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  • The Ark: Could Noah's Tale Be True?

    04/01/2014 5:04:11 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 96 replies
    http://www.livescience.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Benjamin Radford
    The new film "Noah" stars Russell Crowe as the man chosen by God to collect pairs of Earth's animals on a massive ark to save them from a global flood. The film, which opened March 28, is sizing up to be a Biblical blockbuster, replete with star power and stunning special effects. But how realistic is it? While many people consider the story of Noah's Ark merely an instructive myth or parable about God's punishment for man's wickedness, others believe that the story is historically accurate. To them, Noah's tale describes events that really happened only a few thousand years...
  • Moms' Gun Control Ad Cites Dangers of 'Little Red Riding Hood'

    04/15/2013 1:42:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    yahoo ^ | april 15, 2013 | Sarah Parnass
    Why is a copy of Little Red Riding Hood more dangerous than a gun? That's the question asked by an ad released late Sunday night by pro gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America as part of their push this week to persuade lawmakers on the state and federal level to increase limits on firearms. "One child is holding something that's been banned in America to protect them," the caption reads above two young girls. One girl is holding a copy of the childhood story and the other an assault weapon. The ad is part of...
  • The Little Red Hen Goes to Re-Education Camp

    03/19/2013 8:09:51 PM PDT · by rey · 15 replies
    FEE ^ | 19 Mar 2013 | Lawrence Reed
    The Little Red Hen Goes to Re-Education Camp MARCH 19, 2013 by LAWRENCE W. REED What if Hollywood made a movie about World War II that was accurate all the way up to the D-Day invasion, then suddenly had the Russians landing at Normandy instead of the Americans, the British, and the French? We might wonder if somebodyís personal agenda got in the way of the facts. I recently ran across an annoying rewrite of a story, though I admit itís much subtler than the above hypothetical. Remember that old tale you heard in grade school called The Little Red...
  • Overestimating Romney

    12/10/2011 12:01:25 PM PST · by libertarian neocon · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jonathan Last
    Romney has the least-impressive electoral history of any Republican frontrunner in a very long time. Most of the politicians who chase the White House are proven vote-getters with very few electoral blemishes on their record. John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, George W. Bush, Bob Dole, Michael Dukakisówhat unites all of these men is that before getting to the presidential level, they had demonstrated a talent for getting people to vote for them. (Barack Obama is the exception who proves the rule.) Over the years, Mitt Romney has faced voters in 22 contests. He won 5 of those...
  • Money: A Semi Fictional Fable

    08/18/2010 1:15:08 PM PDT · by Sergio · 15 replies
    The Daily Capitalist ^ | October 17th, 2009 | Jeff Harding
    We have forgotten what money is. Money is really easy to understand, but most people have no idea what it is. We all understand that barter is an inefficient way to foster economic growth and money is a good thing for the economy. But money isnít a piece of paper. Let me create a kind of fable to illustrate this. Please bear with me here. Think of this as an amusing weekend read. (snip)
  • W.H. Declines to Say Which Obama Family Member Is Unemployed

    12/07/2009 4:25:14 PM PST · by WaterBoard · 32 replies · 1,506+ views
    See BS ^ | December 4, 2009 | Peter Maer
    President Obama traveled to the economically hard hit Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania to say, "I know times are tough." To illustrate his message of commiseration, he suggested that joblessness hits close to home. He told a community college audience in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, "Michelle and I were talking the other day. There are members of our families that are out of work." A White House official declined to identify any unemployed relatives of the Obamas except to say, "I don't think they are close close" family members.
  • Ant and Grasshopper ( another update on the update of the story)

    11/05/2009 7:11:27 PM PST · by Kimmers · 4 replies · 537+ views
    The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold. MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself! MODERN VERSION The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant...
  • THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

    10/08/2009 11:00:46 AM PDT · by jroneil · 28 replies · 1,282+ views
    Email | unknown
    THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER This one is a little different... Two Different Versions! Two Different Morals!
  • A Parable about Socialism

    08/22/2009 1:32:19 PM PDT · by conservativegirl · 11 replies · 1,116+ views
    A Parable about Socialism A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words, redistribution of wealth. She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish...
  • Lord of the Flies - The Valiant Little Tailor meets The Omen

    06/22/2009 9:35:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 3 replies · 645+ views
    NRO ^ | June 19, 2009 | David Kahane
    By now youíve probably all marveled at the physical dexterity of the Great Leader and Teacher, BO2, as he valiantly swatted down a malevolent fly in the middle of polishing his hagiography with a properly prostrate CNBC/New York Times reporter named John Harwood. It was an amazing feat of athleticism, as befits a second-string player on the Punahou basketball team, and one more example of the mythological status BHO II has achieved in a mere five months. Is there anything he canít do, except maybe charm Benjamin Netanyahu out of Jerusalem? Still, Iím a little nervous about this fly stuff...
  • The Little Red Hen 2009

