Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Antidote Week Persists

The Dog in the Manger 


A dog looking out for its afternoon nap jumped into the Manger of an Ox and lay there cosily upon the straw. But soon the Ox, returning from its afternoon work, came up to the Manger and wanted to eat some of the straw. The dog in a rage, being awakened from its slumber, stood up and barked at the Ox, and whenever it came near attempted to bite it. At last the Ox had to give up the hope of getting at the straw, and went away muttering ...
Moral: People often begrudge others what they cannot enjoy, themselves.

~ Aesop


5 comments:

  1. Years ago, a particular private school required all students to read a collection of Aesop's Fables. Afterwards, students in 3rd grade and above wrote their own fables. Some of those fables were remarkable! Most often, the students in 7th grade and above target the human flaw of peer jealousy.

    It has been said that the root of every sin and most unkind deeds is envy (covetousness). Perhaps envy, even if disguised as something else, is inherent in all human beings.

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  2. The "DOG" in this case is Barack Benghazi Obama. Who is hands down the worst president in American History. If he isn't impeached for the Big Three Scandals I will be utterly amazed. The buzz in D.C. is there is already a plan underfoot to impeach him. I say good riddance.

    And as for ALL those idiotic Liberals, - Progressives and whoever is continuing to support this President. I can never quite understood your premise. How is supporting Obama,after all that he has done, and for what he is doing now right for this country?
    How is forcing a healthcare mandate down people's throats doing what is right for this country? How is lying to America about the deaths of four men doing what is right for this country? How is liberals who demand repeal of the Patriot Act while defending the actions of our Justice Department in seizing phone records doing what is right for this country?

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  3. The "dog," of course is the troll or trolls who perch in someone else's blog "manger," and make it all-but impossible for the blog to function as it was intended to.

    Unbelieable that I had to point that out to supposedly intelligent individuals.

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  4. FT,
    Ahem.

    I did indeed get the point. But I didn't want to provide the point in the comment cycle because I arrived early to this post.

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