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, December 28, 2012

Death By Dangling - The 38DD Killer

Franziska Hansen
Every so often when I am doing research on a topic that is really ticking me off I run across a story that makes me smile.  Well, I ran across this one that made me grin from ear to ear.  This one actually came from yourjewishnews.com.
A man claims he was nearly killed after his girlfriend choked him with her over sized chest, according to court proceedings.  A high-flying lawyer fled in terror naked after his girlfriend used her 38DDs in an attempt to kill him, a German court has heard.  Tim Schmidt, 30, said his girlfriend, Franziska Hansen, 33, mounted her assault while they were having sex because she was jealous of his successful career.  She denies the charge of attempted murder with a deadly weapon after the incident in the city of Unna in May. According to her, it was a sex game gone wrong and Schmidt panicked.  He told the court he was admiring her large chest closely when she suddenly stuck his head between her chest and squeezed hard. Schmidt was smothered and began to panic as he struggled to breathe, the court heard. 

Schmidt told the court: "I was sitting there and I was kissing her chest when suddenly she grabbed my head in pushed it between her chest and held my head with all her might. I could not breathe, I must have turned blue. I could not tear myself free and thought I was going to die."  He managed to pull free from the clutches of his girlfriend and run naked into the street. A neighbor allowed him to call the police from his home.  Hansen later admitted the plot during a phone conversation, he said. She said: "Treasure. I wanted your death to be as pleasant as possible."

A murder caught on film.
Every ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME!  She actually tried to kill the guy with her 38DD's!  I have to say, if there was a way to go, this would be it.  From what I hear, the IBA (International Boob Association) has come forward with a statement against the banning of any breasts bigger than a 36C.  Seymour Areola, the President of the IBA released a statement that said, "The only way to fight against cannons of this caliber is with more cannons of this caliber".  In a counter statement, Tina Samlley-Tatas the founder of The Organization Against Malicious Melons said that these large caliber weapons should not be allowed on the streets.  There is no reason for anyone to own a set of 38DD's.  "If its more than a mouthful it's a waste".  Governments from around the globe will be gathering in Zurich, Switzerland next month to take a hard look at this topic along with the effects of global warming on the hairless beaver.        

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Birthday R2G

I can't believe that I forgot!  I failed to remember that on Wednesday, December 19th the R2G turned 3 years old.  WOW!  It's been quite a run so far.  Just think, back in 2009 we started it all off with Griping about the ACLU filing and injunction to have Luzerne County take down their Christmas and Hanukkah decorations.  That one really ticked me off!  We have Griped numerous national, state and local topics ranging from news to sports to everyday life.  We have had people agree with our Gripes while others thought we were idiots.  It's been a great 3 years for the R2G.  We added special side features like the Pic of the Week, WTF, Schmuck of the Week and The Poll Question.  During the past years, we have added a Facebook page and then were banned twice!  YES!  We have readers from many countries including the U.S., U.K., Russia, Canada, France, Ukraine, Australia, Spain, India and China.  We have had 34,039 hits over the years with the #1 Gripe being The Zombie Apocalypse.  You read that right, The Zombie Apocalypse.  This Gripe has gotten 3691 hits since it was posted on May 31st of this year and climbing.  Its been a great 3 years fro the R2G and I hope 2013 is even better.  I want to take this time to thank all of our readers for checking in and Griping right along with us.  Just remember, you have The Right To Gripe and I suggest that you do so right here.       

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Guest Gripe - Those Cheap Casino Bastards

I recently received a Gripe from one of our readers which I wanted to pass everyone's way.  This one came in from Tracy A. from the Back Mountain.

I'm pissed and I need all of you griper's opinion. Here's the situation. Let me know what you think. My husband has a PT job at the casino.  It's his second job and he works harder than anyone I know, which is besides the point, but, anyway, they had a holiday party for their employees last Sunday. So we decided to go since Sunday is the only day we both have off from work. The party was down on the track, outside, in the rain...no tent...did they really expect everyone to sit on the wet chairs while eating in the darkness and rain? And on the menu was hot dogs and nachos with chili or cheese...btw, the banquet room was not being used that night. Are you freakin kidding me? WTF!!!!! We left immediately and went to Bar Louies instead. Was that the whole idea? OR are they really that cheap, or just a bunch of morons. Whom ever organized that event should be embarressed..shame on you.

