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Douche of the Week: Lindsey Stone

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Updated: November 20, 2012

By Mr. Twisted

‘Tis the season to be thankful, and in this particular season, I am thankful for Douchebags.

Why on earth would I be thankful for that, you may ask? Well, I’m glad you did. Allow me to explain.

The simple fact is that Douchebags make me realize two things: One, that I must be near the top of the food chain, given the rash of Douchebaggery we’ve been witnessing as of late. Two, that we are drawing very near to the Zombie Apocalypse because, let’s face it, there won’t need to be a super-virus or plague that turns people into the undead—they’re already doing a fantastic by themselves.

Let me offer to you the shining example of Lindsey Stone. Lindsey is one of those special, intelligence-sucking life forces that set the bar even higher than normal for stupidity and disrespect.

You already know the type. Miss Stone is one of those vapid, self-important, attention whores who say things like “oh, you don’t want to be around me and my girls when we get CRaYY-Zee!” because they think that they are just so awesome that you couldn’t handle it. The reality, of course, is that their blatantly obvious cries for attention reflect a deep-seeded douchiness that can only be marveled at. And possibly have JDAM’s dropped on.

See, Lindsey and her friend (or friends) thought it would be just “hilarious” to stand in front of the sign at Arlington National Cemetery and mock the fact that it states “Silence and Respect.” Mrs. AW (Attention Whore), as you can see from the photo, apparently cares for her own Britney Spears-level of common sense than she does for those who have paid the ultimate price for our country.

Then, on top of that, her explanation for the epic douchebaggery has the gall to steal some of my thunder:

You little pirate hooker. You have zero understanding of that term. Anyone as stupid as you cannot possibly grasp the intricate science behind labeling someone a douchebag. This is the equivalent of Charlie Sheen calling someone a drug addict. This is the equivalent of Jenna Jameson calling someone a slut. This is the equivalent of Lindsey Stone being a douchebag attention whore… Oh, wait…

But it doesn’t stop there.

What makes this an extra-special Douchetastic moment is that Mrs. AW was on a paid business trip from her employer, LIFE, Living Independently Forever, inc. While that clearly sounds like a Hippie-inspired pyramid scheme, the point here is that it was more than just one person involved and, as a result, they can’t simply hide from this. As a non-profit organization, the voices from the public make a huge difference.

Non-profit organizations exist by one means only—fundraising. That fundraising is, by and large, accomplished in large part due to marketing which is directly related to the public image of said organization. If the public image of said organization is shit, well… you do the math.

This has already taken off and is causing LIFE a huge amount of grief, but this isn’t about LIFE and the work that they do in the absence of this scum-sucking troglodyte.

The oxygen thief known as Lindsey Stone needs to take her douchebaggery to the couch so she can go back to watching American Idol and eating Twinkies…ooh, too soon?

There is already a Facebook page entitled “Fire Lindsey Stone.”

Personally, I don’t think that’s enough.

As I mentioned, non-profit organizations exist based on marketing to their members. If they are swamped with phone calls and end up in the news for supporting disgraceful behavior such as this, well it makes it tough to ask for donations, doesn’t it? Conversely, they could fire the little troll, apologize for their ridiculous stupidity in hiring her in the first place, and possibly recover.

This is one of the cool things about our country. As a friend of mine said about what she did, we fought for her right to say do stupid shit like that. However, that freedom of speech works both ways. You can make an ass of yourself in the public square, but rest assured, we can call it what it is and you get to reap the consequences of your actions.

In this particular case, nothing short of her being sent back to her home on Attention Whore Island and a full apology will be acceptable. I could very easily post every single phone number and email address of the entire charity; but it is a charity and does good work. LIFE as a whole should not be spoiled by the actions of one shit-head. But, there is a petition page to get lil’ miss douchebag fired. As of this writing it needs 426 more people to sign it. I would love for this thing to blow up in the next couple of hours. Please go and sign and make sure you let them know Ranger Up sent you.

Make it rain, people. Make it rain!

 

 

 

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55 Comments

  1. Angry American

    November 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I’m told that every Veteran, Surviving Families,
    and Military Supporters on Cape Cod
    are now aware of her vile act,
    and they’re hammering her employer, etc.

