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Leo Donofrio’s Biggest Gamble: The Lawyer as Artist….

December 14, 2008

….the Defense Attorney who is defending human beings against the assaults of Satan*
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I say there’s nothing wrong with tireless self promotion as long as there is some ingenuity and talent to back it up. Such is the case with Leo C. Donofrio, most recently in the blogger news (not much in the main stream news anyway) with his lawsuits before the SCOTUS regarding the eligibility of Barack H. Obama. I had heard of his skill at poker. He took top prizes at two “hold ’em” tournaments earlier this year.

Donofrio’s biggest gamble however is his attempt to remove ineligible candidates (Obama, McCain, Calero) from the presidential ballot for failing to meet the “natural born” test. His first suit “Donofrio v. Wells” was conferenced by the Justices on Dec 5 but they declined to order oral arguments. The next test comes tomorrow (Dec 15) in the Wrotnoski v. Bysiewicz when the Court will announce if it will hear that case. Today, on his blog, Natural Born Citizen, we learn that Donofrio is also an artist ,”damn it to hell”!

From Olberman at MSNBC and right on down the line with very few exceptions, I’ve been labeled a tin foil hat sporting freak show loony toon… and for what? I questioned whether a man – who admits his birth status was governed by the laws of Great Britain – is a “natural born Citizen” under our Constitution.
Well, I don’t really give a rats booty product what the media says. It’s all lies and spin anyway. But what does bother me is that they’ve insulted my artistic abilities. I am an artist, damn it to hell!

He goes on to spin a conspiracy yarn he calls “Obama Has a Twin”. He has also written a song with that title which he performs on his MySpace page where he is called The Paraclete. One reference to Paraclete on Wikipedia defines the term as “as the Defense Attorney who is defending human beings against the assaults of Satan (the Prosecuting Attorney, the Accuser, the fomenter of violence).”* He also plays in a band called Schizo Fun Addict.

Donofrio is an excellent writer and researcher and somewhat of a sleuth. His article titled The Mystery of Southern Pines Golf Club is an interesting read, even if you don’t care about golf.

I think I will come down on the side of those, and there are many, who praise his legal talent and his gutsiness in taking on a potentially huge constitutional issue. One can only wish him well in that regard, self promoter or not.

Leo Donofrio: “The Propaganda Ponies of the Fourth Estate”

December 12, 2008

The Connecticut version of the Obama “natural born citizen” cases is before the Supreme Court for conferencing today. The title is, Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz, docketed here. Cort Wrotnowski is a Greenwich CT attorney store owner (see comment below) and Susan Bysiewicz is Connecticut’s Secretary of the State. Leo Donofrio is the New Jersey attorney whose own case Donofrio v. Wells was declined a hearing before SCOTUS last week. Donofrio has assisted Wrotnowski in strengthening this case.

In his blog, Natural Born Citizen, Donofrio takes the press to task for their failure to recognize what this suit is about: namely, the removal of the ineligible candidates (Obama, McCain, Calero) from the ballot because they fail the “natural born citizen” test and not because of their various places of birth. Donofrio fires off this salvo:

This week has been quite enlightening as to the blatantly obvious fact that our “Fourth Estate” press corps have been transmogrified into propaganda ponies polly wanna crackering whatever may be handed down to them from “The One Corporation – your source for everything…” (cue eery theme tune). They don’t report the news anymore. No. Now they tell you what they want the news to be. There’s a huge difference.

For the record, my law suit was brought to remove three candidates from the ballots – three candidates who have big Constitutional issues as to their eligibility.

At the time of his birth, Obama was a British/Kenyan citizen by descent of his father. Because I pointed out pesky international laws which governed his citizenship due to the fact that a father has every legal right in the world to have the laws of his nation apply to his son, I have been labeled a conspiracy freakoid of nature.

Never mind that I included demands for Panama John McCain and the Nicaraguan born Roger Calero to also be removed from our ballots. No, they don’t want to talk about that do they – because it would blow the “he’s just another Obama hater” mantra clear out of play.

A citizen (me) raised the Constitutional issue of first impression as to the meaning of “natural born Citizen” in Article 2, Section 1, of the United States Constitution – that ultimate pesky legal document for those who would rather “be” the law instead of following it.

What are the Fourth Estate propagandists worried about? Thou doth protest too much. Me thinks so. Why? Because the law is against their man – it indicates Barack Obama is not a natural born Citizen of the United States. And most of the media pundits have basically agreed by default. I say this because when yelling and mocking the issue, their main argument is not that the law is on their side (they know it isn’t), but rather that the law shouldn’t be discussed at all.

