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A couple of weeks ago we were on our side-by-side and drove by this certain cemetery, and there was this person and his girlfriend having a cookout. Cemeteries are no places to have cookouts, kiddies. It’s a place to go to pay respect to the dead, which is something you don’t do.

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Mr. Mueller himself is a Republican along with being a decorated Marine and having many more accomplishments. Members of his staff are also Republicans. But, he is an old-fashioned Republican, from a time when they wanted to get rid of bad apples, not suck up to them.

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To the ones who do the radio shows on the Appalshop station on Friday and Saturday nights: You guys stink. You never have anything good on there anymore. You never do play AC/ DC or Metallica or any hard rock. It’s all just garbage, just like the garbage country music you play. What happened to all the good music you used to play? We don’t even hear Big Red anymore. What’s happened to him? Did you throw him off or cause him to quit like you have all the others for no reason?

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Since Cheddy Smith won the election for District Four Magistrate, I can’t see where he’s done anything whatsoever. He has not even offered to come and clean the ditch-lines out or anything.

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To the wonderful people out there: As far as I can find in my King James Bible, Hebrews 7:5 says, ‘And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people.’ Listen, that wasn’t God’s commandment. Those priests got greedy just like these preachers are today. Do not give them your money. Read I Corinthians 9:18: Preach the gospel of Christ without charge. You keep supporting these lying preachers and you will go to hell with them.

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A certain programmer on WMMT thinks that young people know about Al Gore and hanging chads and all these things. He is living in the past, trying to bring some conventional and understandable commentary to his program.

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A certain man from the Deane area probably has from three to five gallons of hydrocodone — 10-milligram Norco. He only takes a half a pill once a month to pass his test. I don’t know where he goes, but they should do a test to see if he’s taking the three or four per day he is being prescribed. This is a shame. Wake up, America, it’s just my opinion.

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I have lived in Jenkins, Kentucky all of my life, and the current mayor and the city police aren’t helping anyone or anything. We need to get a new mayor and new police force. Drugs are being sold out of at least five houses in Mudtown. We need to get that stopped.

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A few of us are still fighting for black lung, but they are beating us. Do you know why they are beating us? We have no support from our brothers. If you can’t be there, try to have a family member there. We are supposed to go to Frankfort later this week. For you fellows already getting your black lung, if you don’t feel like being down there, please send a representative. Nonsupport is getting us beat. Think about it.

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I want to let the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department know that the Burton Hill is running up and down the road down there at Mill Branch. He hasn’t gone too far. He’s going to hang around family. You’ll catch him, probably at Crases Branch or down by the Frog Pond. You might even check out Woodrock.

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To the person who called in and threw off on Almighty God: Let me tell you, He has saved me, He has healed me, I have heard His voice many times. Jesus is our savior. The caller’s comment was blasphemous. I hope whoever called that in gets saved.

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If you think your wife is still being an angel when you go to work, you’ve got another think coming. She knows what time you come home and they do, too.

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I think those holding the elected office of constable should have special law enforcement training, just like our police officers and deputy sheriffs do. I also do not think they should be allowed to hold two jobs. So do your job, please.

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To a certain person: You know that if your dad would do you that way — well, I reckon he’s your dad — when you are gone to work, you need to have a DNA test done on the child you already do have. The child looks nothing like you.

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If the new sheriff wants to know if anyone is selling drugs, I would be happy to get up with him to let him know. A certain person about a mile or two above the Cowan school sold me some bad stuff. That is wrong — really wrong — and you need to make it right.

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I live in District Three, and we have a new magistrate just like all the other districts do. Most of the magistrates work at regular jobs. My question is to my magistrate in District Three and the other magistrates as well: Do you ever take the time out to travel the roads in your district and look at the condition of the roads, or do you work all the time at your regular job and then just show up as the fiscal court meetings? Come up into Thornton, come up into Mayking, come up into Sergent, and check on the condition of all the branches of these little roads.

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Just wondering why anyone would put an ugly picture on an obituary card. We are all ugly enough the way it is.

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This is in reply to the comment about Grace’s Closet being non-profit : The first thing you learn in an economics class is that nothing is free. Here is why Grace’s Closet is a nonprofit: Building rent, insurance, power bill, water bill, one hundred dollars for gas to haul a load of stuff from south of us. You might not realize how much work it takes to run the store, which is mostly kept by volunteers. In one of the rooms, everything is free and everyone knows that people take stuff to sell in their yard sales. There are people who steal items that are donated and left outside. One room has a small price on items. Everyone has some money, so quit being rude.

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This is a quote credited to Winston Churchill: Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us, and pigs treat us as equals. I’m thinking we shouldn’t be like cats and pigs in regard to Grace’s Closet. Some people go in there and root through the clothes and things and don’t put it back like they found it. Ask yourself this: Are we better off with Grace’s Closet or without Grace’s Closet? Think on this: Things that come into existence can go out of existence, like the dinosaur. So wouldn’t it be better not to go in like a cat, looking down on the workers for following rules they have, or like a pig making a mess? Don’t forget your Q’s, like in your P’s and Q’s.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: If on Thornton, Kentucky you have a thief and the sheriff ’s office says they don’t have a deputy to work that area, hire one. This thief is breaking into homes. There is more than one thief on Thornton. Meth is the cause. The meth problem on Thornton is out of control. Sheriff Stines, this meth problem is a lot bigger than what you think. There are fentanyl pills here. Even the dealers will help you try to find who has them.

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I see where the governor of New York and the mayor of New York City and all their liberal friends couldn’t keep Amazon there. With all New York had to offer, Amazon said no. They are upset over it, but I think Amazon was singing this song when they left New York: Start spreading the news, we’re leaving today and we won’t be back. Thank you anyway.

(Our ears will never be the same after your ‘singing’ of that ‘song.’ How about adding a little melody if there’s a next time?)

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I am calling about the power company’s billing. I used one thousand kilowatts less of electricity than I did last February, but my power bill is about seventy dollars higher. Also, I thought they were supposed to drop some of those ‘addons.’ I almost have seventy dollars’ worth of them.

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Mr. President, build your wall. The Democrat Party doesn’t rule you. You are the president of the United States. When you build you wall that will insure the Republican Party of being in the White House from now on, because the Democrat Party will always threaten to tear the fence down and the American people aren’t going to stand or it. Let’s put a fence all the way around the United States. That’ll blow their minds. God bless America and God bless you, Mr. President.

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To certain person: You can judge me all you want, but that says more about you than it does about me.

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Just curious as to why the county doesn’t clean the ditch-lines out anymore. If some of these ditch-lines were cleaned out, maybe most of this flooding wouldn’t occur. Thank you.

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I am calling about Amazon leaving New York. The number of businesses that were going to come in around that place — the hotels, the fast-food places, and other small companies that feed a big company like that — was amazing. What floored me is they were praising the governor and mayor for what a good job they did. If they had gotten them in there I could understand that. But to get beaten out and not get it, I couldn’t understand where all the joy was in that.

(New York City didn’t get ‘beaten out’ for the facility Amazon was going to build in the Bronx. Amazon reneged on its promise to build there after running into opposition from a vocal minority of residents and some politicians who were upset that Amazon, a company that paid no taxes on earnings last year of some $11 billion, was promised $3 billion in incentives to build its new campus there.)

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It’s Saturday night, the 16th of February, and look who has his little floozy girlfriend shacking up with him as usual.

(Jealous again?)

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This is the Harlan County man. I hope the people in Virginia will see that the Democrats are just using them for their vote. Wake up, people, and see the truth about the Democrats. The Democrats have moved so far to the left it’s a real threat to our Constitution. I can think of one word that comes to mind for the Democrats. Insensate: lacking sense or understanding, also foolish and lacking humane feeling and brutal. God bless Trump and Israel and the USA. Print this as it is.

(We would love to print your comment ‘as it is,’ but that cannot happen when the comment is full of insults that simply are not true. Criticize the Democrat Party all you want to in this forum, but you need to find a way to hate on them that is based on truth and doesn’t libel the 29 percent of the U.S. population who identify as Democrats. For the record, 26 percent of Americans identify as Republicans. Forty-two percent of U.S. citizens identify as independents.)

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If you Democrats don’t want to live peacefully with the American people then you should pack your bags and get out of our nation. Leave as soon as you can, and then let us build the wall to keep you Democrats out and not let you back into our great nation again. The Democrat Party is a disgrace to our nation.

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Kudos to the folks at the Letcher County Extension office. I recently bought a jug of their delicious, homemade maple syrup and tried it on pancakes and on vanilla ice cream and it is wonderful.

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Scientific studies concluded that one’s intelligence is 55 percent attributed to genetics. That is too bad for Donald Trump Jr. His recent diatribe about ‘loser teachers’ gives sufficient warning of his eventual fate.

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If I had not paid into Social Security throughout my 50-year working career and if my employer(s) had not paid matching Social Security my paychecks would have been approximately 15 percent bigger. And if I had invested that same amount in some reliable fund I would have had a good retirement. However, do you or I or anyone else have the self-discipline and knowledge to follow that route? I doubt it. We would have found a need to spend that additional 15 percent and say, ‘I’ll worry about that when I get older; I need that money now.’ My Social Security Retirement Benefit check is my primary source of income and my Medicare/Medicaid pays for most of my doctor appointments and procedures and Medicare Part D pays for much of my prescription drug costs. All of these are socialist programs, so let’s not confuse socialism with communism. Additionally, more than twenty million people have health care now than before, thanks to Affordable Care Act. Some would like to argue that these socialist programs would bankrupt the country. Really? Our economy is booming; the rich are getting richer; the well employed are getting a bigger piece of the pie and the middle class and poor people are getting a modicum of relief from burdensome health expenses. It is only fair that we middle-class and working poor get something for making the rich man richer. We are the ‘salt of the earth’ who have done the dirty, backbreaking labor to make our country the destination for millions of immigrants from around the world.

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I watched Donald Trump’s speech in Miami, Florida on television with total disgust. He would have us believe that capitalism, socialism and democracy cannot coexist. Does he have his head buried in the sand? Capitalism has proven its worth for hundreds of years and our democracy has proven itself for nearly two hundred and fifty years and numerous socialist programs brought about by a democratic government for the betterment of everyone, especially the poor, the sick, the disabled, the disadvantaged and the downtrodden. He is a rabble rousing, fear-mongering fanatic who is trying to brainwash the general public into thinking that the Democratic Party embraces a socialist government. In 2020 we Democrats will be wearing hats with GBGR printed on them. Good Bye, Good Riddance.

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Hello! Lawrence Riley Hall, I just read about your brother James passing away in The Mountain Eagle just recently. Very sorry to hear that. Hope and pray you recover soon from your sickness. Please print this? Stanley Pack, your cousin. Thank you.

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