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Isn’t old crow Cheney one of the most vile and despicable excuses for a human being ever to set foot in the White House? He’s a vulture and a war-profiteer whose effigy should be lit afire in the streets every day he still walks around a free man. See some art and words defining his role in architecting a Society of Fear at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/04/inside-job.html
1 month, 2 weeks ago on VIDEO: Dick Cheney Has No Regrets About CIA Torture and Would ‘Do It Again’
How do we even begin to deal with the outrage of over 1,000 citizens being gunned down in the streets each year without trial? This is the number of police shootings estimated by press compilations since the government and law enforcement don’t even track the real figure. When 84% of surveyed officers admit to witnessing and not reporting excessive use of force, the entire system is corrupt. You can’t call these tragedies isolated incidences anymore. Folks should be in the streets about it! The pig’s head soup is bitter to swallow at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2014/12/pigs-head-soup-outrage-of-justifiable.html
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Prosecutor in New York police chokehold case also is attorney genral nominee
We were told this week that two wrongs make a right. Michael Brown was only 18 years old. He was no saint. He disobeyed a Police Officer. He struck a Police Officer. He broke the law and he should have been punished, not murdered. He should have been given a chance to reform himself through the proper channels of a justice system we're supposed to trust. Instead, he was given a death sentence in the middle of the street. Michael will never see a day in court for his wrongs- and neither will Officer Darren Wilson for his. I was compelled to create a portrait of Michael in memoriam at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2014/11/michael-browns-shoes.html to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and families who’ve lost their children to sentences passed by cops in the streets.
2 months ago on Denial in Ferguson: The Wrong Response of the Right
Great Jumpin' Jesus! I hear the dancers will hold signs saying, "God Hates F*gs!" Only in America, where Duck Dynasty is another modern martyr of the Christian Right. See what their new billboards look like at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/holy-rollin-poultry-on-cross-chick-fil.html
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Veteran Broadway team behind ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical; 14 original songs?
He gets even wilder the deader he gets! How many grams of rock do you think Zombie Charlie Sheen can bang down? Put on your party face and see at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/10/09-countdown-to-halloween-charlie-sheen.html on the Zombie Walk of Fame!
8 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Fusing the erotic, gothic and surreal Giger was an art movement unto himself. He inspired me from an early age with his fantastic dreamscapes and esoteric imagery. I was compelled to illustrate a tribute to him this week drawing imagery from his own works including Alien and the Birthing Machine at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2014/05/in-memoriam-hr-giger.html . Drop by and share how his artwork opened your own mind!
8 months, 2 weeks ago on H.R. Giger Just Died at 74, But His Ultra-Trippy Artwork Will Live On Forever
The further past the Bible Belt you go, the worse it gets. Tennessee has actually passed Monkey Law legislation allowing Creationism to rear its holier-than-thou head in the classroom once again. Just as this debate proved, an open forum for argument of religious vs. science falls on deaf ears for those blinded by their faith. Read about how the pulpit being opened in our schools at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/pulpit-in-classroom-biblical-agenda-in.html
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116478/bill-nye-ken-ham-debate-creationism-and-evolution-science-wins
Burroughs founded a style and written world unmatched by any other voice in literary history. Warts, bodily fluids and all, he exposed the delights and discontents of sexuality, addiction and depravity. He found antiheroes in the dregs of society which he put on pillars to be fought over in court with groundbreaking obscenity cases. Men like that make it possible for you to read and see what other crazed souls like mine have to share with you. Inspired by his life, I illustrated a surreal portrait of the author today in commemoration of his Centennial at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2014/02/william-s-burroughs-centennial.html
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116474/william-s-burroughs-100th-birthday
Meryl shouldn’t be worrying about the legacy of a man far stiffer than she is. That plastic face is cracking but she doesn’t look any worse for wear on the Zombie Walk of Fame at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/10/00-countdown-to-halloween-divas-of.html
1 year ago on Meryl Streep Rips Walt Disney
Snowden is a hero and a patriot in my book. We live in an age where the civil liberties our forefathers fought so hard for are being eroded by the day. Freedom of Press, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly are mere ghostly images of their original intent. We’ve woken up to an Orwellian Society of Fear where anyone is at the mercy of being labeled a terrorist for standing up for rights we took for granted just over a decade ago. Read about how we’re waging war against ourselves at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/living-in-society-of-fear-ten-years.html
1 year ago on Newspapers call for clemency for Snowden
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You'll also enjoy the TOP 10 Christmas Movies of ALL TIME at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-10-christmas-movies-of-all-time.html Read about some more unconventional picks with some unconventional Santa art!
