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.

Friday, April 20, 2012

You Can Transform Idaho

A message from the system:
Update 4-19-2012
TransForm Idaho
Advocate    Educate   Support
Concerned Idaho voters on issues that matter
See below and connect with our new organization in new ways!
1. Calendar Updates
April 28 - Saturday
United Against the War on Women March, Boise. Meet at the Ann Frank Memorial and walk to the Capitol steps in Boise.The route will start at the Memorial, turn right onto 8th Street towards the Grove, right on Main street, and left onto Capitol. 
There will be speakers from 1:15 to 2:20 pm. This route takes the marchers through the Saturday Farmers’ Market. Marchers are encouraged to bring signs, chants, or whatever—on topics that concern them. Families and children are welcome! (A similar march will be held in Coeur d' Alene the same day). TransForm Idaho is on the Planning Committee.
Please contact your lists and participate! Remind our legislators that WE ARE WOMEN, WOMEN HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN and WOMEN ARE STILL ENGAGED! 
Thanks to Lindsey Rinehart 703-9156 lindseyrinehart@ymail.comfor coordinating this for Boise and letting us help out!
May 2 - Wednesday
A community event that may be of interest; Cultivating Social Hope--Women: Unity and Leadership. 7-9 pm at The Muse Building, 1317 W Jefferson, Boise, ID 83702. - providing a leading edge platform for the cultivation of collaborative leadership and new values emerging in business, arts and education - 208-398-3004
May 16 – Wednesday
Using Social Media Effectively and Appropriately. Free training sponsored by TransForm Idaho. 7-9 pm. Citizen activists, community leaders, volunteers, and candidates--learn how to appropriately use Social Media including Blogs, Newsletters, Twitter, and Facebook. Idaho Education Association, 620 N 6th Street, Boise, Idaho. Pre-registration is required. Please sign up for this event on our Facebook page or email Space is limited. Deadline May 11th.
2. Next Transform Idaho meetings before Fall:
         April 25, May 2 and May 16th
         Noon - 2 pm.  or  7 - 9 pm.   Open meetings!
         Email and let us know you’d like to attend and we'll send details!
3. Idahoans United has a new name—TransForm Idaho
Please tell us what you think about our Mission: 
         TransForm Idaho is a nonpartisan, issue-driven, grassroots organization encouraging 
         cultural change to improve women’s health and foster good government.
Please enter the following information in your address book so you can contact us:
         By email: or
         Sue Philley email: 
         Cell: 208-340-9450
Find useful, interesting and accurate information on our new web blog:
         Web Blog:
Join in conversations and learn about events, by going to this Facebook page and join/ask us to “friend” you!  Tell us what you are thinking and doing in your part of the state! We want to hear from you.

4.  A message from Ron Rhodes, blog guy

The Blog provides regular summaries of media reports on issues of concern to Idaho voters, specifically on women’s health, equal pay, and renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
In addition, the site provides useful links to Internet resources relating to these issues, and to organizations actively involved in education and advocacy of securing rights associated with the issues.

Other features include a running news feed of breaking stories on the issues, and a YouTube video archive that provides access to video postings on women’s rights.

Click on the tabs at the top of the page to choose Media Summaries, Calendar, Recommended Reading, Legislative Voices, and Who We Are.
Share TransForm Idaho with your friends. “Like” us on Facebook, and share Blog posts by e-mail, on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or repost to other Blogs by clicking the appropriate buttons beneath every Blog entry.

We encourage you not only to bookmark the TransForm Idaho Media Review Blog, but also to comment on the posts and provide suggestions on how we can make the Blog serve you better. To receive e-mail notification of new Blog posts and comments, simply scroll to the bottom of any page on the Blog and click on “posts” or “all comments” or both.

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Questions? Concerns? Suggestions?
          Try out the new contact information above!

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