Shoupy doop

Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

Nobody can kill the Vice President, not even a fuelled-up Shouperman:

A Wayland man who planned to crash his van into a campaign rally site faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to threatening to kill Vice President Dick Cheney.

Homer Shoup Jr., 51, who pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, also faces fines of up to $250,000 when he is sentenced June 16.

Shoup loaded his Ford van with a full tank of propane gas, a full 5-gallon gas can and three empty metal trash cans before departing for the site near Lansing where Cheney planned to speak at an Oct. 29 campaign rally.

Among Homer’s grievances: global warming. Perhaps he only wanted to maintain the dimming. Lord, save us from Bolos and Shoups …

Posted by Tim B. on 03/19/2005 at 01:41 AM
    1. Where’s Timothy McVeigh when you need him.

      Oh, that’s right.  He was executed.

      Posted by ssssabre on 03/19 at 01:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Now I’m going to be up all night trying to figure out how the empty trash cans figured into his Cunning Plan.

      Posted by Achillea on 03/19 at 02:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Shoup, who has a wife and two children, was arrested at about 1:40 p.m. in his van at Sixth Street Bridge Park in Grand Rapids. He was drinking beer….”

      D’oh!

      Posted by rbresca on 03/19 at 03:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why is it people who are ‘concerned about global warming’ always use their cars when they plan to do something about it?

      Shouldn’t they, like, walk?

      The recent Greenpeace invasion of the Oil trading floor in London was another prime example; they arrived in a fleet of vans!

      Posted by Looneyc on 03/19 at 03:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. 51?
      Short term memory loss?
      “Now, let me see. Those trash cans were for?
      Oh, hell, I’m running late for the Rally. They can just be schrapnel”.

      Posted by blogstrop on 03/19 at 05:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe the trash can used to be full of beer?

      Posted by Looneyc on 03/19 at 05:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m glad to see he was planning to use environmentally friendly propane gas.

      Posted by bc on 03/19 at 10:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. bc — Propane and propane accessories are the keystones of a civilized society, Bobby… King of the Hill

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/19 at 11:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. People die of irony all the time.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 03/19 at 04:18 PM • permalink

 

  1. Ioxymoron — Oh, I dunno, I find it rather brac

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/19 at 11:05 PM • permalink