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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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Nice to finally see Obama raise a finger to do something. Quite a change

1952 days ago

emily gautheir    

Ok, this is the reason why a lot of people are turned off PETA-because they go overboard! I AM TOTALLY with PETA when it comes to animal testing, fur trade, killing dolphins..actually all forms of the abuse of animals, HOWEVER, a fly?!! Please people, get a grip! Hard to take Peta serious when there are so many people dying in the war, or little children being murdered by their own family members and they make a big stink over a fly...please continue to do your awesome work, however, portesting flyswatting just isn't smart!

1952 days ago


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

Posted at 12:55PM on Jun 17th 2009 by pinkfloyd


An insect is an animal. All living things except plants are animals. How did some of you graduate? Good God, it is so embarrassing to be from America sometimes!

1952 days ago

Michael Madsen    

124. The best part was when Obama was seeking approval and praise for killing it from everybody in the room. And then in his best "ghetto" voice he called it a "SUCKA."

LOL, what a douchebag and complete disgrace to this country and the world

Posted at 1:09PM on Jun 17th 2009 by tyrone

You nailed it, tyrone, that's the story here.. O"Mama's reaction... embarassing, unevolved, witless and downright simple-minded and immature... I'm suddenly very afraid.

1952 days ago


Yea, Obama doing is something for everybody alright. He is creating a debt that will haunt future generations. Obama is a socialist at best. Communist is more appropriate. He thinks government should run and own everything. The morons that voted for him still do not know what they have done.

1952 days ago

Michael Madsen    

112. 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?

Posted at 12:46PM on Jun 17th 2009 by Woody McBreairty


1952 days ago


I can't believe I got brainwashed into voting for this moron. Nearly all my friends that voted for him are all wishing they could go back in time and vote again. This is not the man I voted for as President. He makes George Bush look like a rocket scientist. Can't wait til 2012

1952 days ago

jurgen forst    

peta is really the silliest organization on the planet next to nambla. dumb, useless and merciless in every way. humane society and aspca have it right. peta makes a fool of themselves EVERY time

1952 days ago

blue pen    

Go Peta. Swat that this silly little man back.

1952 days ago


How the hell this moron ever convinced even one person to vote for him is a mystery, let alone a small majority of the country. He's quite possibly one of the stupidest politicans this country has ever had to endure. God save us!!!!

1952 days ago


Better headline - PETA Protests President's Perniciously Prejudiced Pummeling of Pest!

1952 days ago


Knowing that flies regurgitate every time the land on something, I'd kill it to. They are dirty and disgusting insects. Peta goes way too far sometimes, well a lot of the time.

1952 days ago


P.E.T.A. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that is what Peta means. PETA a fly is an insect not an animal! You crazy ZEALOTS!!!! Get a Life!

1952 days ago

who has the facts? ME    

So Obama killed a fly - doesn't even come CLOSE to the 4,500 or so American military personnel who have died at the hands of Bush And Cheney. Why don't we see some of THAT!!

1952 days ago


If I don't get the fly on the first shot I will chase the damn thing around the house swatting with my fly swatter. Sometimes I even knock things over just to get it and KILL IT!

1952 days ago
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