Monday, March 17, 2014

Pat him down

Remember the time you said, "Who would want to live in that part of town?" only to be told by the person you were speaking with that THEY live in that part of town and happen to like it very much?

Or the time you said, "No one in their right mind drives a Prius" and then someone you know and like drove by in their brand new Prius?  Or when you said, "Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh?"

"Oh, it looks good on you though."

Slips of the tongue, words we wish we could have back, all that.  But it's one thing to say something foolish in idle chatter, and another to have a really dumb, racist, mean-spirited and thoroughly inappropriate thought dart across your brainpan and then say,"Hey!  Where's my phone?  I need to put this stupidity on Twitter so the entire population of the world has access to the cobwebs that clutter my thoughts!"

It would seem that this is what happened to Congressman Pat Garofalo (R, MN) who grabbed his mePhone the other day to share this thought with all of us:

On the off chance that this was a one-in-a-million brain cramp, I looked through some of the other tweets that have spewed forth from the mighty mind of Pat Garofalo, and as they say, a walk through the ocean of his soul will hardly get your feet wet.  Here are some of his earlier posts from March: (spelling and grammar are his)

 I would rather drink hot paint laced with cyanide as opposed to watching the Oscar's.  Oscar's what?

My fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha, did this along time ago.  Good for SAE.  Hazing is not a part of brotherhood.  A long time ago, people knew the difference between a long and along.

My joy in seeing Dale Jr lose the lead running out of gas is tempered by the fact that ├╝ber-snob Keselowski ends up winning. Bum toke dude.  Apparently, who wins and who loses a car race affects him a lot.

But, of course, as with all politicians who find themselves using Vaseline to try to remove their big ol' foot from their mouths, here comes the non-apologetic apology:
To those NBA players and others who are unfairly categorized by my comments, please accept my apologies.

So, this man that some residents of Minnesota sent to DC along with Michelle Bachmann to represent them in Congress states his theory that professional basketball players, whose average salary the last time I looked was $5.15 million per year, would be out there jacking cars and mugging strangers if it were not for their team still being in existence.  He told the local paper out in Minneapolis, as he backpedaled all over town, that he was “talking about the NBA’s high arrest rate and that they are the only major pro league that testing positive for marijuana is not a substance abuse violation.”
Furrowed brow indicates depth of thought
He really has trouble stringing together coherent thoughts, does he not?
But let's see.  A lot of his tweets have to do with his support for medical marijuana.  He introduces toking in a conversation about a NASCAR race.  And now the NBA's drug testing policy is intertwined with his bigoted "they're a bunch of criminals" theory.

Anyone seeing a trend here?  I guess he writes what he thinks.

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