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Borrowed unashamedly from another source (we'll return it when we have finished with it):

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.
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THE BRITISH 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 BBC shows up to provide live coverage of the shivering grasshopper, with cuts to a video of the ant in his comfortable warm home in Hampstead with a table laden with food. The British are stunned that in a country of such wealth, this Poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so while others have plenty.

The Liberal Party, the Respect Party, the ex-pat Aussie Barmen's Party, the Transvestites with Starving Babies Party, the Single Lesbian One Eyed Mothers Party and the Coalition against Poverty demonstrate in front of the ant's house. The BBC, interrupting a Rastafarian cultural festival special from Grimsby with breaking news, broadcasts them singing "We Shall Overcome." Ken Livingstone laments in an interview with Panorama that the Ant has got 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, the Labour 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 the fine and his newly imposed retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by Camden Council. The ant moves to France, and starts a successful AgriBiz company [funded by the EU] (although within weeks, his business is threatened with compulsory purchase by the state unless he marries a French ant).

The BBC 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, Diane Abbot is appointed to head a commission of enquiry that will cost £10,000,000.

The grasshopper is soon dead of a drug overdose; the Guardian 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 Britain's multicultural diversity, who promptly set up a marijuana growing operation and terrorize the community.
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The perfect description of the PC lunacy that's running Nanny State UK these days. :(
 

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So there ARE Democrats in Britain? Whooda thunkit? :ale: ;)





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Now Liqiud,I'm going to assume you are just fishing and not bite on this open invitation to applaud the current administration for the leadership quality, balanced budget, a most needed foriegn war, the respect we now have in the world and record response to our own national disasters. 34% and dropping hmmmmm.... :wink:
 

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... yeah, you're right. 34% is not enough.

We need at least 45% of people in this country with a clue. :crylarf:

I feel so much better knowing that GA Representative Cynthia McKinney agrees with you.


Now please relax... don't Carville-out on me... I'm just kidding. I have more important things to do than argue politics. I'm still at work... and there are hundreds of illegal aliens depending on me.

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Now Pluric, it's not nice to pick on minorities. After all, it looks like the other 66% of those who voted for the next face on Mt. Rushmore (that inevitable debate is due to surface on all their favorite talk shows shortly after the 2009 Inauguration) may actually be getting a clue... finally.

Now if we could only teach the politicians on both sides of the aisle what the 'illegal' part of 'illegal aliens' means...
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On a visit to England, George Bush meets with the Queen of England and asks her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?"

"Well," says the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people."

Bush frowns. "But how do I know the people around me are really intelligent?"

The Queen takes a sip of tea. "Oh, that's quite easy. Just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle."

The Queen pushes a button on her intercom. "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?" Tony Blair walks into the room. "Yes, Your Majesty?" The Queen smiles and says, "Answer me this, please, Tony. Your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?"

Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answers, "Well, your Majesty, that would be me."

"Yes! Very good," says the Queen.

Bush is impressed. He goes back to Washington and summons Dick Cheney to the oval office. "Dick, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?"

"I'm not sure,"says Cheney, "let me get back to you on that one." Cheney calls his advisors and asks everyone, but none can give him an answer. Finally, he ends up in the men's room and recognizes Colin Powell's shoes in the next stall. Cheney shouts, "Colin! Can you answer this for me? Your mother and your father have a child and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it?"

Colin Powell yells back "That's easy. It's me!"

Cheney smiles and says, "Thanks!" and heads back to the oval office to speak with Bush. "Say, I did some research and I have the answer to the riddle. It's Colin Powell."

Bush angrily yells, "No, you idiot! It's Tony Blair!"
 

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I'm cacasian And live in SoCal. That makes me a minority these days. :( Can I play the race card now? :crylarf:
 

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Eating grass makes my dog puke. Listening to Bush has the same effect on me. I really can't understand how we can look to this guy for leadership when he doesn't read anything, has pissed off the rest of the civilized world and WE ARE PAYING $3 PER GALLON FOR GAS! Let us not forget those wonderfull pictures of his Daddy walking hand in hand with the Saudi princes; and remember the nationality of most of the hijackers on 9/11.
 

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Pluric... was it you complaining about the number of conservatives on this board?



Looks like plenty of red diapers from here. :wink:



"Socialismo o muerte!"






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@ Liquid, it's a miracle! Must be the new site. I don't know what brought them out other than the above mentioned items. I no longer have to hide behind Amain. There is hope.
Plus the fact it's getting awfully hard for you guys to keep defending what's his name. :p
 

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Loki said:
.... WE ARE PAYING $3 PER GALLON FOR GAS!
Ahemmmmm...... over here in the 52nd State, under the rule of He-who-would-be-President Blair, we pay around 94pence per litre. With 3.8 litres to the US gallon that's 357 pence. At the current exchange rate that gives circa $6.10 per gallon for gas.

Over 70% of that price is some sort of taxation.
 

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The diapers are red cause this guy is screwing us up the butt. At what point does one shout out the window "I'm mad as hell and I"m not going to take it anymore"?
 

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At what point does one shout out the window "I'm mad as hell and I"m not going to take it anymore"?
Go ahead. Knock yourself out. And while you're blowing a gut doing so, I'll just keep working...

...just like I did when your boy was President, and when, strangely enough, you supported him sending the military overseas and spending everything in sight. Now when Bush does the same schtuff, you biatch. Me no understanda liberals. (see guys, I'm starting to sound Italian :crylarf: )

This ruckus is very reminiscent of the Reagan years. Do you remember the last time the world was about to end when 'everybody' hated the President.

We obviously share the same appreciation for a certain type of motorcycle, why don't we focus on that. Better for your blood pressure, no?

(My 'democrat' post on this thread had the little winky guy ( ;) ) ... you didn't need to swallow the hook and run to the bottom with it. )

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