The Chop Shop

A Patchwork Quilt of Ideas and Opinions from "The Guru of Nothingness"

Mt St Helens 35 Years Later

This is the 35th anniversary of the eruption of Mt St Helens. It is an event that those of us who were here will never forget. I am thinking of my friend Connie Kaseweter Pullen who lost a dear brother that day – I lost a dear friend. Connie and I got together when she googled… [Read the rest of this entry…]

No Crackdown In Waco, And Social Media Takes Note

You’d almost get the feeling that there are two different Americas, divided along ethnic lines – one in which white suspects in a multiple homicide are shown deference, while black protesters get tear gassed: The deadly gun battle among several factions of biker gangs in Waco, Texas has social media users questioning the civility of its… [Read the rest of this entry…]

Brit Hume Attacks Obama’s Criticism Of Fox While Continuing Their Poor-Shaming

You’ve got to hand it to these talking heads over on Faux “news.” They’re able to lie with a straight face to their audience about what that same audience likely watches day after day, and week after week on their network when it comes to their race baiting and shaming of anyone in the United States… [Read the rest of this entry…]

Food Stamp Enrollment At Lowest Since 2011

It’s the first time the numbers dipped below $46 million since 2011. In February, 45.6 million Americans received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the program. That’s the lowest monthly enrollment figure since 45.8 million received benefits in August 2011. “SNAP is designed to be responsive to the… [Read the rest of this entry…]

Open Carry Texas Is ‘Locked And Loaded’ To Save Waco With More Gunfuckery

We’re going to throw a few fun facts at you before delving into Open Carry Texas’ dumbass Facebook post after the Waco, Texas, gunfuckery that happened Sunday night Twin Peaks’ posted this ad just before the carnage Before violence erupted in Waco, Texas, at the Twin Peaks restaurant, leaving nine people shot dead and 18 injured,… [Read the rest of this entry…]

Lindsey Graham: ‘I’m Running Because The World Is Falling Apart’

Add South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham to the mix. He’ll make it formal June 1. “I’ve got the best job in the world – [a] senator from South Carolina, okay?” Mr. Graham said Monday on “CBS This Morning.” “I’m running because of what you see on television. I’m running [because] I think the world is falling… [Read the rest of this entry…]

DoD Admits Invasion of Texas Associated with “Jade Helm” (Guest Voice)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Nil Admirari): DoD Secretary Ashton B. Carter admitted today there will be an invasion of Texas associated with the “Jade Helm 15″ U.S. military exercise that has many Texans worried their state will be placed under martial law. Ashton cautioned Texans the invasion “isn’t the kind you are so concerned about.” “The DoD… [Read the rest of this entry…]

9 Dead, 18 Injured in Waco, Texas Biker Gang Shootout

Updated | Five rival biker gangs were involved in a shootout on Sunday afternoon at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. At least nine were killed and 18 injured, either by bullets or stabbings. According to The Waco Tribune-Herald, the shooting began inside the restaurant’s restroom and escalted in the parking lot. The gangs involved… [Read the rest of this entry…]