Yep. I watched him kill the fly on a TV news show. They quoted PETA as criticising the president's action. So, I am wondering: What is the proper response to the aggravation of a persistent fly? Put it in a cage and release it in the wild? Make an exhibit of it at the local zoo? What would you do?
I might look at the video for other reasons: I saw somewhere that he is a graceful fly-killer. Flies can be disease vectors, and at least used to be considered polio carriers (don't know if that was debunked or not). I suggest some peta types submit to sequential horsefly bites, while they keep busy nurturing their free range mosquitoes.
That's a big plus! Mosquito season is starting here, I have a doozy of a bite behind my knee <scratch scratch scratch>
Wed 17 Jun, 2009 07:03 pm
Of course, it's bad karma and all...but that fly was aiming for suicide by president. Its fifteen seconds of fame.
Wed 17 Jun, 2009 07:18 pm
Flies carry diseases. The one he killed may have been harboring an unknown pathogen that could wipe out humanity! Thanks to his selfless act countless lives may have been saved! He killed that fly without regard for how PETA or animal rights activists would feel! For the good of humanity! The man should be praised, not criticized!
Wed 17 Jun, 2009 07:34 pm
I don't know about snakes, but i never saw bugs when i was in Ireland.
Let's all move to Ireland.
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Wed 17 Jun, 2009 07:38 pm
Having seen National Geographic episodes where Africans allowed flies to sit comfortably on their face, hands, etc. we might deduce that this fly killing trait was not inherited from his paternal ancestry.
(I thought you were talking about the fly, roger! )
Wed 17 Jun, 2009 08:42 pm
Eh? If one is totally and everyday inundated by flies, fully powerless, that is what all of us would end up doing, african or from a stockyard in the US. Ancestry, pedantry, it has to do with dealing with them.
Meantime, I get bitten regularly by ants, or... maybe some teeny tiny spiders I'm not informed about. This is nothing to what others deal with, but they are aggravating, sometimes approach two inch circles of displeasure.
But, african babies in photos with flies, very hard to look at, I wish I had power, not over the u.s., but the way life can be.
Wed 17 Jun, 2009 09:53 pm
I might look at the video for other reasons: I saw somewhere that he is a graceful fly-killer. Flies can be disease vectors, and at least used to be considered polio carriers
Diseases are living things too. Maybe PETA should protest the use of antibiotics because it kills bacteria. If they're gonna start obsessing over flies, then they might as well go all the way.