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Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King -- no stranger to controversial social media posts -- posted a meme on Facebook Saturday, speculating about a potential second civil war in the United States.

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From another article from huff-po pointed out

That Steve King, apparently did not notice that his home state was actually depicted on the losing side.

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-03-18 02:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"a confusing reference to transgender bathroom bills that many states have enacted or reversed"

Confusing to who? How did anyone not immediately understand this?

#2 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-18 02:44 AM | Reply

The picture in the news story didn't for some reason show for me but here is twitter photo of it

twitter.com

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-03-18 02:47 AM | Reply

Steve King is a piece of crap and everyone that votes for him is too. Hillary got it exactly right, they are DEPLORABLES!

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-18 07:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You know what all these creeps on the extreme right wing fringe always forget about? Me.

Well, not Me specifically, but people like me. In my home state of Alabama, the reddest of the red, there are about 40% of the people who are NOT trump-style idiots. But, an even more telling statistic is that that number is growing because the red-asses are old and dying.

I guarantee you I can take out a whole platoon of old men using walkers.

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-03-18 08:42 AM | Reply

He should have done the math on the populations of those states before posting something so idiotic.

#5, Yep. Also, I'd put a squad of hardened gang members from the south side of Chicago up against a company of fat 70 year-old angry white men any day.

#6 | Posted by qcp at 2019-03-18 09:12 AM | Reply

Yep. Also, I'd put a squad of hardened gang members from the south side of Chicago up against a company of fat 70 year-old angry white men any day.

#6 | POSTED BY QCP

And this is, in a general kind of way, what all this red wing nut stuff is all about. (BTW, full disclosure, I am white and a baby boomer, so I know these people.)

All of the things related to the old white leadership are fading. Their churches are dying and being replaced by churches that they consider heretic. Their culture is fading and being replaced by alien cultures.

We are in the middle of the dying death spasms of the right wing caucasian leadership in america. It's gonna take another generation of two, but the numbers show it is coming. Be careful though, it is still deadly, especially in its death throes. What does it have to lose?

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-03-18 10:35 AM | Reply

www.law.cornell.edu

18 U.S. Code § 2385. Advocating overthrow of Government

Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof --

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

As used in this section, the terms "organizes" and "organize", with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; July 24, 1956, ch. 678, § 2, 70 Stat. 623; Pub. L. 87–486, June 19, 1962, 76 Stat. 103; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(N), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

#8 | Posted by qcp at 2019-03-18 11:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I guarantee you I can take out a whole platoon of old men using walkers.

#5 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2019-03-18 08:42 AM

Nominee for lamest Internet Tough Guy post of the year.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-03-18 03:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Steve King talks a good civil war but what he really wants are the good 'ol days when stats were easier to interpret. The world
is a scary place when the old men can't predict the outcomes any longer, their money doesn't buy influence and worst of all, their sex is gone.

#10 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-03-18 03:49 PM | Reply

The tweet has now been deleted since King has been mocked for showing his own state on the losing side. lulz

#11 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-03-18 04:22 PM | Reply

Steve,

That war was already fought and the south got it's ass kicked.

Red states take more money from the federal government than they contribute. How would they propose to fund a civil war they'd lose anyway?

#12 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-03-18 05:12 PM | Reply

A guy from iowa publicly fantasizing about a war he wishes he was on the losing side of. Rightwingers are embarrassing.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2019-03-18 05:34 PM | Reply

We gonna have another Civil War, Steve?

I know what side I am gonna be on. I will be wearing a Blue hat.

The Winner's color.

At least Steve is a dedicated facist. And not one of them wammy pammy snowflake facists like Trump.

Semper Fi

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-18 05:40 PM | Reply

Red states take more money from the federal government than they contribute.
#12 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

That's been disproven for almost a decade. Most of the money going to Red states is Social Security and Medicare. Do I need to explain the difference?

#15 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-03-18 06:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why did Steve wonder who would win? We already won. We would win again.

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-18 06:29 PM | Reply

Red states take more money from the federal government than they contribute.
#12 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY
That's been disproven for almost a decade. Most of the money going to Red states is Social Security and Medicare. Do I need to explain the difference?

