Rep. Steve King: I Have Never Heard Of Teenagers Getting Pregnant Except The Ones I Described

by Jesse Taylor

Get your 'bortions here!Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has defended Missouri Senate candidate (for now) Todd Akin by going a step further and claiming that a lady cannot get pregnant from statutory rape or incest either!

King supports the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” It would ban Federal funding of abortions except in cases of forcible rape. Right now, Medicaid also covers abortions for victims of statutory rape or incest – for example, a 12 year old who gets pregnant.

Congressman King says he’s not aware of any young victims like that.

“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter,” he said.

That is strange, because he was super sure about how terrible it was that liberals wanted forced abortions for thirteen year olds THREE WEEKS AGO.

Here is what Steve King, who serves in Congress, said then, vis a vis dogfighting, which Steve King loves so much he would marry it if it weren’t for Rick Santorum:

In explaining himself, King argues that animals have more rights than fetuses, and suggests that
liberals have so devalued life, that a man can rape a young girl, kidnap her, force her to undergo an abortion across state lines, and then “drop her off at the swingset….and that’s not against the law in the United States of America.”

(It has of course already been suggested that if those things are not against the law in the United States of America, perhaps Steve King could spend some time trying to craft some bills to make them so!)

At this point, the arch-conservative belief that nobody ever has to deal with pregnancies in situations that make conservatives uncomfortable isn’t a simple matter of believe cute things you get in e-mail forwards. It is vagina denialism. IT IS VAGINALISM.

This is dangerous to women not because crazy dudes are saying weird things that make ladies feel bad. This is dangerous because fucking idiots who didn’t understand sex ed are possibly going to be making laws and regulations that will govern the lives and health of half of America for decades to come. AND THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND SPERM AND EGGS AND JESUS H. LOVING MERCIFUL CHRIST I AM GOING TO JUST PUNCH THINGS NOW.

[Talking Points Memo]

 

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LastGasp August 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

It would ban Federal funding of abortions except in cases of forcible rape.

Ah, but to a wingnut how do you define "forcible rape"? Does the woman have to sign a form stating that she's about to be forcibly raped? Just curious how Rep. Steve King and his pals will eventually define this.

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

"If she's not bleeding, it wasn't rape", would be about the level of maturity I'd expect from these stunted intellectual dwarves.

Dr_Zoidberg August 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

'If she's alive it wasn't rape.'

HogeyeGrex August 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

And, no doubt, "If she is bleeding, well, that just means she likes it rough. Haw haw."

Y'know. If she floats, she's a witch.

sewollef August 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

OK, here's how it'll work:

First: there has to be witnesses to this "rape" — as with any crime circumstantial evidence isn't really admissible.

Second: Those witnesses should really be householders, since that's the only way we can be sure they're upstanding members of the community.

Thirdly — and this is most important: They should ideally be male witnesses, as only a man can truly judge whether another man is acting in a nasty way to a lady.

So, there you have it. Witnesses to the rape. Householders. And male.

I can write acts of congress too. My direct line is: 1-800-SEXY-TIME and I'm available 24/7.

Call me.

UW8316154 August 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Good call on the "witnesses" – plural. In fact, I think we should require it to be the assessment of Three Male Relatives who personally witnesses what they consider to be have been "forcible rape" in order to qualify.

/Just liftin' stuff from Afghanistan, now…

bauserdotcom August 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

To conservatives, "forcible rape" is the opposite of date rape — the stereotypical "attacked by a stranger in the street" attack. These guys still think date rape is a made-up thing — either the woman is lying, or she deserved it for drinking while wearing a skirt.

The whole "legitimate rape" and "forcible rape" nonsense is a codeword for "good girls getting raped," because date rape only happens to bad girls.

Negropolis August 22, 2012 at 2:37 am

Yeah, everyone gets that, even the conservative idiots feigning ignorance. But, yeah, we here especially understand that this is code.

Lascauxcaveman August 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

It's a moot point, everybody. You can't get pregnant from a legitimate rape. I thought that was established yesterday.

