The Little Red Hen version 2012
"Who will help me plant my wheat?" asked the Little Red Hen.
"Not I," said the cow.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Not I," said the pig.
"Not I," said the goose.
"Then I'll do it by myself."
She planted her crop and the wheat grew and ripened.
"Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the Little Red Hen.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Out of my classification," said the pig.
"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.
"I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.
"Then I will do it by myself," said the Little Red Hen, and so she did.
"Who will help me bake the bread?" asked the Little Red Hen.
"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.
"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.
"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the goose.
"Then I will do it by myself," said the Little Red Hen.
She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see.
They all wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share! But the Little Red Hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."
"Excess profits!" cried the cow. (Nancy Pelosi)
"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer)
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson)
The pig just grunted in disdain. (Harry Reid)
And they all painted 'Unfair!' picket signs and marched around and around the Little Red Hen, shouting obscenities and pronouncing 'OccupyBarnyard!!'
Then the little black farmer (Obama) came. He said to the Little Red Hen, "You must not be so greedy. You must share the bounty of your labors."
"But I earned the bread," said the Little Red Hen.
"Exactly," said Barack the little black farmer. "That's what makes my free enterprise system so wonderful."
"Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. However; under my modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle."
Therefore, they all lived happily ever after, including the Little Red Hen, who smiled and clucked, "I'm so very grateful, for now I truly understand."
But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her because the Little Red Hen never again baked bread.
She had joined the 'party' and got her bread free. And all the Democrats smiled. 'Fairness' had indeed been established.
Individual initiative had died but nobody noticed. Perhaps no one cared so long as there was free bread that 'the rich' were sharing from their wealth and labors.
Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs.
Hillary got $8 million for hers.
That's $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight years repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember anything.
IS THIS A GREAT BARNYARD OR WHAT?
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785