Archive for July, 2012

07.04.2012 – Dependence Day in The United States of Robertsland, The Country Formerly Known as America

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

We were in downtown Chicago for the fireworks display last night at Navy Pier.  The underwhelming show seems to recapitulate the state of our Union.  It was a fizzler of a display which seems to me a good metaphor for the fizzling away of the actual Independence the date historically represents.  The celebration now seems […]

6.28.2012 – The Day America Ceased To Exist

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

History The title may sound a little bit over the top.  On reflection however it is probablynot a strong enough statement.  In 2010 the 111th Congress bent the legislative machinery to its breaking point in to pass the Patient Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, Twenty-six states challenged aspects of the law, the most imnportant of […]