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BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly

Wesley S 18 Jun 09 - 01:51 PM
john f weldon 18 Jun 09 - 01:56 PM
C. Ham 18 Jun 09 - 02:00 PM
maire-aine 18 Jun 09 - 02:13 PM
jeffp 18 Jun 09 - 02:21 PM
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Ebbie 18 Jun 09 - 02:28 PM
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Wesley S 18 Jun 09 - 02:40 PM
maire-aine 18 Jun 09 - 02:45 PM
C. Ham 18 Jun 09 - 02:49 PM
Gervase 18 Jun 09 - 02:52 PM
bobad 18 Jun 09 - 02:53 PM
john f weldon 18 Jun 09 - 03:17 PM
Peace 18 Jun 09 - 03:31 PM
Rifleman (inactive) 18 Jun 09 - 03:34 PM
meself 18 Jun 09 - 03:37 PM
Sorcha 18 Jun 09 - 03:38 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 18 Jun 09 - 03:39 PM
Rapparee 18 Jun 09 - 03:46 PM
C. Ham 18 Jun 09 - 03:46 PM
frogprince 18 Jun 09 - 03:46 PM
Rapparee 18 Jun 09 - 04:28 PM
Peace 18 Jun 09 - 04:30 PM
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Subject: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Wesley S
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 01:51 PM

PETA has some good points. But raising an objection because the President swats and kills a fly? That's just silly. And it dilutes the good messages and reforms they want to put forward. To the majority of people in the world it just makes them look like a bunch of idiots.

You might feel differently however.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: john f weldon
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 01:56 PM

If it wasn't for idiots I would have had a very short career. Thank you to idiots everywhere.

And thanks for an excuse to post this again:

Peta Gals


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: C. Ham
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:00 PM

Thanks John. The video was LOL funny and I thought Obama was pretty cool in the way he handled the fly.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: maire-aine
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:13 PM

Did PETA really come out with a statement? or was that just a late-night comedian's joke???

M


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: jeffp
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:21 PM

PETA apparently released a statement complaining that Obama is not the Buddha. They think he should have thought before he acted.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: frogprince
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:25 PM

Just when you think it can't get any sillier...


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Ebbie
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:28 PM

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.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Ebbie
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:31 PM

For some strange reason the URL I posted for PETA didn't take- but here it is: PETA STORY LINK


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Wesley S
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:40 PM

I think Obama DID think about it. Then he swated the fly. That SHOULD be the end of the story.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: maire-aine
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:45 PM

Seem to me like PETA has "jumped the shark" with this one.

Maryanne


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: C. Ham
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:49 PM

I wonder if PETA types ever wash their bed sheets. Every time they do, they murder thousands of dust mites.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Gervase
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:52 PM

They really must sort out their PR - that sort of claptrap just plays into the hands of those who think they are a bunch of wankers.
I assume they don't use soap, antibiotics or any sort of cleanser that might kill bacteria...


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: bobad
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:53 PM

I hope they don't find out about the mosquito I killed today.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: john f weldon
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 03:17 PM

Friends in New York tell me it is teeming with bedbugs these days. How lucky to live among so many of our six-legged cousins!


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 03:31 PM

1) "Beware of stupid people--in groups."

2) "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits."

3) "House flies ain't animals."


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Rifleman (inactive)
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 03:34 PM

" those who think they are a bunch of wankers........"
they are and I thought so loooonnng before this yet another mountain out of a molehill


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: meself
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 03:37 PM

No kiddin'. Some of you sound like everything they have done up to now has made sense ...


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 03:38 PM

Wankers, idiots, stupid...those are just the NICE names for them!


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 03:39 PM

I assume the deceased animal in question was a common housefly. Houseflies do not want to be captured and released to the outside. They want to be inside your house. That's why they call them "houseflies" instead of "outdoorsflies".

The height of a housefly's ambition is to invade your house, feed on your decaying garbage, and transfer pathogens onto your furniture so you can transfer them into your own body, get sick, and die. In other words, the housefly wants to kill you. It wants to kill you so it can lay its eggs in your rotting flesh, thus giving its children (maggots) plenty of food and a nice warm place to stay until they're ready to perform their own home invasions.

Ayway, if there were no flyswatters, what the hell would redneck babies chew on while teething?


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 03:46 PM

In their 2007 Form 990, PETA states that they gave US $3,000,000 to the Foundation to Support Animal Activism (I think that's the name), which just happens to be located at 501 N. Front St., Norfolk, VA. That's also PETA's address. It was the largest single grant they made.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: C. Ham
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 03:46 PM

White Houseflies are the very elite of houseflies. But they still gotta be careful around a president with a good eye and quick swat.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: frogprince
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 03:46 PM

"I'm not hungry, momma; I just ate all the raisins off the sticky paper".


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:28 PM

PETA (which also spells TAPE and PATÉ and EATP) has been shooting off its mouth before loading its brain a lot lately.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:30 PM

I wanna start an organization that will be just as worthy. I hope to call it

PETC

Anyone gonna join?


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: robomatic
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:30 PM

I had some friends (of friends) who were not happy to learn I was using inhumane mouse traps to discourage the voles who moved in with me. They volunteered to give me human traps for 'em. I modulated my remarks when I found out they are campers who leave nothing on a trip to the outback. NOTHING. They pack EVERYTHING out.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:32 PM

C. Cannibals? Canadians? Crematoriums? Communists? Czars? Chlymidia?


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:38 PM

Get serious, Rapaire. The organization I have in mind is





People for the Ethical Treatment of Crabs


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: jeffp
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:39 PM

Critters?


