The Sundial

Racism isn’t a thing of the past

Joseph Glatzer

March 11, 2010

"Ghetto chicks usually have gold teeth, start fights and drama, and wear cheap clothes. Ghetto chicks have a very limited vocabulary and attempt to make up for it by forming new words…or simply cursing persistently or using other types of vulgarities, and making noises such as ‘hmmg!’ or smacking th...

The Earthquake of Right Wing Racism towards Haiti

Joseph Glatzer

February 23, 2010

Joseph Glatzer Most people probably think of Haiti as the poverty-stricken, island nation recently devastated by January’s earthquake. They’ve probably also heard some hateful explanations from right wing Republican commentators as to why the quake devastated the island so badly; namely that it...

Peace is possible for all in the Holy Land

Joseph Glatzer

January 20, 2010

I just spent three weeks in Israel, the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, and the West Bank. Many of my preconceived notions were challenged and discarded. I learned about people’s daily lives by staying with both Israeli and Palestinian families. I left the Holy Land with more hope for peace than I ever had befo...

It’s time to get out of Afghanistan now

Joseph Glatzer

November 4, 2009

From the calm and measured intelligent discourse of cable news to the hard hitting in-depth stories of the Associated Press, the debate is raging.  Should we send more troops to Afghanistan? The debate is usually very narrowly defined: “Are there enough troops in Afghanistan to win?” or “If w...

Leader of the empire wins a Nobel

Joseph Glatzer

October 28, 2009

The first thing I thought when I heard about Obama’s peace prize is that it must be a fake headline from the Onion. As usual, right-wing Fox News/Rush Limbaugh style criticism of President Obama has been so ridiculous and over the top, that any legitimate substantive criticism is ignored. Right-wing...

Shut up about the “two-state solution.” In a classic case of false advertising: President Obama tries to push “separate but equal” on the Palestinians

Joseph Glatzer

September 28, 2009

The “two-state solution” seems like a fair way to solve the problem in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestine. The Israel Lobby (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas all back...

The political left and the right have become delusional, childish since Obama’s election

Joseph Glatzer

September 21, 2009

The fake controversy of the week: The president giving a speech to children telling them to work hard and stay in school.  Next week the Republicans protest Flintstones Vitamins as a subversive influence on our children. The real issue here is race.  White racists don’t want a black man talki...

Pork barrel spending is clogging our educations pores

Joseph Glatzer

August 30, 2009

If you think school cuts in a tough economy are inevitable, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  People need to educate themselves on the reality of the California budget, not just trust what Chancellor Reed or President Koester write in press releases. There’s a major problem which drains money from the budget every year.  I...

While we starve, Chancellor Reed tells us to eat cake

Joseph Glatzer

August 27, 2009

Everyone is upset at CSUN over the recent difficulty getting classes, delayed graduations, fee hikes and teacher furloughs.  Unfortunately, not enough of us are asking WHY this is happening. Some of our trusted servants running the CSU system, the ones supposed to be looking out for us, would rather ...

Attorney General Holder Decides to Appoint a Special Prosecutor, to Investigate Bush-Era Torture

Joseph Glatzer

August 25, 2009

Well, here's another stupid AP article: http://tinyurl.com/ng8sez Interrogation probe steams those on right and left Without reading past the title, the basic assumption here is that the prosecution of torture is a Right vs. Left issue.  In other words, the vindictive Left Wing wants to exact RE...

Republicans have the right idea

Joseph Glatzer

August 21, 2009

Yes, the Republicans have the right idea…this isn’t something I find myself saying very often, but here goes… I just read an editorial from Paul Krugman (Nobel Prize Winning Economist, Writer for the New York Times) about the health care debates going on in the country: There’s a famous No...

My Big Stupid (still racist) Country and its Incomprehensibly Stupid Politics

Joseph Glatzer

July 28, 2009

Obama rushes to quell racial uproar he helped fire NANCY BENAC, Associated Press, July 24, 2009 This headline in a nutshell represents the incomprehensible stupidity of the American "news" media.  The Associated Press specializes in stories of stupidity, sensationalism and "controversies" but thi...

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