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F**k The Heck? Vancouver Closed Liquor Stores Early Prior To Canada-U.S. Hockey Game

Blasphemy! Do these look like the kind of people who cannot handle their liquor? For crying out loud, they are performing a group sobriety test! Do you know how hard that is to do and pass? Well, do you?

Via The Philadelphia Inquirer:

With a crowd anticipated at perhaps 200,000 roaming the city’s streets, some of them fans of the archrival Americans, officials here ordered downtown beer and liquor stores to close early.

They had done the same on Saturday night when the hordes drawn here by the Olympics and the unseasonably warm weather made passage impossible on some sidewalks and clogged most available transportation options.

“Due to an unprecedented number of intoxicated people, we must do what we can to ensure the Games are safe for everyone,” said a statement from British Columbia’s liquor-licensing agency. “We’re taking a measured approach.”

Measured approach my ass! This so-called liquor licensing agency can just step in and impose its will on the good people of Vancouver without some sort of revolt?

What happened to you, Canada? You used to be cool. You used to stand for something, man.

You know what? I can’t even bring myself to write about this sad story.

Shame on you, Canada. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.

Beer sales stopped in Vancouver [The Philadelphia Inquirer]