The Overworked American

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/11/94 Bookmark and Share

Why is it you never hear anyone shout: TGIM! -- Thank-God-It's-Monday? [Fats Domino: Blue Monday ].

It seems there are two kinds of people in America these days -- the unemployed . . . and the overworked.

I'm not... [read more]

Navy Secretary Dalton s Dirty LittleSecret

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/10/94 Bookmark and Share

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said of a public official: "The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."

Well, when John Dalton was nominated to be Secretary of the Navy last year, he didn't have to... [read more]

Wooing Congress on Health Care

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/9/94 Bookmark and Share

There it is again -- that big, wet [smooooch] smooching sound you hear every time Big Business and the Congress get together in the back rooms of the Capitol.

This summer it's health-care reform causing all the heavy breathing. Our... [read more]

Baseball Strike

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/8/94 Bookmark and Share

Speaking of the world ending not with a bang, but a whimper . . . Looks like there might not be a baseball World Series this year.

The season itself is going great guns -- Ken Griffey Jr. in... [read more]

The IRS Taxes the Patience of Waitpeople

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/5/94 Bookmark and Share

Paying taxes is like making love to a Gorilla: You might think it's over -- but it's only over when the Gorilla says it is [Tarzan Yell].

Well, here comes that humongous governmental Gorilla -- the IRS -- saying it's... [read more]

National I.D. Card

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/4/94 Bookmark and Share

It amazes me when someone says: There's more than one way to skin a cat.

What kind of sicko wants to skin a cat in the first place? [cat hissing, meoooow!]

Well, watch out, here come the cat skinners after... [read more]