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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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Obama's Affordable Care Act

A June 28th message from President Obama:

I can't describe to you what it feels like when someone you don't know tells you the most painful story of their life -- about a sick child who can't get coverage, or the disease that left them not just sick, but bankrupt.

I can only tell you that it feels good to know you did something about it.

That's what you put me here to do, and today is a reminder that we accomplished something very significant together.

It's not enough. There are more things to do, and many more challenges we face.

But always remember that when a system is unfair, when the middle class is under siege, and ordinary people who play by the rules need help, change is possible.

And do not forget that there are some who would take it all way.

Nothing is fated, and what happens in this election and over the next four years is in your hands -- nobody else's.

Say you're with me on the Affordable Care Act:

Thank you for all that you do.


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