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This is for the crows that fly over at Eolia: You better pray that I forget you.

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Very sorry to hear about Sandra Clayton Day and Ortha’s daughter passing away. Losing a loved one is very hard, we know. Moving to another matter now, I want to wish Charles Pack, our nephew, a happy birthday. He turned 50 on Monday, January 20. How about that? Thank you, Stanley Pack.

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No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot — a quote falsely attributed to Mark Twain.

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I’m really glad to see that the nuns with the Missionaries of Charity are back in Jenkins and that they really help people, but I don’t believe the names of the people who are in need should be published in the paper. It’s good to help people, but if you have to get recognition for helping people it is not very charitable. Thanks.

(The story to which you refer originated in one of the state’s daily newspapers this past December. We chose not to reprint any portion it for the very reasons you mentioned, as that has been our policy for decades. That said, we don’t believe the nuns went out seeking the publicity.)

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Eighth Grade Night was held last week at the Whitesburg Middle School. It would have been nice to have seen the school’s leaders there.

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Concerning the incident with the two young men who were shot recently, it is now being told that the two who said they got shot are now going out and bragging about framing the Combs boy and saying they didn’t get shot at all — that they were just sprayed by the old shotgun the boy had. The police shouldn’t release false news when they don’t know the whole story. The Combs boy was going to drug addiction counseling and had seen his doctor in Pikeville that very day. Let’s get the story straight before one boy is blamed for the whole incident that involved three boys. That is not right.

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I want to make a comment, but I want to apologize up front for what I’m going to say, but I have to say it. This Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi, God bless their souls, both look like skin on a bone pile. A cat wouldn’t give them a glance. Thank you.

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When I worked in the mines, the mine superintendent talked about how a lot of companies wasted a lot of coal. Now look what they’ve got. Also, some people now want to strip mine national forests and forest preserves. Why can’t we keep a little of our heritage intact?

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Coach, you are going to have to decide whether you want to win games or play eight to 10 players off the bench. You’re the person who is responsible for what happens in most games.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: The Drug Enforcement Administration has stepped across the line by attacking psychiatrists and basically trying to put them out of business. Stopping patients from getting sleep medicines is an abomination. This is a part of patients’ basic health. American agencies are trying to hurt American people — and they are succeeding. The governor of Virginia wants to take our guns. I don’t blame him; with the things our government is doing to us they better take our guns if they can. If we don’t get together to stop these atrocities they will be surprised.

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Until our local scrap yards raise the prices they are paying I will not give them any business. They need to check the prices being paid for metal and aluminum elsewhere.

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How come the ‘Four O’Clock Polka’ is never played at four o’clock on WMMT? We expect it to be played at four.

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During Mr. Trump’s trial, can Nancy Pelosi and her buddy, Adam Schiff, be charged with perjury against Mr. Trump for their lies? It seems to me they could. And Mr. Bloomberg, how come the murder rate is so high in New York City? If you’re so good at running things, why can’t you keep people from getting killed in New York? Maybe it’s because you stopped them from selling big Slurpees, I don’t know. God bless Mr. Trump.

(Mr. Bloomberg’s term as mayor of New York City ended in 2013, after he served three four-year terms.)

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It’s amazing how these ASPCA and PETA people act. They don’t want you going out here and attending a cockfight or a rabbit hunt or a coon hunt. If they want to outlaw chicken fighting and rabbit and coon hunting they should also outlaw horse racing. Everybody knows that when a horse breaks its leg there is no saving it.

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Nancy Pelosi is talking on television again. I can smell what’s coming out of her mouth.

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The oath that the U.S. Senators swore (or affirmed) before the Donald Trump impeachment trial … ‘I will do impartial justice according to the law,” will make liars or hypocrites of a bunch of Republican senators. I just hope the voters remember these gutless wimps when they run for re-election.

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In response to comments about Whitesburg High School boys’ basketball, I am in no way taking away from the talent of the jayvee group. However, there is also great talent on the boys’ varsity team. It is really sad that the coaching on the two teams has made all the difference. There have been so many games that could and should have been won if wasn’t for the substitution choices the varsity coach makes. I am sure he has some knowledge of basketball, but it sure doesn’t show when he tries to play so many players in a game just to keep players and parents happy. It is very sad for the varsity players to have such a terrible record, but they can’t be held responsible. If they were led by the jayvee coach or another coach, I have a feeling their record would not be the same.

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Hey, idiot, the people who were convicted because of the Mueller probe were charged because of personal matters that had nothing to do with Donald Trump.

