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I watched the Inauguration this year — the first one in my life. I enjoyed it very thoroughly because we’ve finally got a president who has guts instead of something else. But that’s not what I’m talking about. What I’m talking about is the Clintons. The Clintons are actors. The worst decision our country ever made was nominating former First Lady Hillary Clinton for president. The reason I called was to see if anyone caught Slick Willie checking out Ivanka Trump’s hindend out when Hillary caught him? She gave him a terrible look. Did anyone see that? It tickled me to death. It just proves what type of people the Clintons are. They are a match made in heaven.

. The team at Neon Double Kwik has got it together. I love stopping by and getting my biscuits in the morning and seeing the smiling faces.

. To one red-hot smoking mama who works at the ARH: I would love to hook up with you.

. To a certain caller: Since you are so concerned about me and why I drive my child to and from school in a police car, why don’t you come to me and say something, coward? Apparently you know who I am but I don’t know who you are. Don’t hide behind the newspaper, boy. I’m not hard to find. Bring your complaints to me.

. If God really did send Donald Trump to us, I am afraid it is as the Antichrist who will finally cause the destruction of our world. It’s in the Bible, people. Read it for yourselves. God says of the Antichrist, he is ‘the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or religion, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God.’ And then God adds, ‘Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you?’ These are scary times, brothers and sisters. The end times are upon us. Are you ready? Read the Bible; read the book ‘1984.’ Many believe we will all be secretly micro-chipped by the end of next year. Google the mark of the beast theories and read them. Google

Perry Stone and let him tell you about ‘666.’

. If you have people who want to log your land, fine and well, but beware when they bring you sheets of paper back that say this and say that. You make them get a photocopy of the check at the bank where they cash it and then bring your money to you. You will make a whole lot more money. Have a good day.

. I think something should be done about the loan shark companies charging these people more than 20 percent, especially when they know they are on SSI. That is just not right. Loaning people money when they are on SSI and charging them more than 20 percent interest is wrong. Somebody needs to do something about this.

. Chicago. Murder capital of the world. I’d say the reason it’s not been cleaned up is because of crooked politicians in office taking the bribes. Anyway, send the feds in there. Most of these thugs doing the killing have no moral standards for human life. So go in there and clean it up, Mr. Trump. These worthless pieces of crap that are in office in Chicago aren’t going to do anything.

. On building the fence — get ’er done, Mr. Trump. People laugh at you for checking into voter fraud, make it a criminal offense and enforce it against the illegals voting. If they’re caught, deport them. If they come back into the United States, give them five years. If a U.S. citizen is caught double-voting, give him or her five years. It can be stopped. We’ve got a new sheriff in town; his name is Mr. Trump. It’s going to be done right. God bless America. This is America, the United States of America. I’m proud to be an American. And all you wall climbers and river swimmers can get the hell out of Dodge.

. I wish Diane Sawyer, the ABC-TV news reporter, would do a piece on these lying preachers who take up all this money and put it in their pocket and live like kings. They use these starving children and other

people to get to our hearts. There is no one more loving than the American people. I wish she would expose the preachers for the lying, thieving, wolves-in-sheep’s clothing that they are. Later.

. To the idiots who have called in and said God has his hand on Donald Trump: That’s not God, it’s the ghost of Adolph Hitler.

. I saw a person pick up a blue tick hound coon dog last week in front of Letcher Fire and Rescue. The dog had an orange collar on it. I know for a fact this certain person swipes people’s dogs off them. He’ll even sneak in their lot and poison them. But he’ll take certain dogs into his house to hide them and keep people from seeing them. He lives in the left hand fork of Doty Creek. I know for a fact he took the dog I described to his house. The owner needs to go and demand his dog back.

. To a certain person: You better settle things up or I’m going to get me a lawyer and start a fire under your rearend. I know you’re dragging your feet. Stop it now.

. I would like to know what’s up with Kentucky Power Company. I have heated all this month with propane gas, plus we had beautiful summer- like weather and my power bill still went up. I would like to know if anyone else out there has had this problem. And where in the world are our state officials for this area? Why won’t they stand up and fight for us? The people of Letcher County have no money; there is no work. Please, somebody that represents this area, get up off your butt and try to do something about these ridiculous power bills. Thank you.

