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by Jeff Wilfahrt
Jun 7, 2014, 9:30 AM

Garofalo keeps foot in mouth

Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo, who recently received national attention about a racist tweet concerning NBA players, quipped “solar is dumb.”

The quote comes from the recent ALEC conference.

I guess Garofalo would know dumb when he sees it; it’s near and dear to him. Probably just a case of the pot calling the kettle black, as Grandma used to say.

The image of Garofalo is reminiscent of the pull string Barbie doll that used to say, “Math is hard!”

You go Pat, the cave you seek to live in is waiting.

When the last palm tree fell on Easter Island in that tragedy of the commons, it may well have been a Garofalo wielding the axe.

“Solar is dumb” all right Pat, dumb enough to drive photosynthesis, weather, and life itself, let alone its renewable nature. Dumb enough indeed to keep yourself alive as a life form, Pat.

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