Meet Lindsey Stone, Self-Professed Douchebag

Lindsey Stone was at Arlington National Cemetery last month, having some fun at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, so she decided to post the picture shown above. She seemed a bit surprised that anyone could take offense at her stunning display of disrespect…

The internet being what it is has led to a deluge of comments on her employer’s Facebook page. Apparently they are going to apologize. Lindsey has just scrubbed her Facebook page. We caught this picture before she deleted everything.

Maybe instead of firing Stone, her company will do something positive and get her to understand the error of her ways and do the apologizing herself.

Via: This Ain’t Hell

Update: Lindsey Stone’s employer, Living Independently Forever, Inc. (LIFE), issued the following statement today:

On Nov. 19 at approximately 6 p.m., we became aware that one of our employees had posted an offensive, inappropriate photograph on her personal Facebook page. The photo was taken at a national historic site in October by a fellow employee during a trip to Washington, D.C. attended by 40 residents and eight staff. The photo has since been removed from Facebook, and both employees have been placed on unpaid leave pending the results of an internal investigation.

This photograph in no way reflects the opinions or values of the LIFE organization, which holds our nation’s veterans in the highest regard. We are proud to have veterans serving on our staff and board of trustees, and we value their service. The men and women who have selflessly fought and sacrificed their lives to protect the rights and lives of Americans deserve our utmost respect and gratitude. We are acutely aware that this photo has done a disservice to veterans and we are deeply saddened that it was taken and shared in a public medium.

Lindsey’s Facebook page still has this photo:

I suspect she’s doing a bit of that right now…

Update 2: This really couldn’t have gone any more viral…

Gawker asks if Stone deserves to have her life ruined over this picture. Short answer no, long answer it probably will happen anyway.

WBZ-TV in Boston has identified the co-worker who took the photo as Jamie Schuh, who quickly scrubbed her Facebook page as well.

And the Fire Lindsey Stone Facebook group is, well, on fire… The Save Lindsey Stone Facebook group, not so much.

Update 3: Lindsey and Jamie have apologized.

Update 4: Lindsey and Jamie both lost their jobs tonight.

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  • http://deadbuffalopodcast.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Podcast

    This also seems to b a case of cyberbulyin… Oh wait. Cyberbullying only happens to gay teens. When you flip off dead soldiers and make death threats to Palin’s family, it’s considered to be “edgy”. Carry on…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rich-Knudsen/100002271627293 Rich Knudsen

      Don’t you hate being so damn astute about these things. I feel your pain.

  • TTTCOTTH

    Her 15 minutes of fame really sucks for her doesn’t it? That is the price Douchebags pay for thinking that everything they say or do is important.

  • TTTCOTTH

    Lets be clear. She’s only sorry she was caught out

  • wbonesteel

    Crap. Another one of those, “I’m sorry I got caught” apologies, and “I’m sorry I have to pay the consequences,” apologies.
    For those of you who aren’t really thinking about this too much…how’s about if she’d done that at your father’s grave? Your child’s grave? At the grave of any member of your family? Would you be responsible for ‘ruining her life’? …or would the outcome be the result of her own words and deeds? Which is what happened, here. She did it to herself. If her life is ‘ruined’, she, and she alone, is the person who is responsible.

  • Az_A

    Freedom of speech offers no protection against social disapproval, and obnoxiousness multiplied by social media equal bad consequences.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.derrick.54 Michael Derrick

    They are fired per LIFE fb page
    http://www.facebook.com/LIFECapeCod
    We wish to announce that the two employees recently involved in the Arlington Cemetery incident are no longer employees of LIFE. Again, we deeply regret any disrespect to members of the military and their families. The incident and publicity has been very upsetting to the learning disabled population we serve. To protect our residents, any comments, however well-intentioned, will be deleted. We appreciate your concern and understanding as we focus on the care of our community.

    212

    • cat

      has the company checked to see if any other employees share their view? IF so I would think we have the right to ask our representative to see if they deserve grants, funding. And certainly a Donner, might look for a more worthy organization to give $$ to? did they get a severance package. will they get a recommendation from a future employer asking about them? Have you spoken to the person who hired them? reflection on them as well. Sort of like the two generals writing recommendations to the Kelly twin. Reflects on their poor judge of character, and should disqualify them for promotion for awhile.

  • arter130

    “LIFE (Living Independently Forever, Inc.) is a unique non profit program that has been serving adults with learning and intellectual disabilities for over 18 years.”

    Well, that explains a few things.

    • Chuck Pelto

      Sounds like the problems of such adults might be contagious….

  • Denton Salle

    Well, Gawker is wrong. She does.

  • glenzo59

    hey, people should be respectful inside of cemeteries and in churches. Imagine of someone goes into a church and yells out FU Jesus. I do not think that this would be very much appreciated Maybe she thinks that this is funny and it appears to me that people that think these things should be taught some serious lessons and behave more like adults.

