Dept. of Alternative Facts: Wither or Wether?

wither: (v) to shrivel or fade; to make powerless

wether: (n) a castrated male goat

Need I say more?

Senators Capito and Manchin,

Thank you for voting to close debate on Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Justice nomination to bring a vote to the Senate floor.  It is time to vote NO on his nomination, which is corrupted by a sham process and disappointing responses from the nominee.  We need to clean the slate and start fresh with a second candidate.  I hope that the President, his second nominee and the Senate Judiciary Committee can behave in a more honorable manner.

From the beginning, Judge Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings were bogus:  the President’s office refused to turn over relevant documents in time for review, Judge Kavanaugh evaded answering questions about his engagement in former President Bush’s Whitehouse decisions, the Senate Judiciary Committee procrastinated on calling for an FBI background check investigation of Dr. Ford’s allegations, and when allowed to testify on his behalf Judge Kavanaugh recited talking points as if he had been coached in a GOP caucus or listened to FOX News the night before.

We will now never know whether Dr. Ford’s allegations have any substance or a figment of her imagination.  We will never know if a teenage Brett Kavanaugh just watched “16 Candles” and “Animal House” too many times in high school and had a one-off drunken night of regret (sound like he didn’t get any for all the trouble), or whether he continued with drinking and womanizing.

We do not need to continue with this embarrassing episode in a life-time appointment to the Supreme Court.

For the country spin on this, we raise dairy goats.  To have the does come fresh for milk, we breed them each year.  This means we end up with a percentage of male kids. We have two options. We can leave them as bucks.  But, bucks serve only one purpose, and after a couple of years they get aggressive and put off a horrid goaty odor.  The other option is to make them wethers.  They are cute, but eventually they go to freezer camp as hams, roasts, chops, and ground meat.

We do not need an aggressive buck on the Supreme Court bullying his way and reciting one party’s ideology.  We do not need (another) wether on the Supreme court putting out tepid judgments.

We do not need a Supreme Wether.  Vote NO on Judge Kavanaugh.

About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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5 Responses to Dept. of Alternative Facts: Wither or Wether?

  1. By now the whole sorry mess is over, and our senator from Maine played her own dratted role. May she roll out of office in two years!

  2. Ugh. What an ugly episode. Thanks for teaching me a new word: wether.

    • hermitsdoor says:

      Good that we are out of town… the local news paper is going to publish the letter… they too wandered whether our senators knew what a wether was. Sounded like a Shakespearian pun to me (I think that he might have call King John as much).

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