Almost a month has passed since the anonymous political links blog The Daily Fetch went silent. Known for propping up candidates of organized labor, photoshopping electeds into compromising positions and comparing local journalists to communist propagandists, The Fetch became a beacon of snark and vitriol in last year’s San Jose mayoral race. But the site mysteriously stopped batching links on April 8, the day after a special election for San Jose’s northside council seat. Some wags were left to wonder if the site, which was reportedly purchased in late 2012 by labor operative Kerry Hillis, had simply given up the fight. Others suggested that Hillis’ efforts to land a job at the Santa Clara Valley Water District might have interrupted the site’s increasingly inconsistent schedule of posts. The Golden Spigot hired Hillis on April 27 for a $91,000/yr. gig as a “management analyst II,” which is basically an in-house lobbyist position. He previously worked on Dave Cortese’s failed mayoral campaign after communication stints in the office of county supe Cindy Chavez and the San Jose police union. But just when it appeared time to turn the page on The Fetch, the site’s social media channels boldly declared that operations will resume Friday. It also warned readers, “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” Could it be a coincidence that this infamous line was taken from the movie The Fly? Maybe not, as this Fly had been making inquiries about Hillis’ new job over the last week. Or it could be that Hillis simply didn’t have enough time to run the site during his job hunt. What is certain is that the timing of the announced relaunch coincides with the final weeks of the runoff for the north San Jose council seat. A close race is expected between Manh Nguyen and Tim Orozco—the latter a labor-favored candidate—and a month’s worth of opposition research, published in links, wouldn’t be far-fetched.