UW8316154 August 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

And if you get pregnant, obviously it wasn't rape, it was "the bitch was just askin' for it"

NYNYNYjr August 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Sadly I read an essay by a 'conservative' (he's conserving his brain for more serious things than women's biology?) writer who explains, at length that a woman won't get pregnant unless she has an orgasm. Go ahead and think through the implications of believing that idea. Oh, you had a child from that rape? So you really enjoyed it then, didn't you? Etc.

doloras August 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

"a woman won't get pregnant unless she has an orgasm"

I don't buy it. That would reduce the birth rate in redneck areas to zero. Or do fake orgasms count? Or ones she has the day after with the Latino poolboy?

comrad_darkness August 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

They know it when they see it.

Tequila Mockingbird August 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

We've been over this. It's not "legitimate rape" if you don't tell your victim in advance that she's getting raped. So unless your attacker says "Excuse me miss, but if you would kindly not scream too loud, as I am going to have sex with you against your will and run away. Do you understand?" then it isn't forcible. Capisce?

GunToting[Redacted] August 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

But if she honors the wishes of the rapist (not screaming, not running away), isn't that implied consent?

UW8316154 August 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

See how this works?

Tequila Mockingbird August 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Well, you can always legitimately murder me after the fact.

Besides, what makes you think I will run away afterwards? Why can't we forcibly cuddle against your will?

National_Turkey August 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

A "forcible rape" is one where a poor black man waits in the alleyway to attack a well-to-do- white lady. This is the only version of rape that could possibly be forcible/legitimate in the bro culture echo chamber. She was drunk at a party? One vice begets another. The guy was her boyfriend/husband? Saying yes once negates subsequent refusals! Sorry so-called ladies, just "lay back and enjoy it" and we hope you can care for your rape-babies that God has blessed you with.

Steverino247 August 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

What if he's really collecting for the Red Cross.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRA5FBtbHHM

Well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard. That's my policy.
Attempt, how did you establish that?
When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher's knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross!
I think he’s got a point.

zippy_w_pinhead August 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

simple, count the broken bones, multiply by the number of black eyes, if it doesn't reach triple digits she was asking for so it couldn't by definition be forcible

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

"Ah, but to a wingnut how do you define "forcible rape"? "

Trick question.
They don't believe there's any such thing as "forcible rape". All women are dirty, dirty whores who crave it every waking moment.

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

"Ah, but to a wingnut how do you define "forcible rape"?"

they have a handy dandy skin color chart for that.

LetUsBray August 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

'I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter,” he said.'

I just bet he would.

Callyson August 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Time for a sting operation…there must be *someone* with a hidden camera who can pass for a teenager and who is as outraged as I am…

Chet Kincaid_ August 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

"To Catch A Legislator"

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

His idea of the discussion would be Steve King being read Penthouse letters involving Brownie Scouts to be sure….those wild, crazy eyes just scream it.

Pragmatist2 August 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

3 weeks is a long time when your mental resources are as limited as Steve King.

fuflans August 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm

and if you're pregnant.

EatsBabyDingos August 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Sperm and eggs, sunnyside up, please.

UnholyMoses August 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I prefer mine over easy. YMMV

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Easy. ISWYDT!

UnholyMoses August 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

**smiles coyly**

FraAnima August 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I'll take his sperm. I love sperm!

Sperm, sperm, sperm, sperm…

GhostBuggy August 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Have you got anything without sperm?

FraAnima August 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Sperm, eggs, beans, and sperm. That hasn't got much sperm in it.

UW8316154 August 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Every sperm is sacred, you know.

HateMachine August 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

As long as you're punching 'things,' you may as well make a few of those things "elected representatives."

No, not with votes. Why do you ask?

GhostBuggy August 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

You must mean with surveyor's marks, then.

ph7 August 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Maybe Jerry Lee Lewis can open the discussion in this matter – seems like Steve's kind of guy.

