Toronto: Gem of the Third World

psychedelicbicycledayTORONTO – The usual suspects have hounded Sen. Nicole Eaton off Twitter. She dared to bitch about bike lanes and mused that Toronto is a Third World city.

“Thanks for the perspective from above, Senator Eaton,” sniffed Torontoist, favourite website of the city’s effete elites. Internet derision rained upon her.

The senator deleted her Twitter account.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    There is a city councillor in Winnipeg who is a part of the bicycult.
    She advocated for lowering the speed limit to 30 kmh everywhere inside the city.

    • It’s been suggested here as well.

    • Alain

      In the main area of the closest city to me it was lowered to 40 kmh from 50 kmh. That is in the lower mainland of BC. They also have bike lanes and yet I have never seen them used. Mind you, most streets are very hilly with steep inclines, so I can understand this is not a cyclist heaven.

  • FactsWillOut

    People who can actually ride a bike don’t need bike lanes. Look at bicycle couriers.
    Bike lanes are just a form of money-grab.

    • canminuteman

      They also go faster than 30 km/h.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “Delete your account!”

  • Brett_McS

    Another one for gab!

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Toronto is becoming third world because prior to the recession Ontario had much more manufacturing and consumer spending than now even with a Liberal government.

    As someone that did research on youth unemployment for my thesis, I came up results which did show areas such as Kingston, Peterborough, London, Guelph, Sudbury, Toronto and Hamilton being the most hard hit places by the financial crisis, yet no one wants to talk about the outsourcing, the free trade connected with the outsourcing, the unwillingness of anyone to pressure our politicians about what they have done, and people still claim that free markets are somehow good for us, and we need to take that sort of nonsense on a daily basis. Remember, we are led to believe that free markets means property rights and free trade and lower regulations and deregulation. If that is true, then we are not pushing towards communism as the right wing likes to claim. We are in fact always on economic policy moving towards what is called libertarianism because of free trade, lower business taxes and regulations being gotten rid of.

    I actually believe we should never have sold out to big business and corporations and free trade and globalization. This is because these phenomenons are all connected because systems along the way have had to adapt to the changes.

    Whether or not this phenomenon is Liberal, PC/Conservative or NDP, the results are the same in the end. We need nationalism mixed with protectionism to fix what is left of capitalism.

    So Toronto is a third world city moreso because of corporate capitalism rather than complaining about bike lanes which are just trying to alter city streets which has no bearing on the system we are in.

    • Daviddowntown

      I direct your attention to Mrs. Obama’s 1985 thesis at Princeton University. Its title (rather limited in scope, given the author and the campus) is “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.” To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be “read” at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn’t written in any known language. Anyway, at quite an early stage in the text, Michelle Obama announces that she’s much influenced by the definition of black “separationism” offered by Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton in their 1967 screed Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America.

      Brings to mind the gibberish you post here. When your not slandering Jews your expounding on subjects which you have no discernible knowledge.

      • Clink9

        I give it about a Grade 9 level?

      • Justin St.Denis

        Wow, are you ever polite under duress! I am impressed. 😉