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Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Groundswell Group Stoked Scandals with Help From GOP

When David Corn broke the Groundswell story last week, the general reaction among the politerati was a shrug and a giggle. Even influential NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen called it "no big deal."


But audio of a May Groundswell meeting obtained by C&L from a source who wishes to remain anonymous reveals Groundswellers met with top Congressional leaders to lobby for a select committee endowed with subpoena power to investigate the White House. Lobbying may be too mild a term, since they really are plotting with those same leaders to invent very real scandals with very real investigations in order to sink the country into a mire of inaction and sabotage the remaining years of President Obama's term.


Catherine Engelbrecht "facilitated" the May 8th Groundswell meeting. Engelbrecht is the president and founder of True the Vote, a Texas group dedicated to challenging voting rights among the poor, students, and minorities. In addition to their regular work attacking sections 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act via lawsuits, Engelbrecht was the media go-to person for the media on the phony IRS scandal. That story broke on May 9th, after the Benghazi hearings had more or less fizzled out the previous day.

There was wave after wave of headlines about these so-called scandals. Some people wrote about what an awful week the White House had. It wasn't coincidence. It was orchestrated and planned by this group of people, who had the will and the power to secure the participation of people like Darrell Issa, John Boehner and more.

True the Vote led the charge to sue the IRS and serve the highest-profile plaintiff among the "aggrieved" groups. Yet this audio recording shows their president "facilitating" a clearly partisan, right-wing activist group meeting of people who claim to be fighting a "30-front war." No big deal? When is the last time anyone you know could ring up the Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee and take a face-to-face meeting in the wee hours of the evening with approval from the wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice?

In the first 20 minutes of the meeting, a lot of ground was covered. The audio of the final hour or so is available, but the quality is not clear enough at this time to publish it. However, they helpfully provided handouts at the meeting relating to their voter suppression efforts discussed later on. Here are some highlights from the audio and then parts that came later.

Benghazi "Scandal"

At 3:45, Jerry Boykin advises the group of the meetings he and Frank Gaffney had with Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Darrell Issa concerning Benghazi on the evening of May 7th about how the Benghazi investigation is progressing. This was the night before the last Congressional Oversight Committee hearing was held on Benghazi, where the so-called whistleblowers were to testify.

In the late-night meeting with Gaffney and Boykin, Boehner advised both that they needed to allow the regular order of committee meetings to play out before he would push for a select committee. Issa told him the same thing. Boykin and Gaffney reported this to the group, along with a promise that there "would be answers." Both reiterated that they and former Rep. Allen West were very concerned about the lack of a military response and assured the group that "what we'll find today is that Hillary Clinton made some egregious decisions and the president was basically absent from his post and did not make the decisions that as the Commander-in-Chief he should have been making...because he was focused on some other things."

They further assured the group that they weren't backing away from their demands, but instead they "kind of have a pledge from...Issa and the Speaker."

Future Debt Ceiling Battles

Just past the Benghazi discussion, the group received a report about upcoming debt ceiling negotiations, where they are advised that a survey has gone out to conservative lawmakers to see "what they're looking for in exchange for their votes raising the debt ceiling."

Of course, you'd never know from the press they get that there was any intention of raising the debt ceiling at all. Now we all can see that they will in fact do it reluctantly, as Shonda Weery reports when she advises that it's "not a vote they'll want to give without getting back something in return." Let the horse-trading begin.

Voting Rights

During the meeting, True the Vote made a presentation (document below) about their plan to attack groups who are actively working to protect voting rights around the country, particularly after the Supreme Court gutted most of the protections. Code-named "Hydra", True the Vote argues that the left is undermining voting rights, and must be stopped, by hook or by crook.

Let's review that timeline.

On May 8, 2013, True the Vote is a facilitator and presenter at a meeting where Ginni Thomas and others are key players. TTV presents their plan to attack "the left" for daring to register voters. They're committed to stopping them from challenging any and all efforts to disenfranchise voters. Or as they describe it, securing the vote. Others might call it democracy corrupted.

On May 9, 2013 the IRS "scandal" breaks after Lois Lerner plants a question in a conference Q&A about IRS "targeting."

On May 21, 2013, True the Vote, represented by ActRight Legal Foundation, sues the IRS for not granting their tax-exempt status and targeting them for their beliefs. ActRight Legal Foundation uses Cleta Mitchell as one of their consulting attorneys. Mitchell is a well-known and very high profile litigator on behalf of conservative causes. There are very few conservative nonprofits that don't have Mitchell's fingerprints all over them.

True the Vote goes all over conservative media with their tale of woe. Their message: The IRS was used as a tool by the liberal president to target conservatives and suppress their free speech rights. Until True the Vote was a victim of the terrible IRS, they were under Congressional investigation for voter suppression, by the way.

In fact, the IRS had ample reason to believe they were a partisan, political group who was not simply acting on behalf of voters everywhere. But that did not stop Engelbrecht from pushing forward with her anti-voter initiatives while simultaneously leading the charge against the IRS.

But wait, there's more. True the Vote wrote a letter in opposition to the nomination of Thomas Perez for Secretary of Labor, complaining that "Mr. Perez, through political appointment and action, has made clear his intent to ignore key functions in federal election law – namely Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA)."

In TTV's document entitled "Hydra with Footnotes", the battle lines are drawn with very partisan rulers. After making their case that the "Organized Left is preparing a massive campaign to promote 'Universal Registration' and threatening to block citizen observers from the polls," TTV vows to target those groups however they can and defeat the terrible lefty Hydra by "attack[ing] the source of its strengths", which they view as the usual right-wing targets: unions, the NAACP, Common Cause, Project Vote, Demos, Center for American Progress, The Nation Foundation, and more.

While this flurry of organizing and activism is happening, TTV is front and center in the press with loud, strident claims that the IRS "targeted" them.

