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PETA

Swats at Obama

for Killing That Fly!

6/17/2009 12:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

PETA is finally going after President Barack Obama for delivering capital punishment to a housefly on the White House grounds yesterday -- a death that was caught on tape.


When asked for comment, here's the statement PETA released: 

"He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act."

We're told the fly's carcass has been moved to a secret location ... we're guessing the bottom of a White House trash can.

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Karen    

Oh! The mighty flyslayer-in-chief. When not whining about FoxNews, he's wowing us with his fly-killing capabilities. And PETA are a bunch of dumbasses, too.

1951 days ago
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JennyJen40    

No wonder why no takes PETA seriously

1951 days ago
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Michael Madsen    


102. Most of the time, I support PETA and their efforts to protect animals but REALLY a fly. Give me a damn break. So do they swirve their car everytime a bug comes flying at their car windshield? REALLY???

Posted at 12:39PM on Jun 17th 2009 by TexasAggies03



The act of killing... when unnecessary... is unevolved... but being an American... you wouldn't get that... would ya?

1951 days ago
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Dollea    

What the hell is the world coming to when PETA, who are NUTS, are complaining about a disease ridden fly!!! PETA is absolutely INSANE!!!!

1951 days ago
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Woody McBreairty    

Strangely, I though of that when I saw him kill the fly on TV. It wasn't about the loss of a fly, but I thought it was distasteful to kill the fly and show it dead on the floor. It would have been classier if he had shooed the fly away and made light of it instead of squashing it with his hand. That was too crude and , I think, showed poor judgement to use killing the fly as a "photo op". Something about killing living things on TV that doesn't translate well, ya know?

1951 days ago
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Kathryn    

Are you frikken kidding me? Peta is ridiculous anyways. I'm going to start wearing my fur coats now. What a joke.

1951 days ago
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Originalkat    

PETA has been a joke since they picked up dogs at a shelter to save their lives and killed them theirselves. Ok everybody collect your flies and send them to PETA since they love them so much. Idiots!

1951 days ago
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Spurs    

Rightttttttt, show me one PETA freak that has not ever killed a fly, or a mosquitoe, or an ant, or a wasp, or a bee. Need I say more. Point made. Ka-ching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A BUNCH OF LOSERS!!!!!!!!!

1951 days ago
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Only marry foreign women    

Violence against animals

Violence and abuse affect all kinds of animals every day. It doesn't matter what race or culture you come from, how much money you have, how old you are, or if you have a disability. Violence does not discriminate.

Abuse can be physical, mental, and emotional. Violence against animals in any form is a crime. The animal are not at fault. The animal did not cause the abuse to occur. If an animal you know has been physically or emotionally abused, seek help from other family members and friends or community organizations.

Together we can stop the silent culture of violence against animals.

1951 days ago
100.

pink floyd    

hey peta a fly is not an animal it's a insect,, just like some of you.

1951 days ago
101.

LisaL    

Good lord... are you F-ing kidding me?? Over a Frackin fly??? What a bunch of idiots. GOD I can't freakin stand PETA!

1951 days ago
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hahahahahha!!!!!    

Uh oh Harvey!!! Two prominent gay activists have pulled themselves out of a fundrasier for anti-gay opponent Joe Biden, and even the L.A. Times is going after Obama today for his support of the Defense of Marriage Act. You remember that law, don't you Harvey? Signed into law by Bill Clinton, who like Obama, also opposes gay marriage.

Looks like the quacks on your team are starting to see the light Harvey and realizing that they shouldn't be worried about the opinions of beauty contestants, but instead about the people they SUPPORT and VOTE for that are supposedly representing them.

Times are a changin' Harvey!!! Your Neo-Gay Nazi propaganda is being exposed!!! BAWHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!

1951 days ago
103.

bob    

P.E.T.A. has killed over 20 thousand cats and dogs. And they are complaining about a fly? P.E.T.A. = "we murder fur"

1951 days ago
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HARDY-HAR-HAR    

This is how stupid PETA is.

Yet, they'll gladly put a needle in the neck of your dog to put him down, just so he doesn't have to live in the torture of captivity. They kill thousands of domestic pets. I know a rescue group who once called PETA for help doing a rescue at a shelter. They showed up with a truck, plastic "disposal" bags, and lots of needles full of death juice. They planned to euthanize the dogs, then put them in plastic bags and toss them in the trash. True story.

They just make no sense. We need to stop even paying attention to them, and focus more on a group that is healthy for animals and our society.


1951 days ago
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Patty    

Isn't the lifespan of a fly less then a month? Perhaps Obama did it a favor. I appreciate PETA for going after the big issues of animal abuse...but...a fly...really? Survival of the fittest...maybe Obama prevented an outbreak of West Nile....

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