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Well it’s that time a year again, and look who gets a free load of coal without paying for it again. You know how to do it, don’t you? And what about your big fine heat pump? Doesn’t it work? Oh, I forgot, you don’t pay your bills.

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I hope all you good people out there take the time to read the Seventh Chapter of Hebrews about the tithes. It was the spoils of war, people. If you have anything left over at the end of the month and want to give 10 percent of it, then go ahead. But you don’t have to do it. You ought to have plenty of money for Christmas if you don’t give it to those lying bunch of preachers. Tell them to go to hell, but don’t go with them.

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This is to the potential jurors in marijuana cases in Letcher County: The way marijuana got to be legal in California is that the juries started throwing out the lower-level cases involving marijuana. If the jurors in Letcher County will start do that we will begin to improve our economy.

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It seems there is ongoing competition between churches and religions as to which one is worshipping the ‘right way’. And there are thousands of different faith traditions, each with their own doctrines and methods of worship. The question is: Who’s right? I’ve personally decided to opt out of that whole debate. I can walk into any church or temple or ashram and appreciate their unique approach to worshipping God. As I see it, everyone is trying to be in contact with the Ultimate Power that created ‘Everything,’ which some label as ‘God.’ How each person or group does this is fine with me. And, I can understand the folks who practice no organized faith tradition. I’m giving up the role of criticizing other people’s paths to contact the ‘power that created everything.’ A person who just strolls through a forest appreciating nature is choosing that way to be in contact with this same ultimate power. There’s enough division and hatred in the world without churches and religions arguing over who has the ‘one and only’ correct approach. So people, be sincere in practicing whichever path you choose. Do the best you can, and allow other people to follow their own path as well. We’re all on this Earth together. Let’s stop making it into a competition. Just do your best to love your neighbor. Thank you.

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God says in Ezekiel 18:4 that all souls are mine. In the same verse He also says the soul that sins shall die. This death is not about the death of a physical body; it is about the spirit body we go into to return to the Father, our Creator. God’s first commandment is in Mark 12:30: And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. This sounds too hard, doesn’t it. It’s easier if you decide that you want to live eternally. If you have a Bible you must know it is God’s message to us. He knows we have weaknesses and He will help us if we ask. Each day we are deciding if we want to live or die and be forever separated from God.

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It is now coming to light that the Russians control a top advisor to Putin in Russia, just like Putin and Russia now control the White House. Meanwhile, a large number of Kentucky residents are fighting each other to get the best seats in Rupp Arena to see Putin’s number one asset, President Donald J. Trump. I never thought I would see Kentuckians put Russia above the United States of America, but that is exactly what we are seeing now.

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Anyone out there who votes Democratic is also voting to abort babies. They should be ashamed of themselves. Thank you.

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One year I pledged to the fund-raising drive at WMMT-FM and they never processed my credit card. This year I tried to call and no one answered the telephone. The fund drive would be a success if they could get their act in order.

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I don’t always agree with the comments that are left by the editorial crew at Speak Your Piece, but the one concerning Judge Mullins, I totally agree with. Judge Mullins is and always has been a open-door judge. Anytime I have ever been there and needed to see him — if I didn’t see him outside — I was welcome to go and see him inside. So whoever posted the comment saying Judge Mullins is unavailable just wants to be a nitpicker. Thank you. Have a nice day.

(And thank you for the compliment to us — even if it is of the ‘backhanded’ variety.)

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This is for old sourpuss who wants to be rid of all the four-wheelers and side-bysides on the Letcher County roads: Ol’ buddy, if you don’t like the way things are being ran in this area, why don’t you move away? There are more side-by-sides and four-wheelers than there are people like you. We don’t want you in our community either. Please leave. Thank you.

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People claim Letcher County is broke and needs money. They should really have the magistrate here in the Jenkins area, as he has saved the county a lot of money this year. He hasn’t spent one dime on anything that I know of — neither he nor the county judge. Please do something, Mister. You’ve not done anything for your district in nearly one full year. Wake up.

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I’m calling in regard to the incident that happened at Walmart : I think the man who is being accused should know the Stallards are kin to Jamie Hatton, the county attorney. They are cousins, so he may want to know that.

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‘The problem with religion, because it’s been sheltered from criticism, is that it allows people to believe en masse what only idiots or lunatics could believe in isolation.’ — Sam Harris.

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I think there needs to be an investigation into the past practices at the Letcher Fire and Rescue. If money is found to have been misappropriated then the county needs to get it back for the fire and rescue department. Thank you.