Another active member of Groundswell, J. Christian Adams, contributes content to the True the Vote site on issues such as whether any fix to the Voting Rights Act is possible after it was gutted by the Supreme Court in June. Adams serves as counsel to the Election Law Center, yet another right-wing effort to suppress the vote.

The efforts of this group should not be marginalized, given that what they are saying is repeated in the halls of the House and the Senate on a daily basis. It isn't just right-wing crazy people being crazy. These are activists with contacts in high places who are using those contacts to strip people of their rights, to invent scandals to undermine the President at every turn, and to marginalize Hillary Clinton if she should choose to run in 2016. Those are just a few of their goals. They have power and they're not afraid to use it.

Group members are the water-carriers and action arm of the billionaires' tea party. Listen to the full 20 minutes of that audio, or read the transcript here to see just how destructive they intend to be.

This is the first of a two-part series. Tomorrow, I'll look more closely at Ginni Thomas' involvement to see whether Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas engaged in unethical conduct or colluded with his wife and her associates.

True The Vote's Hydra document presented at the meeting:

Hydra Plan - Plan to Attack Voting Rights by Karoli

This story is very revealing about the lengths that the American Taliban will go to - to undermine the president. Make no mistake his is planning for a coup, it is directly organizing activities, not to win an election, but to destabilize a sitting government - and it is being led by Christian deconstructionists, radical teabaggers, and the talibangelicals.

How many different kinds of disgusting do you have to be to conduct this kind of business?

This is war. And you don't win war by challenging the way your enemy fights in court. You win it by fighting the same way. Instead of watching the poll watchers, progressive groups need to be poll watchers and challenge the voting rights of suspect individuals. Like, oh, old white men. What's needed is several weeks' worth of right-wing outrage ginned up by television footage of dark-skinned people challenging the right to vote of traditionally Republican voters -- especially in heavily Republican precincts. Imagine the gloriousness of it all: New Black Panther Party poll watchers demanding old white Teabaggers provide proof of their right to vote -- and all in accordance with the very laws. True The Vote is so desperate to implement.

Roger West

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Irrational fears, the fear that all blacks are all up to know good.

A color blind society is what we have in America today, and below Stephen Colbert slams this form of racism.

Color blindness is the new racism - certainly you jest NFTOS?

You know the old adage:

I’m not racist but …
I wouldn't pick one up in my cab
I wouldn't want my daughter to marry one
I wouldn't rent my flat to one
I wouldn't employ one

[check out Anita Heiss book "I'm Not Racist, But....]

Stephen Colbert. Video courtesy of Comedy Central.

Why are there such different understandings of the "difference that race makes?" It is partly due to the fact that many Americans - especially white Americans - are deeply invested in the idea that individuals (or groups of individuals) are solely responsible for their own success or failure, and thus they attribute success or failure solely to a person's "effort," "culture," or "values." Perhaps if all Americans were to engage in a more concrete, historically informed discussion about "opportunity" and "achievement" in the U.S., including the role that institutions have played (and continue to play) in shaping people's lives, we might have a very different understanding of "race" and its implications.

There are various shades of "color" in our country, and they must all be kept in perspective, none at the expense of the other, if we want to address seriously the question of how to be an equitable society today, it will almost certainly be difficult one, and it will require effort, awareness, and responsibility. We can not afford to be "colorblind." We need to develop our ability to see "color" for what is, has been, and will be, so we're prepared to deal with its consequences.

Are we ready for a colorblind society? Only if we are ready to deny responsibility for racism.

Roger West

Monday, July 29, 2013


North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Proves No IQ Needed To Run The State

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said Friday he would sign a bill passed by the North Carolina legislature that would become the most oppressive voting laws in the nation. But when asked to speak about a provision in the bill that would prohibit 17-year-olds from registering in advance of their 18th birthday, McCrory admitted he “did not know enough and had not read that portion of the bill.

The bill, passed just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act and paved the way for new suppressive state laws, imposes a laundry list of new restrictions on access to the ballot, including eliminating same-day registration, cutting early voting, easing campaign contribution limits, and expanding the mechanisms for alleging voter fraud. In remarks saying he would sign the bill, McCrory focused on his support for the bill’s voter ID requirement — a particularly oppressive and discriminatory policy that McCrory has long supported. But when asked by an Associated Press reporter about another provision in the bill to limit new voter registration opportunities, McCrory said, “I don’t know enough. I’m sorry. I haven’t read that portion of the bill.”

McCrory also dodged questions about two other elements of the bill that restrict early voting and end same-day registration, choosing instead to tout new campaign contribution limits, and pointing to an amendment — added by Democrats — that would expand early voting hours to make up for the limited early voting days.

When a reporter repeated the original question, McCrory said same-day registration concerns him because of the “possibility for abuse.” He added: “There’s plenty of opportunity for voter registration — online, off-line, through many methods. I thought that was a fair system before, and I think it’s a fair system now.” The Associated Press pointed out that North Carolina has no online voter registration, although voters can download a form online and print it out.

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision that effectively disables federal oversight of states with a history of voting discrimination, states have raced to pass new restrictive voting laws. On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder said he would challenge a voter ID law in Texas under another provision of the VRA not affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling. Holder hinted he would pursue similar actions against other states with restrictive laws, saying, “This is the department’s first action to protect voting rights [after the Supreme Court's ruling]. … But it will not be our last.”

So if I have this right, the options are (a) he signed a bill into law that he hadn't read, or (b) he merely told others he hadn't read the bill, to deflect questions about the law's specifics, which he felt uncomfortable discussing, or (c) North Carolina is the home of the most gullible conservative voters, East of California.

Roger West

Sunday, July 28, 2013



I was asked by a friend to view and comment regarding the first two videos below.
Watch for yourself.


Chris Rock - How not to get your ass kicked by the police.

I added this clip because its Chris Rock not in character, telling the truths about being black.