#15 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE AT 2019-03-18 06:24 PM | FLAG:

So it's true and naming the reasons why is important how? You suck more money than you make. That's why we have POTUS BLOTUS attacking Mexico and China for your laziness.

#17 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-18 06:30 PM | Reply

Most of the money going to Red states is Social Security and Medicare. Do I need to explain the difference?

#15 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE

So that is "different" money? Perhaps it is Mexican money? No? Just different dollars?

Why can't "red states" pay their fair share of the "different" money, too?

You people are why we cannot have nice things in this country!

Like Basic Universal Health Care.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-18 06:48 PM | Reply

And if you will notice... Nazi trolling is so lame!!

"One side has 8 trillion bullets and the other side doesn't know what bathroom to use."

"both sides" have ton's of bullets. And bullets alone did not "win" the Civil War my Stupids.

As far as going to the bathroom, I never noticed any problems in all of America deciding where to go until the Retarded Rednecks in North Carolina freaked out about the prospect of having to pee in front of an "Other" (someone not like them).

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-18 06:56 PM | Reply

This racist mouthpiece received three draft deferments. He's a chicken-hawk hypocrite like Barnum.

#20 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-03-18 10:54 PM | Reply

This racist mouthpiece received three draft deferments. He's a chicken-hawk hypocrite like Barnum.
#20 | POSTED BY ZARNON AT 2019-03-18 10:54 PM

That explains the creepy vibe.

#21 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-03-19 06:15 AM | Reply

I think the most absurd part of the whole thing is that, if it happens, we would have half the country blaming the other side for causing it while the other side would be doing the same. Want to know what TRULY impacts our reputation across the world? It isn't our politicians; most countries have the same crooked people heading them. It's the people who refuse to be objective and who blame everything on other people. That's what ruins reputations and faith.

#22 | Posted by humtake at 2019-03-19 12:03 PM | Reply

"I think the most absurd part of the whole thing is that, if it happens, we would have half the country blaming the other side for causing it while the other side would be doing the same."

Gosh you are brilliant!

Have you noticed that the Civil War has been over for 153 years and each "side" is still blaming the other.

The Ancestors of the Confederates actually still think it was a Noble Cause and the right thing to do (protecting the institution of slavery and using Succession) even though in the End it was a Lost Cause.

The Ancestors of the North know they were correct because history has bore them out.

Slavery was and is and will always be wrong.

If there was another "Civil War", of course, "half the country blaming the other side for causing it".

The Losers would still blame the "other side". And the Winners would write the history showing how correct they were all along.

And I already know what side I will be on.

The Winners, of course!!

And we will be wearing Blue hats. Just like before.

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-19 01:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So it's true and naming the reasons why is important how? You suck more money than you make. That's why we have POTUS BLOTUS attacking Mexico and China for your laziness.
#17 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

What are you talking about? "You suck more money than you make"? This is not true. I just told you that and gave you the reason why its not true.

#24 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-03-19 01:14 PM | Reply

Why can't "red states" pay their fair share of the "different" money, too?
You people are why we cannot have nice things in this country!
Like Basic Universal Health Care.
#18 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

OMG! You've caught the stupid. Most of the money in Red States is Social Security and Medicare. Not Medicaid! There's a difference you know.

The people who take SS and Medicare are retired! They've spent their entire working lives paying into the system and are now taking out.

Are you getting it now?

#25 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-03-19 01:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Like Basic Universal Health Care.
#18 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

We have "Basic Universal Health Care" now. But we got it at a cost of raising our insurance premiums by 4 times.

Everyone has access to health care and have always had access. Prove me wrong.

#26 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-03-19 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Everyone has access to health care and have always had access. Prove me wrong.

What is your position based on and what evidence to support it? What do you define as access?

I'm a board certified internist with 21 years experience. If you're referring to EMTALA I'm afraid you've already lost the debate.

#27 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-03-19 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Everyone has access to health care and have always had access. Prove me wrong.

#26 | Posted by JordyPete

you are either a LIAR or a Fool. Probably both.

