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I was listening to the radio the other day and I heard a preacher say that if you are for President Trump, please stand up. I could not believe my ears. If I went to your church I would have walked out. Politics has no place in a church. You are there to win souls to Jesus. I am sure Jesus wasn’t happy. I felt bad for the people who didn’t vote for Trump. It’s America; do not put people on a spot like that. Preach Jesus; He’s coming. This is not the time for politics in a church.

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Hello everyone. I have been sentenced to 150 months in federal prison over lots of drugs, money and guns, and I have been railroaded in the court system and set up by rats, and I am now far away from home. As I’m doing my time I would like to be comforted by hearing from my friends and family and whoever wants to write to get to know me. I miss home and getting wild but now I’m a changed man, so please write me. Shiloh Adams, 22356-032, Federal Correction Institution, P.O. Box 1000, Cumberland, MD 21501. Thank you, Bam Bam Boom.

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To the person who commented about Little Cowan last week in Speak Your Piece: I am sorry you feel that way. Most all people on Little Cowan are friendly. If you drive by and I am sitting on porch I will wave; if you are walking and I am out I will speak to you. If walkers are out and the other people are outside, too, most will speak and/or wave. I cannot understand where you are coming from. You must also make yourself friendly. The way things are nowadays, one is almost afraid to just go up and knock on a door when they do not know lives there. They could be met with a gun. As a resident of Cowan, I would like to invite you to attend church services on Sunday morning at the Little Cowan Primitive Church. We will make you feel welcome and greet you warmly.

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Everybody talks about people going up in the head of Carbon Glow to cook their meth, but it’s not the only place. They are also cooking it in the head of Blair Branch.

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The two-year investigation into Hilary Clinton by Trump’s Justice Department has concluded that no wrongdoing was done by President or Mrs. Clinton, or by the Clinton Foundation. Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation of President Trump resulted in 199 criminal counts against 37 people, six of whom are currently in prison.

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To the neighbors on Little Colly who go all day and all night and have dogs that bark all night: Some of us have jobs and school and would like some peace and quiet and sleep without all the noise, please.

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To Nancy Pelosi and Chucky boy: Mr. Trump is doing the best he can for America. You two don’t know what’s going on; Trump does. We didn’t let you win the election because you want to send everybody in Iran a Twinkie. Now we’ve got a man in there who is protecting America, and we pray for him every day. Nancy, how many people pray for you? We’re going to get that wall built, Nancy.

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I don’t think it’s right for people to go around wearing a Letcher Fire and Rescue jacket and acting like they work for the ambulance service when they don’t.

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I would just like to say you could take what Joe Biden knows about the coal industry and what Michael Bloomberg knows about the coal industry, put it in a thimble and it wouldn’t fill it half full. I just hope your readers know what a thimble is. That kind of describes the whole thing right there. Thank you.

(You could say the same thing about most politicians on either side of the political spectrum in recent years, other than former Kentucky Governor Paul Patton and current West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, who both have been coal operators.)

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A certain man who lives in Jeremiah and works in Whitesburg sure does know how to let certain people use him. The person who uses him knows how to make people feel sorry for him.

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I’m calling in about the Democrats. Me and my family have always voted for Democrats all of our lives, for generations. But as long and me and my family shall live we will never vote Democrat again. They are nothing but a pack of cowards and liars.

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If God created the sun on the fourth day, how did he know what day it was?

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They say everybody is allowed to carry a gun, but that doesn’t mean everybody has to strap one on their side and walk up and down the street like this is ‘Bonanza’ or ‘Gunsmoke’ or something. You can pack your gun, people, but please keep it out of our sight. To me, those people who do this only want to get attention by strapping a big gun or their side.

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Concerning the comment about the bad people living on Little Cowan in Speak Your Piece: I think someone was pissed about something. I know that everyone on Little Cowan speaks to people walking up and down the road and they throw their hands up to people driving up and down the roads. I may be kin to the clan but there are wonderful people living there. Come to the Little Cowan Baptist Church some Sunday at 11 a.m. and meet some of them. They will make you feel at home. You must have caught someone on a bad day to think like you do. You have to be willing to put yourself out there also. Sorry you feel that way.

