Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Ant and the Grasshopper

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

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


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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 and the rain 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
he is 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.

President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush,
President Reagan,
Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's
plight.

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 the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading
friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government
house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old
house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

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
ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with
it. MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.

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