The gist of Donofrio’s argument regarding Barack Obama:

Like it or not, rich or poor, great or strong, Democrat or Republican, Obama was born under the jurisdiction of Great Britain via Kenya. There is nothing conspiratorial about saying that. Obama has it posted on his own web site. It’s this very definition which I included in Cort’s Wrotnowski’s brief. Here’s what it says at Obama’s web portal, Fight The Smears:

When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children. (Emphasis added.)

There it is. Obama is telling you his status was “governed” by a foreign jurisdiction. This is no theory. This is a fact.

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U.S. Supreme Court: No Clear Path Re Obama Eligibility….

November 28, 2008

Perhaps one can sense now why Barack Obama chose constitutional law as his personal field of specialization. It is becoming increasingly clear that Mr. Obama has known all along that he is constitutionally ineligible for President of The United States but has nevertheless mounted  an extremely successful campaign which threatens an end run around the Constitution and has brought him nearly to the U.S. Presidency. I will be writing here only about the issue of  Barack Obama’s dual  citizenship, acknowledged as fact on his website, because of his Kenyan Father’s status as a British subject. There are other important issues that need airing concerning the validity of the birth certificate posted on his web site and the possible forgery involving Mr. Obama’s Selective Service Registration.

Let me be clear from  the outset that the constitutional issues clouding Barack Obama’s eligibility also pertain to John McCain (born in Panama), Governor Bill Richardson (a dual Mexico U.S. citizen), former Governor George Romney (Mitt Romney’s father, born in Mexico) and one Roger Calero, who was on the ballot this year as a candidate of the Socialist Workers Party. Calero is clearly not a U.S. citizen as he is a Nicaraguan here on a Green Card.

This issue of how ineligible candidates were allowed on the ballot will be coming to a head on Dec 5 when the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has scheduled a conference on the merits of Leo Donofrio v. Nina Mitchell Wells, Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey – no. 08A047

Attorney Donofrio’s case seems to be the most promising among the dozen or so that have been filed in various states as well as at SCOTUS. (A Connecticut case has found its way to SCOTUS: No. 08A469 Title: Cort Wrotnowski, Applicant v. Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Secretary of State)

A most interesting discussion of the legal ramifications surrounding the “natural born citizen” issue appeared today at TD Blog. (Also see The Federalist Blog)  Contributor Judah Benjamin at TD Blog states at the outset that:

The next time you are feeling particularly sure “the fix is in” and that my abiding notion that the main problem with this Election isn’t a gigantic conspiracy but a mass of small conspiracies and cabals and a vast mass of negligence, incompetence, ignorance and just plain a-holeism consider the candidacy of Roger Calero. You might also want to think about Governor Bill Richardson’s candidacy, Richardson is a Mexican-American bipatride and a natural-born Mexican citizen, or national, under the Mexican Constitution. It isn’t just BHO II, not even close.

Judah Benjamin is not at all confidant that SCOTUS will hear Donofrio’s case :

….granting that Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Thomas and Kennedy are all either Federalists, or inclined towards the Federalist position, it is my belief that Donofrio’s case will probably not be heard because the whole issue is, as one of my legal friends in England called it “a poisoned chalice”. The Justices can follow the Law and risk calumny and civil disorder, or ignore the plain Common Law reading of the Constitution and risk usurpation and civil disorder.

That’s it folks; “calumny and civil disorder” or “usurpation and civil disorder”! Whatever it is it won’t be pretty but The Constitution must be defended and amended if warranted.

It’s Happened Before: Remember Dewey/Truman?

November 3, 2008

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So what if Gary Trudeau has already prepared his President Obama strip; so what if the Irish bookie paid off McCain/Obama bets early; McCain can still pull this one out and make fools of the naysayers.

The Story Behind “Dewey Defeats Truman”

The 1948 presidential election campaign was a hard fight for Truman. By traveling thousands of miles, Harry Truman talked and spoke to many people. He spoke out his feelings on the issues rather than double talk his way out of giving a direct answer. The people that listened to him started the now famous phrase “Give ’em Hell, Harry”. Harry Truman said he was just telling the truth. More and more people began to come out to listen to his speeches. The famous “whistle stop” campaign drew the farmers and small town people out by the thousands. The Democrats were so badly split that they didn’t think Truman had a chance against Dewey. There was very little money behind Truman.

