The Ridiculous

Posted by Andrew Groves | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009

If you've read the purpose of my blog (on the right side of your screen), you know that it contains my thoughts on the good, the bad, and the ridiculous. The news story that follows most definitely falls in the final category.

PETA outraged by President Obama's fly-killing
In a recent interview with CNBC, President Obama was being bothered by a very persistent fly. Obama responded like any other normal person would: he swatted at it. When that didn't work, he killed the fly. Here's a video of the vicious killing.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) responded by condemning the insect murder:

"In a nutshell, our position is this: [President Obama] isn't the Buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act. If all this has you wondering how you can be a bigger person (figuratively, as well as literally) in your dealings with exoskeletal beings, check out our handy-dandy bug catcher—one of which we are sending to President Obama for future insect incidents."


Comments Posted (3)

  1. These are the people who suggested we harvest human breast milk for adult consumption so that cows wouldn't be mistreated. Should we really expect anything less?

  2. Sadly, much of the good work that, like exposing factory farms and abusive forms of animal testing are overshadowed by moronic stuff like this and what Jonathan mentioned. I suggest you watch last night's, June 17's broadcast of both The Daily Show and Colbert Report, they had some hilarious stuff about this story alone!! It was great!!! On another note, I must be cold-hearted killer, according to PETA, because I killed 4-5 flies around my apartment just today, no lie. I thought there was just one, but apparently, I was in for more than I bargained for. I strongly believe and practice nonviolence as best I can, but these bugs had to go.

  3. Matthew, you murderer!