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, April 27, 2012


As you all know by now, as the week goes by, things that happen pile up in my brain causing a back log of GRIPE. When this log jam of anger builds there is only one thing I can do.  No, going out to beat up on some poor schmuck is not the answer.  No, abusing small animals is not the answer either.  And certainly kicking your wife down the steps is not the answer.  That will only land you in the slammer.   Yep, it's time to belly up to the bar to slam down a healthy portion of GRIPE SHOTS. Doctors say that too much stress is no good for the body and a few drinks a day will not hurt you.  So grab a stool and lets slam down some GRIPE SHOTS.  Believe me you will feel much better.

 The other night I was watching the Yankees vs Rangers game and a foul ball went screaming into the stands. As it hit the seats, a young boy about 3 or 4 years old went to get the ball when a man in his 40's jumped in front of him and snatched the ball. As the kid stood there in total dismay, tears swelled up in his eyes as fans throughout the stadium booed the crap out of the guy and his wife. Everyone at the stadium expected this guy to hand the ball over to the bawling kid. Guess what, he didn't! To that I say, "Good for him". I wouldn't have given this sobbing tart the ball either. I have been going to MLB games for 48 years and I have not even gotten a sniff of a foul ball. I say it's every man for themselves when it comes to foul balls in the stands.  Would it have been nice, warm and fuzzy if the kid got the ball?  Sure, but he didn't and that's the bottom line.  Tough luck kid, maybe next time.

I read a story the other day about former State Senator Robert Mellow that just sent me through the roof.  If you remember, "Mellow Yellow" conspired between 2006 and 2010 to have staffers illegally perform duties for Friends of Bob Mellow, an organization that raised money for his re-election campaign. The group also supported some of his Democratic allies.  Prosecutors allege that the scheme cost the state Senate as much as $120,000. If so, Mellow could be sentenced to five years in prison; but don’t worry, he’ll probably serve much less time – if any.  First off, if this poncy scheme of "Mellow Yellow" cost the State Senate money, then that means it came from taxpayer dollars.  In my opinion that should be mandatory jail time....PERIOD!  The thing that swells in my gonads is this guy is collecting $11,579 per month pension for serving in the State Senate.  That’s about $139,000 each year, or more than three times the median household income in Luzerne County, based on the latest census data.  ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!  No wonder our government is flat broke!  I'm sure he is getting his health care paid for as well.  This really ticks me off!  By the way, one of "Mellow Yellow's" big supporters is Rob Mericle.  Oh boy, this shit pile gets deeper and deeper.

 Finally, it's about freakin' time PennDot started work on the Pierce St. bridge.  That thing was ready to drop into the sulfur laden waters of the Susquehanna River.  However, between this project and the Hotel Sterling debacle, traffic into the crime riddled city of Wilkes-Barre is snarled like a tooth on a cat.  The spring is not over yet and I am sick and tired of seeing the color orange.  Those bright barrels are everywhere.  In fact a GRIPE SHOT goes down to the person on Facebook who proclaimed that the orange construction barrel has been designated as the new state flower of Pennsylvania.  Soon as the weather gets nice the barrels come out.  Anyway, Penn Dot expects to replace the bridge platform by May 2014.  WHAT!  2014!  As for the Sterling, that thing will rot away and fall down on its own before anything is done by CityVest or the county.  It appears that we will have to bend over and smell the fragrance of the orange barrel flower of Pennsylvania.

Well, that's it for now.  I am tipsy with GRIPE and must go GRIPE and drive.  Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go. 

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