Wednesday, April 14, 2010

ALERT: Guam about to capsize!

Many have probably already heard about this, but Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) actually asked a Navy Admiral about the possibility of the island of Guam tipping over and capsizing due to overpopulation.

Check it out
(No intent to deceive by skipping to 1:05 in the video, it's just that he spends the first 65 seconds wondering aloud exactly how big the island is)

Now, to be "fair", Johnson later claimed that he made the comment in jest:
On Thursday, the congressman said that he was merely being funny and used the “capsize” term in a metaphorical sense.

"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,” he said in a statement.
Yes, because humor is such an excellent way to get your point across on Capitol Hill

1 comment:

Alex said...

Apparently he also has HepC...which makes his thinking pretty slow. Weird...