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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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Recall Wisconsin Republicans

A message from PFAW:


Last night, Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate did an end-run around the rules to strike a death blow to workers' rights in that state. 

According to the Senate rules, the Democratic Senators who left the state to prevent movement of the Governor's budget plan were able to stop that bill because it was a budget bill that included spending. So, last night in a sneaky, thoroughly anti-democratic move which some are saying could be illegal, the Republican Senators took the provision that guts workers' collective bargaining rights and passed it as a standalone bill. 
Tell Wisconsin GOP: "Not on our watch!" ... and the first critical step to doing that: RECALL. 
Please make an emergency contribution to our campaign to RECALL the eight Republican Wisconsin Senators who are eligible for recall elections this year.
 

We MUST send the message to right-wing bullies in Wisconsin and every state that there is a price for waging war on American workers and the very rights that make this country great and that built the middle class. 

What the Wisconsin GOP did last night was also an attack on the democratic process. 
Now, let's show them what democracy is really all about and hold them accountable at the voting booth.
Help us recall these Senators and replace them with lawmakers who will stand up for working families, who will stand up for their constituents and their fundamental rights. 

Please, if there ever was a time to invest in democracy and give your money to a worthy cause, now is that time. 
Donate to our campaign to recall the Republican 8. 

Thanks for all you do and for all your great support. It's needed now more than ever. 

Sincerely, 

Ben Betz, Online Strategy Manager 

P.S. Passing the union-busting part of Gov. Walker's plan as a stand-alone, non-fiscal measure exposes the lie that the attack on workers' rights had anything whatsoever to do with saving money and fixing the budget. This assault was driven by ideology and politics all along -- and we won't let this undemocratic overreach stand. 
Help us recall the Republican 8 with a contribution now. 

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