Monday, June 22, 2009

You are not going to believe this in a million years . . .

PETA miffed at President Obama's fly "execution"

POLITICO (Washington) - The president has been getting lots of kudos for a lightning-fast, Mr. Miyagi-worthy swipe he employed to slay a pesky house fly that was buzzing him in mid-interview during a taping with CNBC that aired Wednesday.

"He stopped the interview to track and kill the fly," said talk show host Conan O'Brien.

"That's some pretty impressive hand-eye coordination right there," Jimmy Fallon gushed. "Makes Obama look like a bad ass."

But now People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, calling it an "execution," wants the commander-in-chief to show a little more compassion to even "the least sympathetic animals."

"Believe it or not, we've actually been contacted by multiple media outlets wanting to know PETA's official response to the executive insect execution," a blog on the group's website explained. "In a nutshell, our position is this: He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act."

The group has sent Obama a device that traps a fly so it can then be released outside.

"We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals," PETA spokesman Bruce Freidrich explained.

The fly saga began Tuesday, and it was the subject of a news report on Italian TV and almost a dozen Youtube postings that have been viewed more than 750,000 times. Thousands of people also have added commentary, including one who wrote, "But can he duck a shoe?" in reference to a hugely popular video of former president George Bush ducking a shoe thrown at him by an Iraqi cameraman during a news conference in Baghdad.

"Get out of here," Obama said as the fly buzzed him during his interview. The pest persisted, and when it landed on his left forearm, Obama smacked it.

"Now, where were we?" the president said without missing a beat. Pleased with himself, he added, "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker."

Several observers in the room gave congratulatory shout-outs. Obama pointed to the floor and instructed an obliging cameraman to get a close-up of the corpse.

"It's like he's got one of those fly Terminator targeting systems in his eyes," said an awed Jon Stewart.

(WOW, I certainly hope the North Koreans, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Islamic World see this video! When you look up "Bad Ass" in the dictionary, there is a photograph of our President! PETA is concerned about the reincarnation or the soul that is the fly and they can't see the forest for the trees! We "are" talking about the Obamamessiah here! He is all seeing, all knowing! The chosen one knows that here are many bacteria and parasites that infest the fly, making flies a major factor in spreading many diseases by touching surfaces with their legs or their saliva. After walking on much excrement, flies may carry up to as many as 6 million bacterias on their feet. Now maybe I'm wrong but I think the President knows a little bit about stepping in much excrement! Yeah, I said it and you are entitled to my opinion! VN8)


Hammer said...

He's a regular Chuck Norris when it comes to flying insects..I wish Obama had followed his true talents and become a Kenyan Fly swatter.

VoteNovember2008 said...

Mega Dittos on that one Hammer! I bet that's a pretty big job and even more excrement! VN8

Anonymous said...

Hammer has a point.

Anonymous said...

Of COURSE the dude has good eye-hand coordination. He plays BASKETBALL!!

See also: "I'm not impressed".

Ya might not believe this, but my word verification is: "putin" -- you know? As in "Vladimir"?

What does this software know that I don't?

VoteNovember2008 said...

FD, I know that's right! :) VN8

VoteNovember2008 said...

Winger, I wonder about the software and the word verifications myself from time to time. Makes you go, hmmmm! VN8

Anonymous said...

Huh,wonder if his half brother has room in the mud hut for him?

I am sure there are plenty of flies there.

Anonymous said...

Mr. President... flies are people too.

Track-A-'Crat said...

Yep, but PETA has no qualms about aligning itself when another hideous leftie, the granddaugher of Che Guevara (seriously):

Track-A-'Crat said...

Agh! Proof read, must proof read more!