The Moron of the Week surely has to be Dan Maes, one of the Republican candidates for governor of Colorado, who, according to the Denver Post, equates cycling with internationalism and the loss of personal freedom.
That's right folks, Maes says that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper is taking the state capital down the road to servitude to a new world order dictated by foreign powers.
What he actually said was this, according to Christopher Osher of the Denver Post:
Bicycling and other green solutions 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."
"This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms."
Maes is a Tea Party favourite, writes Osher, and, apparently, a certified nut case. The worldwide threat to personal freedoms that Maes was referring to was the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, which has been attracted members from 1,200 communities worldwide, including 600 in the U.S. (the poor misguided fools).
Osher quoted Maes as saying that "Some would argue this document that the mayors have signed is contradictory to our own Constitution."
Osher writes that Maes is also opposed to the mayor's bike-share program, saying it puts environmentalism above the rights of the average citizen.
Not sure how running a bike share program infringes on the basic rights of all Americans. I mean, can't you put a gun rack on a bicycle?
Maes gets my vote, for Moron of the Week.