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Our Lt. Gov., who knows a thing or two about pizza but whose ideas are half-baked, issued a fairly silly diatribe today against the environmental movement, saying it was costing jobs. Here’s how it opens (with his punctuation):

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten tired of the constant barrage of messages everywhere telling me to “go green”. Sure, I’ve bought some of those corkscrew light bulbs and I haven’t killed any whales, but give me a break.

“Get real,” Darr continues — his driving an SUV isn’t killing polar bears. No, Darr says, the environmental movement is “about making money and more and more it’s about intruding in our lives and telling us what to do. That has to stop.”

You know — all those stupid laws that keep coal out of the air and crap out of our water — those are just ideas to put mucho greenbacks in the pockets of all these damn scientists and lefties and lead-free children. Got that?

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This great thinker in the Capitol concludes that environmental regulation costs “way too much money and causing way too many people to lose their jobs.” In other words, f*** the future. Hey, the world may not be liveable, thanks to intolerable heat and crop failure and the crowding of 9 billion hungry people onto what land is left, and there’s no way we can avoid that using advanced technologies created by a bunch of people who believe in bull like evolution, so let’s eat, drink and be merry.

All that Republican hoorah down in Tampa, and maybe the Florida sun, has gotten to this guy. This man needs something to do. Maybe he could pick up a book or two, or read the journal Nature. Someone at the Capitol could help him with the big words.

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