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10-25-2006, 10:55 PM
The Ant & The Grasshopper


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks he's 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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The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks he's 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 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 kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake..

Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry 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 and Anti-Grasshopp er 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 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 "no pants" 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: Vote Republican

10-25-2006, 11:21 PM

10-26-2006, 07:38 AM
That's funny. Get ready for a big tax increase.

10-26-2006, 08:22 AM

10-26-2006, 09:47 AM
Pretty good one....vote Republican all the way....

04-26-2008, 12:22 PM
So sad but true! Thats funny.....

Coral Pets
05-02-2008, 04:09 PM
I have always said this...

Either party is going to spend your money.

Democrats are going to go communism and give it here away at home to those who don't deserve it.

The Republicans are going to try and rule the world. So your money will be spent on the military or overseas somewhere.

Take your pick. Doesn't matter either way, because your money won't be spent on you, if you are a taxpayer.

05-15-2008, 12:30 PM
it reminds me of the book "Atlas Shrugged" if anyone hasn't read it, they should before they go to the polls

05-16-2008, 01:44 PM
It's so unbelievable it seems comical... unfortunately its a clear representation of what we've allowed our country to become. Our loss of freedom is devastating.

'one nation for the people by the people.'

NO... more like...

'one nation for the beaurocracy by the media.'

We can change things, though, but we have to be quick before we fall so far into this socialistic system we can't get out (or, more likey, before we fall into a economic depression we can't get out of). Thomas Jefferson would probably consider today's America tyranical. :cry:

05-18-2008, 11:15 PM
Jefferson was a hypocrite himself, look at his involvement in the Barbary War. He may have preached not to be entangled with foreign governments but he clearly was with those guys.