Merry Christmas as we bid a teary good-bye to “Mooch” and his final battle with Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

December 24th, 2012  

About a year and a half ago, my parents could no longer take care of their two cats. So we adopted them.

One, Mooch, was my father’s devoted companion.

Mooch was very old and required lots of medical attention —the most pressing, Feline Chronic Renal Failure. Mooch had to be put to sleep on June 28, 2012 and it’s only now that I’ve been able to talk about Mooch —and to face this final good-bye.

And there’s really no better time than Christmas.

As always, the video, complete with video transcript.

Cat Kidney (Feline Chronic Renal) Failure: First Christmas without our “Mooch”  (6:23 min)

(Click here to go directly to YouTube)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from home office, December 18, 2012

It is Tuesday, December the 18th, 2012 and this what the Toronto Star looks like.

And here we have Lucky. Playing with a string. Let’s go, Lucky. There we go.

And I just want to talk a little bit about Christmas. And about Lucky’s Christmas.

My Dad had Lucky since 2006 —outside cat, a stray, and my Dad was feeding him. And he was also feeding Mooch, who’s been around a lot longer.

Actually 2010, both cats —we adopted both cats.

And Mooch was an old cat —we don’t know how long but in the last year or so of his life he was battling Feline Chronic Kidney Disease. And it got to a point where he needed sub-cutaneous injection and special feeding and all sorts of things.

And the last week in June, it was especially bad. We had to bring him to the Vet and pull out some rather extraordinary measures to keep him alive and things.

And then the last week in June —actually it was June 28th, where [sic] Mooch threw up and the material was black and just horrifying.

And my husband took one look at what happened and what was on the carpet and took Mooch immediately to the Vet.

And I, only now, have I been able to tell the story without crying or getting weepy.

[VIDEO INSERT of Mooch enjoying the sun, June 22, 2012]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH with Mooch outside on the grass as he enjoys the sun, June 22, 2012

Hey Mooch.

Again Mooch has Chronic Renal Failure and he’s also quite old. Of course I think the two go hand-in-hand.

And he needs about a hundred milliliters of subcutaneous injection every day —we do that in the evenings. And he also needs to be encouraged to drink. It’s almost like he forgets that what water’s for.

So you have to present him with water —shake the water, you know so that he can see it sparkle.

But most times he doesn’t really need a drink but we present the water fairly regularly.

And he still likes his treats.

Right, Mooch? A lot of people were asking for you. And how you’re doing. They think you’re neat. I do too.

[VIDEO INSERT of black necrotic vomit on the home office carpet, June 28, 2012]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH right after Mooch threw up, June 28, 2012

[crying] It is Thursday, June the 28th, 2012 and Mooch just threw up this black stuff. It’s all black. And it smells like —necrotic.

And Peter is just running, rushing him to the Vet —and I’m so so scared of what will happen! It just smells so foul! And we’ve never seen this before.

He threw it up.

It’s like he waited for me —I just, waited for me to see him throw this up. And I’m just worried he’s not coming back! [crying]

[DIP TO BLACK]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reporting from home office, December 18, 2012

And to all those people right now whose cats are battling this kidney disease, don’t give up. Just make sure you give them the best end of life that you can.

But there will come a time when you may have to face the horrible, horrible questions of euthanasia.

And all I can say is it’s a horrible thing but eventually the Veterinarian makes it easy for you, well, [ironic laugh] —will make it clear-cut for you.

Our Vet, when I finally walked in —my husband had called me from the Veterinarian’s office and I walked in the door and the Veterinarian immediately said to me, “It’s time.”

And missing Mooch terribly. And in the meantime, we’re treasuring Lucky here. Right, Lucky?

Lucky…

Lucky… Luk-Luk… Lucky…

Lucky, come on…

Okay. It’s not going to happen.

Lucky, how about this way? Are you going to show us your face?

[DIP TO BLACK with photos of Mooch]

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Merry Christmas.