    More later…

    • Jake

      November 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      Please update when you have more!

  2. Michael

    November 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I have to confess. Last night after a weeks worth of moving furniture into our new abode, I got on facebook and this pic was passed around and I believe I took something of yours and put a twist on it. I apologize now. Instead of “Douche of the Week” I dubbed her “Shitstain of the week.” I Just wanted to let you guys know. I just couldn’t help myself at the time. But I still stick to my usage! HOOAH!

    • Rich

      November 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      “Douche”, “Shitstain”…….either/or really doesn’t even begin to do her justice. This behavior is just plain vile.

      Rich

  3. katrina

    November 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I sent the pic to people I know in the Congress and Senate

  4. Mark

    November 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Great article – not a funny subject, but I was howling at your writing. “You little pirate hooker”

    Masterwork – change.org petition signed

  5. Darlene

    November 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    …coming from a military family and whose Son serves as well as my brother who came close to being buried in Arlington,I took this as a “F*ck You” instead of a “Thank You” before Veterans Day. I do not know what possesses people to act before they think. She is what your typical American has become,Thankless and Rude and Entitled….

  6. Casey

    November 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Ease up on Jenna Jameson. She works for a living.

    Besides, she endorsed Romney, didn’t she? 🙂

  7. greek chorus

    November 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    1st time commenter here and just have to say:

    When someone calls themselves a douche it’s really their way of saying it’s all your fault if you associate with them and they hurt you. Oh, yes she should lose her job and be treated like a pariah because to not do so is to send the message that we don’t value our volunteer armed forces service member citizens who offer up their lives to their country’s needs. All she’s offered is her contempt and disdain for the very people who protect everything she cares about. If the moonbat left finds it completely ok for 4chan to eviscerate their favorite hate target, currently the IDF, then for the general citizenry to give these two pus tarts the unrelenting rejection and civic beat down they invited with their appalling act of hatred is also not only ok, but requisite by a self-respecting society.

    May this haunt them the rest of their lives, because as we all know, the internet is forever. I’d post this and a Like at the Fire her FB page, but I’d have to open a FB account. I just can’t bring myself to do it. But if someone else wants to quote me and link to here, and put up an extra Like for me, I hereby so authorize.

    To all my beautiful veterans, you have my abiding gratitude and profound respect, forever. –GC.

    • echo67

      November 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      dude..posting for you..thank you

      • greek chorus

        November 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

        echo67, many thanks. I just read this morning that she and her cohort have been fired. Good. Now we have something extra to be grateful for today. –GC.

        • echo67

          November 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

          yea, right?? it’s funny how they took down the ‘fire lindsey stone ‘ facebook pages..wonder what that’s all about??

          • greek chorus

            November 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

            I noticed that too when I went to check on the Like count one more time. Huh. Feels like FB censors took it down, or “requested” the author do so. Otherwise, why not just add an announcement of mission achieved and voting closed? FB Double Plus Good. –GC.

  8. Rich

    November 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    OK, you want to challenge authority? Fine – then take a picture of yourself standing next to the sign at the shopping mall that says, “No photography allowed in the mall.”

    Double park your car.

    Re-play a ball game without the express written consent of Major League Baseball, I don’t care. You just don’t do what you did.

    I’ve always thought that the mark of a truly stupid person was their inability to grasp how truly stupid they were. By Ms. Stone saying, “I was just being a douchebag”, she’s showing me that she has no clue as to how deeply this sort of thing cuts those of us who have either served our country ourselves, or have loved ones in the military. (By the way, I fit both of those categories.) Anybody with the slightest bit of sense in their head would never do this sort of thing in the first place.

    And to put it on the internet??? Come on, lady.

    • Kelly Crigger

      November 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Well written.

  9. Steve Malbasa

    November 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Petition signed — 70 more sigs needed as of when I visited the link. She shouldn’t have her life ruined, but in a sense, there’s no such thing as free speech — you can say what you want, but there is always a price to pay, and if I am a higherup at LIFE, the price is her job.

    Hell, I’ve been fired for lesser offenses. This will do her good in the long run.

    • greek chorus

      November 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      So true, it will help her to have a better understanding of the feelings of her fellow citizens who are much more value added than she and her co-pinhead. Losing her job is not ruining her life at her age. If she were elderly, in poor health and in debt past her eyeballs, that would be different. She doesn’t know how lucky she is, not a frikkin clue.

