America: Land of Liberty?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/8/95 Bookmark and Share

Here's a story you'd think could happen in China or another totalitarian regime . . . but not in America, not in the "sweet land of liberty." But it did.

It happened just last year to James Garcia and... [read more]

Phil Porno-Gramm

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/7/95 Bookmark and Share

Oh, Phil . . . you randy scamp you!

Sen. Phil Gramm I mean -- the Presidential pretender who's been carefully courting the extreme religious right-wing in his campaign, posing as a 100%-pure, family-values-first, Pat Robertson kind of Republican.

But -- whoops... [read more]

IBM s Chief Eats High on the Hog

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/6/95 Bookmark and Share

Certain phenomena are so important in a society that a single word can't capture them. Like "snow" in Norway. In this frigid land, they have at least 16 terms to describe types of snow.

In our country, corporate executives... [read more]

Break Congress Dependency on Lobbyists

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/5/95 Bookmark and Share

In Washington, Gucci-clad Lobbyists and our Lawmakers have what scientists call [quote] "a symbiotic relationship." They use each other.

You and I would call the relationship: "Corrupt."

I mean, what is it with Congress and lobbyists? What part of "Stop-it"... [read more]

Nuclear Chicken Farms

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/2/95 Bookmark and Share

Are you one of those so far removed from farm life that you think a chicken has four legs and four wings . . . since that's how many come in a big bucket of Kentucky Fried?

Well, a four-legged, four-winged... [read more]

Chiquita s Banana War

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/1/95 Bookmark and Share

Always trying to be helpful, Hightower Radio offers you today's "Consumer Tip": To ripen a banana quickly, wrap it in dollar bills.

It sure worked for Cincinnati billionaire Carl Lidner. He's owner of Chiquita-brand bananas, and he has beaucoup bananas... [read more]