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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Twitter war!

It all started with an exciting tweet by city of Kingston Alderman Bill Reynolds about a new development by the city's department of public works ...

DPW will redeploy construction personnel for yard waste pick up!less than a minute ago via HTC Peep



Yay! The excitement was then passed along by Ulster County Legislator Michael Madsen ...

@Ward7Kingston: DPW will redeploy construction personnel for yard waste pick up // So the special Caucus w/Mike yeilded smthg positive?less than a minute ago via Echofon



Garbled English and something positive out of the council? YES! Unless, of course, NO!

#Kingston Mayor James Sottile says DPW will not significantly curb operations to pick up yard waste for two weeks. Lawmakers are miffed.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck



'Miffed,' apparently, was too soft of a word.

'Miffed' is more like 'fed up.'less than a minute ago via mobile web



And then, the kicker ...

Mayor stopped Schupp from speeding up yard waste pickup. People are gonna start throwing this stuff on city hall's front lawn!less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android


This direct quote bears repeating: "People are gonna start throwing this stuff on city hall's front lawn!"

@Ward7Kingston...wow...strong stuffless than a minute ago via web



Indeed, Alderman Tom Hoffay - master of understatements:

Beautiful day to start the week, Caucus tonight should be interesting..less than a minute ago via web


Unfortunately, none of this important Twitter stuff was in the agenda.

But the Freeman was at the council meeting and will have a report with, I'm told, news.

In the meantime, this:



UPDATE: Reynolds coins a word.

Failure to pick up yard waste is plainly RIDONKULOUS.less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android

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