As regular readers know, your humble scribe is relocating from Providence, RI to the heart of Texas. Well, not the heart. The stoned brain. Austin. True story: I’m fleeing Ocean State liberalism for Lone Star statism. Or, as I prefer to call it, libertarianism. But I would say that, wouldn’t I? Truth be told, there’s a gun grabbing gestalt underlying the Keep Austin Weird thing. As evidenced by the twitchy.com-captured communication from Austin’s top cop . . .
Chief Acevdo‘s Tweet above was responding to a Tweet from @dmbatten “accusing” Austin’s top cop of supporting Universal Background Checks (a.k.a., UBC or gun registration). True!. I guess the chief’s confrontation with reality brought out his inner child. Twice. Here’s the Chief’s second Tweet to @dmbatten:
When Acevedo’s Tweeteriffic temper tantrum hit the net, the Chief hit delete. What was that the guys say? You can’t stop the signal. Twitchy’s stored Acevedo’s online aggression for all time (as have we).
After trying to black hole his outburst, Acevdeo almost apologized. He claimed his Tweet was a personal beef against a man who was always on his ass about something (paraphrasing). It was not a reflection of the former California Highway Patrolman’s lack of commitment to gun rights.
“I strongly support gun rights but.” How many times have we heard that from the enemies of the Second Amendment? Equally, how many police chiefs use a magazine cover for their Twitter profile pic? Let’s take a closer look at that image . . .
You’re not the boss of me! Not yet anyway. Also note: Acevedo’s so serious about his love for Austin that he wanted to bail for Dallas after three years on the job.
I’ll be keeping an eye on Acevedo come July. He’ll probably keep one on me, too. Yup, making friends wherever I go. [h/t DrVino]