A “vulgar” billboard posted in Maryland paints President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in a negative light. The billboard, which includes cartoon caricatures of the president and VP, is posted in Huntington in Calvert County along Route 4 and Bowie Shop Road. The sign features the images of the president and vice president in piles of cartoon feces along with the pro-Trump message that reads, “DON’T BLAME TRUMP! YOU ARE STUCK WITH THESE TWO (expletive) HEADS!!!”
Although the sign is applauded by those on the opposite end of the political spectrum from Biden, many people in Maryland find it offensive. For example, Jeanette Flaim, chair of the Calvert County Democratic Central Committee, has turned to the media to fight against the sign in hopes of getting it removed.
She said: “It’s just vulgar. Kids are going to school, and they’re going by it every day, and parents are driving their kids. We just don’t think kids should have to see that or parents should have to explain that.”
However, Flaim might not be able to get the town to remove the billboard. Despite its offensive nature, the Calvert Record and Southern Maryland News reported that county commissioners might have to keep the “sh*t head” sign up because of the 2015 Reed v. Town of Gilbert Supreme Court Decision. This decision sided with the person who posted the “offensive” message on the grounds that they were practicing free speech.
Buddy Hance, president of the Board of County Commissioners, said: “There is nothing that we as county government can do for language that’s on a legal sign. You know this country was built on the foundation of free speech, and sometimes we like what that free speech says, and sometimes we don’t.”Read More