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We've had several brief intermittent power outages overnight... a warm snap has melted off a load of snow overnight, so I imagine this is related. These things freak out Hudson the wonder dog, who spent most of the evening crying at our bedroom door. The reason she was out there is she's in the doghouse, so to speak, since MrsBlue found her scratching up our bedframe as she tried to rescue her favorite toy from underneath. We didn't realize the outages were the cause of her pestering us, and the poor thing got scolded several times on top of her already neurotic state. Hudson is usually such a good girl, but MrsBlue is really mad about the bed thing, so there's no telling how long it will be before this all blows over.

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18. Re: Revenge of Wendy's Jan 18, 2006, 15:38 Warhawk
I have no problem with the sentence, I just wish other sentences were increased as well. From AP:

The Dublin, Ohio-based fast food chain claimed it lost $2.5 million in sales because of the bad publicity and dozens of workers at the company's Northern California franchises were laid off.

The sentencing followed a 90-minute hearing in which several Wendy's employees testified, including the man who made the chili and the cashier who helped Ayala on the day she made the claim.

"I felt so bad for the fear of what people would think of me," said Hector Pineda, who made the chili and initially came under suspicion. "We are the ones that have suffered."

In April, Ayala was arrested at her suburban Las Vegas home for filing a false claim against the restaurant chain. Investigators found a pattern of legal claims she brought against businesses in her name or for her children.

I think that deserves more than a slap on the wrist, don't you? The "working poor" you profess to care so much about lost their jobs because of her / them and it apparently means very little to you.

I think her pattern of behavior was probably considered as well during sentencing. She's been doing this type of thing for years. I guess because she isn't rich, it isn't really blackmail to you?

Edit: This is in response to Halsy's comment - nin beat me to it.

*** Warhawk ***

Your repeated violation of the Verbal Morality Statute has caused me to notify the San Angeles Police Department. Please remain where you are for your reprimand.

This comment was edited on Jan 18, 15:39.

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