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 read in The Times Leader today that the federal government passed a tax on tanning, yes you read it right tanning. The tax goes into effect this Thursday. The greedy feds are going to whack us with a 10% tax on each tanning session provided by a tanning salon. I couldn't believe what I saw! I thought it was a joke. The tax is earmarked to go to health care with the target of helping defer the costs for skin cancer patients. The tax was also put into place to deter people from using the tanning beds. Are you kidding me! They claim that too much tanning will cause skin cancer. I'm sure it does, but it is every persons individual right to tan and risk the danger of skin cancer. I have to ask, what else can we be taxed on? Pretty soon they will be taxing us on the sunshine. As you know, too much exposure to the sun will also cause skin cancer. I'm now waiting for more taxes on booze which will go toward people with failing livers. This entire thing is insane! Our governments are now singling out specific groups and taxing them. This reminds me of the levy tax which the county rammed down our helpless throats. Whats next? Only time will tell. I'm thinking a tax on the air we breath. It's time we all stand up and refuse to pay these ridiculous taxes.
I have not laid down a Gripe for a while which doesn't mean I didn't have any. I have plenty but have not been able to post one in a week or so. Now on to my Gripe! As I was driving the other day, swerving left to right to avoid the potholes I thought to myself, "I can't take this anymore!" My insides were being shaken like a good Martini. As James Bond would say, "Shaken, not stirred". As I dangerously maneuvered to avoid these monsters, I finally couldn't move enough and hit the monster pictured with this Gripe. I thought I was a goner! This puppy was about 18 inches deep, 2 feet wide and filled with water. Kinda like Harveys Lake. My car lurched down into the abyss with a loud BANG! I immediately thought of the $1,000.00 plus bill for the damage. Thank god there was none. For sure I thought I broke my front axle or at least blew a tire. To my joy there was no damage. I was relieved, but outraged at what had just happened.
I gotta tell you, the streets in our area are a mess. Wilkes-Barre Blvd, 3rd Ave in Kingston, the Pierce St Bridge and lets not forget about Coal Street. Coal Street is now like the surface of the moon. Every time I go up Coal St. I feel like Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface. The other day I blacked out while driving up Coal St. and thought I was in Dorney Park. It's a disgrace! What pisses me off more is I see all of these projects like the sidewalks on Public Square and I think "Why can't we get grant money to fix our roads?" We have all of this casino tax money being given to our communities but I can tell you it cannot be used to fix roads. That is INSANE! We can get money for a Intermodel or should I say Intercommodal Center but nothing to fix roads. Nadda! I'm not sure how much more I can take. I know my car can't take much more. The roads and highways play a huge part of the infrastructure of our country and they are a mess.
Anyway, hitting that monster crater got me to thinking. I know my thinking is very dangerous. I am going to now post "The Pothole Of The Week" here on The Right To Gripe. If you encounter a big one, snap a shot and send it to me with it's location. Email me the pic at email@example.com or send it over via text. Most of you know the number. The number of potholes in this area are endless so start sending them over. When I get a picture of a lunker hole, I will forward it to the community that it is in.
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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