1 year, 1 month ago on Perfect Christmas movies, Fred Claus just one
It was certainly a shocker beheading one of the main characters but I’m just glad we’re finally moving on from the Prison. The show needs more variety in it’s settings- the prison was the new farm from Season 2. Keep your appetite for zombies full until the 2nd half of this season with some zombie art and the Top 10 Zombie Movies of All Time at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-10-zombie-movies-of-all-time-with.html
1 year, 1 month ago on The Walking Dead Season 4 Mid-Season Finale Brings in 12.1 Million Viewers
O’Reilly is just one of the talking heads guarding the inhabitants of Bullsh*t Mountain from rejoining the world of the sane. Fox News is a propaganda machine which dumbs down America by the day through disinformation and their slanted agendas. See what’s really coming out of their mouths at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-fox-news-scylla-guardian-of-bullsht.html
1 year, 2 months ago on Let’s look back at Bill O’Reilly’s Kennedy assassination report for WFSB in 1979
The dystopian fantasies of yesteryear are now a reality. We’ve allowed the coming of an age where the civil liberties our forefathers fought so hard for are being eroded by the day. Freedom of Press, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly are mere ghostly images of their original intent. We’ve woken up to an Orwellian Society of Fear where anyone is at the mercy of being labeled a terrorist for standing up for rights we took for granted just over a decade ago. Read about how we’re waging war against ourselves at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/living-in-society-of-fear-ten-years.html
1 year, 2 months ago on The Watchers of the Watchers Have Flipped
Hitchcock created and defined the Thriller. See scenes from several of his movies illustrated around his haunting portrait at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-master-of-suspense.html
1 year, 3 months ago on alfred-hitchcock-by-richard-avedon
1 year, 4 months ago on Glenn Greenwald takes to Reddit to talk about Edward Snowden and the NSA
Traffic cameras are just another form of Policing for Profit as Capitalism distorts our Justice System. These companies are bottom-feeders and take a 40% cut of the tickets while creating MORE dangerous intersections by fixing the lengths of yellow lights to entrap drivers. You can read about how private companies and crooked politicians have turned our Police forces on their ear in every attempt to squeeze money out of the general public at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-privatized-police-state.html
1 year, 4 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.govtech.com/transportation/Do-Traffic-Light-Cycles-Impact-Red-Light-Camera-Revenue.html
We need an across-the-board decision by the Federal Government. Here in TN, they’ve gone as far as to create a new holiday- “Traditional Marriage Day” in which the wording of the bill quotes The Holy Bible. Why does the State feel it has the right to continually define marriage? Exactly what is “Traditional” Marriage in Tennessee seeing as even Interracial Marriage is STILL outlawed by the State Constitution along with Same Sex Marriage? http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-wrong-side-of-hypocrisy-traditional.html
1 year, 4 months ago on New Jersey Set to Become 14th State to Legalize Marriage Equality
1 year, 4 months ago on Dick Cheney's Latest Gun Malfunction
1 year, 4 months ago on “The World According to Dick Cheney”: A Zealot Who Made History (review)
I think John is turning in his damn grave at the idea! Artists such as Lennon shine through the uniqueness of their own voice and vision. Cloning him or anyone else would be a sacrilege to their life’s work. http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/12/john-lennon-just-imagine.html
1 year, 5 months ago on Could We Be Getting A John Lennon Clone?
We will all “do time” in this Dystopian Police State by remaining silent. I am Bradley Manning and YOU are Bradley Manning whether you know it or not.
