Waiting For The Paraclete’s Other Sandal To Drop (Or, What Is The Sound Of One Foot Stomping???)

Supposedly Tired Of Their Childishness, The Paraclete Gave His Followers The Boot

A few week ago on November 19, 2011,  Leo Donofrio, Esq., aka The Paraclete, booted his followers off his website supposedly in the hopes that only attorneys would post there and perhaps give the joint a little class.

From now on, if you want to post here, you must be licensed to practice law.  State your real name and the jurisdiction(s) you are licensed in.  NO EXCEPTIONS. The national dialogue on the legal issues discussed here has often become juvenile at best and intentionally misleading at worst.

http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/in-the-spirit-of-truth/

As I pointed out in my Internet Article, The Paraclete Gives Up The Ghost, I considered this an admission of defeat by Donofrio on the Birther issues, and a turning point where he could attempt to regain some measure of legal respectability following his creation and pumping of idiotic Birther legal theories like the stupid two citizen-parent nonsense.

http://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/the-paraclete-gives-up-the-ghost/

Well, he has posted two articles since that date, and on both of them the only comments come from Leo Donofrio himself.  Four from himself on the last post!  His latest article concerns not Birtherism, but martial law, and the suspension of certain habeas corpus rights originally found in that English common law that he once found sooo inferior to Emerich de Vattel, and French law. This also confirms my prediction that he would attempt to regain his lost credibility in the legal community.  Plus, this is great fodder for mega-fangirl Dianna Cotter and her ersatz career as a civil rights reporter.

http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/martial-law-the-fix-is-in/

But also, I wonder how long it will be before Donofrio opens his website back up to a newer group of  non-attorney followers. Maybe he is aiming for a better class of disciple, who unlike the Birthers, is literate and has some minimal reading comprehension skills for a change???  And, is Donofrio going to change the name of his blog from Natural Born Citizen to something less reminiscent of his forays into lunacy???  Since the Paraclete is often represented by a dove, I charitably suggest Rara Avis.

Whatever on the name, I suspect he will have to let his flock of loonies back in to have some exterior validation.   Because, the sound of one foot stomping comes across sounding very much like a tantrum.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1: The Paraclete is a nickname chosen by Donofrio for himself. It has religious and non-religious connotations ranging from Holy Spirit to  lawyer. Wkik says:

Paraclete means advocate or helper. In Christianity, the term most commonly refers to the Holy Spirit. Paraclete comes from the Koine Greek word παράκλητος (paráklētos, that can signify “one who consoles or comforts, one who encourages or uplifts; hence refreshes, and/or one who intercedes on our behalf as an advocate in court”).  The word for “Paraclete” is passive in form, and etymologically (originally) signified “called to one’s side”. The active form of the word, parakletor, is not found in the New Testament but is found in Septuagint in Job 16:2 in the plural, and means “comforters”, in the saying of Job regarding the “miserable comforters” who failed to rekindle his spirit in his time of distress.

“Paraclete” in Classical Greek

The term is not common in non-Jewish texts. The best known use is by Demosthenes::

Citizens of Athens, I do not doubt that you are all pretty well aware that this trial has been the center of keen partisanship and active canvassing, for you saw the people who were accosting and annoying you just now at the casting of lots. But I have to make a request which ought to be granted without asking, that you will all give less weight to private entreaty or personal influence than to the spirit of justice and to the oath which you severally swore when you entered that box. You will reflect that justice and the oath concern yourselves and the commonwealth, whereas the importunity and party spirit of advocates serve the end of those private ambitions which you are convened by the laws to thwart, not to encourage for the advantage of evil-doers. (Demosthenes On the False Embassy 19:1)

Note 2: Rara Avis. A weirdo of sorts.

  rara avis [ˈrɛərə ˈeɪvɪs]

n pl rarae aves[ˈrɛəriː ˈeɪviːz]

An unusual, uncommon, or exceptional person or thing

[Latin: rare bird]
Unusual person.  Anomaly. A rare bird.
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32 responses to “Waiting For The Paraclete’s Other Sandal To Drop (Or, What Is The Sound Of One Foot Stomping???)

