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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, January 13, 2012

LCB - Drunk For More Money

Boy, do I have a Gripe with the Pa. Liquor Control Board otherwise known as the LCB. On Wednesday, the LCB voted to raise the prices on Wine and Spirits sold in the state. Spokeswoman for the LCB, Stacey Witalec stated that the prices have not been increased for 18 months and must be raised due to the poor economy. Oh boy, they have not raised prices in 18 whole months! What a shame! Anyway, depending on what type of booze you like will determine how much the price goes up. Some will go up $0.50 while some like the 12-year old vintage Jameson Irish Whiskey will see an increase of $5.00 a bottle. Guess what I like to drink? You got it, the 12-year old vintage Jameson Irish Whiskey. Doesn't that figure! Boned again for having some class! The LCB will raise the prices on some 313 items which are found in all Wine & Spirits shops throughout the Commonwealth with the highest increase of $240 coming on a 750 ml bottle of Hennessy Cognac Paradis. The LCB claims that the vendors themselves have requested this hike due to higher costs to make, market and ship their products. Do I believe that the vendors requested this increase, NO! The price hike, said board spokeswoman Stacey Witalec, would create about an additional $3.9 million annually in profit and $2 million in tax revenue for the state. There you go! That's more like it! Blame it on the invisible vendors while the state grabs the money bag and runs.

Frankly, I think this just plain STINKS! It seems whenever the state needs some extra cash, they either tax or raise the prices on gasoline, cigarettes or alcohol. If they keep up these shenanigans, We The People will no longer be able to afford to have a little fun. Hell, they lowered the legal drunk limit so low all you have to do is smell a beer and you are considered drunk behind the wheel. Pretty soon, there will be no fun to be had and that is when all hell will break loose. Once these jug heads in Harrisburg start tampering with my booze, watch the hell out! We All know what happened during Prohibition! People will start making their own hooch to drink and sell on the side. Hell, I brew my own beer on occasion as a hobby, but may soon do it more often instead of buying it. I could easily fashion up a still in my garage. A friend of the R2G, Mike P and his wife make their own wine and brandy and have compiled quite a wine selection. The bottom line here is when will it all stop? When will the government stop whacking We The People every time they need some money to piss away. I'll tell you when...when we rise up and storm the government buildings to take over, that's when. It's time we get common sense government in place and NOW! They need to stop hitting us in the pocket book of fun!

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