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September 03, 2009 | About:

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

This one is a little different. Two Different Versions! ................. Two Different Morals!


OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.



MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!



MODERN VERSION:


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?



Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'

Acorn stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.'

Rev. Jeremiah Wright then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by theGovernment Green Czar.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.

Rating: 2.6/5 (11 votes)

Comments

tkervin
Tkervin - 4 years ago
Re- Be careful how you vote in 2010................Since both the Dems and the Repubs fiscal policy is formulated Goldman Sachs.........and both seem to want to toss our young folks into the breach in an open ended commitment to defend a "government" run by 14th century warlords..........one party is happy to ignore the health care crisis until it runs them down like a big rig........and the other wants to pass a bill, most any bill, regardless of cost or outcome. One had eight years of bumbling mismanagement.......and the other seems to be, so far, shockingly rudderless. One hell of a "choice".......:-)
Dr. Paul Price
Dr. Paul Price premium member - 4 years ago
Vote against every incumbant regardless of Party.
tkervin
Tkervin - 4 years ago


Doc, unfortunately I live in the one party state of Oregon. I vote against the incumbent liberal......and someone to their left is the replacement. Since the Oregon Republican Party took a turn to the far right.......there is not a single statewide Republican office holder left. Not one. I remember when we had a moderate Republican governor and two moderate Republican Senators.......so I will continue to vote for my Libertarian brethren.....and lose......:-)

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