Country Living Series

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snark of the Week

Oooh hey, look at this! I've been snarked on a blog called Green Eagle under the heading "Wingnut Wrapup" (obviously WorldNetDaily is one of this blogger's favorite places for chuckles).

From my column Ants, Grasshoppers, and God: "I've been thinking a great deal about poverty lately, specifically its causes as well as what our obligations are (both personal and societal) to alleviate it." - this blogger writes,

Obligations? According to Patrice, that would be nothing at all. Screw the bastards. Patrice justifies this with a boring diatribe about the grasshopper and the ants, which is apparently from somewhere in the bible. Next time you open the Good Book, try reading the sermon on the mount, Patrice. Never heard of that part, huh?

Typical knee-jerk liberal reaction: they simply cannot fathom a difference between the poor (who this blogger believes is mentioned in the Sermon on the Mount; the actual reference is poor in spirit; but I don't expect this blogger reads the Bible very often) and Grasshoppers who, let's face it, are only poor because they won't work. Not can't; WON'T.

My husband's comment: "This blogger's solution is to make pets of the Grasshoppers."

The criticism is illogical, nor is a solution offered.


  1. YAWN. The liberal ranting and raving over perceived social injustices is just soooooo exhausting.

    I heard a good idea on the radio awhile back--anyone that receives welfare and food stamps should be required by law to submit to urine tests to show that they don't do drugs, smoke or drink alcohol.

    How many of these "poor" people would still be able to collect their checks?

    That's unfair? My husband and I work 2 businesses by ourselves, don't drink, smoke or do drugs, yet we are expected to support the "poor" people that spend our hard earned money on these destructive luxuries. Then when they become ill from abusing their bodies we pay for their medical care, even though we don't have any medical coverage as a family of 4 because we are self employed. Who pays our medical bills? Us.

    Green Eagle is a moron of the highest order.

  2. My first observation was the parrot for his symbol. Fitting in the sense that they only mimic those things they hear loudly and gratingly, and devoid of original thought.

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  4. Green Eagle seems to have missed another key point -- The Ant and the Grasshopper is one of Aesop's Fables, and is not found in the Bible. There is a passage in Proverbs that talks about the ants and their propensity for gathering in the harvest and consuming in times of need (Pr 6:6-9)

    I read your original article, and you had the proper references, but I am not sure GE even read your article all the way through because he/she seems to have missed your point entirely.

    Anyway, I enjoy reading your blog entries.