Thursday, June 18, 2009

Obama, the Fly, and PETA

President Barack Obama, during an interview with CNBC, swatted and killed a fly that was bugging him. (He showed excellent form and reaction time by the way--much like President George W. Bush did when the Iraqi reporter threw his shoes at him). True, the media spent way too much time fawning over the swat but one would think this is a pretty non-controversial act. After all, who wouldn't crush that annoying fly if given the chance, especially one that can't leave you alone.

Well, it appears that “'We support compassion for the even the smallest animals,' says Bruce Friedrich, VP for Policy at PETA. 'We support giving insects the benefit of the doubt.' Friedrich says PETA supports 'brushing flies away rather than killing them' and was disappointed that the President had gone ahead and squashed the pesky fly.'"

Did PETA really say we should give insects the benefit of the doubt? So, the bees that like to make a nest in my newspaper box I should just politely ask to leave? Perhaps I could ask the mosquitoes that like to prey on me when I'm cutting the grass to stop biting me. The ants that like to invade my home from time-to-time--maybe I could just say to them: "can't we all just get along?" How about the fly that my dog snatched and swallowed out of thin air (true story)? Should I have shoved my finger down his throat to try and rescue the poor critter?

Sorry PETA, you just don't get it. Your message of not being cruel to animals (a good one) is totally eroded by your over-the-top tactics, antics, and overall foolishness. My guess is that there are many people who eat more burgers, hot dogs, pork chops, and any other meat because of your craziness. Speaking of burgers, where was PETA's outrage over President Obama's recent trips to the hamburger joints? Too bad you didn't jump into that mess--you and Sean Hannity would have been on the same side--wouldn't that have been ironic.

I wonder if President Obama ever has second thoughts about wanting the job in the first place. At a time when the United States is involved in two wars, the economy is in a sorry state, the American auto industry is near extinction, the Lunatic Left is criticizing his insect-killing and Right Wing Nut Jobs are skewering him for ordering fancy mustard on his burgers. Have we lost our minds in ths country???

1 comment:

Erick said...

Didn't you ride him for having a beer at a basketball game?

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