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U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, Democrat from Lithonia, Georgia recently worried that Guam might capsize if more United States Marines and their families were stationed there. Now I believe that good ole’ Hank believed what he said, because I have the misfortune of living in Georgia, just a stone’s throw from the Florida state line, but Georgia nonetheless. I have long maintained this is akin to living in America’s Third World. The unbridled ignorance that is all pervasive defies description, so I won’t try to describe it, but the sale or possession of The New York Times is a felony in South Georgia. Here is the background and the video:
Johnson’s comments came during a House Armed Services Committee meeting as he questioned Adm. Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, about the impact of U.S. troops on the little island.
“My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,” Johnson said, straight-faced and seemingly serious.
The admiral seemed to take the question seriously, too. “We don’t anticipate that,” he said, proceeding to describe the population on Guam.