SigDeFlyinMonky August 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

But… then they attacked his first amendment rights by canceling his concerts in another country, the filthy commie basterds! USA, USA, USA ! Hey honey, can I take you out for some ice cream after we go to the merry-go-round?

docteur_giraud August 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Every American neighborhood should have a swingset abortionarium.

Geminisunmars August 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I hear the Abortionplexes all have swingset zones.

Tequila Mockingbird August 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Rape, kidnapping, forcing her to undergo an abortion across state lines, and then dropping her off at the swingset… or as we call it, A Liberal's Tuesday Night. AMIRITE?

Geminisunmars August 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Woo hoo. Hot time.

Jus_Wonderin August 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I do hate how Daylight Saving Time alway fucks with my schedule, though.

Dr_Zoidberg August 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Tuesday doesn't work for me. How's Thursday?

Chet Kincaid_ August 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Where did you learn your awesome knife skills?

HogeyeGrex August 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

His personalized plates read, "FRECNDY"?

CommieLibunatic August 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Mine usually involve light bondage, blindfold play, and elements from Homeworld. But hey, to each their own.

Crank_Tango August 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Sounds like a lot of work to me. Can't I just push you out of the van when I am done?

TheLifeSilica August 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Tuesday night? Hell, I call that a lunch break.

Trannysurprise August 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Everyone knows that little girls can get pregnant by sitting on dirty swing sets or wet saddles.

This is what my mom said happened to my sister.

Steverino247 August 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

What about Blazing Saddles?

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Well, very likely Steve King is the leading asshole in the state.

SayItWithWookies August 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

If Steve King says a girl can't get pregnant from statutory rape or incest, I'm inclined to believe him — I mean, he looks like he's probably fucked a number of his underage female relatives.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2012 at 6:22 am

And he talks like he's the product of it..

bumfug August 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Steve King was soooo jealous of all the attention Todd Akin's been getting he sat up all night, thinking of how he could prove to the magic mirror that HE'S the dumbest in the land. Then he sent Todd a poison apple, just to make sure.

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Strangely, I'm OK with that.

elviouslyqueer August 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Steve King… still one of the best arguments for retroactive abortion.

UnholyMoses August 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

This weekend, whilst doing yard work and letting my thoughts wander, I came up with the phrase "scum-encrusted, puss-filled, Herpesean sore on the choad of humanity" and started to think of when I could possibly use it.

Now is that time. Because … just … wow.

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

You really have to exercise your full imagination and vocabulary just to come close to describing how unbearably awful these guys are, don't you?

SexySmurf August 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Congressman King says he’s not aware of any young victims like that.

King added: "I mean, none of the 12 year old boys I have sex with ever get pregnant."

mormos August 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

beat me to it

Negropolis August 22, 2012 at 2:40 am

That's what she said.

Negropolis August 22, 2012 at 2:40 am

Comment of the Week.

HempDogbane August 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

The men of Rep. Kink's district shoot sperm that knows where it goes. (The extra K in his name was a typo, but I decided to leave it.)

KeepFnThatChicken August 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

He gets his no-rape statistics for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act from the same source that described all the no-voting fraud that prompted the Voter ID laws.

ChillBill August 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

"a man can rape a young girl, kidnap her, force her to undergo an abortion across state lines, and then “drop her off at the swingset….and that’s not against the law in the United States of America.”

I read on the Internet that Steve King is a playground rapist.

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

You know, I just read that too.

ChillBill August 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

And Rep King has not denied it so far.

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

"Steve King has yet to deny multiple reports that he is a playground rapist"

redarmyzombie August 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Do you think there might be any connection to Mitt Romneys child slavery ring in the Cayman Islands?

ChillBill August 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Well, there is no evidence to prove otherwise.

Fox n Fiends August 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Your move, Joe Walsh….