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You know, it’s really funny how Trump-worshippers love to call ‘liberals’ and Democrats, et cetera, the kind of slanderous bilge that would almost certainly get them shot if they were to be stupid enough to say it to someone in a bar, but if someone online calls them on their idiot talk they want to start crying and slobbering and whining about ‘threats.’ Here’s a tip for you right-wing crybaby snowflakes: It’s long past time you got back a little of what you’ve dished out for the past hundred years. Suck it up, buttercups, because the world is not gonna be any better for you from here on out.

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I was reading The Mountain Eagle this week and noticed the name of a certain gentleman on the front page who was sentenced to a little over five years. What goes around comes around. When you take stuff that doesn’t belong to you there are consequences. What went on was ridiculous. You are very lucky someone didn’t destroy you, and I am so glad they did not. God still owns your soul, but you sure hurt a lot of people. And you sure took your anger out on a lot of people.

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There is some justice finally being handed down in Letcher County. We finally got some justice for the Burton Hill Bandit. I am so glad to see him go down the road. He has terrorized our neighborhood and messed with our personal belongings. Thank you, Letcher County court system. The families finally got justice.

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To a certain married lady: After your husband goes out to work each day you are allowing your ex-husband to use the back door. How long did you think you were going to get away with this? It’s not going to go well when this backfires in your face. You know who you are.

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To the people who complained about a dog barking on Little Colley: Dogs can get underneath your skin; I can hear them, too. But you need to also understand this: Without the dogs barking the dope heads and the thieves are going to pack everything you have off. So be careful what you say about dogs — they may be man’s best friend and keep you from being robbed, too. I know that for a fact.

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I would like to thank the Letcher County Road Department, Magistrate Maverick Cook, and Judge/ Executive Terry Adams for the work that was done on Lick Fork at Millstone. It was really appreciated. Thank you.

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It’s amazing how many people run around out in our county every day packing these assault rifles around. They think they can shoot anyone they want to or to make a threat on anyone’s life and get away with it. Our local law enforcement officers need to start checking on people like this, because they are nothing but troublemakers who need to be locked up. Carrying these assault rifles around needs to be stopped.

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To the snowflake slinging snot and whining about calling a ’75-year-old wartime veteran’ a liar: Tough cookies, little man. I call a liar a liar, doesn’t matter what his ‘background’ might be. You said, ‘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.’ No, he didn’t, you made up that bull, and you’re a bald-faced liar again. As usual. Do you right wingers even have a passing acquaintance with the truth? Do you tell yourselves this garbage so long that you believe your own fairytales, or are you just terrified to be honest because you know what you’ll show yourselves to be? And to The Harlan County Man and the rest of you Trump trash: Stand up to my face and say any of that stuff to me, and you won’t say it to anyone else again. That’s a promise, and you can take it to the bank. To the ‘Real Bad Man’ who said, ‘One day if you’re not careful someone will walk up to you and test your threats.’ Come right on ahead, boy. It won’t be my first time at the rodeo, and I have always tested people to their face, I don’t shoot unarmed women and teenagers like your heroes do. I’ve listened to you trash run down me and mine for decades, and I’m done playing nice with you. Now, shut your lying mouths, traitors.

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I’m wondering how many residents of Letcher County are quietly suffering with symptoms of depression, as I have in the past. Many people who are depressed don’t recognize their symptoms are a result of depression. Some symptoms might include low energy, lack of motivation, feelings of hopelessness, sadness, worthlessness, negative thinking, suicidal thoughts, social isolation and early-morning awakening with negative thoughts. The main feeling might be ‘What’s the use of living?’ Well, if these apply to you it doesn’t mean you are ‘weak’ or ‘defective’. Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition. The first thing to do is see your doctor and clearly explain the symptoms you are experiencing. Don’t be embarrassed to do this. If your doctor prescribes an antidepressant medication, give it several weeks to fully work. This will regulate the chemicals in your brain to put things back in order. There’s nothing to be ashamed about by taking medication for depression. In addition to medication, getting more exercise is beneficial as well as eating healthy foods and avoiding alcohol. Make time to be with some close friends. Go outside to get fresh air and appreciate nature. Attend services at your church if you find that comforting. Listen to music that you like. These are just my suggestions based on my personal experiences with depression. I hope any Letcher County resident who may be experiencing symptoms of depression will make an appointment with your medical doctor to talk about how you’re feeling. That might be the first step that puts you on the path to feeling much better. Best wishes.

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The churches of today remind me of the people back in the Book of Acts 19:32-33. Some were shouting one thing and some were shouting another, and most of them did not even know why they were there. Doesn’t that sound like our churches of today? It does to me.

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This is a reply to a comment made about a certain high school basketball team. I one-hundred percent agree something with the coaching needs to give. The team this year is a great and very solid team. Their record isn’t a reflection of the players. It’s a product of trying to play too many players.

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The Articles of Impeachment have been delivered to the Senate. Now, let the fake trial and the real cover-up begin.

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