Sometimes the awesome just happens and it’s political fodder magic. Yesterday morning as I was casually checking Twitter on my phone, something popped up and I, well, you can read the tweet:
Let me actually post my screen grab because a few things have changed since this morning. Let me set the context, the “Kevins” twitter account posted in response to a EB Citizen tweet about the cost of the Fire Prevention Bureau. #Alamtg twitter contributor made a politically directed response to that tweet which is not unusual for Twitter and then, well, you can see for yourself:
It was funny to see a twitter account from not one, but two white males on twitter throw around “white” and “male” as a pejorative with the “troll” buzzword. This hilarious exchange let me to rip down stairs running faster than I’ve run since I can’t even tell you when to perform surgical screen grabs. Yes, I know I could have done it from my phone but it’s hard to grab a whole thread like above.
But it didn’t end there. No, the twitter account then decided to proclaim that it wasn’t going to delete the strange exchange from the feed of two elected officials and that:
So I went back to read the description and yet, nothing about a volunteer running the Twitter account:
Did you catch the slight change since the screen grabs and later? The account name changed from “Kevin and Kevin” to only “KevinKearneyAlameda.” After a bit of back and forth with the person behind the account, I’m not entirely convinced that it’s helmed by a self- proclaimed millennial female registered democrat. There’s been several iterations since yesterday morning (one that I neglected to screen grab) but at one point it said “Tweets from the Kevins signed KK” now this account is strictly for Kevin Kearney, notice the pinned tweet is one declaring “Haters Gonna Hate” seriously, all that’s missing to cap off the “millennial female” vibe is a gif of Taylor Swift.
Here’s the “official” word about one of the “best” volunteers who talks about how City Council members are “bought” and calling other Alamedans a “twitter troll.”
The look isn’t great, but it’s pretty hilarious.