Juli Briskman Resurrects Her 15 Minutes of Fame
Juli Briskman Resurrects Her 15 Minutes of Fame
Last year, an entitled, unhinged derp goblin named Juli Briskman slurped up roughly 15 minutes of fame when she rode by a Presidential motorcade with her middle finger prominently displayed in an effort to let the President know exactly how displeased she was with his election. After displaying the universal sign of understanding and affection, Juli and her finger went viral, with leftists worshiping at the altar of her saddlebags and claiming that she should run for President in 2020 or something.
The idiot in question got fired from her job after her identity was revealed. Her employer, you see, is a government contractor, and as such figured that it wouldn’t be smart to have one of their employees acting like a petulant 12-year-old when in the presence of the President of the United States, so the government contractor in question quickly shitcanned Juli and her finger.
Because, as they say, actions have consequences.
Juli, apparently still hasn’t learned her lesson, because less than a year after her 15 minutes of fame expired, she has figured out how to keep the accolades going – so she’s decided to run for public office, challenging a Republican incumbent for a seat on the Loudoun county, VA board of supervisors.
Because, you see, flipping the bird to the President of the United States apparently qualifies you to become a government official in this deluded shrew’s mind. She obviously thinks of herself as some kind of liberal hero who stood up to the evil TrumpDictatorNaziFacistSomething, instead of a mental derpasaurus off her lithium who sabotaged her own livelihood so she could, you know, “stick it” to Trump.
Briskman told the Post that she didn’t consider running for office until last October, when she was dismissed from her government contracting job after a photo of her flipping off the President in Sterling, Va., went viral.
Got a taste of fame and accolades from unhinged lunatics on the left and decided to use it to propel herself to a political career, did we?
“We have a right to peacefully protest and criticize and express dissent toward our government,” she said in a phone interview Tuesday.
Yep, you do. What you don’t have the right to do is avoid repercussions – neither from from your employer, whom you quite obviously embarrassed, nor from the millions of people who roll their eyes at your kindergarten antics – by hiding behind the First Amendment. The First Amendment prohibits governments at all levels from prosecuting you for political speech. It doesn’t prevent your employer from shitcanning you for throwing a tantrum like a bratty preteen who didn’t get that pair of jeans she wanted at Hollister.
“I’ve gotten some feedback that folks say you should respect the president. Even if you don’t like what they’re doing, you shouldn’t show this sort of disdain. And I simply disagree, and I think the Constitution grants me that privilege.”
I wonder if the people of Loudoun County want a wannabe fascist, who doesn’t understand the concept of “fundamental rights” and can’t figure out the difference between those rights and privileges and between what the Constitution “grants” and what it PROTECTS, representing them even on a local level.
Briskman added that she’d probably flash the middle finger toward the president again if given the opportunity.
Well, isn’t that mature of her! A 51 year-old woman with a background as a journalist and marketing executive, and a Sunday school teacher to boot? Yeah, there’s someone I’d want near my kids! NOT!
“I’m angry about where our country is right now. I am appalled,” she said at the time. “This was an opportunity for me to say something.”
She’s appalled at GDP surging to 4.1 percent growth last quarter?
She’s appalled at constitutional conservatives becoming Supreme Court justices to balance two insanely biased leftists appointed by Barack Obama, one of whom refused to recuse herself from the ObamaCare case, even though she was demonstrably biased, and the second one of whom suggested that her plumbing and her Latinness made her wiser than her male, white counterparts?
It’s one thing to disagree with the President’s policies. Dog knows most of us have at one time or another. But to lose control in public, embarrass your employer, and exhibit a marked lack of maturity and judgment, as well as take your employer to court in a state where the law specifically allows an employer to fire an employee for any reason, claiming violations of your First Amendment rights is the height of stupid entitlement.
You protest by voting. You protest by engaging in grassroots political activities. You petition. You get educated (something this fuckwit obviously needs when it comes to constitutional issues). But pitching a fit by flipping off the President of the United States, and then bragging about it on social media, so everyone knows where you work and what you did? That’s not a protest. That’s a red flag of firing.
The First Amendment prohibits THE GOVERNMENT from prosecuting you for expressing your political views. It does not protect you from the consequences of your speech, from getting fired for embarrassing your employer, whose primary customer happens to be the US government, or from public scorn when you act like a puerile shit gibbon in public and then brag about it on social media.
But I wouldn’t expect a woman who thinks that the right to free speech is a “privilege” granted by the Constitution to understand the difference.
I would, however, expect the citizens of Loudoun County to give her exactly the same treatment she gave the Presidential motorcade on that November day last year.
PS – remind me that if I ever figure out what UPIC Health actually does, not to ever do business with this social justice zealot firm that proudly hired Briskman in March and publicly brags about how immature and unhinged its chief marketing officer is. Here’s your pussy hat.
Featured image courtesy of: Tampa Bay Times