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!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th Of July

On this day, we celebrate our nations independence.  The day we officially became a nation, no more British, no more taxation without representation, no more king or queen to tell us what to do.  As I sit here listening to Don McLean's American Pie, I can't help but to think about our troops all around the world.  I especially think about one soldier who spent a year in Iraq where she sustained a back injury in the line of duty.  This soldier since returning home has gotten nothing but a run around from the V.A. in treating this injury.  While performing her duties, she herniated a disc and also sustained 2 bulging disc's in her lower vertebrae.  The V.A. doctors have delayed for almost 2 years now in any type of permanent treatment to relieve the pain and numbness that radiates down her legs.  These pin heads have given her pain killers and muscle relaxers, but like myself she does not really want to be doped up all day and night.  The doctors have prescribed multiple rounds of physical therapy which has not relieved any of the pain.  It would appear that the next logical step would be surgery.  Believe me I know, I went through this entire process with bulging disc's in my back.  However, the brain surgeons up at the V.A. will not take the next step to prescribe surgery stating that she is "too young".  WHAT!  WHAT!  ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!  To young?  I never heard of anything so ridiculous!  This former soldier is in her late 20's is in my opinion a perfect candidate for spinal surgery.  Why would you wait until you are older and less likely to recover correctly.  Young people are stronger and more apt to fully recover from this type of surgery.  Why the doctors at the V.A. won't take this next step is beyond me.

After hearing about how this soldier is being treated I just wonder if all our other injured troops are being given the run around on treatment?  My guess would be YES!  These people in most cases volunteer to serve our great nation by putting their lives on the line in some god forsaken country overseas.  The least out government can do is properly treat them for any injuries they get while serving.  Instead, it appears that they get nothing but the run around and they deserve better.  For this particular soldier I say lets get the surgery scheduled so she can get back to leading a normal life.  Stop screwing around with pain killers and muscle relaxers.  Being all hopped up on this crap is no way to live.  Believe me I know.  I went through it.  I also know what this soldier is going through because I speak with her almost every day.  She is my daughter.  She volunteered to go to Iraq and for that I give her all of the credit in the world.  So on this 4th of July, don't just think about fire works and patriotic songs.  Think about our troops overseas as well as our troops who are now home.  Think of the troops who put their lives on the line for our freedom.  Think about the founding fathers and the patriots who also volunteered to fight the tyranny of the British.  If they didn't take up arms to rebel, we would not be celebrating our independence today.    

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