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Obama Smacks Down Pesky Fly
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Posted on 06/17/2009 9:12:19 AM PDT by traumer

- see the video - The president proved yesterday he will not tolerate distractions from his hefty political agenda -- at least not those coming from pesky insects.

President Obama addressed issues ranging from health care to financial industry reform in a lengthy interview on CNBC on Tuesday, but he was interrupted by a fly persistently buzzing around his head.

"Hey! Get out of here," Mr. Obama said.

After a few irritated swats, the president zeroed in on the pest and patiently waited for it to land on his hand. He gave it a quick smack and watched it fall to the floor.

"That was pretty impressive, wasn't it?" Mr. Obama said. "I got the sucker."

Watch the moment below.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abovemypaygrade; bho44; bravelittletailor; distraction; fairytale; grimmsfairytales; karatekid; kneepadbrigade; mythmaking; obamessiah; pests; pravdamedia; pullthethread; rushdiditfirst; totus; totuswatch
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1 posted on 06/17/2009 9:12:19 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

That was pretty impressive....


2 posted on 06/17/2009 9:12:57 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

What attracts flies?


3 posted on 06/17/2009 9:13:33 AM PDT by b4its2late (I love defenseless animals, especially in a good gravy.)
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To: traumer
Yes, Impressive.


4 posted on 06/17/2009 9:13:47 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: traumer

yes, lord of the flies


5 posted on 06/17/2009 9:14:01 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Trailer of "33 Minutes", video by Heritage.com - http://www.heritage.org/33-minutes/)
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To: traumer

Did the 0bamassiah then raise it from the dead?


6 posted on 06/17/2009 9:14:01 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: traumer
Wow! What a strong, tough man! My hero!

I tremble at the sight of his rippling biceps.

{Swoon!}

7 posted on 06/17/2009 9:15:15 AM PDT by Allegra ( Stand up for FREEDOM, Iran.)
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To: traumer

All he had to do is open his big mouth and the fly would go in..


8 posted on 06/17/2009 9:15:20 AM PDT by PLD
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To: InvisibleChurch

LOL!


9 posted on 06/17/2009 9:15:23 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: traumer; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lucky9teen

During the campaign he said he wouldn't hurt a fly.

10 posted on 06/17/2009 9:15:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: traumer

O undertook the fly removal too. What a stud.

If’n O was a hybrid alien, a reptilian say.. that fly never had a chance, much like this nation... buzzing around toward mediocrity.


11 posted on 06/17/2009 9:15:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: traumer
Kill a fly...............wow

Could you try and defeat terrorism and not ever be afraid to use any means necessary?

Damned wimp

12 posted on 06/17/2009 9:15:38 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: traumer

Biden is right. The King has a spine of steel.


13 posted on 06/17/2009 9:16:08 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wonder how much that dead fly would go for on eBay?


14 posted on 06/17/2009 9:16:22 AM PDT by library user
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To: Allegra

Watch out Bin Laden !


15 posted on 06/17/2009 9:16:33 AM PDT by traumer
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To: Lockbar

The great fly killer makes my leg tingle.


16 posted on 06/17/2009 9:16:50 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: traumer

This is probably about the only crisis he is capable of successfully dealing with.

Hillary would have snatched it out of mid-air flight with her tongue.


17 posted on 06/17/2009 9:16:59 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: traumer

Well, we all know what appears in Satan’s presence. (Amityville Horror). ;-)


18 posted on 06/17/2009 9:16:59 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: traumer

Did the fly have a mustache?
Hope it wasn’t Vincent Price!


19 posted on 06/17/2009 9:17:56 AM PDT by gunnyg
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To: traumer

‘O’ sends a message to the world !


20 posted on 06/17/2009 9:18:09 AM PDT by traumer
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So what— grabbing a fly in the White House is now a big deal? Didn’t Bill Clinton do it on a daily basis?


21 posted on 06/17/2009 9:18:29 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: traumer

With all the press in the room the fly could have landed on, consider the stink that attracted that fly to him......


22 posted on 06/17/2009 9:19:35 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: traumer

The Whitehouse is full of flies?


23 posted on 06/17/2009 9:19:54 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: traumer

Honey I got that soup starter you askedfor.


24 posted on 06/17/2009 9:20:03 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: a fool in paradise

I forgot how handsome George Hamilton was.


25 posted on 06/17/2009 9:20:04 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: GraceCoolidge

a fly in the White House ?

The Secret Service has some explanations to do....


26 posted on 06/17/2009 9:20:17 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer
Lincoln the Emancipator.
Barack the Insect Killer

27 posted on 06/17/2009 9:20:36 AM PDT by syriacus (When do the Feds in NY commence the prosecution of the Japanese aviators who bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: GraceCoolidge
So what— grabbing a fly in the White House is now a big deal? Didn’t Bill Clinton do it on a daily basis?

Don't forget Barney Frank another expert in the fly category

28 posted on 06/17/2009 9:22:10 AM PDT by bikerman (Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.)
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To: traumer

The key is approaching them from the back. Flies back up when they take off. I catch them by hand to impress the kids. That said, the media is getting beyond silly.