Tracy, I could not agree more.  The Mohegan Sun Casino rakes in more money than the country of Denmark and they throw a totally lame holiday party for their hard working employees.  This makes me sick to my stomach!  Someone should have led the workers in revolt and broke into the money room to take a holiday bonus.

Assault Weapons

In the wake of the Shandy Hook massacre, the topic of gun control has taken center stage throughout the United States.  The major question everyone is asking is should we ban the ownership of assault weapons and semi-automatic handguns like the AR-15 and .40-caliber Glock?  These are automatic and semi-automatic guns that can either fire multiple rounds with one pull of the trigger or as quickly as you can pull the trigger.  I am a hunter and a gun owner myself.  However, I just cannot understand why anyone would want or need an assault rifle or even a pistol other than to just have one.  These guns are very expensive and you can't hunt with one.  It just does not make any sense to me.  Here are a few facts surrounding mass murders and assault weapons.       

Since 1982, there have been 62 mass murders covering 30 states. 

Of the 142 guns possessed by the killers, more than three quarters were obtained legally. The arsenal included dozens of assault weapons and semiautomatic handguns. 

Half of the cases involved school or workplace shootings (12 and 19, respectively); the other 31 cases took place in locations including shopping malls, restaurants, government buildings, and military bases. Forty four of the killers were white males.

Only one of them was a woman in Goleta, Calif., in 2006.

The average age of the killers was 35, though the youngest among them was a mere 11 years old with the majority being mentally ill and displaying signs of it.

I know people will say that they need these weapons to protect themselves.  To this I say, "Bull Hon-key"!  If you are securing your weapon correctly, you should have either a trigger or muzzle lock on the handgun or your rifle should be locked in a gun safe or cabinet.  If an intruder enters your home, you would have to find your key, unlock the gun or cabinet and load it before the criminal finds you.  I think you would lose hereIf you are not securing your weapon correctly, then shame on you and it should be taken away.  By not securing a weapon correctly, you leave a chance for a child to get a hold of it and we all know what happens there.  I will also hear that we have the constitutional right to bear arms.  Common, this does not pertain anymore.  The founding fathers gave us this right only because the continental army was not able to provide weapons and some of the fighters were militia.  People also back then needed guns to hunt for their food as well.  The bottom line here is most of the mass killings in the U.S. are committed with assault weapons.  These guns should only be in the hands of trained people like the police or the military...PERIOD.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Evil Comes to Newtown

Yesterday, pure evil entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  The devil himself entered this wholesome school filled with innocent children who were learning math, science and Christmas Carols for the school show.  They had so much to look forward to in life and Satan himself came a calling.  Evil in it's most horrific form came to Sandy Hook in the guise of a mentally disturbed individual named Adam Lanza.  He was a 20 year old who suffered from a personality disorder and lived with his mother.  Lanza first killed his own mother in cold blood and then took her guns to the school where he slaughtered 20 children and 6 adults.  He also changed the lives of every student and every parent in the small town of Newtown.  Children will never mentally be the same while their parents will always be looking over their shoulders because of his carnage.  Why?  Why would he enter an elementary school and open fire on not one, but two classrooms full of children.  Why did he kill his own mother?  What went through his head as he pulled the triggers of two hand guns?  We will never know because police found Adam Lanza dead by his own doing.  He took the cowards way out, the only thing he could do after performing such a cowardly act.

Yes, evil came to Newtown yesterday.  It came to a town that had only one homicide in ten years.  It made children hide in closets and classroom corners in fear that their precious lives would be ended.  It had police running with children down hallways with their eyes closed so they would not see the blood and broken glass.  Evil had parents lined up outside wondering if their child would be walking out or coming out in a body bag.  Evil had a community of 27,000 people in tears yesterday over what was the second largest school shooting ever.  Why would the devil pick this quiet little community to perform his diabolical acts?  We will never know.  The one thing I do know, evil will never prevail.  Lucifer set forth a dastardly plan yesterday, but failed to realize that people will band together.  They went and prayed all over the country last night.  In small towns and big towns.  In cities and rural farm towns.  Evil came to Newtown yesterday, but he won't stay.  He will move on to another town.  He will enter the sole of another disturbed and weakened individual to do his bidding.  It will happen again. Today, tomorrow or a year from now, evil will come a knocking.  We will all grieve, but in the end we will band together for at least a few days to drive evil away.            

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Repairman Cometh....NOT!

