Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Comrade Mammoliti

This is the sort of thing that makes me want to cry for GTA politics:

Tips for people who want to join Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti’s new Facebook group: Don’t wear a Che Guevara shirt in your profile picture. Don’t list Das Kapital as one of your Favourite Books. Do, perhaps, consider listing Joseph McCarthy as one of the People Who Inspire You.

Don Cherry went after “pinkos” at Mayor Rob Ford’s inauguration. Now Mammoliti, the conservative and controversy-courting Ford ally, is going after people he sees as reds. To get his approval to join the group he started Monday — “Save the City..Support the Ford Administration” — you must not emit the sour odour of “communism,” he said Tuesday.

“I’m really sick and tired of hearing from the communists in this city,” he said in an interview. “I don’t want anything to do with them. I don’t want to listen to them. I don’t want to listen to their griping and their whining. I want to listen to people who are clearly working for a living, and wanting their tax dollars to be used in a particular way. I’m clearly trying to wean out the typical communist thinker who will be doing nothing but whining.”
Aside from the bolded part being horribly arrogant for a city councillor to say (I'll listen to how you want your tax dollars spent if they agree with how I want them spent), it's probably the stupidest thing Mammoliti, a former NDP MPP, has said yet - and he's said a lot of stupid things. The man is a treasure trove of idiocy.

$10 to the first person who can get themselves added to Mammoliti's Facebook page wearing a Guevara t-shirt.

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