Everyone has access to the ER. That is not Health Care. That is Triage.

How does one try and prove anything to an idiot? And why should they? What good will it do?

You are so Proud of your Ignorance.

You wear it like a badge of Honor. so it seems so much like a waste of time to even try.

One could post health care facts to you and your cohorts all day and all night.

IT WILL MAKE NO DIFFERENCE.

Like these FACTS for example:

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) led to historic gains in health insurance coverage by extending MEDICAID coverage to many low-income individuals and providing Marketplace subsidies for individuals below 400% of poverty. The number of uninsured nonelderly Americans decreased from over 44 million in 2013 (the year before the major coverage provisions went into effect) to just below 27 million in 2016. However, in 2017, the number of uninsured people increased by nearly 700,000 people, the first increase since implementation of the ACA.

Ongoing efforts (By Humpy the Orange Destroyer) to alter the ACA or to make receipt of Medicaid contingent on work may further erode coverage gains seen under the ACA.

. Beginning in 2014, the ACA expanded coverage to millions of previously uninsured people through the expansion of Medicaid and the establishment of Health Insurance Marketplaces. Data show substantial gains in public and private insurance coverage and historic decreases in the number of uninsured people under the ACA, with nearly 20 million gaining coverage. However, for the first time since the implementation of the ACA, the number of uninsured increased by more than half a million in 2017.(under Humpy the Destroyers watchful Eye Of Mordor)

How does not having coverage affect health care access?
People without insurance coverage have worse access to care than people who are insured. One in five uninsured adults in 2017 went without needed medical care due to cost. Studies repeatedly demonstrate that the uninsured are less likely than those with insurance to receive preventive care and services for major health conditions and chronic diseases.

What are the financial implications of being uninsured?
The uninsured often face unaffordable medical bills when they do seek care. In 2017, uninsured nonelderly adults were over twice as likely as their insured counterparts to have had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months. These bills can quickly translate into medical debt since most of the uninsured have low or moderate incomes and have little, if any, savings.

The number of uninsured, and the share of the nonelderly population that was uninsured, rose from 44.2 million (17.1%) to 46.5 million (17.8%) between 2008 and 2010 as the country faced an economic recession (Figure 1). As early provisions of the ACA went into effect in 2010, and as the economy improved, the number of uninsured people and uninsured rate began to drop. When the major ACA coverage provisions went into effect in 2014, the number of uninsured and uninsured rate dropped dramatically and continued to fall through 2016, when just below 27 million people (10% of the nonelderly population) lacked coverage.

Most remaining uninsured people are in working families, are in families with low incomes, and are nonelderly adults.17 Reflecting income and the availability of public coverage, people who live in the South or West are more likely to be uninsured. Most who remain uninsured have been without coverage for long periods of time.

10s of millions of Americans are still uninsured and without basic health care coverage.

Stop watching Fixed News.

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-19 03:27 PM | Reply

link for #28

www.kff.org

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-19 03:28 PM | Reply

"But we got it at a cost of raising our insurance premiums by 4 times."

WE have no basic universal health care coverage in America.

And "4 times" what?

Health Insurance "premiums" have been increasing every year since someone invented "Health Insurance" .

And so your point is?

"Socialized Medicine" is not a Dirty Word, unless that is, you have a Dirty Mind.

#30 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-19 03:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Are you getting it now?

#25 | Posted by JordyPete

Oh I get it.

Boy, do I get IT!

You are an Idiot and you apparently always will be an Idiot.

And there is little point for me to try changing that!

#31 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-19 03:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

jordypete=eddie

#32 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-03-19 03:46 PM | Reply

No! Not Crazy Eddie!!

Well, that does esplain a lot.

#33 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-19 03:54 PM | Reply

Jordy St. Pete = Russian troll.

#34 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-03-19 04:51 PM | Reply

What are you talking about? "You suck more money than you make"? This is not true. I just told you that and gave you the reason why its not true.

#24 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE AT 2019-03-19 01:14 PM | FLAG:

My mistake was feeding the troll. You're not very good at it either.

#35 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-19 05:47 PM | Reply

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