  10. Sniper Thorsvin VonWolfsblut

    November 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I’ve said it before, and I will say it again. The honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns should have shot her stupid ass.

    • greek chorus

      November 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Amen.

  11. M. Bubba Blume

    November 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I’ve found it is infinitely easier on me to pity people like this rather than hating them.

    Certainly LIFE should not suffer any consequences for the thoughtless act of one employee. If that were the case then every corporation in America would be shut down. Every single one of them employes at least one idiot. LIFE provides independent living options for American citizens with developmental disabilities.

    Wanna show LIFE how to act in this? Send them $10 with a note explaining why you are doing it. That you are offended by this one woman’s actions and want to support a worthy non-profit at the same time. I can guarantee you that will make more of a difference than an online petition.

    Every single one of us has done something in the past we regret. I certainly have more than a few acts that I’d love to take back. And I’m sure the day will come when Lindsey regrets this.

    Until then I’ll pity her. I won’t hate her.

    • greek chorus

      November 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      That’s ok, I’ll hate her actions and pity her smelly pus tartness. We are all guilty of doing things we are not proud of, but some actions are beyond the pale and this is one of them. When she keeps protesting that she didn’t mean to be disrespectful, all I think is “So what did you mean? Don’t treat me like I’m stupid, it only makes it worse.” I hope there’s a giant bump in donations to other organizations, such as Wounded Warriors, in direct reaction to this epic fail. Now that LIFE has fired her and her co-moron, I won’t sign a petition to drive them out of business.

  12. conrad

    November 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I saw on Stolen Valor’s FB page earlier that both her, and the person who took the pic, have been placed on admin leave while the powers that be at LIFE figure out what to do with her. Deportation to Douchebagistan isn’t enough for this one.

  13. jamie

    November 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    i was on the company’s fb page a few hours ago and they have suspended (no pay) her and the photographer until an investigation has been done. i told them to fire her, apologize profusely and then write a big fat check to a vet organization. maybe that will help their public image.

    good job on the story though

  14. Kelly Crigger

    November 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    You used vapid correctly in a sentence. I heart you Mister Twisted.

    • Mr. Twisted

      November 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

      I wish I could take credit for “troglodyte” as well, but alas, that was our fearless leader, RU Rob.

  15. Matt Grenier

    November 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    When did people start thinking this was okay? Freedom of Speech isn’t Freedom of Douchery. Maybe she’s just jealous that she’ll never amount to anything, or really matter to anybody quite the way that all those brave people do.

  16. Shelle

    November 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Funny stuff. She’s definitely a douche.

    The term you’re looking for, though, early in this piece, is “deep-seated,” not “deep-seeded.” Just fyi.

  17. Alan

    November 20, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    our newest Jane Fonda

  18. MAJ Mike

    November 20, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Heh. Karma’s a bitch, ain’t she Ms. Stone?

    Some folks on other milblogs believe that the reaction to her stunt is a bit overblown. IMO the reaction comes from memories of how our troops were treated during the Vietnam War and after. Our society is trying to make up for that awful behavior.

    Ms. Stone, you have only yourself to blame. I hope this incident stays with you for a long time.

  19. Antonio

    November 21, 2012 at 12:20 am

    As a Veteran I find this not only offensive, but appalling. this should be illegal, in my oppinion, if you feel that this is ok and acceptable even as a joke, you do not belong in this country, living the freedoms and life provided by the blood of those you mock! and you can say you meant no disrespect to the soldiers, you were only mocking the sing, but what you fail to realize is that by mocking the sign you ARE mocking and DISRESPECTING the soldiers, because the sign asks for both silence and respect in HONOR of those soldiers! MORON!

    I wish a tomb of the unknown soldier had seen her do this, watch this video on youtube of what a tomb of the unknown soldier guard did when someone spoke and was caught:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYCPbP_a46I

  20. Ed Roush

    November 21, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Mr. Twisted, you are a gentleman and a scholar. A most eloquent rebuff.

