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I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!

Friday, August 20, 2010

And The Fountain Lays Silent

Well, it's official. The center piece of downtown Wilkes-Barre is done. The fountain that lies smack dab in the middle of Public Square is broken and guess what? You got it, there is no money to fix it. Is there ever any money to fix anything anymore? Mayor Leighton, who I actually like because he comes to Senunas' on St. Patricks Day, says there is not enough money to get the fountain up and running again. Mayor Tom says it will cost somewhere between $35,000 and $45,000 to fix it. If you don't know much about this squirter, here you go. The fountain was installed in September of 1977 as part of a 1.7 million dollar renovation project. The water was actually turned on in 1978. This is not the first time the fountain has been out of service. It was shut down in 1997 due to high levels of fecal coliform. Otherwise known as shit. We all remember the ugly chain link fence that was erected around the fountain to prevent kids from krapping in it. In June of 2003, the spray heads and a bad pump had to be replaced. In 2005, the fountain was rededicated after the foundation was repaired. The money for this was totally through donations.

Now, let me say this....YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! What happened to the slogan We Believe? They can't scratch their asses to come up with $35,000? The city is putting in all new sidewalks and trying to revitalize the downtown and now they are scrapping the center piece. I Believe! I gotta say, I already miss this shit spewing fountain and I am as mad as hell that it is going to sit there and rot away like everything else in this stinking town. It looks like a UFO landed in Public Square. I'm waiting for a guy to come out and say Klatu Verada Nickto. Maybe we can get Thom Greco to kick in to pay to repair the fountain. Oh, I forgot, he can't even pay his taxes. Where are the children of the square rats going to bath? We can spend money on the Riverfront project that no one goes to, the Intercomodal Center and the Penguins brand new practice facility on Coal St, but we can't dig up 35G's to fix the fountain. We now have a fountain that doesn't work, bathrooms that don't work, they tore down the canopy...what's next? Bonvie's Beefy King? What the hell is that? Anyway, it all makes me want to become a fountain of vomit!

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