asked how he would respond to questions about last year’s crack scandal on the campaign trail.
“Let them talk about whatever they want. I’m going to stick to my record. I want to see someone get a union deal like I did, get rid of the taxes like I have,” Mayor Ford told reporters at city hall.
Touting his attendance record at council meetings, campaign promises fulfilled and his leadership during crises such as the recent ice storm, Mr. Ford declared himself “the best mayor that this city has ever had.” (Photo: Darren Calabrese/National Post)

I’m ‘the best mayor this city’s ever had’: Rob Ford becomes Toronto election’s first candidate, vows ‘Ford More Years’ 

Mayor Rob Ford became the first person to sign up for the 2014 municipal election race on Thursday, and quickly turned combative when asked how he would respond to questions about last year’s crack scandal on the campaign trail.

“Let them talk about whatever they want. I’m going to stick to my record. I want to see someone get a union deal like I did, get rid of the taxes like I have,” Mayor Ford told reporters at city hall.

Touting his attendance record at council meetings, campaign promises fulfilled and his leadership during crises such as the recent ice storm, Mr. Ford declared himself “the best mayor that this city has ever had.” (Photo: Darren Calabrese/National Post)

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'Are they all on crack?' Toronto council's bizarre day makes Jimmy Kimmel as Rob Ford dances away his troubles (again)
Rob Ford’s dance moves in city council were easy jokes for Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night, but one Toronto city councillor has expressed dismay that the mayor and his colleagues are “feeding into that late night show comedy act.”
On ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host played a video clip of Ford and other councillors dancing during their council meeting on Tuesday.
“For a while, I thought it was just Mayor Ford, but what I’ve realized is Canadians are much, much weirder than any of us had any idea they were,” joked Kimmel. “They seem so normal, but they’re not.” (Political cartoon by Gary Clement)

'Are they all on crack?' Toronto council's bizarre day makes Jimmy Kimmel as Rob Ford dances away his troubles (again)

Rob Ford’s dance moves in city council were easy jokes for Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night, but one Toronto city councillor has expressed dismay that the mayor and his colleagues are “feeding into that late night show comedy act.”

On ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host played a video clip of Ford and other councillors dancing during their council meeting on Tuesday.

“For a while, I thought it was just Mayor Ford, but what I’ve realized is Canadians are much, much weirder than any of us had any idea they were,” joked Kimmel. “They seem so normal, but they’re not.” (Political cartoon by Gary Clement)

Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 and car for ‘crack video’: new police documents
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to two men trying to sell a video of him smoking what appears to be crack cocaine seven weeks before the video was revealed in the media, according to newly revealed portions of a police document.
Toronto police were in the midst of a large drugs-and-guns probe targeting an alleged street gang when secretly recorded conversations led investigators to believe Mr. Ford may have not only known an incriminating video of him existed, but also tried to buy it.
New allegations from a large police investigation also claim:
• One of the men suspected of peddling the “crack video” of Mr. Ford said he also had pictures of the mayor “doing the hezza,” usually used as a slang term for heroin;
• Alleged gang members said they were not afraid of the mayor turning them in to police because they had pictures of him “on the pipe”;
• The mayor’s close friend and occasional driver, Alexander Lisi, used purported influence over police as leverage in dealing with a gang, saying if he didn’t get his way ‘the mayor would put heat on Dixon,’ which was the gang’s territory;
• The mayor’s cellphone was stolen while he was at a crack house after late-night calls were made arranging a drug delivery “because Rob Ford wants some drugs;”
• Lisi exchanged marijuana to an alleged gang member for the return of Mr. Ford’s stolen phone;
• Mr. Ford appears might been set up by drug dealers videoing him consuming drugs knowing it could be valuable, raising the spectre of blackmail;
• A man involved with alleged drug dealers said they ”love and respect Rob Ford” but also “have Rob Ford on a lot of fucked up situations” so the mayor’s friends should be careful.

Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 and car for ‘crack video’: new police documents

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to two men trying to sell a video of him smoking what appears to be crack cocaine seven weeks before the video was revealed in the media, according to newly revealed portions of a police document.

Toronto police were in the midst of a large drugs-and-guns probe targeting an alleged street gang when secretly recorded conversations led investigators to believe Mr. Ford may have not only known an incriminating video of him existed, but also tried to buy it.

