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1 Obama the human flyswatter on Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:01 pm

gypsy


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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_DEAD_FLY?SITE=MTMIS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=national-2008.php&CTIME=2009-06-16-17-31-39

this is funny

Barack Obama: The human flyswatter

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Talk about flying at your own risk.

President Barack Obama, nettled by a fly during a TV interview at the White House, took matters into his own hands Tuesday.

Said Obama to the persistent fly: "Get out of here."

But it didn't.

So Obama waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked the fly dead in one try.

Without missing a beat, the president said to CNBC correspondent John Harwood: "Now, where were we."

Well, maybe one more second to gloat.

Said Obama: "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker."

The camera crew was still rolling in the East Room. Obama didn't mind. He pointed to the vanquished insect on the ground and said, "You want to film that?"

CNBC did. That fly is history.

2 PETA wishes Obama hadn't swatted that fly on Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:26 pm

SSC


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PETA wishes Obama hadn't swatted that fly
Rights group seeks compassion for curious and ‘least sympathetic animals’
The Associated Press
updated 6:35 a.m. CT, Thurs., June 18, 2009
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.

3 Re: Obama the human flyswatter on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:01 pm

gypsy


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haha that is the dumbest thing i have ever read~ LOL these people need to get a life..

4 Re: Obama the human flyswatter on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:43 pm

SSC


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LOL..I for once totally agree with you..A fly carries 125,000 different germs and bacteria . PETA is nuts .

5 Re: Obama the human flyswatter on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:20 am

gypsy


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Thanks SSC~I agree also with you PETA is nuts!!

6 Re: Obama the human flyswatter on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:53 pm

rosco 357


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this is the point u just say good lord, is this county going crazy, these stupid groups, will now come out of the woodwork,

7 Re: Obama the human flyswatter on Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:17 pm

gypsy


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It has been going crazy for along time,Ii think we are just now realizing it~ next it will be save the fleas/gnats and slugs LOL

8 Re: Obama the human flyswatter on Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:08 pm

SSC


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PETA has been out of control for a long time, from throwing red paint on women wearing real furs to harrassing anyone wearing real leather shoes, belts or coats. They have shut down several job sites because of nesting areas of rare birds, and in Florida a dump would have disturbed a minnow.
They need to get a life..

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