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(Yahoo)   What happened: a group of people who came here as children and grew up here, try to meet with a Congressman to petition him to give them full civic rights. How Rep Steve King saw it: OMG illegal aliens INVADED my office   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 243
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2013-06-15 02:21:13 PM
Suddenly BROWN PEOPLE!

Yeah, that outreach is really going to warm folks to the party there Schmeckie...
 
2013-06-15 02:27:58 PM
He sounds like a very frightened man. I'm pretty sure this gives a clear sign of where his "policy ideas" come originate.

Would a good person push to deport people who were brought to a country as children beyond their control by their parents and who have known no other country as their own? Personally, I don't think a good person would.
 
2013-06-15 02:30:55 PM
Ugh. I should never "edit" a sentence and then not read it again ten times without pressing "add comment". Original sentence: "....his 'policy ideas' come from."
Intended sentence after edit: "...his 'policy ideas' originate."
Actual abuse of English that gets submitted: "...his 'policy ideas' come originate."

I's smart.
 
2013-06-15 02:37:21 PM
With outreach like this, the GOP is SURE to sweep 2014 and totally not lose vulnerable seats.
 
2013-06-15 02:51:40 PM
All 20 should have worn mariachi outfits, and sung the National Anthem to him.
 
2013-06-15 02:53:32 PM
Did anyone check the petty cash jar?  I mean, I'm not suggesting anything, but you have to be careful with some people.
 
2013-06-15 03:19:01 PM
"Obama's lawless order gives them de facto immunity from U.S. law."

Sounds legit.
 
2013-06-15 03:32:29 PM
King wrote on Twitter that "20 brazen self professed illegal aliens have invaded my DC office. Obama's lawless order gives them de facto immunity from U.S. law."

Yeah. And when they came in, one of them pushed him against the wall with a knife to his throat, hissing, "I cutchoo, ese".

Seriously, what a drama queen.
 
2013-06-15 03:33:28 PM
Has anyone run King's family history? It would be funny to learn that his dad was given a choice of coming here or being hung as a horse thief in Albania and that his mom escaped from a Peruvian tramp steamer when it was delivering cocaine
 
2013-06-15 03:34:54 PM
I do believe he's representative of the people that voted for him, though

/ponder that and weep for our country
 
2013-06-15 03:45:14 PM
That child's parents need to delete his Twatter account and take away all his internet-connected devices until he is mature enough to use them.
 
2013-06-15 03:55:33 PM
King asked two of the main champions of the reform bill-Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. John McCain-to "guard" the door to his office in his cantankerous tweets.

I am nowhere near a tough guy, but I'm pretty sure I could take those two if someone told them to fight me, and I'm pretty sure I could do it without pulling my hands out of my pockets.
 
2013-06-15 04:01:14 PM

Mentat: Did anyone check the petty cash jar?  I mean, I'm not suggesting anything, but you have to be careful with some people.


Well, he IS from the House, and they don't quite have the opportunities to get their feedbag on as heavily as Senators, so yeah, I'd make King turn out his pockets before heading home too...
 
2013-06-15 04:08:10 PM
FTFA: ...the protesters-dressed in caps and gowns and carrying signs that said "future teacher," "future lawyer" and other professions-wanted to remind King that "we are here to contribute to the country we love."

King is a total idiot.

/like that wasn't already obvious
 
2013-06-15 04:22:25 PM
Steve King is the U.S. Representative for Iowa. He was born in Iowa.

Iowa has the largest percentage of active KKK in the United States.
 
2013-06-15 04:30:41 PM

Mentat: Did anyone check the petty cash jar?  I mean, I'm not suggesting anything, but you have to be careful with some people.


U.S. Census Announces Those People Will Be Majority By 2043
 
2013-06-15 04:53:16 PM
There was some "outreach" on King's part.
He offered one of them $20 to mow his lawn.
 
