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RANDY REPUBLICANS

Friday, July 19, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What is it with these Republicans? Whew! They are one randy bunch.

Beneath their uptight Brooks Brothers suits and their righteous rhetoric about "family values," GOP leaders seem to... [read more]

RANDY REPUBLICANS

Friday, July 19, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What is it with these Republicans? Whew! They are one randy bunch.

Beneath their uptight demeanors, their conservative Brooks Brothers suits and their rhetoric about "family values," GOP leaders... [read more]

LAWMAKERS BECOME LOBBYISTS

Thursday, July 18, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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There goes that old congressional revolving door again -- fwhoop, fwhoop, fwhoop -- spinning faster than ever, spinning our ex-members of Congress into the high-dollar world of Gucci Gulch, where they become corporate lobbyists.

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SPORTS: CHEWING TOBACCO

Wednesday, July 17, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's go now to [Sports Theme] Hightower Radio's "Wide, Wide, Wide WILD World of Sports."

Our leadoff story today is about one of the little-reported, unsportsmanlike plays in the game of baseball.... [read more]

CEOs WHO KNOCK-DOWN AMERICA

Tuesday, July 16, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Chewing-gum magnate Philip Wrigley once observed: "There are highly-successful businesses in the United States. There are also highly-paid executives. The secret is not to intermingle the two."

Bingo!... [read more]

DIRTY LITTLE ANGELS

Monday, July 15, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Shout hallelujah! [Chorus: "Hallelujah"]!

Believe it or not, Newt Gingrich and Gang actually passed an anti-pollution bill, and -- Sweet Jesus! -- they are shouting hallelujah all over the... [read more]

"TOBACCO BOB" DOLE: JERK-OF-THE-MONTH

Friday, July 12, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time again to bestow Hightower Radio's coveted Jerk-of-the-Month Award!

This time it goes to someone you might expect better from . . . but, hey, a jerk's a jerk. So... [read more]

PHILIP KNIGHT: FILTHY RICH

Thursday, July 11, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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They say if you lay down with dogs, you'll wake up with fleas.

Meet Philip Knight, the flea-ridden chief-executive of Nike Inc. "Just do it!" exclaims the advertising slogan of... [read more]

PHILIP KNIGHT: FILTHY RICH

Thursday, July 11, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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They say if you lay down with dogs, you'll wake up with fleas.

Meet Philip Knight, the flea-ridden chief-executive of Nike Inc. "Just do it!" exclaims the advertising slogan of... [read more]

"TOUGH LOVE" FOR PENTAGON EXCESS

Wednesday, July 10, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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[Organ music] If you have a loved one with a serious problem of overindulgence -- whether it's too much alcohol or simply overeating -- the best thing you can do is to get them... [read more]

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