Art And Response

The Hypocrisy Of Ebay

December 23rd, 2013

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Two things happened on bay Saturday, Dec 21. The art auction of George Zimmerman, renowned killer of Trayvon Martin, came to it’s natural close, rewarding the rookie artist with $100,000. On the very same day, ebay decided to remove artist Michael D’Antuono’s painting that was inspired by the Zimmerman case and benefiting the organization founded in the name of Zimmerman”s victim. (more…)

Ebay Yanks Art Auctioned To Benefit Trayvon Martin Foundation …

December 21st, 2013

…Yet They Allow George Zimmerman To Profit From Murder

As if getting away with murder wasn’t enough, Remorseless George  found a way to capitalize on his ill-gained celebrity by auctioning his “patriotic” painting on ebay. Even more astonishing, he found some well-heeled racist to pay $100,000 for it. The killer artist might not have paid for his crime, but he sure knows how to make crime pay.

On the same day that George Zimmerman closed his ebay auction of his painting for over $100,000, the online auctioneers removed my anti-racism painting inspired by the Zimmerman case, “A Tale Of Two Hoodies” for being “hateful or discriminatory.” (more…)

The Art Of Voter Suppression (The Real Voter Fraud)

December 10th, 2013

Voter suppression laws are meant to “kick the Democrats in the butt.” revealed Don Yelton, precinct chair in the Buncombe County, North Carolina Republican Party last week on the Daily Show, “if it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that wants the government to give them everything, so be it.”

Just trying to read between the lines, but it seems to me like if you are a minority, the Republican Party really rather you didn’t vote. Not so much because of the color of your skin. It’s more because statistically, you’re likely to vote for a Democrat. (more…)

Raising Cain

November 10th, 2013

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The sexual harassment controversy surrounding presidential hopeful Herman Cain does not appear to be hurting him much. According to CNN, Cain’s chief of staff reported that Friends of Cain, the Cain campaign organization, received $400,000 in donations on Monday, calling it a “clear vote of confidence” for the Republican candidate.

To add emphasis, a poll from Quinnipiac revealed Cain has increased his lead over former front-runner Mitt Romneyin the nomination race.

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The double standards of the Republican Leaders (and followers) are dumfoundingly beyond logic. The same people who demanded that Weiner step down from his congressional post are supporting Horny Herman’s bid for President of the United States. (more…)

AMERICA’S LAST TRUE FOLK HERO

October 8th, 2013

In this day and age of self- aggrandizing pop stars, It is hard for today’s generation to imagine that there ever existed a selfless singer of song who’s only concern was the causes he sang about and not his celebrity.

Well there was, and still exists a man of such integrity. Our last living American folk hero, Pete Seeger. A champion of the disenfranchised since the 1940’s, Pete has been railing against war, pollution, racism, greed, and social injustice for eight decades. He bravely risked a 10 year prison sentence for defying Senator Joe McCarthy’s witch hunt  in the 50’s and popularized the civil rights anthem and “We Shall Overcome” for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s historic march in the 60’s. His anti-war song “Knee Deep in the Big Muddy” became a force in ending the Vietnam War. He founded the Clearwater organization which continues to clean up the Hudson River. Ninety four and still fighting the good fight, (more…)

Newtown Six Months Later – Shame On Us

July 7th, 2013

It’s been over 6 months since the Newtown massacre and we’ve done absolutely nothing to prevent the next one. Shame on the gun and ammo manufactures. Shame on the NRA, and shame on our elected leaders who take their money. It saddens me that we live in a society that accepts a government that protects the profits of a few over the lives of many innocent citizens. The fact that the NRA was able to buy enough senators to usurp the will of 90% of the American people when it came to expanded background checks means that we’ve lost our democracy as well as innocent lives. (more…)