The Hollow Military Budget

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/25/94 Bookmark and Share

One-point-three TRILLION dollars. That's a one, a "point" and a three -- followed by eleven zeroes. How many dollars is it? So many that if you were to count them out at the rate of $1000... [read more]

Thanksgiving 94

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/24/94 Bookmark and Share

Let's talk Turkey!

No, not you Newt Gingrich [Newt theme; start, then slow to a stop].

I'm talking about the real thing, the big bird, 45 million of which we Americans will devour on this Thanksgiving Day [Gobble-gobble, gobble].

It was the Aztecs... [read more]

GATT Sneak Attack

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/23/94 Bookmark and Share

Sound the bugles! Gird your loins! Rush to the barricades! [military bugles] Here they come with another GATT attack!

Who's "they"? The full Army of Washington Insiders, beating their drums and trying to storm over us ordinary... [read more]

More Tobacco - Industry Lies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/22/94 Bookmark and Share

Benjamin Franklin once noted one of life's little dilemmas: "It's ill-manners to silence a fool . . . . {but} cruelty to let him go on."

A case in point is the tobacco industry, which once again is going on... [read more]

Another Day, Another Oil Spill

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/21/94 Bookmark and Share

How about that disastrous oil spill in Russia? Millions of gallons of crude [gurgling sound] gurgling into a river and spreading out-of-control, thanks to a carelessly-managed pipeline system that's now fallen into such disrepair that leaks are common and... [read more]

Magazine Ads That Smell

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/18/94 Bookmark and Share

Mark Twain said: "Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising."

So what are we to make of this: Beer ads you can smell!

Traveling along the "Far-Out Frontiers of Free Enterprise" [space-travel music] Samuel... [read more]