Thursday, June 18, 2009

Under the "Simply Ridiculous" heading...

"What's on your mind today, Mr. President?"
"Well, North Korea is threatening to nuke Hawaii, Iran is threatening to nuke Israel, the economy is in the tank, and PETA is on my case about swatting a fly."


WASHINGTON — The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the flyswatter in chief to try taking a more humane attitude the next time he's bedeviled by a fly in the White House.
PETA is sending President Barack Obama a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, a device that allows users to trap a house fly and then release it outside.
"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."

1 comment:

eric said...

Except that insects aren't animals. I remember something from 10th grade biology class.

What's even more ridiculous is all the hubbub the mainstream media are making over Obama's awesome ability to swat a fly. I mean, the guy obviously is the world champion fly swatter, and none can compare. Protests in Iran? Boring. North Korea saber-rattling? That is so yesterday.

Here is a sampling of the mainstream media reaction (courtesy of Rush). WARNING: You may want to bring a towel to clean up all the drool.

O'DONNELL: A persistent fly learned a tough lesson yesterday: Don't mess with the President of the United States.

OLBERMANN: (music) Mr. Miyagi did it with chopsticks.

LEE: He almost pulled like a 'Karate Kid,' like really focused, then swat.

NAJARIAN: He took a lot of basketball with Michael Jordan. This guy knows what he's doing.

SHUSTER: A fly and he nails it. Unbelievable. Unbelievable.

HALL: Mr. Miyagi, just snapped it right up. Look at that intense look.

HARWOOD: It was a Dirty Harry "make my day" moment, and at the end of the interview he picked up a napkin off the table, and said "I clean up after myself" and he picked up the fly off the carpet.