This message is to all of you longwinded callers to Speak Your Piece: What are the instructions Speak Your Piece gives you? Please speak clearly, slowly and to the point. All of you guys and gals who use half a column to give your little message that could be summed up in one sentence, all you are doing is causing people to lose interest not only in Speak Your Piece but refusing to read your columns because they are so long. What is your problem? Can’t you say what you want to say in a precise manner as I do? This is the M.P. You have never heard me continue on and on and rant and rave about stuff no one is interested in, and even if they were they would not bother to consume their time reading those long columns you people continue to call in. Some of it isn’t even worth reading. It’s not important. It makes no point. It is stupid. It is ignorant. How you do it, I do not know. You must be so bored that you have nothing else to do. And all you do is sit around and read Harlequin romances and call Speak Your Piece time after time, again and again, week after week. People are tired of you. People are disgusted with you and they will no longer deal with you so why don’t you change your ways and means and your addictions. Are you so involved with yourself that you must read about yourself in every Speak Your Piece week after week, month after month, year after year? This is not what The Mountain Eagle
is all about and it certainly was not, shall we say, the direction of Speak Your Piece. This was not their aim. This was not what they set out to do and this was not the point they were trying to make. We want diff erent subjects about different people, about diff erent issues and diff erent politicians, things that are happening in the county that concern many of the people if not all of the people. We don’t need this personal stuff and this is one thing I would never do is talk about myself. By the way, I am an intellectual. I am a consultant. I am an author. I am a counselor and I am one of the greatest things to happen to Letcher County if you want to call me a thing. You will never hear me talk about myself because I don’t need to go ego-tripping through Speak Your Piece. I have a life and if I didn’t have a life I would get a life. So let’s change our little ways and means in how we handle these situations in Speak Your Piece. If you want to make a point, make a point in a sentence or two. Don’t go on and on because people do not read this stuff . They never have and never will. Why do you think the school system is going to the gutter? Because of Speak Your Piece with these longwinded columns that no one is interested in. So if you have a personal gripe, fine, make it. But once you make it shut the heck up and get on with another point and if you have all these things to say call Speak Your Piece 15, 20, 25,000 times, whatever and say it like you mean it and mean what you say. When you do, hang up your phone. You are supposed to only have one minute to speak your piece. That is all I have ever had. I have never gone more than a minute and I certainly don’t intend to know. That is why I am going to cut this short, but before I do let me say this: This is not a personal attack on anyone. I am just saying if you want people to pay attention to what you are saying make it short and sweet. That is what Speak Your Piece has always advised you to do. I have always done this and will continue to do so. This is the M.P. speaking. Good day. Bye bye and have fun with your life.
To the woman who works at the feed store: Keep watching this space, Granny, for leader board updates.
I can’t believe there are so many hardheaded people that live in Letcher County. When you go in front of your district judge and don’t get your way, he can now sit back and make jokes and laugh at you like he did his opponent. You can look back and blame yourself when you realize who you voted for — not the good Democrat who could have done a great job.
To the inmates at the Letcher County Jail: It is called jail. Your food isn’t supposed to be hot like that provided a normal person. Quit doing the crime. Whenever you get done with the time you will have a good, warm breakfast.
To the grinch that tried to steal Halloween: You didn’t get anyplace with your big write-up of religious sayings. Everybody had Halloween just the same. Bah to you.
This is to the ex-Navy Seal: Keep on threatening people and you are going to be an ex-con.
To the inmates at the Letcher County Jail that were complaining about the conditions in the jail: It’s jail, not the Ritz Carlton. If you did the crime, pay the time and don’t whine.
Mr. Dixon, who gave you the authority to tell your councilmen when they can speak and not speak? Have you not heard of freedom of speech? I think it is best that you do not tell Councilman Terry Braddock when he can speak. He is an official elected by the citizens of the City of Jenkins and has been re-elected. Goodbye, Mr. Dixon. Oh how soon you will be gone.
Anytime you pass a vehicle on the highway and it’s got a headlight out or a taillight or a parking light out, you can say, ‘There goes a Chevrolet.’ Beep. Beep.
I want to know when the police are going to get up off his behind and investigate Jackie Blair’s murder. It was not an accident and there is a murderer out there somewhere. If they killed one time they will do it again. The sheriff needs to investigate that.
