“Crack-tacular” is a play on “crap-tacular” which is a variation of “spectacular.”
Today has been a crack-tacular day in the city of Toronto.
It is really hard not to make jokes about mayor Rob Ford’s admission that he smokes crack.
But on the serious side…
This admission happened today at about 12:30pm. At about 5:00pm, Rob Ford told reporters that he would NOT be stepping down as mayor – despite the serious (i.e. criminal, ethical, etc) implications of his admission.
It is hard to believe that some people doubted the Toronto Star reporters who reported that they saw the now-infamous Rob Ford Smoking Crack with Drug Dealing Criminal Types (While Making Racist and Homophobic Remarks) video many months ago. Perhaps some Ford Nation people did…but it just seemed like the Star was way too good and ethical to make up something so scandalous and damaging. And they are.
However, I was very surprised that Rob Ford himself admitted today to smoking crack during “one of [his] drunken stupors.”
I just didn’t think he would ever come out and admit it. He also now admits that there IS in fact a video of him in the Toronto Police’s possession that is “not pretty.” I have no doubt that this is the same Rob Ford Smoking Crack with Drug Dealing Criminal Types (While Making Racist and Homophobic Remarks) video that he all along has denied the existence of.
Rob Ford has also attacked the Toronto Star and the media many times. He and his brother, Doug Ford, have called them things like “vultures” and “maggots” and have also compared the media to a “lynch mob.”
It is pretty clear to me that the mayor is a lying bully with a substance abuse problem and a serious alcohol addiction.
It is high time for Rob Ford to step down as mayor. It is time for the Rob Ford Show to air its last episode. The show ceased to be funny a long, long time ago.
- Mayor Rob Ford won’t resign after crack cocaine admission (globalnews.ca)
- Rob Ford vows to stay on as mayor, says he hid drug use from Doug Ford (news.nationalpost.com)