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Old 11-19-2022, 12:29 AM   #1061
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For such a sudden change (and a positive one if it's sincere) it sure makes me wonder if he is setting up for another run at mayor. Gondek isn't exactly popular and we've had a progressive mayor for 4 terms in a row now (I think?) so the timing might be right if he feels the city is restless for a change.
That's why I'm thinking he could run to replace Chu. Get back on council and show everyone he has changed.

Although, looking at last year's election, he didn't do very well against Gondek in Ward 4, so it could backfire on him to run there and get beaten badly by Kelly.
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Old 11-19-2022, 12:30 AM   #1062
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He's posted on Reddit a few times and it's still same old Jeromy
Yeah, he may be able to keep up this "I hiked, I'm changed!" bull#### for a while, but the weasel will come out of him eventually. This is all PR.
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Old 11-19-2022, 07:38 AM   #1063
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I have a hard time seeing him back in politics, but if he does, definitely not back to the city.

Instead I could see him running for a patronage appointment, err, I mean federal go'vt riding in Calgary.

But I don't know, PR stunt or not, not sure how receptive the conservative market is to him right now.
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Old 11-19-2022, 07:52 AM   #1064
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He's posted on Reddit a few times and it's still same old Jeromy
Would love to see some examples of this, but I have no idea where to look.
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Old 11-19-2022, 09:28 AM   #1065
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Old 11-19-2022, 09:37 AM   #1066
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Sure, let me just search for "Jeromy Farkas hypocrite like typing"
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Sure, let me just search for "Jeromy Farkas hypocrite like typing"
You jest, but I wanted to try it. So I went to the Calgary reddit, typed 'Farkas' into the search, and got a bunch of things he'd posted, which gave his handle. Clicked that, and could look at anything he's posted there.

The guy posts a lot.
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Old 11-19-2022, 12:01 PM   #1068
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You jest, but I wanted to try it. So I went to the Calgary reddit, typed 'Farkas' into the search, and got a bunch of things he'd posted, which gave his handle. Clicked that, and could look at anything he's posted there.

The guy posts a lot.
Does he? I see like half a dozen maybe over the last couple of months.
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Old 11-19-2022, 12:26 PM   #1069
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Does he? I see like half a dozen maybe over the last couple of months.
I guess it's perspective. The stuff from his hike forward goes back 4 search pages, which seemed like a lot, but I didn't bother looking at the time stamps, which is about a year.

Seems like a lot? But I guess it depends on how much the average user of reddit posts.
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Old 11-19-2022, 02:04 PM   #1070
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Calgary Heritage Federally, would be my bet.
I think this makes sense for him. Super safe riding, part of his old ward and Bob Benzen is retiring.
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I guess it's perspective. The stuff from his hike forward goes back 4 search pages, which seemed like a lot, but I didn't bother looking at the time stamps, which is about a year.

Seems like a lot? But I guess it depends on how much the average user of reddit posts.
Not sure what you are looking at, but here is his post history, he has like 8 or 9 short comments since his hike, not really much: https://www.reddit.com/user/JeromyYYC/

Note that reddit post history includes some "context". His actual comments are the grey hilighted parts.

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Would love to see some examples of this, but I have no idea where to look.
https://www.reddit.com/user/JeromyYYC/

That's his username, can scroll through his posts.
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Old 11-19-2022, 06:05 PM   #1073
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So what are the odds that Chu actually resigns rather than gets removed by the province first?
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So what are the odds that Chu actually resigns rather than gets removed by the province first?
Zero, if he hasn't already resigned why do it now? He doesn't really have to do anything as he's been removed from all the committees but he can still collect a pretty good pay cheque. Integrity and morality don't seem to matter so it makes sense for him to hang on as long as possible.
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https://www.reddit.com/user/JeromyYYC/

That's his username, can scroll through his posts.
Looks like he's deleted quite a bit. He went on several rants about bike lanes and transit and was arguing with people a lot. Right when he got back from his hike
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Zero, if he hasn't already resigned why do it now? He doesn't really have to do anything as he's been removed from all the committees but he can still collect a pretty good pay cheque. Integrity and morality don't seem to matter so it makes sense for him to hang on as long as possible.

Iíd have to imagine the calls for him to resign have to be weighing on him somewhat, like, has his family completely disowned him and not talking any sense into him?

I guess I agree though, there is no upside from his pov to resigning, except to maybe be less in the media spotlight and to give his family a rest from the embarrassment.
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Iíd have to imagine the calls for him to resign have to be weighing on him somewhat, like, has his family completely disowned him and not talking any sense into him?

I guess I agree though, there is no upside from his pov to resigning, except to maybe be less in the media spotlight and to give his family a rest from the embarrassment.
Itís pretty clear his political career is over. Resigning just costs him money.
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Old 11-20-2022, 08:37 PM   #1078
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Reformed indeed.

https://twitter.com/user/status/1594450896641228801
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His reply is fair:

https://twitter.com/user/status/1594504433869660160

Maybe itís worth hearing what he actually says at a venue like that? He didnít write the blurb after all.

I donít expected a ďreformedĒ Farkas to be a socialist Farkas, I expect him to hold the same core beliefs and political position he held previously but actually try to work with others and not be a completely disruptive dink. I think itís fair to give him a chance to prove he could be that, and I donít know what good ragging on him for still being a conservative is going to do.

If we want conservatives to stay away from populism and actually hold reasonable positions that appeal to more than the fringe (which in turn benefits us all) we actually need to give them a chance to do that.
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Alberta Proud doesn't give me hope the narrative is balanced. And Farkas should probably know that.
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