2016-05-11 / Speak Your Piece

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I feel sorry for all the Letcher County moms and dads who have teenaged girls running around giving their bodies up for two pills to a 60-year-old man. I feel sorry for the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department that keeps going and getting them and putting them in jail and can’t hold them there. I know of one doctor who has written prescriptions for as many as 120 to 180 people in one day. This doctor needs to go to jail or have to look these moms and dads in the eyes and tell them why their sons and daughters overdosed. Look at these children who are affected by drugs.

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I’d really like to know when the Whitesburg City Council is going to eliminate the restaurant tax. I thought it was already done, but the tax still appears on my tickets.

(The tax is still in the process of being repealed. The second ‘reading’ of a new ordinance that kills the tax was held Tuesday night at the May meeting of the Whitesburg City Council. Mayor James Wiley Craft has said he expects the new law to be in effect around July 1.)

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To the police who serve Letcher County: Thank you for busting the place in Daniel’s Branch. It stopped the meth making temporarily, but it just started again farther up the hollow. By the way Mobley says hello, since she was hiding in the closet when you were supposedly searching for her, after someone told you where and how to do your job. She thinks it is funny you were so stupid to not look in the closet. I guess you got excited at the meth and money and forgot to look for her, cannot find her, even in a closet in the same building. Per shame!

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I have been a Republican all my life, but I will not vote for a godless, vile man like Donald Trump for president. Donald Trump is a whoremonger who admits he has never had respect for women, especially his wives. He has so little respect for his current wife that he won’t even wear his wedding ring. The Bible warns us that Satan is out walking among us. I can’t believe we turned our back on a God-fearing man like Ted Cruz for a tramp like Trump. President Reagan must be sore from having to turn over in his grave so many times this year.

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Things in this county have gotten way out of hand when a man can get away with shooting and killing another man’s dog for no reason. That’s exactly what happened on Cram Creek the other day when a harmless dog was shot just because it was seen near a motorcycle wreck. This dog, a mixed breed, had never bothered anyone before and could always be seen in the yard or under the carport. The dog lived across the street from a church that is well attended on Sunday mornings and Sunday nights and it never bothered anyone there, either. Maybe this dog killer could let us all know what he was thinking when he did this. Inquiring minds would like to know.

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Why is it that people ask for advice about their problems and when you tell them what they ought to do, they sit there and tell you all of the reasons why you are wrong? Well, take care of it yourself.

(Those who seek advice only to reject it are exhibiting what is known as passive-aggressive behavior. And thanks for asking that question. We’ve been waiting many years to show we didn’t flunk Psychology 101.)

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The Donald loves women and treats them very well, except for his ex-wives, Megyn Kelly, Rosie O’Donnell, and other fat pigs, bimbos, disgusting female animals, women with ugly faces, Hispanics, and Muslims.

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Dear radio station WMMT FM: I have enjoyed listening to your programs for many years, but I no longer can because of the poor quality of your signal in the Pikeville area. Does WMMT care whether it is reaching the people of Pike County and Pikeville? The answer to that question apparently is a big no, as I have contacted your programmers several times, but the signal just keeps getting worse. Oh well, at least I have Sirius.

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I have listened, for the umpteenth time, to political announcement where a coal miner hired an attorney to obtain his Social Security for his worn out body. It reminded me of a time when the union, miners locked arm in arm, oversaw the health, job safety, job conditions, and welfare of miners. And now you have to hire an attorney to receive what you have earned and deserve? Thank you Massey, Peabody, and other big companies for assisting the politicians and some scab employees in plotting and successfully ending union mines. Attorneys also thank you (25% fee ). Mine inspectors, who may as well be company employees, also thank you, as many have poor eyesight and love the ‘bonus’ program. It would be interesting to really know who receives some blowback from the beneficiaries of the union busting program. Just the word blowback is enough said. Signed, James.

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This is for the people of Letcher County who are going to vote for Letcher Circuit Judge. For the last 22 years we have had a family court commissioner who was appointed. We do not have a family court judge for this area. In advance of the coming election, I’d like to ask the candidates if they are going to keep Mr. Dotson in the same office or if they are going to appoint a new one? That should be expressed in their campaign ads — are they going to have a new child custody/visitation commissioner? The people of Letcher County deserve to know what the next judge is going to do.

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Clinton versus Trump? Neither has the incentive to assist the voters of Appalachia with the issues facing us today. Let’s take on the problems facing us without them. Let’s have no prison time for voters with addictions. Those who do need time in prison are the pill, heroin and meth dealers, along with some — but certainly not all — of the doctors, pharmacists, drug manufacturers, law enforcement and local representatives who profit from addiction. Come on, voters. You know the individuals who are selling this stuff. Let’s set up a sting operation and shut them down. Let’s legalize marijuana; its side effects are smiles and munchies. Marijuana is less dangerous in Appalachia than alcohol is. You can go to prison for smoking a little marijuana, but not for sneaking across the border. LOL.

