Monday, February 04, 2008

Hard to believe, temp says 53 at 7:15pm

Modern Day Little Red Hen

Once upon a time, on a farm in Texas , there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered quite a few grains of wheat.

She called all of her neighbors together and said, "If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?"

"Not I," said the cow.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Not I," said the pig.
"Not I," said the goose.
"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen. And so she did;

The wheat grew very tall and ripened into golden grain.

"Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

"Not I," said the duck.
"Out of my classification," said the pig.
"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.
"I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.
"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so she did.

At last it came time to bake the bread.

"Who will help me bake the bread! ?" asked the little red hen.

"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.
"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.
"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen. She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."

"Excess profits!" cried the cow.
"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck.
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose.
The pig just grunted in disdain.

And they all painted "Unfair!" picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

Then a government agent came, he said to the little red hen, "You must not be so greedy."

"But I earned the bread," said the little red hen.

"Exactly," said the agent. "That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle," And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, for now I truly understand,"

But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the "party" and got her bread free. And all the Democrats smiled. 'Fairness' had been established. Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one long as there was free bread that "the rich" were paying for.

Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs. Hillary got $8 million for hers. That's $20 million for memories from two people, who for eight years, repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember anything. IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY, OR WHAT?


Renie Burghardt said...

Hmmmm! Something to think about.

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday, and my state is included, so I'll be voting. Personally, I lean towards Senator McCain, at this point.

Have a great evening!

Oh, Tom's blog is beautiful! I'll have to go back and visit it more when I have a little more time to enjoy it fully.


Mississippi Songbird said...

I love t his..Lo
I hope you don't mind, I want to send it out in an e-mail. It's great!
Have a great day!

Martin Stickland said...

Great story Patty!

Is our old ex MP Tony Blair doing the rounds over there and adding more millions to his big fat nest egg.

There is a big thing in the media here at the moment. An MP was found to have given his sons thousands of pounds a year from the TAX payers money for helping him with his work when at the time they were at college.

In the house of lords he appologised with a smile and none of the opostion party menbers said anything becasue they are nearly all up to it!

Sorry, that's my political rant over!

I feel much better now!

Hope you are well!


Anonymous said...

I don't like it when one poor person is singled out for criticism like Bill and Hillary Clinton. So you know some dumb-ass Republican, like George W. Bush, himself the father of dirty tricks and lies, is somehow behind it this old-Mcdonald-had-a-farm joke.

The truth is, and you can depend on this coming from a once-upon-a-time- Republican, Bill and Hillary are so much loved across America that their memoirs are eagerly sought after by millions upon millions of loving "average Americans" who are willing to pay just about anything to get a copy of their newest books.

Just imagine, for a minute, how much Hillary's books will be worth after she is elected President and undoes all the painful things the two Bush presidents have done for other world governments and against the poor Joe Americans.

Old Wom Tigley said...

LOL.. great comments also... me, I'll keep my head low on this subject.