Letter for Friday, February 19, 2021

Any mascot suggestions?

Pity the poor elephant! As if this wise and noble beast had not suffered enough from being slaughtered so that its tusks could be made into baubles, and being dragooned into service as machinery in wars not of its own making, it now endures the indignity of having become a symbol of intransigent ignorance and willful disregard of truth.

In a belated and far-from-adequate effort to help the hapless creature, I suggest that the Republican Party, or at least its Trumpeter faction, select a new, more representative mascot. Do any readers out there wish to make recommendations?

A better alternative, and a more-fitting tribute to the elephant’s fabled wisdom, patience and probity, would be for honest partisans to emulate its character. This would uplift both the Grand Old Party and our nation.

H.M. Wyeth, Anahola

  1. I saw a Vampire once February 19, 2021 12:37 am Reply

    That is a new perspective on politics. The old sayings would have you put democrats in and vote Carvalho jr. or Kawakami in office. You voted for someone like Biden only different. A republican that stands up for the businessmen making millions of dollars. They are not for the democrats that go for the poor or middle class. Family. Instead they buy into Chameth Something that Pakistani black billionaire investor who goes against the white boys of the western world. That guy that stands for true Republicans. A true Warrior only not fight is him. He’s for making money and not the route a democrat takes. Family. You want money? Stop following democrats that follow the Hollywood stars. Sports. Fashion. Instead follow after true wealth. Republicans for money. And then decide. Who? This could be anyone. But he must be smarter than that flawed democrat always for sports. Very much flawed. But needed is this guy in office.

  2. Steven McMacken February 19, 2021 5:33 am Reply

    “A new, more representative mascot” for the Republican Party? Good idea, Mr. Wyeth, let me think about that for a sec . . . . .

    A donkey? No, that’s already taken . . . . Ah! Got it . . . how about the BACK END of said donkey? That way Democrats and Republicans could share the same mascot! Plus, it would be a great way of illustrating where most of each party’s thinking occurs — simply show the front end of the donkey when referring to Democrats and the ass end of the donkey when you’re talking about Republicans. Win, win!

  3. Croesus February 19, 2021 11:00 am Reply

    From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:


    1 : the domestic ass (Equus asinus)

    2 : a stupid or obstinate person

    No thanks Wyeth, I’ll stick with the elephant

  4. YuCalJoe February 19, 2021 11:34 am Reply

    TDS much? You really need some mental health help. Hope you get it soon so that you can start living a normal life without the addiction.

  5. Steve Lauryn February 19, 2021 12:58 pm Reply

    How about the Ostrich? Grand Ostrich Party could faithfully encompass Ted Cruz’ recent transformation from Insurrectionist Factionista to ‘Cancun Ted’– finding the sands of a Mexican beach an ideal place to bury his head until his constituents work things out. Ostrich behavior would likewise describe that thing Republican congresspeople do when confronted with Trump’s outrage du jour, by ducking into elevators and hiding in their offices. …Or like when Trump tried to decapitate the opposition and overthrow the government, and, I don’t know, become president for life, and the Republican Senate found a way to hide behind a technicality so they wouldn’t have to hold their heads high, stand up for the Constitution and hold him accountable. Ostrich gets my vote…unless they try and suppress it.

    1. Payback February 20, 2021 12:20 pm Reply

      Ted Fled. You Cruz you lose.

  6. KauaiRon February 19, 2021 1:01 pm Reply

    It is fitting that the Democratic Socialist Party is a Jackass .. oops … donkey.

    1. Guy February 19, 2021 4:07 pm Reply

      The Democratic Socialists of America are certainly not the Democratic Party.
      https://www.dsausa.org/ vs https://democrats.org/

      I thoroughly urge you to learn what the true difference is.

  7. hieronymus February 19, 2021 2:01 pm Reply

    H.M. That wasn’t funny or insightful. Nor was it inclusive or tolerant. At lease the “D’s” have the correct mascot.

  8. USAF Brat February 19, 2021 2:19 pm Reply

    “Slithering Snakes” was coined by Joshua m., who a few years back, shut down the ground-breaking ceremony TMT Mauna Kea. Hui o JM flipped into and out from dannerhola and returned to moku o keawe to continue their agenda.

  9. Kaaona Kipuka February 19, 2021 3:23 pm Reply

    Cool story bro, No One Cares!!!

    1. Pukaaniani February 20, 2021 8:50 am Reply

      You cared enough to read it all and take the extra time to respond…

  10. Lawaibob February 20, 2021 9:45 am Reply

    Republican mascot should be a weasel or some other rodent.

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