  • bob

    Love how Donofrio ends his latest article:

    This Martial Law affirmation comes on the heels of the Congressional Research propaganda I wrote about in my last report. Two alarms have gone off. Be warned, America… martial law is coming.

    Obama will probably veto the bill, but like I said above, the bill is only an affirmation of existing powers. His veto will not change those pre-existing laws. The veto will make him look like a good guy, so that when Obama does reach for these horrific powers, those who support him will point back to this veto to show that he was always against suspension of habeas corpus, etc. But the excuse will then surface that, “an emergency we simply did not foresee has come to pass and the President must now use all of his powers to defeat the enemy”.

    This is a dog and pony show. Nothing happens without these federal freaks knowing about it first. Martial law is coming and they are setting up the script now.

    I do pray that reams of tin foil are my inheritance for posting this alarming missive. Please, oh Lord, let me wear the blessed tin foil hat of shame and take this burden from our nation. Let me live in ridiculous splendor accepting with glee the blogosphere’s tomatoes launched at my head forevermore.

    • Slartibartfast

      Be careful what you wish for… (on the other hand, at least he’s asking for something he’s likely to get this time…)

  • Fred Muggs

    Did you go on vacation of late Sqeeky or are waiting for the next pile of crazy to come your way from Mario, Leo, etc.?

    • Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

      No, I have just been busy putting up Christmas decorations and shopping. I have a few Internet Articles in progress. One is on Mario “the Mangler” Apuzzo, but I am still trying to figure out exactly what he is trying to say.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

  • Fred Muggs

    Sorry I misspelled your name, Squeeky. It was early after all. Hope to see you new posts soon. Have a good week.

  • Fred Muggs

    Hope all of you are having a good holiday. Did you see where our pal Leo seems to have found a new shiny toy? He has been researching Spiro Agnew’s parentage and claims his father was naturalized before Spiro’s birth. He claims the Obots have been inflicting a terrible slander upon poor VP Agnew for months by claiming Agnew’s Greek father naturalized at least 3 years afterwards.

    There seems to be conflict in the census records that show the elder Agnew as an alien in 1920 but naturalized in 1910 according to Leo’s new research. Leo of course misses the point that no one ever questioned that Agnew was eligible for VP by place of birth at any point regardless of the status of his father.

    I am not sure what the Obots could do to sully poor old Spiro’s reputation any more than he did to himself in life.

  • Fred Muggs

    What happened to Squeeky? My theory is that she eloped with Leo and I am sticking too it. Happy New Year everyone.

  • Fred Muggs

    Good god. I meant “to it”. Must be the Colt 45.

  • Reality Check

    @ David Farrar, Leo Donofrio, Orly Taitz

    OK, here is your chance to strut your stuff:

    http://rcradioshow.blogspot.com/2012/01/rc-radio-natural-born-citizen-debate.html

  • Sally Hill

    OMG! I take a short break from visiting this blog and you are right back at it – bashing and trashing your fellow American’s who happen to hold a different opinion than yourself.

    You little vixen!

    I’m not a moron JUST because I have a different opinion than you. Why must you belittle people? Now, I very well might be a moron, but not for the reason you state and your reasoning is unfounded.

    If I say the sky is blue and you say the sky is purple, then by your definition I’m a moron because I don’t believe it is purple. HOWEVER, by the same token, because you don’t believe it is blue – perhaps you are the moron. Do you see the absolute absurdity in your reasoning?

