Is This how it works ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Skyking, May 25, 2007.

  1. Skyking

    Skyking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 216

    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!

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    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 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 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 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 and Al Sharpton stage 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 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 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.
     
  2. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    You pretty much summed up this country and its perils in a paragraph.
     

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