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Brick-Throwing Mad About Healthcare!

Filed under: Health Care, News

Thanks to the Associated Press, WNY is in the news across the country as the place where bricks were thrown through the windows of both the Monroe County Democratic headquarters in Rochester, and Democratic Assemblywoman Louise Slaughter’s district office in Niagara Falls.

You can’t buy that kind of publicity.


The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is tracing this back to posts entered by a blogger from Pinson, AL (pop. 5,033). (Sa-lute!)

The inciter, Mike Vanderboegh, referenced the Rochester and Niagara Falls vandalism in his blog and added: “Well, it seems New Yorkers continue to put the rest of you Sons of Liberty to shame.”

Read all about Vanderboegh’s Sipsey Street Irregulars here. Looks like he appropriated this picture of a brick that I downloaded from But hey, no problem, Mr Vanderboegh. I see you’re a man of strong convictions—if I may quote from your Web site:

The Doctrine of the Three Percent.

The Three Percent are the folks the Founders counted on to save the Republic when everyone else abandoned it.

And we will.

There will be no more free Wacos and no more free Katrinas.

For we are the Three Percent.

We will not disarm.

You cannot convince us.

You cannot intimidate us.

You can try to kill us, if you think you can.

But remember, we’ll shoot back .

We are not going away.

We are not backing up another inch.

And there are THREE MILLION OF US.

Your move, Mr. Wannabe Tyrant.

Your move.

  • Beth D

    Dear God, these people are raving lunatics. if i was a politician who voted for this i would get a bodyguard. No telling what they will stop at.

  • Peter A Reese

    I think health insuranec executives should be requred to pay for the bodyguards.

  • Well, as someone who once worked at the Monroe County Democratic Committee office, I can testify to *many* bricks tossed — almost always underhandedly — in our direction. But all metaphorically. Now to have the actual item thrown takes things to a frightening extreme — and I fear we may not have seen the end of this kind of thing — I’m $#!&*ing bricks just thinking about it…

  • Vic

    Sounds to me like the whole brick thing was staged.