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How can a hen prepare a field? Hens have no opposable thumbs.
5/27/2011 6:59:28 AM
Also another Obama voter who worked/works for everything he owns and deeply resents being called "lazy" by a stay at home mom checking in.
5/27/2011 7:12:36 AM
Yes, because anyone who voted for Obama is slothful, including this one who is career military, and has spent the last 19 years serving my country in over 40 countries, living in tents, wading through mud and spending months on end away from my family. Yes, I am such a sloth.
5/27/2011 7:23:35 AM
It's sad a book that's supposed to teach kids to help instead of laze around can be twisted to some political means and an ideal that people, regardless of reason, should be shit upon if they don't toe the line
5/27/2011 7:23:41 AM
I think it's supposed to be an allegory towards 'socialist' policies like healthcare and the safety net.
I wonder how it would change the story dynamics if the Mouse helped plant the seeds, but couldn't do the rest because he was so small and wound up hurting himself on the millstone. Or if the Dog had lived a long faithful life in service of the master of the farm but could no longer work because of his age. Or if the Cat never worked a day in his life but inherited millions from his eccentric owner and put five bucks towards the ingredients. Or hell, what if the farmer came along and took the cake because it's his farm and they're his animals? Then ate the Hen for dinner and her children for breakfast.
Who you gonna side with then? Real life ain't nearly so straightforward now is it?
How about we look at human corporate life where you can make the cake by yourself and then watch as the next guy up on the ladder gobbles it down leaving you the thin slice he thinks you earned. Then when you ask for a bigger slice you get this funny look, the look you might give the old drunk on the street begging for change, and are asked what you've done to deserve a bigger slice of THEIR cake? Your job? Not good enough. There's a hundred shmucks like you begging for scraps who'd happily do your job. You're just a cog in the machine, easier to replace when it cracks than tune and grease to keep it going.
Or we could take a look at what the allegory is slanderizing and realize for a minute that losing your job isn't always something that happens because you were a lazy bum that deserved it and finding a new one isn't as fucking easy as walking into a building with a smile and a resume. Maybe the last job you had got bought out by your competition and downsized you? Maybe your last job was so demanding it took twenty years off your life and left your back a creaky, spastic, wreck and all you've ever had going for you before that was your health?
Think about that when you tuck your kids in, imagining their future. Think about them making cake right beside that Hen for five years straight before their production line is trimmed and they're kicked the curb with no severance and negative sympathy. Think of their meager savings dwindling to nothing as they search around a few months to find that they're competing with a hundred other people knee deep in the same situation wondering why everyone looks at them with undisguised contempt when they say they're between jobs and still looking.
5/27/2011 7:36:14 AM
"The story really allows you to share with your children, what the Bible says about slothfulness"
Indeed. As proven by those in Ruptured Retards. They care more about waiting for their J-man to blow his horn, go down and suck them off, instead of doing what Christians are supposed to - go out and help those less fortunate than themselves.
Y'know, I reckon the founder of the Butlins holdiday camp empire Sir Billy Butlin:
Who - along with his business ventures (with Butlins as the basis) - was himself a tireless fundraiser for all manner of good works; a generous giver to a myriad of charities, and set up a number of his own, and along with the extremely positive image he had, especially with his employees, he was universally loved, nay, became part of British culture itself.
On his grave in Jersey, are the last words 'He was never too tall to stoop to help the underpriviledged.'
He will be the only one humble & righteous enough to be 'taken' up.
Somehow, I doubt the likes of you - nor the Raptards - will. Matthew 19:21 ring any bells?
5/27/2011 7:38:45 AM
Obama may be a pushover who constantly caves to Republican demands but he's not lazy. And if you're going to call Obama lazy then what do you call Bush Jr. for taking the most vacation time in presidential history?
