The Ant and the grasshopper

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    I found this on another forum

    THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

    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 STORY:
    Be responsible for yourself!
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    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 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 2012.
     
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    Strange who keeps ants and grasshoppers as pets?
     
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    The way it really works in this country..

    The worker ants work hard in the
    withering heat all summer long, building their house and
    laying up supplies for the winter

    The fat cat ant sits back and yells that they are not working hard enough
    At the end of the season
    The fat cat ant takes 90% of the food and leaves the workers to fight over the remaining 10%
    When the food runs low the fat cat ant worries they will want some of his 90%
    So he points out an ant who is too sick to work as hard as the others and says
    "Why does he deserve as much food? He does not work as hard"
    The other worker ants turn on the sick ant and drive him into the cold
    One of the worker ants notices that the fat cat ant has most of the food and asks why
    The fat cat ant points to the worker ant and says..
    This ant is a socialist...we must drive him out
    The other ants turn on the worker ant and drive him into the cold
    Finally the fat cat ant realizes that chinese ants work for next to nothing and drives all the ants out into the cold
     
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    While the freeloading grasshopper still maintains his freeloading standards on some new obama legislation.
     
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    The freeloading grasshopper is the nephew of the fatcat ant

    He still eats while the worker ants starve
     
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    no the freeloading grasshopper is those lazy people who do not work and live on the government tit.
     
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    What a nice story. :) The new version is kind of related to our economy situation right now.:p
     
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    I think you left out the part about how the fat cat ant gets a cigar, asks another ant to put on a blue dress, and has a bit of fun.

    Then the fat cat ant sells our research in submarine propeller technology to the Chinese in exchange for some campaign donations, and funds for his library.
     

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