Ann Coulter pwned by Bill Maher and Chris Rock

Whether the first two videos do truly reflect the black community is not for me to judge. My problem is racism, hating and discrimination because ones skin tone doesn't match yours. My own race has despicable folk in it, white trash, welfare taking, methamphetamine making, murdering bone thugs as well.

The issue is not about bone thugs, black or white, its about stopping the slavery,1863 mentality! To suggest that any one race is above another, is disgusting at best. By far, racism is one of the worst evils that this world has to offer.

Racism can be defined as the hatred of one person by another -- or the belief that another person is less than human -- because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person. It has influenced wars, slavery, the formation of nations, and legal codes.

Often white American's whom aren't racists [sic] tell me, "Get over it and move on" - which is the most ludicrous of positions or platforms to stand upon! Racism is not some tragic event to get over; it's the ongoing tragedy of cumulative experiences that shape how one sees the world. Moreover, stereotypical imagery affects all who see it, not just the lampooned race. The negative images of blacks, whether old black-face minstrel actors shucking with joy over a watermelon rind or today's portrayals as criminal, promiscuous, and foolishly materialistic, are an equal opportunity influencer -- everyone is impacted by their repeated viewing.

A very close African American friend once told me:
"Stereotypes are not the sovereign territory of bigots, of which the rest of us can pretend don't exist. We all know that loud car stereos, baggy clothes, ethnic names, and watermelon have never discriminated against anyone, but a black person with any of those things calls to mind stereotypical imagery that can be detrimental to their careers, well-being, dreams, and even their lives. Unless history becomes a blank slate and the social construct of race is dismantled, we can never just forget and move on."

There is my answer WK.

Roger West

Saturday, July 27, 2013




Welcome to America. Land of those who think they’re free, home of the hopelessly insane.

Gilberton Pennsylvania Police Chief Mark Kessler, is no ordinary police chief. His actions of late are outlandish, idiotic and very scary, yet his boss backs his actions - even through a series of demented, angry, psychopath profanity-laced tirades featuring Kessler and his guns (which he fires disturbingly into various targets mocked-up to look like famous liberals and Democrats) which have been populated to You Tube - and thousands of people this morning are understandably a little more than irate over them.

Below are two videos - just another gun peacock, strutting about with his alternative manhood strapped to his waist, desperately seeking the respect and admiration that he will never, ever get. This story is about belligerent incompetence, coupled with immense responsibilities, leaving one derelict to their duties.

Libtards take it in the ass.

Mark Kesslers version  of apology

So this asshat, when he was sworn in to his office, took an oath to uphold the laws and constitution of the united states - so much for his word, morals and character - not exactly the kind of person you want watching your back, when something goes down, or protecting and serving "Libtards" when in need. If he doesn't resign, he should be sent packing, with these weapons of mass destruction pleasantly shoved up his posture for good measure!

Not only is this asshat living under the protective wing of liberal accomplishments (pensions, benefits, shorter work hours, unions, etc.), but – as a cop – he is an agent of the very “Socialism” he despises. The police are a social program extended ostensibly to the entire populace in order to enhance our collective quality of life, and, thus, fit our modern, colloquial definition.

This trend of these radical gun huggers tend to be seeping, ever flowing in droves through the cracks of the posterior of delusional thinking.

Police chief Mark Kessler reminds me of - when you visit the zoo, you often pass the primate cage - and it is there you’ll see apes picking up their own fecal matter and tossing it at the glass where you are standing. This is the Mark Kessler.

If this mans tirade, his actions are not concerning to everyone with at least one brain cell, then Houston we have a problem. It is fruit loops like Kessler whom need to be taken off the streets and locked up forever - throwing their feces at the preverbal glass window!

Congratulations Mark Kessler, you have won NFTOS' asshole of the year award!

Related: Mark Kessler, Pennsylvania Police Chief, Says 'F*** All You Libtards,' Apologizes With Assault Rifle

'America's scariest police chief'

Roger West

Friday, July 26, 2013



In an exclusive interview airing Thursday night and Friday morning on ABC, the only minority juror on the six-person panel that acquitted George Zimmerman expresses remorse that Zimmerman was found innocent on all charges, saying he “got away with murder.” But, she adds, she determined after deliberation that Florida law dictated that result. In excerpts released in advance by ABC, Juror B29, who identifies herself only as “Maddy,”

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The only explanation of “self-defense” in the 27-page instructions given to the jury was in the section on the “Justifiable Use Of Deadly Force,” which describes Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, and reads:
If George Zimmerman was not engaged in an unlawful activity and was attacked in anyplace where he had a right to be, he had no duty to retreat and had the right to stand his ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he reasonably believed that it was necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

Juror B29 is the second to speak out since Zimmerman’s acquittal. Last week, another juror who spoke anonymously to CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 referred specifically to the Stand Your Ground law, saying the provision was a major factor in their deliberations. She also expressed more sympathy than Maddy toward Zimmerman, however, saying she felt sorry for him, and that Trayvon Martin was partly responsible for his own death. Four other jurors later issued a statement distancing themselves from these comments.

Maddy's words:
“George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can’t get away from God. And at the end of the day, he’s going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with,” Maddy said. “[But] the law couldn't prove it.” 
When the jury of six women—five of them mothers—began deliberations, Maddy said she favored convicting Zimmerman of second degree murder, which could have put him in prison for the rest of his life. The jury was also allowed to consider manslaughter, a lesser charge. 
“I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said.
However, on the second day of deliberations, after spending nine hours discussing the evidence, Maddy said she realized there wasn't enough proof to convict Zimmerman of murder or manslaughter under Florida law. 
Zimmerman concedes he shot and killed Martin in Sanford on Feb. 26, 2012, but maintains he fired in self-defense. 
“That’s where I felt confused, where if a person kills someone, then you get charged for it,” Maddy said. “But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty.”

