Outlaw Lobbying By Former Public Officials

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/7/93 Bookmark and Share

How do you feel about defenestrating in public?

No, it's not a sexual act. Defenestrating is the act of throwing someone out the window!

What say we start by defenestrating these Washington officials who put in a few years of public... [read more]

Frank Lorenzo : The Pirate Returns

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/7/93 Bookmark and Share

Ohhh, poor Frank. As the old country song puts it, "I've got tears in my ears from lying on my back in my bed while crying over you."

It's Frank Lorenzo, I'm talking about -- the airline pirate of the... [read more]

NAFTA : Lee Iacocca With Feathers In His Mouth

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/4/93 Bookmark and Share

Chrysler's macho honcho Lee Iacocca is like a strand of barbed wire: He's got his good points.

But being a credible spokesperson for the White House on how their North American Free Trade Agreement will be a good deal for... [read more]

The Bureacratic Shoeshine Blues

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/1/93 Bookmark and Share

Time again to award the M.M.B.B. -- Hightower Radio's highly-uncoveted "Demerit for Muddled and Meddlesome Bureaucratic Behavior."
Today's "Double M/Double B" goes to Mr. Leslie M. Shenkler of Hackensack, New Jersey. Mr. Shenkler . . . this Bureaucratic Boo... [read more]

No Tax Funding For Elitist Schools

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/30/93 Bookmark and Share

Then there's the true story of the mother who wrote a note to her daughter's teacher, saying: "Please excuse Mary for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot."

A little extreme, perhaps, but no more so than... [read more]

Stop Corporate Extortion Of State & Local Government

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/29/93 Bookmark and Share

When Al Capone was running booze in Chicago during Prohibition, he said, "When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, it's called, "hospitality."

Sometimes, crime is a matter of... [read more]