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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, November 30, 2014

Rest In Peace Hector

A familiar site in the downtown Tunkhannock area has passed away.  Gunned down in the streets in the prime of life.  Hector, the name folks in this quiet town gave to the daily visitor will forever be remembered by many.  You see, Hector was quite a bird.  Yes, a bird, a turkey to be exact.  Hector was often seen peering into business windows wondering what was going on inside.  He was often seen tapping on the front doors of the Hampton Inn, looking for a quiet room I guess.  He stopped traffic many a time to work his way across the street.  It makes me think of the joke, "why does a chicken cross the road"?  In this case it was a turkey.  The answer, to get to one of the stores on the other side.  Hector would saunter right up the middle of the Main Street while he took in all of the sites.  Nothing seemed to bother good ole' Hector, not cars, trucks or even police sirens.  He was the perfect guest.

Hector was a popular bird in the town of Tunkhannock.  The town adopted him and was moving to officially name the bird, Hector.  Hell, even the mayor gave Hector a pardon for Thanksgiving.  He was free to roam around the town in total safety.  Everybody loved Hector.  Everybody that is except the evil Pennsylvania Game Commission.

You see, the Game Commission deemed Hector a hazard and disposed of the loved gobbler.  One day he was there and then the next, gone never to return.  They murdered Hector in cold blood.  Gunned him down in the streets like a criminal.  The murdering bastards of the Game Commission could have trapped Hector but instead chose to end his life with one shot.  Why, who knows.  The Pa. Game Commission is staffed with a bunch of power hungry morons who think that they rule the world.  They could have easily trapped the bird and then set her free in the woods.  No, instead some game goof murdered Hector and most likely took her home for a meal.  If I was the Mayor of Tunkhannock I would want answers.  Why did the kill poor old Hector.  I would have run the Game Commission clowns out of town on a rail.  The Mayor should have told them to let Hector alone.  Instead the Game goons rode in and opened fire like the Clanton gang.

Yes, Hector will be missed in Tunkhannock.  People will still talk about the turkey who came to town.  Hector had people talking to each other.  He brought the community together for a short period of time.  It seems to me that more of our towns need a Hector, especially during this holiday season.  People have drifted apart and inspirations like Hector can pull a community together.  Rest In Piece Hector. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

College Football Committee (Week 1)

Almost two years ago, the NCAA announced that there would finally be a playoff system put in place to name the National Champion.  After years and years of controversy and long debates, now a 4 team playoff will happen with the winner claiming the much heralded title.  These two playoff games will be held every year at the sites of the major bowls and will rotate around.  The top 4 teams to make this playoff as well as the picks for the other major bowls will be selected by a panel of 12 experts.  These "experts" will be chosen based on their experience and knowledge of the game.  Leading this selection committee is the Vice Chairman & Director of Athletics for the University of Arkansas Jeff Long.  Just for reference, Arkansas is in the SEC or South East Conference.  Below is the remainder of the members.

Barry Alvarez - Wisconsin AD (Big 10 Conference)
LT. General Mike Gould -Former Superintendent of the Air Force Academy (WAC Conference)
Pat Hayden - USC AD (Pac 12 Conference)
Tom Jernstedt - Former NCAA Executive V.P.
Oliver Luck - AD West Virginia (ACC Conference)
Archie Manning - Former Mississippi QB (SEC Conference)
Tom Osbourne - Former AD and Head Coach of Nebraska (Big 12 Conference)
Dan Radakovich - AD Clemson (ACC Conference)
Condoleezza Rice - Stanford Professor and Former Sec. of State (Pac 12 Conference)
Mike Tranghese - Former Commish for the Big East
Steve Weinberg - Former Football Reporter for USA Today
Tyrone Willingham - Former Head Coach at 3 different universities.

Well, Last week, this selection committee or what I call the ICC (Insane Clown Committee) released their first ever playoff poll.  Just when you thought college football got it right, BAM, total bedlam.  Sports reporters all over the country shook their heads in disbelief as teams like Ohio St (16), Notre Dame (10) and Alabama (6) were shunned by the ICC.  All three teams have 1 loss as do many others.  Of course the two undefeated teams, Miss. St and Florida St were ranked 1and 2 respectfully.  At #3 was Auburn, how I don't know.  In the final playoff spot after week one was Ole Miss who lost to #24 LSU by 3 points at home.  Again, total confusion on this pick.  The ICC tells us that both Auburn and Ole Miss have more "quality wins".  I say bull honkey to that.  Ole Miss beat Alabama, the only "quality" win that I see.  Auburn beat LSU, a "quality win" but lost to Miss St at home by 15 points.

Ok, I think I get the Ohio St slot since they lost to a 4-4 Virginia Tech team by two touchdowns and have what I see as 0 "quality wins".  As for Alabama, they lost to Ole Miss at home by 5 points and have again what I see as 0 quality wins.  Notre Dame at #10 is a big joke.  They lost to #2 Florida St in Florida St by 4 points on a bum offensive pass interference call with little time left in the game that took away the winning TD.  Don't get me going on that!  ND has one "quality" win over Stanford.  The #10 ranking does not make any sense.  I could go on and on and on about several other teams, but I won't.

Coming up....The week 2 abomination.