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I would like to see Donald Trump’s son come to Letcher County, but nobody can come to our town because they don’t have any place to stay because we don’t have any hotels or motels.

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I think Donald Trump is a good president, but he’s going to lose his campaign for a second term because he likes to help people like Matt Bevin. Matt Bevin is a joke.

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I think Letcher County has the worst county judge and magistrates we have ever had. They won’t work on cemeteries anymore, even if they are public cemeteries, and I think that’s a shame. Every one of them should be thrown out of office for doing something like that. The only good thing about this county is the sanitation department.

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Every time I go through the town of Whitesburg I see the same workers standing outside the courthouse smoking. If you go downtown five times a day you’ll see the same people standing on the street smoking. Thank you.

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What are you miners going to do when that judge says that train has got to roll and gives them the right to bring it out of there? And then what are you going to do when the company sues you guys for holding that train up? That will be millions of dollars you guys will be paying back. You’re going to be in a heap of trouble.

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Now that the proverbial you-know-what has hit the fan at the Letcher Fire Department my question is why has it taken so long to do this? Why has that department not been held accountable all these years with all the money that’s been wasted? In my opinion, that falls back on our previous county administration. Someone needs to be held accountable for all the money that’s been wasted at that fire department over all these years while people who worked there turned a blind eye to everything that was going on.

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Carroll Smith is trying to block the Kingdom Come Creek Road that has been a county road for years. If Letcher County lets him do this there is no law or order in this county.

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What a great ballgame between Breathitt County and Jenkins. That was the most sportsmanship I’ve ever seen at a high school football game, playing only eight players. Then a coach from Jenkins has to criticize a well-written article, saying he’s tired of people taking pity on Jenkins. Really, he should be glad they took pity on Jenkins. If Breathitt County had played 11 players they could have put 100 points on the board if they wanted.

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On July 29, Blackjewel miners learned that some scab was loading up a train to sell the coal those miners dug out of the earth but have never been paid for. It didn’t take them long to decide that train wasn’t going anywhere. Over 700 miners never got their last paycheck, and their secondto last paycheck bounced. There were no layoffs and no paperwork trail and no jobless benefits for weeks. This past Monday made five weeks, or 35 days and nights they have camped out in the heat or rain with no plans of leaving. ‘No pay no coal, no pay we stay’ is their motto. They are owed thousands of dollars each, and are just demanding what they are owed — nothing more, nothing less. Let’s all continue to support our coal miners, the hardestworking people on earth who for generations have fought and died for their rights. When your job is moving mountains it’s not hard to stop a train.

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I’m calling about Carroll Smith wanting to close that road down for his personal use. That should not be allowed. That road is still being used by the public on a regular basis. That road is not impassable. It does need worked on. That road belongs to the county and should be kept in the county’s possession.

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If you don’t know that two babies can be born at the same time and have different fathers, as a medical doctor. Chapter Five of Genesis begins the genealogy of Adam. His genealogy begins with Genesis 5:3. Cain was not listed because he was not Adam’s son. Able was murdered by Cain and did not have offspring. Cain’s genealogy begins in Genesis 4:17. Some will say that the offspring of a spirit being and a flesh being will be a hybrid and unable to reproduce. Actually they produce giants. Cain produced a giant known as Sargon the Magnificent. The giants resulted in the flood of Noah’s time. Read 1 Chronicles 20:4 and Numbers 13:33 about giants having children.

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There is an old woman in Neon who talks to strangers on the Internet and invites them here. She tries to pretend she is the victim, but she is the one who will not stop talking to men in other countries. She thinks they all are in love with her. She is pitiful.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: How about this, Hillary lover? There was a freedom of information lawsuit against the Obama justice department that released records exposing the corrupt dealings between the Russian state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom, which, with the approval of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, purchased a Canadian uranium mining company, Uranium One, that had licenses for twenty percent of America’s uranium production capacity and contributed more than $140 million to the Clinton Foundation. A Russian firm with links to the Kremlin promoted Uranium One and paid Brother Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech in Moscow. Well, well, well, the truth comes out.

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Drugs bring in bad people and bad people don’t care to steal what you have to get their fix. Drugs are being sold from a house right by the road in Haymond and we will have to start standing guard for each other. The guy has been a thief all of his life and he sure doesn’t care who the stuff comes from.

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Kentucky now has the distinct privilege of having The Grim Reaper truly acknowledge who he is — the killer of bills to anything that doesn’t enrich himself and his lobbyist friends. Now the coal miners, farmers, truck drivers, factory workers and those who benefitted in any way from programs that helped the middle class and the poor and disabled now know who the mortician, the angel of death is. This guy has no desire to serve the people of Kentucky or the country. He has lately used his bully horn and let you all know who he is and what he intends to do, none of it for the taxpayers. If you all stay married to this guy after he has voted bills down and happily says he isn’t taking anything to the floor, well, you are adding more to the poverty and suffering to Kentucky and the rest of the U.S. He is holding hands with Russia just like Trump, disallowing the protection of our voting system. 2020 needs to come with this guy’s exit from Washington. Moscow Mitch is working with that rich oligarch from Russia to bring that aluminum plant to Kentucky. I guess that’s another reason the sanctions were lifted.

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Just a warning: When a certain man gets caught with the married woman he won’t be able to flea market for a while.

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I want to see if any readers know who Anwar Sadat is and what happened to him. Do the readers know of a man named Menachem Begin? Also, do they know about the raid on Entebbe and what that’s about? I think the man’s name was Obote, who was the head of the country where that happened. A little history lesson there. Just wondering if your readers know who these people are.

