Another overpopulation risk: Islands could "tip over and capsize"

Here's a description of the informative video you are about to see:

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Meet Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA). While questioning the Navy's Pacific Fleet commander, Adm. Robert Willard, at a March 25 Armed Services Committee hearing, Johnson worried that the island of Guam might capsize if we put a few thousand more people [8k Marines and families] on it - because it's only 7 miles across at its "least widest" point.

Johnson later explained that he was speaking metaphorically. Watch the video and judge for yourself....

Johnson represents GA's 4th district, which previously sent the red menace Cynthia McKinney to Washington. Needless to say, around 150% of his district voted for Obama in the last election.

Johnson is a member of the House Democratic leadership, serving as Regional Whip for the 8th Region (GA, FL, MS, AL, U.S. Virgin Islands). He [also] sits on the... Judiciary Committee. A frequent and harsh critic of President Bush, he thinks criticism of Obama is secretly racist, and has called for the censure of an Obama critic in Congress..

The 55-year-old Johnson is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. So far, Johnson is the leading contender for this year's Sheila Jackson Lee Martian Flag Award Category.

The entire clip is entertaining, but it really starts getting good at 1:10...

Rep. Johnson also believes that if too many people stand on one side of the earth, it, too, could tip over and capsize, since it's flat, as you know.

[HT: friend Kathy V.]


Comments:

He is claimed to be sick

He is painfully ignorant about the climate, science and geography. A floating boat may capsize. An island will not. Guam is 220 sq miles. Manhattan Island is closer to 20. It also is not going to capsize.
It tells me he votes for bills he can't read or understand.

Posted by: xppc at April 2, 2010 9:24 AM


Who is running against him?

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at April 2, 2010 9:44 AM


If Congressman Johnson were the Admiral, after asking an inane question like this, a phyical and mental evaluation would have been ordered to determine if he were 'fit' for command.

Johnson's political affiliation is irrelevant.

Unless this was really a joke [the admiral was not laughing and neither Johnson nor his colleagues were laughing, then Johnson may not be 'fit' to serve.

If Johhson were driving a car and he made the same kind of non-sensical comments to a police officer, the cop would be remiss in his duties if he did not require Johnson to submit to a 'breathalizer' test.

Johnson is obviously 'impaired'. Maybe he was off his meds or there was adverse reaction to his meds, but Johnson would not be allowed to operate motor vehicle in his condition.

In this condition Johnson should not be allowed to 'vote' on matters that affect the whole nation.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at April 2, 2010 9:48 AM


I hereby award Admiral Robert Willard the Keeping A Straight Face When Confronted With Extreme Stupidity Medal Of Win. "We don't anticipate that." LOL.

Yes, Dhalgren, I see exactly what you mean when you talk about how the intelligent people are on your side.

Posted by: Keli Hu at April 2, 2010 9:48 AM


Who is running against him?

Posted by: carla at April 2, 2010 9:44 AM
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Carla,

It is irrelevant. Liberal/progressive/humanists would vote for poodle if there where a 'D' beside his/her/it's name on the ballot no matter who it's/her/his opponent was?

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at April 2, 2010 9:53 AM


Where is the straight-jacket when you need one??

Posted by: Heather at April 2, 2010 9:56 AM


I would like to send some campaign funds to the one who is running against him. :)

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at April 2, 2010 10:05 AM


Wow. This is equal parts hilariously entertaining and horrifically frightening, considering that this man has the power of a congressional vote.

This truly makes me embarrassed to be a resident of Georgia. I promise guys .... we're not all that stupid!!!

Posted by: Kristi at April 2, 2010 10:09 AM


Apparently there is more to this story than meets the eye. Rep. Johnson is battling hepatitis C, according to this article from Dec.7,2009.
www.ajc.com/news/u-s-rep-hank-230506.html


Posted by: Janet at April 2, 2010 10:12 AM


If he's worried about global warming, why doesn't he just draft a measure which would make everyone on the right side of the planet jump up and down in unison until it pushes the Earth farther away from the sun? Do it for the polar bears, congressman!

Posted by: xalisae at April 2, 2010 10:28 AM


I would feel comfortable laughing if he weren't busy making decisions which impact the future of my country.

Now excuse me while I go pray for the soul of this nation at the St. Paul PP Good Friday prayer vigil. See you there, Carla!

Posted by: Scott at April 2, 2010 10:29 AM


xalisae,

Thanks to your post, I have to explain to the people here at work why I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Alex at April 2, 2010 10:34 AM


Alex,

Then my work here is done, muahahahahaha!

Posted by: xalisae at April 2, 2010 10:39 AM


Janet... Interesting, Hepatitis C, blood-to-blood caused, usually by sexual practices or drug use, although there are other lesser causes.

