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I think Trump has just turned Democrat on us. He’s certainly starting to look like a jackass out there.

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I’m glad that finally the drug traffic by the road up here in Haymond has slowed down. We finally got the right people looking into it, and they will not let up until they get them and send a couple to prison for a long time.

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I tried to tell my boyfriend when we moved back to this place that you couldn’t be a waitress because people in Letcher County don’t leave tips. Now he is finally starting to find out what I was talking about. It would be nice if people who go out to a restaurant where you sit down to eat would leave a tip. Waitresses are only paid two dollars an hour, but most people around here don’t seem to understand that. When you go to a restaurant where you sit down and you are served by someone you are supposed to leave a tip.

(Thanks for addressing this issue. As the website Eater.com says, ‘it should be common knowledge than when dining out in America’s full-service sit-down restaurants you tip your server.’ The tip should be at least 15 percent of the food bill before taxes are added, with 20 percent considered the ‘gold standard.’ If you order food (pizza, sandwiches, etc.) to be delivered to your home or place of work, you should always tip the delivery person at least $5.)

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We don’t need to make America great again, we need to make America safe again. My neighborhood is so unsafe that the neighborhood drug dealer moved out.

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Go follow my boy, 2chefy4you, on Instagram. He puts out the best food and has the best dance moves in the game. Go follow my boy.

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Hello, it’s me. Since my wife just hung the phone up on me for talking too much Trump talk, as she calls it, maybe Speak Your Piece will listen to me. As I just admitted to my wife while I was driving down the parkway, I feel like a fool — not because I voted for Donald Trump against Crooked Hillary, but because I kept supporting him even though I knew deep down he was going to destroy the Republican Party. I am now done making up excuses for Trump. After this latest mess he has caused we’ll be lucky if we even have a Republican Party left. You don’t have to print this if you don’t want to. I just had a copy of The Eagle by me and saw the number for Speak Your Piece. Thank you.

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God bless America and God bless you, Mr. President. We are proud of what you said to the United Nations. You are correct on each word you said, and we’re grateful that you back America. Mr. President, you protect America and we thank you for it. Iran, you better run.

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We the American people support our President Donald Trump. There is not one Democrat that is fit for any office in the United States of America. The Democrat Party is anti-American, furthermore the politicians that are in the Republican Party that do not agree with the American people’s president should be replaced, as President Donald Trump speaks for the American people. We the people do not want a Democrat president. Neither do we want a Republican president. We the people want our American President Donald Trump. Blow that in your whistle.

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If I was married to someone for a month and they wouldn’t allow me to show their picture, that would give me an indication that something isn’t right.

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The Letcher Fire and Ambulance Service should not be hiring people who put other people down who have handicap-related problems.

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Since Mitch McConnell was elected to the U.S. Senate, Kentucky has lost 88 percent of its coal mining jobs. As my mother used to say, ‘With friends like that, who needs enemies?’ On the plus side, we still rate high on children living in poverty.

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I listened to the House speaker talk about impeachment. Why in the world can’t they get their mind on helping America instead of trying to destroy it all the time? President Trump can call any leader in the world he wants to call without telling the Democrats what he’s talking about.

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I wish somebody would tell us what Donald Trump did that is so wrong, with no lies and no opinions.

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It looks like the Blackjewel miners have about given up. There is no one there anymore. I hope they get their money, but it looks like it’s about over. Bye.

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I personally believe that every elected official in Letcher County is a crook.

(You are certain entitled to your beliefs, but, thankfully, every elected official in Letcher County is not a crook.)

