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November 26, 2007 8:51 PM   Subscribe

Mayor Ken Williams of Centerton, Arkansas, recently resigned over allegations of identity theft and other weirdness. He claims that a truth serum injection helped him to recognize that he was formerly The Rev. Don LaRose. He runs a website telling the "amazing story" (in 11 chapters) of his abduction by satan-worshippers three decades ago.
posted by amyms (19 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
He's nuts.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 9:25 PM on November 26, 2007


I hope this does not dissuade crazy Americans from choosing careers in public service.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:31 PM on November 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Gah! I just saw this somewhere... with the same links...
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:34 PM on November 26, 2007


Eeek Baby_Balrog, I don't even read boingboing. I saw the story on the television news and went looking for pertinent links.
posted by amyms at 9:45 PM on November 26, 2007


I want to know what happens in Chapter 11.
posted by robtf3 at 10:24 PM on November 26, 2007


robtf3, Ohh I didn't notice that the chapter numbers didn't add up. I should have noted that Chapter 10 is a "cliffhanger."
posted by amyms at 10:33 PM on November 26, 2007


Oh good grief.

I saw this on the local news the other night here, too, and hoped it would slip under the radar. It's bad enough that Arkansans have to deal with the fallout from Mike Huckabee's and Hillary Clinton's (although she's chosen to be New York state's responsibility now) bids for president.

Please don't hold any of them against the white southern contingent and spare us of the usual "dumb Arkies" comments. OK?
posted by lilywing13 at 11:02 PM on November 26, 2007


Also, even the locals in his town say he's a nutball.
I just don't want his nutballness to reflect on the rest of us in the region.
posted by lilywing13 at 11:04 PM on November 26, 2007


lilywing13 said: I just don't want his nutballness to reflect on the rest of us in the region.

Don't worry about it, lilywing. I'm from Kansas... Kansas! Home of the right-wing nutjobs who don't believe in evolution, the people who tried to write "intelligent design" into the state-mandated science curriculum! I've learned that people don't judge me as a person simply because of what state I'm from. I laugh at the local nutjobs just as much as the "outsiders" do.
posted by amyms at 11:08 PM on November 26, 2007


Typical dumb Arkie.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 11:37 PM on November 26, 2007


Ah, Henry. I'm glad to know who you are from MonkeyFilter.
posted by lilywing13 at 11:44 PM on November 26, 2007


No worries, amyms.
That mayor guy mostly likely just has a case of the crazies.
I was only throwing in the local disclaimer statement.
posted by lilywing13 at 12:00 AM on November 27, 2007


Not only crazy, but outdated crazy to boot.

I mean, satanic cults went out in the 90's, along with EST, Geraldo, and Milli Vanilli, get with the program Mayor Nutbag today all the kool kids blame everything on terrorists!
posted by sotonohito at 2:33 AM on November 27, 2007


Technically, the guy's from Illinois and not Arkansas anyway. But there's something to be said about the townies accepting him as one of their own.

His predecessor sounds like a piece of work, too: Busted while in office for "vandalism, public intoxication and resisting arrest".
posted by ardgedee at 2:45 AM on November 27, 2007


the fallout from Mike Huckabee's and Hillary Clinton's...

From their what, pray?

...and spare us of the usual "dumb Arkies" comments

To be fair, lots of people besides dumb Arkies have trouble using apostrophes correctly.
posted by pax digita at 3:25 AM on November 27, 2007


I don't know about "dumb Arkies" (got some kin folk down there myself), but it takes an especially virulent form of dumb to move to Arkansas from Illinois!
posted by Goofyy at 5:26 AM on November 27, 2007


From their what, pray?

From their bids, despite the painful parenthetical statement.
posted by atbash at 8:10 AM on November 27, 2007


Thankfully, being the mayor of Centerton is about as important a job as being the head of the local gardening club. In fact, the gardening club probably has more power.

This post would have been much more interesting if it was talking about how Dan Coody has run Fayetteville into the ground, or how Rogers went mayorless for a long while thanks to the Iraq 'conflict.'
posted by wierdo at 6:49 PM on November 27, 2007


Why didn't I think to post about this? This guy disappeared from Hammond, Indiana (where I grew up and live) in 1987, so it was all over our local papers and the Chicago news. For the record, we all think he's nuts here too.
posted by AstroGuy at 6:57 PM on November 27, 2007


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