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This is to a certain guy in Jenkins: You pulled a lot of time the way you treated your mother and now you are at it again. Are you willing to do more time for the drug selling you are starting back up in Jenkins? You better start thinking about this, old buddy, and you better think hard.

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I think anyone that cares about our environment should stop buying gas at BP until they get these wetlands cleaned up. They are killing our wildlife and are taking people’s livelihood and they’re dragging their feet about getting it cleaned up. So I say don’t buy BP until this mess is cleaned up. Thank you.

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What’s it the cashier’s business if I want to buy a buggy load of pop? She’s supposed to be the cashier and ring me up. It’s none of her business as to why I need a buggy load.

(Perhaps she mistook
you for one of those customers

who use their food
stamp cards to buy pop by
the buggy load and then sell
the drinks for cash at a huge
discount.)

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To be such a liar in Speak Your Piece, you should be ashamed of yourself to go to church and act like you are somebody. Yeah right.

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Yes, this is to the young man that is looking for someone to cuddle with since his old one broke up with him. Why don’t you go off to San Francisco? You can find anyone you want to out there to cuddle with. Your mom went up there but she came back. You can find anyone you want to out there to cuddle with and do whatever you boys do together and enjoy yourselves and have a good time.

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I wish to God they would get mail carriers at Cornettsville that could deliver mail to the right boxes. I have had three people bring mail to me that I didn’t get and I have ended up with four or five diff erent pieces of mail that are not even mine that goes to somewhere else. If they can’t do their job, they need to let someone else do it. If they don’t know the route or the box numbers, which mine is clearly marked on my box, they need to find someone else who can.

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To all you people out there criticizing BP over the oil spill: It is easy for you to sit around and criticize this deal when you don’t have a clue what you are talking about. First of all, the reason they are having trouble with the spill is it is because they are in such deep waters. Why are they so far out? Because the U.S. government forced them there. And what about all of the independent BP owners who are going to be hurt because people like you want to stop going there? It is people like you that making mining impossible here. The next time you gripe about the high price of gas just remember part of the reason for the price is because of high overhead because some of the companies have to go through so many restrictions that cause operating costs to go through the roof. BP employs a lot of people all over the world and at least they are stepping up to the plate. Remember, a lot of these people in the Gulf complaining are the same people who went through Katrina and are still living in hotel rooms provided by taxpayers. So the next time you are watching an NBC broadcast, remember it is the mainstream media you are listening to. This isn’t the first big oil spill and it won’t be the last until the government and the tree huggers allow more land drilling in the Montana and Alaska areas and closer to the shore. Barges will still spill oil and rocks will still seep oil on a daily basis.

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Everybody in Jenkins knows who the new grade school principal is going to be. Her husband’s a big coach.

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Hey Chum, why don’t you run for mayor again when you get out? A few charges aren’t anything to the people who voted for you before. We already have you a campaign manager picked out from east Jenkins, your neck of the woods. We’re working on your motto now. Say hi to Bubba.

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What really makes me sick about our judicial system in Letcher County, especially when I read the paper, is that we have persistent felons. You see their names indicted over and over again. They’re just released to commit a crime another day. Why aren’t these people put in prison? That is my question, instead of releasing them all the time to commit more crimes. How asinine.

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Happy birthday, Courtney Mullins, on June 19. See, I didn’t forget this year. From old blue eyes.

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In response to your ‘dear Mamaw’ comment: For your information, his mom and dad gave him that $1,000 loan and he gave half of it to his papaw now and he pays his own banknotes. Maybe he is my child, so eat your heart out, you weak SOB’s. Come down here and play with me.

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You are such a pathetic liar saying that stuff pretending to be a man. You really need help.

