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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

Friday, October 4, 2013


Jon Stewart Thursday night literally dissected the American Taliban. [see the two clips below].

Jon attacks "Bullshit Mountain", also known as Fox News, for their less than honest coverage since the government shutdown.

Stewart Lynching Fox News Video courtesy of Comedy Central

Stewart Lynching Fox News Video courtesy of Comedy Central

It really is a sad commentary on the state of the media and this country when "comedy" shows are the ones that do the real reporting.

The conservative party, its brand is dying, and they are happier than pigs in fecal matter because if they can't rule America, the next best thing to do is to ruin it.

These domestic terrorists have absolutely no idea what they are doing. This is just like the them - a pathetic pathological state of ignorance - like when the RNC exited Clint Eastwood off the stage after talking to an empty chair - and the GOP's initial reaction was "He totally nailed it!"

If the teahadists want to radicalize the country, then win the White House!

Roger West


There's always something special about hot-mic incidents. Most political figures, by the time they've risen to a certain level of prominence, tend to be guarded, scripted, and careful to stay on-message. When there's a live microphone picking up their unvarnished comments, it offers the rest of us a peek behind the curtain.

A local Kentucky TV news station caught Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul Wednesday morning discussing some congressional Republican messaging strategy regarding the showdown with Democrats over the government shutdown.

Senator McConnell and Senator Paul show how the teahadists are playing a game with the American people, their lives, and the economy. To them it is just a matter of poll testing phrases, not governing honestly.


"I just did CNN and I just go over and over again 'We're willing to compromise. We're willing to negotiate," Paul is seen on-camera telling McConnell, who is standing by for his own interview remote from D.C. "I don't think they (Democrats) poll tested 'we won't negotiate.' I think it's awful for them to say that over and over again." 
"Yeah, I do too and I — and I just came back from that two hour meeting with them and that, and that was basically the same view privately as it was publicly," McConnell said back. 
Paul continued, saying he believed Republicans are in a good position. "I think if we keep saying, 'We wanted to defund it (Obamacare), we fought for that' and that we're willing to compromise on this, I think... We're gonna win this, I think."

For their part, Democrats and President Barack Obama have maintained that any deal to end the current federal government shutdown cannot include any defunding or delaying of the implementation of "Obamacare."

The American Taliban is saying something publicly that they don’t believe privately. Publicly, the domestic terrorists are talking tough. Privately, they are desperate for a way out of the shutdown that allows them to claim some little symbolic or token victory.
Take the quote from [asshat] Congressman Marlin Stutzman, R-IN who said, “We’re not going to be disrespected… We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”

Rand Paul is delusional if he thinks that the domestic terrorists are going to win this. They've already lost. The only things left to be determined are the size of the loss, and whether or not this will cost them control of the House in 2014.

Rand Paul basically admitted that the teahadists tough talk is empty. This open mic faux pas is the smoking gun needed to - to put the last nail in the coffin of these terrorists.

This is a figment of American politics circa 2013. It is incredibly convoluted beyond redemption. Facts don't seem to impress these domestic terrorists. Beliefs become so ingrained they turn it into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Teahadists want to perpetuate this because it serves their purpose to control and dominate the ignorant that is their base and their districts. [See yesterdays blog on gerrymandering]

When you think about this, it all makes perfect sense, when you realize that the billionaire financiers that fund the tin foil hat society - that they aren't really interested in defunding the ACA. It's really just a straw man exercise.

Their goal is to render the federal government impotent - unable to prevent them from enacting their own radical agenda, which is the complete privatization of all functions of government.

This current government shutdown, the debt ceiling from last year, the sequester this, and the upcoming debt ceiling fight are all designed to cast government as dysfunctional, and detrimental to the country as a whole. Their hope is to get the citizenry so exasperated with bullshit of dysfunctional government, that most people would welcome the right wing nut jobs paradigm shift, even if it means turning control of basic government function over to the faction that is the teahadists/American Taliban/US Domestic Terrorists.

Congratulations US GOP Domestic Terrorists: The Osama Bin Laden Foundation has announced that you've been chosen as winner of this year's Destroy America Award.

Roger West