‘Only the strong will survive’: Texas city mayor resigns for lashing out at residents asking for help during deadly storm


The now former mayor of Colorado City, Texas, Tim Boyd, has resigned after two Facebook posts telling people needing help and without electricity that they are on their own.

“No one owes you are your family anything; nor is it the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink of swim it’s your choice!” Boyd said in the now deleted post, which was riddled with grammatical errors. 

Unusually cold weather conditions in the state of Texas have left millions without power and over 20 people dead.

For those without electricity, Boyd encouraged them to “step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe.”

No water? The mayor told his constituents to “deal without and think outside the box.”

“If you are sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you because your lazy is direct result of your raising,” he wrote.

Boyd said only the “strong will survive” the storm, the “weak will parish,” by which he apparently meant “perish.”


The mayor resigned from his position on Tuesday and made another post backing off on his earlier statements, saying he would “never want to hurt the elderly or anyone that is in true need of help to be left to fend for themselves.”

Boyd said his statement was directed at those folks that are too lazy to get up and “fend for themselves.” Those people, according to Boyd, do not deserve a “handout.”

He also revealed his family had received “undeserved anger and harassment” following the post and even claimed his wife was laid off based on her association with him.

“I admit, there are things that are said all the time that I don’t agree with; but I would never harass you or your family to the point that they would lose there livelihood such as a form of income,” Boyd wrote.

With more than four million homes and businesses without power in some of the worst weather Texas has seen in decades, Boyd’s statements haven’t found all that much support on social media.



7 thoughts on “‘Only the strong will survive’: Texas city mayor resigns for lashing out at residents asking for help during deadly storm

  1. He’s generally correct.
    If we’re gonna be a free people, we need to at least start acting like it.
    Help each other.
    Waiting for those who wish to rule us is outside the idea of free (notice I didn’t say free-dom).
    It certainly doesn’t mean that POS Mayer shouldn’t be appropriately punished under our common, law for engaging with a corporate enemy.

    1. This should be a wake-up call for those who want Socialism here so badly. It is also no coincidence that the enemy force in occupation declares everything “illegal” such as collecting rain water, and they sure as hell don’t want you having any firearms that you could use to enforce the Bill of Rights.

  2. Part of me is saying this was “ not letting a crisis go to waste” game play
    I have no doubt that if the majority of Texas Grid can take the baking ass heat of the summer
    Than this should have been a cake walk ( granted some areas out could be expected but not to this level , this is payback to Tx for bringing up succession?)
    I’m betting there’s shit in this game
    I guarantee it

    This is how they “ prove their points”

    And get people to support their agendas

  3. Every single time there is an emergency or natural disaster, the government proves itself to be the totally incompetent bunch of morons anybody has ever seen. Yet these very same people, who are let down by government as often as Lucy pulls the football away from Charlie Brown, want the government to control every aspect of their miserable lives. I don’t get the disconnect.

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