A photo of a Massachusetts woman flashing her middle finger at Arlington National Cemetery has sparked widespread disgust across the web and prompted an online petition to get the woman fired from her job. Lindsey Stone posted the picture of herself making the obscene gesture at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, next to a sign at the military cemetery that asks for ´Silence and Respect,´ in October and the snapshot quickly went viral. An unidentified Facebook user created a page called ´Fire Lindsey Stone´ on Monday, alerting her employer to the outrageous behavior and garnering support to
A spur of the moment total lapse of judgment, there´s a photo over my fireplace of my step-son, killed in Iraq in 2006. He died so idiots like her could have a spur of the moment, total lapse of judgment.
Her lack of respect is not appreciated by those who have suffered through the ultimate sacrifice of a loved one.
Perhaps she should grow up! I´m not allowed to print what I really think.
Thousands of intentionally uncounted military ballots over the last few elections would disagree with anyone who would downplay this atrocity. The disrespect is institutional, whether it´s flipping the bird at a military cemetery, sacred ground, or disenfranchising those still living. They´re all the same. Domestic enemies.
I´m so sorry for your loss #6. This stupid woman will have cause to regret her heartless behavior. But you will never regret having such a courageous step-son.
Years ago when my six boys were young, they made a flag for school. I took a picture of them standing next to it while they saluted the military and posted it on facebook for Memorial Day. I can´t find the picture to post it again, but evidently it´s time to take another.
Maybe Lindsey considers herself a citizen of the world with no skin in the game. I´m sure her comrades are laughing at nativist outrage. She´s the tip of an iceberg. Not so much John Edwards´ two Americas but rather America and other people who live here.
The administration is contemplating putting John Kerry up to Secretary of State or Secretary of Defense. His past disrespect of America´s servicemen IN CONGRESS, far worse than Lindsey´s here, has earned him the eternal disgust of his Vietnam shipmates.
As a Korean and Vietnam veteran I would consider Kerry´s occupation of either post an ultimate disrespect to our armed forces.
I feel like all Obama voters flipped off America (as we knew it) on 11/06/12. For various reasons, many people feel compelled to bring us down and what better way to do that but to re-elect the Anti-Amercian in Chief, BHO.
I have a really good memory of my early years even though it has been 65 to 70 years ago. I remember the first big word I learned to spell. It was "America" and I have always reminded myself that "America" is my home and my country and that I have an obligation to respect my country. I don´t think I could ever misspell "America" or any of it´s derivatives, ever.
I find it shameful to read this piece. I find it shameful that a person who seems to disrespect this country so much has likely voted for another disrespectful person who has been our President for the last four years and has unbelievably been reelected to another four. I could imagine that he would not be able to spell "America" if asked. Like having a heart so black he would not be able to face the sunrise. A heart tainted by evil parents and an evil mentor. Not even growing up in "America".
The leftist idiots have been crawling out of the woodwork since Obama got elected. Krugman and his 91% tax rate. Geithner and his infinity debt limit.A woman named Fudge being voted the leader of the CBC.
No more Black Friday,it´s Black every day of the year.Wait in line 6 mos.,get a 100 bucks off a big screen TV.
I have just as much contempt for her parents as I do for her. In my vision of America, there is no place for people like her. If I had the power of GOD for one single day, America would be a much emptier place as she and all the faux Americans would be residing in a much warmer climate.
Lindsey Stone is getting an education in three things: first, it is disrespectful in the extreme to mock America´s fallen soldiers ...or anyone in the military. Second, she (and most likely her parents) has suddenly found out that the world exists beyond the bubble of her FB friends she thought would appreciate her "wit"--and that world, the real world, despises her disrespect. Third, you post it, you own it. Forever.
What I thought was the oddest part of this story was the job she has. Call me naive, but I always thought people who worked with special needs people were a little more caring, overall.
Two stupid women, #4 -- the photographer apparently shared the "humor" of the gesture. An utterly lame explanation and an apology no doubt resulting from the realization that their conduct will likely cost them their jobs.
Freedom of speech does not insulate idiots from the consequences of their words or gestures -- The State won´t silence or punish them (theoretically, anyway), but the private citizenry may properly object and condemn.
Posting it on Facebook only compounds their boneheadedness. The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
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