Every year I call the furnace repair company to come to my house to clean my furnace.  Let me tell you that it is important to have your furnace cleaned every year.  Anyway, I had the appointment set up for today, Friday at high noon.  I left work at about 11:30 so I would be home in time to greet the guy at the door.  As I sat at my kitchen table reading the paper, time was ticking closer and closer to 12 noon.  It was 11:45, no repairman.  11:50, nothing yet. 11:55, still nothing.  Finally high noon, he must be on the porch right now.  No, he's not.  I waited and waited and waited, 15, 20 minutes went by.  Finally, my cell phone rings and guess who it is?  You got it, the furnace repairman.  He was calling to inform me that he would not be able to make it due to an emergency.  ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!  I left work, drove home and now you are not coming!  Of course, this is typical.  When you call the cable company, gas, water or electric company they always give you the "The repair man will be there sometime between 8 and 1 or 12 and 5".  I am sick and tired of this crap!  Why can't these clowns narrow the time down to at least a one hour range.  Hell, you have to take a day off from work when you need something done.  I love it when they give you the 12 to 5 hour time range and then show up right at 5.  If I knew that I could have gotten a full day of work in.  It also sends me into a lather when they show up and they don't have the parts.  This means you have to set up another appointment and burn another vacation day.  This drives me insane!  The icing on the cake is when the repair job takes about 20 minutes and they whack you a C-note or more.  The bottom line here is these companies have you by the short hairs and they know it.  They can spew out any time range they like because they know you need them to repair your broken item.  Do they give a rats behind....NO!  They string us along like lemmings toward the cliff.  I for one am sick and tired of this.  It simply sets my testicular region a blaze.          

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Heisman Trophy - What A Joke!

Heisman Trophy
Last night I sat down with a cold beer with high hopes that a Notre Dame football player would be inducted into what used to be one of the most exclusive clubs in college football.  You see, Notre Dame has the more Heisman winners than any other university.  In 1943, Angelo Bertelli became the first Fighting Irish player to win the award.  He was followed by John Lujack in 1947, Leon Hart in 1949, John Lattner in 1953, Paul Hornung in 1956, John Huarte in 1964 and Tim Brown in 1987.   The Heisman Trophy, an award that heralds the best player in college football.  When you go to the Heisman web site, the first words you read are, "The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work."  Words to play a sport by as well to live by.  By receiving this award, a player is lifted into another realm, the world of greatness in the sport that he plays, college football.  Other past winner include Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Bo Jackson and Barry Sanders, all who went on to have outstanding Hall of Fame NFL careers.  The award should epitomize all that is good and pure in college football.

Manziel, Teo and Klein
Yea, right!  As I sat down with my cold one last night, I was first submitted to 52 minutes of ESPN's Heisman propaganda.  The award takes about 2 minutes to give away, but ESPN uses one full hour to interview the 3 candidates, their families, past Heisman winners and to give their worthless opinions on how great each one of the nominees played throughout the season.  Last night we had 3 very good college football players, Colin Klein (Kansas St.), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) and Manti Teo (Notre Dame).  Of course I was pulling hard for Manti since I am a die hard Irish fan.  This year, Teo won six major awards, The Dick Butkus for the top linebacker, Bronco Nagurski Award for the nations top defensive player, Vince Lombardi/Rotary Award for the best lineman / linebacker, The Bednarik for the top defensive player, The Walter Camp for player of the year and the Maxwell for the nations most outstanding player.  He was the first defensive player to win the Maxwell since 1980, ending a string of 9 straight quarterbacks. 

Manti Teo
As I waited in anticipation of another Heisman coming into the Notre Dame fold, I thought how can Teo not win this award.  He won six major awards while Johnny Manziel won the Davey O'Brien Trophy for the top quarterback and Colin Klein won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm.  It has to be a lock.  I'm putting the house on this one.  Then I realized that a pure defensive player has never won the Heisman.  I remembered that it has become an award for the offensive player who can tally up the most stats usually against meatball teams who cannot defend their grandmothers. Hell, 10 out of the last 11 winners have been quarterbacks.  Among these 10 QB winners were Chris "Wee Willie" Weinke, Eric "Itchy" Crouch, Jason "Who Is This" White, Matt "INT" Leinart, Troy Smith and Tim Tebow.  Genuflect when you see or hear the name Tim Tebow.  All of these players either never made it to the NFL or are total busts.  However, they all tossed up huge statistics which earned them the Heisman. 

