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, June 2, 2012

Jail Wall Street Crooks

Jail Wall Street crooksJust a few weeks ago, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that crimes did not play a significant role in the financial collapse.1 Secretary Geithner was never, ever an ally in the fight for Wall Street accountability, but similar sentiments have also been expressed by both Attorney General Eric Holder2 and President Obama.3

And when Attorney General Holder recently listed his priorities for the end of the term, Wall Street accountability wasn't even on the list!4
If we want to see criminal Wall Street bankers behind bars, we must insist that President Obama make criminal prosecutions a priority.
If the financial crimes task force President Obama announced in his State of the Union speech doesn't hand down criminal indictments soon, we might never see Wall Street bankers held accountable for causing the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression.
But the task force is only staffed with a fraction of the investigators needed to do its job.5So even simply making criminal indictments a low priority would be tantamount to taking them off the table.
We need to speak out now to put this at the top of the agenda.
Click the link below for the numbers to call and a sample script.
Thank you for speaking out.
Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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