  21. Will Black

    November 21, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I’m a vet. I was in the infantry. I fought in Iraq. I have friends who now reside in Arlington. I don’t give a shit about this cunt. What she did was douchey, disrespectful, and stupid. Free speech and all that jazz. So using free speech to pressure her company to fire her is cool. But any notion that this should be illegal kinda goes against the very shit I could have sworn we fight for.

    Civilians don’t get it. Not the anti-war civilians and not even the pro-war civilians. None of them get it and they never will. I gave up trying to educate, influence, or mitigate their thoughts and actions long ago. So let this moron scream and yell. Let her make an ass out of herself, and by all means, pressure her bosses into firing her. But make no mistake about it, this is not a sign of liberalism or any small portion of the country’s population. No, this is a sign of culture where martial responsibility is not a priority, nor is it shared by any but a small few. And there ain’t a damn thing we can do to plug up the floodgates of apathetic stupidity.

    • Tigerous

      November 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      It’s also a sign that her parents really screwed up.

    • greek chorus

      November 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Will Black, thank you for your service, especially for serving in theatre. You have my condolences for the losses of your brethren who now rest in peace.
      I don’t agree that our military service volunteers defend our right to say whatever we please about them. No, they do not defend our right to abuse them, verbally or otherwise. When we use our 1st Amend. right, we should make it so our use of it, our speech, makes us proud of not only ourselves, but of the defenders of the right as well. Our speech should elevate, not put down, our veterans, not to worship them but to esteem them commensurate with their sacrifice and service. They are super citizens and if anyone should be appointed to the electoral college, it is veterans. I agree, far too many of us don’t get it, we really are clueless. It’s a lesson our grandparents and parents didn’t think they had to make a point of teaching us. They thought it was self-evident. Sadly, it is only to those who are paying attention, which isn’t many of us. I am not optimistic that the current or upcoming generations will make a correction, which is very dangerous to everyone’s rights, not just Americans. –GC.

    • Dark Trader

      November 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

      Like. I am concerned a vet would want any speech to be illegal, but appreciate that tho is an incendiary issue.

      Fire her? yes. Stay with her long time? yes. But no jail

  22. Robert

    November 21, 2012 at 3:24 am

    I’m told that “LIFE” actually works with disabled veterans and many of their top brass are vets. They are apparently not taking this too kindly and hopefully will respond appropriately. Her actions have put many at risk personally and professionally.

  23. Robert

    November 21, 2012 at 3:36 am

    update…I’m told that “She and person who took the picture have been
    put on administrative leave, and the company has hired a labor attorney to help them figure out the next move.”

    Looks like they may be taking care of this at the lowest level. Actions have consequences.

  24. Frank Stein

    November 21, 2012 at 4:12 am

    While I’ll admit that this girl is a douche (I mean, who in their right mind would find her picture funny?), I think that her douchebaggery pales in comparison to yours and the douche bags that commented on your story. So what? She took a stupid picture and posted it on a social networking site. Big deal. Most of the people buried in Arlington never even defended our nation. Sure, there are a few buried who fought in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, but that’s it. This belief that veterans are to be revered is ridiculous. I feel bad for those that were drafted, but let’s not forget that a majority signed up freely and were paid for their service. They defended this girl’s right to take that stupid picture. They’re dead. Move on. Your calling for her to lose her job because she took a stupid picture is far more douchie than what she did. You actually want her to lose her job. She’s an idiot, but she was trying to be funny. She wasn’t disparaging the memories of the “fallen”. She was trying (and failing) to make fun of a sign. And for that you think she should lose her job. How pathetic you all are. It’s a sign. And the fact that this picture and this girl was traced back to the company she works for shows that some one (or some people) has/have far too much time on their hands. And this guy Rich cracks me up. Saying that what this girl did “…cuts those of us who have either served our country ourselves, or have loved ones in the military”. You know, George W Bush served this country. So did Audie Murphy. Are they on the same level? Do they both have equal reasons to be angry at this picture? Just because you’re buried in Arlington doesn’t mean you did anything special for this country or it’s people. She took a stupid picture and she’s probably not the leader of a brain trust, but she doesn’t deserve to lose her job. In calling for that, you people are the biggest douches of them all.

