LAWMAKERS BECOME LOBBYISTS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/18/96 Bookmark and Share

There goes that old congressional revolving door again -- fwhoop, fwhoop, fwhoop -- spinning faster than ever, spinning our ex-members of Congress into the high-dollar world of Gucci Gulch, where they become corporate lobbyists.

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SPORTS: CHEWING TOBACCO

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/17/96 Bookmark and Share

Let's go now to [Sports Theme] Hightower Radio's "Wide, Wide, Wide WILD World of Sports."

Our leadoff story today is about one of the little-reported, unsportsmanlike plays in the game of baseball.... [read more]


CEOs WHO KNOCK-DOWN AMERICA

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/16/96 Bookmark and Share

Chewing-gum magnate Philip Wrigley once observed: "There are highly-successful businesses in the United States. There are also highly-paid executives. The secret is not to intermingle the two."

Bingo!... [read more]


DIRTY LITTLE ANGELS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/15/96 Bookmark and Share

Shout hallelujah! [Chorus: "Hallelujah"]!

Believe it or not, Newt Gingrich and Gang actually passed an anti-pollution bill, and -- Sweet Jesus! -- they are shouting hallelujah all over the... [read more]


"TOBACCO BOB" DOLE: JERK-OF-THE-MONTH

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/12/96 Bookmark and Share

Time again to bestow Hightower Radio's coveted Jerk-of-the-Month Award!

This time it goes to someone you might expect better from . . . but, hey, a jerk's a jerk. So... [read more]


PHILIP KNIGHT: FILTHY RICH

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/11/96 Bookmark and Share

They say if you lay down with dogs, you'll wake up with fleas.

Meet Philip Knight, the flea-ridden chief-executive of Nike Inc. "Just do it!" exclaims the advertising slogan of... [read more]