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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

ALEC: The Voice of Corporate Special Interests in Our State Legislatures

A message from PFAW:  


When state legislators across the nation introduce 
similar or identical bills designed to boost 
corporate power and profits, reduce workers rights, 
limit corporate accountability for pollution, or restrict 
voting by minorities, odds are good that the legislation 
was not written by a state lawmaker but by corporate lobbyists working through the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a one-stop shop for corporations looking to identify friendly state 
legislators and work with them to get special-interest legislation introduced. 

PFAW Foundation this month released a report 

exposing ALEC and its role behind some of the most extreme recent right-wing state legislation.

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