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The Ant Story

There are two Versions - Read Both


TRADITIONAL 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! (How 'bout that.... )


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 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 warm and well fed while others are 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.'

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.

Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, John Kerry &
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
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. (Imagine that !)

The story ends as we see the grasshopper
finishing up the last bitsof 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:

Be very careful how you vote November 2008
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