Lucky's first Christmas without Mooch (Feline Chronic Renal Failure)

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Mooch and Lucky by the window. May 5, 2012

 

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MISSISSAUGAWATCH tripped up by Peel Police while covering brief hearing that saw charges dropped against Carolyn Parrish,

December 22nd, 2012  

On November 20, 2012, the Mississauga News reported that “Charges levied against former councillor Carolyn Parrish that she violated the Ontario Municipal Elections Act by overspending during last year’s Ward 5 by-election have been withdrawn by a Crown prosecutor.”

I actually showed up at Burnhamthorpe Courthouse to file a report and hopefully even get an interview with Carolyn Parrish. Turns out the report I actually filed was not the one I expected!

As always, the video, complete with video transcript.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH to Peel Police officer: City of Mississauga Corporate Security LIES (3:26 min)

 (Click here to go directly to YouTube)

 [VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH walking towards Mississauga Burnhamthorpe Courthouse November 20, 2012

It is Tuesday, November the 20th, 2012 and I’m here at the City of Mississauga courthouse. It is my understanding that there’s going to be a court —I’m not sure if it’s an appearance or what.

The problem, of course, is that I forgot an audio-recorder and I’m here on City of Mississauga property. So, this is the only way that I can protect myself. And I have to do this, again for the record, because City of Mississauga Staff lie.

And also there’s no accountability of Staff. So in other words if you complain about lying to the elected officials, they can’t directly investigate whether what you say about City Staff is true.

[VIDEO INSERT]

Councillor Pat Saito, Mississauga Governance Committee meeting, April 16, 2012

That is a Staff responsibility. It’s a Senior Staff —Commissioner/Director-level responsibility, or City-Manager-level responsibility.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH walking towards Mississauga Burnhamthorpe Courthouse November 20, 2012

That is, that the City Manager, Janice Baker provides this impenetrable barrier between City of Mississauga Staff and elected officials.

[At the door of the courthouse] Anyway, I’ll turn this off [close lens cap] and I’ll see. At the very least what I’m going to do is turn the camera off [close lens cap] at this point right here.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH following Carolyn Parrish out of Mississauga Burnhamthorpe Courthouse November 20, 2012

So here I’m officially out. And Parrish and Company.

This was very very very very brief. It was my understanding that the Crown dropped the charges.

Actually the most interesting thing that happened was —I was called by police and prosecution lawyer, basically telling me that I couldn’t videotape inside Burnhamthorpe courthouse. And I said I wasn’t.

That I was only using the video camera as an audio-recorder. And then the police officer said I couldn’t do that either.

And I carefully read the rules on the door which said that you can’t audio-record the hearing.

So I told the police officer that I was only protecting myself because of [sic] City of Mississauga Corporate Security are liars.

Here’s the deal.

His response was that I had a personal vendetta —personal vendetta versus a legitimate complaint and that they really are liars. And it’s just so typical  —so typical of law enforcement to stick together.

This kind of Blue Line —oh, they [City of Mississauga Security] can’t possibly be liars, even though Peel Police —what was it, three of four of their police officers were found to the lying in court as part of testimony.   [Note, the Toronto Star reported that it was actually five Peel Police officers lying in court]

Toronto Star "Peel officers who 'lied under oath' won't face charges" October 19, 2012

And as I told the police officer, I have to always always have an audio-recorder going when I’m on City of Mississauga property because City of Mississauga Staff —they lie! And this is a way of protecting myself. End of Story.

Like why is it so difficult that police officers can’t accept the fact that City of Mississauga Staff —and especially their security guards lie? Like, what’s so hard about that, especially given the fact that Peel Police themselves were found to be lying in court?

Like. What the Hell!

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

City of Mississauga Corporate Security bosses Jamie Hillis and Cathie Evans lie --confirmed through Freedom of Information

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Mississauga blogger to City of Mississauga Director of Corporate Security, “CITY STAFF LIE.” (6:38 min)

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Councillor Jim Tovey mocks Federal employees during Mississauga Council telecast –ignores City Staff’s DUCT TAPE fest

December 19th, 2012  

It’s a good thing for Councillor Jim Tovey that the Mississauga Council Code of Conduct’s Rule No. 13 doesn’t apply to Federal employees!

