Folks, I sometimes think I'm losing my mind!
Just to show you how one sided all this politically correct bullshit is ……., they held a big (free) bar-b-que for about 15,000 Rob Ford supporters on the weekend and a bunch of malcontents and agitators from the LGBT community showed up to protest Rob Ford’s alleged dislike, or at least indifference, to the gay manifesto!
Nobody thought twice about them disrupting an otherwise nice get-together by Ford supporters, but when someone started giving THEM a hard time for even being there, they went running to the media (The Star and the CBC) and claimed discrimination and hate speech, etc. etc.
Naturally all the Liberal Left Wing media jumped right on it!
The end result was that both Doug and Rob Ford had to issue an apology …………………………………….., AND WE HAVE NO IDEA WHY!
Ford fans got into verbal confrontations with protesters at the annual festival at a park in the city’s east end. At one point, a few Ford fans grabbed the protesters’ signs, tore them up, threw them on the ground and stamped on them. An LGBT rights supporter also claimed to have been assaulted.
Ford said he didn’t personally see the commotion because he was in a tent meeting with his supporters, but he still apologized for what happened.
“It’s terrible things like that happen,” he said in an interview on Saturday with CP24 while attending the Taste of Toronto food festival. “I apologize and we have to move on.”
He also thanked Ford Fest supporters, saying the event drew more than 1,500 people.
His brother and city Councillor Doug Ford also apologized for the clash, calling it “unfortunate.”
On Friday, about six demonstrators protesting what they called Ford’s homophobia turned up at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough, holding signs that called for the mayor’s departure from office.
“He needs to be held accountable,” said Poe Liberado, who faced loud jeers from Ford fans.
(Ford drew heat from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community recently after he remained seated while city council gave a standing ovation to organizers.)
He didn’t answer questions from reporters about why he didn’t stand up, but said he’s not homophobic.
“He’s a disgrace,” said protester Kevin Speight. “He’s embarrassing our city.”
The mayor’s supporters, however, weren’t pleased with the anti-Ford sentiment, and number of individuals got into verbal confrontations with the protesters.
“Go home,” they yelled. “This is Ford Nation!”
Horse incident
The man who claimed he was assaulted declined to press charges, according to Toronto police.
The man was escorted away from the park to prevent further issues and he left willingly, said Staff Sgt. Tony Forchione.
About 15 to 20 police officers, including five paid duty officers, were at the event, he said.
City officials approved a permit for the party despite concerns from Ford opponents that it is a campaign event that violates municipal rules banning campaigning in public parks.
City spokesperson Jackie DeSouza told CBC News after Ford Fest that there were no violations of the conditions of the park permit, such as putting up election signs or distributing campaign materials.
Meanwhile, Mayoral candidate Sarah Thompson arrived at Ford Fest on a horse. She had arrived at city hall by horse and carriage in March when filling out nomination papers.
Thompson was asked to remove the horse from the park because it was in violation of city bylaws, DeSouza said.
“She complied as soon as she was warned,” DeSouza told CBC News.
Bylaw staff will discuss the horse incident with senior staff to determine if Thomson will be fined, DeSouza said.

An LGBT rights supporter says he was assaulted at Ford Fest after some in the crowd began jeering at the activists. Rob Ford has apologized for the confrontations a day after his annual festival. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press

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