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Joe Walsh is a lame wannabe compared to the industrial-scale hate factory that is Steve King.

no_gravity August 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Yeah, but he's got some major making up to do in he re-election bid and this would be just the thing to turn those western suburban Chicagoans over to his side.

johnnyzhivago August 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Geez, I wish these politicians would get back to the real issues, like allowing assault weapons in day care centers and bombing Muslim countries into oblivion.

sudsmckenzie August 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Dog fighting, kidnapping, rape; really makes me wonder whats goin on in this guys basement.

Dr_Zoidberg August 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Forget the basement – what's going on in his mind?

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Pretty sure you couldn't put it on screen without being arrested.

HogeyeGrex August 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

mind?

Assumes facts not in evidence.

UnholyMoses August 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

"really makes me wonder whats goin on in this guys basement. "

A smaller version of the upcoming GOP convention … ?

Negropolis August 22, 2012 at 2:41 am

They really need to dig up this guy's backyard, let me tell you.

SmutBoffin August 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Steve King: "How is Babby formed?"

proudgrampa August 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Wow. That was incredible. See comment below.

Crank_Tango August 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm

How girl get pragnant?

mormos August 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

how is babby formed?

proudgrampa August 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Wow. That was incredible. See comment above.

Geminisunmars August 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I don't think Steve understands bacon and eggs, much less sperm and eggs.

Dr_Zoidberg August 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Look, give him a break. He just got chewing gum while walking down. These things take time.

PubOption August 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I imagine he understands all the bacon he gets from the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

EatsBabyDingos August 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

This idiocy brought to you by the Great State of Iowa, where no stupid is too stupid.

SigDeFlyinMonky August 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Iowa – Idiots Out Walking Around ; heard from a sweet Iowa born waitress working in Alameda California.

MinAgain August 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

It's that damn good girls paradigm again, where women are blamed for the sexual immorality of pretty much everyone they come in contact with.

Ye gods, I loathe these sexist bastards.

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

These fuckers are making me positively nauseous now.

Hey Steve, you ignorant, hatefilled, evil moron, ponder this for a nanosecond and see what your pathetic excuse for a brain does with it: if young girls can't get pregnant, they won't ever need abortions, will they? So why ban them?

Because if you're wrong (you're wrong, BTW, about everything, but right now, you're completely wrong about this, wrong in a way that's very easily proven) then forcing girls whose skeletal development has not yet reached the point where they can safely deliver a full-term baby is endangering their health, you vicious nasty bastard.

Did I mention that I hate Steve King? Well, I hate Steve King. For a while yesterday and this morning I was thinking that Bryan Fischer is probably the most evil non-criminal in this country, but this just reminded me that honor goes to Steve King. And the competition is fucking fierce. There's so many of these vindictive assholes!

PsycWench August 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

That Shirley Roper-Phelps from the Westboro Baptist Church is a strong competitor. Maybe we could lock her, Fischer and King in a closet and just never come back?

AbandonHope_ August 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Yeah, but the Phelpses are mostly vile nuisances who try to profit from hatred, but who otherwise have little power. Fischer is more dangerous, heading up a hate group as powerful as the AFA. But King, he holds elected office, and so his effective evilness is far higher.

Also, pretty sure Fischer is already in a closet, just saying.

sewollef August 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm

The competition is truly fierce…. 'cos I'd add Lloyd Blankfein to your list. I have no knowledge on whether he's a rapist or not.

Although he has fucked the country over several times.

belmontreport August 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

He also said that multicultural groups on college campuses are "victim groups, victimology" today at a town hall meeting.

Steve King: Making Iowa proud since 2003.

finallyhappy August 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Iowa and Missouri-how are people so stupid??

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Years of careful development of a curriculum specifically designed to discourage critical thinking. Also known as "home schooling"

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

If girls couldn't get pregnant through incest then most of the south would not exist.

Local_Mojo August 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

We have a saying in the South: Fuck You!

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Meant literally, of course ;)

Negropolis August 22, 2012 at 2:42 am

Why, fuck you very much! That's what we say in the North, BTW.

mavenmaven August 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Just what *does* this idiot know?
Anyway, if he wants to see cases of 12 year olds pregnant, he can head down to any inner city ob-gyn dept. I've seen a case myself (caucasian girl, for the record).

