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, October 25, 2011

How Did Your Senator Vote?


Take Action! Tell your senators how you feel on their vote to fund teachers and first responders.

Last week the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act (S. 1723) failed a vote on cloture by a vote of 50-50. Under the rules of the Senate, 60 votes were needed to continue toward action on the bill. All 47 Republicans voted against allowing the bill to proceed to a full debate joined by Democrats Sen. Ben Nelson (NE), Sen. Mark Pryor (AR), and independent Joseph Lieberman (CT).
Write your senators about their vote on the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act. Simply click on the “Take Action” link in the upper left corner (note: the system will indicate if your senators voted for or against the bill), or visit AAUW’s Two-Minute Activist.
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