“Tea Party activists denounce bike lanes.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 4, 2012
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Green? It’s a UN Plot to take away your freedoms.

Has Occupy failed to become a true movement? Because the Tea Party is hard at work, fighting green “socialism” in town halls and city council meetings around the country.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to ““Tea Party activists denounce bike lanes.””

  1. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Amazing. They protest low-tax bike lanes but breathe not a word about high-tax car lanes. They don’t want to spend money on trains or trolleys, but don’t try to take away their highway funding!

    Presidents Madison, Monroe, and Jackson all vetoed government-built roads as unconstitutional (which they are) and Pres. Harding pointed out correctly that trucks could never compete with trains without the subsidy, ie “free” infrastructure for cars and trucks while trains and trolleys had to pay their own way.

    Kinda ironic, though. Bicyclists started the “Good Roads Movement” but it was quickly taken over by the auto industry and supported by the liberal/intellectual establishment who saw cars as a way to escape the evil clutches of railroad capitalism. Now look where we are. Conservatives and Liberals have flip-flopped, and you canNOT pry conservatives out of their car.

    A bit more on the little-known history down in my comments under Great Biking Infographic. Take a look at the actual infographic while you're at it!

  2. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Ele's Great Biking Infographic: