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Speak Your Piece

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To Jim Ward, Bobby Howard and all the other soon-to-be-former members of the Letcher Fiscal County: All of you still live in Letcher County. Why would you vote to leave Terry Adams in this shape knowing we don’t have the money to do all of this? It looks like you would worry about your children and your grandchildren and their children, but you’re just out to make a point because you all got beat. That was really bad.

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Terry Adams, just hang in there. You can’t do any worse than the ones you are replacing. Bobby Howard, I am ashamed of you.

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Mr. President, you are doing exactly what the American people put you into office to do. You are running America. I’m listening to all this on the TV. They want you to run the world. You made the right choice by pulling out of Syria; you will make the right choice when you pull out of Afghanistan. It’s gone on long enough. Put some of those troops on the border down there and get your money for your wall. Very few talk about the good things you have done for America. God bless you, Mr. Trump, and God bless your family. I’ve never seen such a wicked bunch as the Democrat Party.

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What happened Topix?

(The website announced last week that its community forums ‘have sailed into the sunset,’ and that it will now focus on news about the entertainment industry. Topix says it has ‘retooled from the ground up to succeed in today’s media landscape.’)

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To all you good people out there: Next year please do not go into debt for Santa Claus. Go in debt for a good cause like St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. They need your money and my money. Think about it.

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If you ladies out there could hear the way your husbands talk about you after Christmas you would say, ‘Oh boy, next year you take care of it.’ They do not speak well of you.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: If you’ll think back, Donald Trump said that if the people voted more Democrats into the House and kept him from doing his agenda the stock market would start dropping at a heavy rate. Where it stops, or if it stops, who knows? But think; he is so well educated in economics and the stock market that he made this prediction and it has come true. That’s why we voted him in, so that he could try to save this country money-wise. Now the wrong thing has happened. What comes next will be devastating.

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People, I voted for Donald Trump, but all he does is get on Twitter. I am disappointed in him. People like Donald Trump don’t care about you and me, so let’s just be kind to each. That will be good enough for me, and I will respect your opinion. Even the ones of you who are no count are good people.

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Christmas has come; Christmas has gone. I am broke, dry as a bone.

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To a certain man: I hear you’ve been trying to buy Viagra. Is that true?

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It’s Christmas, 2018, 12:01 a.m. It’s a Christmas tradition in our house to watch ‘A Christmas Carol,’ and as I watched it I thought of how much the early Scrooge reminds me of Donald Trump and Matt Bevin — each of them obsessed with becoming even richer, at the expense of those who have the least to spare. I pray that, like Scrooge, they have an epiphany, because right now they are not only condemning themselves but bringing down our nation and state. And for the fellow who always calls in to say ‘God bless Donald Trump,’ I say ‘Bless your heart.’ And I say that with the deepest Southern meaning.

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I read with amazement recently regarding the person who offered condolences to the Bush family and said they respected what President Bush did as a young man, but did not respect him as president. That’s fine, but then they went on to say Trump had done more in two years than Bush ever had and also said, ‘God bless the warriors.’ Well, Mr. Bone Spur himself never sacrificed for our country. Trump said his own personal Vietnam was avoiding STDs. The Republican Party just defeated a Senate bill that would have provided benefits to Vietnam vets who are suffering from Agent Orange. It was defeated because some Republicans were concerned about ‘budgetary concerns.’ But they claim they support veterans. Ha; so much for caring about those warriors. It takes more than waving a flag and yelling about God to show you care about veterans. Actions matter. Where were these Republicans who were concerned about ‘budgetary concerns’ six months ago when they passed the tax cut bill that gave millions to corporations and multimillionaires? You people keep believing that Trump gives a hoot about you. They are laughing and tweeting about you. It’s in a code so you just do not understand.

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I just wonder why they never tried a certain man whose passenger was killed when he wrecked up on Potters Fork? I hear he was so messed up that he swallowed his false teeth before he wrecked.

(There will be no trial in the case you speak about. The man pleaded guilty and in March 2017 was sentenced by Special Letcher Circuit Judge Eddie Coleman to five years of supervised probation on charges of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree wanton endangerment, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.)

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I wish a certain woman would keep her nose to herself instead of getting her cousin who is in the nursing home to tell everything her family does to her.

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I was just wondering why Jim Ward told us before the election that the county could not afford to pay the insurance costs for the volunteer fire departments. Now that he lost his election the county suddenly can afford to pay it? Also, why is he giving everybody who works for the county a two-dollar raise on the hour when he’s going out of office? I think he should have done this before the election. It might have gotten him more votes.

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Sorry you don’t agree with me about wanting to kill all these child molesters and murderers. I don’t want to go out and shoot them at random; I want them convicted and condemned in court. Give them the death penalty and call me. I’ll bring my gun and a hamburger.

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Why are those parents who kill their children down on our southern border not in prison?

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I don’t know about you people, but I’m kind of concerned about this new missile Russia has been practicing with. This thing can go two miles per second. We need a wall against Russia and China and North Korea. You can’t trust communism. This missile is no joke.

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This is to Jim Ward: You hollered for the last two years that we didn’t have any money for anything and you cut this and cut that and cut the employees off their jobs. Now that you lost you started spending money left and right. Where did you get this money? Jim Ward, when you look at the process you’ve done terrible thing to Letcher County.

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I’m sitting here again watching all these adults get healed of many different things by these preachers on TV. Still, they have not healed a child. You know why? It’s because little children will tell the truth. And when they tell the truth it will expose those TV preachers for being the false prophets they are.

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I was watching the news about a police officer getting shot and killed in California. They said an illegal immigrant shot and killed him. The illegal is still on the loose. When I flipped the channel to the mainstream media this report was nowhere to be found. I said to myself, ‘What a bunch of hypocrites they are.’ I used to think a used car salesman was low, but this mainstream media is ridiculous. They are lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut. But they know that, so you don’t have to tell them.

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Mr. Trump, you have the right idea when you say you will shut that border down if you don’t get your wall. That will get Mexico’s attention and they will help pay for that wall. You are good man, Mr. Trump. We voted you in and we are behind you one hundred percent. We know who is not behind you — the left.

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Some important numbers to keep in mind when feeling baffled by the thirtyeight percent approval rating for President Cheetos: Richard Nixon’s approval rating the day he resigned was at thirty-four percent and George W. Bush finished his term at thirtythree percent. So, around one-third of the nation has always bordered on being brain dead.

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To the people of Letcher County who were so caught up in the Donald making America great again: With the stock market crashing and the government shut down what are your thoughts of the idiot in the White House now?

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Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, one of oldest and most influential evangelical Christian seminaries in the U.S., released a report detailing the school’s extensive historical ties to slavery, the Confederacy and white supremacy. The report is the most thorough investigation yet of how white supremacist ideology helped shape the Southern Baptist Convention and, by extension, evangelical Christianity in America.

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To my good friends (a man and woman whose first names begin with the letter L and another letter): I am glad you enjoyed yourselves at Margaritaville Island Hotel in Tennessee. You deserve the best and you have it with each other. Hope to see a ring soon.

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To a certain person: You’ll go to hell for lying the same as for stealing, so be very careful.

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