Too late. Google sees all, forgets nothing. Many thanks to the young lady for giving potential employers everywhere a wave off.
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.
Via Midwest Chick, we see that notoriety applies to the public sector as well:
PIEDMONT — A police officer who wrote a $2,500 ticket to a mother on a public urination complaint against her 3-year-old son has been fired, City Manager Jim Crosby said Tuesday.Gee, ya think?
“Of course we did receive a lot of notoriety over that,” he said.
Via Isegoria, Our Totalitarian Democracy:
if we define the term rigorously, even a non-violent democracy can be totalitarian. The term should properly apply to any political system that a) concentrates all power within a small elite, b) removes all checks and balances on this power, c) leaves people no viable choice, d) relies on populist brainwashing to change people’s views and personalities, f) reliably elevates to government those unfit to govern.I'd use the term "fascist", myself - in Mussolini's definition of "everything within the State, nothing outside the State". Other than that, this is spot on.
Each one of these telltale signs is amply observable in today’s Britain and most other so-called democratic states. They all show the dangers resident in a democracy whose power is unchecked by other estates.
And while I am in favor of capital punishment in theory, I am against it in practice because of things like this:
Plea deal springs Arizona man, Bill Macumber, jailed 37 years in double murder amid concerns his wife framed him during a bitter divorceAll systems can be gamed, and the legal system is no exception.