From the Trentonian comes a wild story about the mayor of a New Jersey town pushing through a resolution "demanding the immediate termination of a 'malicious' website called BordentownMayorReallySucks.com and the identity of its creators." James E. Lynch Jr., Mayor of Bordentown, New Jersey, convinced the City Commission to pass the resolution by a 2-1 vote last night.
According to the Trentonian article, the resolution calls on BordentownMayorReallySucks.com's hosting service, BlueHost Inc., to "dismantle" the website "on grounds the domain violates New Jersey’s consumer affairs law and possibly other state and federal laws." "It also calls for hiring a special attorney to consider legal action against the creators — two with in-city IP addresses and two outside."
Remarkably, the Mayor's beef seems to be that the gripe site "creates the impression it's the city mayor's website." To be fair, the site was originally called "Bordentownmayor.com" before being renamed to make its critical bent more obvious, and it does contain some odd headings like "Bordentown City Phone Directory," which might confuse a moron in a hurry.
But Mayor Lynch also is clearly ticked off about critical content appearing on the site, claiming that "previous posts were personal attacks on him, his wife and daughter, and a city police officer who suffers from a disability," according to the Trentonian article. More from the Trentonian: read more »