So, let me get this straight: Some random broad sees a sign that says “Silence and Respect” so she does the opposite for a Facebook picture and now she’s out of a job?
Turns out, she committed this sin at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and everyone found this so outrageous, they harassed her employer until both Lindsey Stone (the girl in the picture) and the one who took it were fired. Has everyone lost their goddamned mind? It’s a sign joke. Like posing with your dog under a “No Dogs Allowed” sign or chugging a beer next to a “No Drinks Beyond This Point” sign. They included this detail in their apology…
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.
Cue everyone getting on their high horse and telling us about “consequences.” That’s what drives me nuts about these cases. This woman worked with the handicapped. She made a dumb joke that deserved a slap on the wrist and now her and her friend are unable to do that job anymore? Why? Because they’ll give blind people the finger? I honestly find it chilling how quick people are to get into this mob mentality of “serves you right” without a second thought.
Which is why I’m still pissed about this anti-Muslim guy going to jail. Check out the comments here. Everyone is thrilled some loser is in jail for a year because he violated his parole. They say…
“He violated the terms of conditional release”
“I’m pretty sure your parole officer is going to take a real good look at what you’ve been up to when you decide to make yourself the center of an international controversy.”
“He got his due process.”
Dear pussies on both sides of the spectrum,
You shouldn’t lose your job for making a tasteless joke. You should get bawled out until you cry. You shouldn’t go to jail because you offended someone. In fact, there should be no punishment for that whatsoever. Now, before you go telling me about some fucking “terms of conditional release,” I’d like to scream…
1-THE GOVERNMENT PROMISED AN ARREST BEFORE THEY EVEN KNEW WHO THIS GUY WAS! That means they knew they’d be able to dig up something and they could do the same if it was any of us because everything is illegal.
2- Yes he committed bank fraud. Fuck him. This isn’t about him. The point is he was prosecuted for that crime and was on parole. He obeyed his parole except for this one tiny detail. He used a fake name. He didn’t do this to rip people off or steal an identity (as was the purpose of the rule). He did it to NOT DIE. WHEN THEO VAN GOGH USED HIS REAL NAME, HE GOT A DAGGER IN HIS FUCKING CHEST!
How did we get here? Some woman gives a sign the finger and she’s told she can no longer devote her life to helping the handicapped? Are conservatives so gay about everything they think that’s fair? Liberals are even worse. They’re so happy some guy who made fun of Muslims is in jail, they don’t even care why.
I find both these punishments pretty disturbing but what really gives me nightmares is the smug reaction they get from both sides. What’s with all the treadees?
UPDATE: The New York Times (do people still call it the Jew York Times? As Rupert Murdoch pointed out, it’s pretty Muslim-friendly for a Jew publication) wants Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to show remorse but he ain’t havin’ it.