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If and when you get a check from the government and you are retired or don’t need it, don’t you think it would be a good idea to pass it on to your brother, sister or acquaintance who has a small business and no money coming in? Also, you could divide it with restaurant workers, etc. And if you do, don’t say, ‘Do you need it?’ Just do it. By blessing someone else you could be blessed. Pass it on.

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How nice it was to read in The Mountain Eagle about the little 10-year-old girl, Willow Grace Whitaker, who was born in Letcher County, spreading joy by having her birthday donations going to support the animal shelter. That was a nice story to read considering all the bleakness that’s now going on. Her grandparents, Wayne and Sue Whitaker of Hallie, should be very proud of her, which I am sure they are.

(What a nice comment. Thank you.)

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I see in the paper where someone mentioned the Democrats having a camera on the bottom of Mr. Trump’s commode. We don’t need a camera there, we get to watch crap come out of his mouth every time he gets on television.

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I can’t believe the Democrats added six hundred dollars onto my unemployment check. I’m not supporting those baby killers and their socialist programs. Before long they’ll try and give us universal healthcare. I’ll be sending that money back, I’m sure all Republicans are with me. MAGA

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The next time you see a big 18-wheeler getting ready to deliver something, give the driver a thumbs-up. There is no match for their loyalty to this country. They are dedicated and they will put the goods on the table.

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The United States now has more coronavirus cases than China. China has 1.4 billion people. China was ground zero, and Trump had three months to prepare but thought it was a hoax.

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I thought Governor Beshear said car lots were supposed to shut down while we let this coronavirus go by. If that’s true, I sure have seen a lot of car lots that aren’t shut down. The governor is trying to help us; do people not have enough sense to realize that? I think Mr. Beshear needs to get a phone call about a certain car lot not following the rules.

(If you know of a business or organization not following the current rules of closure and social distancing, Governor Beshear’s office has a noncompliance hotline for reporting violators. The number is 1-833-KYSAFER or 1 (833) 597-2337.)

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I wonder if people out there think like I do; if we had a thousand people dead in Letcher County they wouldn’t report it to the main people who need to know about it. We’d be sitting back saying we had flu. I believe that.

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I was looking at the Letcher County Jail website to see who is in jail and saw that in addition to arresting people we also arrested powder puffs. There’s a girl on there who looks just like a powder puff, face and all. Unreal.

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This coronavirus outbreak is God’s way of fighting back against the antiChrist and President Trump’s ‘spiritual advisors’ like Paula White who follow the devil with their so-called ‘prosperity gospel.’ God can only take so much of Reverend White and the other ‘advisors’ to President Trump who thumb their nose at the poor while trying to convince people that God really cares about United States and its politics more than the rest of the world. Preachers like White and Jerry Falwell Jr. and Franklin Graham were sent by the devil to preach this nonsense about how donating to preachers will make you wealthy and keep you healthy.

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Nobody likes nosy neighbors, and I wish mine would keep her nose out of my business and stop telling my wife stuff she sees me doing during the day. It is none of her business. So please, neighbor, mind your own business.

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I think it’s a shame that someone dies and their own people who claim to love them won’t even buy them any flowers.

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Mr. President, no we never shut the country down over the flu and we never shut the country down over the car wrecks. I’ve been in car wrecks and had the flu. The flu has not crippled me, but has hurt me. Car wrecks have crippled me up. Maybe this nation could go back to work, but there is always that ‘but,’ as my daddy said. Mr. President, we have to stay isolated to keep away this death and destruction that is coming up on people. This is unlike anything that’s happened. We have no cure, Mr. President, but we do love you and respect you. And we know you want to get this nation back on its feet as quick as you can.

To the freckle-faced Raggedy Ann: Why do you call my house just as soon as a visitor leaves and hang up on me when I answer? By the way, I have your number on Caller ID. You are going to be in trouble for this.

