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When will citizens follow parking rules? Citizens should not park in the fire lane in front of Food City. Be considerate, people. Thank you.

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It’s great that someone gave a thousand dollars for sanitation. But, will that money be added to the sanitation department’s budget or just displace the same amount? In other words, will they spend it on sanitation, then spend up to the original budgeted amount, or increase the budgeted amount a thousand dollars as they should? Money is fungible.

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I’m calling concerning a real mother, not just a fake mother. You mothers better not trust anyone around your children, especially your teen-age girls. It takes something to be a real mother — a real mother who cares about her children.

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A couple of weeks ago my girlfriend and I were picnicking in a cemetery to celebrate life by spending some quiet time near our departed relatives when a couple on a side by side came by to shatter the peace and solitude. So much for quiet time in our cemetery.

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What happened to the Letcher County animal control officer? After being unable to get in touch with him we’ve had to call the police several times for issues with abused and hurt animals because the person we thought was the dog warden tells people not to call him again. Is he still being paid a salary?

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Thank the Lord one million times for saving my little girl. People who have little girls had better watch them. You’ll have them today and tomorrow they’ll be gone. Wake up, mommies.

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I was just seeing if anybody had seen Bill Clinton in the last three or four months? I notice you never hear anything about him, anymore. I think that during these investigations that are going on, at some point, somebody is going to say, ‘Right here is what you’ve been looking for. Here are the papers.’ I believe he’s as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a roomful of rocking chairs — him and Hillary both. It’s amazing how corrupt the federal government is. I’m hoping some of them will spend some time in the federal prison at Roxana when they get it built.

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America has already elected a president solely because of the color of his skin. And a female will be elected solely because she is female. What a pitiful shame.

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To a certain person: You can tell you are guilty by your actions. If you keep on doing what you’re doing, there is nothing I’d like any better than to get your job taken from you.

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Had I known whom Mr. Adams was going to appoint as his deputy judge, I would have never voted for him. I won’t make that mistake again.

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Did the Clintons get a pardon for all the crimes they committed during the Obama administration? Hillary is out there like a shining dollar bill. She might have been as pure a snow at one time, but she drifted. I’m tired of hearing about Trump being persecuted all the time. What did Obama and them do under his administration? Most of all, what did Hillary Clinton do? God bless America. Thank you Mr. Trump for keeping America safe.

(Eleven callers so far this week, and two of you are still talking about the Clintons? Perhaps there’s a Clinton Derangement Syndrome to go along with Trump Derangement Syndrome?)

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Can you imagine it will ever happen that we won’t be able to use vehicles or be able to buy gasoline? That would destroy a lot of jobs. If people don’t make money at those jobs, where will all the money come from to pay for all the changes? People won’t be able to live in private homes and commute to work as they do now, which will end the suburbs. Many businesses and corporations have already started renovating buildings where their employees can live, work, and play without leaving their neighborhoods. They say the young talents want to live in the cities.

(Umm, no, we can’t imagine a day anytime soon when gasoline cannot be purchased to fuel an automobile. And neither can experts in the business, including the federal government and Dan Eberhart, CEO of oilfield service company Canary. Writing in Forbes magazine nearly one year ago, Eberhart said, ‘According to the IEA, an estimated 50 million electric vehicles will be in operation by 2025, and 300 million by 2040, compared to about 2 million [electric] vehicles currently on the road. That growth is expected to reduce global oil demand by 2.5 million barrels a day or about 2%.’ In other words, oil and gas and the vehicles they fuel are going to be here for a very long time.)

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To the dope addicts in Mudtown: Keep taking your DOA and you will wind up where you should be.

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It’s amazing how Ben Gish, the editor of The Mountain Eagle, keeps on blocking people from calling Speak Your Piece and speaking their mind when he just doesn’t want the truth coming out about certain people. Well, Mr. Gish, I’ll tell you this right here; you can’t block freedom of speech. That is wrong of you doing that. You’ve been doing it for eight or nine years, but you just keep on doing it because you don’t want to see certain friends of yours hurt. The more you block freedom of speech the more it’s going to come back to hurt The Mountain Eagle. I guarantee it. Thank you.

(The First Amendment doesn’t give you or anyone else the right to libel your cousin/aunt/neighbor in Speak Your Piece, which you have attempted to do nearly every week for the past ‘eight or nine weeks.’ Likewise, your right to freedom of speech doesn’t allow you to make unfounded accusations about local and state police officers taking payoffs from criminals, which you also have attempt to do nearly every week ‘eight or nine weeks.’ As you know, the comments you submit are nearly always included in Speak Your Piece when you are not libeling cops and family members.)

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See you guys in the morning. I love how many I’m picking up in the morning and how many are going with me. But, hey, you all are jokes.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: Mueller is from the old school criminals that are in the Senate and House who are taking big money from lobbyists to screw over every American they can. Don’t believe any collusion that Mueller comes up with, because he is the snakehead at the top of all criminals.

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Why is Smollett not being talked about for committing a hate crime? Is that not a hate crime he did?

(There’s a difference between a ‘hate crime’ and a ‘hateful’ crime like the one actor/singer Jussie Smollett committed against the real victims of hate crimes when he lied to the Chicago police about being attacked physically and verbally by two men he accused of being supporters of President Trump.)

