Disney Retreats

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/17/94 Bookmark and Share

The Walt Disney Corporation turns out not to be completely Goofy.

This spring, the huge media conglomerate unveiled a Daffy plan to build a $650-million ersatz "American History" theme park in Virginia . . . smack-dab on top of a mother... [read more]

Doug Jones Average: October

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/14/94 Bookmark and Share

If the economy is growing so robustly, as politicians and economists insist, if corporate profits are gushing, if top executives are hauling away record pay, and if the Dow Jones Average is still flying high above 3800 . . .... [read more]

Growth Drugs for Children

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/13/94 Bookmark and Share

Despite my big mouth, I'm not your typical "Tall Texan." Some might even be rude enough to call me "vertically challenged," since I top-out at five-feet, seven-and-three-quarters inches . . . though on certain hot, humid days I... [read more]

Playing Politics with Prisoners

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/12/94 Bookmark and Share

Mack McInnis is an idiot. But he's not alone.

McInnis is a state representative in Mississippi, and like hundreds of other IQlly-impaired, mouth-breathing, demagogic legislators in dozens of states, it's suddenly dawned on his single-cell brain that playing politics with... [read more]

Bank Fees are Bank Robbery

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/11/94 Bookmark and Share

Old Teddy Roosevelt got it right when he said: "What's robbing a bank compared to owning one?"

Well, "Stick-em-Up, Sucker," because banks everywhere keep finding new ways to rob you.

The old-fashioned way, of course, is for bankers to pay you... [read more]

Reading Between the Lies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/10/94 Bookmark and Share

Thomas Jefferson wrote: "The man who reads nothing but newspapers is worse off than the man who reads nothing at all."

His observations hold true today as America's chain-owned media outlets specialize in barely skimming the surface of a subject,... [read more]