Friday, July 22, 2011

Advance Orders as Fail-Safe. Debt Ceiling Raised by Pre-Emptive Executive Order. Trompe News

Advance Orders as Fail-Safe to Obstructionism.
A further signing statement.
Raise the debt ceiling issue:  use an advance order (ADO)
An ADO is enacted but becomes effective only if Congress 
does not act adequately in time.

Such debt-limit procedure was delineated and approved, in a further Signing Statement:

That such order meets a) pressing needs, and
b)  is appropriate for, all Necessary and Proper governmental functions 
threatened by Mad Hatter mental calcification

Much ado about an silly limit to begin with

By Dint

TROMPE NEWS.  DATELINE TODAY. For immediate release.

The President has signed an Advance Executive Order, or Advance Order, ADO,  postdated for 7:01 A.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2011.  In that Advance Executive Order, he directs that the debt ceiling shall be raised effective 7:02 A.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2011, to 3.5 Trillion.  Amount. This ADO figure exceeds other amounts proposed, in order to pave the way for legislative removal of the debt ceiling idea to begin with, as clearly arbitrary and irrational. 

Effectiveness. This ADO is effective only in the event and to the extent that Congress has not provided to his Desk legislation by 9:01 P.M. Tuesday, July 26, 2011, that raises the ceiling in a way the President can approve.

Time-release. The ADO action falls short of endorsing the Big Trucker view of former President Bill Clinton, to act forthwith.  This time-release capsule process will self-destruct, subject to Congressional antidote, if they don't like it. The delay gives Congress a last clear chance to come to agreement in a way that the President could also endorse.

Nature of action.  This ADO is a kind of pre-emptive strike, that formally has been denominated an Advance Executive Order because of the association of union activities in pressing for their rights by a strike.  Going on strike is an activity which the Mad Hatters take for themselves and themselves only by striking against their obligations, even going home for the weekend while the nation's future wobbles, while depriving others of the same joys.

Constitutional Support. The President alleges support for the Advance Executive Order in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. See FN 1.

Musings. In particular, the President stated that there may be room for interpreting the signing of any partisan oath (fixing in advance loyalty, position, candidacy-promotion) signed as an elected official or one seeking such election, as an act of insurrection or rebellion against the Constitution, the United States' democratic process that requires that voters be represented, and not outside interests; and by thought processes, not robotic knee-jerk.

The President also noted that the validity of the public debt shall not be questioned, a matter not limited at all to the circumstances of the passing, the costs to the North of the Civil War. See FN 1.

He characterized the charade as too-late buyers-remorse: this laches-tainted questioning of what Congress earlier had passed and condoned (the money's been spent, stupid), cannot be tolerated in an era of global markets, reliance, and fairness and balance. You can't wear the prom dress, dummy, and then try to return it. Such disregard of common sense in order to benefit one's own Self,  in a multigrain society undermines democracy, he went on. One side cannot be allowed to do whatever it takes to win, at the expense of democratic processes and protections, such behavior to Win being erratic having become addictive and endemic in the Mad Hatter rank ranks. Although Robert's Rules of Disorder (Gang of Robert) has engaged in such recently, we can at least rant back. At this point, someone in the back passed a collection plate.

Response has been mixed. "There is some room for some fungus among us," said one member of Congress not a member of the Mad Hatters, "but thinking people take the Hatters' ideas as a side dish, and with a careful pre-emptive wipe and a little salt. These things only thrive on the dead." 

Alice? Do you read us?  See   

FN 1


"Section 3. No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But congress may by a vote of two thirds of each House, remove such disability."

"Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obliga[p.1928]tion incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void"

And furthermore, if signing oaths in advance setting fixed positions regardless of facts on the ground and voters in the booth, the following may apply, absent special exemption, to such rebellion or insurrection against the laws of democracy and representing voting constitutents, is that so?

 United States Code Title 18 Part I Chapter 115§ 2383. Rebellion or insurrection

"Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."

The effect of the loyalty oath: Grain of Salzburg Go to Hellbrun.

