The Lady Who Got Fired For Flipping Off Trump’s Motorcade Is Getting Rich Thanks To Donations

by 2 weeks ago

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Hey bro, do you have interest in getting rich without doing any work? Have you tried tripping and breaking your hip while reaching for a watermelon at Walmart? That very tactic won an Alabama man $7.5 million. Not willing to injure yourself? Understandable.

Here’s another strategy: give President Trump’s motorcade the middle finger and hire a photographer to snap pictures of you doing so. It worked for a Virginia woman named Juli Briskman.

Briskman flipped off the President’s motorcade while riding a bike Oct. 28, and the photo was picked up by several news publications. Lucky for her, because the 50-year-old mother of two subsequently got fired from her job at Akima LLC, a government contractor.

“They said, ‘We’re separating from you,’” Briskman said. “Basically, you cannot have ‘lewd’ or ‘obscene’ things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off ‘obscene.’” [via NY Post]

Briskman’s firing struck the heart chords of snowflakes around the U.S. who felt the need to shoulder the responsibility of a grown woman’s actions. And, thanks to the pitfalls of crowd-funding and an appearance on Megyn Kelly Today, she got far more than she deserved.

A GoFundMe campaign was started last week by a man named Rob Mello on behalf of Briskman, with a goal to raise $100,000 for her. The campaign’s description reads:

Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all.  This week we learned that she was fired from her employer for exercising her first amendment rights.

You can show your support by donating here.

At the time of me writing this, Briskman has pocketed $77,429 of her $100,000 goal, receiving donations from over 3,200 people.

Total fucking bullshit. The worst thing about crowd funding is that you can set an outlandish fundraising goal that exceeds the pain and suffering and loss of employment with zero repercussions. Why does this lady need $100,000? That is likely more than one year’ salary. I bet she’s convinced herself she deserves it, which is the most troubling part.

And the most important question of them all: Why the hell was this lady riding a goddamn bike on the highway anyway?

[h/t NY Post]

 


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