The Job Summit in Detroit: A Marshmellow Roast

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

A small fire broke out in the office, and a guy rushed to the emergency cabinet on the wall that said: "In Case of Fire, Break Glass."

He smashed the glass [breaking glass] -- but instead of finding a fire... [read more]

Kiwi: The Little Plane That Could

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/1/94 Bookmark and Share

The airline industry has been a good example of a bad deal -- of bosses assuming that since they're the Top Dogs [Bark-bark], people working below them are just a bunch of fire hydrants.

This is why so many airline employees... [read more]

Congress Should Just Say No to Drug Company Price Gouging

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/31/94 Bookmark and Share

Have you seen this $7-million ad blitz the drug companies are throwing at us? It's heavier than this winter's snow storms.

Open any magazine or paper and there they are, all warm and fuzzy, claiming to be spending piles of... [read more]

Fannie Mae Gets Down

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/30/94 Bookmark and Share

And now, we have this offering from the Chat & Chew Cafe's "hallelujah chorus": [counter clatter] All right, all together now -- a-one, a-two, a-three [chorus: "Hip-Hip Hooraaay!"].

Fannie Mae, that cheer's for you!

What, you don't know Fannie Mae?

Well, Fannie's... [read more]

Stop All Commercial Trading with Haiti

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/29/94 Bookmark and Share

Will Rogers said, "Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock."

Well, in facing those growling military dogs in Haiti, the Clinton administration has been saying "nice doggie" for more than a year, but instead... [read more]

It s a Jobs Program We Need, Not Retraining

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/28/94 Bookmark and Share

I was once on a plane that pulled onto the runway, revved-up for takeoff . . . then suddenly cut back, and taxied off the runway.

The pilot popped on the intercom and told us: "Aahh, folks, our gauges up here... [read more]