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Rep. Johnson Tells “Abnormally Small People” He Regrets Using the “M-Word”
Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Eric Scheiner

Posted on 12/13/2012 3:18:13 PM PST by Olog-hai

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) compared companies and workers to a “cage fight” between a “giant” and a “midget” on Wednesday night. By Thursday, he publicly expressed regret to “abnormally small people” for using the “m-word”.

Johnson was discussing the right-to-work enacted in Michigan on Wednesday when he said, “What happens when you put in a cage fight a giant in with a midget? Well, the midget will not win the fight, I’m going to tell you that. Why? He just doesn’t carry enough weight to do so.” …

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; US: District of Columbia; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: abnormallysmall; hankjohnson; idgetmidgetmidgetmid; imsorryyouresmall; mental; midget; midgets; pc

1 posted on 12/13/2012 3:18:26 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

A real intellectual giant, that Hank Johnson...


2 posted on 12/13/2012 3:20:12 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: Olog-hai

I wish someone would send me a memo everytime a word becomes kryptonite. I wasn’t even aware that “midget” was now considered “bad.”

Midget, midget, midget, midget.

There.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 3:20:49 PM PST by GnL
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To: Olog-hai
cage fight a giant in with a midget?

I personally don't see a thing wrong with this comparison, but in this day and age of knee-jerk responses, then I guess he'd be considered rude. Guess he should have said "vertically challenged."

We have redefined retarded, midgets, etc., so we can jump immediately and grab an attorney.

4 posted on 12/13/2012 3:24:21 PM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks
so we can jump immediately and grab an attorney.

Yes, but the "vertically-challenged" may not be able to jump quite as high. So they get assistance.

5 posted on 12/13/2012 3:27:41 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
A real intellectual giant, that Hank Johnson...

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He has big shoes to fill ....

CynMCKK

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.... and ext-r-e-e-e-e-e-eme moonbattery to exceed...

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[APPEND]
Standard paragraphs of disclaimers for the good and sane people of the peach state....
.... which really do greatly outnumber the likes of McKinney & Hank...

6 posted on 12/13/2012 3:28:27 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: newheart
so we can jump immediately and grab an attorney.

Yes, but the "vertically-challenged" may not be able to jump quite as high. So they get assistance.

But since they're the last ones to know when it rains, they should be supplied with Obamabrellas to make up for years of expoitation.

7 posted on 12/13/2012 3:31:10 PM PST by laweeks
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To: GnL

I hope he apologizes to the vertically enhanced as well...

I am vertically challenged, but I will always defend my “different” brothers and sisters...

;) Suzy


8 posted on 12/13/2012 3:34:13 PM PST by homegroan (Veni, Vedi, Velcro and Ranting...since 1998)
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To: Olog-hai

Good freakin’ grief! “Abnormally small” is preferable to midget? Who’s apologizing for abnormally small? I thought the term was “vertically challenged.”


9 posted on 12/13/2012 3:35:29 PM PST by Mach9
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To: Olog-hai

There’s Hank’s answer right there...

If the military sends midget soldiers to Guam, it won’t tip over.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 3:35:43 PM PST by moovova
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To: Olog-hai

FLASH! I just realized how the Republicans can get all the ‘hate to be called racist’ liberals, libertarians and even the blue doggies to vote for their candidate and win the next presidential election!

Run a female black midget!


11 posted on 12/13/2012 3:37:43 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Olog-hai
"“What happens when you put in a cage fight a giant in with a midget? Well, the midget will not win the fight, I’m going to tell you that. Why? He just doesn’t carry enough weight to do so.”"

But you can fit more midgets on Guam before it will capsize.

12 posted on 12/13/2012 3:38:31 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Olog-hai

This comments dwarfs the stupidity of Johnson’s previous statements.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 3:40:31 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Olog-hai
I'm sure that what Johnson meant to say was that if you put a monster truck and an MG Midget on a NASCAR racetrack, the monster truck would win. Or something.

