Steve King

Ottoman Eunuchs

Back in the 16th century and the 17th century, when the Ottoman Empire and the Muslim armies were sweeping across the countryside, and whoever they captured they pressed into slavery. They did reassignment surgery on those slaves that they captured that they had put into their Janissary troops.

They found out when they put them out in the field to do battle against the enemy that they didn’t have the testosterone to take on the fight. They finally realized, I guess we’re going to have to stop turning these men into eunuchs.

That’s a lesson of the military, the Ottoman military, from 200, 300, 400 years ago.

– Republican Congressman Steve King, July, 2017, appearing to not really understand his own historical bologna (nor the time period). Ottoman Janissaries were famously capable and well-compensated.

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Steve King

Celebrating Tragedy

First non-valedictorian DREAMer deported. Border Patrol, this one’s for you. usat.ly/2pyZriQ

– Republican Representative Steve King, April 18, 2017, after hearing that Border Patrol (possibly illegally) deported a kid brought into the US at nine years old, who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, and is in college

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