Sponsored Content
Mid-Morning Art Thread | Main | Physics Geek: This Isn't About Controlling a Virus.
This Is About Controlling the Deplorables.
April 20, 2020

The Morning Rant

talking ape  02 mask.jpg

I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that the founders of this country never anticipated that elected federal officials would hang around forever. I think they thought elected officials would serve one or two terms and then go back home and get on with their lives. But here we are in 2020, and I've been seeing some of these same faces on TV and in print media for decades. And if you're curious about party breakdown, 17 out of the top 25 longest serving senators are, get this, Democrats. In the House, of the 29 members who have served for 40 or more years, 24 have been Democrats.

With some of these guys, it's like those African countries who are ruled by a guy who gets elected one time and is then president-for-life.

So I'm all for term limits. Bring 'em on. What's good enough for the President is good enough for Congress.

But I do have questions about what it's going to look like. If everybody has to go home early, won't this create a class of entrenched functionaries and bureaucrats that know how things are supposed to work? I suppose we can get rid of them, too, but it seems terribly inefficient to have to relearn the same stuff every few years when new people are brought in.

We're all concerned about the Deep State, but it seems like term limits is going to entrench a deep state even more solidly as those with the institutional knowledge are going to be staying put through multiple terms. You may not have 30 or 40 year congressmen, but you'll have 30 or 40 year bureaucrats. who, as we saw in the shampeachment debacle, get mighty testy when things don't go the way they think they should. It's like they thought they, and not the president, were the ones whose job it was to set executive branch policy.

It was very disturbing to watch. I kept thinking, who are those people? I don't remember them being elected.

So I'm afraid that's just going to get worse.

term limits 20200325.jpg

PhotoShopped, But Still Funny:

cher 20200420 01.jpg

clintons 20200420 01.jpg

The Way We Live Now:

way we live now 20200420 01.jpg


anniston 20200420 01.jpg

pelosi - holding flag like vampire.jpg

A Mask Design For Morons:

moron mask 20200420.jpg

Meanwhile, On Easter Sunday:

covid 20200413 01.jpg/

Who Dis:

who dis 20200420a1.jpg

Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5

For the 'Ettes:

who dis 20200420b1.jpg

Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4

Wednesday's celebs: When I was a kid, my parents took the family to one of their friends' house where they talked and drank and left us to fend for ourselves. We quickly got bored and started flipping through the TV channels and found a channel that was showing a 1955 science fiction movie called This Island Earth. And being all of about 8 years old, I thought it was really cool. Fast forward about 30 years and Mrs. Muse and I are visiting her sister in Virginia and we're instructed to stop by a video (VHS) rental store and get a movie. I saw This Island Earth and grabbed it because I remembered it from my childhood. Big mistake. Holy moly, what a stinker! It's so bad, it was used in an episode of MST3K. I guess when you're young, you don't care. But the lead actress was the enchanting Faith Domergue, another actress whom you'd think would've made it bigger in Hollywood. Perhaps her affair with Howard Hughes going sour had something to do with it. Her co-star Rex Reason, who also had a so-so acting portfolio, quit Hollwood in the early 60s for a career in real estate.

Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Hasenpfeffer:

Hasenpfeffer 01.jpg
(click for bigger hasenpfeffer)

Hasenpfeffer recipe here.

digg this
posted by OregonMuse at 11:17 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 [/b][/u][/i][/s]: "15 minutes, yes ... but puppies! yeah, probably ..."

San Franpsycho: "I miss Peter Sellers, I loved the Clouseau charact ..."

Ciampino - buying cars is now dangerous: "Off-duty NYPD officer shot in the head during appa ..."

Ciampino -- 1975 - 1992 great days in microcomputing: "41 My first computer was a 6809. Great chip. Po ..."

sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 [/b][/u][/i][/s]: "Good to hear you're feeling better, Pixy! G'mor ..."

Pixy Misa: "My first computer was a 6809. Great chip. ..."

Ciampino - 1975 - 1992 great days in microcomputing: "Pixy, I passed on that 10c microcontroller article ..."

Ciampino - If you leave it in your pants it's Concealed Carry.: "Kioxia - I pronounce it "kosher" - is Toshiba. The ..."

Ciampino - If you leave it in your pants it's Concealed Carry.: "33 Yes and apparently he brandished the same pisto ..."

Pixy Misa: "[i]27 My HP laptop has 931GB TOSHIBA MQ04ABF100 ( ..."

San Franpsycho: "He told them "Say hello to the Mossad for me!" bef ..."

Ciampino - If you leave it in your pants it's Concealed Carry.: "I hear that shooting blanks is a Bill Clinton thin ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64