“Premier Ford will shepherd threw these changes in the next three weeks…”

“I’m equipped enough, I’m financed enough, and doggone it, gangsters fear me.”
Gangsters used to having their way in Toronto will soon find the Toronto Police are more financed and more equipped to do battle and stamp out their deadly activities.
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, Aug. 3, 2018.

And what else didn’t you hear on the campaign trail, Doug? Tibetan bell music, ancient Maori chants, singing fairies, gnu grunts?
“Premier Ford with this change is focused on Toronto, the GTA and on the Golden Horseshoe,” said the source. “He feels money is being wasted on politicians and not being spent on the needs of the cities and towns. He feels the more politicians there are, the harder it is to get things done and as a result slower growth occurs.” Ford has told me on numerous occasions that “everywhere I went in the province during the campaign I didn’t hear people demanding that we have more politicians.”
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, July 27, 2018.

And God knows, a shepherd throw is one of the most powerful moves a politician can make
Meanwhile Premier Ford was home in Etobicoke feeling positive about being on the eve of doing something he has wanted to do for a long time. “He’s been talking about this for a long time,” said someone close to him. “He’s now in a position to do it.” Ford has recalled the legislature in which his party holds a majority and he will shepherd threw [sic] these changes in the next three weeks by making these changes through the city of Toronto Act. When it passes it means, people who have registered as candidates are going to have to go back to the drawing board and reregister to try to seek an elected council seat within the 25 seat council.

Price of weasel kibble, water, diuretics, bedpans—adds up
Is the beer glass half full or half empty? Beer aficionados are excited to see which craft breweries take up the challenge to produce a beer for sale for just a buck. Beer snobs don’t seem ready to think outside of the bottle. Or can. That said, people on the street seem to like the idea of Premier Doug Ford’s buck a beer. Except, it seems, for some who brew it…. Popular Milton craft brewery Orange Snail Brewers would love to get in on the new market opportunities, but at first blush saya [sic] it won’t be easy.
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, Aug. 7, 2018.

So, you’re saying he wants to discourage those phony punitive consumption discouragements and encourage those discourgements that are genunely punitive?
Calling it a “challenge to breweries,” what Ford did Tuesday was more symbolic than it was an edict—in essence trying to cut out red tape and regulations and phony punitive consumption discouragements while giving the beer drinker a break too.

Oh, and ask Aunt Karla what time Sunday dinner is
It may have been the first time Toronto city council ever jumped on an issue with such haste. A provincial change to reduce the number wards from 47 to 25 garnered more outrage than did the Danforth shooter…. “You just don’t change the rules in the middle of the game,” chided Mayor John Tory, who accused Premier Doug Ford of “meddling” in the election…. Councillor Michael Ford agreed: “I stand firmly behind this decision.”
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, July 27, 2018.

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5 comments on ““Premier Ford will shepherd threw these changes in the next three weeks…”
  1. OJM says:

    Yep…’cause when you’re fighting vicious gangsters the thing you need most is a brand new Microsoft tablet.

  2. Forbes Kennedy says:

    The Worm takes a double lungful of Ford farts and is still standing!

  3. OJM says:

    Doug also didn’t hear any requests that he strip down to his birthday suit and shake his moneymaker…precisely the sort of thing, incidentally, brother Rob would have done without prompting.

  4. Nete Peedham says:

    Joe’s to Ford what Rachael Maddow was to Obama.

  5. Forbes Kennedy says:

    Shepherd “threw”?

    Guess the Worm is hooked on Ford farts and not on phonics.

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