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Tue Dec 3, 2013, 07:33 AM

Waitress who received alleged anti-gay receipt suspended pending investigation

Source: yahoo News

The New Jersey waitress who claimed she received an anti-gay message in lieu of a tip has been suspended pending an investigation.

Dayna Morales, a waitress at the Gallop Asian Bistro restaurant in Bridgewater, N.J., said that a couple who ate at the restaurant paid their bill but left no tip, saying "I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life." Morales is gay.

However, the couple later came forward and provided their copy of the receipt to counter Morales' charges, along with a copy of the credit card statement indicating that the tip had been included. Now, the restaurant has suspended Morales pending its investigation into her conduct.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/waitress-who-received-alleged-anti-gay-receipt-suspended-pending-investigation-205841873.html



I remember the original story and saw her on the news. She also got several donations because of the attention.
If this is true, it definitely is a slap to those who DO suffer from the scorn from idiots who dont understand anyone "different" from themselves. And it will put unneeded scrutiny on people with real complaints.
Interesting to see how this comes out.

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Reply Waitress who received alleged anti-gay receipt suspended pending investigation (Original post)
7962 Dec 2013 OP
In_The_Wind Dec 2013 #1
WinkyDink Dec 2013 #2
MADem Dec 2013 #3
7962 Dec 2013 #4
PassingFancy Dec 2013 #33
Frank Cannon Dec 2013 #6
Beacool Dec 2013 #17
Nolimit Dec 2013 #40
4Q2u2 Dec 2013 #7
Freddie Stubbs Dec 2013 #8
MADem Dec 2013 #9
Hosnon Dec 2013 #11
AtheistCrusader Dec 2013 #14
MADem Dec 2013 #16
yardwork Dec 2013 #29
MADem Dec 2013 #32
marble falls Dec 2013 #5
MADem Dec 2013 #10
marble falls Dec 2013 #18
pnwmom Dec 2013 #19
marble falls Dec 2013 #20
MADem Dec 2013 #21
marble falls Dec 2013 #22
MADem Dec 2013 #30
marble falls Dec 2013 #36
MADem Dec 2013 #41
cosmicone Jan 2014 #43
Dreamer Tatum Dec 2013 #12
loli phabay Dec 2013 #13
marble falls Dec 2013 #23
loli phabay Dec 2013 #24
marble falls Dec 2013 #25
JustAnotherGen Dec 2013 #26
marble falls Dec 2013 #27
JustAnotherGen Dec 2013 #28
MADem Dec 2013 #31
JustAnotherGen Dec 2013 #34
marble falls Dec 2013 #38
JustAnotherGen Dec 2013 #39
JI7 Dec 2013 #37
LanternWaste Jan 2014 #44
tblue Dec 2013 #15
customerserviceguy Dec 2013 #35
MADem Dec 2013 #42

Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 07:36 AM

1. Holy crap!

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 07:37 AM

2. She's a kook who has made other outlandish claims.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 08:12 AM

3. Apparently, her history of confabulation includes faking cancer -- while the USMC can't

say why, she was discharged from the Corps under OTH conditions. There's something very wrong with this person, as it is starting to look as though she has a need to create these stories and place herself at the center of a chaos storm.

http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/gay-waitress-hoax-dayna-morales-dishonorable-discharge-from-marines-cast-more-doubt-on-anti-gay-note-66617/

I'm afraid it is starting to look like she may have played on the natural sympathies of good, decent and fair people for the unfairly victimized underdog. She duped people, and that's just not nice.

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 08:31 AM

4. Wow, I never heard that. There's a special place for people who will fake cancer.

I just dont see how anyone can do such a thing; knowing how tough it is for people who really DO have it.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:19 PM

33. Faking cancer

If everything that's been revealed about this kook woman is true, then she is a despicable human being. Anyone who fakes cancer is a very disgusting person.

I knew of a person in Australia who was a member of a 3d chat site I belong to. I met this woman through a mutual friend online and got to knowing this Australian woman. I never had any reason to disbelieve her claims she had cancer. Then, due to several issues between her, a friend of mine, and an ex-friend of my son's, the 3 of us dumped this woman as an online friend. Over the next 3 years after that happened, I found out from various other people who knew her both online and/or in real life that she had faked her cancer to many people (upwards of 200 or more people online) and even went so far as to fake her death not once but twice. I heard about a year after that (sometime last year) that she did finally die and it wasn't from cancer; and, at the time of her death, she only had 2 friends left on that chat site (her daughter and her grandson).

As another said, there's a special place in hell for those who fake cancer.

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 08:38 AM

6. Sounds like Munchausen's Syndrome.

This person seems to be mentally ill, and I hope she gets the help she needs.