7.25.2011 UPDATE: NYTFOB - New York Times Finally on Board, Adam Liptak
Using 14th Amendment, the Debt Ceiling and a Way Out

Friday, July 8, 2011

Safety Net in Literature. No Safety Net. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. 1901 Good old days. No Medicare, No Medicaid,

 Safety Net in Literature.
Not for Mrs. Wiggs in 1901

No Safety Net. 
Suddenly 1901 again

Era of No Social Security, No Medicaid, No Medicare, 
Only the Dole, after you have sold your bed and chair;

or if you are lucky, 

a Benevolent "Better" will appear with a pretty basket
To Keep You and Yours Alive;
 oops, one kid's already dead. Coughed a lot.

Sham Humanitarianism.  The sham of not helping others perpetuates. 

Tough luck, lad. Tsk. 

But even then, you have to sell your gift turkey for sausage and junk
that will stretch maybe a few more days, the children won't even know.

Thank you, oh, thank you.  
Said obsequiously, while smiling and laughing cheerfully,

And there are such amusing things happening with the skinny children, ho ho, 
getting paint in their hair, the dears,
So hungry but so cute! Kootchy. No dinner? Not to worry, ha ha.

The eldest got a "situation"?  Wonderful! 
Two more pennies for the jar~  
We are so grateful that you deign to keep us alive. Thank you, Thank you. 

Is this republican heaven, or am I dreaming? 

Some people can't wait to be superior and be benevolent - feels so good!
when the benevolent sorts feel like it, and it is convenient, but not too much lest the poor get lazy, 
please pass the sugar.

I.  The 1901 Context for Mrs. Wiggs.  Strive and it all works out!

Fog.  Equivocating. Fantasy.

A.  What was life like in 1901 with no safety net for the poor, children, the sick. Read the 1901 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, by one forgotten Alice Caldwell Hegan 1870-1942, The Century Co, publisher, MCMIII. New ones for $88, old ones like ours, for about $8.  Think I'll keep it. See ://

1903? Look back.  The copyright is 1901.

Mrs. Wiggs. Is this Mrs. Wiggs?  In 1934, they made a cute movie of the book. The actress was pretty.

II.   The Widow Mrs. Wiggs herself. Why, she smiles even when everything goes dead wrong! Ho ho.
A sunny nature can overcome anything!

A.  She has a  philosophy. No help needed! No sirree.  As long as there are benevolent rich people she is fine.

No matter what the scum, something always sings.

She has faith:  ways and means will come. She, a widow of an alcohol-tending fellow of mixed background (oh, no!  Even Indian blood!) has a barrel of potatoes and a load of coal, her country cottage burned so she and five children came to the town and live at the RR tracks with no road, just higgledy piggledy houses and a store, and she can't find work, and her eldest, Jim, a teen boy, works where he can, off and on, coughs and coughs, and they can't make ends meet, and do they have to go on the dole?

B.  No! We won't ask for help!  Pull against the debt?  We'll never get free! At the dole, they ask if you have a bed and a table, and if you say yes, they say, go sell it then, and come back later. So Jim thinks he can get a night job guarding a wagon of produce, until the market day, next morning, each night, and it leaves him just enough time to get to the factory to start the shift.

C.  Enter the chipper cute rich girl with a Christmas basket! Hello!  Here you are!  Yes, we are wonderful, aren't we! Enjoy! (Thinks to herself, these folks are POOR) So you all call me if you need anything! Bang goes the door.

Oops, think Jim and Mrs. Wiggs -- we can't keep a turkey like that, we have to sell it and get enough sausage to last a little longer for the children. So they do.

Why, Mama here will just add some veggies to the sausage, and maybe have an orange, and it will be wonderful for Christmas! Maybe a little candy at each plate....If you ain't et turkey, yo jes' don' know how good it is!

D.  Oh dear, come January, rent due, potatoes getting low, taking in laundry isn't enough, what now.

And poor Jim coughs and dies. 

