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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it on. 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!
I had the great fortune to be at the last WBS Penguins playoff game this year thanks to getting tickets through my place of work. I was pumped up about going because I had never been to a Pens playoff game and my son and I would be part of the craziness of a playoff crowd. As we approached the Mohegan Sun Arena via Interstate 81, I looked to my right and thought something was wrong. I checked my ticket to make sure I had the right day because the parking lot was virtually about half full and it was 20 minutes before game time. I thought I would be held up in traffic and would miss the start of the game. I thought maybe the crowd was late coming in. Much to my dismay, the arena never filled up. The allegedly rabid WBS Pens fans had bailed, jumped ship because the Pens were down 3 games to 0 with elimination facing them. What a bunch of slobs! There would be no "White Out". In fact it was a "Blue In" due to all of the visible blue empty seats. How can you abandon your team just because they are down. I was devastated! I thought you bunch of band wagon jumpers. When all is good you show up in droves but when the team is down its "adios amigos". I must say, I'm not surprised. The people of NEPA want to have teams, but only support them if they are winning. Take the SWB Red Barons. The AAA Affiliate of the Phillies picked up and moved to Lehigh Valley due in part to declining ticket sales. I had season tickets and their playoff games were poorly attended. I went to a SWB Yankees playoff game two years ago and it was like a graveyard. Void of life. Plese don't make me mention the WBS Pioneers! The Pens had the playoff elimination gun to their heads and their fans turned tail and ran. All I have to say is, "You band wagon jumpin, I'll be with you in good times and not bad, BASTARDS"! Wise up fans of NEPA pro sports teams. If you don't, you will be driving to Philly or New York to spend tons of dollars to see a game. Support your team in thick and thin!
Before you read this Gripe, make sure you view the attached video of a police officer, Officer James Mandarino beating an unarmed motorist in a Chicago suburb. Now mind you I am all for the cops using force when necessary, but this just plain pissed me off! The driver of the car, Ronald Bell does not try to run or resist in any way but the cop whips the tar out of him with a metal baton. Do I smell rotten bacon? This beating resulted in a concussion, multiple bruises and a bleeding ear. You can also see when the officer gets out of his car he appears to be pointing a gun in the direction of the young men. Wrongo beaver breath. It is a taser and he jolted the passenger. For what, I don't know. As far as I'm concerned this cop was out of control and the Chicago DA agreed. After reviewing the tape, Officer James Mandarino was charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery, and was released on $50,000 bail. He is on administrative leave from the Streamwood Police Department. Don't make any mistakes here, a policemans job is very dangerous especially in a city like Chicago, but this guy went ape shit for no reason. Maybe it's time he becomes a rent-a-pig or a mall cop.
I was flipping through the channels the other night and who did I see? Yep, Sarah Palin. She was on with Minnesota House Representative Michele Bachman just bashing the hell out of President Barrack Obama. Of course, the show was on FOX News Channel which is a debate for another day due to FOX's credibility as a news source. Anyway, I have had just about enough of Sarah Palin and her krap. I sat back and listened for a while and then thought to myself, what an idiot! Here is someone that has so many skeletons in her closet that every time she opens the door the closet rattles. As we all know, Palin was tabbed by the Republicans as John McCain's Vice Presidential running mate which pretty much doomed the ticket. They must have thought that she would sway the female vote from Hillary Clinton. Boy were they wrong. Once Palin was announced the media went right to work and drummed up several of those ghost white skeletons from deep in her closet. Here are a few of them.
1. The first thing to come out was her 17 year old daughter Bristol was pregnant. Of course that caused the Republican damage control team to scramble. Here was the daughter of their Vice Presidential candidate all knocked up while in high school. Ouch!
2. Next, while on the campaign for VP, allegations arose that she abused her power to get her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper. What the hell did he do to her? I would have to say don't get on the bad side of this vindictive bitch.
3. Then Palin was forced to pay back taxes after it was disclosed that she had billed the state for thousands of dollars in per diem expenses meant to cover travel costs while staying in Wasilla. Still, of the 19 ethics complaints filed against her, most have been dismissed. Some are still pending.
4. Shortly after Bristol Palin gave birth to her baby Tripp, her estranged boyfriend Levi Johnston appeared bare-chested in GQ magazine holding Tripp. He told the talk show host Tyra Banks that he was certain Ms. Palin knew his relationship with her teenage daughter had been sexual. Palin and the Republicans released a statement shortly after that denied the fact that Sarah knew they were having sex. Are you kidding me? What did she think they were doing, playing Yatzee!
5. Finally, upon retuning home to Alaska, Palin found that all of her political support in her home state was gone. Thus leading to her resignation as governor of the state.
So, I gotta ask, what the hell gives Sarah Palin the right to blast anyone else when her personal life is a total train wreck? I say she should crawl back into her igloo and shut the hell up! I don't think we have seen the last of our cutesy politico Sarah. I expect her to be making more television appearances as we get closer to the next presidential election. She will have the audacity to show her face and bash President Obama and the rest of the Democrats while her skeletons inch closer to the closet door for all of us to see. In fact I expect to see her actually run for the presidency next time around. If she does, be ready for a good show. With all of those skeletons we may think its Halloween.
I had the pleasure over the past week to spend some time in Portland Maine. Portland is known for its quaint restaurants, coffee shops and of course Lobster. However, the one thing I noticed about Portland was how clean the city was. There was very little litter strewn around the streets. It was very clean. When I arrived back to the Wyoming Valley via Interstate 81 I couldn't help but notice all of the garbage which was littered across the roadways. I also noticed as I have many times in the past all of the cigarette butts that are deposited by our filthy smokers on the edges of the roads at lights and stop signs. What a bunch of pigs! I don't know why the smokers think that it is OK to toss a butt out the window. Use a freakin' ash tray you filthy swine! Speaking of ash trays, I have actually witnessed people dumping a filled ash tray out their window of their car onto the roadway. You scumbags! I am sick and tired of looking at piles of butts littered across the landscape of Wyoming Valley! Shit, it looks like it has snowed cigarette butts. Next time you see someone flick a butt onto the ground yell, "Hey cig pig, pick up that butt"! Maybe if we all start yelling this the dimwitted smokers may get the hint.
I was driving past the Hotel Sterling this past week and noticed that someone paved the part of River Street right next to the hotel. This new black top is right where they have it blocked off to traffic. ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME! They pave the part of the road where no one can go! They need to pave W. Market St right by the Guard building. I hit that pot hole the other day and lost a nut.
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