SayItWithWookies August 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Sorry to blogwhore, but I wrote about just such a crime in Brazil — wherein, due to the compassionate treatment of the Catholic Church, the rape victim's mother was excommunicated for getting her nine-year-old daughter an abortion. So yeah — Steve King can go f*ck himself with his medieval quidnuncery.

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

The Catholic Church: so pro-life, they think two deaths are better than one.

proudgrampa August 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Thank you, Wookies. I have learned a new word today.

James Michael Curley August 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Brazil! I know that it happened in Pittsburgh in 1976.

ChernobylSoup August 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I strongly advise the Republican party to double down on their war on women, for America.

Geminisunmars August 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I think they should just go down, no need for doubles. Or war.

KeepFnThatChicken August 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Maybe Representative King and the Family Research Council should stop defending Rep. Akin, since he finally recanted his words and apologized.

Mind you, I don't give a fuck if he apologized, but I love watching these idiots defend their special child even after he admits how badly he got it wrong.

Blueb4sinrise August 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

…a man can rape a young girl, kidnap her, force her to undergo an abortion across state lines, and then “drop her off at the swingset…

See, it's even WORSE! Forced to abort, and NOT EVEN PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doktor Zoom August 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Steve King: I wouldn't call it "abduction," I'd call it "involuntary adoption."

wondering where i am August 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I guess he never watched Chinatown. Figures. Not enough cars blowing up.

Goonemeritus August 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm

You do have to wonder why 13 year old rape victims and/or their rapist aren’t just lining up in Congressman King’s office to tell their story.

weejee August 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

a man can rape a young girl, kidnap her, force her to undergo an abortion across state lines, and then “drop her off at the swingset

Thanks for that Mr. Representative Chucklehead King. We now know where the term 'swinger' comes from – the girl who just got dropped off.

Toomush_Infer August 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Y'know, every time I try to go snarky on this abortion stuff, I keep remembering the girl I had to pick off the floor next to the girls room in high school, back in my fundamentalist home town (I'm sooo old). I can't get that blood smear on the marble floor out of my mind after 47 years…. so fuck you, Rep. King …..

JustPixelz August 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

In states that are determined to close all abortion facilities (cf Mississippi), it doesn't matter if the pregnancy is due to careless sex or gang rape at gunpoint. It doesn't matter if the woman will die from an unplanned pregnancy. It doesn't matter if her child is at high risk for defects (fetal alcohol syndrome, Down syndrome). It doesn't matter if the husband is a loving dedicated man or has just walked out the door. None of that matters because in those states, those women will have no choice.

fuflans August 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

well that gets right to the heart of it.

nice.

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm

"London's first foundling hospital admitted 15,000 infants in the years between 1756 and 1760. Of these, fewer than a third survived to adolescence. On the continent, the death rate for children in foundling institutions ran between 80 and 90 percent during the first year of life. Parish officers entrusted the care of newborns to women nicknamed "killing nurses", because they were expected to do the state's dirty work, and see to it that the unwanted children did not long survive… having outlawed birth control and abortion, could find nothing better to do with the overflow than destroy it after all. Aparently this was all right, as long as the decision was not being made by the mothers themselves." — Barbara Walker, "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets", p105

Hammiepants August 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

What the hell is wrong with these assclowns? They act like, "OMG women are SO mysterious, NO ONE knows how their ladybits WORK!", like we're freaking unicorns or leprechauns or something.

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

What the hell is wrong with these assclowns?

Everything.

emmelemm August 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Well, we are unicorns. Yet, amazingly, science has made at least a *few* inroads into determining how we work.

Doktor Zoom August 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

You're saying you can only be caught by a virgin?

IonaTrailer August 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

More like coral polyps or insect larva. Seriously, maybe these clowns never looked a snapper in the eye!

