Sunday April 15th 2018Tim
With 29 weeks to
the midterm elections this November, and some of us are
finding it very difficult to maintain a sense of
reasonableness in the face of our Governor's recent
and frequent statements on the subject of our fine state
school teachers who are in the process of setting an
excellent example for us all, including the children. Sadly it's a whole year
and 29 weeks before what's called the Kentucky
Gubernatorial Election in the November of next year. Nor
does name calling add much more to civil
discourse, it's about as as facile as the apology of
thoughts and prayers or a charitable donation.
However, when I
first came to the United States I'd never actually
concentrated on the
word "Gubernatorial." I just assumed that the word
"Gubernatorial" was some how related to "Goober,"
sometimes "Guber." Of its meanings the name "Goober" has
an origin in the Bantu for peanut, in the same way that
the name "Cooter" has an origin in the Mandigo word for
turtle. A bit of a stretch perhaps but in our governor
we're looking at an out of control hybrid, a sort of
Peanut/McConnell. They are who they are I guess.