Flag-Waving Companies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/18/94 Bookmark and Share

They say that Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.

But when it comes to wrapping their products in the flag, several corporate scoundrels today are using patriotism as their first refuge. In its July issue, Consumer Reports... [read more]

Children s TV

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/15/94 Bookmark and Share

In a courtroom, the lawyer asked a witness: Could you see him from where you were standing?

I could see his head.
And where was his head?
Just above the shoulders.

Why, yes, that's where... [read more]

Lehman Brothers Typing Pool

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/14/94 Bookmark and Share

They say, The higher the building, the lower the morals [slide whistle].

Well, executives sitting high atop one of America's toniest investment banks -- Lehman Brothers, Inc. -- find their morals being questioned by some of Lehman's lowliest employees.... [read more]

An Economic Soap Opera

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/13/94 Bookmark and Share

Psychobabble. It's a pet peeve of mine -- the use of pop psychology to impute emotional motives to some group. No discussion of welfare, for example, is complete until some psychobabbler claims that welfare mothers have [quote]... [read more]

Lying Through Smoke-Stained Teeth

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/12/94 Bookmark and Share

Cowboys used to say: Never smack a man who's chewing tobacco.


Well, I'm sorry, I don't care how messy it gets, I think these lying, self-serving, cancer-dealing lowlifes in the tobacco industry are full of it ... [read more]

Clinton: Dance with Them That Pay You

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/11/94 Bookmark and Share

Some days, instead of reading the paper, I'd just as soon someone [whack-whack-whack] whack me over the head with it.

That's the way I felt reading about Bill Clinton's latest Big Mac Attack.

No, not one of his sudden lunges... [read more]