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Hank Johnson Imagines a World Without Balloons

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RUSH: Hank Johnson is -- I just have to play this for you.  Hank Johnson, do you remember Hank?  Just so you know, Hank Johnson, this is March 25th of 2010.  The House Armed Services Committee, during testimony about the defense budget request for 2011, Hank Johnson, Democrat from Georgia, was having a conversation with Admiral Robert F. Willard, the United States Navy, and they were talking about Guam.

JOHNSON:  This is a island that, at its widest level is, what, 12 miles from shore to shore, and at its smallest level, smallest location, it's seven miles between one shore and the other.  My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and, uh, and capsize.

RUSH:  Okay.

WILLARD:  We don't anticipate that.

RUSH:  Yeah, Congressman Hank Johnson, Democrat, Georgia, was afraid that Guam, if it had too many people on it, would tip over and capsize, that during a defense budget hearing in 2011.  Just so you know who he is.  Yesterday on the House floor during debate on federal helium reserve management -- did you know that we have a problem with helium?  We do.  We have a helium problem, and we need to better manage our reserves of it.  And so Hank Johnson weighed in.

JOHNSON:  I rise in full support of the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act.  I'm pleased to support this bill which shows that this Tea Party Congress will make the tough choice to keep children's birthday parties on schedule and give industries that rely on helium the lift that they deserve.  Imagine, Mr. Speaker, a world without balloons.  How can we make sure that the injustice of there being no helium for comedians to get that high-pitched voice that we all hold near and dear to our hearts.  Imagine a world without balloons.

RUSH:  You heard right, folks, every word of that was actually stated on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday, in defense of helium.  Did you know that helium was endangered or threatened?  What, is the Hunt family trying to make a run on helium like they did silver?  Or maybe the Koch brothers? The Koch brothers are trying to corner helium.  That's what it is, so that kids can't have birthday parties.  That's what it is.  The Koch brothers are doing it!  The Koch brothers are trying to corner the helium market.  And Hank here was saying that he supported the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act.  He's from Georgia. 

He was pleased to support the bill (imitating Johnson), "which shows that this Tea Party Congress will make a tough choice to keep children's birthday parties on schedule and give industries that rely on helium the lift that they deserve.  Imagine, my friends, a world without balloons.  How can we make sure that the injustice, the injustice, mind you, the injustice of there being no helium for comedians to get that high-pitched voice that we all hold near and dear to our hearts.  Imagine, a world without balloons."  Hank Johnson, Democrat, Georgia.

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