. Today — this is Thursday — I got some gas at local station and drove about 30 miles and had my truck serviced. I got back in it and found out the gas was loaded with water. I live in the lower end of the county and would advise people that if you want to keep water out of your gas you better beware of where you stop. Thank you.

. To a certain caller: Your explanation of Mark 9:45-46 in Speak Your Piece in the January 25 edition was a bit colorful. The word ‘hell’ in this passage is translated from the Hebrew word Gehinnom, which was the City of Jerusalem’s garbage dump where the fires kept burning and the worms kept multiplying. The statement ‘the worm dies not and the fire is never quenched’ represents the eternal condition of those who have never received a savior. To better understand, study Mark 9:42-50. I urge you to keep studying, preaching and teaching the Word of God.

. Matthew 10:38 tells us that only God can destroy what is composed of spirit — the soul. Hebrews 12:29 tells us that God is a consuming fire. Look up the words destroy and consume. You will find they mean to put an end to the Lake of Fire is where that happens to the ones that don’t make it. It is eternal punishment, not eternal punishing. It is the second death. God is not a sadist.

. Now we realize why Donald Trump’s Atlantic City casinos went bankrupt. It is hard to believe our new Republican president could create such a mess out of trying to make our borders safer. It is something nearly everyone in the United States — Democrat, Republican and Independent — would have agreed on and praised Trump for doing if he hadn’t botched it up so badly by letting a couple of fools that surround him make such a mess of it all. If Trump doesn’t start listening to daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner instead of the psychopaths Stephen — Bannon and Miller — our democracy is in real danger. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m starting to wish I’d voted for Hillary. But here’s still hoping I’ll be happy that I voted for the businessman instead. Time will tell, but this hasn’t started well at

all. Who in their right mind would make a move like this travel ban before having their Secretary of State and Attorney General in place?

Why don’t you include the answers to the puzzles in The Mountain Eagle? And why did you omit one of the puzzles? Thank you. (The puzzle answers have not been showing up because of editing errors. The puzzle you speak of hasn’t appeared a few times because of space requirements. However, we will do our best to get it back in and leave it in. That said, it is nice to find out that people do enjoy working the puzzles and games.)

. She’s wonderful, she’s beautiful, she’s gorgeous, and I love her. But I wish she didn’t have me.

. So the ‘pillbillies’ and Christians who voted for Donald Trump think it’s alright for the U.S. to go into Iraq and Afghanistan and kill a million people but it’s a real bad thing for a woman to have an abortion. What hypocrites.

. Selling gas with water in creates a terrible expense for people. If a business can’t do any better than this they should just go out of business. You can’t sell tanks of water instead of gas.

. Used to when we had the coal severance tax they paved our roads. Now that it’s gone they patch them.

. People, can’t you see by now that God has His hand on Trump? Do you think for one minute he would be where he is if God wasn’t helping him? About these boys who are calling this girl up in Indiana and telling her she’s wrong about Trump, that Hillary is the one we should have put in. Gentlemen, you’re not much of man if you think for one minute that Hillary was the right one. Get off that girl’s back now. Thank you.

. Let’s make it simple. If you voted for Hillary Clinton you are an idiot. I do not care who you are, how much education you have, you are an idiot.

. Great job, Trump. In less than two weeks you’ve got the whole world torn all to pieces. I hope that what we have to look forward to in the next four years isn’t a continuation of this. What in the world are you thinking? I didn’t vote for you. I thought you were stupid and now you’ve proven it beyond 100 percent.

. Well, Mr. Trump, I think you’re doing a fine job, sir. The thing is Canada has now opened its borders up to all these people that want to come in to their country, so now we’ll have to strengthen the border between the U.S. and Canada. I see a U.S. District judge named Ann, or dumba** or something or the other, is trying to override what you did. I don’t think that’s possible; she might as well be skipping rope and playing with dolls. She’s smarter than that. Probably some of her people have never been killed by an illegal or Muslim. How many Muslims have been killed by Christians here in the United States? How many Muslims have killed Christians here in the United States? Are we safe? No, we’re not safe yet, but Trump is going to make us safe. And that’s a fact, so get used to it.

