BEASTS OF THE FIELD  4:40 pm July 31, 2012

Iowa Rep. Steve King Loves Dog-Fighting So Much, Wants To Marry It, Have Its Slashed-Up Puppies

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Do those look like the eyes of a psycho? Don't answer thatYou know how it’s awesome to be cruel to animals? And how it is not at all worrisome when adolescents or teenage boys get all horny torturing cute things, and it in no way portends (probably both causally and effectively, as they become desensitized to the pain of others) that they will become mass murderers? That is because it says right in the Bible we have dominion over the beasts and the frogs or whatever, so that means we should punch kittens in the face and strap razors to chickens’ claws and then watch as they murder each other! Well, Iowa Congressman Steve King is in full agreement, and would like to take some of the burden off fine citizens whose only crime is keeping dogs in a crate and mistreating them until they’ve become disassociative and then turning them on each other, to the death. What does the esteemed member have to say? Oh, just this:

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.

Yes, it’s people who outlaw dog-fighting, or want to make it a crime to take kids to see dogfighting, whose priorities are out of wack, yes indeedy! And not, say, Steve King, whose greatest hits include trying to stop the feds from cracking down on cockfighting and dogfighting, in addition to about a hundred other votes where he basically slaps animals in the face with his dick (with a razor strapped to it), because the Bible and Michael Vick told him to.

[ThinkProgress]

 

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actor212 July 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Oh, the Michael Vick bill?

Come here a minute July 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Steve King opposes Mitt Romney because putting using a crate is too humane a method to transport a dog on top of a car.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 1, 2012 at 1:14 am

True…he wants to add an adendum to that: the crate must also contain needles and spikes for when the terrfied dog struggles as Mittens and his gaggle of Flanders children cruise down the highway in the family truckster. Steve King also likes to purchase kittens from the Humane Society and stuff M-80's inside their buttocks…that is all.

actor212 July 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

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.

He's right, you know, which is why we should outlaw boxing, MMA, and wrestling, too.

But not bum fighting.

sullivanst July 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Rep. King, Linda McMahon on line 2. She doesn't sound happy.

rickmaci July 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm

…or midget tossing.

Baconzgood July 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I agree with you except about boxing. I'm a boxing fan so sue me.

actor212 July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I like the Olympic boxing style: points, headgear, the whole nine yards.

I've just seen too many boxers stumbling out of gyms at the age of 45 with no prospects for actual work because, you know, they can't remember their own names.

AND WOULD SOMEBODY ANSWER THAT DAMN DOOR??????

TribecaMike July 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Or men's sword fighting over the toilet, which imho should be an Olympic sport.

actor212 July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Or a Friday night in a typical frat house.

Callyson July 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I'll go with outlawing boxing unless it involves Republican members of Congress.

…oh, I see you already mentioned bum fighting.

HogeyeGrex July 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Funny, how Republicans just can't seem to wrap their widdew heads around the concept of consent.

Explains a lot about how they govern, I suppose.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 1, 2012 at 1:16 am

Yes, and for god's sake we need to outlaw female boxing, wrestling and etc., also. That potroast (the dog Steve King skinned alive by running it over with his truck and its razor-sharpened bumpers) isn't going to cook itself! As did Jeebus say alongside whatever other insanities percolate inside Steve King, serial killers skull.

Negropolis August 1, 2012 at 2:19 am

So help you god if you are also advocating the abolition of foxy boxing…

Maman July 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I would suggest that we train Steve King up for cock fighting but I suspect it would be better force to feed milk and hobble him instead.

HogeyeGrex July 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

It depends on whether you think of him as a cockless wonder, or just one giant cock.

miss_grundy July 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm

No, we need to get either the Hound of the Baskervilles or the Hounds of Hell to go over to Stevie King's house and let them "play" with him, so he knows what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the dog fight. Hijo de puta!!!!!!!

kittensdontlie July 31, 2012 at 9:45 pm

But otherwise I know you wish him no harm…wink…wink.

sullivanst July 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Well, to be fair, Steve King has about the same cognitive ability to give informed consent as a chicken, so in his particular case the comparison may be valid.

actor212 July 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Maybe he supports dogfighting because its the only way he can get his wife honest work.

widestanceromance July 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Lurve that one, but why would a Republican want honest work?

actor212 July 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

For the little woman?

widestanceromance July 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm

"She's young [bet not], she's got her [my] taxpayer-paid healthcare, what's she want with a job?"

