Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Too many nuts in the House will make it tip over



Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is afraid that the U.S. Territory of Guam is going to "tip over and capsize" due to overpopulation.


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

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."


More at: Christina Wilkie, "Rep. Hank Johnson: Guam could 'tip over and capsize' ." March 31, 2010
http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/in-the-know/36-news/3169-rep-hank-johnson-guam-could-tip-over-and-capsize

Congressman Hank Johnson: 111th Congress Greatest Hits

[Excerpt] Throughout his first term, Hank distinguished himself as a thoughtful legislator who advocates for the concerns of his constituents and citizens across the nation. He vocally opposed the Bush Administration's Wall Street bailout. He voted to raise the minimum wage. He fought for children’s health insurance, more Head Start funding, and to reform “No Child Left Behind.” He secured Federal funds for transportation, for medical facilities -- including Grady Hospital, and for public safety in the District.

http://hankjohnson.house.gov/2009/12/congressman-hank-johnson-111th-congress-greatest-hits.shtml

Hank also writes (wrote for) The Hill. See link above. But I might well have two similar things confused here. Please let me know.

Johnson was the first Congressional candidate invited to blog for The Hill's Congress Blog, typically reserved for Members of Congress.[12] "I'm tremendously excited about the opportunity to use this unique medium to strengthen democracy by increasing open interaction between constituents and candidates."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Johnson

Now, I know you're going to ask just who else writes for The Hill. Here's a list of Johnson's fellow Hill writers, some of whom you might recognize, like the fellow who runs The Daily Kos. Wonder why they'd post a video like the one above of a man they must know personally?

Current columnists

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hill_%28newspaper%29

I'm willing to accept that Hank Johnson is one sick fellow and in need of a hospital. The question is why, if he is so sick, no one in the Democratic Party has seen to it that he's hospitalized rather than making outrageously funny comments in the House. The guy is either sick and needs a hospital, (says Dr. Dag,) or he's barking loony and shouldn't be in the House at all. So why is he there? Did Obama really need his vote on Obamacare? Is this democracy? Or is this just a dirty game played by cynics?

3 comments:

haroldmcmurray@gmail.com said...

He sounds as if he's on GLUE ?????????

haroldmcmurray@gmail.com said...

IS HE ON GLUE OR WHAT ??????????

Dag said...

I think he's un-glued. Then again, maybe Guam is un-glued too, which is why it would tip over if too many American soldiers stood on the least broad part of the far part that would wobble and topple.

I think what he's saying is that Guam is unhinged. It probably has a screw loose. If only the Democrats were in charge of everything, all could be set aright. A level playing-field.

Which explains why Obama keeps bowing: he's just compensating for the tilt of wherever he might be.