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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!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day - The Top 10 Most Evil Women

Once a year we buy gifts and pamper those women who took care of us for so many years, our Mothers. Some dads and their kids will go out shopping to buy flowers or jewelery for their moms. Some will take their mothers out for a nice dinner while others will let their moms feast with breakfast in bed. These women deserve the best on Mothers Day because they brought us into the world and nurtured us into the people that we are today. Most mothers like many women are loving, caring and compassionate. They make sure we have that lunch which was packed with love. I remember that bologna and cheese sandwich that always tasted so good simply because my mother made it. She always claimed that it was so good because she added a little love to the formula. Over the span of time, mothers have always been the focal point of the family. Holding everything together just seemed to be part of the job. Women seem to be wired for this monumental challenge. However, history has also taught us that women can sometimes be quite the opposite. So on this Mothers Day, I give you the Top 10 Most Evil Women that ever lived on planet Earth.

10. Queen Mary I: Mary was the only child of Henry VII and Catherine of Aragon to live past infancy. Mary is remembered for temporarily and violently returning England to Catholicism. Many prominent Protestants were executed on her command for their beliefs leading to her moniker of Bloody Mary. Ah, now you know where the drink got its name from.

9. Myra Hindley:  This wonderful woman along with Ian Brady were responsible for the "Moors Murders" in Manchester England in the 1960's. These two monsters were responsible for the kidnapping, sexual abuse, torture and murder of three children under the age of twelve and two teenagers 16 and 17. A key found in Myra's possession led to incriminating evidence that was stored in a locker at Manchester Central Station. The evidence included a tape recording of one of the murder victims screaming as Hindley and Brady raped and tortured her. While on trial for these vicious acts, Myra and her mother Nellie were seen eating candy, uncaring of the trial or the crimes.

8. Irma Grese:  Irma was employed at the Nazi concentration camps of Ravensbrück and Auschwitz, and was a warden of the women’s section of Bergen-Belsen. She was convicted for crimes against humanity at the Belsen Trial and sentenced to death. She loved torture via different painful methods and wore heavy boots as a habit. She also carried a pistol for the facilitation of her various purposes. Executed at 22 years, 67 days of age, Grese was the youngest woman to die judicially under English law in the 20th century, on 13 December 1945, Hamelin, Germany. She was nicknamed “the Beast of Belsen”, “The Beautiful Beast”, and “Die Hyäne von Auschwitz”.

7. Beverly Allitt:   The Angel of Death, Beverley Gail Allitt is an English serial killer one of the 10 most evil women. She was convicted of murdering four children, attempting to murder three other children, and causing grievous bodily harm to a further six children. The crimes were committed over a period of 59 days between February and April 1991 in the children’s ward at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital, Lincolnshire, where Allitt was employed as a State Enrolled Nurse. She administered large doses of insulin to at least two victims and a large air bubble was found in the body of another, but police were unable to establish how all the attacks were carried out. In May 1993, at Nottingham Crown Court, she received 13 life sentences for the crimes. Mr. Justice Latham, sentencing, told Allitt that she was “a serious danger” to others and was unlikely ever to be considered safe enough to be released. She is detained at Rampton Secure Hospital in Nottinghamshire.

6. Belle Gunness:  Standing six feet tall and weighing over 91 kg, a physically strong woman, Belle Gunness was one of America’s most degenerate and productive female serial killers. She was an imposing and powerful woman of Norwegian descent. It is likely that she killed both her husbands and all of her children at different times, but it is certain that she murdered most of her suitors, boyfriends, and her two daughters, Myrtle and Lucy. The motive was greed-pure and simple; life insurance policies and assets stolen or swindled from her suitors became her source of income. Most reports put her death toll at more than twenty victims over several decades, with some claiming in excess of one hundred. Inconsistencies during her post mortem examination; the corpse was reported to be two inches shorter than Belle’s six feet, paved the way for Belle Gunnes to enter American criminal folklore, a female Bluebeard.

5. Mary Ann Cotton:  Britain’s first serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton, born in October 1832 in Low Moorsley, County Durham. Married at age twenty to William Mowbray, the newlyweds settled in Plymouth, Devon, to start their family. The couple had five children, four of whom died of ‘gastric fever and stomach pains’. Moving back to the north-east, tragedy seemed to follow them; three more children born, three more children died. William soon followed his offspring, dying of an ‘intestinal disorder’ in January 1865. British Prudential promptly paid a 35 pound dividend, and a pattern was established. Her second husband, George Ward, died of intestinal problems as well as one of her two remaining children. The power of the press, always a force to be reckoned with, caught up with Mary Ann. The local newspapers discovered that as Mary Ann moved around northern England, she lost three husbands, a lover, a friend, her mother and a dozen children, all dying of stomach fever. She was hanged at Durham County Gaol, March 24, 1873, for murder by arsenic poisoning. She died slowly, the hangman using too short a drop for a ‘clean’ execution.

4. Isle Koch:  Born on 22 September 1906, Ilse Koch, known as “Die Hexe von Buchenwald” the Witch of Buchenwald, or “Buchenwälder Schlampe” the Bitch of Buchenwald, was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch. She was one of the first prominent Nazis to be tried by the US military. Drunk on the absolute power rendered by her husband, she reveled in torture and obscenity. Infamous for her souvenirs; tattoos taken from the murdered inmates, her reputation for debauchery was well earned. After building an indoor sports arena in 1940, with 250,000 marks stolen from inmates, Ilsa was promoted to Oberaufseherin or “chief overseer” of the few female guards at Buchenwald. She committed suicide by hanging herself at Aichach women’s prison on September 1, 1967. 

