— Laura (@LauraDalMare) November 6, 2017
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 6, 2017
“Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.”
Local columnist Petula Dvorak, in the Washington Post:
It was the middle-finger salute seen around the world.
Juli Briskman’s protest aimed at the presidential motorcade that roared past her while she was on her cycling path in Northern Virginia late last month became an instantly viral photo.
Turns out it has now cost the 50-year-old marketing executive her job.
On Halloween, after Briskman gave her bosses at Akima, a government contracting firm, a heads-up that she was the unidentified cyclist in the photo, they took her into a room and fired her, she said, escorting her out of the building with a box of her things.
“I wasn’t even at work when I did that,” Briskman said. “But they told me I violated the code-of-conduct policy.”…
Because Briskman was in charge of the firm’s social-media presence during her six-month tenure there, she recently flagged something that did link her company to some pretty ugly stuff.
As she was monitoring Facebook this summer, she found a public comment by a senior director at the company in an otherwise civil discussion by one of his employees about the Black Lives Matter movement.
“You’re a f—— Libtard a——,” the director injected, using his profile that clearly and repeatedly identifies himself as an employee of the firm…
Did the man, a middle-aged executive who had been with the company for seven years, get the old “Section 4.3” boot?
Nope. He cleaned up the comment, spit-shined his public profile and kept on trucking at work.
But the single mother of two teens who made an impulsive gesture while on her bike on her day off?
TY new friends. ??? Please vote! GN
— juli_briskman (@julibriskman) November 7, 2017
There’s at least one GoFundMe account set up in her name, but I don’t know if it’s been verified.
In the Good News department, the retired children’s librarian who laughed at Jeff Sessions in public will not be charged a second time. Maybe Sessions’ lawyers convinced him he’ll be too busy elsewhere to give this case his full attention?
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 7, 2017