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BriEOD
01-29-2010, 03:04 PM
TOO FUNNY!!!:D




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." Then Rev. Jeremiah
Wright 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 grasshopperdoesn'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.

JimN
01-29-2010, 03:11 PM
"America is stunned by the sharp contrast."

And, isn't this what everything boils down to? WE can't have contrast! WE need to work together as a nation and in order to do that, WE must all be the same.:mad:

Ya know, everyone coming from the same small set of genes is usually from in-breeding and we all know how well that works. He!!, even wild animals know it's not a good thing to do.

BriEOD
01-29-2010, 03:14 PM
So Jim are you an ant or a grasshopper? ;)

JimN
01-29-2010, 05:31 PM
So Jim are you an ant or a grasshopper? ;)

I'm the guy with the jar, collecting bugs so I can have their food. Wait- that would make me part of the revenue-collecting branch of the Government, right?

I feel like the ant in the second version.

ShawnE
01-29-2010, 08:41 PM
....and Altas Shrugged.

EricB
01-29-2010, 09:30 PM
You can't multiply wealth by dividing it..

(a quote by someone smarter than me, i just cant recall who said it)

shepherd
01-29-2010, 11:55 PM
....and Altas Shrugged.

Exactly. :cool:

TayMC197
01-30-2010, 02:50 PM
I would be more of a the spider gang in the second story. I'm recruiting by the way and taking applications. lol