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Speak Your Piece

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Certain people in Letcher County sell their pills while packing their Bibles around for a cover up. Just because they sit at home and watch a preacher on TV on Sunday morning doesn’t make them a Christian.

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I find it a rich irony that President Obama, who many Letcher Countians despise for breathing, approved the prison project and the porn-star president killed it. Vote for him again, won’t you? And vote for Mc- Connell, too, while you’re at it. Neither man has done anything for Letcher County and neither will.

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We all know that Spring Branch, Black Bottom, Blair Branch, Doty Creek, and Adams’s Branch are full of drug dealers and drug lords. Mickey Stines and Terry Perkins need to come down here and take care of some of these drug dealers and put them where they belong.

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If President Trump thinks about the situation he would stop being against the new prison at Roxana and instead have the Bureau of Prisons fix him up a nice room there for him. Given this latest credible rape accusation against Trump, there’s a really good chance he will be visiting a federal prison as Inmate Trump after his term in office is up.

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To a certain man: Do you remember while your uncle was really sick you caught him gone and went into his trailer and tried to force yourself on his wife, kissing all over her and grabbing her? I’m going to start naming names and your name is going to come out. If I don’t speak your name I am going to write a note and leave it in your wife’s car so she can find out what you are. You are a snake in the grass.

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The planning commission has some explaining to do. Every one of them declared the economic benefits of the prison. It’s a lie, and the Bureau of Prisons said as much in their withdrawal of the decision. Their report stated that economic benefits are minimal and could even be detrimental to the area. That’s not what our local leaders peddled as they tried to push this prison project.

(The Department of Justice document you cite is an attempt by the Trump Administration to justify its desire to take the $505 million Congress and the Obama Administration allocated for the Roxana prison and use that money for ‘enforcing immigration laws.’ To support its ‘justifi- cation’ to pull out of Letcher County, the DOJ document cites three opinion pieces that appeared over the years in three scholarly journals — one in 2004, one in 2010, and one in 2016. Were the Trump Administration supporting the Roxana project, the DOJ could easily have published three other opinion pieces that talked about how great prisons are for local economies. By the way, have you ever attended a meeting of the all-volunteer Letcher County Planning Commission to offer your help and expertise? If your answer is no, then why do those members who have volunteered countless hours of their time on behalf of their county owe an ‘explanation’ to you or to anyone else?)

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Two types of people burn me up — liars and people too sorry to work. I turned in the name of one gentleman three times for food stamp fraud. All three times he got them back, but this time I have pictures of him and his old buddy riding their side-by-side back into the mountains.

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I think our lawyers here in the coalfields have been selling us out. I’ve been talking to a lawyer away from here and he thinks you all have been selling us out. If you have been selling us out to make money for yourselves I will expose you, big time.

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My people died in the Civil War, as did lots of other people’s relatives. Now some people want to pay reparations to the ancestors of slaves that would cost the taxpayers six trillion dollars. I don’t think my people cracked that whip, but this sure rattles my chain.

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I couldn’t believe what I was seeing this past week when I read a couple of comments in Speak Your Piece from people who are still praising Donald Trump even though he is trying to kill our prison project.

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Concerning the city increasing the sewer bill and water bill, I have a new trailer less than seven years old. I’ve had diesel fuel in my hot water system, in my dishwasher, in my refrigerator’s icemaker, and in my washing machine, twice. I wish everyone would drain their hot water tank and look at the crud that comes out the bottom. Not once did I see the water department come and make it right with me after they put diesel fuel through my appliances. I think the water department needs to be paying us instead of us paying them.

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If I see one more Duke basketball game on ESPN I am going to puke. Someone needs to tell ESPN that Duke didn’t win the national championship. Neither did North Carolina or Kentucky. A team with no McDonald’s All-Americans won it.

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Nobody on WMMT-FM can get the ‘Four O’clock Polka’ on time. They are just slow.

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Does Donald Trump still think he’s running against Hillary Clinton. He keeps yelling, ‘Lock her up, lock her up.’ She’s just an old woman so let her go in peace. Trump can’t let anyone rest in peace. He can’t even let John McCain rest in peace, and McCain was a legitimate war hero unlike Trump. Why doesn’t Trump talk about his big deficit and the stupid wars he’s going to be starting in the future?

