Steve King is a Dick

Representative Steve King explains why he opposes the farm bill currently lingering in the halls of congress and why he has personally introduced legislation that prohibits state and local governments from establishing their own animal cruelty laws.

When the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that.

Steve King really loves the part of the farm bill that would kick nearly 2 million people off of food stamps, but the part about making it a federal crime to host or attend dog fights? That’s a deal breaker for him.

And state’s rights are so pre-Obamacare-is-upheld.

Speaking of the farm bill — House Republicans are now abandoning it and opting to pass piece-meal legislation to aide drought-stricken farmers instead.

via AP

WASHINGTON—With Republicans badly split over farm subsidies and cutting food stamps, House GOP leaders Tuesday decided to drop plans to extend the current farm program for one year and instead will press for immediate help for drought-stricken livestock producers. [...]

The party remains stymied by internal divisions between conservatives and farm-state lawmakers on how to proceed with a broader renewal of farm subsidies and the food stamp program.

Approximately 16 cents of every dollar spent on the SNAP program by the federal government literally trickles down to farmers. It’s good for business and it’s good for people.

It’s good policy. But, you know, socialism! Welfare queens!

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  • JozefAL

    Well, perhaps King should be reminded that boxers and wrestlers and MMA fighters CHOOSE to get in the ring or not. Animals don’t. Granted, most animals don’t get a choice in most of the sporting activity they’re put into but there *is* a difference between dog RACING and dog FIGHTING. There’s actually little chance that a dog will get injured during a dog race but dog fighting’s whole premise is based on the assumption that one of the dogs *will* get hurt. (You think King might get the difference if someone held a gun to his head and forced him to get into the ring with an MMA fighter? Nah, probably not.)

    Of course, King shows his true colors as a “conservative.” He’s for “states’ rights” when the states pass rules that HE supports, but when they want to set rules and regulations that he opposes, he’s less enthusiastic. Just like all the rest of the teabaggers and con-servatives in politics today.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    When the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that.

    Many years ago, I was in a car with two of my best friends, one of whom was driving and made a right turn that sent us the wrong way up 2nd Avenue. The other turned to him and said, incredulously, “Are you that dumb of a shit?”

    Minor grammatical infirmity aside, Congressman King, are you that dumb of a shit?

    These are the same people who think that gay marriage will lead to marrying pets. Which it won’t, for the same reason this argument is so stupid.

    Can you guess that that reason is, Congressman? Or are you too dumb of a shit to figure it out?

    I’ll give you a hint: Look up the word “consent.” Use a regular English dictionary. Then look it up in Black’s Law Dictionary.

    • muselet

      Righties don’t understand consent. It’s simply an alien concept to them.

      –alopecia

      • KanaW

        Exactly. When they believe it is impossible for a woman to be raped if she’s ever had sex before in her entire life, then you know they have no understanding.

  • zirgar

    He’s worse than a dick. He’s absolutely one of the single worst people in the DC halls of power. He’s so awful, I wouldn’t even bother to piss on his chest if his heart was on fire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000098740588 Jeremy Grunloh

    The way cattle and poultry are treated in factory farms is where the vast majority of animal cruelty occurs. They live in sheer agony and torture for the entirety of their short lives. It would actually be easier to do something about that than it would be stop dog-fighting since it happens aboveboard. So where’s the outrage? Oh, right. Cows and chickens aren’t cute and they taste good, so nobody cares what kind of quality of life they have before arriving on our dinner plates.

    I wish people would stop pretending they give a shit about “animal cruelty”. They don’t. They just like dogs and cats because of how they look and because most people kept at least one of the two animals as pets when they were children. It’s not about ethics. It’s about childhood nostalgia and the fact that human beings are wired to be attracted to soft furry things.