Hank Johnson and that pesky island tipping problem
That is striking some as possibly the stupidest comment by what has become arguably the stupidest Congress in the history of the United States of America. After realizing his comment made him look quite stupid, he released this explanation:
“I was using a metaphor to say that with the addition of 8,000 Marines and their dependents – an additional 80,000 people during peak construction on the tiny island with a population of 180,000 – could be a tipping point which could adversely affect the island’s fragile ecosystem and could overburden its overstressed infrastructure.”
“Having traveled to Guam last year, I saw firsthand how this beautiful – but vulnerable island – could easily become overburdened, and I was simply voicing my concerns that the addition of that many people could tip the delicate balance and do permanent harm to Guam,“
OK, so we’re just supposed to know, regardlesss of the fact that he never mentioned those issues, that that’s what he was referring to. Maybe a lot of people didn’t follow his logic because we don’t usually consider the House Armed Services Committee a place to discuss global warming concerns. This is also the guy who thinks “folks wearing white hoods and uniforms running through the countryside” would be “logical”:
I have to take some responsibility for this. I supported his initial campaign. It just seemed at the time the whole world would be better served by anyone, I do mean anyone, other than Cynthia McKinney.
Yeah, I’m not so sure about that now. What IS your problem Decatur?