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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Friday, April 20, 2012

Idaho: Thank Your Senator

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A message from CREDO Action:  The Violence Against Women Act now has 60 co-sponsors in the Senate — ensuring enough votes for the legislation to bypass the filibuster promised by Republican leadership and pass this important legislation.

Republicans in Congress are leading a war on women and in the last year, have voted to redefine rape, defund planned parenthood, and limit women's access to contraception.
Incredibly, these legislative attacks on women include opposition to Violence Against Women Act, which was passed nearly unanimously the last time it was up for reauthorization.
Thankfully, nine Republican senators have crossed party lines to do the right thing for women and co-sponsor the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in the Senate. They have crossed their party's leadership in order to protect a critically important program that has reduced domestic violence rates by 58% since it was first passed.
The support of this legislation by these nine Republican senators is critical — anti-woman Republican senators including leadership have promised to block a vote on this program, and without 60 co-sponsors, the legislation would not have a chance at passing the Senate.
Republicans are under tremendous pressure from their party leadership to remain committed to their anti-woman legislative agenda. And so it is important that we thank the Republicans who crossed party lines to stand on the side of women and protect the Violence Against Women Act, both to ensure that this program passes through the Senate, and also to encourage these Senators to continue to take pro-woman positions.
Thank Sen. Crapo for cosponsoring the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Click below to automatically sign the thank you note:
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6651764&id=38530-2593817-zDMTXsx&t=9
Thank you for standing up for women.
Ali Rozell, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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