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I would like to know what kind of county we’re living in. There’s a tree on the main cable line from AT&T out here and it has my driveway blocked. I can’t get AT&T, the county, or the state or anyone at the courthouse to do anything about it. I’m a poor widow woman and I need some gas for my fireplace. I’m sitting here with no heat in my kitchen and dining room because I can’t get a fuel truck over here. The UPS truck can’t get over here.

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I think the third comment in last week’s Speak Your Piece should be a given — ‘No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot’ — and let that appear after each and every stupid comment. Thanks.

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The Sheriff needs to start patrolling the park at Isom. It’s a shame you can’t safely take your kids to the park anymore. Between the needles, fighting chickens, guns and drugs it’s just a matter of time before someone gets hurt.

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I love how the head coach at Letcher County Central High School boys’ basketball shows up to support the Yellowjackets in the county tournament and could care less about the other county teams. I thought LCC consisted of all county schools, not just Whitesburg.

(Just asking, but since it was a county tournament, how can you be certain the coach wasn’t there to watch other teams and players, too? And what if that particular game was the only one he could fit into his schedule?)

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Why is there a basket of gravel in front of a guardrail in front of McDonald’s at the foot of Pine Mountain? And why is no one talking about this?

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I wish people would use their heads and just think about what a mentally unstable man is sitting in the White House. He is a cult leader and anyone with any sense at all should recognize the signs by now. I still can’t figure out what he has done for any American citizen other than his wealthy buddies. If you ever raised a child you can see the similarities between his temper tantrums and playground bully tactics. I get it that some are married to the Republican Party, but there are decent Republicans who are more than capable to run the country. Do you think that if you are poor, disabled or just a regular Joe that Trump would give you the time of day? This administration has been a daily bad reality show now for three years , but we just can’t change the channel. Can we all defy a subpoena or completely obstruct an investigation? Nixon, Clinton and Andrew Johnson all followed the rule of law, allowed documents and allowed witnesses at their impeachment trials, but not Trump. The guilty hide the evidence in cover-ups. Ditch Mitch, but please dump Trump

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The talk about town is that HGTV is looking for a town to rehab, not just a house. As much as I love Whitesburg — I live in Whitesburg; Whitesburg is awesome — the perfect town for that to take place is Pound, Virginia. That place was the bomb back in the heyday. A friend of mine bought a brand new Nissan 280ZX in downtown Pound from the Nissan dealership. So HGTV needs to get to Pound and fix that place back up.

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While I would love to say we are the United States of America, we are not. We are 48 states in one landmass, plus Hawaii and Alaska. Every state has different laws. You can smoke marijuana in one state, but you can’t do it in the other state. You’ll get fired for it in one state, but hired for it in other states. Let’s get this country back together.

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Now that the Tweeter in Chief has jacked up the national debt by trillions of dollars by giving huge tax breaks to mostly corporations and rich people, he plans to reduce the federal deficit by cutting Medicare. So, if you’re rich, own a company, or don’t know anyone who needs Medicare, he’s the person to vote for.

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I have always known what a close-knit community Little Cowan is. These residents like their lives the way they have lived them all these years. Maybe the people who have recently moved there are trying to bring their lifestyle to the residents. I read in Speak Your Piece a few weeks ago, someone wrote that people were telling every time they ate out and where they ate. Readers don’t care about that, I agree. Come down to Earth and enjoy the simple life-like the natives of Little Cowan do.

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What? Trump lied? ‘VFW demands Trump apologize for downplaying troop injuries.’ Trump said there were no injuries when there were 34 U.S. soldiers diagnosed with brain injuries. Well, that makes the lies total sixteen thousand and one now, not counting the Senate Impeachment Trial he’s going through now and all the lies being told on his behalf there. Thank you, Mr. Trump, and thank you, Republicans, for voting for him.

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I’d like to thank our county judge for sticking up for the second amendment. Just because I’m a drug addict with a juvenile record who has to straighten his old lady out every once in a while doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have a gun. Next the Democrats will be crying about me having a gun because I’m a felon.

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I’ve been learning my lesson about buying stuff from people and getting it on credit. Even when you pay it off they will charge you double the next month and rip you off.

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To a certain person: I’m still thinking of you; I still think a lot of you. We need to get together again.