Tuesday, November 2, 1948, Truman and his family voted in Independence, Missouri. Later he went to Excelsior Springs, Missouri and spent the evening at the then famous Elms Hotel waiting for election returns. He retired early and not knowing that history was about to be made in the form of a headline in a newspaper being printed about the outcome of the election — “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN”…..

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The Forgotten Man: He Who Produces and Saves….

November 2, 2008

“The state cannot get a cent for any man without taking it from
some other man, and this latter must be a man who has produced
and saved it. This latter is the Forgotten Man.”

William Graham Sumner

Almost 100 years ago, economist William Graham Sumner aptly described the way a big government philosophy – the same philosophy Barack Obama espouses today – treats the productive American worker, calling him the “Forgotten Man.”

Well, recently Americans learned about one of those Forgotten Men – Joe the Plumber. And Joe the Plumber helped us all see what an Obama White House will mean for working Americans.

When Joe confronted Senator Obama on the campaign trail with the question of what would happen to his taxes under an Obama Administration should he realize his dream of owning his own business, Joe cast the decision that faces us in this election in stark relief.

Which is better for our economy: Politicians redistributing our wealth or growing more wealth?

And Senator Obama gave us an equally stark answer: Under his leadership, America will focus on “spreading around” the Forgotten Man’s wealth, not encouraging him to create more of it.

So while Obama claims he will cut taxes for 95% of working families, what he really plans is to take more money from the Americans who already pay the great majority of income taxes and “spread the wealth” to many who don’t even pay taxes to begin with in the form of a government check.

The Barack Obama Democrats may think it’s their right to redistribute wealth, but it surely isn’t the view of the average American worker, and it’s clearly wrong.

We know that government should focus on creating the economic conditions that will allow all Americans to prosper, not to try and redistribute wealth more evenly among Americans. We also know that the way for America to prosper is to leave Americans with more of their income, allowing them to do what they do best — create the businesses, jobs, and opportunities that drive our vast economy.

Joe the Plumber has struck a chord because he reminds us (and should remind politicians in Washington) that government, no matter how well intentioned, has to be paid for, and that money comes from guys like Joe. Politicians can either bleed him dry to fund their programs, or they can encourage Americans to create more jobs and more wealth – and keep government limited and effective.

That’s the choice we face in this election.

(received 11/02 in an email from Newt Gingrich)

Vote the Issues; This is Not About Race!

November 1, 2008

John McCain Owns the Issues!
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Socialist = Black: Latest Left Lunacy!

October 22, 2008

The good old English word Socialist has become the latest code word for Black and is now a designated smear according to at least one dunce on the Left. Dunce Lewis Duiguid, a Kansas City Star columnist has come up with the idea that when Republicans speak of Obama’s socialist agenda they want the listener to decode that word as black. He writes:

The “socialist” label that Sen. John McCain and his GOP presidential running mate Sarah Palin are trying to attach to Sen. Barack Obama actually has long and very ugly historical roots…..McCain and Palin have simply reached back in history to use an old code word for black. It set whites apart from those deemed unAmerican and those who could not be trusted during the communism scare.

The funniest, and most intelligent, part of the affair is the comments from the paper’s readers, to wit:

….I had a good chuckle at what can only be a called a Freshman College Student’s failed attempt at linking his argument to the facts in this article. There are virtually no White Americans that associate Blacks as a race as being Socialist. Code Word? Indeed!….Obama IS a Socialist. Obama isn’t Black he’s a Mulatto. IF he gets elected you will have to say there’s a Half White Man in the White House! That must drive you crazy because that will leave Bill Clinton as the First Black President! (As Proclaimed by your own beloved NAACP!)…. and

….In point of fact, A. Phillip Randolph was a labor union organizer, with more than a few socialist leanings. Paul Robeson was an avowed Marxist, a celebrated member of the American Communist Party, and a winner of the Lenin Peace Prize. W.E.B. Dubois was a known Trotskyite and Maoist, ran for office as a member of the American Labor Party, and also won the Lenin Peace Prize. He once wrote, “Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature.” Dr. Martin Luther King was never an official member of the Socialist party, but several of his advisers were (Hunter Pitts, Stanley Levinson). Dr. King founded the “Poor People’s Campaign,” an attempt to “spread the wealth around,” as Sen. Barak Obama would say.

M. Rizzuto over at ConservativePunk remarks:

This most laughable aspect of this charge, is that author Lewis Diuguid expects us to believe that something like J. Edgar Hoover’s use of the word socialist to describe blacks is somehow fresh in the minds of Americans, leading it to be the natural connection we make when we hear the word. Not to mention that W.E.B. Du Bois was in fact a socialist.

