There are times when putting out The Bulldog and dealing with some people who read it drives you bananas.
This is one of those times.
When has that ever happened?
They didn’t like me. Oh dear. How will I ever tweet again in this town?
Kind of wondering where this came from. Did your agent do something bad? The target is lil ole me.
The pixel evidence is below:
The Teletubbies was a preschooler TV show about little alien characters who talked in infantile gibberish.
There’s just one problem: the strategic initiatives for budget 2016 have already been set by the mayor’s office. Precious little budget room is left for councillor initiatives let alone a raft of such suggestions from the public.
From Cullen to Watson:
And what about banning corp and union $? Undemocratic to allow privileged few to donate 2X. Would level field.
Cullen also mentioned that The Bulldog really gets under Watson’s skin.
Here is a tweet from Ottawa’s preeminent Tweep, Mayor Jim Watson.
Is there a person in Ottawa who tweets more than the Tweepinator?
When the roof caves in on the light-rail project, His Worship tweets on election signs. Now he’s got the cheese issue covered.
How can you take a person in a responsible position seriously with communications like this?
Mayor Jim Watson meets with his dad who is in a long-term-care home near His Worship’s respite home as he heals from a snowmobile injury.
There’s has been a Mayor Jim “The Pelvis” Watson sighting on Twitter.
Looks pretty hardy and happy in his new wheelchair. The mayor tweeted this out from his respite home.
Imagine. Federal Language Commissioner Graham Fraser is probing the minister to see if Baird is not tweeting half in French and half in English.
Does Fraser not have a hobby? Is the Federal Language Commissioner actually spending good government money and time on something as minute as this?
So when Waller Street collapsed above the light-rail project construction, what was Watson discussing? The province was responsible for not having liquor available in bars for the gold-medal hockey game. What a waste.
The big knock against Mayor Jim Watson is not that he doesn’t work; he works at the wrong stuff.
His stupendous event-going and hideous amount of time spent tweeting have been said to take away from the attention he must spend on his most important function: policy. As one senior public servant put it, Watson is a great “retail” mayor, but leaves much to be desired on the wholesale side.
When it comes to Twitter, best to consult a youngster. That’s how we discovered Mayor Jim Watson’s tweeting obsession.
You’ll remember a few weeks ago Bulldog Ottawa probed Watson’s preoccupation with attending events and found out that he spends about 25 per cent more than a full-time job at community occasions. And that didn’t include council, committee and other official functions. We wondered when he found time for the business of mayor.
Erik Karlsson has but 43,430 followers on Twitter as of Thursday morning.
I’m gonna multitask even more now. Send me questions and I’ll try and answer them as best I can #plzbenice
— Erik Karlsson (@ErikKarlsson65) April 30, 2013
So I’m going through my interactions on the Twitter and am anoticin’ who’s been afollowin’ when, by golly, the most unexpected thing happened.
Why it’s thespian, cyclist, poster of bizarre photos of herself on the Twitter, never saw a condo she didn’t like, the developers’ best friend, introducer of walk-on motions, (and, oh yeah) councillor and supporter of the Hobbs Centre for the Performing Arts in Bayview (and hasn’t it been going gangbusters since she took the brave stand of backing it?), yes, Katherine “High-Rise” Hobbs.
Thus there has been a lot Bulldog action on Twitter. Here are a few of the tweets:
@kengray Great piece.Thank god there are still investigative writers in our city.Can’t count on the newspaper.
— Don Cooper (@don_cooper) March 14, 2013
Then everybody got involved … then it got ugly.
It all started with this:
— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) February 18, 2013