THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

Friday, December 4, 2009

This little story has floated around the internet for years. It seems to make an appearance every time the liberals get busy. Since BO made his
job pitch, it seems only appropriate to resurrect the story and give credit where credit is due with a new revision of the key players.

Author's Note: I can not take credit for the revision. I simply copied the story as I received it and passing it along.
Sometimes we all have to take a step back and let in a little humor or the liberals would
drive us all off the cliff with them.
And as Larry would say, "I don't care who ya are, now that FUNNY!!"

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 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.

5 comments

love the new version, problem is people just don't understand how important the congressional and senate elections are.

December 5, 2009 at 4:38 PM
John said...

Your point is well taken. I for one am sick of supporting candidates because one is the lesser of two evils. From now on the person who has the
guts to stand up and speak for me has my vote win or lose.

December 5, 2009 at 11:16 PM
CJ said...

I don't see any policies helping those who are truly needy, shivering and suffering, regardless of whose fault you think it is. I do not see those policies being promoted. Instead, I see policies supporting people who have more house than they can afford.

So I think you're on the wrong track with this story.

Show me someone suffering, and I want to do my part to help, not assign blame. Helping does not mean enabling more irresponsible behavior. But I do want to help, even if the person became needy through past irresponsible behavior.

Show me someone who can't afford their $400,000 house, and I can't even imagine why they need charity. I also can't understand why the average person cannot pay for his own healthcare expenses or use his own money to weather the ups-and-downs of the economy. Those people are not needy, and there are truly needy people in the world.

IMHO you're on the right track condemning charity for those who don't need it. The sanctimonious parable of why we don't need to care about the truly needy is completely contrary to my values.

December 7, 2009 at 1:20 PM
John said...

CJ,
Thanks for your interest in my ad.
If you give me your name and address, I know several people who are homeless and I will pass the information along to them. I'm sure that you won't have a problem in housing them and providing food, clothing, and a warm place to stay.

December 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM
RightKlik said...

Love this story. Old and new versions!

February 25, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Post a Comment