rest of article: "But now People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, calling it an "execution," wants the commander-in-chief to show a little
more compassion to even "the least sympathetic animals."
"Believe it or not, we've actually been contacted by multiple media outlets wanting to know PETA's official response to the executive insect
execution," a blog on the group's website explained. "In a nutshell, our position is this: 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."
The group has sent Obama a device that traps a fly so it can then be released outside.
"We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals," PETA spokesman Bruce Freidrich explained.
The fly saga began Tuesday, and it was the subject of a news report on Italian TV and almost a dozen Youtube postings that have been viewed more than
750,000 times. Thousands of people also have added commentary, including one who wrote, "But can he duck a shoe?" in reference to a hugely popular
video of former president George Bush ducking a shoe thrown at him by an Iraqi cameraman during a news conference in Baghdad.
"Get out of here," Obama said as the fly buzzed him during his interview. The pest persisted, and when it landed on his left forearm, Obama smacked
"Now, where were we?" the president said without missing a beat. Pleased with himself, he added, "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the
Several observers in the room gave congratulatory shout-outs. Obama pointed to the floor and instructed an obliging cameraman to get a close-up of the
"It's like he's got one of those fly Terminator targeting systems in his eyes," said an awed Jon Stewart."
Oh come on haven't people got better things to do. This has gotta' be a contender for most ridiculous news story ever!
These particular members of PETA makes their organisation look a complete joke, which I'm sure they do some good things as well but this is just
But might I also add a bit of light entertaining news is relief from the serious stuff. But I wonder if Bruce Friedrich actually meant it as a
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 18-6-2009 by john124]