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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wisconsin Update

Wisconsin Republicans know they went too far in their attacks on unions and middle class families -- so they're changing election laws to protect themselves.
With six Republican State Senators facing recall, the right-wing Republican majority forced through a new voter ID law that would disenfranchise students, the poor, and the elderly -- all groups who vote Democratic -- ahead of this summer's elections.

This is just another Republican attack in their war on working families. That's why we're building a people-powered campaign to beat them. We're putting staff on the ground to organize volunteers, knock on doors, make phone calls and run radio and TV ads featuring real Wisconsin families.

Their campaign is fueled by big corporate money. But our campaign is fueled by grassroots volunteers and small contributions from thousands of DFA members. We can't afford to wait any longer to start building our campaign. We need to hit the ground running and we can't do it without you.
Please contribute $10 right now to beat back the right-wing attacks on working families.

This Republican attack on their constituents' right to vote is shameful not just because it's wrong, but also because it's so blatant.

They're not only requiring college students to bring a photo ID -- they're requiring them to bring recent tuition receipts if they're using a college ID.

They're not only imposing new residency requirements on voters -- they're also not providing any time or money to local offices to educate voters on the new laws.

Republicans are scared -- that's why they're launching this attack on people's voting rights. They know that they crossed a line and that they're in for a tough fight this summer. Please contribute today and help send a clear message to right-wing Republicans in Wisconsin and across the country -- attack the middle class and you lose.

Thank you for everything you do.
-Kristina Powell, Finance Director
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