Ants & Grasshoppers

– Modern Day Ant and Grasshopper

There are 2 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!

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 kneels down to pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake.

Nancy Pelosi , John Kerry & Harry Reid
exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off
the back of the grasshopper, and they all
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 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 in 2008!

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