  • JWH

    I generally don’t think that employers should punish their employees over stupid stuff they do on social networks. But this girl did it on a company outing, not on her own time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rich-Knudsen/100002271627293 Rich Knudsen

      Ya, not the smartest hammer in the bucket Huh!

  • Bill Gryan

    Hmm… wonder who she voted for in the presidential election…

  • Mallet Head

    haha “.. us challenging authority ..” If you “obviously” meant no disrespect then what authority were you challenging? What authority? The authority of a sign? Here you are a full grown adult female acting like an immature 15 year old with poor impulse control. Who would want to be in a relationship with you, somehow you impress me a horrid, demanding, shrill, person. Good luck on growing up

  • Justice

    As the son and grandson of veterans and one with family and friends currently serving, as well as friends that have made the ultimate sacrifice, I am completely sensitive to the disgust in the military world over this incident. But I am also sensitive to the principles of humanity, honor, integrity and christian morals. This incident and all of the events that have followed show only the lack of these principles, from all angles. Any true hero would see there is no good coming from this mob of internet thugs. In America we believe in justice. This means the punishment fits the crime. These women hurt some feelings, you respond by taking the food off of their table for the holidays and possibly permanently damaging their lives? And you then go and try to destroy a company that does great work as means to satisfy your misguided anger. Their is no honor in what you are all doing. This is ignorance and hypocrisy, nothing more.

  • Diggsc

    Every single leftist posting here about Lindsey’s supposed 1st Amendment right to do anything she wants without any retribution from anyone would be the very first people to tell you (and me, and everyone) that there is no right to yell “niggers suck” at an NAACP rally. They would declare that a hate crime and demand, yes demand, that the person be arrested and prosecuted and sentenced to jail. But because they agree with the sentiments shown by this half-wit, they defend her. If you want to see a group of people who have no sense of either irony or Constitutional rights, look no further than the commentors here defending Lindsey.

    • matureamerican

      If you did that at an NAACP rally you would be very glad when the cops got there.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rich-Knudsen/100002271627293 Rich Knudsen

        So you assume they would be armed and capable of such a primitive tribal response to such an act? RACIST!,,,,LOL

      • cat

        mature, it’s like the Detroit riots. where the unarmed national guardsmen where, we had problems. where the 101′st airborne, not so much

        • matureamerican

          FYI, the 101st Airborne were “unarmed” too – by order of President Lyndon Johnson. They had their weapons, but they were unloaded by Johnson’s order.
          His reason for giving the order was – “No one is going to say my troops shot a pregnant “n-word.”

  • HonestTX_Proud

    What a dirt leg c*nt this whore dog is. Should drop her ass off in
    Uruzgan, Zabul, Helmond Province and see how she laughs as they butt
    f*ck her giant butt until her head caves in. I hope she loses her job and
    everything else she has flat backed her way into.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rich-Knudsen/100002271627293 Rich Knudsen

    OOOOOOPSY Ladies, I guess that 15 minute of fame is going to seriously bite you in the ass for quite a while.Have a cookie.

  • Will Smith

    Maybe she can use this as an example of something not to do, when she explains to her kids why mommy has no money for christmas this year.

    • cat

      not so sure she will have no money. Here they get free food at school, bridge cards as food stamps were demeaning. free cell phone, medical, heat and ac assistance, and free or subsidized rent.. they sell the bridge card credits for cash, booze, and cigarettes.

  • Budster

    Wow, I wish the power of the people could make some of our Douchbag politicians get fired so quickly! By By Lindsey, have a nice life. You will remember this one for sure.

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  • Me

    The real douche bags are the self righteous military lovers here who think Iraq and Vietnam were honorable. So she flipped off some a sign near some poor kids who volunteered to get killed for Dick Cheney, LBJ and Nixon, and now you’re all mad because she exercised her first amendment rights. It’s tough having it both ways huh flag wavers? Guess what? The bible is fake, borders only exist on maps and your flag is just a rag.

    • cat

      Me please post your real name so we can let you know how we feel

    • cat

      borders only exist on maps? so now I see where you are coming from. I was in a foreign country this year. They stopped the bus, and searched us all for ID’s. Yet your ilk thinks wrong to ask for an ID to vote. you need one to drive travel(even amtrac now) buy booze, and cigs, see some movies , but not to vote. . If no borders where would you know who to pay income tax too? Guessing your one of the 47%?

    • gekkobear

      Guess what? The First Amendment applies to restricting what the GOVERNMENT can do, not individuals, or private companies.

      SO rocket-surgeon Constitutional Genius… how do private citizens being upset, or a private company fire them apply?

      it doesn’t… at all. They’re not calling for her to be arrested, that’s the only First Amendment protection she gets.