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Sunshine, who are you trying to tell something? Why don’t you just call and tell them? You sound like a bad soap opera. If you are not a mental case, you sure sound like one.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: Recently I read where the Obama administration was going to be transparent and accessible. I wrote President Obama about using hemp seed as the best and cleanest fuel for gasoline. Nobody wrote me back. What’s with this transparent administration that hides in the dark and doesn’t want to come out of the dark ages? You, Mr. President, have the power to make this right. You need to use your power to do whatever it takes so that we, the people of southeastern Kentucky, have something to pull ourselves out of poverty to farm and make our own fuel. Not BP, no more, and this is how we do it.

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To the girl on Big Branch: Didn’t your mama tell you about incest? Shame on you.

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You lying ugly horse’s mouth. I don’t want you. I don’t love you. You’ll never find anyone to love you if you don’t get rid of that smell you have always had.

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Hello, dream lover. Sitting here missing you, wishing you were with me tonight. I worry when you are on the road. ‘Classic Thunder’ is on TBS and the singing is reminding me of you and Gatlinburg, riding in a convertible, walking hand in hand, going to the aquarium and then to our hotel room. I love and miss you so much. Love is the greatest of all gifts, the necessity one needs in life to endure all things, to keep one going and holding it together. Hope you will be in my arms in the next few days, so be careful. Come home to your sunshine very soon. Love, hugs and kisses. Your sunshine always.

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I would like to make a comment about the a certain grocery store and restaurant. The workers there aren’t anything but scumbags. Thank you.

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This is in response to the 33-year-old girl looking for a man. Describe yourself a little bit. What do you look like? Do you work? How many kids do you have? If you are serious, respond in next week’s paper.

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This is to the genius who said Jack Conway had your respect: The only thing Conway did was to say it wasn’t right for Topix to take money from people to take trash off of the Internet, nothing more, nothing less. You are apparently brain dead or you would know that Mr. Banks tried to do something about it also. Topix is in the big state of Texas. Now that is not in Letcher County, so if you want to shell out money to pay for Mr. Conway or Mr. Banks on your behalf, just say the word. The answer to your dilemma is simple: Take your innocent children off of the Internet and stay off yourself. Too much time on your hands and too much trash on the Internet. Go mow grass or raise tomatoes. Thanks.

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To the ugly ex-wife who pretends to be other people saying things in Speak Your Piece about people and telling lies: You need to be more like me and be sweeter. I’ve been told I could just get eaten up. Then maybe you wouldn’t be alone and you’d find someone who loves you. It’s clear than no one loves you. Quit playing games and maybe you’ll find someone that wants you.

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Would you please call me or please respond in next week’s Speak Your Piece? I would love to have a place and a land contract. I have an ’81 Harley Davidson I would give as down payment. Just respond in next week’s Speak Your Piece and we’ll start there.

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I would like to wish Wade Whitehead a late happy birthday from the flip-flop girl.