Rule No. 13

Conduct Respecting Staff:

4. No Member shall maliciously or falsely impugn or injure the professional or ethical
reputation or the prospects or practice of staff, and all Members shall show respect for the
professional capacities of the staff of the City.

Here’s video of Tovey, Chair of the City’s Governance Committee, mocking the professional capacities of Ottawa’s Federal employees. And conveniently forgetting City of Mississauga employees’ love for duct tape bondage fests.

As always, the video, complete with video transcript.

Councillor Jim Tovey forgets City of Mississauga employees’ DUCT TAPE FEST as he mocks Federal workers. (2:09 min)

(Click here to go directly to YouTube)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Mississauga Councillor Jim Tovey

When I was in Ottawa two weeks ago —I was walking over to Parliament Hill for a meeting.

And there was a back hoe operator, because they were doing some trench work in the front of Parliament Hill. And he was lowering down the shoring supports.

And there was [sic] eight Federal workers standing on [sic] the fence —like this. Just leaning over and watching the trench.

I have never seen any City of Mississauga workers do that.

And if somebody has, please, send me an email and let me know.

I don’t think our Staff —quite sure our Staff won’t be doing anything like that.

REPEAT

When I was in Ottawa two weeks ago —I was walking over to Parliament Hill for a meeting.

And there was a back hoe operator, because they were doing some trench work in the front of Parliament Hill. And he was lowering down the shoring supports.

And there was [sic] eight Federal workers standing on [sic] the fence —like this. Just leaning over and watching the trench.

Duct-taped City of Mississauga's Sign Shop "workers" sure weren't working! EMPLOYEES DUCT-TAPE HAZING PIC (FROM CBC FREEZE-FRAME)

PETER MANSBRIDGE (CBC News, June 1, 2010):

Now to a story backed up with some video evidence.

It shows demeaning behaviour in a municipal government workplace. Michael Chung tracked down this exclusive story. Tonight.

MICHELLE CHEUNG (CBC News, June 1, 2010):

Believe it or not, this is happening at work. Two men, with their hands, torsos and legs duct-taped together, forced to lie face-to-face on a table. It happened here at the City of Mississauga’s Transportation and Works Department.

Mississauga Councillor Jim Tovey

I have never seen any City of Mississauga workers do that.

And if somebody has, please, send me an email and let me know.

I don’t think our Staff —quite sure our Staff won’t be doing anything like that.

MICHELLE CHEUNG (CBC News, June 1, 2010):

CBC News has also confirmed with other employees who declined to go on camera for fear of reprisals, these kinds of incidents would sometimes happen two to three times a week.

Mississauga Councillor Jim Tovey

And if somebody has, please, send me an email and let me know.

I don’t think our staff —quite sure our staff won’t be doing anything like that.

I have never seen any City of Mississauga workers do that.

And if somebody has, please, send me an email and let me know.

I don’t think our Staff —quite sure our Staff won’t be doing anything like that.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Have you seen City of Mississauga employees “do that”? Here’s Councillor Jim Tovey’s email address:  jim.tovey@mississauga.ca

Just a warning. City of Mississauga Staff lie. That’s not allegation —it’s fact.

So a simple email to Councillor Tovey detailing what you saw will not be enough. All City Staff have to do is deny and it’s your word against theirs and (I have this admission on audiotape…) in a You-Said/They-Said scenario, citizens lose 100% of the time.

Take it from someone who’s an expert at being on the receiving end of City of Mississauga Staff denies and lies, videotape —continuous raw videotape makes the best witness.

Again, Councillor Jim Tovey’s email address:  jim.tovey@mississauga.ca

CITY OF MISSISSAUGA EMPLOYEES DUCT TAPE BONDAGE-HAZING HANDCUFFS CORPORATE SECURITY CARTOON

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Mississauga blogger to City of Mississauga Director of Corporate Security, “CITY STAFF LIE.” (6:38 min)

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford victimized by IKEA Monkey –and my Cat tweeted the Ontario Ombudsman!