    04/30/2009 5:23:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies · 2,995+ views
    Red Badger's Twisted Mind | 04-30-2009 | Red Badger
    The Little Red Hen 2009 Once upon a time, there was a little red hen who lived on a farm . She was friends with a dog , a cat , and a yellow duck . One day the little red hen found some seeds on the ground. The little red hen had an idea. She would plant the seeds . The little red hen asked her friends, "Who will help me plant the seeds ?" "Not I," barked the dog . "Not I," purred the cat . "Not I," quacked the yellow duck . "Then I will," said the...
  • Politically correct parents ditch 'offensive' traditional fairy tales

    01/08/2009 8:22:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,041+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 6, 2009 | Claire Ellicott
    For most, they are innocent tales that define childhood. But some parents are ditching fairytales, believing they are politically incorrect or 'too dark' to read to children, a survey has found. One in four mothers has abandoned the likes of Cinderella and Rapunzel in favour of The Gruffalo or The Very Hungry Caterpillar, written in 1969 by Eric Carle. One in ten parents even said Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs should be re-titled - because 'the dwarf reference is not PC'. Rapunzel is considered 'too dark' and Cinderella outdated, because she is forced to do the housework. The poll...
  • Traditional fairytales 'not PC enough'

    01/07/2009 11:13:55 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 40 replies · 830+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | Graeme Paton
    Favourites such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Rapunzel are being dropped by some families who fear children are being emotionally damaged. A third of parents refused to read Little Red Riding Hood because she walks through woods alone and finds her grandmother eaten by a wolf. One in 10 said Snow White should be re-named because "the dwarf reference is not PC". Rapunzel was considered "too dark" and Cinderella has been dumped amid fears she is treated like a slave and forced to do all the housework.
  • Michelle Malkin: The Ant and The Grasshopper, 2008 Edition

    09/25/2008 11:38:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 1,003+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 26, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    With what looks like imminent passage of the Mother of All Bailouts (following on the heels of a year's worth of government-funded rescues of private homeowners, lenders, insurers and automakers), Washington has turned Aesop's famous fable about prudence and hard work on its head. The time is ripe for a revised 2008 edition of "The Ant and the Grasshopper:" In a meadow on a hot summer'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...
  • Tar Baby Isn't Always Racist

    07/23/2008 10:36:01 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 18 replies · 160+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 7-23-08 | Duane Lester
    While tar baby can be used as a racist attack on black people, it isn't used that way in any of these examples. John Kerry used it in the same manner as John McCain and Mitt Romney. I, for the first time, find myself coming to the defense of John Kerry. He isn't racist because of what he said here (but he is still an elitist windbag.) The fact is this: You are being played, and those playing you for a fool rely on your ignorance. Pick up a copy of "The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler...
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper

    11/09/2007 10:15:55 AM PST · by Skyleader · 7 replies · 414+ views
    email | 11/09/07 | unknown
    The Ant & the Grasshopper TRADITIONAL VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold. MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself! ____________________________________ MODERN VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter....
  • Blood Moon

    07/31/2007 5:46:41 PM PDT · by Paige · 17 replies · 802+ views
    Focal Point USA ^ | 7/28/2007 | Rich Carroll
    Readers may recall Aesop's fable of the snake persuading a buffalo to give him a ride across the river if the snake promised not to bite. Once across, the snake of course bites the bison and responds with, "Well, you knew what I was when you gave me the ride".And so, we continue to embrace the culture of Islam, ever-so hopeful that a cult which has nurtured and nourished the last eleven thousand terrorist plots killing thousands of men, women and children, will not pick us to be next. Under the banner of tolerance we have failed to take Muslims...
  • Red Hen (From Ronald Reagan...A gem!)

    05/22/2006 5:25:36 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 8 replies · 3,791+ views
    Reagan In His Own Voice (Audio book/download) ^ | November 1976 | Ronald Reagan
    A modern day little red hen may not sound like or appear to be a quotable authority on economics but then some authorities aren't worth quoting. I'll be right back. About a year ago I imposed a little poetry on you. It was called "The Incredible Bread Machine" and made a lot of sense with reference to matters economic. You didn't object too much so having gotten away with it once I'm going to try again. This is a little treatise on basic economics called "The Modern little Red Hen." Once upon a time there was a little red hen...
  • Little Red Hen....Modern (vanity)

    11/28/2005 6:22:54 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 1 replies · 276+ views
    email ^ | november 28, 2005
    Subject: LITTLE RED HEN..MODERN The Little Red Hen - Modern Version 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...
  • The Modern Little Red Hen (still so true, after all these years)

    11/17/2005 7:01:09 PM PST · by Trance750 · 6 replies · 657+ views
    Once upon a time, there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered some grains of wheat. She called to her barnyard neighbors and said, "If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?" "Not I," mood the cow. "Not I," quacked the duck. "Not I," grunted the pig. "Not I," whistled the goose. "Then I will," said the little red hen. And she did. Her wheat grew tall and ripened into golden grain. So the little red hen asked her neighbors,"who will help me harvest my...