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Your opinion: Greg Hodur: Is Flat Earth Society running city of Fargo?

Fargo, you crack me up. I apparently am something of a rare bird here in Fargo: a white, highly-educated, male, American natural born citizen, married, heterosexual of the Democratic persuasion not currently enrolled in the federal Witness Protec...

Fargo, you crack me up.

I apparently am something of a rare bird here in Fargo: a white, highly-educated, male, American natural born citizen, married, heterosexual of the Democratic persuasion not currently enrolled in the federal Witness Protection Program.

I came to this area voluntarily a couple of years ago because, in one of my few sober moments after first coming to visit with my future wife, thought, "Wow, this could be a great place to live."

Up front, I'll admit that I am a liberal from the East Coast and most of you probably won't want your children to either hear or read my opinion because Rush wouldn't like it and it's not part of the Ten Commandments. In my favor, however, I have become a hunter since coming to North Dakota and am building my own personal arsenal.

That being said, I can't help commenting on the juxtaposition of your recent articles on the release of the movie "Fargo" on DVD and other events here in town that show that life, if not stranger, truly is funnier than fiction.

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I saw "Fargo" before I met my wife and thought it was one of the funniest movies I ever saw. I never understood until recently why the majority of my new friends in this area don't share my appreciation for that obviously fictional portrayal of this area.

Probably, the exaggerated provincialism of the movie strikes too close to home.

You only need to go as far as the banner headline in The Forum to see what I am talking about. "Liquor crackdown starts slowly."

What?

The fact that the cops didn't bust otherwise law-abiding citizens for doing what other Americans do virtually everywhere else in the country on game day is headline news?

But the bigger question, really, is: Who's in charge here? The Flat Earth Society? Or, the Christian wing of the Taliban party?

Whomever, it's time for a change and I have a proposal for beginning the process. Before the next Bison home game, the Bison Turf, Metro Drug and J.T. Cigaros ought to sponsor a political fundraiser next to the Ten Commandments monument on Civic Center grounds and give away free beer, bratwurst and smokes.

God bless America.

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Greg Hodur

Fargo

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