December 14th, 2012  

Have to admit that I’ve been too serious lately so it’s time to lighten up.

Who hasn’t heard of the Ikea Monkey?

Well, I tried to resist piling onto the Ikea Monkey internet meme —really, I did. But my brain whispered, “Psst! Rob Ford! Ikea Monkey!”

Now they say that the heart wants what the heart wants, but let me tell you what the brain wants, the brain can make so.

So here is the MISSISSAUGAWATCH PhotoShopped….

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford victimized by IKEA Monkey

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford victimized by IKEA Monkey.

(I’m still working on IKEA Monkey victimized by City of Mississauga Corporate Security…)

In other animal-related news, believe it or not my cat tweeted the Ontario Ombudsman during #OOLive!

My cat just tweeted the Ontario Ombudsman!

Yep. That’s the blog for today.

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Ah what the heck, one more cat picture.

Lucky's first Christmas without Mooch (Feline Chronic Renal Failure)

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Hazel McCallion’s “Friends of Hazel” spin doctors unethically-identical to Rob Ford’s “Ford Nation” spin doctors. Same-same Shame-shame.

December 11th, 2012  

On the third anniversary of the December 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally, MISSISSAUGAWATCH examined Rally photographs taken by Donald Barber —just to see what could be seen.

"Friends of Hazel" NOT "grassroots". Retrospective analysis of December 2, 2009 "Friends of Hazel" Rally. (Photos taken 6 seconds apart by Donald Barber)

Click here to examine Donald Barber’s original (5184 x 8000) size photos

Three years ago, neither Barber or MISSISSAUGAWATCH knew who organized the “Friends of Hazel” Rally –a rally to oppose and stop the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry.

The December 2, 2009 Mississauga News article, “Hundreds back mayor” simply reported that “The event was hosted by The Friends of Hazel, a grassroots movement comprised of concerned residents of Mississauga.”  Real estate agent Betty Merkley was heralded as a “key organizer” of the Rally but it’s more likely that her primary role was to be the Rally’s citizen-grassroots “face”.

Three years later, MISSISSAUGAWATCH can now confidently tell you there was nothing “grassroots” about the “Friends of Hazel” hosts!

Donald Barber’s photographs provided remarkable insights into that December 2, 2009 evening —the most important being those taken after the Rally was over. Barber’s photos show row upon row upon row of empty chairs —and two groups of people engaged in what appears to be urgent discussion.

Photographs by themselves only capture the briefest of moments. Photos may be worth a thousand words but they’re not that much to go on let alone draw any conclusions.

It was the Jun 14, 2011 Mississauga News Letter to the Editor by Rob Trewartha that proved instrumental in finally confirming exactly who organized the “Friends of Hazel” Rally.

Trewartha’s letter complained about the cost of the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry as “$25 per Mississaugan” and he wrote, “I want my $25 back.”

So I Googled “Rob Trewartha”.

Long story short back in June 2011 as Trewartha wrote his Letter to the Editor creating the illusion he was just a regular Mississauga concerned resident, he was in fact, senior consultant at (Liberal insider) Warren Kinsella’s  Daisy Consulting Group. Trewartha also worked at Daisy Consulting back on December 2, 2009 as well.

Rob Trewartha’s Facebook page provided a goldmine of political information —and Trewartha proved to be one of Betty Merkley’s just five Facebook friends. What luck! But by far the most important stepping stone to researching exactly who organized the “Friends of Hazel” Rally came from Trewartha himself.

DON CHERRY ROB TREWARTHA FRIENDS OF HAZEL RALLY

A November 26, 2010 Facebook entry has Kyle Kerr asking what Trewartha was doing in a photograph smiling next to Don Cherry. To which Trewartha replies:

“At last year’s rally for Hazel. I helped to organize it. Grapes was one of our guest speakers in support of the Mayor.”

