Bloggety Blah Blah Blah, Fundraiser — July 11, 2015 at 4:41 pm

12 reasons why we’re naming @JohnDingell the #DeanofTwitter


We’re honored that our annual EclectaFundraiser won’t just be an opportunity to gather and sip EclectaGrog in support of Michigan’s best blog. We’ll also have a chance to bestow a living legend with a title that would have baffled the Founders: John Dingell will be named Dean of Twitter.

Dingell will join us at the Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti to receive the honor and read a few of his favorite 140-­character masterpieces.

A World War II veteran and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressman Dingell distinguished himself from Medicare to Obamacare as a champion of workers and a relentless enemy of corruption. But in recent years he’s distinguished himself in a new way: “88­- Year ­Old Member Of Congress Probably The Best Person On Twitter,” BuzzFeed reported last summer.

He’s 89 and retired now, but he’s still got the touch. Here are the tweets he’ll be reading for us.

See? Good stuff.

We rely on your support. So here’s a huge thanks to the Dingells, our sponsors and you for giving us a fine reason to celebrate. And if you can, please consider giving us a donation in the little PayPal thing on the sidebar.