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"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," Maes said.

 

http://www.denverpost.com/election2010/ci_15673894

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Not being a big fan of many UN programs myself, but I suspect Mr. Maes's motives aren't quite so pure.  Apparently, we should drive more cars and sit around more since that not what the Europeans do.  The statement that these concerns were raised after auto dealers got upset at the "weaning" comment makes the whole argument suspect to me.

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Bikes are bad, 'mmkay?   

 

If we don't use up all the gasoline we can, the little black UN helicopters will take all our fuel when they get here.

 

 

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The scary thing is candidates expounding crazy ideas like biking being a UN agenda secretly shoved down our throat might actually win office.  Paranoia is selling and reality seems like a non-issue.

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Cycling leads to low bone density, leavingyou too weak to fight when they take your freedoms. think about it.

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No reason to worry. The Republicans, and I'm one of them, have no chance of winning the govenorship this year. Their best hope, former Congressman Scott McInnes, was caught plagarizing the chief justice of state in a series of articles he was paid $300k for. He tried to pin it on his 82 year old research assistant, but the gentleman declined to accept responsibility. Maes makes a dumb statement like he did, and follows it up this morning in the Denver Post explaining that the group promoting the bike rental program is tied to a variety of UN programs, and it's all a slippery slope that leads to legal abortion and state dictated population control.

Into this fracass jumps everyone's favorite fringe former representative, Tom Tancredo, who threatens the State Republican Party, Maes, and McInnis that if they don't abdicate the primary and declare him to be the only candidate who can win, he will enter the race as the candidate of the American Constitution Party. He gave them until last Monday. True to his word, he entered the race on (pick one) Tuesday, Wednesday , or Thursday of last week.

This might not have been anything more than a source of amusement for the Republicans given the animosity towards the Democrats if they didn't have a strong candidate for Govenor, but they do. John Hickenlooper, the Mayor of Denver, will be the next Govenor.

Mike

Thankfully, we have other things to focus on in Colorado. The Quizno's Pro Challenge was announced yesterday as the return of Pro Cycling to Colorado. What an event yesterday was! Govenor Ritter, Lance Armstrong, and Davis Phinney (announced as the "defending Champ" of the Coors Classic) on the podium to announce the stage race. Boy, am I looking forward to this.
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The current crop of Republicans are such an embarassment to Colorado. Where do they find these kooks (at least they are entertaining)? Whatever happened to the traditional live and let live philosphy of the western conservative (that ironically have a lot in common with traditional liberalism)? It seems Republican politics out here are dominated by bible thumpers, conspiracy theorists, and social throwbacks. At least they don't want to alter science teaching to include the idiotic notion of intelligent design (re-packaged creationism) like Texas though.

I'm looking forward to Bicycle racing returning to Colorado. I live right near the old Morgul Bismarck route and would love to opportunity to watch a race there (even if I have to paint my bike red as might be required by the impending takeover led by a UN socialist dictatorship).

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Is that Sheriff outside of Boulder running on this platform too?

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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

Cycling leads to low bone density, leavingyou too weak to fight when they take your freedoms. think about it.


 

This is very true.   

 

Hard core cyclists?  Can't cycle the bolt on a .22 without their arms snapping like straws.

 

EDIT: In case that wasn't clear, we need to ban cycling and legalize full-auto  BOTH.   National Emergency, people.


Edited by comprex - 8/9/10 at 8:00am
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I always thought running a cyclist off the road was a redneck thing.  Now I realize it is a patriotic duty.

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The current crop of Republicans are such an embarassment to Colorado. Where do they find these kooks (at least they are entertaining)? Whatever happened to the traditional live and let live philosphy of the western conservative (that ironically have a lot in common with traditional liberalism)? It seems Republican politics out here are dominated by bible thumpers, conspiracy theorists, and social throwbacks. At least they don't want to alter science teaching to include the idiotic notion of intelligent design (re-packaged creationism) like Texas though.

I'm looking forward to Bicycle racing returning to Colorado. I live right near the old Morgul Bismarck route and would love to opportunity to watch a race there (even if I have to paint my bike red as might be required by the impending takeover led by a UN socialist dictatorship).

 

Republican have become more statist over the years, heck they might have always been statist.

 

Id vote for a liberal or conservative as long they were liberatanian, I will not vote for anyone with statist agendas.

 


 

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Id vote for a liberal or conservative as long they were liberatanian, I will not vote for anyone with statist agendas.


That's fantastic right up until the state needs to control huge mega corporations, at which point small states /fail/.   

 

Giant vs. Rhode Island & New Hampshire tag team  = Giant wins. 

Trek vs. Delaware =  close one, Trek wins.

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That's fantastic right up until the state needs to control huge mega corporations, at which point small states /fail/.   

 

Giant vs. Rhode Island & New Hampshire tag team  = Giant wins. 

Trek vs. Delaware =  close one, Trek wins.

 

I would say the biggest downfall to american small business is regulation, we are able to compete with huge corporations, up untill  we get bogged down by taxes, health care cost, redicoulous tax structure and complexity. The huge corporations have a huge advantage is having the resources to deal with everything. A smaller operations does not.

 

All business are crooked towards the government. With the large one it just affects much more people. If it wasnt for tax frauds being committed on a daily bias by every small business out there most of them wouldnt not exists. That is system that needs to fixed but its going to take a major shift in what the public thinks the government should be doing for them. Which is to protect life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Most of the current crop of acts and laws go well beyond the government's own definition of what the government's purpose should be purpose.

 

I dont think huge corperations to be reeled in at all, the problems arrise when they(or the people working for them) break already existing laws. More laws and regulations isnt needed just enforcement of what already exist is all thats need. In cases like Enron more people should be up on the 'outsider crazy" people, Like Mr. Grubman. Short sellers are a great indicator of who is not telling the truth before the law catches up to the company and its too late for the investors.

 

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^ deserves a serious reply, but isn't going to get one in this forum.

 

Mavic vs. Massachusetts = ???

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