Baconzgood July 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

HEEEEYYYYYOOOOOOO!

Barb_ July 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I remember watching Mike Vick get injured last season while playing for the Eagles and I thought about what he did to his dogs who got injured. It's a good thing that nothing like that happened to him.

No death and/or injury was wished upon any NFL player in this post. That would be against the rules here.

Chet Kincaid July 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Ol' Mike provides excellent cover for all the unconvicted/unsuspended NFL wife-beaters out there.

bobbert July 31, 2012 at 6:56 pm

AOTK?

Barb_ July 31, 2012 at 7:27 pm

You are absolutely right, Chet.

Callyson July 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Now you know how I feel when I watch Roethlisburger get injured, times about 1000…

…and no death and/or injury wished here either, just a rapid retirement coupled with lots of nightmares about what he did…

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 1, 2012 at 1:19 am

Well Barb…let's just say I pictured the coach taking Vick outside and beating him with a spiked board until his brains dribbled out and he expired. But I didn't wish any harm upon him, either. By the way…what does it say about the NFL that the only problem the Dogfighter has is whether or not he gets an ample amount of time as a starting QB? He didn't like the Wildcat formation (because it's a cat, see)….poor, poor Michael.

ChernobylSoup July 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Dressage should be outlawed but only because it's such an embarrassment to all involved, particularly the horses.

Jus_Wonderin July 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I can't speak to horse embarrassment but I had many horse and they have definite personalities. And, they are self aware enough to be focused on pleasing their owner/parent.

And, maybe the fact that I had horses makes me hate that people race them and some of them have to die in that sport.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 1, 2012 at 1:21 am

Yeah…I've made that point before…how can anyone say they like horses and then watch the Triple Crown, etc and enjoy the race? It's a bit like saying you like children but if one of them breaks a leg during kickball you don't see a problem with them being made into glue.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 1, 2012 at 1:22 am

Not to mention it's as fucking foppish of a "competition" as exists…why don't they judge competitive sweater knitting, also? When Anne horse loses, it's totally going in a crate on top of the campaign bus.

Negropolis August 1, 2012 at 2:25 am

I don't know. I feel embarassment for the riders all dressed up as if they are about to meet the Queen.

poorgradstudent July 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I'm sure there are less risky ways to get an endorsement from Michael Vick.

ph7 July 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Spare the rod, spoil the dogfight.

Estproph July 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Really, we should train animals to debate instead.

ChernobylSoup July 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm

have a rooster that I would seriously put up against Steve King in a debate.

Charlie_Foxtrot July 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Son, ya gots, I say ya gots to let the barnyard animals have their second amendment rights. It just ain't sportin otherwise.

That boy's as strong as an ox, and just about as smart.

Katydid July 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Isn't that what the Republican debates were all about this spring? Remember when Romney tried to wager $10k on one of the pack? Freedom!

tessiee July 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm

it would probably be better than C-SPAN.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 1, 2012 at 1:25 am

We do….40 years ago a behavioral scientist wanted to see if he could train baboons to debate and was ridiculed and called mad. Flash forward to present day and who's laughing now as his results are shown by the immense teabagger elections of 2010. Oh and Rand Paul has a really bad toupee. Seriously, when Trump goes to try and carry his moneybags into the sky he needs to become a toupee donor so ex-Senator (by then) Paul can get an upgrade in hairpieces…right now his shit looks like a squirrel vomitting.

Clancy_Pants July 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Steve King would like him a good cock fight. Fucking Mensa! It's a bummer that the chickens don't get Oscar de la Hoya type dollars for a fight… If they did maybe it would be legal? Congressman?

CrunchyKnee July 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I bet King liked a little man on animal action when he was younger, knowwhatimean?

Jeebus, these people. But, then again what can you expect from an asshole whose party would gladly let millions of their own citizens starve, for Jesus and tax cuts.

fartknocker July 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Nice icon. He looks familiar.

prommie July 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

According to Kinsey, it was common, and according to the elder McMurtry, Larry, not James (who should be worshipped by all for We Can't Make It Hear Anymore), yup, fucking heifers was just something to do on a bored afternoon in Texas.

Chet Kincaid July 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I heard they liked to have relations with cows, also.

