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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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shut Them Down

Romney-Ryan: The Koch Brothers' Dream Ticket
We all know that Todd Akin's recent comments about rape victims being able to "shut down" pregnancies are medieval and ridiculous.
What's terrifying is that Akin is not alone, and his comments are just the tip of the crazy iceberg. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan may have called for Akin to step aside -- but then the just-approved 2012 GOP platform calls for a constitutional amendment banning abortions in ALL cases, with no exception for rape or incest. And it was written as directed by the Romney/Ryan campaign!
It's obvious that the GOP's "outrage" over Akin's comments was utterly contrived -- and we need your help right away to fight back against them. Romney, Ryan and the Republican Party are now showing their true colors.
GOP candidates across the country have proven that they know nothing about the American Way, and help from concerned people like you -- today and at the polls -- is the only thing we have to stop them.
The Radical Right is showing what they really stand for -- and it’s not the American Way. Instead, they are calling for policies that are not only dangerous for women, but for all Americans.
We know how to push back. We know that the American Way is about moving this country forward, not about backward views. And with your help, we can stop Mitt Romney and his party of extremists from winning control of every branch of the government.
Can I count on you to renew your support right now and help us protect the American Way?Cheryl, if the Romney/Ryan ticket wins, they will enact an agenda that goes against everything we have fought for. We know they want to:
  • Take away women’s reproductive freedoms
  • Roll back civil rights protections
  • Overturn healthcare reform
  • Eliminate protections for LGBT Americans
  • End Medicare as we know it ... and so much more.
Time is running out for us to fight them -- and I need your support to stop these extremists from taking control of this country.
Renew your membership to People For the American way with a contribution right away. If Mitt Romney and his extremist cronies win in November -- we have no one to blame but ourselves.
Sincerely,
Michael B. Keegan signature
Michael Keegan, President

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