You have to read this....it is great! 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 complains about the lack of grass to play in all summer long. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter and barely survives the Winter. MORAL OF THE STORY: You are responsible for your lot in life! ----------------------------------------- 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 complains about the lack of grass to play in all summer long. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. 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. Nancy Pelosi & Barack Obama exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has taken advantage of the grasshopper, and that half of the ant's food should be given to the grasshopper. MSNBC blames the plight of the grasshopper on George Bush and all Republicans everywhere. Fox News says the grasshopper got what he deserved. The grasshopper is given half of the ant's food and the ant is forced to build the grasshopper a shelter. The grasshopper soon demands more food and warm clothing as well. The grasshopper's shelter falls into disrepair due to neglect and he demands the shelter be fixed. The ant is forced to do so. HBO does a documentary on the grasshopper's shabby conditions, and Paramount releases a movie called "Pesticide" starring Tim Robbins. The Grammy award for best song is awarded to "America's Shame", a song about the injustice done to grasshoppers. The award is presented by Leonardo DiCaprio, on a show hosted by Ellen Degeneres and Rachel Maddow. The grasshopper fathers 8 children with 8 different females and the ant is forced to give more food to the grasshopper for the children. Eventually the grasshopper leaves. The ant is forced to support the grasshopper's children, and the abandoned shelter 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!!