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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, January 3, 2015

Levee Fee News

As I knew it would, 2015 is starting out with a Griping BANG!  No, it's not the mysterious bangs that people heard in several parts of our area.  I did not hear "The Bang" myself, but one of our faithful Gripers, Bob W. and his daughter Grace did.  They said it was so loud that it shook their house.  I am not sure why I didn't hear it, but it may have been due to 3 Kingston Police Cruisers flying up my street at warp speed.  Maybe the bang was from these jabronies breaking the sound barrier.  It appears that they were in hot pursuit of guy who kidnapped his girlfriend and kids.  And you thought I was going to say in pursuit of hot donuts!  This high speed chase ended up with the car crashing and one person taken into custody.  No one was injured in this high speed affair.

Yep, 2015 has started off with a wallop.  A wallop to our pocketbooks.  On New Years Eve Luzerne County Judge Richard M. Hughes issued a 42 page decision upholding the County Levee Fee stemming from a trial back in September.  I guess his secretary must have been hand writing this decision with a colonial feather pen.  This trial goes all the way back to 2009 when the Municipality of Kingston along with 6 of its residents filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of this bogus fee.  Their argument, and a valid one I must say, is that all residents of Luzerne County should be taxed and not just people who live in the Agnes Flood Zone.  They contest that in 2011 the levee held back 42.66 feet of water which was higher than the 40.91 feet in 1972.  They argue that more areas would have been flooded which makes sense to me.  They also argue that higher elevation properties generate storm water and should be taxed as well.  Again, I agree.  As we build more houses and pave roads on the mountains, rain and snow melt run down to the storm drainage system in the valley at a faster pace.  These storm drains and catch basins were not made to handle this high volume of water.  The result is more localized street flooding along with faster storm drainage into the Susquehanna River.

The Bottom Line here is the mindless idiot County Commissioners at the time from Luzerne County Petrilla, Skrepenak And Urban decided to stop funding flood protection back in 2009.  Maybe one of the dumbest moves they have ever made.  Instead they laid the burden of protection squarely on the backs of the taxpayers with this bogus Levee Fee. To top it off, this Moron Judge upholds the Counties decision.  What else did you think he was going to do.  I have voiced my opinion on the R2G many a time on the Levy Fee.  IT STINKS!  It is a selective tax forced onto the people who lived in the Agnes Flood area.  What about the people that live outside the flood zone who come to work in the flood area?  They benefit from the levee.  What about the people who shop within the flood zone?  They benefit from the levee.  Before you know it the county will impose a fee on everyone that has the number 2 in their house number.  This fee just plain STINKS!  What we all should do is simply refuse to pay it.  What would the county do then?  I'll tell you....NOTHING!  They couldn't put us all in the slammer.  They could not get Rob Mericle to build jails fast enough. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top 10 Weirdest Stories of 2014

Happy New Year!  Yep, another Gripe filled year is behind us and what 2015 will bring is still unknown.  I do know that people will continue to do dumb things at an accelerated rate and more and more weird stuff will make us shake our heads.  To kick off 2015 I would like to get you all prepared with the Top 5 Weirdest Stories of 2014.

5. Human Barbie Doll Wants To Live Off Light:  The human "Barbie Doll" Valeria Lukyanova was back in the spotlight this past year when she declared that her goal is to live off of light and air.  She has adopted the "Breatharian" way of living which consists of not eating or drinking but to live off of the "cosmic microdust".  Back in March she was quoted as saying, "In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all," Lukyanova said, according to the International Business Times. "I'm hoping it's the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone."  We will have to keep our eyes out for her Obituary.

4.  Worlds Dirtiest Man Smokes Poop:  80 year old Amou Haji of Iran has the distinction of being named the dirtiest man in the world.  Haji certainly can't count clean living as the reason for his good health at such a late age in life.  Instead he claims that smoking animal poop and not bathing for 60 years are his fountain of youth.  He also likes to eat porcupine meat.  Amou adopted this lifestyle after what he says was a very emotional period in his life.  By the way, he lives alone.  Go figure?

3. The Triple Nipple:  Back in September Florida woman Jasmine Tridevil reportedly spent $20,000 to get a third boob surgically implanted on her chest in a twisted attempt to look less attractive to men.  "I don't want to date anymore," when asked why she added the extra mammary complete with an artificial nipple and tattoo to resemble an areola.  But she's still proud of the apparent triple nipple.  "It was really hard finding someone that would do it too because they’re breaking the code of ethics," she said. "But I got a breast implant and a mini implant to make it look like there’s a nipple poking out."  Faulty thinking here.  You can't have enough nipple.

2.  Mr. DDD:  A man that calls himself Double Dick Dude was born with a rare disorder called Diphallia.  Yes, he has two penises.  His real identity has remained a secret, however he did say that he was bisexual and is in a relationship with another couple.  He also revealed that both reach a length of 6 inches but one can hit 7 inches if he is really aroused.  To check out DDD... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/man-with-two-penises-reddit-ama_n_4531433.html  
He also likes to go commando all year around.  Give him a call ladies.

1. Sex Toy Stuck In Woman's Vagina For 10 Years:  A 38-year-old woman in Scotland was shaking, incontinent and suffering severe weight loss when doctors found the cause of her trouble -- a 5-inch sex toy, lost in her vagina for 10 years, according to the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The woman, said to be of normal intelligence, told doctors she didn't remember whether or not she took the plaything out after a drunken encounter several years earlier.  By the time surgeons found it, the toy's effects were potentially life-threatening. It had caused a bladder blockage that was forcing urine to back up into her kidneys, and had also created a vesicovaginal fistula, which is a tract that causes urine to flow into the vagina. Remember, kids: Cars aren't the only thing you shouldn't operate while intoxicated.

There you have it, the Top 5 Weirdest Stories of 2014.  Believe me when I say it was difficult to narrow this down to 5.