Still, it shouldn't impact brain function. Chronic symptoms, according to wiki: "fatigue, flu-like symptoms, joint pains, itching, sleep disturbances, appetite changes, nausea, and depression."

And if the disease or related issue is indeed impacting his cognitive abilities, he should retire, or he should never have run, since he was only 1st elected in 2006.

Posted by: Jill Stanek Author Profile Page at April 2, 2010 10:41 AM


Yeah, pity might be more in order (supposing he does have some sort of disease affecting his mental functions) if he wasn't a lawmaker.

Posted by: Alex at April 2, 2010 10:46 AM


xalaxie, lol here too! You took the cake with that one. Some Dumbocrat is probably putting the plan in motion as we speak!!!

Posted by: Heather at April 2, 2010 10:49 AM


I saw the brief clip of it.... Dude looked stoned to me.

Posted by: Doug at April 2, 2010 11:02 AM


Posted by: Janet at April 2, 2010 10:12 AM
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Janet - I saw that too. One would think if he's suffering from this he'd consider retiring to recover, looking out for the best interests of his constituents.

If his remarks are not a side-effect of his illness, then it's an indicator of the lack of due diligence by his district.

Posted by: Chris Arsenault Author Profile Page at April 2, 2010 11:03 AM


This is what you get when secular humanism is taught in public schools and unniversities.

Are we going to take the Kingdom my friends or be frightened by the giants in the land: Secular Humanism, Liberalism, and Islam. God says they are grasshoppers. What say you Joshua and Caleb? Did the Resurrection restore the Kingdom or not? "The righteous shall live by faith".

Posted by: Phil Schembri is HisMan at April 2, 2010 11:06 AM


Jill,

I agree that he should retire - less stress and all that...

Johnson states in the article, "The final goal I had was to be a congressman". Obviously he reached that goal. He is interested in becoming an advocate for hepatitis C victims according to the AJC story. Sounds like a good plan for him.

Kudos to Adm. Willard for his polite response.

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xalisae @ 10:28,
Hilarious! Sounds like fun. Please let me know the place and time. :)

Posted by: Janet at April 2, 2010 11:09 AM


All the same, I think I will stay on the mainland this summer, just to be on the safe side.

Posted by: Joe at April 2, 2010 11:14 AM


He sounds high.

Posted by: Badger Catholic at April 2, 2010 11:39 AM


Jill,
People with liver failure can get elevated levels of ammonia in their blood stream which would lead to cognitive impairment. Perhaps his Hep C has finally pushed his liver over the edge?

Posted by: Scott at April 2, 2010 12:10 PM


Scott, I was just thinking about this. This man needs to retire. He is obviously not capable of handling his job at this time.

Posted by: Elisabeth at April 2, 2010 12:44 PM


This truly makes me embarrassed to be a resident of Georgia. I promise guys .... we're not all that stupid!!!

Posted by: Kristi at April 2, 2010 10:09 AM
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The alarming thing is some of the constituents in Johnson's congressional district have pet rocks that are smarter than he is but they vote for him any way.

Johnson probably only cast one vote for himself in the general election. That means many of the same folks who cast votes for him, also voted for his predecessor missi McKinnie.

No matter what their ethnicity and the state of their mental health liberal/progressive/democRATS are harmful to our national health.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at April 2, 2010 12:46 PM


Whatever the etiology, it's clear that the man is cognitively impaired. It's evident that he is struggling, and failing, to put together coherent thoughts.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at April 2, 2010 12:58 PM


Well I am relieved to know that Johnson is leaning in way over the plate and taking one for the team so that he can ensure that his fellow americans are well represented.

The only problem with that plan is that his judgement is as impaired as someone who had taken multiple fast balls to the head.

Therefore he is not providing responsilble representation for american.

Not to mention anyone who has embraced the liberal progressive humanist dogma has to have already lost or surrendered their good judgement.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at April 2, 2010 12:59 PM


Yes, look at the Humanist Manifesto which is their Creed. Out of The Church of Secular Humanism we now have the denominations of Liberalism, Environmentalism, Naturalism, Eugenics, Evolution, etc. which are all anti-Christ, anti-Bible and anti-Church. As a result, we have God and prayer taken out of schools, legalized abortion (and a Health Care Reform Package that encourages population control via abortion, assisted suicide, death panels, end-of-life counseling, and euthanasia), the normalization of sexual perversion and the destruction of marriage, all in the name of "FAIRNESS" and "EQUALITY". This doctrine of fairness has led to the culture of death which the church via the gradual acceptance of "theistic evolution" and "abortion-as-a-right or pro-choice propaganda" has allowed the poisoning of the Kingdom message of the Gospel of Life. Instead of the doctrine of fairness we need to embrace the Truth of Jesus Christ and His Church, His Kingdom on Earth that he died to restore. This will lead us back to the culture of life.

