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For the past few weeks I have read comments about a candidate for magistrate in Speak Your Piece. I am not sure, but it appears the people commenting are saying he needs to prove his innocence. Last time I checked in this great country one was innocent until proven guilty not the other way around. To quote from a comment in a recent edition of Speak Your Piece: ‘many say they don’t believe that of which he accused.’ As one person said ‘until he can prove the allegations against him are not true.’ Please, people of the community, if you are ever chosen for jury duty let the judge know you have no clue about the United States justice system and should never be placed in judgment of another human. What a scary thought to stand trial in front of 12 people who think I have to prove I am not guilty. Other than that, thanks for the Speak Your Piece section of the paper. I have it sent to me in another state just for it. Have a good day

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On behalf of a friend I am asking our local stores to please see that the battery-operated carts for the handicapped are charged. Over the past couple of months my friend has found all carts not plugged in being re-charged and totally rundown. Some stores don’t have enough of these carts. My friend has gone and sat waiting for a cart for 30 to 60 minutes and not one was returned.

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Inflation, rent, and restaurant meals cost about three percent more than they did a year ago. Gasoline is up 24 percent. Are you rich enough that the tax cut made up for all this?

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With the election coming up, we need to know who the Russians want us to vote for in Letcher County to show solidarity with our president.

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First of all let me say I am a Republican. Second, I am a Christian. But never in my 69 years of life would I have thought a true Christian would utter the words that God sent Donald Trump to run our country. He was never religious until he went into politics, then religion was a pawn for him. He was not for abortions until Hillary was. He is an immoral piece of heartless crap. I am ashamed to be a Republican right now. Been one since I was 18, but not after I get down to change my party. Sorry for the misguided mindless zombies who make up most of our country. If Trump is anything, he is the anti-Christ.

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This is the Harlan County man writing about those Democrats blasting Trump over the conference with Russian President Putin and what was said by President Trump in light of what has been said, and what has been done by the FBI and the CIA to stop Trump from becoming president. … In the Harlan County Man’s opinion the Democrats are the most sickening and corrupt party there has ever been. The Democrats at one time were for the working people in this country, but today they are all about murdering the unborn baby, gay rights, bisexual bathrooms, and not standing for our national anthem. The Democrats want to stop all Christian and conservative people that want to speak at our schools and colleges so they can go ahead with their socialism and the communist agenda in our country. And when it’s done our freedom will be no more for the people of America. The editors at The Mountain Eagle need to stop editing out all the good things I say and print it. God bless America and President Trump. Signed, Harlan County Man.

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Once again, I saw someone take their life in their hands and actually use the crosswalk on Main Street, Whitesburg, to attempt to cross the street. A young man was standing in the crosswalk with a look of disbelief on his face — he must not have been from here — while cars were just whizzing by him, not even slowing down, let alone stop. He finally grabbed his girlfriend’s hand and crossed, running. I had stopped, but the other lanes kept on keeping on. Behind the young man and woman was a woman and her two children. They stepped out to cross behind the young man, and this is where I lost my mind. The woman beside me in the two lanes in front of Letcher Funeral Home, made her left hand turn while the mother and children were still in the crosswalk, heading her way. The law is that when anyone is in the crosswalk, you STOP! I’m sad that you actually have to use your brake, since you’re such an important person and in a hurry, but there you are. Law enforcement should sit there a few minutes and hand out jaywalking tickets. Enforce the law on your own Main Street first.

Hello friends. Well, I’m very disappointed in this country at this time. Being a veteran and longtime Democrat, my party has become a disgrace to America. When I was a teenager it didn’t matter which side you were on. Everyone would fuss and argue a little before election and then when it was over we would get together and have a cold one and a good laugh. Now the Democrats are out wanting to fight and really wanting to show their behinds. We need to have some laws changed in this country, especially when the lawmakers in D.C. are the ones causing the disruptions. We are very fortunate to have elected a president who actually cares about all Americans, so let’s all take a moment and tell President Trump how much we appreciate him. If the other candidate would have won there wouldn’t be any paper that would allow us to write our comments. We would be worse off. Thank You.

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I guess we can add another one to the HIV list in Pine Creek. The whole family has gone to pot. Shameful.

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The residents of Straight Row at Dunham in Jenkins should beware. There is a peeping Tom with a flashlight who is out at all hours of the night. So please beware.

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How does a person go from a $100,000 cash bond to a $50,000 property bond having had physical evidence of child pornography on his computer? Politics, that’s how …

(While the bond was reduced to $50,000, the cash requirement remains in effect.)

