The Toronto mayor is in the news yet again for blowing off the Gay Pride Parade in the Big Smoke.
Um, like, uh, he does this every year eh? It's on Canada Day this year [may be every year; one thing I don't like about Pride is that there is not a fixed date like Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day...] and he ain't going.
Rosie DiManno in this morning's Toronto Star says that "Mayor Rob Ford's pass on Pride simply dumb." The WFDS says that it is not.
Look I know a gazillion people go to the parade but the only people at the parade that are going to be voting for Hizzoner come election day are the cops guarding the damn thing.
I realize that the chattering classes in Toronto think that they have this delightful and inclusive city that just wants to hug everyone. Well they don't. And the non huggers vote for Rob Ford. Y'all gotta keep in mind that Toronto is just Peterborough with bigger buildings.