Skip to comments.Kuhner Report: Fire Lindsay Stone!
Posted on 11/21/2012 9:24:52 AM PST by raccoonradio
Jeff Kuhner Podcast: An immature girl takes a crude photo at the Arlington National Cemetry, and now people are calling for her to be fired from her job.
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Father appalled by disrespectful Facebook pic
By Jessica Heslam | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
The mortified father of a Plymouth woman under cyber assault for posting a photo of herself flipping the bird at sacred Arlington National Cemetery said his only daughter apologizes to anyone shes offended especially soldiers.
The controversial Facebook photo shows Lindsey Stone with her mouth wide open and giving the finger near what appears to be the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a sign that reads: Silence and Respect.
Shes totally apologetic. She apologizes to anybody shes offended, her father, Peter Stone, told me last night. She was reacting, I guess, to the sign instead of the place and didnt intend it to be what it turned out to be.
She had a lack of judgment, added her father, who learned of the controversy yesterday. I think they were just being funny, which is sad. Its not how she or the family feels by any means.
The photo wound up in the blogosphere and has sparked a Fire Lindsey Stone Facebook page that had fetched more than 9,000 likes as of last night.
Stone and Jamie Schuh, the woman who snapped the photo, have been put on unpaid leave from their jobs at the Hyannis-based LIFE Inc. a nonprofit that helps adults with special needs while it investigates the incident.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the organization said the photo was taken last month when 40 residents and eight staff members visited Washington, D.C. The nonprofit said it learned of the photo, posted on Lindsey Stones personal Facebook page, Monday night.
Lindsey Stone, a 30-year-old single woman who lives with her parents, wasnt home last night. Peter Stone said his daughter feels terrible about jeopardizing her job.
She really enjoyed what she was doing, said Stone, 61, a retired ironworker. All her clients at work love her. To have her put something like this on her page, I just cant believe it.
The way I see her, and the way Ive witnessed her for 30 years, is not at all what that photo shows, he added.
Stone said he was appalled when he first saw the photo. I certainly dont condone anything like that, he said.
When asked whether his daughter regrets the photo, Peter Stone said very much so.
Lindsey Stone and Schuh issued an apology last night.
We never meant any disrespect to any of the people nationwide who have served this country and defended our freedom so valiantly. It was meant merely as a visual pun, intending to depict the exact opposite of what the sign said, and had absolutely nothing to do with the location it was taken or the people represented there, the statement said.
Her dad said yesterday he didnt think it was meant to be a statement, thats for sure.
He added: Shes just devastated. Shes all upset ... but there are ramifications to every action.
I agree, and when it’s all said and done, I think she will be.
This photo is endemic of social media in contemporary privacy conversations. She probably intended for this to be a joke seen by few and instead it turned into a national conversation being seen and discussed by the entire nation.
So many of today’s youth think they are immune from controversy yet so many incidents of youth being suspended or expelled from schools, kicked out of universities, and fired from jobs have been reported that you would think there would be a national outcry AGAINST social media; yet the beat goes on and kids continue to post their stupidity for the world to see and comment upon.
There's a very telling piece of information.
Immature? YES! Girl? NO! Why can’t today’s society hold people accountable and responsible for their actions. Stone is an immature WOMAN and should be held accountable. Stone and her companion decided to make their actions very pubic on Facebook and now the pubic is voicing their opinion and asking that she be reprimanded in the only way they can: termination. Otherwise her shallow apology will be the only reprimand she receives. Hopefully her actions follow her for some time: “Aren’t you that Stone who shot a bird at the tomb of the unknown soldier?”. Good luck with that Ms. stone.
Yes and some people seem to forget when you post a “private” (direct) tweet on Twitter EVERYONE can see it. Or a reg. tweet. So many people have gotten into trouble for that—and shown off their real personalities and politics (often
It’s disrespectful behavior, even in “oh it’s just a joke” mode. Would someone at a funeral get up and do a crazy dance or start shouting or do an Occupy-style MIC CHECK!!!? To use Rodney Dangerfield’s catch phrase, many today SHOW “no respect. No respect at all.”
If you read the details, you’ll see that this kid is really a thirty year old woman. She’s a disgrace to this country.
