Boney Fingers: Why Should Work Be Life-Sucking?

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
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“Work your fingers to the bone — whadda ya get? Boney Fingers.” This 1960’s Hoyt Axton folk song mocking the vaunted virtue of working hard is being sung … Read more

Follow the People to an FDR-Style Agenda

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
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Polls show Americans are for an FDR-style agenda: percolate-up economics works; trickle-down does not. Usually, the Powers That Be swat away the kind of big-ticket, FDR-style reforms our … Read more

Something Is Rotten at Big Meat Inc.

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
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Big Meat profiteers employ a wholly unethical, cost-of-doing-business approach. Upton Sinclair’s landmark 1905 book, “The Jungle,” exposed the food contamination and worker exploitation hidden in the fetid stockyards … Read more

This is Your Brain on Aphorisms: Ukrainegate, Last Con-Temptation of Trump?

This is Your Brain on Aphorisms: Ukrainegate, Last Con-Temptation of Trump?
I was born a young baby. Then I grew up. Then I grew confused. Then I grew tired. I'm a 20th century man who's somehow been transported to the 21st century, with one foot in the gone past and the other in the here now. I started my blog mymanymoodsofme toward the end of 2012. There I write humorous essays, stories and poems (lyrics from my songs), in addition to my aphorisms. It's good work... if you get it. In my spare time I play chess, write songs, and reflect upon what I see. I'm very happy to be colluding with Humor Times, and hope you enjoy the result. Cheers!

Ukrainegate explained in aphorisms. WikiLeaks… and so does the White House! Idiots and morons always do cover-oops. What do I think the White House should do about all … Read more

Comedy Union Defends the Whole Human Race Against Latest Insult to Mankind’s Ego

Comedy Union Defends the Whole Human Race Against Latest Insult to Mankind’s Ego
Ed Toolis is a Chicago humor writer and author of Humor, Comedy & Sketch Writing and There's an App for That, Books 1.1 and 2.0. Available on Amazon.

Human race needs self-esteem boost, UCWA here to help! Look, the human race needs a certain level of self-esteem to make life bearable on this planet. But every … Read more

Comedy Union Threatens to Turn All Politicians into Laughing Stocks if They Don’t Support Agenda

Comedy Union Threatens to Turn All Politicians into Laughing Stocks if They Don’t Support Agenda
Ed Toolis is a Chicago humor writer and author of Humor, Comedy & Sketch Writing and There's an App for That, Books 1.1 and 2.0. Available on Amazon.

The powerful Union of Comedy Writers and Actors (UCWA) can make laughing stocks of anyone who gets their way. For decades now, the Union of Comedy Writers and … Read more

What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
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It is said that the rich and poor will always be among us — but nowhere is it written that the middle class is a sure thing. Even … Read more

What Does it Mean to Gig American Workers?

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
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The “gig economy” sends most of the profits out of town Pouty, whiney, spoiled-bratism is not nice coming from a four-year-old — but it’s grotesque when it comes … Read more

Bernie Sanders: Something Is Happening

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower
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The driving force of “Bernie Sanders for President” is coming from encouraging sources. When I crossed paths with a Democratic Party campaign consultant in Austin last March, I … Read more

Why Build a National Monument to a Union-Busting Robber Baron?

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower
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Union-busting to enrich greedy owners should not be celebrated. Occasionally, I see something that is so bizarre, so out of place, so wrong that I have to assume … Read more

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