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A wag once said, "Money doesn't buy happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars."
Happiness aside, being a millionaire or even a... [read more]
The political season is always a prime opportunity to hear new examples of doublespeak -- the use of language to make lies seem truthful.
A splendid sample of this is a... [read more]
Twenty-six million dollars.
That's how much major corporations spent last month to sponsor, host and otherwise BUY the political conventions of the two big parties. While the TV cameras kept... [read more]
Let's go to the sports desk [sports theme] . . . Time for Hightower Radio's "Wide, Wide, Wide WILD World of Sports."
Today's feature is about a rare apology in the... [read more]
We all remember the James Brothers, of course, Frank and Jesse, but those outlaws of the last century had nothing on Tom and Randy, the DeLay Boys of this century.
The... [read more]
The one thing I absolutely love about Ross Perot is that he drives America's uptight Power Establishment crazy. Of course, that's a pretty short ride for a lot of them.
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As Yogi Berra once said: "Half the lies they tell me aren't true."
One thing you can count on is that way more than half of what the Pentagon tells... [read more]
Headline of the week [AP Wire Clatter] . . . In the LA Times . . . [quote] "Mexican Economy Rebounds Vigorously."
Oh joy! Oh happy day! Olâ€š!
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It's so good to know that Congress and the White House have finally cut Welfare Moms off the federal dole. Two years and you're out! Hey . . . get a job you... [read more]
In two words: "A mazing."
I'm talking about the corporate-welfare giveaway of $7.6 Billion that you and I provided last year for a handful of huge and hugely-profitable Pentagon contractors... [read more]