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If you want to know why children are so fat and lazy today, just follow a Letcher County school bus hauling high school and grade school students through the Whitesburg area. Instead of stopping at one central location and letting the students off the bus there, the drivers of today stop every 10 feet or so to let a student off. I can’t believe what I am seeing. Since when did school buses start offering door-to-door service? This is ridiculous. It’s way past time to bring back bus stops.

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During 2019 more Kentucky counties lost jobs than gained them. Sure, all the coal miners are back at work making plenty of money, but still I wish we had a president who cared about jobs for everyone.

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The Letcher County Outpost Animal Clinic is still located on Garner Mountain. They did not move.

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There are two books I highly recommend for your reading pleasure — Up There at the House and Beyond All Reason: A Scrapbook of Wisdom and Knowledge. These books are in your public library. This is the Midnight Phantom speaking, Thank you.

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It’s a shame a man can’t buy a pizza without the sheriff violating his Second Amendment rights. ‘Sanctuary County’ doesn’t mean anything; if they want your guns they’ll find a way to take them.

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As a longtime supporter of Letcher County sporting events, both middle school and high school, today I feel the need to express my opinion on the events at the Letcher County Central High School boys’ basketball game last Tuesday night. The disrespect, foul language, and overall behavior of a small part of the student body — as well as a few parents — has totally changed my mind about the future of not only our county, but overall outlook about the future of our children. We as parents and adults are no longer teaching our kids to respect adults, referees, coaches, or our peers. Win, lose or draw, it’s just a game. How we as adults behave is what our children and youth see. Please teach your children to respect others. Otherwise, the universe and other people may teach them the hard way.

(Ditto.)

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When I die my will is going to be an IOU.

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God bless you, Mr. President, and God bless the United States. Mr. President, as a citizen I was wondering why the Mexican drug cartels have not been labeled terrorist organizations. Is it because we would have to label the Senate mob as a terrorist group also?

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On this next impeachment, which I figure is just down the road a ways, I want to see Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff both have a microphone at the same time. If not there will be a fight between them over who gets to speak. Just let them both talk at the same time and give Nancy Pelosi the Constitution and let her tear it up at the same time. That way you will have three happy people right there. Thank you.

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And yet again, the Reichwing liars and Trump-sucking religious nuts are all over Speak Your Piece running their lying mouths and supporting their traitor-in-chief. Funny how the Republican Treason Party has been calling for a second civil war for decades; done nothing but threaten, intimidate, and terrorize anybody that didn’t kneel down to them; elected a ‘reality-TV’ grifter with a decades-long history of fraudulent business practices and money-laundering for the Russian mob into the highest office in the country, and promise yet even more terrorism against their fellow Americans should they dare to either hold Trump accountable to the law or vote against him. And yet, these same Republican Treason Party members have the brass-bound gall to proclaim themselves ‘real American patriots.’ With ‘patriots’ like these, we have no need to worry about any foreign terrorists, regardless of the traitor-in-chief’s white nationalist blather.

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It’s a shame how our president, who just got acquitted on impeachment charges, doesn’t do anything to help our recycling industry. Trump isn’t going to do anything; all he cares about is himself and the rich.

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It’s amazing how bad WMMT now stinks on Sunday nights. They don’t play any good classic rock or country. It’s all this jazz music or stuff they call soft rock or some kind of stupid music. People are tired of listening to the same old stuff; it’s time they put some new stuff on there.

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I think it’s a shame that people spread gossip and rumors about certain stores, especially when certain other stores are doing the gossiping. Well I always believed in the old saying, let the one without sin cast the first stone. I appreciate our stores and I appreciate everyone who tries to help Letcher County, including a certain store that was shut down temporarily. It is a wonderful store.

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I still want all of my Republican friends to vote against Mitch McConnell. He helped President Trump, but has he helped the working class of people? No. He’s only for the filthy rich. Let’s bind with the Democrats against McConnell and get rid of that thing. He doesn’t need or deserve another six years.

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The only thing I’ve got to say is this: Raise your children up to work, not to steal and not to do drugs and they will not turn out like this. Let’s see how long it takes you all to scream like mashed cats just because he has an F on his head — that’s called felony. I hope he spends his time in prison, because if not I am afraid there is a gentleman out there just waiting to lay hands on him. And it’s not going to be good.

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I just want to wish the sexy man in the little purple truck a very happy Valentine’s Day.

. I am in the same situation as many other grandparents and great-grandparents here in America who have granddaughters with husbands who won’t work or are alcoholics or are on meth or whatever. My little great-grandson got sick; he is six years old. I took some groceries over to them and he said, ‘Papaw, you promised me a toy.’ I said, ‘Well, son, I got you some groceries. I didn’t buy any toys. I’ve got a pack of bacon here.’ He smiled and said, ‘Why a pack of bacon, Papaw, is better than any toy.’ I’ll tell you what; what children come up with these days. And to the other people out there: You’re not alone in trying to take care of you grandkids and great-grandkids. And if you talk to the woman about the sorry man in her life, she will say, ‘But I love him …’

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It’s a shame all of those people didn’t get a water bill in December but still had to pay a late charge. All of those water bills couldn’t have gotten lost. This should be looked into. And if the bills were lost the someone should ask the Postal Service what happened to them.

