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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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Join Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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A message from Democracy for America:
If the gun lobby and their far right allies in Washington, D.C. get their way, Idaho will no longer be able to make its own decisions about who can legally carry a hidden gun. 
Domestic abusers, drug addicts, stalkers, people with violent arrest records and even people with absolutely no training who have never held a gun before could be granted a concealed gun permit in another state, and Idaho would have to honor it -- no matter what.

A coalition of more than 600 mayors from across America is mounting an aggressive campaign to stop this dangerous legislation before it becomes law, and I’m asking you to step up and help out.

Join Democracy for America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns in telling Congress -- When it comes to carrying guns in our communities it’s OUR STATE and OUR LIVES, so we should decide OUR LAWS. 
Every signature we collect will be hand-delivered to the U.S. House during an important hearing on September 13th -- when the extremists who support the gun-lobby will try to argue for the proposed concealed carry law. 
Before that happens, we need to organize as much opposition as possible from real Americans in communities nationwide.

Our petition is about protecting states’ rights and the lives of people in our communities. To make sure Congress hears us, we need you to speak out against this mandatory hidden-gun immunity.

Add your name to stop Congress from trampling your state’s rights and putting police and average citizens at risk right now. 

Washington ideologues want to call the shots on local laws that just aren’t their business. Let’s tell them that to protect OUR LIVES, let us decide OUR LAWS.

Thank you for taking action today, 
Charles Chamberlain, Political Director 

Democracy for America 

Democracy for America relies on you and the people-power of more than one million members to fund the grassroots organizing and training that delivers progressive change on the issues that matter. Please Contribute Today and support our mission.

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