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Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address

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 a certain person: You think you make quite a stir up here in Letcher County, but you are wrong. Everyone knows you and your children. Your kids keep getting busted for drugs. How do you keep getting them out? Why did you shoot your son? Did he get too big a piece of the pie? You started arguing with him at one house and got run off and went up the hollow and started to fight, but you didn’t do so well there, did you?

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A few years ago The Mountain Eagle published the recipe from the Blair Branch Church for the church’s fried apple pie. If anyone has this recipe, please call, mail or e-mail it to Speak Your Piece. Thank you.

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I wonder how many more hearts Grandma will break before she dies.

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People should get off the Letcher County Extension Service. Sure, some of our income is confiscated by the government to support it, but every country, even a mostly capitalist one like ours, needs a little socialism. Just like Social Security, they help spread the wealth around where it’s needed.

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In a couple of months it will be spring and people will possibly be looking at buying RVs. I would suggest that people should not go to a certain place because their service is not dependable. They will tell you anything to sell you an RV. The warranty is no good. You are just wasting your time. If you want to buy an RV, go somewhere else.

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I have loved women since I was a boy to now that I am an old man. I think this is the way it was meant. From their shape, smile, laugh and loving, I love women. Isn’t this was the way it was meant? I found some giving, some just on the take. I’ll love women to the grave. What would this world be like without women? I love women — the way they smell, walk and talk. They can be cruel, conniving and downright mean, but they gave me life. I spent 40 weeks trying to get out of one and the rest of my life trying to get back to the gift of life on earth. Perfume, nylons, makeup or no makeup, I have loved women from the time I was a boy. I am an old man now and still love women.

I’m a 52-year-old man responding to the fellow who called in about getting blurry when he walks: I am going to say that you have high blood pressure and don’t know it yet.

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I could not believe what read in Speak Your Piece about the Letcher County Extension Office supporting the Sierra Club. For the ones out there who don’t know what the Sierra Club is, I urge you to search that on Google. The Sierra Club is very much against coal and truly does not like our region and yet we are giving them free room and board at the extension offi ce. I would like someone to address this. I am also wondering about our tax money going to the Pine Mountain Trail linear state park. Shouldn’t that money be doing more for our community? If that money was being used elsewhere in our county, I think the county would be pleased a whole lot more than with it going toward a state park.

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I saw Verlin Short on the front page of the newspaper and they called him ‘Snake Man’ and I got so tickled. He has a few old snakes in a cage outside his house. The real Snake Man lives at Colley Gap. He lives off of the land. He has no electricity, no phone, nothing. He keeps copperheads and rattlesnakes right in the house with him. He keeps them as pets. Snakes are all over his place. He is the true Snake Man and he doesn’t keep his snakes in cages or hidden away from his house.

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It’s amazing how people lie to you. They say they’ll be there for you, but in the end they are not. What goes around does comes around. Please remember that.

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I hate the new show ‘Snake Man of Appalachia.’ Where do they come off? I wish that whoever came up with that would have it rammed where the sun doesn’t shine. If the man in the show is making only $700 a month, where did the money come from for the Harley Davidson, the truck, the cars, and the computers?

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Two drivers who work for certain man I used to haul coal for are stealing coal and dumping it at Daniel’s Branch.

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To the man in Austin Road in Haymond: Your whole family just wants you to know it is dirty that you have stolen all of your dad’s property, especially after he asks you to return it and you say no. We all want the whole community to know how low you are and what you have done to your family. We intend to let everyone know via Speak Your Piece or Topix. Your dad has asked for his land back and his homes back and you need to give it all back to him.

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Wow, Richie Farmer ran his office like it was his personal little kingdom. Reminds me of the situation at another government office in Whitesburg.

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Do you know why our insurance companies now offer us free flu shots? Do you know why our insurance companies now offer us free colonoscopies? Do you know why our insurance companies now offer us other free screenings for various illnesses? Do you know why our insurance companies are paying bills they never would have paid before? I didn’t either until I was looking through the pages of The Mountain Eagle and read where the federal government now requires insurance companies to do this. It’s all because of something called Obamacare.

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Do you really want to know who my angel is? Some day you will find out and I love my angel.

