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Friday, December 18, 2009

Small Town cosmopolitan


Cossy club: All races welcome, but no hats
The manager of a cosmopolitan club which refused entry to a turbaned Sikh has conceded that her club's name stands for inclusion of all races, but says it has to adhere to strict rules about hats. Karnail Singh was turned away from a function at Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club last week to recognise his service to the community, because of a policy of no hats. National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, himself a Sikh, said he would refer the matter to the Human Rights Commission. Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club manager Patricia Rangi yesterday admitted the definition of the word cosmopolitan "does mean all races" and that the club has a mix of races. However, "we are also strong on rules and regulations, and one of them is no hats".

My god this story is a joy isn’t it? Where does one begin? I am astounded at the outset that someone would even ask a Sikh to remove their turban to enter a place as misnamed as a ‘Cosmopolitan Club’. You can see what happened, dear little Patricia Rangi had a brainfart when she saw Singh and once she put her foot down couldn’t pull it back, her ‘no hats’ policy is the sort of bullshit excuse people who have been shamed cling to in the hope to justify their petty bigotry.

Hilarious stuff.

18 Comments:

At 18/12/09 8:30 am, Anonymous Franky said...

I know you'd love this story to have come out of rural Cantabury so you could real start laying on the redneck/inbred/racist slurs but surely, by anyone's definition Manurewa - a suburb of Manukau City - is not a small town.

 
At 18/12/09 9:51 am, Blogger Bomber said...

Yes, I think I was trying to make a play on the idea of small town cosmopolitan than singling Manurewa out specifically as small town cosmopolitan.

 
At 18/12/09 11:59 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it bigotry to require a certain standard of dress? The club has a mix of races so this totally negates your argument. Weak Bomber. Try again, this is a D grade as a post.

 
At 18/12/09 12:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What on earth does the word cosmopolitan have to do with it anyway? Um, surely even if it was called "Manurewa whities only" club it would still be a breach of human rights?

 
At 18/12/09 12:50 pm, Blogger Christian said...

Vicar deciding on whether to replace billboard
18/12/2009 6:36:02


The vicar of Auckland's St Matthew-in-the-City Church will decide today whether to replace a controversial billboard of Mary and Joseph after an angry protestor painted over it.


The poster depicts Mary and Joseph in bed with the caption ?Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow.?


The church says the billboard was designed to get people thinking about the Christmas story but critics claim it is unchristian. Opinion is also split within the Anglican Church and some in the leadership are disappointed about its insensitive nature.


Archdeacon Glynn Cardy says the billboard might be able to be salvaged if solvent removes the vandalism. He says humour is difficult because sometimes it is not to everyone's taste, but he says it is sad that somebody has chosen to use vandalism as a means of expressing their dissent.


YEAH BOMBA WOT'S WRONG WIF STIRRIN GOD'S PORRIDGE?

 
At 18/12/09 12:51 pm, Blogger Christian said...

PAPATOETOE'S GOT POOL TABLES!

 
At 18/12/09 12:52 pm, Blogger Christian said...

COSMOPOLITAIN?

keep diggin bumba

 
At 18/12/09 12:54 pm, Blogger Christian said...

Try again, this is a D grade as a post.

18/12/09 11:59 AM

IS DAT BETTA THAN A B PLUS FOR OBAMA

 
At 18/12/09 12:56 pm, Blogger Christian said...

The big boys swallow all the funding and everyone wonders why it's the same old faces and the same old shit on the same old channels WILLY JACKSON on maori t.v DE RIGEUER?

 
At 18/12/09 1:26 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who think wearing hats inside is rude, are brainwashed retards who have trouble basing their moral code on reason.

The issue has more to do with pointless authoritarianism than prejudice.

 
At 18/12/09 1:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's got nothing to do with race. A Sihk a wearing a turban is all to do with the stringent dress code imposed by his imaginary God. He'll also be shocked to learn that airport security will be taking away his kirpan before he hops on the plane.

 
At 18/12/09 2:09 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people see racism everywhere because it justifies THEIR hatred of others.

 
At 18/12/09 2:43 pm, Blogger JonL said...

I wouldn't exactly call a turban, a hat!

 
At 18/12/09 5:30 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh for fucks sake...

When in rome, do what the romans do!!

Simple!

 
At 19/12/09 1:03 pm, Blogger Christian said...

Or have we, as Ihimaera himself suggested, just arrived at a postmodern moment when intellectual theft is a chic form of experimentation? Would Maori think the same thing if, for example, I simply took something oral and ancestral, then put it into the main text of my work, as if I had originated it? I don’t think so.

Is it a case of double standards - the cultural double standards that bedevil New Zealand life. (Hone Harawira, loathing white people, but needing to go to the centre of white culture, Paris....)

 
At 19/12/09 4:50 pm, Blogger Christian said...

2 lies in the paper

80,000 foreign students divided by 2 1/2 billion not million equals $30,000 each in tuition fees.

120,000 twelve days of xmas equals ten grand each turnin a blind eye to taxi sikh's included 20,000 in auckland wif daggas in tow payin a coupla hundred a week in kick-backs not loose change for charity.

news a4 friday december 18th

 
At 20/12/09 5:14 pm, Anonymous Dan said...

Interesting story. Sikhs get a lot of lee-way with their customs but they are in NZ and if they kick up too much of a stink they'll just earn a bad rep for being too religious.

Will be interesting to see how this plays out though. I'm backing the Cozie club because no-one forced these sikhs to attend the club THAT HAS AN ESTABLISHED DRESS CODE

Lifty whingers - 0
Righty tighties - 1

 
At 20/12/09 7:52 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

Ummmmmmm, Dan, you DO realize that the event was actually for Karnail Singh right?

 

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