Taking It to the Street

by Juliette Akinyi Ochieng | September 11th, 2018

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Taking It to the Street

[cap­tion id=“attachment_108964” align=“aligncenter” width=“300”] Street artist Sabo (WS)[/​caption]

by baldilocks

At the Weekly Stan­dard, Matt Labash inter­views Sabo, “America’s Pre­em­i­nent Right-​Wing Street Artist.”

In this most lib­eral of cities (where even unaf­fil­i­ated vot­ers out­num­ber reg­is­tered Repub­li­cans) and out of these mod­est digs, Sabo runs a one-​man tor­ture empo­rium. His vic­tims include every­one from lefty politi­cians and Big Tech over­lords to smug celebri­ties who never cease to sub­ject us to the hot blasts of their virtue-​signaling.

When inspi­ra­tion strikes, Sabo might hijack a bill­board, as he did last year with one adver­tis­ing the film The Great­est Show­man. It fea­tured the actress Zen­daya on a trapeze, and Sabo added a smirk­ing Al Franken behind her with his lechy come-​hither hands out­stretched. Or he might crank out cheeky T-​shirts with the let­ters “DOU” next to a pic­ture of Che’s face.

The fash­ion­able hypocrisy of the left dri­ves Sabo bonkers, which explains the “F— Tibet” sign in his liv­ing room. It’s not that he doesn’t feel for the Dalai Lama’s oppressed peo­ple. But he’ll see some L.A. fash­ion­ista in a Mao shirt haul­ing a Free Tibet tote bag, “And I’m like, ‘You real­ize the rea­son Tibet needs to be freed is because of the f — ing Com­mu­nists?’ These are the idiots I have to deal with.” No Third Way-​ist, Sabo calls left­ism a “men­tal dis­or­der.” But what­ever his stunt, he has been earn­ing national head­lines of late. Not too shabby for a lone street artist with a surly streak and a copy of Photoshop.

It’s a great read, but you might want to skip it if you have PC eye­balls. Sabo has had a tough life and is no pol­ished pun­dit. Thank God for that last part.

And, yes, that most lib­eral of cities that Labash men­tions is my Los Ange­les. I haven’t been able to see any of Sabo’s work up close because I’m always a day late and a dol­lar short when Sabo presents his work on, say, the out­side of a bus stop shel­ter on Hol­ly­wood Blvd. The work is quickly removed by the city.

A few months back, Sabo was banned from Twit­ter due to his witty and in-​your-​face offer­ings, so that should tell you how good and how on tar­get he is.

This one — of Ted Cruz — is my favorite. Sabo cre­ated it for Cruz’s 2014 sen­ate cam­paign and the sen­a­tor received it well.

Here’s a link to Sabo’s web­site. I’m going to check and see if he gives his LA fans a head’s-up before he strikes again.

(Thanks to Evil Blog­ger Lady)

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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Street artist Sabo (WS)

by baldilocks

At the Weekly Standard, Matt Labash interviews Sabo, “America’s Preeminent Right-Wing Street Artist.”

In this most liberal of cities (where even unaffiliated voters outnumber registered Republicans) and out of these modest digs, Sabo runs a one-man torture emporium. His victims include everyone from lefty politicians and Big Tech overlords to smug celebrities who never cease to subject us to the hot blasts of their virtue-signaling.

When inspiration strikes, Sabo might hijack a billboard, as he did last year with one advertising the film The Greatest Showman. It featured the actress Zendaya on a trapeze, and Sabo added a smirking Al Franken behind her with his lechy come-hither hands outstretched. Or he might crank out cheeky T-shirts with the letters “DOU” next to a picture of Che’s face.

The fashionable hypocrisy of the left drives Sabo bonkers, which explains the “F— Tibet” sign in his living room. It’s not that he doesn’t feel for the Dalai Lama’s oppressed people. But he’ll see some L.A. fashionista in a Mao shirt hauling a Free Tibet tote bag, “And I’m like, ‘You realize the reason Tibet needs to be freed is because of the f—ing Communists?’ These are the idiots I have to deal with.” No Third Way-ist, Sabo calls leftism a “mental disorder.” But whatever his stunt, he has been earning national headlines of late. Not too shabby for a lone street artist with a surly streak and a copy of Photoshop.

It’s a great read, but you might want to skip it if you have PC eyeballs. Sabo has had a tough life and is no polished pundit. Thank God for that last part.

And, yes, that most liberal of cities that Labash mentions is my Los Angeles. I haven’t been able to see any of Sabo’s work up close because I’m always a day late and a dollar short when Sabo presents his work on, say, the outside of a bus stop shelter on Hollywood Blvd. The work is quickly removed by the city.

A few months back, Sabo was banned from Twitter due to his witty and in-your-face offerings, so that should tell you how good and how on target he is.

This one — of Ted Cruz — is my favorite. Sabo created it for Cruz’s 2014 senate campaign and the senator received it well.

Here’s a link to Sabo’s website. I’m going to check and see if he gives his LA fans a head’s-up before he strikes again.

(Thanks to Evil Blogger Lady)

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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