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Have the state and county road departments laid off all their men? Have their truck broken down? Last Wednesday morning the roads looked like a war zone with vehicles laid over on their side and on their top. Do we not have any more money for salt to take care of our roads? They ought to make a law that we can get some of our money back if the roads destroy our vehicles.

. I would like to ask the people in the PVA office if they know what a ‘forever deed’ is. When a deed says ‘heirs’ and ‘forever,’ that means the deed is good forever. This deed also says it shall not be encumbered upon. A tax is an encumbrance upon that. There are two types of property taxes, tangible and non-tangible. Get a dictionary and look it up, people. Don’t let these officials in Whitesburg rule your life because you don’t have enough education to read. Thank you.

. How can a certain store manager qualify for food stamps? I work there and only get to work 25 to 30 hours and I got my food stamps cut $100. So how is the system right? Try to explain that.

. To the editor: I would like to know who we would have to contact to start a petition not to have to call India for instructions for your telephone, stove, and refrigerator. I thought Trump wanted to bring jobs back to America. I would also like to know who we’d have to talk with to get a petition up to bring jobs back to America. (If you have Internet access you can easily start a petition at change.org.)

. I think it’s a shame we have five magistrates and four constables and the county judge/executive won’t put them out here going house-to-house to see who is paying garbage bills and who isn’t. The judge ought to cut all county workers to minimum wage like us poor people. Thank you. (County magistrates have no power outside of a fiscal court meeting, so they would have no right to go ‘houseto house’ even if a judge/ executive wants them to do so. Also, a county judge/ executive has no right to tell an elected constable what to do.)

. I have paperwork that helps show why Letcher County is poor and has no businesses. Some of it dates back to 1953 when thousands of deeds were allegedly found, back when a certain Consolidation Coal Company official was making deeds left and right. Reckon who got all the money? Again, I have the paperwork to show it.

. Do you think the FBI

might have been listening in to what Mr. Trump was saying if he was under surveillance? I do. It’s just stupid to think the FBI isn’t going to listen to what you say if they are investigating you. They’ve already shown us they can come right through our TVs and watch us in our living rooms. Isn’t that something? I thought the Republicans had the majority in the Senate and the majority in the House. Stand up, Republicans. And Mr. President, those little old kangaroo judges can’t overrule the Constitution, which says you had the right to do what you did. The Democrats are sore losers who have been proven to be liars. All they are doing is trying to corrupt everything that you do, Mr. Trump.

. President Trump needs an old squirrel hunter to handle those fence jumpers at the White House. We would take care of business. Let them jump the fence when I guard. They’d just jump one time.

. I would like to say that I don’t think the Republicans nominated Hillary Clinton for president. The Democrats had a bad candidate who had a lot of baggage. Now it’s like it’s the Republicans’ fault because they nominated a man who never ran for office before and won. The Democrats should own it and say they nominated a bad candidate and let the man who won it try to do the job.

. Good news. Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have gotten all coal miners back to work, and the Dakota Access pipeline will be working next week. That’s good news for Judge Jim Ward and the fiscal court, because they won’t have to raise taxes to make up for the lost severance tax.

. A very special thank you to Whitesburg ARH third floor nurses, aids and staff, Dr. Breeding, Dr. Khater, and Dr. Campbell. Thanks also to Edison and Mary Lynn, and most of all to my wife Sue. Thank you and God bless. Glen.

. A certain restaurant needs a new cook. The fried chicken is so hard you need a jackhammer to eat it. The grilled chicken is so dry it tastes like a mud pie. Your green beans need some seasoning, not just warmed up in warm water. The mashed potatoes taste just like wallpaper paste. You have many good employees, but you need to work on the kitchen.

. The county is hunting for money, but one thing they never get money from is four-wheelers. The ATV’s in this county need to be taxed. They pay no taxes at all, even though they are always on the highways.

