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May be a repost..I don't care...The Ant vs. the Grasshopper...

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  1. shane74

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    May be a repost..I don\'t care...The Ant vs. the Grasshopper...

    DISCLAIMER: This is not intended to start a political debate. This is purely for entertainment purposes ONLY!!!
    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 he's 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 all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's 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 others are cold and starving.

    CBS, CNN, NBC, 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."

    Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing "We shall overcome."

    John Kerry, Dick Gephardt, Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean exclaim in an interview with Peter Jennings 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 and 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.

    Hillary Clinton gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of Federal judges
    that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.

    The ant loses the case.

    The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old
    house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain i t.

    The ant has disappeared in the snow.

    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 once peaceful
    neighborhood.

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Vote Republican!
     
  2. bigyellowjimmy

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    Re: May be a repost..I don\'t care...The Ant vs. the Grasshopper...

    Entertaining AND true! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: May be a repost..I don\'t care...The Ant vs. the Grasshopper...

    yup
     
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    Re: May be a repost..I don\'t care...The Ant vs. the Grasshopper...

    Hell yeah!
     
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    Re: May be a repost..I don\'t care...The Ant vs. the Grasshopper...

    /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    I just sent that to my brother and two of my friends...they're democrats. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: May be a repost..I don\'t care...The Ant vs. the Grasshopper...

    That oughta stir up some sh*t for ya! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     

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