Congress OK s Blood Profits from China Trade

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/25/94 Bookmark and Share

Mark Twain wrote: Statesmanship is getting the formalities right, and neverminding about the moralities.

Well, the media virtually ignored it, but now both parties in Congress have joined Bill Clinton in neverminding about the moralities of America's... [read more]

The Fed: Those Wacky-Baccy Bankers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/24/94 Bookmark and Share

Oh goody, it's working!

The Federal Reserve -- that quasi-governmental board made up of wacky, pipesmoking bankers -- has been trying to slow down our economy this year by raising our interest rates. And it's working [cheers, fireworks]!

These bankers (whom... [read more]

Making Executions Fun

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/23/94 Bookmark and Share

If you're a sports fan, you had to be wowed by the Triple-Header pulled off by the State of Arkansas this month.

[Baseball crowd noise, w/organ building enthusiasm] It was a quick but dramatic game, beginning at 7 p.m. and... [read more]

The $350 Million Secret Building for Spooks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/22/94 Bookmark and Share

Do you know what Black Holes are in outer space?

They're collapsed stars [Deep-bass space-travel music] with even more density and darkness than Sen. Bob Dole's inner mind! Their gravitational pull is so powerful that not even light... [read more]

Overdrugged America

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/19/94 Bookmark and Share

I hope you're feeling well today, but if not -- your doctor will prescribe something for you, right? Maybe a nice antibiotic or an antidepressant.

Wait. Do you really need these pills? Could they be doing more harm... [read more]

The C.I.A.: Can t Anyone Here Play This Game?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/18/94 Bookmark and Share

When Casey Stengel managed the bumbling New York Mets in 1961, he finally cried out in exasperation: Can't anyone here play this game?

Well now we know where the old Mets ended up: They're running the CIA!

What else can... [read more]