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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.

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 Lil Bear: Thank you for your love. /Thank you for never giving up on me / when others said you were a fool. Thank you for tomatoes and noodles, /for whispers and kisses with tears in the dark, /for keeping my heart safe /for waiting to love me. /Let’s give ‘em something to talk about. All my love, Persica.

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To the old man in Blackey: You know who you are. You called Kentucky State Police on a couple of youngsters for picking up garbage on the side of the road. What are you — the king of 588? They are good, honest people. Now they are really going to struggle. Way to go, Dumbo.

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Sad thing, folks today. Having been raised on food stamps they don’t know how to garden. Shoot, half the people under 30 can’t even cook. If they can’t just heat it up in the microwave then they don’t want it. Won’t eat farm-fresh chicken; think its nasty. But they’ll go get one already cooked at a deli. And cost doesn’t matter since they aren’t paying for it, anyway. Now the place where that deli chicken came from is far worse than any local backyard flock, as the deli chicken is full of chemicals and who knows what else. What is the world coming to? Backyard flocks are healthier, treated better, taste better and are just better for you. But yes, you do have to cook it yourself. I guess that’s the only difference that matters around here.

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Memo to the ‘God Offal Party’: Be careful what you wish for. You’ll probably win the Senate, after which you can remind the country how uncaring and cold hearted you are. That will guarantee the Democrats will win the White House again.

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I would like to say how proud I am that my gay partner and I can legally be recognized as a married couple in Kentucky. If love in any form is an abomination to your God I believe you’re on the wrong side.

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This is the copycat cat killer. Last week I heard about a lesbian couple who bought an adorable little kitten that grew up to be a randy old tomcat. When they found out their cat was out chasing females, they threw it out of the house for being a homophobe. I saw it in Whitesburg rummaging through a garbage can and grabbed it by the scruff of the neck. When I looked it in the eyes it seemed so poor and dejected that I just took it home and fed it some milk. I guess I’m going to keep it. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still up for cat killing, just not that one. I just can’t bring myself to kill a cat with abandonment issues.

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This comment is to thank all you nice people from Whitesburg and Letcher County who made my husband and I feel so welcome when we visited there the other day to see one of our favorite musicians, Jake E. Lee, in concert. Until after

I got there and saw the show for myself, I still wasn’t convinced that I would be seeing Ozzy Osbourne’s guitar player in a little town like yours. How amazing. I still can’t wrap my mind around this type of concert taking place in a little town such as yours, but I’m glad it is. I envy you people. I also like your little newspaper and this Speak Your Piece column. I hope my comment is worth printing. And please keep bringing these great musicians coming, as we do plan on returning soon. What a nice place you have, and what nice people you are.

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It’s pathetic to print articles about animal abuse over and over. I would be so afraid of karma if I were the publisher of The Mountain Eagle. When karma kicks in, and it will, you may change your tune and get your laughs some other way. And, by the way, why don’t you post your snide remarks after other comments? Maybe to ‘Cat Killer’ who brags about killing and torturing cats? Instead you slash out, terribly, to the people who are standing up for the cats. Please don’t insult the integrity of your readers. If you haven’t noticed, some of us happen to be animal lovers. And since I am, and since I haven’t written anything about torturing an animal I do expect a snide remark from The Mountain Eagle. Has anybody out there read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Something is not making sense here.

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To Magistrate Codell Gibson: Some of the voters didn’t appreciate the way you acted with Wayne Fleming, saying ‘I’m talking now, thank you.’ That was very rude, especially for a Christian. You better be happy that I am not a member of the fiscal court. You talk to me like that, buddy, you’d only do it one time. I would also suggest to Judge Jim Ward that he quit taking his glasses on and off so much. That is irritating to watch. That is a filler to make himself look important when he doesn’t know what else to do.

(Relax. Judge Ward probably just hates the fact he has to wear ‘readers’ and takes them off at every opportunity. Many of us have already been there and done that.)

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This is to all magistrates of Letcher County: If any of them want my family and I to vote for them, then we need to get them to start talking about burning garbage in Letcher County. Everybody is supposed to be paying a garbage bill, so why do they have to burn their garbage? I’d like for one of the magistrates to speak up and suggest a year-round no burn law for Letcher County. We don’t need to be burning garbage. People like to sit out on their porches and open their doors too, but you can’t for people burning their garbage. Let’s see if anyone responds to this.

