Welfare Rhetoric vs. Real Welfare Reform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/6/94 Bookmark and Share

Life is just a bowl of cherries . . . but look out for those pits!

Well, one of the worst pits in life is finding yourself on welfare. And about the worst thing about being on welfare is not... [read more]

Senator Alfonse D Amato: Piggy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/5/94 Bookmark and Share

This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy cried, 'money, money, money' all the way home. [piggies squealing]

What fun! ... [read more]

July 4th: Saucy Boys

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/4/94 Bookmark and Share

Happy Birthday . . . Amerrrrica!

[Fife and Drum underlay] Two hundred, eighteen years old today, and a time to reflect on the Boston Tea Party, No taxation without representation, We the people .... [read more]

Woodstock 94

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/1/94 Bookmark and Share

Woodstock, 1969.

Not a concert ... a happening.

A horde of half-a-million long-haired, free-spirited kids jumped the fences in defiance of authority and wallowed in mud, music and all-around good feelings for three days.

Well, that was 25 years ago this summer --... [read more]

Endangered : The Common Box Turtle

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/30/94 Bookmark and Share

Environmentalism really just means paying attention to how heavily we walk on the earth, and being a bit more careful than we otherwise might be. Like Kermit the Frog says, It isn't easy being green.

Well, it's not... [read more]

PBS Goes Commercial

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/29/94 Bookmark and Share

Big institutions, governmental and corporate, love to play the game of Doublespeak -- using arcane or flowery phrases to try to hide what they're really doing.

For example, the thousands of employees that corporations are dumping in the streets... [read more]