So, I reckon it WAS a Son or Daughter of Liberty in Rochester.
Blogger encourages throwing bricks at Democratic headquarters
Jill Terreri • Staff writer • March 22, 2010
The vandalism at the Monroe County Democratic Committee is consistent with actions called for by a group with roots in Alabama.
A blogger from Pinson, Ala., has encouraged his readers to break windows at Democratic headquarters across the country as a show of opposition to health care reform.
The blogger, Mike Vanderboegh, contacted the Democrat and Chronicle after the newspaper on Sunday published a Web story about the vandalism at the committee’s University Avenue headquarters, which happened Saturday or Sunday.
“Well, it seems New Yorkers continue to put the rest of you Sons of Liberty to shame,” the blog reads in a post dated today, with news reports of the Rochester vandalism.
The brick had a note attached, which read “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice,” credited to Barry Goldwater, said Democratic Committee spokesman Sean Hart.
On Friday, the blog, Sipsey Street Irregulars, encouraged its readers to “Break their windows. Break them now.”
“Yet, if we do a thorough job of breaking Democrat windows, I am sure that the GOP will profit from the example,” the blog reads. “So, if you wish to send a message that Pelosi and her party cannot fail to hear, break their windows.”
The windows at the Niagara Falls office of Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, were broken on Friday.
The blog claims windows were broken in other cities but does not have news media reports of such action.
LATER: The Asheville Citizen-Times picked up the story here, and some bright boy has already left a message there in comments:
It's time for the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security to step into this and hold those bloggers responsible who have encouraged and ordered such acts of domestic terrorism. The very foundations of our society are built upon the premise of debate, speech and expression free from the threat of violence and intimidation. This New Age Republican Party is rapidly becoming very parallel with the National Socialist Movement that infected pre-WWII Germany and those who engage in the destruction against our Constitution and our Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence need to be held accountable.
They should be charged with Federal charges as domestic terrorists, and any who engage in such anti-Constitutional and anti-American behavior should be likewise charged. Those tea-party Palin/Gingrich/Boehner republicans who called the black congressmen the "N" words and likewise sought to intimidate Barney Frank should also be charged accordingly.
3/22/2010 12:30:14 PM