This shit is just ludicrous. At what point do these people lose all credibility? Conservatives have called everything from Medicare to recycling a communist conspiracy and it just blows my mind that anyone pays attention to them at all. Did people stop teaching their kids the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf or what? For endless decades these folks have prophesied fuckin’ cataclysmic outcomes from liberal policies both large and small and it never comes to pass and yet they’re still respected in the “marketplace of ideas” or whatever the fuck have you. I don’t know why they even bother using words anymore; it’s not as though it matters what they say, the audience for this shit is like a bunch of trained seals. Because really: “Oh, the Mayor thinks more people should ride their bikes and pick up their trash. How sinister! I’ll vote for his opponent!” Who thinks this way? Nobody does, so who is this shit aimed at? I suppose he’s trying to rile up the base, but the lack of respect for the truth — and the intelligence of the public — really just leaves me speechless. It just gets worse and worse every day.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are “converting Denver into a United Nations community.”
“This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed,” Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial.
Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor’s efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes “that’s exactly the attitude they want you to have.”
“This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms,” Maes said.
He added: “These aren’t just warm, fuzzy ideas from the mayor. These are very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed on to.”
Maes said in a later interview that he was referring to Denver’s membership in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, an international association that promotes sustainable development and has attracted the membership of more than 1,200 communities, 600 of which are in the United States.