    “To abolish war it is necessary to abolish patriotism, and to abolish patriotism it is necessary first to understand that it is an evil. Tell people that patriotism is bad and most will reply, ‘Yes, bad patriotism is bad, but mine is good patriotism.’” Leo Tolstoy

    • Erwin

      November 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

      You are an ASS.

    • Mr. Twisted

      November 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Frank,

      First let me say thank you for writing a critique that (mostly) obeys the grammatical laws of the English language. Kudos to you for taking the time to do so.

      Now, having said that, please allow me to retort.

      In all of your critique, you never bring up anything as a relevant reason as to why you take the stance you do. Your statement that our calling for her to be fired is “far more douchie than what she did” is nothing more than your opinion that is at no point backed up by any solid point.

      Stating that she “doesn’t deserve to lose her job” is exactly what is currently wrong in our country today. What, exactly, would warrant losing her job, Frank? Would wiping her ass with the American flag be enough? How about defecating on the Tomb of the Unknown — would that be the line? If not, what is?

      We have come to a point in our country where “sorry ’bout that” is supposed to cover everything; that a simple apology is good enough and those who think that it isn’t are just mean, bigoted, racist, or any number of other names. There are a huge number of people in this country who think that they should just be able to do incredibly stupid and disrespectful things and get away with it simply by offering an apology. They believe this way, of course, because they were raised by parents who let them get away with that type of behavior. Little Johnny can not do any of his homework and not receive any punishment because, well, he said he was sorry so that must be the end of it, right?

      People have to be held accountable for their actions. I work for an organization with a very public face; rest assured that if it were I who did something as stupid as Miss Stone, I would be without a job faster than you could have typed your reply. I expect nothing less.

      Does this mean we hang people in the public square for saying something offensive? Absolutely not; however, the idea that a person can represent their organization in a light that shows incredible levels of disrespect towards our Nation’s deceased and not incur any repercussions must end. The touchy-feely, namby-pamby ideology that, as long as people say sorry they can get away with anything, does not fly well with me or probably 99% of those who read this site. Nor should it with you (especially if you are a parent).

      I believe in forgiveness for one’s actions; I believe people can do stupid things, apologize, and raise their standing once again. However, two final points on that:

      1) Her “apology” was almost as douchey as the original idiocy, as you can see by her attempt at defending what she did in the post above.

      2) Regardless of an apology, people must face the consequences of their actions. This is true in a religious/spiritual sense, and it is true in a civil sense; saying “sorry” doesn’t magically make it all go away. While there certainly is a sliding scale for what constitutes being held accountable, I don’t think there is any question — given what it is her organization does — that losing her job is fair compensation for her stupidity.

      Again, thank you for your reply, but ultimately you are defending an oxygen thief who most likely grew up never being held accountable for her actions and, by doing so, you are stating that it is completely acceptable to continue through life that way. Rest assured, it is not; and the Veteran community has spoken loud and clear on this one to say so.

      • Stephan

        November 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm

        No one should lose there job for wiping their ass with a flag they own, now defecating on the monument is a crime, so yes one could lose a job over that.

        Thinking someone should lose their job due to a picture by a sign, because what you infer, would make you a great Brownshirt!

