Thursday, June 18, 2009

We interrupt this usually tranquil blog...

to address an earth-shattering issue which my friend Connie brought to my attention. Perhaps you have already heard about it? President Obama has heartlessly and needlessly murdered an innocent little fly!

I don't usually address political issues on this blog, but this spills over into moral issues. Connie emailed me a link to THIS ARTICLE, and if it weren't for the source, I would have thought it was a joke. I quote, with my notes in {brackets}:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals {that's PETTY, er, PETA} 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.

{So it can fly back into your house, I presume.}

"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."

{Do flies also have the "right" to land on my food and contaminate it??}

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.

{WELL, it disobeyed an executive command.}

"Now, where were we?" Obama asked Harwood. Then he added: "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker."

{You know, this is the first presidential act since he was elected that I have been able to identify with!}

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."

{So PETA now judges who's perfect and who is lacking in their character? Help us!}

Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the White House has no comment on the matter.

{I don't blame him. I was speechless at first, too.}

So there you have it. Our president has REALLY blown it, now.

None of that crowd thinks anything of it when the president wants to remove all bars for partial birth abortion and deny parents the right to consent before their adolescent decides to murder her baby. No big deal when he sends funds to the U.N. population agency which in turn helps the Chinese government force abortions and sterilizations onto their people. What? No big headlines protesting his reversal of Bush's executive order to press for research for obtaining embryonic stem cells without harming human life?

The fly is NOTHING. America needs to get her priorities straight. We have more than fly guts on our hands. We have the innocent blood of millions of babies on our hands.

Lord, have mercy!


Tammy said...

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! Enough said! Also, since when does an insect (PEST) qualify as an animal?!!! The media was comparing him to Mr. Miagi from the Karate kid, Michael Jordan, and Winston Churchill!