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ONEBIGDADDY

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: November 18, 2009, 04:12:17 PM

THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD LAUGH...OBD


THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER


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 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 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 ants 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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#1 : November 18, 2009, 07:27:52 PM

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