      • Frank Stein

        November 22, 2012 at 1:19 am

        I thought I would reply this one time to clear up any confusion regarding my initial post. You ask for my reason(s) for defending her? I’ll give you one; I don’t condone employing bully tactics because someone did something that someone else disagrees with. She had her picture taken in front of a sign and she thought she was being funny. She wasn’t. She thought it would be a good idea to post that picture on her Facebook page. It wasn’t. She’s an idiot for not understanding how a little thing can blow up given the right circumstances. If you had just written about how much of a douche you thought this girl was, I would have agreed with you. It’s when you called for her to lose her job that I stopped agreeing with you and started believing that you are worse than her. Why should she lose her ability to provide for herself simply because you don’t agree with her? See, nowhere in your fluff piece did you state that she was working at the time she had the picture taken. And I can’t, for the life of me, see anything in that picture that calls out her employer. I’m assuming that she mentioned something on one of the social media sites that she was on a business trip. Was she on the clock when she had her picture taken? If that’s the case, then I do agree that she should lose her job. Not because of a sense of patriotism, but due to the fact that she wasn’t performing the tasks she was hired to do. If she was off the clock, then all bets are off. The Constitution provides her with the freedom to express herself—even though she chose to be an idiot while exercising that freedom. It’s unfortunate that she works for a non-profit. You said “…they could fire the little troll, apologize for their ridiculous stupidity in hiring her in the first place…” Are you implying that it was stupid of LIFE to hire her based on the fact that you don’t agree with her having that picture taken? Or do you have first-hand knowledge of her work and were commenting on that? When you wrote “…true in a religious/spiritual sense…” I knew that you and I wouldn’t agree with each other. I don’t believe in fairy tales and magic. So, to sum it up for you, I don’t condone bully tactics. You wrote “…I could very easily post every single phone number and email address of the entire charity; but it is a charity and does good work. LIFE as a whole should not be spoiled by the actions of one shit-head. But, there is a petition page to get lil’ miss douchebag fired.” This encourages your readers to bully LIFE into firing Ms. Stone because you don’t agree with her actions. Not because she was foolin’ around while at work (at least based on what you wrote). Your “call to arms” is a bigger insult to the memories of the Veterans who are buried in Arlington than the picture of Ms. Stone. The Guards of Honor said it best when asked about the picture. They said it was her right. They didn’t say they agreed with it and I’m sure it made them angry. They understand that those buried in Arlington fought for freedom in all its forms. Not just the forms we find easy on the eyes. And bullying should never be tolerated. I’ll end with one last point. The fact that you started your reply with comments on my grammar usage told me that it would be impossible to have an intelligent dialogue with you. You’re more concerned with grammar than content. You seem to imply that a misused comma would invalidate my comments. I find that interesting since you believe that there are laws of grammar (they’re called rules and yes, there’s a difference), you follow the first sentence of your reply with a fragment, and you don’t know the difference between deep seated and deep seeded. Agree to disagree. And by the way, all my questions were rhetorical. I’m not interested in your answers to them.

        @Erwin: Thank you for supporting my claims.

        @Mike B: Thanks goes out to you as well.

        @Frank B Baker II: The Tomb of the Unknowns is sacred only to those who believe in fairy tales. It is a place for our nation to remember those unidentified military personnel who died while performing their job. Thank you for encouraging me to look up Arlington National Cemetery. Did you know that the surviving spouse and minor child of someone buried in Arlington can also be buried there? It seems that the only thing special they did was get married and be born. And you’re right, not everyone who served can get buried there. Both Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and Staff Sgt. Robert Bales lost their rights to be buried with their fellow veterans. Also, keep in mind that defending one’s country is not the same as serving one’s country. Only those who fought in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War defended this country. So your comment that “Most of the people buried in Arlington did defend their country” is false. That’s not to take anything away from the military personnel who served overseas. It’s just not the same thing. Vietnam didn’t attack the US. Neither did Korea or Iraq (the country). It’s sad that US service personnel lost their lives in those conflicts, but they were doing what the US government wanted them to do. They were not defending this great nation.

        • Mr. Twisted

          November 22, 2012 at 10:47 am

          Frank,

          For a full reply to comments such as yours, please see my new post here: http://rhinoden.rangerup.com/update-douche-of-the-week-lindsey-stone/

          To answer one of the points you brought up, yes, she was working when this picture was taken. In fact, she was on a trip with clients that LIFE was intending to “take care of” so yes, her being fired was completely warranted and justified.

          Again, see the link above for a full reply.

          -Mr. Twisted

    • Mike B

      November 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      “Just because you’re buried in Arlington doesn’t mean you did anything special for this country or it’s people.”

      You are an ungrateful piece of garbage. Just saying

    • Fred B. Baker II

      November 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Mr. Stein,

      First of all the Tomb of the Unknowns is a sacred shrine and veterans are not all qualified to be buried in Arlington. Those buried in Arlington did do “something spacial.” Look it up! Most of the people buried in Arlington did defend their country.

      You make light of their disrespect and of those they disrespected. They were on a tour for their company and thereby representatives. Terminating their employment would be a decision that LIFE must take just because of public outrage.

      I am a combat veteran who was drafted and will one day be laid to rest in Arlington. Upon my return from Vietnam, I was spit upon. The act of disrespect by these two affected me in a like manner. This action is something that should not be dismissed as “just trying to be funny.” I find your attitude to be nearly as disturbing.

