Billionaires-without-a-clue want to "fix" Washington

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/4/15 Bookmark and Share

If you think the Koch Klub of Plutocratic Billionaires couldn't get any more self-centered and whiney – meet Doug and Holly Deason of Dallas.

The Deasons, along with 10 other Dallas... [read more]


Using hokey numbers and neon lies to sell TPP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/3/15 Bookmark and Share

Come one, come all! Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric, supersonic, miraculous, "Trans-Pacific Partnership!"

TPP is not some sort of futuristic flying machine,... [read more]


The secret corporate congress inside the US Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/2/15 Bookmark and Share

My dictionary defines a "staff" as a walking stick, used either for balance – or as a weapon.

So how are today's congressional staffs used? At one time, they were behind-the-scenes... [read more]


The pastoral Pope

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/27/15 Bookmark and Share

Old songs occasionally need to be refreshed with updated verses – such as this: "Old McPope had a farm /E-I-E-I-O/ And on that farm he had a cow… a donkey… chickens… ostriches… rabbits… /E-I-E-I-O!"

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Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/26/15 Bookmark and Share

Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to "treating consumers fairly and with respect," chances are it's not.

After all, if the outfit was actually doing it,... [read more]


Corporate crime supported by a whirligig of legal favoritism

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/25/15 Bookmark and Share

This is odd: America's laws to deter corporate crime actually force victims to help subsidize the criminals.

Follow the bouncing ball here: First, a court orders a corporation to pay... [read more]