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I see in the news where the politicians and other phony do-gooders are panicked about a possible reduction in funding for UNITE. Well, they probably need not worry because UNITE’s one talent is raising money, and I’m pretty sure they will this time. What if I should be wrong, though, and UNITE is dissolved? How much difference would there be in our drug problem? I submit that there would not be one iota. Just consider what the drug situation was when UNITE came into existence, and what it is now. Does anyone see any improvement? I think not. The one way to effect an improvement is to do what other states are doing and legalize marijuana. Do you know why legalizing marijuana and some other drugs isn’t a very likely possibility? Because it would eliminate the need for UNITE and hundreds of bureaucrats and their $100,000 to $200,000 salaries. Religious zealots, and there’s no shortage of them in this area, would also flip out. Think about it.

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Surely it isn’t so. Surely no Letcher County grade school teacher would be brazen enough to lead her students in an exercise designed to get students to urge their parents to vote a certain way in last week’s presidential election. Surely not. Why, that would be unethical and a violation of professional standards. It might even be illegal. Surely no teacher who is being paid by public taxes would try to foist her political views on her gullible students — or her religious or social views, for that matter. How could she possibly have time for this if she’s serious about teaching math and English and history and science and all those things that will help students become educated, productive and independent thinkers? No, surely it isn’t so. Or, is it?

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I want to wish Judy (Whitaker) Dent in Michigan a very happy birthday. It was on November 13. Hope you had a great birthday. I will always love you.

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Hey, little miss. We see you out running around with your little handicapped tags in your car window. You can’t fool anybody. Everybody knows what you are selling. Do your dealing while you can, because your little hind end is going to get put behind bars once and for all and your no good, lying sister won’t be able to get you out of it.

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I’d like to voice my opinion about ‘The Swap Shop’ that is on the radio in Whitesburg every morning. It seems like it is the same people every day that call in. I don’t know why they don’t record it on Monday and play it all week. That guy with those dogs out of Knott County and a guy with a wood splitter and a woman with a trailer for sale call all the time. It’s the same thing every day and people are getting tired of it. If I were the sponsors, I would tell them to limit it to once a week. There have been people who have been doing that week after week.

(If we were cynical, we might say this is just more proof that no good deed goes unpunished. But since we’re optimists, we’ll use your complaint about WXKQ/ WTCW’s free advertising program to throw in a selfless plug for our own classifi ed ads, which cost only $8 a week.)

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Why is one person so special?

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I know they say putting these beer stores in and selling beer will help the county, but it is making it easier for young boys to go in and get beer when they want it. When they had to go other places to get it, they didn’t have time. I think they shouldn’t have made it wet. God is going to show them what He can do.

(On what do you base your claim upon? So far, stores selling beer in Whitesburg appear to be checking the identifications of pretty much everyone ages 85 and under.)

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What happened to the Colson Fire Department to make them shut it down? What is going on? Did someone stole some food from the place or something? I sure would like to know what is going on.

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To a certain woman: Hey, you. Go ahead and divorce your husband. See if I care. Later on down the road you will regret it and then you will wish you had listened to me. If you think I am going to say anything else to you, I am not saying anything else to you. I just don’t think you know what you are doing, so you go right ahead and divorce him. Then when he gets somebody else, you’ll realize you still love him and you’ll be without him. So go ahead and do your thing.

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That was no earthquake that shook Letcher County last Saturday. What you felt was this country’s Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves after God let them know we voted in favor of the anti-Christ disguised as Mitt Romney. God doesn’t approve of those who choose cult religions like Mormonism over Him.

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My child is in kindergarten at Letcher Elementary School and for her first Halloween party I was not allowed to attend. I think it is a shame for the principal to do parents that way.

(Just curious, did your parents attend your first Halloween party at school?)

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One hundred seventy nine executive orders. That is a lot of executive orders. You broke the law 40 times and they still put you in offi ce. I want everyone to go get their free mammograms that Planned Parenthood gives them. I guess this is time for them to get their layoff notices. Higher taxes are coming, people, whether you like it or not. Now you voted this man back into office and I badmouth him a lot. Everything I told you is the truth about him. America will pay the price of what this man is going to do to us in the next four years. Christians, you carry your crosses, but most of all keep the Lord Jesus Christ because we know this man will cover him up. I am still whistling Dixie in the south. God Bless America. America, you did it to yourselves. Here we go.

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Hey, what’s up, Ridge Runner? Good to see you are back in the paper. Why don’t you quit trashing people and tell them how many years you’ve spent in prison?

