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.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Remove Bachmann from Intelligence Committee

Michele Bachmann is at it again…but this time, she's gone way too far. Rep. Bachmann and four other Republican members of Congress are accusing Muslim Americans in the U.S. government, including one of Hillary Clinton’s key aides Huma Abedin, of aiding terrorists. They haveabsolutely no evidence. All they have is McCarthy-esque fear tactics.

What's worse? As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Bachmann has access to highly sensitive national security information — information that affects all of our safety.
Bachmann's false and irresponsible attacks went too far even for her fellow Republicans — John McCain called it "an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable woman, a dedicated American and a loyal public servant." Even Speaker Boehner called Bachmann's words "pretty dangerous."

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PS: Sen. McCain said it best: "When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation, and we all grow poorer because of it." This isn’t a Democrat vs. Republican issue. It's about defending all of our values.

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