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To the sheriff of Letcher County: I have called you before about the lady trying to poison my brother and all that was done was make him look bad. Well, she’s up to it again. All the doctors know this man has been poisoned. This needs to be investigated. My brother deserves to live, not to be poisoned by a woman who works in nursing. She’s trying to kill my brother again and I want it stopped.

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Baby don’t panic, your girl is on her way.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: I’m asking that people who have a back problem, cancer or some other kind of severe pain problem call or write Congressman Hal Rogers, Senator Rand Paul or Senator Mitch McConnell and ask them to get the DEA off the backs of the doctors and the sick. To me the DEA is the equivalent of the SS, the police that Hitler had. They are acting like Hitler’s police. They are trying to kill us off by taking our medicines and making good medicines illegal. I would never believe this could happen in America, but it has.

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The impeachment trial of Donald Trump is a good example of a kangaroo court. The Senate is the judge and the jury and they are intentionally disregarding their legal and ethical obligations. The Republican senators are following their leader on a death march, which will end on Election Day in November. Many of those career politicians will have to find a real job when the voting public remembers their dereliction of their duty. What comes around goes around and their day of reckoning will soon be here.

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I’m a Republican, but I’m asking all Republicans to vote against Mitch McConnell in this next election. We need to get away from Democrats and Republicans and go back to we the people. What has McConnell done for the people who work at Hardee’s, McDonald’s and places like that? They talk about raising our minimum wage going up to fifteen dollars an hour between now and 2027. These poor people who work in these fast food-type places need that fifteen dollars an hour today. All Mitch McConnell is doing is giving people Lazarus crumbs, just a little bit. Let’s band together, Republicans and Democrats, and get rid of that thing. Mitch McConnell has gotten filthy rich during the thirty-plus years he has been in office and he hasn’t done one thing for the poor people. Do you think he deserves another term? I hope not.

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Each member of the Trump defense team that stands up to speak stands before a big book with their left hand on it and they speak long and eloquently. But if you look real close you will see it’s a Webster’s Dictionary and they are up to the F section of false. In the D section it was duly elected. None of those words have anything to do with what they are there for. In terms of duly elected, Trump could have been placed there by the Good Lord himself, but what he’s done since he’s been in office is why he’s on trial now. False is them saying they have proof of what he said happened. Trump has said before that he could go out on Fifth Avenue in New York City and shoot someone and nobody would do a thing. Someone once said, ‘no amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.’

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Jenkins, it’s about time you change coaches at the high school level. The other night our basketball team scored one point in the first quarter and that was it. Our volleyball team won two games. Our high school football program got shut down. Our high school girls’ team has only won four or five games. It’s time to change our coaches and our programs or we might as well not even have them. Thank you.

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It’s amazing when you take a load of aluminum cans to recycling companies they just want you to give it to them. We all know the reason why the prices are so low. It’s because President Donald J. Trump has ruined the United States. Oh yes, I was tricked into voting for him but I will never vote Republican again because of the way he did those children at the border, treating them like animals.

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It’s completely sad that a certain team’s games have been flopped so bad. There is no respect between the coaches or the players any longer.

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This impeachment makes me so sad that I just have to smile when I hand out these gold-plated autographed pens.

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The evil bought-off Congress of the United States — the swamp is what they are called — has exposed our form of government for what it is. This goes for the Republicans, too. No, they can’t get away from this debauchery, either. It will never work from this point on. It is time for them to go home, let a computer be programmed for what’s best for America, and leave it at that — a computer that does what’s good for us and keeps us out of war. People are no longer ethical enough to take care of us.

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So now Moscow Mitch hopes to finish the impeachment trial with no witnesses and no facts about President Trump. Now we see just how bad they are trying to hide and cover up everything Trump has done and how crooked the Republicans in Washington truly are. People should rise up and call Mitch McConnell’s office at 202-224-2541 and tell him how badly they object to the way he is running this partisan trial of his. This is purely a cover-up for Trump.

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The impeachment trial going on in Washington is more than a trial of Donald Trump. Our American constitution is also on trial. The Republican Senators have ‘sold their souls to the devil’ maintaining blind loyalty to their party in hopes of furthering their career (or fear of Donald Trump). Someday a book will be written about them that chronicles this historic turning point in American History. The book may be entitled Profiles in No Courage. If this president is exonerated then every future president can likewise be ‘above the law’ as long as they have a majority in congress.

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It’s amazing how these druggies can get out here and hide under the banner of the American flag. They play like they are patriotic to get what they want to in this county. It looks like they are going to be able to push the new sheriff around just like they did the old one and get whatever they want.

