Clinton High School Basketball Coach: US Veterans Who Died Are “Kind Of Dumb” For Getting Paid To “Play Army,” Religious People Are Dumb And Syrians Shouldn’t Have Babies

Clinton High School Basketball Coach: US Veterans Who Died Are “Kind Of Dumb” For Getting Paid To “Play Army,” Religious People Are Dumb And Syrians Shouldn’t Have Babies

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This is Clinton High School assistant basketball coach Mike Garofoli:

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You might recognize him from the Internet. He usually appears on random people’s Facebook pages, starting fights about politics and saying insane things. For instance, we recently saw a left-leaning woman named Christine Peterson share her thoughts on the military budget:

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Pretty standard opinion for your average liberal American. But we’re not here to agree or disagree with her. We’re here to talk about Coach Mike Garofoli’s reaction to it. First a veteran named Sean Antaya, who is friends with Ms. Peterson, offered an alternative right wing point of view:

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Again, we’re not here to talk politics or agree or disagree with Sean here. He’s entitled to his opinion and she’s entitled to hers. But I think we can all agree that as a veteran Sean has at least earned our respect. Coach Garofoli disagrees:

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Yea, because the American military has been at peace for 90 years straight. Gulf War? Korea? Vietnam? Iraq 2.0? Afghanistan? Those things never happened. Ever.

Sean disagreed with Coach:

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A normal person would tread lightly after reading something like that. Pretty heavy stuff. Not Coach though. He decided that he’d call this veteran dumb for volunteering for an “illegal war,” because all Sean and people like him do is get paid to “play Army”:
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Yup, this guy is paid by the taxpayers of Clinton to guide young male children, many of whom will go on to serve their country. Nice.

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He was just getting warmed up though. Next he told the veteran that he “didn’t fight for me or your country”:

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Because if the American military didn’t fight terrorism, they’d probably be nice to us I guess.

Next he decided he’d insinuate that Sean’s friends died because they were foolish enough to volunteer to serve, blame his friends who were killed in combat for creating ISIS, and then tell Sean he was dumb and foolish for serving his country:

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Oh, and he has a link!! So you know he knows what he’s talking about.

Anyway, we searched Coach Garofoli some more on the Facebook machine and found out he’s been spewing crazy shit like this for a while. For instance, one of his big things is that Syrian people shouldn’t reproduce:

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Because it’s just that simple. Syrian people should be smart and just get out of Syria. Sure, they’re leaving their entire lives behind and becoming a refugee isn’t exactly a simple process. But this white guy from Clinton has it all figured out.

Oh, and stop reproducing too. Only people from wealthy, first world countries should be having babies. People living in poverty all around the world should just stop reproducing so their species dies out.

Never mind the fact that during World War 2 people in the United States didn’t stop popping out children. Never mind the fact that the only way to confront death is to create life. Never mind the fact that some people choose to be optimistic and want to work to make the world a better place for the next generation. Never mind the fact that rape is quite common in war torn countries, and rapists don’t generally wear rubbers. Never mind the fact that birth control isn’t exactly easily accessible in Syria, and if you get caught with it you get thrown off a building by fundamentalists for being a heretic.

Those things don’t matter, because only an idiot would reproduce if they lived in a country where the life expectancy is lower than it is in the United States.

Considering Mike Garofoli is left-leaning and runs in left-leaning circles, this didn’t go over too well with his friends on Facebook. Nevertheless he persisted

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And persisted

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And persisted

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“If somebody can’t provide for an optimal life for a child they shouldn’t have them.”

Yup, that’s the kind of world I want to live in. A world where other people who aren’t Turtleboy get to decide whether or not my current socioeconomic condition is “optimal” enough so that I should be allowed to bear children.

One of the factors that inspires people to create babies in such a bleak environment is a faith in God. But Coach Garofoli also has strong opinions about religion, and if you’re a religious kid on the Clinton High School basketball team and you believe in God, your coach thinks you’re one of the two major problems our world has:

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Oh, and if you went to a prayer vigil for someone who died, you’re an idiot:

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Stupid religious people!!!