I just love when this fellow tries to predict what the weather is going to do. That’s just the good Lord showing you people you don’t know what He’s going to do. He’s showing you who’s boss.

. Thank God I voted for President Trump, as I sure was hoping someone would cut off my health insurance and my LIHEAP money so I would no longer have to get out of the house and go to the doctor or mail in my power bills. Make me hurt, Mr. President, please make it hurt so good. I promise to love you no matter how much you make it hurt. You are right when you say you could love someone and they’d still support you. I will kiss you all over if you ever visit Letcher County. The liberals were stupid when they gave us Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and food stamps. Help us show them we don’t need their liberal, bleeding-heart help anymore.

. It was a year ago in March that a certain friend of mine took advantage of me and cheated me out of my stuff. One of you friends was bragging in the drug store the other day about how you and him made money off me. You know what? I told him you will never get your hands on anything of mine again. You won’t, either. All you did was use me and take advantage of me. And to think you got a big laugh out of it?

. Has anyone seen the same TV programs over this week that we saw last week? And I am tired of paying $4.95 a month for our telephone company just to mail our bills to us. I am tired of getting ripped off by the telephone and cable companies. We should all work to get a new cable system. This is absolutely ridiculous.

. President Trump ran on Obamacare being repealed and building the wall. Now Republicans and Democrats are trying to stop him. The American people are behind Mr. Trump. If the Republicans are fighting him he should fire them too and get some people in there who get the job ‘did.’ Build the wall, repeal Obamacare, and make America great again. God bless America. Us old folks are going to die off. We have to make it great for our children’s children’s children. The only way we can do that is stand with the Lord Jesus Christ and God Almighty and let Mr. Trump use his judgment to get the job ‘did.’ He’s a businessman — and a good one.

. Does it bother anybody but me that we have a lesbian subbing at a certain school? It really bothers me; I hope it bothers you. (Pardon our asking, but how would you know the sexual preference of substitute teachers?)

. For several weeks now, someone keeps saying we need a new commonwealth’s attorney because the one we have now isn’t doing anything about the murder case. There have been several articles and several comments from the editor of Speak Your Piece trying to explain that it’s not our commonwealth’s attorney but others who keep postponing the trial. I’m sure he, along with the victim’s family, wanted this trial started a long time ago. They want and need justice done, and I hope and pray for the family’s sake they get it soon.

. To the person who keeps threatening the moonshiners in Bill Moore Branch: You will have to come out and confront us in court, and then we’ll know who you are. There’s no moonshine being made on Bill Moore Branch or I would be making it. We can buy it a lot cheaper down in Whitesburg or over in Jenkins — at Joe’s Branch, Wheaton Hollow, Mudtown.

. I wish all the good people would give up their DNA and fingerprints on their driver’s license. I know a lot of people wouldn’t agree with this, but there are a lot more good people out there than bad. And wouldn’t that

give the crooks a hard way to go?

. Oh no, I’m in trouble now. My wife took an axe and chopped into the microwave. Now she’s accusing me of tapping the neighbor’s wife while she was on the phone. Just between me and you, I believe she voted for Trump.

. There’s some disgusting people in this world and some of them work in government offices, especially in the VA and other offices where they won’t hang President Trump’s picture where it belongs. I would like to know who the hell their president is. Those people fought for America and they have the right to have a picture of the president of the United States hanging in their offices. All U.S. offices should respect the president and have the picture of the president hanging where it belongs, and that’s on the walls, not in the garbage … (When Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as president on January 20, all Department of Veterans Affairs facilities took down existing photos of Barack Obama, the former president, and awaited replacement photos the Trump White House was supposed to have provided to the U.S. Government Publishing Office but failed to do so. Because of the Trump Administrations failure to act there were no replacement photos. The situation to which you are referring occurred when a U.S. Congressman from Florida took his own photos of President Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and had them hung on the walls of a VA facility in Florida. Those photos were taken down because they hadn’t been authorized as official portraits by the new White House staff. On March 16, the Department of Veterans Affairs ordered all VA facilities to put up temporary offi cial photos of Trump and Shulkin, with the photos provided via the Internet.)

