Twitterverse — New Brunswick politician Dominic Cardy is reported to be trapped in a tweet storm with no way out. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has confirmed that Cardy has not raised his head from his phone in the past 72 hours.
“We have asked the Chief Medical Officer for her advice, but we don’t always listen to her,” said department spokesperson Daniel Albert.
“Did you see this?” pic.twitter.com/65yWIMsBIM
— Nora Valentino (@valentino_nora) Jan. 12, 2021
Fuelling the tweet storm is what experts are calling a “perfect storm” of chicken memes, confusing logic that never reaches a conclusion, and a pissing contest between a Green Party member and whatever Cardy is.
“So you say my interpretation was lousy, but accurate. I see. Doesn’t that mean your argument was lousy?
Good luck in the garden. Btw, you’re not a peasant, you’re a gentleman farmer with a salary paid by the people of NB. Own your privilege, Mr. Arseneau, and stop the posing.”
— Dominic Cardy (@DominicCardy) Jan. 13, 2021
Cardy’s “posing” accusation to MLA Kevin Arseneau was referring to “Maoist posing,” which reportedly is not a thing, and which Arseneau mistook for being called a poser like in high school, firing back with a playlist to show just how punk he really is. A reporter for the Telegraph-Journal was only slightly impressed, stating: “Not too bad…” followed by a statement on how many more Warped Tours he had attended. This actually happened, but not necessarily in that order…
“I skateboarded, listened to punk (still do) and drank colt45 ! I’m screwed!” https://t.co/Q0HMTXPRZP
— Kevin Arseneau (@KevinArseneauNB) Jan. 12, 2021
Dr. Murray Emery, a political science professor at UNB, is praising the tweet storm, saying engagement on social media is a good use of a politician’s time.
“What people need to understand is Twitter is the new village square,” said Emery. Asked how Donald Trump’s Twitter account fits into his village square analogy, Emery replied, “That’s a toughie. I need a paid sabbatical think about it.”
Meanwhile, work at the department of education is at a standstill until the minister returns, which apparently is a good thing.
“Schools are reporting the most productive week in years,” said Albert. “It’s almost as if bureaucrats mucking with education doesn’t really help teachers teach…no, that can’t be right. Teachers need policy. Rigid, contradicting, spaghetti-string policy. The more, the better, as we say at the department.”