Boo of the Month: Junk Mailers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/2/94 Bookmark and Share

No. no! Don't open that closet -- that's where we store the junk mail [things crashing out of closet] . . . aaaiiieeeee, too late.

Is your house covered up with special offers, catalogues, fliers, ([echo] you-may-already-be-a-winner) promos and other come-ons... [read more]

Trade with Indonesia: Hugging a Grizzly

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/1/94 Bookmark and Share

There's a saying from the Old West: "Never drop your gun to hug a grizzly [bear growling].

But in the Far East today, that's exactly what America's foreign-trade policy has come down to. In dealing with brutally-repressive Asian regimes,... [read more]

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]