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I like the way Donald Trump is such a big believer in women’s liberation. He’s already liberated two wives, and I’ll bet my house that as soon as Melania hits menopause she’ll be history, too.

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To the families, mothers and fathers who have lost their children through the family court systems in Letcher and Pike counties: It is a devastating time when you lose a child and don’t have visitations with this child and the child is being raised by someone else other than his or her original parents. In the upcoming election remember the ones who are running for office and remember how you got in the situation you got and who was responsible. What went wrong that you no longer have your children in your life? The state representative who is going to represent Letcher and Pike counties will play an important part in getting family laws changed and getting judges to go along with family values. Remember who has gotten you in this situation. There are hundreds of families who have lost children for one reason or another. A lot of it is because of certain people working against you. Vote for someone who is not in the court system.

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Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to tell lies now. She is lying when she says she is going to help the coal business. Obama has already put the coal companies and miners out of business. She doesn’t have to worry about putting them out. She can lie to the people and say she is trying to help coal country. If you vote for Hillary Clinton, you are voting yourself out of more work.

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It’s nice to see that the Taco Bell construction is moving forward.

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It’s great to see some Republican leaders still have at least a little shred of character hidden down in corners of their hearts. Jeb Bush, Lindsay Graham, Paul Ryan, and others are putting the country ahead of their party by running from Donald Trump. Both George Bushes and John McCain are skipping the Republican National Convention. Mitch ‘The Abominable No Man’ McConnell, of course, has decided to support the incredibly hateful, dishonest nominee the party is trying to foist upon us.

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I see where London has elected a Muslim mayor. I wonder if he had to overcome a political party that whips up paranoia against his religion like we do here.

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Main Street in Whitesburg is now accurate on Google Maps. Thanks to some good work by the Downtown Retail Association, Appalshop, and a friend in Hazard, visitors to Whitesburg can now find their way around town to the stores, restaurants, and other establishments of their choosing using Google Maps. Next up: Fixing it on Apple Maps.

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That red light at the old high school needs to shut down because the thing never does work right.

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To all you Democrats out there in Kentucky and West Virginia: If you all want your votes to count, you better vote for Donald Trump.

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Another quarter of payroll taxes has come and gone. I sure don’t see any improvements in the City of Whitesburg.

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There is a big crook who works at Mayking Fire Department. He catches the Pepsi truck coming in and loads his gray Dodge with pop.

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In a world where you can be anything, please be kind.

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The proposed prison is promoted as a promise of economic gain and benefit. What exactly are the foreseeable benefits of having a federal prison in Letcher County? How is this prison going to be any different from the five other federal prisons throughout Central Appalachia that have not fulfilled their economic promises? Before welcoming this prison, there needs to be a good look at what the realistic impact on our community and county will be. If this prison is like the others in the area, there will no doubt be auxiliary low wage jobs created by the usual suspects, however there will be few high paying, quality jobs made available to locals. In developing a prison, we will also sacrifice productive use of successfully reclaimed land, impart stress on local resources like water and road infrastructure, suffer a likely reduction in collected property taxes, and endure the scar of perpetuating mass incarceration and the broken justice system that will one day be a shameful chapter in the history of the United States.

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I will not be voting for Angie Hatton for state representative for the following reasons: She has taken our grandchildren away from us and we are no longer able to see them. With her courtroom tactics, she has been very devastating to my family and in very unprofessional ways. We will not be voting for her for the same reasons as other families who have lost their children because of these courtroom tactics. To have her to represent the people of Letcher and Pike counties would be one of the most devastating things I will have ever had to deal with in the life that I have lived.

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Has anybody else noticed that the red light on the Whitesburg by-pass isn’t working right?

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I heard a rumor that a certain Walmart employee is now single. I heard you have come on the market and I sure would like to take you to the market and treat you like an angel ‘cause that is exactly what you are. Your man is no good. He was no good 20 years ago when he fooled around and knocked up your best friend. Now, he is with her. Shame on him and definitely shame on her. Thank God for you. I may come knocking.

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Genesis 6: The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they came down and they took unto themselves wives as they so chose. As long as God loves his little pet demons more than he loves us, we don’t have a chance. Have a nice day.

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I know what you did with my dad and you have the nerve to tell her you are her friend, you hypocrite. All you want is this house and this land. You better control your son.

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The American people are finding out how crooked and perverted our government is. As our government does not listen to the American people, the voters, we can vote for what is right in our nation and these ungodly politicians — these ungodly lawmakers — still force their ungodly agendas on the American people. Our government prides itself in making fun of how easy it is to deceive the American people, as in the case of men lying with men. God calls that an abomination. The American people voted against it across our nation with a majority vote, yet your vote was of no avail to your ungodly lawmakers. We the people need our nation back from the lying Democrats, and the cowardly yellow-backed Republicans. We the voters in America want our voice heard, not some heathen politician telling us what to do. Our nation is by the people and for the people, not for the ungodly dictators. Our nation’s leaders had better learn who pays their bills. It is the American taxpayers, so either get your act together and listen to the American people, or get yourself out of office.

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