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To The Mountain Eagle staff: My husband was wondering why you quit putting the TV guide in The Mountain Eagle. He bought a paper every week to get the TV schedule. We wondered what happened and we would certainly appreciate it if you would resume putting it in the paper.

(Thank you for your comment. We are still in the process of determining just exactly what we’re going to do about a television guide. We had been operating under the assumption that every cable television company that serves Letcher County had its own channel that serves as a guide.)

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To the person who called in about being so beautiful riding a Harley and saying all of our woman in Letcher County are ugly: You are high on yourself on you. Maybe you need to look in the mirror. If you are so good looking and feel that way, maybe you ought to get on that Harley, head down the highway and don’t turn around and come back.

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I am a concerned citizen of McRoberts writing to give a big thank you to our magistrate Wayne Fleming. Since he has been in office he has been very helpful. Wayne is a very considerate and caring person. That means a lot. Wayne also takes time to listen to the needs of all communities. Wayne stands for jobs for people in Letcher County and he’ll go the right way. Thank you, Wayne. You are appreciated.

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I want to talk about Letcher County. We have a dead county. Pikeville is a booming. Hazard and Harlan are booming. That is why everyone goes out of town to shop, because Letcher County doesn’t have anything and it is all because of the county offi cials.

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I just heard that the library smoker has her eye on the city clerk job when the queen bee is elected mayor.

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The amphitheater committee at Jenkins is looking for volunteers to help move the hideous toilets and scuba stops on the drama site. Any future election candidates are more than welcome to come and help.

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I’d like to say that Danny Webb is a worse sheriff than Ben Buster Taylor ever thought about being. He wouldn’t make a good dogcatcher. People ought to vote him out of office.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: I’ll try not to be too controversial so maybe you will put my piece in the paper. First, as the state of Colorado gets richer and richer, the state of Kentucky gets poorer and poorer. How poor can we get before we legalize marijuana? The coal is gone. Wake up, America. Second, our roads and bridges in America are full of potholes and are falling apart. President Obama, please fix these. Third, one of the most heinous thing I have seen in a long while is that the government has taken over the doctor’s offices so people with pain problems can only get very small milligrams of pain medicine. Coal miners are suffering from pain problems they got while working in the mines.

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This is to the man who commented in Speak Your Piece that all women in Letcher County are fat : What about the over-grown, fat, sloppy men in Letcher County?

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To the man who commented in Speak Your Piece about same sex: Brother, I appreciate you, I hold you up high. They need to take all of them and put them on a little island by themselves. They don’t need to be around Christian people. They are abomination to God’s eyes. I’m sorry for them. When they get ready to die, they will have to face the great white throne.

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I think it is a shame that people talk about God’s little critters in Speak Your Piece. God put them on the face of the earth like he did these sore-eyed people who are talking about them. To the one who said they should take the stray animals and hang them on a scaffold, they should be hung on a scaffold themselves.

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Why doesn’t the cat killer put his name in Speak Your Piece so I will know who he or she is? Is the caller too chicken?

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Lexington has a surplus of $13 million. I want to know why they couldn’t upgrade Rupp Arena without taking coal severance tax money from the counties that really need it. Somebody ought to investigate this.

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If your angel is so special, why do you hide her from your family? Nobody would care. She wouldn’t keep you too long after she found out what kind of a person you are.

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Is a certain man spending more time at a certain inspector’s house or is the inspector getting more home care?

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I have an old buddy who went down two weeks ago and got a vasectomy, but got a ‘bisectomy’ instead. Now, he can go either way. This is the old cat killer signing off.

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Should a registered child molester who has already pulled 10 years in prison for child molestation be allowed to be around little children that are under eight? No, he shouldn’t be allowed to be around any children. Please respond in next week’s Speak Your Piece with a telephone number I can call about this, because I am very concerned about some children.

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I am very concerned about dogs being left to run around loose while the other people do the right thing and keep their dogs put up at night. I think it is high time that something is done about run-around dogs.

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Dear General Public: I am going to vote for Mitch McConnell. The rest of you can do what you want to. Senator McConnell has already done more for both men and women in the state of Kentucky than the leader of the opposite party has done in the last four or five years. I believe in keeping the secret ballot in the American brand of elections. I also believe in keeping the one man and one woman form of marriage in all the states of the U.S. No doubt in my mind, most of the people (citizens) in the U.S. feel the same way too. Women are human beings; men are human beings; they (both genders) are the components of the human race and should be treated equally under the law, as I would assume Senator Mc- Connell has always done.



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