SpeedoFart August 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Fuck you, Steve King.

ttommyunger August 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

You had me at: "Congressman King says he’s not aware".

no_gravity August 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

When Steve's down here in Florida next week he needs to take a drive to Polk or Glades Counties where there's not a whole lotta branches on the family trees. (The trees however, are the right height.)

HarryButtle August 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I'm tryin' to snark, but I just can't get it up this morning. I am just so angry/sad/depressed that this kind of dialog is getting serious airtime. Fuck, I learned more in my 6th grade sex ed class that these fucktards have learned in their entire lives. And they're motherfucking ELECTED officials with the power to write legislation.

Between this and the Christian textbook disaster, I'm ready to lose my fucking mind. Fuck!

finallyhappy August 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I learned nothing in "sex-ed" in school(we had it but it told us nothing – not until high school and we were not allowed to ask questions- and they told us about a rooster and a hen- and we lived in the city). However, not being a total idiot, pretty much got all the facts anyway. I'm wondering how stupid you have to be to elect or be elected in Akins and King's districts

weejee August 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

If the D'Rat-loving PACs can't turn the statements made by these Rethug chuckleheads into 24/7 Republicans are at war with women ads, then the DRatz deserve to loze.

JustPixelz August 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

"…a lady cannot get pregnant from statutory rape or incest."

If he really believes that, then he shouldn't mind "funding" such abortions because it will never cost a dime.

PsycWench August 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Congressman King says he’s not aware of any young victims like that.

Funny, I'm not aware of any woman who have regretted having an abortion. Clearly none exist. King should look into that.

gullywompr August 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Dumber than an Iowa corndog.

Tundra Grifter August 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I remember walking along the beach in Santa Cruz and there was a long trail of corndogs on the sand. There was a single bite taken out of each one.

Beowoof August 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Corndog libel!!!1!!!

BornInATrailer August 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Haha. These people make our laws.

ph7 August 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Laughing on the outside, crying on the inside.

Lot_49 August 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Nobody said democracy would be perfect. There were no hints that it could get this bad, either. C'mon, Athenians: how would you have dealt with a classical Greek equivalent of Rep Steve King? Henghnehgh?

HistoriCat August 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Ostracism has a lot going for it. I'm just saying …

Lot_49 August 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Outside the regular legal process, anonymous, no appeal…bring it on!

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

It's more than enough to make me feel stabby. It makes me feel rend-limb-from-limby.

IonaTrailer August 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I HATE THESE MORONS!

Angry_Marmot August 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Someone dropped Steve off the swing set head first.

kittensdontlie August 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

The Proof is in their Pregnancy Test for Teens:

Pregnant=Unrepentent Reprobate.

Not Pregnant=Chaste.

thurufally August 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter,” King said.

Sounds to me like he wants to fuck a twelve-year old.

UnholyMoses August 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Y'all realize none of this shit is an accident, right?

The comments from scrubs like Akin and clowns like King (who has a very long history of Teh Stoopid) have two parts:

1. They reaffirm their extremist Christian belief that men are the leaders, women the followers. Women are to do what men say, which is why they have the whole "the man is the head of the house like Jesus is the head of the church" in so many wedding vows. Thus, they can't really be "raped" because if a man wants some sexxytime, a woman has no choice but to give it.

2. Their belief that women who get pregnant out of wedlock are sluts and whores, full stop. We hear it all the fucking time, about how women either deserved to be raped because of what they were wearing, or because they were flirting too much, or whatever else. Good and wholesome women would never be put into that position, donchyaknow.

I'm not sure either of these fuckwads is smart enough to realize what they were doing, but make no mistake: their comments weren't slips of the tongue or just worded poorly. They revealed the conservative mindset in ways they probably never realized–ways that will, if there is any fucking shred of decency in the world, doom them and their party forfuckingever and ever.

Regardless, as a Missourian, I'm utterly ashamed this guy has any supporters remaining, as this should cause him to get trounced in November.

