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Death row is not a dinner party

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Death row is not a dinner party

Explaining that you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, Mao Zedong said, "A revolution is not a dinner party."

But following the refusal Wednesday by death row prisoner Lawrence Russell Brewer to eat the elaborate "last meal" he had requested, Texas corrections officials have decided to end the practice of granting prisoners last meal requests.

Meaning Texas will no longer be breaking any eggs at the request of inmates scheduled for execution.

That's showin' 'em, Texas.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

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