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    Default The Ant And The Grasshopper - Canadian Style

    This was in the morning email: (it helps to understand a bit about Canadian politicson this one.... )

    CLASSIC 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 he's a fool,and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The shivering grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

    THE END

    THE CANADIAN 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 he's a fool, and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. So far, so good, eh?

    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 less fortunate, like him, are cold and starving.

    The CBC shows up to provide live coverage of the shivering grasshopper, with cuts to a video of the ant in his comfortable warm home with a table laden with food.

    Canadians are stunned that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so while others have plenty.

    The NDP, the CAW and the Coalition Against Poverty demonstrate in front of the ant's house. The CBC, interrupting an Inuit cultural festival special from Nunavut with breaking news, broadcasts them singing "We Shall Overcome."

    Sven Robinson rants in an interview with Pamela Wallin that the ant has gotten rich off the backs of grasshoppers, and calls for an immediate tax
    hike on the ant to make him pay his "fair share".

    In response to polls, the Liberal Government drafts the Economic Equity and Grasshopper Anti-Discrimination Act, retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

    The ant's taxes are reassessed, and he is also fined for failing to hire grasshoppers as helpers.

    Without enough money to pay both the fine and his newly imposed retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.

    The ant moves to the US, and starts a successful agribiz company.

    The CBC later shows the now fat grasshopper finishing up the last of the ant's food, though Spring is still months away, while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he hasn't bothered to maintain it.

    Inadequate government funding is blamed, Roy Romanow is appointed to head a commission of enquiry that will cost $10,000,000.

    The grasshopper is soon dead of a drug overdose, the Toronto Star blames it on the obvious failure of government to address the root causes of despair arising from social inequity.

    The abandoned house is taken over by a gang of immigrant spiders, praised by the government for enriching Canada's multicultural diversity, who promptly set up a marijuana grow op and terrorize the community.

    THE END
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    I can't beleive nobody has responded to this. I think it's funny as hell.

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    Default Not funny-very true

    The reason why this has not received more replies is simple--Everybody is scared shi#tless of the PC police and all the other tree hugging jesus sandaled pot smoking no hopers that seem to tell us what to do

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    Only in Canada eh?
    That is priceless, and so true!!

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    What a stupid Frig'ing Grasshopper!

    Doesn't he know he can fly (or is that only locusts?). Either way he can "Hop" the border.

    Screw the ant and fly to Florida for the winter. I hear he can get housed on a luxury cruise ship if he say's he's from NO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plattsfire2
    I can't beleive nobody has responded to this. I think it's funny as hell.
    I laughed, then I cried cuz it's too true

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    And you think it is just Canada?

    The Iraqi version.

    The Ant worked hard.....
    Some meathead Grasshopper blew him up for no reason.

    The Grasshoppers starved.

    The African Version.

    The Ant worked hard...

    The Grasshopper belonged to the same tribe as El-Presidente. He got the government troops to blow the Ant, his family, and their village away.

    The Grasshoppers starved.

    The UN version.

    The Ant worked Hard....

    Grashoppers invaded.

    The Ant called the UN for Help, Peacekeepers were sent.

    Grashoopers attacked the Ants while the Peacekeepers went crazy trying to get their politicians to do SOMETHING.

    The Ants died.

    The Grashoppers starved.

    And The Ants work hard.....
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    Just had to go and turn the thread sour didnt you kiwi?

    Its like this in Australia as well, as i imagine it will always be all over the world.

    Screw the PC police, normal cops are bad enough
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    For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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    Patty.

    Good Ant.

    Work Hard.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    Just hadn't seen it til today.It's also truer than you think,otherwise courts wouldn't be ruling in favor of eminent domain being used to set up land for high tax paying businesses and housing developments where used to stand one house whose owner enjoyed the sounds of nature and quiet.
    I send stuff like this to my sister,MS PC herownself just to see how far I can get her to kick her computer this time.I love her to death but she gets so entangled in her PC world,it's funny when she starts contradicting herself.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2andfrom
    The reason why this has not received more replies is simple--Everybody is scared shi#tless of the PC police and all the other tree hugging jesus sandaled pot smoking no hopers that seem to tell us what to do

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    Such are the perils of Socialism.

    I love that story though, both for its humor and the reality of it.
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    That was better than the US version.. They just gave both of them Welfare..
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