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Speak Your Piece

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I’m an older person and I live here in Letcher County. This Monday I received five or six calls from this woman who said my Social Security number has been taken and that if I wanted it back I would have to call the number she gave me, 941-452-1718. Please print this number. This woman keeps calling me and saying my Social Security number has been taken.

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Harlan County, Kentucky — my friends holding a train hostage for their pay. Gentleman and ladies, you might be going about this the wrong way. You are on railroad property. I think you need to settle this in a court of law. You’re going about it the wrong way, folks. So far no one has been hurt. Thank God for that. You asked President Trump for help, but you’re on the wrong side of the law right now. What do you expect from the president? Now Bernie Sanders sent you some pizza …

(Why the negativity by you and others toward the Blackjewel miners? How would you handle the situation if $4,000 or more was taken out of your bank account without your knowledge and your account was left overdrawn as a result?)

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To a certain woman: I thought you were married to the guy who wears the hat and has the orange-looking hair. If you are, you better be finding out why he’s hanging out with a certain blonde. She definitely is not you, I can tell you that right now. The girl he was with Sunday was not you. I believe I would be finding out what’s going on with my husband.

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To the person — I assume a man — who commented about some women going around looking like slobs. You said ‘their hair is so gray they look like they are 90 and they don’t have a speck of makeup on.’ I can’t speak for all women, however your remark hit me, as I have gray hair and I don’t wear makeup, but I bet I am far prettier than you. Why don’t you post a picture of yourself? I bet you have a belly that looks like you are nine-months pregnant and you probably don’t have hair. Not that there’s anything wrong with men that don’t have hair, it’s your attitude that would make you as ugly as the backside of a donkey. Just saying.

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To the mayor of the City of Jenkins: It won’t be long until your service will no longer be needed. Thank you.

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I used to be a big football fan before the Kaepernick thing. Anybody who still watches the National Football League does not care for his or her country. Thank you a lot.

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I totally agree with the person who said the miners should be able to spend their money on anything they want. It shouldn’t be up to the rest of us to keep them up after they do, though.

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Hey, Trump supporter, Hillary Clinton didn’t sell any uranium to Russia. Uranium One, a ‘corporation,’ sold 51 percent of its shares to Russia’s nuclear agency. Multiple U.S. government agencies had to sign off on the deal, and Clinton did not have the power to either veto or approve the deal. You right-wing propaganda pushers know this, but you still keep lying through your teeth. You on the far right claim to be ‘patriotic Americans,’ but instead you really are dishonest, unethical, backstabbing, and treasonous.

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When Donald Trump first moved into the White House he called it a dump. Soon after that he called several countries ‘s___ hole countries.’ Doesn’t he realize that he has turned the White House into a s___ hole? You folks in the Appalachian Mountain area should invite Mitch McConnell out to dinner and greet him outside with a bucket of tar and feathers. Ride him out of town on a hot rail. Send him and his wife on a slow boat to China.

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It’s a dirty rotten shame how many drugs and pot and meth are sold at a certain location in Whitco. One house is like the drive-in at a pharmacy. They pull up on a hill and drugs are brought out to their car or truck. One certain person should worry about all the drugs being sold around the children.

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If the anti-gun politicians succeed in getting all the privately-owned guns outlawed, then your right to defend your own self and property will be taken from you. The only reason the United States of America is still a free country, independent and ruled by its citizens, is because the citizens have the guaranteed right to own and use guns in case of self-defense. If you take away people’s right to defend themselves, then you might as well take away all their other very personal rights afforded to them by the United States of America’s constitution. I voted for President Donald Trump and I will vote for him again if he runs. To hell with people who want to destroy the U.S.A.

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I live next to the Twin Bridge. Now that you know, I am single. You can stop by any time you want to.

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I did not mean to say anything unkind about the coal miners who are laid off. But when they made their big money, like I did, well … I won’t talk about what I did. Still, do you think they give a darn about the workers at Letcher Manor, Hardee’s, or even the flea markets? They never gave them the first thought. Let them make it on their own. And I don’t apologize for this statement.

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Everything being said about gun control now is about the innocent gun owners and has nothing to do with the criminals.

