She’s going to reap what she sowed, and I won’t lift a finger to keep it from happening.
Perfect example of why I think “freedom of speech” needs to be re-defined/clarified.
Comment by Caged Insanity — November 20, 2012 @ 12:13 am
Freedom of speech is great because people can express differing perspectives. …including idiotic perspectives. I don’t want it “clarified.” (I don’t even like the “fire in a crowded theater” bit.) I am concerned enough about my own ability to speak. For ONE example: Today it is bad enough for Christians to publicly express their faith. It will soon be forbidden to express moral positions that are based on Biblical teaching if it continues. Want a job? Toe the line. Censor your thoughts, like under Mao.
I think this girl’s young and foolish for this pose, for having it photographed, and for posting it. I don’t have time to deal with an opinion on her but I would rather she be allowed to make that mistake than squelch my rights. I hope that she gets the opportunity to reflect, and probably apologize, and I hope that no real harm comes to her. (A good cage-rattling, sure…)
Were it the reverse, with a patriot expressing some position on liberty that is unpopular with the trotskyite press, we’d want them to be allowed their say.
(BTW, I have family and friends at Arlington. I don’t think that they have an opinion on the matter but, if so, it’s probably sadness that there are such foolish people who can’t take such a great opportunity to be humble and appreciative.)
Comment by Hopefulone — November 20, 2012 @ 12:34 am
Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences.
This was incredibly fucking stupid.
At a certain point in some people’s lives it becomes clear that they do not, in fact, live for themselves, but to serve as an example to others of what *not* to do.
This has nothing to do with freedom of speech (Congress and laws).
Her mommy should drag her out’a there by her ear and tan her hide.
Adult douchery can be punished on-line.
It’s the new stocks in the village square.
(What? Another rotten tomato? Sure, here.)
Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 20, 2012 @ 5:56 am
I removed my previous comment because one shouldn’t opine on the fate of fools before coffee.
If I compromise my principles, even for the richly-deserving likes of her, then she and all her cackling partners-in-entropy have won.
Comment by apotheosis — November 20, 2012 @ 6:05 am
PS shouldn’t it be “dishonorary”?
Comment by apotheosis — November 20, 2012 @ 6:15 am
Arlington National Cemetary is a symbol of a greatful Nation. Those buried there have already paid the supreme sacrifice and are with their maker. Mere mortals can`t harm them. All they can do is harm themselves. And some day it will be their turn……
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — November 20, 2012 @ 7:10 am
I’d like to see her voluntarily do some service work at the cemetery to show sincere regret over her actions. In the meantime, I’m sure that the Internet has given her a lot to think about.
Sorry, mech. Her kind is bred to be immune from shame. Any attempt to apply shame results in righteous indignation.
How dare you be outraged at her outrage. That kinda thing.
Comment by apotheosis — November 20, 2012 @ 9:52 am
I wil not participate in Facebook, otherwise I’d promise to some day show that picture to: her parents, her new love, her employment interviewer, the veteran now a nurse or doctor about to treat her, a charity to which she applied for help, the veteran now mechanic about to work on her car, etc.
But I won’t do Facebook.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — November 20, 2012 @ 10:30 am
How embarrassing. Probably one of those same people that dresses up in a vagina costume in public.
I just learned that the stupid c**t in the photo, Lindsay Stone, as well as her coworker who took the photo, have been placed on unpaid leave by their employer, LIFE (Living Independently Forever, Inc.), pending an internal investigation. It seems that Ms. Stone’s trip to the Washington, D.C., area was funded by her employer, a non-profit that provides “that provides supported independent living for adults with disabilities within its condominium communities on Cape Cod, Massachusetts”. Wait for the mealy-mouthed non-apology from Ms. Stone to follow soon.
Comment by Thunderbottom — November 21, 2012 @ 7:50 am
Yeah, me too Thunderbottom, the Bint`s pitcher went viral and shown now in lots of newspapers! Even her Dad was interviewed and tried to come up with some stoopid explanation that, natch, makes no fucking sense.
SHE is T.O.A.S.T! She has the right of free speech, but she had better be ready accept whatever consequences might follow. She is was a paid representative for her employer, LIFE. To which, she also had obligations….
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — November 21, 2012 @ 9:20 am
I write it off to stupidity. Lindsay Stone and her friend are being publically hammered now and her apology shows that she is aware and shamed of how despicable and obscene her act was to so many people. The good that comes from this is to see how many people revere Arlington as a holy place.
I would think that the men in those tombs probably accept her apology.
Comment by TomR, armed in Texas — November 21, 2012 @ 10:43 am
Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences.
Best comment ever.
Comment by Ranger Joe — November 21, 2012 @ 2:46 pm