Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Ant and the Grasshopper ... Today


Two Different Versions....
...Two Different Morals


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!


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  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. 

I've posted this because I know that you are ants, 
not grasshoppers!  Make sure that you pass this on to
other ants.  Don't bother sending it on to any grasshoppers
because they wouldn't understand it, anyway..


tha malcontent said...

I hope that you had a Happy Father's Day.. Sometimes we all need a break for the Horrible news that hits us day after day. If it's not the war, or healthcare, or the tax hikes or the crazy new laws Obama put into effect it's the latest environmental disaster. Is there ever going to be a end to this madness

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Mal, It will taper off next January, and then end January 20th of 2012.

Opus #6 said...

Odie, from your lips to God's ears.

Kristin said...

The modern version is so true today. I think I have it on my blog somewhere.

I reread Atlas Shrugged last summer and it is terrifying to see the parallels between the book and what is actually happening in America.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Opie, Such praise so early this morning ... thank you.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Kristin, If we all do our jobs, we can changes things back ... but none of us can rest.

Amusing Bunni said...

We have to get rid of this obummer cabal very soon!
I can't wait to vote. Hi to my fellow ants.

Christopher said...

Odie, I had recieved this as well via email but is always a good message to repeat.

I pray by November more people take off their blinders that they had put on willingly before.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Anty Bunni, good morning to you.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

The Obama apologizers are out there as thick as THIEVES and well. We have to convince the ones that voted for the man, to make themselves feel good, THEY BLEW IT!

LL said...
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Woodsterman (Odie) said...

LL, that's what's happening right now. And I know you've noticed.

LL said...

DEATH to the ant and all ants like him!!

We need to establish a system where those with money are destroyed - then we'll all be happy.

When will you conservatives learn? Won't you join barack hussein obama and his regime and be part of the hope and change they want to bring you?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

LL, that hope and change thingy is working for me now.

BO's OilSpillBlog said...

I'm sure my employer had something to do with all this, too.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Mr. Spill, of course he did.