2017-05-17 / Speak Your Piece

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I would like to thank the young man at Save-A-Lot with all the tattoos for the help he gave to me and my daughter. We went to the store and our car stopped running and would not start. He came out with two screwdrivers, and before we knew it he had our car started and had us on our way. So thank you very much.

. It surprises me that a person who won a certain scholarship said it was awarded even though this person admitted to not having applied for it in the first place. Something tells me this isn’t fair to all the students in the way it is supposed to be.

. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has one of the toughest jobs in Washington. He has to come up with intelligent comments and answers after his boss does something goofy. The job must pay very well; otherwise he would tell Donald Trump to stick the job where the sun doesn’t shine.

. To a special girl: I love you with all my heart. As soon as you get rid of the rooster claw I’ll be there to pick you up and take you away so you won’t have to hear all that dirty talk. So be ready. I’ll pick you up and take you away and we’ll live happily ever after. I love you with all my heart. This is ol’ Kentucky guy.

. Arlie Boggs Elementary School is canceling their perfect attendance trips because they’re trying to pay for a trip to Disney World. Kids have worked hard all year to earn an attendance trip that they don’t even know is happening yet.

. You can look at a certain guy’s eyes and know he has been using. Don’t people understand this? I am so irritated with people who just ignore the obvious.

. What’s on my mind is one smoking hot woman who works at Walmart. If nobody’s ever told you I will tell you that you’re on fire. I don’t know if you’re married or whether you have a man, but I’m going to find out.

. God And about the hypocrites in Washington: The head of the FBI needed firing; he should have been fired under Obama. Now they’re blaming Trump for firing him. The man was no good for America. I’ve never seen people talking one week about how bad he was and the next week about how good he was. Democrats — the biggest bunch of hypocrites I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s wrong they way they are treating Trump. I’m beginning to despise every Democrat I see.

. Hey, witch, have you

been conjuring up any more spells lately? The Lord will get you.

. To the person who called in said the county could save money by laying off certain ambulance service personnel: The county doesn’t fund any fire departments or ambulance services. They are owned by non-profit fire departments, not by the county. The county once donated about $3,000 a year to the fire departments, but that has been cut out. Operating costs of a fire department are about $40,000 a year; if the department carries an ambulance service, that’s about $200,000 a year. So if you think the county funds us, think again. We’re the ones who clean out ditches and culverts and cut trees out of the roadway to be able to walk up on the hills and take people who are sick or dying to the hospital. If not for the first responders of this county, this county would have been gone a long time ago. Thank God for the first responders in Letcher County.

. I was just sitting here watching the government channel. I notice there’s a program welcoming the new circuit court clerk to offi ce, but there’s no program welcoming our new property valuation administrator.

. While your minds are occupied with the news about Donald Trump and all of his craziness, have you considered how much money you spend at your local hospitals and medical clinics? I live in a region where helicopters fly over to the hospital quite frequently. Hospitals are businesses; clinics are businesses. They need patients; they need customers. Think about that. Our great-grandparents didn’t do all of this stuff. They used ginseng and whatever. Wake up America and look around and see what is going on.

. Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy. A kid will eat ivy, too. Wouldn’t you?

. To all you ‘Trumpies’ out there: Do you see that big glow in the sky? That’s not the sun; that’s my smile. Every time your hero, Donald Trump, screws up my smile gets a little bigger because he is hastening the date to begin his impeachment hearings. The defining moment will be when his GOP constituents finally say, ‘enough is enough.’ If they stick with him knowing he is wrong they will go down with the ship next election. Meanwhile, let’s all pray that God will give all of those people in Congress the wisdom and courage to do what they should know is right for the common people in our nation. Meanwhile they would do well to learn the meaning of the word

‘empathize.’

. I find it odd that I live in the Upper Bottom and never see the police driving through the neighborhood even though the town they have to cover is only a threemile radius. I would think they would drive around occasionally, especially after someone calls in and complain about a mini-bike running up and down the street with no muffler.

. I’m wondering why there is a county judge/executive pro-tem who gets to ride around in a fancy Tahoe. What does he do? I don’t know. How many secretaries are in the county judge/ executive’s office? There’s a lot of money being wasted out there. And don’t even get me started about those magistrates who make a minimum of $24,000 a year for doing nothing. Just saying.

. Unless I’m mistaken, the people who are on the city council of Whitesburg do so voluntarily. They do not get paid, but the magistrates of the county get a pretty good paycheck. Carroll Smith, please come back and save us.

. I would like to clear up myth I have always heard about the Confederate flag. I’ve always heard the original flag was made on the battlefields by the Yankee soldiers after whipping the dog crap out of the Johnny Reb Confederate soldiers. They started running up and down the battlefields on foot and on horseback, waving a white rag on a stick. We later learned the white rag on the stick was actually a white pillowcase on a stick. They used the pillowcases so they could punch eyeholes in it and attend the KKK meeting that night. It’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

. I was just sitting here wondering whether everybody has forgotten the time when former Letcher Circuit Judge F. Byrd Hogg had the union miners’ wives and children locked up in jail down in Harlan County.

