Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is raising some eyebrows with a comment he made about the U.S. territory of Guam during a House Armed Services Committee hearing. 

In a discussion regarding a planned military buildup on the Pacific island, Johnson expressed some concerns about the plans to Adm. Robert Willard, head of the U.S. Pacific fleet. "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize," Johnson said. 

Willard paused and replied, "We don't anticipate that."

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Do you think it's possible for the island of Guam to capsize if America continues its military buildup there?
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is raising some eyebrows with a comment he made about the U.S. territory of Guam during a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

In a discussion regarding a planned military buildup on the Pacific island, Johnson expressed some concerns about the plans to Adm. Robert Willard, head of the U.S. Pacific fleet. "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize," Johnson said.

Willard paused and replied, "We don't anticipate that."

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12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/11/10 - 4:49:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can't believe anyone is that stupid.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/11/10 - 4:54:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
It is even worse that someone is that stupid and in Congress. I don't think even Bush was that dumb.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/11/10 - 4:57:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
As a general thing, islands don't capsize.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/11/10 - 4:58:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I vote to ban Kiki from making questions.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/11/10 - 5:35:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
...that's not really possible

afaik
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 10:25:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Kiki's running out of stories to make into passable questions. Now she moved onto the stories that make atrocious questions.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 10:28:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
That comment has to be hyperbole, and either way, his point it valid, even if his geology is lacking...
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 11:26:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
The comment wasn't hyperbole. The guy was dead serious when he said it.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 2:42:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 4/12/10 - 11:26:25 AM lsu90 wrote:
The comment wasn't hyperbole. The guy was dead serious when he said it.


I'm a little hesitant to believe that.
But even still its pretty f*cking funny.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 2:51:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
You could watch the video in the story and judge for yourself.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 3:15:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 4/12/10 - 11:26:25 AM lsu90 wrote:
The comment wasn't hyperbole. The guy was dead serious when he said it.
On Monday 4/12/10 - 2:42:08 PM Blueandgray wrote:
I'm a little hesitant to believe that. But even still its pretty f*cking funny.


They guy who made the statement has health issues that are affecting his mind.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 3:38:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Seriuosly.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 3:42:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Update 6:30 p.m. ET: Johnson released a statement on Thursday saying he was joking, according to CNN.

"The subtle humor of this obviously metaphorical reference to a ship capsizing illustrated my concern about the impact of the planned military buildup on this small tropical island," the statement said.

Not like anyone (including Kiki) read the whole thing though.

Couldn't she at least have read the whole article and made a valid question?
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 5:27:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmmm. Maybe the fellas were thinking the military will be too intrusive, ("bah! Not GUAM!! So INNOCENT!")

maybe maybe maybe.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 5:54:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
What fuc*ing dumba*s
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 6:20:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
It'll be the next Atlantis. O.o
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 6:32:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sounds like hyperbole, at least the way the story reads it shouldn't be taken any other way.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 6:36:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 4/12/10 - 11:26:25 AM lsu90 wrote:
The comment wasn't hyperbole. The guy was dead serious when he said it.
On Monday 4/12/10 - 2:42:08 PM Blueandgray wrote:
I'm a little hesitant to believe that.


QFT blueandgray. And, after reading up on his congressional history, I'm even more skeptical that he was a serious. LSU, some people are just really deadpan. A dry sense of humor has been the cause for more then just a few misunderstandings.

How many more people are informed about the issues in Guam that would have otherwise been had his comments not gone viral? What a better way to spread the word in a media that is bogged down with issues like Iraq, Afghanistan, healthcare, and a laundry list of sex scandals from all over the place!
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 6:39:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
even if it did...we'd just make an aircraft carrier out there and name it guam
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/12/10 - 6:46:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
If you can watch the video and still say that the guy was just joking, you must be able to see humor almost anywhere.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/14/10 - 12:22:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 4/11/10 - 4:49:35 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
I can't believe anyone is that stupid.
Never misunderestimate the stupidity of politicians especially Demopcrats!
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/15/10 - 2:26:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 4/11/10 - 4:49:35 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
I can't believe anyone is that stupid.
On Wednesday 4/14/10 - 12:22:28 PM marc780 wrote:
Never misunderestimate the stupidity of politicians especially Demopcrats!

Yeah, because US House of Armed Services is made up largely of "Demopcrats".
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/15/10 - 3:53:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 4/11/10 - 4:49:35 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
I can't believe anyone is that stupid.
On Wednesday 4/14/10 - 12:22:28 PM marc780 wrote:
Never misunderestimate the stupidity of politicians especially Demopcrats!
On Thursday 4/15/10 - 2:26:32 PM Koto wrote:
Yeah, because US House of Armed Services is made up largely of "Demopcrats".


35 Dems, 25 Republicans are currently on the US Armed Services Committee...




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