2013-06-15 05:00:56 PM

give me doughnuts: There was some "outreach" on King's part.
He offered one of them $20 to mow his lawn.


I believe he also said he might have some tacos later.
 
2013-06-15 05:10:37 PM
Steve King gives retards everywhere a bad name.
 
2013-06-15 05:40:24 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I do believe he's representative of the people that voted for him, though

/ponder that and weep for our country


Attitudes like his are pretty typical for the western 1/3 of Iowa. The central and eastern thirds aren't too bad, but things get measurably crazier the further west you go of I-35.
 
2013-06-15 05:52:41 PM
ahahahahah
 
2013-06-15 06:01:57 PM

propasaurus: Mentat: Did anyone check the petty cash jar?  I mean, I'm not suggesting anything, but you have to be careful with some people.

U.S. Census Announces Those People Will Be Majority By 2043


Good, maybe we can finally get all these old white men out of government.
 
2013-06-15 06:05:25 PM

WorldCitizen: He sounds like a very frightened man. I'm pretty sure this gives a clear sign of where his "policy ideas" come originate.

Would a good person push to deport people who were brought to a country as children beyond their control by their parents and who have known no other country as their own? Personally, I don't think a good person would.


You would be mistaken.
 
2013-06-15 06:05:51 PM
Send em back!
F*ck em!
 
2013-06-15 06:08:20 PM

Pincy: propasaurus: Mentat: Did anyone check the petty cash jar?  I mean, I'm not suggesting anything, but you have to be careful with some people.

U.S. Census Announces Those People Will Be Majority By 2043

Good, maybe we can finally get all these old white men out of government.


I agree, white leadership has held us back.
 
2013-06-15 06:09:55 PM

PastaFazoole: FTFA: ...the protesters-dressed in caps and gowns and carrying signs that said "future teacher," "future lawyer" and other professions-wanted to remind King that "we are here to contribute to the country we love."

King is a total idiot.

/like that wasn't already obvious


Yeah. This is the guy that thinks that dog fighting is OK because we allow humans to box and that it's not illegal to rape a minor and take her across state lines for an abortion.
 
2013-06-15 06:11:07 PM
King wouldn't be here if his ancestors hadn't come here illegally. We should start by deporting HIM.
 
2013-06-15 06:11:15 PM
How Steve King saw the alien invasion. . .

moonwolves.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-15 06:11:24 PM

vudutek: All 20 should have worn mariachi outfits, and sung the National Anthem to him.


If you remember what that did to the Internet, it may give him a heart attack.
 
2013-06-15 06:12:22 PM
Why must we feel sorry for the illegals?  All of us would get the same treatment from him too because we're not rich bankers or a religious leader from the "correct" religion.
 
2013-06-15 06:15:52 PM
Are we sure that is what his Tweets said?  Maybe they were bad translations from the original German.
 
2013-06-15 06:16:48 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Send em back!
F*ck em!


Yes, send the children who came here through no choice of their own out of the country they grew up in, to a country they never really knew. That's the COMPASSIONATE thing to do!
 
2013-06-15 06:18:11 PM
Now where did I put my teeny tiny violin?
 
2013-06-15 06:20:38 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Are we sure that is what his Tweets said?  Maybe they were bad translations from the original German.


No one who speaks German could be an evil man . . .
 
2013-06-15 06:21:38 PM
Northwest Iowa is a really really weird place.
 
2013-06-15 06:25:51 PM
One of the leaders of the protest, Julieta Garibay, said the protesters-dressed in caps and gowns and carrying signs that said "future teacher," "future lawyer" and other professions-wanted to remind King that "we are here to contribute to the country we love."

Ha! Nice way to make a point.

Pearls before swine in King's case but still an effective way to underscore the point which is that the future of America includes many of these folks whom King has made such a name for himself by openly and publicly decrying and threatening to deport en masse.

Love the way they refer to Iowa Republican Steve King as the GOP's "leading Immigration hawk".

