Thursday, September 16, 2004:

I was home today, writing, and at 3 I turned on the teevee so I didn’t miss Ken on Jeopardy! BREAKING NEWS came on instead. A local newsperson was reporting the incident of a AA jet on it’s way to Pittsburg that had turned around to O’hare due to something. A LOUD EXPLOSION! PLUME OF SMOKE!!! According to eye-witness reports. Then an AA spokesperson came on and said that early reports indictated a bird flew into the engine, all passengers were fine, no problems. BUT the news person tried to rachet up the situation suggesting something more nefarious in these terrorist-alert times. The spokesperson said WAIT! And once again explained the bird thing.
How refreshing! The media is like a dog trying to salivate in any news story. They are alarmists! Or is it the BIG ratings they are after?
Also today there was another news story about 3 people being kidnapped in Iraq. Now the story was that they worked for a large Iraqi construction company. How come the actual company was stated? Hmmmmmm. Could that be bin Laden Construction Company?
And one more question. I liked the idea of embeds…in the beginning, but now I am thinking the Vulcans (Bush & his crew) pulled off a media coup. If you put the newspeople, the ones who should be objective about reporting what actually happened, in with the soldiers, people taking orders from the top, well short story…let’s put it this way, are you more likely to report bad things about those you know or those you have no contact with?

"Peace is an organic process. You need to actively keep working for it in order to keep it. Do it daily."

// 11:23 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