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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Time to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

If you've been reading the posts on this blog from CREDO Action,, Democracy for America, People for the American Way, The Feminist Majority, Media Matters for America, and others, you know that there are many progressive groups out there trying to counteract right-wing extremism in American politics.

These organizations need your help to keep on fighting in 2012. They rely on grassroots support, not sponsorship from huge corporations. That means money from you and me. Small donations from a whole bunch of us "regular people" really can mount up, surprisingly fast.

How about this? This week, instead of buying that one extra stocking stuffer or that bottle of holiday booze or instead of going out to dinner just one time, send an equivalent amount to the activist organization of your choice. 

Most of the posts on this blog include quick links that make it easy to donate. Come on, pick one, and send them a little money. You'll be glad you did. 

Happy holidays!

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