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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Worst Drivers In America

Slate.com has just released the the top 5 cities with the worst drivers.  They looked at years of data about traffic accidents, automotive fatalities, alcohol-related driving deaths and pedestrian strike rates as indicators of bad driving.  I love that term, pedestrian strikes.  It warms me up all over.  Here is Slate.com's top 5 cities with the worst drivers.




No. 5: Baltimore. Baltimoreans just can’t keep from running into each other. They were outside the top 10 in fatalities, DWI deaths, and pedestrian strikes, but their rate of collision couldn’t keep them out of the top five overall.
No. 4: Tampa, Fla. Tampa doesn’t do any single thing terribly, but it is consistently poor: 18th worst in years between accidents, fifth in traffic fatalities, tied for 11th in DWI fatalities, and 10th in pedestrian strikes. If the city had managed to get outside the bottom half in any individual category, Tampa residents might have avoided this distinction.
No. 3: Hialeah. The drivers of Hialeah get into a middling number of accidents, ranking 11th among the 39 candidates. But when they hit someone, they really mean it. The city finished third for fatalities. They also have a terrifying tendency to hit pedestrians.
No. 2: Philadelphia. Drivers in the city of brotherly love enjoy a good love tap behind the wheel. Second-places finishes in collisions and pedestrian strikes overwhelm their semi-respectable 16th-place ranking in DWI deaths
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No. 1: Miami. And it’s not even close. First in automotive fatalities, first in pedestrian strikes, first in the obscenity-laced tirades of their fellow drivers.

Three out of the five cities with the worst drivers are found in the Sunshine State, with Miami topping the list as the absolute worst. Miami is first in auto fatalities and pedestrian strikes and, according to Slate, first in "obscenity-lace tirades of their fellow driver". Fellow Floridian cities Hialeah, which comes in at number three, and Tampa at number four also seem to host a populace with a passion for running down pedestrians and fatal car accidents.  Miami shows up on more than just Slate.com's worst list. The Huffington Post reported that Miami also had the most hit-and-runs in Florida last year, an incredible 35 a day. Transportation for America also ranked the most dangerous cities in America to drive in, with the top four all in Florida. Maybe Floridians should look into buying heavy-duty trucks and steering clear of sidewalks.

Well, it is painfully obvious that slate.com did not come to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Scranton Area or as I like to call it the Siamese Twin Cities of despair.  Our area is overflowing with bad drivers, dumb drivers and angry drivers, very angry drivers and I must confess I am one of the angry ones.  Just this past week I was dropping my wife off at work over by the Hotel Sterling (that's a story for another day) and had just pulled over to let her out.  The light ahead of me was red and it took her about 2.6 seconds to actually get out of the car.  The idiot behind me lays on the horn and proceeds to weave to his left to go by me.  Now mind you, it is one lane due to the orange barrels blocking the way.  This lug nut weaves between the barrels and as he goes by is eye balling me hard.  Of course that sets off my road rage trigger and I start lacing this moron with a tirade of profanity only rivaled by the movie Scarface.  "Are you eye ballin' me", I yelled.  "Are you eye ballin' me you mother f*#! pile of monkey s*^#?".  As you may know, every thing is worse with the word monkey in front of it.  After about 8 seconds or so of me verbally destroying this clown, the light went green and he turned onto S. Franklin St.  No, I did not follow him so I could get the rest of my pent up anger out.  There is more, still bottled up somewhere deep in the recesses of my brain waiting to be unleashed by some nit wit.      

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The NFL - The National Felony League

It has been about 5 months since the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl and since that time, 28 players in the NFL or National Felony League have been arrested.  Now in terms of just plain numbers, 28 does not seem like a lot since there are 32 teams x 53-man roster = 1,696 total players.  If you do the math it is only 1.6% of the entire group of NFL players.  It seems like a very small percentage of players who are getting on the wrong side of the law.  However in comparison, only 2 NBA players have been arrested while 5 MLB players have been cuffed and hauled away during the same time span.  The NFL front office is in Def-con 4 over the rash of player arrests since February.  They have been counseling players and coaches while handing down huge fines and suspensions for any act that may seem criminal-like in nature.  However, these 28 nitwits thought that they could "get away with murder".  I have broken them down into categories based on their crimes.

The Brawlers
These guys just can't get enough personal violence.  If there are no players around, then they just beat their wives or girlfriends.

Ronnell Lewis (Detroit Lions): Arrested for getting in a bar fight in Oklahoma.
Adam "Pacman" Jones, (Cincinnati Bengals)  Arrested on an assault charge for allegedly punching a woman outside a club in Cincinnati.  One arrest in a long string.
Daryl Washington (Arizona Cardinals)  Arrested for aggravated assault after an alleged domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend.  He thought she was carrying the football!
Rolando McClain (Baltimore Ravens)  Arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Alabama.  He was still celebrating their Super Bowl victory.
William Moore (Atlanta Falcons)  Arrested for simple battery after allegedly grabbing a woman by the shoulder in Atlanta.  He thought she dropped a quarter.
Amari Spievey (Detroit Lions)  Arrested for third-degree assault in an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend in Connecticut.    


The Stone Cold Killer
A little bit of fame and these bone heads think they can get away with murder.

Aaron Hernandez (New England Patriots)  Arrested on murder charges for the alleged execution-style death of associate Odin Lloyd.  All I can say here is IDIOT!


The Fast & The Furious
These clowns buy fast cars and are dumb enough to think they can use them in a 25 MPH area.