What a nice way of saying "skeered of brown folk"
 
2013-06-15 06:28:05 PM
Ugh. You want to really feel wonderful about the future of mankind? Read the damned comments on the article. I'm gonna go kill some more brain cells with tequila...
 
2013-06-15 06:28:44 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Has anyone run King's family history? It would be funny to learn that his dad was given a choice of coming here or being hung as a horse thief in Albania and that his mom escaped from a Peruvian tramp steamer when it was delivering cocaine


I checked.   http://harmking.vandusens.us/xxx/king/
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/obituaries/mildr ed -king/article_947d97d0-79f3-5cfe-b7b2-78c8247df13b.html
http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Family:Curtis_Culler_and_Orpha_Baker_( 2)
The history gets murky past his great-grandfather on his father's side, because there seems to not be much in the way of records, partly because that great-grandfather was basically a hobo for a long stretch of his life, but it looks like Scotch/Irish/English/Welsh blend on both sides.  Earliest ancestor I could find appears to be this guy  http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:William_Powell_%2838%29  on his mother's side, an indentured servant who ended up crippled by a horse.  He came over in the 1760's, and best I can tell, most of his family came over sometime between then and the civil war.  Nobody too exciting, mostly a mixture of middle class and poor farmers.
 
2013-06-15 06:32:00 PM
They should have worn Tri-corner hats, teabags, red-white-blue clothing, and carried anti-Obama signs.  He probably would have welcomed them with open arms.
 
2013-06-15 06:32:27 PM

WizardofToast: vudutek: All 20 should have worn mariachi outfits, and sung the National Anthem to him.

If you remember what that did to the Internet, it may give him a heart attack.


what?
 
2013-06-15 06:33:12 PM
This is surprises anyone? King is a leading racist and xenophobe in the U.S. Congress. He isn't going to use respectful language that in any acknowledges or validates the barest humanity of anyone he disagrees with. Frankly I'm surprised he stuck with a epidemiological/ecological metaphor. At least he didn't say they were insects that "swarmed" into his office. I mean, this is an elected official who stuck up for a terrorist who flew a plane into an IRS building.
 
2013-06-15 06:35:29 PM

winterbraid: WizardofToast: vudutek: All 20 should have worn mariachi outfits, and sung the National Anthem to him.

If you remember what that did to the Internet, it may give him a heart attack.

what?


I'm the real racist for noticing this
 
2013-06-15 06:36:08 PM

winterbraid: WizardofToast: vudutek: All 20 should have worn mariachi outfits, and sung the National Anthem to him.

If you remember what that did to the Internet, it may give him a heart attack.

what?


Little boy sings National Anthem during the NBA Finals. People freaked the fark out because he had a Mexican name.
 
2013-06-15 06:36:20 PM
The kids in question. Go them!

talkingpointsmemo.com

/ Old ignorant bigots like Steve King cannot die off soon enough
 
2013-06-15 06:38:47 PM
talkingpointsmemo.com

Why is Steve King afraid of strong progressive teenagers?
 
2013-06-15 06:38:48 PM
i dont know that any country in the world that allows anyone arbitrary citzenship - and even we do not - although I could imagine the process of naturalization would apply to everyone who fails a basic civics exam at age 21.

Why it's a bad idea to allow people into a naturalization program with full citizenship at the end i have no idea. If they make it through the program, chances are they are better citizens then are here already.
 
2013-06-15 06:39:04 PM
But, that does mean his family was once poor immigrants trying to scratch out a living themselves, and a fair bit less educated than the people who came into his office.  Hell, his great-grandfather seems to have had little more than a grade school education and a strong back.  Here's a quote from Steve himself:

"I do remember Dad telling me numerous times that Annie had died at sea and was buried either at sea or else they were so close to shore that she was buried near Ellis Island, where they landed and were admitted to this country. I was surprised to learn that there was a marker at Rock Branch.

