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Obama: Flygate

PETA Freaks Out.ts-fly1

Oh come on now, PETA.  Y’all do a lot of good for animal rights, but then you undermine your admirable goal by doing shit that is really just absurd.

Yesterday during Obama’s interview with CNBC, a pesky fly starting flying about Obama’s face.  So he did what any normal person would do when confronted with an annoying fly–he swatted that fucker dead.


I saw this on the TV last night and said “Uh oh.  Here comes the ‘Obama hates animals’ meme.”  Of course, PETA did not let me down.  PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich had this to say:”We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals. We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals.”

After stating that PETA was happy with Obama’s voting record on animal rights, he said,  “Swatting a fly on TV indicates he’s not perfect, and we’re happy to say that we wish he hadn’t.”

Oh for fuck’s sake.

I wonder what PETA’s position on animal on animal abuse is.  This cat clearly has it in for flies:

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June 18, 2009 - Posted by | Culture Critic, Daily Whims, Politiks | , , , ,

12 Comments »

  1. Would they have been as upset if it was Jeff Goldblum as The Fly?

    Comment by Cristal Methodd | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. I was just going to say….somewhere Jeff Goldblum is writhing in pain.

    Comment by blah | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  3. Is it because his ears caused him to topple over yet again?

    Comment by baby fish mouth | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  4. they were “happy to say?” Really, is that appropriate phrasing? “Hey! We’re happy you effed up!”

    Comment by AdmittedlyAddicted | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  5. Does the caption at the bottom of the screen really read “BREAKING NEWS: Obama swats fly during CNBC interview” or am I just so used to seeing these hyperbolic headlines that now I auto-insert them myself?

    Comment by Stay, see? | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  6. “Swatting news” just didn’t seem as catchy.

    OK, SeaKat could have done that better. I couldn’t think of a good play on words.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  7. BUT FLIES AREN’T ANIMALS, THEY ARE FUCKING INSECTS!! JESUS H. MARTINEZ, PETA IS SO STUPID!

    Comment by Helen Skor | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  8. Yeah, before they go after Obama, you’d think they’d be first seeking to outlaw exterminators.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  9. If they were talking about a preying mantis or grasshopper or bees, then I’d say ok, that’s kinda mean. But flies are disgusting and dirty and like to hang out on poo. I’m more impressed that the POTUS was able to kill it with a bare handed swat. I wonder if he can catch a fly with chopsticks. I bet he could.

    Comment by TT2 | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  10. Everyone is missing the main point: the germ magnet would have been dead today ANYWAY…at least he gets to go to fly heaven and say Obama did it, instead of some crazed housewife with a newspaper.

    Comment by AdmittedlyAddicted | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  11. Okay WAIT a sec. PETA didn’t quite say all that. Well, Bruce did, but that wasn’t all that was said. Media outlets (and evidently others…) were like, oh shit, what is PETA gonna say? And so they were forced to issue a statement. Trust me, before issuing any statements, the folks over there rolled their eyes, said “oh for fuck’s sake” and then started typing. Need proof?

    http://blog.peta.org/archives/2009/06/obama_and_the_f2.php

    Read between the lines there, and it says–give it an effing break people. We’ve got bigger carrots to fry.

    Comment by Chelsea - PETA Protector | June 18, 2009 | Reply

  12. bigger carrots to fry…. HA!

    Comment by stopthemadness | June 22, 2009 | Reply


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