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On May 28 we get a chance to let Matt Bevin know what’s going on. Let’s get rid of him. Let’s vote him out and get started on voting out all of these bad people who are in government. Thank you.

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To the person who called in about the people playing corn hole at the Jenkins Park every night : That seems like a good thing — to get outside and enjoy instead of sitting on the couch watching TV. A little bit of exercise might do us all a little bit of good. Thank you. Have a wonderful day.

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Get under the bed. Me and the devil are coming by and you better not be out where we can see you.

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To all you good and wonderful people out there: If you’re going to plant a $1,000 seed, plant it for your children or for St. Jude’s. Don’t listen to these lying prophets. The Bible already told us there would be many of them in the last days. Be kind to yourself, be kind to your neighbors, and do not listen to these lying preachers.

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I’m voting for Chris Tobe for State Auditor, because he is the only person running who has 30 years financial experience. We need an auditor who knows something about pensions and is willing to find the truth.

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It’s funny how every week in Speak Your Piece there is some cult Trumpist calling in and saying, ‘God bless our president, he’s not a crook, he’s so wonderful.’ These people sound like complete imbeciles. The rest of us need to understand they are complicit. We need to remember it. Don’t ever forget.

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This is concerning a yard sale at McRoberts: If you’re going to have one, then have it, folks. I went up there today a little after 9 a.m. and there was not a soul there. They wasted my time and my gas. If you’re going to have a yard sale, have one.

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It’s amazing how three certain people want to dig up dirt on someone over something that happened years ago.

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All you Christians out there, why don’t you take half of that tithe money you’re giving to the church and give half of it to the people who are living on the street and really need it? I don’t think God would hold it against you for helping somebody. The preacher might and the church might, but God wouldn’t.

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To the person who asked in Speak Your Piece recently why I have so much hatred in my heart toward those who disagree with my politics: Well, it’s like this, God hates a liar, and so do I. There is no doubt that Democrats hate our great President Trump, and from what I can see, all the great people that voted for Trump. The Democrats [support abortion rights] and also stand by the LGBT people. So when you see what the Democrats have running for president in 2020 any person will know what the Democrats are today — demonic. The Democrats say President Trump is destroying our constitution. That is not truth. The fact is the Democrats may have already destroyed our constitution by discarding God from our nation and replacing God with the devil. God bless our President Trump, U.S.A. and Israel. The Harlan County Man.

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I would like to reply to the comment in the May 1 edition of Speak Your Piece about the Toyota Corolla with the emergency flashers on: The caller said it was a worker who went to McDonald’s. I’m sorry, but there is no one who works at McDonald’s who drives a Corolla. It must have been a customer. The workers at McDonald’s are at work on time and they do an excellent job. Thank you.

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It’s Saturday night and I dialed in to ‘Real Country Radio for Real People.’ They don’t seem to want to play anything on there that’s worth anything anymore. ‘Real Country for Real People’ ought to take lessons from Barnyard Radio out of Lexington. They play good music there. Thank you.

(Are you ever happy with anything in Letcher County? Just asking.)

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To conservative Republicans, Medicare and Social Security are socialism. That’s what they said when they wanted to get rid of the two programs in the Sixties and the Seventies. Now they talk about socialism in generic terms, but they don’t tell you they want to cut out your Medicare or your black lung or your old-age pension. They just say they have to ‘cut.’ Well, the reason they have to cut is because they have wasted the money that’s in trust fund for Social Security. Social Security retirement has a long life; it’s Social Security disability that’s going broke.

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The reason there are plenty of jobs is because it takes two jobs to make half a living.

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Dear Speak: Our new Letcher County sheriff isn’t half the sheriff Danny Webb was.

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People, how in the heck can these young men have black lung in 10, 15, and 20 years when us old men with up to 45 years don’t have it? They say it’s because they worked more hours than we did. Listen, the last 15 years I worked I never worked less than 12 hours a day. And how in the heck can they breathe more dust in 20 years than all the rest of us did between 40 and 45 years? People, it just doesn’t equal out. There’s a bugger in the woodpile.

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Yes, I’m a sinner and everyone on this earth is a sinner. He who says he’s not a sinner is a liar. There is one who will come and take us from this and is going to stand in front of God with us. That’s the Lord Jesus Christ. And to you people who are changing the churches to suit your needs by saying God changes every day: Well maybe your god does change every day, but he’s not my god. My god is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He’s the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

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I called into WMMT’s fund drive to make a donation and got no answer. I called the Appalshop office and they told me to call the radio again and they would take my money. If you can’t get people to do things easily you don’t do it at all. I wonder how many people’s money they missed out on because of their cantankerousness?

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It seems like the more things change the more they stay the same. It seems like every time there’s a singing at our church it’s the same family that gets to do all the singing, just like it was with another family a few years ago. There are a lot of people at church who would like to sing, but I guess they forgot about anyone else who had a song on their heart, because now on every Sunday it’s prayer request and then come on up. He just takes over.

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I would like to rant about the garbage workers in Jenkins. They need to either hire a new crew or retrain the workers who are on the crew now. They leave a mess and they turn the garbage cans over. If you guys keep this poor work up you need to find yourselves another job.

