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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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

News on Keystone XL Pipeline

Take action!Huge news: Monday, after months of passing the buck, President Obama announced that he will be making the final decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline.1
We always knew that the decision would ultimately come from the Oval Office. But President Obama is now formally saying that the State Department will be making recommendations to him, rather than making the final decision.
The State Department has run a sham process wrought with conflict of interest and clear bias. That's why fourteen Senators and Representatives have called for an investigation into this process.
In the wake of President Obama's announcement, please sign the petition joining the call for investigations to make sure we hold the State Department accountable, and that the President doesn't treat their biased recommendations as legitimate.
President Obama actually owning the decision is a huge indication that our pressure, especially calling out the State Department sham, is working — and he's definitely feeling it. Let's keep it up. Please sign the petition today.
Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action
1. "Obama takes ownership of pipeline decision," Politico, November 1, 2011

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