Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Ant and the Grasshopper

This one is a little different ......
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.


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 for the grasshopper's sake.

President Obama condemns the ant and blames  

President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, 
and even 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 and ramshackle, the once prosperous 
and peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest
of the free world with it.


Be careful how you vote in 2012

I've posted this because
I believe that you are an ant!

You may wish to pass this on to other ants, but don't 

bother sending it on to any grasshopper's because they
wouldn't understand it, anyway.


Randy-g said...

So true...Lots of ants will get this one.

Always On Watch said...

The ants need to ban together and destroy that grasshopper.

Supi said...

Ant's army was run by UN.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Randy, looks like you did.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

On Watch, you mean that obamahopper?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Supi, that bad huh.

nominedeus said...

What is needed is for the ants largest relative to get out there and stamp down on those pesky grasshoppers!
someone please call the Ellief Ant to come to the rescue!

Amusing Bunni said...

I like the first version best!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

nominedeus, where is he when you need him?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Bunni, it does have a happier ending.

Teresa said...

That was great Odie! Ants rule!

banned said...

I was going to add something about the English version until I came to the bit about the Spiders which describes us very well.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Teresa, be an ant!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Banned, I've been keeping an eye on you over there. Look to Detroit for our version.

Brooke said...

After having sat on a grand jury for three weeks, this is SO TRURE; story after story of JUST THIS THING.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Brooke, if one lets a lib make decisions for them, they given up life.

USA_Admiral said...

This is a great comparison.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Admiral, and true to life.