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rainy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 04:19 PM
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Edited on Thu Aug-28-03 04:21 PM by rainy
I got this in an e-mail today

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
> > >
> > > I know the old version has circulated around before, however, read
> > > the new version---really good.
> > >
> > > 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
> > > 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!
> > >
> > > 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 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".
Jesse
> > > then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's
> > sake.
> > >
> > > Tom Daschle & Walter Mondale exclaim in an interview with Peter
> > > Jennings 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-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.
> > >
> > > 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 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
> > >
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