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:39 PM

PETA runs spay and neuter clinics for cats and dogs. As a public service shouldn't they also run one for flies?


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:40 PM

They could neuter crabs, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:45 PM

"I modulated my remarks when I found out they are campers who leave nothing on a trip to the outback. NOTHING. They pack EVERYTHING out."

I do that, too. However, rodents that want to move in--had a plague of deer mice once, and they are disease carriers--got the fast treatment.

I tried humane traps and got called away one time for a few days. Came home to find a barely living field mouse about to expire. He'd/she'd had no water for that long--since it got trapped. I felt so sorry for it I got it some water. It revived in about 20 minutes. I took it to a field about a mile away and released it. Since then, the old snap has been the one.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:46 PM

Well, I suppose there might be a benefit to having just one crab. But, what would it be? I need some help to 'flesh out' this idea.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Don Firth
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:50 PM

I don't think that there are any comedians around who could think up something this incredibly stupid! So it has to be real.

Like . . . the fly is an endangered species?

So PETA is located in Virginia, eh? Is the housefly the Virginia State Bird or something??

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Becca72
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 04:56 PM

PETA also euthanizes something like 86% of the animals they take in. They feel that it's more humane to kill them than to make them stay in shelters while waiting for a permanent home. These people are a bunch of morons. I don't trust any organization that lets Pam Anderson speak for them.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:04 PM

So the President knew that that poor housefly would never find a home as a pet, so he euthanized it.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:14 PM

Piss on you folks, then. Here I am tryna get an organization off the ground and what friggin' help do I get? CRABS have rights too, ya know.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:16 PM

WHAT ABOUT HIS RIGHTS?


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:18 PM

or HERS


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Don Firth
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:18 PM

Inquiring minds want to know.

Did he bury the fly with full military honors?

Did he wash his hands?

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:20 PM

or OURS. Have you people no hearts?


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:24 PM

Peace, you've undoubtedly overdone the whole guilt thing about crabs and are doing penance. I think you've confessed to having killed millions of them. I think you must dream of zombie crabs coming to drag you and your nether regions into some as yet un-dreamed of circle of Hell (or maybe a rhombus of hell) that involves itching instead of burning, freezing or listening to Barry Manilow.

I feel pity for you. You and your false pro-crab righteousness.
FEH!


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:26 PM

From Annie Hall I believe. Annie has asked Woody Allen's character to come to her apartment because there is a spider in the bathtub. As he prepares to swat it with a rolled up newspaper, she pleads "don't kill it!"
And he replies "what do you want me to do, capture it and rehabilitate it?"
One of my favorite lines. God save us all from zealots of all stripe.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:27 PM

I object most strenuously to the heartless lady from Maine's statement. I killed perhaps ten to fifteen thousand crabs, but I was only following label directions.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:34 PM

Mice caught in "humane" traps and released will either find their way back to your house, or find their way to somebody else's house. Once they've learned to associate human habitation with food, there's no going back to scrounging through leaf litter looking for whatever the squirrels haven't found.

You can make pets out of 'em, or you can kill 'em. Relocation just doesn't work.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:39 PM

I used to catch flies live with one hand. It required careful stalking, positioning the hand just ahead of the fly wherever he was sitting, then a sudden sweeping grab. The fly MUST move slightly forward as he takes off. If you're fast enough, the fly ends up enclosed but unharmed inside your closed fist.

I would then feed the little rascal to my pet chameleons by putting him in their cage. ;-) They will only eat live food.

So let's see if PETA gets upset about that too...and if they do?

TOO F-in' BAD!!! ;-) Bite me, PETA!


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:59 PM

Wrong state, Mr Kanadian Krab Killer.

(I didn't know the ice pick and the flame thrower came with labels!)

I had a chameleon that used to keep the stupid flies for pets. Starved to death. Personally, I usually take the big spiders outside and let them go. Their chance of survival greatly increases based on how big a splat they'll make if I smoosh them. I used to be a little arachnophobic, but I can deal with the little 8 eyed darlings now.

The thing PETA have got to figure out is when they need to stop being offended so that people don't laugh at them. Then again, where would be the fun in that?


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Cool Beans
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 05:59 PM

I was going to post the words to "Never Swat a Fly" (1930) but they're nowhere to be found on Mudcat. Let's see what I can remember...

Never swat a fly
He may have another fly
He may sit with her and sigh
The way I do with you.

Never harm a flea
He may have a favorite she
That he bounces on his knee
The way I do with you.

Never harm a bee if he is going anywhere
You may be concluding some terrific insect love affair.
Be careful.

Don't step on an ant
In the middle of a plant
He may want to but he can't
The way I do with you.


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Don Firth
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 06:07 PM

Anybody see the "The Fly"—that is, the original one in 1958, with Vincent Price? No, not the 1986 remake with Jeff Goldblum.

I can't help but keep hearing that teeny, tiny, high pitched little voice crying

Help me! Help me! Please! Help me!

CLICKY. And move the slider up to 5:00 for the relevant part.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: GUEST,beardedbruce
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 06:14 PM

Cool Beans,

I think these are the lyrics you are looking for:


Never swat a fly, he may love another fly
He may sit with her and sigh the way I do with you
Never harm a flea, he may have a favourite she
That he bounces on his knee the way I do with you
Never stop a moth when he is gliding through the air
He may have a date in someone's flannel underware
Ah ah be carefull
Never spray a nit with a great big can of blitz
He may think some nit has it the way I do with you


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Subject: RE: BS: PETA looking foolish over a fly
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 06:18 PM

OK. I give up. It's easy to see that PETC will never take off. So much for "support on Mudcat". Bah. Humbug.


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