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That black teacher of the year who skipped the White House invitation simply because Donald Trump is white should never be allowed to teach again. There is so much racism in the world. Thank you.

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I visited Letcher County over the weekend and left knowing that Whitesburg needs a new motel or hotel, either one. The one I stayed in was moldy and needs cleaned. Thank you.

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Ninety percent of the people in Congress should be tried for treason. If it was the early- to mid-Fifties they already would have been. What we have now are people who hate this country representing it. Thank you.

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I just received a water bill from the Fleming-Neon Water Department. I didn’t have any idea they had hired the propane man from Seco. We sure are getting burned on the water bill.

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What happened to receiving a bond? Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and that is how the bond system was set up. It is to keep those who are innocent out of jail until their court date. This is not how it works here in Letcher County. Here you stay in jail for several months until your court date comes up or you go to house arrest, a system that costs the person $80 per week after a nearly $300 hookup fee. After that and all is said and done and you are found innocent of all charges, all of that money stays somewhere in the courthouse. Your money is now their money.

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‘I Need A Lover’ that won’t drive me crazy. I think of that song by John Cougar Mellencamp every time I see that girl in that convertible in Jenkins. Man, she is hot.

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I would like to congratulate Mickey Stines for arresting my neighbor. He had been running loose for about a year, and I just want to thank Sheriff Stines. If the judge will do the right thing we might not have to put up with that for a while.

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I would like ask everyone to give thanks to the Lord for His coloring book. If it wasn’t for the coloring of the trees and stuff we would have to look at garbage 12 months a year. We are just thankful the Lord has a coloring book and we don’t have to look at garbage every day of the year.

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I think we have a good sheriff in town and I hope we are able to keep him. I think he deserves praise for what he has done so far. I think he can clean up the drug problem in Letcher County if they’ll just leave him alone.

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As a longtime Democrat until I changed registration in 2016, I often wondered why the Democrat Party chose a jackass as its most recognizable symbol. After listening to and watching the actions of the elected leaders in the Democrat House and the Senate the last two years I feel sorry for the jackass. Thank you.

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To a certain caller: I would like to know why it was any of your business what the Toyota Corolla was doing after it left Pistol City with you behind it. What is it to you? Are you the boss of the world? A police officer? I think you’re a nosey body. Just tend to your own business.

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To a certain caller: There may be garbage in Pert Creek, but did it ever occur to your pea-sized brain that the people who have garbage around their house might be sick? Why don’t you get off your sorry behind and go check on them and help them out.

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God bless America, God bless the president of the United States of America. The American people know what you’ve done for America. We know the Democrat Party is very afraid we will go to persecuting them instead of them persecuting Republicans. If they keep the heat on the president and the attorney general that takes the pressure off the Clinton and Obama administrations and all the real crooks in the world.

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Speak Your Piece wonders why it upsets me because the girl gets paid to work bake sales for the PTO. It’s because she’s a teacher’s aid and when her teacher comes down with the students and the lunch ladies are trying to serve the kids she is supposed to be watching, the kids are running wild while she’s standing over there working a bake sale and getting paid while we’re cooking and cleaning. That’s why is upsets me. Thank you.

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As a resident of Jenkins I totally support Officer Mike Garner. He is doing a good job. People need to leave him alone. We won’t get a better officer. Don’t run him off.

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Why do you people keep voting for Mitch McConnell and Hal Rogers? Why?

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Some of these people on Pert Creek are still putting their garbage beside the road and burning it and knocking it into the creek. One of them has a living room suite laid on top of the garbage cans, ready to fall into the road. Someone needs to talk to them about their dogs and about their garbage.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: Our right to bear arms came from the idea that if we have a government that becomes a bad government we have arms to protect ourselves. That’s where we are now. Our government has basically taken our doctors away from us, and our psychiatrists away from us, by telling them what kind of medicine they can give out and how much. This is unreal to mess with psychiatrists in this manner. They are some of the most educated doctors we have. We don’t need some uneducated DEA agent telling doctors what to do. If our president doesn’t have the guts to put the DEA in line, it is our duty to put them out of business.

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This is from a concerned parent: I would like the public to know that the Cowan Elementary School’s PTO never meets. How often do the other schools have PTO meetings? Do the other schools’ parents and teachers support their school?

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I work at the Jenkins central billing office and I would like to know why employees are being allowed to make personal calls on the business phone and sit there and talk for an hour or longer and not do any work, yet get paid for it. Is that not the same as stealing company time? Think about it. You’re not working; you’re getting paid for it. That’s the same as stealing money. The supervisor can look at me if I speak to a co-worker and ask if I’m going to get back to work. Where’s the fairness in that. I’ve been singled out and I’ve been called out and I’m not allowed to talk to a co-worker, yet there are two employees I know of who make personal phone calls daily.

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To Rose in southern Ohio: Oh come my little darling, put thine dainty little hand in mine. Let us stroll together through yonder flower garden. The sea has arisen in the dark to match the beauty in your eyes.

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