The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos.

— Jim Hightower

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Some people say we need a third party. I wish we had a second one.

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Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

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Like NASCAR race drivers or PGA golfers, why not require each of the [US presidential] candidates to cover their clothing, briefcases and staff with the logo patches of their corporate sponsors?

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The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere.

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Liberals want to manage the damage with government programs to take care of those who have fallen between the cracks. Populists want to fix the cracks so that people don't fall in the first place.

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It may be the rooster that does all the crowing but it's the hen that delivers the goods.

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Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one.

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America's drug war is so stupid that if you pay close attention to just how stupid it is -- it'll drive you to use drugs.

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Reagan promised everyone a seven-course dinner. Ours turned out to be a possum and a six-pack.

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It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural.'

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The water won't clear up until we get the hogs out of the creek.

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The Bible declares that on the sixth day God created man.

Right then and there, God should have demanded a damage deposit.

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About Jim Hightower

Quotes 44 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Activist
Birthday October 16

Good wages are pro business, since they reduce turnover, increase morale, produce better-skilled employees, and improve productivity.

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The media isn't only asleep; it doesn't want to know this news, that the people are revolting, in the very best sense of the term, revolting against the thieves in high places and reaching out to each other, which is our great strength.

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Politics isn't about left versus right; it's about top versus bottom.

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It's an essential fight librarians are making, an age-old fight;

yours is a battle for civilization. It's a fight for our country's founding values.

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Organic agriculture is more about fairness and respect than it is about parts-per-billion of pesticide residues

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The good news, though, is that I find in my political travels that people, as regular citizens, are more interested than ever in getting together and having discussions. They want to hear about other viewpoints that differ entirely from what the administration is putting out.

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The real bias of the media is not to the left or to the right, but to the thin strata of economic elites at the top of our society.

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The [Democratic] party is a bank. It collects money and gives it to TV stations.

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The original Greek word "idiotes" referred to people who might have had a high IQ, but were so self-involved that they focused exclusively on their own life and were both ignorant of and uncaring about public concerns and the common good.

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America was not built by conformists, but by mutineers.

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Some of these rich folks seem to think that everything belongs to them and they'll even get to take it with them when they die. But you know what? You don't ever see a hearse pulling a U Haul.

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Even a little dog can piss on a big building.

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Becoming a politician is the only step down I could take from being a journalist.

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When everybody does better, EVERYBODY does better.

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Founders v. Bush brings the wisdom and eloquence of the Founding Fathers back to the people, while unmasking the fraudulent PR machine that is corrupting their words and stealing our legacy.

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The media isn't only asleep; it doesn't want to know the news, that the people are revolting, in the very best sense of the term, revolting against the thieves in high places and reaching out to each other, which is our great strength. When you can draw that many people, you've got something going. You don't have to worry if the guys in suits are going to put it on the front page or not.

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What's new is that the White House itself has now been corporatized.

It's not politicians working for the corporate interests. They are the corporate interests. That's where Bush came from, and Cheney and Rumsfeld.

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Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.

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Politics ought to be fun. It shouldn't be just boring meetings.

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When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism.

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If ignorance goes to forty dollars a barrel, I want drilling rights to George Bush's head.

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If you don't speak out when it matters, when would it matter to speak out?

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You have to learn to read between the lies.

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Bush and the corporate kleptocrats have stomped on too many people and left too many people out of the system, and those people are now in rebellion. It's not just poor people they are holding down but the middle class, as well. I have a favorite bumper sticker I saw on a pickup truck last year in Austin. It said, "Where are we going? And what am I doing in this hand basket?"

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We've got to go to the people with bold ideas and candidates of conviction - we've got to be hotter than high school love.

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When Rick Perry says I can do for America what I've done for Texas, pay attention. That's no idle threat.

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Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.

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The corporation cannot be ethical, its only responsibility is to make a profit.

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Banks don't commit crimes. Bankers do. And they won't ever stop if they don't have to pay for their crimes.

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Ronald Reagan's idea of a good farm program was Hee Haw.

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If it's dangerous to talk to yourself, it's probably even dicier to listen.

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