Add to this confession photographs and video of Trewartha actively organizing at the December 2, 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally and Warren Kinsella’s Daisy Consulting’s Rob Trewartha is quite the spin doctor.

For example, a YouTube video featuring Warren Kinsella sketching Stephen Harper as a silly cowboy turned into a Rob Trewartha “I am Canadian and Stephen Harper is not my leader” Facebook Group.

Warren Kinsella's YouTube video "INTERVIEW WITH ANGRY COWBOY STEVE", Rob Trewartha's Facebook page confirm "Friends of Hazel" not "grassroots"

And who can forget Patrick Mendes’ memorable words to his fellow Friends of Hazel when he proclaimed, “We are the wind in Hurricane Hazel!” Truer words were never spoken. “Friends of Hazel”: So much Wind. So little Truth.

Patrick Mendes, Candidate for Ward 10 at the December 2, 2009 "Friends of Hazel" Rally

And Surprise! By December 2011 Trewartha became Councillor Bonnie Crombie’s executive assistant.

And Surprise! Surprise! By December 2012, the Toronto Star had its own experience with councillor assistants —this time Ford Nation’s.

Of a Rob Ford administration 26-name list of preferred appointees, the Star writes:

In an attempt at damage control, Ford’s backers on the civic appointments committee insisted they had no knowledge of that and accused Crean of conducting a politically motivated “witch hunt.” The mayor himself said the notion that his office had rigged the process by circulating a list was “an outright lie.”

Now, it turns out that assistants to councillors Giorgio Mammoliti, Michael Thompson and Jaye Robinson were all sent “the mayor’s choices for short-listing” by a Ford staffer. Emails, obtained through the freedom-of-information process, show the supposedly non-existent list had 30 names. All three councillors receiving the missive were on the mayor’s hand-picked executive committee and the civic appointments committee. As reported by the Star’s David Rider, all claim their assistants never showed them the list. And their assistants have somehow lost all memory of having received such an email from the mayor’s office.

It’s not the pathetic denials that shock in this case. Politicians, as a group, have a reputation for playing fast and loose with the facts. What rankles is that — even though a list had obviously been issued — certain members of the Ford administration set out to smear Crean’s reputation as an unbiased upholder of public integrity.

That’s unconscionable. These people have no shame.

Toronto’s Ford Nation Mammoliti, Thompson and Robinson’s assistants or Bonnie Crombie’s little red riding hood Rob Trewartha —identical. Identical…

"Friends of Hazel" Rally organizer Rob Trewartha (of Warren Kinsella's Daisy Consulting) stands mere feet from MISSISSAUGAWATCH Photo by Donald Barber December 2, 2009 "Friends of Hazel" Rally)

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion makes her grand entrance at the December 2, 2009 "Friends of Hazel" Rally to stop the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion makes her grand entrance at the December 2, 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally to stop the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry

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Mayor Rob Ford gets support from Mississauga Judicial Inquiry Judge Douglas Cunningham on 3rd anniversary of Rally to Stop Inquiry!

December 2nd, 2012  

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the December 2, 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally.

The Mississauga News description of the “Friends of Hazel” as a “grassroots movement” is as deceptive as the little girl coached by her photographer-daddy to hold up the “We [HEART] HAZEL” sign.

I’d already written in another blog that while I was packing up to leave the “Friends of Hazel” Rally that he continued to take photographs. As a result it was Barber who took the most important photograph that evening.

Multi-millionaire NON-grassroots "Friends of Hazel" Rally Organizers reveal themselves

Photographs by themselves aren’t really enough. However, Barber’s post-Rally image of those huddled at the back of the room and in the doorway made me examine all my December 2, 2009 video footage.

One segment, I viewed for the first time in September! It’s clear why I thought it was nothing back when I first viewed in December 2009 —boring footage of the front of the stage before the Rally even started.

But three years later, that boring “front of the stage” segment became Gold. I recognized two of the Rally organizers. And organizing they were! A Crombie, and Rob Trewartha (former senior consultant to Warren Kinsella’s Daisy Consulting and now Bonnie Crombie’s executive assistant).

