The ant and the grasshopper...

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  1. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    America Today - The Ant and the Grasshopper

    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!
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    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."

    Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of
    the ant's house where the news stations film the group
    singing, "We shall overcome." Jesse then has the group
    kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

    Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry 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 the
    government.

    Hillary gets her former employer, the Rose Law
    Firm, to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit
    against the ant, and the case is tried before a jury
    comprised of single-parent welfare grasshoppers.

    The ant loses the case.

    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.
  2. WarSteed

    WarSteed New Member

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    Can i be Kermit the Frog?

    :D
  3. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    Dang Glocknut that is a good one, I am stealing it!
  4. durk

    durk New Member

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    Yes! Very Good!
  5. Rommelvon

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    excellant...and sadly so very true
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