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The dogs on Little Colley have to go or the neighbors are going to call the cops on those who are disturbing the peace. This is ridiculous; we need some peace and quiet. We have school and work, please.

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President Bloomberg has a nice ring to it, and it’s going to happen. God really does work in funny ways. He sends us Trump to show us how easy it would be to destroy our country from within, and now He is sending Bloomberg to us to show that our county can be saved from within.

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This is to the speeding idiot at Mayking on the Cram Creek side, just above Old Kate Drive: This happened about 7:59 a.m. one morning last week. The idiot should know this road is not made for speeding. This driver knocked us off the road. This is from the passenger in the silver car you nearly ran off the road. Where did you get your license — from a Cracker Jack box? Watch out, folks, there are speed demons in Mayking on the Cram Creek side, either coming or going. This makes twice this has happened to us. The first time my dad and me were out in our truck and a car did the same thing.

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No wonder there is so muck illiteracy in this country. Education has taken second place to sports and to political correctness. Just follow the money trail.

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The Democrats can’t even trust each other, can they? That’s what it looks like on TV, from out in Iowa. That’s a sad thing to see there. It’s gotten out of hand.

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It’s surprising how these lazy bums in this county go around preying on women just so they can shack up with them and get them to pay their bills and buy their beer and groceries for them. All they care about is using women to get what they want out of them, and then they’ll go out and flirt with another man’s wife and try to get her to leave her man.

To my ex-boyfriend: After my friend thought she saw you in a picture with all those gun nuts looking like ISIS terrorists in Frankfort, my stupid self had to go and look. Thankfully, I was saved the embarrassment of finding you in any of the pictures I found online. But now I am reminded of what a complete jerk you are and what a joke I now know you were in bed. Remember that study from three or four years ago that I used to kid you about — the one about the total gun freaks and the smallness of their manhood? I now know for a fact that study is true. Go play with all your guns, you tiny jerk of a so-called man. A don’t dare mention my name again to any of my friends or family. I am so glad to be out of there and away from you.

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I used to love to listen to the Appalshop radio station in the evenings, but now what they play is just garbage. They play rap music, which I don’t care anything about, and old jazz, which I don’t care anything about, either. They used to play some good old blues music, such as John Lee Hooker. I just wonder what the deal is. It seems like they need to go out here and hire some new deejays.

(Most of the programmers on WMMT-FM are unpaid volunteers.)

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I just wonder how much longer we are going to have to put up with all this rain coming in. It seems like the sun never does shine anymore; it’s cloudy or rainy every day of the week. I just wonder what’s wrong with our weather system. The groundhog ought to learn to tell the truth. I hear the animal rights people are trying to get a remote-control groundhog now and get rid of the real one because it is cruel to animals. That’s the way it goes.

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Just like Donald Trump believes he is above the law, we have sorry people in this county who believe they can get by with anything, too, because the police won’t do anything to them. Our people bully the police officers around and do what they want.

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I would like to say how much I appreciate Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, William Nadler, and The Squad for helping Trump get re-elected. I don’t believe you could make a commercial any better than the fit that Nancy pitched after the State of the Union address. For an elderly woman, she acted like a child.

(Actually, there is no shortage of politicians today who choose shockingly childish or boorish behavior over statesmanship and class, be they from the White House or Congress, Democrat or Republican, far left or far right, male or female. Sadly, such behavior wins accolades on the 24-hour ‘news’ channels and from social media ‘warriors’.)

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You people who are so angry about being a Democrat, why don’t you try being a Republican for a while? Maybe you’ll be happier.

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I watched Donald Trump on the TV with a big smile on his face talking about his acquittal. That just goes to show you how some people really are above the law and can get away with whatever they want.

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So Letcher County is a gun sanctuary now? Well it must be, given the way our drug dealers get away with bullying people around and threatening them with guns. I believe I’ll go to Rural King and buy me a .357 magnum. Then when a certain person smarts off to me I’ll just pull it on him and see how he likes it. I would be defending myself, because I have a right as a United States citizen to pack a gun.

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I was calling about the ambulance that burned up there at the fire department a few months ago. They had a fire right beside of it. I was wondering if they all went to sleep on it or what. That garbage they are burning up there is killing us people who live below. Someone needs to do something about it.

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Hey, Democrats, what do you think about Trump? You can’t do anything with him, because he is working for God. Forget trying to run him out.

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Nancy Pelosi was on television promising a utopia for Democrats again.

