Smalltown mayor resigns after bigoted Facebook posts


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/20/smalltown-mayor-resigns-after.html


#2

West York, PA

Ah this explains everything.


#3

I assume that includes the pale jeans and oversized sweatshirt straight out of 1987.


#4

Who would have thought there would be racists in a 95% white state? With local officials like these its a wonder that they can’t manage to get rid of their racist Governor.


#5

West York and York County are both about 95% white. Pennsylvania is 80% white.


#6

Well, generally speaking, I mean I’ve asked my friends about this and whatnot…but people will usually label you as…I’m just spitballing here…a racist who shouldn’t be holding public office.


#7

We need more small town politicians like Duke!


#8

Mayor Duke for President!


#9

Here I was, misreading that as York, ME.


#10

Mainers are good people by and large. Governor LePage is a problem, but most people there didn’t vote for him. He will be gone soon enough.


#11

Care to guess what ticket he ran under?


#12

I really like how the mayor is describing the outrage aimed at him as a “witch-hunt.” Is it a witch-hunt if the witch starts off the whole thing by volunteering, “Yeah, I’m a witch. I kidnapped and ate those children and used their bones to do black magic. What of it?”


#13

You can’t blame him for that part. It still is 1987 in West York, PA.


#14

Well, I guess he can get some credit for having a coffee in his hand instead of a Budweiser tall boy…


#15

Is that near Scarfolk?


#16

Personally I wouldn’t vote Duke for dogcatcher.

(Because obvious conflict of interest.)


#17

Are you saying he couldn’t do the job just because he’s a dog? Not all dogs are strays. #NotAllDogs


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#19

A white “pure breed” named Duke? I think we’ve had quite enough of that kind of influence in government…


#20

Not until we get the lab results back. Until then he is sipping White Lightening out of that thar cup.