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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS, Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Donald J. Trump Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability THE RESISTANCE

Thursday, November 15, 2012



Any day that you can repeat the famous “Don’t Eat The Brown Acid” line from the 1968 Woodstock festival - its a good day for NFTOS. Today, we can thank the Tea Party and its radical membership of Tea-Baggers for the opportunity. Unfortunately, the warning may be too late.

The whole idea of the often socially awkward, old, pasty white, conservative Americans gathering together to derail a black President is far more reminiscent of the early bird dinner hour at an AARP convention - rather than the batshit crazy idea of the current tea baggers to secede from the Union.

Then again, what could we expect? The Tea-Baggers have been tripping on some sort of hallucinogen since their creation - which is a blurred and warped perception of historical events. They have stripped the founding fathers from the history books. They think it is patriotic for their states to secede from the union. They deny that Medicare was created as and continues to be, a government program.

According to Red Alert Politics, less than a week after a New Orleans suburbanite petitioned the White House to allow Louisiana to secede from the United States, petitions from seven states have collected enough signatures to trigger a promised review from the Obama administration. Red Alert Politics is a site where links can be found to all the online petitions for secession for each state and the number of signatures obtained thus far.

 By 6:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, more than 675,000 digital signatures appeared on 69 separate secession petitions covering all 50 states, according to a Daily Caller analysis of requests lodged with the White House’s “We the People” online petition system.

Red Alert Politics comments that “these petitions serve more to make a point than to present a serious proposition, they are a physical symbol of the deep resentment for the direction in which the United States is moving under the Obama administration.” For many people, this is likely the case. For them, it is much more a bluff for flair’s sake. However, there are plenty of people who genuinely like the idea of seceding from an Obama administrated country. Now, some states who have petitioned have stated that should they secede they would remain allies of the US and would maybe consider returning to the Union if they desire to later. This baffles me. People genuinely believe that it is alright to go as far as SECEDING FROM THE UNION because they aren’t grown up enough to accept that the other guy won and think that should they secede they could come back whenever they feel like it? To paraphrase Einstein, either I am crazy or everyone else is, because I can honestly say I do not understand people to even the tiniest degree.

I say to those whom want to secede from the USA, Once you figure it out….please don’t delay! Um...idiots, party of dumb, your train is leaving!

Roger West