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When Sue Lowden suggested Chickens for Checkups we all laughed. It was good fun.
However, the front-runner for the Republican nomination in the Colorado governor’s race has taken this to a whole ‘nuther level.
“This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed,” Dan Maes, a Tea Party favorite, told supporters at a recent campaign rally, according to The Denver Post.
Questioned by a Post reporter, Mr. Maes said that his comments referred to Denver’s membership in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, a coalition of roughly 1,200 member cities from nearly 70 countries that was founded to promote sustainable development.
Mr. Hickenlooper’s signature bicycling initiative is called B-Cycle, and provides about 400 red bicycles for rent around the city.
“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.
He added: “This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms.”
Mr. Maes, who has been endorsed by Tea Party groups in the state, surged to front-runner status in the Republican primary after his opponent, Scott McInnis, admitted to multiple instances of plagiarism in research articles for which he was paid $300,000.
In the aftermath of the revelations, Mr. McInnis tumbled badly in the polls and Mr. Maes pulled narrowly ahead.
Those of us who have been working with the U.N.’s, blue-helmeted thugs, who are seeking world domination through rented bikes, will be very disappointed that our konspiracy has been unmasked.
This is the worst defeat our konspiracy has suffered since Sharon Angle exposed our fluoridated water scheme, and only slightly worse than Congressman Gohmert exposing the “terror baby plot”.
Now I will grant that 400 red bicycles can look pretty scary to someone with a tinfoil helmet, but should people like that be leading candidates for governor of a major state?
Personally, I like a little crazy more than most, but this campaign ad has to be just a little extreme.
Gather your armies? Seriously? Do your supporters have to get together in your basement and wear silly costumes to?
Whatever flips your switch.
This is all starting to remind me of Suicide of Vincent Foster. Remember that U.S. Park Service first investigated his death and ruled it a suicide. Then the FBI investigated and ruled it a suicide. Then the coroner ruled it a suicide.
But that wasn’t enough.
The Department of Justice had to investigate. Then Congress had to investigate. When the answers kept pointing towards suicide instead of murder, Congress appointed Independent Counsel Robert Fiske, who wrote a 58-page report concluding that Vincent Foster committed suicide (Note: people forget that the Foster investigation was the start of the Whitewater investigation). This conclusion angered the right-wing kooks so much, that Fiske was removed from his role as Independent Counsel and replaced with Kenneth Starr. After three more years of investigating, Starr concluded that Foster did indeed kill himself.
Just like 1994, the crazies, who are immune to facts and logic, are being taken seriously. It makes a person wonder what exactly is next?