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It’s a crying shame that us coal miners can’t get our elected officials to figure out how to save our industry. We have more coal in the ground and need the jobs. We have sacrificed our health and family quality of life only to be abandoned by politicians because they can’t figure out how to use the resource God gave us and not destroy our environment. Well I’ve had it — I found a company in South Africa that gasifies coal to make gasoline and diesel fuels that don’t have near the poison fossil fuel has when burned in our vehicles and trucks. Better yet, I have discovered an American company that would be willing to build a plant in our state to gasify coal making synthetic fuels just like South Africa does and they have the financing to do it. Not one penny is needed from our starving tax money to create a new industry to make good, clean fuels from coal. How come our politicians can’t figure out what I learned just by asking questions? I think it is a simple solution — get smart or get out and let someone else decided what is the best industry for us coal country folks. We don’t have time to wait for being politically correct or to follow the ‘party line.’ This is not longer a we-they situation; this is about US. We need the jobs; we need the industry. We must have a stronger national security position so we aren’t held hostage by those that want to control our economy using hyped up oil prices. There, I’ve said my piece. I am angry because no one listens anymore. God help us, open our eyes and let’s move forward and save our nation, save our families. Maybe gasification plants is a way to help us restore what we’ve lost. Thank you, brother coal miners, and God bless us all.

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It would be nice if the old Doty Creek schoolhouse could be fixed up and reopened so that people could go in there and see how it was to go to school in the old days.

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We lost a great man this weekend. We love you dearly, Grumps, and are happy you’re together again with Grandma Ann. I’m sorry we couldn’t come say goodbye. Love from Oregon.

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A certain place in Haymond needs a drive-thru window with all those five-minute friends who stop by all week long.

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The motor mouths are always talking about rifles being assault weapons. A piece of pipe was used the other day to kill four men and wound another; they’re not screaming about that being an assault weapon.

I had company a couple of weeks ago and I had kept telling them about Seco going down, but they wouldn’t believe me. But they believe me now that they were here. Only two people in Seco can get anything done by the county. The water department and the county just suck up to these people. We would like to know why. It is embarrassing for company to come to Seco and see how it’s gone down except for two people who can get anything they want. Thank you very much.

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I wish they would put that sewer line the rest of the way up Craft’s Colly. They put about two miles of it in and then forgot about the rest of the people up here. There are about 350 homes up here. We do need the sewer line. Some of it runs out in the creek. We were promised a sewer line but we haven’t gotten it.

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Hillary Clinton, I’m watching you on TV. You have the gall to talk about the safety of America after what you did in Bosnia and the things you did with the records you kept. You should be the one being investigated. Hillary, why do you even show your face? You and people like you are why the Democrat Party has gone all to hell. Hillary, I want to see you prosecuted before I die, especially for getting on there and smiling and talking about President Trump like you did.

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As I was just sitting here watching the news and listening to more stuff about Donald Trump blaming all of his problems on the media, up comes a report from northern Syria by a young newsman reporting from the middle of a new war that Trump helped get started by turning his back on the Kurds, who were our allies. It just makes me sick to my stomach to know that Trump doesn’t have one ounce of the courage this man and many more like him have when it comes to risking their lives during a war, yet Cadet Bone Spurs Trump calls them fake media. Shame on Trump; he’s the one who dodged the Vietnam draft five times.

I think we don’t need the election results to be shown on the government channel. I think it is being used to further the careers of some of our officials. I don’t like that.

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I’m like Trump; I’d like to pee on those liberals.

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I hope when the time comes for this Letcher Fiscal Court bunch to run for office again they get beat. None of them are worth anything and some are just yes people for the judge. The man from District Five has done nothing for anybody. You can ask him about something and never hear from him again. We need to clean house again. This is the sorriest bunch Letcher County has ever had. Thank you.

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If you’re still a fan of Donald Trump after what he has done to get our Kurdish allies killed in Syria you might want to reconsider. I was against his impeachment until he abandoned our American allies who helped us destroy ISIS. Our Green Beret, other Special Forces members are saying they are ashamed of what this president just did. Democrats and Republicans alike have had it with him this time. If Trump isn’t put out of office soon we won’t have a country left that’s worth being called America.

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Ted Baxter said you didn’t have to be witty or intelligent to be successful, you just had to have the money to hire people who are. Donald Trump had money enough to hire people who were witty and intelligent on ‘The Apprentice,’ but after he got the White House he hired people who are just like him. He hired them to make him look good, but he screwed up. If you don’t hire good people you end up in the doghouse like Donald Trump.

