The Filibuster Farce

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/22/94 Bookmark and Share

Here at the Chat & Chew Cafe [counter clatter] it's not that we don't respect high elected officials -- we just like to keep them in proper perspective. For example, there's a bit of grafitti in the men's room... [read more]

Rising Income, More Jobs . . . and Other Lies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/21/94 Bookmark and Share

The most dangerous critters in Washington are not politicians who lie... but politicians who actually believe their own lies.

Unfortunately, the Clinton Administration -- like the Bush Administration before them -- are believing the lie that America's economy is doing swell.... [read more]

Newt s Secret PAC

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/20/94 Bookmark and Share

They say if you're not a part of the solution . . . you're probably a part of the Congress.

Look out, then, because here comes that ultimate congressional troublemaker -- Newt "The Newt" Gingrich [Newt Theme]!

Yes, the Republican leader who's... [read more]

The Pentagon s Money Grab

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/19/94 Bookmark and Share

Everybody! Grab your wallets . . . and run!

That Budget-Busting, Big-Ticket, A-Billion-Here-A-Billion-There Brass Band over at the Pentagon is at it again.

The secretary of defense, a full flock of generals and admirals, a swarm of lobbyists for military contractors... [read more]

Pick a Peck of Pain Relievers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/16/94 Bookmark and Share

[Calliope/Traveling show music] Step right up Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, to Dr. James A. Hightower's Supercalafragilistic Traveling Medicine Show, featuring the Amazing Medical Curative from Mother Nature Herself, a substance so-powerful-yet-so-harmless that you can actually... [read more]

Electric Cars

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/15/94 Bookmark and Share

Here's a sound you almost never hear while driving your car: [silence].

Silence. Pure golden silence!

But such silence could be the norm on our highways if the Big Three automakers weren't being such Horse-and-Buggy naysayers about the commercial development of... [read more]