Liar. She made the mistake of thinking that the entire country thinks like the people in New England, and is stunned by the blowback. (Comments in NE papers are generally sympathetic to this woman...'what's the big deal?")
I have immediate family buried in Arlington, and I am beyond p*ssed at this skank. G-d deliver me from New England.
She's just upset at the negative effect it had on her employment, with no genuine regret over the action.
Considering the number of people who have had their lives destroyed over making a remark somebody decided was "racist", or for openly opposing gay marriage, I have no sympathy for this twerp.
“Lindsey Stone, a 30-year-old single woman who lives with her parents
There’s a very telling piece of information.”
I know, right?.......... I at least moved out by the time i was 29. /s/
People have lost their jobs for far smaller offenses just because the PC crowd didn’t like them.
The fact that it came from her father is disgusting and I think much more of a commentary on the state of these parents than the behavior of the children.
This “woman” is no more a woman than I am an elder at 32. She’s likely a holder of a Bachelor degree in Women’s Studies from DeVry or some such thing. What a disgrace.
Let’s include the Howie Carr ping list folks on this too...and btw I don’t know who’s in for him today yet (McPhee? Avi?
Col Hunt? Joe Battenfeld? Maybe even Holli Robichaud who was in for Jeff the other day? We’ll find out)
and by the way the use of “girl” rather than woman—that was taken right from the RKO page. They mis-spelled immature though
>>An immaute girl takes a crude photo
but yes, a WOMAN who should be responsible
Employers? This airhead is toxic. Keep that in mind when her resume crosses your desk.
Yeah... she’s hiding while Daddy tries to fix the mess for her. It’s a snapshot of the whole family, looks like.
Stone and Schuh need to contact the Chick Filet drive thru verbal abuse A- hole.They have something in common.
Sorry now that they were caught.Oh well.
Oh boooo hoooo Lindsay. As a teen I got fired by the produce manager for throwing away some old potatoes that were sprouting eyes. If you get fired (deservedly so) then deal with it. Be a little smarter and wiser next time.
Can we question her Patriotism?
Peter Stone said his daughter feels terrible about jeopardizing her job....Gee whiz! I felt terrible about that time I beat the shit out of my boss and jeopardized my job, but that’s just me.
I don’t have any attachment to social media, but I would gladly “Like” any attempts to have this disrespectful child fired from her job.
“I made it to Arlington...”—so that some woman could give me the finger.
She's white, so it wouldn't be racist to do so.
Then again she could be the next Elizabeth Warren who's really a subjugated Native American whose relatives were killed by American soldiers.
(Hope I don't need the sarcasm tag on this one)
Ironic last name:
As in all the graveSTONES of the valiant dead
(and her dad’s first name is Peter = Rock or stone right?)
“Lindsey Stone, a 30-year-old single woman who lives with her parents,”
This woman has been enabled by her own father to not learn to deal with life. She is still 30 and living at home, yet was gainfully employed. She is just daddy’s little princess and has no concept of any other element of life outside of her own being. His enabling her has greatly handicapped her and set her decades behind in being a self sustaining entity.
She is a fine example of why our electorate was to lazy to vote for Liberty and instead chose a lifeless existence provided to them big government.
Reacting just to the sign, not the place? Just an immature girl?
The "sign" clearly includes the place and the itsy-bitsy 30 year old "girl" should be out on her ass! If not from both her overindulgent parents' house and job, at least the later.
If she has any place in a center for "special needs" adults, it is as a "client" not as a staff member.
I love the way the media softens stories
Why the heck is her father speaking for her!??
She could have been obama’s daughter!
All this just for a flag: http://youtu.be/odncXZnJ_CM
She should be fired. What a bitch.
Amen, FRiend! My parents, two brothers, my aunt and uncle and two cousins rest in those hallowed grounds. Her behavior is inexcusable and illustrates how far our society has degenerated.
No. THAT is an act of extreme arrogance. Going 65 in a 55 MPH zone is a lack of judgment.
I notice nowhere does anyone mention the word "responsible" or "responsibility." So typically American.
Thanks! I’ve sent this to everyone I know and posted on Facebook!
