Thursday, April 1, 2010

This Is Too Funny

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is yet another liberal somehow given a job as a congressman, a shaper of laws and ideas, walking the hallowed halls of the Capitol...yes I am laughing as I write this. Hey Georgia I am very embarrased for you.

Via The Hill & Hot Air:

Johnson expressed his worries during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the defense budget Thursday.

Addressing Adm. Robert Willard, who commands the Navy's Pacific Fleet, Johnson made a tippy motion with his hands and said sternly, "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

Willard paused and said: "We don't anticipate that."

Like other islands, Guam is attached to the sea floor, which makes it extremely unlikely that it will tip over, even if there are lots and lots of people on it. Guam is 30 miles long and up to 9 miles wide in certain spots, with a population of 175,000 civilians. The military is proposing the addition of 8,000 U.S. servicemembers and their families.

Reached for comment, a spokesman for Johnson said the lawmaker had visited Guam, and his concern was that the influx of military personnel would overwhelm the island's infrastructure and ecosystem.

The comment comes 1:20 into the clip.

Yet somehow I am constantly reminded how "dumb" conservatives are or how "closed-minded" they are? And Representative Hank Johnson is a beacon of clear thought? Too funny. Some of the background of the gentleman from Georgia:

Even so, go easy on him. Yes, he was an Iraq defeatist, and granted, he demagogued Joe Wilson’s outburst in the scummiest way imaginable, but he’s also a guy with a serious illness that affects his mind (“he regularly gets lost in thought in the middle of a discussion”). Although if that’s what’s going on here, a polite question for Madam Speaker arises: What’s he doing at these hearings instead of resting?

All things considered, this guy did beat the always classy Cynthia McKinney, so I rather prefer his brand of lunacy than hers.


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