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ART MODELL: GOOBERHEAD

Tuesday, September 24, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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At last . . . [Beanie-cap Breakdown] time for Hightower Radio's "Gooberhead-of-the-Week" Award, presented to public figures whose mouths work overtime, even when their minds are on vacation.

Today's awardee: ... [read more]

THE TERROR OF CLINTON'S ANTI-TERRORISM PLAN

Monday, September 23, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I fly. A lot. I recently passed the million-mile mark on American Airlines, and I also fly a bunch on Delta, Northwest and others -- so I am as concerned about air safety... [read more]

MAKING POLITICS PAY

Friday, September 20, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Now let's play [Quiz show riff]: "What's My Connection" . . . an exciting new quiz show that links campaign cash . . . to companies that then cash-in on the government! Sound... [read more]

SKINFLINT BILLIONAIRES

Thursday, September 19, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A wag once said, "Money doesn't buy happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars."

Happiness aside, being a millionaire or even a... [read more]

DOUBLESPEAK: FOOD-QUALITY PROTECTION ACT

Wednesday, September 18, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The political season is always a prime opportunity to hear new examples of doublespeak -- the use of language to make lies seem truthful.

A splendid sample of this is a... [read more]

AFTER THE PARTY IS OVER

Tuesday, September 17, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Twenty-six million dollars.

That's how much major corporations spent last month to sponsor, host and otherwise BUY the political conventions of the two big parties. While the TV cameras kept... [read more]

NBC APOLOGIZES TO CHINA

Friday, September 13, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's go to the sports desk [sports theme] . . . Time for Hightower Radio's "Wide, Wide, Wide WILD World of Sports."

Today's feature is about a rare apology in the... [read more]

TOM AND RANDY, THE FOUNTAIN-PEN ROBBERS

Thursday, September 12, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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We all remember the James Brothers, of course, Frank and Jesse, but those outlaws of the last century had nothing on Tom and Randy, the DeLay Boys of this century.

The... [read more]

PEROT THE "ANNOYANCE"

Wednesday, September 11, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The one thing I absolutely love about Ross Perot is that he drives America's uptight Power Establishment crazy. Of course, that's a pretty short ride for a lot of them.

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THE BIG LIE ABOUT GULF WAR SYNDROME

Tuesday, September 10, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As Yogi Berra once said: "Half the lies they tell me aren't true."

One thing you can count on is that way more than half of what the Pentagon tells... [read more]

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