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bobb
04-06-2008, 08:31 AM
There is an "Old Version" and a "Modern Version" ...

Two Different Versions! Two Different Morals!

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 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 f ood or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!

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MO DERN 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 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 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 o f 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 & 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 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: Be careful how you vote in 2008


plugmeister
04-08-2008, 02:16 PM
Right on, righty. Cuz the last 8 years have been SO SUPER! Ahh, why let facts get in the way of your vitriol? (look it up)

Back-in-Black
04-08-2008, 02:26 PM
plugmeister - 4/8/2008 4:16 PM

Right on, righty. Cuz the last 8 years have been SO SUPER! Ahh, why let facts get in the way of your vitriol? (look it up)

Hey Plug, why do you automatically assume that no one else on this board understands some of your vocabulary? "(Look it up)." Just because most people don't write (or talk) that way is no reason to assume their voc. is lacking. You are definitely an arrogant bastidge! BTW, you haven't used one word that I've seen so far that's not included in MY vocabulary and I'm a dumb redneck, coonass from south Louisiana!


joenew61
04-08-2008, 02:27 PM
Umm, maybe it's because the "righty" in the white house, and all the lefties and righties in the congress have been acting like lefties???

CMP
04-08-2008, 02:31 PM
Back, you need to forgive plug. After all, he is an "educated idiot", working with other "educated idiots", all of whom feed at the public trough, so he makes the ASSumption that he's STILL dealing with idiots...

CMP

bobb
04-08-2008, 02:35 PM
plugmeister - 4/8/2008 5:16 PM

Right on, righty. Cuz the last 8 years have been SO SUPER! Ahh, why let facts get in the way of your vitriol? (look it up)

Boy, not hard to get the local socialist's panties all bunched up.....

noelm
04-08-2008, 03:37 PM
we have a saying "down" here "only in America" but after reading that, I think we are all the same after all!

iguana
04-08-2008, 04:14 PM
I believe the grasshopper deserves relief from the predatory lenders

plugmeister
04-08-2008, 05:52 PM
Boob, boy---not hard to get a fascist's Iron Cross all polished up. Check with your fellow stormtrooper, See'em Pee, an uneducated idiot.

SeaNile Boater
04-08-2008, 06:13 PM
You just can't hide class

bobb
04-08-2008, 06:16 PM
plugmeister - 4/8/2008 8:52 PM

Boob, boy---not hard to get a fascist's Iron Cross all polished up. Check with your fellow stormtrooper, See'em Pee, an uneducated idiot.

So predictable.
Poor guy gets all flustered and starts the name calling.
Maybe try a little harder with wit, if you have any.....

SeaNile Boater
04-09-2008, 04:27 AM
I'm telling you guys. Plug is playing a game and THT is having our chains yanked.....

No one can be that stupid ...

Plug will just bait and run. Then go back to his Anal Sphincter Exercises. ... but apparently the exercises are not working very well because there is still a significant anal leakage problem as evidenced by his postings.

bobb
04-09-2008, 04:38 AM
SeaNile Boater - 4/9/2008 7:27 AM

I'm telling you guys. Plug is playing a game and THT is having our chains yanked.....

No one can be that stupid ...

Plug will just bait and run. Then go back to his Anal Sphincter Exercises. ... but apparently the exercises are not working very well because there is still a significant anal leakage problem as evidenced by his postings.








But he is good for comic relief though....

bmkshort
04-09-2008, 08:30 AM
bobb - 4/6/2008 11:31 AM

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2008



Hmmm, who shall we elect?
I know, I know!!!
How about.................................

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CMP
04-09-2008, 09:05 AM
Count me for D...

CMP

fishie1
04-09-2008, 09:22 AM
Whcih chad is D?

Redfish44
04-09-2008, 05:52 PM
The one in Fla. LOL.

mcc113
04-11-2008, 06:45 AM
iguana - 4/8/2008 6:14 PMI believe the grasshopper deserves relief from the predatory lenders

:thumbsup:



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