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I would like to remind all of the Trump supporters that ‘We are a Constitution of laws, not men.’ No one is above the law. We aren’t under a dictatorship as of yet. Trump has to realize that he isn’t a king and the people of America are not his pawns. Watch the real news, not ‘Fake Book’ or Fox News. Better yet, listen to what comes out of that lying mouth. Now that he has been found out he is calling for civil unrest, do we really want our opponents to be able to say this how America really is? Rallies where he incites people to harm each other? I think the Bible and even the Constitution say, ‘All Men Are Created Equal.’ No one is above the law, not even the overgrown child in the White House. There are three co-equal bodies in the U.S. Government. Stonewalling and claiming ‘presidential privilege’ to people who do not have any authority to claim it is absurd and should be dealt with by Congress. Neither you nor I can break the law, nor should any government official. When Trump calls for other countries to help him in his campaign for the next election it is unlawful. We are going to lose our voting rights if this is allowed to continue and also our freedom. Just remember that no one is above the law, not Trump or his foot soldiers. Their deeds are coming to light.

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I became a registered Democrat at the age of 21 in 1965. This is a message to our Democrat Party leaders in Letcher County, Frankfort, and in Washington, D.C. Our elected leaders in Washington have claimed for the past 32 months that they have proof the president has committed many impeachable offenses. We the people are very tired of this rhetoric. If they have proof then impeach; if they don’t then shut up and resign so that people can be elected to the office who will work for the American people. Thank you.

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Dear Trump lovers: Can you imagine the screams you would be screaming if our former black president, Barack Obama, had withheld defense money from a nation that is under military threat by Russia until that nation agreed to conduct a fake investigation into Mitt Romney, even though it was clear Romney had committed no crime? You and your heroes at Fox News would — and rightfully so — be screaming uncontrollably for Obama to be impeached. Abuse of power is a crime no matter who is in the White House and to which political party they belong.

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Our good Lord really does act in mysterious ways, and it appears that He has finally grown sick of Donald Trump using His good name in vain. Knowing that God is just and that He loves justice, we should have known that He would finally reveal to us what a crooked criminal this Trump creep really is. We should have known God would bring Trump’s terrible crimes to the world’s attention, and now that He has there may still be hope for our democracy and the health of our great nation. I would hate to be one of the so-called preachers who must face God on Judgment Day to explain why I openly committed treason against my free country by supporting a lying, sex-abusing Narcissist like Donald Trump while encouraging my flock to go along with me.

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Somebody needs to give our landlord some pain pills. I think it’s Fioricet that she likes.

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I’ll tell you what, Letcher County can have the biggest drought there is. It will stay dry four or five months and not rain a drop, but the Mountain Heritage Festival will bring you rain nearly every time.

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If the Letcher County Fiscal Court is going to advocate for the local Airbnb market, maybe they should push for high-speed Internet and maybe talk to AT&T and Verizon and get them to provide service to the last mile in certain areas before they push for local Airbnb’s. It’s just a thought; you kind of need high-speed Internet for that.

(While your point is well taken, the Letcher County Fiscal Court has taken no official action — nor even discussed the subject in a public meeting — on any matter concerning Airbnbtype rentals here. But the fiscal court has been quite active in trying to get highspeed Internet service into those areas of the county that remain underserved. In fact, a quick search of Mountain Eagle files shows that on at least 13 occasions between December 2016 and April 2019, the fiscal court addressed the Letcher County Broadband Board’s efforts to get broadband service into all areas of the county.)

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It’s amazing how three idiots can go around digging up dirt on someone behind that person’s back, even though it’s something that happened 14 or 15 years ago.

(‘The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.’ Those words of wisdom come from writer Alan Moore in ‘V for Vendetta.’)

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Am I one of the very few who really just don’t care about who is getting an oil change done on their car in Johnson City or who is eating breakfast at Chickfil-A at 8 a.m. on a Thursday? People don’t care about that stuff.

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The people in the United States have a good president — the best they’ve had since Kennedy. Kennedy was the best. People should keep their mouths shut and mind their own business and let President Trump do the things he needs to do. I believe his IQ is about 145. What is your IQ? Probably about six or seven. Keep your mouth shut and leave Trump alone. He is doing the best he can.

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We are all atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.

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If ignorance is bliss, then a lot of politicians and TV commentators are in seventh heaven.

