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September 23, 2013

Tony Tweets

Filed under: Alameda, City Council — Lauren Do @ 1:03 pm

As you can probably tell, I adore Twitter for the most part.  Sometimes it’s tedious to keep up with everyone’s tweet, but sometimes you get these random gems that make it all worth while.  Especially when you see shiny nuggets from local politicians.   Now Twitter is a tricky thing, particularly for people in the public eye.   Random folks like you and me not that many people pay attention to so when we occasionally have the weird random tweet, no one thinks twice about it.   But when elected officials do it, it makes it particularly interesting…for me at least.   I have to say I giggled when I saw this set come through from Council member Tony Daysog:

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I screen capped them because things sometimes disappear on Twitter.   This was in reference to a piece in the MSM (mainstream median) aka The Alamedan about the city offering a loan to the Alameda Unified School District for pools on Tuesday night.   The topic — which is pretty interesting in itself — unleashed another Twitter war which I’ll talk about some other time.   I mean, I watched the agenda item and, personally, Tony Daysog didn’t really have a perspective that was super extraordinary (sorry!).   The only thing he added was a question about what would happen to the pools if the District didn’t take the loan and wondered if it would close, the answer to that is yes by the way.   And he kinda just moved on after that.  Oh he did make on passive aggressive remark to City Manager John Russo’s aggressive aggressive remark about starting this process of discussion with the District years ago.  Tony Daysog pointed out that he only was seated as a Councilmember fairly recently and those discussions preceded him being on the Council.  Fair point, but as a Councilperson he should really be up to speed on open and significant issues.

You may also want to spell check before you hit the send button to.  Just saying.  It is only 140 characters after all.

But if you want a good giggle, follow Tony Daysog’s twitter if just for the whatthe… factor alone.  For example, he tweeted out a recipe on Butterflied Leg of Lamb and commentary on Jennifer Aniston’s hair.

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14 Comments

  1. Can you say “massive ego”? That’s the trouble with politicans. It’s all about them.

    Comment by Denise Shelton — September 23, 2013 @ 8:14 am

  2. (mainstream median) ?

    Comment by Jack Richard — September 23, 2013 @ 9:31 am

  3. Ha! Apologies, “mainstream media”

    Comment by Lauren Do — September 23, 2013 @ 9:35 am

  4. “The only thing he added was a question about what would happen to the pools if the District didn’t take the loan and wondered if it would close, the answer to that is yes by the way.
    pools…” ‘it’?

    “You may also want to spell check before you hit the send button to.” ‘to’?

    You’re writing beginning to look like Kaepernick’s passing.

    Comment by Jack Richard — September 23, 2013 @ 9:40 am

  5. You’re writing beginning to look like Kaepernick’s passing.

    See what happens when we start nitpicking other people’s grammar?

    Comment by Lauren Do — September 23, 2013 @ 9:46 am

  6. I, too, enjoy Mr. Daysog’s tweets, but for a different reason than Ms, Do. At least Mr. Daysog doesn’t come across as if he’s reading from a script (or, if he is, it’s one he wrote himself).

    Comment by Robert Sullwold — September 23, 2013 @ 9:55 am

  7. Ok, ok: lay it all on . . . it’s all probably well-deserved.

    But, on a serious note: I simply couldn’t see how my very EXTENSIVE comments during the master infrastructure planning discussion regarding whether we should plan for additional infrastructure capacity above and beyond the target level aimed to support 1,400 units was not mentioned. This is a matter of profound consequence to the city (did someone say “ego”?), **and** I didn’t raise it in a surreptitious manner but was above board in saying at the MIP meeting something like, “Maybe instead of having infrastructure that accommodates the re-use scenario of 1,400 units (and its corresponding commercial/industrial square footage), maybe we need infrastructure to accommodate something more, and to plan and lay that infrastructure now, because, while I am fine with the re-use plan scenario, thirty years from now, you just never know.” So, I was frustrated because I felt how else am I to explain that omission, except to fall back on, “Oh jeesh, it’s back to 1995, 1996 and 1997 all over again” (i.e. David Quigg).

    Comment by Tony Daysog — September 23, 2013 @ 10:00 am

  8. Tony – the consultant answered your question during the discussion. What I recall, from watching the video, is that the infrastructure (sanitary sewer,specifically) has enough excess capacity such that the additional load that would result from more housing can be accommodated, so there isn’t an issue.

    Comment by david burton — September 23, 2013 @ 10:09 am

  9. You’re flat out wrong, David: the consultant said the infrastructure can handle additional capacity but not in all cases — duh, REMEMBER when he started to talk about sizes of certain water-handling gizmos? — and besides, if you bothered to read the MIP report, that’s why there’s discussion at around (I think) page 150 on spending a little bit more on water-related infrastructure that’s not right now in the preferred MIP — and that amount the report says comes out to . . . $250,000 . . . which in the scheme of things, if it’s that much (I emailed staff and said I suspect this is too low, btw), why not spend that amount to go ahead and include that capacity now.

    Comment by Tony Daysog — September 23, 2013 @ 10:38 am

  10. And . . . sorry Michele: but honestly: I was pissed.

    Comment by Tony Daysog — September 23, 2013 @ 10:44 am

  11. But, you might ask, about what was I pissed: just cuz I wasn’t referenced? Yes, partly. The other part was, you know, I went to Cal — and while that doesn’t make me a whiz (I suppose I would have had to take Russian history with Riasanovsky, right Jack, to be that — didn’t, but I took it with Malia) and from what basic philosphy courses I took there, what I saw/see happening was Noam Chomsky-Jacques Derrida-Foucault (?) 101, in which certain voices/discourses/narratives deemed by the powers that be (and their proxies) as acceptable (even if they dont agree 100% with the powers that be), while other voices deemed outside the bounds of acceptance. That’s what was really gnawing at me.

    Comment by Tony Daysog — September 23, 2013 @ 11:03 am

  12. Tony, your writing’s beginning to look like Kaepernick’s passing. (Happy LD?)

    Comment by Jack Richard — September 23, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

  13. Tony for 11 bucks on Ebay you can buy 1000 follower-bots on Twitter to act as if they are a real person — spouting off tweets, following other users, and retweeting how wonderful you are.

    You won’t have to worry about Kaepernick’s and LD’s passing Drill.

    Comment by The New Social Median... Be ahead of the curb — September 23, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

  14. The Incredible Way New York Busted Fake Yelp Reviewers

    By Chandni Doulatramani

    Sept 23 (Reuters) – Nineteen companies caught writing fake reviews on websites such as Yelp, Google Local and CitySearch have been snared in a year-long sting operation by the New York Attorney General, and will pay $350,000 in penalties.

    The Attorney General’s office set up a fake yogurt shop in Brooklyn, New York, and sought help from firms that specialize in boosting online search results to combat negative reviews.

    Some search optimization companies offered to post fake reviews of the yogurt shop on sites such as Yelp.com, Google Local and IAC/Interactivecorp’s Citysearch.com, the Attorney General’s office said in a statement on Monday. (http://r.reuters.com/kyv33v)

    Comment by The New Social Median... Be ahead of the curb — September 23, 2013 @ 3:57 pm


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