ANT and the GRASSHOPPER

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    ANT and the GRASSHOPPER

    I don't remember where I got this from. Could be a Redux.

    But, definitely worth re-reading if you have already.

    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 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. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton has the group kneel down to pray to God 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 once 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.

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    Modern Version

    The ants work hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The elite ant does nothing but urge the worker ants to work harder for less.

    Come winter, the elite ant takes 90% of the supplies and leaves the worker ants to fight over the remaining 10%. When the worker ants complain, the elite ant points to a sickly ant and asks why does the sickly ant get an equal share to the working ants.
    The working ants turn on the sickly ant and drive it from the colony. Meanwhile, the elite ant forces the worker ants to make up the work of the missing ant for less supplies.

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.
     
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    The ant puts his money into the bank, which has been speculating in subprime CDOs and paying its executives and traders hundreds of millions of dollars. The bank collapses and the ant is wiped out and dies, but the traders and executives, who have been giving millions of dollars to their whores in Washington, get bailed out and keep all their money.
     
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    There are not many grasshoppers in our society but there are millions of hard worker ants who are receiving less and less for their labor
     
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    Yo.........I Ganked My Own Ma.............quick question there sportcheck..........

    Are you just NOW starting to read this story with all of your teabagging pud pullers?

    The rest of us read it in 3rd grade. It's an Aesop's fable.
     
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    Granted: A lot of hardworking citizens, not lazy "grasshoppers" are suffering severe economic hardship not due to any laxity on their own part.

    So......the above fable does NOT apply to them.

    However, it is ABSOLUTELY A FACT that the present economic fuck up is NOT due to Bush's economic policies......except.....MAYBE......to a minor extent in that even though the Republicans controlled both houses.......BUSH WAS UNJUSTLY.....I REPEAT .....UNJUSTLY COMPLETELY and TOTALLY DESTROYED by the HYPOCRITICAL and TREACHEROUS DEMS and their 24/7 LIEberal Controlled National Media in giving the GREEN LIGHT to Iran and the other Islamofascist Swine to start the IRAQI QUAGMIRE once Bush wiped out the BAGHDAD PSYCHO.......with the 4th LARGEST ARMY in the WORLD in TWENTY TWO DAYS.

    It became crystal clear to the HYPOCRITICAL and TREACHEROUS DEMS that their chances in the UPCOMING ELECTIONS were ZERO, ZIPPO, NADA !!!!

    NO WONDER THE HYPOCRITICAL and TREACHEROUS CONGRESSIONAL DEM LEADERSHIP MADE THE MONOLITHIC 180 DEGREE ABOUT FACE SETTING INTO MOTION THE "IRAQI QUAGMIRE".......RESURRECTING THE AFGHANISTAN PROBLEM WHERE EVERYTHING SEEMED IN OUR FAVOUR..........CREATING THE DEATHS OF SOME 4000 OF OUR TROOPS and CAUSING SEVERE COLLATERAL DAMAGE to IRAQ.

    BTW, Bush used the IDENTICAL VERBIAGE (including the WMDs) of the Clinton Adm and the Congressional Dem Leaders in his pre-invasion speeches.

    AND.....let's not ignore the SALIENT FACT that Bush invaded IRAQ after Clinton and his Adm and the LEADING DEMS including Pelosi, Reid, The Chappaquidick Murderer, Hanoi Kerry, Dodd, The Queer Barney Frank, etc......ALL HOWLED and YOWLED for the violent removal of the BAGHDAD MONSTER.

    As stated BUSH was DESTROYED .....for all intents and purposes Buish was a Lame Duck with Chris Dodd (senate) and Barney Frank (house)...controlling the financial aspects of the Govt, i.e. Fannie and Freddie......and the DEBACLE THAT FOLLOWED. Note the CEOS of both of these Corrupt entities wound up on MARXIST Obami Salami's inner council as FINANCIAL ADVISORS......then evaporated when the spotlight was turned on them.

    So it's the DEM TYPE POLICIES of rewarding the "GRASSHOPPERS" that got us into the financial disaster......these are not the REPUBLICAN TYPE POLICIES of rewarding "GRASSHOPPERS".

    THAT is why the fable is extremely relevant.

    And, the MARXIST Obami Salami type of approach of solving the present economic crisis by establishing a SOCIALISTIC TYPE of govt (producing $4000 hammers using the bureaucratic layers of doing business) by destroying the JOB CREATORS thru taxation and rewarding the GRASSHOPPERS instead of the ENLIGHTENED CAPITALISTIC SYSTEM that made AMERICA the GREATEST NATION ON THIS PLANET FOR OVER TWO HUNDRED YEARS.......using the FREE MARKET..... and PRIVATE SECTOR whenever possible.
     
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    The ant is a communist, all work is done to benefit the state(colony)
     
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    True to form the, The Psychotic Biker's attention span wasn't up to snuff in that he didn't see, or more likely......UNDERSTAND the "NEW VERSION" which exposes in verbatim fashion the Marxist Obami Salami SOCIALISTIC solutions (NOT PRIVATE SECTOR solutions) to cover up the Corrupt Dem Party's Chris Dodd (senate) and Barney Frank (house) sub rosa management and influence of the Fannie and Freddie Debacle.......The CEOs of which wound up on the ADVISORY BOARD of MARXIST Obami Salami as his FINANCIAL ADVISORS......until the spotlight hit them, and they......conveniently evaporated.

    DONCHA THINK THAT WAS SIGNIFICANT ?????? HUH ??????????

    I'll let someone else handle this Biker PSYCHO.....I don't have time for Barnie Frank's boy friend.
     
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    HERE IS THE REALITY CHECK FOR THE OBAMARRHOIIDS i.e., the REAL MARXISTS, COMMIES and/or COMMIE SYMPATHIZERS on this Forum:

    You are too politically myopic and brainwashed to recognize and DISTINGUISH the IDENTITY of the ANTS.....and the GRASSHOPPERS ........ the Fable is alluding to.

    That DISTINCTION should have been clear to you political morons when you were in High School (and earlier) where the ANTS were the top ~ 10% of the class and the GRASSHOPPERS the remaining 90%.

    And for those of you Commie Egalitarians, consider this about our GREAT ENLIGHTENED CAPITALISTIC SYSTYEM that made AMERICA the GREATEST COUNTRY ON THIS PLANET FOR OVER TWO HUNDRED YEARS:

    The bottom 50% of our Nation pay 2.99% of the Total Taxes.......primarily talking about the GRASSHOPPERS NOW. And of this bottom 50% the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of them get REFUNDS and/or ADDITIONAL MONEYS not having paid any taxes AT ALL !!!!!!!!!

    HOWZABOUT THEM THAR APPLES you FUCKING OBAMARRHOIDAL COMMIES and COMMIE SYMPATHIZERS ????
     
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    I was going to say 3rd grade! Gautama wouldn't know that because they don't teach Aesop in madrassahs.
     

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