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Until you’ve lived in a city that’s almost 100 percent Latino you don’t know anything about how American that group of people are.

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To all you people getting down on that wonderful president, Mr. Donald Trump: Have you forgotten about 9/11?

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If you’re disappointed that there won’t be a prison job in your future like you’d hoped, you can always sign up with ICE. They’ll be deporting millions of undocumented people soon. To help prepare for your interview, do an Internet search on the tactics of the Gestapo back in the 1930’s. They were checking lots of papers back then, too.

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The Tri-City News over here in Cumberland printed that Vera Ison had a birthday, but it didn’t say how old she is. But I can tell you this: She may even be 60 but she’s still the bestlooking thing in Harlan County.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: We had some great comments in this column last week. Poor old Letcher County gets its behind kicked again — no federal prison. All you people who were getting properties ready to sell or to rent, I am sorry for you. You would have made a lot of money off that prison. They can’t get our coal going and they won’t make marijuana legal. They could give us $100 million worth of asphalt just to get our roads going here in Letcher County, but no, we have to be the whipping boy for every county in the U.S.

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Would somebody please tell me how people are driving new trucks and new cars even though they haven’t worked a day in their life? This puzzles me.

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This is regarding the situation about the white cat killed in Mudtown: A comment in last week’s Speak Your Piece said someone chopped the cat in the leg. What we want to know is what did they use to chop the cat’s leg?

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To these people out there investigating us who draw SSI: I have an aunt and uncle who live at UZ and draw SSI and their son works every day in the coal mine and he lives with them. They have new vehicles and a mobile home they are renting out. And they want to take our SSI and let them have theirs when they have two new vehicles sitting in their driveway? They ought to investigate people like that instead of people like us who have nothing.

I would like to see Letcher County have a hamburger eating contest. If they did, I would bet one thousand dollars on Wimpy winning. If anyone can prove me wrong I will give them one thousand onehundred dollar bills.

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To the guy who is always complaining in Speak Your Piece about false prophets and TV preachers: Well I imagine there are a few false prophets, because the Bible says so. There are also some true prophets. I know of them. You better cool it, because you might be saying something about one of the true prophets and that could be damnation for your soul, mister.

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There they go again, the lowlife Kentucky Power Company cutting off a widow’s electricity. There ought to be a law against a utility company doing something like that.

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Thank God our president relaxed the environmental rules on coal-fired power plants. I was afraid the air my kids were breathing was too clean. A little asthma would be character building.

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I wasn’t feeling too well this morning and went to the doctor. He told me to take two dossiers and call him in the morning. He said if that didn’t work we would have a caucus.

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It looks like the truth is starting to surface. Everybody thought this certain man was living right at the foot of Jesus. Sounds to me like he was a football field away. And that other boy? You all need to be horsewhipped for bringing shame upon people.

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To all you psychopaths going up and down Bill Moore Branch flying off the face of the earth: We know who you are and we are fixing to report you to the police. We have children, and one of them get hit it’s going to be way too late for you, so slow down.

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I was watching TV and saw a baby seal that was without its mother wash up on the shore on Long Island. It amazed me how the people turned out to save this baby seal while in New York alone 19 million babies have been aborted.

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We miss Keith Adams as our magistrate down here in District Four. Our new magistrate is never seen. When Keith Adams was in there he made sure the roads were kept clean and the ditch lines were kept clean of weeds and garbage.

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When the Bible says we are not supposed to judge others that does not mean we can’t tell the truth. You are not judging when you are telling the truth, you are simply telling the truth. So live with it.

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It’s incredible that we find ourselves more able to trust Iran’s version of events than that of our president.

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If the police would get out and drive around Jenkins and Letcher County they could collect a lot of money from people illegally using Virginia and Tennessee license tags on their vehicles.

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I just wish that somebody thought as much of me as I do them.

I think all you busybodies in the Thornton area need to read your Bibles and think about what it says about men laying with men and women laying with women. I am concerned about your influence on children. You should be, too.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: If it’s a no-go for the prison — and it probably is — someone needs to talk to our governor and see if he can’t get some of that money to work on our roads here in Letcher County. Matt Bevin can talk to Donald Trump.

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Thank you, Mr. Trump, for signing those tougher sanctions against Iran. Sometimes the pen is mightier than the sword. Sometimes a direct hit changes the attitude. God bless America.

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