Fare la Volpe July 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

A guy I know out in rural Texas loved to tell a story of one of his grandfathers, a cattle rancher. Apparently during lonely nights on the range, the common practice was ropin' a cow, dragging it over, and having your way with it. One night my friend's grandpa roped a calf and dragged it over to his tent, only for him to realize that it was a young steer. He looked over to his buddies and said, "Shit, boys, it ain't homosexual. It's just friction."

bobbert July 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm

A two-man version of the template. Sweet.

Negropolis August 1, 2012 at 2:26 am

Zing!

bobbert July 31, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I share the love for James, but the typo (if it was one) in the title makes it sound like science fiction.

bumfug July 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Steve King likes cock fighting because at least there he gets to see what a cock looks like.

actor212 July 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Oh, I suspect he's had an up close and personal encounter with many.

Jus_Wonderin July 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I wonder what his stand (stance?) on "sword" fighting is?

emmelemm July 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Wide?

BoatOfVelociraptors July 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Engarde!

emmelemm July 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Thrust!
Perry!
Riposte!

…Wait, what?

chascates July 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm

"This is more fun than a hog killin'!"
-Coffer (Strother Martin) in The Wild Bunch.

Actually it might be Dub Taylor. I don't mind getting old, I don't mind forgetting things but it chaps me off when I, uh, something, something.

Tundra Grifter July 31, 2012 at 5:01 pm

THAT is a great movie! When William Holden gives that speech about going back for their partner because if they don't they will just be animals.

As for a lack of memory, remember in Cat Ballou when the old timer comes up to Kid Shalleen at Hole in the Wall and says "Kid! Remember me? I'm old…old…old…" and then walks away? Classic.

As for m

chascates July 31, 2012 at 5:16 pm

And as Mr. Ballou said of the Kid after a quick drinking session laid him low: "Never seen a man get through a day so fast."

Tundra Grifter July 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm

The gunfight practice scene, were the Kid misses the side of the barn and hits the weather vane.

Hill Arias.

viennawoods13 July 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm

And the song is the best. Go Stubby Kaye and Nat King Cole.

coolhandnuke July 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm

The real author of "Cujo" rears his rabid head.

ManchuCandidate July 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm

In Steve King's world: Man Bites Dog, always.

ChernobylSoup July 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I have a rooster that I would seriously put up against Steve King in a debate.

Texan_Bulldog July 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Every time I see this guy I think of the Nazis in all the Indiana Jones movies. Not that I'm calling him a Nazi, because some Nazis were just doing what they were told. Steve manages to think of this shit all on his own.

ChillBill July 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm

"I hate Illinois Iowa Nazis!"

Chet Kincaid July 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Naw, if you were actually and officially a Nazi, you have to own that shit.

BaldarTFlagass July 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Fuck this guy up the ass with a vicious pit bull.

anniegetyerfun July 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm

With the exception of whenever Mike Tyson chews off an opponent's body part, a boxing match and a dog fight are generally very different events.

elviouslyqueer July 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I have no snark for this, other than to note that Steve King is long overdue for a thorough cockpunching.

MOG2410 July 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

May I step forward? I'd be happy to administer.

actor212 July 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm

*jerking thumb backwards*

Line forms to the rear…

Baconzgood July 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

This is the line to get in line….

emmelemm July 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

But leave the roosters alone.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 31, 2012 at 5:42 pm

But Yeaaaah, here come the rooster. You know he ain't gonna die!

miss_grundy July 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Also groin kicking with steel-toed boots!

ChillBill July 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Let's put Steve-o and a rabid pitbull in a cage to see how he feels about animal fighting.

BaldarTFlagass July 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm

"Shit, next thing ya know, you pantywaist liberals are gonna outlaw dwarf tossing!"

widestanceromance July 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

something, something, pry this dwarf from my cold dead hands, something.

Jus_Wonderin July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm

WSR, I am sure it is not your intent, but I get a creepy Cold Case vibe from that comment.

widestanceromance July 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm

J_W, here are no more dwarves under my house than there are under anybody's house.

[hastily packs unmarked van and leaves town]

Charlie_Foxtrot July 31, 2012 at 5:54 pm

"Dwarves under my house" has kind of a creepy Hoarders vibe to it. But if you can pack it into a van instead of accumulating more, you're all good.

Tundra Grifter July 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Wee Robbie libel!

