Can’t really add anything.
Carroll told Metro Sotiropoulos’s tweets were “quite shocking,” but said she believes they were sparked by the mayor’s recent comments opposing the rainbow flag at City Hall.
“It’s unleashed something that’s enabled people and it’s unfortunate that one of those people is a school trustee, given their role in building a fair and inclusive society,” she said.
Yep. Dipshit brothers are enabling other bottom-feeders. Shocking, I know.
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Yo, Charles McVety? Stick this in your pipe. Homophobic asshole.
Problem: when the “biggest achievement” that you cite in three years as a councillor is that you donated some cash, then you are not particularly good at your job. Because you are not elected to dispense donations from your personal wealth, but to tackle systematic issues with the tools of policy and persuasion available to you via your office.
That cynical so-and-so David Hains puts the lie to Doug’s greatest achievement in public service. More from the biased liberal media! War on the Car! A Billion Dollars, Folks!
Ed’s got a point.
In response, I’d suggest this (from a comment on the original link):
As usual, Ed, you’re right. Somewhere in what passes for his brain, there was probably some form of calculation behind this morning’s hissyfit. And you’re also right in pointing out that it’s not right to give the putative mayor a pass on his ignorance and homophobia by just shrugging it off. And you also make a good point, and one that hadn’t occurred to me, when you argue that the continuing debate over this is, in itself, demeaning and insulting to our LGBT friends.
But it’s not being ignored or shrugged off. Anyone with more than a couple of brain cells has already rebuked him and then pushed him back into the irrelevance from which he’s desperately trying to escape. I just wonder what else is going on, since it’s so clearly a manufactured controversy. Clumsy misdirection isn’t his strong point either.
There’s a fundamental divide at work here, pitting one side who sees through their proverbial windshield any imposition on the right to drive as a deviation from the norm, against those of us who’ve come to the realization that prioritizing private auto use above all other modes of transport is harmful to healthy city building.
Some great War on the Car stuff from our good friend @cityslikr.
In a very real sense, social optimization has replaced what used to be called search-engine optimization or SEO, and that means Facebook has replaced — or is close to replacing — Google as the subject of online publishers’ fevered hopes and dreams.
The biggest problem with this state of affairs, of course, is that publishers are just exchanging one master for another. In the end, they are just as subject to the whims and vagaries of Facebook and its changing algorithms as they were to Google — both are giant, proprietary platforms who ultimately have their own interests at heart, as much as they talk about how they benefit humanity.
Necessary reading from Mathew Ingram. (Disclosure: Mathew used to be a colleague of mine. Doesn’t make his stuff any less important.)
The whole bread and circuses thing. Go team. Rah rah. Sprots.