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Well, we just got our tails whooped by Iran. I would like to thank the great president we have and all of his Republican backers for this. The president should keep his mouth shut and use his thought process, but apparently he doesn’t have that capability.

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I just read a comment in Speak Your Piece where a person says he or she is sick or the lying Democrats. The Republicans have to know that Donald Trump is the most lying president who has ever walked the face of this earth. Thank you very much.

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After driving down the road here and trying to listen to the radio, I am calling to ask if anyone can tell me what has happened to our so-called community radio station, WMMT? This thing has gotten to be almost, well, unlistenable. I hate to say that, but it’s the truth. What has happened to all the local people who used to volunteer as deejays?

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If Trump were to receive a lobotomy his IQ would go up a couple of hundred points.

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In a tweet, President Trump said, and I quote, ‘If Iran attacks an American base we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way without hesitation.’ Huh, the other night Iran sent more than 12 ballistic missiles right into our military bases. It sounds like Trump doesn’t have a backbone or doesn’t know what he’s doing any more. Or did he ever?

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I live at Millstone on Lick Fork. The county road department was up here a few days ago working. That is the sorriest bunch I have ever seen in my life. The two I talked to were rude and obnoxious. The judge needs to do something about them. It is my tax money that helps pay these sorry things and I want something done. Thank you.

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I was going to work from Thornton one morning and there came a piece of county equipment on a lowboy and they were on both sides of the road. The next time I catch them doing that I’m going to shoot their tires out.

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I live on Millstone Road, where these garbage trucks come up through here flying and slinging garbage off. I think the judge needs to look into this. We have to live around all this. I took some garbage up to the transfer station the other day and they were just so rude. I just don’t know what to think about it.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: That kid who shot the people over a fifty-dollar bag of weed should go to jail for ignorance. If thousands of dollars were involved, let the bullets fly. But going to jail for five years over a fifty-dollar bag of weed? That’s just stupid. If they find the shooter was on meth I would give him an extra five years for taking that manure.

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Joaquin Castro of San Antonio got elected to Congress. Talk about nepotism and preferential treatment, he got his brother Julian Castro a high-paying position in government.

(Wasn’t Julian Castro, the twin brother of Joaquin, still the mayor of Houston when Joaquin was elected to Congress in 2013? Has Julian found a new job in government since he withdrew from the race for the Democratic nomination for president on January 2?)

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I would like to thank Letcher County Judge/Executive Terry Adams and Tim McCall for the work they did here on the road in Marshall’s Branch. We really do appreciate this, fellows. Thanks a lot.

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To all you Trump haters out there: The next time you see a veteran with missing limbs, thank them for their service, as you should, and then ask them how they feel about Trump authorizing the taking out of the Iranian general. Think about it.

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Trump’s a genius but you can’t see his grades. Trump’s healthy but you can’t see his medical records. Trump’s wealthy but you can’t see his tax returns. The call was perfect but you can’t question his advisors or see the original transcript. Soleimani was an immediate threat but you can’t see the intel.

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Your elected representatives drop you a few crumbs and tell you they are doing everything in your best interest, but their main goal is to make themselves multimillionaires and gain more total control over you.

(And staying rich or getting richer while in office is something Democrats and Republicans are able to work together on, too. Of the 40 richest members of Congress, 21 are Republicans and 19 are Democrats. The richest of the 40, Rep. Kelly Lynn Loeffler, a Georgia Republican, has a net worth of $500 million while the two poorest of the 40, Illinois Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat, and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, are worth ‘only’ $9.3 million and $8.6 million, respectively. Kentucky’s own Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s majority leader, is No. 35 on the list with assets totaling $10.4 million. The speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi of California, has a net worth of $16 million. For the record, the richest U.S. politician now holding office is Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat whose family owns the Hyatt hotel chain. His net worth is estimated at $3.5 billion, slightly above that of the second-place finisher, President Donald Trump, whose net worth is estimated at $3.1 billion. No other politician comes close to the $53 billion net worth of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Democrat candidate for president who is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P.)