When you add this photo of long-time Mahoney supporter, Murray Glassford (at the time I didn’t know who he was)

FRIENDS OF HAZEL RALLY (December 2, 2009). Organizers did their all to prevent Mississauga residents from learning about Hazel McCallion's wheelings and dealings on behalf of her son --and "her people"

and not to mention a Facebook confession by Rob Trewartha that he helped organize the Rally, it’s a safe bet that Liberals Mahoney/Crombie (with help from Daisy Consulting) did their all to try and stop the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry.

And what happens today exactly on the anniversary of the “Friends of Hazel” Rally?

Rob and Doug Ford are on their Radio Show encouraging listeners to check out the Toronto Sun article, “Province warned of ‘draconian’ conflict punishment: Retired judge”

The Sun’s Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Antonella Artuso writes in part:

If the province had acted on recommended changes to “draconian” sanctions in Ontario’s Municipal Conflict of Interest Act Rob Ford might be fighting to remain mayor.

Former Justice Douglas Cunningham, who led an exhaustive inquiry into conflict allegations against Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion arising out of a controversial land deal, recommended a number of changes to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act in his October 2011 report.

Those recommendations included the addition of alternative penalties such as a 120-day suspension or a formal apology.

“If the legislation had been amended as I suggested…I don’t think we would be in this situation, because one of the things that an amended piece of legislation would include would be lesser sanctions, and I think this case clearly cries out for some legislated change which would include lesser sanctions,” Cunningham told the Sunday Sun.

Antonella Artuso quotes as saying:

“But it’s just unfortunate that — if they were going to make some changes — that they hadn’t been made by the time of this lawsuit. In terms of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, this mandatory sanction it seems to me is draconian given that there are so many variations and shades of conflict — and especially in a case where there’s no financial gain, there’s no fraud, there’s nothing at all in this case to suggest that Mayor Ford was trying to feather his nest…. And I rather suspect, if I read between the lines in Justice Hackland’s decision, that if he’d had some other options, he probably would have gone to them rather than the one that he was forced, quite frankly, to engage.”

Meaning: Justice Harkland was right. Ford was in conflict, but he had no other option. The Law is an Ass.

Also meaning, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford now benefits from the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry —the same Inquiry that Mississauga Liberal Teams Crombie/Mahoney fought so hard to stop, to prevent citizens from knowing that Peter McCallion stood to make $10 million on the Mayor-promoted hotel deal. After all, he now has former Justice Douglas Cunningham in his corner.

Also for the record, last night Warren Kinsella invited anyone interested to join him in the “FORD BEGONE PARTY” at the Bovine Sex Club on Queen Street.

From warrenkinsella.com

Punk and politics: the Ford begone party (updated)

November 30th, 2012, 3:48 pm

Some of the folks who helped, pro bono, to get Rob Ford removed from office – I won’t reveal who they are – intend to come to SFH’s gig tomorrow at the Bovine Sex Club on Queen Street West.  It will therefore be a celebration of sorts.

If you want to join in, and meet some of these heretofore unknown people, c’mon by.  This political pestilence will soon be gone – because (a) he is not going to win his appeal and (b) if there is somehow a by-election, he’s going to lose that, too – and that is cause to be happy.

And for the record —this photo composite.  Yesterday’s Toronto Sun featuring Rob Ford and former Justice Douglas Cunningham and below that, the Liberal organizers of the December 2, 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally.

Mississauga Inquiry Judge, Douglas Cunningham defends Mayor Rob Ford --sticks it to the Liberals (Toronto Sun)

Also for the record, “Respect Democracy. Mayor Rob Ford” the Kinsella-inspired video I created had its desired effect. A Rob Ford supporter swallowed it at face value and mistook me for a Conservative!

As I tweeted earlier on:

MISSISSAUGAWATCH@MISSISSAUGAMUSE

#ONpoli #TOpoli And no! I’m not Conservative! I’m liberal and evidence-based. And *ashamed* of both the Ontario and Federal Liberal parties.