1 year, 5 months ago on Bradley Manning Gets 35 Year Prison Sentence
1 year, 5 months ago on The NSA and the cloud – dispatches from the front line
Even at 102, Lucy doesn’t look like she’s aged a day on the Zombie Walk of Fame! See her forever young but with an insatiable craving for the flesh at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-love-lucys-braaaaaaaaains.html
1 year, 5 months ago on WOW: A Rare Look Inside Lucille Ball’s Home
I am Bradley Manning and YOU are Bradley Manning whether you know it or not. http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/06/we-people-are-bradley-manning.html
1 year, 6 months ago on Access denied | FP Passport
“Stop and Frisk” is a breach of civil rights for anyone stopped, regardless of their race. The actions and abuse by the NYPD are filling the very definition of a “Police State” where citizens are under never ending scrutiny in order for cops meet a quota designed to turn profits. You can read much more about our Justice System running amuck and how they’ve violated civil liberties across the country in the name of the almighty dollar at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-privatized-police-state.html
1 year, 6 months ago on Stop and Frisk: A Local Controversy Goes National
1 year, 7 months ago on Rand Paul Hammers Dick Cheney on Internet Surveillance and the Rule of Law
1 year, 7 months ago on Access denied | FP Passport
Here in TN, they have taken steps though new legislation to allow creationism back into the classroom. This law turns the clock back nearly 100 years here in the seemingly unprogressive South and is simply embarrassing. There is no argument against the Theory of Evolution other than that of religious doctrine. The Monkey Law only opens the door for fanatic Christianity to creep its way back into our classrooms. You can see my visual response as a Tennessean to this absurd law on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/pulpit-in-classroom-biblical-agenda-in.html with some evolutionary art and a little bit of simple logic.
1 year, 7 months ago on Young Earth Creationism – Why It Will Never Do
The finale was great but what in the world was in that box the Greyjoys opened? http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/06/whats-in-box-spoiler-alert.html
1 year, 7 months ago on Game of Thrones – Season Finale Review: A Storm of Swords
Hitler was just a misunderstood artist. Rejection is the most brutal of human conditions and young Adolf underwent the metamorphosis into the monster of our historical lore by his rejection from art school. See him his happiest and read all about it at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-little-hitler.html
1 year, 7 months ago on Going To Court Hearing Looking Like Hitler Not the Best Idea
Ray's keyboards were a staple of The Doors. He'll certainly be missed after such a long and fruitful career helping to create such haunting music. The Doors' songs opened my mind to other realms of possibilities and cleansed my perception. I paid tribute to Ray when I heard of his passing by creating a new portrait of him and some melting doors which you can see on my artist's blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/05/in-memoriam-ray-manzarek.html Drop by and let me know how The Doors influenced you too.
1 year, 8 months ago on Founding member of The Doors dies at 74
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The true shame in the Far Right’s obsession with this tragedy is the effect on the families of the victims. This entire process is being instrumented as a ruse to attempt to shame Hillary Clinton and our President. Our Republican Congressmen spend their days trying to Bamboozle Obama instead of doing what they are paid for by representing their constituents. See what kind of job they’ve done applying the blackface to the POTUS at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html Their hands are sticking to this tar baby as the public is becoming increasing impatient with the nonsense and waste of taxpayer money.
1 year, 8 months ago on Access denied | The Cable
Music can change the world, change laws and confront or promote any social movement. You can see the Top 10 Songs about Breaking the Law at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/05/top-10-songs-about-breaking-law.html
1 year, 8 months ago on 10 of the Best Political Songs You'll Ever Hear
What about Allen Ginsberg?
1 year, 9 months ago on 9 Famous Authors Who Did Stints in Mental Institutions – Flavorwire
When will our Government finally realize it can profit more from taxing the sale of the harmless medicinal herb than by jailing people for it? It is so good to see groups are organizing all over the country to speak their minds on reforming pot laws and defending this plant. Public opinion is finally swaying toward legalization from such efforts! I drew up a very cool poster for the cause featuring Uncle Willie Nelson which you can check out on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/vote-teapot-2011.html Drop in and let me know what you think!
1 year, 10 months ago on Marijuana bill may include plants
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1 year, 10 months ago on Judge Calls Traffic Cameras ‘A Scam’ | iGadgetize.Com
Imagine an entire world living in peace… John saw the beauty and inherent good in humanity. I tried to do his legacy justice and channel his world-embracing and loving energy this week with a tribute portrait inspired by his music and his passion for changing the world. You can see this new work of art in memoriam on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/12/john-lennon-just-imagine.html along with some pictures showing how I created it. See John holding the Universe in his hand and spreading his message. When you stop by, let me know how his words and music have affected your life and creativity!
