Congressman fears Marines will capsize Guam
I usually don’t post stupid videos, but this one is priceless. Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson is afraid that stationing too many Marines on Guam will cause the island to tip over.
Johnson was questioning Pacific Fleet commander Admrial Robert Willard about the transfer of 25,000 Marines and their families to the island. After a rambling, almost incoherent speech about Guam’s size, Johnson says (start at the 1:16 mark) that :
My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.
The admiral pauses for a moment while his brain cells engage in a fleet action against the squadrons of stupidity emanating from Johnson’s chair. He then replies, “Uh, we don’t anticipate that.”
For the record, Guam is 209 square miles and has a population of 176,000, for a population density of 830 per square mile. My native state of New Jersey – the most densely populated state - has 8.7 million people over 8,729 square miles for a density of 1,134 per square mile. True, the Garden State is not an island, but it is a peninsula, so it could snap off from the mainland and drift over to England. Why hasn’t Johnson convened a hearing on this? Why hasn’t FEMA built giant hooks to keep New Jersey from leaving the Union?