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!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Gripe - Back

This response to yesterday's Gripe Shots came in via Facebook.  Yes, the R2G is on Facebook, but not on Twitter.  I need someone to fill me on what the usefulness of Twitter.

Tim "PA Jugallo" writes - Ahhh Lauren the Lips..... where was she when I was in high school? But Jim no punishment is harsh enough for the .... I don't want to call her a lady because that insinuates she's human and anything that can do that shit to animals isn't human. I do like the idea of her being eaten alive as food for the dogs but looking at her she probably doesn't taste good and it might get the doggies sick.  

I have to agree with the getting the dogs sick part.  Maybe we could use her corpse as fertilizer at Hillside Farms.

I also received this feedback from Chris "Strawberry" Fields.  It was two words along with the picture on the left. 
 Chris, I will agree with you there.  This punk is nothing but a gutless coward.  This ass monkey should have both his hands cut off and then Clorox bleach poured on the bleeding stumps.  Here is the actual story courtesy of the Baton Rouge Crime News web site called Red Stick.
 The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested Joshua Gonzalez, 30, 6161 Royal Palms, Gonzalez, LA, Monday after he allegedly committed battery on a female acquaintance.According to a report, Gonzalez and the victim returned home from a Christmas party Sunday night. The victim told investigators that Gonzalez was angry because the victim was talking too much to Gonzalez’s brother during the party.
The victim stated that an argument ensued which escalated into a physical attack. The victim went into the bathroom followed by Gonzalez who “grabbed her by the hair and slammed her face into the bathroom sink,” according to the report. This caused a large laceration above the victim’s right eye. The victim called a friend of hers and told him that “there was blood everywhere.” The victim’s friend came to the home to help her after fearing she was in danger.
As the victim’s friend was arriving, Gonzalez walked out of the apartment, saw him at the bottom of the stairs then went back into his apartment and got his shotgun, according to the report. The victim’s friend told her to get in his truck and they backed away from Gonzalez, who was reportedly pointing the shotgun at him and the victim. The two were able to leave the area without further incident.
After leaving, the victim and her friend stated that they saw that Gonzalez following them in his vehicle. They were able to lose Gonzalez and proceed to Ochsner Hospital on O’Neal Lane for medical treatment. The victim received about 5 stitches to close the wound on her face.
During an interview with investigators, the victim’s friend stated that he also received a call from the victim back in October stating that Gonzalez had struck her then.
Investigators, with the help of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, located Gonzalez at his parents home. He was detained by the APSO and turned over to the Baton Rouge Police.
Gonzalez was charged with 2nd Degree Battery and Aggravated Assault. He was then transported to the EBR Parish Prison where he was released a short time later after posting a $40,000 bond.
 There you have it, feedback from our Gripers.  Keep it coming!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


WOW, have the Gripes been piling up over the past few days.  It's seems that people have lost their minds.  When the mind goes and things pile up, it means that it is time to "Line Em' Up.  It's time to sit back, grab a glass and summon your favorite Gripetender.  I need it bad!  I need to slam down a few GRIPE SHOTS.
Lauren Harrington-Cooper

I see that WVW teacher Lauren Harrington-Cooper is back in the news.  No surprise here.  If you remember several weeks ago Cooper was arrested and charged with institutional assault for having sex with an 18 years old senior student at the Taj Mahal in Plymouth.  Why, why is the WVW HS in that dump of a town Plymouth.  Sorry, I got side tracked.  Now "Lips Lauren" has been charged with sexual contact with a student and the corruption of a minor.  It appears that performed oral sex on the senior three times and had intercourse with him twice, the alleged victim told authorities. When questioned by law enforcement, the teacher allegedly admitted to picking up the senior, driving around and having intercourse twice in her vehicle and oral sex once in her vehicle.  Apparently the parents of the 17 year old boy found explicit text and email messages from "Lips" to the boy.  At first, I want to say, a two thumbs up for the boys.  Scoring with the hot teacher!  However, what the hell is wrong with this woman?  She is a teacher for gods sake!  She can't be doing this kind of stuff.  At least wait until the guys graduate you moron.  There are tons of high octane, testosterone filled boys over 18 who would love to take care of your needs.  Furthermore, how dumb can you be to put this stuff in writing?  And she was teaching the youth of the West Side.
Karen A. Reilly
I normally would save this one for the Schmuck of the Week, but it enraged me so much I just had to GRIPE IT!  Karen A. Reilly of Heisz St in Edwardsville was charged with 31 counts of animal cruelty and 19 counts of not having dogs licensed and vaccinated after authorities discovered 11 live dogs in a trailer on Echo Valley Drive.  As he approached the trailer a Kingston Twp Police Officer said, "It had the smell of death".  Once inside, authorities found 11 live dogs along with the bodies of 3 dead dogs.  The entire trailer was infested with maggots, flies, fleas and rotting flesh.  Fecal waste material was several inches deep in most areas and there was no food or water.  After her arrest, Reilly stated that she was trying to save money so she could have two other dogs cremated.  WHAT!  WHAT!  ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!  This woman should be pistol whipped to within an inch of her worthless life.  Then drawn and quartered on Public Square.  After that, the dogs that she made suffer should be made a big meal out of her useless flesh.  I just don't know how people can do this to animals.  Right now I want to hunt this piece of garbage down and rip her lungs out.