So here’s the video again —Rob Ford’s sleazy “Respect Democracy” just to remind us that spin, lies and turd-polishing ain’t just a disrespectful LIEberal thing!

Respect Democracy. Mayor Rob Ford. (2:18 min)

(Click here to go directly to YouTube)

Next, I’ll leave you with the 2nd most important photo ever taken regarding the December 2, 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally. I didn’t take that photograph either. Don’t know who did.

It’s from Ron Starr’s website at:  www.ronstarr.ca/wp-content/uploads/DSC_6011c.jpg and the caption reads, “Lorry Smith and Ron Starr flank Mayor Hazel McCallion, who holds an unrippable copy of…”

DSC_6011c » Councillor Ron Starr ~ Mississauga Ward 6 www.ronstarr.ca/?attachment_id=301 DSC_6011c. Categories: by Ron Starr · Lorry Smith and Ron Starr flank Mayor Hazel McCallion, who holds an unrippable copy of.

DSC_6011c » Councillor Ron Starr ~ Mississauga Ward 6

So who’s Lorry Smith?

[cut-and-paste]

Name: Lorry Smith

Congratulations EVERYONE! Due to a lot of hard work by Ron and his supporters from all across the city – not just ward 6 – the biggest politcal threat to our city has been de-fanged. But stay alert. She still has claws and knows how to use them. 2014 is not as far away as it seems. Nando may try to pass his seat to the dark one when he runs for Mayor. CarPar may even run for Mayor herself! This became even more likely since she declared her “retirement”. Watch for her back-stage maneuvers over the next couple years. We must be ready for her. She may be evil, but she is not stupid. For now, let us bask in the glory for a short while. But keep vigilant. Cheers, Lorry

“the dark one”… Sounds a LOT like someone I “know”…

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

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Rob Ford campaign strategists take page from Hazel McCallion’s “Friends of Hazel” –launch “Respect Democracy” petition, website….

December 1st, 2012  

Well, this was inevitable. Rob Ford’s version of the “Friends of Hazel” have come out with their own online petition and new “We support our Mayor” website.

Ah! The “Friends of Hazel” Rally!

Photographs by Donald Barber and video have confirmed that Team Crombie and Rob Trewartha (senior consultant for Warren Kinsella’s Daisy Group) organized the “Friends of Hazel” Rally. In Trewartha’s case, he actually trumpeted his role to the world via his Facebook page.

Given that tomorrow is the third anniversary of the December 2, 2009 “Friends of Hazel” Rally it’s fascinating to watch the “Friends of Rob” make the same “Defend our Mayor” noises: “He’s done so much for the city”.

Rob Ford even had Don “left-wingers out to get him” Cherry thundering to his defense just like Cherry did for Hazel McCallion at the Crombie/Mahoney-orchestrated “Friends of Hazel” Rally.

Liberal Rob Trewartha. Conservative Nick Kouvalis. SAME. Hired gun political “War Room” campaign strategists. Paid to manipulate minds. Paid to bring American-style politics right here to River City.

Thanks to their ilk, we-Canadians are no longer Liberal or Conservatives. We’re “leftists” or “rightists”.

But here’s what strikes me. How is it that Don Cherry provides unwavering support to both “leftist” Hazel McCallion (her Crombie/Mahoney support teams are both Liberal) and “rightist” Ron Ford?

The reason? What do “leftist” Hazel McCallion and “rightist” Ron Ford have in common? I won’t insult readers here by stating the obvious.

Next. Related topic.

Back in the summer, I read Liberal-insider Warren Kinsella’s “The War Room” as well as “Kicking Ass in Canadian Politics”.

So yesterday I took the “Friends of Rob Ford” video “Respect Democracy” and played Liberal spin doctor. I asked myself, “What would Warren Kinsella and Rob Trewartha do?”

This is the result. Complete with video transcript.

