Thursday, May 1, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Requiem for a Rob Ford

Posted By on Thu, May 1, 2014 at 10:03 AM


Bonnie Mager is back in contention for County Commissioner, vowing to defeat the man who unseated her. This time as an independent. Mary Lou Johnson plans to run as a Democrat. (SR)

The big Weddings-On-Green-Bluff debate continues this month. (SR)

Washington State University could be investigated by the feds for the way it handles sexual assault. (KREM)

Spokane Police wants citizens to suggest a "code of conduct" for Downtown Spokane. (KXLY)


The disturbing story of 200 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria continues, unresolved. (BBC) 

Income inequality has dramatically increased. But the life of the poor in the United States is still much better than it once was. (NYT)

Putin demands that Ukrainian troops stop invading Ukraine. (Washington Post)

Foursquare is breaking into two apps. So now you'll have to block two entirely different apps on Twitter. (The  Wire)


Yesterday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was caught on video making crass remarks about what precisely he wanted to do to his female opponent. And it wasn't "defeat her in a democratic contest." (Huffington Post)

Yesterday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was shown on yet another video, allegedly a sequel to his Mayor Smoking Crack smash hit. The Globe and Mail has the screencaps. (The Globe and Mail)

Yesterday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced he was taking a leave of absence to "get help." Please respect the privacy of the democratically elected leader of the largest city in Canada during this difficult time. (Toronto Sun)

Yesterday, Canadian tween idol Rob Ford ran into other Canadian tween idol Justin Bieber, witnesses say, whereupon Mr. Bieber inquired whether Mr. Ford had any crack cocaine on his person. This make Ford angry. Ford SMASH! (Toronto Star)

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