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In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net

To my friend in Ashland: I love you, baby.

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To Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward and all magistrates of Letcher County: It seems like all you people worry about is making things easier for the young bucks of Letcher County and harder for our disabled and senior citizens. I cannot believe you would ask these senior citizens to get out and try to pack their garbage all the way to the highway so these young bucks can drive up beside of it, reach out the window and throw it up in the truck. Think about these old senior citizens out there. What if they fall down and break a hip? Would you make things easier for them like the garbage truck driver? I would say not.

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I am asking all veterans who are able to attend the trial of John William Pigg to seek justice for veteran Ralph Marcum. My husband is a retired veteran with 20 years in the military and he is now nearing his 78th birthday. Mr. Marcum was robbed of part of his life. Veterans, please seek justice for him.

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To the person who got on WYMT-TV’s website singing the praises of accused drug dealer J.J. Wright: Have you lost your mind? What did you mean when you said Mr. Wright ‘was caught in a bad situation’ and that you ‘hope things work out for him because him and his family are truly amazing people?’ Did you not feel stupid when you heard he was arrested twice in one week on drug charges? And just what is so ‘amazing’ to you about Mr. Wright — the fact that he is high school softball umpire and former high school football coach who is accused of selling oxycodone pain pills. Most of us in Letcher County do not want such ‘amazing’ men around our children.

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To a certain person: I hear someone was at the Easter egg hunt Sunday. You better be getting a big box and a U-Haul to get all of your junk out of there. How does it feel? What goes around comes around.

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Hey county judge. When are you going to activate your dilapidated property ordinance officer? Send him up there to Thornton. The old, burned down houses at Thornton are an eyesore. People are letting their grass grow up knee high. That is uncalled for. An ordinance officer is being paid for by taxpayers. Now when are you going to activate him and get him to do his job? Send him to Thornton and get him to clean this up.

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Hey Macy. Me and Bubby want to wish you a happy birthday, big #1. We love you.

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I agree about Hospice of the Bluegrass. I have always heard they were good, but I can tell you firsthand when you get Hospice of the Bluegrass you no longer have a life. They pop in the house all the time. You never know when they are coming. They are not as good as they are cracked up to be, but their nursing staff is great.

(You’re complaining because an organization is paying too much attention to you? If this group is as bad as you say and you’re paying the cost out of your own pocket, then why don’t you simply replace them with someone else?)

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This is ‘hey neighbor’ back to ‘ hey stranger’: I read your comment and was quite impressed. I see I hit a nerve with you. You say I don’t have what it takes to face you. Now why would I want to hit a little girl? Have a nice day.

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You got one thing right, pal. It isn’t the end, it is the beginning of hell for you.

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This is to the moron, ‘hey neighbor’: Why don’t you go and jump off a cliff? You are nothing but an idiot. You ought to be in a psycho ward.

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Hey Brushy Bill. Come clean, old buddy. What did you do with old Barney? Did you take him to Knott County to let him run with the elk? Respond in next week’s paper and let us know what you did with old Barney.

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This be the M.P. You want this to end? Then sit over there and quit trying to control the world. This only makes for a miserable existence. Get a life. Relax and enjoy your golden years. Okay? Over and out.

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It was only a dream but oh how wonderful it was. I think the best way to describe it is it will be the same feeling that I will get when I wake up and see Jesus returning to earth in all His glory.

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This is to the person who wrote the hillbilly quote in The Eagle: Who died and made you perfect? You need to post your picture in here and let us see what the heck you look like. You should not judge people. We only have one judge and that is not you. I may meet a few of these requirements, but I will tell you what. You just go ahead and post your picture and let us see what we think about you.

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The most wonderful thing about not living in Jenkins is just that. I can leave anytime I want to and get away from all of the stupid stuff that goes on around here.

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Why has it taken this long for the Letcher County Board of Education to open their eyes about their sound system? Why wait until right now and complain when everyone else has complained for years? We need a new board of education.