Dad also did tell us that Jay Cecil (Dad never referred to him as Curly) was of Scotts-Irish and English decent. I don't know if this came from his learned dislike for the English in WW II or from his fathers mouth. I also recall Dad telling me that Curly (I'll call him Curly now) had severe ulcers. I did not know about surgery but I was told that Curly laid in pain at home thinking it was the ulcers while he was having what turned out to be appendicitis that was fatal due to the misdiagnosis at home. This is something that should be checked with Elmer.

Dad told us that they did raise a big garden, ate what they needed and sold or traded the rest. They also scooped as many walks and drives in Correctionville as possible along with carrying the Sioux City Journal for years. Dad also told of digging horseradish and selling it. I doubt if they made anything on it. He also said that they would take the wagon or sled to the elevator to get coal to burn. Dad weighed in on the sled and Ernie weighed going out loaded. Dad was a few pounds heavier than Ernie and they got that much more coal. He didn't mention that ethics apply to poor people, too. Ask, too, about  keeping all of the family money in a jar in the kitchen. As I understand it, all of the money that anyone made would go into the jar. It came out in the amounts and at the time that Frieda said. This would be after Curly's death.

In the winter, they also hunted for rabbits. The single shot 410 that they had supplied them with fresh meat but the shells were expensive and must be made to count. They all swam in the Little Sioux River as if it were the pool. They also fished it in the summertime for catfish and other river varieties.

That's some of the memories as I recall. Another suspicion is that Curly might have originated in Lewis County, Missouri. I don't have a map and cannot even check to see if there is such a county. It might be another place to look for a birth record"

And, one from another relative:

"Curly King was, at least part of the time, what would now be called a "homeless" person. He called it "hobo-ing". He was adamant that this didn't mean "tramp" or "bum". From what I remember from his conversations, he followed farm harvest starting in Iowa and into Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri and the Dakotas. The main crops were small grain, hay, and later in the year, corn. He seems to have been an odd job laborer as well. He mentioned such things as painter, roofer and wood yard (I don't know what 'wood yard' means). His transportation was what he called "riding the rails". That meant getting on a freight train while it was stopped or going slow. He camped at time in "Hobo Jungles" with men in like circumstances. These were usually at railroad intersections or water tanks where steam engines had to take on water. He spoke of them pooling resources to get ingredients for "mulligan stew", which seemed to be almost anything or everything edible. He slept with his shoes as a pillow so they would not be stolen. "

http://harmking.vandusens.us/xxx/other/memories.htm#JKing
 
2013-06-15 06:45:15 PM
Mr. Coffee Nerves
Has anyone run King's family history? It would be funny to learn that his dad was given a choice of coming here or being hung as a horse thief in Albania and that his mom escaped from a Peruvian tramp steamer when it was delivering cocaine

I'm going to guess that some of his relatives moved in without the permission of the local authorities, and immediately set about taking their work and spreading disease.


Pincy
Good, maybe we can finally get all these old white men out of government.

and in the intervening 30 years everything decent is destroyed and the next generation of old white men takes over
 
2013-06-15 06:46:05 PM

jaytkay: The kids in question. Go them!

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 660x350]

/ Old ignorant bigots like Steve King cannot die off soon enough


I do notice none of those signs says, "American Photographers".

Actually, I was at the Capitol Thursday, and I saw a bunch of people in bright graduation gowns leaving the building. Didn't raise much of an eyebrow at the time, you see stuff like that every day over there, but looking at that photo, I think it was them. So this is kinda neat to see.
 
2013-06-15 06:46:39 PM

propasaurus: Mentat: Did anyone check the petty cash jar?  I mean, I'm not suggesting anything, but you have to be careful with some people.

U.S. Census Announces Those People Will Be Majority By 2043


I can't wait to file EEO complaints instead of getting censured for my shiatty work ethic.

I'll double my interweb goof-off time.

/only half kidding
 
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