As a mother, Maddy said she has had trouble adjusting to life after the verdict, and has wrestled with whether she made the right decision. 
“I felt like I let a lot of people down, and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Did I go the right way? Did I go the wrong way?’” she said. 
“As much as we were trying to find this man guilty…they give you a booklet that basically tells you the truth, and the truth is that there was nothing that we could do about it,” she said. “I feel the verdict was already told.”

I am not sure what's more disturbing, the fact that Zimmerman walked, or to know that a juror failed to stand her ground with her guilty verdict. Certainly a lesson learned would be to have more than six jurors and certainly the jury should be as diverse are the country itself.

Clearly most Americans with an IQ above 3 agree that Florida's Stand Your Ground law is severely flawed. This miscarriage of justice is what's wrong with this "great system". I have said over and over in my blogs, "I'd never want to leave my fate in the hands of 6 people too stupid to get out of jury duty".

I have come to the conclusion that reason has no antithesis like a jury in session!

Roger West

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Cross posted from thinkprogress:

Tuesday, Governor Ultrasound Bob McDonnell apologized for bringing embarrassment to his state by accepting tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts and about $120,000 in loans from a controversial tobacco executive. But though his actions are the subject of a federal grand jury and a state investigation, cable news largely ignored this story — opting instead to focus on the sex life of former Congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D).

Reports emerged Tuesday afternoon that Weiner had shared additional explicit conversations and photos after his 2011 resignation from Congress. Cable news channels reported this news repeatedly throughout the day. At 5:37pm Eastern time, CNN and MSNBC went live to Weiner’s press conference about the matter, while Fox News showed footage of Weiner’s remarks as The Five criticized his behavior. In total, more than 90 segments on cable news channels focused on Weiner and the his sex life between noon and midnight on Tuesday (according to the subscription-only TV Eyes Media Monitoring Suite). The news was heavily regurgitated throughout the evening on those channels, as well as Current TV, Fox Business Channel and HLN.

Just two cable news segments covered McDonnell’s statement: MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and Fox News Channel’s Special Report With Bret Baier. MSNBC’s Maddow began her Tuesday broadcast noting the two scandals and the media’s disparate coverage, observing, “Here, I thought the Bob McDonnell news was going to be the big political scandal news of the day.” She then joked that McDonnell owed Weiner a thank-you note, proposing a post-script of, “Please save the next pictures-of-your-genitals publication date for day I resign from office. Yours truly, Governor Bob.”

McDonnell currently represents the nation’s 12th-largest state, with more than eight million people. He and his family personally helped Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams Sr. market his scientifically-unproven nutritional supplements and he reportedly arranged a meeting for Williams with Virginia’s health secretary. In turn, Williams loaned the McDonnells money, paid $15,000 for the costs of their daughter’s wedding, and bought Mrs. McDonnell a $6,500 Rolex watch so she could give it as a gift to her husband the governor.

Weiner, who currently represents zero people, has been accused to no legal wrongdoing whatsoever.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013


MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes eviscerates Bill O'Reilly. While I am not the biggest fan of the show - with this one segment it would seem, that Hayes is finally starting to come into his own.

On Monday night, O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly delivered a lengthy critique of President Obama’s remarks about the death of Trayvon Martin, accusing the President of ignoring the “real problems” facing black people, including something he called “gangsta culture.” Tuesday night, All In with Chris Hayes rebutted what he called O’Reilly’s “super-racist rants.

Yes white folk, some of you are still racists!

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If you take liberal speak on race as race baiting, if you think that race had nothing to do with the Trayvon Martin case, if you think like Justice John Roberts, that race is no longer a problem in these United States, then you are a racists!

Roger West

Tuesday, July 23, 2013



The hosts of The View ridiculed Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli for his push to reinstate the state’s Crimes Against Nature law on Monday, a measure that would make felons out of consenting married couples who engage in oral or anal sex in the privacy of their own homes. The act was struck down by federal courts after Cuccinelli blocked efforts to bring it in line with the Supreme Court’s 2003 Lawrence v. Texas ruling.
“Michael Douglas better stay out of Virginia,” co-host Joy Behar teased, referring to the actor’s claim that he developed throat cancer from performing oral sex. She later joked, “he wants the government on my back and my husband off of it” as the other hosts piled on.

Cuccinelli has long supported restrictions on the sexual behavior of consenting adults and has linked certain acts to homosexuality. “My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that,” he told a newspaper in 2009.

He reiterated that view during the first gubernatorial debate against Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe on Saturday, admitting that his extreme anti-LGBT beliefs have not changed. Those positions, however, are now raising concerns from some traditionally Republican business donors, who fear that his extreme views could jeopardize the state’s economic development, and have left the attorney general at a substantial fundraising disadvantage.

So if we are to read the Cooch correctly, he wants the law to reflect "his view" that all sex he considers to be not of his liking to be banned?

The Cooch's "view" is that sex should be used for procreation only, that a man is only to have sex with his wife once a month when she is most fertile.

People are entitled to their views, of course. however, laws should never govern a person's sex life, no matter what someone else's "views" are.

Roger West

Monday, July 22, 2013



An Ohio gun group is soliciting donations to “provide [Trayvon Martin shooter George] Zimmerman, who has no current source of income, with the funds he needs to replace his firearm, holster, and other gear.” Citing a news report indicating that the U.S. Department of Justice asked police to “keep possession of all the evidence from George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial” — most likely so that they can use that evidence in conducting a federal investigation into the Martin shooting — the Buckeye Firearms Foundation spins a complex conspiracy theory built around the idea that Attorney General Eric Holder will use the Zimmerman investigation to somehow target other gun owners:
This move to prevent Mr. Zimmerman from claiming his property is an unacceptable abuse of power. And the threats of federal charges on civil rights grounds is little more than blatant pandering for political gain. 
Moreover, based on statements he and others have made recently, Holder hopes to use this as the first step toward renewing this administration’s attack on gun rights. . . . George Zimmerman has every right to get his property back. 
And if Eric Holder chooses to deny Mr. Zimmerman that right, Buckeye Firearms Foundation will remedy the matter by purchasing a NEW FIREARM for him, including a holster, flashlight, and any other gear he wants.

