382 GRIPES and Griping Strong!



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!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


A guest Gripe came in from a faithful Gripper.

My Gripe is all about congress and all the spending. Where are they getting all the money from for this new Healthcare Insurance Reform Bill? Can they print more money than they can spend? I think not! This economy is all about money. The people today don't care how much of their grandparents cash they can spend until it runs out! God Bless America....."The Drake"

I (The Right To Gripe) would like to add that the USA is currently 2 trillion dollars in debt mostly due to the unwinable wars in Iraq and Afghanastan that the nimrod George W got us into. When we, the US needs more money we borrow it from countries like China. Yes China! If the USA was a business or a person, no one would give us a loan because we owe too much! One day soon the "roof is gonna blow of this sucka" and we will be in deep you know what.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Here is our first guest gripe from one of our loyal Gripers.

Quit Your Job!! Go on Welfare!!!

Here is my little gripe that I have. Don’t get me wrong here either, some people do sometimes need the help, but this is for the people who live on welfare. I’m an average guy, I work a full time job, pay taxes and medical, even preparing myself by doing a 401k. However, I don’t make enough money and struggle pay check to pay check to afford the generic foods and clothing items. While this is all going on with my 40 hr work weeks and during my bill paying, there are the people in this world (scumbags or lazy pricks I like to call them) who don’t know what work is and get free aid from the government. They get free medical, free food and yet still have all this extra money to drive nice cars and go wherever they please. How is this fair? Its not!!! And how can you collect so much F***in money on income taxes, when you have no taxes to pay. I got my little chunk back and that has to go for bills and hopefully a vacation which I well deserve. Then, I see all the scums walking through the mall buying brand new clothes and Wal-Mart buying new TVS and computers. How is this fair? ITS NOT!!! So if I wasn’t a classy person I would just quit my job and go on welfare!!! Also, it does help to pop out some kids because you’ll get anything and everything more you want for free. This is my gripe for the honest working class who is just barely getting by and having to see all the lazy scums get it all!!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

If you have gassed up your vehicle latley you must have noticed that the price per gallon of gas has gone up to $2.79 per gallon. That is an increase of $0.14 per gallon in just one month. The question I have is why? Why on gods green earth has the price gone up that much in one month? Does anybody really know. Was it the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti? Was it the tsunami warnings in Hawaii? Or is it the start of spring training for major league baseball? Who the hell knows? My best guess is that as the warmer weather approaches, the greedy oil hogs have to start inching up the cost so they can bend us over during the summer when we all take vacations and ram the nozzle where the sun don't shine. Why is it every summer the price of gas skyrockets? I guarantee that by May 1st, the cost per gallon will be at $3.00 per gallon or higher. The word is our fuel friends at OPEC claim that the build up of crude oil reserves currently at 343 million barrels did not reach their expected number of 2.1 million barrels. They only reached 1.4 million barrels. So I guess that means because they screwed up we take the pain at the pumps. Oil analyst and trader Stephen Schork said, "There was nothing inherent in the report to justify buying up to $83 per barrel. He cautioned against focusing on one week of data which "doesn't mask the fact that we have seen enormous builds and smaller draws in the weeks prior to this." Even an expert at trying to analyze this monster has no idea why they are increasing the cost. The way I look at it is summer is coming, people will be traveling so lets drain their wallets while we can. I say all Americans should gas up at stations that only carry gasoline made from American crude oil. Let's send a message to OPEC and the rest of the greedy oil pigs.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The County Loses Money On Their Parkade

This past week I read a story in The Times Leader about Luzerne County losing money on their Water Street Parkade. Are you kidding me? My brain almost exploded when I read the headline! I immediately thought of Peter Griffin of Family Guy when he said, "My head would explode if I began to know what I was talking about". How the hell can you lose money on a Parkade? Well, our fiscal wizards in the county have found a way. In 2002, they claim it cost them $72,000 to operate the Parkade with revenues being only $12,000. My old time math tells me that they lost $60,000. Are you f*#king kidding me?

First off, motorists who don't work for the county pay a flat $0.50 to park. I assume that county employees park for free. Not surprising. When you park in one of Wilkes-Barre's many city parkades it feels like $0.50 a minute when you get to the toll both. Of course, that is a Gripe for another day. The counties reasoning for charging only $0.50 is that they have no way to track how long people have parked there. The ticketing machine was damaged in 2004, yes 6 years ago and parts are no longer available. I guess Fred Flintstone must have sold them the ticket machine. This year, the county has budgeted to take in $8,800 and has only collected $1,350 so far. Even the dimmest bulb in the box can see that this is behind budget.

Secondly, the security person stationed at the toll booth makes $21,000 a year to sit there and collect the money. Oh by the way, if you want to get out of there without paying your $0.50, just leave at lunch time because no one is stationed at the booth to collect money. I would suspect that they need traffic management there every day around lunch time. Again I have to say, Are you kidding me?

And finally, with no toll booth comes no tickets and no accountability. Yes, the dreaded accountability word. As far as I can see, the County has none. How do we know that the toll collector is not slipping every other quarter in his or her pocket. Shit, they could add another $10,000 a year to their salary and no one would know. The way I see it there are 463 total parking spaces in the Water Street Parkade. If one half or 231 of them are filled by people paying $0.50 per day to park there that would mean the county is taking in $115.00 per day or $577.00 per week in parking fees. If you multiply that out by 52 weeks that means they should bring in about $30,004 per year in parking fees. Why are they only bringing in $12,000? As I stated, one quarter to the county, one quarter to somebody's beer fund.

So, what is the solution? I always say if you are going to Gripe about something, come up with a solution to fix it. It appears very simple. A new ticketing and tracking system would cost up to $100,000 to purchase and install according to the county. In these tough economic times a ticket system for a Parkade should be very low on the list. In order to break even, the county would have to charge a flat $6.00 to park there based on one half of the people paying to park. That's just too much! Simply charge a $3.00 flat fee for non county employees and make county employees pay a monthly fee of $30.00 to park there. This $30.00 can be taken through payroll deduction. Believe me, $30.00 is cheap compared to the $50.00 and $60.00 monthly rates charged by the city. Also, here is a novel idea, apply for a state or federal grant or a casino grant to pay for the purchase of a new toll system. I guess doing something like that would make the brains of the county fiscal wizards explode or maybe they already have.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Conahan & Ciavarella Launch Defensive Attack

It apprears that our crooked ex-judges Conahan and Ciavarella along with their croney attorneys Al Flora and Philip Gelso have launched their defensive attack by filing dozens of motions that include allegations of prosecutorial misconduct and bias by the trial judge. They want to have the 48 count indictment against them dismissed because they think that U.S. District Judge Edwin Kosik allegedly made comments that indicate he has pre-judged their guilt. ARE YOU KIDDING ME! The only kind of defensive attack these guys should be launching is aginst a guy named Tyrone in the prison cell next to them (if you know what I mean). What these two cooks did is uncomprehensible! They broke the trust of the people that they served as well as our justice system. What they did to the juveniles in Luzerne County is aboniable. They tried and convicted kids without representation and then had them shackled and hauled off to the juvie detention center. The center that they had a vested interest in along with serveral other crooks like Atty. Robert Powell and Rob Mericle. What these guys are doing here is trying to bog down the case in court which will cost you and I, the taxpayers a bundle of money. I say throw out the motions and launch their asses to prison. They deserve exactly what they gave the juveniles of the county. A kangaroo court trial, a pair of shackles and a trip to the crowbar hotel. Tyrone is waiting.