. The hybrid belief can be changed it you read II Samuel 21:16-20; First Chronicles 20:4-8, and Numbers 13:33. This shows that Cain being conceived by Satan, a spirit being, and Eve, a human being, would and did not prevent Cain from reproducing. One person mentioned the Nephilim, or giants. It is an interesting study. There are several places in the Bible where they are talked about. In the Old Testament, there’s the account of Noah’s flood, which happened because of them, and there’s the account of David and Goliath. In the New Testament, Jesus is referring to the problems of spirit beings seducing women when He tells Nicodemus in John 3:3-5, ‘You have to be born again’ or, as the text says in Number 509 of the Greek Concordance ‘from above,’ He is saying you have to be born the human way. God brought about the way to bring His children to earth, according to Genesis 1:26, when He created flesh beings, male and female, and told them to reproduce.

. Hello. I live in Beetree Branch down on Premium. I have lived here quite a while. I have made my fair share of mistakes, one of them being when I hooked up with this old girl up in that holler back when I used to drink really heavily. It wasn’t that I was in love with her or because I wasn’t. It was just something that happened. I want the woman I’m with now to know that I love her. I have known her for 25 years and she’s still the feistiest, the most pretty, the most smiling and the best person I have ever met. All she worries about every day is that girl I hooked up with way back when. If the girl I was once with reads this in Speak Your Piece, I just want her to know there will never be anything between the

two of us. I am with the one I love. When I look at you now it makes me wonder why I even did that. You’ve got your life with your husband and your child. Stay out of my business and I’ll stay out of yours. If you see me out, just keep going, because even if I wasn’t with her I would never be with you again.

. I’m calling about the Appalachian Wireless store at Whitesburg, next to Walmart. When you go in there to buy a phone it is very hard to get waited on. One girl is helpful and knows what she is doing, but as far as I’m concerned they can shut the thing down. Thank you.

. I was just watching WJHL Channel 11 News and they reported that Hawkins County in Tennessee has a $2 million deficit. The State Comptroller’s Office said if they are forced to take over, the first thing they will do is cut the county commissioners’ salaries and insurance benefits, which sounds good. But it will not address the deficit. The thing that impressed me was when he asked what kind of jobcreating company would want to locate in a county where the leaders can’t work together to do the main job they are tasked with, having a balanced budget and ending the year without a deficit? Pay attention, magistrates.

. The Democrat Party is stopping us from getting asphalt on our road. Call the president.

. This is the old cat killer. I think every man, woman and child in the United States should have to give a copy, for lack of a better word, of their DNA and fingerprints. Think how easy that would be on all the good people of this country, which I believe are plenty. Have a great big old meow day.

. A certain law firm in Virginia says it doesn’t want to take black lung cases from Kentucky, yet they advertise here all the time. This firm has represented my dad for 10 years and he still hasn’t gotten anything done about getting his black lung compensation even after he’s worked so many years in the mines. He is so tired of it he went over there and fired them the other day.

. Dear Speak Your Piece: After reading about that guy getting pulled over for driving two miles per hour over the speed limit in Virginia, I’ve decided to go to Pikeville today.

. Certain woman living with a man who works for a certain gas company need to keep their noses out of other people’s business before they get clipped off.

. This goes out to Little Miss Kentucky Slut-Slut who thinks she has the right to drive like a moron. I know who you are and where you live. Be prepared for court and possibly for time in jail for hit and run. P.S. If you’re in so much of a hurry, turn your flashers on before pulling over after damaging someone’s vehicle and cussing them out. My onboard camera caught everything. See you in court.

. Three and a half years later and still no trial. What is Letcher County’s court system afraid of? Banks keeps getting extensions and for what? The Mountain Eagle has already made it clear to all the residents in Letcher County that James and Patrick are guilty. Let these boys have their day in court. Where is the fast and speedy trial? These boys have the right to have their side of the story known to the public. (As several reports appearing in this newspaper and elsewhere have well documented, Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks II is not responsible for any of trial date reschedulings that have occurred in

the cases to which you refer.)

. Gravity is an unproven theory, your globe earth is an unproven theory. NASA has been proven to present cgi and video effects as facts. If you’re looking for the truth you will have to question the origin of your religion and your indoctrination of your education. Fake news is the mainstream media that’s controlled by a few corporate heads that have the say so on what is reported and how. At some point any common sense person has had these thoughts but 99 % don’t take the time to actual research them. Propaganda is used in all countries, not just North Korea. Hope this wakes at least one person

up. Thanks. Check out Infi nite plane society, Jeranism, and Mark Sargent on YouTube for more of what I mean.

. I am well and truly sick of hearing grown people calling each other names over politics. You are adults, so conduct yourself as such. Shame on all of you on every side. Calling names and crying and screaming in the streets will not help anyone or anything. Grow up for goodness sake. I’m pretty old, and I have never in my life seen or heard anything like this before. If you’re an intelligent, grown up adult, why don’t you try acting like one instead of acting like a grade school play-yard bully?

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