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Response to Frank Cannon (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 02:45 PM

17. I was thinking the same thing.

She seems to be in need of being the focus of everyone's attention. There was the case of a woman who harmed the health of her child and claimed that her kid had cancer. Donations poured in, but other than what she herself had done to her child, there's was nothing wrong with her/him (I can't remember the gender).

There's something definitely wrong with this woman too.

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Response to Frank Cannon (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 08:28 PM

40. I dunno...

She could just be a garden-variety sociopath. Her lies seem to be for financial gain rather than simply sympathy.

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:46 AM

7. She did not honor her contract

She was a drilling reservist that failed to drill. Thus not fulfilling her contractual obligation, it is an automatic Admin discharge with an OTH.

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:09 AM

8. So, for all we know she could be lying about being gay too

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:27 AM

9. Well, apparently a former girlfriend has come forward and said the handwriting on the receipt looks

like hers...

Reidy said poems penned by Morales during their courtship that she kept appeared to have matched the writing on the restaurant receipt, bringing into question whether Morales wrote the note on the receipt herself.



So if she was lying about that, she engaged in some "performance art" to enhance her credibility...?

She confabulated a great deal--"served in Afghanistan" was an invention, too.

“There is no indication of combat service in Iraq or Afghanistan,” he added in a follow-up email. Also, “While (Morales) did not fulfill her reserve obligation, per the Privacy Act, administrative actions are not releasable. The same applies to character of service and type of discharge.”


http://www.lohud.com/article/20131129/NEWS/311290023/Waitress-tip-tale-former-Stony-Point-resident-lies-about-everything-ex-coworkers-friends-say



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Response to MADem (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:45 AM

11. For fuck's sake. If this is true, fuck her for giving fodder to the likes of Rush. nt.

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Response to Hosnon (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 12:19 PM

14. Sounds like maybe she has issues, and needs help.

I agree, the fodder bit is unfortunate.

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Response to Hosnon (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 02:35 PM

16. She's got problems, and it's a shame that she created a situation that will be used by the right as

"justification" that there is no discrimination against LGBT citizens.

That said, anyone can have these kinds of mental health issues--they're tough to manage, they aren't exclusive to any particular type of person, and they cause people to do stupid things.

Social media outlets spread the confabulations of this unwell person, so they went viral, and people with tender hearts were motivated to provide support before checking the story. I think if anyone had looked into the background of this person, alarm bells would have gone off even if the $18 tip-giving-customer hadn't popped up with the receipt and the credit card bill.

It is a cautionary tale--sometimes, when stories seem all too neat, it's not a bad idea to step back and do a little checking.

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Response to MADem (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:24 PM

29. Thanks for this post.

Gay people can have mental health issues just like everybody else. This woman reminds me if backwards B girl. Some people have a need to be victims.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:59 PM

32. No groups are inoculated against these kinds of things. They're equal opportunity!

She's also got a "grifter" element going--there's victimization, and there's cash to go along with it. She got thousands donated to her paypal account because she didn't get a tip, supposedly. When she faked brain cancer, she went round to her co-workers and solicited handouts from them. Pretty "not nice," in my book.

Ref: http://www.msnbc.com/news-nation/story-homophobic-slur-begins-crumble

She needs help. She also needs to not benefit from her deception--that money needs to be returned.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 08:37 AM

5. I guess there's just not enough hate in the world, we need to gin some more of it up.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:31 AM

10. I'm getting the impression that this is about one person's need for attention more than 'ginning up

hate.'

I'm betting if she had a crystal ball and could have anticipated what her actions would have produced, she never would have invented this particular "poor pitiful me" story.

Her stupidity--aside from her mendacity, which might be a clinical issue--was in using a check that was paid for by credit card. She should have printed off a spare cash receipt, and had the fictional bigot write a nasty note on THAT. Cash receipts are harder to trace, and who remembers to the penny what their last cash bill was? The only reason we tend to remember credit card bills is because we spend the time figuring the tip and then writing down the numbers...

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Response to MADem (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:44 PM

18. Absolutely. She needs understanding, too. This has not made her life any easier. A woman freind ...

of ours, who is one of the most considerate people in the world and a truly as nice a person I've ever known ran over her golfing partner with her cart in the pre-Christmas Party 9 hole scramble. And in horror of realizing she was on top of the other woman, drove over her again. Thats the story I heard and it is quite possible someone's foot got run over twice.

The point is it was avoidable twice and still it happened twice and I worry for and feel sorry for my friend,too. And I worry and feel sorry for the waitress, her livelihood is at stake here. For twenty bucks no-one was out of. What's the real damage here? My good friend at least ran over someone's foot twice and I'm giving her a pass on it. Both of them get passes.

As for her military career. What does that have to do with the price of pork bellies?