Zimmerman shot and killed the unarmed Trayvon Martin while the teen-aged boy was wandering through Zimmerman’s neighborhood carrying an iced tea and a bag of Skittles. Zimmerman was later acquitted after the jury hearing his case was instructed that he “had the right to stand his ground” and use deadly force against Martin if he “reasonably believed that it was necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.” One of the six jurors that acquitted Zimmerman confirmed in an interview with CNN that Florida’s Stand Your Ground law played a role in her decision. In her words, "because of the heat of the moment and the Stand Your Ground. He had a right to defend himself. If he felt threatened that his life was going to be taken away from him or he was going to have bodily harm, he had a right.”

Under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, prosecutors had to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman was not engaged in such self-defense at the time that he shot Martin — meaning that the jury was required to let him off scot-free even if they were fairly certain that Zimmerman acted unlawfully, so long as they had reasonable lingering doubts regarding whether Zimmerman was actually the aggressor.

And now, an Ohio gun group wants to ensure that Zimmerman is armed once again — just in case he feels like he needs to stand his ground in the future.

Naturally the first item of business after killing a teen is to get Zimmerman another gun. Kudos to the Buckeye Firearms Foundation for this noble gesture. Caution readers, George Zimmerman could be coming to a town near you!

Roger West

Sunday, July 21, 2013



In his first gubernatorial debate against Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (Talibangelical) admitted Saturday that his extreme anti-LGBT views have not changed. While reaffirming his extreme earlier comments about what he termed “the personal challenge of homosexuality,” he suggested that he would create an economically positive environment that would help LGBT Virginians.

McAuliffe repeatedly attacked the Cooch throughout the Virginia Bar Association debate in Hot Springs, VA for his record of demonizing science, women’s health, and LGBT people. Twice, McAuliffe noted that the Cooch had called LGBT Virginians “soulless” and “self-destructive” and that his attempts to rescind non-discrimination protections have hurt Virginia’s business climate.

The Cooch consistently ignored the attacks until moderator Judy Woodruff asked him directly about his previous comments. The Cooch responded briefly, saying, “My personal beliefs about the personal challenges of homosexuality haven’t changed.” He then said that as governor he would “create an environment” where economically every Virginian has opportunity.

In contrast, McAuliffe reaffirmed his support for marriage equality, promised to sign an executive order banning discrimination in employment, and said while Virginia’s constitutional ban and Republican legislature make it unlikely, he would sign a marriage equality law if it came to his desk.

The Cooch and the American Taliban should take a long look at themselves. If they did, they might just see that they themselves indeed are the “soulless” and “self-destructive” ones.

Delusional vile conservative voices claim to speak for a "god" - that they say brings hurricanes and earthquakes, illness and catastrophe upon this Country because of a love between two people of the same gender.

When will their "god" bring violence against, divorce, greed, murder, child abuse, promiscuity gossip, dishonesty, incest, theft, idol worship/capitalism, genocide, apathy, and the judging of others? Radical right wing bigotry is indicative of the hypocrisy of their religious thinking, and its failure to follow the true mission and teachings of Christ. Their obsession with sex is a sexual disease transmitted by ignorance itself - and in their attempt to force their beliefs on society with unconstitutional laws through the "purchased " power of politics - which has become their idol and single creed - has alienated the multitudes searching for truth, love and reconciliation in the Lords good news . Conservatives have brought shame upon the church. Love has been substituted with fear. Woe to those white washed tombs and broad of vipers with hearts like old wine skins ready to burst - and you fail to see the truth in Scripture just like the Pharisees, your eyes are veiled with bigotry, prejudice, self righteousness and superficial teachings and tradition.

The judgment by the Talibangelicals is meaningless, we each will stand before Oz, I mean God, and shall be judged for what we thought we did in his name. 

Under the Cooch, the Virginia state motto, "Virginia is for Lovers", shall have a disclaimer affixed under a Cooch rule - love in Virginia would be subject to approval by the Cooch.

Roger West

Saturday, July 20, 2013




Last nights Real Time, Dan Savage told Bill Maher about his reactions to this year’s monumental Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage, the most laugh-out-loud awful anti-gay arguments, and one of his favorite ways to troll Christian conservatives. He also explained to Maher how gay male couples are most likely to be promiscuous, while lesbian couples are most likely to be monogamous, leading him to conclude that the problem with monogamy is simply “dick.”


Savage said how whenever he has people come up to him and tell him that gay people cannot biologically produce a child, he just tells them “Anything is possible for God,” and “I’m gonna keep inseminating my husband and keep my fingers crossed.” The camera jumped to a one shot of conservative guest Grover Norquist looking visibly uncomfortable, leading Maher to quip that Savage should move on so as not to induce any actual vomiting.

The look on the bastards face, that being Norquist was priceless!

Maher also found it amusing that Savage’s son came out to him as straight, joking how kids always want to rebel against their parents. Savage used this to slam the religious claim that kids adopt their parents’ sexuality, because 1) he had straight siblings and his parents weren’t particularly shitty just to him, and 2) gay people are born to straight couples all the time. That’s kind of how gay people come into the world.

Its funny if you think about it, that infertile couples can be together because God might grant them with a pregnancy, but homosexual couples can't because you need at least one penis and a womb to get pregnant. It's like humans have decided to limit God's power based on a random set of rules. How is it, that this all powerful OZ, I mean God, is incapable of futzing with those rules - seems very laughable to me. Apparently, OZ, I mean God can create man out of dirt, cause the infertile to bear children, cause a virgin to birth the Messiah, but when it comes to something like male pregnancy, He's flummoxed.

