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Old 08-01-2002, 03:24 PM
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Default The Ant and the Grasshopper Story

CLASSIC 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 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.

MODERN 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 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 less fortunate are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC 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."

Al Gore exclaims in an interview with Peter Jennings that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and calls for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his "fair share".

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity and Anti- grashopper 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 Clinton 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 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.

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Default Boy, if that doesn't sum up the liberal/democratic pursuit of social correctness,

in this country, I Don't know what does... PATHETIC isn't it.. Actually, what is pathetic is we let them get away with it.. little by little we keep paying higher and higher taxes, more and more money is taken from our pay in terms of land/school/state/federal/sales/ pay tax on the money you make, the money you save, the money you spend...

Ron... it's also pretty funny...
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Ron, bummer! But still at least

Only part you forgot is where the Dem seizes upon the opportunity to capture votes by saying he will fix this injustice if elected.
 
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Very good Ron but missing another wrinkle The Grasshopper you see is an illegal Alien who does not speak English ! While the Ants ancestors rode over on the Mayflower!
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Great Ron, right on the money!!! ...now how can I e mail this to others ??? let me know Thank you
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To send to others you can either send the URL (address at the top) http://www.offshoreonly.com/forum/ne...threadid=30032

Or you can highlight the text by holding down the left mouse button, then use the right mouse button and hit copy.

Then open an email, put the cursor where you want the text to go, then right click and hit paste.

Very useful. That's how it went from an email to me to OSO.
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