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(KGW Portland)   State Rep. thinks that heavy breathing caused by cycling leads to global warming. Kittens sigh in relief   (kgw.com) divider line 168
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2013-03-03 03:41:17 AM
Looks like someone else wanted attention..
 
2013-03-03 06:58:00 AM
This guy is a loon but a bike tax used to build better bike lanes would probably be supported by bikers.
 
2013-03-03 07:19:15 AM

johnryan51: This guy is a loon but a bike tax used to build better bike lanes would probably be supported by bikers.


When it gets diverted to other uses, they're going to be pissed.
 
2013-03-03 07:50:46 AM
Ah, the "Bicycles are a Mooslin Kenyan Conspiracy to Take Our Freedom!" thing again.
They have a deep well of mental illness from which to draw the derp.
 
2013-03-03 07:52:50 AM

johnryan51: This guy is a loon but a bike tax used to build better bike lanes would probably be supported by bikers.


Exactly. I'd have no problem with a bike tax that'd add or improve bike lanes, trails, bike racks, etc. so long as the money really went to those things.

Claiming that people breathing is somehow polluting (particularly when compared to a car) is both silly and stupid.
 
2013-03-03 07:54:13 AM
With that kind of keen analytical insight I'm shocked the GOP hasn't named him Chairman of the Education Committee.
 
2013-03-03 07:55:52 AM
Why not just have them pay a smaller excise tax like car owners do?
 
2013-03-03 08:01:50 AM
If it keeps the Rs from talking about rape, it may be worth it.
 
2013-03-03 08:02:11 AM
No, it's politicians talking that does it. They're responsible for 83.47% of all hot air on the planet.

/you can't argue with science.
 
2013-03-03 08:02:12 AM
There was a study in the UK that showed biking or running added more CO2 than driving. The reason was farming, transport, and storage of food was very inefficient. The extra calories needed did, in fact, cause more global warming than sitting on your keister in a car.
 
2013-03-03 08:04:43 AM

amquelbettamin: There was a study in the UK that showed biking or running added more CO2 than driving. The reason was farming, transport, and storage of food was very inefficient. The extra calories needed did, in fact, cause more global warming than sitting on your keister in a car.


That's why I drive my Hummer to the gym, do stationary for an hour, shower, then drive to the office
 
2013-03-03 08:05:23 AM
and cyclists eat more food too
which increases the production of beef = methane
 
2013-03-03 08:05:28 AM
Ah, warmers wanting it both ways. Imagine that.
 
2013-03-03 08:05:30 AM
First thing I saw looking at this clown, this guy  has discreet case of the Bachmann crazy eye.

/Can someone confirm he has his own little safe Republican enclave that he is trolling for their support.
 
2013-03-03 08:06:55 AM
EPIC TROLL!!!
 
2013-03-03 08:09:19 AM
We clearly need fewer cyclists out there and more pirates.
 
2013-03-03 08:09:41 AM
What can people from Washington state  tell me about his district?

http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/default.aspx?District=20
 
2013-03-03 08:14:38 AM
Water vapor is a greenhouse gas also. What can we do about that?

Raise water rates
Tax swimming pools
Drain the oceans
Yell at clouds
 
2013-03-03 08:17:24 AM
The other activity that promotes global warming is masturbation.

This practice clearly needs to be regulated and taxed.....
 
2013-03-03 08:18:30 AM
But I thought Reoublicans were against new taxes?
 
2013-03-03 08:19:05 AM
Er, Republicans.
 
2013-03-03 08:19:28 AM

edmo: Water vapor is a greenhouse gas also. What can we do about that?

Raise water rates
Tax swimming pools
Drain the oceans
Yell at clouds


by quitting drugs (such as caffeine)
 
2013-03-03 08:20:07 AM

Headline:  Republican goes full sciencetard
Difficulty:  

The $25 bike fee in question was announced by House Democrats two weeks ago as part of an overall package that would raise a reported $9.8 billion over the next decade.
 
2013-03-03 08:21:20 AM
This guy is gunning for a spot on the Republican science committee
 
2013-03-03 08:22:50 AM

SpdrJay: The other activity that promotes global warming is masturbation.

This practice clearly needs to be regulated and taxed.....


You beat me to it, no pun intended.
 
2013-03-03 08:25:02 AM
Cute troll but don't give the warmtards any ideas. They will soon want everyone to to breathing.
 
2013-03-03 08:26:05 AM
This guy might be onto something here.

There are way too many humans producing carbon dioxide. We should cut down on that.

And we could start with him.
 
2013-03-03 08:26:22 AM

badhatharry: Cute troll but don't give the warmtards any ideas. They will soon want everyone to stop breathing.

 
2013-03-03 08:30:31 AM

badhatharry: Cute troll but don't give the warmtards any ideas. They will soon want everyone to to breathing.


their theme song is "every breath" by the police
 
2013-03-03 08:32:54 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: their theme song is "every breath" by the police


I'll be watching warming you..
 
2013-03-03 08:34:25 AM
Lots of people missed the point here.
 
2013-03-03 08:37:11 AM
What the hell? He can't possibly be that dumb, can he? I prefer to think that he is greedy, spiteful, and just thinks his constituents are dumb enough to believe that bullshiat.
 
2013-03-03 08:37:30 AM

ComicBookGuy: But I thought Reoublicans were against new taxes?


This is not a tax on billionaires and on the odd chance there is a billionaire cyclist, a one-time twenty-five buck tax is both inconsequential for billionaires and regressive.
 
