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PETA is Angry at President Obama for Killing a Fly

June 18, 2009

  I don’t know if you have heard about this but President Obama killed a fly. Actually I am sure that you heard about it because the news networks deemed the story newsworthy in today’s American Idol, reality television based world. This story is mentioned all across the airwaves while the fact that the president broke the law when he fired Gerald Walpin is not even mentioned. It shows us where the priorities of the news media lie, doesn’t it.

  But not everyone was amused at how swift, athletic, quick, and agile the president was in his confirmed kill.

  PETA is upset at the president’s overly aggressive and harsh (as in interrogation) technique used to kill a defenseless animal. He didn’t even read the fly his Miranda rights, something that even terrorists are afforded under President Obama’s new policy. And flies are higher up on the food chain than terrorists in my book.

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

  He went on to say:

swatting a fly on TV indicates he’s not perfect

  This is what it takes to show the world that a mere man, no matter how quick and agile, is not perfect?

  PETA has sent the president a humane fly trap so that he can catch the flies and release them outdoors without harming them.

  PETA is  a joke, they always have been and they always will be. This is nothing but an attempt to draw attention to their cause. The most famous fly killing in United States, and probably world, history provided them with the forum to promote their cause but is just shows us how extreme these people can be.

  It will be interesting to watch two factors in the future. 1; will the president actually apologize to PETA for what they consider  his thoughtless and unnecessary killing? And 2; the next time we see the president give an interview will he have the humane fly trap in view of the audience as he tries to placate PETA?

  How could I resist this story? Sometimes a little levity is needed to take us away for a little while.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Deb permalink
    June 19, 2009 4:34 pm

    What was he supposed to do? Catch it in a cup and bring it outside? PETA would have me in the clink in 2 seconds, I give spiders and ants to my cats to torture and eat. Defenseless animal? So are they trying to completely destroy the “myth” of the food chain? Two guys have 1% of the U.S. gdp in bonds trying to get into Switzerland, no one is talking about it, but this story is in the news. Well, at least Harry Levin will never be out of a job. Seems like a decent guy, anyway.


    • June 20, 2009 8:28 pm

      Putting the fly in a cup is exactly what PETA wanted. They have sent him a trap thas is basically a cup to trap flys in so that they can be released unharmed.


  2. June 19, 2009 8:02 pm

    Personally, I’m glad to see him kill something, now he needs to to apply that to terrorist. Fly-killing is a art, I wonder where he learned it.


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