Quoting MysticWitchKat:" No because I think flipping off the camera is not a disrespectful action. If someone takes offense to ... [snip!] ... employee over that. I think too often we are willing to bend everytime someone shows offense to something in todays society."
I haven't read the rest of this thread- read this and decided I'm going to say something to you.
First of all, she's not flicking off a camera, she is flicking off a sign at the ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY that is asking for silence and respect. We both know this.
Secondly, "we are willing to bend every time someone shows offense in todays society"? ---oh dear God. I'm on my fourth very large glass of wine and it's so damn hard to not to say bad things. Okay, okay- I'm good.
Are you out of your damn mind? Do you realize where she is at? I don't give two smurfing smurfs if she doesn't support our troops- which she probably does considering her apology to the public once this smurf went crazy.
The men that are buried in that cemetery, that tomb, those bodies, are all there because they served this country.. those are my brothers, those are my sisters, how smurfing dare you say that smurf. They didn't get there because they batted their eyelashes, they got there because they fought wars. They watched the people around them die. One day they're fighting for the rights of every single smurfing American, the next they're gone... because of an IED, or a landmine, or a German soldier, or the VC, or the Taliban, or a grenade.
And your puny tiny little brain cannot conceive the fact that she's smurfing disrespecting our nations most courage men and women?
I seriously want to blow up on you right now. Take my place for two seconds. Say you are a United States Marine and went into a war zone at 19 years old. See the shots firing at you, but because you can't make eye contact- you can't fire back. Say you saw a smurfing car full of bombs.. and you're just waiting for the trigger man to push the right button to blow up the people that have become your family. Would you say "flicking off camera then"? Just a smurfing camera?
Alright- I'm going to finish my glass of wine. Smurf this smurf.