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senators scared of island capsizing

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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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Only a few years ago, a member of Congress serving up an inane comment in a congressional hearing would have merited a brief gossip column mention, or more likely gone unnoticed.

Unfortunately for Rep. Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat, his bizarre question about the island of Guam possibly tipping over--he used the word "capsize"--if additional troops were stationed there became a YouTube sensation on Thursday.


www.youtube.com...



[edit on 3-4-2010 by Vinveezy]




posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 09:49 PM
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Does he understand that islands are not flat chunks of rock floating in the ocean?



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 09:55 PM
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Does he understand that islands are not flat chunks of rock floating in the ocean?


Does the OP of this thread understand that this topic has already been posted??

YES, it was a stupid comment. And, YES, even Republicans have been known to make stupid comments.

Stupid does NOT recognize Party lines...or National boundaries.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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Third post in and already the thread has gone sour with "internet toughguyness"

ATS is silly



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 10:04 PM
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I humbly beg the readers consider that the brilliant future documentary movie "Idiocracy" may have contributed to this phenomena. Somebody's gotta be writing this stuff and it's looking a bit like "Wag the Dog" to me. Indeed it is becoming obvious how much potential that particular vision of the future holds.


gj



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 10:27 PM
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Oh dear that was hilarious! Good find OP! I absolutely love these gaffs and idiotic comments in political theaters, helps to add a bit of comic relief and reminds us all that these people are indeed human.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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Who said anything about party lines? The article identified the Congressman, that is all.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 10:36 PM
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I wonder if this guy is high, or is joking. He cannot be serious. I laughed out loud and then cried silently for my country.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 10:53 PM
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I know seriously i mean when he talks he sounds like he has down-syndrome
"w-w-w-well my ummmm er a scare is that er a the ummm island may uhhhh capsize er ugh" I mean he said errrr and uhhh so many times.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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It is amazing that the person being questioned by this senator was able to keep a straight face through that.

That was hilarious.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 11:27 PM
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He was clearly being ironic and satirical. Isn't that the excuse that Rush and Hannity's lapdogs give whenever they say something outrageous? Of course, this comment is a much bigger deal than Hannity calling the teabaggers nothing more than wannabe domestic terrorists. Of couse the teabaggers all cheered at themselves being equated to pussified McVeighs by all cheering, as they are all masters of comedy as well!

Best,
Skunknuts



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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I like the unconventional style of this Republican.
Obviously he is not talking about the island physically capsizing, but the change in demographics that will occur.

from Wikipedia:
"The programmed U.S. military buildup (2010–14) will cause an unprecedented population increase (approximately 40% or nearly 80,000 people at the peak of constructions"

"The largest ethnic group are the native Chamorros, accounting for 37.1% of the total population"

There is your capsize.


Keep an eye on this guy. I just hope they have him run for President against Obama 2.0 it would be interesting.



posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by ExPostFacto
I wonder if this guy is high, or is joking. He cannot be serious. I laughed out loud and then cried silently for my country.


He is a very educated man. This is a put-on. Perhaps they are speaking in codes that give affirmation to certain events and times that have been pre-planned?

Have you done even basic research on Guam? Could it be that the island is being used metaphorically to allude to something else?

Did you know:
Guam remains to be the only US soil to have been occupied by a foreign military power since 1812.

In Feb. 2010, Guam declared a name change of the island.


Could there be an etymological connection between the words Chamorro--Camorra--and Gomorrah?

So many questions. Sometimes things are much more than what they appear to be. Never take a rock at face value; turn it over and look beneath it.

[edit on 4-4-2010 by Alethea]



posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 12:08 AM
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Posted here already.

Yep, stupid comment, but this does not apply to ALL senators, your title is misleading a bit.



posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by whatukno
Posted here already.

Yep, stupid comment, but this does not apply to ALL senators, your title is misleading a bit.


Any senator that is this stupid (regardless of party) should be a major concern for any American.

These are the lawmakers.

By the way, considering this alarming revelation from this senator we should immediately amend the healthcare bill to add a section that prohibits the uneven population of any island and any populated island that fails to comply with the redistribution of population requirements will have to pay heavy penalties through a new revision of the tax codes.




posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 12:02 PM
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What amazes me is that he knows approximately the Length and Width of the Island but can't figure what the square miles would be?



posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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Any chance these senators will be on it when it goes.



posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 12:47 PM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
It is amazing that the person being questioned by this senator was able to keep a straight face through that.

That was hilarious.


What's hilarious is you having the worst president of all time as your avatar. Come on, man, think for yourself for once



posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 12:50 PM
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OT, but I argue that Reagan was worse. I doubt there would have been Bush without Ronnie



posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 12:51 PM
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Did you read my signature?




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