1 year, 10 months ago on Yoko Ono takes on gun control while sharing an image of John Lennon's blood stained glasses
Marijuana is the safest drug with actual benefits for the user as opposed to alcohol which is dangerous, causes addiction, birth defects, and affects literally every organ in the body. Groups are organizing all over the country to speak their minds on reforming pot laws. I drew up a very cool poster featuring Uncle Willie Nelson and The Teapot Party for the cause which you can check out on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/vote-teapot-2011.html Drop in and let me know what you think!
1 year, 10 months ago on New Hampshire House Votes to Nullify Federal Marijuana Laws, 286-64
These guys are great! Where in Christianity is hate-mongering an involved practice? What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/03/fred-phelps-and-westboro-baptist-church.html Drop in and let me know what you think!
1 year, 10 months ago on The House Across From Westboro Baptist Is Getting a Rainbow Pride Paint Job Right Now
Why is Sarah Palin even involved? Since she quit her post in Alaska, she hasn’t run for public office but acts like a politician who calls her constituents “fans.” What exactly does she do other than essentially proposition her self and image to the highest bidder? Sounds like Sarah is America’s highest paid escort! See how down and dirty she’ll get for the money at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/06/ecstasy-of-sarah-palin_15.html
1 year, 10 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.tuxreportsnetwork.com/tuxmeme/news/sarah-palin-to-washington-get-over-yourself
Vonnegut’s zany and surreal world reflects the absurdity of our own and really bent my mind to different modes of thinking. His work has inspired my own visual arts for quite some time and I created a tribute illustration of the author with the help of an old typewriter. You can see it at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/11/happy-birthday-mr-vonnegut.html and tell me how his work and words also affected you.
1 year, 10 months ago on Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut
Argo is only getting awards because Hollywood is in love with itself and movies made about movies (or even fake ones in this case.) Such lackluster choices are very unbecoming of such a tremendous year for cinema. Where are the nominations for movies like The Grey, Jesus Henry Christ and Killing them Softly? Read about the Top 10 Movies of 2012 with reviews and other honorable mentions at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-10-movie-picks-of-2012.html
1 year, 11 months ago on How to Fake Like You’re an Oscar Expert – Flavorwire
Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music and lyrics. I only wished he could have stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations. I was compelled to compose a portrait of him In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html Drop in and tell me your memories of his music and how it’s affected you.
1 year, 11 months ago on Celebrate Kurt Cobain’s Birthday With the Weirdest Nirvana Merch on Etsy – Flavorwire
Will we ever see bipartisan politics in our country again? The fringe element within the Republican Party has pushed them all to the far right of the isle where they’ve gridlocked our government for two years now. Will the next two be any different? They’ve been very public about their main goal being to block and bamboozle the President’s every move. It takes many hands to paint the Blackface on Obama. See my visual report of his makeup session at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html
1 year, 11 months ago on Access denied | The E-Ring
2 years ago on Just Because: Kurt Vonnegut Illustrated As a Chicken Nugget
Well over a year after Bin Laden’s death and over 10 years since 9/11, American citizens are still blindly allowing their civil liberties to be taken away one piece of legislation at a time in the naming of fighting terrorism. Even our own citizens can be detained and tortured without trial. What difference did it make killing Bin Laden and Hussein if nothing has changed? You can read much more about living in this Orwellian society of fear and see my visual response to these measures on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/living-in-society-of-fear-ten-years.html
2 years, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/12/19/zero_farce_thirty_by_ty_mccormick
Where in Christianity is hate-mongering an involved practice? What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/03/fred-phelps-and-westboro-baptist-church.html Drop in and let me know what you think!
2 years, 1 month ago on A Better Way To Deal With The Westboro Baptist Church
Fox is already laying the groundwork for their conspiracy theories I'm sure. The situation in Libya is being politicized and the victims and there families being instrumented as a ruse to create doubt of Obama’s leadership. Public access to real facts is being whitewashed by this rhetoric while conservative hands paint the Blackface on our President. Watch them mix and apply the paints to his face in a portrait of Obama being Bamboozed by the Far Right at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html
2 years, 1 month ago on Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness | The Cable
The situation in Libya is being politicized and the victims and there families being instrumented as a ruse to create doubt of Obama’s leadership. Public access to real facts is being whitewashed by this rhetoric while conservative hands paint the Blackface on our President. Watch them mix and apply the paints to his face in a portrait of Obama being Bamboozed by the Far Right at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html
2 years, 1 month ago on Top administration officials brief Congress secretly on Benghazi | The Cable