WTF: Georgia Congressman Thinks Overpopulation Will Make Guam Sink (Video)

Hank JohnsonDuring a hearing with the House Armed Services Committee last week, Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia attempted to explain his concern for the stability of the island of Guam if 8,000 new marines and other naval personnel were to be stationed there.

“My fear that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,” said the the Georgia Democrat.

Hmm, after reading the follow-up statement to clarify Congressman Johnson’s testimony, I’m still looking for the evidence of “metaphorical” speaking … not really seeing it. Check out the video and the follow-up statement in this clip from MSNBC’s Way Too Early with Willie Geist:

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  • 5by5

    I suspect this is much ado about nothing, as the guy was just making a lame analogy to a capsizing boat, but still, if you don't like him, you have only Republicans to blame for him, because they are who put him into office in the first damn place.

    The state of Georgia idiotically allows for Republicans to vote in Democratic primary elections. It's a handy way for the white folk down there to control the black vote in districts that are predominantly populated by African Americans, and who therefore tend to vote Democratic.

    You see, what they do is they put up someone they know they can either control, or who'll make the Dems look bad, and then they flood the vote with Republicans so that the actual Liberal can't win the primary, thereby making Dems vote for Republican or Republican-Lite in the general election.

    It's a slimy nullification tactic on a par with some of the stunts they used to pull back in the 60's.

    They basically try to split the Democratic vote and weaken the real candidate who might represent the majority of the people in that district. And if you ask Republican leaders in that part of the country about it (as the guys in GNN did for their documentary “American Blackout”, they'll point blank tell you that was their intent.

    The reason why they did it in this case was because the person who used to hold Hank Johnson's seat, was Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who was quite aggressively not taking any crap from either Republicans, or jerks like Don Rumsfeld (who dodged her questions about 9/11 and the vast amounts of money missing from the Pentagon), or the racists in the Capital Hill police department, who bear nickname “the Last Plantation” for a reason.

    So they wanted to bump her off. Plain and simple.

    Therefore we got Hank Johnson.

    As with all things, if it's evil, stupid, or annoying, you can trace it back to a Republican.

    So thanks for pointing out what a mental midget this guy is compared to the real Liberal, Cynthia McKinney. We'll take that under advisement.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Island=/=boat.

  • Wanooski

    Island=/=boat.

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