The Ant and The Grasshopper

The Ant and The Grasshopper

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,MSNBC,KEITH OLBERMAN, CHRIS MATTHEWS,ED SHOULTZ, LESBO MADDOW, 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 are the World.

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-Ant 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 ants 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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4 years 31 weeks ago, 10:13 AM

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Funny but realistic!

Funny but realistic!

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