Friday, September 03, 2010

Rob Ford in Quotes

In a recent interview with Examiner.com, former Etobicoke councillor Rob Ford fashioned himself a social liberal.

Here's his socially liberal opinions. I excluded the ones where he was drunk.

On different cultures:

  • Go to the Orient, go to Hong Kong. You want to see workaholics? Those Oriental people work like dogs... they sleep beside their machines. The Oriental people, they're slowly taking over... they're hard, hard workers.
  • Gino-boy [in reference to George Mammoliti].
On LGBT rights:

  • I don’t understand. No. 1, I don’t understand a transgender, I don’t understand, is it a guy dressed up like a girl or a girl dressed up like a guy? And we’re funding this for, I don’t know, what does it say here? We’re giving them $3,210?
  • If you’re not doing needles and you’re not gay, you won't get AIDS, probably.
On poverty:

  • People do not want government housing built in the city of Toronto. They want roads fixed, more police presence, but they don't want more government housing that will depreciate the value of their property.
  • This is an insult to my constituents to even think about having a homeless shelter in their ward. And you want me to have a public meeting to discuss this? Why don’t we have a public lynching?
On the sanctity of life:

  • I can't support bike lanes. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks. My heart bleeds when someone gets killed, but it's their own fault at the end of the day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Government housing is killing this city, slowly but surely. We do not need any more government housing. We should give them rent subsidies, but to build more and more and more and encourage more and more people that do not have a job, they are slowly killing the city," - 5 May 2005, National Post