    • JakeTobias

      As someone who is definitely not the military type, or very devout, I wish it were possible for you to get fired for calling the American flag a “rag.” Douchebag.

      Oh, and the “no borders” crowd, are always sleazy, lowlife scum, who would steal pencils from the blind, while being dumb enough to vote themselves into a socialist dictatorship, where free speech will be a dirtier word than their idiotic middle names.

  • Jolly Ranter

    For everyone trying to scream “Freedom of Speech” – your argument is invalid:

    The “Free Speech” crutch not only doesn’t
    apply on Federal Property, but I find it constantly amusing that this is only
    used by people when they lack all other means to logically or legitimately
    justify inappropriate behavior.

    32
    CFR 553.22 – Visitors’ rules for the Arlington National Cemetery.

    (13) Engage in any disorderly conduct within the Cemetery grounds. For purposes
    of this section, a person shall be guilty of disorderly conduct if, with
    purpose to cause, or with knowledge that he is likely to cause, public
    inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, he:

    (i) Engages in, promotes, instigates, encourages, or
    aids and abets fighting, or threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior;.

    (ii) Yells, utters loud and boisterous language or
    makes other unreasonably loud noise;.

    (iii) Interrupts or disturbs a memorial service or
    ceremony;.

    (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;.

    (v) Obstructs movement on the streets, sidewalks, or
    pathways of the Cemetery grounds without prior authorization by competent
    authority;.

    (vi) Disobeys a proper request or order by the
    Superintendent, Cemetery special police, park police, or other competent
    authority to disperse or to leave the Cemetery grounds; or.

    (vii) Otherwise creates a hazardous or physically
    offensive condition by any act not authorized by competent authority.

  • http://twitter.com/Dante_Raiser Dante Raiser

    The puritans win again. Yes it was offensive, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tonja.tate.9 Tonja Tate

    Had Lindsey been caught she could have had charges of disorderly conduct filed against her. Federal regulations dictate the conduct that must be observed within the Cemetery and she did not comply to those regulations. 32 CFR 553.22 – Visitors’ rules for the Arlington National Cemetery

    Title 32: National Defense

    Subtitle A: Department of Defense (Continued)

    CHAPTER V: DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

    SUBCHAPTER D: MILITARY RESERVATIONS AND NATIONAL CEMETERIES

    PART 553: ARMY NATIONAL CEMETERIES

    553.22 – Visitors’ rules for the Arlington National Cemetery.

    13) Engage in any disorderly conduct within the Cemetery grounds. For purposes of this section, a person shall be guilty of disorderly conduct if, with purpose to cause, or with knowledge that he is likely to cause, public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, he:
    (i) Engages in, promotes, instigates, encourages, or aids and abets fighting, or threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior;

    (ii) Yells, utters loud and boisterous language or makes other unreasonably loud noise;

    (iii) Interrupts or disturbs a memorial service or ceremony;

    (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;
    Therefore by not adhereing to these..she is in direct violation of said regulations and she is lucky she did not get caught. EVERY visitor to Arlington have to comply to these regs.
    (i) Engages in, promotes, instigates, encourages, or aids and abets fighting, or threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior;

    (ii) Yells, utters loud and boisterous language or makes other unreasonably loud noise;

    (iii) Interrupts or disturbs a memorial service or ceremony;

    (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;

    • cat

      in a lot of places that picture of her drinking in public is cause for arrest.

  • SecrtSqurl

    You can only push the “being a rebel” so far. When you do something like this that bothers a huge amount of society you end up getting bith slapd. Go back to the no smoking signs.

  • Denizio

    You can’t fix stupid

  • llcthecableguy

    Seriously, is this really what we want? Two young ladies have had their lives ruined over stupid. I’m a vet, and if this is what we have become– pathetic offense-mongers, whining every time we get our feelings hurt– I fear for our nation.

    • cat

      so your a vet and that qualifies you to say we are pathetic?, I think we all should serve. And if you are really brave, volunteer for special ops, or something that gives hazardous duty pay. last time I was at the VA, can’t say I would be taking advice from a lot of the vets there. They are 70 years old still wearing their vet symbols, like some aging frat boy. It was part of my life, glad I did it, but not the high point of my life.

      • llcthecableguy

        OMG, you’re denigrating a vet. And all the vets in the VA. Calling them “aging frat boys”– why not just flip us all off? Maybe I should e-mail your place of business and see if they want to be associated with you. See how this game gets played out?

        I did the exact same thing– it isn’t anywhere near the center of my life, which is exactly my point. My point (which you so perfectly illustrated without even knowing it) is that our lives shouldn’t be shaped by a single decision we have made– positive or negative.

        Note also, I said “we.” Several times.