2013-03-03 08:39:52 AM
There's a whole lotta stupid in here today. All the denialist points made have been stomped into the ground over and over, but it's like an endless game of whack-a-tard.
 
2013-03-03 08:40:03 AM
birthers, preppers, fundies.....and now, breathers?

Maybe the government is putting something other than fluoride in the water in certain places? It seems like ever few days brings some published story of yet another quack science theory spelling gloom, doom and the only way to fix it is by stupid governmental decisions and/or a campaign contribution.
 
2013-03-03 08:41:12 AM

benbenbenbenben: This guy is gunning for a spot on the Republican science committee


An ignorant comment about evolution could put him over the top.
 
2013-03-03 08:42:06 AM

heypete: johnryan51: This guy is a loon but a bike tax used to build better bike lanes would probably be supported by bikers.

Exactly. I'd have no problem with a bike tax that'd add or improve bike lanes, trails, bike racks, etc. so long as the money really went to those things.

Claiming that people breathing is somehow polluting (particularly when compared to a car) is both silly and stupid.


Says the taxpayer who helped fund the national study on bovine ructation.
 
2013-03-03 08:42:16 AM

TheMysteriousStranger: ComicBookGuy: But I thought Reoublicans were against new taxes?

This is not a tax on billionaires and on the odd chance there is a billionaire cyclist, a one-time twenty-five buck tax is both inconsequential for billionaires and regressive.


A $25 tax on a $500 bike is not going to burden the poor. Except the guys that build $500 bikes.
 
2013-03-03 08:48:57 AM
Of course the carbon dioxide that is breathed out  humans and other animals is NOT the cause of the increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.    The problem is that we are taking carbon that was buried for millions of years and putting it into the atmosphere.    Animals ultimately get their carbon from plants and other photosynthetic organisms.  Plants really  can handle keep carbon dioxide emitted from animals in check.   Or at least they could if humans were not so damn busy cutting down forests, poisoning the oceans, etc.
 
2013-03-03 08:52:09 AM

badhatharry: TheMysteriousStranger: ComicBookGuy: But I thought Reoublicans were against new taxes?

This is not a tax on billionaires and on the odd chance there is a billionaire cyclist, a one-time twenty-five buck tax is both inconsequential for billionaires and regressive.

A $25 tax on a $500 bike is not going to burden the poor. Except the guys that build $500 bikes.


Most of the $500 bikes will be bought by the middle class (with a predominance by the upper middle class). 
A billionaire will pay $25.  A middle-class person will pay $25.  The tax is regressive.
 
2013-03-03 08:55:01 AM

TheMysteriousStranger: badhatharry: TheMysteriousStranger: ComicBookGuy: But I thought Reoublicans were against new taxes?

This is not a tax on billionaires and on the odd chance there is a billionaire cyclist, a one-time twenty-five buck tax is both inconsequential for billionaires and regressive.

A $25 tax on a $500 bike is not going to burden the poor. Except the guys that build $500 bikes.

Most of the $500 bikes will be bought by the middle class (with a predominance by the upper middle class). 
A billionaire will pay $25.  A middle-class person will pay $25.  The tax is regressive.


Ok sure. It's a regressive luxury tax.
 
2013-03-03 08:58:26 AM
To all the Repubs trying to jump in on this, I live in DC, and we have tons of cyclists all over the place. And yet it's cold here now, how can you explain that, huh?!
 
2013-03-03 09:05:18 AM
www.beloblog.com
 
2013-03-03 09:06:52 AM
Thunderboy * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-03-03 08:20:07 AM Headline: Republican goes full sciencetard Difficulty: The $25 bike fee in question was announced by House Democrats two weeks ago as part of an overall package that would raise a reported $9.8 billion over the next decade.
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It's probably for bike lanes and so forth. We don't know as the article doesn't say. I am curious as to what it would be used for, if it's just adding to the gas tax revenue, I would be angry at the dems too.

The republican they found said something royally retarded (probably the republican thinks this is why the dems are doing it or he's just an idiot) and so they printed it.
 
2013-03-03 09:08:20 AM
This makes sense. And it is not just CO2, what about methane? All of those tree hugging, vegan cyclists produce a lot of methane. What about all of the petro products that go into making those goofy helmets? Most of those $500 bike owners have half a dozen color coordinated helemts. Don't you people care about the children? Their future is doomed if we keep expending our natural resources for cyclists.
 
2013-03-03 09:10:19 AM
$500 bikes? That's not exactly a fancy bike! ... Oh never mind, this one is just for mocking.
 
2013-03-03 09:13:29 AM
You can't even get a decent bike for less than a grand.
 
2013-03-03 09:16:26 AM

amquelbettamin: There was a study in the UK that showed biking or running added more CO2 than driving. The reason was farming, transport, and storage of food was very inefficient. The extra calories needed did, in fact, cause more global warming than sitting on your keister in a car.


except that it didn't

http://www.ecf.com/wp-content/uploads/ECF_CO2_WEB.pdf  if you want to read it
 
2013-03-03 09:22:00 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: With that kind of keen analytical insight I'm shocked the GOP hasn't named him Chairman of the Education Committee.


He'll be promoted to the Science committee in a few days.
 
2013-03-03 09:30:45 AM

madcan34: Why not just have them pay a smaller excise tax like car owners do?


Because proportionately we already pay more taxes to maintain roads than motorists do.
 
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