And I'm even more ashamed that it probably won't.

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm

3. They're changing the game to their playing field. Ever since Roe v. Wade got passed, the discussion has been "should abortion be made illegal, except in cases of rape or incest". Apparently, and unbelievably, we've lost a step, because we're now actually debating whether abortion should be available to victims of rape or incest — which basically means, *ever*.
Way to move the goalposts, guys.

IonaTrailer August 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Sans snark, but there is something DEEPLY disturbing about these people.

Lot_49 August 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Sure wish you Vagino-Americans would get used to the idea that you're property, not human beings with "rights" or "free will." The Republicans will ferociously guard you until the moment of birth, at which point it becomes apparent that you're female.

IonaTrailer August 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Now get in the kitchen Little Missy, and make me a sammich.

proudgrampa August 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I thought all this was decided in 1973.

fatbob54 August 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Yeah well, we thought that whole Civil War thing was settled in 1865. At this point, I'd be willing to let the south go it's own way if we get them to idiots like king with them… (My apologies to any Wonketteers who reside below the Mason Dixon line.)

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Too bad Iowa's in the North.

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Hell, we're still (or again) debating evolution being taught in schools, and I thought *that* was settled in 1925!

bauserdotcom August 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I can sort of believe he's never heard of a pregnant rape victim, because rape victims don't like talking to guys like Steve King. He seems like he'd be a victim-blamer.

Tundra Grifter August 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm

There was a time in American history when actually campaigning for political office – particularly for President – was considered to be rather unseemly. Just in poor taste.

McKinley's famous "Front Porch Campaign" comes to mind. Several other Presidential candidates tried that – mostly, it seems, folks from Ohio. Being a Buckeye myself, I suspect they were just too lazy to get out on the trail.

However, today's GNoP should give very serious consideration to returning to that philosophy. It would be tough to see how it could do any worse.

Designer_Rants August 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

(It has of course already been suggested that if those things are not against the law in the United States of America, perhaps Steve King could spend some time trying to craft some bills to make them so!)

Yeah, and he would if the libtard-o Teen Legitimate-Rape & Outta State 'Bortion lobby wasn't buying and paying for every politician 'cept Steve King with George Soros' money.

PubOption August 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

As far as I am aware, of all the things he has listed, only dropping the girl off at the swingset is currently lawful. So he hasn't really got much to ban.

emmelemm August 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Child abandonment/endangerment?

Designer_Rants August 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Yeah, but dogs have the freedom to be dropped off at a swingset!

RadioBowels August 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Is that a swing set state?

CommieLibunatic August 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Jesse: I'll raise your punching things by a chair leg.

Fox E. Puppet August 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Forget about sex ed in the classrooms- can't we at least get a sex ed class for the legislature? With mandatory attendance?

These guys should realize that the stork doesn't just deliver babies to the closest cabbage patch.

Chet Kincaid_ August 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm

No. Incoming legislators must read the Constitution and the liner notes to "2112."

Fox E. Puppet August 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Not being much of a Rush fan, what does that entail? I tried looking it up but just saw some blather about dystopian lyrics.

You know that dystopian anything is a bad idea, because these guys think '1984', 'Brave New World', 'Handmaid's Tale', etc. are excellent models of how to control a potentially unruly populace…

Chet Kincaid_ August 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

On the album, Neil Peart credits "the genius of Ayn Rand." Rand, a Russian-born Jewish-American novelist and creator of the philosophy of Objectivism, wrote a novella titled Anthem (itself adopted as the title of another Rush song, from the album Fly By Night) from which Peart borrowed the broad strokes of the plot.

Fox E. Puppet August 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Bringing up the metaphysical question:

"Should you call a band 'progrock', if they aren't progressive?"

finallyhappy August 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm

boys in cabbage patch, girls in rose bushes- didn't get your learnin' correct

Fox E. Puppet August 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I never heard that before. Wonkette is so edumacational…

BlueStateLibel August 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

"Congressman King says he’s not aware of any young victims like that."

