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Who’s Flipping Out About This Flipping Off?

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Regardless of your political affiliation, these days it’s easy to feel angry and agitated. Which may explain why Juli Briskman, 50, is in the spotlight right now. A couple of weeks ago, she chased down the Presidential motorcade on her bicycle and flipped off the Commander in Chief after he played golf. Briskman says she was teed off over the state of the country and our President indulging in leisure time versus taking care of business.

A photo captured the moment and went viral. Although Juli couldn’t be identified in the shot, she fessed up at work, figuring the truth would come out sooner or later.

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Juli Briskman, 50.

Her employer, Akima (which contracts with the government), canned her, saying she violated their code of conduct policy. People took to social media to criticize and even threaten her.

But in these polarizing times, guess what? She saw her Twitter followers swell from a few hundred before the one-finger salute to over 17,000 and counting. Someone started a “Thank you Juli Briskman” GoFundMe account for her that now has five-figures in it. And Briskman is sorting through a raft of job offers from people who were impressed by her tenacity and her message.

Do you think Briskman was wrong? Do you applaud her? Would you ever do something like that?

Janet Siroto

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Most definitely.

I would do it, too.

Yep!

Heck yeah I would !!!!

You go gurl!!

I’m jealous it’s not me

Yes, 200 times yes.

Probably with both hands!!!

I don’t know. I really dislike Trump and his swamp minions but had someone done this to Obama I would have been really angry. I know it’s difficult but I try to respect the office of the president and everything it stands for (or what it has stood for under other presidents) despite my intense feelings for this faux president. There are other ways to combat his lunacy and vulgarity. I’d rather not stoop so low as to give him the finger even though I can imagine her frustration in the moment.

Yes! Yes! Yes!!!

Yep! He flips us the bird every time he opens his mouth.

Yes!!!We flipped off the WH from the Mall during the Women’s March!!!

This is America. She has as much of a right as those taking a knee. Leave her alone.

People are upset that her hands are larger than his…

Yes

I believe I read she was fired.

ACLU picked up legal.
A bright future for this lady.

No! It’s called respect.

Without a doubt!!

How much respect does this man have for us? None. We do not matter to him. Nobody matters to Trump. Fin.

Yup!

As much as I hated Obama, no. Shows no class.

Not respect for a man who boast about sexual assault:“grabs them by the pussy”. Trump’s cut from the same cloth as Alabama scum, Moore. Both Predator.
Given opportunity I’d certainly tell Trump, just like I’d tell Putin, LEAVE our White House.
I VOTE

Yes, I would totally do that!

Marvellous woman! However, she didn’t chase down the motorcade, it was just passing by. I wouldn’t be able to pass up the opportunity either.

No class. Though, not remotely surprised.

People keep bringing up “respect” – when respect is not earned or given – I see no reason to pretend I have respect. At 65, if I could have ridden my bike fast enough to keep up with Juli, I would have loved to have been with her

That’s so high school grow up

That gesture says more about her than it does about the person being flipped off.

Silence makes it seem you are in agreement

What is that shirt logo?

She should not have been fired. Thats what 45 thinks about rhe middle class and poor people.

Kate Lombardi

It’s called The First Amendment

pennie

I think she’s marvelous, and I would do it, given the chance.

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