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To a certain young lady: Do you truly know what commitment to a marriage is really about? I really don’t think you do, and I know you are fixing to get married in the next few days. I just don’t think you really know what the marriage vows are really all about. The reason I say that is less than four weeks ago I saw you meeting another guy. Six weeks ago I caught you meeting yet another guy at Walmart. How can you be out meeting all these people if you are truly in love with the man you are marrying? You are going to have a miserable marriage and he is, too.

(No offense intended, but the number of times you find yourself in a position to see others disobeying their marital vows seems just a little uncanny. What’s your secret? How are you so often in places where others believe they are meeting in secret?)

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To District Five Magistrate Benny McCall: If the county government does not give its employees a gift card to buy a turkey or a ham because it is illegal, how can the City of Jenkins — where you work as the city manager — allow this to happen. The state auditor says it is illegal, and the state constitution makes it clear that any bonus above an employee’s regular compensation is illegal. Section 3 of the Kentucky Constitution prohibits that. So, City Attorney Randy Tackett and the members of the Jenkins City Council, when the mayor asks you what you want to do, remember this.

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Folks, all you have to know to realize that God has Trump’s back is the fact that the man is still alive. How many people out there, would you think, would like to kill the man? I would say 50 million at least.

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Democrats, you can forget it. You won’t even be able to get dog catcher if you’ve got a ‘D’ in front of your name, the way you treat this president. I’m a’telling you, I don’t know how you can look in the mirror.

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I’m from Letcher County and I am aggravated when I pick up the paper and read Speak Your Piece and see how bad some people talk about our president. This president has done more in three years than anybody in decades. He has more guts than anybody I have ever seen. He doesn’t break any laws; he has people he asks about these laws before he does anything. He sits down with our armies, our veterans, our lieutenants, our colonels; he just doesn’t go out and do stuff. He has attorneys and things that tell him what he can and cannot do. And as far as the constitution and how the three branches of the government work, do you watch Mark Levine on Sunday night at 10? That man has a book out. Let me tell you, we are the ones who don’t know about the constitution. We need to be reading. Our president gets advice; he just doesn’t go out there and do it.

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I see the Trump-worshippers have received new instructions from their handlers in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of them wants to know why Democrats don’t ‘leave this country.’ Well, here’s your answer little man: I ain’t leaving because this is my country and I will see every last one of you stinking pieces of right-wing trash shoveling coals in the deepest, hottest pits of whatever version of hell you believe in before I’ll turn my country over to a pack of goose-stepping Nazis, neo-confederate Klan slime, Putin-loving Russian agents, and Christo-fascist wanna-be god-kings. Does that answer your question, Komrade Kletus?

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Lying here thinking about that day we were in the checkout line in the Dollar Store in Jenkins. I turned around and saw your beautiful long hair and face. Our stares locked in place, looking deep into one another’s deepest thoughts. The connection was fantastic, and I cherish that special moment. Just know that I miss seeing you during our special times where no one knows where we go. Though apart, we are always together in how only we know. Love you and miss you so much, and see you in my mind every day and night. Smile, I’ll be seeing you around Christmas or sooner. Live to ride, and ride to live. Rebel flag up and flying free once again. Big rebel yell for you eternally. Well yeah. God bless the Kentucky Ridge Runner.

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I used to have a high regard for a local hospital and also a local nursing home, but after the way I saw a World War II veteran being treated we pulled him out of there and sent him to the VA in Johnson City. They said there are two things they won’t put up with — abuse and neglect, and he had both of them. This will be investigated. It was disgraceful the way this veteran was treated.

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It sounded to me like all Matt Bevin was concerned with was whether someone was pro-abortion of antiabortion. If you are going to vote that way only, then you should ask the people who run every business you go into what their political stand is. What’s Walmart’s political stand? What’s the political stand of McDonald’s? Don’t get caught up in all these hot-button topics. Who screwed the teachers? It was Matt Bevin.

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I’ve been thinking about these school bullies and workplace bullies. They are not bullies; they are cowards, and I want you to refer to them as such henceforth. They will never cross someone who can outdo them.

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‘Death, the most dreaded of evils, is therefore of no concern to us; for while we exist death is not present, and when death is present we no longer exist.’ — Epicurus

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If I could buy certain woman in Whitesburg for what she thinks she is worth and sell her for what she is really worth I wouldn’t be making much money. But I could sell her by the pound I would be making a whole wad of money. This woman thinks she is so smart and so cute, but she’s nothing but a backbiting witch. I know her better than anyone knows her.

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