Colbert salutes Rep. Steve King for having the courage to be cruel to animals

By David Ferguson
Friday, June 21, 2013 8:46 EDT
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On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert saluted the work of Rep. Steve King (R-IA), particularly his brave stand against the “Let’s Not Abuse Animals” lobby.

King, or as Colbert called him, “the man trying to forget what he buried in that corn field,” has, over the years, “come out in favor of dog-fighting, sponsored a farm bill to legalize arsenic in chicken feed and voted against evacuating pets from disaster areas.”

Now, King is fighting a California law that would give egg-laying hens more room in their cages and trying to keep it from becoming national law.

“Damn straight,” said Colbert. “This is just another case of the left-wing loons in California imposing their deviant values on the heartland. I’ll bet those California chickens don’t even have to be married before they have an egg.”

The law mandates that a poultry cage must measure 200 square inches, which Colbert called an “Egg McMansion.”

“This is a chicken Xanadu,” he said. “It’s way bigger than the cages I keep my interns in.”

He lamented that his interns have yet to produce a single egg. “Maybe I’m not feeding them enough arsenic,” he said.

Watch the link, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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