Profiles in wingnuttia

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    The Washington Post today has a profile of Mike Vanderboegh, the 57-year-old former militiaman from Alabama who last week posted a call for people to throw bricks through the windows at Democratic offices around the country to protest their votes for Health Care Reform. Whether the people who actually did this over the last week did so in reaction to his call to arms is not clear. But he's happy to take credit and others are crediting him too.


    But Vanderboegh really is a classic exemplar of scream-at-your-TV tea-partyish extremism. A radical libertarian, champion of getting big government off the people's backs, his day job? Vanderboegh lives on government disability checks down outside of Birmingham, Alabama.



    Classic | Talking Points Memo
     
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    Principled civil disobedience??? :cuckoo:







     
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    People that live in glass houses should throw bricks. It is as bad as a thief calling the cops.
     
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    :lol: Yep. Principled civil disobedience would not include violence, imo.
     
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    Please, with all of your wisdom, show me how you can relate Vanderboergh to a typical tea partyer.
    Now be careful. I will not take kindly to some partisan "assumption" talking point as it is useless to me.
    Likewise, I will not take kindly to some photo of one or two people with a sign of Hitler out of thosuands in attendance.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I don't believe she can but the left needs to make it look like that to deflect what is heading their way.
     
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    I love hypocrisy...it is the one virtue that distinguishes humans from gophers.

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    Typical? Doubtful. But there are more extremists in the movement than the Tea Party should be comfortable with.
     
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    Well you know what they say...

    One man's civil disobedience is another man's lone gunman in the Texas schoolbook depository.

    Oh, they don't say that?

    Well, perhaps they ought to.
     

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