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The Little Red Hen


A new look at an old story --




Once upon a time, on a farm in Arkansas, 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



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 cared, as long as there was

free bread.



Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs.

His wife Hillary got $8 million for hers.

That's $20 million for memories from two people who

For eight year s repeatedly testified, under oath, that

they couldn't remember anything.


God Bless America!



Ain't it the truth, folks?


Navy Chief

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