The Ant and the Grasshopper

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  1. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

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    The Ant and the Grasshopper

    CLASSIC 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 he's 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 he's 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, ABC, and CNN 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.

    Tom Daschle &Walter Mondale exclaim in an interview with
    Peter Jennings 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 and 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 old law firm to represent the grasshopper in
    a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before
    a panel of federal judges that Bill appointed from a list of
    single-parent welfare recipients.

    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: Vote Republican
  2. Smokin Guns

    Smokin Guns New Member

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    Yep!...

    Thanks Sniper!...[​IMG]
  3. riderbob

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    Amen!!

    Welcome to America !!

    Just love the Do gooders, and safteycrats.


    Rider
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