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I am calling in reference to the Letcher County Jail. Why do they not let the women inmates cook? I don’t think it’s fair to keep them housed up while they let the men inmates do everything. The women don’t get to do anything there. That is discriminating against them.

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Today is January 22. The time is 2:10 p.m. I just read Speak Your Piece, and this is to the demented person who threatens little people and old wartime vets: You have let your alligator mouth overload your canary behind. Show yourself and you will be met face to face. Or are you a yellow coward? Not threat, just fact. Thank you.

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How can a police officer be drinking himself before taking someone else to jail in Harlan? He apparently had drunk enough that the jail staff called the Kentucky State Police to have them look for him. The state police pulled him over. They say he blew a .08 on the breath test. Well, he had no business drinking at all before driving a police car. How come the police chief had to come drive the car home if he wasn’t impaired? They will not tell us what was found in the car. I guess Harlan County is like Letcher County; you can get by with anything according to who you are and who you know.

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I called the local radio station to complain about the signal. I went to the doctor and got my ears cleaned out. The signal is fine now.

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Mike Bloomberg. You said you’d spend almost one billion dollars to beat Trump and we hear all the empty promises you are making. Trump isn’t making empty promises; he’s doing what he said he would do for America. Yea, Trump. He will be our next president. If all they are saying about Trump was true we wouldn’t have a president, we would have a dictator.

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Whoever does The Mountain Eagle’s sports page needs to consider the children they are downing when listing their names as not scoring any points. They are not professional ballplayers and they don’t need to be singled out. They need to be lifted up, not put down. Somebody needs to get on the ball and do their sports right, and if they don’t have any more respect for a child than that then they need to give it up to someone who would respect them. I think that needs to be looked into.

(Thank you for your comment. There was no intention on anyone’s part at this newspaper to ‘put down’ a child who plays basketball. The names were listed to show those players are on the team and contributed to that specific game. There is more to team basketball than who scores points.)

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War is hell. As you and yours bask in your cocoon of safety and freedom, thank a vet that you and yours don’t live under communism, fascism, socialism, dictatorship, or religious zealots that use women and children as trained assassins or vehicles to carry explosives, poisonous gases, deadly chemicals or infectious diseases such as anthrax. Now remember the hundreds of thousands who died to give you and yours that cocoon of safety and freedom. Thank you.

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The news commentators on the ultra conservative Fox News Channel are having a field day laughing about the Democrats’ attempt to convict Donald Trump with their articles of impeachment formulated by the House of Representatives. But it is a nervous laugh because they know that even if Donald Trump is not convicted he has been exposed for his unethical disregard for our constitution promulgated by our forefathers two hundred and fifty years ago. There is one thing he cannot ignore and cannot change; he has been impeached and he cannot rewrite his history. He has dishonored himself and the office of the presidency and not even another 15,000 lies can change that.

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I’m curious how a certain official’s sister is. She has been homeless for the last two years and this official refuses to help her out. Why?

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Put this in the just wondering category. Does the governor of Kentucky make $50,000 a month? Does a rocket scientist make $50,000 a month? Does the biggest bank president in the state of Kentucky make $50,000 a month? I’m just saying, if you can get a job with zero experience and can’t speak the language that is unusual where I come from. I never did make $50,000 a year. Tell me somebody who makes that kind of money, because I don’t know anybody who does.

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About six to eight years ago the City of Jenkins claimed that the water in Joe’s Branch and McPeek’s Branch was contaminated by water from mining. What happened to Marshall’s Branch? We are mined out and they won’t even give us water. How did our water escape being contaminated from all that toxic mining? Why isn’t public water being made available up in this hollow? We are sick of it. We need water just like everybody else. We pay taxes in this county, too.

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When you love someone you make room. That means in your life, in your home, and everywhere. You make room.

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What we American citizens should remember is that ‘democracy’ means, rule of the people. The framers of our constitution set up a system of checks and balances to ensure that the new republic would not become a reincarnation of the British monarchy. If Donald Trump is allowed to stay in office either by the impeachment process or by vote of the people, then we may as well put a royal robe on his shoulders, a diamond crown on his head and a scepter in his hand. What we have in Washington right now is a monarch and a bunch of cowardly lions who may allow it to persist. The only things we the common people have to combat this scenario are freedom of the press and our right to vote.

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