“I am not familiar with the “dog in a manger” expression, Care to elaborate?”
A dog in a manger is one that can not have, or does not want, what someone else has.
Your whining and calling me unAmerican means nothing to me.
You live your life, and I will live mine, however I like.
Just because I choose to live offshore, it does not mean that I am not a devoted American.
I have chosen to live in various countries, and I do not see where I should feel guilty for not living in an Obamination.
If I did not care for America, I would not have joined FR
some years before you.
My roots go back to Uncle Sam, my great great great uncle, War of 1812. Do not dare call me unAmerican.
I am not, however, prepared to be their and fight other Americans, no matter how perverted and sick they are.
While most of the founding fathers may have been born in America, their parents were not.
They saw their own countries falling into an intolerable state, as America is heading now.
As for myself, I can do nothing but vote, and you can not do one bit more then I can, other then suffer the indignity of a Communist president.
his life is so full and good over there in his third world country with his 13 yro girlfriends that he just has to come and post on an AMERICAN PATRIOT website....what a loser...
Wikipedia, and others.
Fables of Aesop (1722)
The Dog in the Manger
‘People frequently begrudge something to others that they themselves cannot enjoy. Even though it does them no good, they won’t let others have it. Listen to a fable about such an event.
There was a wicked dog lying in a manger full of hay. When the cattle came and wanted to eat, the dog barred their way, baring his teeth. The cattle said to the dog, “You are being very unfair by begrudging us something we need which is useless to you. Dogs don’t eat hay, but you will not let us near it.”
The fable shows that it is not easy to avoid envy; with some effort you can try to escape its effects, but it never goes away entirely.’
‘The stronger the passion is, the greater torment he endures; and subjects himself to a continual real pain, by only wishing ill to others.’
It is with this understanding that the idiom of ‘a dog in a manger’ is most often used.