Lindsey Stone, dead soldiers and Wal-Mart

Lindsey Stone screams at dead soldiers, then goes back to work…taking care of disabled people at LIFE, a non-profit dedicated to helping people.

NBC reported, “To Lindsey’s surprise the picture went viral.”

To Lindsey’s surprise?   Wait. Apparently Lindsey really isn’t smarter than a fifth grader! 

After the picture of Lindsey flipping off dead, unknown soldiers went viral, Lindsey wrote:

“Whoa whoa whoa … wait.” This is just us, being the douchebags that we are, challenging authority in general. Much like the pic posted the night before, of me smoking right next to a no smoking sign. OBVIOUSLY we meant NO disrespect to people that serve or have served our country.”

Okay, at age 30, Stone does seem to have some vague awareness of what she is. 

And by the time NBC showed up Lindsey had someone smarter (almost anyone) write an apology for distribution.  It wasn’t factual of course, but it was released to NBC.

“We sincerely apologize for all the pain we have caused by posting the picture…We never meant to disrespect any of the people nation-wide who have served our country and defended our nation so valiantly.”

Am wondering if Lindsey could define “disrespect” or “valiant.”

Naturally, the apology isn’t remotely credible since Lindsey Stone and her friend were visiting Arlington National Cemetery specifically looking for new ways to demonstrate their ignorance and disrespect.

Two problems, mostly unaddressed

But what’s clear is Lindsey Stone’s behavior goes past her abysmal lack of education. 

It’s Stone’s utter lack of regard for others that makes me nervous about her working anywhere where someone couldn’t address her cruel mindset.

One, partial solution

Separately, it would behoove our nation to return to teaching civics in all grade levels, citing of course, the Lindsey Stone example.  An educated person is one who understands how and why our country was formed, how it works, as well why it’s important to exercise one’s right to vote.

But as for the compassion level….I would be very nervous if either Lindsey or her friend was within a country mile of any facility that caters to helping people who are not on a level playing field.

I dunno.  Lindsey Stone reminds me of a woman who would go to Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving night and make fun of the other people standing in line, not noticing none of the people in line cared much about any of Wal-Mart’s thousands of employees.  Image

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18 Responses to Lindsey Stone, dead soldiers and Wal-Mart

  1. schisandraa says:

    She gets a lawyer it’ll be smoothed over and forgotten. It’s free speech. Stupid, yes. Pissed ppl off. So do a lot of things. Her job has nothing to do with national security. Her free speech pissed off her employer. Too many ppl paid to much attention to her stupid childish thoughtlessness. Let it bloody go. It’s nothing. The stupid ones are the ones pissed off.

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  2. majarmy01 says:

    Here’s another aspect of Ms. Stone & Ms. Schuh’s “challenging authority.” Doesn’t it seem strange that these caretakers for autistic persons, who were on an outing, would leave their charges and possibly put them at risk?
    Bye the way – it really bothers me that there were so many foolishly worded responses to the Stone & Schuh actions that make people who are disgusted with their actions look like a bunch of yahoos.

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  3. majarmy01 says:

    You’re right, you can’t fix stupid.

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  4. Thanks for saying it better.

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  5. majarmy01 says:

    I can’t take credit for that one.

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  6. Aw, take it. You thought of it first. 😉

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  7. majarmy01 says:

    I’d love to, but I heard it from someone else first. And unfortunately, I try to live up to the stereotypical standards people have of an Army Officer. And let me tell you it can be difficult at times.

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  8. Oh I know about the standards…Dad was career Air Force. Pilot. Escaped POW. But I also grew up with, “don’t sweat the small stuff” so just take it. 😉

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  9. majarmy01 says:

    I understand. I have to pick and choose my battles. Unfortunately, I march to a different drummer and it does get me into trouble, especially since I am a volunteer service officer, helping veterans with their disability claims, or volunteering at the VA Hospital pushing wheel chairs, or just answering questions for vets.

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  10. majarmy01 says:

    You’re entirely welcome. Sorry your dad passed on. One of the areas I handle are survivor assistance duties. Some questions I always ask the families are did they receive the proper burial allowance, or flag, headstone information, etc. If your dad died of something that could be considered service connected, there are different compensation rates.

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  11. majarmy01 says:

    I’m sorry. I misunderstood. I thought the word “did” was a misspelling.

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  12. Oh no. My typos are spectacular.. Such as “not to “now.” Bad news in the legal field. 🙂

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  13. majarmy01 says:

    Speaking of lawayers, it was so cold today I saw a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets.

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