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]

The Right to Know if BGH Has Been Added to Your Babies Milk

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/14/94 Bookmark and Share

The tomato is actually a fruit, but tariff collectors in New York declared it a vegetable in the 1890s. It seems they had no tax on fruits, but they had one vegetables so . . . [Echo] Presto... [read more]

Hemp: A Natural High for America s Economy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/11/94 Bookmark and Share

It was Willie Nelson who first suggested to me that Hemp is "not just for breakfast anymore" [I'd have to be crazy, plumb out of my mind . . . "].

Yes, we're singing here about that species called cannabis, marijuana,... [read more]