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The Republicans hide behind the Second Amendment after every mass shooting. What about the First Amendment and the Establishment Clause? The state of Kentucky is blatantly ignoring those by hanging the motto ‘In God We Trust’ in schools. Don’t pray in my school and I won’t think in your church.

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God rested a thousand years after his six-day creation of the races — 2 Peter, 3:8. Then he created the man Adam, who would be a farmer — Genesis 2:5. Adam was placed in the Garden of Eden and was told not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of the good and evil. This tree is symbolic of Satan. Genesis 2:21-25 tell about Eve’s creation. Adam was put to sleep and God removed what is called a rib in the Bible. In the Hebrew language it is called curve — Strong’s Concordance No. 6763. In 1962, biologists received awards for their research of the double-stranded helix curve that contains the DNA that determines traits. In Genesis 2:25, Adam and Eve are in the Garden naked and not ashamed.

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Lordy, lordy, she’s from Roxana and she’s 140. What did you do this time to get run off?

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At Jenkins school orientation, we were told to show up dressed professionally on the first day. That’s cool. Then all of sudden the superintendent comes in wearing shorts and a raggedy old T-shirt. That’s kind of funny, isn’t it? Thanks.

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The mass killer in Dayton fired 41 shots in 32 seconds outside that bar, killing nine people and wounding 26 others, and people actually said on Facebook that an armed guard would have stopped it before it happened? That’s crazy talk. Imagine how many the guy would have killed if he had been able to get inside the bar.

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I was talking to a lady about the recent mass murders and told her that if an armed guard or two had been at those places the shootings might never have happened. She said, ‘Well, the guards would have probably got shot.’ I said, ‘Well, that’s what they’re there for, to stand between you and whatever is coming against you.’ You can ban the assault rifles, but who’s going to have them — the bad guys are going to have them. Armed guards are the answer. True American armed guards can stop these mass murders at places and gatherings. That’s my opinion. And thank you, Mr. President, for what you are doing to the illegals. It’s about time. God bless America.

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Sometimes you have to swallow your pride when you are looking for a job. Take a former sheriff ’s deputy, for example. One day she was making big drug busts and the next year she accepts a regular job at the school system. I admire her for that. That’s probably what these Blackjewel miners should do instead of sitting on the railroad tracks taking all these handouts and begging for donations. Take a regular job like everybody else and let the court work it out.

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To the blue boy who hit the telephone pole in Jenkins, Kentucky: I will assure you they will not be so easy on you the next time. Thank you. Have a nice day.

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I just want to give a shoutout to Mickey Stines and his sheriff ’s department. They are doing a fabulous job. Please listen to all the tips you get, because the majority of them are true. Here’s a really good tip to clean up the streets. If you want to bust a meth house, come to Jenkins on Cove Avenue. The neighbors below know exactly what he’s doing.

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Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of 10 things he does not want you to do, and if you do any of these 10 things he has a special place full of fire and smoke and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and suffer and burn forever and ever until the end of time. But he loves you … and he needs money.

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I’m calling concerning the comment about the man on Little Colley with the short-sleeved shirt and mustache: What kind of person are you to think that somebody can’t wear a short-sleeved shirt and be a Christian? My husband wore short-sleeved shirts and I know he’s in heaven. Are you a Christian? Do you really know the other man’s heart. Christians wear short-sleeved shirts. And if they want to grow a mustache or a beard, that’s their choice. It’s none of your business. Keep out of other people’s affairs.

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They’ll print about my husband getting three years in prison and having to pay back $62,000 for working in a garage. But there are three other certain people who work in a garage five or six days a week and two of them draw SSI. That’s okay, because I’m going to send Social Security in there to have a vehicle worked on. It’s not right to do my husband that way while letting everybody else get by with it. Thank you.

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Just a reminder, everybody, that Ellis ‘Junior’ Hall, known as Junebug, has been dead four years as of August 15 of this year. Sadly missed by his wife and his stepchildren.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: What I haven’t heard is one word about all of the outof work Blackjewel miners — not 20 or 30 — signing a United Mine Workers card and going back to work protected instead of being screwed over. What is wrong with you people — have you been brainwashed by a scab coal operator to the point where you can’t see or think?

