This is pretty funny, in a sad and pathetic kind-of-way. Still, it may be good for a laugh in a week that’s been short on humor. Check out Michelle Malkin’s update of a classic fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper, 2008 edition:
With what looks like imminent passage of the Mother of All Bailouts (following on the heels of a yearâ€™s worth of government-funded rescues of private homeowners, lenders, insurers, and the automakers), Washington has turned Aesopâ€™s famous fable about prudence and hard work on its head. The time is ripe for a revised 2008 edition of â€œThe Ant and the Grasshopper:â€
In a meadow on a hot summerâ€™s day, a Grasshopper was chirping and carousing his time away. He watched scornfully as an Ant nearby struggled to store up large kernels of food and build a secure nest. The Ant pulled overtime shifts to pay off his loans and accumulate retirement funds for the future.
â€œGive it a rest,â€ the Grasshopper said. â€œWhy bother saving and slaving and toiling and moiling? Letâ€™s party!â€ The Ant demurred: â€œI am planning ahead for winter and you should do the same.â€ The Grasshopper blew off the Ant, squandered his supplies the rest of the season, and abandoned his home while on vacation (paid for by tapping every last cent of his home equity gain) instead of holding down a job.
When winter came, the Grasshopperâ€™s pantry was empty and his shelter ruined from neglect. The Ant, weary from planting, harvesting, and stocking up for months, was dining comfortably in his nest.
Cold, hungry, jobless, facing foreclosure, and up to his two pairs of eyeballs in debt, the Grasshopper limped to the Association of Community Winged Insects for Rescue Now and demanded recourse. The office was swamped with thousands just like him. ACWIRN immediately put the Grasshopper to work registering dead ants as new voters.
Keep reading. It gets funnier.