Respect Democracy. Mayor Rob Ford. (2:18 min)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

Respect Democracy narrator.

In 2010, almost 400,000 Torontonians sent Mayor Rob Ford to clean up City Hall. Now, that election has been thrown out because of a politically motivated technical objection over how he raised money for underprivileged kids.

[VIDEO INSERT]

Rob Ford City of Toronto Council debate April 17, 2002

This is a by-law opening the door to make every ward have a shelter. That’s the black and white of the issue here.

Okay? I’m sorry to say. This is an insult to my constituents to even think about having a homeless shelter in their ward. And you —and you want me to have a public meeting? To discuss this?

Why don’t we have a public lynching!

Respect Democracy narrator

Mayor Ford gained nothing.

[VIDEO INSERT]
Rob and Doug Ford step on “Cut the Waist” Challenge scale for the last time. Rob Ford trips and hobbles back into his office.

Respect Democracy narrator

The City lost nothing. Not a penny. How is this fair? We elected Mayor Ford to bring respect for taxpayers back to City Hall. And he’s been doing just that.

[VIDEO INSERT]
Rob Ford booooooed at 100th Grey Cup Argos win.

Respect Democracy narrator

This is Canada.

[VIDEO INSERT]
Stephen Harper at Rob Ford’s backyard barbecue to 700 Conservative supporters   August 2, 2011.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper  August 2, 2011 Rob and Doug Ford barbecue

—not just for hosting us, but for, really giving us this great Conservative political dynasty —that we have here with the Fords. It’s fantastic.

Respect Democracy narrator

We decide who represents us. This is our city, too. And we support mayor Rob Ford.

[VIDEO INSERT]
Mayor Rob Ford arrives at University Avenue Courthouse and kind-of-runs to avoid media. 

Monday November 19 2012  Reporter at University Avenue Courthouse as Ford sprints by.

Guys, we have two more years of this!

Respect Democracy narrator

It’s our city, too. And we support mayor Rob Ford.

[VIDEO INSERT]
 Mayor Rob Ford slips and falls playing football during Grey Cup media event.

Respect Democracy narrator

Please visit respectdemocracy.ca

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

This video also includes the following prompts to Mayor Ford’s “Friends of Rob”.

Fellow Conservative robocallers please see   www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

Fellow Conservatives please sign our petition at:   http://tinyurl.com/2g9mqh

Fellow Conservatives! Don’t let anyone tell you how to VOTE ROB FORD FOR MAYOR!

Fellow Conservatives! Ezra says VOTE ROB FORD FOR MAYOR!

Don’t let LEFTIST PINKO PINKOS ruin our Toronto! VOTE ROB FORD FOR MAYOR!

Fellow Conservatives! The ARRRRRRRRRRGOS want you to VOTE ROB FORD FOR MAYOR!

Fellow Canadians! Don’t let anyone tell you how to VOTE ROB FORD FOR MAYOR!

Fellow Conservative Canadians!  Prime Minister Stephen Harper says VOTE ROB FORD FOR MAYOR!

Fellow Conservative Canadians!  Prime Minister Stephen Harper says VOTE ROB FORD FOR MAYOR!

Conservatives! Can you run this fast? DELIVER “VOTE ROB FORD!” CAMPAIGN LITERATURE!

Fellow Conservatives! “WE SUPPORT ROB FORD!” buttons and bumper stickers on sale at:  http://tinyurl.com/bpv8sxm

I learned something creating this “War Room” video. Rob Ford’s “Respect Democracy” video and RespectDemocracy.ca website are not about respecting democracy any more than the “Friends of Hazel” are about “the best interests of the city”.

Ford/McCallionCrombie, Ezra Levant/Warren Kinsella, Nick Kouvalis/Rob Trewartha —all the ghastly same.

“Politics is a nasty, unpleasant, mean-spirited business, which is presumably why some of us are drawn to it. (Many of us are nasty, unpleasant, and mean-spirited people.)“

–Warren Kinsella, The War Room, p. 72.

Finally! Truth!

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

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