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I feel so sorry for those families who have to live with someone addicted to drugs. It’s a living hell to have to live like that and put up with the bumming and aggravating and the fighting. I think they should take every person on drugs and put them in a zoo with the apes. Let them stay about seven years in prison.

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If I were Matt Jones I would get myself a big La-ZBoy recliner and sit in front of the WLEX-TV building in Lexington with a cooler and a big bologna sandwich just like those Blackjewel miners are doing in Cumberland. I would protest the heck out of their decision to fire him.

(The caller is referring to WLEX-TV’s decision to fire Kentucky Sports Radio founder and host Matt Jones from his second job as cohost of a popular daily TV show — ‘Hey Kentucky!’ — after Jones announced he would be writing a book about U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell titled, ‘Mitch, Please!’)

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It is Saturday, August 17, a little after 8 in the morning. I am listening to WMMT FM, which I enjoy a lot of the time, but some of the programmers just tear me up with their words, especially the two pronouncing Salyersville as ‘Saw-yoursville.’ It’s ‘Sal-yours,’ not ‘Saw-yours.’

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I went to the ‘Rob-Run’ car show this past weekend and I really loved it. It was super. I liked seeing all of the old cars, even the cars of today. This is why our county needs to start thinking about building some hotels so that people from out of state can stay here. It’s true, folks, we do need new income for our county, because the coal business is dead. I for one think we ought to have the ‘Rob-Run’ every year.

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Well, it’s ginseng digging time. I want all you ginseng diggers out there to know to take your cellphone with you and leave your children at home. In case you can’t remember the number, it is 9-1-1. You’ll need it if I catch you parking by the road, because while you’re on my property in the woods you’ll come back to find your vehicle with four flats and the windshield knocked out. Think about it. Is it worth it? I hope not. Go for it.

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Obviously we have a plastic problem. Our oceans are pretty sad-looking places, with each country in the world letting its plastic waste get into the ocean. Just like nuclear waste, we need a place to store our plastics. Each country should have a place to store their plastics, because without our oceans mankind cannot survive. It’s a big threat and something needs to be done about it. God bless America and God bless our oceans.

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To a certain girl in Sexton’s Branch: You are fooling with fire this time around. The best thing you can do is lock your doors and never open them up for that gentleman. He is bad news.

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I always try to help out when they have a fundraiser here in Jenkins. I bought a couple of hotdog dinners they had for sale today for the Jenkins cheerleaders. I just want to recommend that the next time they sell hotdogs they heat up the chili. Also, try to make some homemade chili, which is much better, and work on your portion sizes. I realize the cost was just fivedollars, but it looked like a kid’s meal. So please work on that.

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I still think my dog is a liberal. Even though I buy everything he eats and keep a roof over his head he thinks he’s entitled to more. The thing that really gets my goat is that if he can catch a ride to town I’m sure they would let him vote.

One response to “Speak Your Piece”

  1. Navytownroger49@gmail.com says:

    Folks, I’d like to share something with you that I’ve found very helpful. How many of you have been asked a nosy question that’s none of that person’s business? By some busybody who think they can belittle you or put you on the spot by asking you a question to embarrass you or upset you. These types like to try to put you on the spot with their nosy questions (or statements) especially in front of other people. Well, here’s something I was told years ago: ‘Just because someone ASKS you a question, you are not REQUIRED to give them an answer’. So the next time somebody asks you a question that’s rude or none of their business, just stop, look directly at them and say ‘Why are you asking me that question.’ If they still persist, just answer calmly with ‘I don’t know’. Try this approach with the next rude, nosy busybody you run across. You’ll see….this approach works most of the time’. Example: ‘Why do you look like you’re gaining so much weight?’ Answer with: ‘Why are you asking that?’ They might say: ‘Oh, i’m just concerned’. Your answer: ‘Well, I don’t know.’ Just keep on saying ‘I don’t know’ to any tacky, rude comment or question. That usually shuts the person up. People, I hope some of you might find these ideas helpful in dealing with critical, small-minded busybody types in your church, or elsewhere. Thank you.

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