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Dear Speak Your Piece: I sure am sorry for the coal miners in Letcher County now that Obama is in for another four years. It will hurt our county’s economy. I would like to thank the Democrats of Letcher County and Kentucky for kicking Obama’s behind here and around the state. You better believe I will vote Democrat some time or another to thank you all for your vote in this election.

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I would like to know how central office can be located at the Jenkins High School and be so absolutely filthy and dirty. I am embarrassed to be a graduate of the Jenkins school system. One of the toilet seats in the men’s restroom is barely hanging on, not to mention the bathrooms look as if they haven’t been cleaned in months. The gym had dust bunnies everywhere. The gym was disgracefully unclean. The janitors and the ones who oversee the janitors aren’t doing their jobs. This is our school and it reflects everyone who graduated from Jenkins High School.

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I read in The Mountain Eagle where a WYMT-TV reporter went to Isom to interview a man about buying grave markers. I think we all know who that man is. Will they charge him with terroristic threatening?

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If anyone out there is thinking of changing from DISH Network to DIRECTV, please look it over again because DIRECTV is ripping everyone off. They are guilty of false advertising. They took $701 out of my bank account falsely and I just think that everyone needs to be aware of what DIRECTV is doing to people in this area. People should be aware and watch and not get their bank accounts ripped off.

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This is to the guy who used to live in Kona and drive a red car that he got out and told everyone that I stole. Then he blew the motor up. See how stuff comes back on you. I have everything now — my daughter, my black truck and my own home. There are 85,000 reasons why I am happy now. It’s your loss.

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To a certain person: Hello there. I love you and miss talking to you. I have been trying to call and I get no answer and no one calls back. I’ve been waiting, hoping that you will call. I guess you are not going to call. I love you and miss you anyway.

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Some are saying the cashier accused of helping rob the Neon Chevron isn’t going to get in any trouble other than having to pay a fine and be sentenced to house arrest. Seriously, for $1,400 this girl has destroyed her life and thrown it away. This girl is well educated and knew what she was doing was wrong. People have tried to keep the charges against her off the Internet and off Facebook and now the paper. People make mistakes, yes, but people also pay for their mistakes.

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Two days after the election, gas prices went from $3.23 to $3.32. What is this country coming to? Is it the greed that runs this country? We sure don’t have any leaders. I don’t know what is going to happen. This country is on a crash course. It’s not going to last.

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I would be happy and content, too, if I had what you have — new car, nice home and money. I can understand why you go around with a smile on your face. If you had to deal with what I deal with, I don’t think you would be that happy. You’d be down all the time so you just think about that.

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I would like to tell a man who lives in Whitco that I would appreciate it very much if he would put those three old dogs up. Every morning they make their rounds and I am sick and tired of them getting on my porch and wetting on my banisters. I am unable to clean after those dogs and so are my neighbors. I want those dogs put up. You have been told several times. Those dogs try to bite every time we get out to walk our dogs. My dog isn’t out in Whitco running to and fro. No one else’s dog is. You aren’t any better than anyone else. If you want those dogs, you better put them up because I will call the dogcatcher in Hazard because the one we have up here isn’t worth anything. I am fed up about cleaning up after your dogs. Put them up. You aren’t better than anyone else.

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This is to the person in last week’s Speak Your Piece who was worried about sidewalks being fixed. Did you happen to notice that the workers who did the repairs are not even from this area? They were not even Americans. Have you noticed all of the recent changes in Letcher County? Oh by the way, they bought the concrete mix at one of the businesses they visited frequently and could possibly help you with your sidewalks if you are really nice.

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How does Grandma show herself in church and show her face with everyone knowing what she has been with and what she has done? I think everybody knows who Grandma is.

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To the person who commented on Little Cowan being the nosiest bunch of people ever: You are wrong by a long shot. I have traveled all over the world and have lived in many different places. I have also lived on Cowan, but I have never seen a community like Burton Hill at Blackey. Little Cowan couldn’t hold a candle to Burton Hill when it comes to a bunch of nosy neighbors. They should have named it Burton Hell.

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Operation UNITE, can you do something about the drugs being sold in Whitco? They sell in the road, on the porch of a house, and in their cars..

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You folks who think you saw a UFO above Kentucky and Virginia, you saw a flying saucer built in Canada years ago, which is being tested by the U.S. Air Force at my old base, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. Everett Vanover, retired Air Force with 27 years of service.

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First we all scream and yell about letting homosexuals serve in the military and now we scream and yell when our top soldiers act like the he-men we want them to be.



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