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September 19, 2011

Busting five knots, wind whipping out my coat

Filed under: Alameda — Tags: , , — Lauren Do @ 6:03 am

File this one under debatable newsworthiness, last Monday or sometime over the last weekend, I’m too lazy to go back and check, David Howard over on the Action Alameda blog posted this about City Manager John Russo’s Facebook status.   To quickly provide some context, apparently John Russo along with the City Council went on a boat tour of the Estuary.

Evidently someone who has access to John Russo’s Facebook status page determined that there was something outrageous about John Russo’s status and quickly sent it to David Howard who also deemed it newsworthy and posted immediately about it.

And of course the commenters at Action Alameda had some things to say about it as well including someone who misunderstood former City Council candidate and former editor of the Alameda Journal Jeff Mitchell’s comment as implying that he was on the boat tour as well.

I’m not sure why Action Alameda found the Facebook posting newsworthy, perhaps they found the expletive shocking or the phrasing to be unbecoming of a City Manager, who knows why some folks get all worked up over some things, but what is clear is that apparently none of the commenters or even the author of Action Alameda’s blog is a fan of the brilliance of the Lonely Island.

If so they would have understood the fairly obvious pop culture reference, but at least John Russo’s Facebook friends did, and the last guy pretty much gave away the whole joke.

And everyone knows he was drinking Santana champ because it’s so crisp.  And speaking of Lonely Island they had a pretty hilarious bit at the Emmys last night.



  1. Not familiar with Lonely Island (still no cable) but you can tell by the wording it’s a cultural reference. Makes him sound a little dorky but otherwise, so what? He has teenage sons. It will do that to you. On the other hand, Lonely Island…hmmmm. Alameda’s an island and they say it’s lonely at the top. Maybe this indicates a deep, personal struggle with his responsibilities? No, I’m going with dorky. I’ll say one thing, though. One of his Facebook “friends” is out to get him.

    Comment by Denise Shelton — September 19, 2011 @ 7:39 am

  2. Denise: No need for cable, that’s what YouTube is for.

    Comment by Lauren Do — September 19, 2011 @ 7:45 am

  3. I think the TIN HATTERS have no sense of humor, I loved the music. thanks Lauren.

    Comment by JOHN P. — September 19, 2011 @ 8:22 am

  4. 2. I know. I just can’t get into YouTube for some reason. Or Twitter. I have enough time suckers already I guess.

    Comment by Denise Shelton — September 19, 2011 @ 8:37 am

  5. David Howard and Adam Gillit – Dumb and Dumber

    Comment by notadave — September 19, 2011 @ 8:40 am

  6. News flash for readers of Action Alameda: Jeff Mitchell was commenting – probably from Salinas, in cyberspace – on John Russo’s FB post. The Internet and participating in social media enable people like Jeff Mitchell to comment on someone else’s FB post from far away, even as far away as Salinas or New York City…

    Apparently some people have nothing better to do than to focus on the irrelevant.

    Comment by Jon Spangler — September 19, 2011 @ 9:03 am

  7. Adam — yes, I did finish last. I’m proud of my run and the open government ideals I based my platform on. But let’s not forget that you finished second to last you old-woman-assaulting f-ing silly twit. And, while you may be new to this inter-webby thing, others are not. It turns out that you can read and respond to these blogs from pert near anywhere in this great nation of ours. There’s rumors you can even get online from places in Canada and Mexico, too. Amazing. Scared any other seniors lately. sport?

    Comment by Jeff Mitchell — September 19, 2011 @ 11:10 am

  8. Jeff, you’ll be happy to know that our violent crimes for the Webster Street fair were way down this year. Actually there were none, and no I didn’t see Adam anywhere on Webster.

    Comment by JOHN P. — September 19, 2011 @ 11:34 am

  9. Jeff- say ideals again. It makes me laugh. Say it while waving your Suncal check. Say it while you explain why you got fired from the Journal. Say it while you explain how you’re a Master Political Consultant. Say it while you explain why you fled to Salinas. Say it while you explain how I beat you in the City Council race. Then kiss my ass.

    Comment by Adam Gillitt — September 19, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

  10. Thanks for printing it, Lauren, but please actually READ my post on action Alameda above! We have City staff & council NOT obeying the rules once again! A Formally-Noticed-On-City-Letterhead open to the public City Council Meeting, even if it’s on a boat, should have recorded minutes available to the public. And people wonder how these alleged behind closed doors back room deals w/developers get done? Could be, they’re right in plain sight all along! Russo was asked by ACT if there would be said minutes, after the above was published. He indicated there would NOT be any. Why not?

    Comment by vigi — September 19, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

  11. Vigi, the appropriate question would be “Mr. Russo, did the outing on the boat fall under the ageis of the Brown Act? If not, why not? If so, was it properly noticed, minutes kept, etc.?

    Comment by Kate Quick. — September 19, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

  12. No need for cable or YouTube, actually — this video first aired on “Saturday Night Live,” broadcast on the good ol’ airwaves of NBC.

    Comment by Sue T. — September 19, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

  13. 11
    Din yo watch da fuckin vid…dey ona mutha fukin boat, don yo motha fuckin fuget dey on a motha fukin fukin boat..they on a mutha…they ona mutha fukin brown boat..

    Comment by Jack Richard — September 19, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

  14. Adam: you’re just pathetic and sad. Go attack a helpless senior and when APD takes you into custody — like they should have the first time — you’ll get to experience county jail from the inside. It’s a place that I’m sure you’re going to love.

    Comment by Jeffrey Mitchell — September 19, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

  15. LAUREN! Make Jeff stop being such a doody-head!

    Comment by Adam Gillitt — September 19, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

  16. why did Adam attack a helpless senior? What kind of person would do that ?

    Comment by Drudge — September 20, 2011 @ 8:30 am

  17. Mr Mitchell #16, Please stay at home. Our community is better off without you.

    Comment by Dave — September 20, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

  18. Why is Mitchell in Salinas? He was great here with his reporting on AP&T he broke that story

    Comment by Just as Vigilant — September 20, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

  19. 11; Kate, plz read post #10 before responding to it! Your question was answered B4 U asked. Res ipsa loquitor: the meeting WAS noticed & wasn’t closed session, ergo there should be minutes…

    Comment by vigi — September 21, 2011 @ 10:18 am

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