Mayor Rob Ford Fires Chief of Staff… And Other News

Rob Ford on Crack

Crack smoking, food guzzling Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has fired his chief of staff amid allegations that he was caught smoking crack cocaine on video.

According to the Post, Mark Towhey gave the Mayor Rob Ford three options last Friday,: fight the accusations — and lose, resign or go away and get help for his “problem.” Towhey failed to include the most popular option: fire your Chief of Staff and refuse to speak about the drug video.

Meanwhile, Mayor Ford’s own executive committee released a statement Friday afternoon urging him to directly address the crack allegations. “The allegations need to be addressed openly and transparently,” the letter reads. “We are encouraging the Mayor to address this matter so that we can continue to focus on serving the people of Toronto.” Your move Rob Ford. The National Post

UPDATE: Rob Ford speaks! 

“I do not use crack cocaine,” Ford told a jam-packed news conference at Toronto City Hall. “Nor am I an addict of crack cocaine.” Ford went on to say he could not comment on a video “that I have never seen or does not exist.” The Mayor then left the room and refused to answer any questions.

Obama - No Sexual Assault in NavyFemale soldiers are now more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed in combat. WHaaaat??! With this in mind, President Obama has urged the navy to stop sexual assaults. In a commencement address at the US Naval Acadamy, Obama warned that the sexual-assault problem in the military must be addressed immediately. “Those who commit sexual assault are not only committing a crime, they threaten the trust and discipline that makes our military strong,” Obama said. Earlier this month, the Pentagon released a report revealing that as many as 26,000 service members may have been sexually assaulted in 2012 and unreported sexual assaults are expected to increase in 2013. Yikes, maybe female soldiers should buy some rape insurance before enlisting… USA Today

Bad BurnHappy “Don’t Fry Day”! Just in time for Memorial Day tanning, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated May 24, 2013 as “Don’t Fry Day”. The day is designed to encourage women to use sunscreen before baking in the sun.

  • FACT 1: Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
  • FACT 2: Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer for young adults 15-29 years old.
  • FACT 3: It is estimated that one American dies every hour from skin cancer.
  • FACT 4: The American Cancer Society estimates that 12,650 people will die  from skin cancer in 2013, mostly due to malignant melanoma, which is among the fastest rising cancers in the U.S.

Know any retarded 16 year olds who like to bake in the sun? Send this video to them. Washington Post

Picnic on an IcebergWhy not to have a picnic on an iceberg: the iceberg may drift into the ocean… Four American tourists learned this lesson the hard way after their picnic spot in the Fjallsárlón glacial lagoon in East Iceland began to detach and drift away from the shore. The tourists were later rescued from the piece of ice after one managed to jump to shore and call for help. According to the rescue team, the group had set up a table and chairs with the plan of eating dinner when a gust of wind suddenly pushed the ice away from land, leaving them stranded about 10 meters from the shore. “When we arrived it was quite comical to see them sitting on chairs and with a table on an iceberg … Yes the dinner was over,” one rescue worker said. Iceland Review

Amanda Bynes and a Gross WigAmanda Bynes noooooo! The troubled Disney trainwreck was arrested last night after smoking weed in the hallway and then throwing a bong (Bynes claims it was a “vase”) out the window of her 36th floor apartment. Her mugshot showed her with a bald Britney circa 2007 look but Bynes showed up in court the next day in what has to be the worst wig ever created. If you want a judge to believe you are sane, do not wear this 99-cent wig in public. The judge however wasn’t fazed by the wig and released her after warning that she will be arrested again if she doesn’t show up to her court hearing in July. The Daily Beast

Jersey Shore Meets Jersey WhaleDoes Chris Christie hate Snooki? Snooki seems to think so. And why not? Everyone else hates her. Governor Chris Christie and the female cast of Jersey Shore has an awkward run-in on the Seaside Heights boardwalk after taping separate segments for the “Today” show. In the Jersey shore meets Jersey whale video, Snooki appears repulsed when the Governor leans in super close to talk to her right after she complained he was standing too close. After the meeting, Snook tweeted a photo of the encounter and wrote, “Getting told why we are bad for jersey. Amazing.” TMZ

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