. Donald Trump’s narcissistic personality disorder has now reached the point where he must be institutionalized in order to save our country from the death and destruction he is causing in our country because of his poor leadership in this current coronavirus crisis. For you Trump fans who may not know what narcissism is, the definition is this: ‘Excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance; selfishness, involving a sense of entitlement, a lack of empathy, and a need for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.’ I could call in a newspaper full of instances where Trump’s narcissism shows, but nothing sums it up more than his saying on January 3 that the United States has nothing to worry about in terms of COVID-19 and now saying that if our country ‘only’ loses 200,000 lives to the virus he and his staff will have done a great job. Folks, this is very sick stuff. The man is so narcissistic that he told Fox News on Monday that his current 49 percent approval rating on his handling of the virus is ‘great,’ but that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s current rating of 71 percent is merely ‘good.’ Even the part of the interview on Fox & Friends where Trump said Cuomo should credit him for his current high rating would be funny if it didn’t show how sick Trump is and how in danger our people are with his holding such a position of power in such a critical time.

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Bernie Sanders is the reason 3.3 million unemployed Americans are going to get their checks next week.

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To the person who said Trump totally mismanaged the coronavirus: Unlike the caller who said he was going to write a letter to the president with his concerns and advice, which could be helpful, you said the president totally failed. In these scary and uncertain times, was this just a diabolical statement or are you an expert in control and eradication of pandemic diseases? Please inform us of your proof and reason for such a profound and scary statement. Thank you.

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I was told by the governor that I had to shut my business down at the Blair Shopping Center here at Ermine, but I’ve noticed one non-essential business here is staying open. Then I got to thinking this owner is above the law, because the owner’s close relative is a police officer. Thank you.

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Why is it fair that Brent’s Barber Shop and others like him have to be closed while at least one of the other hair shops is able to stay open on an ‘appointment’ basis? Why don’t the police pull the owner and hair cutters out and lock them up for cheating the system and endangering the public’s health?

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Why are the Republicans giving foreign companies our tax money? Companies in the cruise industry register as foreign companies to avoid paying U.S. taxes. Now they want bailout money that will be in the billions. If Democrats gave immigrants who pay U.S. taxes a small stimulus check Republicans would be beside themselves.

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I couldn’t believe what my ears were hearing when I was told about the owner of a certain business actually firing his own son because the son refused to help keep the business open illegally after it was ordered shut because of the virus. I also heard the owner failed to isolate himself for the required 14 days after he returned home from vacationing in a foreign country. This business has lost a longtime customer. I will never go back there.

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I saw something written on a T-shirt in a catalog that tickled my funny bone. It says, ‘Jesus is coming — hopefully before the next election.’

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I’m calling to let the police department know that if they would come to the Colson School and all the way up towards Deane and ride around Mill Creek they would probably find a whole bunch of thieves out right now. They would probably find some they are already looking for.

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I think something needs to be done out here on the western part of Whitesburg where they are working on the bridge. This contractor is breaking every rule on the book when it comes to noise. They won’t even stop and give their equipment a break. They’ve had a jackhammer out here past five in the evening, and it’s never stopped after two hours. Something needs to be done. The people can’t stand all this.

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Why is Trump offering to help North Korea? We have medical workers literally begging for PPE right here in the states.

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Is there any way a person could get hold of a lie detector machine? I need one to catch a certain lying dad of mine. If anyone knows where I could get one, please reply in Speak Your Piece.

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I believe any nation would strike back with military force whenever whatever takes place from the enemy party upon the nation.

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This is for the mayor of Jenkins: I’m pretty sure that the workers really appreciate the fact that they are out working during this coronavirus emergency and you don’t even give them a thank you, let alone a bonus. As hard as things are for Food City, they give their employees a bonus to work in this. I heard the workers have been told not to even come into your office, yet they have to take whatever they are around home to their families. Thank you so much, Todd Depriest.

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Thank you, Danny Bates, and thank you, Rodney Gilley, for your plants and your load. You made our day.

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People, let’s all begin praying. And those of you who aren’t saved need to be talking to the Lord. Pray to God that He will help us all. He’s helping us anyway. It might seem like a slow process, but it’s working and we need to show God that we trust in Him and let Him know that we know He is taking care of us. It’s time that all sinners start repenting. I am not trying to impose religion on anybody, but look out there. You know what’s happening and you know the Lord will take care of it.

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Well it looks like the trash got two more years in prison. What a good thing that’s happened.

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My president said, ‘Looks like by April, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.’ Think he knew that it was summer for half the globe when he said this?

