Liars —- Of Course You Meant Disrespect To Veterans And Their Loved Ones. That’s Why The Picture Was Taken And Posted

 

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Two imbeciles, Lindsey Stone and Jamie Schuh, while on a business trip took a obscene and disrespectful picture and posted it on their Facebook page. 

There was an appropriate public response to such a display.  The two were fired from the organization they were representing while on the trip. 

Stone and Schuh issued a statement late Tuesday night apologizing for the photo and all the pain that it had caused.

“We never meant any disrespect to any of the people nationwide who have served this country and defended our freedom so valiantly,” the statement read.

I don’t know what’s the bigger insult.  The act, or the denial of intentional disrespect.  What scumbags.  It’s people like them which make me, in part, regret that I, in a very small way, protected their liberties.  I wore a uniform for them? 

With people like these, there will come a time when the citizen/soldier will realize the sacrifices given is squandered by these people who deserve none of the protection offered by the American sentinels. 

Read more: here.

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16 Responses to Liars —- Of Course You Meant Disrespect To Veterans And Their Loved Ones. That’s Why The Picture Was Taken And Posted

  1. kelly liddle says:

    “With people like these, there will come a time when the citizen/soldier will realize the sacrifices given is squandered by these people who deserve none of the protection offered by the American sentinels. ”

    If you believe you are fighting for a free society this is exactly what you are defending. The alternate is you are in a totalitarian society and those people will recieve harsh treatment. As I have heard many times protection of free speech is to protect that which we dislike not what we like and this is the same. “Deserve none of the protection” should be replaced with “do not appreciate the protection”

    • suyts says:

      Deserving is exactly the word to use.

      I agree, it is a free society which we fight for. And, it is impossible to fight for one person’s liberties without also fighting for the other. But, the people like the ones in this story, if I could withdraw the protection provided them, I would. Yes, they would be treated harshly in a totalitarian society. And, that’s exactly what they deserve.

      It is these people who endanger our society. They don’t just endanger their liberties and freedoms, they endanger all of ours.

      • kelly liddle says:

        No they don’t deserve that. Harshly can mean anything from a few days prison like I would expect in modern day China to death in any of the major communist revolutions. They still deserve protection by the domestic authorities also as some people might want to be violent towards them. Some of your fellow Kansans are actually one of the worst and much worse than those girls, the Westboro Baptist Church. Now on an emotional level I have the same feelings as you but I actually think that allowing them to go around so long as their behaviours are limited like distances from funerals etc. the way your country deals with this is probably better than Aus I doubt we would allow those vile people to do what they do.

        • suyts says:

          Kelly, it is true, my response is emotive. Still, what does a person deserve who would risk all of our freedoms by openly mocking and belittling the people who sacrifice for them?

          Westboro……. damn. Good parallel. And what do those people deserve? Note, I’m stating “deserve”, not what should be or is afforded them. By all means, freedom of speech is sacrosanct. But, deserving is another story.

          Fortunately for them, I won’t be on the Seat of Judgement when it comes time to reap their rewards.

        • Jim Masterson says:

          There’s a quote about this:
          “What you discover in a democracy is that it is difficult to build a house when each nail has an opinion.”

          The statist’s view is that house building should be done by the chosen few. The free market view is that some things should not be done by government.

          I think the proper treatment here is for idiots to be treated to the free market of ideas–that they are scumbags and should be treated as such. As prior military, I was protecting the right of our citizens to give these idiots a raspberry salute–she deserves no less.

          Jim

        • kelly liddle says:

          I am being semantic I suppose. The girls probably deserve what they got free speech back in return. But with the Westboro people not sure that works. My deserve is from society not what I might think they deserve in a Karma sense.

          Sometimes I get a bit emotional in my taxi when I drive a disabled person who is working hard and not asking for anything much and the alternate being able bodied people who are on social welfare and even they are given this they still fare evade. My emotional response is probably quite simular to yours.

        • Jim Masterson says:

          One of things I notice about liberals who agree with some morally stupid thing someone says, is that they state he/she/it has a right to say it. Had they disagreed with the statement, they are the first to denounce it.

          Jim

    • kim2ooo says:

      (f) Conduct within the Cemetery. Because Arlington National Cemetery is a shrine to the
      32 CFR 553.22 – Visitors’ rules for the Arlington National Cemetery.

      (f) Conduct within the Cemetery. Because Arlington National Cemetery is a shrine to the
      honored dead of the Armed Forces of the United States and because certain acts, appropriate elsewhere, are not appropriate in the Cemetery, all visitors, including persons attending or taking part in memorial services and ceremonies, shall observe proper standards of decorum and decency while within the Cemetery grounds. Specifically, no person shall:

      (iv) Utters to any person present abusive, insulting, profane, indecent or otherwise provocative language or gesture that by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace;

      http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/32/553.22

  2. DirkH says:

    Well, Lindsey and Jamie thought it would be funny to pose next to a sign saying “Silence and Respect” doing the opposite. They’re how old?
    I’ve been doing stupid things earlier. Though not THAT stupid.

  3. Bruce says:

    Entertaining that a man and a woman are cast out of LIFE because they refuse to obey a commandment. I’m further fascinated that the Director of Living Independently Forever is a lady whose name is Enochs.

    Why do people put this stuff up on Facebook for the world to see? And without even a figleaf?

  4. kim2ooo says:

    “We never meant any disrespect to any of the people nationwide who have served this country and defended our freedom so valiantly,” the statement read.

    You are at a National Cemetery….Making an obscene gesture…Who were you directing it at then? The driver parked at the florist shop? The kid on the swings?

    You’ve just compounded your STUPID…with this statement.

  5. HankH says:

    Shouting and giving the finger seems rather convincing to me. Who are the bigger idiots? Stone and Schuh for insisting that they meant no disrespect or those who actually believe them?

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