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A bit like the Republican party, they are white, seemingly indestructible and bad for the environment. But after an absence of four years, foam plastic coffee cups have made a comeback in the basement coffee shop of the United States Congress building after Republicans began reversing a series of in-house green initiatives undertaken by Democrats.
North Carolina conservative creates spoof Demon Sheep Twitter account. Amasses close to a thousand followers in a day
“I am not all bad,” writes the Twitter handle @demonsheep. “For instance, I enjoy flying kites. Kites made from the skin, bones and sinew of small children.”
The account issued its first tweet about 20 hours ago, shortly after the launch of the now Internet-famous Demon Sheep ad created by the Carly Fiorina campaign. In that time it’s amassed over 850 followers and is quickly growing. Quite frankly, it’s hilarious.
The account is run by a 30-year-old conservative named Shayne Rivers. The Twitter user, who also runs his own personal account, works in health care, though he said he didn’t want to divulge too much information about himself.
“When the Carly ad exploded on Twitter, one of my followers, @rjhornsby, snatched up the @demonsheep username,” Rivers told me via email. “He asked @leonwolf, a blogger at RedState.com, to help him manage it. In turn, @leonwolf recruited me(@knifework), and the three of us started mocking Demon Sheep to the best of our ability. We had over 300 followers in under 7 hours. The fact that the #demonsheep hashtag started trending on Twitter did not hurt.”
Rivers said that all three of the people involved with the account are conservatives.
“And as conservatives, we are skeptical of all politicians and don’t mind mocking any of them…no matter their political affiliations.”