I have not Griped for over a week now and boy do I have a lot Gripe built up inside my brain. So many ridiculous things have been going on I just didn't know where to start. As many of you know, when I have all of this building up I have to sit down to pour out some Gripe and that means, yes you guessed it, GRIPE SHOTS. So pull up a stool and get ready to slam down a few. There is so much Gripe to be had, I hope we don't get pulled over for DWG....Driving While Griping. The penalty would be death by Griping!
Back on January 13th one of the most insane stories broke all over the country concerning a woman right here in NEPA who claims she was fired from her job for wearing a prosthetic penis (pictured at left) to work. Not a prosthetic leg or arm, but a penis. Pauline Davis filed a law suit against J&J Snack Foods Corp, a maker of frozen snacks and treats for wrongful termination. Davis was a line inspector who had been contemplating a gender switch from female to male. She had confided in a few co-workers who then told management that she was wearing the fake penis. Shortly after she was fired even though the piece did not interfere with her work performance. Davis is suing for back wages, damages for suffering and humiliation, and punitive damages, according to this week's lawsuit. Neither Davis or J&J Snacks could be reached for comment. This is just insane! First off why would they fire her for wearing a strap on under her pants and secondly why would she broadcast to fellow employees that she had a fake trouser trout on the line. It just goes to show you that co-workers are often back stabbing, no good bastards. It also not true that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
The city of Wilkes-Barre is buzzing over the purchasing of three fire trucks back in 2006. Yes, 2006. It takes the people of WB about 5 years to figure things out. It seems that a $1 million dollar donation was made by an anonymous donor for the purchase of the trucks. Mayor Leighton kept this donation a secret until now while keeping the name of the donor under wraps. Now information has come out that the city cannot find 2 of the 3 bids for the purchase. Karen Ceppa Hirko, the woman who first inquired about the fire engine purchases through a right-to-know request, said two other RFPs were received from American LaFrance of Summerville, S.C., and Pierce Manufacturing of Appleton, Wisc. The trucks were purchased from from KME-Kovatch Organization for $840,000. Now, I want to know why anybody would care where the $1 million dollars came from and why some 5 years later someone would want to know about the bids. I say shut the hell up and be happy that someone donated a million bucks for new fire trucks. The people of NEPA are never happy. They always want more and the sad thing is they actually think they are entitled to it. You are entitled to nothing so shut the hell up you greedy bastards.
It is now official, Joe Paterno has died at the age of 185, no that's 85. The Nittany Lion icon succumbed to complications from lung cancer. As all of you know, I am not a big fan of JoePa, however he won 409 games and took the Nittany Lions to 37 bowl games and two national championships. More than 250 of the players he coached went on to the NFL. Until recently, his programs were regarded as one of the tops in the nation. His credo was always "Success With Honor". This was severely tested in 2011 with charges that his former defensive guru, Jerry Sandusky has been molesting children on campus for years. I guess you are all wondering what kind of Gripe I have with this. Let me tell you. For all of those students and fans who are breaking down in tears, cut the shit. My guess would be they took the Theater and Acting major at PSU. Most of these sobbing idiots never even talked to the man let along know him personally. I expect we will see the campus shrouded in black over the next decade to two in remembrance of "Big Nose" Joe. Christ, he was a college football coach, not the Pope! Did he make a positive impact on his players lives, YES! Did he make a positive impact on every student or PSU fan, MAYBE! Did he go to the authorities to report that "The Sandman" had rear entry thrusted some kids in the showers even after his higher-ups dropped the ball, NO! College football lost a great coach. We don't need to see a spectacle made of his passing. I have mixed emotions about the death of JoePa. He was one of the greatest college football coaches of all time, but fumbled the ball at the goal line of his life. Rest In Peace!
Well, that's it. I am now drunk with Gripe and ready to take a nap. The NFC and AFC Championship games are on today. My prediction is the entire thing is fixed. The NFL wants San Fran and Baltimore in this thing so we can see the Harbaugh brothers coach against each other in the Super Harbaugh Bowl. You heard it here first.
Short and sweet - *Voter #1 at 7 o'clock...* Referendum question: *Should Wilkes-Barre switch to a Strong Tower form of government?* G'nite
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