This Week's Most Commented & Recommended
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So here are this week's top posts, as endorsed by you via the recommend feature, or as indicated by the level of talk going on in the comments:
Most Commented [The El Coyote Edition!]
El Coyote Restaurant Manager Regrets Prop 8 Donation Marjorie Christofferson's regret turns up to be worth a free lunch for those who were interested in hearing her sob, as public backlash against the restaurant manager's Mormon Church-prompted $100 donation to the Yes on 8 campaign began to surface.
El Coyote Prop 8 Lunch went 'Horribly Wrong' However, "apparently the well intentioned free lunch to discuss El Coyote manager Marjorie Chrisoffersen's $100 donation to pass Prop 8, ultimately eliminating gay marriage in California, did not go one bit well."
Photos from the El Coyote Prop 8 Protest And then, "around 120 people protested [Thursday] night in front of El Coyote on Beverly Blvd. over the well-known restaurant manager's donation of $100 to support Prop 8 that eliminated gay marriage in California."
A Family Guy’s Perspective on Prop 8 "I keep thinking of the future, being out in the garage working on the car in a cliché, PSA type moment, and my son approaches me to come out. It would kill me, but not the way it would have a generation ago. It would kill me because he would be living in a world that would not allow him to experience the joy that came to me with marrying his mother, struggling in LA as husband and wife, raising him, and growing old together as one, lovingly and legally."
Prop 8 and Where You Eat in Los Angeles: Where is the Boycott Line Drawn? "An e-mail is floating around pointing out Southern California restaurant high ranking employees or owners who donated to Yes on Prop 8, which sought to eliminate gay marriage [...] But the real question is, where do you draw the line when deciding if to patronize these restaurants?" [Also the #2 most commented post this week]
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Underdog Tough Cookies Win 2008 Derby Dolls Championship "The LA Derby Dolls 2008 Championships were like an emotional replay of last week's presidential election. The Tough Cookies, who have never won a championship, faced off against the 2007 champion Sirens [...] In the words of Tough Cookies jammer/blocker Krissy Krash, 'This game was literally a race against the clock. We were back and forth all night. Whichever team was ahead when the time ran out was going to win.'"