    • greek chorus

      November 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      Frank Stein, I’m not entirely sure Poe’s Law is not in effect in your comment.

      The best way to reduce the number of citizens who volunteer to serve in the military is to treat them like saps, like no big deal. Yeah, so they risk their lives during war time so you don’t have to, so what if they deliver the freedom to vote to other people who would never otherwise get the chance, big deal if they give girls access to education for the first time ever. The fewer who volunteer to serve, the weaker our defense. The weaker we are, the sooner our enemies notice the opportunity. That’s exactly what happened 9/11. They exploited a weakness. Human nature is to be opportunistic. Some humans have good intentions, and just about as many don’t.

      Taking your attitude to its logical conclusion might not cost you personally any freedoms yet, but it will cost that of your children and if they stay in denial too, their children. But so what, you’ll be dead by then, so, who cares. They’ll look back at your foolishness and wonder why you didn’t see it coming. Maybe you’re ok with that legacy, but why.

      Without patriotism for your country, the feeling of pride in your country, then the very thing that protects your freedoms–the very existence of the country your previous generations fought and died for–stops. Now what? Wait for the kindness of your new rulers to kick in and give you your freedoms back?

      If you think the only way to stop war is to abolish being proud of your country, to throw away your military, you haven’t been studying human nature very long. I suspect you are exactly the sort who waits for bad things to them personally before the bulb clicks on. That’s a pretty high price to pay, but that’s how you want it for yourself. Just don’t be surprised when you turn to your fellow citizens for help in getting out of that predicament and they turn you down. Because when they asked you for the same help, you turned them down. –GC.

  25. yost

    November 21, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Yost

  26. Quickburn

    November 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Results of a public education, methinks…

  27. Former Hooligan 6

    November 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    This is a shining example of cranial-rectal insertion syndrome – she has her head up her a**. This behavior is unacceptable. She is free to do as she pleases. And her employer is free to terminate her employment with admonishment. All of us have some event (or a few) in our lives/military careers/civilian careers that we regret; in the military we call those lessons learned. So: learn your lesson, get fired for cause, with the accompanying reprimand, and then grow up. Your behavior and subsequent dismissal will not be insurmountable. Both can be seen as a nice learning point. Your reply, however, is indefensible. Your lack of comprehension regarding the level of your offense is disheartening; it shows your immaturity. Own this, become accountable, and learn from it. You will get fired, and you will be a pariah for quite some time. So develop a healthy sense of respect for yourself, and your calm demeanor will reflect the same. You will no longer be an attention-grabbing child looking to make your way in an adult world.
    This is still the best country this planet has even known – there are multitude oppurtunities for growth and self-improvement. Improve yourself. We await your apology and subsequent maturation.

  28. Stephan

    November 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Ah…. it feels good to be righteous!

  29. Adam G

    November 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm

  30. Mike

    November 22, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Now here is the scary part – now Ms Stone will be looking for work. Our ever efficient military recruiting system will most likely NOT turn her away if she goes job-seeking inside the Armed Forces…. In a matter of months she could be deployed to a support function for our guys in Afghanistan. Then again, maybe that might just be what it would take to pull her head out of her @ss and look at the world for what it is. But I sure as Hell wouldn’t want her next to me when the feces impacts the rotary oscillator!

    • Keith

      November 23, 2012 at 10:34 am

      From the pictures that I have seen from Ms. Stone, I do believe that she would not qualify (at least immediately) for the Armed Services, (well at least the USAF) based on what her height/weight appears to be.

      I was a Recruiter for 3 years and learned that over the phone I would have to subtract an inch and add 20 pounds to 99% of the females that I spoke to when I was “pre-qualifying” them for an appointment.

      My disclaimer is that the last time I looked at the Height/Weight chart for the USAF was back in 2005 and I have drank a lot of beer and tried to put those three years of Service far behind me, tucked into the deepest recesses of my mind.

      Keep up the good work, especially with the Dammed Few!
      Oly

  31. Scottsdale Coyote

    November 23, 2012 at 12:48 am

    A truly fine piece of writing.

  32. Anthony

    November 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    “Let’s get someone with AIDS to pee in her eye socket so she dies all slow like.” -Beary the Bear from South Park

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