As Ellen DeGeneres says in the closing of all her TV shows, "anyway", its a great time had watching this most radical Talibangelical - Grover Norquist squirm in his seat.

Roger West

Friday, July 19, 2013


Cross posted from thinkprogress

Almost one in four young black males have experienced recent unfair treatment by the police, according to a newly released Gallup Survey. Among black males between ages 18 and 35, 24 percent said they recalled an instance within the last 30 days in which they were treated unfairly during dealings with the police. For all African Americans, that number was 17 percent. Here’s Gallup’s breakdown by category:

Twenty-four percent of African Americans also reported unfair treatment at a store, while 16 percent reported mistreatment in a restaurant, bar, theater, or other entertainment place within the last 30 days.

Police targeting of young black men has drawn new attention with the acquittal of George Zimmerman, but it is not a new phenomenon. Reports of police mistreatment of African Americans reached their peak in 2004, when 25 percent of all blacks surveyed by Gallup reported police mistreatment within a one-month period. In 2011, the New York Police Department made more stops of young black men than the number of young black men in all of New York City. Personal experiences have prompted even some of the most prominent and powerful African Americans to advise their sons on avoiding mistreatment by police, including former Reading Rainbow host Levar Burton, and Attorney General Eric Holder. After a jury found Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman not guilty, MSNBC Host Melissa Harris Perry said she was relieved when her ultrasound revealed that she was pregnant with a girl because of the adversity she feared a boy would face. “I will never forget the relief I felt — I’m a sexual assault survivor — and yet the relief I felt at my 20-week ultrasound when they told me it was a girl,” she said. “And last night I thought, I live in a country that makes me wish my sons away, makes me wish that they don’t exist because it’s not safe.”

What is most remarkable about the Gallup poll is that it captures only unfair treatment by police within a random 30-day time period — a duration during which most Americans probably have no interaction at all with police.


Thursday, July 18, 2013



No, not Turner and Hooch, you read it right, Governor Ultrasound and the Cooch.

Yes, Virginia, your are just as "Wack-A-Doodle" as other GOP run states when it comes to radical American Taliban like rule - from either elected or wannabe elected officials.

In Virginia, conservatism has taken on a new meaning - which is, ratcheted up, archaic like cavemen ideological themes, and its message is resounding ever louder with both the words and actions of Governor Ultrasound and the Cooch..

Once again we come to you with yet another story about Transvaginal Bob's problems with ethics.

We will let the videos below speak for themselves.

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I thought that the Talibnagelicals theme was smaller government, yet daily, they want to be in the business of overseeing bedroom activities and ruling women's vagina's.

With regards to Governor Ultrasound and his families misuse of everything gift and money, its time for them to go, literally, get the hell out of the office. There is one thing we are assured with these scandals, one, that Transvaginal Bob is more than likely done when it comes to politics - never ever again allowing him more time to accept gifts illegally - and to force his sick controlling ways on women's rights; second, with the Cooch's unwillingness to back off with his troglodyte ideology, we are just about as assured that he is not the next Governor of the State of Virginia.

RELATED: Cooch Watch

Roger West

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Cartoon courtesy of

If we listen to the true bone thugs of our country, the proponents of "Stand Your Ground", and the Guns Over People - the gun huggers untied society [NRA], we are led to believe that all black males come from the same mold, which might include words like, lazy, food-stampers, drug dealing, gangsta criminals up to now good.

There is nothing that Americans do better - than judging others and racial profiling, whether we know them or not - There are 6 million Trayvon Martin's in this country, with a hoodie, gold teeth, dark skin, teen - and they are automatically bundle into stereotypes, like:

Stupid, Irresponsible, Crack babies, Teen pregnancy, Drop-outs, Incarcerated, Fathers leave their kids, Love fried chicken and Kool-Aid, Lazy, Violent, Live in the ghetto/the projects, Wasted generation, Loud, obnoxious, rude, Nappy hair, Bad attitudes, disrespectful, Hoodlums, Poor, Obese, Dirty, Sex, drugs, porn, weed, Guns, Low job expectations, Speak different English. [This list compiled from over 734 hate mails sent to NFTOS since verdict was released]

Martin Bashir last year [video below] attacks the "character assassination" of Trayvon Martin.

BASHIR FROM MARCH 28TH 2012 [Video courtesy of MSNBC]

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If we take a look at George Zimmerman's past, [Content provided by "political blind spot"] via his old "MySpace account, we see a Zimmerman that apes the very stereotypical analogies that the country is associating Martin too. [Full story seen here]

Excerpts from Zimmerman's MySpace Account:
In his biographical blurb, he discusses things he doesn't miss about his former home in Manassas, Virginia: 
I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book. Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!”
In an August 24, 2005 blog post, he boasts about his relief about the proceedings in a criminal case. 
Im still free! The ex hoe tried her hardest, but the judge saw through it! Big Mike, reppin the Dverse security makin me look a million bucks, broke her down! Thanks to everyone for checkin up on me! Stay tuned for the A.T.F. charges……
A few days later, he expresses happiness that the other charges against him were reduced to misdemeanors. 
2 felonies dropped to 1 misdemeanor!!!!!!!!!!! The man knows he was wrong but still got this hump, Thanks to everyone friends and fam, G baby you know your my rock!
In 2005, a 20-year-old Zimmerman was arrested and charged after an altercation with a police officer. The same year, his ex-fianceƩ filed a restraining order against him and accused him of domestic violence.

Now if I was to take my perceived view of Zimmerman from his MySpace page, I might perceive him to be of a criminal element - out walking, doing no good - "these Fucking People always get away" Right George? Spoken from a true POV [Point of View] experience evidently!

Was George Zimmerman referencing this due to his own modus operandi as a bone thug, a cop beating, woman beating bone thug ?

The preponderance of evidence is overwhelming in this case, if you look at the totality of Zimmerman v. Martin, one doesn't have to look far to see who the bone thug racist is!

