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​Chaos: A Born-Again God

September 14th, 2022

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

I Pledge to Maintain a Good Constitution as I Pray to Liberal Gods and Goddesses

During the Pledge of Allegiance mess in Fargo a couple of weeks ago I suggested as a former member of the Fargo School Board that, as Homo Sapiens have been around for 300,000 years, we have pledged allegiance to thousands of gods. Why not name a different god for each daily pledge? In five minutes of googling I discovered thousands of gods created by Homo sapiens over that…

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​Pansexuality and Polyamory

August 27th, 2022

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gnail.com

Isn’t It Time Everybody Learns About Sex Before “It” Happens to You?

We just had a president who didn’t read anything but body language on stacked trophy women. He watched television while trying to overthrow the government of our country.

Americans no longer read much. They watch TV, smart phones, laptops, tablets, social media, internet sources, podcasts, and other electronic marvels. In 1989, 62.6 million subscribed to daily newspapers when…

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​All the World’s a Stage

August 20th, 2022

By Ed Raymond 

fargogadfly@gmail.com

Hell has Nine Stories—and We Will Have Politicians Getting Off at Every Level

American politicians are going to Hell today and the elevators are exceeding weight limits. When Senator William Proxmire of Wisconsin was elected to his last two terms in 1976 and 1982, he spent less than $200 in campaign funds to win each election. The campaigns for just one of the Wisconsin U.S. Senate…

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​Destroying the Fourth Reich

August 20th, 2022

By Ed Raymond 

fargogadfly@gmail.com

Politics From Bill Fields: “I Never Vote for Anyone. I Always Vote Against.”

Every day, if possible, I have a martini on the rocks in tribute to a man who has enriched my life. At the age of twelve W.C. Fields was learning how to juggle while helping his poor father sell milk and oranges door-to-door from a horse-drawn cart in Philadelphia. At age 18 his ability to…

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​Rejection of Exceptionalism

August 17th, 2022

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

What Kind of a United States Do You Want in 2022: Diverse Democracy or MAGA?

The 2022 elections will likely determine whether the American poor and middle class will be as powerful in 2023 as the wealthy fundamentalist Christion White Nationalists and Dominionists that currently use the courts and laws allowing a minority to rule a majority.

The conservative English magazine The Economist has an article called “The New Exceptionalism” with a rather…

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​Whimpering With Dried Voices

August 6th, 2022

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

Remembering Two Men Whimpering in the Broken Jaw of Our Lost Kingdom

In 1284, Hamelin, Germany hired a rat killer to rid the residents of the flea carrier bringing them the Black Plague. For some reason, the mayor refuses to pay him after he supposedly accomplishes the task. The rat killer, piping beautiful music, leads 130 of the town’s children out of a town—and the hypnotized children are never heard from again.

Today, a plaque on what is now…

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​Did the Devil Make Them Do It?

July 24th, 2022

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

God’s Knitting of the Human Body Is Rapidly Unraveling

If you get a shiny new quarter as change in 2022, see whose image is on it. Astronaut Sally Ride rode the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 and 1984. She was the first American woman to do so. She retired from NASA in 1987, but later served on the Challenger disaster commission after it blew up entering space, killing seven astronauts aboard. Besides advising NASA when it suspended the shuttle…

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​Buy Stock in Cremation Ovens and Caskets

July 20th, 2022

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

Hey! Hey! Supremes! How Many Men, Women, and Kids Did You Kill Today?

Life in a complex, advanced society can be very hazardous to your health. We generally kill more than 40,000 a year in traffic accidents, many when freedom-loving drivers and passengers fly through windshields and open doors because they are not wearing seatbelts. Bikers die because helmets keep the wind from hair before heads meet concrete. We lose about 50,000 people a year to drug…

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​Cult of the Ideoidiots

July 3rd, 2022

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

Christianity Has Fallen Off the Cross

Corky and I have classified ourselves as faithful Christians for nearly ninety years, but we both have reached the point where a solid majority of “Christians” no longer seems to agree with the teachings of Jesus Christ. The good Christians who are left, wherever they are, aren’t trying to save their brothers and sisters from religious suicide or euthanasia. Consequently, Corky and I are withdrawing our…

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​Democrats Can Win

June 28th, 2022

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

Remember: Eighty-Five Million Eligible Voters Did Not Vote in 2020

There’s only one person in Washington who can convince young voters of every color to go to the polls in 2020 en masse and vote for Democrats at every level of government—and he’s not even a Democrat. He is the most popular active politician in America. While Joe Biden falls off bikes at a Delaware beach, this leader constantly does the work necessary to win many votes.

Vermont…

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