Also see Bob Parks/Black and Right
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Republican Party Has Moved to the Right: Powell

October 19, 2008

What are you saying? Please Gen. Powell, you have clearly moved Left. He says the Republican Party has moved more to the Right than he would like to see it. The fact is, however, that the G.O.P. now consists of two factions; the centrist, mostly eastern, country club Republicans and the rest of the base, conservative folks in the red states. Colin Powell says the McCain people have made the William Ayers friendship the central focus of the campaign and speaks of the “very, very limited” relationship that Obama has had with Bill Ayers! Huh! The Ayers connection, and Obama’s refusal to be truthful about it, is becoming a more important issue precisely because it indicates extremely poor judgment unbecoming a presidential candidate.

Today we learn definitively that in 1997 Obama wrote a short review of a William Ayers book. Suggestions of this have appeared in the media before but now an industrious blogger has dug up the actual book with Obama’s blurb and photo.( photo below) Blogger zomblog says:

I find it very hard — no, make that impossible — to believe that Barack Obama had “no idea” who William Ayers really was, or that he had a past as a notorious domestic terrorist (as Obama’s campaign has claimed) while serving on panels with Ayers and simultaneously praising Ayers’ book in a major newspaper.

This story is likely to continue growing, and I thought that the image above would provide a good “visual” for the Obama-Ayers connection.

[UPDATE: On page 82 of the book itself, Ayers mentions Obama. So there’s no question they knew each other.]

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Michell Malkin’s take on this today: Finally, we arrive at the real reason Powell is endorsing Obama: The party, he complains, has become too “narrow” for his tastes. Pro-abortion Powell can’t stand the thought of two more Republican Supreme Court appointments. He thinks Sarah Palin is too conservative. He shares the Obama view of our base as racist and non-inclusive — but has nothing to say about the rabid pack of America-damning preachers who helped make Obama the “transformational” figure Powell has placed his faith in.

Anyway, below is the Colin Powell appearance with Brokaw today:

Obama’s Subtle Hustle, Smooth as Mother’s Butter

October 13, 2008

“In the Name of Obama, Amen!

“I Will Follow Him”: Obama as My Personal Jesus is the title of an article in the Sept 18 issue of “The Sophian”, a student run newspaper at Smith College in Northampton MA. Asst. Features Editor Maggie Mertens, who penned the piece, opens with:

Obama is my homeboy. And I’m not saying that because he’s black – I’m saying that in reference to those Urban Outfitters t-shirts from a couple years ago that said, “Jesus is my homeboy.” Yes, I just said it. Obama is my Jesus.

You can read the rest here.

More on the Obamamessiah:

Is Barack Obama the Messiah?

Obama: Messiah of the Braindead

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One wonders, is there any rational thought remaining on the Left? Clutch has figured out just how malleable are the Obamamaniacs. The clever lyric from their song “Subtle Hustle” is excerpted below: Subtle Hustle – Clutch MP3 1:06

Back again with a quickness, pick it up, pick it up.
Master arithmeticness, light it up, light it up.
I got the heat in both feets, snake handler’s hands.
Come back with slickness and do it all again.

My subtle hustle, smooth as mother’s butter.
I let it ride on, I let it ride on.

Now I’m the media’s darling, pick it up, pick it up.
An international phenomenon, light it up, light it up.
I cause eclipses with a wave of the hand.
Let them hang in ellipses and do it all again.

My subtle hustle, smooth as mother’s butter.
I let it ride on, I let it ride on.

I got your number. I steal your thunder.
I got your mother’s maiden name tattooed on my arm.

I drive out daemons. Can I hear an Amen?
Now say my name.
Lay hands on screaming heathens. And do it all again.

My subtle hustle, smooth as mother’s butter.
I let it ride on, I let it ride on.

The Left: Unhinged by the Tinge (Insane Rage)

October 12, 2008

The tinge of racism, that is. Ever since that A.P. reporter attributed “racial tinge” to Palin’s mentioning of Obama “palling around with terrorists”, the Left has been tripping over themselves to accuse McCain/Palin of injecting “vigillantism” “racism”, and “mob incitement” into the campaign. Frank Rich of NY Times and Dana Milbank of WaPo are particularly exercised. Paul Krugman predictably gets on board with his description of “the insane rage…visible in the right-wing media”. Also see Michell Malkin’s piece today for her take on this unhingement.The humorous illustration below is from NY Times today accompanying the Frank Rich column.


MUSH!