Chiquita s Banana War

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/1/95 Bookmark and Share

Always trying to be helpful, Hightower Radio offers you today's "Consumer Tip": To ripen a banana quickly, wrap it in dollar bills.

It sure worked for Cincinnati billionaire Carl Lidner. He's owner of Chiquita-brand bananas, and he has beaucoup bananas... [read more]

Dole s Devilish Advisor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/31/95 Bookmark and Share

American politics has become a cold blooded, almost diabolical exercise -- with the candidates' strings pulled by spin doctors, image consultants and other "handlers-from-Hell" -- all of whom are well-practiced in the manipulative arts.

This is spooky enough . . .... [read more]

The Dirty Water Act

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/30/95 Bookmark and Share

The late movie mogul Sam Goldwyn often got his metaphors mixed -- like the time he referred to a long-ago event by noting: "We've all passed a lot of water since then."

Well today's Congress is trying to "pass water"... [read more]

End the Free Parking Perk

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/29/95 Bookmark and Share

As Mark Twain once put it: "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

OK, I know that's unfair. There are many sensible people in Congress . . .... [read more]

Spell-Checking Congressional Names

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/26/95 Bookmark and Share

Those of you who are computer-literate -- as opposed to such cyber-challenged individuals as me -- know that the typical word-processor has a "spell checker" built right into its software.

It's a terrific device: simply type in a word, bink your... [read more]

The $100 Limit

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/25/95 Bookmark and Share

Wow. We won one. "We the people," that is.

As you frequently hear me report, the voice of ordinary citizens is being completely drowned-out by high-dollar, high-rolling corporate campaign contributors who've captured the ear, the hearts & minds --... [read more]