The Republicans Real Agenda: Money

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/30/94 Bookmark and Share

So there they are, Mr. and Ms. America, your new "Agent of Change" in Washington [short fanfare]: The brand-spanking new, 100-percent pure naugahide, right-wing Ree-publican Congress [one hand clapping].

Yeah, well, they are the same old crew that's been part and... [read more]


The Flaky Fed

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/29/94 Bookmark and Share

Flaky Freddie was an oddball in my hometown who danced to a different drummer . . . literally. Every now and then, out of the blue, he'd break into impromptu dances in the street, apparently to ward off assorted... [read more]


The Republican Mandate

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/28/94 Bookmark and Share

The Republicans are still cheering their Big Election Victory [crowd cheers, fireworks] claiming a sweeping mandate from "The People" to march America right off the Right-Wing edge of the earth. But wait a minute [cheering grinds to stop].

Just how... [read more]


The Hollow Military Budget

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/25/94 Bookmark and Share

One-point-three TRILLION dollars. That's a one, a "point" and a three -- followed by eleven zeroes. How many dollars is it? So many that if you were to count them out at the rate of $1000... [read more]


Thanksgiving 94

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/24/94 Bookmark and Share

Let's talk Turkey!

No, not you Newt Gingrich [Newt theme; start, then slow to a stop].

I'm talking about the real thing, the big bird, 45 million of which we Americans will devour on this Thanksgiving Day [Gobble-gobble, gobble].

It was the Aztecs... [read more]


GATT Sneak Attack

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/23/94 Bookmark and Share

Sound the bugles! Gird your loins! Rush to the barricades! [military bugles] Here they come with another GATT attack!

Who's "they"? The full Army of Washington Insiders, beating their drums and trying to storm over us ordinary... [read more]