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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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Romney & Radical Jerry Boykin

Romney BoykinMitt Romney is proving just how far he’ll go to kowtow to the most extreme reaches of his far right base: he’s meeting face to face with radical extremists like Jerry Boykin.Yes, that Jerry Boykin, the retired Lt. General who was rebuked by then-President Bush in 2003 for framing the War on Terrorism in religious terms, and who has made it his mission to drive Muslim Americans out of public life.
Last Thursday, Mitt Romney took time out of his trip to Denver to sit down with right-wing influentials Garry Bauer, James Dobson, and Boykin, who praised the Republican nominee for his plans to defund Planned Parenthood, among other initiatives the Religious Right holds dear.
For the record, here’s just how extreme Jerry Boykin is:
  • He believes that President Obama is creating a personal Brownshirt Army to enforce Marxism in America
  • He believes that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the top levels of U.S. government, intelligence services, media, and the military
  • He believes that Muslims are not protected by the First Amendment and that there should be no mosques in America
  • He believes that American Jews support Democrats because they misunderstand Hitler’s political philosophy
  • He believes that there can be no interfaith dialogue between Muslims and Christians
A day after meeting with these ideologues, Mitt Romney refused to condemn Rep. Michele Bachmann for her baseless witch-hunt against the Muslim Brotherhood, which makes sense, since it was fanatics like Jerry Boykin who provided the "evidence" that inspired Bachmann to go on that witch-hunt.

Sincerely,
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Michael Keegan, President 

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