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.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Act for Iraq Vet

Received on October 28, 2011 from "Other" via a friend:

Scott Olsen, US Marine and Iraq War Veteran, is in critical condition after an assault by police officers on Occupy Oakland last night. Meanwhile, the police chief has been making highly dubious claims about police conduct, slandering protesters - all while Occupy Oakland remains unsure about their right to free assembly.

This is unacceptable - and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan needs to hear from us that we simply won't accept it.

ENOUGH. It's time to tell her we want her to do right by Scott Olsen - fire the police chief, investigate police misconduct and protect the rights of Occupy Oakland:

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