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Saturday, October 2, 2010
The ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
This one is a little different .... Two Different Versions ... Two Different Morals OLD VERSION
The antworks 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 grasshopperhas no food or shelter, so he
dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE OLD STORY:
Be responsible for yourself!
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 grasshopperthinks 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...'
ACORNstages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, We shall overcome.
ThenRev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for thegrasshopper's sake.
President Obamacondems 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 Kingthat the ant has gotten rich off the back ofthe grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the antto make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts theEconomic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugsand, havingnothing left topay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government GreenCzar and givento thegrasshopper.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loadingfriends finishing up the last bits of the ant'sfood while the government house he isin, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopperdoesn't maintain it.
The ant hasdisappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.
The grasshopper is founddead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken overby a gang of spiderswho terrorize the ramshackle, 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 2010.
Register to Vote By Monday October 4 for the November election
I've sent this to you because I believe that you are an ant � not agrasshopper!
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
October 4 is the last day to register for the November election! Do it NOW.