New allegations from a large police investigation also claim:

• One of the men suspected of peddling the “crack video” of Mr. Ford said he also had pictures of the mayor “doing the hezza,” usually used as a slang term for heroin;

• Alleged gang members said they were not afraid of the mayor turning them in to police because they had pictures of him “on the pipe”;

• The mayor’s close friend and occasional driver, Alexander Lisi, used purported influence over police as leverage in dealing with a gang, saying if he didn’t get his way ‘the mayor would put heat on Dixon,’ which was the gang’s territory;

• The mayor’s cellphone was stolen while he was at a crack house after late-night calls were made arranging a drug delivery “because Rob Ford wants some drugs;”

• Lisi exchanged marijuana to an alleged gang member for the return of Mr. Ford’s stolen phone;

• Mr. Ford appears might been set up by drug dealers videoing him consuming drugs knowing it could be valuable, raising the spectre of blackmail;

• A man involved with alleged drug dealers said they ”love and respect Rob Ford” but also “have Rob Ford on a lot of fucked up situations” so the mayor’s friends should be careful.

Tagged with:  #news  #Rob Ford  #Toronto
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Ford and football, together again: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continued his tradition of attending major football games in the city, arriving fashionably late to watch the Buffalo Bills play their annual game at Rogers Centre.Ford arrived after the first quarter began on Sunday. He sat in an aisle seat, 35 rows off the field.Fans lined up to have their picture taken with him. A stadium security guard took a seat on the armrest of a seat in front of the mayor, trying to usher fans along — to varying degrees of success.The scene became increasingly chaotic, forcing Toronto police to try to step in and usher Ford away. (Photo: Gary Wiepert/The Associated Press)

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Ford and football, together again: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continued his tradition of attending major football games in the city, arriving fashionably late to watch the Buffalo Bills play their annual game at Rogers Centre.

Ford arrived after the first quarter began on Sunday. He sat in an aisle seat, 35 rows off the field.

Fans lined up to have their picture taken with him. A stadium security guard took a seat on the armrest of a seat in front of the mayor, trying to usher fans along — to varying degrees of success.

The scene became increasingly chaotic, forcing Toronto police to try to step in and usher Ford away. (Photo: Gary Wiepert/The Associated Press)

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Rob Ford saga gets the Ken Burns treatment in David Letterman’s ‘The Statement,’ starring Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill and more: Watch
Just when you thought late-night TV was done with Rob Ford, the after-11 set takes another — ahem — crack at the beleaguered Toronto mayor.
On Wednesday night, David Letterman’s Late Show aired a Ken Burns-style segment called The Statement, which featured famous faces from Jennifer Lawrence to Martha Stewart reciting segments of Ford’s various confessions and apologies in recent weeks: natpo.st/Itg2OG

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Rob Ford saga gets the Ken Burns treatment in David Letterman’s ‘The Statement,’ starring Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill and more: Watch

Just when you thought late-night TV was done with Rob Ford, the after-11 set takes another — ahem — crack at the beleaguered Toronto mayor.

On Wednesday night, David Letterman’s Late Show aired a Ken Burns-style segment called The Statement, which featured famous faces from Jennifer Lawrence to Martha Stewart reciting segments of Ford’s various confessions and apologies in recent weeks: natpo.st/Itg2OG

Tagged with:  #Rob Ford  #Toronto
Rob Ford’s trainer a convicted steroid trafficker banned from coaching in Canada
A trainer who consulted with Rob Ford as recently as Tuesday night on a health “game plan” was convicted in the U.S. for steroid trafficking and is currently in the midst of a 12-year ban from coaching in Canada for administering steroids.
The Toronto mayor has repeatedly said he is working with a team of health professionals following his admission of smoking crack while in a “drunken stupor.” Ford has not specified what that team includes other than to say it includes advice about his weight and he is not in an alcohol treatment program. Ford’s criminal lawyer, Dennis Morris, has said the mayor is spending up to two hours a day exercising, has revamped his diet and has received support from a medical doctor.
Valerio Moscariello, the owner of Team Body Pro Athletics, tweeted a picture Tuesday night of himself in the gym with Ford with the captions: “Toronto Mayor Rob Ford joins forces to get in shape with “Teambodypro.com” and “#teambodypro Toronto mayor Rob Ford killing him on cardio today! Man on a mission.” (Photo: Instagram)

Rob Ford’s trainer a convicted steroid trafficker banned from coaching in Canada

A trainer who consulted with Rob Ford as recently as Tuesday night on a health “game plan” was convicted in the U.S. for steroid trafficking and is currently in the midst of a 12-year ban from coaching in Canada for administering steroids.

The Toronto mayor has repeatedly said he is working with a team of health professionals following his admission of smoking crack while in a “drunken stupor.” Ford has not specified what that team includes other than to say it includes advice about his weight and he is not in an alcohol treatment program. Ford’s criminal lawyer, Dennis Morris, has said the mayor is spending up to two hours a day exercising, has revamped his diet and has received support from a medical doctor.

