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Zub-Zub
19th June 09, 11:26 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090618/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_dead_fly

WASHINGTON The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the flyswatter in chief to try taking a more humane attitude the next time he's bedeviled by a fly in the White House.

PETA is sending President Barack Obama a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, a device that allows users to trap a house fly and then release it outside.

"We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals," PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said Wednesday. "We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals."

During an interview for CNBC at the White House on Tuesday, a fly intruded on Obama's conversation with correspondent John Harwood.

"Get out of here," the president told the pesky insect. When it didn't, he waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked it dead.

"Now, where were we?" Obama asked Harwood. Then he added: "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker."

Friedrich said that PETA was pleased with Obama's voting record in the Senate on behalf of animal rights and noted that he has been outspoken against animal abuses.

Still, "swatting a fly on TV indicates he's not perfect," Friedrich said, "and we're happy to say that we wish he hadn't."

Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the White House has no comment on the matter.





Just.......what the FUCK?! Words cannot describe the colossal weight of RAGE this inspires. So let me get this straight....say if a mosquito lands on your PETA-fag ass, would just say "shoo little guy" and hope it doesn't give you west nile virus or malaria? Seriously though, it's a fucking FLY, and its the one species of life other than the cockroach which is in no danger of going extinct. Nit-picking the President over a fucking F L Y!!!!

jkdbuck76
19th June 09, 11:33 AM
Some people need to get a life.

Fearless Ukemi
19th June 09, 11:38 AM
Daniel-san > Obama

Doritosaurus Chex
19th June 09, 11:58 AM
That's old shit. The new attention whoring tactic is getting Che Guevara's granddaughter to pose for one of their campaigns. Yes, feel free to let your head explode to this fact.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090618/ap_on_re_us/us_peta_guevara_s_granddaughter

Mas
19th June 09, 12:35 PM
Who didn't see this coming though?

My first reaction: Awesome

MY second reaction: Why is this news?

My third reaction: PETA is going to be pissed.

Zub-Zub
19th June 09, 12:42 PM
That's old shit. The new attention whoring tactic is getting Che Guevara's granddaughter to pose for one of their campaigns. Yes, feel free to let your head explode to this fact.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090618/ap_on_re_us/us_peta_guevara_s_granddaughter


Yeah, I caught that the other day, and while extremely retarded, didn't make me rage as much as the "cruelty to flies" bullshit.

Spade: The Real Snake
19th June 09, 12:48 PM
Still, "swatting a fly on TV indicates he's not perfect,"

It took this to point out that fact?

Really?

Ajamil
19th June 09, 03:10 PM
Just.......what the FUCK?! Words cannot describe the colossal weight of RAGE this inspires. So let me get this straight....say if a mosquito lands on your PETA-fag ass, would just say "shoo little guy" and hope it doesn't give you west nile virus or malaria?

I do this. Flies don't bother me, so if it lands on me I ignore it, but mosquitoes I'll brush away or just make sure to have repellent on.

Robot Jesus
19th June 09, 03:27 PM
i use deep woods off









with a lighter.

Sempai
19th June 09, 11:48 PM
Well since PETA's already mad he should just skip pardoning the turkey this thanksgiving and eat the damn bird himself.

Ajamil
20th June 09, 02:37 PM
Never understood that gesture. By making it, it seems to imply that the slaughter of millions of turkeys is a bad thing.

Spade: The Real Snake
20th June 09, 02:41 PM
Was this a Muslim fly?
A North Korean fly?

Perhaps he should have dispatched a grasshopper for a Diplomatic Summit at Camp David.