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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,CNN and Andy 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 Public Coruption Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability Healthy Communities

Monday, March 25, 2013

COLD DEAD HANDS


Comic actor Jim Carrey riled the Guns Over People [GOP] up pretty good just by tweeting about his new anti-gun musical satire “Cold Dead Hand,” dedicating the then-forthcoming Funny or Die song to the “heartless mother fuckers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids.”

The video released early this morning, is as unlikely to dial back the conservative outrage as it is to change any minds, but the real point of the clip seems to be a deliberate terse gesture of defiance towards the gun hugger.

JIM CARREY'S COLD DEAD HANDS






Carrey's “Cold Dead Hand” is full of blunt provocations, from the use of conservative NRA icon Charlton Heston to the trope that gun huggers are compensating for tiny penises. Backed by a three-piece band consisting of gun victims John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln, and Mahatma Ghandi, Carrey’s cowboy crooner taunts Heston on the set of Hee-Haw by explaining that “the angels couldn’t take him up to Heaven as he planned,” because “they couldn’t pry that gun from his cold, dead hand.”

One would think that Carrey's comedic body slam would have fallen on deaf ears, as most intelligent life form would doubt the gun hugger is intelligent enough to grasp the concept that they are being mocked, but from seeing how upset the American Talibaner is with their posts on the dead Breitbart's ghost website, comedy truly is the sweetest revenge.



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