Anglican Samizdat

June 18, 2009

Flying in the face of reason

Filed under: The fall of the West — David Jenkins @ 9:26 pm

God in His wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.
Ogden Nash

We have reached an odd stage of un-civilisation when an organisation criticises the US president for “executing” a fly:

The president has been getting lots of kudos for a lightning-fast, Mr. Miyagi-worthy swipe he employed to slay a pesky house fly that was buzzing him in mid-interview during a taping with CNBC that aired Wednesday.

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.”

While ignoring his support for what is, to all intents and purposes, infanticide:

Obama is overwhelmingly Pro-Abortion. He draws no line when a baby can be aborted. He believes in partial birth abortions and infanticide, allowing a baby from an induced labor abortion to die without treatment.

He voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. He was the only state senator to speak against this law on the floor of the Illinois Senate.

Surely the eschaton is close.



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  2. Come on, David, you linked to a Wiki. Surely you can come up with better evidence than that?

    Comment by Kate — June 19, 2009 @ 8:06 am

  3. Kate,

    The fact that Obama didn’t support a bill that would ban partial-birth abortion was reported all over the place – here, here, here, for example.

    Comment by David — June 19, 2009 @ 8:56 am

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