On the one hand, I’m very much in favor of “hire at will” employment laws, HOWEVER, this is going into a very dangerous direction... And we’ve already seen some of it being used by the militant left.
People should not be threatening her employer over this stupid stunt pulled by this girl, forcing them to fire her. As I mentioned, we’ve seen the hard left trying to do harm to Chick-Fil-A, due to the CEO’s personal, religious beliefs. We also saw in CA, the militant homosexual lobby going after the employers of people who donated to the traditional marriage campaign.
This is the method of the left, if someone disagrees with you, they’re not just wrong, they’re evil, and they must be destroyed and their lives ruined. It’s not something that decent people should be doing.
Hey, Lindsey! When your father dies, you wouldn’t mind if we come up to his grave and take pictures of ourselves giving him the finger, would you?
What’s that? You would? Aw, c’mon! We’re just having fun! Geez! Lighten up, Linds!
A “girl” is not someone 30 years old.
Thank God we still have the rule of law in this country and not vigilantism.
The Internet has made it possible for millions of people to have their knees jerk at every little thing. If left unrestrained I'm sure this woman and others that have been "tried" on the Internet, would be strung up from the nearest tree.
Guess what, the men and women in the cemetery she's disrespecting died to preserve her right to express herself as she did.
She did a disgusting thing but does not deserve to be fired from her job for it or hung from a tree.
It appears she broke the law...
This is a punishable offense; 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...(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;
I believe 'provocative gesture' applies here.
The fad for a lot of liberal young people is to act as edgy (insulting, hateful and immoral) attention whores these days.
Although liberal attention whoredom is a hit on your tee vee and your anti-American, whitey hating, homo college campus; it’s not so much in real life.
A lot of these people are incurring consequences that are ruining themselves and others. They are wracking up criminal records, addictions, broken relationships, life altering disease and mental illness.
This one got off easy if she just lost a job but learns from the mess she’s made to begin acting like a decent human being again.
Her job is to supervisor and direct "special needs" adults. That was her responsibility while escorting them to Arlington National Cemetery. The 30 year old misfit's actions in that capacity suits her less for a staff member of that institution as it does for a resident.
Losing a job, that her actions demonstrated her to be not suited for, is not the same as being "hung from a tree" and the heroes resting in that cemetery did not die for misfits to keep their jobs no matter what they do or say while on that job. Sell your "knee jerk" and clueless Constitutional defense someplace else!
Update acc to Ch 7 Boston the woman and the woman who took the pic have been FIRED
“in case you missed it”
Woman loses job over post on Facebook
By Jessica Heslam | Thursday, November 22, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Lindsey Stone the Plymouth woman taking an online beating for posting a photo of herself flipping the bird at Arlington National Cemetery on Facebook has lost her job.
Lindsey resigned and we accepted her resignation, LIFE Inc. CEO Diane Enochs told the Herald last night.
LIFE Inc. of Hyannis a Cape Cod nonprofit that helps adults with special needs announced last night they have let her go, along with the woman who snapped the offending photo.
Ironically, the announcement was made on Facebook.
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, the statement reads.
Stone was keeping a low profile yesterday. Her father, Peter Stone, said earlier yesterday hes not sure his 30-year-old daughter will be back for the holiday: Shes not happy at all. Shes just devastated. She had no idea that she was going to hurt anybody. It was never her intention.
The photo shows Lindsey Stone giving the middle finger and appearing to yell next to a sign that says Silence and Respect near what appears to be the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The picture was taken during a work trip to Washington, D.C., last month.
Stone and her pal, Jamie Schuh, were initially put on unpaid leave while their bosses investigated. The pair apologized in a statement late Tuesday, saying they were deeply sorry. Stone was a case manager at LIFE. Schuh, who could not be reached, was a case manager supervisor.
I was saddened and disappointed that someone would take this kind of photo, Enochs who initially thought the photo was a hoax said earlier yesterday. The photo was posted on Stones personal Facebook page. It ended up in the blogosphere and spurred several Facebook pages, including Fire Lindsey Stone, which had more than 32,500 likes last night.
Shes not happy at all. Shes just devastated. She had no idea that she was going to hurt anybody...
That pretty much sums up her problem, pops.