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To the person who threatens to whip little people and calls a 75-yearold wartime veteran a liar: You proved my point. When confronted with the truth that exposes the maniacal dung bills of the jackass party for what they really are, you start to sanctimoniously pontificate with both audacious and mendacious statements. You call people names and threaten them with violence. Part two: Remember President Johnson’s bill — kick the man of the house out and marry the government and the government will take care of you? Remember funding and promises of the inner-city housing projects? Remember the 1993 Clinton crime bill? And if Social Security and Medicare is so good then why is it not good enough for lifetime politicians and retired government workers? Part three: On December 24, 2014, I and two friends — one from Kingsport, Tennessee and one from Potsdam, Pennsylvania — who served together during the Vietnam war met with a friend in East Detroit to celebrate the 95th birthday of his father, a man who survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines during World War II. In the restaurant we were in we began to wish him happy birthday and merry Christmas. The manager came up and said, ‘we say happy holidays here’ and asked us to leave. After saying a prayer and wishing each and every one in the restaurant a merry Christmas we did and continued our celebration at another place. Thank you and have a good day.

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I was just reading where an apparent Democrat thinks he or she has the right to violate our Constitution and the laws of our country for personal gain. You are among the problems in our country, threatening people who oppose your views with violence. One day if you’re not careful someone will walk up to you and test your threats. I believe that a person has the right to choose their political affiliation but not the right to threaten their opposition with violence. We have free speech in our country but I don’t think it is intended to make threats. As a Vietnam veteran I can’t understand how a true American can have such a mindset to not support any United States president regardless of political affiliation. I have not agreed with every POTUS during my lifetime but I have, I do, and I will have respect for any American that is elected as our president. How can anyone claim to love America and have so much hatred for an elected sitting president?

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Mountain Eagle, will you please comment about how Letcher County receives money from the national organizations that request money for research into heart disease and cancer and support for events such as the Special Olympics and so forth? I am just wondering. Any information about who gets this money and where they are will be much appreciated. Thank you.

(It is doubtful that Letcher County would directly receive much, if any, money from the well-known charitable organizations people are most familiar with unless we had a major flood or some other disaster and the Red Cross came in to help. If you have Internet access, there are three major charity watchdogs — BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, and Charity Watch — with websites that can help you determine how highly or rated a charitable organization is and whether that organization spends at least 75 percent of the money it takes in to actually help the people or animals it claims to serve. If this answer is not helpful to you, please call back.)

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Three months between trial dates? Come on, that just sounds fishy.

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I believe Mickey Stines needs to take another drive up to Pine Creek, where he went before. The action is back in the hollow. Neighborhood watch does pay off.

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Thank you, Mr. President, for taking out that piece of Iranian garbage. Now, take out his second in command, his third in command, and on down the list. Democrats, you keep going the way you’re going because the Republicans are going to take control of that House and do something for America. You sure the heck aren’t doing anything for America. God bless our president for doing what he’s doing to protect us.

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Let’s all accept each other’s differences.

(Amen to that.)

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I wish our judge, Terry Adams, would consider bringing some jobs into our county. Everybody claims we have jobs, but we don’t. That’s the reason the younger population in our county is dealing drugs and getting into trouble with it. We need some new shopping centers put in. We already have a new grocery store; now we need a store to come in that will be competition to Walmart.

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People, did you see where that lady soldier came home after being away from her dog for six months and how that dog greeted her? That impressed me. They say dogs do not love, well, maybe they don’t but they sure do make us humans look bad. If we copied the dogs we would be better to each other.

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Constable Terry Perkins needs to come down to the neighborhoods on Highway 7 and start catching these bums on these four-wheelers who run up and down the road all night.

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The golden rule to be a good Nancy Pelosi Democrat : 1. Injection site or sanctuary city so drug addicts fill the street with their waste so you can get sick. 2. You Democrats must hate anyone who tells you the truth about what you are doing. 3. You Democrats must hate all Christians and conservatives because we voted for President Trump. 4. You Democrats must hate and destroy anyone who stands up and tells the truth about them. 5. You Democrats must murder the unborn baby by the millions. 6. You must love the LGBTQ people and hate Christians and conservatives. 7. You must want open borders so the illegal can come here and bankrupt American working people. 8. You must hate Israel and God’s people. 9. You must stand with Godand Israel-hating Iranians. 10. You must hate our great President Donald J. Trump for making America great again. 11. You Democrats must impeach our great President Donald J. Trump to stop him from making fools of you Democrats. May God bless America, Israel, and Donald J. Trump. The Harlan County Man.

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