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!

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!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Few FU's Go Out

I was driving back from a wedding in New Jersey and as usual on Pennsylvania's roads I see the Construction Ahead sign which made my bowels want to move. As I approached the work zone, traffic slowed to almost a complete stop. What else is new. I was on Interstate 80. I had to deal with construction for the next 4 miles. As I proceeded trough the zone I thought something was not right here! As my blood began to simmer to a boil I figured out that this 4 mile stretch of highway was littered with construction cones, BUT NO ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION! Nothing! What the hell are they doing? How can you have a construction zone with no f#@*ing construction. Way to go PennDot. Let's clog up the highways even more. I say FU PennDot!

I read in The Times Leader on Saturday that people are Griping about long time tow truck owner Bob Kadluboski. For years this clown has had an open season on towing vehicles in Wilkes-Barre. Believe me I know first hand. He patrols lots like a vulture waiting for a carcass to plunder. Once this parasite gets a hold of your vehicle the only way you get it back is to pay the fee, which I would guess is now about $100.00. I know he whacked me for $75.00 about 20 years ago. I wanted to strangle the ever livin' shit out of him. Friday night he went through a strip mall in Wilkes-Barre after hours and towed several cars, one was a bazaar volunteer. To this I say FU Bob Kadluboski and City Wide Towing.

A resounding FU goes out to Luzerne County for leveling out the bike jumps down by the river. Kids from Forty Fort, Kingston and Exeter, several that I know personally took time to build bike jumps and paths down by the river. These kids spent many hours and lots of hard work and sweat to build this make shift bike park only to see the county flatten it out on Friday. Mary Ann Petrilla claimed it was an insurance issue and it had to be done. FU Petrilla! These kids took the initiative to build this thing so let it alone! If you think about it, what is there for teenagers ages 13 trough 15 to do. NOTHING! The county should build a bike and skateboard park for our teens. Of course we know that will never happen. This one deserves a double FU!

And finally, a resounding FU goes out to LeBron James for his cowardly escape from Cleveland. LeBron waited until the last minute to make his decision and never even called the owner of the Cav's to let him know. This guy has no class what-so-ever. Also an FU goes out to ESPN for their over bearing coverage of the self proclaimed "Kings" decision. I have all I could do not to throw up every time I see or hear his name. ESPN covered this thing like it was a Papal visit. On top of it, LeBron shamelessly recruited several other good players to go to Miami making the Heat an All Star team. I hope they lose every game they play. I say FU to them all!