Steve King on Chicken Cages

  • Aired:  06/20/13
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Representative Steve King fights back against a California law that pampers America's poultry with 200-inch Egg McMansions. (5:12)

HAPPENED.

NATION, YOU KNOW I AM A LONGTIME

FAN OF IOWA CONGRESSMAN AND MAN

TRYING TO FORGET WHAT HE BURIED

IN THAT CORNFIELD, STEVE KING,

BECAUSE TIME AND AGAIN,

REPRESENTATIVE KING HAS STOOD UP

TO THE "LET'S NOT ABUSE ANIMALS"

LOBBY.

OVER THE YEARS HES COME OUT IN

FAVOR OF DOG FIGHTING, SPONSORED

A FARM BILL AMENDMENT TO

LEGALIZE ARSENIC IN CHICKEN FEED

AND VOTE AGAINST EVACUATING PETS

FROM DISASTER AREAS.

HEY, DOGS ARE SAFE IN A TORNADO

AS SLONG AS THEY CHASE THEIR

TAILS IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION

OF THE WIND TUNNEL.

IT CAN'T SUCK THEM UP.

THAT'S SCIENCE.

WELL, NOW, REPRESENTATIVE KING

IS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST A

CALIFORNIA LAW THAT PAMPERS OUR

POLL TREE WITH SPACIOUS NEW

DIGS.

>> WHEN IOWA LAWMAKERS WANTS TO

FEDERALIZE AN OVERRIDE OF

CALIFORNIA LAW WRITTEN BY THE

ANIMAL RIGHTS LOBBY THAT

DICTATES HOW AMERICA RAISES

LIVESTOCK.

>> THE HUMANE SOCIETY HELPED

PASS A LAW TRIPLING THE SIZE OF

CAGES FOR EGG-LAYING HENS, NOT

JUST FOR CALIFORNIA BUT ANY

PRODUCER THAT SOLD EGGS IN THE

GOLDEN STATE.

>> IT WAS A MISTAKE FOR

CALIFORNIA TO DO WHAT IT DID.

WE CAN'T IMPOSE THAT MISTAKE ON

THE REST OF AMERICA.

>> Stephen: DAMN STRAIGHT.

THIS IS JUST ANOTHER CASE OF THE

LEFT WING LOONS IN CALIFORNIA

IMPOSING THEIR DEVIANT VALUES ON

THE HEARTLAND.

I BET THOSE CALIFORNIA CHICKENS

DON'T EVEN HAVE TO BE MARRIED

BEFORE THEY HAVE AN EGG.

AND WHERE, WHERE ON EARTH ARE

FARMERS IN STEVE KING'S HOME

STATE OF IOWA SUPPOSED TO PUT

THESE LARGER CAGES.

I'M SORRY, BUT IOWA IS ALREADY

FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH EMPTY.

( LAUGHTER )

WELL, FOLKS, JUST-- AND I WANT

YOU TO LISTEN, I WANT YOU TO

LISTEN TO THE DETAILS OF THIS

INSANE LAW.

IT MANDATES THAT CHICKEN CAGES

BE A PALEACEOUS 200 SQUARE

INCHES.

I MEAN, JUST LOOK AT THIS EGG

McMANSION.

THIS IS A CHICKEN XANADU.

IT'S WAY BIGGER THAN THE CAGES

KEEP MY INTERNS IN.

BY THE WAY, BY THE THE WAY, THEY

HAVE YET TO PRODUCE A SINGLE

EGG.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM

IS.

MAYBE I'M NOT FEEDING THEM

ENOUGH ARSENIC.

AND WITH 200 PURE CHICKEN INCHES

OF LUXURY, THESE BIRDS CAN DO

THE UNTHINKABLE-- TURN AROUND.

NOW, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO MAKE

SURE THEY'RE PAYING ATTENTION TO

ME WHEN I GIVE THEM THEIR

PRELAYING PEP TALK.

ALL RIGHT, LISTEN UP, LADIES.

TODAY IS THE DAY.

NO ONE PHONE IT IN.

I'M LOOKING FOR JUMBOS.

SO GRIT YOUR BEAKS, PICK A SPOT

ON THE WALL.

I WANT TO YOU BEAR DOWN.

I WANT TO SQUAT OUT AN EGG SO

MASSIVE YOU'RE GOING TO NEED A

GODDAMN EPIDURAL.

REMEMBER, A.B.C.-- ALWAYS BE

CHICKENS.

LET'S DO THIS THING.

COME ON!

HANDS IN FOR PRAYER.

LATER, WE DO TRUST FALLS OVER A

DEEP FAT FRIAR.

BUT, FOLKS, THIS CAGE LAW, THIS

CAGE LAW HERE COULD LEAD TO

SOMETHING EVEN WORSE THAN

UNDISCIPLINED CHICKENS.

>> FARMERS NATIONWIDE FEAR

PRECEDENT.

>> IF ONE STATE CAN TELL THEM

HOW TO RAISE CHICKENS, WHAT'S

NEXT?

FREE-RANGE COWS AND PIGS?

>> Stephen: I MEAN, ANIMALS

ABLE TO MOVE THEIR LIMBS?

WHERE DOES THE MADNESS END?

THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, PRIGZ

REQUIRED TO GLIMPSE THE SKY

BEFORE DEATH.

AND AFTER THAT, IT'S A SHORT

LEAP FOR COWS NOT BEING FED

THEIR GROUND UP PARENTS.

IT'S POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE

WILD.

I CAN TELL YOU'RE UPSET, TOO.

STEVE KING AND I KNOW WE

SHOULDN'T BE MAKING THESE CAGES

BIGGER.

IF ANYTHING, WE CAN GO SMALLER.

I MEAN, JUST DO HOWEVER THEY

RAISE THOSE BONELESS CHICKENS.

I MEAN, YOU CAN JUST DEFOOT THEM

AND MAKE THEM LIVE IN A PAPER

TOWEL TUBE.

SEE?

SEE?

WHAT'S THAT?

WHAT'S THAT?

HE'S PERFECTLY HAPPY IN HERE,

AREN'T YOU?

AREN'T YOU, BABY?

ALL RIGHT, AND THEN WHEN YOU

WANT A NICE, FRESH EGG, JUST

SQUEEZE AND THERE YOU GO.

NICE WORK SHIRLEY.

NICE WORK.

NOW IT'S FEEDING TIME.

THERE YOU GO.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD.

SHE'S HAVING FUN, OKAY.

AND IT'S TOTALLY-- IT'S TOTALLY

HUMANE.

SEE, SHE'S FREE RANGE.

LOOK AT HER GO.

LOOK AT THAT.

LOOK AT THAT.

LOOK AT THAT.

PUT THAT BACK UP THERE.

CONGRESSMAN PASS A LAW MANDATING

MY NEW TUBE CAGES.

WE CAN CALL IT "CHICKEN A LA

KING."

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.