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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!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

America Is Beautiful

Last Monday there was plenty of talk around town about the Super Bowl.  Just about everyone thought it was a total bust from the game to the half time show to the commercials.  Most of these conversations ended with, "Hey, what did you think of that Coke commercial"?  Many, after careful consideration said that they were offended by it and shame on Coke for doing it.  In case you missed it, Coke had several young bi-lingual American women sing America The Beautiful in another language.  In a spot called It's Beautiful, this patriotic tune was sung in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, Hindi, Hebrew, Keres, Senegalese-French and Arabic.  This set the country on its ear which solicited many opinions on Facebook and Twitter.  Even the mainstream media got involved as did our politicians.  For days, this was a hot topic all over the country. 

So why all the hub bub?  Well, in the eyes of many Americans, the song America The Beautiful is sacred and should only be sung in English.  In my mind there are only two other patriotic songs more sacred, God Bless America and The National Anthem.  Should they be sung in English only?  Sure, but I get what Coke was doing here.  America has always been a melting pot of all ethnic backgrounds.  People from all over the word aspire to come to America.  Two of the girls that had parts responded to all of this by saying,      

"The message that we're sending through this video is so beautiful, that we are all the same," said Sushmitha, who sings in Hindi, in a YouTube video posted by Coca-Cola. "We just have different backgrounds and that's OK."

Everybody, they want to come into America to be free and make friends and just be happy," said Natalie, who sang in Hebrew,
I have to admit, I have no problem with this at all.  I thought the commercial was tastefully done and sent the message that we are all Americans.  Even with all our shortcomings, we all love our country and would defend it with our lives.  It doesn't matter what language we sing it in, America id beautiful and no one can take it away from us.  Heck, the seal of The United States of America is printed with a foreign language on it....E Pluribus Unum.  Which by the way is Latin for "Out of many, one".  I bet all of those haters out there forgot about this little tid-bit.  To sum this all up, grow up people and smell your stench emanating from your own filthy spewing pie hole.  It will turn your own stomach so "SHUT THE HELL UP"!  I say you go Coke. You have everybody talking about your product and that is marketing genius.    

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