Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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 OLD STORY:

 Be responsible for yourself!






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.



Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright 
has the group kneel down to pray for thegrasshopper'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 thegrasshopper, 
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 and ramshackle, the once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood. 

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest 
of the free world with it.

Moral of the Story: Be careful on how you vote in 2012 - 

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