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I personally cannot wait to see Michael Bloomberg single-handedly take Donald Trump out of the White House fair and square. ‘ Little Mike,’ as Trump calls him, is everything our current president is not — intelligent, thoughtful, classy, a true billionaire, and well respected by his peers. Bloomberg has fifty-two billion dollars, which is a least fifty-one billion dollars more than Trump, and he is not too cheap to spend what it takes to show the public what a truly corrupt fool Trump is. Trump and his advisors fear Bloomberg like no other, and for good reason, because he won’t fall for Trump’s dirty tricks. Little Mike will dish out more than Trump is willing to take and it will drive the orange fool crazy. It’s going to be a fun fall for us political junkies.

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I would like to know why women are starting to try to take over the churches. If your husband isn’t able to do his job it is time for him to step aside, not the time to let you step up.

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I often wonder why a business goes down the drain, such as Yum! Brands, whose stock keeps plummeting. The Taco Bell is disgusting. The one I go to is not in the mountains. I paid for extra cheese on a taco and paid the full amount. They had to measure it with their finger to give me the extra cheese. That disgusting. Why don’t they just put the cheese on the taco? They said it’s part of the new way of doing things at Taco Bell. No wonder their stock is sliding, along with the other Yum! brands.

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I feel so sorry for the gentleman at Cowan who was beaten so badly in that home invasion. That is sad; you would never have thought that would happen in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky, especially in the more rural areas. This to me — and this is only one person’s opinion — had to have been done by someone who knows the victim well. Someone wanted something this man had and they went in there and they took it. Someone knew what he or she were looking for and they took it violently from this person. That is sad. I am the same age as this man. Whoever did this to this man should be punished to the full extent of the law. I would like to know who fences all the goods that are being stolen from homes there. It seems like The Mountain Eagle never reports who is taking all of these stolen items; I want to know who fences all these goods that are being stolen.

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Tell the truth. It’s either the government, the doctors’ offices, the DEA, or the CDC, but everything in Kentucky has gone crazy. They are even making people get pee-tested for low-level pain medicines. This is the worst treatment for people in pain I have ever heard of. They better think about having a lot less patients, which means a lot less money for them.

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Some people are really depressed over this time zone. Change it back to daylight time and let it stay, because no one likes this time. It was getting dark before five and staying that way until seven. Fix the time and get your minds on getting these drug heads out of here. We don’t want this time and we don’t want the drug heads.

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If I had me a Confederate flag hanging in my yard they would claim I’m a druggie or a racist, which I am for the South.

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‘I’m going to be working for you; I’m not going to have time to go play golf.’ Remember when the world’s biggest liar, Donald Trump, said those words back in August 2016? What a bunch of bull that turned out to be. Through February 2, 2020, Donald Trump’s golf trips have cost the United States taxpayers more than $127 million. Since Trump was inaugurated in 2017 he has spent 120 days at his Florida club Mar a Lago and 75 days at his Bedminster club in New Jersey. The flights to those two places alone have cost the taxpayers nearly $69 million. Imagine how loud the Trump lickers would be screaming if President Obama spent this much taxpayer money on playing golf and sleeping over at his own businesses like Donald Trump has so far over three years. The Trump suckers would be going crazy. And these figures don’t even count the $600-per-night rooms the Secret Service pays Trump for the ‘right’ to protect him and those sniveling brat children of his and whoever his wife happened to be at the time.

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Maybe the poor Democrats should get Russia to help them with their Iowa caucus, as it seems they are not capable of doing anything for themselves. I would like to say that the Democrat Party is a disgrace to the United States of America. The American people should never again vote for a Democrat, as they have wasted the taxpayers’ money by having their circus in the White House while the American taxpayers pay for these clowns to show their true selves and their great hatred for our nation and the American people. I will never vote for a Democrat again. They keep saying that no one is above the law. We now have a great president in the White House, and if I live and time lasts, I will vote for him again for the betterment of our nation and the American people. If you are an American citizen and you stand for what is right, the Democrat Party hates you. The Democrat Party is the enemy of your freedom. The Democrat Party is the enemy of America.

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If Donald Trump had the Pinocchio syndrome and his nose grew one inch for each lie, then mathematically speaking 16,000 x 1 inch equals approximately 1/4 mile. Some day soon (not soon enough) he will be escorted, no that is not strong enough word, he will be booted or dragged out of the White House crying, shouting expletives, gnashing his teeth, slinging snot and blaming everyone except the villainous Donald Trump. He is his own worst enemy but ironically he is supported by millions of people of the same character and intellect.

Senators Mitt Romney and the late John McCain are my modern day heroes. They have exhibited the qualities of integrity, courage and good character that all public servants and patriots should have. Knowing they would be condemned and ostracized by their own party, they chose the high road to cross party lines and vote their conscience on critical issues. If an historian does a sequel to President John Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, these two giants will certainly be included.

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I wish some businesses in Whitesburg would put a stop to people smoking at the door because you’ve got to fight through a wall of smoke to go in or out.

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