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Jun. 16 2009 - 9:20 pm | 22 views | 0 recommendations | 5 comments

Obama swats fly during interview

Only wimps shoot wolves from helicopters. Real politicians use their bare hands, ninjutsu stealth, and stinging speed to kill wildlife.


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    “There was a time when I would’ve caught all three.” – Robert Vaughn in “The Magnificent Seven”

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    He sure was proud of killing that fly. I guess it proves he’s tough on pests?

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    I laughed. I cried. I hugged my children. Oh wait, I don’t have any children.

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    So much for wanting to be a fly on the wall in the White House.

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