COLORADO CITY, Texas – The chairman of Colorado City, Texas, says he has surrendered in the midst of a debate over a Facebook post in which he said it isn’t the nearby government’s obligation to help occupants in the wake of calamitous climate and blackouts this week.
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In the since-erased post, Tim Boyd said he was going to “hurt a few emotions” and continued to berate “languid” individuals “searching for a damn present.”
“Nobody owes you are (sic) your family anything, nor is it the nearby government’s duty to help you during attempting conditions such as this,” Boyd said in his Tuesday morning post, which was acquired by the Abilene Reporter-News, some portion of the USA TODAY Network.
“Just the solid will endure and the feeble will ward (sic),” Boyd composed.
The post was made as millions in Texas were without power following a colder time of year storm. Utilities from Minnesota to Texas and Mississippi actualized engineered power outages to facilitate the weight on force networks stressing to satisfy outrageous need for warmth and power.
Boyd flagged his abdication in an extensive second post, saying he never planned to represent the city or Mitchell County, as he was just barely a resident and not chairman any longer.
Notwithstanding, it is hazy when precisely Boyd surrendered. The Dallas Morning News detailed that he had been booked to talk at a City Council meeting a week ago.
Boyd said in the second post that his wife has also faced repercussions from his rant. She was fired from her job, he said.
He took exception to the situation.
“I admit, there are things that are said all the time that I don’t agree with,” he said, “but I would never harass you or your family to the point that they would lose there (sic) livelihood such as a form of income.”
The Colorado City government did not immediately respond for comment Wednesday.
Colorado City is a town of about 4,000 residents some 230 miles west of Dallas.