MosesInvests July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm

"Nobody tosses a Dwarf!"-Gimli, son of Gloin.

actor212 July 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

"I cannot jump the distance. You'll have to toss me! But don't tell the elf!!"-Gimli, son of Gloin.

MosesInvests July 31, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Not a word.

CommieLibunatic July 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm

*in his best Scottish accent*

In World of Warcraft, dwarf tosses YOU!

TribecaMike July 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm

NOW they tell me its okay to dominate frogs. A guy can't catch a break.

Fraudulently_Joe July 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm

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.

Now one could argue that human beings, unlike animals, are able to provide -and withdraw- their consent, and that this alone makes certain types of controlled violence within the confines of spectator sports morally acceptable in a way that forcing animals to fight and maim each other is not.

But, if you're going to hang your hat on animals' inability to provide consent, you're also spoiling the fun of Steve King's other favorite leisuretime activity.

sullivanst July 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Didn't he get a passing mention in a Tom Lehrer song intro?

[I]n agricultural school, … he majored in animal husbandry, until they caught him at it one day.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm

So does this mean an end to the "Real Housewives" franchise? /catty

rickmaci July 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I say bring back pistol dueling and gunfights.

fartknocker July 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

It would damn sure help clear the gene pool in Florida.

TootsStansbury July 31, 2012 at 5:06 pm

They have. Stand your ground.

widestanceromance July 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Does he love dogfighting enough to wear Gaga's meat dress to one?

Seriously, the photo used at TP made me seethe with entirely inappropriate thoughts I dare not put into a comment.

Baconzgood July 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I hope a dog attacks him (metaphorically).

sullivanst July 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm

With votes.

BTW, what's the betting that in private King refers to his opponent in the upcoming election as "bitch"?

ph7 July 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Let's hope those votes clamp him right in the nuts.

actor212 July 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm

In private?

I got a fin says he mutters it into an open mic.

sullivanst July 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Even had I a fin to bet, you're probably right, so I wouldn't.

widestanceromance July 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm

And there's a crowd watching, mocking and eating ice cream cones, as they place bets (theoretically).

Negropolis August 1, 2012 at 2:28 am

And, with votes, of course.

prommie July 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Oh for fuck's sake, she's not just a whinging feminist, she's a vegan-PETA sub-tribe of hair-shirter. Lord Help Us All!

Baconzgood July 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Well duh?!?! What would you expect from the Author of Cujo?

StarsUponThars July 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm

"I guess there's just two kinds of people … my kind of people, and assholes. It's rather obvious which category you fit into." — Connie Marble, Pink Flamingos

Gorillionaire July 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Of course it isn't dog fighting that steve zipperhead king loves, it's giant agribusiness. And giant agribusiness gets nervous about these animal protection laws, because they themselves torture thousands of animals constantly all of the time every day all day and night long so that you can have meat glue burgers at the drive thru.

ph7 July 31, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Good thing Jesus gave agribusiness dominion over those raw materials with hoofs.

widestanceromance July 31, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Anusburger Freedoms Forever!1!

CommieLibunatic July 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I swear, people who recoil at the idea of in-vitro meat have never seen a farm or slaughterhouse.

Baconzgood July 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm

That's why I only eat locally grown bacon. From the soil to my tummy.

kittensdontlie July 31, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Agribusiness needs more than a good cockpunching, but since corporations are people and I don't wish to be censored, I will only mention tthat we must see those laws get passed.

Stevola August 1, 2012 at 1:36 am

With votes!

Jerri July 31, 2012 at 5:01 pm

What. The. Fuck.

Whatthefuck!!!!

If I was as mean as Rep. King, I'd wish for his balls to be mauled by an angry pack of hungry dogs, but since I'm not a prick totally devoid of compassion, I'll just hope every dog lover in his district sees that. Fucking asshole.

pinkocommi July 31, 2012 at 5:01 pm

If Rep. Steve King wants to commit political suicide, he should next propose legislation easing criminal punishment of pedophiles and terrorists.

Should go down as well as his dog-torturing legislation.

MissTaken July 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Torturing animals – check
Steve King is only a peed-in bed and a VW away from the serial killer trifecta.

widestanceromance July 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm

He's not released the bedsheets. Irresponsible not to speculate. . .

Baconzgood July 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm

He strikes me more of a hitch hiking kinda guy.

