Skip to comments.Obama Smacks Down Pesky Fly
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.
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That was pretty impressive....
What attracts flies?
yes, lord of the flies
Did the 0bamassiah then raise it from the dead?
I tremble at the sight of his rippling biceps.
All he had to do is open his big mouth and the fly would go in..
During the campaign he said he wouldn't hurt a fly.
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.
Could you try and defeat terrorism and not ever be afraid to use any means necessary?
Biden is right. The King has a spine of steel.
Wonder how much that dead fly would go for on eBay?
Watch out Bin Laden !
The great fly killer makes my leg tingle.
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.
Well, we all know what appears in Satan’s presence. (Amityville Horror). ;-)
Did the fly have a mustache?
Hope it wasn’t Vincent Price!
‘O’ sends a message to the world !
So what— grabbing a fly in the White House is now a big deal? Didn’t Bill Clinton do it on a daily basis?
With all the press in the room the fly could have landed on, consider the stink that attracted that fly to him......
The Whitehouse is full of flies?
Honey I got that soup starter you askedfor.
I forgot how handsome George Hamilton was.
a fly in the White House ?
The Secret Service has some explanations to do....
Barack the Insect Killer
Don't forget Barney Frank another expert in the fly category
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.
CNBC *** BREAKING NEWS ***
Satan has dominion over all manner of beasts.
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
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.
There goes the PETA vote
Well, what do flies land on and are attracted to?
Big piles of fresh steaming turds.
ebay? it belongs in a museum!!!
I had to do a double take, I thought it said "... he will not tolerate distractions from his lefty political agenda"
I am talking about politicians, of course
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.
Where was the Secret Service to wrestle the fly to the ground? Are they standing down in hope something eventually gets past them?
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.
The Zero fly smack down reminds me of the Gay Weatherman Video. Sorry, I have no link.
I guess they can’t handle the truth.
Fly on the Wall. Based on Rep. Tom DeLays (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 cant 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 Hasterts (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 lawmakers 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.