Thursday, June 18, 2009

PETA Needs to Quit Being Dumb.

Did ya'll see President Obama kill that fly with his bare hands yesterday during an interview? It was AWESOME. Do you know how difficult that is? I clapped my hands and laughed when I saw it on CNN.

Here's where it gets stupid: PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) flipped their collective wig once they caught wind of the massacre.

The Huffington Post reported:

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."

During an interview for CNBC at the White House on Tuesday, a fly intruded on Obama's conversation with correspondent John Harwood.

"Get out of here," the president told the pesky insect. When it didn't, he waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked it dead.

"Now, where were we?" Obama asked Harwood. Then he added: "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker."

Friedrich said that PETA was pleased with Obama's voting record in the Senate on behalf of animal rights and noted that he has been outspoken against animal abuses.

Still, "swatting a fly on TV indicates he's not perfect," Friedrich said, "and we're happy to say that we wish he hadn't."

Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the White House has no comment on the matter."

My eyes are rolling so hard I look like a goddamned slot machine. Seriously? A FLY?? Don't the PETA folks have something better to do, like NOT seeing a problem with their leathery poster girl Pamela Anderson dancing on tables at the opening of a STEAKHOUSE/strip joint in NYC? PETA needs to get back to freeing the test mice rather than bitching about President Obama's accomplishing a feat only superheroes are capable of accomplishing.

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