ChernobylSoup July 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Does this have anything to do with Snoop Dogg changing his name?

TribecaMike July 31, 2012 at 5:11 pm

If he became a Rasta he could be Snoop Zion Lion.

(In the eighties, there was a great deejay on Poor People's Radio, The Zion Lion. His catchphrase was "3 o'clock road block!" Killer stuff.)

Dr_Zoidberg July 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I can't even snark about this. To hurt something smaller than you, to hurt something indefensible, is beyond reprehensible.

ChernobylSoup July 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm

So you'd be against my plan to televise baby seals fighting to the death over the last vial of flu vaccine?

Dr_Zoidberg July 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Change those baby seals to Republicans, and I'll sponsor your fight.

metamarcisf July 31, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Why aren't we allowing cockfighting in the summer Olympics? It's just as legitimate a sport as crap like water polo and ice boxing.

ChernobylSoup July 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Can you hold off until 2016 when the games are in Rio?

TribecaMike July 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Agreed, that kind of thing demands thongs.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 31, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Does silicon count as an unsportsmanlike enhancement?

CommieLibunatic July 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

You obviously never met any water polo players. I've been told that "if it's under the surface and the referee doesn't see it, it's legal." I'm just surprised that nobody in the Olympic games have been spotted stripping naked and cutting themselves before a game like medieval berserkers.

extreme_left July 31, 2012 at 5:06 pm

yup America is the scariest place on the planet

Billmatic July 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I personally favor strapping kitchen knives to bunnies and having them slowly hop towards each other.

Jus_Wonderin July 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Works with snails too, but you have to balance the knives just right.

sullivanst July 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm

You've never seen a bunny binky, have you?

Blueb4sinrise July 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

WTF is that fuzzy dildo trophy thing next to the statue of the guy with his hand down his pants?

deanbooth July 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

At least one major study alleges that the prevailing mind set among dog fighters is that, the more the dog suffers, the tougher he will become, and the better fighter he will therefore be.

We see this same mindset in Republican social policy.

emmelemm July 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Since when do dogs have bootstraps?

Chet Kincaid July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I confess, I did not see that one coming.

Lionel[redacted]Esq July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm

When cockfighting is illegal, only fighters will have cocks!

Baconzgood July 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm

FOXY BOXING LIBEL!!!!

DustBowlBlues July 31, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I've no snark on this one. Just a deep seated and complete hatred of anyone insensitive to the suffering of animals. People have a choice to fight or not.

This is the kind of thing that makes me want to cross the liberal line and buy a big, big gun to use against this kind of person.

SayItWithWookies July 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

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.

You know, a normal person would start with this comparison as a lead-in to why it's inhumane to allow people to do vicious things to each other — it takes a true sociopath to start with this point in order to argue that since we don't stop people from engaging in combat, we shouldn't stop people who — um — force dogs and roosters to brutalize one another.

Makes me want to live in a place where half the citizens don't think their country's biggest problem is that they're not mean enough.

sullivanst July 31, 2012 at 5:50 pm

But, that's what's exceptional about Amercia!

PuckStopsHere July 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

What's his position on dwarf-tossing?

teebob2000 July 31, 2012 at 8:53 pm

About 10 feet away, cheering wildly.

TribecaMike July 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Of course, dog fighting is abhorrent, but I'd pay good money to watch them compete in kite flying contests.

Jus_Wonderin July 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Win, for me. This can't be topped.

Baconzgood July 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm

A friend of mine worked at an animal shelter he told me that it was the most emotionally taxing job he ever had. He said some of the animals were so abused and injured the only humane thing to do was to put them down. He told me that everyone there dreaded Wednesdays. Wednesdays is when the staff drew straws to see who would do the "injections" for the next 7 days. Lee was no wuss. He was a real manly man, mt. climbing, horse backing, football etc. At one point the stress of the job affected his physical health. And to hear this cock sucker say this….

(This comment is 100% snark free)

Jus_Wonderin July 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I think the upside is that there will be a bunch of dog's to meet your friend (on the other side) and they will forgive him.

CommieLibunatic July 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm

My upvote was not like a Facebook "Like," but more like a sober nod of sorrow. Just sayin'.

On a related note, I wonder what kind of icon a Sober Nod button on FB would have.

Baconzgood July 31, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I know when I put "(this comment is 100% snark free)" that all fists are not a pat on the back but a tear.