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I live in the City of Jenkins. Could you tell me if there is another city in Kentucky or in America with a population of 3,000 people that has three mayors? I just wonder about that.

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When are the police going to do anything about the drug situation in Jenkins? Could it be that someone is letting them know what is going on?

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Who took over the Holcomb Custard Stand? It looks really nice, but I think the prices are way too high.

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You are my special, little angel and I still love you. I love you with all my heart.

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I was wondering how I could get UNITE’s telephone number. I need to call someone.

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I want to thank Speak Your Piece for putting in there what I said about ‘hey neighbor.’ Who’s little girl are you? I appreciate Speak Your Piece for doing that. You all are good people and you are fair. Thank you, Speak Your Piece.

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This beautiful man, as you say, doesn’t care how you feel. It will be a cold day in hell before I’ll call you. I don’t want you. I should have told you off to your face a long time ago. I’m about to end all this trouble you started. You’re an idiot for saying this junk.

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This is to the person who wrote in about a month ago about their friend working in Virginia and wanted to know what the guy looks like: He is about 6’1”, brown hair and brown eyes, slender build, and thinks that he is better than anyone else, even at church when he is playing in the band. He does not live in Letcher County, about a mile from the line. He has a son in college and a daughter in high school. His wife works at a high paying job, too. She’s a very smart woman. I don’t know why she’s not figured it out two plus two that he goes out on her all the time. I guess it is because he is going to church.

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Thank you, President Obama, for taking a huge chance by ordering the capture in Pakistan of Osama bin Laden and making America feel proud again. As one of those who has given you a hard time in the past, I tip my cap to you for ordering the capture dead or alive of this mass murderer.

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Howdy. Brushy Bill here. Well, the mud slinging has already started against me. Somebody accused me of deserting old Barney. It takes a dirty, lowdown coward to treat animals that bad. Barney’s here with me, safe and sound. After all, he’s my campaign manager and will hold a key position in my cabinet, probably Ken Salazar’s, because he’s an idiot if there ever was one. I’d like to keep Hillary. She’s against mountaintop removal. She loves mountains. Hillary was the first to climb Mt. Everest. I’m going to send General Schwarzkopf back to Iraq to whip them good like he did the first time. I’ll nuke Afghanistan. Get rid of all the heroin and crazy Muslims in one lick. Vote Brushy Bill for president. Paid for by the candidate.

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To a certain person in Harlan County and a certain person in Pike County: Your husband and wife are going to find out about the affair that’s been going on for almost five years. Won’t she and the family be surprised since you stopped working in Pike County and went to Virginia?

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Let’s see if I’ve got this right. Former President George W. Bush is 60 percent responsible for the capture of Osama bin Laden but shares no responsibility whatsoever in the destruction of our economy? I know some Republicans would do anything to never have to give President Obama any credit at all, but this logic does not compute.

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As I sit and wait going on my fourth hour in the Whitesburg ARH emergency room, I can’t begin to describe how ridiculous this is. Granted, you must take into account all the drug seekers who are here and it being the first of the month, but it’s a shame those families with real issues are the ones who get pushed to the back.

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Kentucky is getting tobacco money again. I have two friends who are being treated for medical conditions caused by smoking and Medicaid is paying the bill. Why can’t tobacco tax money pay the bill for smoking related problems instead of our tax dollars?

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When drug seekers get their bills paid by Medicaid without oversight it is bad PR for Medicaid. When people go to the ER because it is more convenient than the hospital without screening it is helping bust Medicaid. Medicaid needs both monitoring and screening for services. This would bring about a de facto cut in expenses.

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The Love of Mother: The love of a mother is never exhausted, it never changes, it never tires. A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies; husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands, but a mother’s love endures through all; in good repute, in bad repute, in the face of the world’s condemnation a mother still loves on and still hopes that her child may turn from his evil ways and repent. Still she remembers the infant smiles that once filled her bosom with rapture, the merry laugh, the joyful sound of his childhood, the opening promise of his youth; and she can never be brought to think him all unworthy. — Washington Irving



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