[COMMENTARY] Jersey, Sore: NJ Trump Supporter Fined $250 Daily For Profane Anti-Biden Signs

[Writer’s note: I grew up in Monmouth County, New Jersey]

If your last name is Dick, you should probably tread lightly and do whatever you can to not attract any attention to yourself. Unless you live in New Jersey, and then all bets are off because dickishness is in the water supply.

Meet Andrea Dick, a walking human pack of Benson & Hedges 100’s who’s still so deeply in denial over Joe Biden defeating her Dear Leader that she’s willing to pay $250 a day to keep displaying profane anti-Biden signage on the fence of her mother’s house in Roselle Park, NJ. A municipal judge on Thursday ruled that the flags she displays, which include the F-bomb, were obscene and must be removed because they violated a borough ordinance.

Roselle Park Municipal Court Judge Gary Bundy ordered the homeowner to remove the signs with profanity within a week or face a $250-a-day fine. Patricia Dilascio is listed as the property owner but Andrea, her daughter, resides there and is the one who hung the signs, three of which include the F-word, on display. Not all the signs on the fence used profanity. The judge only ordered the homeowner to remove three signs with the f-word, and others, like the one that said “Socialism sucks. Biden blows” could remain. Near an elementary school, too.



Way to keep it classy, Andrea DICK.

In making the ruling, the judge made it clear that this was a simple case of not displaying profanity where the littles can see it. “This is not a case about politics. It is a case, pure and simple, about language,” Judge Bundy said. “This ordinance does not restrict political speech. Neither this town nor its laws may abridge or eliminate Ms. Dilascio’s freedom of speech. However, freedom of speech is not simply an absolute right. It is clear from state law and statutes that we cannot simply put up the umbrella of the First Amendment and say everything and anything is protected speech.” While handing down his ruling and sentencing, he rhetorically asked if a balance could be found between the homeowner’s freedom of speech and a mother having to explain what the f-word means to their child. His ruling, he said, only meant that different words should be used to describe disappointment over the presidential election.

Roselle Park Mayor Joseph Signorello III, a Democrat who is running for state Senate in Union County, previously said the home is close to a school and angered some residents. But Dick repeatedly said she would not remove the signs since they are political speech protected by the First Amendment.

The homeowner has 20 days to appeal the decision to Superior Court. Meanwhile, the signs are still up and Andrea is still a dick.



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