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, March 17, 2012

Join Montana Against Citizens United

If Montana can do it, so can Idaho!
A message from Democracy for America: 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. The Justices that supported this ridiculous decision just expected states to fall in line behind the ruling and abandon their campaign finance laws, but they haven't.

States like Montana are fighting back against Citizens United -- and they're winning.

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock took his fight to keep 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.

Back-up Steve Bullock in his fight against Citizens United -- Sign the petition to get your Attorney General to stand up for common sense campaign finance laws.

Right-wing groups like Citizens United aren't stopping at the federal level. They're dismantling campaign finance laws across the country -- working to allow unlimited corporate spending up and down the ballot and even to undo basic disclosure laws that require campaigns to report who's giving these unlimited contributions.

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. We can't allow that same sort of unlimited corporate spending at the state and local levels.

The campaign to overturn Citizens United is going to be a long one, but state Attorneys General can make a real difference right now -- and you can get them off the sidelines.

Tell your Attorney General to stand up for common sense campaign finance laws -- Sign the petition now.

Thank you for everything you do.

- Michael Langenmayr, Political Director
Democracy for America
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