        • cat

          since I served and in an elite unit I can comment on what i observed. Sort of like it’s OK to make fun of yourself. Even the vets who were not in harms way, got paid peanuts for the hours they worked, and away from home, out of the work force etc so they earned their benefits. . just thought it odd 95% seemed to be wearing their colors so to speak. Like they have been on earth 70 years, and that was all they did? it’s like I didn’t have any stuff on, and you would think I was there (at the VA) because I was a dependent or something. ? Plus I hated to see how they let them selves go(not wounded, just the obese ). Military service was supposed to give pride in appearance and fitness. . that’s why i didn’t join the VFW or Legion. The smoke was horrendous.

          • llcthecableguy

            I don’t care if you served on the Good Ship Lollipop. I don’t care if you were door gunner on the space shuttle. I do care that one moment of stupid (like denigrating 70-year old vets at the VA– who may be overweight because the injuries that cause them to be at the VA left them unable to workout professionally, and may have also have led to them being unable to perform other duties that they could be proud of– or making fun of the rules at Arlington National Cemetary) can cause you a lifetime of pain because of the perpetually offended.

          • gekkobear

            Right, you were a Super Space Ranger in the war with the Klingons… it’s not that secret.

            Sorry, you’re on the internet, you’re full of sh*t, and you’re a jackhole… that doesn’t exactly mean everyone will believe you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Strodtbeck/12902155 Josh Strodtbeck

    I think it’s funny how Facebook has made our society more prudish.

  • SClanding

    Perhaps these to 30 year old adolescents will think twice about their stupidity next time.
    Look ladies, being a juvenile smart-arrrrsse is bad enough but it is particularly stupid when you are still doing it in your thirties.
    Grow up, you twits.

  • zonable

    Yes, Lindsey, you are exactly what you say you are, a douche-bag. Additionally, you are a low-life piece of scum. Some folks though, are giving you a pass due to your youth and immaturity. My God, you’re 30. Grow up. The upside for you is, you have your 15 minutes of infamy. But you’ve lost your job. Not to worry. Now you can sign up for your 99 weeks of unemployment, brought to you courtesy of the new majority, ‘the free stuff party’. You can use the time to do what you do best, perform a one-woman, fat lady tour of our military cemeteries. There, you can continue your Jane Fonda act. You are a disgusting individual. No sympathy here. I’m a Vietnam Vet. Saw your act in the 60s when I came home. It’s like a remake of an old communist movie.

  • Kenny Hoffman

    Another class-less Libtard bitch!!!!

  • 1MegaBeast2

    Glad she was fired. She was on company time acting like a fool. There is no possible excuse and employment is at will.

  • 1MegaBeast2

    Send her to the gulag, Putin style!

  • 996699

    Another idiot gets fired…..She would not be here if it was not for our military.
    No respect….she knew exactly what she was doing.

  • MannieP

    Good riddance to bad garbage. May she starve.

  • Max

    Now she’s not just famous…she’s in(ternet)famous!

  • VL123

    Ugly couple of fat leftist lesbos…

  • Elliott Fitchett

    Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep

    Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap

  • notdatkindacoke

    The girl did a bad, bad thing. But, the issue no one dares touch in all of this is that she committed blasphemy. It has been said that the U.S. has no State-sanctioned religion, but this is not true. The military is the religion of the State.

  • Paul Hooson

    Absolutely disgraceful! Men in my family didn’t represent all four branches of service or some give up their lives for this sort of treatment. Simply outrageous.

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  • merkinfuzz

    bye bye biotches…………….

  • Markus Daximouli

    Her dishonor, while minimized by some..will linger with us all. This is a symptom of oa growing disease in American Spirit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Hillman/100000866708648 Robert Hillman

    Why I am not surprised their are people like her who have no respect for the military dead in different wars the United States was involved in.

  • michael b da silva

    dilly cow. think before you open your vacuous mouth. As Andrew Dice Clay would say “unfuckingbelievable”. I am surprised drill seargent Ermey has not clouded up and rained all over you. Now get down and do 20 (pushups that is) Just clarifying it a bit as i don`t know if you are clever enough to catch that. Next thing you are at the family planning clinic with an unexpected package in your womb. In your quest to be a rebel you just shot yourself in the foot. Many young Americans died so that you could stand there and act the arse. Sis on you bimbo. I am an ex South African soldier and ex member of Executive Outcomes and i find your stupidity in very poor taste. I recommend you carry on getting finger banged behind the bicycle shed through your perty pink panties “Mary rotten crotch”.

  • Chris James

    Good. These girls need to learn a lesson the hard way they will never understand the deep meaning of Arlington to us. From a vet from Iraq and Afghanistan and having friends resting at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Mike McGee

    Sad that she can’t spoof the nanny state we live in (she’s lampooning the sign, not the dead) because people don’t get the joke – but they still want to feel brave and righteous en mass to a total stranger.

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