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A National Embarrassment
The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 16, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Posted on 06/16/2011 7:37:55 AM PDT by Leigh Patrick Sullivan

The usual gang of idiots were there, mostly males in their teens and twenties. But watching (alleged) grown men in their 30's and even their 40's stuffing shirts into the gas tanks of cars and lighting them up before flipping them over, or smashing store front windows, or smashing each other, is something I just cannot understand.

I'm sure their wives and children are proud this morning.

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TOPICS: Local News; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; canada; hockey; riot; thugs; vancouver

1 posted on 06/16/2011 7:38:01 AM PDT by Leigh Patrick Sullivan
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Why not just post it here?

2 posted on 06/16/2011 7:40:54 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

They need more nfl francises in Kanuckistan. European Futbol is useless.


3 posted on 06/16/2011 7:41:50 AM PDT by x_plus_one (fiqh al aqalliyyat: flood the zone and win big.)
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One million dollars in property damage and ONE BILLION DOLLARS in bad publicity for the city of Vancouver, British Columbia.
4 posted on 06/16/2011 7:46:24 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: humblegunner

It’s called blogpimping.

METRIC blobpimping, the worst sort!

A National Embarrassment
Posted by Leigh Patrick Sullivan / 7:32 AM /
What a disgrace.

Before the final whistle had even blown and the silverware passed around, it had started. Alleged ‘fans’ of the Vancouver Canucks, afflicted with a combination of disappointment and alcohol, poured out of the bars and into the streets of the West Coast city en masse.

Windows were smashed, cars were turned over and set ablaze. Police responded with amazing restraint, slowly moving the crowd apart using strength in numbers and a few well-placed canisters of tear gas. Fires broke out everywhere as the nation, and the world, witnessed the idiocy. Imagine how bad it could have been had the Canucks been victorious.

Unfortunately, the post-game Vancouver riot does not come as a shock. A similar incident happened the last time their team made it to the final in 1994. It’s clear that the city’s citizens weren’t embarrassed enough not to repeat the spectacle.

The only thing I saw that caused any sort of surprise on my part was when I viewed some video footage of the melee. The usual gang of idiots were there, mostly males in their teens and twenties. But watching (alleged) grown men in their 30’s and even their 40’s stuffing shirts into the gas tanks of cars and lighting them up before flipping them over, or smashing store front windows, or smashing each other, is something I just cannot understand.

I’m sure their wives and children are proud this morning.

Vancouver has now become known for these incidents of idiocy. The Edmonton Oilers made it to the final in 2006, the Calgary Flames in 2004. Like the Canucks, both teams lost in game 7. Unlike Vancouver, however, there were no riots or hooliganism in either of the Canadian cities.

Calgary’s ‘Red Mile’ became known as the go-to spot for Flames fans during the playoffs that year, and the most controversial issue to arise was the fad of women flashing the crowd. Not exactly vandalism.

The immensely positive image the world had of the city after hosting the remarkable Winter Olympics last year has been erased. The actions of a few have disrespected the majority of their fellow citizens of the city, the province of British Columbia, and Canadian hockey fans everywhere. They disrespected the members of their own team.

Vancouverites had expected the rest of the nation to jump onto the Canuck bandwagon, and then they set the bandwagon on fire.

The team itself is talented and it is conceivable they could return to the finals next year. For the sake of the city and the image of the nation, I certainly hope not.


5 posted on 06/16/2011 7:51:20 AM PDT by rogue yam
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“I’m sure their wives and children are proud this morning.”

Saw a teeshirt: My daddy rioted and looted, but all I got was this lousy teeshirt.


6 posted on 06/16/2011 7:52:35 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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Thanks for posting. Nothing worse than having to click on a blog pimp’s link...


7 posted on 06/16/2011 7:53:47 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Anyone who commits random arson should be locked up for the rest of their lives.


8 posted on 06/16/2011 7:54:53 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax cut constitutes "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should count as a "desposit.")
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Those $^#$! n-gg-rs ruin everything!

Oh...wait.


9 posted on 06/16/2011 7:55:18 AM PDT by I Shall Endure
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I clicked on this thread thinking it was talking about Obama.


10 posted on 06/16/2011 8:03:44 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Financial Repression.......it answers a lot of questions.....read about it on FinancialSense.com.)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

There is a short video out there of one of the idiot rioters stepping out from behind a shield to throw something just as a police flashbang smacks into his crotch, bounces off and detonates about 9 inches from his junk.

Karma can be a bitch.


11 posted on 06/16/2011 8:04:06 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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There ARE lots of videos and stills. Plenty to ID the perps. At the very least embarrass the heck out of them.

No, I hope they prosecute them

12 posted on 06/16/2011 12:27:46 PM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animals usually are found next to the rice on my plate.)
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