Anyway, if this guy were some nobody on the Internet we wouldn’t mind shaming him. But the fact that he’s employed by the Clinton Public Schools and is in a position of influence around children is scary. Just sayin.

He is a VOLUNTEER only and NOT on our staff. I was informed of his stupid comments about 5 minutes ago and have forwarded them to the CHS admin and our co-ADs. I truly apologize for his ignorance!”



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43 Comment(s)
  • Ryan
    April 16, 2017 at 10:56 am

    How the fuck is this a news story? You heavily disagree with mans political and religious opinions, but so what? I disagree with most of the shit he was saying too, but that doesn’t make it a news story.

    He’s fully entitled to have those opinions and he shouldn’t be terminated for having them. His unpopular views on our military and reproduction in no way affect his ability to teach basketball.

    Come on Turtleboy, I thought you were better than this.

    • Hateful Anonymous Person
      April 16, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      I think turtle boy got a little too close to some real authority/repercussions with one of his stories and now he just patrols Facebook looking for frivolous drama that he can exploit. Turtle boy is the equivelant of a salted old person looking out their window tissking and self righteously judging everyone for living their own lives because he’s too afraid to.

      He has the right to write about whatever he wants so I guess we should let him stick to the issues he’s comfortable discussing; everyone else’s but his own, anonymously.

  • Ryan
    April 16, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I agree poor people shouldn’t reproduce.

  • You're a Hack
    April 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    This guy is a complete sh!t head and his comments are disgusting. With that being said, he is NOT a Clinton Public School employee NOR is he paid. He is…or was…a volunteer. Do you plan on retracting/correcting this misreporting?

    You two have one thing in common…you are both hacks who should not be allowed to post stuff on the internet.

  • HonestBoy
    April 15, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I’m not sticking up for the man in this article, his actions, nor any of the other subjects you’ve posted about, but if you won’t reveal your own identity then it’s straight up cowardice & hypocrisy for you to spend so much time creating witch-hunts over such petty issues.

    It was one thing when you would expose local corruption but now you’re just taking anonymous pot-shots at troubled and misguided people.

    You’ve become the same as the SJW’s who you hate so much for causing social strife in the name of ‘justice’ and without any real solution to offer. You wine about the winers and prop your opinion up by believing your actions are for the betterment of all (which is exactly what all feminists and SJW’s believe). But at least they spout their useless opinions using their own names and identity, you can’t say that.

    I just want you to realize that your actions today will be viewed as the substantial equivelant of the people you’re so obsessed with. Just another voice yelling about the other voices you can’t let go of.

    I respect that you put your opinion out there and that you try to be a voice of reason but lately you’ve just become another decibel in the fray. If you’re gonna publish the identities of people who you tear apart then at least publish your own. It’s not taking a stand if you’re not taking a risk and you haven’t taken a real risk in quite a while.

    Again, go on doing what you will, but know that you are no less a coward than the snowflakes who march in droves to make society bend to their personal views and comforts.

    Thank you

  • Pete
    April 15, 2017 at 8:06 am

    What a Douche Canoe.

  • BoomeRang
    April 15, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Isn’t Garofoli a confirmed bachelor? I believe he is. All that rage is driven by something. Perhaps the closet door is about to burst open…

  • Troubled Nostrils
    April 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    That asshole brings great shame to bald men everywhere.

  • The Entire Town of Clinton
    April 14, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    We, as a town, are a toilet. But most of us only leave our little piece of hell to spend a couple hours in Worcester to remind ourselves that it could be worse. That being said, Garf was a bitch in the 80s, and he’s obviously a bitch still. Our flawed town would like to hereby apologize for Garf’s existence. Despite spending most of our youth drunk on the railroad tracks, he was never the victim of a tragic accident. That is our cross to bear alone, and we apologize to America, deeply and sincerely. Today, 13,000 alcoholics of all ages, say with one voice, “Garf, you’ve managed to accomplish the impossible. You’ve embarrassed Clinton. Shut up, bitch.”


