Inescapable Telephone Technology

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/24/94 Bookmark and Share

In 1865, the Boston Globe wrote, "Well-informed people know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires and that were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value."

Today now we've gone from the impossibility... [read more]


U.S. Paper Companies Use Clorine Instead of Common Sense

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/23/94 Bookmark and Share

"Uh-oh, I'm in trouble now," a guy said. "I called my boss an ignoramus . . . and someone told him what it means."

Well, someone please explain it to the paper industry, because their insistence that they [quote] "MUST"... [read more]


NAFTA: I Told You So

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/22/94 Bookmark and Share

Well, I hate to be one who says "I told you so," but I did say: "NAFTA . . . We Shouldn't Hafta."

But Washington and Wall Street insisted we did hafta -- shoving the North American Free Trade Agreement... [read more]


The Money Party

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/21/94 Bookmark and Share

On the right, representing the Republican viewpoint: ex-congressman Vin Weber [Cheers, whistles]. On the left, representing the Democratic perspective, ex-Representative Tom Downey [More Cheers, whistles].

These are the point-counterpoint characters that National Public Radio has on their morning program,... [read more]


Don t Let C-Span Fall Off the Air

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/20/94 Bookmark and Share

A mountain climber slipped . . . and fell-off into the foggy abyss. His buddy shouted out: "Are you alright?"

"Yes."

"No broken bones?" the buddy asked.

"No."

"So climb on back up here."

"I can't . . . I'm still faaaaaaaaalling."

Well,... [read more]


Michael Jacobson: Hot Popcorn

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/17/94 Bookmark and Share

There's an old cowboy saying: "Speak your mind...but ride a fast horse."

Well, I thought consumer champion Dr. Michael Jacobson had finally climbed on a mighty slow horse when he popped off about popcorn in movie theaters. Even I... [read more]