After listening to all of these election commercials and growing up with Lloyd Mullins, I now have as much respect for him as I do a fox in a henhouse. I wish he wouldn’t have gotten involved in the district judge’s race. I have also lost respect for Tony Brown, the preacher at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. It’s a shame church leaders have to get political when they know the facts. The facts are in federal court in Pikeville, the bankruptcy court. I pulled them up on my computer and saw the facts. It was wrong for them to be trying to make someone out to be such a great guy when everyone knows he declared bankruptcy and beat the coal miners out of money they were justly owned.
You are the sunshine of my life. I love you very much and you are my angel.
It would take an idiot to keep repeating ‘I was wondering what you are wondering’ and ‘what goes comes around goes around.’ What an idiot.
Mayor Dixon, where’s our blacktop since the pavement plant will close in two weeks?
The common folks of Letcher County are very happy about what happened to Archie Banks. He deserved to lose. Archie, we hope you never win any elections ever again. You don’t deserve it, my man.
I think it is discrimination that women jail inmates can’t do work release or be a trustee in jail. Men can smuggle in contraband just as good as the woman can.
Archie Banks, I just want to say happy trails. So long until we meet again.
That letter to the editor by James Lewis two weeks ago was one of the best surveys of what was at stake in this election that I read anywhere, and I have read quite a bit. As he points out, it’s not a partisan thing, it is a whole democratic process that’s at stake when you have secret millions of dollars going to a candidate and no one knows where it is coming from. It may even be from corporations overseas where we send our jobs. And unfortunately the voters weren’t vigilant enough in this district, so we get a thug like Rand Paul whose campaign team deals with a woman peacefully carrying a protest sign by pinning her to the ground and stepping on her head. That is the kind of statesman we get when we get this secret money of the big corporations. Thanks again for a wonderful letter.
To the lady who said someone would not speak to her or her family: I’m sure you two will meet again in hell. She has never been out of the picture.
A word of wise to the youth today. The youth of today think that the world owes them everything when indeed it is not to be given to them. It is to be earned by them. – Unknown author.
This is R.A. If anybody’s wondering where I am, I’m at the Larue County Detention Center. They sent me here from the Letcher County Jail. I’d like to say what’s up to my boys there. Also, I’d like to tell my family that I love and miss them. I’m doing good. Hopefully I’ll be out soon. Also, I’d like to wish my mom, L.A., a late happy birthday. She’s older than dirt, ha, ha. I’d like to say to everybody out there to take care.
I was so shocked that the First Baptist Church of Whitesburg publicly endorsed candidate James Hubbard for Letcher District Judge. I have never heard of a church in our county doing this. I thought churches stayed out of politics. This happened at their Sunday morning, October 31 church service. The preacher had James Hubbard and his wife to come to the church altar, asked the church deacons and church members to come forward and lay hands on them, had Hubbard’s campaign chairman Lloyd Mullins pray aloud that James Hubbard would win the election, talked negative about Kevin Mullins, and the pastor Tony Brown announced that he was voting for James Hubbard and encouraged all the church members and their families to do the same. First Baptist Church of Whitesburg had three men running in last week’s elections — Trey Narramore for magistrate, Gerald Thacker for school board member, and James Hubbard — to lay hands on, pray for and encourage the members to vote for. Trey and Gerald are good, honest men and should not have been overlooked. Shame on Whitesburg First Baptist Church.
The negative things that came out about James Hubbard are all true. The information was and is filed in the U.S. District Courthouse in Pikeville and Letcher County Courthouse records. James Hubbard cannot deny anything said or written about him. It is all public record. He says he is a Christian man, so he should not say these things aren’t the truth, because anybody can go to the courthouses and read about him. It is all public record. Yes, Kevin did things that someone in all Letcher County families have done. But it was not against the law, and he did not have to go to court and have the incidents recorded in the records of the courthouse. No one is perfect, not James Hubbard or Kevin Mullins, but the truth is the truth.
To an associate of mine I work with: You say you love this man and you always will. I know who you’re talking about, and from what I’ve learned, he doesn’t give a hoot about you or how you feel. I know it’s none of my business, but, honey, why do you keep putting yourself out there to be mocked? They probably just laugh at you for saying this stuff . You know the truth, so why do you keep doing this to yourself?