Wednesday, August 04, 2010

This is really impressive ...

But not in a good way.

This was in today's New York Times. Bicycles. World government control of Denver. Riiiiiight.

Dan Maes is the front runner for the Republican nomination for the Colorado's governor race. He suggests the likely Democratic nominee (Denver's Mayor John Hickenlooper) "is bringing the city under United Nations control by promoting bike riding and other sustainability measures." (quote from the NYTimes, paraphrasing Maes). That is because Denver joined the "International Council for Local Environmental Initiaives" (in 1992, Hickenlooper was elected in 2003). So Hickenlooper put 400 red bikes around the city of Denver to rent. Red bikes. Commie.

Did I mention the NYTImes describes Maes as "a Tea Party Favorite". He says -
"“At first, I thought, ‘Gosh, public transportation, what’s wrong with that, and what’s wrong with people parking their cars and riding their bikes? And what’s wrong with incentives for green cars?’ But if you do your homework and research, you realize ICLEI is part of a greater strategy to rein in American cities under a United Nations treaty,” Mr. Maes said of the organization, which was established in 1990 during a conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York."

And then he says "He added: “This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms.”"

res ipsa loquitur. I hope Coloradans understand english.

On another hand, it falls to Bernie Sanders (the actual socialist) to argue for a compromise on the estate tax. Republicans want to eliminate it (despite their hysterics about the deficit and debt), and the Democrats do not want to offend wealthy donors. We live in interesting times politically.

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