Making Executions Fun

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/23/94 Bookmark and Share

If you're a sports fan, you had to be wowed by the Triple-Header pulled off by the State of Arkansas this month.

[Baseball crowd noise, w/organ building enthusiasm] It was a quick but dramatic game, beginning at 7 p.m. and... [read more]

The $350 Million Secret Building for Spooks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/22/94 Bookmark and Share

Do you know what Black Holes are in outer space?

They're collapsed stars [Deep-bass space-travel music] with even more density and darkness than Sen. Bob Dole's inner mind! Their gravitational pull is so powerful that not even light... [read more]

Overdrugged America

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/19/94 Bookmark and Share

I hope you're feeling well today, but if not -- your doctor will prescribe something for you, right? Maybe a nice antibiotic or an antidepressant.

Wait. Do you really need these pills? Could they be doing more harm... [read more]

The C.I.A.: Can t Anyone Here Play This Game?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/18/94 Bookmark and Share

When Casey Stengel managed the bumbling New York Mets in 1961, he finally cried out in exasperation: Can't anyone here play this game?

Well now we know where the old Mets ended up: They're running the CIA!

What else can... [read more]

Big Banks: Getting Bigger

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/17/94 Bookmark and Share

Just four years ago, America's big banks were on the brink of broke, thanks to their own mismanagement.

But now they've become fatter than a butcher's dog, reporting the biggest profits in banking history.

Why the miraculous turnaround? Did bankers have... [read more]

At Last, A Spark of Passion in Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/16/94 Bookmark and Share

I grew up in a town so small our main entertainment was watching haircuts [Rim Shot].

Well, if you think haircuts are boring, try watching Congress on any typical day. Members always speaking with false politeness and droning on... [read more]