Jim Hightower

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Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower (born 1943) is an activist, and was formerly a radio talk host and Texas Agriculture Commissioner.


  • There's nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos.
    • There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos (1998)
  • If you do not speak up when it matters, when would it matter that you speak? The opposite of courage is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
    • "A celebration of agitation". Arizona Daily Star. 2002-07-26. 
  • Populism is at its essence [...] just determined focus on helping people be able to get out of the iron grip of the corporate power that is overwhelming our economy, our environment, energy, the media, government. [...] One big difference between real populism and what the Tea Party thing is, is that real populists understand that government has become a subsidiary of corporations. So you can't say, let's get rid of government. You need to be saying let's take over government.
  • Here come the Democrats, again, you know, just weaker than Canadian hot sauce. You know? Offering a little reform. I saw one of the Senators, Democrats, saying, we're going to have a robust disclosure program. Oh, good. They're going to tell us they're stealing from us. But at least we're going to know.
    • Bill Moyers Journal, 30 April 2010
  • The water won't clear up until we get the hogs out of the creek.
    • Bill Moyers Journal, 30 April 2010

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