I see the property thief is really busy in East Jenkins. I don’t how he can sleep knowing that what he has done is wrong. Where is the young man supposed to live now that you stole the house and property from his grandfather?

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It looks like a certain person got a big free load of gravel. It must be nice.

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Why didn’t our great leader just drop his pants and bend over at that meeting with Putin?

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This is in memory of Terry L. Lucas, who was born July 18, 1962 and passed away on August 2, 2010. Today is your birthday without candles and cake. Since you are not with us we will not celebrate. We cannot send you a birthday card, your hand we cannot touch. God had other plans for you and we know you had to go, but that doesn’t stop us from loving and missing you so. We hope God had his choir of angels singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you. God bless everyone. From the Lucas family.

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To all you Donald Trump haters out there: Ha ha.

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I want to thank everyone who has supported me during my illness, especially the volunteers at the Letcher County Food Pantry who have been there for me since day one. I want to thank Mrs. Holbrook for doing such an awesome job of directing the food pantry. I want to thank Boo, Phil, Belle and Jenny, plus everyone else for supporting me. I hate to say this, but it is good-bye from now on, as I won’t be back at the food pantry. Thank you and have a blessed day.

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How many people have noticed that when our local TV station tells us they are showing us a picture from the old high school that it is the same picture every time? It is the same still picture that was taken months ago. The same two vehicles are in the same place every time. Nothing has moved. Am I dumb or is there something I don’t know?

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Men shouldn’t judge women by their weight, especially when the man weighs close to 300 pounds. Someone needs to take a long hard look in the mirror. This man says he always has beauty queen women, but this time it looks like he is wrong. This woman has never won a beauty pageant, and she’s older than the hills.

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Hey woman, it’s a far cry from the honeymoon to the kitchen sink. Get in there and get those dishes washed.

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A man who would take his baby up in the hills and leave it covered in wood to die is just about as low as possible.

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The man with the false teeth cannot be blamed for his lack of enthusiasm over corn-on-the-cob.

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It’s amazing how some people can get out here and pull an assault rifle out on other people and act like they are some kind of cop when they are not. That is a real shame.

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Mr. Trump, I am proud of what you did with Putin. People say a lot of things; you know you aren’t going to please everybody, but Putin is a very dangerous man and you know this. The American people have no idea what you and him talked about. You could have played a game of cards or something. All we need is one weapon, and that’s the winning weapon. Mr. Trump, you are smart. Putin, he likes to show his brawn; you just show your brain, Mr. Trump, your knowledge, and we can conquer this communist dictatorship. Mr. Trump, you’re going to build yourself a plane. Well, our president needs a plane and a red, white and blue plane flying through the air will stand out. Anyway, God bless you, Mr. Trump, and God bless your family. And God bless your plane, Mr. Trump. I’ll salute it every time I see it.

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A certain used car dealer must not pay its salesmen very much. Why else would the top salesman be caught shoplifting at Walmart?

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I would to know what’s going on in the courthouse. Sam Wright appears to be in a situation involving poor ethics.

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I’ve noticed a few things missing from the newspaper. One is ‘Police Beat.’ We need to get that back into The Mountain Eagle.

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Some of you probably don’t care, but I know illegals who go to school and dress better than any of the children I know even though their parents don’t have a job.

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To the readers of Speak Your Piece: Pete A. Martin should write a book about the years he spent in prison. Be really afraid of his scrapbook of knowledge and wisdom.

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When Donald Trump ran for president he said he wanted to clean the swamp in Washington, D.C. Maybe we could get him to come to Letcher County and help us clean the swamp out in a certain place in Whitesburg. I had dealing with eight different lawyers and three judges in Whitesburg. You could put them all together and you still couldn’t make one good Donald Trump. He’s the best thing we have and he’s making America great again.

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Almost everything Hillary warned us about is coming true and almost nothing Trump promised has actually happened.

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So now Putin’s good comrade, Cadet ‘ Bone Spurs’ Donald Trump, is issuing a threat to Iran through the social media site Twitter, in all caps no less. When you think about it, it’s really not hard to figure out Treasonous Traitor Trump. He was a coward when it came time to dodge the draft or to go and fight for his country in Vietnam, but now he’s all big and mean and tough when he can threaten taking our country to war when he is able to use other people’s children as his warriors. What a disgrace this traitor is.

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To a certain snitch: I see where you are bad-mouthing a certain cop. You think you know everything, but you don’t.

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It’s amazing how many people in this county act like they are Christians when they don’t even go to church. They are making a mockery of being a Christian.

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