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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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Smarmy Romney


Tell Mitt Romney: Corporations are NOT people!
Here's the latest out-of-touch remark from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney!

He just told an Iowa audience, "Corporations are people."
Click here to watch the video and sign the petition 3-d

Now, tell him that he couldn't be more wrong.

Petition language:
Gov. Romney, 
Your assertion that "corporations are people" is not only wrong, but represents the kind of thinking and Tea Party economics that threaten to keep our economy stagnating, keep the wealth gap in this country widening and keep an already heavily burdened middle class struggling! 

You're wrong, plain and simple, and you should retract your comment.
Romney's remark was hardly a misstep. He persisted in arguing his case that corporations ARE people because corporate profits end up "in the pockets" of people. Yes, Governor, some corporate profits end up in the pockets of an ever-shrinking number of people who control an ever-growing portion of our nation's wealth ... and some end up going to SuperPACs like the ones who are collecting massive corporate donations to support your campaign. And, of course, not enough of those profits are being taxed -- so we know where they are certainly not going, and working families are bearing an unfair proportion of the tax burden because of it.

You can see it all on video when you click to sign our petition

Sign our petition now and tell Mitt Romney that corporations are NOT people. People are people.

Then, please help spread the word!

-- Ben Betz, Online Strategy Manager

P.S. We must speak out against this. Romney's is the mentality that causes millions of corporate dollars to flow into buying elections and eliminating workers' rights, safety regulation and environmental controls. Sign the petition now.

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