    Why is it so hard to understand the need for 2 US citizen parents to create a Natural Born Citizen? It seems perfectly legitimate and common sense stuff to me. IN MY OPINION, a NBC is like a purebred. It takes 2 of the same kinds of things to create something pure. If you have 1 of this kind (poodle) and 1 of that kind (Labrador) , they create an unpure bred called the Labradoodle. They are both dogs, but their offspring is not a natural born bred, not a pure poodle nor pure labrador. And I’m NOT likening Obama to dogs, just using dogs as an easy analogy.

    Obama’s family has history (and not such great history at that) with the British. How do you know that history, that harsh treatment of his grandfather by the British does not interfere or affect his decisions or interactions with Britain? It really doesn’t matter what your answer is – the fact is that is a question that should NEVER be able to asked of POTUS.

    If you can ask where his allegiances lay (because of his parentage) then he is not eligible. Surely you can see where the Founding Fathers, who had just fought a bloody and devastating war would not have wanting ANY outside influence in their governing body.

    Now, stop name calling and bullying people that hold a differing opinion.

  • Sally Hill

    P.S. Why should you care what Leo does or doesn’t do with his blog? What difference does it make to you and your belief?

    Perhaps you don’t feel as though he should have the same freedom of speech as you to do as he pleases here in America?

  • Slartibartfast

    Ms. Hill,

    Your opinion doesn’t affect the US Constitution or US law which clearly says that President Obama is a natural born citizen. You are entitled to your own opinion, but when you put yourself in the company of a bunch of willfully ignorant, idiotic, lying bigots others people have the right to call you on it.

  • Sally Hill

    You forgot to add to your statement – IN YOUR OPINION. The US Constitution or US law clearly says that President Obama is a natural born citizen IN YOUR OPINION.

    Clearly it is your opinion since the Constitution CLEARLY and UNEQUIVOCALLY absolutely does NOT define who is a Natural Born Citizen – as is clearly stated in a decision written by the US Supreme Court.

    And you are welcome to call me out on where our opinions differ. In fact, you are free to call me anything you like – in this country we have freedom of speech – of course, I might find it to be rather childish and immature, but then that is usually the mode of attack chosen by those wishing to absolve Obama of any wrong doing.

    At the end of the day, you are most correct however. My OPINION doesn’t affect much. But the most important thing is DOES affect it how I vote – and when you get right down to it – which is the thing I think irritates Obama followers the most – the voting booth is where MY OPINION matters most.

    And I’m a little confused at your last statement….I believe there was a typo in there and I’m having difficulty reading between the lines. Exactly who are you calling names such as willfully ignorant, idiotic, lying bigots? I’m not sure if you are calling me those names or referring to yourself in a sarcastic way. If it was meant as sarcasm, you missed your mark. I have NEVER and would NEVER call anyone names or believe anyone was stupid, ignorant, or an idiot for disagreeing with me. And I simply wouldn’t know how to go about equating bigotry with a difference of opinion. LOL It simply is unAmerican and above all – totally immature. Mr. Slartibartfast, I’m an adult and most of the time I try to act like one.

    • roadburner

      sally,

      your statement….

      `You forgot to add to your statement – IN YOUR OPINION. The US Constitution or US law clearly says that President Obama is a natural born citizen IN YOUR OPINION.´

      it was also the opinion of the judge in the arkeny case (who cited wong – supreme court) , hence the birther movement lost yet again, which came as no suprise.

      face it sally, from a legal standpoint your president has nothing to fear whatsoever as the precedent was set years ago which backs him up.

      the birthers however seem to be still batting around the (proven irrelevent) minor case and losing every time

      quixotic to say the least

  • Agent Smith

    Sally Hill said:

    You forgot to add to your statement – IN YOUR OPINION. The US Constitution or US law clearly says that President Obama is a natural born citizen IN YOUR OPINION.
    Clearly it is your opinion since the Constitution CLEARLY and UNEQUIVOCALLY absolutely does NOT define who is a Natural Born Citizen – as is clearly stated in a decision written by the US Supreme Court.