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I think the government channel is one of the best things that ever happened to Lecher County politics. It has gotten the school board on the ball. I have been a resident of Jenkins for many years and I started paying school taxes when it first went in. They now want to build a new school. What Jenkins should do is make Jenkins a grade school and the county should have the high school. We should all pay the same taxes. Mrs. Craft and her gang should stop telling people where they have to go to school. Why don’t they tell the bus drivers to not come into Jenkins and take children out of our district? Let the children go to school where they want to and let us all pay the same taxes — Jenkins, Whitesburg and all.

( The Letcher County School System and its superintendent, Anna Craft, have no say in how much Jenkins residents pay in school taxes. That is entirely up to the Jenkins Independent Board of Education.)

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I just want you to know that the Snake Man is actually an imposter. The actual snake man is Joe Short, his father. They wouldn’t allow his father to be in the film, but everyone knows Joe is the one who taught Verlin how to handle snakes and taught him everything he knows. So Joe Short should be given the credit for being the Snake Man.

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I would be ashamed to be a judge/executive of one county and send my child to a school in a different district. To me, that is saying that the schools in the county you are judge/executive over aren’t good enough. But, look what happened. They lost.

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Do yourself a favor and go to www.kingofbain.com and watch the short movie ‘When Mitt Romney Came to Town.’ This film wasn’t made by Democrats, but was made by members of Romney’s own Republican Party. It shows all the thousands of middle class lives Romney destroyed on his way to becoming worth a quarter-billion dollars by buying up factories in small towns and closing them down. What a jerk. What a despicable man. I’m no big fan of Newt Gingrich, but his people have done the world a huge favor by showing us the real Mitt Romney.

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I’m still looking for my four-wheeler that was stolen from Kodak in Vicco in December. The boys who stole it live in Highland Branch in Neon, and drive a small twotone truck. If anyone sees these boys or anyone with a green Honda Ranger with a brown seat, please call the state police in Hazard. If you have anything outside that is not nailed down, please fix it where no one can steal it because these boys will steal anything. What makes it worse, the parents of these boys know they steal. We are supposed to teach our kids not to steal and have respect for others and what they have. Not these parents. Maybe the parents need some teaching. These boys go to other counties to steal. The owners of this stolen property worked hard for what they have, only to have some punk boys come along and steal it. If you know these boys, let them know that you are watching them. Maybe they have already stolen from you and you can’t prove it. Just keep your eyes open and what ever you are missing will show up. I worked hard to get my four-wheeler. In the winter it is a lot of help to me. My grandbabies love riding the four-wheeler. These boys think I am just going to give up on looking for it. Think again. I will look for my four-wheeler until the day I find it. This four-wheeler will not start without a key. If it is running, then you have to start it with using a hotwire because I have the key. If anyone has bought or seen this four-wheeler and they said they lost the key, they lied. I have my key to my four-wheeler. This is to the boys who stole my fourwheeler: You know and I know who you are. If you bring my four-wheeler back in the condition you stole it in, I will go easy on you. This is your last chance, so do the right thing. When I find it, and I will find it, then your parents will pay the price, too, for what you and your buddy did. Do you want to see your mom in jail? Think about it, because you know she knows you stole my four-wheeler. And the one who helped you steal my four-wheeler? I know his mom. You two would hate to be the cause of your moms going to jail. I just want my four-wheeler back. Signed: Pissed Off.

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I try to be nice to everybody, but some people are devils. I am talking about a woman who works at a certain store at Isom and a man who works at a certain store in Whitesburg? The woman has such a hateful personality that they need to get rid of her. I feel sorry for the people if she lives with anybody. And the man in Whitesburg, when you’re in there he’s always talking about somebody. I don’t know if he’s the manager, but he needs to be gotten rid of. I try to be nice to everybody, but some people are devils.

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Congratulations to the powers that be in the Letcher County Schools for cheating Letcher County Central High School and its fans from having one of the great freshman basketball players ever in eastern Kentucky on their team. Now, please tell us again why it was you fired the Justice kid’s dad as coach. It’s not like you didn’t know this kid had a chance to be the best high school basketball player in the history of Letcher County. He now plays for Knott County and is by far the best player in the 14th Region. He scored 42 points the other night in the WYMT tournament championship game.



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