. This is to the people who are incarcerated in the Letcher County Jail: Yes, you’ve done wrong, that’s why you’re there, but you are still a human being and you need to be treated with respect. I don’t respect the people who work at the jail now, because they are a bunch of smart-alecks. Don, you need to do some cleanout.

. It’s a strange thing to me that if you’ve got a decent job you can get health insurance and if you’re on the draw you can get health insurance, but you can’t get dental insurance and you can’t get insurance on your eyes or ears. What’s up with that? They are part of your body so why should you have to suffer? I need a lot

of dental work, but I can’t afford it. What am I going to do?

. I don’t think we will have to worry about our Congress appropriating money to build a 2,000-mile fence along the Mexican border. It is projected that it would take 16 years to build. If it is like any other government project such as the planned prison to be built in Letcher County, it would take 10 years to do an environmental study and Donald Trump will be out of office in four years.

. Oh my God! You ‘I don’t like YOUR president’ whiners should just shut up! If you’re a citizen of the United States, then he most certainly is your president — like it or not. I’m not real crazy about it myself, but I’m not whining and puling and vamping and destroying other people’s property — nor am I wearing a stupid, embarrassing hat. Get over yourselves and start helping each other and praying for your president. Hoping he will fail is hoping that your country fails. Good grief, people, grow up already.

. I would tell President Trump to have an exorcism done on the White House just in case the abominable one, Obama, has put a curse on it with all the lies and corruption that he has done

against our nation. Obama has caused death and destruction on this world. Trump did win 31 states to Hillary Clinton’s 19. So God is the Master of Miracles and I think He worked one with Donald Trump. Trump wasn’t even president yet, and has already brought back and is keeping jobs in our nation. And for all those Democrats that didn’t go to Trump’s inaugural, it just shows what big crybabies they are. God bless the U.S.A. Harlan County Man.

. That yellow-haired clown you Republicans elected for president is going to get fat from ‘eating crow.’ All of that political rhetoric he espoused during his campaign is coming back to haunt him. He said many times that Obamacare is a disaster and his first act as president would be to repeal it. Now, he and his Republican colleagues must acknowledge that repealing it would be a political disaster. The United States is 50 years behind the rest of the world in health care and the only thing the Republican Congress can do now is give it another name and improve it. I think all of us know that the Affordable Care Act was not a perfect document and had to be amended time after time to be accepted by the general population. This is an opportunity for President Trump to swallow his pride and seek bipartisan support

for the much-needed universal health care (with amendments) instead of trying to be a monarch and cram his ideas down our throats.

. A famous Chinese proverb said, ‘fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.’ To all of you folks affected by the downturn in the coalfield economy, doesn’t that bring back memories of Mitch McConnell’s and Donald Trump’s campaign promises? The politicians are not going to put coal miners back to work to produce a product they cannot sell at a competitive price. Our economy is driven by supply and demand, not by a lying politician who will promise you anything just to get your vote and line his own pockets with a big salary and benefit package and retirement. In the future, be skeptical of anything a politician says and don’t be hoodwinked into giving him your vote.

. So now the Donald (Quack, Quack) Trump camp is claiming that their leader in one week has reversed the policies of the previous eight years of the Obama Administration. Does that mean that unemployment will now skyrocket from an acceptable 4.5% to 10% as it was when Obama took office? Or that General Motors and Chrysler Corporation will be put back into bankruptcy, thus affecting millions of good paying jobs? Or that the banking industry will now be unregulated so they can put the screws to the borrowers? Or that 20 million American citizens will lose their affordable health care? Or immigrants like your ancestors and mine will no longer be welcome? Will someone (other than you bigoted racists) please explain to me the meaning of the word ‘progress’?

. It took me a while, but I finally figured out why Ashley Judd and Madonna are so upset. It’s because they wanted to go out with Vladimir Putin and he turned them down. So they pitched a fit and caused all this ruckus.

. Everybody in Letcher County needs to go to Frankfort and check their deeds out. If you can’t trace your deed from Whitesburg to the ones in Frankfort your deed is no good. The 10,000 deeds were found by former county clerk Charlie Wright in 1953 were entered in 1954. If you’ve got a patent number it’s on the Internet.

