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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Friday, April 22, 2011

Work 'Til We Die

Submitted for your approval – a rare glimpse into an alternate dimension…”
So began each episode of “The Twilight Zone,” the show in which different twisted tales played out on television set each week.
Now, the Strengthen Social Security coalition, of which AAUW is a part, has put together its own eerie video, a look into a different reality – one in which Social Security is trampled in the stampede, slashing seniors’ benefits and raising the retirement age. In this reality, seniors are forced to work, and work, and work…right up until they die. Not quite the golden years we all hope for.
This nightmare isn’t confined to the TV – and it’s nearer than you think.
What can you do to preserve and strengthen Social Security, one of the most successful anti-poverty – and one of the most efficient – government programs of all time?
First, and watch the coalition’s video about a future without Social Security.
Then, stand up and participate in a local or virtual rally next week in support of Social Security.
Finally, share your Social Security story with your members of congress and tell them:Don’t make us work ‘til we die – strengthen Social Security!
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