George Zimmerman, profiled and murdered a teen, he was judge and jury in situation that well exceeded his: IQ, his mentality, and most of all, certainly his "soft" physical being.

Robert Zimmerman vigilante rhetoric starts at 2:37

Really Robert Zimmerman? Vigilante? Speaking of your pot and Kettle Moment!

6 jurors are entitled to their view [remember my comment form yesterday: "I'd never want to leave my fate in the hands of 6 people too stupid to get out of jury duty"] of the case - their interpretation of the law [limited in scope] which was based on the evidence presented, [which wasn't much] and that hence is where a portion of this travesty lies. As I said in my blog "System Failure, Death While Walking Black - "This is not so much a proclamation of right vs. wrong, but more so a declaration of the judicial system. Perhaps we need to look more closely at the laws and the interpretation of such and make the proper changes."

There are so many wrongs in this case, where to start? Stop profiling, stop judging, stop racism, and, if your not a cop in real life, well then for gods sake leave the protecting and serving to the real Barney Fife's!

Roger West

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


John Oliver Blasting The Zimmerman Verdict

What's the old saying? "I'd never want to leave my fate in the hands of 6 people too stupid to get out of jury duty"?

The myriad of problems associated with the Zimmerman case are just too numerous to list in a single blog.

As a white man, I find the actions of some white people utterly disgusting! I find it hard to believe that in circa 2013 - the filthy nasty comments are being sent to African Americans whom have chosen to voice their opinion on this case.

I would tell my race that we are 250 years removed from the civil war, and yet our words today, portray this very unlettered mentality of a time long ago. Take heed white folk, "for it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"!

I often used to claim that our political discourse was the worst division or obstacle before us, seeing the vile ugliness of my own race over this case, I have to say, that as a country, we are no better today than we where in 1863, and it is this divisiveness that takes the lead as America's worst.

Justice you say? Florida law, no racism what so ever? Both of these people pictured invoked stand your ground, on killed, and one fired warning shots. One walked away Scott free, one got twenty years. Where is this justice you speak of America? See the problem here readers?


Juror B37: What can you say, she is on a first name bases with the murderer, she appears to be very: sympathetic to "George", condescending, and it appears that she had preconceived ideas of guilt well prior to - or before she should have. Also less than 48 hours after the trial, Juror B 37 had a deal sealed to write a book [which has since been rescinded see below link], there is no doubt in this bloggers mind that dollar signs of a book deal where well discussed prior to her being seated as a juror. She also claims that she would trust "George" to be a "wanna-be-cop" again. HUH?:! Seriously? She also stated that race wasn't a player in the trial - is she sure she was speaking on the same Zimmerman trial!?

I could write my doctoral thesis on this case, something to consider I guess - but what does it say about America, that today white people are reconstituting the "N" word to taunt Americans of race for their opinions? Van Jones was pummeled with the word 25 times in a tweet right after the verdict.

Not only does the verdict disgust me, but so does the actions of white "Christians"! From the Ted Nugent's of the world [the man who shit his pants to avoid the Vietnam draft, also see the link below regarding pants shitting] to those bold racists, who utter direct racial epithets from behind both closed doors and computer screens - you humans are the most vile despicable homosapiens to ever troll the earth - you are not Christians, you are not Americans, and lastly, you are not human! Your ignorance resonates with a resounding thud! Lack of education and common decency is not an excuse for your behavior!

Below John Oliver shreds the Zimmerman verdict:

I found a letter from an African American to George Zimmerman, and it goes like this:

Dear George Zimmerman, 
For the rest of your life you are now going to feel what's it like to be a black man in America. 
You will feel people stare at you . Judging you for what you think are unfair reasons. You will lose out on getting jobs for something you feel is outside of your control. You will believe yourself to be an upstanding citizen and wonder why people choose not to see that. 
People will cross the street when they see you coming. They will call you hurtful names. It will drive you so crazy that you'll want to scream at the top of your lungs. But you will have to wake up the next day, put on a firm look and push through the day. 
I bet you never thought that by shooting a black male you'd end up inheriting all of his struggles. 
Enjoy your "freedom".

A black male who could've been Tryavon Martin

George Zimmerman made a statement during his "we don't need you to do that" killing of an innocent teen: "Those fucking punks always get away with it"! How true he is, especially in this case - yes George, you are indeed, a fucking punk!


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Roger West

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Facts On Blacks And The Criminal Justice System

George Zimmerman killed one boy, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Although a Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty, his attitude — that a young black male is an object suspicion and contempt — not only cost Martin his life but has infected the entire United States criminal justice system.

Law Professor Michelle Alexander makes the point powerfully:

It is the Zimmerman mindset that must be found guilty – far more than the man himself. It is a mindset that views black men and boys as nothing but a threat, good for nothing, up to no good no matter who they are or what they are doing. It is the Zimmerman mindset that has birthed a penal system unprecedented in world history, and relegated millions to a permanent under caste.

The statistics back up Alexander’s point. Minorities, especially the six million young black men in America, get much worse outcomes from the criminal justice system for the same conduct:
A black male born in 2001 has a 32% chance of spending some portion of his life in prison. A white male born the same year has just a 6% chance. [Sentencing Project
 In major American cities, as many as 80% of young African-American men have criminal records. [Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow] 
African-Americans who use drugs are more than four times as likely to be incarcerated than whites who use drugs. African Americans constitute 14% of the population and 14% of monthly drug users. But African-Americans represent 34% of those arrested for a drug offense and 53% of those sentenced to prison for a drug offense. [American Bar Association
 In seven states, African Americans constitute 80% or more of all drug offenders sent to prison. [Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow] 
 Black students are three and a half times as likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers. One in five black boys receive an out-of-school suspension. Education Secretary Arne Duncan who commissioned the study, said “The undeniable truth is that the everyday education experience for too many students of color violates the principle of equity at the heart of the American promise.” [New York Times
Black youth who are referred to juvenile court are much more likely to be detained, referred to adult court or end up in adult prison than their white counterparts. Blacks represented 28% of juvenile arrests, 30% of referrals to juvenile court, 37% of the detained population, 35% of youth judicially waived to criminal court and 58% of youth admitted to state adult prison. [National Council on Crime And Delinquency
The United States imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid. [Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow]

In 2004, the American Bar Association created a commission which produced recommendation to address “racial and ethnic bias in the criminal justice system.” Thus far, their recommendations have been largely ignored in much of the country.

