Exactly. "Dogs in the Manger" is a metaphor, from a fable. The American Heritage Dictionary defines it thus: "One who prevents others from enjoying what one has no use for oneself." This is NOT the same as calling homosexuals dogs.
No, you call homosexual dogs like this: "Here, Fluffy! Here, Fluffy!" to your pit bull in a pink tutu.
"Face it, Stan. Your dog is a gay homosexual."
Our 39 and all most 41 year old sons learned this fable when it was read to them before they went to kindergarden.
Our grandchildren, 6 and 8 years old, learned this fable before they went to preschool. Both of them have used it correctly since then to describe “Dog in the Manager behavior”.
BOR knows this, and he is just trying to be sensational and actually shows how shallow he is, and how dumb he thinks his audience is.
Freepers, who are ticked off about this should become monthly donors to FR if they aren’t monthly donors.
We haven’t watched BOR for years. He is not a conservative. He is a muckraker.
Glossary entry for
dog in the manger
From Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable:
A mean-spirited individual who will not use what is wanted by another, nor yet let the other have it to use; one who prevents another enjoying something without any benefit to himself. The allusion is to the fable of the dog that fixed his place in a manger and would not allow the ox to come near the hay but would not eat it himself.
From The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy:
A person who spitefully refuses to let someone else benefit from something for which he or she has no personal use: “We asked our neighbor for the fence posts he had left over, but, like a dog in the manger, he threw them out rather than give them to us.” The phrase comes from one of Aesop’s fables, about a dog lying in a manger full of hay. When an ox tries to eat some hay, the dog bites him, despite the fact that the hay is of no use to the dog.