The military isn't for everybody. At least she showed up and tried unlike the majority of everybody else. Some vets may disagree with me, but we can talk about it quietly at the VFW sometime over a pitcher of your choice on me.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:49 PM

19. Your friend didn't deliberately injure anyone.

This woman did. I don't see the comparison.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:48 PM

20. I don't think either of them intended to hurt anyone and I think only my freind actually hurt ....

anyone. And my point was that if my friend can be forgiven so can the waitress. She only hurt herself.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 07:34 PM

21. This poor woman probably doesn't need to waitress for a while, and will probably benefit from the

ACA.

She needs significant psychological treatment. Her behavior in the USMC is salient--the problem was that she did NOT show up, and that's what they are TELLING us. I'm betting there's more there than just not showing up for drills. She lied about her deployments (she didn't get wounded in combat in Afghanistan--she's never been to Afghanistan, for example), she lied about damage to her home in Hurricane Sandy, she lied about having cancer, she lied about other illnesses, she lied about personal relationships .... she just .... lies.

She's left a huge swath of personal destruction, pain and chaos in her wake. People are pissed off at her and deservedly so. She is mentally ill--and not just a "little bit"--she has major problems that are going to take years to sort out.

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Response to MADem (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 09:34 AM

22. So they're at her for having mental illness. "They" must be very special people. So she shouldn't ..

be allowed the exalted and important job of waiting tables. Sorry. Personality defects as exaggerating military service, life experience, health burdens get people elected into office every day.

In this case this is a person of low self esteem who needs more understanding and less judgement and she certainly doesn't need to be given the added stress of unemployment at Christmas.

My perspective comes from my past experience as former USN with an Honorable discharge, a waiter who still caters and does banquets, a one year survivor of bladder cancer.

Why do we judge her so harshly? I'd hire her if I could. Having all this stuff out there might be what she needs to put the past into the past. Her primary victim is herself.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:45 PM

30. Are you having trouble with the written word? "They" are after her for slandering the

reputation of a family that left her a twenty percent tip, for altering a financial document, for lying like hell, for inciting hatred, and for stealing thousands of dollars in donations by concocting a lie. You do know that she accepted thousands of dollars from strangers via Pay Pal, do you not? That's theft by false pretenses. It's not "low self esteem." And it's not the first time she's run a con to get money, either.

We judge her so harshly because she ran a nasty-ass con game, using a perception of hatred against LGBT people that was entirely UNTRUE. She took the receipt of a family that OVERtipped, and accused them of being assholes.

You'd hire her if you could? Really? She'd probably lie to you, use you, play you, and rob you blind, too!

Her ex-girlfriend says she's a nightmare--a total liar who cannot be trusted. She told people she had brain cancer, used that sad tale to "solicit handouts from friends at work," then changed the story to say it was a "friend" who had brain cancer. She was booted out of the USMC for not showing up, she lied about the damage to her home in the hurricane to garner sympathy, she lied about her deployments, she lied about her fellow Marines in her unit (said they were all blown up in Afghanistan--where she's NEVER been, another lie, that -- and only she survived....bzzzzzzzzzzz!!! Not true!!!!) and she got a "back injury" that was so severe she had to be operated on....only she ended up on vacation in FL with a new partner, to the surprise of her old one...

The beat goes on and on with this person. She LIES. And as for judging her "harshly," if you bother to check the archives, I was one of the people who was giving her the benefit of the doubt, and saying that it might have been a third party who did this to her. Well, now her ex-girlfriend is coming out with handwriting samples of this waitress that match the writing on the receipt---so what's up with that?

Anyone who incites hate against the LGBT community to call attention to themselves and gain financially DESERVES to be "judged harshly." That community catches more than their share of undeserved shit without this idiot making things up. All she did was give some ammo to the bigots on the right with this stunt of hers. And if "harsh" judgment is that this person needs some serious, in-depth psychiatric intervention--and I wouldn't rule out a week or two in a facility to really work on her issues--then yeah, I am "harsh." After that, she needs to answer for the economic fraud --to the tune of thousands of dollars--that she committed against people who bought her line of bullshit.

People don't get to get away with telling lies and stealing donations under false pretenses without consequences.


Details:

http://www.app.com/article/20131127/NJNEWS10/311270080/Bridgewater-waitress-anti-gay-check-flap-has-history-lying-former-friends-claim

http://www.msnbc.com/news-nation/story-homophobic-slur-begins-crumble



http://www.app.com/article/20131203/NJNEWS10/312030050

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Response to MADem (Reply #30)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 06:00 PM

36. I think you are over stating the case. In the scheme of things this person's crime isn't even.....

bupkus. Have a nice life.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #36)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:36 AM

41. I already have a very nice life--but if you think that it's "bupkus" to steal thousands of dollars

from compassionate people by telling lies and defaming people--particularly with a hot-button topic like equality--you have your priorities way the hell out of order.