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So you’ve been saved and you’ve got your big testimony there. Well let me run this by you: Mark 13:13 says that ‘he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.’ You better get with your Book. You’ve got a lot of enduring to do. And I hope you do it. Bye.

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Do you know where the Helix Curve is mentioned in the Bible? Of course, the translators of the 1611 King James Version of the Bible didn’t know anything about DNA. The world didn’t know about the shape of the molecule of life, DNA, until April 1953, when two biologists, Watson and Crick, published a paper about their discovery. God took the feminine strand of the Double Helix Curve from Adam and placed it in the woman, and thus the offspring would be a combination of the two. The woman has XX chromosomes and the man XY. If the man gives a Y the new life will be a boy. In Genesis Chapter 2:21, the DNA shape is called ‘rib.’ The translators didn’t know about the Helix Curve.

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In reply to the person from a couple of weeks back who was calling people fools and bigots for their beliefs: The definition of bigot is one fanatically devoted to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and intolerant of those who differ. So if anyone fits the definition of bigotry, which is mainly intolerance, it is the person mentioned above. Everyone has a right to believe whatever he or she wants, even to the earth being flat. It doesn’t help anything to use mean and hateful words. It sounds like you don’t even believe in God. I believe in God and that He will straighten everything out in His time.

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For 13 years, former Letcher County Judge/Executive Carroll Smith maintained public cemeteries and for 12 years they were maintained by Smith’s successor, Jim Ward. Now, under new Judge/Executive Terry Adams, if the county road department maintains public cemeteries by grading and graveling the roads, it has to be put into the county road plan. They are saying that if a cemetery road has been maintained for the last 15 years, it can automatically be put into the county road plan. But what the magistrates and Judge Adams are not explaining to everyone is that if it goes into the county road plan, then the county owns it. And you will then have no say-so whatsoever over it. I know this for a fact. And also, Perry and Pike counties maintain cemetery roads and do not take the deeds to the property. Now, under Terry Adams, to have cemetery roads graded and graveled, they must deed the property to the county. Thanks, Judge Adams, for not explaining this to everyone, because if it is in the county road plan, it is county property. Thank you.

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This is for Letcher County Judge/Executive Terry Adams and all five magistrates: You need to leave the pension alone. You also need to leave the employee policy alone, too. We put you in office and we can take you out. Your employees work hard for you. The sanitation workers show up in rain, sleet or snow. Leave them alone. They have been good for this county.

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To the person who called in about the constables: No, these constables don’t need any training and all that stuff. You know they’re not going to do anything, anyway. That’s why they’re allowed to have a second job.

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To the Harlan County Man and his sock puppet: You guys want us Democrats to pack our bags and get out of the nation. Get off your sorry behinds and come and make us. We’ve been waiting for you trash to back up your mouths for decades and now it’s time we put you to it. We’ll see who gets run out of this country.

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Old Red on WMMT is really good with his music, but when it comes to the weather he’s weak. He doesn’t realize we used to have real winters around here. Old Red doesn’t believe in climate change because he doesn’t realize this crazy weather we are having is climate change.

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This is Master Frank Sexton at John Ng’s Four Season Kung Fu in Whitesburg. I would like to invite all martial artists in Letcher County and surrounding counties to Summer Slam 20. Registration is free and competing is free. There will be a ten-dollar donation for the Christian school in Somerset, Kentucky. I want to invite every martial artist to come and showcase your skills. Come and compete against the best in Kentucky.

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To the girl in the cowboy boots: It doesn’t look good when we bring our wives to the place where you work and you are back there acting like the way you do. Please have respect for yourself.

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This is concerning State Representative Angie Hatton down at Frankfort: I wonder what she is doing to help us on the proposed new concealed weapons law. I am praying and hoping she is trying to help everybody so they can carry their gun without a permit. I would like to see her talk about this in the paper where she puts her comments all the time.

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To the person who was talking about an obituary in The Mountain Eagle: Why do you hide behind Speak Your Piece to talk? If you have anything to say to the family, then talk to us about it. If you are a woman or a man, to me you are low life. Take this however you want. And let us know who you are if you’re not too scared.

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Does Letcher County still have an animal control officer? Why is no one coming out to check on dogs standing in mud with rain pouring down on them because they don’t have shelter? Dogs and cats are running the roads starving to death. It’s been months that myself and others have been calling for help, but no one comes to check. I’m sick of these workers not doing their job. Something has got to be done.

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I just got back from Frankfort fighting for the black lung benefits. I am speaking directly to you young men. Only 11 of us went down there and all of us were in our 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. That’s what we’re down to, young men. We are fighting for you all, not so much for ourselves because we don’t have that much time left. Get involved. Take care of yourself and your family. We need you, and you need us. Listen, we are down to 11 people. Doesn’t that tell you something? Think about it. Have a good day.

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I hate to see our tax dollars being wasted on fixing a slip at the head of Colley Gap near Pistol City; I hate to see our tax dollars being wasted. They need to bill the person who caused that slip when he was out there on a loader trying to steal coal from an auger hole five or six years ago.

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Of the 1,200 children who have been shot to death since the Parkland massacre, 344 were 18 years old. I wish more people thought this was a genuine national emergency.

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