(Idi Amin was the president of Uganda when the raid on the Entebbe Airport happened there in 1976. Obote was Uganda’s president before Amin took over after a coup in 1971 and after Amin was deposed in 1979.)

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Okay, Mayor Todd Depriest, go ahead and raise taxes on all of us people in Jenkins. Then maybe you can raise your salary up even higher. Thank you.

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I am glad to see that Letcher Fire and Ambulance have finally figured out what was going on. In my opinion this has been the norm for quite a long while. I really hope that the community comes together and they can pull through this. Just goes to prove the old saying that you better watch who is looking after the hen house.

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To the moron who flew off and attacked the God of the Old Testament: His name is Jehovah. He saved me. He’s healed me. He’s protected me. I heard His voice. He is who he says He is, and so is Jesus. The caller must have been describing Satan. Why would Speak Your Piece print something like that caller’s comment? I am so disappointed, and so are a lot of other people.

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Donald Trump is such a liar he can’t even tell the truth about whether he’s ever heard of a Category 5 hurricane before, even though four of them have come about since he was elected to the White House. What a sick psychotic lying narcissist.

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Donald Trump says there has been no other Category 5 storm that he knows of besides Dorian. He must be trying to forget Hurricane Maria and the time he went to Puerto Rico and tossed out rolls of paper towels while desperate families were out searching for more than 2,500 missing loved ones.

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I just saw something on TV about how often our recent presidents have played golf. Normally I wouldn’t care how many times a president played golf, as long as it was on the weekends and the course was located in or near Washington, D.C. This Donald Trump thing, though, is something else. He has already spent more than $109 million of our tax dollars to pay for 229 days — about a third of the time he has been president — spent playing golf on one of his courses. Remember when Trump said Obama was a joke for playing so much golf and also said he would be too busy to play golf? Or how about the time the right-wing media gave Obama down the road for playing golf when a tropical storm was hitting the Philippines? By the way, Obama played golf only 333 times as president during his eight years in office, which means Trump, who just played golf for two days with a Category 5 hurricane threatening the United States, will end up playing more golf in four years that Obama did in eight years.

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People, I’ve noticed a number of callers or writers who seem to get their jollies criticizing other folks over something another person says or does. For instance, telling folks that wearing short-sleeve shirts isn’t ‘Christian’ behavior, or the same with wearing a mustache. Seems that some readers of this paper think their job is to monitor everything others do. So I am hereby starting a new club that anyone can join for free. It’s called the ‘Mind Your Own Business Club.’ The only rule in this new club is: ‘I will do my best to Mind My Own Business.’ Our Club Motto is: ‘If You Mind Your Own Business You’ll Be Busy All The Time.’ You can now inform nosy, rude people of our club motto when they try to butt into things that don’t concern them at all. Also when your neighborhood or church gossiper starts trying to spread dirt about someone, quickly remind him or her that you’re a Charter Member of the ‘Mind Your Own Business Club.’ If enough local folks join this club, the critical, gossiping types will soon have nobody to listen to their pathetic negative chitchat. So, beat the rush. Become a Charter Member of this new club today. Thank you.

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Hi spirit woman. I hope this message finds you in good health and spirits as always. I love and truly miss our special time that we shared together in our own world, where only we share. I hope to be sharing that wonderful time together again soon, somewhere around Halloween. I’m sure we’ll come up with something very costumedup as if we need anything except our good eyesight. From the window down below to the front porch up above, I see your beautiful face and those deep, piercing eyes that penetrate one’s soul to the bone that I love.

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To whom it may concern: I’m sorry about the mix-up I had put on Facebook concerning the Shell family. Wayne, you are being remembered in prayer, okay? Hope you are a Christian man. If not think about it, for nothing is impossible with ‘The Good Lord.’ Please print this. Thank you, Stanley Pack.

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My goodness gracious, I notice the Trump supporters have started posting their idiotic Q-Anon crap here now. It’s a shame Ronnie Reagan closed all those lunatic asylums, as they could have stayed busy with all the right-wing freaks and their made-up ‘conspiracy theories,’ which are really nothing more than virulent propaganda of the sort Goebbels would have applauded. These people have a lot in common with venomous snakes: You find one in your bedroom, you figure, well, it was just looking for a warm place to hide, and you can just shrug and nudge it out the door. But when you open the door and find your bedroom swarming with the critters, it’s time to reconsider ‘playing nice.’ That’s where the United States is with the right wing. They’re like having a snake’s den in your bedroom, only on a national level. Americans have ‘played nice’ far too long, and it’s past time to deal with the right-wing snake den.

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Hey folks, have you ever experienced being in a situation in your life where you feel totally ‘stuck’ with no obvious way to get relief or change things? Are your thoughts like a hamster wheel — going around and around over and over with no easy solution in sight? Talking it over with people hasn’t seemed to help? Prayer hasn’t brought any solution or relief? So here’s a technique I have found very helpful, and it seems to work in some mysterious way: First, just stop trying to ‘figure out’ a solution to your ‘stuck’ situation. If that were going to work, it already would have. Instead, try this: Sit down by yourself with no distractions in a quiet spot. Now just fully experience your problem exactly as it is. Don’t ‘try’ to look ahead to a solution. Just stay in the present moment and focus on how things are now. Just sit and tell yourself, ‘Yep, I sure am stuck in this no-win situation and fully experience it.’ This may feel strange and crazy, but bear with me and give it a try. I don’t say these techniques will totally solve every dilemma you have in life, but if nothing else has worked, give this a try. Why not?

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