Finally, I have had enough with Channel 16 and their news broadcasts.  There is news at 4:30am, 5:00am, 5:30am, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm.  During all of these useless news broadcasts, they sensationalize the smallest story as if it was worthy of national headlines.  Case in point, on Friday morning, they led with the river levels.  They led in with that if we had a quick thaw there could be river troubles.  Of course this riles up all of the gullible Senior Citizens and they start running for the hills.  When the switched over to Tom "The Corpse" Clark he reported that the Susquehanna River may crest at 15 feet and there would be nothing to worry about.  If there is nothing to worry about then how is this even news?  When we are scheduled for 1 to 3 inches of snow they make it out to be equal to the blizzard of 93.  This fires up the old cronies to run for bread and milk.  Channel 16 promotes themselves as the news station, but in reality they are just a few boneheads trying to get viewers by sensationalizing yocal local stories.  By the way, I love the way people threaten to call 16 if they don't get what they want in the retail sector.  Go ahead and call you filthy bastards.  I ain't a scared of them.

That's it for now.  I actually do have more, but I'm cramping up and my blood pressure is rising as I type.  However, I do feel a little bit better.  This Channel 16 stuff really drives me up the wall.  I do like the Talkback 16 though.  It really shows the Neanderthal like mentality of the Valley.      

Saturday, January 4, 2014

PA Potato Laws

I love potato's.  Coming from an Irish family, potato's were always a part of our meals.  We has mashed, fried, baked, twice baked, Potato's O'Brien, french fries, Tater Tots and Scalloped potato's.  We had potato pancakes and potato's in almost all of the casseroles that my mother made.  I love potato's.  Growing up I became intimately close to this wonderful tuber.  I learned to peel potato's, slice potato's, mash potato's and even dice potato's.  As I grew older I learned how to make homemade french fries and those delicious potato pancakes.  In fact I still replicate my grandmothers recipe for the cakes.  I thought that I knew everything there was about potato's.  Boy, was I wrong.

This past week I learned that the ass backward state of Pennsylvania has a law in place that regulates the sizes of the packages that potato's are sold in.  Over all of these years of buying bags of potato's, it never crossed my mind that there would actually be a state regulated bag size on potato's.  It appears that in PA, stores can only sell spuds in quantities of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50 and increments of 100 pounds thereafter.  Here is the actual law.

§ 4138. Potatoes.
(a) Increments of weight.--All potatoes packed for sale,
offered or exposed for sale in this Commonwealth shall be
packaged in containers of net avoirdupois weights of 3, 5, 10,
15, 20, 25, 50 and 100 pounds and multiples of 100 pounds.
Packages in units of less than three pounds shall be permitted.
(b) Exceptions.--The provisions of this section shall not
apply to:
(1) potatoes offered to the consumer at retail from
bulk stock;
(2) the sale of potatoes to processors or for export;
(3) the sale of peeled, cut or sliced potatoes, or
frozen or dehydrated potatoes, or precooked dehydrated or
dried potatoes;
(4) the sale of seed potatoes; or
(5) the sale of sweet potatoes or yams.

So if you want any other amount of packaged potato's, you are S.O.L.  You can't get 8 pounds, 12 pounds or 24 pounds.  This is something that I did not know until I heard that the Pennsylvania Legislature is debating on removing these packaging restrictions.  My first question was, "Why restrictions on packaging sizes"?  After researching this on the web for over an hour I came up with who the hell knows.  I could not find when or why it was passed.  Even Ask Jeeves did not have the answer.  What I do know is that 10 pounds of bagged potato's is usually a bit to much.  You use about all but 2 or 3 and then forget they are there.  Weeks later you open up a cupboard and the stench of rotting potato's hits you hard right in the snoot.  There is no worse of a smell than rotting spuds.  My stomach is turning just thinking about it.  My second question is why does the yam get all of the love here?  The regular potato is getting a hose job all around.  I could not figure this one out either.  Yams don't have to be bagged?  I don't like Yams anyway.

So what is the bottom line on all of this?  Well, as usual, Pennsylvania has a dumb law on the books and it probably took a century for someone to see it.  Potato farmers in PA grow over 200,000 tons of spuds every year and sales are way down due to all of this crazy low carb diet stuff.  The farmers and the potato co-ops lobbied Harrisburg and found a dunderhead to spearhead their cause.  Very soon we will see 8 pound bags at the cost of what is now a 10 pound bag.  The PA potato consumer is about to get boned.  Potato lovers, BEND OVER!