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]


Solution Dog: Take a Chance on Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/7/94 Bookmark and Share

Time again for [Fanfare/applause]: "Solution Dog!"

Solution Dog -- The uncanny caped canine with the incredible capacity to cut to the core of some of our country's "Big Problems" . . . and come-up with actual solutions [woof-woof].

Solution Dog, we... [read more]


Chinese Cheetos

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/6/94 Bookmark and Share

Who says Free Trade won't bring progress to all the world's people?

Check this: America's new wide-open trade arrangement with the repressive, dictatorial government of China is only four months old and it's already paying off! Pepsico, the... [read more]


Food From the Hood

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/5/94 Bookmark and Share

Not everyone is a savvy entrepreneur. Take my uncle, who invented a 24-hour sundial. He made the dial luminous . . . so you could read it in the dark.

It's because I know entrepreneurship is not easy that I... [read more]