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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Hightower

Re: “Enjoy your freedom to die

I wonder if creepy, nasty, poisonous old Jim Hightower recalls the uplifting Jonathan Edwards song "Sunshine?" The lyrics, "He can't even run his own life, I'll be damned if he'll run mine" remain powerful today as left-wing ideologues continue to try to control people's lives.

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Posted by John Howell on 06/22/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Tweeter-in-Chief goes off to war

I am very, very pleased that Twitter allows our president to communicate with the American people without the biased filter of the media. Those creepy people are now trusted less than used coffin salesmen, and every bit of that mistrust has been earned. God bless President Trump.

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Posted by John Howell on 06/14/2017 at 5:43 AM

Re: “Four basic Postal Service facts

Stamps are 49 not 47

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Posted by Rachel Mariacher on 05/08/2017 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Trump's reward for tax cheats

Best of luck, President Trump. Jim Hightower, get back under your rock.

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Posted by John Howell on 01/11/2017 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

CSIndyReader, if you are inferring that a retired General had a job that required him to make money (as in business?) you are looney. The military spends our money! When he finishes with the DoD he'll wind up at Boeing or Lockheed/Martin or some other tax dollar sucking defense contractor - or maybe as a lobbyist for all of them!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/15/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

We tried to tell them Trump was a stone cold liar, that his campaign promises were hot air and not going to happen. Bend over Trumpaloons, you're going to get schlonged by Don the Con who has already broken every promise he made to you.

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Posted by OldCrank on 12/14/2016 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

If you were fooled by Trump for all the time he was running for President then you are dumber than a box of rocks. P T Barnum would have been proud, and would have called each and every one of you a sucker.

It will NOT be a refreshing change to see a retired General as the Secretary of Defense. That's the surest way I know to see more tax dollars going to the defense industry and our young men and women heading off to fight another oil war somewhere. (BTW, the DOD is the largest consumer of petroleum products in the world, hence Rex Tillerson as Secty of State).

December 19th will either be our salvation or will seal the fate of the once-free world.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/14/2016 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

Trump has one, singular goal, to destroy China.

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Posted by whaaaat on 12/12/2016 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

It will be a refreshing change to see business and military people in the cabinet instead of the usual political hacks and social activists - neither of whom ever held a real job or ran a business that actually needed to make money.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 12/08/2016 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

The Trump voters were conned. Simple as that. Stocks soared once the banksters realized how profits would soar sans regulations, taxes, or environmental rules.

Reagan is dancing in his grave. Heil Trump!

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Posted by billd on 12/08/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Our porous northern border

Most people coming south from Canada aren't coming here looking for handouts and freebies. Big Diff. #TooEasy

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Posted by Kipper Doug on 11/10/2016 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Our porous northern border

"we re gunna build a wall, and make Canada pay for it!"

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Posted by longtooth on 11/02/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Trump's 'tinkle-down' economics

I particularly like TINKLE-down economics, where Trump and his buddies stand on tall building and pee on all of us while laughing!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/23/2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Trump's 'tinkle-down' economics

This is a true assessment.

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Posted by MarkM on 10/13/2016 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Our Revolution is Bernie 2.0

Already joined. Can't wait to get started.

Posted by Betty Burton on 10/05/2016 at 6:44 PM

Re: “The great big Postal Service lie

Mr. Hightower! It was an honor to meet you in San Angelo at a Dem Party meet arranged by my late, close friend, Perry Flippin. I had suffered a heart attack a few days earlier, and the heat at the crowded venue didn't help my condition, so I had to leave early...but back to the Postal Service. You are absolutely correct that the USPS has been torpedoed by the very competitors (can we spell UPS and FedEx?) through their minions in Congress who are bought and paid for.

I for one have had problems with UPS damaging a family antique then refusing to take responsibility for it, and FedEx ain't spotless, either. For my money the USPS is the only way to fly!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 09/24/2016 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Sanders' rebellion is alive

When Vietnamized wrote:
“…this country has always been something of a socialist democracy.” …
he reminded me that the first three words of the Constitution are: “We the People”, not “Me the Individual”, or “It the Corporation”.
Bernie reawakened many Americans to the spirit of the Founders and their desire to make America a “more perfect union”. He reminded us that the government they established is aspirational, not confrontational, inclusionary, not exclusionary, and exists to make all citizens’ lives better, not establish an environment for protecting expanded Capitalist exploitation. Yes, this is a Democratic Socialist Nation, founded during the enlightenment’s heightened awareness of the Social Responsibility we ALL share in expanding the Common Good.

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Posted by asawatcher on 08/29/2016 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Sanders' rebellion is alive

I helped sponsor Mr. Hightower to speak to the Democrats in Tom Green County, TX prior to the 2012 election - I'm a huge fan, and I think he's exactly right. Bernie 'spoke' to all of us when he belabored the system for being corrupt and rigged for the rich. I would have voted for him without reservation. Now we have to avoid a Trump presidency and there is no way I'm going to split the vote. What would our world be like if the new President was favored by Vladimir Putin, his puppet master Aleksandr Dugin and owes millions to the Chinese banking system.

I strongly agree with NewTom that Bernie has had a positive influence on the Democratic platform and I would remind other readers that this country has always been something of a socialist democracy. We all pay for common services and infrastructure...as long as some anti-tax, debt-addled sequestering fool doesn't shut the government down again (are you listening, Ted Cruz?)

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Posted by Vietnamized on 08/28/2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Sanders' rebellion is alive

That's a reassuring thought. He strongly influenced the platform's Hopefully we'll get a election results that will put the government back to work rather than obstructing every good idea

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Posted by NewTom on 08/28/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Trump fights for the rich

More of the same liberal media trash talk. Yawn.... Speaking of liars...... the Clintons have both lied under oath.

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Posted by badenowl on 08/26/2016 at 9:34 AM

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