Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Debates Forum

Debates Forum

  1. 01 Dec '10 23:41 / 2 edits
    The Ant and the Grasshopper, revised edition

    The following is the Democratic “common good” version of the old favorite, the Ant and the Grasshopper:

    Remember the ant and the grasshopper?

    OLD VERSION . . .


    The ant works hard, in the withering heat, all summer long.
    He builds his house and stores supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks that the ant is a fool.
    He laughs, dances and plays the summer away, preparing nothing for the coming winter.

    Winter comes, the ant is safe and warm.
    The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

    The moral to the story being: BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF!


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    NEW VERSION . . . (sad but true)

    The ant works hard, in the withering heat, all summer long.
    He builds his house and stores supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks that the ant is a fool.
    He laughs, dances and plays the summer away, preparing nothing for the coming winter.

    Winter comes, the ant is safe and warm.
    The shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and fed, while others are cold and starving!

    CBS, NBC, ABC & CNN show up to provide pictures of shivering grasshoppers, next to a video of an 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 this way?

    Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah, with the grasshopper.
    Everyone 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 pray for the grasshopper’s sake, and reminds the group to contribute to his group, so that he can “continue the fight” for grasshoppers, everywhere!

    Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim, in an interview with Tom Brokaw, that the ant has gotten rich, off
    the back of the poor grasshopper!
    Both call for an immediate tax hike, to make the ant pay “his fair share”!

    Finally, the EEOC drafts the “Economic Equity For Grasshoppers Act”, retroactive to the beginning of the
    summer.

    The ant is fined for failing to hire the proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to
    pay his retroactive taxes, his house is confiscated by the government.

    Hillary Clinton gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper, in a defamation suit against the ant.
    The case is tried in federal court, with a jury comprised of unemployed welfare recipients.

    Surprise! 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 lives in (which happens to be the ant’s old house) crumbles around him,
    due to lack of maintenance!

    The ant has disappeared in the snow.
    The grasshopper is found, dead, in a drug-related incident.
    The house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders, who terrorize this once-peaceful neighborhood.


    The moral of this version? Don’t vote for Democrats or liberals.

    http://www.theblaze.com

    Sounds about accurate to me. Anyone care to comment or debate on the characters portrayed or lessons learned in this revised fable?
  2. 01 Dec '10 23:53
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    The Ant and the Grasshopper, revised edition

    The following is the Democratic “common good” version of the old favorite, the Ant and the Grasshopper:

    Remember the ant and the grasshopper?

    OLD VERSION . . .


    [b]The ant works hard, in the withering heat, all summer long.
    He builds his house and stores supplies for the winter.

    The gr ...[text shortened]... o comment or debate on the characters portrayed or lessons learned in this revised fabel?
    [/b]
    Sounds about as accurate as your spelling of fabel
  3. 01 Dec '10 23:57
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    Sounds about as accurate as your spelling of fabel
    oopps! A little too much Golden Monkey tonight perhaps.
  4. 02 Dec '10 00:18 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    The Ant and the Grasshopper, revised edition

    The following is the Democratic “common good” version of the old favorite, the Ant and the Grasshopper:

    Remember the ant and the grasshopper?

    OLD VERSION . . .


    [b]The ant works hard, in the withering heat, all summer long.
    He builds his house and stores supplies for the winter.

    The gr ...[text shortened]... o comment or debate on the characters portrayed or lessons learned in this revised fable?
    [/b]
    A newer version:

    The ants work hard, in the withering heat, all sumer long. They build their houses and store supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks that the ants are fools. He laughs, dances and plays the summer away, preparing nothing for the coming winter. Why should he? He's the son of the famous billionaire J.P. Grasshopper. The winter is a harsh one. The ants' supplies quickly run out. Some of the ants ask the grasshopper for some help. The grasshopper calls the ants a bunch of socialists.

    Then one of the spiders grabs the script and tears it all to bits. He tells the other spiders to "Stop reading all these stupid fables!! They do nothing but deceive. They're only written to convince you about what you already believe!!"
  5. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    04 Dec '10 23:24
    All I can say here is, from what I've observed in life thus far, nothing seems to turn a "conservative" into a "liberal" faster than having hard times fall on them.

    I guess it's just an empathy thing.