Then Mrs. Wiggs remembers the nice rich girl and goes to her house, where else to go, for help. Skip over her romances with a gent, and fast forward to the nice rich girl writing an article in the local paper about Mrs Wiggs and all she has been through. In come the donations!  Thank heavens for benevolence!  Not only the rich, but poor people give what they can, a quarter, ten dollars.  Bonanza! Thank you, Miss, Rich Lady, thank you!

E.  Meanwhile, the second son manages to find a nearly dead horse, says he'll take it and the owner can't get away fast enough because it costs to dispose of a dead horse, and the boy and Mrs. Wiggs manage, with much hilarity, to revive the poor thing.  So, the boy has a horse to pull his poor wagon of kindling to sell. Sticks for sale! Sticks for sale!

Meanwhile again, a neighbor in the Cabbage Patch, bedridden as I recall,  whose young son has a wooden peg leg, broke his peg leg and couldn't pay $7 for a replacement. So *****

F.  Then the rich Christmas Lady girl, and her heart throb, Mr. Bob (that is his name) meet up through various hilarious events with the Wiggses who are trying to stay afloat and can't without the rich Christmas Lady and the benevolence of Mr. Bob, and on it goes, Wiggses hungry, kids patched in their clothes, ha-ha in the restaurant with Mr. Bob who thought he would treat them after a show (little Wiggs boy delivered some kindling in exchange for some tickets, etc) and the Wiggses, meanwhile, have all that money that the Christmas Lady collected after her article, but she, of course, has to keep it and only dole out so much so it will last the year, oh, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Mr.Bob!  You have done so much! And now you are finding a place for one of the girls to work, as well as our second boy, the kindling fellow, there.  Thank you, thank you!  And the rich little Christmas Lady girl and Mr. Bob, of course, connect right up there, and everybody is so happy they are getting married, ho ho ho.

G.  And surely there will be some nice rich people, we guess the mother of the author here is one of them, who doles out to the rest of the Wiggses so they don't starve and their other kids don't cough up and die.  Newt?  Calista?  Trompe?

The End.

III.   There is never an end. 

A.  The real Mrs. Wiggs. Is it online?  Go check. My copy is from family, blessed with loving libraries and books. Long afternoons paging through. Go to google. Good heavens. In 1934 it became some sort of a comedy film.  That is ridiculous.  This is a family with nothing, living with death, disease, hunger, no coal, and a cheery heart in the mother.  Is that comedy? Go to Amazon:  heart-wrenching and hilarious. They must be kidding.  Ah -- there it is, in Gutenberg, at

Read it online for free at  It will be nothing like my 7" x 5" or so little book, all shabby, just like 1901, yellowed, creased, and I can read it in the sunshine if I want. And set it down. And pick it up.  Smell it. Old paper. Paper can live forever. Is that so?

 B. Trivia.

Social issues never resolve because some never have enough and always think others are undeserving so should not get even what they have.  The powered ones get back in power and assert their right to decide who deserves food and shelter and who does not.  We do!  They do not!  Unless we benevolent them it. That will never change, so move on.

C.  Serious.

Copyright. Ultimate welfare after a period of time during the life of the creator.

Who understands copyright any more?  Have you read Mrs. Wiggs?

Heck, let the work die with the worker.  Why should anyone else freeload on the welfare of an ancestor? Inheritances, copyright, all welfare.  Is that so? Make people work for a living.  Go ahead. Get out there, bum.  Think the world owes you a living?  Hunh. Just 'cause I got an inheritance and have a cushion don't mean you are off the hook. I deserved mine. Hunh.

D.  Comment.

This ebook is impossible.  Sterile dedication. To the author's mother, who for years was the "angel" of the Cabbage Patch.  Nuts.  Making people rely on the dole of their "betters" -- not so nice.  Read it in the ebook and not even notice.  Turning pages takes time.  You get to think.  What is going on?  The ebook: no thinking.  Just click. Robot answers by producing the next fake page.

Do not NOT read these online readers for old books.  Go to your library, go on Amazon used books, get the real thing where real people write.  On online readers, it all is the same typewriter.  No cover, no illustrations.  No heart.

Benevolence of the rich, if you are lucky. Is that in the cards?  Ask Jim  Cough, cough.