Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Bracket of Evil, Round 3

More results. More shocking upsets. 
This can only mean one thing...
Another batch of evildoers has been eliminated in the
Bracket of Evil. Now we're down to the Fiendish Four.
Happy bracketing!
Ben Benjamin, Senior Evil Response Strategist
CREDO Action from Working Assets
Make your picks in the Bracket of Evil

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bracket of Evil, Round 2

Tens of thousands of votes are in, and the winners have been revealed. 
There were some amazing upsets — leaving the CREDO political team's 
brackets in total disarray. Now that the Sinister Sixteen is over, it's time 
to view the results and cast your votes in the Egregious Eight.
Head to to cast your votes for the next round.
Happy bracketing!
Ben Benjamin, Senior Evil Response Strategist
CREDO Action from Working Assets
Make your picks in the CREDO Bracket of Evil!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

CREDO's Bracket of Evil

It's time to make your picks in the 
CREDO Bracket of Evil.
It's that time of year — America has basketball bracket 
fever. At CREDO, they've been putting the finishing 
touches on the second annual Bracket of Evil. It's a 
different spin on a fun tradition. You can help determine 
the most evil forces at work in American politics today.
This is not just fun and games. With such a target-rich 
environment for political activism, your votes will help 
guide CREDO's strategy for progressive action in 2010.
CREDO has assembled the "Sinister Sixteen" for 2010.  
Is Glenn Beck a greater scourge than Rush Limbaugh? 
Who is the bigger threat to America: Big Coal or 
Make your picks and CREDO will let you know who 
the winners are when this round of voting is over, so 
you can see your evil favorites all the way through to 
the championship.
Once there is a winner, CREDO Action members can 
work together to go after the bad guys to try to stop 
their evil ways.  [Voting ends March 24.]
Make your picks in the CREDO Bracket
of Evil!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Life Without Snark

"Life would be intolerable without snark," writes David Denby in his book, Snark.  "There are public events like Dick Cheney's shooting his close friend in the puss . . . events that no human being could fail to relish, rehash, retell.  These misadventures inspired snarky comments by the hundreds, and all one can say about the comments is that malice is as natural as kindness and that someone completely without snarky impulses would have little humor of any sort."