    • April 15, 2017 at 2:48 am

      I am from Massachusetts we are not like that or him he is a nut don’t judge on one idiot I imagine there are a few I every statevinamndure your have a few As for the town of Clinton has been there for over 100 years nothing to do with bill or Hillary there are a lot of good people in Clinton and in mass font judge them by one physco after all we don’t blame New Jersey because of a few nuts named Trump

      • Sterling Turtle Rider
        April 15, 2017 at 3:01 am

        Your message was missing a few things… spell check, punctuation, logic… but other than that, par for the course!

  • Gerber
    April 14, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    He may be looking for a new position soon. Braintree has an opening.

  • Michael
    April 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    For the record I try to contribute to my community in various ways and have been volunteering as an unpaid assistant in the Clinton athletic department for the last seven years.

    I like many millions utilize the social media platform Facebook to share information and participate in discussions on topics I find relevant with those I am connected with. Some find my efforts useful and my commentary thought provoking.

    A few unconnected comments on those topics were recently taken out of the political context in which they were written and used here as a cheap stunt.

    My position on those topics is as follows:

    Our world is in turmoil and at constant war mostly because of religion. There are over 4,000 of them which means nobody has the magic answer to what I maintain will always be unknown. I defer to all religion as being fantasy.

    The US Military has not been involved in any legitimate combat operation in the pursuit defending our nation and protecting it’s citizens since WWII.

    Having children in an environment of chaos and destruction and conditions that are unlikely to result in their survival is unwise.

    You are welcome to dispute these points. My page is public.

    • True Reality Speaks
      Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies
      April 14, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      Why would anyone want to fight an intellectual battle with an unarmed man? Keep wallowing in your ignorance, “Coach”.

    • what?
      April 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      “unpaid assistant in the Clinton athletic department ” – If there are unpaid assistant anything, anywhere, in a MA public school, that school’s teachers’ union/association would be breaking out in hives.

      • You're a Hack
        April 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm

        You are clearly a moron. Go do some investigating and see how many paid staff members are on a coaching staff in high school sports. He is a volunteer, and he is not part of a teacher’s union because he is not a teacher. After you do your investigation, you should pick up a grammar book genius.

        • what?
          April 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm

          I never said he was a teacher. Also, I didn’t say he was in the union/association. Review the comment.

          Coaching positions ( assistant coaches or head coaches) are generally posted in any public school system (that I’ve ever seen). Usually, they are listed in the contract as stipend positions. That is pretty much the norm for any on-going position that involves regular student contact (one example would be club sponsors). Maybe Clinton is an exception. My point, that this is unusual, would still be valid.

          The point is, I can’t imagine most unions agreeing to allow a bunch of unpaid “volunteer assistant coaches,” because that would open the door for any number of “volunteer” “unpaid” positions. That is not a “dig” at unions, by the way.

          Also, here is an edited-for-your-benefit version of the offending error; “…unpaid “assistants,” anywhere in a MA public school…”

          Also, please let me know what a “grammar book genius” is. Oh wait, I think you meant “grammar book, genius.”

    • Twat tickler
      April 14, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Go eat a bag of dicks

    • Abraham Lincoln
      April 15, 2017 at 12:25 am

      If your position was truly sincere, you would NOT have a picture praising the last administration on your Facebook page, nor would you align your views with that of modern day moonbats.

      The hypocrisy is overwelming…

    • April 15, 2017 at 5:41 am

      You should go blow your dad you fucking mutant. Your the kind of douche bag that would fuck someone in the ass and not even give them a reach around. If you were on fire I wouldn’t even piss on you, that’s how fucking useless you are. So go home, kiss mom, head down into the basement, fire up your porn machine and think about boy balls. Your a rupugnant pile of shit and you should be shot in the face twice

  • Ed
    April 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    I have personally gone round for round with this guy on facebook for hours and then it went to texting. In the end, trying to find a common ground with him, he refused to aceept one, sad. He seems to hate America, and facts and history don’t mean much to him. He thinks we created the terrorist situation, we just will make more by trying to defeat their twitsted, hafeful, ideology? Maybe Mikey needs a history lesson, they’ve been attacking us since President Jefferson was in office (1801-1809). He should look up Barabry Pirates, then read the line again, “…from the halls of montezuma to the shores of TRIPOLI” as in Lybia. History and facts don’t matter when you base all your decisions on a warped left wing ideology. Clinton should fire him, he shouldn’t be allowed around young people, they aren’t playing basketball to get indoctrinated into his far left wing politics or worse, to be demeaned by him for believing something different.