-PJ

14 posted on 12/13/2012 3:42:51 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Beowulf9

Make that a female black midget lesbian muslim (or atheist) and we might have something there!


15 posted on 12/13/2012 3:44:28 PM PST by MisterEd37 (TSA: You don't get on until we get off!)
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To: Olog-hai

A midget is a midget no matter who is looking at them!


16 posted on 12/13/2012 3:45:37 PM PST by dalereed
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To: exit82

This comments dwarfs the stupidity of Johnson’s previous statements.

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That’s because he has a “short” attention span...


17 posted on 12/13/2012 3:48:10 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Olog-hai

The U.S. and world are screwed, whenever such idiots end up being elected to political office. The left controls way too much of the world’s politics, already, and it continues to get, even, worse!


18 posted on 12/13/2012 3:48:51 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Olog-hai

If you put too many midgets on Guam, it might tip over and fall into the ocean.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 3:55:46 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: JouleZ

Short people got no reason to live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NvgLkuEtkA


20 posted on 12/13/2012 3:59:09 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Olog-hai
I met a little elf man once, down where the lillies grow.

I asked him why he was so small and why he didn't grow

He slightly frowned and with his eyes he looked me through and through.

I'm quite as big for me he said, as you are big for you.

Poem my dad taught me manyyy years ago.

21 posted on 12/13/2012 4:00:17 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Olog-hai

If midget is a bad word how come giant isn’t, too? You know, equal offense for the g-word.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 4:12:22 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Olog-hai

Surprisingly insensitive coming from someone who is abnormally stupid.


23 posted on 12/13/2012 4:29:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

Fortunately (for him) he’s a Democrat; he won’t be forced to resign.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 4:45:27 PM PST by daler
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To: Olog-hai

Calling them abnormally small is just as bad.

That’s Sizism!!!


25 posted on 12/13/2012 4:50:32 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: daler

Or forced to spell ‘resign.’


26 posted on 12/13/2012 4:51:24 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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Wee man must be overjoyed.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 4:54:27 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: kaehurowing
If you put too many midgets on Guam, it might tip over and fall into the ocean.

Please, show a little sensitivity. I'm sure you meant to call them "disgusting little sub-human freaks," not midgets.

Some may have missed Mr. Johnson's warning about the risk of Guam capsizing due to overpopulation. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cesSRfXqS1Q

28 posted on 12/13/2012 5:32:07 PM PST by TChad
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To: Olog-hai

“Rep. Johnson Tells “Abnormally Small People” He Regrets Using the “M-Word””

Mr. Johnson, how small of you to speak so offensively!


29 posted on 12/13/2012 5:47:33 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Olog-hai

I thought at first he might have said “Munchkin.”

Now *that* would have been funny.


30 posted on 12/13/2012 5:55:01 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: laweeks

Just imagine if you said “n*gger midget”...lol


31 posted on 12/13/2012 6:40:06 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai

32 posted on 12/13/2012 7:22:26 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Olog-hai

33 posted on 12/13/2012 7:23:11 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: kaehurowing

34 posted on 12/13/2012 7:24:36 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: GnL

N-word, f-word, now m-word.

Like Pig Latin only different. The two code languages could even morph together if things get really offensive. Word-nay, word-fay, word-may...


35 posted on 12/13/2012 7:35:46 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Olog-hai

Is this a joke?

He apologizes by calling them abnormal?!

I don’t understand what he is apologizing for. Why is midget a bad word?


36 posted on 12/14/2012 3:14:02 AM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Olog-hai

Johnson is the idiot who is now supporting ending the second amendment because “dangerous and crazy” vets will kill themselves with guns.


37 posted on 12/14/2012 8:02:38 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: MisterEd37

“Make that a female black midget lesbian muslim (or atheist) and we might have something there!”

Yes, a new show for Geraldo! (and a candidate that would win, lol).


38 posted on 12/15/2012 1:00:04 PM PST by Beowulf9
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