Small-town cafe banter becomes lawsuit

Small-town cafe banter becomes lawsuit

There are 75 comments on the WDTN-TV Dayton story from Mar 24, 2012, titled Small-town cafe banter becomes lawsuit. In it, WDTN-TV Dayton reports that:

Bennie Dale Morris used to be a regular at Frank's Place - eating meals and drinking coffee several times a day at the smoke-filled cafe - until the restaurant owner's joking around got a little too personal.

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“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#1 Mar 24, 2012
So... This restaurant he keeps going to because he hates the way he's treated... Why?
Pat Robertson s Fatwass

Wilmington, DE

#2 Mar 24, 2012
>"It seems to be a case more about hard feelings and inappropriate remarks," Watler [a quoted First Amendment lawyer] said. "It hardly rises to the level where it is actionable. Merely vexatious statements don't give rise to a defamatory claim or emotional distress. The bar is fairly high. It requires something that actually injures someone."

>But Morris said Van Meter replied that she wouldn't stop unless Morris sued.

Hey Attorney Watler, what's legalese for, "Well, she was asking for it"?

LOL
Pat Robertson s Fatwass

Wilmington, DE

#3 Mar 24, 2012
He better hire a forensics expert to find out what she's been putting in his coffee these past couple of years....

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#4 Mar 24, 2012
Pat Robertson s Fatwass wrote:
He better hire a forensics expert to find out what she's been putting in his coffee these past couple of years....
Pass the salt, peter!

“look up and laugh”

Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#5 Mar 24, 2012
so much for playing nice or being old enough to know better.

Since: Jul 07

Burnaby, Canada

#6 Mar 25, 2012
They both should "banter"on Topix. We'll be the judge.

“look up and laugh”

Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#7 Mar 25, 2012
Tourex wrote:
They both should "banter"on Topix. We'll be the judge.
No doubt it would cut down the Topix Offbeat population by about 30%.

“look up and laugh”

Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#8 Mar 25, 2012
oops sorry, I thought you said they should BAN banter on topix, sorry.

-Little-Lamb-

“Winning Is The Best”

Since: Dec 11

Revenge! Lol :0)

#9 Mar 25, 2012
Me thinks he doth protest too much! lol

“My latest victim”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#10 Mar 25, 2012
How gay.

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#11 Mar 25, 2012
Did he share the net rewards of the lawsuit with his wife?
Snickers

Grove City, PA

#12 Mar 25, 2012
I think they are both being ridiculous, but I would be offended if someone I considered a friend made an unfunny "joke" that I was gay, too. However, seeing it repeatedly here on Topix just amuses me and puzzles me. I'll never understand why gay people think the most insulting thing they can say is that someone is gay. I can only figure they know stuff about gay that the rest of us don't.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#13 Mar 25, 2012
HangUpAndDrive wrote:
Did he share the net rewards of the lawsuit with his wife?
Not married. That's the point. And if the town wasn't questioning the pair's sexuality before the lawsuit, they might be now.
Hetero Hank

Dallas, TX

#14 Mar 25, 2012
I too would be offended if someone accused me of being a filthy, gay pig!!!

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#15 Mar 25, 2012
Hetero Hank wrote:
I too would be offended if someone accused me of being a filthy, gay pig!!!
Well, you must be offeded EVERYDAY b/c you claim to be STR8 but your in these threads ALL DAY long! ROTFL.=)
Ex Senator Stillborn

Wilmington, DE

#17 Mar 25, 2012
Snickers wrote:
I'll never understand why gay people think the most insulting thing they can say is that someone is gay. I can only figure they know stuff about gay that the rest of us don't.
Because you're a disingenuous, defaming, fundie liar, that's why "you can't understand."

No one said sexually disordered, rabid homophobes are gay - a claimed political identity - we know D. Moore types are sexually conflicted, easily as fascinated as repelled by their homosexual obsession.

Also, the unrelenting homophobic obsession with devaluing glbt people you display ten hours a day has to do, according to the major, professional psychological associations, with something you fear within your self, homophobe.
Ex Senator Stillborn

Wilmington, DE

#18 Mar 25, 2012
Hetero Hank wrote:
I too would be offended if someone accused me of being a filthy, gay pig!!!
I would also take exception to that description of you.

You're a filthy, closet case pig.

A thirty percent difference, give or take.
Hetero Hank

Dallas, TX

#19 Mar 25, 2012
Ex Senator Stillborn wrote:
<quoted text>
I would also take exception to that description of you.
You're a filthy, closet case pig.
A thirty percent difference, give or take.
Actually I'm a Normal and Decent hetero dude, interesting how you try to insult me by calling me gay.

It's readily apparent from reading posts on Topix that being accused of being gay is insulting, not to mention perverse and deviant too.
Ex Senator Stillborn

Wilmington, DE

#20 Mar 25, 2012
Hetero Hank wrote:
<quoted text>Actually I'm a Normal and Decent hetero dude....
You're mentally ill in the worst way. You want it in the worst way. You're a closet case in the worst way.

I don't what your being gay has to do with any of this. No one says you're gay.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#21 Mar 25, 2012
Hetero Hank wrote:
<quoted text>Actually I'm a Normal and Decent hetero dude, interesting how you try to insult me by calling me gay.
It's readily apparent from reading posts on Topix that being accused of being gay is insulting, not to mention perverse and deviant too.
No, nobody but you homophobes think being gay is an insult. Watch this:

Writing: You're gay!

Importnrd: You're gay!

I'm GAY GAY GAY!!!!!

Anyone insulted?

No, the insult is being so afraid of yourself that you have to prove your manhood by telling lies about others. Even that is not so much an insult as an observation to help you understand yourself.

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