RELATED: Is There Racial Bias in “Stand Your Ground” Laws?

With Racial Roles Reversed, Three Self-Defense Cases That Went The Other Way

When the facts and data stack up likes this, it no wonder that the George Zimmerman's of the world walk Scott free of murder. How is it circa 2013, that we still oppress human beings - a country who professes itself to the world that civil rights are at the forefront of its democracy - Tell this to the 6 million Trayvon Martin's.

Roger West

Sunday, July 14, 2013


UPDATE: 7/14/13 16:16 The link below is inundated with hits, that's why the site won't load. Be patient and also be advised that the DOJ has said they will look into civil rights violations. Also, below an addendum to the 911 operator telling Zimmerman to stop.

"Not guilty." The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for Trayvon Martin's killing resonates far beyond those two words today. Only in America can a dead black boy go on trial for his own murder! Justice denied, Twinkie Guzzlers acquittal is the latest in a long string of sad chapters in American history with regards to both race and guns.

This is America, what do we expect? The only thing you aren't allowed to kill in America in an instant is a fetus. In reality, the dogs in Michael Vick's case received more consideration than Trayvon Martin did!

Notice to African Americans: If you're Black in America, you now officially know what you're life is worth.

As I sit here disgusted by Zimmerman's [The Twinkie Guzzler] not guilty verdict, I find flawed humans footprints everywhere in this case. When a country and states have a law like "Stand Your Ground" in place, where all you have to say is "I felt threatened", what do we expect, especially when the victim is a minority?

All through the trial we hear that this system, our justice system is the best that exists. If this is the case, then we are all doomed to burn in hell for eternity.

Our nation has failed us, the state of Florida failed us, and the only one we can turn to in travesties like this is God, for we know that the wrath of hell awaits Georgie Zimmerman.

With itchy twitchy fingers already handling guns, along with this verdict - it certainly seems like open season on those who choose to want to walk the streets freely. This is not so much a proclamation of right vs. wrong, but more so a declaration of the judicial system. Perhaps we need to look more closely at the laws and the interpretation of such and make the proper changes. For certainly Trayvon Martin deserved better, along with any future Trayvon Martin's as well!

America tells the world how great it is, it injects its views to bone thug countries as to how great we are, last night the world was watching, and if this is the democracy you want to impose on the world, you need to work better on your civil rights skills America, and Florida - proved that America has morphed passed 1863.

I have a motion in the George Zimmerman trail, I motion to dismiss Florida as a state due to their lack of interest in utilizing the justice system correctly!

What did Trayvon do that was suspicious or horribly wrong - that the outcome deserved or warranted death? He walk through a freaking neighborhood for Christ's sake! Zimmerman profiled, followed, attacked, and then killed Trayvon Martin [all the while being told by 911 "that we don't need you to do that", regarding chasing him] and yet the Twinkie guzzler walks free - while a Black woman in Florida was just sentenced to 20 years for firing warning shots, in her home, at a man who broke in, and to whom she had a restraining order against. Where the fuck is Trayvon's justice? Where the fuck was Marissa Alexander justice? See what I am getting at here readers?

Had the Twinkie Guzzler just stayed in his vehicle as advised, - its funny, or maybe not so much, that Zimmerman choose to listen to his lawyers and not take the stand - if only he had followed and agreed to the directive from the 911 operator as easily as he did his arrogant lawyers.

The Zimmerman verdict is bad news for anyone who likes to go outside and walk, especially in states where Stand Your Ground exists!

Just a friendly reminder readers that Justice John Roberts thinks racism in America is over. Sleep tight America, George Zimmerman could be coming to a town near you!
We at NFTOS along with the NAACP are calling on the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman and have launched a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder. The petition says: 
The Department of Justice has closely monitored the State of Florida's prosecution of the case against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder since it began. Today, with the acquittal of George Zimmerman, it is time for the Department of Justice to act.

The most fundamental of civil rights—the right to life—was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin. We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation.

Please address the travesties of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin by acting today. Thank you.
Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


To chase or not to chase:

For those who argue that the 9-11 operator "did not have the authority to dissuade Zimmerman from following Treyvon Martin:

The answer is Yes. In Florida, a 9-11 operator can actively manage an emergency situation and any sanctioned Citizens on Patrol (COP) volunteer. Members of the COP program are an extension of law enforcement sponsored community policing programs and are only authorized observe and report.

401.465(a)“911 public safety telecommunicator” means a public safety dispatcher or 911 operator whose duties and responsibilities include the answering, receiving, transferring, and dispatching functions related to 911 calls; dispatching law enforcement officers, fire rescue services, emergency medical services, and other public safety services to the scene of an emergency; providing real-time information from federal, state, and local crime databases; or supervising or serving as the command officer to a person or persons having such duties and responsibilities [which includes sanctioned Citizens on Patrol volunteer program members]

Broward County sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright: sanctioned Citizens on Patrol (COP) volunteer program members "[are] told not to intervene, only to report suspicious activity," As a sanctioned Citizens on Patrol (COP) volunteer, George Zimmerman was ordered not to follow Treyvon Martin via the authority granted an certified 911 public safety telecommunicator.

See my problem with facts and the judicial system? If I could find this why couldn't the prosecutors. If only the twinkie guzzler had stayed in his vehicle!

Roger West