    No–it was the opinion of the SCOTUS that Mr. Wong was a natural born citizen* and the opinion of the Ankeny court that President Obama was a natural born citizen as a result of that ruling. While that is not binding precedent, it is precedent–for any lawyer defending President Obama it is the equivalent of having the teacher giving you the answer key to help you with the test**. No birther lawyer can produce a valid refutation of the Ankeny decision–both because they are hopelessly incompetent and because they have no valid interpretation of law to support them. The only thing that has prevented birther cases from being laughed out of court on the merits*** is that they have been found to have procedural deficiencies first.

    * The losing side in WKA argued that if the ruling was upheld then Mr. Wong (mod 14/35) could run for POTUS. The SCOTUS agreed–and upheld the ruling.

    ** Although I imagine that Orly could screw even this up…

    *** I would note that standing is actually one of the merits of a case as well as mandated by the Constitution–not that birthers have ever been shy about violating the Constitution when it suits them…

    And you are welcome to call me out on where our opinions differ. In fact, you are free to call me anything you like – in this country we have freedom of speech – of course, I might find it to be rather childish and immature, but then that is usually the mode of attack chosen by those wishing to absolve Obama of any wrong doing.

    Not all opinions are equal–specifically the birther’s opinions regarding natural born citizenship have all been shown to be completely without merit. I’m not defending President Obama–I’m calling birthers out for being unAmerican scum who wrap themselves in the flag while defecating on the Constitution just because they hate the man who happens to be president*. Sorry, but I don’t suffer fools gladly and all birthers are fools (and bigots).

    * A visceral hate of President Obama (or Obama Derangement Syndrome) seems to be a defining trait of birthers–usually justified by nothing more than propaganda from Fox News talking points.

    At the end of the day, you are most correct however. My OPINION doesn’t affect much. But the most important thing is DOES affect it how I vote – and when you get right down to it – which is the thing I think irritates Obama followers the most – the voting booth is where MY OPINION matters most.

    It annoys me that you base your vote on propaganda rather than facts, but I’m not worried about how the birthers vote (they were never going to vote for President Obama anyway)–they do the president far more good as a wedge issue.

    And I’m a little confused at your last statement….I believe there was a typo in there and I’m having difficulty reading between the lines. Exactly who are you calling names such as willfully ignorant, idiotic, lying bigots?

    Birthers. Specifically, people who believe that President Obama is ineligible for the office of POTUS.

    I’m not sure if you are calling me those names or referring to yourself in a sarcastic way.

    Are you a birther? (by the definition above) I’ve found a shibboleth to determine if someone is a birther or not–can you say: “I believe that President Obama is eligible for his office”? If you can, you aren’t a birther in my book and I’m not calling you those names (although you’ve been an apologist for willfully ignorant, idiotic, lying bigots for a while now…), but if you can’t… I leave you to draw your own conclusions (I hope it doesn’t hurt you too badly). By the way, if you can say the shibboleth but omit the president’s title, then you aren’t a birther but you do suffer from Obama Derangement Syndrome.

    If it was meant as sarcasm, you missed your mark. I have NEVER and would NEVER call anyone names or believe anyone was stupid, ignorant, or an idiot for disagreeing with me.

    Nor would I–being a seditious, imbecilic, lying douchebag who pals around with racists, on the other hand…

    And I simply wouldn’t know how to go about equating bigotry with a difference of opinion.

    I’m not–I’m saying that all birthers are prejudiced against President Obama. In other words, they hate him for irrational reasons. I don’t care what anyone’s opinion is so long as it is based on the facts and logic.

    LOL It simply is unAmerican and above all – totally immature. Mr. Slartibartfast, I’m an adult and most of the time I try to act like one.

    Like respect, disrespect is earned. The birthers have earned my disrespect and I feel no compunction to be civil to people who deserve nothing but my contempt. And it’s Dr. Slartibartfast, if you please ;-P

    Look at our conversation as an iterated prisoner’s dilemma–with each reply we get to choose whether or not to show good faith and whether or not to be civil. I’ve decided not to be civil to those who show bad faith (and to show good faith myself). Do what you like and I will react accordingly.