. It’s Friday night. Enjoy it while you can. I would like to meet up with you. I would treat you better than that.

. I miss the days when I was young and we argued about who was best — Bon Jovi or Michael Jackson. Now we don’t even know who is singing the songs, much less be able to say they’re the best.

. I’ve been listening to the news about where these judges are striking down Trump’s travel ban. I think that if judges’ decisions result in somebody in the USA getting murdered by some of these people, they ought to try the judges and the lawyers that brought it up.

. I hear a lot this ‘I’ll pray for you if you’ll pray for me.’ Not just anybody can pray for you and you can’t just pray for anybody. A lot of people need to go to church and listen to the preacher.

. It kind of amazes me that we have a fellow in high office in the county who wouldn’t pay his child support even though he worked for a national chain of stores. He was locked up a time or two but was still elected to office. We have another fellow in the county in high office who owes lots of people from the time he was in business. He even still owes a grocery bill. It’s amazing to think those people are elected to office in this county. Just think about it.

. I think what would help this county a big lot is if we got rid of all the magistrates. I think Wayne Fleming should be the only one left. What are the magistrates doing? Nothing. They are getting paid for doing nothing. Thank you.

. Today is Friday, March 17, and I think if the state takes over Letcher County it would be the best thing that ever happened to us. The finance officer and her secretary would be gone. Jim Ward and Eddie Meade and their secretaries would be gone. The county attorney, county treasurer, and the magistrates would be gone. Right there’s $1.3 million, but I don’t think it

will happen. The only one who is going to win in this county is the corporation called KACO.

. I’m wondering if anyone has changed their mind about an ever-burning hell. My last comment was about what God said He was going to do about Satan, which proves that God is not cruel. In my opinion, if anyone deserves to burn forever it is Satan. Ezekiel 28:18, God speaking: Therefore will I bring forth a fire from the middle of you, it shall devour you, and I will bring you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all them that behold you. Is what happened in the Garden of Eden a mystery? It is to most people, because they think eating a fruit is involved. Wrong. I’m not saying I know everything, but I think I’m a little like the insurance commercial that says, ‘We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two.’

. The citizens of Letcher County are not going to see any results of the drug epidemic being resolved until the officials are out of the courthouse. They’re either scared or they have family members or a friend involved in drug dealing and they just don’t give a damn about the citizens of Letcher County. How many more people have to die before something is done?

. Let’s face it. The only reason the Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act is because it is known as Obamacare and President Obama had the misfortune, in their eyes, to be black. I won’t say all Republicans are racists, but 90 percent of the ones I know are so bigoted that they can’t start a conversation about race without saying, ‘Now I’m not a racist, but …’ and then they prove they’re also liars. And the irony is that the Republicans are the ones who started calling it Obamacare.

. I was sitting at home watching Kentucky play Northern Kentucky Friday night. I must admit that I had a couple beers, but during one of the timeouts I swear I saw a pink flamingo. I thought I was on the mountain. Go Big Blue.

. How is destroying our environmental regulations putting America first? Sounds to me more like it’s putting America last. When the orange jackass said he was doing it so they could build cars again, was that fake news, alternative facts, or just one of his regular bald face lies? Isn’t there anyone in his administration who can clue him into the fact that the car industry has set sales and profits records two years in a row? And that’s thanks to President Obama saving the industry after President George W. ‘W’ Bush’s great recession.

. One morning recently my car wouldn’t start. No matter what I did I couldn’t turn the key in the ignition. I made sure it was in park, checked that all the doors were closed and read the manual. Nothing. Then I remembered a Car Talk column I had read in The Mountain Eagle. In it Ray Magliozzi talked about a car that had floor mats bunched underneath the pedals and they were keeping the pedals from going all the way down. I checked, and sure enough my floor mat was all bunched up. I straightened it out and my car started immediately. Thank you Mountain Eagle.