FAIRNESS = DEATH, TRUTH = LIFE.

If you don't believe me let's compare the results of our deviation from God's truth and the embracing of Secular Humanism. We have children that kill each other in schools, we have falling academic achievement, we have rampant sexual immorality in the world and in the church, we are killing our future in that we have destroyed more than 52,000,000 taxpayers and substituted them for mountain of debt and this is worst of all, we have replaced a dependence on God with a dependence on government.

Church, this should not be! God has given us all that we need, in fact, we already have it. The Kingdom lies within each and every believer. Now, let's go take the land which God said He promised us. Do not fear, for He is with us.

Posted by: Phil Schembri is HisMan at April 2, 2010 1:03 PM


Are we not, as believers in and followers of Jesus Christ, the restrainers of evil?

Then, why do we allow the culture to engage us? We have the truth, we know the truth, the truth is in us. That truth is Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of the world. Will we be like Joshua and Caleb and say "let's go take the land" or, will we shrink back in ... See Morefear and never enter the Promised Land? If we fail to act, how will this affect our children and their children? Therefore, let us be as Christ and engage the culture. Let's speak as Jesus, walk as Jesus, live as Jesus, let's be Jesus to a lost and dying world.

We have the answer my friends and He is no longer on the cross. Live like it.

Posted by: Phil Schembri is HisMan at April 2, 2010 1:47 PM


Johnson and his followers probably believe that someday there will a cataclysmic earthquake and everything east of San Andreas fault will sink into the Atlantic Ocean.

"Walk on the sidewalk, you're wearing down the earth."

Lucy, from Peanuts

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at April 2, 2010 3:51 PM


I saw the video. I can easily believe he is ill. He sounded awful as well as confused. If he is incompetent due to illness, he should be removed. It is not his fault if he is ill.

Posted by: hippie at April 2, 2010 4:17 PM


The island might tip over? Hey, while we're at it, maybe we should be concerned that the sky might fall! And let's not forget that people are killed by H2O every year, so we should probably ban that dangerous substance since the island is surrounded by it.

Good grief! If this is representative of the intelligence level of those leading our nation, it is no wonder the United States is such dire straights. We have become a nation of stupid people, led by stupid people. Unreal.

Such is life when a nation abandons God.

Posted by: Tom Ambrose at April 2, 2010 4:37 PM


I am sure that Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative will keep our sailors from tipping Guam. If the unanticipated does begin to happen...the simple addition of a cattle ranch on the opposite side of the island should keep it from tipping.

Posted by: Tom R at April 2, 2010 11:33 PM


Um, maybe he wasn't using literal language, but rather figurative? Like when I tell myself, "Conservatives are about as smart as a book of matches", I don't LITERALLY mean that. Perhaps when this dude said the island would capsize, he was using a figure of speech. Just a thought.

Posted by: Nate Sheets at April 3, 2010 2:05 AM


Um, maybe he wasn't using literal language, but rather figurative? Like when I tell myself, "Conservative are about as smart as a book of matches", I don't LITERALLY mean that. Perhaps when this dude said the island would capsize, he was using a figure of speech. Just a thought.

Posted by: Nate Sheets at April 3, 2010 2:05 AM


Um, maybe he wasn't using literal language, but rather figurative? Like when I tell myself, "Conservative are about as smart as a book of matches", I don't LITERALLY mean that. Perhaps when this dude said the island would capsize, he was using a figure of speech. Just a thought.

Posted by: Nate Sheets at April 3, 2010 2:05 AM

Believe me, we were all hoping that. Watch the video... he actually uses his hands to show what he thinks is going to happen to the island. Really, this is quite sad.

Posted by: Elisabeth at April 3, 2010 4:09 AM


I honestly thot I was reading from The Onion or Shepherds press.
Worst part is...there are many who think his questions and statements are relevant.

Posted by: pamers at April 3, 2010 3:49 PM


At first I thought it was his dry, slow, Southern drawl that was sabotaging his attempt at hyperbole or joking.(Although I think he grew up in D.C.)

But the more I think about it, the way he used his hands to illustrate Guam tipping over seems to indicate he was actually thinking through what he was saying.

Okay, now it's really time to fear for our country.

Posted by: Hans Johnson at April 4, 2010 7:50 PM


At first I thought his dry, slow, Southern drawl that was sabotaging his attempt at hyperbole or joking.(Although I think he grew up in D.C.)

But the more I think about it, the way he used his hands to illustrate Guam tipping over seems to indicate he was actually thinking through what he was saying.

Okay, now it's really time to fear for our country.

Posted by: Hans Johnson at April 4, 2010 7:52 PM


Would his constituents claim that he's an example of representative democracy?

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at April 4, 2010 9:25 PM



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