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Attention. The good, bad and ugly of politics over the last 50 to 60 years. To have grown up in the eastern part of the state, I have been an astute observer of people in political and public life and how, from my perspective, the elected people they served, whether it was good, bad or ugly. I think we as voters are responsible for the economic conditions today. The voters in most local elections will only turn out for 30 to 40 percent of the registered voters. Voter apathy has always been a problem in local elections. The ‘old buddy’ system has always been in vogue as long as I can remember. ‘You scratch my back and I will scratch yours’ politicians were not chosen to run on their credentials, but how enamored was the community about this person or persons. Remarks that related to office seekers were quote: ‘He or she is a good person,’ not that he or she were competent for the position. An office seeker could be as dumb as a bag full of rocks and be elected to serve. Politicians made unlimited promises to their constituents. Some of the promises are as follows: If I’m elected you will get a culvert, gravel for your road, a bridge that will serve your needs, help get jobs for your family, clean your cemeteries, and maybe just look the other way if illegal activity of different financial means is happening in the county or city of the area they are serving, maybe bootlegging, selling drugs, etc. Nepotism creeps into the political system when only 30 to 40 percent of the voters exercise their right to vote. At various times in the past, known or unknown politicians have initiated plans for making employment for their families in lieu of qualifications, etc. Nepotism has been part of the political world since the Constitution was written. Government is more discreet today with the ‘old buddy system,’ but this process is still used as a means for employment, regardless of qualifications. Nepotism serves those in the loop to make a viable standard of living. There are many what I refer to as, ‘after the fact government,’ politicians not being aware of problems happening on their watch, and then they try to rubber stamp a solution that will save face for them if controversy is initiated. This situation can be summed up by saying, quote: ‘The horse has got out of the barn, and now you are trying to force him back into the barn.’ ‘Cooking the books’ has become a problem. Politicians doctor the records and later someone is charged with spending money and using a cover-up to validate their records. I infer that there could be many situations in government today where ‘cooking the books’ has become commonplace. This problem occurs because there is a lack in auditing at all levels of government. Individuals in the know tell me that most of the time, audits will not happen unless someone makes a complaint. Status quo governments are in control of many cities and local governments today, and no visionary ideas are made a priority. Government officials are satisfied with holding a position and receiving a paycheck with no future priorities in place. Selfinterest invites many politicians into the arena today, with aspirations of stuffing their coff ers. Many of these politicians are blessed with ‘hot air rhetoric,’ but you know what they say, ‘The squeaky wheel gets the grease.’ Some workforce individuals are continuing to work beyond their retirement years, which in turn causes more unemployment among those who have been educated for the workforce. Many of these individuals become complacent, obese in the workforce and greed sometimes captivates those individuals to stay in their jobs too long. Patriotism has been up and down in this country for many years due to situations in our country and being involved with fighting for freedom in obvious places, and the county cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. A breakdown of law and order has been obvious to most people who watch the current events that are happening in our country and other parts of the world. We have the best of the best serving our county in foreign countries, and we experience thugs, thieves, robberies, druggies and all other derelicts here at home that are trying to destroy our country. The court system becomes overburdened with the abovementioned individuals and many times we do not understand if justice or injustice is being served in our court system. Many county governments and cities are building elaborate justice buildings, but in the future, the public needs to be aware of the politicians who are serving us in public office. The next writing I will complete a list of the positives that I consider have transpired over the last 50 years.

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With all this junk put in here, I just want to say my wife is the prettiest and the best of everybody I’ve known. She’s the love of my life. I worship you, Baby.

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The person who praised Suboxone here last week is grossly misinformed, just as the people in the medical field are. I was recently on Suboxone prescribed to me for almost 2-½ years after other prolonged opiate addiction problems. I, too, was told it was the answer to all my problems and easy to get off of in itself. I was also told this about methadone prior to being on it for years as well. Well, earlier this year, I decided to wean myself from Suboxone, and to eventually quit it altogether. Mind you, I was only taking two of the eight milligram orange Suboxone tablets every day, yet had been doing so, as I said, for a long period of time. I got down to one-half pill per day for awhile, then went ‘cold turkey,’ and let me tell you, I am almost six weeks into taking nothing at all, and am still feeling its withdrawal effect daily, though each day is gradually getting better. There is no ‘miracle drug’ of any kind, and the key is these drugs are not meant to be administered long-term, as seems to be the case with most folks taking them. Suboxone and methadone should be given short-term and in steady, low doses with a detox plan in place, as well as drug awareness/ addiction counseling and education. You will only be ‘clean’ if you want to be so, and need to quit relying on the next big ‘miracle drug’ to do the work for you, for it’s all a lie, and the physicians are getting rich off of the addicts’ misery.

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We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Letcher County who welcomed us and made us feel so at home. We came from 15 states and we contributed over $10,000 directly to the local economy, but we couldn’t have done it without the help and expertise from the good folks at Frazier’s Farmer Supply, Food City, Boggs Building Supply and Ovenfork Mercantile. We’d also like to thank Summit City, Las Penas, Kelly, The Coal Bin, The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum, Nathan, Teddy, Appalshop, Bill’s Marathon and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. Special thanks to Jessica and Greg, and to Jim Webb and Katey for continuing to support tourism efforts in Letcher County. We love you, Letcher County. From all of us at Mountain Justice Summer.

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