wserra wrote:I thought perhaps some here might be interested in The Treaty of the House of Stubbs.
I took a look, did a quality review of the "paperback" document (yes, it is described as a paperback, but with only 34 pages?) that he thoughtfully sent to the Library of Congress as well as to a bunch of other people (I wonder what the Provost General Marshall of the Army thought when he got his copy).
There were red fox stamps as well as the tea pots that Wes noted (at a $1.00 a pop I am not sure that US Postal stamps were actually required to satisfy his citation of the stamp duty under "Section 101, Schedule B, Excise Tax of July 1, 1862") But for the $8.00 he spent on those, it somewhat diluted the monotony of the tea pot stamps (whose denominations I couldn't make out).
For extra points, he did use the phrase "nunc pro nunc ab initio" but he may have not used it enough. He also managed to terminate Roman (civil) Law, only roughly 1400 years after everyone else had terminated, reformed, repealed, or just basically ignored it and made up their own laws.
And out of the goodness of his heart, Stubbs declared peace with the United States and the Pope. Not even Burnaby's favorite King James version Bible pusher, Belanger, could show this much magnanimity by extending an olive branch to the Holy See after FDR viciously declared war on the American people in 1933. Thankfully, the Nazis and the Japanese attacked FDR 8 years later and kept him busy enough to cause him to lose interest in attacking US citizens for the next four years. I am not sure how the Pope got allied with FDR, but I am sure its written down somewhere in explanation. But sadly, I have to deduct points for this peace treaty, since it expired before Stubbs could even declare it. This can only be seen as a cruel joke on the part of Stubbs by telling us that we were at peace and didn't even know it. How in the world can you declare peace retroactively? And what good is it if you can? According to the document that he stamped and thumbprinted, the peace is to expire on September 22, 1965. I can only take it to mean that open warfare opened again with the Papacy on 09/23/1965, but at least we didn't have to contend with FDR since he gave up the ghost in 1945. I would appreciate if anyone could update me with the latest happenings of this war. Battles, casualty lists, orders of battle, names of generals and admirals, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
This is where I gave up reading any more. I am sure there are some other curious gems of incoherence contained within these stamped, inky pages. Maybe others will be willing to ferret them out.