Texas ends last meal option for death row inmates
Texas will no longer allow death-row inmates to choose a last meal before execution. Officials made the change after murderer Lawrence Brewer ordered an elaborate last meal—including a triple bacon cheeseburger, a pizza, a pound of barbecued meat, and ice cream—then declared he wasn’t hungry. “Enough is enough,” said state Sen. John Whitmire. Choosing one’s last meal is “a privilege which the perpetrator did not provide to their victim.”
Hallmark's new sympathy cards
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Hallmark has introduced a line of sympathy cards for people who have just been fired. “Don’t think of it as losing your job,” reads one. “Think of it as a time out between stupid bosses.” Hallmark said the cards were designed to help the unemployed “focus on the hopeful side of things.”
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