The Grasshopper and the Ant!

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  1. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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    -*THE **ANT** **AND THE **GRASSHOPPER *
    *This one is a little different... 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!* *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* *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 2010.*
     
  2. TnRivershark

    TnRivershark New Member

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    good stuff jug man sad but very TRUE!!!!!!!!!:angry:
     

  3. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    damn that grasshopper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:angry::smile2::smile2::smile2: