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Texas mayor quits after calling residents ‘lazy’ and ‘weak’ amid power outages from storm

Former Colorado City, Texas mayor Tim Boyd is seen in this composite photo against a backdrop of the snow storm that hit the state.
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Former Colorado City, Texas mayor Tim Boyd is seen in this composite photo against a backdrop of the snow storm that hit the state.

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- The mayor of this Texas town of about 4,000 people stepped down Tuesday in the wake of a controversial social media post in which he said residents without electricity and water due to a winter storm are "lazy" and "weak," adding that local government and utility services owed them "nothing," ABC affiliate KTXS reported.

Now-former Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd called complaining constituents "socialist" and then told them: "the strong will survive and the weak will perish."

"Let me hurt some feelings while I have a minute!!" Boyd continued in his post. "No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local government's responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim it's your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!!"

He also complained that residents were looking for a "hand out" and told them to accept personal responsibility for being left in the cold.

"If you are sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are waiting for someone to come rescue you because you're lazy, is a direct result of your raising!" he wrote.

"Bottom line quit crying and looking for a handout! Get off your ass and take care of your own family!" he added.

Boyd later deleted the post after it went viral and drew significant online uproar. In a subsequent post, KTXS reported that he announced his resignation.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. He calls a spade a spade, and I have to agree with him. The government owes you nothing. 30 years in Idaho taught me to be self sufficient. Keep the car’s gas tank full, and have spare gas for the generator. Keep the larder stocked and about 50 gallons of water. If my neighbor is in need, I can help them too. If the natural gas quit, I might be in a bind because I donated my electric & kerosene heaters when I came to El Paso!

  2. Anti handout, anti welfare, protect our own, America first……. Bla Bla Bla…but whites stand outside stores and under bridges asking for a handout like a zoo monkey. Explain that.

  3. Mexico needs to take care of their people? Heck Madmike, Jeff Allen, K1DPR, and original maga have their kin asking for handouts! Freebies. Non taxpayers, basically running “illegally” in the US. Lol. Take care of your own before talking white smack.

  4. Like the traveling carnival dropped off the clowns in El Paso. Madmike, Jeff Allen, K1DPR, original maga, nadodave, etc. Los Cochinos! Dirty mfers!

  5. Fero, the NUT JOB!!! RANT, RANT, RANT!!! YOU POChit!!! If you had a wife, girlfriend, BOYFRIEND, then maybe you’d be doing something else in the Wee hours of the morning! And speaking of WEE… YOU 2 INCH SHIT STAIN PRICK, GFY!

  6. The village moron is at it again, oh well lets try this, the Mayor is RIGHT! people just sit around and wait for the Fed’s to come in on a white horse and save their no working @sses, the people that complain about this are the same lemmings that would sit in the cold and freeze to death before they did anything to save themselves.

  7. As previously stated, some people simply aren’t capable of holding leadership positions. This is the subject. There is no mark turner or alberto. If you aren’t smart enough to carry on a conversation and you feel it necessary to continually deflect, then stop posting.

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