3. Elizabeth Bathory:   Born in 1560 and dying in 1614, Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed was a countess from the renowned Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary. She has been labeled the most prolific female serial killer in history, although the number of murders is debated, and is remembered as the “Blood Countess.” She was the infamous serial killer of Hungary. She used to kill peasant girls through severe beatings, burning, mutilation of body parts, chewing off the face etc. She was on house arrest and was not put to trial because of her status!

2. Gertrude Baniszewski:  Gertrude began her torture of Sylvia Likens in August of 1965, who was in her care as the latters parents were traveling regularly due to their profession.  Sylvia was beaten with paddles, bathed in boiling hot water, starved, stubbed with cigarette butts, forced to insert glass coke bottles into her vagina on two occasions, verbal abused and forced to consume her own urine and feces.  Shortly before Sylvia's death. Gertrude tried to brand her stomach with the words, :I am a prostitute and proud of it", using a sewing needle.  Gertrude also encouraged her own children and their friends to torture and abuse Sylvia.

1. Katherine Knight:  Born on 24 October 1955 and continues to serve life long sentence in the prison, Katherine Mary Knight was the first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. She had a history of violence in relationships. She mashed the dentures of one of her ex-husbands and slashed the throat of another husband’s eight-week-old puppy before his eyes. A heated relationship with John Charles Thomas Price became public knowledge with an Apprehended Violence Order that Price had filed against Knight and ended with Knight stabbing Price to death with a butcher’s knife. He had been stabbed at least 37 times, both front and back, with many of the wounds penetrating vital organs. She then skinned him and hung his “suit” from the door frame in the living room, cut off his head and put it in the soup pot, baked his buttocks, and prepared gravy and vegetables to accompany the ‘roast’. The meal and a vindictive note were set out for the children, luckily discovered by police before they arrived home.

There you have it, the Top 10 Most Evil Women in History.  I know that some of you may have thought that your ex wives or former girlfriends would have been on this list but they pale in comparison to these women. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The County Tax Fee Fiasco

The Luzerne County Council or as I like to call them The Insane County Clown Posse is at it again.  This panel of nitwits have created a new fee for tax collection and it is causing all kinds of havoc.  This fee was slipped into an agreement between the county and the Luzerne County Tax Collectors Association back in March.  WHAT!  WHAT!  ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!  There is actually a Luzerne County Tax Collectors Association?  What is it made up of 2 members?  I thought only Berkheimer and Wilkinson collected taxes?  Actually, there are 69 elected tax collectors in the county with 27 not belonging to the Association.  You learn something new and appalling every day.  Back to the rest of the story.  This "fee" was tucked in an agreement to stop the LCTCA's litigation against the county due to their switch to an in house tax collection system which was estimated to save the taxpayers $240,000.  Back in January the Clown Posse voted to reverse the move to in house and keep the elected collectors at a somewhat reduced rate.  Politics in Luzerne County at its best.

This fee will be paid by attorneys, title search companies, financial institutions and other third parties involved in mortgage and property closings.  These entities will pay $2.00 each time they need a copy of a county bill or tax document verifying that taxes were paid.  Not bad you say?  Here is the kicker.  If the county went to their in house collection system, they would have saved $240,000.  Instead they reverse their own decision because a group of 42 tax collectors challenged them with litigation.  Now they institute a $2.00 fee to take the place of the savings that they would have had by bringing the tax collection in house.  This Council of Clowns reversed a fiscally responsible decision to whack "We The People" yet again.  You can rest assure that the title companies and the banks will pass this fee right onto their customers.  To try to soften this blow, the County Jug Heads claim that this fee will only be in effect for 2014 and 2015 even though they agreed to keep the elected tax collectors through 2017.  This wreaks of the Johnstown Flood Tax.  The Johnstown Flood Tax was levied on booze to help rebuild Johnstown after the flood of 1889.  That tax still remains today.  I guarantee this fee will be in place well past 2015.

Yes, it gets even better.  This decision by the County Posse has caused total confusion with the tax collectors.  The areas covered by the fee are unclear.  Are the 27 tax collectors not in the Association forced to pay these fees?  They were not party to the litigation and feel that they should not be included.  Also, third parties already pay elected collectors varying fees for copies and payment verification, so why should they pay another fee for no additional work?  Why not, the county workers love collecting more money for no additional work.  In addition, one part of this settlement states that the tax jockeys must turn their $2 fees over once a month while another says twice a month.  Did anyone proof read this thing?  Finally, the tax collectors say that the Clown Posse has not given them any directive on how the third party payments are to be tracked and submitted.  Hell, they may never know how much should be paid and how much was actually paid.  Nothing new there.

The bottom line here is, is anyone surprised by this?  Another stinking fee mixed in with total fiscal irresponsibility, blanketed in bedlam.  In plain English this entire thing is a cluster buck.  In order to get these elected tax monkeys off their backs, the Insane County Clown Posse rammed a quick agreement down the tax payers throats.  This agreement is unclear and convoluted in a shroud of chaos.  Nobody knows what to do and when to do it.  The one thing that is clear, you and I will somehow get the 2 buck shafter in the after when we buy a house or want to refinance.  In my mind it's not about the 2 bucks, its about the total fiscal irresponsibility that hangs over the County.  They don't get it.  Let the tax collectors take you to court.  The county has the right to save the taxpayers money and we all expect them to do it.  Next time you go to visit your tax collector, throw him or her the bird and say, "Thanks for the 2 buck bone".