Cycling Mom Fired for Giving Our Fake President The Finger


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❝ A photo of Juli Briskman flipping off President Trump’s motorcade while riding her bike went viral, and now, her employer – Akima LLC – has fired her for it…

❝ She was told that the snap — which Briskman made her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook — violated Akima’s social media policy, even though she didn’t have the company listed as her place of work anywhere on either platform. She said that she emphasized to the company that she wasn’t working when the photo was taken but was told, as a government contractor, Akima’s business could be hurt by the shot.

Unsurprising; but, the company recently reprimanded a male employee for deliberate obscene pejorative statements online clearly identifying him as an employee of Akima. He kept his job. Chickenshit management is sufficiently scared of our Fake President – and careless of freedom of expression by women – to increase the penalty for such expression to firing.

My suggestion is one of the oldest around the world, free country or not. Boycott the bastards. Any contact with Akima, business or otherwise? Shut it off. Don’t spend a penny in any way which might benefit their balance sheet. Let them know that the rights of working people are supposed to be as important as the president – fake or otherwise.

4 thoughts on “Cycling Mom Fired for Giving Our Fake President The Finger

  1. Disgruntled Citizen says:

    Juli Briskman wasn’t at work, nothing she was wearing on her bike ride connected her to her employer Akima LCC, and her face is not shown in the photo, which shows her from the back. There is also no link to the company on her social media profiles, where she posted the photo.
    Reportedly she’s contacted the American Civil Liberties Union about the case and although she was fired, she does not regret the small resistance. “I’d do it again,” she said. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cyclist-fired-after-giving-trumps-motorcade-the-middle-finger/
    Company Overview of Akima, LLC (Bloomberg) @ https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=30643964 Scroll down to “Send Us A Message” @ http://www.akima.com/leadership/

  2. Fighting Words says:

    A sheriff in Texas is looking for a truck bearing a profanity-laced anti-Trump sticker and said authorities are considering charging its owner with disorderly conduct — a threat that immediately raised alarm among free speech advocates. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/11/16/texas-sheriff-is-on-the-hunt-for-driver-with-profane-anti-trump-window-sticker/ A graphic on the rear window of the GMC Sierra reads: “F‑‑K TRUMP AND F‑‑K YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM.” (The profanity is spelled out on the sticker.) The Houston Chronicle said the truck’s owners have no plans to remove the custom graphic, which they ordered after Trump’s election. “It’s not to cause hate or animosity,” Karen Fonseca told the Chronicle. “It’s just our freedom of speech and we’re exercising it.”
    “”We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.” (Marshall McLuhan)

    • Chuck U. says:

      (November 17, 2017, 6:15 AM) The driver of a pickup displaying an expletive-filled message to President Donald Trump and his supporters in the Houston area was arrested Thursday on an outstanding fraud warrant. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-with-expletive-filled-anti-trump-truck-decal-arrested/ A sheriff’s spokesman has not answered a message seeking details behind the warrant. A woman who raised her middle finger in October to Trump’s motorcade as it passed her in Virginia was fired from a government contracting firm for violating the “code of conduct policy.” But the Texas case differs in that a government entity threatened punitive action for vulgar material directed at the president.
      Meanwhile a GoFundMe page put together to support cyclist Juli Briskman has raised $113,900 from 5,049 people in 10 days as of Thursday morning. https://www.gofundme.com/thank-you-juli-briskman

  3. Escalation says:

    “Donald Trump’s Motorcade Disrupted by Angry Van Driver ‘Screaming Expletives’ at President”
    (11/26/17) http://www.newsweek.com/angry-driver-disrupts-donald-trump-motorcade-swears-president-722549
    “Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump’s frequent travel, large family” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/21/secret-service-cant-pay-agents-because-trumps-frequent-travel-large-family/529075001/
    “The Secret Service BBQ: America gathers all of its threats in one corner of West Palm Beach, serves hot dogs” http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/248780/the-secret-service-bbq
    Vehicle Borne IED attack shot from a drone http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-watch-this-is-the-first-drone-footage-of-suicide-attack-recorded-by-taliban-2266514

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