The Lady doth protest too much.

Steve King is starting to remind me of dollhouse-maker/rapist killer from "The Lovely Bones."

Crank_Tango August 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Your move, Pete King.

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Yeah, I know. Is he going to let Steve King just run away with the "worst congresscritter named King" crown?

Crank_Tango August 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Never. Like clockwork, he will come out with something outrageous within the next two weeks.

sullivanst August 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm

$10,000 of Mitt's money says it'll involve moooooozlims.

MosesInvests August 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Y'mean Peter "Material Supporter of Terrorism" King?

Negropolis August 22, 2012 at 2:47 am

Two words: Nine Eleven.

actor212 August 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Jesse, Jesse, Jesse…he never said thirteen year olds, and any words you can find that quote him he never said.

IonaTrailer August 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Needs moar hom skoolin

YouBetcha August 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm

"I've been an unrepentant cousin-fucker for years, nay, decades. Not a single one of my kin has ever gotten pregnant as a result. Therefore, science. You're welcome, America."

anniegetyerfun August 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Suddenly, ultra-conservatives everywhere are utterly unaware that women are regularly sexually assaulted at all ages.

"I've never heard of that at all! Why, it would be awful, if I had heard of it! But since I haven't, it probably hasn't happened. Ergo, slut."

fuflans August 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter

cause seriously. if i were a 13 year old – pregnant by, say my stepdad or the local priest – the very first person i would get personal with would be…steve king.

fitley August 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Steve King is a Vagilante. He want to take lady parts into his own hands.

outragedcitizen August 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

So, what you're saying is If you don't see it then it does not exist, huh, King? Does that apply to your magical Jebus and God too?

Cheburashka64 August 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Hopefully, both King and Akin will be out of a job soon, so they can do what both were obviously born to do, write textbooks for Louisiana. King will handle the law stuff, with Akin taking the science.

Billmatic August 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Steve King wants to fuck his children.

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Well, not necessarily *his* children; any children will do.

Guppy August 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm

News flash: Steve King admits he either hasn't read or doesn't believe literally the Book of Genesis! Tea Party primary challenger pending!

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 3:31 pm

"force her to undergo an abortion across state lines"

Just so we're clear, forcing her to have an in-state abortion is still OK though, right?

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

pardon the obvious pun, but have none of these ass monkeys ever heard of the First Rule of Holes?
[for those who are unfamiliar, the first rule of holes is: When you fall into a hole, stop digging]
First, Beavis says that pregnancy doesn't result from rape.
Now, what is it, two days later, this guy says pregnancy doesn't result from rape OR incest?
I can hardly wait till tomorrow, when one of them will say something like, "I know for a fact that women can't get pregnant fron incest, like my daughter, my sexy, sexy daughter."

it's almost admirable, the way they hang themselves with their tongues.

tessiee August 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

"force her to undergo an abortion"

forcing a girl or woman to have an abortion = terrible, terrible thing
forcing a girl or woman to carry a pregnancy to term = peachy keen

DahBoner August 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Do you get the feeling that this guy lingers at McDonald's near the playground maybe a little too long???

Incitefully_Joe August 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm

WELL OF COURSE SHE'S NOT PREGNANT, SHE ALREADY HAD HER LEGAL ILLEGAL KIDNAP-ABORTION

calliecallie August 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Today we are all vaginal americans.

BZ1 August 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Are we now lowering the bar to listen to Steve.out.of.his.mind.King?

TxSpinyLizrd August 21, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Did you know that Aretha Franklin got pregnant with her first child when she was 13? Neither did Steve King.

Negropolis August 22, 2012 at 2:30 am

Shorter Steve King: "Unless I've personally heard or witnessed something, it didn't happen."

Chet Kincaid_ August 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Well, I don't know for sure that Peart didn't outgrow that phase. Certainly, their music grew up in most ways.

NYNYNYjr August 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I guess he's thinking "I gave my wife one orgasm ever, and we have one kid. Facts check."

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