This woman needs help and she also needs to face the very real consequences of her behavior. She has hurt a LOT of people, and many of the people she has hurt are gay.

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Response to MADem (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 7, 2014, 05:27 PM

43. +1,000,000

Thank you for that post.

There are people on DU who would feel sympathy for Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy... it boggles my mind.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:51 AM

12. Yet there are still people who fall for the Receipt Hoax every time

and will again.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:58 AM

13. i feel for the innocent people she accused, good for them though for coming out and telling the trut

 

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 09:37 AM

23. For the trut shall make them fre. How where the innocent persons injured?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 09:50 AM

24. as soon as they realised it was them that were being called all sorts

 

Do you think for a second that there were not people trying to track them down to name and shame them. You can still be the victim even if you dont know that an offence has been committed against you.

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 10:00 AM

25. They were never identified. How were they hurt? How were they vivtimized. Not could have been....

how were they victimized? Why would anybody go after them and for what? Stiffing a waiter? Waiters are stiffed everysingle day of the week anywhere there's a waiter. No repercussions anywhere.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 10:19 AM

26. NJ 101.5

Hi - I drive by there (Gallop) every day to and from work - and I've eaten there . . . NJ 101.5 has been pretty clear that the people in question are pro GLBT.

As well - the husband refuses to vote for Guv'nah Doughboy here because of his stance on gay marriage.

Sometimes - it's about principle.

Mentally ill or not - it's shameful what she did.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #26)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 10:31 AM

27. There's a lot of shameful shit going on this country and she doesn't even bump the shitometer......

Those people exposed their IDs themselves. Lets all pile on the waiter.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 11:34 AM

28. I'm not understanding your post

How am I piling on her? She's mental - she needs help. But it's still shameful.

She didn't murder anyone here.

But to that couples point - and they are pro GLBT - NOTE that -

It would kind of be like someone accusing my mother (she's caucasian) of being a Zimpig Racist when she's pushed two black children through her birth canal. She'd be offended and would come forward too.

There are plenty of bigots who are absolutely sick and vindictive and hateful when it comes to the GLBT community.

These folks are pro GLBT - and had they NOT come forward - the rip off would have continued.

Yes - Rip Off - she collected money under false pretenses.

Its less about the gay waitress and MUCH more about the Mentally Ill Woman that did this.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:52 PM

31. Not the first con she's run either--she shaved her head, said she had brain cancer, and solicited

handouts. She's got mental health issues, AND she is a thief, aside from bringing disrepute upon the LGBT community. She got thousands of dollars from suckers who "felt her pain" and who donated to her paypal account--she didn't turn that money down, either and when pressed she said she would donate "some" (not all, some) to Wounded Warriors.

Later, another woman came forward and said she had worked with Morales last year at the Cheesecake Factory in Nyack, N.Y., and that Morales told coworkers she had brain cancer. Jacqie Fitzpatrick told NBC 4 that Morales would use the cancer story to solicit handouts from friends at work.


http://www.msnbc.com/news-nation/story-homophobic-slur-begins-crumble


This woman is a GRIFTER.

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Response to MADem (Reply #31)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:18 PM

34. That came out last night too

I generally don't listen to Deminsky and Doyle unless I'm trying to get around a serious traffic issue (I was - and they are most clear for Central Jersey) - but when that all came to light . . .

There are so many glbt human beings that are treated just horribly.There are sick people suffering. There are 'wounded warriors' with having to overcome a disability. She ought to be ashamed of herself.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 06:10 PM

38. I don't think you're piling on. I think we're having a civil conversation. I am surprised at ....

how badly some of the others here want to go after the waitress.

My only point is this: this whole thing has been blown out of proportion and the energy being spent on it could be directed better towards say, WalMart or Dick Cheney.

If I came across harsh in my comments with you, I am sorry.

I look forward to exchanging ideas with you on another topic.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #38)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 07:51 PM

39. Not a problem!

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 06:04 PM

37. some have been true

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 11:19 AM

44. And people who think it never happens.

And people who think it never happens.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 12:40 PM

15. She's obviously got problems.

I feel for the people she accused. How awful for them. It's despicable what she did, but I think this waitress needs professional help. She will probably lose her job and have the public's scorn dumped on her for years to come. It's sad really. No winners here.

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Response to tblue (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:35 PM

35. I feel sorry

for the next server who actually gets homophobia instead of a tip. That person will have the choice of just eating the insult, or being suspected of making things up, too. It made it much easier for the next bunch of reich wingers to actually get away with this despicable practice.

Morales has hurt a lot of people here.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #35)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:40 AM

42. +++++++1....no one wants to be thought of as a boy (or girl) who cried wolf.

And this kind of crap does make it easier for the haters to hate, aside from the fact that it's just not nice to lie and set up a paypal account to take donations based on that lie.

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