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Ant and the Grasshopper (2 versions)

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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 OLD 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 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 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 2012.



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I liked it as far as you

I liked it as far as you could like something truly horrible. Funny though..in a way. Hard to give compliments on something so great yet so sorrowful.

Why is it wealth is associated with hard work?

Not all rich people earned their wealth. Not all people who work hard have any wealth to show for it.

Ron Paul and Peter Schiff are fine examples of individuals who earned their wealth through work, and risking their wealth on personal beliefs which fly in the face of conventional wisdom. Then there are men like Henry Ford and George Eastman who earned wealth through innovation and invention, I don't begrudge them a penny. Even someone like John Walton, who inherited Wal-Mart, because he served as a Green Beret voluntarily during Vietnam as a medic, while being one of the wealthiest people on the planet.

But many people I know are wealthy off of others ideas and sweat, and I have no respect for them. Most rich people have never worked a day in their lives. Most of my bosses have never worked a day in their lives, and expect me to do their job for them, because they are so much better 'qualified' to lead. We are in the situation we are in because most of the wealth is being stolen from the working class and going to the elite, that are good at making up rules which reward them for being wrong.

Until the "bailout" and

Until the "bailout" and "crony" crap, everyone who had money originally had someone work like a dog for it, or was incredibly lucky but still put themselves out there. If someone just "inherits" wealth and does no work (even hiring people and keeping them happy and working is a JOB) then they will lose their money in the end. Most people who work hard do not make others support them and they live a comfortable enough lifestyle. There are exceptions to all rules, but in the past, this was generally the case, and the American Dream was coming through for many.

Version 3: The ant has guns.

Version 3: The ant has guns.

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please don't post the same thing twice

delete either this or the previous one.

If you want to change something, you don't have to make a new post, you can edit the first one you made. That's why the edit tab is there.

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Ha, ha, ha

Very funny but very true. I liked it a lot.