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Speak Your Piece, since you printed a comment by someone claiming that Donald Trump is an idiot, why don’t you print that Adam Schiff is a fool?

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Good evening, Mountain Eagle. It was announced tonight by Coal Age magazine that American Resources is assuming the Perry County Coal operations of bankrupt Cambrian Coal Company. It’s kind of shocking that American Resources is flexing its muscles in what’s left of the Hazard coalfield.

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For once, Trump finally said something I agree with. We used to treat spies and traitors much differently, back when we understood — and cared about — the danger these people presented to our country, to our people, and to our society. We need to return to those methods, at least until the United States is brought back onto an even keel. I suggest starting with Trump, his crime-syndicate family, his bagmen and made men in the cabinet and his accomplices in Congress, and working our way through the fascists, ‘Proud Boys,’ Nazis, Klanners, Threepers, Oath Keepers, and all the rest of his hard-core supporters until the entire snake’s den is cleaned out once and for all, right down to the dirt floors, including the rabid idiots that spend their days clamoring in the newspaper comments sections and social media to try and provide cover for their capo. And while we’re at it, let’s not forget our own psychotic governor and Moscow Mitch McConnell, both of whom need to be breaking rocks in a not-socomfy federal vacation spot.

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John 3:13, John 3:3, and John 3:5 tells us that no man has ascended to heaven but he who came down from heaven, even the Son of Man who is in heaven. Except a man be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Except a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. The water is the water of the mother’s womb. Finally, a person has to die to go back into his spirit body. Ecclesiastes 12:7 says then shall the dust return to the earth and the spirit shall return to God, who gave it. 1 Corinthians 15:44 says there is a natural body and a spirit body. Look at 509 in the Greek Concordance and you will find where again means from above.

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My wife says where she comes from old men like Donald Trump are called perverts.

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I’m a citizen here in Letcher County, and I think we have the worst group of magistrates the county has ever had. And the county judge is right in with them. This is the sorriest fiscal court Letcher County could ask for. We can’t get anything done. You can tell them and they’ll say, ‘we’ll be there’ and then we never see them. We are paying taxes for nothing. I just wish something could be done about it. These magistrates won’t work on a cemetery road that is public. I’m just a concerned citizen. Thank you.

(How about calling back next week and mentioning the name of the cemetery? That way, Judge/Executive Terry Adams and the five magistrates who make up the fiscal court can address your issue.)

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Even though Letcher County and the rest of southeastern Kentucky are under an outdoor burning ban, here in Doty Creek people are still burning stuff — old brush and old tires, especially. It just goes to show that certain people can get by with whatever they want to whenever they want.

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Preacher man, or so they say, you brought your mother down here to North Carolina and she made something of herself. Now she is dying and you still won’t let the grandchildren see her and you are denying your own mother the right to see her grandchildren. While you are up there in church doing your preaching, you think about this. She is your mother; you can never change that.

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Do you ever see another person you don’t know in a grocery store, at church, or driving another car and you immediately form an opinion about that other person? Maybe you see someone wearing well-worn clothes or with hair slightly unkempt. You might think ‘What a slob.’ Or you see someone you think looks angry and you say to yourself ‘What an old sourpuss.’ We all tend to do that, even with people we know already, thinking we know for a fact what they’re thinking or feeling, and who they are as a person. The truth is, all of our thoughts, opinions and judgments about other people come from within ourselves, not from the other person. What happens is, we project an identity onto the other person, based on our own inner thoughts and feelings. Start noticing the part you play when you think negatively about someone, especially a stranger. As for the wellknown critical gossiper in your church or workplace, ask them exactly what their motivation is for projecting negative dirt onto other people. That negativity is coming from their own minds, not from the person they gossip about. So, folks, just start noticing where your thoughts originate when you criticize and judge another person. Take responsibility for how you ‘project an identity’ onto other people. Hope this is helpful. Thank you.

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