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An erstwhile Philosopher and sometime Educator, Jerry Tenuto is a veteran of seven years service in the U.S. Army. He holds a BS and MA in Broadcast Communications from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. For two decades Jerry filled the airwaves with rock, roll and banter as a disc jockey -- until greed, the rebirth of payola, and de-Reaganlation ruined that medium. Depending upon your taste in political stew, you can either blame or thank Jerry for his weekly "Out Of The Blue" feature in THE LONE STAR ICONOCLAST, Crawford, Texas, www.LoneStarIcon.com -- because somebody from that community has to do the world right.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 "IT IS UNACCEPTABLE TO THINK..."
Once upon a time, teachers and others interested in the welfare of young minds used a phrase, "Put your thinking caps on." The very concept of free thought has become lost within America and its schools...
Sunday, October 8, 2006 THAT WHICH THINKING PEOPLE FEAR
Keeping the electorate afraid is how Herr Oberst Karl Rove has managed to overturn our Governmental system of checks and balances... along with a some help from a few well-placed GOP state officials and voting machines. Just how real is that fear, and are folks still buying into it?
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 KING GEORGE'S 9/11 TOUR 2006 EDITION
We have nothing to fear but... the very people who keep insisting we should be afraid.
You know, that same gang of brave individuals who never ventured beyond our Nation's boundaries during the entirety of the VietNam War, then in 2000 stole our Government out from under us.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 WHEN YOU REACH THE EDGE OF THE SEA, STOP!
The White House Cabal kicked off its 2006 "Campaign of Fear" Tour with speeches by Condoliesa, Rummy and King George XLIII at the American Legion Convention, which was held in peace-loving Salt Lake City where they were all unwelcome; and at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention by draft-dodger #1 Dark Lord Cheney. When the true heroes welcome and cheer the chickenhawks, we're living out a Rod Serling teleplay.
Sunday, September 10, 2006 ALL HAIL PLUTONIA!
To paraphrase the great Canadian coroner Dominic DaVinci -- Last month, our solar system got a little lighter. Farewell, friend Pluto, lest we forget...
Friday, September 8, 2006 WHEN OUR REPUBLIC CEASED TO BE
Oliver Stone's remarkable film, "JFK", continually lambasted by Rightists since its release in 1991, shines with entirely new brilliance, luster and insight following the relative calm of the Clinton years -- despite that "vast Right-wing conspiracy" to bring down his presidency -- and the complete mess King George XLIII and court have made of our Nation and the Planet. One can only assume Stone had a crystal ball...
Saturday, August 12, 2006 NO NEED TO FRET... RUMMY'S NOT CONCERNED
Grandpappy Donny Rumsfeld recently took his two young charges, Petie Pace and Johnny Abizaid, on a trip to visit with a Senate committee up on Capitol Hill. By the time the day was done, all three of them probably wished they had gone to Baghdad or Kabul or Haifa... anywhere else instead of this forum.
Monday, August 7, 2006 WAR'S BEEN CALLED A LOT OF THINGS, BUT 'BIRTH PANGS'?
Could there be anyone less sincere and more ineffective to negotiate terms when people's lives are at stake than Condoleezza Rice? Okay, I'll give you Robert Bolton... The ineptitude of King George XLIII's ersatz "diplomats" is sufficient to end in total world catastrophe.
(1 comments) Monday, July 31, 2006 KING GEORGE AND THE MORAL BOUNDARY
According to the logic of King George XLIII, 'tis better to kill and maim human beings who are already alive and breathing, with families and friends who love them, than to make use of Petri dish goo that by definition is not a "person" to help the suffering and sorrow of humanity. That sure is some Christian learnin' he's had.
Sunday, July 23, 2006 THE PUPPET LOOKS NEW, THE ROUTINE HASN'T CHANGED
Recently, Herr Oberst Karl Rove, Lord Overseer of the Republican Party, Architect of the Neo-Conservative Dictatorship, and Supreme Ruler of the United States of Amerika, rolled out for all to see a new, less bristling King George XLIII. It didn't take long for the six-guns to come out of their holsters and start blazin' away...
Sunday, July 16, 2006 KING GEORGE, WE'RE TAKIN' OUR COUNTRY BACK
In "Magnum Force" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) stated to the young vigilante cops that he would continue to uphold the "system" until somebody came along with a better one. Well, the system that has been subjected upon us by Rove, Cheney, Bush, Rice, Rumsfeld and their thugs is a far cry from an improvement. We cannot allow ourselves to be submissive for another two-and-a-half years.
Sunday, July 9, 2006 WELL, I DO DECLARE, KING GEORGE
This past week we celebrated the 230th Birthday of the Birth of our Nation -- as if a "celebration" truly was in order. Will the United States of America make it to 231?
Thursday, July 6, 2006 EVEN IN DAYLIGHT, CHENEY BRINGS THE DARK
"OUT OF THE BLUE" -- On June 22, 2006, Dark Lord the Dick Cheney crawled out of his lair for a non-interview on the veranda in sunlight. Amazingly, and contrary to what many believed what would happen, he did not turn to dust. His answers, however, surprised no one.
Saturday, June 24, 2006 CONDI GOES TO WHITE BRED SOUTH
The Catholic Church's "Crusades" sought to replace Islam with the glory of Jesus at swordpoint, led by the Pope and King Richard. The con was a "search" for the Holy Grail. The new "crusades" have King George XLIII bamboozling evangelicals into believing he's killing Muslims and brave Americans for Christ. Condi went to the SBC to rally these suckers on to further expeditions in the GOP quest for oil, riches and power.
Sunday, June 18, 2006 FROM E-MAIL TO Z
Out Of The Blue -- Ding-dong, Zarkawi's dead. Maybe. If we can believe the gub'ment. My e-mail went off on some weird Cybervacation. And Ann Coulter angers everyone with a heart, courage and a brain. Someone get that woman a childhood.
(2 comments) Sunday, June 11, 2006 CANT BULLY THE CHICKS FROM DIXIE
"OUT OF THE BLUE" -- Despite inane country music radio station owners and DJs, and fans, none of whom have the vaguest concept of "Freedom of Expression," The Dixie Chicks continue to dominate the charts. And, "Big Bully" Bill O'Reilly is wrong most of the times he opens his piehole, but rarely more so than when spouting off about the military.
(3 comments) Wednesday, June 7, 2006 YAKOVS CATCH-PHRASE NO LONGER APPLIES
Is it possible that the BushCheney NSA wiretrapping scheme keeps comic Yakov Smirnov awake at night with nightmares of KGB horrors? Do GOP members of Congress suddenly jolt from their sleep in a cold sweat, visions of FBI office raids dancing through their heads? Should VA bureaucrats be entrusted with anyone's personal data?
(3 comments) Sunday, May 28, 2006 A LETTER TO THE KING
"Out Of The Blue" --
Since King George XLIII thinks it's perfectly acceptable to listen in on our telephone conversations and read our e-mails, then we are well within our rights to read his mail...