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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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tell Idaho's Attorney General: Defeat Citizens United

A message from Democracy for America:  Last Tuesday, we launched our campaign calling on state Attorneys General from around the country to stand up for common sense campaign finance laws and to continue our fight against Citizens United. 

We've seen what the Citizens United ruling has done to federal politics -- attack ads flooded the airwaves in 2010 and are dominating the Republican presidential primaries right now. We can't allow that same sort of unlimited corporate spending to infiltrate state and local races.

This is simple: It's Common Sense v. Citizens United.  Sign on to get your Attorney General involved today.

Across the country, we are winning in the court of public opinion -- 80% of the general public opposes the Citizens United ruling.  But now, we are winning in the appellate courts as well. Attorney General Steve Bullock has fought back against allowing Citizens United to take root in his state of Montana.  He championed keeping common sense election laws on the books all the way to the Montana Supreme Court -- and he won.It's time that other state Attorneys General do the same.

Over 50,000 DFA members have already signed on -- Help get us to 100,000 signatures!

Two years ago, the Supreme Court decided that big corporations and the super rich have a "right" to spend unlimited amounts of money in our elections.  Today, and every day until this ridiculous law is overturned, we will fight back.

Together we can defeat Citizens United.

-Jay Henderson, Political Campaign Manager
Democracy for America
 

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