Thursday, June 18, 2009

Big Surprise - PETA Wishes PBO Hadn't Swatted That Fly

Ok, this definitely falls into the category of "I couldn't make this stuff up". On June 16th, during another of Barack Obama's seemingly endless TV appearances, he swatted and killed a fly that had been buzzing around him. It's actually one of the few times I've agreed with him but he's getting grief from everyone's favorite fringe animal group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Yes, PETA is upset that the Apologizer In Chief killed that poor, innocent, feces-eating creature (which isn't an animal).

According to PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich, "We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals" and "We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals." And, they must mean it too because they're sending the President the "Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher", a device that allows users to trap a house fly and then release it outside so it can land on more feces before landing on your food.

For his part in this matter President Obama didn't seem apologetic at all for killing the filthy creature. In fact he said
"That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker." Yeah, he actually gloated about doing something any five year-old can do.

I'm not really even sure what else to say about this, it makes my head hurt.

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