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I would like to make a comment to all the government officials and the tree huggers out there who say strip mining is causing a global warming. Unless you have been in southern California or Hawaii the last month, I would like for you to explain to all of us about this global freezing we have been in lately. (Knock, knock) If you’re not brain dead, you might be realizing that strip mining is what is keeping your lights on where you live. Mountain top mining has been doing a lot of good things for the coal communities throughout this region — hospitals, schools shopping centers, etc. If it were not for strip mining, all these towns would be so congested they would look like ghettos. If you folks can’t find a job, just realize that if you succeed in stopping strip mining that eventually your SSI check and food stamps will run out. Then you won’t have money coming in to sit by coal company gates and cause problems for the working people who are making your checks happen. Then you will realize that coal was your friend and you betrayed it. Thank you. Coal Miners of America.

To the goofball who commented ‘Hey ugly face’: You have no right to talk about a dog. You’re ugly inside and out. You said I wore my clothes too tight. It’s none of your business what I do. You need to come down off of your high horse. If you were not obsessed with dieting, you are the same size as me, if not bigger. If you think you’re fooling anyone, think again. I have nothing else to say to you, troublemaker.

What are you on to maintain your diet? Your eyes looked bugged out and you act wired. Why do you try so hard to be someone you’re not? Everybody still remembers you have a fat behind and a fat gut. The bottom line is you should not say someone else is ugly and fat when that is what you really are. Keep your mouth shut, and this will all end.

I would like to thank all the people who go out of their way to be nice to other people — people like the man who buys toys out of the machines at the grocery store and gives them to little kids. That really goes a long way. Thanks.

Primary election is coming up in just a few months, and I would like to ask the public far and wide to consider voting for Hagar Trent for magistrate. He’s straightforward, honest, and will not lie. That’s plenty good enough for me. Thank you, Stanley Pack.

I think that I will ‘get over’ the pathetic excuse for a water board and quit putting things in the paper about it when something is actually done about that situation. They’re sitting up there in their offices with their mouths covered up, and their eyes and ears, like the three monkeys. The people are not going to forget about it until something is done about it. So they had better get their behinds in gear. This is an unconscionable situation that is being allowed to fester while they hope the people will forget about it. This is not over, not by a long shot.

The power company bought coal last year at premium prices, now the price of coal has dropped in half and the electric company asked for a 35% raise in rates. Lets hope the price of coal doesn’t drop anymore, because the electric company will want to raise its rates even more. Figure this out if you can.

If the county does not start picking up garbage in District Five the way they it did prior to Jim Ward getting elected, the people in District Five are going to throw their garbage in the creek.

Guantanamo Bay solution: Put all inmates on old Army surplus plane, weld doors shut, put plane on automatic pilot, send over Afghanistan. Allah will take care of His own. Just say no to higher taxes on snacks. About the economy: Over 800,000 jobs lost in December. This can’t be good. There is one good — our God. God bless America. From a concerned Christian.

(Statistics released Jan. 9 show that 524,000 jobs were lost in December, fewer than the more than 700,000 that had been predicted. While that’s of little consolation to those who lost their job, it is seen as a sign this terrible recession is improving somewhat.)

To my sexy blue-eyed baby from Linefork: I can’t live without you. I love you and I miss you. I hope I still have all of your heart, because you have all of mine. Love you always, your baby girl from Neon.

I agree that the water board is made up of goofballs, which is typical of politics in Letcher County. Safe drinking water is an essential for quality life and is not being delivered in Letcher County.

The person comparing Jim Ward’s administration to Carroll Smith’s administration must be losing their scruples. Jim Ward will never live up to the integrity that Carroll Smith had. From most of the people in Letcher County, please run again Carroll. The results will definitely be different this time.

Letcher Fire and Rescue will never improve unless the citizens make a change.

Looks to me like the state would come in and condemn that old A&P building in the middle of Neon. Mattresses are thrown on the ground, rags are on the street — it is nothing but a disgrace to Neon. It’s a shame the Neon City Council won’t do something about that building. I don’t care if it belongs to a church. They better read their Bible — cleanliness is next to godliness.

Mary had a little lamb, his fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go. He followed her to school each day, it wasn’t even in the rule, He made the children laugh and play to have the little lamb at school. And then the rules began to change one day. Illegal it became to bring the Lamb of God to school or even speak His name. Each day got worse and worse and days got worse and worse, and days turned into years. Instead of hearing children laugh we heard gunshots and tears. What must we do to stop the crime that’s in our schools today? Let’s let the lamb come back to school and teach our kids to pray.

(Is there a problem with guns and crime in either the Letcher County or the Jenkins Independent school systems — or in any other school system in eastern Kentucky — that’s being hidden from the public?)

To the idiot who wants everyone to quit calling in about the water board: Freedom of speech is a privilege for all concerned citizens in the USA to express their concerns about anything. You must be a communist or you would appreciate the privilege of freedom of speech. If you don’t believe in freedom of speech then you should not be reading this paper, because this paper is about expressing your feelings.

I am challenging all drunks in the whole state of Kentucky and southwestern Virginia to let one case of beer go and send it to the people of Haiti.

(At least 200,000 feared dead, many of your fellow Americans risking their lives in Haiti in the aftermath of last week’s earthquake, and you really think this is funny? Wow.)

If you would like to protest American Electric Power’s proposed rate increase, call the Kentucky Public Service Commission’s complain hotline at 1-800-772-4636.

If anyone sends anymore money to Pat Robertson’s television ministry after what he said about the people of Haiti you are a supporter of the antichrist. Don’t give your money to the antichrist Pat Robertson.

We’ve got a certain neighbor in Doty Creek who has been getting away with whatever he wants. He thinks he’s the sexiest thing going today just because he gets his socalled mommy to go around getting him jobs. Well guess what, pal? We know where you’re working and you’re going to get fired. Sooner or later the luck is going to run out.

It look real good to see someone get caught for making meth. Now they ought to look at the drugs coming out of the left hand fork of Doty Creek. They’ve been selling for 14 years and say they get away with it because they have friends.

Sunshine, why don’t you keep your stinking goat so his spouse won’t have to clean up after it?

Who was the latest Christian that had to resign from the water district? Did Peewee run this poor sole off or was he run off by someone else?

How many of you are having a tough time keeping your kerosene heater burning this year? I know one person that has put in four wicks in two months. After the first one, they got one of the local dealers to put in the second one, but this one did not last any longer than the first. Then they had another dealer from a diff erent store to put in the third one, but it did not make it much longer than the others. One of these owners of the heater is a miner who came home after the late shift to find his house pretty smoky with black smoke. His girlfriend who had been asleep had black rings around her nose from breathing this and was almost as black from the smoke as her boyfriend who had came out of the mines. It was undetermined if she had went to sleep or had been knocked out from toxic fumes and lack of oxygen. The woman had also noticed a pinkish red tint in her five-gallon fuel container. The only red fuel that would change the clear kerosene to pink would be off road diesel fuel mixed in. I finally mentioned that she should pour her fuel into something clear where she could see the water and not put the pump all the way to the bottom of the container where water will settle. After installing the fourth wick themselves and making sure they are getting fuel and not the, they have not had any problem. I guess you need to make sure you are getting clean kerosene if possible, because once the water gets to the wick it is ruined and will not burn clean again, especially since it is a Chinese product in most cases. Are there any others out there having kerosene heater problems?

The roads on Bill Moore Branch are the least of my worries and Jim Ward’s worries. I worry more about having clean drinking water on Bill Moore Branch and the Judge’s main concern is keeping the gas companies happy.


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