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April 21, 2017

That’s what people say, mmm

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:01 am

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:

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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.

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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.”

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The look isn’t great, but it’s pretty hilarious.

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7 Comments »

  1. A wise bird said that government by tweet hasn’t been working out too well recently

    Comment by MP — April 21, 2017 @ 6:46 am

  2. You left out the best gifs

    Comment by BMac — April 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am

    • People need to click through to see the good stuff.

      Comment by Lauren Do — April 21, 2017 @ 8:53 am

      • Hey Lauren – Kevin Kearney’s daughter, Kate here. I have been following your posted online opinions regarding my dad for quite some time now. Since you are likely to keep commenting on him, few items for you to know. My dad doesn’t have a cell phone, so his personal/timely engagement on social media channels is limited. And most importantly: since his moderate fiscal stance regarding City budget matters is especially harped on, and with recent online comments aligning him with our unfortunate 45th POTUS- my dad did not vote for a reality tv-host to lead the country, nor does he agree with the sad state of affairs coming out of the WH. Fairly certain his office contact number is publicly listed (or perhaps you have it from previous public record requests you’ve pulled?) Regardless, I am sure he would make the time to discuss with you any City budget clarifications you might have. Take care. – Kate.

        Comment by kate kearney — April 21, 2017 @ 10:42 am

        • Nice try, Kate. I’m fairly certain Lauren doesn’t do face-2-face, only social media. Although she might come out wearing an Antifa mask & hoodie.

          Comment by vigi — April 21, 2017 @ 11:35 am

      • We can’t all click through. I’m blocked, which is hilarious. Public service. 😦

        Comment by Gaylon — April 21, 2017 @ 1:20 pm

  3. Gotta say, on so many levels, I find the whole “The Kevins” thing pretty creepy. And this whole episode just confirms it. What the heck are we doing paying for these bozos anyway?

    Comment by TK — April 21, 2017 @ 9:11 am


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