Valerio Moscariello, the owner of Team Body Pro Athletics, tweeted a picture Tuesday night of himself in the gym with Ford with the captions: “Toronto Mayor Rob Ford joins forces to get in shape with “Teambodypro.com” and “#teambodypro Toronto mayor Rob Ford killing him on cardio today! Man on a mission.” (Photo: Instagram)

Tagged with:  #news  #Rob Ford  #Toronto  #steroids

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This is how George W. Bush feels about Rob Ford

Or at least how the former U.S. president felt about being asked by Jay Leno whether he had any advice for the Toronto mayor: natpo.st/17LnXSw

Rob Ford promises ‘outright war’ against city council as they remove mayoral powers: ‘You’ve just attacked Kuwait!’
Toronto City Council overwhelmingly voted to remove a number of key powers from Rob Ford Monday, as the mayor defiantly declared “outright war” until the next election. The vote occurred a few hours after city council broke into chaos when the mayor angrily charged a towards a spectator in the galley, knocking over a veteran city councillor in the process. 
Council voted by large margins to significantly cut Ford’s budget as mayor, his ability to speak first and last on council agendas, his right to designate key items and to give the deputy mayor control over the mayor’s staffing. The deputy mayor, Norm Kelly, takes over a number of Ford’s role, including becoming the chair of the executive committee.
Council voted 36-6 to cut his office budget.
“You guys have just attacked Kuwait,” Mayor Ford said a speech just prior to the vote on the special motion. “This is going to be outright war in the next election.” (Photo: Peter J. Thompson/National Post)

Rob Ford promises ‘outright war’ against city council as they remove mayoral powers: ‘You’ve just attacked Kuwait!’

Toronto City Council overwhelmingly voted to remove a number of key powers from Rob Ford Monday, as the mayor defiantly declared “outright war” until the next election. The vote occurred a few hours after city council broke into chaos when the mayor angrily charged a towards a spectator in the galley, knocking over a veteran city councillor in the process. 

Council voted by large margins to significantly cut Ford’s budget as mayor, his ability to speak first and last on council agendas, his right to designate key items and to give the deputy mayor control over the mayor’s staffing. The deputy mayor, Norm Kelly, takes over a number of Ford’s role, including becoming the chair of the executive committee.

Council voted 36-6 to cut his office budget.

“You guys have just attacked Kuwait,” Mayor Ford said a speech just prior to the vote on the special motion. “This is going to be outright war in the next election.” (Photo: Peter J. Thompson/National Post)

Tagged with:  #news  #Rob Ford  #Toronto
This is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, making a drinking and driving gesture towards a fellow councillor, during an unprecedented meeting to strip Ford of most of his mayoral powers.

This is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, making a drinking and driving gesture towards a fellow councillor, during an unprecedented meeting to strip Ford of most of his mayoral powers.

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'WOW! … that’s a lot of crack': Saturday Night Live takes apart Rob Ford in epic show opening
Saturday Night Live has joined its late night TV brethern in claiming a stake in the Rob Ford comedy gold mine, lampooning Toronto’s embattled mayor over his erratic behaviour.

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'WOW! … that’s a lot of crack': Saturday Night Live takes apart Rob Ford in epic show opening

Saturday Night Live has joined its late night TV brethern in claiming a stake in the Rob Ford comedy gold mine, lampooning Toronto’s embattled mayor over his erratic behaviour.

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Rob Ford gets Grey Cup, Argos not so lucky: In a quiet corner of a quiet dressing room, Chad Owens was speaking a register above the background murmurs of his teammates. He was still in his cleats, his wrists and ankles were still taped: “I want another quarter, I’m not ready for the off-season, man.”Perhaps an hour earlier, it was Owens who made the final, desperate attempt to extend his season, and help the Toronto Argonauts defend their Grey Cup title. Owens fielded a punt deep in Toronto territory as the final seconds dripped off the clock, and he slashed upfield until there was no more room, and no more time.The Argos lost the East Division final to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday, losing their grip on a game they had threatened to turn into a blowout. Toronto fell, 36-24, after being shut out in the second half. (Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

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Rob Ford gets Grey Cup, Argos not so lucky: In a quiet corner of a quiet dressing room, Chad Owens was speaking a register above the background murmurs of his teammates. He was still in his cleats, his wrists and ankles were still taped: “I want another quarter, I’m not ready for the off-season, man.”

Perhaps an hour earlier, it was Owens who made the final, desperate attempt to extend his season, and help the Toronto Argonauts defend their Grey Cup title. Owens fielded a punt deep in Toronto territory as the final seconds dripped off the clock, and he slashed upfield until there was no more room, and no more time.

The Argos lost the East Division final to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday, losing their grip on a game they had threatened to turn into a blowout. Toronto fell, 36-24, after being shut out in the second half. (Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

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Rob Ford’s crude “more than enough to eat at home” comment the latest late-night target for Stewart, Colbert & co.

"Kind of makes you nostalgic for the crack:" Toronto mayor Rob Ford was again the butt of jokes from Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman on late-night TV last night: natpo.st/1dyw3MY