Let the Chips Fall Where They May

He’s Got a ‘Chip’ on His Shoulder

The permission to remove surplus timber for firewood or building material was a substantial perk of the job for the dock workers. A subsequent standing order, in May 1753, ruled that only chips that could be carried under one arm were allowed to be removed. This limited the amount of timber that could be taken and the shipwrights were not best pleased about the revoking of their previous benefit. Three years later, for this and other reasons, they went on strike.

Hattendorf, Knight et al., in British Naval Documents, 1204 – 1960, record a letter which was sent by Chatham Dockyard officers to the Navy Board, relating to the 1756 dockyard workers’ strike at Chatham. The letter records a comment made by a shipwright who was stopped at the yard’s gates: “Are not the chips mine? I will not lower them.”


A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932 … and 50 million people died as a result … what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important.
It’s not that Bernie is chipless, like Ghandi, he is emblematic of Jewish culture helping those less fortunate and feels the Bern when he sees political injustice’


“In the second grade I actually gave a teacher a black eye — I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled.” – Trump

Trump wears his chip of insecurity boastfully, “My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.”

“What difference, at this point, does it make?”

Hillary has been carrying such a heavy load of chips it’s challenging to channel her biggest fear or insecurity but here goes. First born Hillary mirrors her father’s mean-spiritedness. She didn’t like the way her old man Rodham treated her or her mother but in adulthood the abused child becomes the abuser.