April 25, 2016

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi caught on video calling Uber 'dicks', suggests the city had sex offenders infiltrate company

StaffRebel Columnist

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi showed his true colours in a video in which he not only called the CEO of Uber a 'dick', but suggested that the city had sex offenders and criminals infiltrate the company.

The video, which emerged Friday, was recorded during a Lyft rideshare in Boston with the live-streaming app Periscope.

Nenshi, who was unaware he was being recorded, told the driver, “We’re no fools, so we sent people to sign up to be Uber drivers to see if they could get through the background check.”

“How we found registered sex offenders, I don’t want to know, and people with convictions for violent crimes, I don’t want to know why we know those people. I just don’t want to know, nobody will even tell me and I don’t want to know, but they all made it through Uber’s theoretical background screening,” he continued.

In addition, Nenshi insulted Uber, calling its employees 'the worst people in the world'.

“Uber, there's no polite way of saying this, have a brilliant business model, and are dicks,” he said.

After a short exchange with the Lyft driver, he added, “They are honestly the worst people in the world to deal with. I have never dealt with people like this before.”

Uber spokesman Jean-Christophe de Le Rue was disappointed when he heard of Nenshi's comments.

“It’s disappointing to see Mayor Nenshi stoop to name calling and questionable tactics,” he said. “We hope this can give way to a more constructive conversation that benefits the riders and drivers of Calgary.”

In addition to insulting Uber, Nenshi shared some of his thoughts on Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, calling him 'scary'.

Nenshi also called Obama a 'remarkable president' who 'never had one scandal'.

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commented 2016-04-27 16:21:11 -0400
Nenshi in Boston was probably feeling his “oats”, sitting next to a cute Lyft driver, whom he likely fancied in a romantic fashion, thereby spilling his vitriol about Uber in an attempt to impress and woo this employee. Unfortunately, for Nenshi, this driver obviously did not reciprocate the “lovey-dovey” feelings, broadcasting the whole episode for all the world to see. In addition, just look at the facial expressions of Nenshi’s handler in the back seat, probably wondering “what the hell????”.
commented 2016-04-27 10:19:28 -0400
No amount of spin can extricate this goon from his narrative. Humpthy Dumphty had a great fall…..
commented 2016-04-26 17:40:41 -0400
Nenshi is no Mensch
commented 2016-04-26 17:37:15 -0400
Ok – I’m halfway through the first video and so far … sorry to say … I’m on board with everything he’s saying. Can’t stand Nenshi but on this issue, he’s on point. If I’m hearing right, they actually put the screening process to a legitimate test and it FAILED. Hmmm… he says the uber guys are dicks because they want to operate completely unregulated and without paying fees like Taxis do (and they are taxis – no more no less) and they will not budge. Yeah… that would make them dicks alright. I’ll keep watching.
commented 2016-04-26 08:02:24 -0400
We all know where this POS.is from.
commented 2016-04-26 02:21:55 -0400
Well done idiot, but of course the media will give you a free pass, if Ralph did this they would scream bloody murder.
commented 2016-04-26 01:59:08 -0400
PRAYER TO WIKILEAKS!! Please crack the organizational charts of these Turd’s blood relatives and inlaws who are monopolizing this industrym and their connections to this Yuge goof!
commented 2016-04-25 20:52:05 -0400
In 2010, 91,000 voters didn’t want to vote for Ric McIver because he was too fiscally conservative or because he wasn’t, you know, “smiley-face” enough. So they voted for the TV anchor chick instead. Otherwise Nenshi would still be shlepping around Mount Royal in a scraggly old corduroy sport jacket. Here’s a question for those 91,000 voters: look at your tax bill, how’s that workin’ out for ya?
commented 2016-04-25 20:42:08 -0400
Who the hell in Calgary elects a a gay man as mayor?
commented 2016-04-25 20:34:17 -0400
The mayor of Calgary is gay?
commented 2016-04-25 20:23:19 -0400
Uber are dicks, but for different reasons. Didn’t they start paying their drivers less, and keep going forward with that surge pricing bullshit?
commented 2016-04-25 18:30:37 -0400
He’s such a big guy , but he’s so small
Most cities a loony left - they have a formula
Stay in the pool and get more molested
commented 2016-04-25 18:15:39 -0400
There’s the real bully nenshi we all despise!!!!!!
commented 2016-04-25 17:46:30 -0400
I never voted for him and never will. I can’t believe that he was reelected, but then I can’t believe he won the first time around. I think Nenshi will be getting the boot this time, as long as people get out and vote. That bike path alone should get him kicked to the curb!
commented 2016-04-25 17:12:37 -0400
What the hell is Calgary’s problem anyway?
Why would anyone vote for this P.O.S.
commented 2016-04-25 15:44:03 -0400
I think we should pay him to shut his yap! Nenshi is his own rock star.
commented 2016-04-25 14:40:58 -0400
All through this he did not notice that he was on camera?
commented 2016-04-25 14:25:42 -0400
Nice Nenshi," “We” should all be in private as we are in public and the city administration are the ones to blame for the Uber scam. This mayor never takes personal blame for anything but always deflects the problem to someone else.
commented 2016-04-25 14:24:13 -0400
Too bad he didn’t ask him if he knew Ezra! That would of been interesting.
commented 2016-04-25 14:20:59 -0400

hmmm…that took like …0.2 seconds

Notice how Nenshi admits to infiltrating Uber so casually …typical leftwing fascist at work …no wonder he sees no scandals in the obama administration
commented 2016-04-25 13:27:06 -0400
I too would like to know who he’s referring to as “we!”
commented 2016-04-25 13:26:17 -0400
I’m glad there’s a municipal election next year. Barney needs to be removed from office. Let’s hope that we finally get rid of him once and for all.
commented 2016-04-25 12:40:01 -0400
“We’re no fools, so we sent people…" Stop right there, Barney. Who exactly are “we?”
commented 2016-04-25 12:32:56 -0400
No scandals. Really!
commented 2016-04-25 12:19:32 -0400
What a smug little commie A-hole – his entire decision process, both personal and business is predicated on political dogmatism. What a “little dick”.
commented 2016-04-25 12:18:05 -0400
You forgot to mention Nenshi’s statement and love for Bernie Sanders. Calgary should have had a snoot full of this tax and spend thrift muzloid communist. Give him the boot before this cancer of a politician ruins Calgary.
commented 2016-04-25 12:12:39 -0400
Nenshi is just another marxist, force feeding a big union, big government, big taxes agenda on stupid Albertans – you get what you deserve folks – you chose this fat slob!!!
commented 2016-04-25 12:08:42 -0400
President Obama never had one scandal? What dimension does this clown inhabit?