“You're missing the whole point. The State used an experimental method to (attempt to) execute this man. Regardless of your feelings on how much the victim suffered, and what's just, voters have given the State the power to kill someone. Don't you think they should at least use a method that's been tested and proven effective? This is an execution, not a job application.”
“If this is true, it's horrible. But I can't help but remember the gay waitress who claimed a homophobic couple had left a nasty note instead of a tip. And we all know how that turned out.”
gotham77 on Feb 13, 2014 at 21:12:10
“I'm not defending what she did, but keep in mind that she only said it in a Facebook group. She didn't report it to the press, and I doubt she ever expected it to go viral and get so much attention. It was still wrong and I don't understand why she did it, but I don't believe she was intentionally trying to tell the whole world that she was a victim. According to her former coworkers at that restaurant, she has a hard time telling the truth in general...about plenty of things that have nothing to do with being gay.
And at least she never tried to keep the money people were trying to send her and gave it to Wounded Warriors even BEFORE it became known that the whole thing was a lie.”
“But think of all the work these type of dinners take to create? When you're working with expensive and freshly sourced ingredients, advanced techniques, and talented staff, you're operating on a business model where quantities and costs have to be carefully calculated and they can't do walk-ins like a regular restaurant. It would be a real pain if you bought and prepped all the ingredients for a group's meal and then they cancelled and that empty table could have gone to a committed customer. Do you just accept that loss of money? That's why they allow you to sell your reservation ticket to someone else but you can not outright get refunded by the restaurant.”