Friday, April 30, 2010

Mild snark...

The below comment was directed at an older posting called "The Ant and the Grasshopper." This humorous modern twist of the classic Aesop fable also prompted me to write a WND column entitled "Ants, Grasshoppers and God."

So go back and read the original posting on the Ant and the Grasshopper and then consider this reader's comment:

Good to see ignorance is alive and well in North Idaho.

Such a simple comment, isn't it? Yet I find myself curious. What is the basis for the accusation of ignorance concerning Aesop's admonishment to be responsible for ourselves?

I'm serious. I'm inviting the anonymous poster of this comment to please (politely) expand his or her logic and let us all know what part of this fable he/she finds objectionable.


  1. sigh... I'm tired of being polite.

    So many people suffer from craniumrectal inversion that it has become a national epidemic.

    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

  2. Patrice, you must be one tough lady. I couldn't handle the criticism you must face! Though it probably helps that you're usually right... :)

  3. If its the same "Anonymous" that posted earlier in the thread I guess he is nursing a grudge about slavery. He has a poor grasp of history if he is blaming present Idahoans or even their ancestors.

  4. You might be waiting a while...I have discovered that readers who leave those kinds of comments post anonymously for a reason. It's called cowardice.

  5. ironically i've been thinking alot about self-reliance and how it seems the gov't plays such huge and unnecessary roles in helping people. i am really curious what this person's argument for it it because thus far in my short life i haven't heard a good one.

  6. The fact alone that they think you're ignorant is supposed to give you pause -- not the fact that they are unable to articulate why.

    Go figure.

    Bill Smith

  7. Hi, new reader here. I would love to hear what some of those who wrote negative comments about that original post, have to say now, in 2013.

  8. His position is simplicty itself.....that of a local "Snowflake". They leave their comment and disappear so they don't have to defent their weak opinion which doesn't actually have a point. Aesop was a genious in making the fables that teach us about ourselves and life in general.