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Hello to the good folks of eastern Kentucky. Listening to Governor Bevin at the courthouse recently, he mentioned trying to create new business to the state. There is a southern company that has offered to build a coal gasification plant here in eastern Kentucky. This plant during the construction phase would hire approximately 3,000 employees. This is projected to take about 24 to 30 months to complete. Then they have plans to purchase 25,000 tons of coal per day times six days per week. Imagine how many miners that will take for 20 years. If we are interested in saving our coal jobs, please let’s get out to Governor Bevin’s rallies or write in to get this started. Thank you.

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To the person who commented in Speak Your Piece about a person in Ran Day Hollow causing a problem: You need to come to my house. If you have a beef with me, come see me. I’ll talk to you. I’ll tell you why and what the problem is. We’ll figure out what the problem is. Thank you.

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Do you know the Bible is the letter God wrote to us, telling us about Him. We were with Him in the beginning. He tells us why he sent us here in a flesh body, and He tells us what the end of this earth age will be like. Here are some facts about the Bible. There are 66 books total. There are 19 books with four chapters or less and seven books with seven or fewer chapters. We are saved by our faith. Our robe is woven of our righteous acts and we are rewarded on Judgment Day by our work. Will God be happy if we don’t have any of these and we say we don’t have time to read the letter He sent to us? I’d say not so much.

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By using Donald Trump, Russia is taking over the United States of America and the rest of the world without firing a single shot. Don’t believe it? Look what’s going on in Syria now because of Trump’s misguided foreign policy. And look at the way we Americans are fighting each other today, on social media and the cable news channels.

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What’s on my mind is that it’s a funny thing to me that people come to your house begging for your vote and then turn right around and won’t even look at you after they get put into office. They won’t even take time to stop and speak to you. What I would like to tell a certain woman is this: The same votes, sister, that put you in are going to vote your hindend right back out. I don’t know who you think you are, but you will be going out the door. Thank you, and we do vote in your district.

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It looks like my property tax bill went up one hundred dollars on school tax just so Letcher County Schools could hire a new finance person.

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Well, since Las Pena’s and Prime 606 are out of business, where are all the Mexicans going to be working? From now on, I believe all Mexican restaurants should have to verify that their workers have green cards to be in the United States. I am not racist in any way, but I believe our people should work our jobs unless the immigrants are legal.

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This is to safety net expert : As usual, today’s Democrats result to namecalling and insults. I was a Democrat for more than five decades. What you refer to as safety nets were actually vote-buying schemes. Thank you.

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What the majority of the United States voters couldn’t do in 2016 and what the Russian investigation couldn’t do in 2019, Rudy Giuliani is about to accomplish single-handedly — close the White House to the likes of Donald Trump.

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Men who rape little girls are trash. The wives who take them back after they do this are just as trashy. People do know the true story. You may fool man, but when you get up there and face Him you will give account for what you’ve done. It is shameful that people treat little children like this, and there’s a lot of it that goes on in Letcher County and there’s a lot of it that gets hushed up.

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Us deep miners sure could use Trump’s help. I wish he would do what he said and help the miners. There sure are a lot of us out of work.

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Yes, I voted for Donald Trump and I will vote for him again. I voted for Mitch McConnell and I won’t vote for him again. It seems as close as they can get to the coalfields is Louisville. Well, doesn’t that tell us something? Well, I’ll probably vote against Donald, too. Have a good day.

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Right in my family, this one doesn’t like that one and that one doesn’t like the other one, but they all like me. I have to walk on eggshells, people. Get it together. I am sick of this.

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God bless you, Mr. President. Turkey, we set them up real well in weapons, fi- nances and other things the American people don’t even know about. Now the Kurds, they didn’t help us during World War II and I don’t think they want to help us now, especially with what’s going on in Syria. I think you made the right decision by letting them fight their own battles. Pull our American troops out and bring them home. If ISIS wants to raise their stink again, let them handle the situation. We know how to control it. Don’t the Turks have some nuclear weapons? Isn’t Russia backing the Kurds? Big questions. I think it’s a dangerous situation.

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The craziest thing I’ve ever heard in my life are the ladies in jail down in Whitesburg with children who have to look at their mommies through bars and be raised by their grandpas and grandmas. Why don’t they straighten up and get a life and raise their own little children? Why aren’t they mommies instead of whores? I think it’s awful that grandparents have to try to raise little children. It wouldn’t do for me to be the judge. I would send them down the big road for about 11 years.

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I don’t think Columbus Day should be a federal holiday. I’m not taking away from what Columbus did, but any history student can tell you Columbus did not discover America.

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Given their support for communist China over the free people of Hong Kong, I think the NBA coaches and players need to start kneeling at every ballgame when the national anthem is played. As for me, I am done with the NBA. We know where their loyalty is and it’s not here.

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Has anybody had the Census people come around doing interviews? They came to my house and the lady said to me, ‘Sir, what state were you born in?’ I got to thinking about it real hard and I answered, ‘Ma’am, I was born naked.’ Then she asked me about my operator’s license and I told her I wasn’t a doctor. She finally left.

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