La Dolce Vita
- Arizona, USA
- December 01
- Family & Friends
MY RECENT POSTS
- Amend the 2nd Amendment
May 20, 2013 05:16PM
- My doctor said the "C" word.
April 11, 2013 09:26AM
- The road not taken in
March 06, 2013 07:58AM
- Amend the 2nd Amendment
February 28, 2013 12:29PM
- Mine is bigger than yours!
February 18, 2013 08:18AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Great quote Kathryn. We
could use a few Ben Franklins
May 20, 2013 11:46PM
find OS to be a great
May 20, 2013 07:56PM
- “Thanks to everyone for
their kind comments and
April 13, 2013 09:57AM
- “Great pictures Alysa. I
lived in Italy for a couple of
in the '80s.
April 11, 2013 07:44PM
- “Thanks Jon and
opened an account at Our Salon
a while back,
April 11, 2013 02:33PM
Steven Rockford's Links
- MY LINKS
FEBRUARY 28, 2013 12:29PM
The Right to Bear Bazookas
Based on the actual wording in the 2nd Amendment of our Bill of Rights and the “ind… Read full post »
It seems that I've hit a bump in the road (actually a huge boulder in the highway of my life).
It is amazing that a few months ago I was feeling at the top of my game. In fact, when our family got together in the Bay Area over the holidays,… Read full post »
Holbrooke had a diplomatic solution.
He was ignored.
Many of us remember reading back-page news reports in 2009 and 2010 about efforts made by the late Richard Holbrooke (U.S. State Department’s envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan) to establish a diplomatic end to the war in Af… Read full post »
The Right to Bear Bazookas
Based on the actual wording in the 2nd Amendment of our Bill of Rights and the “individual rights” interpretation of that amendment held by the current U.S. Supreme Court, each person in this country can legally possess any weapon that is ava… Read full post »
Iranian and American missiles on display.
Since the dawn of civilization men have been competing with each other to determine who has the biggest and best weaponry. Today’s remote-controlled armed missile systems are just the latest in a long line of phallic symbo/… Read full post »
and he is us!”
Pogo’s eloquent statement certainly rings true today. In America’s ongoing battle in the so-called Global War on Terror (GWOT) we seem to have lost our understanding of our primary objective. Our main goal is not to be “fighting terrori/… Read full post »
The Military Industrial Complex
52 years ago this week, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned America of the dangers presented by the Military Industrial Complex (MIC). He said:
[The} conjunction of an… Read full post »
Docudrama or Propaganda?
At Hullabaloo, Dennis Hartley states his “dilemma regarding Kathryn Bigelow’s film recounting the 10-year hunt for the 9-11 mastermind and events surrounding his takedown, (he) can’t decide if it’s ‘like the Army’ or a… Read full post »
Dan Senor, Mitt Romney’s Middle East advisor, was on The Today Show this morning prepping the public for Romney’s foreign policy debating points this evening. Those of us who are/… Read full post »
“You’ll get your chance in a moment.
I’m still speaking here, Boy!”
Not exactly what Mitt said (unless we leave out the last two words), but it certainly was the message he was sending to his base.
I don’t know about… Read full post »
The Romney Campaign
Today, whenever I watch Mitt Romney search for a “more elegant way” to express his innermost aristocratic feelings, I can’t help but think of the role played by Billy Zane in Titanic. Zane’s character, Cal Hockley, epitomized the di… Read full post »
I spent quite some time looking for a decent bottle of wine last night at Trader Joe’s. It made me think of the ease of finding a good wine when I was living in Italy. During my two years there in the early ‘80s, I simply had… Read full post »
Human beings are unique when it comes to the act of killing. All other carnivorous creatures will kill for food, or to protect their mating rights, or to protect their hunting territory. Only humans commit suicide, kill for differences in tho… Read full post »
Comparing apples and oranges
Many people have been drawing parallels between the “whistleblowing” actions taken by Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. In fact, Daniel Ellsberg has referred to himself as being the Bradley Manning of his day. But is it fair (or his/… Read full post »
Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for Assange two years ago.
We seem to forget that Julian Assange has a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in Sweden. As an NPR timeline (below) shows, an arrest warrant was initially issued two years/… Read full post »
"The most perfect political community is one in
which the middle class is in control…”
Are "We the People" in control of our American democracy?
“Have You No Decency, Sir!”
Romney’s campaign advisor, Eric Fehrnstrom, had his feelings hurt because Harry Reid has made a strong call to have Mitt Romney publicly disclose his tax returns. Fox News is shocked, shocked I tell you, that the Senate Maj/… Read full post »
I originally posted this on January 10, 2011 shortly after the Gabby Giffords shooting in Tucson. As evidenced by the Aurora incident today (Colorado also has lax gun laws), the assault weapon problem remains the same.
“The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls”
&nb… Read full post »
Bonus Marchers – June 1932
Eighty years ago an army of World War I veterans converged on the capitol. They were promised a bonus of $1,500 ($20,000 in today’s dollars) after the war to be paid in 1945. The marchers represented over 40,000 sur/… Read full post »
Arizona legislator literally shoots down ObamaCare
You’ve got to watch this campaign ad from Ron Gould, a Republican State Senator running in the fourth legislative district in Arizona. In this ad Gould blasts away a copy of the Affordable Car/… Read full post »
“Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties." - Gene Tierney
Jealousy is a difficult subject to discuss, primarily because we have all been on one side or the other of a jealous situatio… Read full post »
Like Father - Like Son
Bashar al-Assad next to a portrait of his father, Hafez al-Assad
Last summer I asked the following question:
Let the court decide.
Eighteen months ago when Julian Assange was first charged with sexual assault charges in Sweden I wrote this:
Many “truth-to-power” Liberals are anxious to make a hero of Julian Assange. But what if our hero is indeed a rapist?&… Read full post »
Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda met with key ministers yesterday to discuss re-starting certain nuclear power facilities in the country. After last year’s Fukushima disaster, all 54 of Japan’s nuclear power plants were shut down. As noted in this article in J… Read full post »