Let's face it, the Heisman Trophy has become the joke of all of sports.  It is a popularity contest with nothing but offensive stats determining the winner.  Did Johnny Manziel throw up (and I did) big numbers.  You bet.  He completed 237 of 400 passes or 59.2% for 3419 yards and 24 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions.  He also rushed 184 times for 1184 yards or 6.4 yards per carry and 19 touchdowns.  He broke the beloved SEC record with 4600 total yards which was previously held by Cam "Shaft" Newton.  He did this all as a freshman.  Oh, by the way, a freshman has not won this award in it's 78 years of existence. These are very impressive stats and that is the single, misguided reason he won the Heisman.  Johnny Manziel will be added to the list of recent Heisman winners who will fall into the abyss of obscurity.  To the Heisman voters I say, "Shame on you"!  Your inability to look past the statistics and to avoid looking deep into the heart of a true college football player who loves the game for what it is supposed to be is unforgivable.                         

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Gripe Shots

It's been some time since I posted some Gripes here on the R2G.  It's not that I don't have any, it's just a busy time of the season for Griping.  However, after reading the paper and watching the news all week, I am ready to explode.  The Gripe has built up to an apocalyptic level and I am ready to let loose.  When this happens you all know what it means.  No, I did not go out to rob a bank, shoot an idiot motorist or blow up a government building.  Instead I pulled up a stool, summoned the Gripe-tender and had him pour me a few Gripe Shots.

1.  I am sick and tired of all this talk about the SEC Conference when it comes to college football.  Notre Dame has an undefeated season and will play in the National Championship but the so-called experts already have them losing the game to either Alabama or Georgia.  ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!  What makes these bozo's so confident that the winner of the SEC championship game will be the National Champion.  According to MY scientific college football poll, Notre Dame is 1st, Alabama is 4th and Georgia is 9th.  I have Stanford at 2, Oregon at 3 and Kansas St rounding out the top 5.  You may think I'm crazy, but the numbers don't lie and the Pollsters do.  I say bring on Alabama and we will see.  I hope Notre Dame wins the game on January 7th so all of these clowns can eat crow.

2.  Everyone has their panties in a bunch with all of the layoffs that Mayor Leighton has put into his 2013 budget.  The city will layoff 11 firefighters and 4 DPW employees to help shave over $2 million dollars of expense from their budget.  Now first off let me just say this.  I don't ever want to see people lose their jobs especially at this time of year.  However, it appears that the city has been overstaffed for several years which along with idiotic spending has created a deficit for the city.  It appears that the city has been working with 16 to 17 firefighters on duty per shift with the minimum being 11 per shift.  They will continue to staff all three fire stations 24 hours per day with 12 to 13 firefighters per shift which is above the minimum.  Now call me cynical but welcome to the real world.  Many if not all businesses are laying people off and working with smaller staffing.  Again, I don't want to see anybody lose their job, but it is time for cities and towns to make some difficult decisions.

3.  Several weeks ago, New Jersey and New York were devastated by Superstorm Sandy.  Many homes were destroyed and people were without water and heat for many weeks.  It was a once in a lifetime Superstorm which left people in dire need of help.  Help, something our federal government is good at.  We helped countries like Haiti, Chile and Japan when earthquakes and tsunami's hit them hard over the past few years.  What I want to know is who has helped the U.S. and the people along the Atlantic coast?  The answer:  NOBODY I KNOW OF!  We are always the first bleeding heart country to open up our empty pocketbooks to toss relief to those in need.  Now we could use a little help and the rest of the world has not ponied up to help.  To them I say, "Go to hell you filthy bastards"!  Next time somebody needs help we should tell them to go somewhere else.  The American well of charity is dry.

4.  One last Gripe.  Merry Christmas to Mayor Leighton and the City of Wilkes-Barre.  The lunk heads in city hall decided to kill the free holiday parking on the meters around town along with raising the rates.  Great move Ex Lax.  Let's bend over GQ public one more time to jam it in our cans.  I know the city is in dire straights financially, but c;mon don't bang the people again.  I know that I will not shop in downtown WB this Christmas.  Why should I pump my hard earned money into a filthy meter when I can park for free at the Mall or the Arena Hub.

There you have it, I feel better now that I have slammed down a few Gripe Shots.  Coming up over the next few weeks, we will throw down some Holiday Gripe.