. I don’t understand why anyone would want to be cremated. That is such a hurt on the family when the

family doesn’t want that. I just can’t understand that.

. What has happened to gracious speech? It seems to me that it has become less and less in our world today. I likened the reporters’ comparison of the numbers attending the two inaugurations to two mothers, each with a baby, and one saying my baby is prettier than your baby. I’m sure we would call that impolite and discourteous conduct. There’s something about January 20 that I don’t think has been taken into consideration. First, many of the people we are talking about would not be able to afford to make that long trip to Washington, D.C. The main thing that I think has been overlooked is that many people were getting severe weather warnings in their hometowns and couldn’t leave. The protesters who destroyed property and the women marchers exercised their freedom of speech, but none of it, as far as I’m concerned, can be described as gracious, tactful, courteous or even civil.

. I hope to God and pray that Donald Trump takes away the rights of the homosexuals and lesbians. And if you don’t like our president they need to deport your hind-end out of this country, charge you with a crime, and put you to death. You and your kind are what has destroyed the United States of America. We can’t burn coal; we can’t cut trees. How much more do you think Letcher County or eastern Kentucky has to offer?

. Somebody please tell Ashley Judd that Donald Trump is not as nasty as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Thank you.

. I’m calling about the Daytona 500. I would like to see them put that black No. 3 Goodwrench car back on the track, hopefully with Jr. driving it, and run it three laps around the track. If they would announce that two or three weeks before the race, any empty seat they had would be filled up. It would only promote NASCAR and they owe it to the fans. I wouldn’t care to see that No. 43 of Richard Petty’s out there, too. We miss Dale Earnhardt. When he raced you had a packed

house. They were either for him or against him, but they were there.

. This is a warning to you people against President Trump: Trump has got the blessings of God. God has chosen him for this job. If you come against Donald Trump you are coming against God. Don’t call yourself a Christian and come against Trump. It won’t work.

. Mr. Trump, America is going to be great again through God and leaders like you. The thing is, you’ve surrounded yourself with a decent staff of people to help you make decisions. The American people cannot forget what Clinton did in the White House with Obama — all the mistakes that were made. Now you have the FBI director that you want to keep — the same one who said she just made a mistake and had not committed any crimes? This is a terrible mistake on your part. I know you’re a lot smarter and wiser than I am, but you probably have a snitch already amongst you. Now you’re going to let a wolf into the pack, and lambs are slaughtered by wolves. Do not trust this FBI director that’s in there now.

. The problem I’ve got with Obamacare is why should I have to get up and work my life away to pay for a free ride for you? How many of you that are so mad work for a living? I’m not prejudiced, nor am I judgmental, but if I have to work for a living, so should you. If you do not pay Social Security in your lifetime you should not be able to draw Social Security or SSI.

. I was wondering if anybody else besides me who

comes to a certain fast-food restaurant thinks about all that duck poop that I’ve seen being tracked in there. Why doesn’t the health department do something about this? It is plumb nasty. Thank you.

. I would like to thank the lady who helped me at the Letcher County Courthouse. I don’t know who she was, but she was a blessing. This is B.C. Thank you.

. I don’t know what radio station he listens to, but if I did I would call the disc jockey and have him to dedicate to him from me, ‘Thank God and Greyhound You’re Gone.’

. I’m calling about AEP adding all these taxes and fees. On one bill there is over $70 in fees. I would like for them to go over to that new plant they’ve built and see how much money they’ve already collected from the citizens of Letcher County. Something needs to be done. Maybe we can call Matt Bevin in here.

. As soon as they laid me in the cold, cold ground my fiancé started messing around.

. I was just wondering if a certain family was going to try to find out what caused the death of their son. Was it a murder? Was it the company he ran with?

. ‘My cat’s breath smells like cat food.’ — Ralph

. WYMT-TV reports a $250 corporate donation (hey big spender) to a local county high school as one of their daily news headlines, but uses the logic that a suicide in a public business isn’t newsworthy. Only in eastern Kentucky, SMH.

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