29 posted on 06/17/2009 9:22:50 AM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: traumer
The president proved yesterday he will not tolerate distractions from his hefty political agenda

Gag

me

with

a

spoon.

30 posted on 06/17/2009 9:23:55 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: bikerman

CNBC *** BREAKING NEWS ***


31 posted on 06/17/2009 9:24:17 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Satan has dominion over all manner of beasts.


32 posted on 06/17/2009 9:24:33 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: syriacus; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_Little_Tailor

The story is based upon the Grimm fairy tale “The Valiant Little Tailor”, and revolves around a medieval European village, which is being constantly terrorized by an evil giant.

The king and his princess (Minnie Mouse) have been seeking a warrior to kill the giant, but no one is brave enough to step up to the job. In the village, a young peasant tailor (Mickey Mouse) kills seven flies at once while at his work, and accidentally interjects several other peasants’ discussion of the problems with the giant to brag loudly about his accomplishment:

Peasant (to his friends): Say, did you ever kill a giant?
Mickey (interjecting unwittingly): I killed seven (flies) with one blow!

Gossip that Mickey has killed seven giants with one blow quickly spreads around the kingdom. The king summons Mickey, and asks if he really “killed seven at one blow”. Mickey goes into an elaborate re-telling of how he killed the seven (flies, not giants as the king believes), which impresses the king enough to appoint Mickey “Royal High Killer of the Giant”.

Upon learning the misunderstanding, all of Mickey’s confidence disappears and he attempts to stammer his way out of the assignment.


33 posted on 06/17/2009 9:25:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: traumer

There goes the PETA vote


34 posted on 06/17/2009 9:25:14 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: traumer
Is this a metaphor for North Korea?
35 posted on 06/17/2009 9:25:28 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: traumer

Well, what do flies land on and are attracted to?

Big piles of fresh steaming turds.


36 posted on 06/17/2009 9:25:42 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules ("We live in an amazing, amazing world, and it's wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots)
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To: library user

ebay? it belongs in a museum!!!


37 posted on 06/17/2009 9:26:37 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: HIDEK6
The president proved yesterday he will not tolerate distractions from his hefty political agenda

I had to do a double take, I thought it said "... he will not tolerate distractions from his lefty political agenda"

38 posted on 06/17/2009 9:26:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: traumer
It's true. Those people do have quicker reactions!

I am talking about politicians, of course

39 posted on 06/17/2009 9:27:26 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: a fool in paradise

40 posted on 06/17/2009 9:28:11 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Ah very gooid grasshopper! But knowing how to play your pipe for the retarded children, while we ants stock our hills, and you spend away your days, won’t help you, or your enthralled juvenilews, when the chill winds begin to blow.


41 posted on 06/17/2009 9:28:45 AM PDT by DGHoodini (The New York Times, are lying 'Rats!)
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To: traumer

Where was the Secret Service to wrestle the fly to the ground? Are they standing down in hope something eventually gets past them?


42 posted on 06/17/2009 9:29:37 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: traumer

They should decal artwork of one dead fly under the cockpit of Air Force One. Maybe he can make ace by the end of his term.


43 posted on 06/17/2009 9:30:37 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: US_MilitaryRules; All

The Zero fly smack down reminds me of the Gay Weatherman Video. Sorry, I have no link.


44 posted on 06/17/2009 9:31:25 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (My Tee shirt for 2009-2012:" I voted FRED don't you wish you did")
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To: traumer
The press wasn't so impressed by President Bush's skillz.


45 posted on 06/17/2009 9:32:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Ben Mugged
Is this a metaphor for North Korea?

No, capitalism.

46 posted on 06/17/2009 9:33:10 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: traumer
Black on Black violence!
47 posted on 06/17/2009 9:33:17 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Prowd gaduate of a Calefornica publik skewl.)
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To: GSWarrior; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Normally it's Michelle's job to hunt for flies:


48 posted on 06/17/2009 9:34:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I guess they can’t handle the truth.


49 posted on 06/17/2009 9:40:34 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: traumer
From Roll Call, April 12, 2004:

Fly on the Wall. Based on Rep. Tom DeLay’s (Texas) behavior at a closed-door GOP leadership meeting, one thing is clear: You can take the man out of the extermination business, but you can’t take the exterminator out of the man.

DeLay watched in amusement as an enormous and annoying fly terrorized senior lawmakers and staffers for nearly 45 minutes at a super-serious meeting about Iraq in Speaker Dennis Hastert’s (R-Ill.) office.

The fly then landed on Rep. Tom Davis (Va.), who tried in vain to swat the insect. Then the fly decided to dive-bomb into the food, followed by a full landing on another lawmaker’s arm. Then the miscreant made the grave mistake of landing on the table between Hastert and DeLay, who seemed to feel a rush of nostalgia.

DeLay “got this look,” said one eyewitness. “His eyes kind of squinted. Then he reached slowly, slowly and caught the fly in mid-air.”

Then DeLay showed his colleagues a thing or two. “He stood up and flung the fly against the fireplace,” said the source. “It falls to the ground and wham — he stomps all over it.”

When the meeting broke up, DeLay was heard mumbling on his way out the door, “The Democrats are next.”

50 posted on 06/17/2009 9:40:44 AM PDT by wideminded
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