  • Slartibartfast

    Whoops! Forgot to change names…

  • IceTrey

    Anyone born in England today to non-resident aliens is denied English citizenship. There are over 100 countries that follow the same line. Therefore your idea that ju soli alone makes an NBC is refuted.

    • roadburner

      so the law in other countries takes precedence over u.s. law on u.s. soil?

      riiiight

      you are a classic example of why the birther movement has lost every case to date without exception.
      an outlandish opinion born of your personal dislike of your president does not overturn u.s. law, constitution, and precedent.

      that´s not how things work

      • IceTrey

        NBC is a universal term. It applies everywhere. You either are or are not an NBC of the country of your birth. If your basis for NBC is jus soli and most countries don’t even recognize jus soli then your argument is false.

    • Slartibartfast

      IceTrey,

      Since you didn’t give any source for what you said about England, I’m just going to assume you made it up, but even if you didn’t, we don’t follow English law today (people like you who abhor the Constitution may not understand that we fought a war for the principle of self-determination–if you want to follow other country’s rules why don’t you GTFOOTUSA! On the other hand, we do still follow the common law of the several states which (for the most part) descended from the common law of England which included Calvin’s Case in which the principle of jus soli was established–a principle reaffirmed by James Madison. I think any rational reader can only conclude that Madison understood the Constitution and you are an idiot*.

      * Which is further evinced by your belief that the laws of other countries determine who US citizens are.

      • IceTrey

        NBC is a universal term. It applies everywhere. You either are or are not an NBC of the country of your birth. If your basis for NBC is jus soli and most countries don’t even recognize jus soli then your argument is false. NBC is a term of natural law not English common law. In addition our fedreral law does not follow ECL it follows natural law and American common law. I may be an idiot but you are an ignorant fool you knows nothing but what you make up in your own head.

      • IceTrey

        BTW, it’s called Google if you are too stupid to use it to look up the immigration law of the world’s countries then your stupidity is proven.

  • iceTrey

    I see my comment about non-birthright countries was removed. I expected as much considering how it shoots your whole case to hell.

    • roadburner

      the only thing your comment shoots to hell is your credibility.

      is sharia law applied in the u.s. court system? no, and neither is the law of other countries regarding NBC status, whatever they may be.
      this is because it would be unconstitutional, not that the birthers seem to have much respect for the constitution anyway-

      you came to the party, but brought nothing with you. most dissapointing

      • IceTrey

        NBC is a universal term. It applies everywhere. You either are or are not an NBC of the country of your birth. If your basis for NBC is jus soli and most countries don’t even recognize jus soli then your argument is false.

    • bob

      iceTrey is correct that jus soli is not the law in many countries. And? It is the law in the United States.

      iceTrey is also correct that England currently does not practice pure jus soli. And? Jus soli was the law under pre-ratification English Common Law, the basis of U.S. law.

  • Slartibartfast

    Wow, IceTrey clearly has an IQ below freezing… that was some special stupid.

    • IceTrey

      Wow what a well thought out and provocative refutation of my argument….NOT!

      • roadburner

        ice trey has come!

        bringing forth a theory that the greatest birther minds have overlooked, and has singlehandedly overthrown the evil obama regime.

        and then, waking up realises that it was all a dream and that nasty man with the funny name is still the legitimate president of the u.s.

        being a birther sucks sometimes, doesn´t it?

  • Slartibartfast

    US common law descends from English common law* (at the time of the Declaration of Independence) and I see no reason to waste my time debunking an ignorant and imbecilic troll who believes that other nations have sovereign right to determine US citizenship. I would have about as much chance of making you understand the Constitution and the law as I would of teaching bat guano calculus. If you hate the US so much, why don’t you just leave?

    * LA, Napoleonic code, yada yada yada…

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