  • Dr. Bendova
    April 14, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    my town really needs to stop poking the turtle

  • Publius
    April 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    So the best anyone can do is to help spread this story so Clinton High has a nice long weekend for full emails and voicemails about this guy. Justified or not. He is entitled to his opinion as our turtle riders.

  • Publius
    April 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Hate pussies like Garofoli

  • Cracker Jack
    April 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Begs the question: if mother Garofoli didn’t want a braindead loudmouthed leftist baby, why didn’t she make papa Garofoli don a condom?

  • Mariah L. Hunt
    April 14, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    You can’t fix stupid.

  • mr.magoo
    April 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Where are the crazy basketball parents who make coaches resign when you need em?

    • True Reality Speaks
      Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies
      April 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      The typical douche bag parent would agree with him. Libs are dumb that way.

  • Mariah Hunt
    April 14, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    You can’t fix stupid

  • Independent Thinker
    April 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I think that Christine Peterson is completely nuts, but that’s how SJWs think.

    Corrupt dictators are the cause of much of the world’s problems, but the U.N. remains silent because the U.N. is nothing but a forum for these corrupt dictators to express their views while the whole operation is being financed by the United States.

  • Strata
    April 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for exposing this fool. And Town of Clinton, you should be embarrassed.

    • Hunter
      April 16, 2017 at 11:18 am

      I’m from Clinton and think he’s a douchebag. Please don’t indict the whole town over an arsehole!

  • Sexual Chocolate
    April 14, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    His cover page is a a picture of the Obamas. Total unhinged liberal with a Facebook page that is wide open. Zero fucks given.

    Despite seeming like a douche, his unrepentant attitude about what he believes is kind of refreshing. He’s got a Gran Torino Walt Kowalski vibe and if you don’t like it, well go fuck yourself.

    • Lt Dan
      April 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Can’t say I find obnoxious blowhards refreshing.

      “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

    • Ro Shambo
      April 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      There’s nothing refreshing about a loudmouth. They’re a dime a dozen.

    • Shookones
      April 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm

      Yeah just like Walt…a character of a guy who watched his buddies die. Fought for the guy to the left and right of him. Had to kill to survive, and use the enemies he killed as sandbags to stop incoming fire. Basically the exact same living hell as a HS basketball coach in a white washed town bitching on the internet. Refreshing….

  • Abraham Lincoln
    April 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    He sounds like a traiterous liberal… I expect nothing less in Massachusetts and especially in a town named Clinton

    • Princess Pissah
      April 16, 2017 at 12:43 am

      Hey Mr. Lincoln…. just dont go there! I grew up in Clinton, Mass. and not all of us (none that I know of anyway) have the mind set like Mike Garofoli.. In fact, there are quite a few who are now (and I’m guessing for quite some time to come) giving him not nearly what he deserves for his tirades. Especially about our very honorable military men and women. Whom, unbeknownst to him apparently, keep ALL of us safe. At this particular moment, I’m ashamed to say I know him but puting our whole town in his class right now is sooo uncalled for.

  • The Incredible Spider-Man
    April 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    This guy is an elitist scumbag. My vote is that we send him over to Syria to give lessons on reproductive health. Let’s all pitch in and buy him a one way ticket.

  • JoeMomma
    April 14, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Who takes advise from somebody who has failed at life?

  • GeorgeWashington
    April 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I bet he is fun to be around at cook outs around 4th of July.

  • Terminate ASAP
    April 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

    He has a legit degree ? Hard to believe.

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