Joe Lefeged (Ind. Colts)  Arrested after being in a car involved in a police chase in Washington D.C.  I bet he was leading police to a real crime.
Jason Peters (Philadelphia Eagles)  Arrested for street racing and leading police on a high-speed chase.  Heck, he had just gotten out of the new Fast & Furious movie.


Just Plain Idiots
It is hard to believe that these guys actually got a college education....or did they?

Dan Conner (NY Giants)  Possession of an offensive weapon. This blockhead tried to go through security at Philadelphia International Airport with a switchblade in his luggage.
Titus Young, (Free Agent)  Arrested on suspicion of DUI, and then arrested again on the same day May 5th for trying to steal his own car from the tow yard. Arrested less than a week later for burglary. Young formerly played for the Lions and briefly was with the Rams.  Formerly a player....PERIOD!
Cody Grimm (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)  Arrested for public intoxication in Virginia twice.  Not once but twice!
Quinton Carter (Denver Broncos)  Arrested for allegedly cheating at craps at a Vegas casino, case dismissed.  How dumb can someone be!
Javarris James (Arizona Cardinals)  Arrested for failing to appear in court in Florida.  Moron, just show up!
J’Marcus Webb (Chicago Bears)  Arrested for marijuana possession in Illinois, charges dropped.
Da’Quan Bowers (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)  Arrested for having a gun in his luggage at LaGuardia Airport, charges later reduced to disorderly conduct.  DUMB!
Michael Boley (New York Giants)  Arrested for child abuse in Alabama.  This clown should go to jail.


The DUI Gang
There would not be an NFL without the list of players arrested for Driving Under the Influence.

Joe Morgan, (New Orleans Saints) Arrested for DWI in Louisiana.
Brandon Barden (Tennessee Titans)  Arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving his car off the road in Georgia.
Trumaine Johnson (St. Louis Rams)  Arrested for misdemeanor DUI in Montana.
Evan Rodriguez (Chicago Bears)  Arrested for DUI, speeding and “improper lane usage”.
Al Netter (San Francisco 49ers)  Arrested for DUI in California.      

The J - E - T - S.....Jets, Jets, Jets
Looks like Sexy Rexy needs to swing the hammer down. 

Claude Davis -  Arrested for marijuana possession in New Jersey.
Mike Goodson - Arrested on drug and gun charges in New Jersey.
Cliff Harris - Arrested for marijuana possession in New Jersey.

The Hapless Browns
At least the Bowns are good at something.

Armonty Bryant  Arrested for DUI in Oklahoma.
Quentin Groves  Arrested for solicitation in a prostitution sting in Ohio.  Oh C'mon, everybody needs a little.
Ausar Walcott  Arrested for attempted murder after punching a man outside a club in New Jersey.  The guy must have been a Bengals fan.
Desmond Bryant   Arrested for criminal mischief in Miami.  Mischievous little imp.

There you have it, the list of arrests over the past several months in the National Felony League.  These NFL nimrods are out of control.  The fame and fortune turns them into total idiots who think that they are above the law.  In my opinion the law should throw the book at each and every one of these guys to serve as a wake up call for all professional athletes and the people who look up to them.  I for one am sick and tired of these pin heads making a boat load of money for playing a sport and then doing dumb things like committing crimes. 
      



   
  

 

 

  

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Obama's $7 Billion Gift

As most of you know by now, I am not a big fan of the republican party.  I didn't like Reagan, Bush Sr. or W.  In fact I am amazed that I liked Abe Lincoln.  If you didn't know he was a republican.  I did not vote for Insane McCain or Mitt "Nit Wit" Romney.  I voted for our current president, Barack Obama.  I thought he was the best person other than Hillary Clinton to get us out of this mess the republicans left us in.  However, after reading this story from the Mr. Conservative web site I am beginning to wonder?  This was sent to me by our conservative republican friend Chris "Strawberry" Fields.    

$7 BILLION of our tax dollars will be sent to Africa.
The new expenditure was announced by President Obama on Sunday, during his vacation to Africa at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. During his announcement, the president said the US needs to “up our game” when it comes to Africa.  Well, $7 billion is certainly stepping up our game…

Obama said America will be spending this money to give electric power to Africans.  “My own nation will benefit enormously if you reach your full potential,” Obama said. Well, isn’t that a convenient way to spin it, Mr. President.  During the speech he introduced the $7 billion “Power Africa” initiative. Two-thirds of the people living in sub-Saharan Africa do not have electricity, according to Gayle Smith, Obama’s senior director for development and democracy.
Six countries will be the primary targets: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania. 

George W. Bush also supports such programs throughout Africa, and will be in Tanzania next week. The White House did not deny that the two might connect in the continent at some point.
Obama also spoke about starvation in Africa. He said he’d like to see the US become more involved in food and health programs in the continent.  The week-long trip to Africa is Obama’s most lengthy trip to the continent since becoming president. He will not, however, be paying a visit to Kenya, where his father is from.


Chris's propaganda machine has been in full swing over the past few months.  If you read the article you would have noticed that one of your "MAIN MEN" George W. supports this program.  He is even going to make a visit to Tanzania next week in support of the U.S. getting more involved with helping Africa.

I have two thoughts on this, first is our country cannot afford to just hand over $7,000,000,000 to anyone.  We need to start worrying about ourselves for a change.  However, I think there is an alternative motive here.  Northern Africa is infested with terrorists and extremists who hate the United States.  By making good with South Africa, we can eventually place military bases or intelligence outposts there so we can keep a close eye on these maniacs in the north.  Build up the love and then take advantage of them until they turn on you.  AH, the American way.