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To all you good wonderful people out there: Let’s obey the authorities and not catch this disease. And don’t be doing any hoarding. The Lord does not like hoarders; if you don’t believe it, read Luke 12. You will learn He doesn’t believe in hoarding and you won’t either after reading it.

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I see these preachers on TV claim that they getting the drug addicts and alcoholics off their pills and liquor, and that they’re even saving rapists. Well why don’t they just pool all their prayers together and get their god to do something about this coronavirus going around? Amen.

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It’s weird how at least two Republican presidents — Trump and George W. Bush — have had to turn to socialism.

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I’d like to respond to the person or persons who seem to have nothing on their minds other than the alleged ‘gay women at a certain gas station.’ I don’t even know where that might be, nor do I care. All I know is if I lived near it I would make a point to support that business. With all the things going on right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, worrying about who may or not be gay is a very strange thing to be obsessing over. Give me a break. It’s well-known that people who go out of their way to criticize gay folks often are covering up their own sexual issues. Like certain anti-LGBTQ preachers who are later discovered smoking meth in a motel room with a male or female prostitute. So my opinion is that folks should be concerned with more important issues than who may or may not be gay. As I once heard someone say: ‘If you mind your own business you’ll be busy all the time.’ Thank you and stay healthy.

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I love the way some reporters will call out this Russian agent pretending to be president on TV. The only shame is that more of them don’t do it more bluntly. He’s a liar and a traitor, and his sycophantic followers are just the same. The Trump-sucking trash and end-times religious morons that post here are a cancer on the human race. The sooner we’re rid of them all, the better.

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Why aren’t we testing more people for COVID-19? My president said, ‘Anybody that wants a test can get a test. That’s what the bottom line is.’ I don’t think he would lie to us.

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I’ve had it with certain megachurch preachers around the country who are still holding large 500-person services during this COVID-19 pandemic. Some say they don’t believe the coronavirus is a real danger, some say it’s a political hoax, or that their church members are somehow uniquely protected from the virus by God. I predict when, not if, their members come down with the virus, with some possibly dying, those same ignorant preachers will try to put the blame on ‘Satan’ or ‘gays’ or ‘abortion’. They certainly won’t put the blame right where it belongs, on their own ignorant behinds. Of course, the bottom-line reason those megachurches are still holding mass services is because of one thing — money. Those preachers are worried that holding online services will dry up their sacred money flow. Endangering human lives all because of money? Wonder what God thinks of that?

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Lindsey Graham claimed nurses were lazy freeloaders looking to sit at home and collect free checks. Now Trump suggests they’re making off with cases of masks for fun and profit. Can’t trust those nurses: first they want proper PPE to stay alive … what’s next?

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January 3: Trump is informed about the coronavirus. January 18: Cabinet members advise Trump on the seriousness of the coronavirus. January 27: Chief of Staff Mulvaney holds an intervention to get Trump to take the virus more seriously. He was fired a month later. February 19: Trump said ‘It will be fine.’ February 28: Trump said ‘It’s their new hoax.’ February 29: First U.S. death. March 7: Democrats craft relief bill. Trump says ‘I’m not concerned at all.’ March 10: Trump said ‘it will go away.’ March 13: Trump finally declares a national emergency, but also states ‘I don’t take responsibility at all.’

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If people would live by the Word of God they would have life and have it more abundantly. If people would repent of their sins and serve the Lord and live right and keep His commandments we could have a better life here, and eternal life when this life is over. God’s people are to live holy (Deuteronomy 14:2-3: For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all the nations that are upon the Earth. Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.) There are certain birds and flying things that are not to be eaten. This is God’s law (Deuteronomy 14:18-19: and the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing and the bat and every creeping thing that ‘flieth’ is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten). When you break God’s laws there are consequences. Sin brings forth death, but Jesus came to give us life. Repent of your sins. Ask Jesus to save you. Jesus will soon return. Get ready to meet God while you can. Jesus is our Savior.

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We are living in the end time. We see the signs of the end all around us. Luke 21:10-11 says, ‘and great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.’ Luke 21: 25-28 says, ‘and there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon, and in the stars: and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things began to come to pass, then look up, and lift up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.’ Look around, open your eyes and see that Jesus will soon return.

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