Gadfly

​And the Billionaires Are Jumping Over the Moon

July 11th, 2021

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.con

15 July 2021

Looking Backward: 1887 to Brave New World, 632 After Ford

We currently have three billionaires spending billions to leave planet Earth.

Jeff Bezos of Amazon, the richest man in the world, will soon take a ride on his Blue Origin New Shepherd rocket with a passenger who paid $28 million to sit beside him. Jeff is working on putting huge cylindrical rings in space where millions of Earthians will live after escaping grilling on a hot planet.…

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​What a Thoughtful Birthday Gift!

July 4th, 2021

by Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

08 July 2021

Miranda Was Wrong: We Are Terribly Short Of ‘Goodly Creatures’

Before I attack God, Catholics, evangelical Christians, and Trumplicans, I’ve got to attack the Supreme Court. The Court voted 8-1 that a foul-mouthed bratty teenaged cheerleader, with parents who want be “friends” instead of parents, had had her First Amendment rights violated.

She had been suspended from school for using Trumpian profane language against teachers,…

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​Black Sambo Is Alive!

June 27th, 2021

by Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

01 July 2021

HecKKK, There’s No Racism in the Divided States of AmeriKa!

Although I lived on Highway 27, four miles east of Little Falls, for my first 18 years, I didn’t learn until I was 89 that HW 27 actually was constructed on top of an Indian trail that had been used by Minnesota tribes for thousands of years.

Isn’t it amazing that we probably learn something about our history every day? I played cowboys and Indians in the hills near it, walked…

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​From Feudalism to Capitalism to Dominionation to Nirvana?

June 20th, 2021

by Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

24 June 2021

When Will Money Talk for the Very Last Time?

I have never been a country music fan, but I have been a country “poet” fan for decades. As a vocalist, I have sung solos, in duets, trios, in male and mixed quartets, in madrigals, and in church, high school, and college choirs. I also sang in a mixed quartet called the Winter Wonderland Quartet and traveled for a year in a show WCCO’s Cedric Adams put together with Miss America Bebe Shopp…

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Hey! We’re Making History!

June 13th, 2021

by Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

17 June 2021

Why Cooks Are Yelling “Flip Your Own Damn Burgers!”

A June 3 headline in The Wall Street Journal caught my eye because it raved: “U.S. Economy’s Rebound is Without Historical Parallel.” I was shocked because I remembered a news story in The Guardian a few months ago that stated one in four Americans, or a quarter of the entire population, did not have enough money to have access to “nutritious food needed for a healthy life.”…

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Is Life the Flash of Fireflies?

June 7th, 2021

by Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

10 June 2021

When Lampreys and Humans Ate Each Other

Some of my musical favorites are on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CD containing Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and Cats. He loves to rehabilitate old stuff. He just bought the oldest continuously running theater in London, the Royal Drury Lane which opened in 1663. It’s ironic the Divided States of America is already falling apart in a little more than two centuries. The theater burned…

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Forty Billion Miscarriages

May 31st, 2021

by Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

03 June 2021

Eternal Fact: Homo Sapiens Can’t Stop Having Sex or Abortions

Bible thumpers proclaim God commanded us to “Be fruitful and multiply!” Homo sapiens have done a good job for about 300,000 years, particularly after migrating out of Africa 60,000 years ago. Population statisticians estimate about 100 billion Homo sapiens have lived and died on earth to this point. As about one in four pregnancies end in miscarriages, it means that it took…

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America on Hospice?

May 24th, 2021

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

27 May 2021

The Pillow Guy Thinks Trump Could Be Back in the Oval Office by August

After listening to Republican representatives at a Congressional hearing insist there was no insurrection at the capitol on January 6, 2021, I believe The Divided States of America is on hospice and will require heavenly resurrection to recover from insurrection.

They testified it was just a bunch of patriotic tourists on a tour of the halls displaying their faith in…

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A Wound in the Brain

May 16th, 2021

by Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

What Hath Trump Wrought?

Dan Rather at 89 has been directly involved with the history of the United -- now Divided -- United States of America for one-third of its life. He spoke truth to power at all levels of government. He asked penetrating questions to dog catchers and presidents alike. He took on the paranoid Tricky Dick Nixon with both humor and wrath—while increasing Nixon’s paranoia.

Dan got into trouble when “Big Daddy” President George…

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Collapseology Is Just Around the Corner

May 10th, 2021

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmai.com

What Are Our Biophysical and Religious Limits?

Scientists are studying the effects of the world’s ever-expanding economic growth, increases in population, consumption of our natural resources, and our limited ability to decrease or store our waste. To describe the studies they use the inclusive term “collapseology.”

A report from Future Earth emphasizes that “extreme weather events, food insecurity, freshwater shortages, and degradation of…

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