5/27/2011 7:59:31 AM
Percy Q. Shunn
I would suggest, dear, that you obtain the updated version of The Little Red Hen. In it, you will discover that the mouse, dog, and cat are actually republican land owners who pay tax-free cash with no benefits under the table to illegal immigrant weasles to work their crops. Once the Red Hen gets wind of the shady dealings of her neighbors, they verbally attack her, calling her a "socialist/communist/marxist/nazi/pro-abortion/America-hating/Obama-worshipping/liberal/racist/jealous/pro-big-government/welfare-using/food-stamp-collecting leech.
Right up your alley!
5/27/2011 8:42:54 AM
Um, this isn't fundie. It's not even crazy. The only part that's weird is the last four sentences, and that part isn't really fundie, just a little misguided and overly political, as well as briefly revealing her religion (i.e. by making mention of the Bible and "slothfulness"). Other than that, she is just summarizing the plot of a story, and saying how much she likes it.
EDIT: Okay, now that I see what people are gleaning from those last four sentences, I get why it was submitted. I don't get politics and didn't realize what she was saying.
5/27/2011 8:52:23 AM
This guy nails the "Little Red Hen" story:
5/27/2011 9:20:01 AM
She looks like Gary Busey in a dress.
5/27/2011 9:34:53 AM
Is she calling President Obama and his "followers" lazy because she thinks they aren't doing anything or because they have, so far, refused to scrap Social Security and Medicare?
5/27/2011 10:26:34 AM
Yeah, well, that's why we have government though! Because if we don't MAKE someone pay for roads, health care, social security, no one will. Historically proven!
Think about it like this. GE didn't pay any taxes. All that tax money is not going into the government to pay for shit, like roads, or in your case you're probably more interested in the military which is also funded by tax money (DUMBASS!).
GE isn't going to build roads or pay for your pension.
5/27/2011 10:46:03 AM
It's hardly surprising that she still loves the story.
5/27/2011 12:45:17 PM
Jeez. Yeah, leave it to the fundamentalists to take a story about helping your friends and not expecting them to do all the work so you only do the fun stuff and relate it to supporting the poor, those without health insurance, and the socially disadvantaged. Bootstraps!
Sorry, just because you need government assistance doesn't mean you're simply too slothful to support yourself. Herp derp, right-wingers...
5/27/2011 12:49:56 PM
The Lazy One
How can you can call this little guy a sin?
5/27/2011 1:51:43 PM
And then the Little Red Hen tried to have children, but people came along and ate them. The End.
5/27/2011 3:01:17 PM
5/27/2011 4:36:57 PM
You know what I like about people like Jessica? They automatically assume that the poor are that way because they are lazy.
I've read the book to my kids but it never occurred to me that the author was a Libertarian making a point about government assistance and socialism.
Maybe it was because there wasn't one!
5/27/2011 4:52:07 PM
This is rich coming from someone who's a "stay at home" mom. So are you saying that you have no right to the money, your husband brings home, since you didn't do anything to earn it.
5/27/2011 5:12:34 PM
My mother read "The Little Red Hen" to us when we were kids. I remember it well.
My mom's a liberal's liberal.
A few decades later I'm one of Barack Obama's followers. I (successfuly) run a small business. I work 16 hours a day, seven days a week. My last vacation was in 1997. Two weeks.
I couldn't give a shit what the Bible says about slothfulness. I couldn't give a shit what the Bible says about anything.
5/27/2011 7:55:17 PM
I don't think I will be taking life lessons from a writer who doesn't even bother to write an original story. Aesop beat Paul to this moral by, oh i don't know several *thousand* years.
5/27/2011 10:57:17 PM
Helping your fellow man is of the debbil
5/28/2011 12:38:14 AM
I'll admit it's been a while, but if I recall that story, doesn't the Hen take pity on the other animals and give them some anyway (because being self-righteous and snooty is equally bad)?
I might be confusing it for another fable, I guess. The Ant And The Grasshopper maybe?
5/28/2011 1:25:33 AM
Get it?! Because Obama is lazy! LOL I MADE A JOKE!
5/28/2011 4:20:49 AM
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