DemmeFatale August 1, 2012 at 9:47 am

2 of my 3 dogs are rescues.
They are alive because of people like your friend.
Brave, selfless, and compassionate shelter workers and volunteers save lives all the time.
Thank goodness for them.

Blunderthing July 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Shee-it. Nex thang ya know it will be a crime to be stupid, hateful and mean. And kill people because you are in fear. I am afraid for this country but not in the way you imagine.

MissTaken July 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I fucking hate humans sometimes. Okay, more than sometimes.

Rotundo_ July 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Not that Steve here is human, but yes, me too.

emmelemm July 31, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Hell is other people. Specifically, if the other people are Republicans.

Chichikovovich July 31, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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.

If there were an underground network in which people were forced against their will to fight other people to the death, I imagine that there would be cries to make it illegal to solicit viewers for *that* too.

Negropolis August 1, 2012 at 2:31 am

First rule of Fight Club: Don't talk about Fight Club.

Chet Kincaid July 31, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I guess we shouldn't be surprised, since Steve King and his ilk think only slightly better of human beings. We know for a fact that they don't give a shit about people murdering each other, so long as it's kept out of the suburbs.

Rotundo_ July 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Hog shit wrapped in skin in a suit with a bible in one hand and his hand reaching out for graft in the other, Steve truly is emblemic of the modern republican party. We are screwed.

swordfis July 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Dog will wreak his justice on this abomination.

Katydid July 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm

la la la la i'm thinking of puppies and kittens frolicking on the beach, i didn't just read this, la la la la…<seriously, thinking about this shit makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning….where'd i leave those drugs?>

CommieLibunatic July 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I think you left them here.

Katydid July 31, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Thank you! I feel much better now. :)

valthemus July 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm

My latest theory: "Steve King" is really Doktor Zoom in disguise, going around making idiot statements to make Republicans look like twit-nuggets. Well, the jokes on you! Iowans love it when their representatives act like d-bags! So HA!!

mormos July 31, 2012 at 6:53 pm

So… keep fucking that chicken?

DustBowlBlues July 31, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I've taken dumped dogs to my vet to have them put down, when the ill was full. I feed them a big meal of canned dog food, pet them and coo to them and give them the only love they've likely ever known. Then I have them killed. And all because of motherfuckers like this. My loathing reaches epic, biblical, violent proportions.

TribecaMike July 31, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Look on the bright side, Pete — professional dwarf-tossing is still around.

Guppy July 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Michael Vick is in a line of work with a markedly high risk for permanent injuries, particularly brain injuries. What about Steve King?

HistoriCat August 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

He's a Repub politician – brain injury isn't so much a risk as a requirement.

Barrelhse July 31, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Steve- come here and give Karla, the 110lb.Rottweiler, a big old kiss on the lips.
She'll rip that useless face right off your head. Jerk.

GlowneyHouse July 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Well, at least I'm pretty sure Sen. Lindsey Graham is against cock fighting. Cock wrestling though, I'm not too sure about.

labman57 July 31, 2012 at 10:20 pm

It's nice to see that King has a cause to champion. I guess ARP and SPCA were too mundane for his tastes.

MilwaukeeKent August 1, 2012 at 12:32 am

Steve, free clue: humans can give consent, animals — not so much.

MosesInvests August 1, 2012 at 1:39 am

I was at the pound today, looking for a dog to adopt. There were dozens of pit bulls there-dumped because they're too scary-looking. Because of sociopathic SOBs like King who think dogfighting is cool. F-ing broke my heart. This comment is 100% snark-free.

Negropolis August 1, 2012 at 2:21 am

It's crazy the few people left in the nation that don't know the difference between consensual fighting and fighting between creatures that can't consent one way or the other to said fighting.

ttommyunger August 1, 2012 at 8:02 am

Oh there's something wrong, all right, Steve.

DahBoner August 1, 2012 at 8:45 am

You can't fight Snoop anymore.

He's now a Lion.

WORD TO YOUR DRAFT COUNSELOR

wolvenwood13 August 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Steve King's comments make me angry, very angry. I sincerely hope that idiots like him have to face a slow death by castration with a dull fork – and that's just for starters.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Thrust, Perry, and what was the third one? Oops.Thanks

Tundra Grifter July 31, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Not to mention Jane Fonda is very easy on the eyes.

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