As THC continues our look into the various Harbor District candidates, we swore to ourselves that we would avoid talking about Jim Roberts. The guy is just too easy to pick on.
But, like a train wreck, you just can’t take your eyes off of him. The LoCO already did a pretty excellent job of detailing some of the rather unfortunate things he chose to share on Facebook. Admittedly, we laughed at some of them, but not for the reasons you’d think – while we enjoy a little off-color humor as much as the next person, we just can’t believe that someone running for office would be so frickin’ stupid. Even Hezekiah “Half-Wit” Allen has the sense to tone down some of the bonkers stuff he’s into while using social media.
But the deeper we looked into Roberts’ online persona, the more we realized that all of his posts are truly just cries for help, from a confused and misguided young man. It’s a shame, to see someone at odds with their inner true self.
You see, we were particularly troubled by this image, taken from Roberts’ Facebook:
We shudder to think that someone elected to office in Humboldt would be intolerant of different lifestyles, as reflected by how much Mr. Roberts’ “likes” the use of the word faggot. Aghast at his endorsement of such hateful speech, we quickly skipped that image, only to find this one:
This fabulously fantastic rainbow pic made us realize two things: first, we didn’t know that Roberts was into making Youtube videos. Second, although Jim would have you believe that he’s pursuing a Harbor District seat due to his anger with how the current Commission is doing things, we now know that is not the truth.
Because Jim has no anger in his heart; he merely wants to share the love, and perhaps recreate some scenes from the Little Mermaid in order to increase the tourism potential of the Harbor.
We also made him a a new profile pic, and think he should strongly consider some campaign bumper stickers.
Unfortunately, though Jim’s silly social media presence seems to make him the wackiest of the candidates, he still can’t hold a candle to Hezekiah Allen. That dude has some serious issues. But we’ll get back to that later.
Oh, Humboldt – perhaps the only place in the U.S. where the seemingly most reasonable person running for office doesn’t believe in global warming. (Hi, Larry!)