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The Ant and the GrassHopper Vote Republican

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jeremy_C, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. Jeremy_C

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    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, 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."




    Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.




    Tom Daschle & John Kerry 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 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 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 it.




    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 /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

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    Re: The Ant and the GrassHopper Updated Version

    thats... different /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  3. backcountry

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    Re: The Ant and the GrassHopper Updated Version

    Jeremy,

    Are you in a union? If so who do they support? /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  4. Jeremy_C

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    Ant and the Grass hopper Vote Republican

    No union here. Just thought it was Funny
     
  5. unclematty

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    nice anolagy, ain't it te truth! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Re: Ant and the Grass hopper Vote Republican

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    No union here. Just thought it was Funny

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  7. ugly_blazer

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    It is sad to think how true that actually is. What ever happened to personal responsiblity in this country? I wish that all of the "grasshoppers" would die in the cold winter.
     
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    No kidding, that is well put. Charity is a wonderful virtue and I give to whom I choose. I believe I speak for many when I say we resent having 40% of our income confiscated from our families.

    Giving is good. Our overgrown liberal bureaucratic government takes too much.

    "Rugged individualism" is a term that needs to become popular again. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  9. bigyellowjimmy

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    [ QUOTE ]
    "Rugged individualism" is a term that needs to become popular again.

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    Well said Bern /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif


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  10. newyorkin

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    I agree, well said! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  11. Resurrection_Joe

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    There would certainly be a drop in every problem related to teenagers
     
  12. ThaMule

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    I came across this joke today and was going to post it but did a search and found it. so here it is. Read the original post
     

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