Ollie North Runs for Senate

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/23/94 Bookmark and Share

We know that a "democracy" is supposed to mean government by the people, but do you know what a "kakistocracy" is? It's government by the worst people in society.

Well, just when you think Congress couldn't get any worse, along... [read more]


Congress Must Stop Taking Gifts from Lobbyists

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/21/94 Bookmark and Share

They say you shouldn't bother trying to teach a pig to sing -- it wastes your time and it annoys the pig [oink-oink-oink].

Well, members of Congress are acting like annoyed pigs these days, because you the public keep trying to... [read more]


Beanbags, Sticky-Foam, The Silver Shroud, Slick-Ems, and Other Non-Lethal Weapons

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/18/94 Bookmark and Share

On the Triborough Bridge crossing New York City's East River is a sign with this cryptic command: "In Event Of Air Attack, Drive Off Bridge." [Splash!].

Fear not though: First, New York doesn't get a lot of air attacks (unless you... [read more]


Doug - Jones Average: St. Patrick s Day

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/18/94 Bookmark and Share

Wow, how about that dow! The Dow-Jones Average is getting higher than an old Hippie, now topping 3800.

The Dow is like that $5,000 Rolex wristwatch your Wall Street investors like to flash around [tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick . . .] -- it... [read more]


Climbing on Crime: Politicians Invest in Fear Rather than Hope

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/16/94 Bookmark and Share

The old curmudgeon H.L. Mencken wrote: "There are some politicians who, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries for dinner."

Now, if you think that even politicians wouldn't go that far, check today's "hottest button" in public opinion polls:... [read more]


OSHA: Letting the Foxes Guard the Chickens

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/15/94 Bookmark and Share

Did you know that the fastest animal on two feet is the ostrich?

Except, of course, when it has its head stuck in the sand.

Well, those who run OSHA -- the Occupational Health & Safety Administration -- may be the slowest... [read more]