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THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

January 25, 2010

Received this hilariously true email today…  ~Editor SCHotline

This one is a little different… . 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 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 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
shiveringgrasshopper 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 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 grasshopperdoesn’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 sent this to you

because I believe that you are an
ant – not a grasshopper!  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.

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