The ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

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The ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

Post by SamCogar on Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:46 am

The ANT  AND THE  GRASSHOPPER

THE  NEW ANT and the Grasshopper Story - Two Versions:

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

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 ....'  

Occupy the Anthill stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house  where the news stations film the SEIU group singing, We shall overcome.

Then Rev Al Sharpton's assistant has  the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper while  he damns the ants. The Reverend Al can not attend as he has contractual commitments to appear on his MSNBC show for which he is paid over two million dollars a year to complain that rich people do not care.

President Obama condemns  the ant and  blames President  Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan,  Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for  the grasshopper's plight….  

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim  in an interview on The View 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 then ramshackle, a once prosperous and  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 2014 and 2016.  


I've sent this to you because I believe that you are an ant - not a grasshopper !

Make  sure that you pass this  on to other ants .

Don't  bother sending it on to any grasshoppers because they wouldn't understand it, anyway.

SamCogar

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