Monday, November 19, 2012

The Little Red Hen 2012

      We went to a great conference over the weekend with Joni Ames at the Wabash Valley IHop.  She told many interesting stories, but 2 particularly stuck in my mind that I want to share with you.  Unfortunately, I have a meeting this morning and don't have time to write them out, but check back tomorrow, or Wed.
      In the meantime, I'll post this new interpretation of The Little Red Hen sent to me by my brother.  It contains much truth, I think.  I'm sorry I don't know who wrote or where it came from so I can't give them credit.
The Little Red Hen 2012 

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

"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." She planted her crop and the wheat grew and ripened. 

"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. 

"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.. (Nancy Pelosi) 

"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer) 

"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson) 

The pig just grunted in disdain.. (Harry Reid) 

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

When the farmer (Obama) 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 Barack the farmer. "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 cared so long as there was free bread that 'the rich' were paying for. 

And perhaps....this is the end................... 

And the next week, there was no bread, or anything else to eat. So, they all starved equally. 


Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs. 

Hillary got $8 million for hers. 

That's $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight years repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember anything. 


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