. The Donald Trump administration will go down in history as the era of ‘The Big Lie’. On the campaign trail he promised health care for everyone. With his current American Health Care plan, which he and his colleagues are promoting, just the opposite would be true. During the Obama administration 22 million who did not have health insurance previously are now covered. Sure the rates are going up and so are the rates for those who are insured otherwise. According to the recent figures by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, 24 million people would lose their insurance over the next decade under the Republican American Health Care Plan. The only good thing I can say about Donald Trump is that each day he is driving another nail in his coffin.

. If the proposed Republicans’ answer to Affordable Health Care is so good,

why do Donald Trump and Senator Paul Ryan neither want their name on the replacement document? Isn’t it obvious? They know it is a damned joke and it would jeopardize their political future. They are still taking the American public for a bunch of fools. How many more days to we have to contend with those idiots? That is too many!

. When Senator Paul Ryan dies and has a day of reckoning with Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates he will have a hard time getting a pass. When Saint Peter asks him the question, ‘What do you have to say for yourself?’ and Senator Ryan has to say, ‘Well, I helped Donald Trump screw 26 million people out of health care’. Then, 26 million people will line up and kick his butt all the way to eternal Hell. Maybe that will wipe that silly, perpetual grin off his face.

. I would like to wish my wife Rachel and also my BFF a belated happy birthday. It was on February 21. I miss you and Bubby so bad. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you two. You all hold a very special place in my heart. I love you and Bubby with all my heart and soul. Sorry I missed another birthday, but I promise I won’t miss the next one. I’ll be seeing you all Sept. 1 of this year. So tell old Buddy he better kick rocks before then. You know you are my boo and always will be. Love always, Outlaw Daddy. P.S., call Aunt Debbie for my information. l I would like to express my condolences to the Yonts family for losing their dad, Bug. Bug was a very special, loving and caring person. I met him when I was very young and later in life worked with him in a coal mines on Linefork in Pike County. He was also a very courageous person that I wouldn’t want on my bad side. He has three sons, Ernie, Neil and Tommy, that I think a lot of. Your Friend, D.H.

. All you good Christians out there who read Speak Your Piece: Why don’t you all write a short comment and uphold your faith in your God and your country? The U.S.A.’s culture is based upon Christianity. Our primary religion is spelled outright in American history books. It doesn’t have to be proved, it is there. Don’t let some other religion take away your culture and replace it with something worse than slavery. You do have freedom of speech. Ignore the insults of the enemy. Anonymous.

. To all you ‘Trumpies’ out there: What has your president actually accomplished during his two-month tenure? Nothing. Even his deal with Carrier Corporation was nothing to crow about. He threatened to cancel their lucrative government contracts and paid Carrier $7 million to keep half of the jobs in the U.S. The other half is still being moved out of the country. Soon you Trumpies will realize that you have been duped by one of the biggest con men in the history of the U.S. When you wake up and acknowledge you put a loser in the White House we will welcome you back into the Democrat Party among other rational people who genuinely care for the common people, the poor, and the downtrodden.

. I am not a psychiatrist but I know how to Google any question I may have. It is obvious to me and countless other Americans that Donald Trump is exhibiting symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia. It seems that every week he comes up with another claim that someone is plotting against him. Even many of his colleagues in congress know that his claims are unfounded.

. All of the other industrialized countries in the world have workable universal health care systems. Why doesn’t our congress look at programs that work for other countries and perhaps use that for a template to implement health care for our citizens? Now, let me answer my question: You still have that wealthy elite who want to keep the rich richer and the poor poorer. They have no compassion for the segment of society (the working class) who made them rich. The United States has been a world leader in many areas but in health care we are the horse’s patoot.

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