Monday, December 22, 2003:

Where is the media?
There is a war waging and we hear more about Hollywood than we do the battle. And it is a battle where people, living, breathing human beings are maimed and killed.
Early on the administration asked the media to respect the families of the fallen and NOT show the caskets coming home. Bullshit! We the people of the United States need to see those caskets being taken off the plane. We need to connect with what is actually happening. How would it be disrespectful to see the casket (it is closed) and have a name read? If anything it would be the opposite. It would demand respect from Americans. It would force us to see that a person has fought and died to protect our country, to protect each and every one of us. It would give the soldier and the family the ultimate respect that they deserve.
It is horrendous how there is so little talk about the war.
Where are the reporters/journalists? Out coifing their hair? Getting the latest plastic surgery? Out buying trinkets with all of the cash they are piling up? Just how shallow have we become? Losers all of us…and not in a good way.
The 60s radicals asked for a revolution against BIG BUSINESS and the rule of the wealthy. Obviously that failed. Ha! And all of you trot around in your denim. Do you know that the hippies took to wearing denim because it was the clothing of the workers? You don't even get it. You all gave up your souls. You all suck the corporate tit. Poor you. Go buy something so you can make yourself feel better, then watch Rich Girls, The Simple Life, and hang onto every word of some scatter-brained celebrity about what they are buying each other for Christmas, and wowOwow, maybe if you work a few more hours you can buy it too (okay not the REAL thing but a damn good pricey knockoff that will make you feel rich)
Lastly let me ask you one thing: At Thanksgiving when you went around the table and gave thanks (you at LEAST did that part right?) did you even bother to thank the troops? Bet you didn't.

// 1:43 PM

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the IRAQI 2003 war depicted in a painting-a-day

With our soldiers, men and women, off to fight for our freedom and the freedom of Iraq, I wanted to do more than attend a demonstration. (I did one last week in Chicago and we were circled by police in riot gear and moved, literally smashed like sardines and moved, to a different area to be controlled. It was very frightening, especially after the recent e2 incident where people were crushed in a crowd. ) I want to know why we are doing this, and to that end I have decided to put my efforts into my art. To paint something, anything, is to get to gain intimate knowledge of it.

I am a war zombie. I watch CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, and ABC. I am seeking answers.

I have no taste for blood. It seems to me that an intellectual resolution could have been possible. Squabbling over the fence and threatening to sue doesnâ??t seem to mean much when the other guy is blasting the Iraqi landscape off the map.

I am wishing peace.

P.S. If you would like to know how oil-well fires are put out, check out â??Hellfightersâ?� starring John Wayne playing Red Adair.

P.P.S. When the Afghanistan War happened I kept asking, â??Where is the war coverage?â?� I wonder why there was so much pomp and circumstance with this war? And is this war about terrorism? What did we do in Afghanistan besides blow it up? If you havenâ??t accomplished your first goal (martyring Osama bin Laden) why are we starting a new fight?

P.P.P.S Do you know that in 1991 in a war lead by Bush the Elder, we abandoned the people? And the people were starving, they looted the artifacts from the cradle of civilization, so they could survive. Wealthy people all over the world now have these priceless treasures in their possession. Hopefully they are caring for them so they can be restored to Iraq after this war establishes peace for these people. If you would like to know more about the artifacts, go HERE

Painting Info:

10" x 11"

watermedia & glitter on 100% rag paper